Harvest & Hope Blog Hop

Welcome 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.

Right now, I’m just starting to play with the Time of Giving bundle from the July- December mini catalog. I love these dies & stamps& I know they’ll be a staple to this season’s cards & paper crafts.

I’ve been MIA because we had a 4 day family visit in TN & a 10 day trip. So… I haven’t created for two+ weeks. No complaints though as we had great times & I feel blessed to have been able to travel. I’ll post some pictures on Friday along with a Paper Pumpkin alternative card.

I paired the Time of Giving die-cut pumpkin tag dies with the Tailored Made Tags dies from the Annual Catalog to make these seasonal tags for my card. On Mossy Meadow card stock, the “Thankful” is stamped three times without re-inking in Early Espresso.

Time of Giving Bundle #156742

I love this Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) & it inspired my colors of Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.

The horizontal Early Espresso Faux ribbon was frayed at the ends. The Linen thread & Brushed Metallic adhesive backed Dots add to the fall theme.

  • Supplies- All current Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow
  • DSP: Beauty of the Earth
  • Stamps: Time of Giving
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Dies: Giving Gifts, Tailor Made Tags
  • Embellishments: Faux Suede ribbon in Early Espresso, Linen Thread, Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Happy Stampin’ , Marilyn (aka MJ)

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

WCMD- September Paper Pumpkin

On Sunday, while visiting with our Tennessee daughter, we celebrated World Card Making Day & put together our September Paper Pumpkins. We both get kits (as does our Missouri daughter) so it’s a fun mother-daughter activity.

We didn’t have treats to put inside so we made the treat boxes & decorated just a few to give you the idea. Once she picks up some sweets or another goodie like a small hand-sanitizer or votive candle, she will be giving them to her co-workers. There’s plenty of time to finish them up. Below I’m showing a little bit of the kit contents- too much to get in a single picture.

September 2021 Paper Pumpkin
So much product!

Here are a few pictures of the finished boxes.

These boxes are just so stinking cute especially with the curly stem & leaves. We didn’t make any Jack-o-lanterns boxes with the included black face stickers & we didn’t make the wheelbarrow. You can see those on the Stampin’Up YouTube channel here:

https://youtu.be/TU4OdvFmzKs <== Kit

https://youtu.be/ZIro8Cqtnvo <== Wheelbarrow

My daughter loves to decorate her home for all the different holidays so I took some pictures of the treat boxes with her decor as the backdrop.

A close up view

Last, here’s an infinity shot with all the boxes ready for filling & completing. We stamped all the leaves & tags so they’re all ready to go.

It was such a fun afternoon! It is always so much fun creating together! I hope you had a chance to celebrate World Card Making Day.

Have a great Monday & Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Halloween Haunting

Hi friends!

Happy October! Last week I put out our Halloween decor around the house. I love the change of seasons & I love refreshing the look of our home with seasonal decor. So I was in the mood for creating a Halloween card.

I’m just crazy about the Black Glittered speciality paper in our mini catalog. For one thing, the glitter doesn’t rub off & secondly it sparkles so very bright. Below is a close up.

You really need to see it in person! I paired it with our black glittered ribbon for a little extra sparkle.

The sketch is an old favorite. I’ll be making 11 more of this exact card for a card swap so I wanted it to be easy to duplicate but I didn’t want it to be plain. The DSP squares & the glitter paper & ribbon give it a real “WOW”.

Below is another view.

Supplies
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Black
DSP: Cute Halloween
Speciality Paper: Black Glittered
Stamps: Banner Year
Ink: Black Stazon
Punch: Cat
Dies: Layering Circles, Tasteful Labels
Accessories: Black Glittered ribbon

Let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping! MJ

Awesome Autumn with Blackberry Beauty Ephemera

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing two cards I made using the Blackberry Beauty ephemera pack from our mini catalog. Same basic layout & papers, the only major difference is the die cut. The colors inspired by this suite are stunning, don’t you think?!

I started with a card base of Rich Razzleberry. I taped down a stencil from our Basic Patterns Decorative Masks. I used my silicone mat & some scrap paper to keep my work surface clean. Next I used our blender brushes & Blackberry Bliss ink to create the stenciled background.

While letting my stenciled card base dry. I embossed a piece of Early Espresso using our Hammered Metal 3D EF & layered it on a piece of Cinnamon Cider.

If you look closely at the embossing on the two cards, you will see that one has the embossed side & the other a de-bossed side. Looks great either way, right?

The sentiment panels were made with 1/2” piece of Cinnamon Cider & 3/4” piece of Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is from Banner Year. The Lovely Labels pick-a-punch was used on both cards but I chose the two different styles offered with this punch. To finish the card, Brushed Metallic Adhesive dots were added; gold on the oak leaves card & copper on the owl card.

Have a great day! Marilyn

Autumn Card- a Mini Catalog Case

Hi friends! Happy Monday!

Today I’m sharing a card that was cased from the July- December catalog on page 54.

I just love the Harvest Season bundle & coordinating products yet; I have the DSP & ribbon but I haven’t purchased the stamps & dies yet. So I substituted Garden Wishes stamps & Dandy Wishes dies from the annual catalog (page 23).

Copyright- Stampin’ Up
Mini Catalog July- December 2021

I pulled a few tricks out of my stamping hat. First, for the dandelions… I used my Stamparatus & inked the leaves with Soft Succulent. I used my shammy to “erase” any green on the flower part & stamped on Very Vanilla card stock. Then, I used the brush end of my Calypso Coral marker & colored the flower part of the stamp. It works best if you stamp the lightest color first so if there’s a little light color remaining, it will be covered by the darker color.

My second trick was coloring the diamond weave ribbon. I used a four drops of Calypso Coral re-inker and 91% isopropyl alcohol in a small leak-proof container. I let it soak for 15 minutes & then laid it out on paper towels & let it dry overnight. The alcohol (vs. water) quickens the drying process; if in a time crunch, use your heat tool.

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Succulent,
  • Stamps: Garden Wishes, Banner Year
  • Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Soft Succulent
  • DSP: Harvest Meadow, Pattern Party (scrap for Bumblebee die cut)
  • Dies & Punches: Dandy Wishes, Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch
  • Embellishments: Diamond Weave ribbon, Bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)