Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Preview Day 1: Tis the Season and Here We Come A Caroling Stamp Sets

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Winterhaven_Blog-FB It's time for product reveals!  Our Holiday Stamp of Approval Collection , Winterhaven, is almost ready to go…but first, if you're new around here, you may be wondering, “What is this Stamp of Approval thing, anyways?”.

The idea to bring stampers a carefully curated box of products that were created to go together, coordinate, and compliment each other was born more than 2-1/2 years ago.

No more grabbing products that catch your eye, only to go home and have no clue what to do with them, how to put them together and instead of a fun night of crafting, you end up with a pile of scraps.

We did the hard work for you in creating a cohesive collection of stamps and dies (and sometimes stencils!) and we even provide a downloadable Project Guide for free!  This Project Guide includes the Design Teams' favorite cards along with step-by-step instructions on how to make the project.  You'll never lack for ideas on using the products you just purchased!

Not only that, but you get a GREAT price on this box-o-goodness!

Want to learn more?  Click here for all the need-to-know, our video explaining it all and to grab your spot on the wait list!  Our collections are while supplies last and our last two sold the first day before public ordering opened!

SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Poinsettia2

Schedule of events:

  • October 6 – product preview day #2
  • October 7 – Blog Hop Day #1
  • October 8 – Blog Hop Day #2
  • October 9 – Blog Hop Day #3
  • October 9, 9 pm eastern – Release PJ Party at StampNation – fun, stamping, prizes and early ordering!  Members click here for the registration link.
  • October 10, 9 am eastern – Ordering link for Winterhaven goes out to the Wait List subscribers.  (Joining the wait list does not obligate you to purchase!  You'll just get your link early!)  Our last two collections sold out in a matter of hours once the wait list link went out.  Click here to get your name on the list.
  • October 10, 6 pm eastern – Public ordering opens, if we have collections left!


It's a busy, exciting time!  and I know you are ready to see some of the goodies in this collection.

In this video, we were introduced to:

  • Tis the Season Stamp Set
  • Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set
  • Tis the Season Dies (Add-on product)


If you missed our Live Stream today, click here for the replay.  You'll meet:

  • Joy Wreath Die
  • Ornamental Background Stamp


SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Poinsettia To make this card, I stamped the music staff in Versamark Ink on watercolor cardstock, poured White Embossing Powder over it and heated it.  I used the Distress Sprayer to spray a puddle of water in the middle of the card and dropped It's a Boy ink into it.

In the video, I dabbed some of the water off the embossed image and you may have noticed that it removed a lot of the color.  TIP!  If you let it dry most of the way, then dab the water, you'll be able to remove the color from the embossing but the paper will stay colored.  (I just wasn't patient enough in the video!)

SOA Winterhaven O holy night For this card, I stamped the music staff in Icing on the Cake and used my Ink Blending Tool to blend ink around the edges and into the middle.

I used the same method with the Pine Boughs from the Tis the Season Stamp Set using Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt inks.  I finished off the card with a poinsettia and some greenery and my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today, I will see you tomorrow with another product preview!

Don't forget to subscribe to the wait list…click here. :)

  • CONNIE BROOKS October 5, 2017, 6:24 pm

    Oh what great joy….Christmas Carols…I love it. My first for the season. So, Catherine…thank YOU! And, JOY again…I’m loving this sneak peek. So far so awesome. Your two cards are very pretty, I’m loving the stamps.

  • Nanette Tracy October 5, 2017, 6:52 pm

    I’m such a big fan of your ink pads and would now love to start building my Catherine Pooler stamp collection! BTW, these are beautiful!

  • Deb Tederous October 5, 2017, 6:58 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I can’t wait to get this – Thank You!

  • Nadine Bontatibus October 5, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Just beautiful! I’m a first time stamper and will be making my Christmas cards this year.

