Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature stars. 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.

Story of Elegance

Okay.  I admit it.  I am a flower girl through and through.  So when it was time to prepare for today’s blog hop,  I freaked out a little.  Well, maybe more than a little.  Stars? hmmm.   Stars? oh, dear.   Stars?  Oh No!

When I calmed down, I realized that this wasn’t a difficult task at all.  I quickly figured out that all I need to do was put stars where I would normally put a flower.  Panic over.

With the fear and panic gone, I knew I wanted to use a red, white and blue theme for today’s card.  It’s fine to be traditional, and I happen to love these three colors together, so it was a perfect fit.

To create my card, I used a bit of several different products.   There are certainly advantages to having lots of Stampin’ Up! products on hand. 🙂

Americana Thank You card made with Stampin' Up! products

Stars and Thanks

I really like texture and dimension, and this card delivers.  There is texture on the panels, stars and insert.  And lots of dimension with the raised panels,  multiple layers and embellishments.

Close up of an Americana Thank You card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy

As I shared, I used lots of different products for today’s card – You can check them all out in my product links at the end of my post.  But here’s how to recreate this card.

Cut a  4 1/8″ x  5 7/8″ panel of Night of Navy card stock and adhere it to a card base  made with Thick Basic White card stock. Emboss a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock on the left side of the panel using the Dots folder from the Check and Dots embossing folder set.  Cut two pieces of Real Red card stock, 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and 2″ x 5 1/4″ and emboss them using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

Using the star die from the Christmas Trimming die set, cut 7 stars with Night of Navy card stock.  Add  an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece of Night of Navy card stock  cut 3 pieces that are 1/8″ x 6″.  Adhere to the panels as shown and trim off the excess.  Add Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back of both panels and adhere to the Basic White embossed panel. Use a drop of glue to the back of the stars to add them to the embossed section of the Basic White panel.    Add Basic Rhinestone Jewels randomly between the stars and the embossed dots.

For the sentiment panel, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Basic White card stock and punch using the Tailored Tag punch.  I used the thanks stamp from the Biggest Wish stamp set.  Adhere to the larger panel.

To finish the project  stamp the envelope front and flap.  There you go!  Stars and Stripes (and dots) forever!Thank you card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments>>> YOU ARE HERE

Here are the products I used for today’s card.  You can shop with me anytime!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Be sure to continue on with the hop.  You don’t want to miss it!   I’ll be back on Friday with another card to share.
Until then,

Live Graciously!