Lovely Notes Stamp of Approval PREVIEW Day 1: Faux Shaker Card

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Faux Shaker ahhhh…the day is FINALLY here.  Today I get to introduce you to four brand new products that are coming out in the Lovely Notes Stamp of Approval Collection next week.

  • Painted Thanks
  • Butterfly Notes
  • Lovely Lattice
  • Concentric Circles Dies


Ready to meet these beauties?  View the video and I'll show you!

So, what do you think?  Fun stuff, right?  Do you have a favorite?  I think I do…ALL of them!

Faux Shaker 3 This Faux Shaker Card was pretty easy to make.  Once I cut both layers from the Concentric Circles die, I made light pencil marks where the open parts of the top layer were so I knew where to place the sequins.

I added very thin strips of mounting tape to the top layer so that it sits up from the card base and gives room for all those lovely sequins underneath.

Very cool look with just a bit less work than a traditional shaker card.

shaker To make this shaker card, cut both layers from the Concentric Circles Dies.  Cut a piece of clear acetate the same size as the top layer and adhere together.

Add a thin strip of mounting tape along the entire perimeter of the die cut with the acetate adhered to it.  Sprinkle sequins over it, avoiding the sticky mounting tape.

Lay another piece of white cardstock on top of the die cut with the acetate and sequins.  Press down to ensure a good stick.

Trim the white cardstock to the same size as the shaker element.  Assemble the rest of your card!

shaker 2 With the purchase of the Lovely Notes Stamp of Approval Collection, you will also receive a link to download a PDF with tons of project ideas using the stamps and dies in your collection.  These two cards are included with step-by-step written instructions!
Over the next two days, I'll share the rest of the products in the collection.


BLOG HOPS!  July 10, 11, 12 we'll have a series of blog hops with our Dream Team and Guest Designers.  Just wait until you see all the amazing projects they've made from this collection!  I'm blown away, y'all!


WIN THIS COLLECTION!  Be sure to visit each day, hop along and leave comments.  We are giving away a free box for every blog hop day!  WOOOOT!


ORDER LOVELY NOTES!  This collection goes on sale July 13 to the Wait List at 10 am eastern.

StampNation Members on the wait list get a teensy head start on ordering and their link goes out at 9 am.  (there's still time to join us – more info here)


We typically sell out of our collections in a few days and they aren't available again until several months later, so be sure to hop on the wait list and watch your email next Wednesday!


  • Stamps:  Painted Thanks, Butterfly Notes, Lovely Lattice
  • Ink:  Rose Bud, Lilac Posies, Morocco (Memento), Soft Apricot, Orange Soda, Tide Pool (Hero Arts
  • Paper:  Neenah Solar White
  • Accessories:  Sequins, Concentric Circles Dies



  • MichelleW July 7, 2016, 8:55 am

    LOVE it Catherine! Those butterfly’s are beautiful.

  • Jean Purpura July 7, 2016, 8:56 am

    I love getting my SOA Collection! So many stamps and dies, and/or stencils with lots of ideas……I have never been disappointed. The Concentric Circle Die had my head and heart brimming with ideas

  • Rebekah Ruprich July 7, 2016, 9:02 am

    The stamps are very cute,and you do a good job,and you have a ideas too. Thanks

  • Teresa Cherka July 7, 2016, 9:25 am

    So exciting! I love the concentric circles dies. Thanks for the peek.

  • Karen B. July 7, 2016, 9:32 am

    Ooh I love already!

  • Jo Ann Lovell July 7, 2016, 9:34 am

    This card is fantastic. Love the much fun! Your great videos help me get my “Crafty Pants” on and I am a sucker for butterflies!

  • Ashlyn July 7, 2016, 9:40 am

    Woot! Woot! Can’t wait to get my little paws on this collection! I love each piece, but the painted thanks and the journal die are my favourite so far.

  • Sue Ivings July 7, 2016, 10:09 am

    OMG …. love that die! <3

  • Cindy Roman Daversa July 7, 2016, 10:12 am

    What I love about these collections is how well thought out they are! It’s put together so well and excites my creative mind! I can’t wait to see the rest! Thanks for the peek! I’m already in love with this collection!

  • Kim July 7, 2016, 10:19 am

    I love the circle die and the butterflies. I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection. I only hope it’s still available on Thursday evening as I will be camping until then and won’t be able to order early. Please Please don’t sell out too soon!!!

  • Marge Hurtig July 7, 2016, 10:26 am

    Amazing, beautiful, adorable…..first three words that came to mind when I watched the video. Will be counting down the days to place my order, can’t wait!!!!!

  • Roberta July 7, 2016, 11:01 am

    Wow…Loving the die!!!

  • Cindy Miller July 7, 2016, 11:06 am

    Love the new background stamp and the die, fabulous!!

  • Linda Gorman July 7, 2016, 11:15 am

    AMAZING!!!! Love these!!! Can’t wait to get my box!!!! Thanks for such a great collection. I would be happy if these four were all we got in the box!!!

