Let’s Sale-a-Brate 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.

Let's Sale-a-Bration InKing Royalty Blog Hop, January 2022Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! We are having so much fun with our new Sale-a-Bration products and are excited to share some of that fun with you today. This month’s projects feature papers or stamp sets (or both!) from Stampin’ Up!’s January – February 2022 Sale-a-Bration brochure. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Daffodil Afternoon

You know how much I adore Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, so it’s no surprise that I always love the paper options during Sale-a-Bration. I love that I can collect multiples of each and not worry about running out. While I’ve already shared projects with the other three papers available during January – June 2022 Sale-a-Bration, today is the first time I’ve sharing a project with Daffodil Delight 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card:

Daffodil Afternon Designer Series Paper, Amazing Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Papers features six pages of floral and leafy patterns with coordinating patterns on the opposite side of each. This paper can be selected as your Sale-a-Bration gift with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-a-Bration. Here’s a look at the gorgeous colors and patterns in the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper:

Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 158127The last floral page shown above features 12″ of daffodils on two sides of the paper – such a brilliant design for a quick-and-easy project! While I was prepared to showcase a full panel of this paper on this card, I decided to cut the paper into 1/2″ strips and then glue them down to my Crushed Curry base, leaving a teeny-tiny gap between each panel. Here’s a closer look:

Daffodil Afternon Designer Series Paper, Amazing Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King

While I didn’t use it on my card, the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Daffodil Daydream Bundle (#157795) in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2022 Mini Catalog. What I DID use on my card, though, is one of my favorite things in the new catalog – the Amazing Thanks Dies, part of the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle. I cropped a base layer of “thanks” with Thick Very Vanilla and a thin “thanks” with Mossy Meadow cardstock to build the gorgeous sentiment on this card. Here’s a look at the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle:

Amazing Silhouettes Bundle, Stampin Up! 157819I adore the warm and rich tones in the sophisticated Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper. While the pages in this pack of papers include softer and brighter colors than the ones shown in this panel, I adore the colors in this page. If you like this mix of Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow


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!

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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  10. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  11. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

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

Papers: Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Thick Very Vanilla  Accessories: Amazing Thanks Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

If you want to learn more about Sale-a-Bration benefits or download the Sale-a-Bration brochure, click here.


  1. I love this technique and how you pulled it together. What an awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! This is such a great way to use the paper. Thank you for a great idea and a beautiful card.

  3. I adore the “screening” effect of the DSP. Beautiful and fresh for spring!

  4. This DSP is beautiful, but the strips make a very striking card. I love this card. Enjoy your day!

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the cut DSP panels!

  6. This is such a beautiful card Brian. Your panels are so precise and add so much interest to this card. Bravo! Thank you for an AMAZING hop!!!

  7. I am so concerned cutting into this DSP…..That it hadn’t even occur to me to make some 1/2″ strips. What a FABULOUS way to showcase this paper. LOVE IT!

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love that you cut the DSP in strips. Much more interesting that way.

  9. Beautiful card! Cutting the DSP into strips was a brilliant idea!

  10. Ooooooh, my friend , I love love this card , love that DSP ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  11. Great card, great hop! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Moving the commonplace to the extraordinary. The strip idea is brilliant and is SO MUCH more engaging than just a flat panel. [In my mind I just created the “You are amazing” die cut sentiment from the Amazing Silhouette bundle in your honor!]
    Great Hop~your wonderful team has really rocked it. TFS

    • 🙂 Thanks so much, Linda! I had fun with the strips and am glad you like the idea. ♥ Thanks, too, for the “amazing” you created for me in your mind.

  13. I keep forgetting to cut it up! Thanks for that reminder. Now I’m off to look at my DSP!

  14. Beautiful! Love how you’ve grounded the thanks.

  15. Love the drama created by the crushed curry showing through your DSP strips. Is there a hint to getting that all lined up evenly? What is the measurement on the Crushed Curry layer? I want to give this a try.

    • Thanks, Donna! I cut the panel and then the strips. I just glued them down, eyeballing them as they went down. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I could slide them a bit after they were down. The base below is just 1/8″ taller than the strips. As I was unsure about the width of frame I’d need after the spaces, I glued these down on a piece longer than I needed and then cropped the edge. Hope you give it a try! ♥

  16. Well that was a fun blog hop! It’s always great to see what everyone is doing and I absolutely love your card for today Brian.

  17. Love the way you cut the DSP into strips, and that layered sentiment is perfection!

  18. The louvered panel is awesome. I must give this a whirl. Thanks 🙂

  19. Great card but what I really enjoyed was your blog hop! So many wonderful ideas using the SAB goodies. Well done everyone!!!

  20. What a gorgeous card! I love love love the design and the strips of DSP are perfect!

  21. Absolutely adorable Brian! I love this paper as well and this card showcases it perfectly!

  22. Wow this is so great Brian! Absolutely beautiful! I love this paper as well and this card showcases it perfectly!

  23. Oh My Gosh! I LOVE what you have done with this DSP! Simple, but packs a punch! Love it!

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