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InKing Royalty Christmas in July Blog Hop

InKing Royalty Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome 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.

Thoughtful Branches

For today’s hop, I chose to show you another way to use the upcoming limited-release bundle, Thoughtful Branches. Click here to see the first sneak peek I made with this bundle. This unique bundle, which will only be available in August, can be used for so many occasions, you mustn’t miss the opportunity to add it to your collection.

I stamped the trunk of the tree in Sahara Sand ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, then the leaves over them in Garden Green ink to match the Designer Series Paper in the background. Because these stamps are photopolymer, it is so easy to line up the images. The birds, included in the Thoughtful Branches set, were stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink then die cut using the matching Thinlits dies that will also be available for limited time in August.

The banner was made using the Host stamp set, Time of Year, which coordinates with the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies that I used to cut it out. A little patterned paper from This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper was used to add texture in the background. You are seeing both sides of the same sheet in my example.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Shawn de Oliveira

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
  3. Linda Heller at Where the Rubber Hits the Road…
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  7. Imogene Thomas at
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  11. Natalie Bradley at


Please note, I’ll be able to show you the complete Thoughtful Branches bundle as soon as it is released in August. Stay tuned.

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  • Reply Christmas in July – InKing Royalty Blog Hop | karen zaring browning

    […] Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps […]

    July 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply InKing Royalty Christmas in July | Westside Paper Creations

    […] Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps […]

    July 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply westsidepaper

    Wow! Just absolutly wow!! You always make my heart patter with your cards. Beautiful!!!!

    July 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Windy Ellard

    wow…love this card…sooooo much that I am casing for my 1st Christmas card class in Sept. Thanks so much!

    July 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Karen Zaring Browning

    Shawn – your card (and your previous post with this stamp set) make this a must have! Thanks for sharing!

    July 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Imogene Thomas

    Shawn, I am in love with this tree and the tiny bird! You got a great “pop” from the DSP. A very sweet card. (I see many using these supplies in my future) Thanks for sharing your classy style.

    July 20, 2016 at 11:32 am
  • Reply HJ

    Great card, Shawn. I love the DSP in the background with the pretty tree and birds. Have a great day!

    July 20, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Amy Hoptay

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this bundle now!

    July 20, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Christmas in July for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop – STAMP WITH BRIAN

    […] Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps […]

    July 20, 2016 at 8:54 am
  • Reply Brian

    I LOVE how you’ve showcased this tree and these birds from Thoughtful Branches. Your layout design is always spot-on! Love this project.

    July 20, 2016 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Candy Ford

    Your projects are always spectacular, and this is no exception. Great card!

    July 20, 2016 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Lynn Kolcun

    Beautiful Shawn. As always I love your creations.

    July 20, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply nbradley2013

    Oh my gosh – this card is just too precious!! I absolutely love it! <3

    July 20, 2016 at 6:18 am
  • Reply Linda Heller

    I”m in love with your card! The birds on the tree and the layout are really great!

    July 20, 2016 at 5:39 am
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