  • Sherry July 7, 2016, 11:18 am

    Oh my gosh! Love that die. I can’t wait!!! ( Ok, I can, but it will be hard. ) Thanks for the sneak peek! It is starting out like another WINNER!

  • CRISTINA MOIDEL July 7, 2016, 11:22 am

    This circle die is the coolest thing ever!

  • Taryn July 7, 2016, 11:25 am

    LOVE those butterflies!!!

  • Marilyn Thurber July 7, 2016, 11:37 am

    These cards are stunning. Love the idea of gluing the sequins down.

  • Deb K July 7, 2016, 11:57 am

    Love the concentric circle die and the cards you made with it! For the faux shaker card, did you use acetate or was it open?

  • JoAnn K Delery July 7, 2016, 12:01 pm

    so excited! love your enthusiasm for every card you make. these two lovelies are just beautiful and i love the faux shaker idea. would love to see more of the butterflies stamped.

  • Carol July 7, 2016, 12:09 pm

    Love, love, love what I have seen so far from the lovely notes collection! Can’t wait to see what you have tomorrow!

  • Marianne July 7, 2016, 12:38 pm

    AWESOME!!! Love that die, and then there’s this fab background stamp…and more butterflies, oh boy!

  • Teresa Rawnick July 7, 2016, 12:39 pm

    Wow! Resistance is Futile! The new SOA release is going to be Fabulous.

  • Valerie Breingan July 7, 2016, 12:54 pm

    I’ve never seen a look a like shaker card…brilliant! My new try card cause I’m so bad at shakers.Can’t wait to hop for goodies.

  • Susan White July 7, 2016, 1:24 pm

    Wowzers!! I love the die!! And the background stamp!! Ok, so I love it all LOL :)

  • Kathy Serrahn July 7, 2016, 2:05 pm

    love both cards

  • Margie W July 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

    What a lovely gift to win. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Diane Nafziger July 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Love the thanks and the die cut.

  • Sandra Scott July 7, 2016, 2:31 pm

    I love both cards! I really like how super easy the faux card was. I can’t wait for the other previews.

  • Tara Powell July 7, 2016, 2:52 pm

    Catherine I am so excited about what I’ve seen so far and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • renate edwards July 7, 2016, 2:57 pm

    nice card…. I like shakers but not always all the work. I really like the fake shaker.

  • MARLENE KLING July 7, 2016, 2:58 pm


  • Jan Martin July 7, 2016, 3:04 pm

    I love what I’ve seen so far! I love the Concentric circle die and the Big Thank you stamp. Woohoo…can’t wait to see the rest.

  • Pat B July 7, 2016, 3:12 pm

    I think the concentric circles die is my favorite so far in this collection. For some reason steered away from shaker cards. Now will be able to get that look. Can’t wait for this. Thanks Catherine!

  • Lynn Mott July 7, 2016, 3:21 pm

    Love, love, love it Catherine. The concentric circle die is fabulous.

  • Roshan L July 7, 2016, 4:17 pm

    I love watching your videos…you are so bubbly! I live the shaker card and would love to have that concentric circles die.

  • Nicole Fabbri July 7, 2016, 4:53 pm

    Love the Concentric Circle Die!!!! Love the faux shaker card idea too!!!!!

  • Debbie McKelvey July 7, 2016, 5:14 pm

    Beautiful cards Catherine! Can’t wait to see more sneak peeks.

  • Hazel Viagedor July 7, 2016, 5:34 pm

    I really love this collection…the circle dies, painted thanks & butterflies are awesome! Thanks

  • Jennie D July 7, 2016, 5:40 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic collection this will be with so many possibilities!!

  • Sherry in MI July 7, 2016, 5:59 pm

    Hard to choose….both cards are great! Being a somewhat lazy stamper I suppose I might choose the faux shaker card for ease. Love the color of the sequins!

  • Jo Ann July 7, 2016, 7:13 pm

    I love the clever “faux” shaker card – first time seeing one of those. That die is “to die for”! hehehe

  • Linda Kennedy July 7, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous! The butterflies are so pretty!! Love all the new products! TFS!

  • Connie Newell July 7, 2016, 8:43 pm

    love this card and the circle die

  • Suzanne T. July 7, 2016, 9:08 pm

    I just love the card, and when I first saw it, I went ohhhhhhhhhh it is so beautiful. I love the butterflies, and the way the dye just sits on top, along with the Thanks shading. Love it! It’s Awsomeness!

  • Loretta Rathert July 7, 2016, 10:18 pm

    Awesome card…love the stamps and dies!

  • Mary Laffin July 7, 2016, 10:40 pm

    beautiful cards. Can’t wait to get the concentric circle die–so unique and fun

  • Lynn G. July 7, 2016, 11:06 pm

    I love the faux shaker look . The butterfly stamp set is lovely and I cannot wait to see the rest of this SOA collection .

  • Michele Zinser July 8, 2016, 12:46 am

    Beautiful cards. Awesome design. Hoping to be the first to buy the collection (unless I win it!). Can’t wait to make me some cards.

  • Pat DeBano July 8, 2016, 8:04 am

    Just love the concentric circle die. Can think of many ideas.

  • Jayne July 8, 2016, 8:21 am

    I love love this Lovely Notes collection. If the rest is as good as what you’ve shown today, I can see a lot of happiness created. Please let there be dies to go with the butterflies. I’m a lazy fussy cutter…:)).
    Love the cards you created and can’t wait for the day I can order. Thank you Catherine for bringing out another superb collection. Happy days

  • Arianna Barbara July 8, 2016, 8:57 am

    Wow! Stunning shaker cards!!!! Beautiful!!!

  • diane sims July 8, 2016, 9:45 am

    great ideas! LOVE the Thanks what I love about SOA is we get to see it before it comes out and you give us tons of ideas!

  • Stanley Jennifer July 8, 2016, 10:06 am

    Really loved your cards! Best ever!,

  • Clare July 8, 2016, 11:40 am

    Catherine! I love that shaker card and love how you did the fake one. LOL You’re not going to believe this, but in all my years stamping I have NEVER made a shaker card. This is just going to happen with this set! Can’t wait to get it!!!!

  • Liz G July 8, 2016, 12:39 pm

    This is the best kit ever. Can’t wait to see the rest.

  • Teri July 8, 2016, 10:47 pm

    Ooohhh! I adore this die with the swirls! And the painted “Thank you”. Oh my!
    Wouldn’t I just love to have this set! Way to go Catherine!

  • Cheryl Shaw July 8, 2016, 11:32 pm

    Love that Concentric Circles Dies set, so different. So far the whole kit is wonderful.

  • Leanne S July 8, 2016, 11:54 pm

    Love how you made these shaker cards. Beautiful!!

  • Irene Garcia July 8, 2016, 11:58 pm

    I have never seen a faux shaker card!!! What a fantastic idea, and that die is perfect for it! I can’t wait!

  • Kim Sharabba July 9, 2016, 11:41 am

    While I love the faux shaker, I really love cutting the sentiment INTO a strip. That’s pretty awesome.

  • Diane Sperry July 9, 2016, 1:00 pm

    Excellent cards and stamps. I am so excited about this card and all the supplies. I can’t wait to see what’s next

  • stacey jones July 9, 2016, 4:09 pm

    oh wow, this whole set is amazing. the circle die is totally awesome. it makes the card look very posh but also modern. there are so many ways to use these dies. it would be great to see some more variations. wonderful

  • Mary Beth Krakowski July 9, 2016, 4:43 pm

    These cards are just beautiful! I cannot wait to get the new SOA set!!!!

  • Michelle Daigle July 9, 2016, 5:39 pm

    Love the dies! Great cards! The butterflies are awesome, too!

  • Miriam Gault July 9, 2016, 8:52 pm

    I love how you keep coming up with such awesome stamps. Those butterflies sure are cuties.

  • Maggie B July 9, 2016, 10:46 pm

    Hi CP ~ This faux shaker card is filled with awesomeness! LOVE that die and I’ve always loved a shaker card and this one is a no-fuss shaker! Can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies!! ~HUGS~

  • Maggie July 9, 2016, 11:19 pm

    I love your cards. I am a timid stamper and your stamp of approval boxes have given me more confidence. Thanks for your help.

  • Susan King July 10, 2016, 8:50 am

    I am so excited about this collection one for the musical notes that can be used with the awesome die cut and wreath! My husband is a vocal singer and we have so many musical friends and make cards all the time! Thank you for adding it!

  • Debbie July 10, 2016, 10:22 am

    Gorgeous! I love the swirls.

  • Sarah Biswabic July 10, 2016, 10:59 am

    Your cards are amazing!

  • Crystal Long July 10, 2016, 11:06 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this collection!!

  • Ina July 10, 2016, 11:14 am

    This Stamp of Approval selection is amazing. I love the cards you have made with the product.

  • Karan Allen July 10, 2016, 11:16 am

    Love how you did the fake shaker card!

  • Lizette July 10, 2016, 11:22 am

    Just to lovely!

  • Sharon clark July 10, 2016, 11:33 am

    Great tutorial!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy S July 10, 2016, 1:03 pm

    Both cards are great! Love that die.

  • Karen White July 10, 2016, 1:17 pm

    What about those of us who dont blog hop or should i say dont know how to blog hop? How do we get a chance to win one? Thank you Karen

  • Elaine Weberg July 10, 2016, 1:45 pm

    What a beautiful card….loved the ideas. Especially like the Concentric Circle die.

  • TONAWANDA YOST July 10, 2016, 2:35 pm

    OH WOW!! I LOVE shaker cards!! STOP THE MADNESS!!! I must have this!!

  • Sharon Tate July 10, 2016, 2:36 pm

    I love all of your cards Catherine. I love all of the items in the kit especially the Butterfly Notes and the latice background are my favourite.

  • Alena July 10, 2016, 2:57 pm

    I’m so excited about this collection…it covers so much and offers a wide variety of themes…love it!

  • Verna Angerhofer July 10, 2016, 3:15 pm

    What cool faux shaker cards. I love that die used to create them.

  • Cheryl July 10, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Love these faux shaker cards. I am going to borrow it. Just so beautiful!!!

  • Sandra (Sandy) Fulton July 10, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Wow! I want, I need. wonderful cards. My fingers are itching to use them

  • Judy Woodland July 10, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Wonderful cards, I love that die. Can’t to see more inspiration, and I also can’t wait to order my set.

  • Christy Bray July 10, 2016, 3:37 pm

    Love you being totally transparent – love the faux shaker too! Never thought of that! So excited about your company! Woot woot!

  • Carolyn Roberds July 10, 2016, 3:38 pm

    Can I say that die is to DIE for – that is really something awesome !!!!

  • Sharon Marable July 10, 2016, 3:54 pm

    These are very interesting.

  • Linda Anderson July 10, 2016, 3:59 pm

    What a fun card! Love what I’ve seen of this SOA box.

  • Isabelle July 10, 2016, 4:00 pm

    I love shaker cards, and your idea of faux shaker card is really ingenious !

  • Maureen Brown July 10, 2016, 4:01 pm

    I’m new to making cards and scrapbooking and I can’t believe how much there is to learn. There is always something new and exciting coming out. This is a fantastic set and could be used in so many different ways. Congratulations on curating another fabulous collection!

  • Charlotte Lisberg July 10, 2016, 4:03 pm

    Hi Catherine
    They are beautiful, the stamps you have made and the dies.
    good blog hop.

    many greetings

    Charlotte Lisberg

  • Patty Murphy July 10, 2016, 4:11 pm

    WOW Love the card and thanks for showing me this way of doing a shaker card so much easier…. Love the Die really makes the card look elegant.

  • sharon lingenfelter July 10, 2016, 4:14 pm

    I have never seen a faux shaker card before. That is a neat way to add something special to your card!!!

  • Maureen Brown July 10, 2016, 4:17 pm

    This set is so wonderfully versatile! I can making these cards are lots of fun and there are endless ways to be creative. Thanks!

  • Ruth Aubertine July 10, 2016, 4:21 pm

    Just love this card!! So cute!! Loving the new die and stamps!! Can’t wait to see what else there is!!

  • Judith D July 10, 2016, 4:28 pm

    Brilliant shaker cards Catherine. Can’t wait to see what else is in the new box of goodies.

  • Mary Guikema July 10, 2016, 4:34 pm

    With each collection I say you can’t do better…..and yet each collection just gets better and better. Love this one, too.

  • Cindy July 10, 2016, 4:40 pm

    I LOVE SHAKER cards. Love the way you did the faux one. They are all so beautiful cards. Getting so excited for the release.

  • Vivian July 10, 2016, 4:53 pm

    Wow! Love it! Thanks for the directions to make a faux shaker…it looks like a fun card!

  • Marilyn Kay July 10, 2016, 5:02 pm

    I have watched and loved all of the videos and am amazed at what you cen do with your kits. Would love to have one of my own. I have used previous kits and use, use, use, them.

    Keep ‘em coming!

  • Kathy Falk July 10, 2016, 5:03 pm

    Love the Concentric Circles Die! When I saw the sneak peak I knew that it was designed by Neat & Tangled. I love their designs! So excited to have this new collection!
    Thanks Catherine!

  • Vina July 10, 2016, 5:13 pm

    Fabulous card, love the inspiration.

  • Kathleen July 10, 2016, 5:23 pm

    WOW I love, love, love the concentric circles die, and butterflies are my favourite, can’t wait to see what’s in the rest of the lovely notes collection, I’m holding my breath lol,
    Have a creative day X

  • Laura Speelman July 10, 2016, 5:25 pm

    This is a great collection! Love the cardss

  • NANCY DONAYRE-PUN July 10, 2016, 5:25 pm

    Love the background stamp and love the die!!!!!!! Your cards are beautiful and thanks for the idea of creating a faux shaker card, what a great idea!!!

  • Jo-Anne Tedford July 10, 2016, 5:26 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  • Therese Arsenault July 10, 2016, 5:34 pm

    Every kit just gets better and better. Love the concentric circle die. Can’t wait to see what else is in this SOA kit.

  • Cheryl July 10, 2016, 5:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, I can’t wait for the new set. I love this die. I make a lot of shaker cards, but this just takes it to the top.

  • Sandy Poland July 10, 2016, 5:49 pm

    I love all of this collection. It will be so hard to pick which one to do first.

  • Cheryl Stauffer July 10, 2016, 5:51 pm

    So fresh and new! Great stamps and cards!

  • Deborah Smith July 10, 2016, 6:10 pm

    Love what I have seen so far. This is going to be an awesome collection. Enjoyed watching your video of the card you made. What a great idea, a shaker card that is not a shaker card, looks great with half the work. Keep those great inspirations coming. Thanks for sharing.

  • Patti July 10, 2016, 6:11 pm

    I’ve been wanting to do a shaker card… love the ideas!!

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera July 10, 2016, 6:38 pm

    I love shaker cards and these too are fantastic! The faux shaker card s a great idea! Thank you! Love act die!!

  • Bobbie Bluegill July 10, 2016, 6:48 pm

    Faux shaker cards, what a wonderful idea. And the concentric circles die is awesome.

  • Donna G July 10, 2016, 6:58 pm

    Love this collection! What a clever “fake” shaker!

  • MARILYN BOYLE July 10, 2016, 7:03 pm

    This new Stamp of approval set is just beautiful. I love everything about it – from the lattice work dies, to the shaker style, and the colors! Thank you Catherine for your lovely collections.

  • Tammy July 10, 2016, 7:07 pm

    Love. These shaker cards

  • pooki (Maria) July 10, 2016, 7:13 pm

    such fabulous cards….this is why I’m going to buy this SOA box !

  • Phyllis July 10, 2016, 7:14 pm

    The faux shaker card is a great idea!

  • Judy R July 10, 2016, 7:32 pm

    I love shaker cards. Can’t wait for my new SOA box to arrive!

  • Jen Brewer July 10, 2016, 7:36 pm

    Love love love the concentric circle die!

  • Leonie Douglas July 10, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Wow Wow & Wow. They all looked so great, can’t wait to give these idea a whirl !!

  • Barbara Baxter July 10, 2016, 7:42 pm

    I’m in trouble here! I love the die cut and have never seen a faux shaker card. I see these coming on future cards! I love the triple stamping of the word thanks and hope you will have more words coming in the future. Great video. Thanks.

  • Lynn M Hawthorne July 10, 2016, 7:52 pm

    Pretty card and super fun die.

  • Shona Austin July 10, 2016, 8:11 pm

    What fun cards! Love the new stamps and dies. Would love to win. Thanks.

  • Ronnie Klatt July 10, 2016, 8:29 pm

    You must be so proud – what a nice collection. Your cards are beautiful!

  • Barb O. July 10, 2016, 8:54 pm

    I believe my favorite will be everything as well! Your faux shaker card and shaker card are beautiful. I will be CASing these for sure when I get my SOA.!!

  • Tricia July 10, 2016, 9:14 pm

    I love your “shaker” card. What a great idea!

  • Judy Hyde July 10, 2016, 9:27 pm

    Love the card! Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection!!

  • momawoo July 10, 2016, 9:43 pm

    I can’t wait to get these products I have so enjoyed the last 2 ! Patiently waiting I love the flux shaker

  • Shari stacey July 10, 2016, 9:52 pm

    Love these faux shaker cards…..going to try one.

  • Patricia Nikkila July 10, 2016, 9:52 pm

    Great collection. I’d love to win it.

  • Darlene M July 10, 2016, 9:57 pm

    The Thank you is neat. I love the circle die, shaker card….WELL I just LOVE it all. :)

  • Merrily Schulz July 10, 2016, 9:59 pm

    What a fantastic idea! can’t wait to see the rest! Great card!

  • Merrily Schulz July 10, 2016, 10:00 pm

    Great Card, so neat! Love it!

  • Sherry Lowmaster July 10, 2016, 10:23 pm

    gorgeous cards!! love the faux shaker card!! so wish I could order the box but I am on a limited income and simply can’t afford it

  • Grace Bullen July 10, 2016, 10:39 pm

    I don’t do shaker cards so LOVED the faux shaker card technique. And the latrine under the die cut has a subtle beautiful.effect.

  • Sue politano July 10, 2016, 11:02 pm

    Absolutely adorable. I love how u used the diewith the sequins

  • Sandra De Palma July 10, 2016, 11:15 pm

    Just loving the concentric circles die, and thanks so much for showing us how you made the faux shaker card, what a smart idea. Can’t wait for my box of goodies to arrive.

  • sharon mesdag July 10, 2016, 11:22 pm

    That die is going to get some major use. Love the faux shaker card idea! So many ideas in my head already. :)

  • sharon mesdag July 10, 2016, 11:27 pm

    It is great to see these amazing videos. I had not thought of using two inks at the same time to create shadows. Thank you for that technique.

  • Deanna Troxell July 10, 2016, 11:31 pm

    Finally…the Faux shaker cards are pretty and clean cut and ones I just have to create, so beautiful. I appreciate the step by step instructions and even sometimes change a little. Onward and upward. Keep the creative juices flowing.

  • Jane Sirak July 11, 2016, 12:22 am

    This is a beautiful kid I love that concentric circle die and that painted thanks is really cool

  • Nicole Douthit July 11, 2016, 1:47 am

    WOW! Those are some Ultra Fabulous Cards!!! Love Them ;-)

  • Keely Layne July 11, 2016, 2:18 am

    The journal in card is genius! Such a versatile die!

  • Tasha July 11, 2016, 3:21 am

    Love the faux shaker cards!!!

  • Chris Thomason July 11, 2016, 3:33 am

    Love the thanks stamp. I can’t wait to use this stamp of approvals kit

  • Judy Marion July 11, 2016, 3:49 am

    Lovely cards and a gorgeous collection!!!

  • Denalee Standart July 11, 2016, 6:28 am

    I love the concentric circles die! I have never made a shaker card and soon I’ll be able to make the next best thing…the faux shaker!! Thank you Catherine!

  • Anne July 11, 2016, 6:35 am

    Holey Smokes! I love this die and stamp set. The die is awesome. I can’t wait till it gets to me in Australia….and I haven’t even looked at the rest of the Lovely Notes Collection yet. To win this Collection would absolutely make my day….days….years! Crikey!

  • ROSEMARIE STORIE July 11, 2016, 7:09 am

    Omg, how lovely – can’t wait to get my box.
    Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  • Marie Bednarczyk July 11, 2016, 8:08 am

    Love this card. Faux shaker card. What a great idea. I will be definitely using this idea.

  • jerryrydzewski July 11, 2016, 8:23 am

    Getting excited, as this is my first time. Loved the card. Never made a shaker card, looking forward to it.

  • Marti Sandwick July 11, 2016, 8:44 am

    Woke up to some beautiful Thank You cards/

  • Carol T July 11, 2016, 8:45 am

    Beautiful cards. Love the concentric circles die! And never thought of a faux shaker card before. Great idea! Can’t wait to see more! Thanks

  • Karen Meyer July 11, 2016, 8:51 am

    Great ideas, I really loved the faux shaker card idea.

  • Stamp Kitty July 11, 2016, 9:39 am

    Awesome card I love it :)

  • Janet Carter July 11, 2016, 9:41 am

    That concentric circles die is a winner!

  • Judy Bennett July 11, 2016, 10:03 am

    Wow! I am blown away by this incredible collection. So unusual and beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • Carrie Hull July 11, 2016, 10:19 am

    Love the stamp of approval painted approval concentric circles!!! So uniquie! I have so many ideas to use this set! Please pick me!

  • Jeanette Donahoe July 11, 2016, 10:42 am

    Catherine, I love the delicateness of this stamp set. It’s pure inspiration.

  • Elaine G July 11, 2016, 10:47 am

    These cards are beautiful, especially love the butterfly stamp set and circle dies. Can’t wait to see what other goodies will be in the box.

  • Laurie Schlichter July 11, 2016, 10:55 am

    The concentric circles die is perfect for shaker cards.

  • Toni Cole July 11, 2016, 10:59 am

    Love this card! Can’t wait to get home and get my craft on!

  • Andrea Shell July 11, 2016, 11:00 am

    These cards are absolutely beautiful! That die is amazing!

  • carol July 11, 2016, 11:02 am

    Breath-taken-away with your gorgeous butterfly shakers! The concentric circles die: amazing! Thank you for the video: sooooo engaging and inspiring!

  • Erika DeJesus July 11, 2016, 11:30 am

    Thank you shaker card is amazing! Great job on the faux shaker – kewl idea!

  • Carol Hardie July 11, 2016, 11:35 am

    Oh my ……… another box of goodness!! Love the Butterfly collection. The sequin collection you used really made this pop. Loving all the products used for this creation.
    Thank you!

  • Priscilla Steele July 11, 2016, 11:43 am

    Love the idea of a faux shaker card!!! This die is to “die” for… Hoping the precision plate from SU will help with the cutting. Just a few more days and I’ll find out =)

  • Sharon Kaldenberger July 11, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Love both the shaker and faux shaker cards. Very nice work.

  • Carol K July 11, 2016, 12:28 pm

    Beautiful shaker cards. . . Just beautiful#

  • Marilyn Honea July 11, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Can’t wait until this is available! These cards are wonderful. I especially like the concentric circles die. Love your ideas!!

  • Betty Bunch July 11, 2016, 12:33 pm

    I love all of your cards. The Concentric Circles die and the background stamp are my favorites so far!

  • sally July 11, 2016, 12:45 pm

    I love the circles die a lot. Card turned out great.

  • Carla July 11, 2016, 12:54 pm

    I love how we all get the same stamps and dies, but we each approach the designs differently! So unique, as each of us are unique! Simply beautiful!

  • Karen Walker July 11, 2016, 1:02 pm

    Great cards! Did Day 2 first; the more I see of the Concentric Circle die the more I love it!

  • Vivian Neff July 11, 2016, 2:26 pm

    I’m ready sista! Wednesday can’t come fast enough. All of these cards are beautiful and I’m looking forward to getting started. Whoopie!

