Mummy Cat 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.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Monster Mash.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with fun projects that are inspired by the spookiest night of the year – Halloween. 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.

Mummy Cat

There’s nothing more frightening than a mummy in a mummy outfit, right? OK, maybe that is far more adorable than it is frightening, but what if I add in a spider on his tail? OK, still adorable! I love this sweet set, so I had to give it one more run before the Halloween season comes to an end. Here’s my card for the Monster Mash hop:

Trick or Tweet, Spooky Sweets, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Three Stamps. This card combines three stamp sets – two from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog and one from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog.  Trick or Tweet is a set filled with scary-cute characters that are fun to color and sweet to look at. So cute! Here’s a look at the Trick or Tweet stamp set:Trick or Tweet, Stampin' Up! 147722Do you recognize the fun circle image that shines behind the mummified cat? It’s from the Bouquet Blooms stamp set in the Annual Catalog – I love the versatility of this set and think it’s a perfect backdrop for this kitten. Here’s a look at the Bouquet Blooms stamp set:Bouquet Blooms, Stampin 'Up!, 146503Finally, the sentiment I used for this card is found in the Spooky Sweets Bundle, a fun Halloween set that pairs with the Spooky Bats punch. If you love punches and you love Halloween, then you should take another look at this bundle. Here’s a look at the Spooky Sweets Bundle:Spooky Sweets Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 149973
  • Accessorizing. My sweet (errr….uh…spooky) kitten is surrounded by and colored with a variety of products that are worth pointing out. I showcased the stamps above – here are the other items that are worth mentioning:
    • Stampin’ Blends. The cat and pumpkin were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored the mummy stitches with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend Marker (and then washed away some of it with the Color Lifter), the candy pumpkin with a mix of Mango Melody Markers and the cat with a mix of Crumb Cake markers. How sweet is he?!Trick or Tweet, Spooky Sweets, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    • Twinkle Builder Punch. The Mango Melody stars that burst from behind the cat and layer over the Bouquet Blooms stamp set are punched from the Twinkle Builder punch. I staggered them on the card front (trying my best to place them randomly on the card) before gluing them down.
    • Circles. The mummy cat is punched with a 2″ circle punch, which gave me the exact shape I needed for my card. I used a Layering Circles Framelits Die to frame the 2″ circle with Basic Black cardstock.
  • Color Combination.  Halloween is famously known for orange and black combinations. For this sweet kitten, I decided to keep the orange bright and the black minimal – I paired this traditional combo with Light Gray for a brighter appeal. If you like this combination of Mango Melody, Smoky Slate and Basic Black, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspriation - Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Trick or Tweet, Spooky Sweets, Bouquet Blooms  Papers: Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter)  Accessories: Twinkle Builder Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, 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 Shawn Stamps
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Here are the products I used in today’s project:



  1. Adorable! That cute little mummy cat surrounded by the circle stamp and stars is perfect!

  2. I love this adorable card – not that Iā€™m much of a cat person – but I love you, and this card is super adorbs!

  3. Ohh!! how sweet and adorable is this little kitten, looks so cute all dressed up for Halloween.
    Love how you framed the image with that awesome starburst circle, the stars just finish this fabulous card perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing. šŸ™‚

  4. Love your choices of stamp sets to create this adorable card. Truly a Halloween treat!

  5. Spooky fun and fabulous coloring. I adore the “ring” around the kitty and stars!

  6. Really like how you used that circle and stars for a background! Cool cat card!

  7. It is a graveyard smash! Adorable card! Love the frame around the cat…..and Mango is one of my faves!

  8. I love this cute, fun card that the recipient will enjoy. Great coloring. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Such a cute stamp set and a super cute card Brian! The ring is a brilliant idea. Do you still have that cat that I remember seeing in one of your videos years ago? šŸ™‚

  10. So adorable! Your combination of stamps is just perfectly cute and brilliant!!!

  11. Well isn’t this just the absolutely scariest card evah??? Heck no but it is the cutest Halloween card I’ve seen this season. I mean really – a cat with a spider hanging off it’s tail? I don’t know which artist designed the Trick or Treat stamp set at SU but they should get a bonus for this one. I too love the sunburst set as a background. Extra fabulous job on this one Brian! Love it.

  12. This is so dang cute! And a really brilliant design. I love it!!!

  13. That circle stamp is the perfect background to showcase that sweet kitty!

  14. Super cute card Brian, I love this stamp set. I think the stars are such an awesome addition. Super job

  15. How cute! I didn’t get this stamp set but should have! Those animals are so stinking cute! I do need to get the Bouquet Blooms bundle (don’t know how I’ve missed that), and the Twinkle Builder punch. The colors all just pop off this card. Great job!

  16. I love this Mango with the Slate.

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