Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! Spring is just around the corner, so we are sharing Spring projects with bees and birds. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 always so stunned by the gorgeous projects that use Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as the main ‘event’. Once again I pulled out the Abigail Rose DSP to find inspiration for today’s theme. Spring projects with bees and birds should include butterflies. Mainly because I really like butterflies. But Birds & Bees & Butterflies are all pollinators. And Spring is about pollen. Lots of pollen. All over my car. But I digress. What better background than this sheet from the Abigail Rose DSP? Pollinate away …

Here is my card for the InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop.

This card was very quick to make. The Sprig Trinkets add some weight to the card but it still comes in at under 1 ounce. This would be a card that I would hand to someone rather than mail.


    • Kraft notecards & envelopes
    • Very Vanilla Thick cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (x2)
    • Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3″ x 4-1/2″
    • Vellum: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Butterfly Brilliance Background stamp
    • Flowering Tulips stamp set
    • Brilliant Wings dies
    • All That dies
    • Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder
    • White embossing powder
    • White Craft ink pad OR
    • Versamark
    • Embellishments: Sprig Trinkets (2)
    • Adhesives: Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
    • Cut & Emboss Machine w/ Specialty Plate
    • Paper Trimmer & Paper Snips
    • Bone Folder


  • Stamp the Butterfly Brilliance background stamp on Vellum using white craft ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Die-cut butterflies with the Brilliant Wings dies. Pick one and save the rest for future projects.

TIP: When I create extra pieces & parts I have 2 different methods of storing them. I put them in a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane bag and fold the bag to fit inside the stamp case or die envelope. Or, I toss them in a tray. I love that Stesha Bloodhart called this her ‘Trash Tray‘. I have now adopted her term for my Pieces & Parts Bin.

  • Die-cut a circle from Crumb Cake cardstock with the All That dies. Emboss the circle with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder.
  • Add mini Dimensionals to the center of the butterfly.
  • Use Glue Dots to adhere the Sprig Trinkets to the embossed die-cut circle.
  • Layer the pieces as shown.
  • Stamp the sentiment just thinking of you today from the Flowering Tulips stamp set on the Very Vanilla card insert.


I originally did not use the Crumb Cake background circle. The butterfly got lost in the background. Sometimes adding a little solid color behind your focal image on a busy background is all you need to create a visual stop for your eyes.

And here is a BONUS – This card also works for the Global Design Project #GDP343

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! And I will see you tomorrow with more Cottage Rose Bundle.

Do Something Creative Every Day,




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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly