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! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
The Start of Something New
I always loved the first day of school. Not only did I stock up on school supplies (everyone’s favorite, right?), but I was introduced to a new teacher, a new classroom or a new curriculum. Such fun! To celebrate that excitement, I’ve created a little scene that will certainly feel familiar to everyone reading this post – can you smell the fresh chalk on the board? Here’s my card:
The sentiment from the Flowering Tulips stamp set is wonderful for the launch of any new adventure, but it’s perfect for the first day of school. Here’s a closer look:
Here are the steps I took to build the chalk board on my card:
- I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on Soft Succulent cardstock.
- I heat embossed the sentiments with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my heat tool.
- I brushed a little touch of white craft ink onto the Soft Succulent panel to “dust” it with chalk.
- I cropped the piece with a Stitched Rectangles Die
- I added a little strip of Smoky Slate cardstock along the bottom of the chalkboard, a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the eraser and two little strips of Basic White cardstock for the chalk.
- I framed the chalkboard with Soft Suede cardstock and mounted it on a panel of Sahara sand that I texture embossed with the Brick & Mortar Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
The little apple on the edge of the chalkboard is cropped with the Full Basket Dies, part of the Cheerful Basket Bundle (the tiny apple and tiny stems are shown at the bottom of the image below):
I cropped the stems with Early Espresso cardstock and again with Shaded Spruce. I then snipped the tiny leaf out of the Shaded Spruce cutout and carefully glued it to the Early Espresso leaf. Here’s a closer look:
I have created ANOTHER cute back-to-school project with these apples that I’ll share on my blog tomorrow. I hope you’ll come back to see what I’ve created. ♥
Stamp Sets: Flowering Tulips Papers: Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Basic White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce Inks: Versamark, White Craft Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Full Basket Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, 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, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Here are links to the products I showcased in today’s project: