Here Come the Balloons for February InKing Royalty Blog 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.

My card features the Playful Pets Suite found on page 40 of the Annual Catalog.  Those of you that are familiar with this suite are going to say,” Hmmmm, I don’t remember balloons in that suite.”  You would be correct.  There are no balloons, but there is a big ‘ole dog that is just dying for some balloons to hold!  Here’s my card:

Isn’t he adorable?  Here are the details:
*Start with a Thick Basic White card base
*Add a piece of Real Red measuring 4 x 5 1/4 in.
*Add the DSP measuring 3 3/4 x 5 in.
*Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out one balloon from the Playful Pets DSP and another from
the Regals DSP Pack.
*Glue a piece of the twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack to the back of each balloon with Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue
*Glue the small balloon to the DSP panel.  Pop up the large balloon using Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Fussy Cut the dog from the DSP and pop him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Make sure you adhere the balloon strings with a glue dot and situate your dog so that his paw is “holding” the balloons.
*Stamp the sentiment from the Pampered Pets stamp set on a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. piece of Basic White cardstock with Real Red ink.  Die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die.  Adhere to the panel.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at https://taptapstamp.blog/febroyalhop  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Hugs,
Robin

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
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
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June InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate the 4th of July – the projects are inspirational, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. 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.

Who doesn’t enjoy a 4th of July celebration?!  I have a friend who really loves the 4th because his birthday is on the same day as our country’s.  He is a no fuss kind of guy, so I have made a quick and easy card for him.  Here’s my card:

I chose the new stamp set, Happiest of Birthdays to take center stage on my card.  The bold font hops right off of the card front!

My friend is going to like the color combo of Misty Moonlight, Whisper White and Real Red – traditional colors for this special holiday.

 The Real Red background was created with the Buffalo Check background stamp.  I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time getting the image of this stamp straight, even with the Stamparatus.  Nothing looks worse than a crooked plaid!  I also wanted the dark squares of the image around the outside.  I got around it by inserting a 6 x 6 in. piece of Whisper White in the Stamparatus.  I stamped the image and then trimmed to get the part of the image I wanted.  

I popped up my sentiment with Dimensionals and added a couple of Star Designer Elements and that’s it!  I think my friend will like his card and I hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at https://stampcandy.net/blog/. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Until next time,                                                                                                                                                    Robin

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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

 

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Sunshine Theme for InKing Royalty May Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Sunshine, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with sunny images of joy in the great outdoors. 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 today features an old technique with a new bundle.  The technique is the Sunburst Technique and the bundle is the NEW Birds and Branches Bundle found on page 120 in the new Annual Catalog.

Here’s my card:

Isn’t that bird and nest sweet?  And, did you notice there are two new In-Colors on my card as well?  Of course you did!  This bundle features two-step stamping images, branches and adorable little eggs.  The dies have a pretty circle cut-out perfect for layering as well as the edge die I used today.

Here are the details:

Paper measurements- Thick Whisper White Cardstock for your base, Pacific Point measuring 41/8 X 5 3/8 in., Whisper White measuring 2 1/2 X 5 1/4 in., Just Jade measuring 3/4 in. X 5 1/4 in. , BumbleBee In-Color Designer Series Paper Assortment  that measures 1 3/8 X 4 and extra Whisper White for Stamping you images.

  • Using 2 sheets from the DSP pack, cut 2 pieces that measure 1 3/8 X 4 in. from each sheet.  Next, place them in your paper trimmer and cut on the diagonal from corner to corner.
  • Gently fold Whisper White Cardstock in half to find the center.  Start adhering your DSP on either side of the crease.  Continue until all the pieces are glued down.  (These will hang over your cardstock.) Next trim around the outside of the piece with scissors or your trimmer.  Tah-Dah!  You now have a sunburst!
  • Adhere the finished sunburst to the Pacific Point Cardstock.
  • Die cut the Just Jade piece and adhere.  (This die is designed to form a decorative edge for the bottom of a card.  I cut the piece and left an edge on it so I could glue it down.)
  • Stamp and die cut the bird and next images and adhere.
  • The Hello Sunshine sentiment is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set.  I’m so glad this set was carried over!  Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and emboss using White Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.

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. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
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Free as a Bird for Springtime 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.

My card for today was inspired by the beautiful blossoms of my flowering tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While not an exact match, they remind me of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I created a Center Step Card today using a tutorial by France Martin. Here’s the link to her tutorial Center Step Tutorial by France Martin

Here are the details.

  • The card base is Calypso Coral and measures 4 1/2 X 11 in.
  • The center panel measures 2 1/8 X 4 3/8 in. 
  • The 2 side panels measure 7/8 X 4 3/8 in.
  • I used the middle sized circle in the Stitched Framelits Dies along with a Calypso Coral circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.
  • The strip at the bottom measures 7/8 by 4 3/8 in.
  • I used the Well Written Framelets Dies to create the sentiment.
  • A Bird Ballad Trinket and an Old Olive ribbon bow finish off the card.

I put a 4 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. piece of DSP on the back so I’d have a place to jot a note and sign the card.  

I hope you like my card and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs, Robin

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:

  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
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
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Tropical Birthday for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Hello!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate birthdays, so prepare yourself for a wonderful mix of celebratory cards. 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’m crushin’ on the Tropical Oasis Suite in the Mini Catalog!  I used it today to make my birthday card.  Take a look:

 

I just love this sheet from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!  Such fun!

Here are the details:

  • The card base is Crumb Cake.  
  • The Mint Macaron pieces are 4 in. x 5 1/4 in. and 1 in. x 4 in.
  • The DSP measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The sentiment is from the Geared Up Garage Suite and stamped in Early Espresso. (I love it when you can incorporate more than one stamp set on a card.)
  • I used 3 in. of the Braided Burlap Trim and frayed it at both ends.  I put Tear & Tape on the back and adhered it to the front and back of my sentiment piece.
  • I adhered one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets to the trim with Tear & Tape.
  • I popped up the sentiment piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it!  I hope you enjoy this blast from the past!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at http://www.bluelinestamping.com.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Hugs! 

Robin

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 Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  15. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  20. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  21. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  22. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

 

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Let It Ride for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. 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 live on the East Coast.  A good part of my vacation is spent with my Dad in Iowa.  I grew up there and love to catch up on the news while I’m there.  My dad raises mules and has a special sign to welcome visitors.

The Let It Ride Stamp Set reminds me of this sign and the fun times to come!  Here’s the card I made with the set.

Here’s the details:

  • The card base is made from Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
  • The next layer is Early Espresso embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
  • The background rectangle is Copper Foil embossed with the new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  I sanded it a bit because I thought it overpowered the stamped image.
  • The image from Let It Ride is stamped with a Rich Cocoa Memento Pad.  I then colored the image using Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.
  • The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set.  I stamped it in VersaMark and them embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder.
  • The 3 copper brads finish off my card and are also sanded to remove a bit of the shine.  

Dad’s birthday is September 2 so this card will be on the way to him soon!

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

Happy Hopping!  Robin

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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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