Bright Baubles 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, Leaves & TreesWelcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature leaves and trees, so you are likely to find lots of inspiration for Autumn. 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.

Bright Baubles

There are SO MANY great trees and leaves in Stampin’ UP!’s current offerings. It was hard to settle on one, but I was drawn to Bright Baubles for today’s blog hop. My tree-themed card features a Christmas ornament with a beautiful Christmas tree. I built this ornament with the Delicate Baubles Dies, part of the Bright Baubles Bundle (say that five times fast!) in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. Such a fun card to make! Here’s my card:

Bright Baubles Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

Here’s a look at the Bright Baubles Bundle (made up of the Bright Baubles Cling Stamp Set and Delicate Baubles Dies), which is filled with beautiful ornaments and some great sentiments for the Christmas holidays:

Bright Baubles Bundle, Stampin Up! 156384How gorgeous are those dies?! Here’s how I built the beautiful bauble on my card:

  • I applied a piece of Adhesive Sheets to the back of a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and cropped with the thin die at the top, right corner of the product photo above.
  • I pealed the Adhesive Sheet off the back of the detailed die cut and adhered it to another piece of Thick Basic White cardstock. I layered the frame die (in the bottom, right corner of the product photo above) around the detailed die cut ornament and cropped it out. This was easier (in my opinion) than trying to glue the detailed cutout to the frame die cutout.
  • I cropped the ornament with Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron and So Saffron cardstock and carefully glued the pieces into the cutout from the detailed die cut.
  • I cropped the bow and string from Shaded Spruce cardstock and glued it to the top of the ornament.

Here’s a closer look at the bauble at the heart of my card that’s described above:

Bright Baubles Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

I chose a soft, sweet color scheme for my ornament, so I was happy to find the Pool Party design in the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper that gave me a base for my sweet ornament. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper:

Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156281If you like this mix of Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce

Bundles: Bright Baubles Bundle  Stamp Sets: Bright Baubles  Papers: Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Thick Basic White  Inks: Shaded Spruce  Accessories: Delicate Baubles Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.  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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


  1. Love, love, love this card! Your method of building the ornament is great and appreciated. I cannot wait to give this a try.

  2. What a unique and beautiful Christmas card you have created for us today. I entirely skipped over this set in the mini catalog and need to go back and check it out once again. Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us today Brian.

    • I’m so happy to share it, Grace, and I’m so happy you like it. I fell in love with these soft colors as I was building the ornament and wanted to continue with them on the rest of the card. Thanks, my friend!

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Such a BEAUTIFUL card, Brian! Oh my, you knocked it out of the park! Thank you!

  4. Yup. Patience of Job. Gorgeous, intricate card! ❤️ TFS

  5. Love the colors and so full of detail…beautiful card!

  6. I love the color combination and the beautiful bauble. I had completely missed that set in the new catty. Aren’t the adhesive sheets wonderful for this type of project? Enjoy your day!

    • The Adhesive Sheets are a must-have (in my opinion). Couldn’t have done without them on this project. Thanks so much, Hilda! Hope your day is wonderful! ♥

  7. Your Baubles ornament is GORGEOUS. What a great way to use ths die. LOVE IT!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I likely would have used one of the other dies had it not been for the theme of this blog hop, but I’m glad I went with this one. Glad you like it! ♥

  8. This is so pretty! Love the color combo. These dies are to die for.

  9. Oh wow! This is so clean and crisp! Gorgeous! I need to slow down as I peruse new catalogs- I totally disregarded this set🤦🏻‍♀️

  10. I love this card. It’s a problem for sure the paper piercing is perfect

  11. You put this bundle on the MAP! Fantastic concept and mix of colors.

  12. I love these colors and the way you built the ornament is a big WOW. Sooo creative.

  13. You have the patience of a saint to piece this all together – but the result is gorgeous! So Saint Brian….send a bit of that patience my way!

  14. Wowza! Simple, elegant, and stunning.

  15. I love this post for so many reasons. Great tip, I’ll have to try, to adhere then cut the shadow. Also, although the stamp case clearly shows the size, I really didn’t realize the ornament is as large as it is! The tree is a wowzer, and I love the colors you chose!

    • Thank you so much, Sheryl! The ornaments are really big, which is great if you want them to be the focal point on your card. 🙂 I, too, thought the design of this tree was pretty spectacular. Thanks! ♥

  16. Brian, this is such an amazing card!!! I love how you filled in the ornament with the colored cardstock! It has such a “touchable” look to it!!!

  17. Oh Wow Brian…I didn’t even know that this set did this. It is amazing..

  18. Wow, Brian! Amazing card!

  19. Such a cool card! Gotta admit it— this bundle was not even a blip on my radar. I may have to rethink that.

  20. Soft and lovely. Absolutely perfect.

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