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Inking Royalty: I Think I Love You Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop!

This year’s Blog Hop themes will be inspired by popular songs – the first is “I Think I Love You.” Our Blog Hop today is jam-packed with projects that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or that showcase love. How sweet is that?! We are excited to share our love-themed 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.

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, Ceelbrate You thinlits, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Valentine, DIY, papercrafting

Details:

  • The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock.I adore this cardstock as a base. The trick is to lightly score the cardstock before folding for a crisp clean line.
  • The top layer of Whisper White measures 3 3/4 x 5″. It like this bolder border (say that 3x fast!!) for a simple card layout.
  • I created a negative image using the Celebrate You thinlits from the Stampin’Up! SaleABration Catalog. These are free with a $100 purchase and are my favorite offering this year. I made a light line with a pencil to help me line up the images. Another little tip? By placing them in the bottom corner I don’t have to worry about centering the sentiments vertically. Make sure to keep the middle of the O and adhere with a mini dimensional.
  • The striking Painted with Love Specialty Designer peeks thru the negative space and is just perfect! The gold foil on this paper is always so hard to photograph, but in person? Oo-la-la
  • I added a little banner on the left side showcasing our Gold Glimmer Paper, Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon and a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set inked in Melon Mambo.
  • Loads of dimensionals give it some pop.

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, Ceelbrate You thinlits, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Valentine, DIY, papercrafting

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robbye Hamiliton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget that you can start earning your FREE SaleABration items NOW!

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  • ALL orders receive a FREE gift from me
  • All orders over $50 receive SaleABration rewards

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Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Valentines for The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

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I remember when the kiddos were little and we made dozens and dozens of Valentines for their school mates, family and our neighbors. In the past couple of years I haven’t done a lot of Valentine cards aside those for my fella, my parents, and to stick in goodie boxes to send to the college kids.

I have decided to up my Valentine game this year and have a list of people I want to be sure know how special they are to me. I’m not going to ruin the surprise by telling you who, but lets just say I have a lot of crafting coming up in the next few weeks.

I think this card will be perfect for mass producing AND making the recipient feel special.

Stampin'Up! Sure Do Love You bundle, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Valentine, DIY, Papaercraft, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, clean and simple, CAS, card layout

Details:

  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock. i adore this cardstock for the base as it is really nice and sturdy. I scored it at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ for a nice crisp fold line.
  • The Whisper White Cardstock layer measures 3 3/4 x 5″ creating a nice wide border. This card is pretty simple in design and that wider border helps create a little more visual interest.
  • The Pink Pirouette layer is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″ and the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is 3 x 3. Can we have a moment for that beautiful paper? The gold that runs thru it gives it a lovely rich feel, worthy of a card that says “I Love You”.
  • Both the heart and the sentiment are from the Sure Do Love You stamp set and are cropped out using the Lots to Love Box Framelits. These come as a bundle and when purchased together saves you 10% #winning
  • I added a little gold foil doily and a wrap of Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon

Stampin'Up! Sure Do Love You bundle, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Valentine, DIY, Papaercraft, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, clean and simple, CAS, card layout



Don’t forget that you can start earning your FREE SaleABration items NOW!

  • Shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Use Host Code PR7EEWUP on all orders under $150
  • Order over $150 receive Stampin’ Rewards
  • ALL orders receive a FREE gift from me
  • All orders over $50 receive SaleABration rewards

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What I am Stamping…..

come see what I have been stamping! Techniques, tutorials and inspiration, Stampin'Up! Cardmaking, papercrafting, DIY

Hey guys! Happy January and Happy SaleAbration!

And don’t forget, we have an exciting new twist to our SaleABration!

When you purchase $50 you can choose any LEVEL ONE  item, when you purchase $100 you can choose TWO Level One Items OR  a LEVEL TWO item. I love this and the Level Two options are just fabulous!

Did you know NOW is the best time to join as a demonstrator!

  • You get $125 product of your choice for only $99
  • Plus free shipping
  • AND Any 2 stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for FREE

The beginning of the month is always the time I make and send out cards to my team. I send welcome packages to our new team members, and congratulate those who were top in sales, promoted or grew their team. That can mean A LOT of cards and I typically spend a week making, writing and packaging up all those goodies. It is a labor of love that I am thrilled to do.

Here are the ones are their way this month:

Stampin'up! mazing You stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, SaleAbration, congratulations, happy birthday card, DIY, papercrafting

I just fell in love with all of the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. This one is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and isn’t it divine?! Beautiful colors and a touch of sparkly silver. The sentiment is from the SaleABration stamp set Amazing You (which means it is FREE with a minimum $50 order!). It is stamped in Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry and layered on the Designer Series Paper with dimensionals. That shimmery Calypso Coral Ribbon comes in a 3 pack with Basic Grey and Bermuda Bay ribbon and is also a SaleABration item. I have been going thru this ribbon like crazy!

Stampin'Up! Amazing You stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, SaleABration, congratulations, happy birthday, DIY, papercraft

I had some circles of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper left over and I could not let that pretty paper go to waste!

I layered a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Paper with the silver side up to play off the silver accents of the DSP and added the Basic Gray Ribbon from the SaleABration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

Stampin'Up! Beautiful Day stamp set, Stampin' Blends, technique, tutorial, DIY, papercrafting

Isn’t this butterfly just gorgeous?! It is from the Beautiful Day stamp set from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. It is just the perfect opportunity for a little bit of coloring. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the layer of Whisper White and then stamped it again on a scrap of Whisper White. The Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends add a pretty layer of color to the highlighted butterfly. I am definitely no expert, but they are so fun to use. Is there anything as relaxing as coloring? Takes me right back to when my kiddos were little and we would color for hours.

The sentiment, those fonts!!, comes from the Perennial Birthday stamp set from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. Have you seen the Perennial Birthday Project Kit? I think it is one of the best and most beautiful kits we have ever made.

And those little Glitter Enamel Dots are the perfect embellishment to pull the card altogether

Stampin'Up! Best Decision Ever stamp set, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, diy, papercrafting

Every new demonstrator who joins our team gets a welcome card from me and the Best Decision Ever stamp set. This is my go to layout, just changing up the Designer Series Paper each catalog.

Above is a Folded Whisper White Notecard with a 3×3 piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper layered onto a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″ of Berry Burst. The sentiment comes from the Best Decision Ever stamp set. This is a demo only stamp set that is on the supply list. I added the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon. If you have used our White or Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon, this is the exact same and is a dream to work with.

Stampin'Up! Best Decision Ever stamp set, Petal Passions Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, lemon Lime Twist, DIY, Papercrafting

I was so looking forward to using the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and I kept it really simply by just layering it onto a square of Lemon Lime Twist. The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral and tied with the Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon.

Don’t forget that you can start earning your FREE SaleABration items NOW!

  • Shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Use Host Code PR7EEWUP on all orders under $150
  • Order over $150 receive Stampin’ Rewards
  • ALL orders receive a FREE gift from me
  • All orders over $50 receive SaleABration rewards

And be sure to join my Newsletter list for weekly specials and exclusive tutorials! Click here to join

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