Fun with Flowers for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not just those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s online community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group!  I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you.  I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.

Fun with Flowers InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate Spring with style.  With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you have fun with flowers.  Today’s Fun with Flowers Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made 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.

Today’s Guest.  Before I jump into today’s project, I’m excited to share that we have a guest stamper along our hop today.  What fun!  Sarah Berry, a friend of mine (we met at Stampin’ Up!’s last Leadership Conference), is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom.  So excited to include Sarah in our hop!

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

You already know I don’t work with flowers a lot, but I had a lot of fun making my card for today’s hop.  Here’s my sweet project:

Best Thoughts, Flower Garden, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Flowers, Flowers, Flowers.  This clean-and-layered project features three Stampin’ Up!’ products that showcase flowers – two from the Annual Catalog and one from the Occasions Catalog.  Here’s a quick rundown of the amazing products that come together on this card:
    • Corner Garden.  I stamped this background stamp with Melon Mambo ink on the Melon Mambo panel of cardstock that frames the sentiment.  The image covers three corners of the panel with beautiful flowers but leaves the top, right corner clean.  The stamp gives a wonderful texture to the panel without taking away from the focal sentiment.
    • Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The tiny Melon Mambo flower that accents the sentiment is just one of the wonderful flowers you can find in the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The flower gave me just right touch of whimsy and serves as a callback to the bright pink frame.
    • Best Thoughts.  While I used the sentiment from the Best Thoughts stamp set (I just love this sentiment!), the set features a gorgeous hydrangea and butterfly.Best Thoughts, Flower Garden, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Host Sets.  Stampin’ Up! offers a wonderful variety of stamp sets that can be redeemed with Stampin’ Rewards (at reduced prices).  Want to know more about how you can earn Stampin’ Rewards?  I dedicated a post to Host Sets last fall – if you want to know more, you can read more about it here.
  • Bright and Soft.  Mint Macaron has quickly become one of my favorite colors – it’s soft, it’s sophisticated and it plays well with others.  I just love the combination of Mint Macaron with Melon Mambo – a perfect combination of soft and sassy.  If you like this combination, too, then please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Corner Garden, Best Thoughts (Host Set)  Papers:  It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White  Inks:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black Archival  Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, It’s My Party Enamel Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Natalie Bradley at 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. Natalie Bradley at
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Sarah Berry at Stamp with Sarah
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie


  1. What a beautiful card Brian. 🙂 I love the colours together and that stamp looks so pretty. Thank you for inviting me to stamp with you all today. I’m chuffed to have been asked.

  2. Great card Brian!!! I’m looking forward to seeing everybody’s flowers !

  3. Truly . . . I have never noticed that sentiment and fell in love instantly. I’m always impressed with your use of Melon “Ma’am” – bo!

  4. The font from this sentiment is one of my favorites! I just discovered this lovely stamp set over the weekend… and I may CASE what you did here!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card, Brian! Thanks for the tip on the Corner Garden set, too! I have it and now will use it more often like that…coloring all the flowers can take some time, believe me…LOL!
    Hugs, my friend!

  6. love it… fantastic colors, crisp clean & oh so Brian – WOW!!!

  7. The color combination is gorgeous! I love the way you were able to use a bold sentiment and a background stamp and still keep it clean and simple and BEAUTIFUL!

  8. All the layers really shine on this card, Brian. The colors and the composition are spot on. Beautiful card!

  9. clean, simple, elegant….you are talking my language BK! Love it!

  10. What a fun blog hop! Love your card and that colour combination – will have to try it out! 🙂

  11. Love your color combinations today, and am impressed with the two patterned papers in the same card. Well done!

    • Thanks, Sharon! I was surprised that I was able to position that Corner Garden piece against the printed paper, too, but it sure worked. Glad you like it! Thanks!

  12. Soooooooooooo much talent and creativity on your Team Brian! WOW!

  13. Brian- as you have completely floored me again! I adore this color combination! And your use of the corner flowers is beyond beautiful!!! Such perfect touches with each layer! Really a fabulous card

  14. The corner garden makes a perfect background. I never thought to use it that way. Love it.

  15. Awesome card Brian! Can’t wait to do the full hop – use the Corner Garden stamp set in the background was so clever. TFS

  16. Brian, this is such a neat and beautiful card. For someone who does not work with flowers, you did a super job. I also love the color combo.

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  19. I love the colour combination and the layers (of course!) on this card!

  20. Nicole Spicer - another Crazy Crafter!

    Wow! Another beautiful card! Your projects are so inspiring. I love the colour pallet too. Looking forward to the other hops!

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