Geared Up Garage – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated 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 project for today’s hop is a Father’s Day card in Tranquil Tide! This beautiful green will be retiring with the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 3 – but it will likely sell out before then, so get it while you can! Here’s my card:

I love this pattern from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper! And Tranquil Tide paired with Crumb Cake is the perfect combo for this masculine card. The wrench from the Classic Garage Metal Elements is adhered using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and so far it’s holding strong! Mini Glue Dots work too ;).

This card is easy to make multiples of – my favorite kind! So I’ll have a nice little stash to send out to the dad dudes in my life!


  • Crumb Cake card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Classic Garage DSP layer – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″


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

Tonight is my Weekly Wednesday Facebook Live at 8:00pm EST on my Facebook Page! I’ll be live for about 30 minutes demonstrating a fun project from start to finish! We have a lot of fun together, so I hope you can join me! CLICK HERE to set a reminder! Have a wonderful & blessed day and hope to “see” you tonight!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie ← YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery



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9 thoughts on “Geared Up Garage – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

  1. Tranquil Tide is my all-time favorite color. I’m going to really miss it! Thanks for showcasing it on your fun card today!

  2. I love Tranquil Tide and will be sorry when it retires. It pairs beautifully with Crumb Cake. Great Father’s Day card!

  3. I love that DSP and like Pam said, I will miss Tranquil Tide. It just goes with so much. Your card is too cute. My dad would have loved it.


  4. Brilliant use of this paper and the elements from this suite! I love this card, Julie! Such a great way to showcase brilliant colors in a fun way. I’m so glad you hopped with us today! ♥

  5. I’m going to miss Tranquil Tide. I forgot it was an In Color. Your card is a perfect one for Fathers Day. Love the balance that Crumb Cake adds with Tranquil Tide. Happy Spring to you xoxo

  6. You have created a beautiful card that would be great for any guy card as well as Father’s Day! The little touches you added fit together perfectly.

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