Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Welcome to InKing Royalty's February Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It's always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. 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.

When I first look at a new catalog I am not always the best at choosing the stamp sets that will become favorites but I fell in love with the Hand Delivered host set from the very beginning. It can be purchased with the Stampin Rewards you can receive from a $150 purchase. Not only is it very fun and cute, in my opinion, it is one of the most versatile stamp sets ever offered by Stampin up!. In addition to birthday there are five other occasions provided in the images and sentiments! Of course today I am using it for a birthday card today. Here is my card. 


The attendees of my monthly card class like to make birthday cards to send to friends and family and we had not made one in a couple of months so I wanted to use this set for a birthday card. I love the sign she is holding but the birthday sentiment in the set is not designed to fit on the sign. It is designed to fit on a banner somewhere else on the card so I pulled a birthday sentiment from an old retired stamp set. After I did that I realized that the sign was a perfect place to simply hand write any sentiment for any occasion that one desires! After all isn't the sign logically assumed to have been written by the sign holder? What a great opportunity to have any form of custom sentiment! Think about all the possibilities - they  are truly limitless.

For my card I used the Buffalo Check stamp with Daffodil Delight ink to create the background. I stamped it several times using the Stamparatus. I then created layers using Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Whisper White. I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and colored the legs, hands and skirt with Stampin' Blends markers using Light Pool Party for the background of the skirt, Light Granny Apple Green for the leaves and various colors for the flowers themselves. I then cropped the image with one of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle Framelits Dies. I wanted a colored band behind the Daffodil Delight layer and since I did not have any Pool Party ribbon I created a band by cutting a piece of Pool Party cardstock the dimensions I wanted and then embossing the piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I have used cardstock bands many times in the past but now that we have the Subtle Embossing Folder the band has a slight ribbon texture.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Olivieira at Shawn Stamps. 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:


  1. Love this card and the spring color combination, Katie! Great layout!

  2. I love her dress! Nice job on the coloring and the design of the card. I love the layers--they're perfect!

  3. I adore this card, Katie! The buffalo check in Daffodil gives such a Springy backdrop for your card - and all those layers are gorgeous! Your coloring on the skirt is great, too! I love the little band that crosses between the main layer and the background. So happy you joined us for this month's hop! ♥

  4. What a sweet, simple card! The coloring on the gal's skirt is gorgeous!

  5. love the gingham with those colors!

  6. Love that stamp set, and how you've used it, Katie!


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