Warm Hugs for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Warm Hugs

It’s Christmas in July and who doesn’t need a Warm Hug. Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas in July. Demonstrators have been able to order new products from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog, so prepare yourself for a gorgeous mix of new products, products available in the Annual Catalog, and returning favorites. What fun! 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.

Warm Hugs

This is a sneak peek of one of the new product suites in the Aug – Dec Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday catalog called Heartwarming Hugs.  This suite has amazing patterned paper, two terrific stamp sets and a die set perfect for making wraps for those little cups.  And a carrier to boot.  It was one of my favorites in this new catalog, and that is saying something cause it is pretty amazing.  You’ll be able to order from it starting Aug 4.

Warm Hugs

I love this cup carrier.  It was easy to create a pretty wrap to go around it with a few pieces of Heartwarming Hugs Designer series paper.  I cut two strips of 2 x 12 and two strips of 1 x 12 and loosely wrapped them around the carrier.  I trimmed off the extra with scissors.  I tied a nice big bow around with the diagonal stripe Mossy Meadow ribbon and used the Real Red Braided linen trim to tie on the tag.

Warm Hugs

The Heartwarming Hugs suite includes the Warm Hugs Bundle.  The dies included in the bundle make these perfectly sized wraps for the 3-1/2″ tall cups.  I used the same paper for both cups, just different sides.

Warm Hugs

Two of the dies are for making the stitched scalloped borders.  It is best to attach the borders before you wrap it around the cup rather than after.  Cut two of each size and line up the two long ones for the top and the two short ones for the bottom.

Warm Hugs

I added Stampin’ Seal + tape runner on the inside of the band and used that to attach it to the cup.  This keeps it from sliding around or falling off.  Tear tape would also work.

Warm Hugs

Thanks for hopping along with us today.  If you are one of my customers, your catalog is in the mail.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would consider having me be yours, leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you on getting a catalog out to you.

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


InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

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. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong at Happy Stampin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery  YOU ARE HERE
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping


Product Shares

Reserve your spot today for the Mini Catalog Paper and Ribbon Share.  These papers are stunning and so is the ribbon.  You don’t want to miss out.

Reserve you Catalog Share Here


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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. This is wonderful. I immediately fell in love with this suite of products and you nailed it!

  2. What a wonderful sneak peek and a great showcase of these amazing products, Lynn! I’m thrilled to bits about this entire suite – and you’ve made me more excited. Woo hoo! So glad you hopped with us today! ♥

  3. I want to cover my eyes so that I don’t want this. You make it so hard. I LOVE your super cute coffee cup. I’m going to have to put it on my list. 🙂

    • I think the whole suite is very versatile. If you need more incentive, I made this whole project and finished my blog post in about 3 hours. Super easy to work with.

  4. Wow! This is an awesome post. Your mugs and carrier are gorgeous – I love the colors and the details you added. But, what really stands out to me today is how you showcased everything. The pictures are great, and the story they tell is of commercial quality. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your talent. (Now I am going to go back and read every word!!)

    • awe thanks Linda. I always find it hard to photograph 3d – I always lay my cards flat on my desk but can’t do that with a 3d item. I appreciate your comments very much.

  5. How exquisite, Lynn! I’d love to get some hot cocoa in these.

  6. This ia amazing Lynn, love this bundle. Think it is my favoriete this year 😉

  7. What a gift you created with this bundle! You coffee carrier is just wonderful as are the cups

  8. Jennifer E Spiller

    What a sweet set of coffee cups you created! They are just to adorable!

  9. I love that you featured this set and yummy accessories! Looks fabulous, wow!

  10. This is adorable! I cannot wait to play with this bundle. Thank you for showing it today. It is the first time I have seen it in the wild. You set the bar high!

  11. This is great! Thanks for the tips about connecting the pieces. I wasn’t sure what the red braided trim would look like up close, but it’s fabulous.

  12. I am so excited to dig into my suite and you have given me some great ideas!

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