The 1st InKing Royalty Blog Hop!



Welcome to the very first InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  For our very first hop, we’re excited to share projects that showcase the fun of the holidays – from Halloween through Christmas, this certainly is the season to be jolly!

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from September Gray at  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next.  If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

Stampin up stampin' up! holiday invitation card tree punch

With the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog in full swing, I grabbed a few new products to get you in the mood for holiday card making.  The Star Punch (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) and Tree Punch (new) made tree construction a snap!

Stampin up stampin' up! holiday invitation card tree punch stars

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold on gold foil paper for a really chic and beautiful finish.   Both the envelope liner and interior of the card get their precious patterns from Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack.  The traditional colors (Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and more) and patterns are the perfect building blocks for classic cards!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping.  You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

HERE’S MY STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES RECIPE.  Click on product images for more details and to shop on-line.

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line-Up!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Bonnie Garrett at Stampin’ Bon
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. September Gray at
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  10. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  11. Alison Bilohlavek at Ribbon and Brad
  12. Lisa Pretto at DIY Royalty
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper


  1. Thank you, Kathy. The card base measures 9 1/2 x 4 1/2. It is scored at 4″.

  2. Beautiful card Mary as always… Can you tell me the dimensions of the card base and scoring marks. I’m thinking a similar fold for my Christmas cards.

  3. Lovely card, the gold embossing & gold papers really makes the card special. Hard to believe we’re talking about the holiday season already.

  4. In love with the clean lines and offset card front!

  5. Great card! It is classic Mary. LOVE the gold embossing powder on the gold foil!!

  6. Sharon Walker

    Gorgeous card! I love the color combo–and the touch of gold is perfect!

  7. Lovely card Mary, the colors play spell together. I love the little stars atop the trees.

  8. Clean, crisp and adorable Mary!

  9. Thanks for the chance to see other stampers’ uses of the great Holiday Catalog items! Love your card!

  10. September Gray

    Love the colors of the paper combo! Just perfect.

  11. I love the combo of Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake, especially with the coordinating Trim the Tree Paper!

  12. I appreciate the clean lines and the simplicity of this beautiful card. Yet another idea I need to CASE. Thanks!

  13. So beautiful! This is a classic, Mary! It’s clean as can be, but there are so many intricate details at the same time. LOVE! So glad you were a part of our first blog hop.

  14. So pretty! I love the colors with the touch of metallic. What a balanced layout too….you are such a fabulous designer! Thank you for playing along in Brian’s first InKing Royalty blog hop. How exciting!!!

  15. The holiday tree punch is the PERFECT focal point for this card. Absolutely LOVE how you heat embossed the sentiment onto the gold foil paper……BRILLIANT my friend. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is lovely Mary! Crisp and elegant especially with the matching envelope.

  17. Nancy Farrell

    Good Morning Mary and friends. Love this card. The gold on gold is fantastic. Love the colors and the tree punch too.

  18. I love your CAS and beautiful cards Mary, and this one is no exception. The touches of gold truly give this card a very elegant feel.
    Thank you for sharing.

  19. Great colors. Clean lines. I love the touches of gold. Anyone would love receiving this card.

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