April InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I tried looking in my yard for “Spring” ideas and could only find flowers , birds, and squirrels.  Those are all great, but I wanted something different.  I opened Facebook to take a break and the first post that popped was a fellow demonstrator with a Kite on the front of a card.  The post was from For The Love Of Stamping.  As soon as I saw the kite, it reminded me of the Graduation Cap card I did two weeks ago.  So I took her idea and designed my own kite card.    I used the fold I had created for the other card.  New kite flying memories in the making.

 

Stampin' Up!, Woven Threads, Fable Friends, Very Versailles, Swirls and Curls Folder, Jackie Beers

 

My color choices came from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  I debated on the order of the three colors and finally ended with this one.  It was more due to the gorgeous Seaside Spray Metalic Ribbon.   It looked best on the Purple Posy card stock . 🙂

The kite is a miniature of the Graduation Cap Card and opens as that one did.  Here is a view of the open kite.

 

 

If you look closely at the bottom tip of the kite, you can see a tiny piece of a clear velcro dot.  The thickness of the card stock for the kite made it not want to remain closed.  So a tiny piece of a cirlce velcro dot was added there.  You really do not notice it even in person.

The card itself does open and has a sentiment there as well.  The opening of the kite is just a bonus!

The embossed area is from the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder and fits with the flying the kite in the wind theme.  I finished the card with the Happy Spring sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set layered on circles.  The kite string is the Seaside Spray Metalic Ribbon along with a bow from the Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.  The finishing touch is the Basic Pearl that I colored using the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend to add to the sentiment.

I appreciate you checking my blog today and hope you will leave a comment.  I have added a link to the Graduation card and some directions for the kite below the Blog Hop Lineup.  Please continue hopping!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the bloghop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. 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. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

 

 

Click HERE to go to the Graduation Cap Card.  The top fold of the kite is the same as the fold on that cap.  The other measurements are listed here.  If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Directions:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • layers are 4 X 5 1/4, and 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Kite piece is 2 1/2 X 7 1/2 scored at 3 3/4.  Then like the graduation card, make a mark at  2 1/4 and 5 1/4 on each side and make a scored X using the marks.
  • Also make a mark on each end of the kite layer at 1 1/4
  • Fold on all the score lines and then cut from the end center mark to the side mark.  Do this on each side to make the bottom point of the kite.
  • The inside of the kite and the top of the kite are the same measurements.  Each is 2 1/4 X 3 3/8.  Make marks at the top and bottom of the 2 1/4 side at 1 1/8.  On each long side make a mark at 1 3/8 on each side.
  • Cut from the top to the side mark on both sides and the bottom to the side mark on each side.  This makes the pointed ends for the  kite.


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Pals April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! While the COVID 19 pandemic is adding stress to our lives, we Pals hope this blog hop will help to lift your spirits. Let us inspire you to take a creative break and relax for a little while. This month our theme is “Special Occasions” where we have made a project for just about any occasion you can think of! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My choice for a Special Occasion card is a Graduation Card.  I feel badly for all of the graduating students this year.  I know most look forward to walking across the stage.  So I tried to make a bit of a different card.

 

 

I hope it appears to you as a graduation cap!!  Here is the inside with it’s funky fold.

 

 

I used a variety of stamp sets for this card.  They will all be listed in the supply list at the bottom of the post.

I love different folds and had made a similar card to this when a neighbor’s son graduated a few years ago.  Sadly in looking for it, I realized it was before I began my blog.  So I had to go by memory and a card on Pinterest.   The card I started with is from Chris Sloger from 2014.

For the front of the card, I used the Witty-Cisms stamp set with the Layering Circles Dies.  The Congratulations stamp is from the I say Hello stamp set and it cut using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  The “tassel” is Night Of Navy and Whisper White Bakers Twine.  The White twine is a bit thicker, which required the circles to be raised with double Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This might be a bit difficult to mail due to the thickness of the folds and the tassel layer!

I especially love the “point of the cap” and the mimic of that on the inside layer.  The star from Morning Star stamp set, seems to fit perfectly in the pointed section.

Here is my video of basic instructions.  I also have written instructions at the bottom of the page from before I added the video.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th, when we will say “Goodbye to January Mini and 2019 Annual Catalog and/or Hello to 2020 Annual Catalog.” The Design Team will showcase their favorites from the retiring catalogs or new products from the new catalog. Don’t miss the fun! And, until then, please stay safe.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  9. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

 

Directions:

  • Card Base is 4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2. Then make little marks at 3 3/8 and 7 5/8. Rotate 180 and make the marks on the other side.  If you imagine connecting the marks you should have a long X.
  • Line up the marks from opposite sides using your Simple Scored (I have a black marker line down the 6″ score line of my SS so it shows up very well) or use your Paper Trimmer and scoring blade.  Using the scoring tool, connect the two marks.  Rotate the paper and repeat with the other two marks.
  • Fold on all of the score lines.  Crease well with your bone folder.
  • For the inside layer, cut to 5 1/4 X 4, Make a mark on the 4″ side at 2″. Rotate to the5 1/4″ side and make a mark at 2″. Rotate 180 and make the mark on the opposite side at 2″. 
  • Using your Paper Trimmer, line up the mark on the 4″ side and one of the longer side marks and cut off that triangle.  Repeat for the opposite side.

