My card today, for the Autumn InKing Royalty Blog Hop, gives you a sneak peek at some of the fabulous Autumnal products you’ll be able to order from the 2017 Holiday Catalog beginning September 1. I used the new Gourd Goodness stamp set, which has beautiful two step images – today I used the leaf. The new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper inspired the colors for my card. And I used the new Everyday Label Punch in a slightly different way than usual. I’d love to hear what you think of my card, so please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Thanks!


Gourd Goodness stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Gourd Goodness stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Painted Autumn DSP © Stampin’ Up!

Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Everyday Label Punch © Stampin’ Up!


August Blog Hop, Inking Royalty, Fall Favorites, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays – and we are excited to share our creations with you today. And Kim Jolley of Stampin’ Artfully is our guest stamper this month! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list farther down this page.


Here’s what I made:

Why, Thank You card made with Gourd Goodness stamp set, Painted Autumn DSP, Everyday Label Punch, 2017 Holiday Catalog sneak peek, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Peekaboo Peach card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • multicolor Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″
  • DSP with spots cut to 4″ x 1-1/2″
  • Early Espresso CS cut to 4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 3/4″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, for the inside

Stamped with the Gourd Goodness stamp set:

  • two step leaf in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • two step leaf in Lemon Line Twist and Garden Green inks onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS
  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto the 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla CS

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • sentiment – I lined up the stamped strip in the center of the punch to cut the ends

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • the two leaves

Assembled the card:

  • DSP with spots glued onto the Early Espresso CS strip
  • sentiment adhered to DSP with spot using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • pulled one strand from a piece of Burlap Ribbon, then wrapped it around the end of the strip, adhering to the back with Fast Fuse (or Tear n Tape)
  • Early Espresso CS layer glued to front of card base
  • multicolor DSP layer glued to the Early Espresso layer
  • strip with sentiment and twine glued onto the card front
  • leaves adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, tucking stems under sentiment
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla CS glued to the inside of the card base

Here’s the hop: 

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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy  <– YOU ARE HERE
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Here’s what I used:

Click on the images for more details and to purchase. The sneak peek items will be available for purchase on September 1, 2017.


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