Fall Thanks- InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! November is a time of gratitude and thanksgiving, and we’ve made projects that say “thanks!” to special people in our lives. 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.

Sometimes all you need is pretty paper & an awesome sentiment to make a great card. That’s one of the things I love about Stampin’ Up- the gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)! This paper is called Rustic Harvest. It has wonderful fall colors and designs on one side and black/white designs on the other side. I used one of the black and white design with yesterday’s cards.

I often cut my DSP so that I can make multiples of the same card. This works well for my card class too. And this is a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making at class on Friday. *

*If you’re in the St. Louis area, we’d love for you to join in for a fun Friday afternoon or night out. We make 3 cards. Everything is provided, so all you need to do is bring YOU & a beverage.

…Back to the blog post… The card base is Crushed Curry. Then a layer of Basic Black cardstock. A piece of 3.5 x 5″ piece of Merry Merlot was embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder & Adhered to the lower part of the card. The 3 x 4 piece of DSP was mounted on Crushed Curry. That panel was mounted with dimensionals to the card.

A close up

The “thanks” sentiment from the Amazing Thanks dies (a must have {in my humble opinion}). The shadow is in Basic Black & the “thanks” in Crushed Curry. Three gold sequins from our Seasonal Sequins were added to give it a pop.

One of the things I do with my card class is create a more intricate card & then two easier cards. This is one of the easier cards. Since I cut everything, the participants only need to assemble. The card is seasonally appropriate & I know they will be able to use it soon, perhaps a thanks for including me at your Thanksgiving table.

One last look

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Two Days Left for Sale-a-bration’s Wonderful World

Happy Monday, friends!

Wonderful World SAB

My card today features another Sale-a-bration set of products. You have ONLY two days to order this beautiful suite of products called Wonderful World. Below are pictures of the catalog pages…just look at that gorgeous paper.

Wonderful World
Stampin’ Up Artists share their ideas

I just love the Stampin’ Up catalogs because they are filled with great ideas for card-making. They help me think “outside the box”. But today my card is a “go-to” sketch for me; definitely an “inside the box” sketch.

We made this card in my Card Class. We usually have a time consuming card & then I add two more quicker cards. This is one of the fast cards & it’s card base is Flirty Flamingo.

We added a piece of DSP measuring 4 x 3 to the lower section of the card base. When you cut your DSP into 4×3 pieces, you get 12 pieces- plenty to make duplicates.

The flower was stamped onto a scalloped rectangle die cut from the Scalloped Contours dies using our Stamp-a-ratus. After centering the big floral image, we used a sponge dauber to pick up ink from the Flirty Flamingo ink pad & we tapped it onto the flower part of the stamp. Then we used Pear Pizzazz ink pad & dauber for the stem. Using the stamp-a-ratus, we could go back & re-ink any areas we missed. Next we inked the scalloped edges with the dauber.

If you hold the inked sponge dauber & paper exactly perpendicular to each other, you transfer just a little color to the edges.

From the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack we added a white bow to the stems.

Ta-da! A quick & beautiful card.

Have a great week! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Even More Daffodil Afternoon DSP

I don’t think I’m obsessed with this paper, but I am on a mission to show you how versatile our Stampin’ Up Designer Series Papers are. The cards I created today use a simple cutting strategy for a single piece of DSP as shown below. This is the same cut that I used on my card from Monday.

You get twelve pieces of DSP and there are so many ways to use these pieces. You might need to pay attention to the orientation of the design if there is a true horizontal or vertical orientation, like Monday’s card or today’s card.

This one was made by cutting the 4”x 3” into two pieces; two 2”x 3” pieces. Then a large label was placed between the two pieces giving the appearance that it is on big piece.

The card base is the standard A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5 “) in Daffodil Delight. I used the Hive 3D Embossing folder on a 3.75″ x 5” piece of Daffodil Delight paper. THen with my Blending Brush, I burnished with Early Espresso ink. Then I distressed the corners and edges a bit.

The sentiment label is cut from Bumblebee cardstock using the Tasteful Labels dies. The sentiment is from the “Celebrating You” stamp set from the Mini catalog. Last a Bumblebee Trinket was added on the label.

I have a second card for you today. Same layout, but different papers and a different piece of DSP from the same Daffodil Afternoon Sale-a-Bration paper. (free with $50 purchase).

The card base is Pear Pizzazz & a Daffodil Delight piece of card stock was run through the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. The label in Very Vanilla was made using the same label as the first card (Tasteful Label dies) & the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz is from the new celebrating You stamp set in the January-June mini catalog. The little flowers stamp from Hello Ladybug stamp was inked with Daffodil Delight ink & stamped off & then stamped on the label to add color and dimension. I added Bumblebee Gingham ribbon & a bow.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. Have a great Friday & weekend! See you again on Monday. Marilyn (aka MJ)