InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Bundled for the Holidays

Bundled Up for the Holidays Blog Hop BannerWelcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop.  Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog is just around the corner (it’s live on September 1) – and this amazing book is filled to the brim with incredible bundles at discounted prices.  Who doesn’t love to save with bundles?!?  Today we are Bundled Up for the Holidays as we celebrate these amazing stamp set bundles from the Holiday Catalog.   After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Let it Snow with Stampin’ Up!’s Snow Place Bundle

There’s classy, there’s cutesy and there’s downright adorable.  I couldn’t resist going the “adorable route” for this blog hop – and these penguins have got “adorable” locked down.  Here’s my project:

Snow Place, Snow Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Snow Place Bundle.  My project today features one of the most adorable bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog – the Snow Place stamp set with the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits Dies.  It was like paper doll dress up – start with a figure and then add a hat, add a scarf, add an ice cream cone.  The options are [seemingly] endless with these fun add-on stamps with coordinating Framelits.  Do you see how many Framelits there are?!?  How can you resist these adorable snowmen, and who won’t want to decorate with this penguin?

    Snow Place stamp set & Snow Friends Framelits Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Snow Place Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Slippery Slope.  I created a fun, snowy hillside for these penguins using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies.  I cropped the image with three little trees (and then snipped off the trees) to create a perfect slope for these guys to play on.  While both penguins are, in fact, the exact same size, the one on the right appears to be smaller because of his position lower on the slope and because I added the height-enhancing hat to the one on the left.

    Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • Crisp and Cool Color Combination.  I just love the pairing of rich red and pale aqua.  I knew I wanted to make the snow hill Pool Party, so Cherry Cobbler wasn’t far behind.  I also love to pair Pool Party with Real Red (it’s more playful than the richer, deeper Cherry Cobbler), but I like the idea of creating sophisticated penguins with their Cherry Cobbler accessories.Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Snow Place  Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party  Accessories:  Snow Friends Framelits Dies, Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Snow Place, Snow Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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


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  1. This is my favorite bundle from the holiday catalog! I love how you dressed up these penguins!

  2. Love these “cool” dudes!

  3. I love your card Brian!! Definitely super-cute!! I did have to “take two” on the Penguins because you’ve done a wonderful eye-trick on them! Amazing. Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. Super cute card Brian 🙂 really love these guys .. Thank you to you & your team for providing such beautiful projects for the blog hop!

  5. So cute ! Love this set ! You are first on my HOP adventure !
    “SNOW” much fun !

  6. Am loving this Blog Hop. I confess, I had not considered or purchased the Snow Place Bundle. Now I’ve added it to my wish list. I see some cool cards in my future. (Some major CASing may be going on.)

  7. Cool card Brian! I’m changing my mind on this bundle with each card I see. Love the colors too! Thanks for such a fun hop today!

  8. Great card Brian – love the illusion of the different sized penguins! Who knew?! This set appeals to my COLORFORMS days as a kid in the 60’s. Loved my COLORFORMS:-). Love this bundle too! Thank you for the inspiration and this fun hop!

  9. That was a fun blog hop Brian. Thanks!

  10. Super cute card! I can’t wait to get this bundle!

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Thanks Brian for a fun hop with lots of creative projects. I saw some members I had missed before and enjoy seeing them again. Your penguins are so cute and fit with the “bundled up” theme. I think I might have to try Pool Party with Cherry Cobbler sometime together, I liked the colors together on your card! Thanks again!

  12. They are so cute!! I am definitely CASE ing this card for the Holidays!!!

  13. Awwwww, soooo cute , wonderful hop !!!!
    So cute Brian !!
    Hugs Frenchie

  14. So cute! I spent a lot of time looking at these penguins and you are right (of course). The one on the left definitely looks bigger and fatter than the one on the right. Very interesting to realize how a placement can change a perspective. I’ll have to remember that. Thanks Brian………….I’m off to check out the rest of the crew.

  15. These penguins are too cute. Love all the little details on them. One more thing to add to my wish list.

  16. Great idea to use the Sleigh Ride Edgelits this way! And I love how you made the Pool Party “snow” wider than the stamped background. I would never have thought to do that. It makes a huge difference in the layout balance – for the better!

  17. Well these guy’s are darn cute. You always have such great detail. “Hi” to mom. Have a great day.

  18. This set is one of my favorites from the Holiday catty, this penguins and snowmen are just adorable and all the super cute accessories really makes them even more charming.
    I’m not at all surprised that you thought about how to use those Edgelits to make “snow banks” for your little critters to stand on, you are always thinking outside the box.

  19. Love the look of this bundle. Very nice cards Brian

  20. Awww! So cute and fun! I want penguins!

  21. Great card. I like the layers and admit I had to do a double take on the sizes of the Penguins. You are tricksie!

  22. I’ve considered this set just for the penguin. Now I think you’ve pushed me over the lime. I love them and adorable is the only word.

  23. Brian, this is absolutely adorable!!! I looooove the colour combo too 🙂 Have a great weekend from Sydney Australia ?

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