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 July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. 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’m also excited to welcome Emma Goddard to today’s hop. Emma is a super-talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK – she and I have been great friends for years and have recently started creating a card kit together. She’s an amazing artist, and I’m glad she could join us today. ♥
My Happy Place
My favorite place to be in the summer? Inside. While I love the beauty of the outdoors, I come from parts of the country where it’s really too hot to be outside for long. I was raised by the beach and live in the city, so my ideal travel spot for summer would be a mountains retreat with cool weather. Here’s my perfect spot for summer fun (assuming there’s air conditioning and a craft room inside this trailer):
While you might be thinking you don’t need the Tree Lot Dies for Christmas projects, consider how versatile these images are for other times of the year. The Tree Lot Dies are a Sale-a-Bration offering in July and August’s Sale-a-Bration event and can be selected for free with a $100 order. Here’s a look at the Tree Lot Dies:
I had so much fun playing with this [air conditioned and craft-room containing] camper. I cropped the camper multiple times to build the elements (windows, door, hitch and wheel) that aren’t separate items in the set of dies. Here’s a closer look at my vacation get-away:
The trees on my card are also from the Tree Lot Dies. I cropped the base and detailed top with Mossy Meadow and showcased all three of the trees on my card. Here’s a closer look at how the tree layers:
More dies…the mountains behind my camper and trees are cropped with the Majestic Mountain Dies (I flipped one over for a more diverse mountain backdrop), and the entire focal panel is cropped with the Deckled Rectangles Dies.
My sentiment from This Birthday Piggy is cropped with one of the dies from the Sending Dies. How perfect is this sentiment for this project? I was so happy to have it! Here’s a look at the This Birthday Piggy stamp set:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter. 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
- Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
Here are the products I used in this project:
Stamp Sets: This Birthday Piggy Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Gray Granite, Thick Basic White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Tree Lot Dies, Majestic Mountains Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Sending Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals