Thankful Thoughts 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 Facebook 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.

Dapper Denim

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog introduced us to five new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  What a beautiful collection of versatile colors!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s favorite new In Color.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Thankful Thoughts in Dapper Denim

My card today features several elements of Dapper Denim – ink, cardstock and Designer Series Paper.  This sweet-and-simple card really helps me to showcase the beauty of this brand new In Color:

Thankful Thoughts, Layering Ovals Framelits, Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thankful Thoughts.  I love sentiments – I love beautiful scripts and great sayings.  What good is a card if it doesn’t “say” something?  Thankful thoughts is a great, new set with a wide variety of ways to say “thank you” – from casual to formal.  While my original intention was to crop this huge “thank you so much” with a circle (it fits perfectly inside the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits), I wanted to give my Layering Ovals a little love.  So happy with how perfectly the sentiment works inside the ovals, too.

    Thankful Thoughts, Stampin' Up!

    Thankful Thoughts, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Beautiful Moroccan Backdrop.   I think you’ll agree that this diamond-speckled paper from Stampin’ Up!’s Moroccan Designer Series Paper is gorgeous.  I’ve been excited to use this page since the Moroccan DSP first made it’s way into my home.  Here’s a heads-up – this pack of Designer Series Paper is filled with “save-this-page-for-an-important-moment” pages.  They are all rich and beautiful.  Check them out:

    Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

  • Doubling Up on the Oval.  Our colored cardstock is thick enough to not buckle when lifted up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Whisper White and Very Vanilla are iffy at best.  With such a large oval, I didn’t want to risk that this card would arrive with a crumpled sentiment, so I doubled up on the Very Vanilla oval.  After I cropped the sentiment, I cropped another piece of Very Vanilla with the same Framelit.  I simply glued them together to add the thickness I needed to take that worry off my plate.  You have to line them up perfectly (that’s harder to do with an oval than it is with a circle), but I did it.  I’m no longer worried about the crumpled sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Thankful Thoughts  Papers:  Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Dapper Denim  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thankful Thoughts, Layering Ovals Framelits, Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Next Designs. 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. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Imogene Thomas at
  6. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Natalie Bradley at
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB


  1. What a clever tip Brian, double your oval, love it!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Brian! I agree that Dapper Denim is also fabulous. 🙂

  3. Crisp & perfect. I’m in love with Dapper Denim, too!

  4. I like this card all over ! Love the doubling on that big oval ! Must agree that the circle would not have had the same effect !
    I like Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy …they are kinda like the grown ups of the new In Colors (giggle)

  5. Beautiful! I love ever detail. Your talent just amazes me

  6. Great card. I love the large sentiment. Thanks for your tip about doubling the oval. Have a great day!

  7. You showed off Dapper Denim beautifully with all of your layers! That DSP is now in my wish list.

  8. Hi Brian:

    Finally, a great Thank You card for a guy! Your mechanic, your postman, your doorman, your barber – all of these wonderful people in your life deserve a thank you to light up their day and know they are appreciated. Until you showcased this card I found it so difficult to make a masculine Thank You card. So, Thank You to you Mr. King. You are the source of my morning smile.

  9. Love this card and this color as well. Thanks for the inspiration

  10. This is such a great card. I love all the ways you showcased Dapper Denim, but i have to say that Designer Series Paper is my favorite. Thanks for letting us go along with you. It’s always such a fun day of the month.

  11. Such an awesome design and I love how you used this sentiment! I should make a dozen of these to have on hand. Thanks for all your inspiration you give us daily, Brian. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  12. Brian you are the king of layering. It adds such depth to your card. I’m a huge fan of Dapper Denim and love how you showed what a star it can be.

  13. Kudos to the whole “InKing Royalty” team! What a super fun blog hop! I especially LOVED the changing color of the header – *big smiles*! Thank you, Brian! Happy Summer!

  14. Love your card… and of course the color – Dapper Denim! As always you ROCK the Blog World!!!

  15. And now I am loving the Moroccan Designer Series Paper! Funny how that works! Great layout, and the big sentiment fills the front out so nicely.

  16. This is so cute, Brian. I love the layered background and that stamp set! I will have to add it to my list.

  17. Wow! Your card is striking, Brian! You have a gift for putting patterns, colors, and graphics together. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  19. Very attractive, tailored & detailed (wow!) and (a critical factor for me!!!)

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