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 August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! 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.
Back to School
For so many people, the end of summer was a sad time that signified the end of freedom. For me, I was always excited to get back to school – I was excited to learn and happy to see all of my friends who didn’t live in my neighborhood. School was always a fun adventure for me! To celebrate the greatest time of year, I made a “back to school” card for today’s blog hop. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Chalkboard. Chalkboards are often depicted as black, but my middle school had green and brown boards – am I the only one? Mossy Meadow perfectly captures the shade of the green chalkboards we had in my school, and the big rectangle (I paid attention in geometry!) from the Swirly Frames stamp set is perfect for the frame of a chalkboard. I stamped this photopolymer stamp and the stack of books from Bike Ride in Whisper White Craft ink and covered them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heated them with my heat tool for a crisp, clean look. I snipped around the edges of the “chalkboard” with paper snips – I really wanted to use my Stampin’ Trimmer, but the edges aren’t perfectly straight, so snipping was easier. No worries – your eyes are so lost in the white lines that you don’t even pay attention to the uneven edges. Hey! Stop paying attention to the uneven edges – keep looking at the white lines.
- Chalkboard Accents. My Mossy Meadow chalkboard is created with the Swirly Frames stamp set and accented with two fun sets – the books are stamped from the Bike Ride stamp set, and the sentiment is from Treehouse Adventure. You’ll want each of these stamp sets in your collection. Here’s a look at the two new sets (a link to Bike Ride is included in the links at the base of this post):
- Soft and Warm. I adore the combination of deep green and pale blue – let’s face it, I’m pretty happy with how Pool Party pairs with any other color. Crumb Cake helps to blend these two colors together beautifully in this mix. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Swirly Frames, Treehouse Adventure, Bike Ride Papers: Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Accessories: 1/2″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Banner Triple Punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at InkPaperSequins. 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
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
Here are links to the products I used in this project: