It’s time for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop! I’m extra excited about today’s because we have some wonderful guests. The lovely Louise Sharp of Australia is joining us. Louise is as sweet as she can be and so are her projects. Pam Morris, Mary Fish, and Lisa Pretto are joining us today. So this hop is super jam packed with talent.

The theme of today’s hop is …

InKing Royalty January 2018 Blog Hop

Remember the Partridge Family song? Or if you’re too young to remember it, have you heard it? You can hear it here.

I used the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle (Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and Lovely Words Thinlits Dies) along with watercolor paper and an Aqua Painter to create today’s card. It can be a Valentine to just about anyone, from your lover to your nephew to your grandmother, or it can be sent just because you want someone to know you’re thinking about them. I love multi-purpose cards!

Lovely Inside & Out Bundle © Stampin' Up!


Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! sending you hugs and kisses lovely words thinlit dies lovely inside and out stamp set bundle handstamped card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! sending you hugs and kisses lovely words thinlit dies lovely inside and out stamp set bundle handstamped card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Dapper Denim card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Watercolor Paper cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside

Colored using the Aqua Painters:

  • Watercolor Paper with plain water, to get the surface wet so the colors would move easily
  • Watercolor Paper in Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist inks

Stamped with the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set:

  • top and bottom sentiments in Basic Black ink onto the Watercolor Paper 
  • NOTE: Be sure the Watercolor Paper is completely dry before stamping onto it. If you’re impatient, you can use a Heat Tool to speed the drying process.

Die cut using the Lovely Words Thinlits:

  • “hugs” from a scrap of Dapper Denim CS

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • removed the circle from around the die cut word

Assembled the card:

  • Burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Die cut word glued onto the Watercolor Paper, between the stamped sentiments
  • Watercolor Paper glued onto the 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ Whisper White CS
  • 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ Whisper White CS glued onto the front of the card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base


Here’s the hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. Be sure to check out all the stops along the hop. The next one is the a-ma-zing Mary Fish of Stampin’ Pretty. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <– YOU ARE HERE!


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:

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Here’s some stuff you should know:
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  • My Thank You Gift to You in January: Silver Embossing Paste – Find out more HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


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