InKing Royalty Blog Hop

In Color Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop!

Today’s hop is filled with projects inspired by the Stampin’ Up!’s retiring 2015-2017 In Color Collection — our tributes to Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder! We’ve really enjoyed playing with these amazing colors over the past two years and 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.

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Denise Hoepfner | The Mountain Magpie

I remember the day these In-Colors were revealed. I immediately fell head over heels in love with Tip Top Taupe and there wasn’t even a close second among the other colors — especially Mint Macaron since I generally prefer earthy, rich tones over pastels.

But, who would have guessed that I ended up using my Mint Macaron card stock, ink and markers so much more than any other color from the group?

So this is my ode to Mint Macaron, the color I never saw coming but I hate to see leaving. And a nod to Tip Top Taupe, a grand love affair that ended up in the friend zone.

To make this card, I used:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set and coordinating Thinlits Dies
  • Sentiment from Basket Bunch stamp set
  • Petal Burst TIEF
  • Different patterns from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White
  • Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along 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 won’t want to miss it!

Denise

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. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Wendy Cranford at Luvin’ Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  10. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  12. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie  <~~~~ You are here!
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

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Spring Celebrations for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Spring Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Today’s fun Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme.

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for spring-themed projects — Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, just to name a few.

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.

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To me, spring is all about gardening — flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruit. There’s something so satisfying about seeing the hard work of planting and weeding pay off in a bounty of homegrown goodness.

Living in a cold-weather climate like Montana has its challenges, so when something grows well here, we remember to keep it in our rotation from year to year. That’s why gardeners here love to save, and then share, the seeds of the plants that flourish in our gardens.

I like to jazz up my seed packets to make them just as fun as what’s inside them. These were so easy to make that I went a little overboard, but here are my favorite five:

(Not a gardener or seed-sharer? These are just the right size to hold gift cards!)

Denise Hoepfner | The Mountain Magpie

To make the seed packet envelopes, I used the Envelope Punch Board. I cut my paper to 5″ x 5″. Then, I measured at 2″ and punched and scored, then rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise and measured at 3″ and punched and scored. I repeated this sequence, rotating 90 degrees counterclockwise and punching and scoring at 2″and then rotating 90 degrees counterclockwise and punching and scoring at 3″. Next, I rounded the corners.

I decided to glue the envelopes two different ways — vertically and horizontally.

Then came the super-fun part: decorating!

I wanted to use some of miscellaneous stuff I had in THAT DRAWER. You know the drawer. It looks like this:

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So, I pulled out that stamped cactus, the half a lace doily, the gold glitter ribbon and got to work. Here’s what I used:

Cactus packet — Perfect for jalapeno, cilantro or habanero seeds: Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Birthday Fiesta stamp set, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, Emerald Envy ink.

Floral “love” packet — Great for wedding or bridal shower favors: Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Sweet Sugarplum card stock, Gold Metallic Thread, Vanilla Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.

Watering can packet — Just right for flower or vegetable seeds: Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, Gift from the Garden stamp set, That’s the Tag stamp set, Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy inks.

Barn wood and doily packet — Great for heirloom or any type of seeds: Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Lace Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels.

Sunshine packet — Perfect for sunflower seeds, of course! (Or any other seeds sure to brighten someone’s day.): Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (the “sunshine” is also cut out of the yellowest part of the same paper), Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread.

I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to make the packets and a variety of methods to close them, including Mini Glue Dots, ribbon/thread, and for the cactus packet, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you’re looking for a fun way to use up your retired or soon-to-retire paper and all the stuff in THAT DRAWER, this is the project for you!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group and you don’t want to miss it!

Denise

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

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

A little sunshine for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!

Today’s blog hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme.  What fun! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special and we are excited to share our creations with you today. We are also excited to welcome guest designer Michelle Last to our team’s blog hop this month.

After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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Denise Hoepfner | The Mountain Magpie

My daughter turns 28 tomorrow, which is really weird because I’m like — 35ish.

ANYHOO, she is working hard to get her computer science degree while raising her son and because we are 1,700 miles apart, I can’t be there for her as much as I would like. Lately, she hasn’t been feeling well, so I wanted to make her a cheery birthday card to raise her spirits.

To make this card, I used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, which is filled with gorgeous and whimsical designs, like the sunburst print I chose for the top layer.

Next, I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and stamped it in Pumpkin Pie ink on a Very Vanilla card stock circle.

I then hand cut a banner in Very Vanilla card stock and layered it on a larger one I cut from So Saffron card stock, which is what I used for the card base, as well.

