Peaceful Boughs 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 December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them 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.

Peaceful Boughs

With select items retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to focus on a gorgeous bundle that hasn’t really gotten a lot of love (despite its beauty). The Peaceful Boughs Bundle is retiring (both the Peaceful Boughs and coordinating Beautiful Boughs Dies are carrying forward when this catalog ends, but the bundled pricing goes away). Here’s a sweet-and-simple card I made for this InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Peaceful Boughs. The Peaceful Boughs Bundle features a gorgeous stamp set with detailed pine boughs, pine cones and beautiful sentiments. There’s even a gorgeous stamp of dots that can be used for snow or added texture. I only used the stamp set on this simple project, but I want you to pay attention to the entire bundle – these products work so well together. Here’s a look at the Peaceful Boughs Bundle: Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153033While the large rectangle die in the Beautiful Boughs Dies can beautifully frame the sentiment in this set, I wanted to try it with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies so that my entire card wouldn’t feel so “boxy.” I love the rectangular die, but I was so happy with the oval shape on this card.
  • A Beautiful Backdrop. I used the largest bough stamp to build a backdrop for my sentiment. Not only did I stagger the placement of the boughs on the Whisper White panel and change the direction of the branches, but I also intermittently stamped them off on scrap paper to give depth of the branches. Here’s a closer look at this gorgeous sentiment and the backdrop that provides such a great support for it:Peaceful Boughs Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. While the mix of colors might not be thought of as a traditional Christmas color combination, the three colors work so well together. The softness of Seaside Spray balances so well with the depth of Mossy Meadow. I’m so in love with that combination. If you like this mix of Whisper White, Seaside Spray and Mossy Meadow as much as I do, please save this for future reference:  Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Mossy Meadow

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Boughs  Papers: Mossy Meadow, Seaside Spray, Whisper White  Inks: Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (oval),  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping.  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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts


  1. I love this mix of colors. And I always forget about this set. Beautiful card.

  2. Stunning. The color combo is perfect for this design and the stamped background really shows off one of the nicest pine stamps we’ve ever had.
    Love this!

    • Thanks, Linda! I couldn’t agree with you more – these pines are beautiful. This set wasn’t on my radar at first, but I’ve really grown to love it. ♥

  3. Your card inspires peace with the flowing boughs and soft colors. The sentiment is soothing, and your non-traditional colors make this card a stand-out. Beautiful.

    • Thanks so much, Linda! These boughs are so beautiful, and I’m glad you like how they pair with the Seaside Spray. Always wonderful to hear from you. ♥

  4. Such a simple and pretty creation. I love that this bundle goes beyond just the holiday season.

  5. Such a beautiful and peaceful card Brian. Love the color combo!

  6. Brian, this is a beautiful calming card, the sentiment is perfect for what can be a super busy time of the year.

  7. You show ’em how to make a beautiful background! Such a lovely card!

  8. Those boughs are so pretty and really make a great background for your card. Love the color combo. Have a wonderful day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! I think the boughs are beautiful, too. Was happy with how they created such a great background. Hope your day is wonderful, too! ♥

  9. Your sentiment on this card says it ALL. Perfect creation.

  10. Absolutely beautiful

  11. So simple and beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  12. I wavered on whether to purchase this bundle or not but once I received it I knew it was the right decision. I’ve used it mostly on masculine birthday cards but I need to expand to some Christmas cards for sure. I do love your color combination also. Fabulous job Brian………… off to see what the rest of the team has made.

  13. Your background stamping with stamping off in mossy meadow is perfection! It is true I bypassed this set because I have the Christmas Pines set, but wowzer these stamps are beautiful!

    • Thanks, Sheryl! I never purchased the last stamp set with pine branches, but I really like the artistry on this one. Thanks so much for your super-sweet comments. ♥

  14. Beautiful card Brian! I just love your color combinations and the way that you created the background is awesome. So sweet and serene.

  15. Beautiful and serene. Love it, B!

  16. You created your own beautiful DSP. Love the color combination. Thanks for organizing this hop for us!

  17. Great colors. So out of the box but give absence of peace. Great card Brian!

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