Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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 reflects two of the NEW theme ideas. I am showcasing a NEW stamp set, Winds of Change. I looked at this set when I received my catalog and it was a must have. As you know, I love to color with the Stampin’ Blends, and this set is perfect for coloring. I also LOVE to travel. Next month I am going on another Viking River Boat Cruise. And we begin in Amsterdam! I have never been to Amsterdam before, so this is my second NEW for the theme. I am so excited about the trip, and am equally excited to share my card idea with you.
Even the sentiment on the card goes along with the theme! I googled Amsterdam and looked at all of the windmills for some color inspiration. They are typically brownish, but the blades can be different colors. I added just a touch of the Granny Apple Green to my blades to match the bottom section of the windmill building.
All of the pictures I saw were in vibrant colors, so that is what I went with. I always prefer a mix of colors in flowers, so I mixed my tulips and then added a whimsical touch with the butterfly. The butterfly is from the Hold On To Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits. I colored it with Granny Apple and Daffodil Delight markers then die cut it.
The sentiment is done with my favorite new technique. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut to fit the size I needed. (As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several videos out there on how to do this little trick).
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. 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:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← YOU ARE HERE
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
My June Host Code is M2PNZPVT. Please use this code for orders under $150.00. I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.
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I have been using the well loved retiring products for a while with only a sneak peek of new items. Today I have another new suite to share. And the paper is AWESOME!! I know, I tend to love all the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. But if you have not seen the Perennial Essence DSP, be prepared to be in awe! The piece I am showing today is beautiful but not close to the prettiest of the pack.
I wish I could paint like this DSP. It is a beautiful watercolor. You almost hate to cover it up with anything. I was sweating when I stamped the sentiment onto the DSP. I love the unexpectedness of that. But I am always saying a small prayer to not mess it up!
The flower is from the Floral Essence stamp set. I stamped it and colored with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combo. It is fussy cut with my sharp Paper Snips. The vellum leaves are just perfect for the softness of the DSP I believe. This suite of products has , not only the Perennial Essence DSP, but Perennial Essence Vellum! A definite WOW! There are several soft shades of vellum that match the DSP. This is definitely a suite where “I Want It All!”.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like this card. It is a bit different than my usual cards.
My May Host Code is XKQZNUBZ . Please use this code for orders under $150.00. I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.
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.
Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!
And here is a video showing the versatility!!
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I have some awesome new products to show you at the bottom of the post. So don’t close out too soon! But let’s get to the card of the day first.
The layout I have used for today’s card is one that would work for pretty much any card. And I adore it! It is also great for the scraps we all cannot stand to through away. The layers can be adjusted actually so that they would fit the scrap pieces you have. Isn’t that a great idea?
Itty Bitty Birthdays, 148618
I planned this card as a Birthday card, but in adding the categories that it wold fit, I realized this sentiment is an awesome one. It would be great for a Graduation, which is coming up real soon, or a retirement. And probably a few others.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. I love all of the “Itty Bitty” type sets. They are the perfect size and usually cover almost any occasion, even the more unusual ones. Or at least ones that you do not use very often.
I have not used a lot of Grapefruit Grove card stock, so decided to remedy that today. It is one of the colors in the pack of this gorgeous DSP. It is the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. I also used Night of Navy as the DSP backing , and Pineapple Punch for the sentiment backing.
Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will return tomorrow to see another new project.
Storage by Stampin’ Up!
And Here is an AWESOME video showing the versatility of the new storage products.
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I am trying to use some older products as talk is beginning about the next Annual Catalog. I know we will be losing some awesome stamp sets. So I am working my way back through some sets. Today’s card is a carry over set from the Holiday Catalog, First Frost.
First Frost, 148420
I love using stamp sets that have versatility. This set was in the Holiday Catalog, but obviously has other uses than the winter holidays. I have paired it with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration. I love this paper because of the black and white on the opposite side from the butterflies.
Another product I do not use often enough is the Tailored Tag Punch. I really like the versatility of it. It is a tad larger than some of the others, so it holds a bit larger stamped sentiment. Also, it is very easy to cut a background for it due to the straight sides. Here I just secured a little bit larger Basic Black piece of card stock and used my paper snips to cut the edge. Easy Peasy!!
Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate it very much. All of the products are listed at the bottom of the page. And the Botanical Butterfly DSP is still available for FREE with a $50.00 order through the end of the month.
The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it. If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me. I hope you will consider it.
- There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
- You create your own kit. You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles) However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
- You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019. But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
- It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak. Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
- Hobby Demonstrators are welcome. I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
- You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
- There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
- The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team. I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
- You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group. There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.
Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:
- The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you. And did I mention FREE shipping on that order? That is another 10% off.
- The second option costs $129.00. You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00. Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.
(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did. It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)
Here is the Tote. It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use. There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more. There is a zipper outside pocket. It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo. It is made of a great heavy weight canvas. And it is so Pretty!!
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I am showcasing two great Stampin’ Up! products today. The beautiful Designer Series Paper, and the Amazing Stamparatus. I love, love, love both of these products. This is a card I shared with my Stamp Club yesterday to show them some special abilities of the Stamparatus.
Stamparatus Wreath, 146276
I added the fourth color to my combination to make the flower pop. I love Blushing Bride, but it is a bit too shy to POP!
This Tropical Chic DSP is one of my favorites. I love bright colors and this is right up my alley. The flower from Colorful Seasons seem to be the perfect flower for this card. It fit perfectly with the size template I had made for the Stamparatus Wreath technique.
Here is a picture of my template. I think it pretty much explains the process to make your own very easily. Just find the center, line up the die, cut and turn it from square to diamond and cut again.
Wreath Template for Stamparatus
I hope you will give this technique a try. There are several videos already out there with directions so I did not create one. I would love to see your version if you decide to try it. I appreciate you stopping by today and hope you will return tomorrow. All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.
- Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in hald
- Spruce layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
- DSP is 1 X 5 1/4, and 3 X 5 1/4
- Square Spruce layer is 3 X 3
- White layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
Don’t forget that it is BONUS Days!! Check out the link below!
The Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is by far my favorite of all time!! I have used it several times since I received my Pre-Order for the new catalog. And I cannot stop using it. I may need intervention! But in addition to the AWESOME paper, I am showcasing a new fold. Or it could be a new cut, or both! Here it is and then I will explain what I mean.
Abstract Impressions, 147513
That DSP just shines! Actually it really does shine. This is one of the sheets that has a pearlized look to some of the flowers. The little pearls in the flower centers are the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. They are just too cute!
The Fold/Cut is a little different. Since the DSP is card stock weight, it can serve as a card base without feeling flimsy. To achieve this look, I cut the Smoky Slate card stock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2. I scored it at 4 1/4, the normal folding point for an A2 card. But I did not stop there. I went back to my cutter and with the score line at 3/4 on the trimmer ruler , I cut off the rest of the panel. (And I was able to use that cut piece to make the top layer with a bit leftover.)
The DSP is cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. I burnished my fold on the Smoky Slate layer and placed adhesive on the inside of the 3/4 section. Then all I had to do was line up the DSP with the rest of the base and fold the small section over on top of it. Easy Peasy and perfect alignment. An added bonus is that when you open the card, you get to see the other side of this beautiful DSP!! WooHoo!! That is always a problem for me when the DSP is gorgeous on both sides. I hate to hide one of them. With this Cut/Fold, I do not have to hide either side.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I greatly appreciate it and would be happy to answer any questions if I was not very clear on the instructions. I have listed all of the products used at the bottom of the post. I hope you have a great rest of your day!
It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I would love to have you join my team. A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first. Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early. For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator. Of course, the discount helps! If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.