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Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Christmas In July, Fabulous Flamingo, Flirty Flamingo, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pop off Paradise | 21 comments

Christmas in July for Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  It’s Christmas in July, and today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by … you guessed it … Christmas!  What fun!  Although Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog will be released to demonstrators this week (we can’t wait to share that with you), our Annual Catalog is filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make Christmas special.  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.

I am so loving all the Christmas products in the annual catalog! We have several stamps that carried over from last year’s holiday catalog. They are wonderful stamp set and I am so glad that they stayed around. I adore Flurry of Wishes, Christmas Pines, and Father Christmas just to name a few Then there are two new stamp sets that are just awesome! Merry Mistletoe and Nature Sings. There are a few other stamps that work well for the Holidays like At Home, Wats of Occasions, and Colorful Seasons. The stamp set I am loving the most right now for the Holidays is Carols of Christmas. It is being released in August! And it is awesome. The is set pairs with the card front builder dies! They are amazing as well. You can get this set now for FREE! When you join Stampin’ Up! In July. (more about this at the bottom of my post)

Carols of Christmas

Today I paired this with two stamps that are not Christmas related. But, end up making a fun and festive card. Fabulous Flamingo and Pop of Paradise. Both of these sets have one thing in common. Flamingos!!! I love Flamingos! They are just beautiful creatures.

Fabulous Flamingos Stamp Set

I Love this summery stamp set.  Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

This was one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  I am so very happy that it is back for another year.   Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

 

 

  • I stamped the flamingo from Fabulous Flamingo in Archival Basic Grey.  Then created a watercolor wash around the flamingo with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The first layer was done with a really light wash of color.  Then I went back and added a second layer of color in some places.
  • The next step was to stamp the inside of the flaming in Flirty Flamingo
  • Then using a exact-o knife I made two slits and added the felt scarf using glue dots to keep the scarf in place.
  • The final touches was the sentiment, bakers twine, and the little holly cluster.  This is from the Carols of Christmas set.  I used Lemon Lime Twist marker and Flitry Flaming marker and colored the image then stamped it.

I love how this card came out so clean and simple.  It really is just fun to step out from time to time and experiment and see what you can come up with.  The second card.  I used the Flamingos from the Pop of Paradise stamp set and the ornaments from Carols of Christmas to create a little Christmas scene.  This reminds me of a big city Christmas window display.

  • This card was done in layers.  Each image was stamped with either Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, or Perfect Plum.
  • The second step was to then stamp each image with versa mark and heat embossed with clear embossing Powder.  Then Heat embossing each image.
  • The third step was to add the watercolor wash in Lemon Lime Twist
  • Then for a little interest I  stamped the Lemon Lime Twist and Perfect Plum ornaments a second time.  And die cut them out.  After die cutting them, I added them on top of the existing ornaments.  Either directly or by popping them up with a mini dimensional
  • The felt scarfs are add just like the other card.  I cut little slits in the paper to feed the felt through.  Then using glue dots to keep the scarfs in place.

I really enjoyed creating these whimsical Christmas Card.  It is always fun to look at your stamps and come up with something different.  I love looking at Instagram getting ideas for cards.  I have seen a few other cards similar to this which gave me the idea to try something different with these flamingos.

If you would like to see more of my adventures with stamping.  I would love for you to check out my Instagram.   I have been posting all month-long Christmas Cards for my Christmas in July theme.  You can fallow me at @westsidepaper

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopCandy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

I would love for you to join my team. My stamping friends are the best. When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team. But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty! The best stamping community around!!! Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!! So want you join me now???? If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com Join in July, get Free products!!! Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks. Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!! For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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I hope you guys are enjoying the blog hop.  I am super excited to see what all my Royal friends have instore for us today!  I know it is going to be awesome!!!  Let’s all go and be creative….
Peace & Love my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Berry Burst, Definitely Dahlia, Global Design Project, Uncategorized | 2 comments

A fun color combination for GDP097

The Global Design Project has a great color combination for us this week. It is Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake.  Be sure you hop over to Global design Project and see all the fab. inspiration the design team has for us this week!  I think you will be quite impressed with what they came up with.  Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom and see all the wonderful creations by those playing along.

This lovely color combination is quite vestal. And should be kept in mind for all seasons. It makes beautiful summer flowers, awesome fall leaves, and would be wonderful for a modern Christmas Card!

I decided to pull out a stamp I had not used in a while. Defiantly Dahlia. This is a large background stamp that is us

I thought berry burst would be the perfect color for this sweet flower! And of course, I made another square card with it!!! I paired the Dahlia with a sentiment in the Climbing Orchids stamp set. I made three versions of the card for y’all today. The first two are the Global Design color combination. The third was a happy accident 😜

  • The Dahlia was stamped in Berry Burst on Shimmery White paper. You can’t really tell in the picture. But, this paper gives the stamped images a beautiful finish.
  • The thinking of you was stamped in Wild Wasabi.
  • The third step was to add the layers and ribbon

  • The Dahlia was stamped in Berry Burst again.
  • Then I used a baby wipe to add texture to the flower.
  • Next using another baby wipe I added Crumb Cake.

