Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Curly Streamers

Wishing you... a happy birthday!


I knew I was going to love this Simon Says Stamp die before I even received it. Why was it on my wishlist for so long! The only thing better would be a solid outline die so you could easily pop the streamers up with the contrasting color inserted. The Delicata ink is pretty irl, along with the gold sequins. The Stamps by Judith Dots stubbie is one of my favorite stamps! The script on the Inspired by Stamping sentiment is just so lovely. "A Happy Birthday" is on the inside of the card. Dayna Lum-Akana's FB post today inspired me to use paper I purchased from Denami to make an envelope. 

Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Wishing You, Stamps by Judith Dots stubbie
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Curly Streamers
Ink: Versafine onyx, Delicata gold
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold 4mm sequins
Paper: (for envelope) Bella Press from Denami

Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Seasonal Chums Shadow Box

So excited to be participating in Brian King's 2017 Holiday One-for-One Swap for the first time. Can't wait to see everyone's creations! This is a great swap to participate in because you make one card, not multiples, and receive one card in return. Deadline for Brian to receive cards is November 3rd. 

I have been seeing so many adorable shadow box cards. Some of them are a cute 3-1/4 x 2-3/4. I wanted the flattened card to be closer to A2; it was simple to change up the measurements so the front measures 4x4. This is my card for the swap:



Fun, right? After the pieces were cut I used the Softly Falling Embossing folder. Hills were cut freehand. Added some glitter (sorry Brian) so the hills would stand out a bit. The snowman seemed to be floating when I took the first photograph without the glitter. One of my favorite ways to color is to smoosh a small acrylic block onto an ink pad and use it to watercolor. The new Stampin' Blends would have been so much easier!

Quick template I used: Two 5-1/2 x 4 cardstock pieces scored at 1/4 and 1-1/2. Cut an opening in one of the 4x4 pieces. Adhere the 1/4" segment to the inside of the front panel, and the other 1/4" segment to the rear of the back panel to form the box. Cut your landscaping pieces    4-1/2" scored 1/4" on each end to secure to card. You can adjust measurements to make the card bigger, smaller, deeper or more shallow. This one fits into an A2 card when flattened.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums
Dies: Stampin' Up! Seasonal Tags framelits
Ink: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Misc: red Sharpie,  Stampin' Up! rhinestones

Enjoy the holiday season!  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Seasonal Chums Window Box



Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop! Today's Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween. We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you. After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to Robin's blog (link at the end of this post).




I love front and back stamp sets! Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums makes the cutest tags, but what fun it is to make spinners! To color the pumpkin, I smooshed a small acrylic block onto the stamp pad (Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, & Summer Sun an old yellow I had but any yellow will do) and used a small brush dipped in water on the acrylic block, one color at a time.

The cute treat box is made from the Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits. I trimmed the tabs and didn't fold the top down. You will need to cut an extra back piece to make the spinner (cut the side pieces off). The awesome bats and spider webs are from the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Tags framelits. Almost wish I was still working so I could have this on my desk! Found the perfect pumpkin wrapped Dove treats to mix in with the Brach's candy corn. It has to be Brach's when it comes to candy corn! 


Thought you might like a peek at the back of the spinner. This is a fun project that can be for any season. Hope you give it a try!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Songbird Designs by Robin. 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:

Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


Friday, September 15, 2017

Merry Cafe for Fall Coffee Lovers

Time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop! This bloghop is quarterly, and fun, fun, fun. So many beautiful coffee cards; you must see them all. Start here. This card is #140!
Finally inked Stampin' Up!'s Merry Cafe, perfect for fall and Christmas. It was great to use some hoarded patterned paper! Used a texture stamp on the cup using Crumb Cake. Picked out the orange sequins from an older Pretty Pink Posh Halloween sequin mix.


Enbigganed the pic so you can see those eyes!

Be sure to hop the other blogs. The creations are always inspiring. Thank you to Amy for your hard work on these bloghops!




Monday, August 21, 2017

98th Birthday!

Made a special card for a wonderful friend. It's an A7, larger than the usual A2 size I usually make. This size accomodated the large numbers. So happy I purchased the Large Numbers framelits. So handy for special birthdays, and I think 98 is pretty special! Our friend is legally blind; I wanted to make a sturdy card with lots of texture and dimension.



The Stardream cardstock didn't photograph very well. The cake is citrine but looks brighter in real life. I didn't want to use white, thought it would look like a wedding cake. Such a pretty sapphire blue! The gold glitter paper is from a 6x6 pad. No stamps! 

Dies: Top Dog Dies Make a Cake, Stampin' Up! Large Numbers framelits, MFT Cause for Celebration
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, We R Memory Keepers Geometric Next Level
Misc: small rhinestones


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rainbow Smoosh

Came back from vacation and managed to make another card for Online Card Classes Rainbow Maker! 

Laura Bassen makes everything look like so much fun, smooshing was no exception.



Okay, so the middle got a little muddy, Laura tried to warn us! Altenew Halftone Circles to the rescue. Smooshed using saran wrap. Really fun, and I do like how it turned out. 

Stamps: Altenew Halftone Circles
Dies: Your Next Stamp Fancy Thanks
Inks: Distress inks
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh 6mm sparkling clear sequins


Always so much more fun when you visit!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Rainbow

I'm such a fan of Online Card Classes! The current class is Rainbow Maker, and wow it's already been packed with techniques to try.


Wasn't sure which gallery to post this on. I decided on Day 2, since more of the card is stamping. Every other stamped image is overstamped with the next color, but ran out of room working right to left so just stamped purple on the left. Still very pretty!  Blended a rainbow strip with the same colors and used the Lawn Fawn happy birthday die. The Pretty Pink Posh border die finished it off. Wow, love how it turned out!


This is the strip I blended to cut the die. Thinking I should trim it up and use it on another card, right?

Stamps: MFT Abstract Art
Dies: Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders 2
Inks: Distress Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple

Happy you're here, hope to see you in class!