  • Judy Parker October 5, 2017, 7:21 pm

    Sweet. Excited to see the rest

  • J Beran October 5, 2017, 7:22 pm

    What beautiful cards. And, I love that the stamps are so unique…the music and the flowers. I’m always inspired by the colors the designers use. Thank you for sharing.

  • Marjorie King October 5, 2017, 7:53 pm

    Love the cards. Really like the O’holly night card. thanks for your hard work

  • Karen Sutton October 5, 2017, 8:11 pm

    Love the music notes. Love what I have seen so far. This sneak peek stuff is lots of fun. Hope I can win a SOA!

  • Maggie B October 5, 2017, 8:29 pm

    Hi CP ~ SO many goodies to look forward to. LOVE that poinsettia and the music notes AND excited about the upcoming background stamp. Another Box ‘O Goodness is about to hit the airwaves and mailboxes!! YAY! Getting my PJs ready. ~HUGS~

  • Karen October 5, 2017, 8:35 pm

    Looks awesome and I can’t wait to order mine!

  • Kathy E.A. Kippen October 5, 2017, 8:35 pm

    LOVE ❤️

  • Tammy Beichner October 5, 2017, 10:05 pm

    Just love the stampsets you used on these two cards especially the poinsetta

  • Susan Asselin October 5, 2017, 10:05 pm

    Oh my Catherine, these two projects are drop dead gorgeous. Can’t wait to get my SOA collection.

  • gloria cromer October 5, 2017, 10:46 pm

    Can’t wait for sneak peek #2 excited about the first one

  • Chrystyna October 5, 2017, 11:32 pm

    Love the sneak peaks!!! The poinsettia stamp set with the add on dies are awesome!!! Love the music stamp too!!! Exciting to see all these sneak peaks. Thanks!!!

  • Chrystyna October 5, 2017, 11:34 pm

    Quick question: are the notes in the music stamp real, as in those from a Christmas carol, or just some random musical notes? Just curious.

  • Crystal Williams October 5, 2017, 11:39 pm

    Wonderful cards! I really like the musical scale and add ones! Great set!

  • Barb Somerson October 5, 2017, 11:57 pm

    Really love your Christmas, esp. the music and pointsettias. Very pretty.

  • Jenni October 6, 2017, 12:12 am

    Oooh! These are fantastic. Love the embossed/water colour background. Can hardly wait for the next blog.

  • Terry October 6, 2017, 12:26 am

    Love what I see so far . Thank u for sharing!

  • Sharon Nesvog October 6, 2017, 2:57 am

    Catherine…..once again…you’ve outdone yourself!! Can’t wait for the PJ party!! :) I plan to be stampin’ with you that evening!! :)

  • Wendy Hughes October 6, 2017, 3:50 am

    When I heard the title of this release I was a bit disappointed as it is Summer here in Australia and certainly no snow this time of year. BUT already with these sneak peaks I can see this collection is going to be FANTASTIC and so versatile. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. I even joined stamp nation so I don’t miss out. Now to convince you that Australians should get their link October 9, 9pm AUSTRALIAN Time! Lol

  • Bonnie Sanche October 6, 2017, 8:42 am

    Oh, great! I was telling myself that I did not need more Christmas stamps, and I watch this first video and now I require more Christmas stamp sets. (I think it was the Squirrel stamp that did me in.) :D

  • Nicole October 6, 2017, 9:48 am

    Loving the music notes!!!!

  • Rhonda Price October 6, 2017, 10:00 am

    I love this collection as well as everything I’ve seen you create with it. I’m on board trying to catch all the reveals.

  • Beverly Chester October 6, 2017, 10:54 am

    Amazing and adorable new release!!

  • STACEY October 6, 2017, 11:26 am

    I truly do love these cards. I just recently learned about Stampnation last week. Yes, I’ve been living under an extremely large boulder. LOL. I’m excited to see all of the other sneak peaks. I’m sure it will prompt my compulsive crafty purchasing fingers to get into action.

  • Ellen October 6, 2017, 12:35 pm

    Love what I am seeing so far and can’t wait to see the rest of the goodies.

