Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. 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.

This month’s theme is right up my alley.  Every year I really enjoy making Fall Cards and those that say we are Grateful.  I also tried a new card layout.


Stampin' Up!, Arrange A Wreath, Banner Year, Gilded Autumn, Jackie Beers

The Focal point of the card is the Wreath!  I love the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.  I feel it is really showcased here.  The background of the wreath is stamped using Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla card stock.  I sort of fussy cut around the outside of the wreath, but not overly detailed.  I then did the same for the inside.  The Cinnamon Cider wreath is not stamped on. It is only die cut using the wreath die.  The embossing of the leaves is part of the die!  I love that.

The banner across the wreath made me very happy!  I played with different versions for getting the sentiment.  I used the Banner Year Bundle for the sentiment.  It does not really show in the picture, but I used my bone folder to curve the banner just a little.  So it looks wavy across the front of the wreath.

The finishing touch to the wreath is the bow.  It is the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo.  And it pairs beautifully with the gorgeous DSP.  This is one of my all time favorite DSP.  It is the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

And here is the inside of the card .  This also shows the different fold I mentioned at the beginning.  I have made a couple of regular size cards with this fold. (I got the fold from fellow Demonstrator Paula Butler in a beautiful card for a card swap)  I just stretched it out quite a bit for this Slim card.


You can see that only the center raises up.  To finish the inside I stamped the Mint Macaron Wreath again and then added the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Banner Year set.

Measurements:  This card fits into a regular A10 Envelope

  • Thick Very Vanilla card stock base is 4 X 8 3/4
  • Very Vanilla center layer is 4 X 8, scored at 4 and folded
  • Center DSP is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8
  • Cinnamon Cider side layers are 3 7/8 X 2 1/8 (need 2)
  • DSP side layers are 3 3/4 X 2 (need 2)


I could not get the pictures to look as it should.  I am still playing with new photography and the Slim Line Cards are an added challenge in this!  So I apologize for my larger than necessary watermark.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t 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. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie



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