Dog Days are Over – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! 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.

I’ve created a fall-themed card for today’s hop featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set!

Here’s a closer look at the beautiful Copper Foil leaves I added using the Leaf Punch:

I created the wreath background using my Stamparatus – such a fun technique! And isn’t the color combination beautiful? I took color inspiration from one of the new Designer Series Papers that will be available in the Holiday Catalog – coming soon!


  • Gray Granite card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite layer – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Blackberry Bliss layer – 3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White layer – Cut using the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits


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!

Tonight is my Weekly Wednesday Facebook Live on my Facebook Page! CLICK HERE to set a reminder. I hope to “see” you tonight!

If you get stuck during the blog hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie ◄ YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie


Every $50 you spend August 1-31 (before shipping & tax) earns a $5 coupon code that can be used September 1-30! There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn, so earn away!


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: Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon!

  • $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!

About Julie DiMatteo

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

16 thoughts on “Dog Days are Over – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

  1. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! This card is perfection, Julie! I love the layering of these leaves and the gorgeous copper accents. I adore how the ribbon is tied. <3

  2. Gorgeous card, Julie! Every time I take another look I see another wonderful element. Might have to get some copper ribbon, love how it ties so nicely. This stamp set is already one of my permanent favorites.

  3. This is such a classy card. I love love love the subtle emboss on the gray granite and your choice of colors. One of my favorite cards for sure!

  4. Hi Julie! This is a perfect fall card. I was just thinking about whether I needed a new fall door wreath this year or keep the one I have. I love the way the Subtle folder was inked for added texture. That is my favorite folder ever! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us that are great change up the CASE but short on the creativity. Hope to get to meet you at Onstage.

  5. Beautiful card. I like the fall colors in the wreath, and the copper leaves are elegant. The copper ribbon brings everything together and the result is stunning.

Have a question or comment? I’d love to hear from you!