Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not only 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.
I am excited to welcome Kim Jolley to today’s blog hop – my team is just as excited as I am. Kim is a super-talented friend with an incredible blog at Stampin’ Artfully. Kim has inspired and popularized many great techniques I’ve shared on my blog (you’ve seen her name on my blog quite a bit over the past year). 🙂 So glad to have Kim join us!
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products. What fun! Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays – and we are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Seasonal Chums for Thankgiving
Yesterday I shared a super-cute gift bag that features a jack-o-lantern image from the Seasonal Chums stamp set (you can see that project here). The backside of the spooky jack-o-lantern is a sweet pumpkin that is perfect for Thanksgiving. I loved it so much that I decided to showcase it here today. Here’s my card:
- Two Stamp Sets. This card is mostly layers of cardstock and Designer Series Paper – but the pumpkin and little banner take center stage. The pumpkin is the back of the tag from Seasonal Chums – I really love these tags (they are adorable on a gift), but I snipped them into two separate images so I could showcase both of them on a card front. Here’s a look at the Seasonal Chums Bundle:
Because our catalogs are international, Thanksgiving sentiments are few and far between (did you know most countries outside the U.S. don’t celebrate Thanksgiving?). I grabbed this sentiment from Basket of Wishes in the Annual Catalog – the font pairs perfectly with the lines of the pumpkin:
- A Little Watercoloring. The Old Olive panel of watercolored cardstock that makes up the middle panel of this card is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. It’s so gorgeous, so the pressure was on to make sure the pumpkin was just as gorgeous. I stamped the pumpkin in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White cardstock. When the ink fully dried, I inked along the right side of the lines with Pumpkin Pie ink and an Aqua Painter. I then filled in the rest of the space with light amounts of ink. That gave me just the watercolored effect I was looking for – and it was SO EASY. Here’s a closer look:
- Three Fall Colors. If you are coloring a pumpkin, you’ll definitely want an orange, a brown and a green. Duh! While I painted my pumpkin’s stem with Soft Suede and my leaves with a mix of Old Olive and Garden Green, I accented them with Crumb Cake and Old Olive. If you are inspired by this color combination, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Chums, Basket of Wishes Papers: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Garden Green Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies, Classic Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations