Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August 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 leaves and trees, so you are likely to find lots of inspiration for Autumn. 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.

As soon as I saw the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, I knew I wanted to use my favorite pattern from this series for the blog.  I love every pattern, but today I’m using two of my favorites!

Here’s what I came up with:

Thank you card made with Stampin' Up! products

Blackberry Beauty Thank You

Aren’t the rich colors just beautiful?  I think so.

For this card, I let the paper do the work.  I cut strips of the DSP, 3 ” x 5 3/8″ and  1 1/4″ x 5 x 3/8″ and layered onto a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock.  I added a strip of Gold Shimmer ribbon with a knot, then added to a card base made with Thick Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the little leaf from the Delicate Dahlia stamp set to stamp leaves across the bottom of the Cinnamon Cider panel.  Oh, by the way, this is a beautiful stamp set, and you can earn it FREE with a $100 purchase during SALE-a-bration.

The sentiment is a die cut and stamp from the Encircled in Friendship bundle.

Of course, you need a coordinating envelope to complete this ensemble. Thank you card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

I was on a roll with the leaf theme, so here is another card I made using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle and the same sentiment.  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, so I’ll be busy making lots of cards for the season.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


Who wants FREE products???? Well you’ve got it.  From August 3rd to September 30th you can choose from 8 products FREE with a $50 purchase and with a $100 purchase you can chose the new Summer Shadows die set that coordinates with the Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual catalog, or the beautiful Delicate Dahlias stamp set.  Many of the 8  products coordinate with items in the Annual Catalog and the new Mini Catalog.  Get that shopping list together and go get your freebies!

Here are the products I used for today’s cards. You can shop with me anytime!

Until  next time,

Live Graciously!