Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tricked Out Treats for InKing Royalty Blog Hop



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 the next person on the list at the base of this post.

If you're like me, 3D paper crafting can be intimidating, but my projects today are easy peasy!  Take a look at these cute treat holders.



These guys are just the right size to fit a fun size candy bar.  I used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock along with paper from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to make them.  I also used the new Cat Punch, Vintage Crochet Trim, and some Black Rhinestone Jewels to glam them up!

I found a really easy tutorial by Jodi Geers at Angie Leach's site, Too Cool Stamping.  Here's the link: Halloween Treat Holders.  I hope you'll have fun making these fun projects for your trick or treaters!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'.  There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Happy stampin',
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. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Halloween Bridge Fold Card

Hello,

Today I have a couple of super fun cards that use the Bridge Fold.  It's an easy fold to make but looks super cool!  It even folds flat for mailing!  Here are the cards I made:

 


 Both cards use the Spooky Night DSP and the Spooky Cat Stamp Set.

Directions:


  • Cut a Basic Black Piece of Cardstock to measure 4 1/4 x 8 for your card base.  Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.  Fold the scores so the middle section is on the bottom.
  • Cut 2 strips of DSP 1 x 4.  Cut another DSP piece 2 3/4 x 4.  Glue the small strips on the front 2 panels and the larger on the bottom panel.
  • Cut a Basic Black strip to measure 1 x 5 1/2.
  • Cut a Very Vanilla strip to measure 3/4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp this strip with your greeting and glue to the Basic Black strip.
  • Add your chosen decorations to the strip.  I used the Witch's Hat from the stamp set and fussy cut it for the card on the left.  I cut pumpkins from the DSP for the card on the right.
  • Use Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape Adhesive to glue the strip to the smaller panels. Adhere the strip to the front 2 panels.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 2 3/4 x 4.  Stamp your chosen greeting and glue it to the back of the large panel.
I hope you give this card fold a try!  You won't be disappointed!


Happy stampin',
Robin

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fall Favs for InKing Royalty Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty's August Blog Hop!  Today's Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products.  What fun!  Stampin' Up!'s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays - and 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've chosen the beautiful stamp set, Gourd Goodness, as one of my favorite sets from the new catalog coming out September 1st.  This beautiful set uses two-step stamping to produce gorgeous, realistic pumpkins, gourds, and leaves. Here's my card.  I love the way it turned out.



I chose to give my card a simple but lovely look using the Masking Technique.  Here are the directions for making my card:

  • Emboss the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the largest label from the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.  Here is a close up of the embossing. 

You should be able to see the framelit embossed in the picture above.  I think it adds some elegance to the card.  To do the embossing, you run it through your Big Shot using a Silicone Craft Sheet under the cardstock.  Here's a picture of the sandwich:


  • While you're at the Big Shot, run the die through again with the framelit centered on any color of cardstock.  Keep the center for another project.  You will use the outside of the piece as the mask for your card front.
  • Two step stamp the pumpkin images.  Stamp the solid pumpkin image again on a piece of scrap paper.  Cut the scrap image out to use as a mask.
  •  Stamp the greeting and heat emboss.
  • Apply both cut out masks to the card.  Using Pear Pizzazz, sponge the bottom half of the unmasked area.  Using Soft Sky, sponge the top half of the area leaving an unmasked area around the sentiment.
  • Remove both masks and you're done!
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Racheal Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin'.

Enjoy the rest of 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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  7. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hello Moon Baby

Hello!

While my daughter was in labor delivering my grandchild, I kept busy making baby cards.  My new grandchild is a named Olivia Rose.  I sent the girl card to my daughter, but I have the boy version for you to look at today.


This sweet card uses the Moon Baby Stamp Set.  The background is done with the Bokeh Technique.

Here's how I made the background.
  • I watercolored my background using Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim inks and an Aqua Painter.
  • I cut a stencil from a window sheet using different sizes of star dies and punches.
  • I placed my stencil on the watercolored paper and stenciled the stars using the Whisper White Craft Ink.
It's so easy, but makes a big impact don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy stampin'
Robin

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Home with Heartland

Hello!

From the moment I saw the set, Heartland, in the new annual catalog, I knew it was coming to join my stamp collection.  I grew up in Iowa, and this set reminds me of home.

You can work with this set in so many ways, but today I got out my Aquapainter and watercolored the image.



