Holiday Cheer for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Over the past few months, I have shared lots of Christmas and snow-themed cards and projects.  I’m excited today to share some amazing work from amazing artists in my Stampin’ Up! team (InKing Royalty).  My team’s blog hops are a highlight for me – I’m always amazed at the projects they share and am proud to share them with you.

Holiday Cheer

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share lots of Holiday Cheer.  We are excited to share our projects and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Sharing Christmas Cheer

It’s always a good idea to have a little bit of everything stashed away in the craft room – JUST IN CASE you need it.  πŸ™‚  It just occurred to me that I’ve not made a Costco run in a while – that’s where I usually pick up great gifts for my team members at work and friends in the building.  Thank goodness I had stashed away a couple of these Tag a Bag Gift Boxes – perfect for a sweet treat for coworkers.  I dressed them up with Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (I’ve been holding on to these prints – so it was time to let them go) and a couple of other fun embellishments.  Add in some Lindor Snowman Milk and White Chocolate Truffles, and we’ve got a wonderful gift!  How cute are these?

Cheer All Year, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Bow Builder punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas gift-giving ideas

The band.  I simply cropped a 4″ x 11″ strip of printed paper from the reindeer and Santa papers and combined it with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ strip of Real Red Envelope Paper.  Why Envelope Paper?!  It gave me the red I wanted but didn’t add an uncomfortable thickness to the band around the box.  It’s thinner than the Designer Series Paper and wrapped perfectly around the boxes.

The embellishment.  I cropped a 1-1/4″ tag with Real Red cardstock and punched the ends with my Scalloped Tag Topper – so handy – and added a little, red bow with the Real Red Envelope Paper.  A perfect accent with the thin paper that made the bow curls so easy.  Yippee!

The sentiment.  The font and sentiment (from All Year Cheer) is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s very casual but still pairs well with a sophisticated look.  It’s exactly what I wanted to say on all of these packages of goodies I made for my friends and coworkers.

But that’s not all!  While I was at it, I also made a handful of small bags for some other special people at work.  How cute are these simple bags?

Cheer All Year, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Bow Builder punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas gift-giving ideas

Each of these Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags is filled with these delicious truffles and topped with a fun, simple tag.  While these gifts go to different people, they make for quite an adorable collection.

Cheer All Year, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Bow Builder punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas gift-giving ideas

Here’s quick shot of a completed bag and a tag that’s not yet attached to a bag.  The Designer Series Paper panel measures 2″ x 4″.  The Real Red Envelope Paper is cropped at 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″.  I simply wrapped the tag around the bag and stapled it in place with my Handheld Stapler.

Cheer All Year, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Bow Builder punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas gift-giving ideas

Stamp Sets:  Cheer All Year  Papers:  Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red Envelope Paper  Inks:  Real Red  Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Bow Builder punch, Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes, Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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


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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. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  5. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  6. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W
  7. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery




  1. I’m still hoarding mine, thank you very much! Those boxes are adorable!

  2. OH….. I DOUBLE LOVE THIS DSP !! Your boxes and bags and stuff are so cute ! I have cut out a jillion Santas and Deer ….wish I could use them all year round !!
    You have started my day off with a big awwwww…….. love it !
    Now I am going to see the rest on the “HOP”…..

  3. Great projects …had fun hopping around with you this morning! πŸ™‚

  4. Adore your projects, Brian! Just starting on the hop and I’m sure it’s gonna be great!

  5. Brian what a cutie patootie packages you’ve made. Love the both and they will get a great big yummy smile from the recipient! Hugs

  6. You can’t go wrong with those boxes, and I love the way you dressed them up!

  7. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the skinny tags with the tag topper punch!!! Will be using this technique for some of my holiday tags for sure!

  8. Delightful and delicious! Love the use of this paper. So comfy and nostalgic!

  9. LOVE these! You’re a great coworker!

  10. These are awesome Brian! The recipients are gonna love them!

  11. Brian – you are the sweetest, most thoughtful guy ever! Something homemade truly does show love and appreciation. I bet your coworkers are going to be ever so grateful for these lovely gifts. I know I would be. They are lucky to have you working with them. Can you tell I love your creations AND your thoughtfulness? Have a Terrific Tuesday my friend.

  12. Terrific projects Brian! What a fabulous gift, perfect for any recipient. Though I do hear that there are those that don’t like chocolate, but I think that is just a nasty rumor πŸ™‚

  13. Oh my, these are perfect gifts! Wish I was in your department…LOL

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  15. Super cute boxes (and bags)! I love this paper. It reminds me of Christmas in the 60’s…I was just a wee child then, ha ha. Great hop, thanks for sharing.

  16. Absolutely adorable. Just wanted to let you know that I WILL be quoting you – “Brian said: It’s always a good idea to have a little bit of everything stashed away in the craft room ” as justification for my spending habits!

  17. Ooooh my friend those are so cute , see it’s good to be a hourter, I think that’s how it spell , I do know what it means , lol
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs and love

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  19. Lucky coworkers! These are adorable. The envelope paper is such a great tip. I just wrapped some Zipfizz tubes to give to staff in a craft warehouse, and red envelope paper would have been just the ticket!

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