Balloon Chicks for Royal Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. 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 believe balloons are a definite Fun item.  Anything that makes me Smile is fun.  So I have combined the smile inducing, adorable, Happy Birthday Chick stamp set with a Fun Fold to share for this Blog Hop Challenge.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hey birthday chick bundle, ice cream corner, jackie beers

 

This is the first time I have made this Fun Fold.   There are a couple of names that I have seen in looking for it on various card sites.  So I chose to call it the Corner Fold.  It worked perfectly to show off the balloons.  And since the little chicks are shouting Happy Birthday, the balloons are appropriate.

Here is the inside view and you can see the fold as well.

 

 

I LOVE the chick with the balloon hanging off her tail!  You can see the corner pieces under the chick and above her.  Those fold inside the card when it is closed.  I positioned the chick to lay down with the fold and not be seen when the card is closed.  The three balloons from the closed card are attached on the back side of the fold.

The chicks are all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors will be listed in the supply list.  They are all cut out using the matching Dies in the bundle.  The Happy Birthday from the front is stamped and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.

I chose to have a background for the balloons as the strings are not really sturdy.  I used the 2″ Circle Punch for this.  All of the DSP is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I think it worked perfectly for this birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE!!
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

 

 

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Hearts for Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature hearts, so prepare yourself for lots and lots of love. 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.

There are so many “heart” stamps to choose from!  I had narrowed it down to about three, when I ran across a set still on my desk.  I knew this was the perfect one, even though a tad out of the norm when you think about hearts.  Or at least the way I was originally thinking.

 

Stampin' Up!, Treasures of life, artistry blooms, stitched be mine, Jackie Beers

 

The center heart is the one that caught my eye and made me decide on this direction!  It is from the new to the Mini Catalog Treasures of Life stamp set.  Oh My!  I am not a parent or grandparent, (except for 4 legged varieties)  but I still fell in love with this set.  And luckily I have friends who have recently become first time grandparents.

The DSP is the unexpected Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I pulled the other colors from that paper.  To cut the hearts I used the Be Mine Stitched Dies.  The main hearts as well as the ones on the bottom are from the die set.

Here is a view of the inside.  I cut around the negative to give a frame to the sentiment.  I decided one more heart was needed.  This also shows another view of the Fun Fold.

 

 

I cased this Fun Fold from fellow demonstrator Susie Wood.  If you follow me at all, you know I love fun folds.  This one is a keeper.

Measurements:

  • Base of Coastal Cabana is 4 1/4 X 9 scored at 5 1/2
  • Base layers are Highland Heather cut 4 X 4, and 1 5/8 X 4
  • DSP is cut 3 7/8 X 3 7/8 and 1 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • White inside layer is 3 1/2 X 4

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. 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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

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January Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects featuring “Sale-A-Bration Products.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments. We love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Sale-A-Bration is one of my favorite times of the year!  I love getting FREE products for purchasing things I love!  And I have a “Bundle” of things I have fallen in love with to share with you today.

 

 

I have used the Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.  These two are a Bundle in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  The bundle is FREE with a $100.00 purchase.  My photo does not do the beauty of the DSP justice.  The colors are very vibrant!

For the center stamped area, I used a separate piece of White cardstock to stamp on.  The outline of the leaves is Garden Green with the inside being Granny Apple Green.  The berries are outlined with Pacific Point and the inside is Balmy Blue.  I also added a few extra berries using a “stamped off” Highland Heather over the Balmy Blue.  I fussy cut those and added a few with dimensionals overtop of the center stamped ones and then scattered a few on the “bridge” in place of an embellishment.

The gorgeous plaid blue DSP is the flip side of the berry DSP.  I decided I wanted contrast instead of all of the panels being the same.  The two sentiments I have used are part of the Berry Blessings stamp set.  I stamped those using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stand out from the bright colors of the DSP.  And of course… I used the Double Oval Punch.  It seems as if I have used that punch on every card I have made since it debuted!!

This fold will still fit inside an A2 envelope.  Here is a photo of it flattened for inserting into an envelope.

 

 

You can see that the left side is folded and the right side is flattened out.  It will do this in either direction.  So depending on how you decorate, it will still flatten out.  The size of the flattened version is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, so normal size of a card.

I had a request for a Bridge Fold Card for a class I am doing soon.  After figuring out what it was, I have really enjoyed making this card using that fold.  My favorite thing is different Folds!

I have the measurements for you and would love to see your version of this Fun Fold.

  • Base of the card is cut to 8 X 4 1/4 (Tip: cut the 3″ off of the 11″ side before cutting in half for the 4 1/4.  You can use this piece for the inside and the bridge piece)
  • Score on the 8″ side at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.
  • The inside White layer is 2 3/4 X 4
  • The four sections cardstock layer is 1 1/8 X 4 1/8
  • The four DSP sections are 1 X 4
  • The base of the Bridge is 1 X 5 1/2
  • The cardstock layer is 7/8 X 5 3/8
  • The DSP layer is 3/4 X 5 1/4

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my project and will give it a try.

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 our next blog hop on February 10th when our theme will be “Birthday Bonanza” where the design team will be sharing birthday projects that celebrate our family and friends. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← YOU ARE HERE
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  19. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  20. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  21. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  25. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations


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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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