Fun with Flowers for InKing Royal Blog Hop

1-3-14-2016 8-44-27 PMWelcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate Spring with style.  With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you have fun with flowers.  Today’s Fun with Flowers Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop.  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 think Thank You cards are the staple of every paper-crafter, card-makers cubbard.  You can never have enough and you can’t give the same one twice to the same person.  Therefore, we are always looking for that perfect way to say thank you to our friends, family or the person who provided outstanding service.

There are hundreds of places to get inspriation for your projects.  Certainly from blogs like mine, you-tube, paintings, home decor, magazines, you name it.  I also like to use the Stampin Up Catalog.  Every stamp set it featured some how, some way, in the catalog to provide you with a visual of how that item can be used.  I was going through my stamp sets and came across Garden in Bloom and realized I had ordered this set in June 2015 AND NEVER USED IT.  This make no sense.  It is flowers and I love flowers.  It is a multi step stamp, which I also love.  The is even a Designer Series Paper set that goes with it, that I have in my cubbard.  Why had I not used this fabulous stamp set before March 2016? It was shameful and certainly time to fix this isuse.

I loved the top left sample from the annual catalog on page 119 but I really did need a Thank You card instead of a Friend card so I changed it up a tiny bit. I made several of these cards to give out to my customers who placed an order with me this month.


I loved the top left sample from the annual catalog on page 119 but I really did need a Thank You card instead of a Friend card so I changed it up a tiny bit. I made several of these cards to give out to my customers who placed an order with me this month.

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom AverysOwlery. com

I don’t think a stamper can have enought stamps that say some version of Thank-You.  One of my favorite Thank You stamp sets is One Big Meaning.  Everything from single thank yous to groups, you can find it in that stamp set.  I opted for bees instead of butterflys and because of that, I thought the black and white baker’s twine would bring out the stripes on the bee.  I used the edge of my paper snips  on the tail ends of the twine and curled it like a ribbon.  To adhere the vellum to the card I strategically placed glue dots under the bees to hide them.  3-13-2016 1-39-43 PM

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom AverysOwlery. com

Don’t forget the inside.  I recreated a portion of the DSP on the inside using two and three step stamping.  I only used Basic BlackHello Honey and Old Olive but achieved different shading by stamping off two or three times on the various layers . I really love this stamp set.  Must use more!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!   If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Natalie Bradley at
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Sarah Berry at Stamp with Sarah
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery You Are Here
  7. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Love this Lynn, beautiful papers aren’t they? Thank you for sharing and I’ve loved stamping with you and your team!

  2. Great cards Lynn. I also find myself getting inspiration from the catalog! It is a great source of inspiration. I like looking at older catalogs too. We have had some amazing projects through the years!

  3. The catalogs are always a great place for a quick-and-fun CASE. This is a really great card, Lynn! Love what you did on the inside, too! Thanks for hopping with us today!

  4. These are so lovely they instantly brought a huge smile to my face! My Stampin’ Up! catalogs look like they have ruffles on the edges because of all my sticky notes in them… I get so much inspiration from all the same places. 🙂

  5. Great cards. I love your designs. TFS

  6. beautiful card! I really like the inside too!

  7. Perfectly simple. Love your designs and thank you for the reminder about this beautiful paper!

  8. love the sweet little bees, LOVE the twirling tails Baker’s Twine, this is an awesome card

  9. I love how you’ve taken the design from the catalog and made it your own. Great outside AND inside. Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

  10. Lynn- I love this set! And how you reminded me it’s time to bring it back out! The inside touches really makes the whole card shine! Those bees are quite adorable

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  12. Wow! How inspiring! Love this set, it´s sooo beautiful.
    Thank´s for playing with us.
    Vielen Dank, daß Du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Hugs / LG Tanja

  13. Lynn, these cards are beautiful . I love all of the finishing touches by stamping the inside as well.

  14. Like you Lynn, I have used these cards as inspiration myself! Whats not to love, right? I like how you made them your own and carried the artwork though to the inside too. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week

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  16. Lovely card Lynn, such lovely colours – it makes me think of summer!

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  18. So lovely Lynn! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! We love you playing along with us. 🙂

  19. So pretty and I love the vellum panel but the inside I adore!

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