Celebrating Springtime for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - 16 great projects with a "Springtime" themeMany 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.

I’m also excited to welcome my friend Peggy Noe, my dear friend from San Diego to today’s hop. Peggy is an incredible artist and makes some wonderful things on her Pretty Paper Cards blog. So happy to have Peggy as an honorary Royal today.

Peggy NoeWelcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. 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.

Lots & Lots of Happy

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are able to flip through the new catalog today – what an incredible perk! While I’m preparing myself for all of the new and exciting products, I wanted to give another twirl with some of my favorites that stand a good chance of going away. Here’s by Spring-filled card for today’s hop:

See a Silhouette, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Stampin Up!, Brian KingMy project was inspired by the card at the bottom of page 132 in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog and the projects on page 66 of the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. What fun!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • See a Silhouette.  While some Designer Series Paper have carried over between Annual Catalogs in the past, most only live for one year. Since the Annual Catalog was introduced last year, I’ve loved the bright, cheery colors and beautiful patterns in See a Silhouette. I chose the page of flowers as my favorite piece of Designer Series Paper in the catalog – and it has stayed at the top of my list all year. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper:See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149443I built a collage of flowers and leaves by snipping these two pieces of paper from the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper:See a Silhouette individual page, Stampin Up!How beautiful are these prints? I’ve held on to this page of flowers for a special occasion – no better reason than a blog hop with my awesome group.
  • Lots of Happy Card Kit. The incredible, all-inclusive Lots of Happy has made us happy since it debuted in January last year. Such a great kit with an awesome collection of differently-sized cards. I love the cards, the envelopes, the images, the pencils and the stamps in this kit. There’s even a refill kit included so you can really stock up on these cards! Here’s a closer look at this kit:Lots of Happy Card Kit, Stampin' Up! 146388The stamp set is not sold separately (but well worth the investment in the kit). Here’s a look at the amazing sentiments in the included photopolymer stamp set:Lots of Happy Card Kit, Stampin Up! 146388 stamp setThe sentiment, stamped with Poppy Parade ink, is perfect inside the shape of the Tailored Tag punch:See a Silhouette, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. There’s a mix of colors in this card – each of the Stampin’ Up! Color Families is represented (Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals). I’m always onboard to mix Pool Party and Mossy Meadow, but it’s the regal mix of Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow that I love the most here. If you like this combination of Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow, please save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow

Stamp Sets:  Lots of Happy Card Kit  Papers: See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Poppy Parade  Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp.  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. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Here are links the products I used on my card today:


  1. I love the bright colors and that sentiment.

  2. I love your burst of colorful spring on this card. Such happiness on the mossy background. Lovely!

  3. Love, love how you arranged these flowers on your soft Pool Party panel, you did a super job snipping these beauties and the leaves.
    The colors are so fresh and beautiful, and the sentiment speaks volumes, all of us need some of that!!
    Thank you for sharing, Brian, I hope your entire family is doing well.
    Sending lots of love and cyber hugs.

    • Thanks so much, Maria! Pool Party is ALWAYS a great backdrop. 🙂 SO happy you like the card. We are all staying safe and healthy – we’ll get through all of this. ♥ Hope you and yours are, as well.

  4. Such a bright and beautiful card! The Pool Party background is just SO right…you have an eye for color combinations Brian.

  5. Beautiful cards and inspiration.

  6. I ditto what my friend Maria said ! I do not have this paper (can you believe that ?} I never really saw the flowers to be honest !
    What fun , a Spring Hop ! Love Peggy Noe and her adorable pup Elle !
    Thank you !

  7. Gorgeous collage of flowers and color!

  8. See a Silhouette DSP was the 1st selection I wanted from the catalog last year. (HOW many packs is it I’ve used…?) Love this card; you arranged the cut out images into the perfect collage.
    Thanks for a great hop. Stay healthy!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I really love this paper and couldn’t wait to build a little arrangement with the flowers. So easy! I always appreciate your kind comments. Thanks so much! Hope you and yours stay healthy, too! ♥

  9. Fussy cutting is your forte, Brian. I love this card and sentiment. Enjoy your day!

  10. LOVE what you did with this card. The colors are GORGEOUS.

  11. Love how you cut the DSP out..perfect with that sentiment, too!

  12. This is so amazing. It’s had to make sure I was really seeing what I was seeing! Such a brilliant way to use this dsp. You are the King of creativity! Thank you for an awesome hop! Xo

  13. Hi Brian. I am no longer receiving your emails. I love them. Is it possible for you to add me to your emails? Thank you, Becky Alberter

    • I tried to add you the regular way, and it says you opted out of the emails. Regardless, I’ve added you to my Mailchimp alert. I hope that works for you. ♥

  14. I love how you fussy cut and made a pretty bouquet! You’ve combined the leaf and flower images perfectly, love it! I don’t have many card kits, but you’re right, that sentiment set is wonderful!

    • Thanks, Sheryl! The snipping was easy (because the images are so big). I was nervous to build the bouquet, but it worked just like I wanted. Glad you like it. ♥

  15. What a fabulous combination of colors and pieces!

  16. So good to see you using your favorite dsp! Striking card!
    Thank you for having me today Brian, I just loved hopping with your team!

    • It was an honor to include you in our hop, my friend! I’m so glad you agreed to do it and loved your project. Thanks for your sweet comments. ♥

  17. Beautiful spring card, Brian. Love all the brightness!

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