Christmas in July – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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 project for today is a sweet little 3×3 mini card that showcases Stampin’ Up!’s Watts of Occasions stamp set!

I did a little bit of watercoloring inside that adorable tree using Garden Green ink and splattered some Cherry Cobbler ink with a Stampin’ Write Marker to give the card a little more texture. When the sentiment doesn’t exactly fit the way you like it, snip out the words individually and you’ll have more flexibility!

The card base is actually Thick Whisper White so I could easily write a note inside, but I adhered a 3″ x 3″ panel of Be Merry Designer Series Paper to the front of the card to give it the illusion that the card base is the houndstooth patterned paper.

I made a little set of four mini 3×3 cards and wrapped them together with the beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon – wonderful to work with!

  • Thick Whisper White card base – 3″ x 6″, scored and folded at 3″ (or folded in half)
  • Be Merry DSP – 3″ x 3″
  • Cherry Cobbler layer – 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Shimmery White layer – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Color Combination (click on any color to shop online):

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Join me on Facebook Live tonight at 8:00pm EST as I demonstrate another super fun project for you! Don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page if you haven’t already so that you’ll be notified when I go live. Hope to “see” you tonight!

Thank you for hopping along with us! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day! 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 ← YOU ARE HERE
  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
Supplies (click on any product to shop online):

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How would you like to receive a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! purchases through January 31, 2018 AND get $197 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for only $99? Join my team of Paper Pixies during the month of July! Here’s what you will receive IN ADDITION TO $125 of Stampin’ Up! product of your choice:

  • Clear Block D (x2)
  • Grid Paper
  • Paper Snips
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Bone Folder
  • Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

I’d be honored to have you on my team! This is an amazing deal and the freebies are must-have items to get you started with papercrafting. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31!

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Please apply this month’s host code for all orders under $150. If you place an order of $75 or more (before shipping & taxes), you’ll earn this month’s free gift: Glitter Enamel Dots!

  • $75 – $149.99 Order: You must apply the host code to your order to receive this month’s free gift.
  • $150+ Order: Do not apply the host code. You’ll automatically qualify for my free gift this month as well as earn Stampin’ Rewards!


9 thoughts on “Christmas in July – InKing Royalty Blog Hop”

  1. I love your project Julie and I need to remember your tip to trim out the words in a sentiment to not only make them fit, but give it such a cute look too.

  2. Perfectly adorable! I love the soft watercoloring inside the tree. Such a great gift! So glad you hopped with us today!

  3. I love everything about this card! The layers are great and the cute little tree as well. That is a super idea for a little gift too.


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