Bee Happy with InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Have I got a lot of new things to show you today! The InKing Royalty Blog hop theme this month is Birds and Bees and I immediately thought of the phrase Bee Happy, which made me think of the new alphabet set, and of course, bees. Rather than me talking about it, let’s just get to it.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! Spring is here, so we are sharing Spring projects with bees and birds. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post

What’s New

How cute is this?! Now, just so you know, I swore I would never buy another alphabet set. Boy, was I a liar because this stamp set Alphabest is the best. The letters are big enough to read yet not too big to make a decent sentiment and there is a teeny tiny punch to go with it. The size was just perfect to compliment my bees from Honeybee Home.


With my theme of bees, I pulled out my last sheet of Heart & Home DSP. This product is still available from the Jan-June mini catalog. If you are going to make this card but, don’t do what I did and not pay attention to the direction of the paper. I wanted a horizontal card but my first piece of DSP was cut vertically, ergh.

More What’s New


You might have missed the dies I used to cut my DSP, called Deckled Rectangles because they are not a part of a bundle, but a stand-alone die set that can be used with anything. I have never been able to achieve the torn paper look in a way that was in the least bit artistic. Mine always came out looking like mountains instead of a pretty torn edge. While the Deckled dies don’t look exactly like torn paper they do have an interesting edge that I’m excited about.

One last new item is the 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon. This ribbon is beautiful on its own but you can also color or stamp on it. I tried stamping the bees on it but felt it made the card too busy so I left it as is.

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line-Up

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly

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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. Look at how perfectly lined up you got your letters and border on those punched panels! All your amazing details came together beautifully and I can’t imagine it any better if it was a portrait card. Happy mistake!

  2. I just got this bundle and I love how you used it. Clean and simple, but the background really stands out too. Love it!

  3. Lynn,
    Super cute. I love how you showcased the Alphabet set-great job. Love your card and now I really do need those deckled dies.

  4. Great job Lynn, this bundle is on my wish list, it may have to get ordered quicker than I thought.

  5. Gillybean Crafting

    I love the twine bow..

  6. Lynn, this is beautiful! I love every part of it.

  7. What a pretty card! The navy ink really pops behind the DSP and the embellishment on the card.

  8. Brilliant, Lynn! I love your mix of “old” and “new” in this card – the sentiment you built is perfect! Such a great card! ♥

  9. Sheryl Abernathy

    Oh my goodness Lynn! You are so talented! I love EVERYTHING about this card. It’s stunning!

  10. Love your card. I really like this set and have been wondering what one of the numbers measures? Is the punched size really 1/4″ x 3/4″? It looks bigger than that. I need a certain size for scrapbooking and hoping you’ll let me know the dimensions. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Nancy, the punch measures 1/2” x 13/16”. I really like the size. The letters themselves are around 1/4” x 3/8”. Hope this helps.

  11. Your card is simply gorgeous…love the way you used the alphabet to create the sentiment!

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