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 December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by beautiful paper and beautiful ribbons – how clever! 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 don’t often use ribbon on my cards (despite the fact that I collect all of it…), but I’m all about some pretty papers so today’s project was a breeze! My card features two new Sale-a-Bration products and an Occasions Catalog stamp set sentiment. What fun! Both catalogs are live January 3, 2019. Here’s my card:
- Three New Products. My six-layer card features a stamp from the Forever Lovely Bundle (new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog). Here’s the cool thing about “you are loved” – it can be used for a Valentine’s Day card, a sympathy card, a Mother’s Day card or a card that just surprises someone you love. You don’t even have to love the person (“you are loved” is far more passive than “I love you” – it kinda’ puts it off on someone else). Here’s a look at the Forever Lovely Bundle:The sentiment is wonderful, but the layers of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (available with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration) really define this card. I love how one side of the papers is black-and-white and the other side incorporates beautiful color. So many gorgeous pages in this pack – I pared the bold black-and-white stripes with the intricate designs on the second piece. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:I wrapped the top panel of this card with Grapefruit Grove ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (available with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration). I tried my best to randomly wrap the ribbon, but you know I’m not very good at randomness. I get points for trying, right? Here’s a look at the colors of ribbon available in this pack:
- You are Loved. I knew that “You are loved” would be a perfect sentiment to coordinate with this sweet paper. I played with several different ways to crop it – ovals, circles, the Everyday Label punch. I love, though, how the sentiments rests inside the Pretty Label – it seems a little unbalanced in the shape, but the round curves play well with the styling of the sentiment. Here’s a closer look:
- Color Combination. Black makes All colors look great with Basic Black, but I particularly like when soft shades are combined with it. There are so many soft, sweet colors in the top panel of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, but I pulled the Highland Heather with the card layers and the Grapefruit Grove with the ribbon. If you like this combination of Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Forever Lovely Papers: Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Highland Heather, Basic Black Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, 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!
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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
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping