Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My first though of Summer Fun is outside where I usually ending up sweaty or dirty.  Hopefully you will get a smile from my card even if you do not play in the dirt.


Stampin' Up!, This Birthday Piggy, Wonderful World DSP, Watercolor, Jackie Beers


Watercolor Background

This is National Watercolor Month so I wanted to pay a bit of tribute to that with my card.  Plus it gives a different look to the ink colors and my cute piggy.  Using the Stampin’ Up! Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, along with the Water Painters, I added Ink from Old Olive , Balmy Blue, and Pool Party Ink pads.  By squeezing the pad while closed it pushes a bit of ink into the lid of the ink pad.  Since I was not going for perfection (and it’s a good thing!) my watercoloring worked.

Stamp Set

One of my favorite stamp sets in the Annual Catalog is the This Birthday Piggy.  Those pigs are so adorable!  To go along with our Summer Fun theme, I decided that playing in the dirt with flowers is definitely a summer fun activity.  This little piggy seems to be having a wonderful time doing that.  To keep the Memento Ink from smearing with the water, I heat set the watercolor and then waited a few minutes afterwards before stamping the scene.  Ms. Piggy  and her surroundings are colored using Stampin’ Blends.


This DSP may be unfamiliar to you.  It is part of a  Free with a $100.00 order Sale-a-bration set.  The name is Wonderful World Stamp Set and Wonderful World 12×12 Designer Series paper.  They both feature beautiful floral images.  Since I wanted the flowers with Ms. Piggy to pop, I went with Melon Mambo.  This paper is the only one I found to have Melon Mambo included in it.  So a win for me with a Free pack of paper.


For the finishing touches to my Summer Fun, I added both items in a similar shade to Melon Mambo.  The first is the beautiful Sweet Sorbet In Color 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon.  It is wrapped around the layer twice.  And there is a double loop bow to complete that part.  The second finish is the pinkish Opal in the upper corner.  That is from the 2021-2023 Opal Dots.  Even Ms. Piggy needs a bit of bling!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments


Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.



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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,