September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This month’s blog hop is dedicated to leaves. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to change colors and fall from the trees. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 Leaves

After beginning about three times I am happy to share with you my interpretation of the Leaves theme.  My version uses the Season of Chic Suite and a few other great products.

Stampin' Up!, Season of Chic, Texture Chic, Leaf Fall, Festive Pearls, Wink of Stella, Jackie Beers

Leaves

There are two different products for my leaves.  The first is the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder on the background.  This embossing folder has really great texture and the leaves sort of “fall” across the card.  Mine are embellished a bit with some Wink of Stella.  Sadly it does not show up very well in the photo.

The second set of “Leaves” are from the Season of Chic Bundle and Dies.  There are three different leaf dies used and are cut from the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.

Layers

To complete the layers, I have the texture piece from the Season of Chic Dies.  It also is cut from a different piece of the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  This piece of DSP ties all of the colors used together.  And the final layer is for the sentiment.  The Thinking of You is from the same stamp set.  It is stamped using Early Espresso onto Petal Pink card stock.  For a final touch it has the addition of a single gold Pearl from Festive Pearls embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly.  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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

 

 

 

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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,

Jackie

 

 


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An Apple For Teacher

This is a Back To School card with an apple for the teacher.  Except teachers probably deserve an entire basket full!

 

Stampin' Up!, Cheerful Basket, Charming Sentiments, Sentiment Silhouette, Gingham Cottage, Jackie Beers

 

This card is for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge.  Please click on the link and see what the other design team members have made for their version of Back To School.  And you can submit your own card to the challenge also.

 

Stamps

Two weeks ago the InKing Royalty Blog Hop’s theme was Back to School.  It took some mixing and matching to make a card that fit the title.  Now here is another challenge for the same type card!  This one I came out a little easier on.  The wonderful Cheerful Basket stamp set came to the rescue.  There are a variety of fillings for this sweet little basket.  And the apples seemed to fit the bill.  However, I will admit to getting the idea from that last hop where someone used apples!

The basket is stamped using Soft Suede Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  While the apples are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  For the sentiment, I went with the wonderful Charming Sentiments Bundle.  It is a stamp set of fun sentiments with matching Dies.  The Dies cut just around the sentiments so it appears as if you fussy cut it.

Paper and Colors

Of course the apples are the starring role of this card so it makes sense to do Real Red for the card.  The gorgeous Gingham pattern is from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series paper.  This piece has larger red and white check on the back side.  But I thought this piece was perfect with the two shades of red.  By adding the layer of White between the DSP and card base it helps to make the DSP pop. The old olive ribbon helps to pull the leaves out a bit as they are small and somewhat hidden.  Plus it breaks up all of the red.

Card layout

This card would qualify as a Fun Fold.  It has an offset gate fold look.  Doing the Fun Fold was a way to break up the DSP and add some more depth to the card.  Here is a look at the open card.

 

 

It may not show well, but the top section is quite a bit larger than the bottom.  And this card could be made as a portrait layout using the same measurements.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4.  For the White layers, the bottom section is cut 1 1/4 X 5 1/4 and the top is cut to 2 1/2 X 5 1/4.  The DSP layers are 1 X 5 and 2 1/4 X 5.

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.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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,

Jackie

 

 


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Love and Hugs

A great way to let someone know we are thinking of them is by sending a card.  And today’s card is Sending Love & Hugs!  What a great combination.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sending Smiles, Scallop Contour Dies, Butterfly Kisses, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Dies

This card is one that I consider a Smile card.  It brings a smile to my face with the fun colors and sentiment.  Hopefully it does to you and the recipient as well.  Plus it has SMILE in the name.  The Sending Smiles Bundle is a die bundle.  It includes the flowers and sentiments I used with additional pieces as well.  Another nice thing about this card is that it was made using only the one stamp set.  All of the sentiments which pair with the “Sending” are just as cute as this one is.

For the Dies used, most are from the Bundle.  This includes the flowers, stems, sentiment shape, and the double layer of “Sending”.  Additionally I used one of the Scallop Contours Dies for the shape of the background.  Those scallops fit the personality of the other pieces.

