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Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 18 comments

InKing Royalty Christmas in July

Christmas in July Blog HopWelcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  Can you believe we are half-way to Christmas?  It might seem a bit early to start looking at wintry scenes and holiday goodies, but there are so many great products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog that we want to share before the Holiday Catalog is revealed next month.  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Christmas in July.  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 have a lot to share with you today.  I am super excited about today’s blog hop.  Christmas is my favorite cards to make and what better time to start working towards the Holidays that in the hot summer month of July.  Let’s all think cool and winter.  I personally love summer…but, this week in Alabama it is sticky hot… I do not care anything about being sticky….So in hopes of making this world free of stickiness…. Let’s all spend the next few days inside in the AC crafting for Christmas pretending we are not sticky…Anyway…… I had a Christmas in July event a few weeks  ago with fellow InKing Royalty member Kim Barrera.  We had a great time!  Today, I am sharing with you some of the projects from this event.   When I started planning the Christmas in July event I wanted to come up with a fun display for the class to see all the different cards that you can make from the Christmas Items in the Annual Catalog.  I convinced Mike to make me a wooden Christmas Tree for the display.  It took much doing!!!….He worked really hard on the project and we even called all around looking for a particular drill to make the tree with….we did not find the drill. He did a great job, drill or no special drill…..  Thought he thinks it is not right….boys….IMAG3406


After Kim and I filled the tree with lots of great cards our friends joined us and made several Christmas cards.  Most of the projects we made I have already shared with you…. But, I did want to share this wonderful card that Kim made as one of the class projects



The black is such a lovely and unexpected color choice for Christmas.  The black background really makes the wreath and joy show up perfectly… They shine so beautifully…

The next card is my favorite card from the Christmas Tree Display.  It uses the stamp set Embelished Ornimants, the Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and our new Copper Embissing Powder.

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set

Delicate Ornament Thinlits

Delicate Ornament Thinlits



I just love the simple beauty of this card.  I have been trying to resist this stamp set.  But, now I must have it.  I want to make gift tags from the ornaments with this beautiful copper embossing….

We had so much fun crafting with our friends that day!   I am already looking forward to the next Christmas Card Class.  I am also, already thinking about how to expand on the Christmas in July event!!!Christmas in July

I am very excited to be hosting another Christmas Card  with Kim in August.  We will be making cards with the stamp set Joyful Nativity.  And yes, We will have the tree up again so you can see new inspirations…

Joyful Nativity

Joyful Nativity


With brings me to my card for you today!  I love, love, love this stamp set.  It is perfect for Christmas Cards, gift tags, and Christmas packaging…It is simple and to the point.  Yet, agin I love!!!!

Joyful Nativity Card

Just a few details for you:

  • The paper used is Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • All the stamping is done with Versa Mark ink and then Heat Embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.
  • The little angel was a last minute addition that made the card!!!
  • Add a red layer on the inside of the front to cover the glue and building of the card.

FYI…The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate has a film layer on it.  This must  be removed before assembling the card.  Other wise the humidity of the summer will make the film layer bubble off….Ask…really just ask me how I know… mistake

Yes, I was able to salvage the card.  It just took much doing and re-glueing…that’s all I am going to say about that!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky. 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:

Bonus Days is a great time to earn money towards your August Purchases!


Be sure to hop along and leave some blog love along the way. I know my favorite Stampers have some great insperation and ideas for you today!

Much Love,



  1. The cards and your tree are fantastic! I LOVE them!! <3 And … it's hot as Hades here in Georgia too, so I was excited about this Christmas in July hop to help me feel cooler too! 🙂

    • Natile, Thank you! Try and stay cool over there in Georgia :>

  2. I love your card with the acetate layer but can’t figure out how you attached it to the card base. Any hints? This Blog Hop is just the best! Loving it! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

    • Dianne – I will be shareing more about how to assimble cards simular to this one soon! And yes the Royals are very talented

  3. All the projects are great, but your acetate card is da bomb! Really lovely, Jennifer!

    • Thanks! Candy :>

  4. Really pretty cards! Love the foiled acetate especially!

    • Thanks, Amy!

  5. I have to say my friend, you do Christmas right! If this is how you do it in July, I can’t wait until December!

    • Imogene- December is a totally different situation. This is the closes I will get to doing Christmas right :>

  6. All are great but I especially Love the acetate Joy card!

    • Thank you, Linda! I am so glad that you joind us for the Hop

  7. Such a great post, Jennifer! I adore your work and am glad you shared that tree of cards – BRILLIANT! Love the acetate card and how you showed us how you forgot to remove the film. Lovely!

    • Thanks, Brian :>

  8. love your post, your event, your card and the fact that you shared your blooper with us! Thanks for the heads up as I have not yet played with acetate. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks!

  9. Love the Christmas card! I too, was wondering how you attached the front to the base of the card?

    • Davida- I will be posting more about the process of assimbling a card like this one.


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