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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Card, Design Ideas, Techniques | 22 comments

Hop for Gratitude





Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season.  Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.  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'm nuts about you

I’m nuts about you

Hi, Megan here.

I sure do like whimsical cards with lots of color and personality.  I think my Acorn cards fits that bill don’t you.  The So Saffron and Tangerine Tango Lighthearted Leaves were embossed in Gold.  The Tip Top Taupe sponging around the edges gave the leaves so much depth.

Mr. Acorn was fashioned using the Delicate Ornament Dies and Chocolate Chip cardstock.  His Early Espress cap looks pretty jaunty.  He is resting on a Woodgrain embossed panel of Garden Green.

The greeting is also from the Lighthearted Leaves set, I used a Stampin Marker to color just the portion I wanted to use.  Love that technique

Mr. Acorn is so ready for his fall party.  As he rests in his bed of leaves, he is saying, I am so thankful for all my leaf friends even though they are falling all around me .

Now for Mom’s card.

Hi everyone this is Becky.

My card was made with the Peaceful Dove stamp colored with Stampin Write markers.  I decided our Dove of Thanksgiving would love beautiful Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz and Delightful Dijon feathers.

I first stamped the dove with versamark on Very Vanilla then embossed the image with Gold embossing powder.

Thankful for Days Like This

Thankful for Days Like This

The tips of the feather were colored with the darkest ink, BlackBerry Bliss.  The Pear Pizzazz and finally Delightful Dijon were applied to the smaller feathers.

Fluttering Feathers

Fluttering Feathers

I left the remainder of the Dove uncolored. She really didn’t need more color, she is elegant just the way she is.

The Dove layer sits on Gold Foil which accentuates the embossing.  Next the Blackberry Bliss layer which has larger margins sets off the stamped image.  I really like the way it looks, Simple Elegance.

The stitched Blackberry Bliss bow sits on loops of gold Cording .  The cording and bow make a perfect nest for the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Loops of Gold

Loops of Gold

I trust you enjoyed our cards and will continue hopping along.  But before you go I want to make sure you take advantage of the Online extravaganza so click here to shop on my online store.  Please help Inkblossom with Becky and use this hostess code DRGAVQ4V if your order is under $150.00  Everyone who makes an order of $50.00 or more during the Online Extravaganza will get a small token of my appreciation.

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

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love





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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  4. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  14. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W



  1. Mr Acorn is so cute! I know Megan’s kids had to inspire such a character! Becky, your dove is a beautiful reminder that we need to focus on peace and be grateful for it. Happy Thanksgiving to you !!!

  2. Thanks Pam, we have so much fun stamping together with kids at our feet or on our laps

    • Thank you!

  3. Whimsy and beauty at their finest. I love both of these projects, and it’s awesome to see daughter and mother posting together. So happy you both hopped along with our InKing Royalty Blog Hop this month – thanks for sharing such awesome projects!

  4. So much fun that you both posted today! Great job, both of you!

    • Thanks,family that stamps together has fun together

  5. Becky I like that you only colored part of the dove. And the colors you used are so rich and beautiful. Nice job!

    • ‘Thank you! I love Blackberry Bliss for a stunning effect.

  6. Both are awesome! I love the whimsical Mr. Acorn and the gorgeous leaves–and what a perfect sentiment for that card! The dove is spectacular–what a great color combination!

    • Fun card making, thanks

  7. Megan- Your card is just adorable. Mr. Acorn looks so happy sitting atop all those pretty leaves.

    • Thanks

  8. Becky- I just love Dove of Peace. Your coloring is fabulous. What a pretty Thanksgiving Dove. The Blackberry Bliss combined with the Gold is such a Royal combination.

    • She does make a staement doesn’t she, thank you

  9. Genius to make the acorn out of the ornaments! And the dove is exquisite.

    • thank you, we love working together

  10. Such a cute acorn. I can always count on your cards to bring a smile to my face. Then you slap me silly with that beautiful dove. The colors are stunning.

    • You are so kind love your comments, have a great turkey day!

  11. Love your Thankful card! Very pretty Christmas card!

    • Thank you , isn’t card making the best!


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