A Musical Snowman

For today’s card I have taken the super cute Seasonal Chums Bundle and made a musical snowman.  This set is extremely flexible and just really darn cute!


Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums, stampinup seasonal chums, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Seasonal Chums Bundle, 146077


Isn’t that snowman just adorable?  And this is only half of him!  I know you are saying “huh”?  If you have not noticed this set in the Holiday Catalog, these are tags that are the front and back image and are connected at the top.  I only needed the front for this card.  So I took my paper snips and rounded it off at the top of  his hat.  You can check out Pinterest for all kinds of treat holders, etc made with this set.



I understand that these are not traditional Christmas Colors, or I don’t think they are.  My inspiration was the black music sheets from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It made me think of Christmas and of night.  So I thought a white snowman would really pop against the darkness.

I colored the snowman and bunny with Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, and Pumpkin Pie.  Since there is so little to color, and only one thing to cut out, this is a quick little card to put together.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you like this card.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.  I hope you have a wonderful day!


  • Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and folded in half
  • Real Red card stock cut to 4 X 5 1/4
  • Merry Music DSP cut to 3 3/4 X 5
  • Strip of Real Red card stock cut to 3/4 X 5
  • Strip of Whisper White card stock cut to 1/2 X 5





Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop!  Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween.  We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you.  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 project for today’s hop is a Test Tube Treat Holder and a 4 X 4 Card to accompany it.  The Spooky Cat Bundle has taken me back to my childhood of looking forward to Halloween!  I love this entire Suite, but especially the Cat Punch.  I have used pretty much the entire suite of products!!


Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Treat Tubes, stampinup spooky cat, test tube, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Spooky Cat Bundle, 146014


I wanted a holder for Stampin’ Up!s new Treat Tubes and found a similar holder on a Pinterest link.  Then I saw several more!  Oh my,  So I took them all and made my own.

There is not anything new or unusual to the Treat Holder layers or the card.  But I will give you the measurements and my directions for the Treat Holder .  It might save you from having to go through so many to  find one with  measurements.


  • The Base is card stock cut to 2 X 9 3/4, and scored at: 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2.
  • Fold and burnish on all of the score lines
  • Punch the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Punch the 2nd score section (next to the smallest one) by centering the 3/4″ Circle Punch.  It is long enough to  reach over the 1/2″ scored section.
  • Place Tear n Tap on the 1/2″ scored section so that it tucks under against the back flap.
  • NOTE:  If you fold the 1/2″ section under against the back, the other sections will lay flat for easy and straight adherence.
  • ****If this doesn’t make any sense????? Contact me, I am happy to assist you.
  • Treat Layers: Front – 1 7/8 X 1 7/8, 1 3/4 X 1 3/4,  Back – 1 7/8 X 2 1/2, 1 3/4 X 2 3/8
  • Card Layers:  Card – 8 X 4, folded in half, 3 7/8 X 3 7/8, 3 3/4 X 3/34



Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Karen Browning at https://karenzbrowning.com/

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  The supplies I used are listed below the Blog List.



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

  1. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy





Painted Harvest Wreath

I adore this new Painted Harvest stamp set!  Actually the entire suite, but I am only using the stamp set for today’s card.  I know you have seen hundreds on Pinterest or other craft sites but I could not help myself in continuing to play with it.


Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers, stampinup painted harvest

Painted Harvest, 144783


For me, this card is very minimal.  I think that is a good change of ideas.  I focused on the wreath from Painted Harvest.  I stamped both stamps (it is a two step stamp) in Always Artichoke and both were full strength.  I then used the little dots that are intended as the center of the sunflower for my berries for the wreath.  And a little Linen Thread bow is all it needed for a cute and country looking wreath.

I cut out the Whisper White wreath piece with the Stitched Shapes largest square before I stamped.  Since the Painted Harvest set is photopolymer, it is so easy to center it on the paper.  The sentiment is from Star of Light stamp set.  This was my favorite set from last year and I was thrilled when it carried over into this annual catalog.

The DSP I used is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the annual catalog.  I have already used one pack of that paper!  I debated on embossing the Always Artichoke layer but in the end just left it plain.  I like this simple look.



  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half
  • 3 1/4 X 5
  • 3 X 4 3/4
  • scrap of Whisper White

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you liked my minimalist card and wreath.  I love reading your comments, so please let me know what you think.  I have listed the supplies I used below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.  Have a great day!!




Leaf Punch Wreath

I have CASED a card from Mary Fish for today.  She did a beautiful wreath from the new Leaf Punch that is in the Holiday Catalog.  Mary’s wreath was done in metallic colors.  So I decided to try making one with the new Merry Music Specialty DSP.


Stampin' Up! Leaf Punch, stampinup leaf punch, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Leaf Punch, 144667



My card is fairly simple with the exception of the wreath.  I punched ten leaves each from the white and the black pieces of music sheet DSP.  I used my bone folder to gently curl the leaves just a little bit. Then I alternated the colors in laying them down to form the wreath.

The bow is made with the wonderful 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon that is also  new in the Holiday Catalog.  I really love narrow ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Label of Love stamp set in the Holiday Catalog as well.   It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  The Memento black ink is my black of choice for most stamping because it does not smear on the whisper white and very vanilla card stock.

HINT:  I punched a 2″ circle of Old Olive card stock and adhered it to the center of the Old Olive panel.  I used that as the guide for laying down my leaves.  I added adhesive just to the outside of that circle.  (Trust me….I had a really ugly non-round wreath before I came up with that idea!)

Thank you very much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed this project and please do not hesitate if you have any questions or comments. I love to hear from you.  The supplies I used are listed below.  If you click on any item it will take you directly to my online store.  I hope you have an awesome day!!





Halloween Squares

As I typed my title I laughed!  I typed Halloween Squares, and I know I am showing my age, I remembered the old television show: Hollywood Squares.  It’s early !!

I seem to be switching back and forth with Halloween and Christmas cards.  I hope you do not mind.  Today’s card is an oldy but goody type layout.  Here it is:


Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat, stampinup spooky cat, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Spooky Cat Bundle, 146014


I have not done one of these little squares cards in a while.  My idea came from deciding which of this super cute Spooky Night Designer Series Paper I wanted to use.  The answer was, a lot of it!!  Or in this case a little of several.  I do believe this is a great example of a little still packs a punch.  I love the different papers showing.

There isn’t much to say about the card.  I will list the measurements and supplies below.  I did use the Cat punch and punched the cats from the DSP sheet that is all cats.  The Vintage Crochet Trim is just the right amount of accessory.  And the sentiment is from the very old, but still super, stamp set of Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I hope that set never retires!!

Thank you for visiting today!  If you have any questions please contact me.  The supplies I used are listed below and clicking on any item will take you directly to my online store.  I hope you have a super day!!.



  • card base is Thick Very Vanilla cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and folded in half
  • Basic Black layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Regular Very Vanilla layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Pumpkin Pie layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Black squares are 1 3/4 X 1 3/4
  • DSP squares are 1 5/8 X 1 5/8