  • Sue Smith July 11, 2016, 2:51 pm

    I am really crazy about shaker cards right now and I love the circle dies and place for sentiment in the middle. Love, love, love it :)

  • Peggy Kempf July 11, 2016, 2:53 pm

    I love this die! It makes the best shaker card, but can also just be a design on a card, love it!!!! Beautiful design!

  • alex nast July 11, 2016, 3:13 pm

    Wow. You make it look so easy. I’m still learning how to work with dies and this one seems like it would be easy to work with. Don’t know which one I like best.

  • Roxanne Hedrington July 11, 2016, 3:36 pm

    very beautiful card and love the new kit

  • BeverlyBL July 11, 2016, 3:58 pm

    Love the faux shaker idea. Thanks.

  • Alena July 11, 2016, 4:01 pm

    this is awesomely amazing, i cant wait.

  • Brenda Gallant July 11, 2016, 4:20 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE These cards .. Great Job. Thanks for the chance to Win this wonderful collection .

  • Valley July 11, 2016, 4:28 pm

    wow love this idea!! thanks.

  • Joanne Limoges July 11, 2016, 4:31 pm

    What that faux shaker card was just as pretty and the real deal. Would love to win this soa collection. I’m currently unemployed for summer so really can’t afford to buy. But love all your blogs.

  • Joanne Limoges July 11, 2016, 4:46 pm

    Amazing faux shaker card. Loved the look.

  • Jan Martin July 11, 2016, 5:15 pm

    I can’t wait to make a card with this die!

  • Jane July 11, 2016, 6:01 pm

    Love your card as well as the stamp and die set. Looks like another great SOA box!

  • bobbie July 11, 2016, 6:49 pm

    I am currently a Stampinup Demonstrator, I believe you were also at one time. I have been a crafter all my life, at least as far back as I can remember. I am a retired nurse, trying to earn a little extra doing what I love. So far, the only one making any money here is Stampinup, but I still love papercrafting. I would love to win one of your Stamp of Approval Kits, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Bobbie

  • melissa Field July 11, 2016, 7:02 pm

    Please keep the ideas coming. Even though I only watch I still get ideas.

  • Geri Clark July 11, 2016, 7:15 pm

    love your card. Love how you put the sequins to make this card.

  • Jodie Lynn July 11, 2016, 8:28 pm

    The second card says “you made my day”, but receiving that card would make the recipient’s day!! Amazing cards and amazing products. What a great way to showcase products (hopping idea) and what a fantastic prize. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lee July 11, 2016, 9:08 pm

    Love these ideas. The faux shaker card is a fabulous idea.

  • Jenny del Castillo July 11, 2016, 10:05 pm

    I loved these beautiful cards, with those excellent stamps and dies, so pretty creations, congratulations!!

  • Phyl July 11, 2016, 10:53 pm

    The concentric circles would be a great addition to any stamper’s collection!! Excited!!!!

  • Jan Arnold July 12, 2016, 6:31 am

    OMG! Love the concentric circle dies used for the shaker cards! I wasn’t sure how that was going to look, so I’m so glad you demoed it! I also loved the tip about faux shakers cards! Very clever! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Bunny Dobbie July 12, 2016, 8:15 am

    What a gorgeous shaker this die makes! The circles echo the shape of the sequins. How fabulous! Love it!

  • Lynn Lopau July 12, 2016, 9:34 am

    You are such a fresh take on the stuff that you design, Like to follow you!

  • Roberta Eldridge July 12, 2016, 9:44 am

    Love these new SOA products! Such awesome products to make awesome cards and gifts!

  • Sherri July 12, 2016, 10:41 am

    Classy, modern & fun all rolled into one. Love it!

  • Patty BURKE July 12, 2016, 11:24 am

    Really love the faux shaker card idea. With a real shaker card it seems that embellishments get hung up at times with the faux u card you can place each embellishment exactly where you wish it to be and still get the same look. Great idea!

  • Tammy July 12, 2016, 11:54 am

    Shaker cards are my favorite

  • Janice Monforton July 12, 2016, 12:43 pm

    I’m loving the concentric die!! That looks like so much fun to play with….I haven’t made a shaker card yet but I’m going to give them a try….love the faux shacker!

  • Abby July 12, 2016, 1:04 pm

    Love the Concentric Circles!

  • LilaM July 12, 2016, 1:53 pm

    Love the colors you used and what a great faux idea.

  • Beth Holt July 12, 2016, 2:01 pm


  • Katherine Davis July 12, 2016, 2:19 pm

    I love, love, love the concentric circle die! But who am I kidding? I love this entire post/video….shaker cards are the bomb and these are A-Maze-Ing!!!

  • Allison July 12, 2016, 2:42 pm

    The butterfly thank you card is awesome! Love the details!

  • Kathy Manchester July 12, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Love the circle dies…..and everything else!