  •  The Dahlia was stamped in Basic Gray. You can see little spots of Berry Burst. That’s because I did not clean my stamp before reinking. I was planning on using Berry Burst, but picked up Basic Gray.
  • This one was so pretty just the way it was. That I decided to keep it extra simple and not add a bow
  • I really love how the Basic Gray picks up the detail of this stamp

The final cards are 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.  The Shimmery white layer is 4 1/8 by 4 1/8.  Then each layer is built out from there.  The two Wild Wasabi cards the layers are 4 1/8 , 4 3/8, 5, and the 5 1/2 card base.  The Basic Gray card layers are 41/8, 41/4, 5, and the 5 1/2 card base.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I would love for you to join my team. My stamping friends are the best. When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team. But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty! The best stamping community around!!! Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!! So want you join me now???? If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com Join in July, get Free products!!! Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks. Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!! For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Thank You for visiting today!  I have enjoyed share with you so much!  Hears hoping that each of you have a wonderful day filled with the things you love the most.  And lets all find a little time to be creative.

Peace and happiness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Coffee Cafe', Dare to Dream, ink as watercolor, Lemon Zest, Tie Dye | 10 comments

Lemonade dreams

When it is a 100 degrees outside and 99% humidity my thoughts turn to refreshing dreams of lemonade.  Alabama this time of year can be brutally hot! And our humidity just makes it sticky to even walk out side. Now, I am a professed heat loving girl! But, when it get so hot with the humidity really high I just want to be at a beach with my feet in the water…or maybe on a lazing creek canoeing…or even on a float in the pool! Key is being as still as possible near water to cool off and a big glass of Lemonade!! There is just something so refreshing about  fresh lemons during a heat wave!!!  Thinking about this lead to a card that combines three Amazing stamp sets.  Lemon Zest, Coffee Cafe’, and Dare to Dream

  • Colors used are Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry with a little Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
  • I’m completely obsessed with square cards right now.  This square is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.  The tie dye panel is 4 by 4.
  • The cup is stamped in Old Olive and watercolor with Crushed Curry.
  • The Lemons and Limes are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry.  The punched out with coordinating circle punches
  • The Daffodil Delight is brought in on the Tie Dye panel.  This panel was created using a coffee filter, Lemon Lime Twist ink and Daffodil Delight ink, and baby wipes.  Just use the baby wipe to add ink to the coffee filter.  Such fun

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Check out Instagram for a version of this card with a straw! After taking the pictures and righting everything up I decided that this card needed a straw.  Check it out on my Instagram page! While you are there, I hope you will enjoy seeing all my Christmas in July post!  Instagram @westsidepaper

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card!  If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Price: $110.00

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope each of you have a amazing Friday!  Let’s all take a little time to be creative!!!
Peace out my Lovely’s-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in climbing Orchids, Faux Marbleing, Orchids builder framelit dies | 2 comments

Climbing Orchids…

Orchids are one of the most beautiful flowers on this earth! They are so unique in the way the grow and produce flowers. And the blooms are so much worth the wait! But, if you are not the green thumb type (lets all check our thumbs) or simply not patient enough to wait on the blooms to come around.  Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful stamp set that is so fun to use. And is amazingly real looking…

Climbing Orchid Bundle

This wonderful stamp set and dies  has everything you need to make two different types of orchids.  Just add your favorite color and you are set!  Let me just say this fount is to die for gorgeous!!! I’m completely in love with the Enjoy Today!!

 


This sample from Stampin’ Up! is amazing!!!

Can you believe that is paper… It look so real!!

  • The background is faux marbling! This is such a fun technique using shaving cream and ink. I used a single color Pear Pizzazz for the marbling
  • Each orchid bloom is stamped in Powder Pink.  The tiny centers of the large blooms are stamped with  So Saffron and then Flirty Flamingo on top.
  • The smaller bloom center is stamped in So Saffron with the tiny dots in Flirty Flamingo. Then die cut with the companion die.
  • The sentiment is stamped with versamark ink then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
  • The leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzazz.  The stem is stamped in Soft Suede

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card!  If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope each of you have a moment to be creative today!! Happy stampin’

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Eastern Places, Faux Marbleing, Lemon Lime Twist | 0 comments

Let’s be friends forever….

Friendship is one of the great joys in life.  It is something that should be celebrated!  Eastern Places bundle has a great stamp that celebrates all things friends.  “let’s be friends forever”  This sentiment is just so perfect!!!

Eastern Places Bundle

This bundle is so much fun! All the different dies work together to make fun flowers and medallions. Then the stamp set coordinates with the dies to add accents and different shapes to the dies! What fun 😍

  • The background is  faux marbling made just like yesterday’s cards.  Using shaving cream, ink, embossing paste, and a catalyst.
  •  Square cards are all the rage right now!!! Didn’t know that??? I just declared it because, I have been making lots of square cards lately.
  • The vellum was die cut with one on the Eastern Places dies. Then also cut out with the layering circle die that was just slightly larger.
  • After heat embossing the sentiment with silver embossing powder, I added a little glue behind the letters and added the Lemon Lime Twist circle.  This helped the sentiment stand out and it gave me a place to add stampin’ dimensionals.

This “all the rage” square card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 .   The paper was cut so that it measures 5 1/2 inches on one side and 11 inches on the other.  And is scored at 5 1/2 inches.  The layers (working inwards) are Card base (Basic Gray) 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 after scoring and folding as above,   Lemon Lime Twist  5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches, Soft Sky 5 1/8 by 5 1/8 inches, Silver embossed 5 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches, Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches,  faux marbling 4 3/8 by 4 3/8 inches

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!!

Below is a list of products used in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below

Happy Friday my friends!!! I’m looking forward to some down time this weekend! Stay creative

Peace & happiness-

Jennifer

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