Here are the details:

  • I inked the image on watercolor paper with Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • I colored the image using Cherry Cobbler for the barn, Always Artichoke for the trees and bushes, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz for the grass, Basic Gray for the barn roof and silo and Soft Suede for the path up to the barn.
  • I used the Aquapainter and Soft Suede ink to flick droplets onto the background.
  • I mounted my piece onto an Always Artichoke background.  I then mounted it onto a Soft Suede card base.
I hope my card inspires you to give this great stamp set a try!  You can find it on page 39 of the Annual Catalog.

Happy stampin'
Robin



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inking Royalty June Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty's June 2017 Blog Hop!  Today's Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by Stampin' Up!'s 2017-2019 In Colors - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  What an amazing collection of new colors!  We are excited to share our creations with these new colors.  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 love that all the In Colors work so well with each other!  Today I've combined Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.  I think that you'll agree that this combination makes an elegant card!

Here's my card:


Here's the scoop:
  • My card base is Fresh Fig with a layer of Tranquil Tide on top,
  • My card front is stamped with the amazing Marbled Background Stamp!  It's an eye -catching stamp, but it doesn't overpower the rest of the card.  I've stamped it with Fresh Fig.
  • My sentiment is stamped with the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Pretty Label Punch.  You can purchase these as a bundle!
  • I colored my stamp using my Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Stampin' Write Markers.
  • To back my sentiment, I punched twice using the Pretty Label Punch in Tranquil Tide.  I glued them to the top and bottom of my punched out sentiment.
  • A knotted piece of the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon finished off my card.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at http://stampcandy.net/.  There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Happy stampin'
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. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin'

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

InKing Royals May Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty's May Blog Hop!  Today's Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer you a sneak peek at new items in Stampin' Up!'s 2017 Annual Catalog.  We are so excited about the release of this new catalog  - it's AMAZING - and we are excited to share our sneak peek 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 Eastern Palace Suite found on pages 18 and 19 in the Annual Catalog.  I love this regal suite that features beautiful medallion dies and rich color.  Here's a look at my project for today:

 

Isn't the paper in this suite gorgeous? And how about the pop-up petals on the flower medallion?!

Tips and Tricks
  • The card base is Fresh Fig and the Flower Medallion is Tranquil Tide.
  • The sentiments are stamped on Very Vanilla.  
  • The flaps are 2 pieces of Eastern Palace Specialty DSP measuring 4 x 2 1/2.  Score at 1/2 so that you can secure the flap to the back of the Very Vanilla Cardstock piece that measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Fold the corners of the larger section of the DSP up to the score line to make the triangle.
  • The centerpiece of the card is attached to the top flap with a Dimensional.
  • The bottom of the centerpiece is attached to the lower flap with a small Velcro dot.
  • The tassel is simply taped between the circle and the medallion pieces.
  • I used the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and the All Things Thanks Stamp Set for the sentiments.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps.   There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Happy Stampin',
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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

InKing Royals April Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty's April Blog Hop!  Today's hop is filled with projects inspired by the Stampin' Up!'s retiring 2015-2017 In Color Collection - our tributes to Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  What fun!  We've really enjoyed playing with these amazing colors over the past two years - and 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 uses my three favorites from the retiring colors; Mint Macaron,             Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  Here's my card:



Here's the scoop:
  • Watermelon Wonder is the card base. 
  • The stamped image is backed with a piece of Tip Top Taupe.
  • The Definitely Dahlia background stamp makes this Clean and Simple Card elegant
  • The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was made in 3 quick steps  First, I took a baby wipe and picked up ink from my Watermelon Wonder Stamp Pad lid.  Then I swiped the baby wipe across a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Next, I stamped the dragonfly in VersaMark and Watermelon Wonder and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Finally, I die cut it using a Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet.
  • The sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with VersaMark and Tip Top Taupe and embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • A sprinkling of pearls in different sizes completes the card.
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!

