Candy Cane Lane SOA Collection Blog Hop Day 2: Chalkboard Technique

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ccl_bloghop Welcome to day #2 of our Blog Hops celebrating the release of the Candy Cane Lane Collection!

This quarterly Stamp of Approval Collection goes on sale to the Wait List on September 21st.

I’m guessing by how much you all are loving this collection, this one’s gonna sell out QUICK!

So make sure you hop on that list (you’ll also get my newsletter, fun behind-the-scenes stuff and exclusive projects and downloads – WHOOOP!) so you get the link to buy FIRST.

I have a fun card for you, then be sure to check out the list of links for the Blog Hop!  Awesomeness awaits…


Crooky Tree Chalkboard Christmas Card

I love how forgiving the Chalkboard Technique is.  When you stamp with white pigment ink, sometimes it can get a bit messy…but that’s kinda the point here!

The left over Peppermint Stick background (I’ve been working on this piece all week!) was a perfect background layer for the Chalkboard Technique piece.

Die cut, stamp and stack the layers of your crooky tree, adhere it to the technique piece, and you are in business!

Super fun and cute, right?
WHAT IS IN THE CANDY CANE LANE COLLECTION?  If you missed the previews of all the goodies that come in this year’s holiday collection, check these links:


Our Stamp of Approval releases make everyone feel like a kid on Christmas day, so if you are one for surprises, you may not WANT to see every product from this collection laid out side by side.

That’s why we never show all the products together at once.  If you don’t like surprises, no problem! View the beginning of each video and you will see every single goodie that will be packed into your box.

3 stamp sets, 3 sets of dies and one large background stamp.  Your box is packed with more than $130 retail value in product, and you’ll only pay $97.  These are while supplies last, so make sure you are on the wait list to be the first to get the sales link on 9/21.

crooky-tree-3 WIN the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection:  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.



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


See you tomorrow with more projects and our final blog hop day before this collection goes on sale.  TWO MORE SLEEPS, PEOPLE!

  • Lisa Ann McDonald September 21, 2016, 2:32 am

    The box is fabulous and is the best one yet! Love all the projects.

  • Debbie McKelvey September 21, 2016, 3:39 am

    I love this crooky tree, so many fabulous ways to decorate it. Your cards are so fun and pretty. I can’t wait to play!

  • Sue Bouch September 21, 2016, 5:12 am

    I love the chalkboard look and that crooked tree is just too cute! Thanks for doing what you do! Have a great day!

  • Diana Baker September 21, 2016, 6:25 am

    Love all your card ideas!

  • Erin M September 21, 2016, 6:25 am

    I am in love with this crooky tree!

  • Line September 21, 2016, 7:07 am

    Omg, just love the peppermint stick background stamp. Beautiful collection!

  • Cathy rocca September 21, 2016, 8:00 am

    Gorgeous post. Fun Stamps.

  • Bobby September 21, 2016, 8:39 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a chalkboard card. I love yours with that quirky tree.

  • Laura Miller September 21, 2016, 8:45 am

    crooky tree – – – I really like the “build-a-tree” elements

  • Pat September 21, 2016, 9:07 am

    Loved the crooky tree cards! I think they would make great thank you cards too!

  • ANA CERVANTES September 21, 2016, 9:18 am

    I love this collection. I miss the one from last year. Hopefully I can get this one this year

  • JanetB September 21, 2016, 9:38 am

    Your chalkboard card is so cute with the crooky tree.

  • Cindy B September 21, 2016, 9:54 am

    These kits just seem to be getting better and better. I love the projects that have been shared using them.

  • Sam September 21, 2016, 9:59 am

    Love the chalkboard look. Suits the crooky tree too.

  • Heather Parry September 21, 2016, 10:01 am

    Really cute cards! I love that wonky tree!

  • Mary Ellen Lounsbery September 21, 2016, 10:18 am


  • Shirley Hutchins September 21, 2016, 10:33 am

    Each card you make is such an inspiration. And sooooo easy!

