Gorgeous Greens for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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.

13 Amazing Christmas Projects, Stampin' Up!Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. 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.

My card for today’s hop features three products that are new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – gorgeous patterns of green-and-white papers from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and two new stamp sets. Here’s my card:

Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Under the Mistletoe. The bold patterns on my card are from the Christmas-themed Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. I paired these papers (both with a Shaded Spruce base) because one features a big, bold pattern while the other features a smaller, tighter design. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Papers: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146921Good news! The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, featured on this card, is one of ten packs of Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion in July. Get ready for ALL of your Christmas cards – there’s no better time to stock up! Click on the picture below to check out the sale in my online store:
  • Rooted in Nature Bundle. The Rooted in Nature tree that’s the focal point of my card is painted with a Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker and an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. I cropped the tree with the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies and popped it up here. So cute. Here’s a look at the Rooted in Nature Bundle that needs to be on your wish list right now: Rooted in Nature Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 148353I stamped “’tis the season” from the Itty Bitty Greetings with Real Red ink and cropped it with the Classic Label punch. I ran the banners through the punch sideways to add the banner tip to each banner.Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Warm Colors for Christmas. I love the warm greens in these Under the Mistletoe papers – I would have never thought to put Old Olive and Shaded Spruce together, but they are quite lovely. The small pops of white in each page really help to pull those colors together. The small touch of Early Espresso adds to the warmth of this card. If you like this combination of Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Rooted in Nature, Itty Bitty Greetings  Papers: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Real Red, Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (Shaded Spruce), Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (Early Espresso) Accessories: 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, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. 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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Here are links to all of the products I shared today:


  1. Those two green patterns are so stylish for the holidays. Darling little tree . . . keeps the look simple and striking.

  2. I really love these layers! And the smaller images really pop! Your layering is always perfect. Results are awesome!!

  3. I thought you had stamped the paper then realized it was from the DSP. Cool!

  4. I love this! Green is my favorite color! I am already anticipating your Christmas card swap. It might be early, but I am hopeful you do it again this year! Rooted in Nature is going to be great for fall and Christmas!

  5. Your blog hops are always such fun to see. You have such a talented group and your Christmas theme really reminded me that I definitely need to start making some Christmas cards. I’m so glad that I bought the Rooted In Nature bundle. I know I’ll be using it all year through all seasons. I mean really, look at the gorgeous card you made today with it. Thanks Brian………………….

  6. Thanks for an inspiring blog hop. I just received this DSP papers and frankly was not impressed. But now I have some great ideas. BTW- love all the different greens on your card

  7. OH, how pretty! The DSP adds so much texture, but the card is still gorgeously clean. Love!

  8. This is such a ‘Brian’ Card. Love it.

  9. Love the big bold pattern topped with the tiny dots and teeny tree. Great card!

  10. Pretty and I am getting more and more attached to Shaded Spruce . I really like your card ,but I am not sure about that Old Olive touch !
    But playing with colors is a fun thing and why not use Old Olive to break up the eyes getting lost in that deep green tranquility .
    I will “ponder” on what color I would use for that accent ! FUN !!

  11. Gorgeous greens, indeed! Love this beautifully layered heist as masterpiece!

  12. I love these two patterns together! Shaded Spruce is such a rich color, and the small dotted pattern immediately said “snow” to me. Have a great trip.

  13. beautiful card; love the colors.

  14. I love the bright greens with that tiny burst of red. Great focal point!

  15. This is definitely a Gorgeous green card! Love it!

  16. Maria Rodriguez

    My apologies for the lateness of this comment Brian, been super busy lately.
    But the card is beautiful, you come up with the most interesting color combinations and this one works perfectly for a very elegant Christmas card.
    Thank you for sharing.

  17. Jennifer Spiller

    Brian- I love that sweet little tree and the banners are just wonderful!

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