Thanksgiving for The Inking Royalty Blog HopThanksgiving for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Thanksgiving for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop: welcome to the October hop. During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. 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.

Thanksgiving Hydrangea The Stamp Coach

My project is a Thanksgiving card in dark red (Cherry Cobbler) and gold. I was inspired by a friend’s picture of a deep red hydrangea and wanted to make a stamped paper version in an elegant gold-trimmed vase. I selected the color and the plaid paper, then decided to trim out the card in gold: a layer of gold foil, gold embossing, a gold bow, and gold accents.

The hydrangea stamp from the Beautiful Friendship set is not designed for full coverage, but I was looking for a deep red, so I used a Stamparatus to stamp the flower a few times on white card stock, and then I cropped it with paper snips. I heat embossed the vase and the sentiment in gold, and cut the vase with the Jar Punch. The leaves were stamped in green ink, then cut with paper snips. I wrapped gold chord around the top of the mason jar and tied a bow, then I glued the vase to the white stamped layer. To add some shine, I covered some of the flower petals with Wink of Stella, and then added three gold enamel dots. The hydrangea was then adhered above the vase with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and I placed and glued the leaves. After everything was stamped, cut and adhered to the white panel, I glued all layers to the card, and added another white panel to the inside for writing. 

Thanksgiving Hydrangea The Stamp Coach


  • Cherry Cobbler card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded to form card base
  • Plaid Tidings designer paper: 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil sheet: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White card stock: 3″ x 5-1/2″ panel for card, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel for inside, two 3″ x 3″ pieces for stamping/cutting the flower and the vase, and one scrap for stamping/cutting the leaves  

Although Thanksgiving is not a big card-sending holiday, I plan to mail several handmade cards this year. I have made a few cards already, and I intend to make more. I think it will be a nice way to connect with friends and relatives, especially those who may be alone for the holiday. 

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

Linda K, The Stamp Coach

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. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach  YOU ARE HERE
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Here are the colors I used for this card. Click to see all of the Stampin’ Up! products in each color.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this card. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

  • The Plaid Tidings designer paper is gorgeous, and it is discounted 15% during the month of October.
  • Save 10% by purchasing the Jar of Flowers stamp set and Jar Punch as a bundle.
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Stamping regards,
Linda K, The Stamp Coach