Paper and Color

Strangely enough for me, the stamp set came before the DSP this time.  But in deciding what colors to use for the flowers, I looked at different DSP to get them.  And I found this sweet piece from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper.  The bold hearts are a perfect match.

The flowers are Fresh Freesia stamped onto Fresh Freesia cardstock.  The leaves and stems are Parakeet Party, as is the sentiment layer.  Since these colors are softer, I wanted a bolder color for the large layer.  And the Starry Sky fit perfectly.  Again, I chose that from looking at which color stood out the most on the DSP piece.

Extra Touches

The two layers for the “sending” sentiment are what really makes this card I believe.  And I will admit to having had to die cut two of the top layer.  The first time I failed to add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the cardstock prior to cutting.  Those letters are really too fine, and it’s a long word, for me to attempt to add liquid glue.  So an adhesive sheet is a time and sanity saver for me!!

The final touch for the card was adding a little bit of bling.  This time I used a couple of the Glossy Dots.  They come in a variety of colors on one sheet and a variety of sizes.  There are two of the small ones one each end of the sentiment and a large one on the largest flower.

 

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.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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,

Jackie

 

 


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Thinking Of You

Today’s card is using the sweet paper from the Happy Forest Friends.  This is a Smile card from that happy paper, but also a Fun Fold.

 

Stampin' Up!, Ringed With Nature, Tree Ring Hybrid, Happy Forest Friends, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

This card is a Fun Fold and actually the paper is more the star of the show.  So I am starting with the beautiful Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper.  As I show the open view, you will see that the same pattern carries across the entire card.  The only different piece is the one showing on the left above.  That space needed to be a complimentary pattern, instead of the same.

All of the colors used are pulled from the woodsy piece of the DSP.  Soft Suede, the rarely used So Saffron, and Poppy Parade all work so well together.  Here is a view of the open card.

 

 

Stamps, Dies & Embossing

It took a variety of products to get the details on this card that I was looking for.  The stamps used are from the Ringed With Nature stamp set.  Even the little leaf on the inside writing section is from the set.  And those tree rings are so fun!  They are part of the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  This includes the embossing folder, along with ten tree rings that create five double layer rings like I used..  But also includes little twigs and leaves dies.  It is an awesome set of Dies and can be bundled with the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set.

The focal layer is two of the tree rings, which fit perfectly together.  Sadly you must zoom in on the photo to the great details of the rings, but in person it is easy to see.  The sentiment is from the stamp set as well. It was stamped using Poppy Parade for a bit more Pop!  For the final touch I added one of the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds for a touch of bling and to show a bit more of the “yellow” look.

Measurements:

This is a FunFold that is super easy to make.  For the base card you need a piece of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 cardstock that is scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/4.  Fold and burnish to a Z fold. The  focal  layer  So  Saffron  is  cut  to  2 3/4  X   5  1/4  with  DSP  at  2 1/2  X 5.  The  left  side  front  has  So  Saffron  at  2 3/8  X 5 1/4  with  complimentary  DSP  at  2 1/8  X 5.  There  is  an  inside  narrow  piece  that  has layer  as  1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and  the  DSP  at  1 X 5.  And  the  back  section  has  So  Saffron  cut  to  the standard  inside  size  of  4 X 5 1/4.  Then  there  is  a DSP  on  the  left  cut  to  1 7/8  x 5 and  a   White  at  1 3/4X  5.

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.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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,

Jackie

 

 


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Nature’s Prints

Sharing the beautiful Sun Prints Designer Series Paper brings me happiness.  And it can be the star of the card.  That is the case for today’s quick, Fun Fold card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nature's Prints, Very Best Occasions, Sun Prints, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

Paper

The variations in colors of the Sun Prints Designer Series paper is so pretty!  And that is an understatement.  The pack is variations of Blue, gray and white.  This piece is particularly appealing to me and is why I chose it for this card.  Sadly a Sympathy cards was needed and I wanted it to be caring and pretty at the same time.

