Pals Blog Hop: Joy for the Season


Welcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Whelan at Amy’s inklings on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

Vibrant Joy for Pals Blog Hop

My project for the Pals Blog Hop is a combination of natural beauty (Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper) and glittery goodness (Gold and Red Glimmer Paper) from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies – all perfectly wonderful items for you Christmas wish list.  Here’s my project:

Wondrous Wreath, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Beautiful Pairing of Colors.  Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green are obvious choices for the Holidays, but they are even more beautiful when paired with Early Espresso, kraft and gold.  I can’t take credit for these beautiful colors – Stampin’ Up! gets all the glory for them – but I get a little credit for pairing them in a beautifully balanced way, right?
  • Starry Night.  You might not be able to tell from the above photo, but there are tiny, white stars on this kraft colored Specialty Designer Series Paper.  That inspired me to add shiny stars to the flat and untextured, but beautifully-shaped, wreath.  I really love how this turned out – even if it meant I had to pass Glimmer Paper through my star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  🙂
  • Dimensional Joy.  There are two components to the word “joy” on this card front – the Cherry Cobbler “joy” is cropped and glued directly to the base of the central panel.  I also cropped “joy” with Gold Glimmer Paper and then snipped teeny-tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the glimmered “joy.”  It really looks wonderful, but here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at how this same sentiment looks at a different angle: Wondrous Wreath, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Papers:  Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper  Accessories:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I’m also submitting this card in this week’s “Black Tie” Challenge from The Paper Players.  Why?  Because I used Glimmer Paper – and that’s TOTALLY fancy.

Thanks for stopping by today!


The next stop is Amy Williams at Stamps & Spice on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.

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Final Line-Up: 

  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  3. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  4. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  7. September Gray at
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  15. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  16. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  23. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  24. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  25. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  30. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  31. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  32. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  33. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  34. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  35. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  36. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  37. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  38. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky

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  1. Glitz and glimmer twice this week?!?! Will the Fungeon ever get back to normal?

  2. Oh I LOVE this Brian! Beautiful!!!

  3. beautiful – you are amazing

  4. Nice card Brian…love that heavy-weight DSP!

  5. I’m with Kelly, Brian… Lots of glitz for you this week… glitter, too! This is such a classy, calm card.

  6. Another sparkly, shimmery, GLITTERY card today, eh? I think you are getting over you aversion to GLITTER Brian, slowly but surely, although I could be wrong, am I?
    No kidding, love the way you highlighted the JOY word, beautiful indeed.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love it Brian!!! There is just something about brown paired with red that I love. Hugs!!!

  8. Really beautiful card!

  9. Super Brian. Love this earthy card. Right up my alley. TFS!

  10. Love this card too, Brian. The colors are so warm and cozy to me. Love the glittery stars. I think glitter paper is a great compromise to glitter”.
    Thanks a bunch!

  11. HI Brian:

    The shadow effect you have given the word Joy is amazing. I love the glitter word but the shadow effect really does make it “pop”. I shall be sending you a “badge of courage” for using glitter paper several times in the same week! That-a-boy, face your fears and be done with it. LOL Great job, beautiful card – as always.

  12. Thanks for the “behind the scenes” picture. It helped make this idea very doable. I’m going to give it a try!

  13. Awesome card Brian, I can see how the Under the Tree paper could be used for other types of cards or projects. I love all the sparkle you added to this card with Glimmer paper. Great job

  14. Awesome card, Brian! So proud of the glimmer paper usage!! 🙂

  15. Love how you layered the JOY.

  16. Sparkles and stars–two of my favorite elements. Bet you love that Glimmer Paper that keeps those little flecks in check!!

  17. Great card, Brian! Love the stars as embellishments on the wreath.

  18. Great layout and fun with glimmer paper!

  19. Kraft and glimmer! What a grand (fancy) pairing and I love it! I always love the wreath cut from solid card stock. It looks great!

  20. If I could use a glitter pen to write this comment I totally would! I am a little in shock over all the glitter. But it is such a beautiful card it is worth it!!

  21. Lovely card, Brian! I love the country feel you’ve imparted to it! Very cozy and yet festive at the same time! Thanks so much for playing with our Paper Players challenge this week!

  22. Great card Brian – and not a stamp set in sight! I love the glimmer star wreath – very fancy festive! Thanks for joining us for our two-week challenge over at The Paper Players – season’s greetings!

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