That’s a Wrap! for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Blog HopWelcome to the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  We’re excited to share projects that showcase fun gift wrap and packaging ideas for the holidays.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next.  If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

Give the Gift of Giving

It’s a wonderful feeling to give to others during the Holidays, right?  BUT…I can do better than that.  Instead of just giving this year, I plan to give the gift of giving.  I can see you pulling to the front of your chair and scratching your head.  “What’s this all about, Brian?” Well, this year I’m blessing all my loved ones with a box of gift tags so they’ll remember to give me lots of gifts during the Holidays – 12 tags means 12 gifts, right?  I can be so selfless sometimes.

I created twelve “12 Days of Christmas” gift tags (I’m sharing all of them tomorrow, so please come back for the spectacle of it all) that fit perfectly inside this half-sized wood mount stamp case:

12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHow could my loved ones forget what’s inside when the outside is so neatly labeled  on the spine and front of the case?  I lined the case with Whisper White paper.  I stamped TAGS with the Skinny Mini alphabet stamp set along the spine and added a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack to the front with the word “Christmas” from 12 Days of Christmas and “TAGS” cropped from my Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Dies.  It’s a perfect reminder of all the gift-giving that’s about to happen.  Woo hoo for me!  🙂

The inside piece is cut from a 12″ x 12″ piece of Whisper White that measures 3-1/4″ x 11-1/4″.  You could use 8-1/4″x 11″, but one side will be 1/4″ short (perfect if you aren’t stocked up on 12″ x 12″ paper).  I scored the long piece at 5″ from each side for the perfect insert to the stamp case.

So, there you have it – my idea for spreading the joy of giving to all those I know.  Let the shopping begin!

Stamp Sets:  Skinny Mini Alphabet, 12 Days of Christmas  Papers:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack  Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green  Accessories:  Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die, Half Cases Wood Mount Stamp Case

Sneak Peek.  Here’s a sneak Peek at some of the tags that fit nicely inside the case.  Again, I’ll be sharing all of the tags tomorrow, so please come back!

12 Days of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI am so proud of my InKing Royalty Team – we have assembled an amazing community of new demonstrators and rejoins who love making cards and other paper crafts.  Some members are hobbyists.  Some members are actively building a business.  All members are enjoying every minute of this journey.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky.  You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.


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  1. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  2. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  5. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp


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  1. Brian, this is so ingenious and what a great gift idea! Love it!

  2. I love this box and the idea! But really a bit disappointed in you, figured you would have written your name on a few of the tags after the TO: ….. Selfless nothing. You’re slipping, I expect better than this. 🙂

  3. Oh Brian, what a perfect gift! The gift that keeps on giving! I can’t wait to see all of the tags tomorrow. This has been a fun and inspiring hop. You sure do have a talented group!

  4. You are so clever, Brian! This is a wonderful idea. If I received this, I’d definitely want to give you twelve gifts.

  5. Fabulous idea, gift tags are always a very pretty addition to any wrapped gift.
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. AND Brian – you may have created a tradition. Once the box is empty your loved ones may return them to you for a refill next year and the next and the next, etc. About 10 years ago I decorated cigar boxes and put a dozen handmade cards for various occasions inside with the top card using the same stamp set as the decorated box. I also included a book of U.S. Postage stamps. I did this for six of my friends. Guess what they get every year for Christmas since then? If I tell them I’m not doing it this year they get together and rag on me until I give in. It’s really fun!

    • Thanks Grace, I have a special friend who has everything, would want. This a perfect gift for her and my Dad who is 95 and loves to send cards! Thanks,

  7. What a great idea! I love gift tags and had never thought about using the half-size wood mount stamp case to hold them. Can’t wait to see all your tags.

  8. Thanks for organizing the blog hop. I just made my way through and got lots of great ideas for Christmas, including yours!

  9. What a cute idea! This could be used for many different ideas. We can all use stylish storage!

  10. Ooh BRIAN, I saw them all there all so beautiful, thanks for sharing ,
    Great job!!!!!
    Hugs and love Frenchie ,
    Love those tags , great idea ,

  11. You are such a hoot! YOU made me laugh out loud with this post. Great idea Brian, and one I may have to copy. I was wondering what I could do for some family members; I gave them cards last year … Love this idea and your creativity. Thanks for the laugh this morning!

  12. Oh what fun ! love this idea ! You are so crafty !

  13. Your blog hop was great fun! 🙂

  14. Love that idea! Great blog hop :)!

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  16. Great idea, Brian, but where is the glitter?! 😉

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