Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. 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.

Flowers.  Check.  Butterflies.  Check.  Spring colors.  Well, almost!  I love everything about spring.  It’s a time where everything seems brighter.  There’s more sunshine.  Beautiful spring flowers and trees are in bloom.  Birds are chirping.  It’s such as wonderful time of the year, full of new beginnings and alive with promise.   Next to fall, it’s my favorite season.   Happy Spring!

For my first card today, I opted to go with a color that’s not typically associated with spring –  Basic Black,  and pair it with a pretty saturated color, Rocco Rose.  I love these two colors together, so I thought – why not?   I used a cheery sentiment to add even more bright to this non-traditional spring pairing.


Greeting card with flowers and butterflies made with Stampin Up! products

Non-traditional Spring

Greeting card with envelope made with Stampin' Up! products


  • Stamp sets: Easter Promise (flowers) – Honey Bee (sentiment) – Butterfly Gala (butterflies)
  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White – Whisper White – Rocco Rose- Basic Black
  • Embellishments: Rose colored craft store gems

Of course, I couldn’t resist going for something a little more traditional, so as I thought about spring, I also thought about the promise of summer.  So here’s my pick featuring Whisper White and Pool Party – a light and airy combination that’s perfect for spring.

A greeting card made with Stampin up products

A Springtime Hello

Greeting Card and envelope made with Stampin' Up! products


  • Stamp sets: Everything Is Rosy (flowers) Honey Bee (sentiment)
  • Die set: Nature’s Thoughts (floral panel and sentiment panel)
  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White – Whisper White – Pool Party
  • Embossing Folder: Subtle 3D
  • Embellishments: Pool Party satin ribbon, Basic Pearl gems, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I’ll be back on Friday with more card crafting fun.  Until then, 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!

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. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Live Graciously!