Christmas In July


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. 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.

Even though this is a blog hop and you usually get cards that are a little extra special, I have gone the more simple route today.  I have used basically all new products and believe that it is still a special card.   It is also a card that would be wonderful to mass produce, as we tend to do with Christmas cards.



Stampin' Up!, Stitched Season, Blended Seasons, Nature Sings, Under the Mistletoe, Jackie Beers

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This gorgeous cut out is from the Stitched Season Framelits.  Did you notice the stitching around the cutout?  The dies also produce stitching on the section that is cut out as well.  So you get stitching on both, a one for now and one for later type results.  This framelits set is part of a bundle of products that are only going to be available in August.  It is these framelits and a super stamp set called Blended Seasons.  They definitely compliment one another.    I will attach a flyer further down.

Today’s card is really a great production card.  The gorgeous background is the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  The little banner is the reverse of that sheet as well.  And the sentiment is from the Nature Sings stamp set.  I love that sentiment.  And just to give it a little bling, I added some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to a few of the ornaments.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Rachael Shadeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  Also, I have listed all of the supplies used at the bottom of the post.

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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery




Choose one of the Color Families receive all 10 of the Ink Pads FREE when you join during July !!  WOW!!



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146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
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Merry Christmas To All of You !!!

I hope you are having a Magical, Family, Merriest Christmas!!  Hopefully you all received exactly what you wanted for Christmas.  As I have gotten older, I enjoy most just being with Friends and Family.  So thank you for visiting with me on this special day.

My card is the last Christmas card of the year.  I thought it only appropriate for today.  It is another simple one, my favorite!!


Stampin' Up!, Good Tidings, Jackie Beers

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For some reason the berries did not photograph well.  It may be the operator!  But in person they do NOT look like a glob.  To very from the total red and green color scheme, I went with the Christmas Around the World DSP and the Pool Party. The reason I love this stamp set, Good Tidings, is that the font and size of the “Good Tidings” is large and a little different.  To me that is a stand out on its own.  The holly and berries are triple layers and do look beautiful (when photographed properly).

The DSP is one I did not use very much.  It is beautiful , it just didn’t fit into the cards I planned. This sheet from the pack reminded me of a snowy sky.  Some of you are probably getting a snowy Christmas.  But I am in the south and we only get the occasional snow.  And yesterday it was 67 here.

Again, I appreciate you every time you visit my blog and view my cards.  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and have a very blessed new year!

Reminder:  There are only a few days left to place your reservation for the stamparatus.  You will receive it before it goes live in the 2018 Annual Catalog in June.









Three Treat 3-D box

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! We have a fun Blog Hop theme today – Wrap it Up! The hop is filled with projects that are perfect for this time of year – everything from gift-packaging ideas to bundling up to stay warm. 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.

Thank you for joining me in this blog hop!  My wrap it up project is the 3-D gift I made as a gift.  This is my first post on a 3-D project.  I feel like I was channeling my inner Julie DiMatteo when I made it.  HaHa!!!!!  Julie is the 3-D Queen, and a great friend.  Although this project is from another SU Demonstrator’s YouTube video,

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product.

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer, Jackie Beers

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I used the same DSP as the demonstrator did in her video.  It was just perfect for what I needed.  Any of SU’s thicker DSP would be wonderful.  I changed the inner part to just Thick Whisper White card stock. I have already made a few in different colors as gifts.  They really are easy to make. I cannot wait to give them out.

I have also made templates for the top and the bottom.  I have not braved making a video tutorial yet, but this is one I would love to do.  I found a few tricks that worked for me.  I also used the 1 3/8″ circle punch instead of the Layering Circles Framelits that the other lady used.

Here are the templates I made.  Hopefully they will make sense.  If not, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. 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. Jenny Hall at Jenny Hall Designs
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie







Merry Patterns Candles

I had used all of the Christmas cards that I made for sending out to friends and family, and of course then realized I had forgotten some folks.  Isn’t that always the case.  So I went back to my craft space and grabbed a quick and easy set to make some more cards.  I wasn’t thinking when I grabbed the Merry Patterns set.  I really do love it and it is extremely versatile.  The only problem is that it is/was a limited time Hostess set.  But I hope a lot of you have this set and can CASE what I have made today.


Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns Jackie Beers, Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Merry Patterns, Jackiebeers

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The candles from this set are so pretty and super easy to color.  They are stamped as the outline, the flames, the background candles, and the front candles.  So it looks like I did a really good job of coloring and stamping.  Except all I had to do was line up the stamp with the outlined image.  Another reason I love our photopolymer stamps!!

I hope you can see how simple this was.  I made several in just a little bit of time.  It took longer to cut all of the paper than to stamp and put them together.

My pre-order for the 2018 Occassions and Sale-a-bration catalogs arrived today!  Woohoo!!!  So I will have some non holiday cards for you in the coming days.  I cannot wait to play with all the new items.

Have you considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Being able to pre-order from the catalogs is a great perk from being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Also, you would be part of a great team of stampers that are the sweetest and kindest people I know.  Everyone is extremely helpful and we share our creations on our own Facebook page.  Not to mention that you get a discount on products  Our Ultimate Bundle is the SU Starter Kit.  For 99.00, you receive 125.00 worth of product.  AND beginning in January (during Sale-A-Bration) you will get to choose 2 additional stamp sets at no charge to add to your bundle of items.  Now is a great time to be thinking about joining and please contact me.  I would be so happy to talk with you about the process.

I hope you have a super day.  Thank you for stopping by today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page and are all on the retiring list.  So grab them up now!


  • Smoky Slate base of the card = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, folded in half
  • Green layer = 5 1/4 X 4
  • Be Happy DSP = 5 X 3 3/4
  • Smoky Slate small layer = 3 X 2 3/4
  • Whisper White layer = 2 3/4 X 2 1/2











Season Chum Christmas

I have used another of the figures from the Seasonal Chums Bundle for today’s card.  I was so thrilled when I saw it was Carrying Over after the Holiday Catalog ends.  It is so cute and versatile.  But you only have this month to get it at the Bundle price of 10% off.  So I hope you will grab it up now.

Here is my cute little Rudolph card for you to check out.


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

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I used the Season Like Christmas stamp set for the trees and sentiment.  I stamped the first layer of tree with Always Artichoke and the second layer with Old Olive.  I know those are very different, but I love how they look combined.  There are a few other colors mixed in there, like Crushed Curry and Soft Suede, along with the Old Olive.  But it would look odd to have 6 colors in my “color combination” !!  I think this illustrates that you pick two or three that are the focal point and then the others are in the supporting cast.  Yes… I totally made that up.  But it is how my brain works.




I die cut the reindeer and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I gave his nose and the bell on his collar a touch of Wink of Stella to give it some shine.  I have started adding the white or vanilla layer as the first layer after the base on a lot of the cards I make.  It seems to balance that light color when it is the large top layer.  I hope you will give this a try.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.  And I do love hearing from you in the comments.  I hope you have an awesome day!








A Paws Gift Tag

In case you haven’t noticed this about me…..I love animals.  Pretty much any animal, except the nasty, creepy ones. And dogs and cats are my favorite.  So when I made the pizza box of gift tags the other day.  You can see it HERE.  I decided that I needed some animal gift tags.  I give Christmas gifts to the animals of my friends and neighbors too.  Doesn’t everyone???  So this is one of the dog ones that I made.


Stampin' Up! Santa Paws Jackie Beers, stampinup santa paws jackiebeers

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I think this turned out very cute.  Sort of a Doggy Rudolph.  I could not resist giving him a red nose when I was coloring the hat.  The coloring is done with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love those guys!!!

The tag is made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  That is one punch that I hope Stampin’ Up! keeps for a very long time.  It is so versatile.  I think this tag will dress up my doggy treats very well this holiday season.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will consider adding some tag making to your holiday stamping.  It is so much fun and you can accomplish quite a lot in a short period of time.

The supplies I used are listed below the monthly specials.  Please check those out as well.  There is still time for you to reserve your Stamparatus!