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Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Fabulous Flamingo | 1 comment

Saying thanks with Fablous Flamingo

The cards that I use the most are thank you cards! I love having them on hand ready to go when needed. My supply has greatly diminish the last few months. So, now it is time to start replenishing. One of my favorite animals are flamingos. You will probably hear me say this a lot

1.  because Stampin’ Up! has two great sets that includes flamingos.

2.  I can’t stop using either one.  Especially, in the summer time.

Fabulous Flamingo

For today I went with Fabulous Flamingo! A wonderful stamp layering set that makes the perfect Flamingo so easy to achieve.

This set is beautiful! And has the most adorable sentiment! Tickled pink…I’m going to use that one really soon. I love the font of the sentiments as well! It is super brushy and free like.

  • The outline of the flaming was stamped in Basic Black
  • The body was stamped with So Saffron rolling the edges of the stamp on scrap paper to remove some of the ink.  Then rolling it in Powder Pink before stamping.
  • The feathers are stamped with Flirty Flamingo
  • The water is stamped with Pool Party that has been rolled in Tranquil Tide before stamping
  • The blades of grass are stamped in Tranquil Tide as well as the thanks
  • The next thing is to add a few glistening sequins to the water. These are from the iridescent mix. I used my fine tip glue to adhere them to the card. (it takes a few minuets for this glue to really set. So you have to be patient in this process. I normally use the tip of my paper snips to hold the sequins in place.
  • The final step is to add the little bow made from Flirty Flamingo bakers twine

The card is a standard A2 card. This measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.   Take a  8 1/2  by 11 piece of Flirty Flaming and cut it at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 inch side.  Then score at 4 1/4 inches.  Then fold and burnish with a bone folder.  The layers are whisper White 5 1/4 by 3 , Tranquil Tide 5 1/4 by 3 1/8.   Whisper white stamped with Basic Black using the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp.  This layer is 5 1/4 by 3 3/4.  The next Tranquil Tide layer is 5 1/4 by 4

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Below is a list of products used.


Supply List

 I hope each of you have a amazing day!  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Westside Paper Creations.  I so enjoy sharing with you guys .  Let’s all go and be creative


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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 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


Supply List

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-


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Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Fabulous Flamingo | 5 comments

Fabulous Flamingo 

There are few things in this world more wonderfully happy than Flamingos.  I have loved them since childhood.  The pink feathers at first just made me smile.  And there association with tropical beaches real draw me in.   And y’all know I love Lily Pulitzer patterns.   So, when I saw the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set I had to have it!!!

Fabulous Flamingo

The sentiments in this set are just perfect for this guy. Tickled pink…love you kinda a lit…that was awesome!!! All just how I think about flamingos.   The other day walking through Hobby Lobby (shush…don’t tell)  looking for some bowls in the home decor.  This print of a watercolor jumped out at me…

I knew exactly how I wanted to use this set.  I snapped a picture so I would not forget.  Card Ideas can come from anywhere.  We just have to be open to the world around us.

  • The three pinks used were Powder Pink, Pink Pirouette, and and Flirty Flamingo. This three step Flamingo makes it super easy to layer colors…
  • The three greens used were Limon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, and Wild Wasabi.  Using the “rock and roll” technique with Limon Lime Twist and Pear Pizzazz
  • Envelope decorating brings the entire look together!

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

Shop big and save!!!   We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop! Hop days are always super fun. I know you will want to join us! Stay creative

Peace to you my friends-


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