Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating April Showers – not only is this the season for Baby Showers and Wedding Showers, but May flowers are just around the corner, so you’re certain to see a great variety of projects along the hop. You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from September Gray at SeptemberGray.com. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.
Let’s Celebrate Baby
I couldn’t be more excited to share today’s project – it’s simple and clean, but I really love how it turned out. On the outside, it might look like a simple card. With a closer look, though, it’s an interactive extravaganza. If you were invited to this baby shower, here’s the card you would receive in the mail:
The sentiment on the front of the invitation is attached to a belly band that wraps all the way around the card. The sentiment is a combination of two stamps that are on Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring List – “Let’s Celebrate” from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ and “Baby” from Baby, We’ve Grown.
When the recipient pulls away the belly band, a secret invitation is revealed. Ooooh! You’re Invited – it must be a party!
Inside the Craft Cardstock base of the card is a Celebration Basics Invitation (another retiring product) that’s temporarily glued to the card base. The craft envelope comes with the craft invitations. Super-easy, super-simple.
I hope you like this project – I had a lot of fun putting it together, so it’s exciting to know that the recipients of this interactive invitation will enjoy taking it apart. I had so much fun that I created this video to share additional details about this fun project:
Stamp Sets: Sumthin’ Sumthin’, Baby We’ve Grown, Four Your Party Papers: Celebration Basics Invitations, Craft Cardstock, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Lullaby Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Stampin’ Write Markers (Calypso Coral) Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Starbursts Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Denise Hopefner at The Mountain Magpie
- Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
- Lisa Pretto at DIY Royalty
- September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
What a day we had yesterday! The announcement of Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring List was coupled with slow access to the online ordering for customers, but the persistent made it through – and many products are disappearing quickly! Today, though, many of those items are still available AND the Clearance Rack has been updated with new items – and don’t forget about this week’s Weekly Deals. Click on either of these pictures to see these items in my online store: