Hop with InKing Royalty to Color Me Happy

This is my second blog hop in two days. Well, actually, it’s my second hop in 12 hours! I love hops! It’s fascinating to see all the different things hoppers come up with using the same theme. Scroll down to see the list of hoppers.

For today’s project, I used all five of the 2017-2019 In Colors along with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, and Butterflies Thinlits Dies, to create a sweet card for any loved one. It may look time consuming to cut and glue all the little strips of card stock, but it took an amazing short amount of time – less than 5 minutes!

You can get all 5 colors of card stock in one pack ( 4 sheets of each color) instead of buying a whole 24 sheet pack of each color! Both options are in the Here’s what I used section below.


InKing Royalty Team Blog Hop June 2017, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


It’s Time for InKing Royalty’s monthly blog hop! This month’s theme is Color Me Happy, and we are featuring the new 2017-2019 In Colors. You can click on each color below to see all the products that come in that color.


Here’s what I made:


Color Me Happy for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop. 2017-2019 In Colors, Sunshine Sayings stamp set, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Color Me Happy for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop. 2017-2019 In Colors, Sunshine Sayings stamp set, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Fresh Fig card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst CS cut to 1/8″ x 4-1/4″ strips – about 7 of each color
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ – 3 pieces

Die cut using the Butterflies Thinlits:

  • the largest butterfly from the top layer of Whisper White CS – I used the negative space, so I still have the detailed butterfly to use on another project
  • I used the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot to get a cleaner cut from this intricate die

Die cut using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits:

  • “sunshine” from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • “sunshine” from a scrap of Tranquil Tide CS

Stamped with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink onto the top layer of Whisper White CS, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up

Assembled the card:

  • one solid 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White layer glued to the inside of the Fresh Fig card base
  • 1/8″ CS strips glued onto the other 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS layer, alternating the colors, then it flipped over – extra bits trimmed from around the edges (see below)
  • die cut Whisper White layer glued onto the CS strips
  • Whisper White die cut sentiment glued onto the Tranquil Tide one, slightly offset
  • die cut sentiments glued onto the die cut Whisper White CS layer

 Color Me Happy for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop. 2017-2019 In Colors, Sunshine Sayings stamp set, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s the hop:

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin’

Here’s what I used:

Click on the images for more details and to purchase.

Extra Stampin’ Rewards in June!

Place an order (an individual order, a hosted workshop order, or even a demonstrator order) of at least $350 in the month of June and receive MORE Stampin’ Rewards! You can use the rewards toward free product, or toward a Starter Kit! No special code needed. Every qualifying order will automatically receive the extra rewards.

June Host Code


Use the Host Code on online orders less than $15o. See how to use a Host Code here.

Online orders of $75-149.99 placed with the Host Code will receive the FREE gift of the month!

Online orders of $150 or more will automatically receive the FREE gift of the month! Do not use the Host Code.

June’s FREE gift is a pack of the amazing new Color Theory Designer Series Paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Designed with a paint chip style color variation on one side, wood grain or paint crackle on the other side.

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* Works beautifully on card fronts.
* 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6” x 6”
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating colors: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White

“No Contact” orders are not eligible for the free gift.

(I can ship within US only.)

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for the brand new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog

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are available to order now! 

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Thanks for hopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


  1. Great idea Candy. I will stop throwing away my trimmed pieces of cardstock!! So pretty!

  2. Ooh! What a stunning card! Those strips of In Color paper really bring a wow factor!!

  3. Oh Candy— this is Awesome! I love the striped background you made for the butterfly!!! What a fabulously wonderful way to show off the new InColors!!! Love It

  4. Wowza! Those strips of cardstock make one gorgeous butterfly!

  5. Such a great project, Candy! All those stripes are time-consuming but worth every minute of your time. LOVE IT! So glad you could hop with our team today!

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