Trees for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! Trees are such a central image in card making (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, trees are gorgeous), so we have designed projects with trees to share with you today. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 two projects to share with you today, both using the tree stamp from Snow Wonder, a stamp/die set we have had around for a while. I wanted to make some gift boxes for a group of friends with the trees as a focal point. Here’s how I made it

First, the Square Pillow Treat box is a sneak peek from the upcoming Mini catalog. I used post-it tape to mask off the area I didn’t want to color and then used another sneak peek item, the new brayer, to ink up the top with Lost Lagoon. The brayer gives a nice smooth finish and was much quicker than using a blending brush.

Next, I stamped the tree image using Pretty Peacock, die-cut it using the Deckled Circles, and then added White Pearlized Enamel Effects for snow. Be sure to let it dry completely before adhering to your project.

Finally, I wrapped a 10 x 1-1/2 piece of Winter Meadow DSP around the assembled box. Be sure not to cover the opening with your DSP. Then added another sneak peek product, the Pool Party crinkle ribbon, a free Sale-A-Bration item with $50 purchase in Jan and Feb. The tree image was tied with linen thread around the bow after a I wrote a message on the back.


My final project to share today was so quick and easy. Using Pecan Pie ink, stamp the trees from Snow Wonder and the sleigh from Horse and Sleigh on a piece of white tissue paper. Cut out the images, no need to be precise, and place them on a wax candle. Use your heat gun to melt the tissue paper into the candle. My example is pretty basic but image what you could do with larger candles and additional images. You can even color the image prior to melting for a more detailed look.

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,
Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly. 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:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards

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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. I really like the pillow box! A great small gift holder. And the touch of “snow” is so perfect!

  2. Beautiful pillow box. It has such a Victorian feel. Your trees are gorgeous with the snow. Just stunning! I love the candle as well. So much fun to make these. It’s like magic to see the paper disappear. Merry Christmas!

  3. Very pretty! Merry Christmas. Enjoy your day!

  4. Lynn I always forget and then fall in love again with the candle trick. They are always stunning.

  5. Such a sweet gift box, Lynn! Such elegance in those trees! I also love the candles – what fun! Merry Christmas! ♥

  6. Lynn, I love those trees. Very festive!

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