A Simple Thanks: an InKing Royalty Swap

Since I purchased my Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit three years ago (my three-year anniversary is next week!), I’ve been thrilled to add so many fun-loving, crafty people to my group of talented demonstrators.  I love the connections I’ve made with each of my Royals (our team name is InKing Royalty), and I love the connections they’ve made with each other.

Each month, I host an online Team Gathering where we discuss Stampin’ Up!’s new products, promotions, events and other hot topics.  Every other month, I host a live gathering for my team members in Atlanta.  It’s a wonderful time to get together and stamp and chat and share.

Today I’m happy to share a super-simple, bright-and-cheery card I made for our card swap at this past week’s live meeting.  I am still surprised at how I was able to make so many.  I did my cutting and stamping at home and then glued in the parking lot outside my dentist’s office and in my office at lunch.  In the end, I’m happy with the finished product.  Here’s my card:

For Being You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sale-a-Bration Items.  This card uses two fabulous products from Sale-a-Bration.  Can you name them?  (I knew you could – you’re so smart).  Of course they are Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and For Being You stamp set.  The stamp set is one of four new items introduced during Sale-a-Bration in March.  You can click on either of the below pictures to see the items in my online store.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, they are all pictured at the bottom of this post. best year ever dspFor Being You
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig.  After I cut these pieces of Designer Series Paper for the card front, I stamped the sentiment and hearts in Jet Black StazOn.  I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up just like I wanted it – I don’t know how I’d go on without that amazing tool.  If you would like to learn more about the Stamp-a-ma-jig, click here to see my video.
  • Here and there.  I mentioned above that I assembled these cards in my car and at my desk at work during lunch.  Here are some photos that document my efficient use of time:For Being You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King For Being You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King For Being You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  For Being You  Papers:  Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Whisper White  Inks:  Jet Black StazOn  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Don’t worry!  I’ll be sharing the other amazing projects very soon, along with some pictures from our get together.  🙂

Would you like to be an InKing Royal?  During Sale-a-Bration, customers earn free product, hosts can earn free product and you can earn free product when you join my team.  You can choose between two Sale-a-Bration items or one of the kits in the Occasions Catalog when you buy the Starter Kit ($125 of your choice of product for just $99) during Sale-a-Bration.  If you’ve EVER wanted to earn a discount on Stampin’ Up! products, this is a great time!  Please reach out to me at stampwithbrian@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss further with me – I’d LOVE to talk with you.  To buy the Starter Kit, please CLICK HERE.

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Four new Sale-a-Bration items.  Here are the four NEW Sale-a-Bration items you can earn in March:

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  1. Brian, your a Die Heart Stamper !!!
    Wow , love it !!!
    And congratulations my friend , we love you , it’s been lots of fun seeing all your beautiful projects and videos, they just make me smile watching you inviting us in !!! Lol ,
    Love u my friend
    As always your friend
    Frenchie ❤️

  2. Good Morning Brian,
    Very nice card. Love the stamping on the DSP.

  3. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Brian, reading that you were gluing cards in the parking lot if your dentist’s office as well as at your desk at work during lunch puts such a huge smile on my face! I am NOT surprised, though! You are so dedicated!!!
    Love this card, Brian …

  4. carol christopher

    Lovely card, Brian!

  5. Beautiful, simple and sweet! Thank you, Brian, for your daily inspiration and for your motivation when I needed it most. It’s an honor to call you my friend.

  6. Tricia Dissmore

    I love this card…its so cheerful! Glad I’m not alone as far as odd places to assemble cards! I bought astamp-a-ma-jig about five years ago but the first time I used it I accidentally stamped on the wrong side of it and have been afraid to use it ever since 🙁

  7. I love the new stamp set, simple but elegant!

  8. O.K. Brian – I can understand assembling the cards during your lunch time but in the car at the dentist? I mean really? Next thing you know you’ll be putting them together while your getting your physical exam! LOL You are Way too funny! n The card is fabulous.

  9. Love the card, love your use of spare time, but most of all love your clean desk! Wish mine looked like that!

  10. Great card and I too love how you use your spare time! Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary; I am very glad that you became a demonstrator and delighted that you write a daily blog. I read it every morning.

  11. Love it, Brian!! How fast and simple! You are great using the designer paper! Thanks!!

  12. Thanks for another cool card…but really, for the chuckle. Gluing in the parking lot at the dentist’s office. What a hoot! Only you Brian….only you. It’s awesome though! True dedication. Maybe that’s a good way to calm down before you get into the chair! 🙂

  13. Great use of time management ! Happy anniversary!

  14. Three years, wow your accomplishments are amazing!!! Nice card, love this stamp set.

  15. This is an awesome card!! I love how simple it is but yet so elegant. You can even make it into a get well card. You don’t see many get well card ideas.

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