Happy Stampin',
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. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Wendy Cranford at Luvin' Stampin'
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  10. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  12. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Inking Royalty March Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty's March Blog Hop!  Today's Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme.  What fun!  Stampin' Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for Spring-themed projects - Easter, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Spring weddings...  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 project today is a super cute Easter basket made out of the soon-to-be-retired Mint Macaron.  I will really miss this sweet and versatile color!  Here's the basket I made for today's hop:




Here's the scoop for making this basket for your loved ones and friends:

  • The basket is made using the Envelope Punch Board and a 6 X 6 piece of cardstock.  The handle is a piece of cardstock measuring 8 1/2 X 1 3/8.  I found a video by Linda Parker with directions for making the basket on YouTube.  You can find the video by clicking HERE.
  • The leaves on the handle and the sentiment are stamped with stamps from the So in Love stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog on page 52.
  • The flower and the leaf are stamped and die cut using the Special Reason Bundle found in the Occasions Catalog on page 42.
  • I used the Very Vanilla side of the pretty Lace Doily.  These can be found in the Occasions Catalog on page 51.
  • The cute little bee was stamped and cut using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle found on page 26 of the Occasions Catalog.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, and visit Karen Browning at https://karenzbrowning.com/.

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:


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. Lory Robinson at The Robin's Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams for GDP075

Hello,

It's been awhile since I last posted.  I blame it on my beautiful granddaughter.  She becomes more charming every day!

Today I'm posting my card for the Global Design Project challenge.  This week's challenge is a winged creature theme.  What fun!  Here's my card:



Here is the banner for this week's challenge:


Here are the details:

  • I used Bermuda Bay for my card base and center oval.
  • The embossing folder is Petal Burst
  • My beautiful dragonfly was made using the Baby Wipe Technique.  I simply added reinker drops of Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to a stack of 2-3 baby wipes, then I used the wipes as a stamp pad.  A bit messy, but oh so fun!
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set included in the All-Inclusive Kit, Watercolor Wishes.
Happy stampin'
Robin



Sunday, January 22, 2017

High Tide for Freshly Made Sketches

Hello!

I'm back again with another card that uses the High Tide Stamp Set.  This awesome set can be found in the Occasions Catalog.  My sketch for this card is by Cindy over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Here's my card:


Here's the sketch that was my inspiration:

Here's the details:

  • I chose Sahara Sand for my card base and the sentiment tag.  The sentiment is stamped in Tip Top Taupe and embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • The Marina Mist Cardstock is embossed using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The Whisper White piece is stamped with the "water" stamp in the High Tide Stamp Set using Marina Mist ink.  I then used the "sand" stamp from the set with Sahara Sand ink.  The "grass" is stamped in Old Olive.  I used Dimensionals to adhere the piece to the Marina Mist background.
  • The lighthouse image is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I stamped off once before I stamped my cardstock.  I love the dimension the 2 step stamps give the lighthouse!  I fussy cut the lighthouse and glued it to my Whisper White piece.
I hope you're having a "High Tide" kind of day!

Happy stampin',
Robin



HIgh Tide for Can You Case It?

Hello!

I have been playing with my High Tide Stamp Set today.  This fantastic set is found in the Occasions Catalog.  I looked for a challenge to play and decided on this week's Can You Case It Challenge.  The challenge is a color one.

Here's my card:


And here's the challenge colors from Can You Case it?


Here are the details:

  • I didn't have any silver ink so I chose Smoky Slate for the bottom of my image.  I masked the top parts of the card and sponged in color.  I went over the sponging with the "sand" stamp from the High Tide Stamp Set.
  • For the center of the card, I sponged Soft Sky.  For more dimension, I stamped over it with the "water" stamp in Marina Mist.
  • The top portion of the card was sponged with Wisteria Wonder.
  • The Lighthouse and the birds are stamped in Basic Gray. I fussy cut the lighthouse and adhered it with Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment was stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.
This card takes me to my favorite happy place even in January!

Happy stampin'
Robin




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Inking Royalty January Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty's January Blog Hop - our first hop of 2017!  Today's hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist's take on "Love is in the Air".  This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine's Day projects.  There are amazing, new products in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog - and NOW is the best time to get them.  We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you!  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 had so much fun creating my card for this hop!  The "So In Love Bundle" makes cardmaking so easy!  Here's my card:


Here's the scoop:

  • I chose to pair the bundle with the beautiful Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.  I chose to keep my card simple so that the gorgeous DSP didn't get too covered up.  This particular piece has Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla colors in it.
  • I used Sahara Sand Cardstock for my die cut.  I saved some of the tiny cut out hearts for embellishments
  • I finished off my card with silver ribbon from the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.


This card makes a beautiful statement but is super simple to make.  Wouldn't you agree?

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps.  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. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  4. Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
  5. Lory Robinson at The Robin's Nest Designs
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
Happy Hopping!
Robin