Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! We are having so much fun with our new Sale-a-Bration products and are excited to share some of that fun with you today. This month’s projects feature papers or stamp sets (or both!) from Stampin’ Up!’s January – February 2022 Sale-a-Bration brochure. 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 end of this post.
Let’s begin with an interesting fact.
FACTOID: Did you know there is a Language of Flowers? And it is officially called Floriography. Plants and flowers have been used to convey meaning throughout history. So what does the daffodil convey? Here is what I found out:
- China – Good Fortune
- Japan – Mirth & Joy
- France – Hope
- Wales – Be the first person to spot a daffodil in the spring and you will be blessed with gold
- USA – Hope
And then there is the color to contend with. But that is a factoid for another day. On that note, I began to create.
DAFFODIL AFTERNOON DSP
Today I am using the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper (available FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order) and the Daffodil Daydream Bundle. This paper is worthy of framing as art. It comes in a package of 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.
And the color coordination options are endless.
DAFFODIL DAYDREAM BUNDLE
Here are 2 cards using the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper. Cut a DSP panel at 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and adhere to a black cardstock card base. Then add a Basic Black 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of black embossed using the Gingham Embossing Folder. Add a sentiment from Best Year stamp set, a little bakers twine, and some embellishments to complete the card.
Here is another card using the sample in the Sale-a-bration pamphlet as a card map. TIP: When you are at a loss on the layout – ALWAYS take a look at the samples in the catalogs for inspiration. I am a huge fan of the hexagons from the Beautiful Shapes dies. Stamp the sentiment on Mint Macaron and layered it on Flirty Flamingo hexagon die-cuts. The sentiment can be found in the In Symmetry stamp set. Add some butterflies stamped on the DSP and die-cut then sprinkle some Adhesive Backed Hexagons around the sentiment layer. Then layer the panel on 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black cardstock.
MORE INVOLVED CARDS
These cards combine several techniques. I die-cut hexagons from scraps of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP and used them as a backdrop for the daffodil bunch. I stamped the 3-3/4″ x 5″ background with the scatter dot stamp. The daffodil image was colored using Stampin’ Blends (Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Flirty Flamingo).
And now for the card that uses every technique in the other 4 cards plus one new one, debossing. Stamping on the card base, coloring with Stampin’ Blends, fussy cutting sentiment, embossing with Gingham Embossing Folder, Die-cutting frame with Hippo & Friends die, and debossing for a little extra dimension. The sentiment can be found in the Flowers of Friendship stamp set.
EMBOSSING VS DEBOSSING – Embossing is when you raise a pattern and Debossing is when you depress a pattern. It is easy to deboss using metal dies. Arrange the die over the image with the cut edge away from the paper. Sandwich as you would for die-cutting. Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine.
I got a little carried away creating with the Daffodil Afternoon DSP. I know that you will too. LOL! Remember, it is FREE with a $50 order while supplies last. TIP: If you order the Daffodil Daydream Bundle you can get the Daffodil Afternoon DSP FREE. Do Not Delay. Shop with me TODAY.
January 4 – February 28! Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts at the $50 and $100 levels (total before shipping and tax). No limit to how many gifts you can earn based on increments of $50 or $100. Click HERE to see all the FREE products available.
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Simply Beautiful Ann. I love this paper and wish it was in the mini catalog!!!!
I love the paper too. BUT it’s free with $50 order – so, order away. LOL!
Wow, beautiful cards! Love each one and how you stepped them up.
Thank you. I am trying to show a gradual progression so as not to overwhelm anyone. 🙂
The best stop on this blog hop. Awesome cards and great ideas. Thanks bunches.
You made my week. Thank you so very very much for the sweet comment. I have so much fun creating and doing the write-ups. Sharing ideas is what our community does best!
Every single card is gorgeous! You, Candy, and Brian really showcased the versatility and possibilities with this DSP! Beautiful!
Thank you, Sue. I thought it was the absolute best DSP in the SAB pamphlet. Then, I saw all the wonderful projects made with the Sunshine &Rainbow DSP.
OMG!!! These cards are all stunning!!! I couldn’t choose a favorite if you paid. Simply gorgeous! It’s so funny – I made a note to myself earlier to research how to deboss with dies and voila – the information is right here in your post! Thank you!!
You are so kind, Sheryl. Thank you. And I am glad that I was able to read your mind and get that quick debossing note in my post! 🙂
Wowza! So many great cards you’ve made with that gorgeous paper, Ann!
Thanks, Candy. The DSP just seems to make its own cards. I just have to glue the pieces together. LOL!
Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the different levels of stamping. Even if I CAN do the more involved level, doesn’t mean I don’t love a quick and beautiful card. Thanks
Thanks, Jan. And you are so right, sometimes simple and quick is just what is needed.
All your cards are just lovely, especially the last 2. I really like the hexagon background.
I can never look at that DSP again without thinking of you and the floor tile. LOL! Great cards that just let the DSP take center stage!
Wonderfully beautiful cards! I love each & every one! The hexagon sentiment was a great idea.
Thanks, Marilyn. I am experimenting more with adding die-cuts to the background before adding focal images. The more I do it, the more I love it.
You are welcome. MUAHAHA Gotta love the linoleum of the 60’s ad 70’s
Such great projects, Ann! I love how you immerse yourself in a suite and make such a great variety of projects. Each of these is perfectly unique – and I do love the reference to the floors at the school (totally see it!).
Yep, I go all-in on the suite (or stamp set). The DSP is just so lovely and can be used in a variety of techniques.
Oh My! You created some amazing cards. I love all of them and the easy directions to go along. I really like the last one though. Unexpected mix of colors.
Thank you so very much. I try to give easy directions and then maybe I can garner a customer or two. LOL!
You knocked it out of the park Ann. And your background piece looks like the floor in my elementary too 😂
Thank you, Lynn.