Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July 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 feature Christmas! I hope you are in a Holiday mood because there is a lot of Christmas fun headed your way. 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.
Christmas is my favorite time of year for card making.  I am very excited to share with you a card using two of the Christmas sets in the upcoming Mini Catalog.

Stampin' Up!, stockings dies, whimsical trees, tidings of christmas, Jackie Beers



The stockings are so darn cute!!  They are from the Stockings Dies as part of the Sweet Stockings Suite of products.  For this card I only used the stockings from the suite.  I wanted them to be the star of the show.  Instead of stamping the design stocking, I used the Greenery Embossing Folder to give them the knitted looking texture.  The toe layer is part of the dies as is the front banner looking lever holding the stockings.

I added just a simple sentiment of “Joy” by going with a third stocking.  This one is cut from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I then used Cherry Cobbler Ink to stamp the Joy.  The Joy and the inside sentiment are both from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  That is another great set!


The color choices all came from the gorgeous DSP.  As mentioned above, it is the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with this piece immediately.  For a different look to my card, I went with Pool Party as the base color.  It is not a listed color of the paper stack but works perfectly.

The Sahara Sand also works perfectly with this sheet of paper.  I used it to separate the base and DSP.  The lever on the front has a little strip of another sheet from the DSP pack.  To bring out the Real Red / Cherry Cobbler of the paper, I added that strip to hang the stockings from.  And to also stamp the Joy on the center stocking.

Layout and Measurements

This card is one I have seen several times lately.  I think of it as an offset gate fold card.  I have already played with a variety of different sizes of the folds.  Here are the measurements for this one.

  • Base of Pool Party is cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and scored at 4 & 9 1/2
  • Sahara Sand is cut to 4 X 3 3/4 and 4 X 1 1/4
  • DSP is cut to 3 7/8 X 3 5/8 and 3 7/8 X 1 18
  • Inside White layer is 4 X 5 1/4


Here is a view of the open card.  I added an extra stocking there as well.


Reminder that the stockings and sentiments are from the Stockings Dies and the Whimsical Trees (sentiments) stamp set.  These products are in the Mini Catalog that goes live on August 3rd.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Marylin Jones at Stamp With MJ. 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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Marylin Jones at Stamp with MJ
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery




The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,