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! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. 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.
You’re a Classic
For my BIRTHDAY project for this InKing Royalty Blog Hop, I wanted to mix elements from different products – my card mixes masculine and feminine with bright and dark. I’ve combined papers from the Occasions Catalog, Annual Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure to make one sweet card. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Your a Classic. My card started with the mushroom-filled Designer Series Paper from the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration items. The pattern and colors are so reminiscent of kitchen wallpaper from my childhood that I HAD to pair it with this “You’re a Classic” sentiment from Geared Up Garage. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Amazing Life stamp set. Here’s a look at the Geared Up Garage Bundle: After I stamped the sentiment with black ink, I was worried I hadn’t inked it up enough. When I checked the set, though, I noticed the set has a weathered look that I actually like. The weathered look of the stamp pairs perfectly with the weathered look of the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I used two textured pieces from this pack – the Crushed Curry and Basic Gray pieces. Here’s a look at the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:
- Painted Seasons Bundle. Last week Stampin’ Up! introduced three new Sale-a-Bration options that will be available through March 31 (or while supplies last). My card was inspired by the sweet mushroom paper that’s part of the Painted Seasons Bundle. Here’s a closer look at this fun paper: The Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is half of the Painted Seasons Bundle that can be selected with a $100 order. The paper includes 3 each of four double-sided designs.
- Retro Color Combination. When I combined this pattern from Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper with the Crushed Curry piece from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″, I knew I had a perfect match. Upon closer inspection, though, there’s no Crushed Curry in Painted Seasons. Many of the leaves and berries in the paper are colored with Mango Melody that washes into a light Crushed Curry when watercolored, so I stuck with it. If you like this retro combination of Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Basic Gray, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Geared Up Garage, Amazing Life Papers: Painted Seasons, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Poppy Parade, Basic Black Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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!
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
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Here are the supplies I used to create this card: