Spring has Sprung for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for Spring-themed projects – Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Spring weddings…  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.

I wanted to pull out a stamp set I hadn’t used yet and chose to use the Hostess Thankful Life.  I was excited about the multi-stamping possibilities with this set where colors are layered one on top of the other.  So many ways to create a beautiful bouquet. And what says Spring like a pretty bunch of flowers.

I used paper from the Falling in Love DSP.  You may not recognize it as it was on the back side of a more popular pattern however I liked the look of it embossed with the Brick Embossing folder for a pretty background. Yes, you can, and should, emboss your DSP.  You’ll be really pleased with the depth it can add to that already fabulous pattern.

For those of you who love dimensions, this card is a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card.  The layers are elegant eggplant –  5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 and the DSP – 5 x 3 3/4.  The feature piece is whisper white cut to 3×3 with the corners snipped off.  The vellum is 1 x 3.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Lynn Kolcun


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. 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. So pretty! Love the colors that you used to create your beautiful vase full of flowers. The neutral background is perfect too! 🙂

  2. You are right – the embossed background really adds some great pizzazz to your card. Such a great showcase of this hostess set!

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  4. Love your card, Lynn. The background is perfect in texture and subtle design of the DSP.

  5. Sweet card! I had never seen this hostess set; it’s not under the “Stampin’ Rewards” link. Am I missing something? Are there other hostess stamp sets that are not listed in “Stampin’ Rewards”?

    • Hi Angie, you are right, Thankful Life doesn’t show up on line in the Stampin Rewards section. Those are just the Annual Catalog hostess sets. It is in the Occasions catalog on page 3 along with the other Hostess set offered. I also found it in the full selection of Stamp sets from Occasions, listed alphabetically. It mentions it is a hostess set when you click on it for more details.

  6. This is so pretty! WHY didn’t I get this hostess set? Aaaah!

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  9. Love, love, love this card!!! Most of all I love that you embossed the dsp…I so now looks like a kitchen backsplash!!!! So awesome!!! You have me wondering what have I missed by not doing this!!!! #sosmart

  10. Your card is awesome! I always love the little extras you do. The embossed DSP and the top layer are perfect.

  11. Love the brick background and the colors you used with that Hostess set!

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  13. Love everything about this card! Thanks, Lynn!

  14. What a sweet card! I love your beautiful bouquet!

  15. I can’t believe it has never dawned on me to emboss DSP! Brilliant!!! Love everything about today’s card!

  16. therobinsnestdesigns

    So pretty and creative! Great card!

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