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Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Global Design Project, Ready to Pop | 1 comment

The Global Design Project team has a great color challenge going in.  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Smokey Slate.   I love, love, love all the cards by the design team.   So be sure to hop over to Global Design Project to check out all there wonderful projects. This color combination is  so very happy!   Just seeing the color Melon Mambo makes me happy.  And you guys know I love Smokey Slate :>GDP045_Colour_Challenge

For my design I decided to go completely clean and simple.  Relying on this fabulous color combination to shine!  I have been trying to push myself into doing more 3-d projects.  Stampin’ Up! makes it really easy with the variety of boxes they provide for the big shot.  One of which is the new Popcorn Box.  This little box is perfect to treats of any kind.  It is extremely easy to put together….

Here is a little video by Stampin’ Up! all about the Popcorn Box

Seeing all those popcorn boxes lined up in all their glory makes me want fall to come with all of its Carmel popcorn, popcorn balls, and just wonderful popcorn watching football…..

Popcorn box

I kept things pretty simple with the actual box.  And used the coordinating stamp set to make that fabulous tag.    Now no popcorn box would be complete without a card to go along side….IMAG3491

The card features many of the same elements as the popcorn box and the tag.  This helps bring both the card and the box together as one .    I just love the new selections of washi tape.  I have been using them a lot to add little accents of color to cards.  The Melon Mambo washi is from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Washi TapePop of Pink Designer Wahsi Tape

Here is one last look at the two projects.  And I will have to say, just look how cute the two are together.  Just a little match made in heaven….IMAG3497

Bundle to save.  When you purchase the Ready to Pop bundle you are saving 10%  Think about all the cute little popcorn boxes you could make.  And the set is great for other projects as well!!  I am compleatly in love with the little rick rack die!!!  I know I will be using him a lot!!!!

Ready to Pop Bundle

Ready to Pop Bundle

Remember to hop over to Global Design Project and check out all there creations.  There is loads of inspiration over there for you!

Much Love,


InKing Royalty Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 18 comments

Christmas in July Blog HopWelcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  Can you believe we are half-way to Christmas?  It might seem a bit early to start looking at wintry scenes and holiday goodies, but there are so many great products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog that we want to share before the Holiday Catalog is revealed next month.  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Christmas in July.  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 have a lot to share with you today.  I am super excited about today’s blog hop.  Christmas is my favorite cards to make and what better time to start working towards the Holidays that in the hot summer month of July.  Let’s all think cool and winter.  I personally love summer…but, this week in Alabama it is sticky hot… I do not care anything about being sticky….So in hopes of making this world free of stickiness…. Let’s all spend the next few days inside in the AC crafting for Christmas pretending we are not sticky…Anyway…… I had a Christmas in July event a few weeks  ago with fellow InKing Royalty member Kim Barrera.  We had a great time!  Today, I am sharing with you some of the projects from this event.   When I started planning the Christmas in July event I wanted to come up with a fun display for the class to see all the different cards that you can make from the Christmas Items in the Annual Catalog.  I convinced Mike to make me a wooden Christmas Tree for the display.  It took much doing!!!….He worked really hard on the project and we even called all around looking for a particular drill to make the tree with….we did not find the drill. He did a great job, drill or no special drill…..  Thought he thinks it is not right….boys….IMAG3406


After Kim and I filled the tree with lots of great cards our friends joined us and made several Christmas cards.  Most of the projects we made I have already shared with you…. But, I did want to share this wonderful card that Kim made as one of the class projects



The black is such a lovely and unexpected color choice for Christmas.  The black background really makes the wreath and joy show up perfectly… They shine so beautifully…

The next card is my favorite card from the Christmas Tree Display.  It uses the stamp set Embelished Ornimants, the Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and our new Copper Embissing Powder.

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set

Delicate Ornament Thinlits

Delicate Ornament Thinlits



I just love the simple beauty of this card.  I have been trying to resist this stamp set.  But, now I must have it.  I want to make gift tags from the ornaments with this beautiful copper embossing….

We had so much fun crafting with our friends that day!   I am already looking forward to the next Christmas Card Class.  I am also, already thinking about how to expand on the Christmas in July event!!!Christmas in July

I am very excited to be hosting another Christmas Card  with Kim in August.  We will be making cards with the stamp set Joyful Nativity.  And yes, We will have the tree up again so you can see new inspirations…

Joyful Nativity

Joyful Nativity


With brings me to my card for you today!  I love, love, love this stamp set.  It is perfect for Christmas Cards, gift tags, and Christmas packaging…It is simple and to the point.  Yet, agin I love!!!!

Joyful Nativity Card

Just a few details for you:

  • The paper used is Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • All the stamping is done with Versa Mark ink and then Heat Embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.
  • The little angel was a last minute addition that made the card!!!
  • Add a red layer on the inside of the front to cover the glue and building of the card.

FYI…The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate has a film layer on it.  This must  be removed before assembling the card.  Other wise the humidity of the summer will make the film layer bubble off….Ask…really just ask me how I know… mistake

Yes, I was able to salvage the card.  It just took much doing and re-glueing…that’s all I am going to say about that!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky. 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:

Bonus Days is a great time to earn money towards your August Purchases!


Be sure to hop along and leave some blog love along the way. I know my favorite Stampers have some great insperation and ideas for you today!

Much Love,


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