Your Happy Place 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 - Summer FunWelcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I’m also excited to welcome Emma Goddard to today’s hop. Emma is a super-talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK – she and I have been great friends for years and have recently started creating a card kit together. She’s an amazing artist, and I’m glad she could join us today. ♥

My Happy Place

My favorite place to be in the summer? Inside. While I love the beauty of the outdoors, I come from parts of the country where it’s really too hot to be outside for long. I was raised by the beach and live in the city, so my ideal travel spot for summer would be a mountains retreat with cool weather. Here’s my perfect spot for summer fun (assuming there’s air conditioning and a craft room inside this trailer):

Tree Lot Dies, Majestic Mountain Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian KingWhile you might be thinking you don’t need the Tree Lot Dies for Christmas projects, consider how versatile these images are for other times of the year. The Tree Lot Dies are a Sale-a-Bration offering in July and August’s Sale-a-Bration event and can be selected for free with a $100 order. Here’s a look at the Tree Lot Dies:

Tree Lot Dies, Stampin Up! 159938I had so much fun playing with this [air conditioned and craft-room containing] camper. I cropped the camper multiple times to build the elements (windows, door, hitch and wheel) that aren’t separate items in the set of dies. Here’s a closer look at my vacation get-away:

Tree Lot Dies, Majestic Mountain Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe trees on my card are also from the Tree Lot Dies. I cropped the base and detailed top with Mossy Meadow and showcased all three of the trees on my card. Here’s a closer look at how the tree layers:

Tree Lot Dies, Majestic Mountain Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian KingMore dies…the mountains behind my camper and trees are cropped with the Majestic Mountain Dies (I flipped one over for a more diverse mountain backdrop), and the entire focal panel is cropped with the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

My sentiment from This Birthday Piggy is cropped with one of the dies from the Sending Dies. How perfect is this sentiment for this project? I was so happy to have it! Here’s a look at the This Birthday Piggy stamp set:

This Birthday Piggy, Stampin Up! 159107

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter.  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. Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

Here are the products I used in this project:

Stamp Sets: This Birthday Piggy  Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Real Red, Gray Granite, Thick Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Tree Lot Dies, Majestic Mountains Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Sending Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals




  1. You sure know how to “make a scene!” Where do you put a king bed in that little camper?

  2. I love this card Brian! And I am in complete agreement with you about summer! Inside, in an air conditioned craft room is the place to be! Especially this summer! Stay cool!

  3. Love, love, love this scene! And we actually had a small air conditioner in our small camper.

  4. I want to be in that little camper! Such a beautiful mountain scene. Let’s go!!!

  5. Such a cute little camper and beautiful scene!

  6. You did it again, Brian…. Awesome card!

  7. Wow…you worked those dies perfectly! Awesome scene!

  8. It’s always such fun when you share a parade and/or a blog hop. All the bloggers made fantastic cards for the hop but I have to admit that Sheryl’s card was super fantastic. I bet each and every blogger had fun participating. Congrats to all for the great job.

  9. luckily, this time, I have the set and dies. Can’t wait to make some of these up. Thanks for the idea!

  10. Great card Brian! I love how you were able to create such a complete scene!

  11. Love, love this one Brian!! Of course the mountains are my happy place. 🙂

  12. Your card could represent a happy place for so many of us. Let’s go RIGHT NOW! [Mary Fish’s comment says it all!]
    Another great hop with your talented crew. Thanks for including Emma~

  13. Great card Brian, I am all about that camper as long as we can park it on the beach. I would be lost without my daily swim.

  14. Love how you showcased the versatility of these dies with this fabulous card! I want to go wherever that camper is going.

  15. Great card! Can’t wait to get these dies. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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