Finally, I cut a So Saffron “sunshine” die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. I think the font is so fun, especially next to the more staid “Happy Birthday.”

I hope this card brings a smile to my daughter’s face as much as the gift card I put inside it will.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp CandyThere’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group and you don’t want to miss it!

Denise

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. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  8. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps

‘Love is in the air’ InKing Royal Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017!

Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on “Love is in the Air.” This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine’s Day projects. There are amazing, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and NOW is the best time to get them. We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they 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.

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You know that Sinead O’Connor song that goes, “It’s been seven hours and fifteen days…?”

Well, that’s about how long it took me to make this card, what with all the microscopic pieces that kept getting lost or mangled. That being said, I don’t recommend CASEing this project for just anyone. Here are a few people who might deserve it:

  • The person who gave you a kidney.
  • Anyone who surprises you by paying off your mortgage.
  • The friend who for years has kept THAT SECRET about you and you want to keep it that way.
  • Your mother/ your upline/Oprah.

To make this card, I cut out the larger Detailed Floral Thinlits Die in Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi card stock. I then pieced everything into the Whisper White frame.

For the sentiment, I used the Suite Sentiments stamp set that can be found in the Occasions catalog.

This card isn’t perfect– there are a lot of rough spots if you look up close — but it was truly a labor of love for a dear friend who will think it’s fabulous.

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

Happy stamping,

Denise

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
Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie  <~~~ You are here!
Karen Browning at Stamp with Me KZB
Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps

Fun with Flowers for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Fun with Flowers

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate spring with style.

With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you have fun with flowers. Today’s Fun with Flowers Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas!

We are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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Denise Hoepfner | themountainmagpie.com

Every year, as June draws closer, I start to panic a little thinking about the Stampin’ Up! products on my wish list that might retire. The Circle Card Thinlits Die set is one of those things. After wanting it for several years, I decided now was the time to get it JUST IN CASE it’s not available next year.

I broke it open for this project, a Mother’s Day card that is floral and fun.

Here’s how I made the card:

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Denise Hoepfner | themountainmagpie.com

I love the way the circle spins when this card is opened. Not only is it an unexpected bonus for the recipient, it gives you two chances to share your creativity! I’m happy I finally ordered this amazing die set and I can see myself using over and over again for all types of occasions.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Happy Stamping!

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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. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Sarah Berry at Stamp with Sarah
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie  <~~~You are here

 

It’s your birthday for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop

It's Your Birthday

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style. From festive balloons to birthday blooms, there’s something for everyone.

Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share great birthday ideas. We are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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This blog hop was perfectly timed as my calendar is heavy with upcoming birthdays, starting with my oldest daughter’s birthday. She is 27 TODAY and on the verge of making some changes in her life, and I am praying this is a great year for her.

Below is the card I made for her using the Number of Years stamp set and the coordinating Large Number Framelits Dies. The fun polka dot paper is from the MUST-HAVE Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.
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On Friday, my stepdad is celebrating his birthday. He has always been a second dad to me, and I wanted him to know that I am lucky to have him in my life.
Below is the card I made for him using the Going Global stamp set and the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack. The inside sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set. I topped it off with the Sunburst Thinlits Die, one of my FAVORITE items in the Occasions catalog.
I’ve made other round cards in the past and for those I used the easel back design. For this one, I decided to use a brad to connect the front and back to make it swing open.
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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn Olivera at ShawnStamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss it!

Happy stamping!

Denise

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. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie  <~~ YOU ARE HERE
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  7. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

Here’s what I used to make these cards.

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Grateful for you

 

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!

Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season. Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.

After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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I thought long and hard about what project I would share today before realizing the answer was obvious.

If you have continued to visit my blog this year, even when it hasn’t been as active as others, then you are my crafting family of sorts. So, it just makes sense to share the card that I’m sending to my actual family.

For this card, I used the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I love this set because it can be colored in so many ways.

And, the sentiments are timeless, and perfect.

I paired my leaves with the Into the Woods DSP, and varied the card bases with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock.

The Washi tape I used is from last year, so isn’t an exact match, but it turned out it to be close enough. At the time I ordered the DSP, I didn’t know I would use Washi on my card. I have learned the hard way that it’s better to have a complete suite of stamps and accessories than a mish-mash, so that will be my goal from now on.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate all who take the time to visit this blog and those who leave comments, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.

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:

Brian King at Stamp with Brian

Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations 

Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky

Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping

Candy Ford at StampCandy

Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings

Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie <—– You are here

Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps

Julie DiMatteo at The Paper  Pixie

Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner

Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W