Retiring In Colors – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way. As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

While I will miss all of the 2014-2016 In Colors, the one I will miss the most is Blackberry Bliss (Lost Lagoon is a very close second)! So, my project for today is an ode to the rich, beautiful color of Blackberry Bliss.

Moroccan Nights

I just returned from OnStage Live (our semi-annual convention) with a mind full of inspiration and a bag full of goodies. One of those goodies was the new stamp set, Moroccan Nights, which we all received during the event! I couldn’t wait to ink it up! I created an ombre effect using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to perfectly align the border stamp in the set. I only inked up the border stamp once! The large medallion stamp in this set fits the Floral Frames Collection Framelits (retiring!) pretty well, so I cut it out, sponged the edges with a sponge dauber, and scrunched and wrinkled the piece to give it a textured, dimensional look. Our Gold Satin 5/8″ Ribbon looks beautiful paired with Blackberry Bliss, so I adhered a little folded piece of it behind the “flower medallion”. The final touch is a splattering of gold from the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! Here’s a close-up to try to show you the sparkle, although it doesn’t do it justice:

Moroccan Nights

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!

STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES
Stamp Sets  Moroccan Nights (available June 1), Rose Wonder
Ink  Blackberry Bliss
Paper  Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla
Accessories  Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Pearl Basic Jewels, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

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. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
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Fun With Flowers – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Fun with Flowers

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate Spring with style. With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you have fun with flowers. Today’s Fun with Flowers Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. 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’s blog hop is an explosion card, also known as a Turkish map fold! I was searching Pinterest for a fancy fold card to create with my stamp club ladies and this explosion/Turkish map fold caught my eye! Here is the front of the card:

Explosion Card

And here is the inside of the card:

Explosion Card

It’s a real wow factor, huh? What a fun card to give to a friend for their birthday (#imbringingbirthdaysback anyone?). This card showcases the coordinating English Garden Designer Series Paper and the Garden in Bloom stamp set. My stamp club ladies all thought the inside of the card was Designer Series Paper – nope! It is stamped! I used Whisper White in the picture above, but it’s too thick for this project, so, instead, I recommend you use printer/copy/computer paper. The finished card size is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ so it fits in one of our Medium Envelopes. Or you could make your own envelope with the Envelope Punch Board! The size of the paper used for the “explosion” part of the card is 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Check out Pinterest for some great tutorials!

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

STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES (unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets  Garden In Bloom, Happy Birthday Everyone (host)
Ink  Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Old Olive
Paper  Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Whisper White, English Garden Designer Series Paper, printer/copy/computer paper (not SU!)
Accessories  Metal Rimmed Pearls, Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, Washi Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch

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. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Sarah Berry at Stamp with Sarah
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
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It’s Your Birthday! – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

It's Your Birthday

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style – from festive balloons to birthday buds, there’s something for everyone. Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share great birthday ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the bottom of this post.

My project for today’s blog hop is a teepee birthday card! Teepee cards are perfect for birthday cards, because it stands up on its own and the recipient can proudly display it :).

Teepee Birthday Card

They’re quite easy to make! You need 1 piece of 8″ x 4″ card stock and 1 piece of 4″ x 4″ card stock. Score the 4″ x 4″ piece diagonally from corner to corner. On the 8″ x 4″ piece, score on the long side at 4″ (the center). Then from the center score line, score diagonally from the top of the center scoreline to the bottom corner on each side of the center score line. You’ll have 6 triangular panels that you can add Designer Series Paper to. I cut 3 – 3-3/4″ square pieces and cut them corner to corner to create 6 triangles and adhered them to each triangular section. Then you adhere the 4″ x 4″ piece over the 8″ x 4″ piece. Here’s a picture of what that looks like from the inside of the teepee card:

Teepee Birthday Card

I added a Velcro dot to the card to hold it in its teepee shape, but it can be folded flat to ship in a medium (A2) envelope like so:

Teepee Birthday Card

This was a super fun card to make and I see more teepee cards in my future! Perhaps I will create a ‘how-to’ video? 🙂

Today is a special day as it’s my daughter Lillie’s 3rd birthday! How is that possible when I feel like I just held her in my arms for the first time? Happy, Happy Birthday, my dear Lillie Lou!

Lillie's Birthday

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

STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES (unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets  Balloon Celebration
Ink  Basic Black Archival
Paper  Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories  It’s My Party Enamel Dots, Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Circle Card Thinlits Dies, White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen

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. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  7. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
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Two Quick & Easy Valentine Ideas

Today I’m sharing with you two quick & easy Valentine ideas – a diaper fold pouch Valentine and a mini Valentine with a mini envelope! These are the Valentines my kiddos gave to their school (daycare) friends :). Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

First, here’s the diaper fold pouch Valentine:

Diaper Fold Pouch

These are so easy to make using a 6″x6″ piece of Designer Series Paper and you can make a lot of them very quickly. They fit all kinds of goodies – especially a Ghirardelli chocolate square or a bag of tea. This diaper fold pouch could be used for a number of different occasions, not just Valentine’s Day! Here’s a quick picture video tutorial I shared on Instagram: Diaper Fold Pouch. The key to a symmetrical diaper fold pouch is to fold the first corner to the 3.5″ mark on the opposite side.

STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES (unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets  Bloomin’ Love
Ink  Rose Red
Paper  Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Shimmer Paper, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories  Banner Punch, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels

Next, here’s a mini 2-1/8″x2-1/8″ Valentine with a 2-1/4″x2-1/4″ envelope:

Mini Valentine

The envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board and a 4″x4″ piece of card stock – scored at the 2″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board on all sides. Using a tiny heart die from the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies, I made a little peekaboo for the Real Red back of the Valentine to show through – adorable! The envelope is closed with a little Velcro dot. These went together very fast and are perfect for leaving little love notes for your loved ones!

STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES (unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets  Bloomin’ Love, Zoo Babies
Ink  Cucumber Crush, Basic Black
Paper  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories  Envelope Punch Board, Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies, Velcro dots (non-Stampin’ Up!)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my diaper fold pouch Valentine and mini Valentine projects!

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Pals Blog Hop – CASE the Catty

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016! We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

LoveYou

I chose to CASE (copy and share everything) a card from page 133 in the Annual Catalog. I just love the simplicity of the design, as well as how it showcases the Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers stamp set. This is a great set for home decor projects or making a statement on cards. It’s perfect for making monogrammed notecards. I used Shimmery White for the card base and I stamped the Watercolor Wash stamp image in Blushing Bride. To make the word “love” really pop, I heat-embossed it in black, which also hides the Glue Dots I used to adhere the vellum to the card base. “You” was cut out of Gold Foil Sheets using the Hello You Thinlits and adhered using the fabulous Fine-Tip Glue Pen (a must have). And that’s it! A quick and easy card that really makes a statement for your loved one.

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo.com
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
STAMPIN’ UP!® SUPPLIES (unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets  Watercolor Wash
Ink  Blushing Bride, VersaMark
Paper  Shimmery White, White Vellum, Gold Foil Sheets
Accessories  Hello You Thinlits, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Glue Dots, Fine-Tip Glue Pen
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Look Who’s Turning One!

Today’s card is a fun birthday card for a milestone first birthday! My color inspiration comes from the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper. I couldn’t wait to play with the new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and I was thrilled when I realized it coordinates with the Sweet Li’l Things paper!

The number 1 really pops on this card. I cut out the 1 from the star and popped the star up on dimensionals adhered to a sweet pattern from the Designer Series Paper. The same pattern with different colors was cut out using a framelit from the Circles Collection Framelits. The enamel dots are a darling little embellishment on this card.

I absolutely love the Number of Years Bundle. I send more birthday cards than any other kind of card and this bundle is not only perfect for birthdays, but also anniversaries! If you don’t have this bundle on your wish list, you should!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions about today’s card!

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So in Love – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! Today’s So In Love Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share ideas for Valentine’s Day or new products we love. We are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Today’s card is a flirty card for Valentine’s Day that showcases our beautiful Watermelon Wonder color and the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die. The heart silhouette in Basic Black really pops against Watermelon Wonder and isn’t that Watermelon Wonder ribbon delicious?? I created an easy “bow” using a Candy Dot Brad Base to not only hold the ribbon together in a bow shape, but to attach it to the front of the card. To prevent the ends from fraying (because I want this card to last a lifetime – haha!), I ran them quickly through a flame from a lighter (lit matches work too!). Did you know our pearls and rhinestones fit on our Candy Dot Brad Bases? I think the pearl adds a sweet touch. Can’t wait to give this card to my hubby :).

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner. 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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  3. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  6. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
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From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016! We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.” We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My card for today features the Apple of My Eye stamp set, which I just adore – especially the apple as it reminds me of my mom! I stamped and fussy-cut each piece (apples, leaves, and stems) so I could play around with the placement. The sentiment is embossed in white to really make it pop over the Real Red. I think the sentiment “apple of my eye” is perfect for a Valentine’s Day or Anniversary card! I punched out a trio of hearts from the top Whisper White layer using the Hearts Border Punch so the Real Red layer peeks through. The punch actually has 4 hearts, but if you flip your punch over to see exactly where you’re punching, you can choose how many hearts to punch simply by shifting your paper right or left. Hope this card inspires you to create something from the heart today!

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-Up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at http://www.StampinMojo.com
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here)
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
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Happy New Year Party Favors

Today’s project is a party favor for New Year’s! My daughter is having a “Countdown to Noon” party at her school, so I made these for party favors :). It holds a yummy Ghirardelli Square (Peppermint Bark to be specific – because you can’t have enough peppermint bark). These are quick and easy to make using a 5-1/2″ x 2″ piece of card stock scored at 2-5/8″ and 2-7/8″ and punched at both ends using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You can get 10 of them out of a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.

Did you know you could stamp on our Gold Foil Sheets? I used Jet Black StazOn and it worked like a charm! And, no, we don’t have gold rhinestones… I colored our rhinestones with a yellow Sharpie to make them look gold.

It’s a super fun sparkly project that’s sure to bring some smiles. Happy New Year!

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Card

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Today’s card is a card to celebrate the birth of Anthony John Ferlito, who made me an Auntie for the first time! My dear brother, Greg, and his beautiful wife, Anne, welcomed Anthony into this world on December 19 and I couldn’t be happier for them! I know Mom is rejoicing in heaven with the angels over his birth!

My favorite part of this card is the sweet, little envelope! It was made with the Envelope Punch Board using a piece of 3″ x 3″ Designer Series Paper, starting at the 1.5″ marker. The “peek-a-boo” sentiment comes from a new set called Suite Sayings in the 2016 Occasions catalog which goes live on January 5! I thought a little tag with this sweet deer stamp from Made With Love peeking out of the envelope went perfectly with the sentiment!

The color scheme of this card comes from the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper. While Bermuda Bay isn’t one of the colors, I think it complements the Pool Party when added as a bow to the button.

I’m digging this tiny envelope on the front of a card – it would be adorable on a Valentine’s card with tiny hearts coming out of it, wouldn’t it? Hmmm…

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