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Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Friendly Wishes, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper | 20 comments

So in Love – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

So In Love

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! Today’s So In Love Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share ideas for Valentine’s Day or new products we love. We are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Valentine’s Day is such a special time of year for so many.  For me, I try to remember all the people in my life that I love.  It is not necessary about “romantic” love.  Though, the  “romantic” feel of Valentine’s Day  was my inspiration!  I adore the “romantic” elegance  of the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  This paper makes me think of Age of Innocence or a wonderful Jane Austen book.  Timeless Elegance Designer Series paper

Every time I see this paper I fall head over heals back in love with it!!!!

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Age of Innocence


So, now that I have my Jane Austen (or Age of Innocence) paper…I decided it was to beautiful to not make it the focus of the card.  I cut out two pieces that were just so (the ribbon would not hide to much of the roses)


The card base is Very Vanilla card stock cut at 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The panels are Basic Gray and Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  I am completely in love with Basic Gray ever seance Stampin’ Up! introduced the Archival Basic Gray.  It is such a beautiful color of gray.  (this is coming for a Smokey Slate lover who never touched Basic Gray until the last few months)  IMAG2702

The Stamp Set Friendly Wishes pairs so very well with Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.    Frendly Wishes

This combination made it so very easy to bring everything together.   The Bold Sentiment is perfectly paired with the soft roses featured in the Timeless Elegance Designer Series paperIMAG2705

Just to change things up a bit …. I added a two candy dots to one of the cards.  This add a little extra focus to the bold sentiment.

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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, JulieDiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. 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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  6. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie


Be sure to Hop Along with everyone!  They are so very talented and I am sure you will love what you see.  Happy Tuesday!  And go watch Age of Innocence or read Jane Austen :>  Or even better, just make a card that reminds you of them both….. and always remember….1308087505-il_570xN_500612230_erp5

Much Love,


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Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Friendly Wishes, Schoolhouse Designer Serise Paper | 4 comments

Frendly Wishes for The Paper Players

Over the weekend I was making a few cards for my cousin.  I was using a color I normally do not use a lot of.  Pacific Point.  I like this color very much after spending a few hours stamping with is and imagining all the possibility’s.  One of the things I did was make envelope liners for the Note Cards I was making.  One of the papers I used for envelope liners was the inspiration for today’s card.  The paper was from Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  That and a great theme challenge  by The Paper Players. The theme is “It’s Hip to Be Square”  Man, that saying always makes me think of Huey Lewis and the News …..and he always leads me to Back to the Future.  Now, Back to the Future has nothing to do with today’s card.  But, lets all pull it out and watch the young Michale J Fox and listen to a little Huey Lewis.  Well, on to today’s card.

Here is the Sketch by The Paper Players:pp256Like I said the color inspiration for this card was the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  It combines Pacific Point, Pool Party, and Whisper White.   I just love the dots, bikes, squares, and stripes in this bright and bold paper. Schoolhouse Designer Series PaperHere is the stamp set:Frendly Wishes

Here is today’s card:IMAG1782

I just love the bold circles of the paper combined with the very bold sentiment.  This is such a fun card that is happy! happy! happy!  This card is clean, simple, and quick.  What could be better than that1

Here are the Details of today’s card:

  • The card base is pool party cut at 5 1/2 inches (on the short side)  and scored at 5 1/2 inches.  Use your bone folder to burnish the score line.
  • Cut a piece of Pacific Point into a square that is 5 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.
  • Cut the bold dot paper from Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper into a square that is 5 inches by 5 inches.  Glue the square layers together using multipurpose glue. Glue to the card base also.
  • Stamp the “I’m always here for you” stamp from Friendly Wishes in pacific point on Whisper White Paper.  Then use the Circles Collection Framelits and your Big Shot to cut out the sentiment.
  • Use the next size up Circles collection Framelits to cut a circle from Pool Party card stock.  Glue the two circles together using multipurpose glue.  Then use Stampin’ Dimentionals to adhere to the card base.

This is a special size card, so if you want a envelope you will need to use your handy dandy envelope punch board to make a envelope.   That’s it!  So clean and simple.  Sometimes it’s nice to just let the simple design take over.  This is easy to achieve with such great bold sentiments and paper by Stampin’ Up!  Just another reason why I love my Stampin’ Up! products.  i can sit and create something really elaborate and it will look great.  Or I can make a quick, simple, and clean card with just a few supplies and it will be just a amazing.


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 Be sure to check out all the great cards by the Design Team at The Paper Payers.  Also, scroll  down to the bottom and check out all the cards by those paying along with The Paper Players.  Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations.  I hope your Tuesday is fabulous!


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