InKing Royalty Blog Hop November 2018 #stampcandy

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s blog hop themes are inspired by popular songs, and this month’s song is “We are Family.”You can scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the video of Sister Sledge singing the song, “We Are Family.” 

As you might guess, our hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family, so we have a wide variety of projects. We are excited to share our creations with 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.

I’m sharing a card I made for a special relative of mine. She’s very wise and she likes unicorns, so I decided to combine the two on her card. I used the Animal Outing Bundle, the Labeler Alphabet stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP.) 

I actually made two cards. For the first one, I die cut a rhino from the DSP. Then I decided to stamp the rhino and color it in using an Aqua Painter, to see how close I could get to the DSP. You can see the two side by side below.


Here’s what I made:

Animal Outing and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, Animal Expedition paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

DSP rhino and watercolor rhino:Animal Outing and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, Animal Expedition paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Animal Outing and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, Animal Expedition paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Berry Burst CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic Gray CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″

Stamped with the Animal Outing stamp set:

  • rhino in black stazon ink onto a scrap of Shimmery White CS

Stamped with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set:

  • sentiment in Berry Burst ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Colored stamped image using an Aqua Painter:

  • rhino in Basic Gray ink
  • bird in Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks

Die cut using the Animal Friends Thinlits:

  • stamped rhino
  • rhino from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Berry Burst CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Basic Gray CS layer glued onto the Berry Burst CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Basic Gray CS layer
  • die cut rhino (either stamped or from the DSP) glued onto the Whisper White CS layer


Here’s the We Are Family Blog Hop:

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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <——— YOU ARE HERE
  3. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00


Here’s the beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available for only 2 more days, so get yours before it’s gone!


The Happiness Surrounds stamp set can be used all year long!

The Snow is Glistening stamp set can be used all winter. 


You get 20 dies in the Snowfall Thinlits! 20!!! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

Look at these adorable Snowflake Trinkets embellishments! They’re flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:


The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 


Here’s the song “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge:

Here’s even more cool stuff to check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


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