The DSP is paired with a color I rarely use.  It is the Gray Granite.  This color has a brownish tone to it compared to say Smoky Slate, which has a silvery tone.  And either of these would work with this DSP.  But the Gray Granite is maybe a touch softer so it seems to pull out the softer shades in the paper.

Stamps

There are two wonderful stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the set for the sentiments.  It is an awesome stamp set named Very Best Occasions and is in the Mini Catalog.  Better yet is that it is paired in a bundle with the Very Best Trio Punch.  The punch was used in a card last week for decoration on the focal layer.  For a quick and beautiful edge to a layer, I highly recommend the punch and these sentiments are a nice mix of different occasions.

The second stamp set is the Nature’s Print stamp set.   To give some beauty to the White part of the card which shows above the sentiment flap, I used one of the floral stamps.  It is stamped in Gray Granite Ink and then stamped off before stamping the White layer.  This gives quite a bit softer shade of color.  But you still get the definition of the stamp.

Card Design

This card qualifies in my book as a Fun Fold.  It is a quick and easy one to do, which is a super bonus.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored on the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4.  Then you cut off 2″ from the front flap.  Save that piece because it becomes the little flap!  Fold that 2 X 5 1/2 piece in half and burnish the fold.  Then adhere half behind the White piece prior to adding the White inside layer.

The DSP pieces are 1 7/8 X 5 1/8 and 2 3/8 X 1 5/8.  Each of these pieces is layered onto a piece of Basic White that are cut 2 X 5 1/4 and 2 1/2 X 1 3/4.  The inside White layer is cut 4 X 5 1/4.  As a finishing touch, the front sentiment layer, is stamped using Gray Granite Ink.  The Double Oval Punch is used to cut the sentiment and the background scalloped layer.  This is probably my most used punch!  And this may be my card requiring the least number of supplies I have ever made!! 🙂

Here is a look at the open card.

 

 

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.

 

HOST CODE

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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,

Jackie

 

 


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June Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is “CASE the Catalog” so the Design Team chose a card from the new Annual Catalog and has CASEd it with their own creative twist. We really hope that you are inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My choice for the CASE the Catalog was on page 66 of the Annual Catalog.  This card features the True Beauty Bundle.  Having the matching dies, Organic Beauty, for this stamp set is awesome.

 

Stampin' Up!, True Beauty, Organic Beauty Dies, Double Oval Punch, Fun Flower Resin Shapes, Hues of Happiness, Jackie Bees

 

The Bundle

Having this many pieces in the middle of a card is quite different than my normal ones.  However in CASEing the catalog, my inspiration was a mix of the framed piece and the green card.  Both had layers of flowers.  Thankfully the die set makes cutting out the stamped flowers a piece of cake.  Plus it was just as easy to add a few of the pieces by simply cutting them out of colored cardstock.   And the surprising favorite is the lattice looking background piece.

You may remember a card from last week which had this same lattice look.  The piece is large so by cutting it in half, I was able to make two cards from the one die cut.

Paper

The bright and beautiful colors of the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper were where the color choices came from.  This piece is actually what would probably be considered the “back” side of one of the roses pieces of the DSP.  But these are “Happy” flowers, so they became the star.  Sweet Sorbet has grown on me quickly and earned the starring role of this card.  Of course the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight always pop as well as being in the floral paper.

Punches and Embellishments

It took some looking through products to decide on how to showcase the sentiment with all of the flower layers.   Finally one of my favorite punches won the place of honor.  It is the Double Oval Punch.  This punch gets used fairly often both together or one of the two used singly.  The scalloped edging adds a bit more texture, like more was really necessary, to the card.  And to finish this one, I added a few of the Fun Flower Resin Shapes.  These were not on my immediate order list.  But I am so happy to have them.  They almost match the flowers on the paper perfectly!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 13th. Our theme will be “Create Your Own Background” when our Design Team creates a background using any technique they wish, such as stencils, stamping, watercolor, embossing but not DSP.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

 

 

 

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is B4ZVQK6D.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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,

Jackie

 

 


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