Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Inking Royalty October Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty's October Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. 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.


Last fall I went to a Stampin' Up! event in Huntsville Alabama and received a swap card from Joy Hall a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The card consisted of two individual pieces, one fitting inside the the other like a card in an envelope. I thought it was a really neat design and decided that I would make a similar one sometime for my monthly card class. During the pandemic my class has been meeting on Zoom and making cards with the materials they pick up from my porch. As a result we don't use any Stampin' Up! stamps. Instead we do lots of interesting things with Designer Series Paper and dies. This month i decided to make Joy's card using my favorite new paper from the current mini catalog, Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper. That paper was so loved by everyone it is currently out of stock but the good news is it will return - probably at the end of November so check back. Here is my card. 




This is the card with the inside piece pulled out.

During this pandemic I have been sending thank you type cards to just regular people trying to do their jobs in these difficult times. That is where this card will go. 

With some trial and error I developed the template below to use to make the envelope piece. To make the card start with a piece of Designer Series Paper that is 11 1/8" long by 4" wide. This measurement produced a completed piece that will fit easily into a mailing envelope without having too much play. Score it at 2 7/8" from each end and then cut a triangular piece off the top corner of each end as shown.




Then fold along the score lines. You will see that the two side pieces overlap each other about 3/8. If you use a pattern paper it is unlikely that your pattern will match at the center seam so experiment with the fold of your paper having each side on top to see which way looks the best. A busy pattern will make the seam less noticeable. Once this is done add Tear & Tape adhesive all along the very bottom edge of the center of the paper. Then add Tear & Tape along the side edge of the paper that you decided looks best on top. Remove the paper backing from the Tear & Tape and fold, lining up the bottom edges.  Burnish along the adhesive lines.

For my card I did use the So Grateful sentiment from the Ornate Thanks photopolymer stamp set and masked off the "So" and only inked up the Grateful. I love the large bold images in this set plus all the wonderful smaller phrases that can be used individually or along with the larger ones.   
 
Stamp your sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut with the die shown from the Hippo & Friends die set. I used the middle size die. Then cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock with the largest matching die from the set. I totally overlooked these dies until one day I saw a card made using the exact dies I used on this card. After checking the catalog and seeing all the great dies in the set I immediately added it to my order. I encourage you to check it out!

For the inside I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 3 7/8"X5 1/8" and adhered a 1/2" strip of the DSP that was left over from the "envelope" along the side. I put the reverse side up. 

I decided it needed a little something more. I looked at all my leaf dies and nothing caught my eye so I decided to check out some of my past Paper Pumpkin kits and discovered some perfect leaves in the September 2017 Layered Leaves kit. That is the wonderful thing about Paper Pumpkin kits. There are always lots of pieces left over which can be added to projects later. It is a great way to add to your supplies. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

I comments and would love to hear what you think!! 

Katie

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. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper ← You Are Here
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

18 comments:

  1. Katie, I love this card and how thoughtful of you to send out thank you cards to encourage others.

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  2. Thank you for your sweet comment. Glad you liked it!

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  3. Katie! I am so glad that you hopped with us today! I have missed your amazing cards and this one did not disappoint. I love this clever fold and the simplicity of it. I will give this a try for sure! Xo

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  4. I love this! I adore different folds and this is a great one. Beautifully done.

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  5. Love your card, and thank you for the template! I used to make criss-cross cards, and this looks so much easier. That paper is beautiful, will watch for it.

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    1. Thanks Sheryl! Hope you find the template helpful.

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  6. Katie - this is gorgeous. It is a clever layout for a thank you, and it is beautiful made in this paper.

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  7. I love everything about this project, Katie! Such a brilliant idea - it's like an envelope with no flap. I know that the recipients of your kind notes will be so happy to receive them. So glad you hopped with us today! ♥

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    1. Thank you Brian!! You are always so supportive of all of us on your team!

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  8. So pretty! What a great combination of DSP. Thanks so much for the pattern, you did a great job with it!

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    1. Thank you Sue! It is easy to make once you have the template.

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  9. So clever ! What a great card for those of us that include a note instead of just signing alone . Thanks for the instructions as I would love to make a few of these . What fun in the plaid paper !

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    1. Thanks Sonny! It would be great in plaid paper. Glad you liked it!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I read all comments and respond to any questions.

Katie