Candy Cane Lane SOA Collection Blog Hop Day 1: Merry & Bright Boughs

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With the Candy Cane Lane Collection and the free Project Guide PDF download, you are going to be cranking out holiday cards like a mad stamper!  (tell your family you’ll be busy for a while!)

The 3 stamp sets, 3 sets of dies and the background stamp were designed to coordinate and compliment each other providing endless design options.

If you missed my first two posts, click HERE and HERE to view the other products in this collection.

The Dream Team and our guests have made some pretty incredible projects, so be sure to read through the post for the nitty gritty details, then hop along, check out the projects and comment to win.  (more details coming…)

But first….


Merry & Bright Boughs Christmas Card

A very simple layout makes a super sweet hand made holiday card with the Peppermint Stick Background stamp and the boughs, ornaments and fabulous mix and match sentiments from the Merry and Bright Boughs Stamp Set!

The full step-by-step instructions for this card (and about 40 others!) will be in the FREE Project Guide download you get when you purchase this collection.

WHAT IS the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection?

The video here says it best...but in a nut shell, we design a collection of products that come in one fabulous box and provide a free PDF download with step-by-step instructions for hand made cards using the collection!

Our very first collection premiered August 6, 2015 and was such a hit that we sold out in 1 hour and 1 minute.  Then we oversold, flipped out (just a bit…lol), scrambled, figured it out and we were all happy in the end. We’ve grown a lot and we’ve learned a lot over the past year and it’s been an amazing ride!

Each quarter, people from around the globe tell me what a difference Stamp of Approval makes for them.  To some it might just be a box of stamps.  But to others, it’s a creative outlet.  It’s a way to gather with friends and bond.  It’s the perfect way to send messages of love to friends and family.   To this community, it also bring us together.  SOA fans are like kids on Christmas morning (me included!!!) and as an adult, it’s not often that we get to feel like that!  And how much fun is it to share in that TOGETHER?

Just look at these happy ladies!!!


So, if you missed the rest of the goodies that come in this year’s holiday collection, check these links:


WIN the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection

So what was that?  Someone is going to WIN a Stamp of Approval box?

Well, actually THREE “someones”!

Many of you told us last time that you loved having the blog hop spread out over several days instead of one giant blog hop. It gives you a good look at the collection and all the amazing projects you can make with it before making your purchase.

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

HOW TO COMMENT:  Scroll to the end of the blog post to find the comment section.  If you don’t see a comment section, but see another blog post, scroll back up and click the title of this post. Scroll down and you’ll see the comment section.

Entries close on THURSDAY, September 22 at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on my blog later that day.

If you have already purchased a box, we will refund your money, OR you can send the box as a gift to a friend!  (You would win friend of the year if you did that.  Just sayin’)



The Dream Team  members and our guests have projects ready for you using the supplies in the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection.  


How to BUY the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection

  • StampNation Members get the link at 9 am Eastern.  Not a member yet?  Click here to check it out.
  • General Wait List gets the link at 10 am Eastern.


*as soon as you subscribe to the wait list, you will get a confirmation email.  Check your junk mail, promotions tab (gmail) and add our email address to your address book to ensure delivery of our emails.

Have fun hoppin’ and I’ll see you tomorrow with more projects!

  • Cathy rocca September 21, 2016, 8:02 am

    Gorgeous post. Fun Stamps.

  • Jean Marmo September 21, 2016, 9:18 am

    Such pretty cards! Loving the inspiration!

  • Shirley Hutchins September 21, 2016, 10:18 am

    What a cute card. So quick and easy to do.

  • Heather Loppez September 21, 2016, 12:11 pm

    I would love to win one of.your boxes! My friend just told me about you.

  • Dee Earnshaw September 21, 2016, 12:13 pm

    This stamp collection looks like so much fun. Love the ideas from the DT:)

  • Marie K. September 21, 2016, 1:57 pm

    All I can say is “Wow”!

  • Sheryl September 21, 2016, 2:14 pm

    Love this card and the endless possibilities with the stamps and dies! I am traveling for a couple weeks and was afraid I was going to miss this release, but got on a bit ago and ordered mine!


  • samantha newton September 21, 2016, 2:48 pm

    Love it, cute project .. Great to see more people using Zig markers.. I love my Kurecolors, these are next on my list :)

  • Kathleen September 21, 2016, 2:54 pm

    Love the reindeer. It’s fantastic. The whole collection puts you in the holiday spirit. Time to make holiday cards.

  • Charlene Francolla September 21, 2016, 3:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful techniques!

  • chark September 21, 2016, 3:11 pm

    love the delicate look of this branch!

  • Charlene September 21, 2016, 3:25 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful techniques!

  • joyce erb September 21, 2016, 3:57 pm

    Love all your samples. his se sure looks versatile and a one shop stop for all Christmas cards and beyond.

  • Cindy Cheney September 21, 2016, 4:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing…love this card

  • Mary Demmons September 21, 2016, 4:43 pm

    What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

  • Patty Beers September 21, 2016, 6:47 pm

    I can’t wait. Loving these it all.

  • Linda Harper September 21, 2016, 8:54 pm

    Great collection! Love the reindeer best of all. Especially with the glitter on his antlers. Very fashionable!

  • Lynda September 21, 2016, 9:52 pm

    This looks like an awesome collection for making all kinds of holiday cards and scrapbook pages for this upcoming season! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Jane Sirak September 21, 2016, 11:27 pm

    Very cute I love all the different elements in this kit just adorable so many possibilities .

  • Fern September 21, 2016, 11:48 pm

    I love the way you stamped the branches. You make it look so easy!

  • Fern September 21, 2016, 11:50 pm

    I agree with you the Reindeer is adorable but I think it needs some eyes

  • Lisa Freeze September 21, 2016, 11:55 pm

    Love how you branched across the card!

  • Lisa Freeze September 22, 2016, 12:20 am

    Love the use the candy cane background with gold.

  • Cynthia Johnson September 22, 2016, 12:22 am

    I love these sweet branches and cute little ornaments. And the candy cane background is so awesome! I can’t wait to get my box of happiness.

  • Jane Sirak September 22, 2016, 2:01 am

    Of all things I just love those little ornaments..

  • Meg September 22, 2016, 7:14 am

    Those ornaments look like they’re glowing! So cool!

  • Barb Tollinger September 22, 2016, 12:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! What excitement. My first time viewing, reading, listening and looking. Also signed up! I’m hooked.

  • Katy September 22, 2016, 3:22 pm

    Beautiful card. So simple and colorful.

  • Lynn (Bluebells) September 22, 2016, 11:18 pm

    Oh the inspiration…I adore how you have used these gorgeous stamps! I am so ready to create some ‘Happiness’ giggle giggle giggle

  • Cheri L October 1, 2016, 4:05 am

    I always love all the cards that you make. I guess this is closed now. But I was just interested to find out about what the Stamp of Approval is. I guess I still don’t know. I am new here and so sorry that I am to late to be in the giveaway. Thank you for sharing all you do. You are such a creative lady.

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