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 June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature stars. 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.
Celebrating the Fourth of July
There are thousands of reasons to feature stars on a card – birthdays, Christmas and celebrations immediately come to mind. The Fourth of July isn’t the first thing to come to mind (since I don’t normally send July 4 cards), but I went with it! Using a beautiful combination of red, white and blue(s) and a die from a Christmas-themed bundle, I created a card I’m happy to share. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Products. My Fourth of July card features a pair of star dies from the Christmas Trimmings Dies, part of the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle (new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog). I love the ribbon-wrapped look of this star die that I cropped with Thick Basic White cardstock. Before cutting it out, I layered the cardstock with Adhesive Sheets so it would perfectly adhere to the red star cutout below it. Together, they are quite stunning! Here’s a look at the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle:After adhering the white cutout of this gorgeous with the Adhesive Sheets, I added a sentiment that I heat-embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and cropped with the Double Oval Punch. Here’s a closer look: Like so many other projects since Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog launched, I used a page from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper as a base for my card. I LOVE the pages in this host-only pack of papers. If ever there were a reason to place a $150 order, this is it! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper:
- Layout. The layout on today’s card was inspired by a card I shared in October 2019 – I shifted some of the elements around a bit, but the overall layout worked well with the elements on today’s card. Here’s a look at the project I shared in 2019 (you can click on the image below if you’d like to see my original post for this project):By shifting a layout and changing elements on a card, you can really take another project and make it your own. Of course, this was my project I CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything). I think today’s project is a fun update of this inspiration project.
- Colors. I’ve always had an affinity for red, white and blue color combinations – I guess it’s been ingrained in me at an early age. Pool Party is a great addition to the mix because it pairs well with dark blue, and the pale blue looks great with red. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Real Red as much as I do, I hope you will save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers Papers: Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Misty Moonlight, Real Red, Thick Basic White Inks: Versamark Accessories: Christmas Trimmings Dies, Double Oval Punch, Adhesive Sheets, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, 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
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
Here are links to the products I used on today’s project: