NEW 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.

InKing Royalty Blog Hop NEWWelcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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.

Happy You’re Here

There are so many options for NEW – new friends, new marriage, new house. And with a huge variety of new colors and products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, it was difficult to pick just one – so I picked a new stamp set, a new punch, a new set of blends, a new die and a new patterned paper to make this card for a new baby:

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  • Welcome Baby. How adorable is this little giraffe? The sweet image is part of an incredible Host Stamp set called Time for Tags. With purchases greater than $150, customers earn Stampin’ Rewards that can be used to purchase ANY current items in the current catalogs (you don’t have to host a party to earn the rewards). One of the perks of earning Stampin’ Rewards is that you can use them to purchase specially-priced Host Sets like Time for Tags. Here’s a closer look at this adorable set: Time for Tags Host Set, Stampin' Up! 149423I love that I could follow-up the “Hello Baby” on the tag with “Happy you’re here” on the base of the card. Both are included in this stamp set. The set coordinates with the new Timeless Label Punch – great for all kinds of sentiments:Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! 149516To add a little excitement to the card, I added a border of buttons (cropped in So Saffron with the Arts & Crafts Dies). These dies are far more versatile than I initially gave them credit for.
  • Magnolia Lane. You pay close attention to everything (I love that about you), but you might not have noticed that two of the products on this sweet baby card are from the bold, graphic Magnolia Lane Suite of products. This gorgeous striped paper is so soft and sweet (and looks like the perfect wallpaper for a baby room) is from Magnolia Lane. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this incredible pack of papers:Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149484The giraffe is colored with a new addition to our Stampin’ Blends – So Saffron. I’m so happy to see this soft yellow added to the collection – perfect for my sweet giraffe. I colored the giraffe with the Light So Saffron marker and colored his dots and mane with the Dark So Saffron Marker.So Saffron Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up! 149557To see all of the items included in the Magnolia Lane Suite, click on the image below:Magnolia Lane, 101003, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog
  • Baby Colors. I struggled with the initial color combination a little bit before landing on the balance of shades I wanted. I tried so hard to showcase a soft green background, but everything was SO SOFT. Once I switched out the card base with Smoky Slate, I knew I was done (just needed to glue everything down). Time for Tags, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, baby cardSmoky Slate gave me just what I wanted to support the softness of this pink and this yellow. If you like this combination of Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and So Saffron, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, So Saffron

Stamp Sets: Time for Tags Host Set Papers: Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (So Saffron, Smoky Slate) Accessories: Arts & Crafts Dies, Timeless Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations.  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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping


  1. Cute card Brian. I like the color combination.

  2. This card is just precious! I love everything about it. You really surpassed yourself on this one.

  3. Brian, so many things to love about this card! I always seem to notice colors first and the Smoky Slate as the neutral for this great card is perfect. And who would have thought Magnolia Lane DSP for a baby card! Love the stamp set, it’s on my list!

  4. My favorite of the new host sets and perfect color scheme! The perfect die cut accent!

  5. Such a sweet card Brian…great color combo! This stamp set is due to arrive at my house on Monday. Can’t wait to play with it!

  6. What an adorable baby card. I know any new Mom or Mom to be would simply love it. Do people keep baby books anymore? If they do I bet this card would be included.

  7. What a super cute card. I’m going to have to get that stamp. You have ys3d it a couple of time and it is just adorable.

  8. Love this cute card, Brian, with the button border as the chair rail for the wallpaper. Love the color combo. Great job! Have a wonderful day!

  9. I LOVE this new Host Set……You created the sweetest little baby card my friend.

  10. Sweetest the color combo and the layout is perfect! Prob going to cave on this set with this stamp and the pineapple!

  11. The images in this stamp set are just so cute! I too love the button border chair rail. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning and the other blog hop participants also did a fantastic job with the challenge.

  12. This is an adorable card ! Such soft colors and the Button die is just perfect as your border !
    Makes me smile !!

  13. wow. super darling and very classy card!

  14. I love this sweet giraffe and everything about this card! Thanks for hosting this blog hop each month, Brian! xoxo

  15. Love this card! I wasn’t going to get this stamp set but now see it in my future. I didn’t even look at these died, but I should have. I love buttons!

  16. Jennifer Spiller

    Love love love this so much!! That paper is absolutely perfect! Of course you know that, that’s why you picked it ! The color combination is awesome!!!

  17. This is super sweet! Like the perfect picture on a nursery wall!

  18. I love those tags and the card you made with this one is as cute as can be! The button border is the perfect accent.

  19. Love this card, thanks for sharing.

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