Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects center around Harvest & Hope, so prepare yourself for gratitude and love in Fall-themed projects. 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.

Here’s my harvest card:

My daughter moved to northern California a year ago July. Because of that pandemic that shall not be named (Harry Potter reference), I haven’t been able to go out there to see her. I finally went out last weekend for a long weekend. Living in northern California means wine country, and she’s right in the middle of it. It’s harvest season for the grapes, and the fields were in various stages of green turning to yellow, and it was so pretty! When I came home, I made this card keeping those sweeping views in mind.

The layout inspiration came from a card challenge I saw online. However, we all know what it’s like to get into a clicking pattern that goes on and on and on and on. Then, I closed the browser and have no idea where I saw the challenge. I do know that the challenge is no longer operating, but that really doesn’t help me now.


  • The Old Olive base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches and scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • I used coordinating DSP (designer Series Paper) from the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack. The wood background piece measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I’m so pleased that there is a border print pattern in this pack! The border print DSP measures 5-3/8 inches by 1-1/2 inches. I had a scrap length of Bumblebee, so I trimmed it in half and cut it down to 5-3/8 inches. Then I trimmed it horizontally to fit on the top and bottom of the border print.
  • I used the layering circles die set to cut out the trees DSP and the scalloped Bumblebee circle bordering it.
  • The DSP for the banner at the top measures 1-3/4 inches wide. This measurement allowed me to use the triple banner punch to get the Bumblebee mat.
  • I used a coordinating DSP from Beauty of the Earth for the envelope flap. It measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • I used the one inch circle punch to punch out a piece of the border print. After I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker, I ad my envelope seal.
  • The white cardstock on the inside measures my usual of 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.

What I Did:

  • I described a fair amount of the putting together process above, so I’ll just move on.
  • The sentiment stamp comes from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set, which is in the mini-catalog. I stamped it in Early Espresso on the right front of the border DSP.
  • Next, I wrapped linen thread around the border print DSP three times then tied a bow. I adhered this to the wood pattern DSP using the multipurpose liquid glue. The linen thread actually reminded me of the wire fencing to which the grapevines are attached in straight rows. It also helps to direct your eyes toward the sentiment going from left to right.
  • I used the Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, my favorite, to adhere the wood DSP pattern to the card base. I also used it to attach the border print DSP, the circle to the scalloped circle mat, and the banner to the banner mat.
  • Dimensionals pop up the circle focal element and the banner at the top of the page. I was careful to place the dimensionals on the circle so they would straddle the linen thread.

The Inside:

  • I trimmed the DSP to 1/2 inch by 5-3/8 inches for the bottom border of the inside white cardstock panel.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso. This stamp also comes from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.
  • In that same stamp set is the twig and leaves stamp, and I used markers to color parts of the stamp. First, I used the Early Espresso marker to color over the wood twig parts and then stamped just the twigs. Next, I grabbed my Old Olive and Bumblebee markers for the leaves. I covered all the leaves in Bumblee. Then, I went back and just hit random spots with the Old Olive before stamping it on the twigs.
  • I was so stinking pleased with the result that I did the same thing on the bottom, left-hand corner of the front of the card.

With that, I finished this coordinated card/envelope./seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap, Tap 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:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<——You are here.
    9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    11. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
    12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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