InKing Royalty Blog Hop – We Are Family

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! 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.


For my projects today I took a slightly different twist by highlighting my Stampin UP Family.  Yup, all those wonderful men and women I love to share my craft with and they in turn, share theirs with me.  My projects today are both take-offs from cards made from other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  One I saw in person but did not receive while at the Stampin’ Up! 30 Anniversary convention in Orlando a few weeks ago.  The other I saw on a Facebook post.  Unfortunately, neither one can I find the information to give credit for their beautiful work but I hope, whoever you are out there, that you know I love and appreciate you and all you do.


Be not afraid of non traditional colors for your holiday cards.  I recently hosted a Stamp-a-Stack where the attendees made 4 different designed cards.  Only one of those 4 were of a traditional red/green color theme.  My customers actually thanked me for getting them out of their comfort zone by having them make cards in colors they normally would not have ever reached for.

I used a sponge brayer to cover a piece of whisper white with Gray Granite and a 1 inch circle punch mask for the moon.  The sponge brayer gives a very light almost airy feel to the way it lays down the color.  The trees from Winter Woods are also stamped in Gray Granite as are the birch trees on the left and the sentiment.  The card base is Early Espresso.  Braided trim finishes off this monochromatic look.


I saw this card while at convention.  It was swapped with someone near me and I thought it was striking even from afar and had to take a picture.  The silver foil really shows off the cable knit embossing folder and there is just something perfect about stamping on vellum and embossing with silver.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you would be interested in joining my Stampin’ UP! family and enjoy 20-25% off everything you purchase, give me a shout to talk.  It is always a great time to Join.

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp.  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:


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Your card is stunning! I love the non traditional and the monotone. Your different look is just perfect!

  2. Both of these cards are wonderful! Our Stampin’ Up! family inspires me every day – so fun that you were able to recreate these projects. Hope you can find the folks who inspired you. So happy you hopped with us today! <3

  3. Lynn, these cards are stunning and so beautifully created.

  4. What beautiful cards, Lynn!! I really love the black & white card for the trees. It is just perfect!!!

  5. I love non-traditional Christmas colors, and your monochromatic card is simply perfect and CASE worthy. Gorgeous! So glad you shared it in the hop this month!

  6. I love them both! The muted trees are gorgeous. And the embossed foil is spectacular!

  7. Beautiful! I especially love the tree card with the brayering

  8. Both cards are lovely, Lynn! Wow that silver pops!

  9. Oh I just LOVE the ‘black and white’ look of that first card! And the second is so fun for Christmas! xo Allison

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