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!

  • Ginger G September 20, 2016, 11:28 am

    I really love this technique, boo boos welcome! Mess ups are even encouraged. This card is so adorable. Lovin that crooky tree ☺️ Really liking all the sets in this box. Thanks for the chance.

  • Nana Griffin September 20, 2016, 11:54 am

    The chalk board card is cool. Like the one with the presents too of course.

  • Carolyn Burch September 20, 2016, 11:56 am

    Lovin’ that crooky tree!

  • Linda Pekrul September 20, 2016, 12:06 pm

    Aw that crooky tree is so cute! Love the chalkboard contrasted with the red and white – so effective!

  • lynn L September 20, 2016, 12:08 pm

    Adorable! I love the crooky tree stamps & dies!

  • Colleen F September 20, 2016, 12:10 pm

    Oh I love your chalkboard card and that bird sure is cute! I love all the gifts on your second card too!

  • Maggie September 20, 2016, 12:11 pm

    Can’t wait until tomorrow!!!!!

  • Debbie R September 20, 2016, 12:21 pm

    Love both these cards!

  • ROBIN KUPPENS September 20, 2016, 12:40 pm

    Love the chalkboard look!

  • Amy ames September 20, 2016, 12:52 pm

    Hi Catherine!! These are both so cute!! I love the chalkboard background. The stamp set though is amazing!! I love the tree and presents :)

  • Cathy P in AZ September 20, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Super cute! Love the crooked tree! Reminds me of Dr Seuss illustration!

  • Helen September 20, 2016, 1:39 pm

    The chalkboard technique is something I havent tried yet. Thank you for the video. Your secord card is adorable.

  • Rhoda September 20, 2016, 1:43 pm

    Just when I thought I couldn’t own anymore ink pads, you show me a color I have to have. Can’t wait to try out the candy cane stripe stamp! Looking forward to getting started on Christmas cards. Another SOA box I must have. Great samples as always. Keep em coming.

  • Marilyn Falcone September 20, 2016, 2:08 pm

    Love this chalkboard look!

  • Cherie September 20, 2016, 3:13 pm

    I love the stamp set you used on your card. Such a cute tree with the different patterns and colors, and the presents too!

  • Abby September 20, 2016, 3:51 pm

    I love how versatile the tree can be.

  • Sherry September 20, 2016, 4:04 pm

    Awesome cards !! I love them both and can’t wait to get started on my holiday cards.

  • Tasha H September 20, 2016, 4:09 pm

    I can’t get over how cute all the samples are!!!!! I love the chalkboard look! So excited about the collection with all the inspirational samples. It makes me excited for Christmas!!

  • Amber Smith September 20, 2016, 4:12 pm

    Love your cards, Catherine! The chalkboard technique is very striking and I love the crooky tree!

  • Angie Hall September 20, 2016, 4:19 pm

    The chalk board Christmas card is a new idea on me. It is impressive. Thanks for the hops and a chance to win the box of goodies.

  • Teresa Cherka September 20, 2016, 5:11 pm

    Love the design and techniques.

  • Donna Cook September 20, 2016, 5:35 pm

    Love the cute tree! The background stamp looks awesome with embossing powder.

  • Patricia Curtis September 20, 2016, 5:36 pm

    Loving this collection — can’t wait till morning to order mine!

  • Linda Kennedy September 20, 2016, 5:38 pm

    OMGosh! Love these cards!! Love the chalkboard technique, so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary Edwards September 20, 2016, 5:49 pm

    Can’t hardly wait until Wednesday! So cute!

  • Claudia M. September 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Love these cards! What a fun technique! :-)

  • sano September 20, 2016, 6:26 pm

    That crooky tree is amazing. I love it. I love the chalkboard look.

  • Jennifer Meister September 20, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to create these cards for us to see! I’m loving Candy Cane Lane SOA box can’t wait to get mine!!! I have so many ideas on how to use it

  • Sandra L. September 20, 2016, 6:54 pm

    Love chalk boards and the chalk board technique. Fond memories of elementary school and clapping erasers. Super set and love your card…chalk dust and all. Thanks for sharing.

  • Judy Robinson September 20, 2016, 7:54 pm

    I am loving all these cards. I haven’t done Christmas cards since my brother passed a few days before Christmas three years ago, maybe it is time to start again. I think he would get a kick out of the non traditional ones.

  • Flip September 20, 2016, 8:01 pm

    Love the chalkboard look! Can’t wait to get this collection, it’s great!

  • Colleen Reilly September 20, 2016, 8:40 pm

    Love that tree

  • Natalie Godfrey September 20, 2016, 8:55 pm

    Love the boxes! It like candy in a candy store.

  • Anna Kluytmans September 20, 2016, 9:05 pm

    Hi Catherine, Love both of the Christmas cards, and thank you for a change to win the SOA box, Cheers Anna.

  • colleen crawford September 20, 2016, 9:24 pm

    love the crooky tree!!! and the chalk board look is a favorite of mine :)

  • Chrystyna Bryndzia. September 20, 2016, 9:35 pm

    Love the Crooky Tree card with the chalk board effect! Awesome!!! Can’t wait to CASE this! Thanks for sharing all the cards and sneak peaks of the goodies. :-)

  • Julie Curwen September 20, 2016, 10:00 pm

    I love the chalkboard technique!

  • rt in GA September 20, 2016, 10:17 pm

    Crooks tree – so cool!

  • Nancee Purdum September 20, 2016, 10:26 pm

    What cute cards. I really like the chalkboard look. Cute.

  • Shanta Newby September 20, 2016, 10:41 pm

    What an awesome card! Can’t wait for the box!

  • Tracy Lustick September 20, 2016, 10:51 pm

    I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to work with some of these stamps and toys too ❤

  • Georgiana Owens September 20, 2016, 11:07 pm

    I’m loving this kit!

  • christy bray September 20, 2016, 11:14 pm

    so, your blog hops have sold me on this box! and it’s good for you (and bad for my checking account) that you do them, because i was trying to tell myself i had enough Christmas supplies before i saw all of the awesomeness in action!!! keep up the good work, catherine! xoxo

  • Marilyn September 20, 2016, 11:25 pm

    Such a wonderful card kit. The chalkboard technique is a cute idea.

  • barbara woodard September 20, 2016, 11:36 pm

    Love your chalkboard card. think I could even make that card. thanks for sharing and the chance to win products!!

  • Lee Gane September 21, 2016, 12:23 am

    thats pretty cool!!!

    would love to win one (pretty please with a birdie on top lol)

    P.S. the presents and bows cut with the dies look really nice too

  • Jodie Ramdas September 21, 2016, 12:39 am

    I love this card Catherine! Thanks for all the hard work you do to bring us a fabulous new collection each time! I love how all the products coordinate with each other, making creating easy and fun!

  • christy conley September 21, 2016, 1:31 am

    Love the chalk board technique and the added pop of color makes it so festive!

  • Donna Esmiol September 21, 2016, 1:38 am

    These kits look so easy to use and as a truly novice stamper it is exactly what I was looking for. These stamps are so stinkin’ adorable!

  • Sahra September 21, 2016, 2:08 am

    It’s a gorgeous card I love the chalkboard effect…. and your Christmas tree is so cute.

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