  • Lee September 21, 2016, 10:40 am

    Your cards are adorable. I love this crooky tree & can’t wait to have a set in my hands! Won’t be long now!

  • Woendi Levitt September 21, 2016, 11:15 am

    Ive never done a chalkboard card and this has inspired me for something new. With being new to stamping Im always looking for new techniques to try. Im also super excited to order and receive my first ever stampofapproval box. TY for all the fun sneek peek posts and great ideas. I look forward to moving on to all the others projects

  • Dee Earnshaw September 21, 2016, 12:20 pm

    I am always inspired by your gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing:)

  • Darlene Clark September 21, 2016, 1:10 pm

    I haven’t tried doing a Chalkboard card yet — thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  • Katie Kinde September 21, 2016, 2:13 pm

    Love these!

  • chark September 21, 2016, 3:17 pm

    such fun cards, love the red stripes!

  • Charlene September 21, 2016, 3:27 pm

    Oh so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • joyce erb September 21, 2016, 4:20 pm

    The colorful tree is perfect with the chalkboard…great card!

  • Pamela Costello September 21, 2016, 4:46 pm

    Love the crooked tree as much as the crooked cake, please you continued with this theme, so unique.

  • Sharon Tate September 21, 2016, 5:16 pm

    Hi Catherine, these two cards are lovely. I am loving all the example from everyone who has joined the blog hop. They are all very talented crafters.

  • Donna Barthelt September 21, 2016, 5:45 pm

    Just checked out all the other designers. So many great ideas! Almost my turn!
    Can hardly wait! Truly creativity in a box.

  • Kristin K. September 21, 2016, 5:48 pm

    These cards are so adoreable!

  • Alicia Havranek September 21, 2016, 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! Love the chalkboard technique! Will definitely have to give that a try.

  • Kim S September 21, 2016, 6:58 pm

    Love the chalkboard look. Both cards are awesome.

  • Patty Beers September 21, 2016, 7:01 pm

    Omg that tree is absolutely delightful. I love the chalkboard effect. Wonderful for teacher Christmas cards.

  • Caroline B September 21, 2016, 7:45 pm

    LOVE the blackboard look for this festive card. I am drooling over the peppermint stick background stamp, and the quirky tree is so cute. Love your new collection!

  • Lane September 21, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Love the chalkboard card. Who would have ever thought making a card messy would be so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  • SONIA I GRIVE September 21, 2016, 8:46 pm

    So cute I love the chalkboard card look

  • Lynda September 21, 2016, 9:54 pm

    Fabulous technique…love the crookedy tree!!!

  • Tammy Joyce September 21, 2016, 10:06 pm

    The card turned out super cute and I love the stamps in this set.

  • Sheila Hart September 21, 2016, 10:13 pm

    Just found you and I’m totally impressed. I want to live your life of stamping vicariously. You make it all look so exciting and fun!!

  • Barb O. September 21, 2016, 10:59 pm


    Love the Crooky tree cards! I’m getting so anxious!!


  • Cynthia Johnson September 21, 2016, 11:49 pm

    I love the crooky tree! I also love the chalkboard effect so now the smudges are part of the design!

  • Michele W September 21, 2016, 11:50 pm

    Great cards! Love the chalkboard technique with this quirky tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jane Sirak September 22, 2016, 1:58 am

    Great cards…great kit. I love that layered tree.

  • Jane Sirak September 22, 2016, 2:32 am

    Such a great kit… I really loved it.

  • Megan September 22, 2016, 7:27 am

    Chalkboard christmas – different but I like it!

  • Millie Artz September 22, 2016, 12:06 pm

    Darn – I live in Washingon state! Darn darn darn. Gorgeous cards! I want this set….

  • Crystal Nichols September 22, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I think this is a fabulous set!! Christmas is my favorite time to make cards or projects.

  • Lynn (Bluebells) September 22, 2016, 11:24 pm

    Amazingly awesome! Want to have a go at the Chalk technique looks like heaps of fun! Beautiful stamps and sentiments! TFS

  • Fern Laderoute September 26, 2016, 11:28 pm

    Nice card

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