Sending Hugs for the InKing Royalty Blog

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 - Harvest & HopeWelcome to InKing Royalty’s October 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 center around Harvest & Hope, so prepare yourself for gratitude and love in Fall-themed projects. 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.

Sending Hugs

The card I’m sharing with you today embraces both the “harvest” and “hope” elements of this blog hop theme. I’ve built my card around warm, Fall colors that I love so much (Merry Merlot and Soft Suede) and emblazoned my card with a big sentiment that offers love and hope to the recipient. Here’s my card:

Layering Hugs Dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment and beautiful floral arrangement around the sentiment showcase the Layering Hugs Dies from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. The Dies coordinate with stamps in the Sending Hugs stamp set and are sold separately or as a bundle (the bundle earns you a 10% discount when you buy both together). Here’s a look at the Sending Hugs Bundle:

Sending Hugs Bundle, Stampin Up! 155859I cropped the arrangement of leaves and flowers from Designer Series Paper using the largest die in the Layering Hugs Dies. To achieve a rich and filled-with-Autumn-colors cutout, I reached for the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. What a gorgeous pack of papers! I mounted the gorgeous cutout on another design from the same pack of papers.

Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper:

Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 155841In case you missed it (you don’t miss anything, so I’m not really sure why I just said that), I used the second and fourth patterns on the bottom of the image above. What a great mixture! It’s rare that I make a card with no inks and no stamps, but I don’t think this one called for either. The incredible dies and papers gave me everything I needed to make the card I’ve shared with you today.

Layering Hugs Dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Papers: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Merry Merlot, Thick Basic White  Accessories: Layering Hugs Dies,  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl.  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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

Here are links to the products I used on today’s card:



  1. I love the way you used the dies with the DSP! This is the best I have seen with that set. Awesome card.

  2. Lovely card with lovely paper!

  3. Stunning card Brian! I’m not on the computer much anymore, but when I do get on, you never disappoint with your creativity and inspiration!

  4. GREAT card my friend. It’s like you’ve shared a warm cozy blanket with us.

  5. Amazing card! And yes, of course I too love this paper!!

  6. I love this card. Such rich colors and that die is awesome.

  7. Fall hugs are the best!

  8. Very “fallish!” I forget that dies can be used with DSP for a unique background effect. Thanks for the reminder!

  9. I am a hugger and love this card for those whom can’t physically hug. The colors and paper is awesome.

  10. Love how you used the DSP in this card! Stunning.

  11. Beautiful card Brian! I didn’t get these dies, now I might. I love how you cut the DSP. Great idea.

  12. Love the look of the leaf die with the colorful DSP!

  13. The white really pops against those patterns, I love it! Gives me an idea on how to revise the cards I blogged. You’re always an inspiration, Brian!

  14. Sweet card, Brian. Love the DSP diecut background. So pretty! Thanks for showcasing all of these beautiful cards from your very creative team. Enjoy your day!

  15. Great color!

  16. Beautiful. What a fun way to use the DSP & capture all the colors of fall. Great idea, thanks.

  17. I don’t have this set, but I always seem to like every thing I see made with it. Love it Brian

  18. love this card. love the multi color on the diecut

  19. I love love love the look of this dsp with this die. And your colors are amazing! Great hop!!!

  20. Karen Szczepkowski

    I love how you did the background die cut with DSP! Beautiful!

  21. Very pretty card. Might have to reconsider getting that stamp bundle.

  22. Love the rich colors and beautiful DSP! Very nice and simple design.

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