Handmade Thank You Card – PLAID!

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aquatini2 Happy Monday, my friend!  It’s been a whirlwind of a month, let me tell ya!  The little girls were home most of January, we celebrated StampNation’s 6th Birthday, I traveled to Phoenix for Creativation, went to at least 13 doctor appointments for this and that and various family members…and now it’s quiet.  Everyone is out of the house and it’s me and my stamps!

I pulled out my Peppermint Stick Background stamp to make a really fun plaid background and that baby inked up like nobody’s business with our new inks.  When this stamp released in our Candy Cane Lane Collection, I had to use my MISTI and ink it 3 – 5 times to get full coverage.

With our new inks, just a light tap-tap-tap over the entire stamp and BAM! Full coverage…here…see for yourself!

Handmade Thank You Card – PLAID!

I love the mix of the plaid with the tiny flowers and the big bold sentiment!  So fresh!

After I filmed, I decided to add a small banner sentiment.  I sponged the card stock with Aquatini and cut out a small banner.

If you make plaid with your Peppermint Stick Background, please share it with us on social media #catherinepoolerdesigns.  We’d love to see what color combos you come up with!

aquatini UPDATES:

After I made this card I decided we needed to release this stamp in the store…early.  Our plan was to release it this summer…but we wanted you guys to get your hands on it NOW!   You have to have this with these incredible inks!

Click here to for inks.

Click here for the Peppermint Stick Background Stamp.

We also added the Merry Labels Dies, too…cause that shape is another Gotta Have!


Seriously…that rainbow rocks my world.



Sistahs and Bros!!! it’s been a LONG time since we’ve released an SOA Collection!  We release four every year, one per quarter…but Christmas kind of pushes releases back and out, so we have a little gap there between releases around the holidays.

Well, I’m excited to say it’s time for our next Stamp of Approval!  Our theme is:

The Perfect Reason…because EVERY reason is the PERFECT reason to send a card!

Here is the calendar of events:

  • Jan. 31 – we’ll be announcing our Guest Designers
  • Feb. 1 – sneak peeks begin
  • Feb. 3 – product reveal videos begin on Friday
  • Feb. 5 – blog hops begin!


Be sure to grab a spot on our WAIT LIST NOW!  Wait list subscribers notification that the box is on sale right away when it’s ready for purchase.

Our collections typically sell out within a few days, and most of the time we are 85% sold out within 12 hours…so sign up here so you don’t miss out!


StampNation Members!  Today is the last day to enter your card creations for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs.  Click here to visit the Birthday Party forum, peruse the challenges and videos and get inspired!

If you haven’t joined us at StampNation yet, we hope you’ll check it out!  600+ videos and written tutorials, hundreds of challenges (that never close) and amazing, positive, supportive members.  You’ll love it!  Click here for more deets.

That’s all for now,  have a great rest of your day!

  • Robi K January 30, 2017, 8:49 pm

    OMG what a great idea….LOVE the plaid. Can’t wait to try it. That will be great for a red and green for Christmas.

  • Carol Warr February 4, 2017, 4:25 pm

    Oo-la-la, that “home-made” plaid!

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