Poppies Bloom for the April Inking Royalty Blog HopPoppies Bloom for the April Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Poppies bloom for the April Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Welcome to the April blog hop! The Inking Royals are enjoying a year of celebrations for their 2020 blog hops. 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, and I hope that after reading my post you will “hop” to the blogs of the other participating demonstrators. You will find their links toward the end of my post.

poppies bloom for the april inking royalty blog hop

Sometimes all we need for a great hand-crafted card is some beautiful paper, and the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is gorgeous. My simple card showcases the blooming poppies that coordinate with Poppy Parade ribbon and card stock. 

To make the card, I made a 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, scoring the long side at 5 1/2″. I lined the inside of the card with a white 4″ x 5 1/4″ inch layer for a hand-written message. For the outside, I used an additional 4″ x 5 1/5″ layer of white to support the designer paper. I selected the poppy paper in red and pinks and cut a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece. The reverse side of this paper is green striped, and I adhered a 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip of the green stripe on the left side of the white layer, then glued the cut poppy piece, lining it up with the green stripes. I then wrapped a piece of the poppy parade ribbon to cover the seam of the two pieces of paper, glued the ribbon on the back of the layer, then tied the ribbon into a knot. I used tear and tape adhesive to adhere the ribbon; other adhesives are also effective.

I stamped the springtime sentiment “today blooms just for you” from the Perennial Birthday set in Poppy Parade ink onto a 3 1/2″ x 3/4″ white strip, then glued it to a 3 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Poppy Parade card stock. I then used the banner punch to trim the right edge of the glued strip, and adhered it to the front of the card, tucking the left edge beneath the ribbon. I secured the ribbon onto the front of the card with glue dots. For added flair, I put a rhinestone above the sentiment, and added rhinestones on the top of a few of the stems on the poppy paper.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card. Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please hop along to the next stop, JoAnn Brown at Stamping with JoJo. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Linda K, The Stamp Coach

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

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this card. Click on any image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

Enjoy our blog hop, and let us know what you think. We appreciate your comments and questions.
Stamping regards,
Linda K, The Stamp Coach