Grateful 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 - GratefulWelcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! 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 Banner

It’s not often I make home decor with my Stampin’ Up! products, but I’ve been working on a “thankful” centerpiece for about a month, and I’m happy to share it with you today. This project will make a perfect centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table. Here’s my project:

Thanksgiving banner, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thankful. The letters I used to spell “thankful” are cropped from the Hand-Lettered Dies that coordinate with the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set. These letters are modern and fun with an artistic flair – and there are 43 dies in the set! Love it! Here’s a look at the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle:Praiseworthy Prose Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151077I glued each letter to one of the wooden tags in the Tags & Feathers Elements, a set of wooden elements in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. They fit perfectly on the 2-1/8″ wood rounds. I glued the letters with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Here’s a look at the Tags & Feathers Elements:Tags & Feathers Elements, Stampin' Up! 150455And here’s a closer look at some of the letters on the project:Thanksgiving banner, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Gather Together.  I created a bed for the letters by stamping the large leaf in the Gather Together stamp set and cropping it with the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. This leaf has been a favorite of mine leading up to Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at this wonderful bundle:Gather Together Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153036I stamped each leaf with classic ink and then painted over each one with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. It pulled the color in and gave each leaf a shine.Painting with a Wink of Stella Brush, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. I used three colors to build the bed of leaves behind my die-cut banner – Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Soft Suede. Here’s a closer look:Thanksgiving banner, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIt’s such a great color combination for Fall. If you like this mix of Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Soft Suede, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede

Thanksgiving banner, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Bundles:  Gather Together  Stamp Sets:  Gather Together  Papers:  Thick Whisper White  Inks: Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, Soft Suede Accessories: Hand-lettered Dies, Tags & Feathers Elements, Gathered Leaves Dies, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by!


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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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping


  1. I adore this project! A beautiful piece that makes me smile.

  2. So pretty….and very clever! Perfect for this week!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! This project came together in stages – just in time for this hop. πŸ™‚ Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! β™₯

  3. Brian – I think you have outdone yourself with this project. How did you even think of this? This centerpiece is stunning. It will be gorgeous for your Thanksgiving meals.

    • Thanks, Linda! It all started with the wooden elements and worked its way out from there. I’m so glad you like it and hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! β™₯

  4. Amazing project with great details like the shimmer on the leaves! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Good idea! This will be a nice centerpiece on your dinner or beverage table.

  6. gorgeous in everyway. love, love the wood elements used to set off the letters.

  7. Such a clever way to make a table decoration. Just love the whole thing~concept, materials, colors, execution. A true Brian King artistic creation.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  8. This would also be awesome hanging as a banner…love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Brian!

    • It started as a banner, Dawn, but I changed plans when I realized how delicately the leaves were glued together. Had they been glued to a band of cardstock, I would have been set for a banner. Glad you like it and hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! β™₯

  9. So much fun seeing a 3D from you today! What a beautiful banner. I’m thankful for you and for this amazing hop!

  10. Love, love this project! Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  11. What a perfect centerpiece, Brian. Great job. Love the font of the alphabet. It will be beautiful on your table tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. WOW Brian. What a fantastic table decoration for the holiday. You continue to amaze me day after day with your artistic and gorgeous creations. The blog hop was fabulous and I just have to mention how much I loved Ann Murray’s wreath. Such a talented group of demonstrators and how thankful you must be for every one of them.
    Have a Blessed holiday and enjoy gathering with family.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! We have a lot of fun in our group, and I’m in awe of their talents, too. I’m grateful for each and every one. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Grace! β™₯

  13. Happy Thanksgiving Brian, have a beautiful day, starting with the lovely centerpiece!

  14. Ahh-mazing!!! (That’s when people say “Ahh!” when they see it.) All of the special elements, so cleverly assembled! Love the colors and the touch of Wink of Stella. We’ll want to see your Thanksgiving table!

    • Agh! I didn’t take a picture of it on the table (it was on a side table), but it was a small crowd at Mom’s this year. So glad you like it, Sheryl, and hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! β™₯

  15. What a Great idea Brian I love that for a centerpiece

  16. This is so pretty! I love those letters and must get the die set soon! This is a gorgeous centerpiece!

    • Thanks, Sue! This is the first I’ve successfully used the letters, but they ARE pretty great. Glad you like my project. β™₯ Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  17. How sweet! What a treat for the eyes. Love this. Happy Thanksgiving.

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