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InKing Royalty Bloggers are Thankful

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! November is a time of gratitude and thanksgiving, and we’ve made projects that say “thanks!” to special people in our lives. 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.

I am thankful for where I grew up.  I lived on a small farm in Iowa and spent most of my time outside exploring creeks and playing Hide and Seek in the cornfields.  A favorite time for my sister and I happened after harvest was over, and the hunters would come to hunt pheasant.  At the end of the day, we were gifted some of the beautiful tail feathers of the birds.  Those feathers were many things.  Most of the time they became magic wands. Something that simple made us so happy.

My card today showcases the beautiful pheasant in the stamp set Painted Pheasant.  
I painted my pheasant using daubers with the ink colors Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, and Merry Merlot.  The fallen leaves use the same three colors.  All of the stamped images were fussy cut and adhered to the front panel. The Merry Merlot card base was embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  The center section is a piece of Distressed Gold 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is stamped in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla Cardstock and die cut using a die from the Joyful Flurry bundle.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! November is a time of gratitude and thanksgiving, and we’ve made projects that say “thanks!” to special people in our lives. 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, 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 Thanksgiving!
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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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Spotlight on leaves for 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 card today uses the Spotlight Technique and the Baby Wipe Technique to show off my leaves today.
Here’s my card:

Soft Seedlings is one of my favorite stamp sets from the July-December Mini Catalog.  Even though it has no coordinating dies, it’s very versatile.  I’ll walk you through my process.

Materials
Soft Seedlings Stamp Set
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces cut at 4 x 4 1/4 (one for the inside), 3 x 3, 2 x 2
Circle Dies
Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow Reinkers
Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
Baby Wipes

Stamping Steps
*Stamp the leaf with Cajun Craze Ink on one of the large Basic White Cardstock Pieces.  
*Prepare your baby wipe stamp pad by folding a couple of wipes.  Add drops of color from the reinkers onto the baby wipes.  Tip: I like to set my wipes on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  It’s easy to clean and gives the wipes a bit of a cushion.
*Press the leaf stamp into the baby wipes and then stamp onto the 3×3 Basic White Cardstock.  Repeat the process with the sentiment, stamping on the 2 x 2 piece of Basic White.  
*Die cut the 2 stamped images using the circle dies.  Die cut the Cajun Craze cardstock pieces with the circle dies.  Adhere the stamped images to the coordinating Cajun Craze circles.
*Adhere the finished leaf piece on top of the part of the front panel that you are “spotlighting” (covering up).   Adhere the sentiment to the upper right side of the front panel.  Trim the circles so they fit don’t hang over the panel.
 *Adhere the finished panel to the front of the card base.
*Add 3 of the Metallic Dots to the card front.

I thought it turned out beautifully 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 Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Enjoy the hop!
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. 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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InKing Royalty Hop goes back to school

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. 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.

I retired from teaching in June after 31 years.  While I’m happily settling into the easy life, I have many friends who are rushing to get rooms ready for the first big day.  My project today is a card that pays tribute to all those dedicated public servants who feel like summer is just getting started, not over.

Here’s the card front:

And here’s the inside:

 

Here’s the recipe:
Materials:
Stamp Sets
Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set
Love You More Than Dies
Inspired Thought Stamp Set
Dies
Love You More Than Dies
Dot and Spot Die
Word Bubble Framelets (Very retired)
Ink
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Cardstock
Bermuda Bay- Card base and 3 1/2 x 5 in.
Coastal Cabana – 4 x 5 1/4 in. and 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in.
Basic White – 3 3/4 in. x 5 in. and scraps for speech bubbles.
Embellishments – 
Classic Matte Dots
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Dimensionals

Process
Card Front
1. Die cut the largest piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock with the Dot and Spot Die.  (Those dots and spots are so fun!)  Adhere to the card base front.
2.  Die cut 15 of the coffee cups out of the remaining piece of Coastal Cabana.
3.  Adhere the coffee cups onto the remaining Bermuda Bay piece.
4.  Stamp the coffee cup that is 4th down in the 3rd column with the coffee cup in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
5.  Stamp the sentiments onto the white shapes.  If you don’t have speech bubbles, any shape will do.
6.  Adhere the shapes to the card front as shown in the picture.
7.  Add the Classic Matte Dots.
8.  Pop the finished panel onto the base with Dimensionals.
Card Inside
1.  2-Step stamp the coffee cup using Memento and Coastal Cabana Ink on the remaining Basic White Cardstock.
2.  Arrange and stamp the sentiments around the cup.
3.  Adhere the panel to the inside of the card base.

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!

Enjoy your back-to-school traditions!
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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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Happy Birthday for InKing Royalty Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This is a great time of year to build your stash of handmade birthday cards, so we are sharing birthday-themed projects with you today. 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.

I’ve been busier than usual this month so my card is quick, simple, and easy to reproduce.  I made my card using the Blessings of Home Bundle and the coordinating Heart & Home Memories & Home Card Pack.  The card bases and envelopes are versatile enough for guy or gal cards.

Supplies
Card Base and Envelope-These cards are a bit larger than an A2 card. 
White Frayed Ribbon
Misty Moonlight Cardstock and Ink Pad
Basic White Cardstock
Classic Matte Dots
Harvest Dies
VersaMark Ink Pad
White embossing powder
Heat tool
Dimensionals
Tear and Tape
Stampin ‘ Cut and Emboss Machine

Process
1. Stamp the large flower stamp from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set on a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock with VersaMark ink.
2.  Sprinkle the cardstock with white embossing powder, tap off the extra and set with the heat tool.
3.  Die cut the finished piece using the coordinating die from the bundle and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
3.  Cut a 5 1/2 in. piece of the Frayed Ribbon and attach to the card front with Tear and Tape.
4.  Adhere the die cut piece using Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic White Cardstock with Misty Moonlight Ink.
6.  Die cut the sentiment using the die from the Harvest Dies.
7.  Adhere to the card front.
8.  Embellish the finished card front with a sprinkling of Classic Matte Dots.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  10. Joanne Wittington at The Inky Dragon
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
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Pretty Packages and Tags for InKing Royalty Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November 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 pretty packages and beautiful tags to inspire your holiday gift-giving. 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.

When it comes to the holidays, I’m all about quick and easy!  My project fits the bill perfectly.  Take a look:

 

I always have white gift bags on hand so I pulled out one of those.  I trimmed a 12 x 12 sheet of Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper to fit and adhered it to the bag front.

I cut the tag using a die from the Seasonal Labels Dies out of another piece from the designers series pack.  I also cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock using the same die and adhered the 2 together for strength and so I’d have a place to write on the back.

The bow is made from white tulle and strips of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and some silver retired ribbon I had in my ribbon stash.

That’s it!  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!

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. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  13. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
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