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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

 

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-

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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Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Fresh Fig, Just add text, Lemon Lime Twist, Tie Dye | 0 comments

Tie Dye fun! #tiedyebackgrounds

There is a super fun technique going around that results in a tie dye look.  I first saw this technique in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrators Facebook group and I was just amazed by the beauty!!! I have experimenting with this technique a bit.  You can see another card here.  I even used the technique for the cover of a journal I am working on for the Hacking the Color Wheel class I’m taking.   Then today it showed up in my inbox from splitcoast stampers.  Check out the tutorial here.
I love playing with different techniques that are so unique each time you use it! The key to this is to pick colors that work well together.  Soft colors are just as beautiful as bright colors! I am just drawn to bright colors, so that is what I use the most!

  • The tie dye panel is “dyed” with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Creating a two color background panel is a great way to highlight different areas of a card! The Lemon Lime Twist has gold behind it. The white section gold!!! This helps bring out the gold medallions
  • The Eastern Gold vinyl stickers are just awesome!!! They are really high quality stickers.
  • I think this is my favorite of the new sentiments!!! It is in the Just add text stamp set

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


Stampin’ Up! has some exciting things coming very soon. One of which is Christmas in July.  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!!!

Bonus Days will be back 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.

Just a few day left!!!!  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!!! 

So go be creative and have fun in life! I hope you have an awesome day!!! We are getting quite close to the weekend and you guys know that makes me happy!!

Peace to you-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Embossing, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Zest, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, texture paste, Tranquil Tide | 0 comments

Lemon Zest what fun!

The Lemon Zest Stamp Set is full fun! Awesome sentiments and a beautiful lemon or lime. Then to top it off a slice that could be a lemon, lime, or orange.  This set is perfect for Summer time card making. I love the “fresh feel” .

I really love how the sentiments work together.  “if life gives you lemons” …”squeeze it for all it’s worth”  Then there is ” Life’s short” …”live it with zest” …how adorable both these are. I can’t wait to use them!!!

If you have been following my post lately, then you know I am having loads of fun with the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste.  I think these are my two favorite new products! Love them both. Today, I am using the small diamond shaped stencil with Lemon Lime Twist embossing paste.

  •  Stampin’ Up! has even given us a punch for the lemon and the leaves…
  • The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and So Saffron
  • The embossing paste is tented using the Lemon Lime Twist reinker.

The Lemon Zest stamp set is offered in a bundle along with the coordinating punch. This bundle saves you 10%!!!  Whoop Whoop!!!

I just love this sample from Stampin’ Up! So pretty with all the layers of texture they created. With the embossed background, the banner and circle layer, and then the lemons.

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 today! We made it to Thursday! The crafty weekend is almost here! Yeppie! Stay creative

Peace out-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Berry Burst, Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons, Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Fresh Fig, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, powder Pink, Silver Embossing Powder, Tranquil Tide | 6 comments

Color Me Happy Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June 2017 Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2019 In Colors – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  What an amazing collection of new colors!  We are excited to share our creations with these new colors.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  Hi Lisa and Louise !!! Thanks for joining us 😍 I’m a huge fan and your creativity is amazing! Hugs…

Back several years ago, more than what I would like to admit. My Yoga teacher would play part of the Gray’s Anatomy soundtrack while we were practicing.  Believe it our not, It actually is a great soundtrack for your yoga practice. Back then I did not watch a  lot of Gray’s Anatomy because, “the other” did not really care for it.  So the songs came associated with peace, relaxation, and hard work.  You know that moment at the end of the Yoga class when you are laying on your mat.  You made it through it and everything is right in the world.  Just for that moment….when you just breath… Later on I decide that I would watch Gray’s when “the other” had already gone to bed.  That way I could enjoy my Gray’s.   Now I am one of those freaks who marathon watch Gray’s from season 1 to the end. Because, how else do you watch Gray’s????  Try it sometime, it is hours of entertainment.  And each time you watch it you will be drawn to a different character… And besides, what else is there to watch this time of year???   I love me some Gray’s Anatomy.  That being said,   I just had to have this sentiment in the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  It completely reminds me of everything I love about Yoga and it makes me think “I got this” and to keep breathing…

The New InColors are just amazing!!! I love each and every one of them.  The Powder Pink is just soft and wonderful.  I discovered a little color combination in making these cards,  I will be keeping in the back of my mind.  Powder Pink and Smoky Slate are AMAZING together.

Two Other really great color combinations I found were Powder Pink ink blended with Berry Burst.  Then Lemon Lime Twist ink blended with Tranquil Tide is AWESOME!!!! Beautifulness together…

These cards were quick and easy. A little stenciling with the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask.  I just adore this circle mask.  It has a kinda bohemian feel to it that pairs perfectly with the stencil.  The bold pattern makes it easy to create a quick and easy focal point.  I love how the sponge brayer lays color down with this mask.  It really makes it so much fun to uses stencils when you have the right tool for the job.  I am working on making a set with each new InColor.  I got all the stenciling done to make a set of 8 of each color done last night.  Tonight, I will add the embossing to each.  Then put them together and decorate the envelopes to match.    I did finish one of each so that you could see all the Pretty new InColors.

When I first started using Berry burst, I decided that it belonged with the purples.  But, the more I use it the more reddish it becomes.  It defiantly is not red…But, It’s not purple.  Magenta??? Maybe?  What I do know is that this color is beautiful.  I keep reaching for it over and over and over….  The powder Pink is soft and so sweet of a color.  After stenciling with it, I love the color.  It will be perfect for those true girly cards.  This soft pink was so muted.  That I decided to use a different color for the Sentiment.  The stenciled color and the stamped color are just really to close together for them to be the same.   And look how wonderful it looks paired with Smoky Slate and Basic Black.  Who Knew.  And the card with it blended with Berry Burst.  Just wow!!!  How pretty are those two together.

Fresh Fig is the most perfect jewel tone.  This rich purple is amazingly beautiful.  It reminds me of a deep dark amethyst.   Lemon Lime Twist is such a fun and happy color.  This color just makes me smile!!  Tranquil Tide is my absolutely favorite of the new InColors.  This deep dark pool color is perfect in every way.  It reminds me of the ocean.

  • Each card was stenciled with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask using one of the New InColors.    The sponge brayer is perfect for this.  You can start of light and build up the color as desired.  I tried to add some variations to the color of the stenciling. By adding more color in certain areas.  Make sure you use a different sponge for the brayer with each color.
  • The sentiment is stamped in the same color as the stenciling.  Except, the Powder Pink.  (we’ve discussed that)
  • The edges are heat embossed in either copper or silver.  This is easy to by running your paper edges along the versa mark stamp pad.  Then adding your embossing powder.  Repeating the process until you like your edges.
  • to finish of the card, I added circles from the Eastern Places stamp set to the inside of the card and on the envelope flap.
  • The Envelop is also stenciled on the front completing the look.

 

Stamping off can give you different layers of a single color.  This helps your inks go further and gives different layers of  value to a single ink pad.

 

 

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:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
    3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
    6. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin’

​I am so glad you made it by Westside Paper Creations.  Blog hop days are the best.  This group has lots of beauty to share of these Amazing InColors.  Happy Hopping and be Creative!!!

Peace and Happiness my friends-

Jennifer

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