 


 

 

 


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Double Pocket Fold for Pals May Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ May  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My “more than one score” card is a Double Pocket Card.  It has a few scores and a few folds, but it needs very little adhesive to hold it together.  The added bonus is that it can be made in quite a few sizes.  I made mine today to hold a tea bag and a note card.  Of course, I used the retiring Tea Room Designer Series Paper to go with the tea bag!

 

Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Tea Room, Frosted Bouquet, Free As A Bird

Tea Room Designer Series Paper, 146894

 

I mixed and match with my products used.  I have the Tea Room DSP, which is retiring, the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, which are carrying over, and the Free As A Bird stamp set, which is new for the upcoming catalog.  One of the best about Stampin’ Up! products is that they mix and match so well.

I got this inspiration from a Splitcoast tutorial from Claudia Rosa.  It was from several years ago.  I played around with paper size until I got what actually fit the tea bag.  For an unknown reason, that was my original idea for it!

Here is the card pulled out.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to make the ribbon hole.  It is just the perfect size!

 

 

I should have mentioned above that my card is 4 X 4.  So with the tea bag adding some thickness, it would still fit into a regular size envelope.  At the bottom of my post, along with the supply list, I will add the directions on how to fold this.  It is super easy, and I have some photos to go along.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Anything with Wings” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds

 

Click on the Last Chance icon to go to my Online store.  This will give you up to date what is left on the retiring lists.  And if you would like to place an order, I have a Host Code just below the icon.

 

If you place an order with me, please use the April Host Code of 3KNKXJFH.  If your order is $75.00 (of product) or more, I will send you a small gift.  If it is over $150.00 (of product) I will send you a small gift, but DO NOT use the code. 150.00 is the minimum host rewards so you get the host rewards.

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

And here is a video showing the versatility!!

 

 

 

 

 

Additional quick pictures

 


DIRECTIONS:

  • 8 X 8 piece of card stock or DSP, scored at 4″ on two sides with your desired pattern facing up
  • Fold and burnish, then lay flat, again with your desired pattern facing up
  • Cut along the left side score into the center intersection
  • Take the top left corner and fold it approximately 3/4 of the way down, but keep straight with the score lines
  • Take the bottom right section and fold it up along the score lines, so that it is now a triangle
  • Fold the top left over on top of the top right
  • Fold the bottom left underneath the bottom right
  • Fold the now bottom right corner up over top of the fold that is on top of it
  • Burnish all of your folds
  • Finally, fold the bottom section up and on top of the top section
  • You will need just a bit of Tear & Tape for the right corner of the center pocket and one section of tape along the left side to hold the front piece in place.
  • Decorate as you wish

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Squash Card for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPRING. Spring is a special time of year – it’s fun to celebrate the beauty of nature and to get back outside during this transition of the seasons. We are excited to share our creations with you today! 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 card is a fun fold that I have not done in years.   I found one I had made in some cleaning out I have been doing and then saw one on Pinterest almost the next day.  So I thought today’s Hop would be a great time to bring it out again.  As the title says, it is a Squash Card.  That is a different name for a funky fold.  I have several different photos of the closed and open card.  Please bare with me.

 

stampin' up!, Jackie Beers, Wonderful Floral, Floral Romance, Treat Time, Humming Along

Wonderful Floral Dies, 148529

 

This is the closed up look.  The card ends up being 4 1/4 X 4 1/4.  Even though it is a little thicker than a regular A2 card, it still fits in the A2 envelope.  And the bonus of that is no extra postage charge!

Here is it opening:

 

This view gives you the idea of how you would insure the inside decorations do not get folded or bent.  And Here is another of a little more open.

 

 

And the final of a fully opened card.

 

 

Can you see that you could easily add a gift card holder to the left hand side?  I was tempted to redo the entire card when I had that thought!!  Sanity prevailed though and I settled for just giving you that idea.

I used the Wonderful Floral Dies and the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper to create the die cuts and the leaves. I love the look of the leaves cut from the DSP.  The butterfly was laying on my desk from a previous project and I thought it would fit perfectly on that last panel.

This card began with an 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of DSP.  I scored at 4 1/4 on two sides so that it is quartered. I then scored from one corner to the other.  After burnishing on the score lines, fold the two diagonal score lines to the inside and burnish again.  That is what makes the fun fold. Then decorate as you see fit.  The card I saw on Pinterest was made by Lyssa Zwolanek of Song Of My Heart in 2015.  You may be able to find it or a newer version.  Of course, I would be very happy to assist you in making one like this if you contact me.

All of the supplies used are at the bottom of the post.  Stampin’ Up! updated the Clearance Rack on Monday, so please check it out for some awesome deals.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. 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. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← You Are Here
    7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

 

Click on the Last Chance icon to go to my Online store.  This will give you up to date what is left on the retiring lists.  And if you would like to place an order, I have a Host Code just below the icon.

 

If you place an order with me, please use the April Host Code of 3KNKXJFH.  If your order is $75.00 (of product) or more, I will send you a small gift.  If it is over $150.00 (of product) I will send you a small gift, but DO NOT use the code. 150.00 is the minimum host rewards so you get the host rewards.

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

And here is a video showing the versatility!!

 

 

 

 

 

Additional quick pictures

 


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