Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! It’s Christmas in July, and today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by … you guessed it … Christmas! What fun! Although Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog will be released to demonstrators this week (we can’t wait to share that with you), our Annual Catalog is filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make Christmas special. 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.

My card for this Christmas In July Blog Hop is made with a set from the Annual Catalog.  Actually all of the components are from the Annual catalog.  And it is traditional Christmas colors as well.


Oh, What Fun : 140386


Color Combination:

My color inspiration came from the designer series paper, as usual!  When I saw this sheet in the Be Merry Designer Series Paper pack I just knew it would make a beautiful card.  And I did not want to cover it up.  The sentiment and other design items are all from the set Oh, What Fun.  Such a cheery name for a really versatile stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment , which has a berry sprig attached to it, with Memento Tuxedo Black.  To keep from having a black berry sprig, I placed reusable tape over the sprig before I inked the stamp.  (I almost forgot to remove the tape before I stamped…LOL…so don’t tell anyone!) There is a stamp in the set of a berry sprig as well.  I stamped it in old olive on both sides of the sentiment and then colored the berries with a Cherry Cobbler marker.  The above and below line is also included in the stamp set.

I made the layers with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  To finish off the card I added a loop of the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon.  The layers of the sentiment are raised with SU’s wonderful dimensionals.  To me this is a traditional Christmas card.

I hope you liked my card from products in the annual catalog.  I cannot wait to share more Fall and Christmas cards with you when the Holiday Catalog arrives.  But in the mean time, please give the sets in the annual catalog a second glance.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you do not want to miss it! 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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps



JULY IS BONUS MONTH: For the month of July, for every $50.00 you spend, before tax and S&H, you will receive a $5.00 coupon. You can redeem the coupon on any order in August. There are no limits to how many coupons you can earn. But your order of $50.00 must be in one order. It cannot be 2 $25.00 orders.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY !!! If you have every considered joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator , or thought what a great deal the Starter Kit is, Now Is The Time to really check it out!! During Christmas in July, you not only get the regular Starter Kit for the low price of $99.00 (where you receive $125.00 of product), but you get what SU is calling the Basic Tool Kit. This includes a pack of grid paper, paper snips, a bone folder, 2 of the D size clear stamping blocks, a snail adhesive, PLUS the new, not even released yet: Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. So you are getting, at NO additional cost, all the tools you need to get started, plus this new stamp set. The stamp set will be in the Holiday Catalog coming out in September. WOW!! you are now receiving almost $200.00 worth of products for the original $99.00. And I promise you that there are no fees or penalties if you decide not to continue as a demonstrator after you get the kit. But if you did decide to give it a try, you would be one of my team members, and an InKing Royalty team member. This is the best group of stampers around. So if you are at all interested, please contact me and let’s discuss everything.