Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not only those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s Facebook community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group! I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you. I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop today is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share 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 created a sweet and sophisticated birthday card for today’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop. My card features THREE stamp sets – can you name all three? You are pretty smart (and good looking), so I’m placing all of my bets on your ability to name them. Here’s my card:
- Three Stamp Sets. I asked you to guess what three stamp sets are featured on this card – and I trust that you gave it a good effort before just moving along to see the answer. I love how honest and challenge-accepting you are! Well, here they are:
- Label Me Pretty. To create the light border around the sentiment, I painted the border of one of the Label Me Pretty stamps with my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I punched the sentiment with the Pretty Label punch, which is included with the stamp set as part of the Label Me Pretty Bundle.
- Lots of Happy Card Kit. This fun sentiment is pulled right from the All-Inclusive Kit on page 15 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. It’s one of the best kits EVER – the sentiments in the included set are amazing for lots of occasions, and you know how much I love great sentiments. The kit comes with a Refill Kit, too, so you can use that stamp set over and over.
- Thoughts & Prayers. You recognize the spray of foliage above and below the sentiment, right? I stamped these images with Old Olive ink on a Pear Pizzazz Panel. I’m sharing a little bit more in the next section…
- Thoughts & Prayers. The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up!’s longest running stamp sets. The sentiments, branch and tree are comforting and timeless. You don’t see a tree on this card, though, because I masked the tree to stamp the branches on top of one another. How simple! Here’s a closer look:
- Sweet Color Combination. I’ve really fallen in love with Softy Sky – it’s my go-to blue these days. I’m drawn to the softness of this shade of blue that looks great with almost any color – on today’s card, I’ve combined Soft Sky with Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White with touches of Old Olive and Basic Black. If you are inspired by this combination of colors, please save this:
Bundles: Label Me Pretty Bundle Stamp Sets: Label Me Pretty, Thoughts & Prayers, Lots of Happy Card Kit Papers: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, Stampin’ Write Marker (Soft Sky) Accessories: Pretty Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Here are links to the products I used on today’s card: