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Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in blog hop, Cat Punch, Die Cuts 2017-2018, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night, Tricked Out Treats | 13 comments

Tricked out Treats with the Inking Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop!  Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween.  We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you.  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 excited that we have the uber talented Lydia Fiedler joining us on the hop today! I adore Lydia as a friend and her artsy talent!  She is one of my favorite sources of crafty goodness! Welcome, Lydia! And thank you for joining us today for the Royal Hop!!  She gets to be a Royal for a day!! Yeppie!! The fabulous Lisa Pretto is also joining us!! I adore Lisa and all that she does for the Stampin’ Up! Community!!! truly we have the most amazing ladies with us today!!!  Huggs and Kisses to you both!

I decided to step out side my normal card box and make a treat holder for you guys! But, then I could not help myself and made a card to go along with the treat box!  For both projects, I used the Spooky Cat bundle and the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I like the cat punch!  It is probably my favorite punch in a very long time! I am just reaching for it all the time.

Spooky Cat Bundle

The Spooky Night Designer Series Paper coordinates with the punch. And is perfect for all your Halloween Crafting!

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

The pumpkins and hats are adorable and fussy cut super easy.  The polka dots are just adorable. And the cats are just the right size to punch with the cat punch!!!

I surfed through some of my favorite blogs that make 3-D items a lot. And came across a box that was made from a 6×6 piece of Designer Series Paper over at Pootles.   It is the perfect size for a “fun size” candy bar. Witch ment it was just right for a Halloween treat!

Each box was made with 12 x 22 Designer Series Paper. You get 4 boxes per sheet of Designer Series Paper. Then I used the Spooky Cat bundle to decorate the boxes.

Here’s the scoring and cutting info:

  • the paper should be 6×6
  • Score at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches
  • On the other side score st 1 1/2 , 2 1/4, 3 3/4, and 4 1/2
  • Burnish all score lines
  • On the side with four score lines you will cut up to where it intersects with the other score line
  • Then you will cut away a few sections. (See below)

Above is a picture of the template that I made.  You will want to cut away the parts that I have scribbled on. Also, the Black lines are the score lines. So you can see you don’t cut away the entire flap  So that you end up with something that looks like this.

The next step is to add glue to the sections that were left after cutting!  I used the fast fuse for this. It is very rare that I reach for this over the multipurpose glue. In this case fast fuse was perfect!

TRICKED OUT-

I used a piece of leftover backing from the multipurpose adhesive sheet.  The tape in fast fuse will not stick to the backing. So, it is perfect for when you want to run the tape from edge to edge of a piece of paper.

I added fast fuse to the orange sections that are folded over. All that is left is to put the box together.  The bottom two orange sections glue to the long tab that is in between them.  This makes the box. The top section with fast fuse adheres to the top tab.  This makes the top.  You want to repeat the process on both sides.

This is such a fun box with designer series paper. I love how when you open it the inside paper is just a pretty as the outside.

The hinged lid makes this box unique. Now, you can use a 1/2 inch circle punch to add a little notch to the bottom of the lid making it easy to open.  I opted not to.  Also, if you have any questions about making the box feel free to contact me via email.  Pootles has a wonderful video on how to make this box.

Now, y’all know I couldn’t let the day go by without showing you the cat!  Is he not adorable. Paper crafting could not get any easier.  The fun scarf is the Vintage Crochet Trim. I love this trim! It tied just like a real scarf!! How cool is that!!!

  • The cat’s ear peeking out is something I have been thinking about ever since I saw the hats.  I used a exact-o knife to cut a slit for the ear to peep out
  • The orange layer is embossed with the quilt top texture embossing folder. This folder is quickly becoming a favorite!
  • The stitched layering dies make a plain square something special

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

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

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

  1. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hopalong to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

My Tricked out tip for you today I learned from watching way too many you tube videos. The always fabulous Jennifer McGuire gave the adhesive sheet tip in a video I was watching! It really pays to be addicted to card videos.  Anyway, try it out for yourself.  It is really useful when lining envelopes.  And for boxes like today!

Peace and happiness my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Berry Burst, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, Lemon Lime Twist, Lift Me Up, Silver Embossing Powder, Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Up & Away | 4 comments

Take 2 with #GDP1000

The Global Design Project is celebrating their 100th challenge!!! How fun is that. Earlier this week I cased the fabulous, Brin King.  You can see my card here.  Today, I am caseing my friend Shawn DeOliveira.  Shawn and I officially met last year at World Card Making Day in Atlanta!  Though we know each other in the cyber world much longer.  So, I knew I had to CASE his awesome card for the Global Design Project 100th Challenge!

I love this card so much! The colors are awesome! The use of metallic is just perfect! One think that always impresses me about Shawn’s cards is the graphic feel they have.  That, and how he uses ribbon is beyond amazing!

Here’s the banner for Global Design Project. I hope you all will hop over to see the design team’s cards for this very special challenge!

I wanted to use metallic, like Shawn did! I also wanted to case his card design.  I love the clean and beautiful feel his card had.  I loved the texture of the background so, I wanted to case that as well.  That gave me a starting place…Matallics, design, and texture!!!

So the only thing let to decide on was the stamp set!

I decided on Lift Me Up! Mainly because, I thought the dies and stamped balloons would work as a focal point. Much like the sentiment, vellum, and ribbon all draw the eye to a certain point on Shawn’s card.  And, well, I love this set! And I had not used it recently.  So, it was time to dust it of…

Lift Me Up Stamp Set

I love how cute this stamp set is! And it is even better that the stamp set and coordinating dies work together to make verity of balloons.  What fun!!!

  • I decided for the metallic I would use the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper paired with silver foil.  What a fun combination! Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst complete the color combination
  • For the texture I added silver embossing with the touches of texture stamp set. This was added to the Berry Burst background and to the large balloon
  • The sentiment is outlined with a banner border from Thoughful Banners.  Look how wonderfully the sentiment fits right in there!

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

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Buch of Banners, Holly Berry Happiness | 0 comments

Christmas wishes for GDP097

I have already played along with the global design projects color challenge this week. I just loved the color combination so much that I decided to make a Christmas card with the colors. This is a card that I posted earlier this week on Instagram. A friend (thanks Kat for the encouragement) of mine suggested that I tweak it just a bit and play along a second time.   What fun!

You can see my card with this fab. color combination here.

The annual catalog has a great Christmas Set called Holly Berry Happiness.  It coordinates with the Holly Berry Builder punch.  I paired these two with the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  

You get everything you need to make beautiful holly.  Everything from wreaths to individual bunches and so on!  I love that this stamp set is a two-step set.  This means you get a sketched outside image and a more solid image to fill in each of the hollies.  You even get little berries to fill in around the holly.

  • The holly was stamped in Basic Grey.  Then filled in with Wild Wasabi.  The berries were stamped in Berry Burst
  • The banner was stamped in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst.  Ink up the section of the stamp you wish to use.  Stamp.  Clean. Ink and Stamp.  It is important that you clean the stamp in between the stamping.  Ask me how I know….
  • I used the Bunch of Banners dies to cut the banner out with a Big Shot.
  • The bow was stamped in Basic Black.  Then inside was stamped with Berry Burst after rolling the edges  on scrap paper to add some verity to the color.
  • The Berry Burst panel is embossed with the Holly Texture Embossing Folder

This card was lots of fun to recreate.  I love that it is an “all the rage” square card.  I am having so much fun creating these square cards.  To make a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch square card.  You just simply cut the 8 1/2 edge of card stock at the 5 1/2 inches.  In this case the card base is Crumb Cake.  After cutting your paper you score at       5 1/2 inches.  The layers are then, Wild Wasabi (1/8th less), Berry Burst (1/8th less),  The Shimmery white layer is 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches with a Wild Wasabi cut the same way.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

Supply List

Have a wonderfully fabulous Saturday!  I hope you have an extra moment to be creative. I am getting together with a few friends to make cards and learn a new technique.  Should be fun!
Peace & Happiness-

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 13, 2017 in Faux Marbleing, Hello Friend, Rose Garden, Rose Wonder, Touches of Texture | 0 comments

Faux Marbling technique

So life has been a little crazy.  The “other” has been sick. Work has been wild. And messed up internet services.  Has kept me away from you guys for a few days! I’m happy to be back sharing with you today….

I am a technique junkie. Love trying new techniques and revisiting an old technique.  The Shaving Cream marbling Technique has been around for quite a while.  But, recently it has made a reappearance.  One of those everything old is new again things… This technique is loads of fun!! It contains just the right amount of messy!  There are may ways of doing this technique. I experimented with using catalyst to pick up colors and placing them in specific areas for the marbling look.  I also made some just single colored marbled paper.   After I was done making my paper. I set out to make a few cards.  If you fallow my Instagram then you have seen a few sneak peeks of Christmas cards using the paper I made.  You can find me @westsidepaper This month I am filling my Instagram with Christmas in July.  Each day I’m making a new Christmas Card.

I love soft color combinations. And this technique lends itself well to soft colors because often you will achieve a muted look especially when using a catalyst.  For today’s cards I used Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist.  Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist are not necessarily soft colors. But, they become muted versions of themselves when marbling.

I have been working on my college abilities.

 I love the layers of texture you can create with just stamps.  This  was the perfect opportunity to practice!!

#practicemakesprogress

  • After marbling the paper I added very thin layer of embossing paste in certain areas to create even more texture and depth of color
  • The next step was to add the college elements with versa mark and embossing powder or color ink and clear embossing powder.  The specks are just stamped in peekaboo peach
  • The stamps for the college came from two sets Hello Friend and Touches of Textures
  • Finally adding the fussy cut hello

The second card I decided to keep quite simple!

 Just adding a few elements to help the background shine❤

  • These soft colors really work well for sympathy cards. They just seem soothing
  • The Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Rose Garden Dies  has some amazing elements that are perfect for clean and simple cards
  • The silver thread adds just a little touch of shimmer

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

Here’s one more look at today’s  cards. Also, if you would like to see bolder marbling check out this post.

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 [email protected]

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

Supply List

 I am so very happy to be sharing with you today!  I hope each of you have a wonderful day.  And that you find a moment to be creative!!!
Peace & Love-

Jennifer

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