  • Laura J Millerick July 12, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Your ideas and cards and just all of your work is amazing, i look forward to watching everyday

  • Chrissie H July 12, 2016, 3:20 pm

    Simply love this die its So delicate !

  • Darcey July 12, 2016, 3:23 pm

    I love love love concentric circles die, so AMAZING,!

  • Elaine C July 12, 2016, 4:24 pm

    The concentric dies look like so much fun to play with!! I love shaker cards and those dies would be great to use for them!!

  • Raelene Trewhella July 12, 2016, 5:41 pm

    Love these dies and stamps. The faux shaker is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lorraine Buttner July 12, 2016, 5:44 pm

    Such cool designs are possible with the Lovely Lattice, and Concentric Circles!

  • Clotilde Kyndt July 12, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Hi, the faux shaker technique is new for me, I can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Wendy Jean July 12, 2016, 7:15 pm

    Helloooo! <3 I love your butterfly and shaker cards! <3 Those colors are so gorgeous!

  • Judy Tuck July 12, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Love these new products and the lovely shaker cards done with them.

  • Glenda July 12, 2016, 9:08 pm

    Love the faux shaker!

  • JoAnneR July 12, 2016, 9:27 pm

    Hi Catherine,

    I absolutely love this concentric circle die. Your cards are beautiful.

  • Mary Casberg July 12, 2016, 9:33 pm

    I love the concentric circle die. and all these card made with it are awesome.

  • Susan Chessa July 12, 2016, 9:55 pm

    What a clever idea or a faux shaker card! It is so cute and makes the layering so easy.

  • Susan Chessa July 12, 2016, 9:57 pm

    The concentric circles are great. I can’t wait to try some cards with them!

  • Lisa Bergen-Wilson July 12, 2016, 10:27 pm

    These are beautiful projects! Fantastic supplies!!!! So excited!

  • Teresa Hampton July 12, 2016, 10:30 pm

    Holy Cow! I love all of these!

  • Tina July 12, 2016, 10:32 pm

    So nice! Thank you! I truely like everything!

  • Cindy C. July 12, 2016, 10:48 pm

    What a fantastic idea! And these Faux Shaker cards are super fun and super pretty!!

  • Tisha July 12, 2016, 11:45 pm

    I love watching your videos to see what interest things you create. Would love to win this Collection from the Stamp of Approval.

  • Nancy Walburn July 13, 2016, 12:02 am

    I love the concentric circles. I really love it all.

  • Tessa July 13, 2016, 12:11 am

    Love the Concentric Circles cut in black!

  • Adriana Duff July 13, 2016, 12:33 am

    This set describes the difference between a want and a need. It’s most definitely a need!

  • Nancy T July 13, 2016, 1:23 am

    Love the faux shaker idea. Enjoy your creative ideas.

  • Tanja Hard July 13, 2016, 1:25 am

    Love the cards you made with the circle die, something different that i haven’t seen yet. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  • Karen Grba July 13, 2016, 1:28 am

    Love the concentric circles die! Makes a very nice card!

  • Fern Laderoute July 13, 2016, 1:29 am

    I like the thanks stamp it’s real neat

  • Jan crissman July 13, 2016, 1:49 am

    Love the concentric die different from anything I have.
    Those butterflies will spruce up many cards… Thanks for video!

  • Lisa Freeze July 13, 2016, 2:34 am

    Who wouldn’t love to receive this card, absolutely fabulous! Your work and talent is amazing thanks for sharing!

  • Donna July 13, 2016, 7:55 am

    There’s not one video of yours where I don’t learn, smile, & feel inspired! Thanks for sharing your many wonderful designs and techniques! Looking forward to getting this newest collection in my hands! :)

  • Nancy K. July 13, 2016, 9:04 am

    Such a fun shaker card!

  • Kris in Alaska July 13, 2016, 10:00 am

    Perfect idea for shaker cards!

  • Mary Jane Key July 13, 2016, 11:02 am

    Love the shaker cards and the colors, the look so beautiful!

  • Diann July 13, 2016, 12:31 pm

    I love, love, love these beautiful cards! :)

  • r July 13, 2016, 4:51 pm

    Love your cards and LOVE the concentric circles die.

  • Cindy Meldrum July 13, 2016, 6:56 pm

    Really really cute card.

  • Sharon July 13, 2016, 8:36 pm

    Such fabulous cards! Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog :-)

  • Cheryl (angelbug56) July 13, 2016, 11:54 pm

    I am crazy over shaker cards and yours is so beautiful!!!

  • Diane Natziger July 14, 2016, 4:06 pm

    This is one of my favorite cards.

  • Lori Uren July 15, 2016, 6:04 pm

    Oh man, everything is so beautiful! I love all the inspiration!

  • Lesley Kaiser July 15, 2016, 11:16 pm

    Dear Catherine,
    I missed out on your stamp of nation box.
    Could you please let me know where I can buy that die with swirls thanks card.
    How much. Love Lesley Kaiser

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