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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!

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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 Nov 13, 2016 in In Colors 2016, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, On Stage, Seasonal Decorative Mask, Thankful Thoughts | 1 comment

Thankful Thoughts for On Stage Swaps

 

On Stage was so much fun, I’m still not over the excitement.  I am super excited about the new catalog!  You are just going to love it :> Promise!!!! I am greatly missing all my friends.  So, I thought I would share just a few more pictures with you from that day.  How wonderful are all those smiles.  Just love these ladies so much.  Kim, Imogene, Pam, and Katie.

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I got to sit with most of these ladies during the day. Also, included in our table was Bobby and Shawn.  (I missed getting a table shot, so you will just have to imagine they are in this group.  We chatted about what we liked, what excited us the most, lost samp blocks, found stamp blocks, all in all fun!!! I really enjoyed seeing what excited each person the most from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Everyone was different, which I loved seeing.   The day was also filled with lots of swag.  20161105_143132

This is Katie with her New Stamp Set

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And Shawn

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And Bobby with her amazing smile.

One of the things I loved most about On Stage was everyone’s smiles.  We all mingled around and swapped cards with each other.  This was lots of fun for Kim.  I let her swap my cards. I know, Right????  Everyone was swapping early in the morning and I just was not awake enough to engage with people yet.  Thought, throughout the day people were stopping buy tables swapping cards.  How fun!!!!  For my swap cards I did a little retro technique with a modern twist.  I will fully confess that this technique was not my idea.  My friend, Lydia at Understan Blue did this very technique several weeks ago.  When I saw the video, I just know I had to try it!

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I just love how the colors mix using shaving cream, a credit card, ink, and a stencil.  I was so excited about getting to play with shaving cream that I stole Mike’s Barbasol.  And about 1/2 way through the day I was really wishing it was unscented.  Waite and buy some unscented shaving cream!  Trust me…. When I do a technique like this I make loads and loads of paper.  It just is not worth getting everything out just for one card.  And besides you will be having so much fun that stopping will be the real issue.  I followed Lydia’s instructions as well as I could.  It is best to just try  it out and see.  Then go from their.  After the shaving cream got really mixed up.  I would switch over and make some marbled cards using the shaving cream technique we all know and love.  I really like how the shimmery white paper reacts with the ink.  It just adds a little something something.

The colors were really interesting to watch as they  would go from really bright and bold to soft and muted.  Both were beautiful.  I used Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, and Cajun Craze.  I tried to keep the Dapper Denim and Cajun Craze from mixing too much.      Once the shaving cream turned a brown color I quit using it.  And started over.  When making a bold paper it is best to keep the rest of the card clean and simple.  I really wanted the stenciling to shine.  So I finished the card off with the Layering Ovals, some card layers, and a simple scripted thank you.

I love how the colors soften as you work with the shaving cream.  That minty color is amazing!!!!!20161112_102243

This card I scraped off the shaving cream   immediately after stenciling .  You can see how it makes the background  look  atmospheric. 

The marbled paper was so hard to cut.  But, after coming up with a design that would alow the paper to shine, I was able to cut the paper.  Yea Me!!!!  Letting go of pretty paper can be one of the hardest things to do.

20161112_102301We all love color inspiration and finding new combinations of colors.  Hear is a pinable that you can share on Pintrest!  This color combination would make wonderful fall cards using a die as a stencil.  (something like the leaflets….hint hint)slide1

This is Lydia’s video so you can see just how amazing and quick this technique is!

 

Thanks for stopping buy today.  I sure hope you will give the Shaving Cream technique a second chance.  It is quite fun and wonderful.  I love how it looks with stencils.  I hope each of you have a blesses Sunday!

Much Love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer

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