  • Rhonda Bauer October 6, 2017, 12:49 pm

    How much does the new collection cost?

  • Marjorie Dumontier October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

    It was a great first day !

  • Helen Gullett October 6, 2017, 8:23 pm

    Those are gorgeous cards with the poinsettia flower.
    Fantastic background, too.

  • Catherine October 7, 2017, 10:11 am

    The SOA Collection is $97 :)

  • Nancy Salkeld October 7, 2017, 10:30 am

    OMG, that “Caroling” set….! Beautiful cards as always, Catherine!

  • Bluebells (Lynn) October 7, 2017, 10:35 am

    Love these two cards. The techniques, colours, they are SO inspiring!

  • Kris Gifford October 7, 2017, 2:56 pm

    Great products and wonderyideas! Can’t wait to get mine!

  • Jan October 7, 2017, 4:38 pm

    As usual, you never disappoint! Love the cards! especially the first poinsettia card. The wash of blue behind it is amazing against the red. Love the Santa sleigh flying through the night sky! I know this box is going to be a big hit! Thanks, Catherine, for not only providing us with amazing stamps and products, but your creativity and talent!

  • Rosemary October 7, 2017, 6:34 pm

    I love everything Christmas!!!!! The wreath and caroling dies are so pretty. This could be my all time favorite!!!!!❤️

  • Sharon Ditzler October 7, 2017, 7:49 pm

    I’m loving everything I’ve seen so far. The wreath and musical notes are beautiful. I was hoping for some tools I didn’t have and you have delivered. I’m so excited!

  • Linda Rogers October 7, 2017, 8:17 pm

    Loving the stamps and dies. Hope to get order in early enough to get the Tis The Season add-on dies. Wonderful!

  • Catharine Colclasure October 7, 2017, 10:01 pm

    Awesome collection so far….

  • Stacy O'Dell October 8, 2017, 6:13 am

    What awesome cards! I’ve always loved cards of all types with a musical score background, and these are perfect for holiday cards!!!!

  • Patricia Wilson October 8, 2017, 11:31 am

    Love the musical background and how you used it. Wonderful products.

  • Dawn Kloman October 8, 2017, 2:39 pm


  • Diana October 8, 2017, 3:34 pm

    I love that blue color you created. So excited to see all the projects on the Blog Hop!

  • Teri S. October 8, 2017, 4:55 pm

    Love everything in this sneak peek! The music notes have been used in such a different way & showcased so well on both of your cards Catherine.

  • JanetB October 8, 2017, 7:39 pm

    I can tell we are all going to have lots of fun with this SOA box.

  • Linda Steinbaugh October 9, 2017, 11:46 am

    These stamps are getting me excited for Christmas! Love the music notes and poinsettia!

  • Darylene Foster October 9, 2017, 12:46 pm

    So beautiful! I would love this stamp set to make a card for my mother-in-law, who is currently in a nursing home. She loves poinsettias.

  • Priscilla Steele October 9, 2017, 12:55 pm

    Loving the second card… O holy night. You’ve got me singing lol

  • Sue Smith October 9, 2017, 2:45 pm

    Oh My Gosh !! I love these cards. The music background makes my heart sing and my eyes fill with water. My Mom was very musical with a voice of an angel and these cards brought her memories back again. Would love to win a box as $’s are tight for me now.
    Love your great SOA boxes.

  • Monica K October 9, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Oh my… I love the gorgeous cards, the here we come a caroling is my favorite.. we love to carol with friends.. so much fun and a great way to see friends you might not see…and showing up to their house is amazing..

  • Chrystyna October 9, 2017, 5:12 pm

    Lovely cards!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and tips on creating these wonderful cards.

  • Christine Z October 11, 2017, 5:33 am

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Donna C October 11, 2017, 6:54 am

    I have not been stamping much but this collection really caught my eye. I love the images and the DT has really brought it all to colorful life.

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