Dapper DenimEmerald EnvyFlirty FlamingoPeekaboo PeachSweet Sugarplum





Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog introduced us to five new In Colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum. What a beautiful collection of versatile colors! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s favorite new In Color. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My Favorite In Color(s)

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As you can see from above I found it hard to select just one favorite in-color!

In Color Blog Hop Photo 1 (2016-06-21-1943)

  • Using your Stampin’ Trimmer cut and score the following cardstock pieces:

Very Vanilla
1) 8.5 x 5.5 score at 4.25
1) 2.5 x 4

Dapper Denim
1) 2.75 x 4.25

Moroccan Nights DSP
1) 4 x 5.25

  • On the Very Vanilla, 2.5 x 4, stamp your sentiment. I chose Happy Birthday from the Better Together set. I love the font! Using the rule of thirds I stamped my sentiment, using Dapper Denim, on the right ⅔ of the cardstock.
  • I stamped the inside of the card in Emerald Envy – just to be different!

In Color Blog Hop Photo 2 (2016-06-21-1943)

  • Using snail adhesive I adhered the Very Vanilla to the 2.75 x 4.25 Dapper Denim. I then attached 5 dimensionals to the back in preparation of the next step.
  • Removing the backing of the dimensionals from the sentiment I placed it on the DSP. I know that there is most likely an official way to do this but I just eyeballed it.
  • Faux ribbon tying at its best. I cut a length of the Emerald Envy ribbon (approx. 8″) and looped the ends to gather and tied a double knot. Then I cut the circle in the middle and voila a perfectly flat knot for front of the card. Then I put glue dots on the ends of the ribbon and wrapped it around the front of the card.
  • In Color Blog Hop Photo 4 (2016-06-21-1944)Adhere the Moroccan Nights DSP, 4 x 5.25 to the front of the Very Vanilla card base, 5.5 x 8.5, scored at 4.25. I used Snail adhesive but the liquid glue works great, too. Just remember a little of the liquid glue goes a long way!
  • Once completed I thought the card needed a little something extra so… I broke out the retired star from the itty bitty punch pack (sad to see this set go) and punched three stars. In order to replicate the pattern on the DSP I then placed the stars on a sticky note (on the sticky side) then inserted them back into the punch and punched again. Worked great… and matches the DSP beautifully – if I do say so myself 🙂

In Color Blog Hop Photo 3 (2016-06-21-1944)Last but not least… bling! 

  • I took several jewels and placed them on the new punches and scattered them on the card. And as I don’t like to send an “nekkid” envelope I added 2 x 4.5 on the left side of the envelope (secured with liquid glue) and added more bling!

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Card Stock

Tools & Adhesives

Ribbons & Trim


Thank you for stopping by today. Next stop, 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!


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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. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  6. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB