Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Preview Day 2: Here We Come A-Caroling

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Here in Raleigh the temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling and the season is turning. That means it’s time for our Holiday Stamp of Approval Collection!

Just four more sleeps!!!  before the TENTH Stamp of Approval Collection will be ready for ordering!

Yesterday we introduced the Joy Wreath Die and Ornamental Stamp Set in our Live Stream (click here for the replay or view here on youtube) then on this blog post we met Tis the Season and Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Sets.

Today we're going to use Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set again and I'll introduce the Winterhaven Dies.  By now you can see that the inspiration came from the classic Christmas Villages displayed in so many homes during the Holiday Season…snow sparkling from the rooftops, candles flickering in the windows and carolers singing merrily to spread holiday cheer.

Although, the Winterhaven Collection is so much more than a village (you know I never do anything halfway!)!!

View the video to see the next few products!

Products used in this video that are included in the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection:

  • Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set
  • Winterhaven Dies
  • Tis the Season


Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set also has a set of coordinating dies.  These dies can also be ordered with your collection as an add-on item.
SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Happy Holidays I stamped the “snow cluster” and embossed it with White Embossing Powder on the main technique layer on these cards.  Then, I sponged Something Borrowed Ink with a bit of Icing on the Cake around the edges.

I used the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set, dies and the Winterhaven Dies adorn the card to create a sweet village feel.

SOA Winterhaven carolers 2

SOA Winterhaven Carolers 1

Next up I wanted a bit of a funky feel, so I grabbed Lime Rickey and Aquatini and stamped the trees.

SOA Winterhaven Snow and Mistletoe 2 The stars created a fun backdrop with the trees cut out and adhered to it.

Notice the little snowflake?  You'll see that product tomorrow!

SOA Winterhaven Snow and Mistletoe The Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection goes on sale for StampNation Members Monday evening during our PJ Release Party!  Members click here to grab the registration link!

The purchase link will go out on Tuesday morning to those on the Wait List, click here to get your spot on that list!

  • Val p October 6, 2017, 10:16 am

    I’m loving the stamp of approval items. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

  • Beverly Chester October 6, 2017, 10:56 am

    These dies are so wonderful and make such beautiful and peaceful cards for Christmas!!

  • Terry October 6, 2017, 12:01 pm

    Wow . Great kit

  • Cindy McDonough October 6, 2017, 12:10 pm

    How pretty these cards are! Catherine, you just make it look so simple and easy….love the sponging of the background…the village is adorable…great job!

  • Clare October 6, 2017, 2:32 pm

    Loving this collection!!

  • Marjorie Dumontier October 6, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Oh my goodness ! This is gonna be an awesome kit !

  • Helen Gullett October 6, 2017, 8:24 pm

    Beautiful and festive cards with those stamps and dies.
    Love the caroling and nigh scenes.
    Thank you so much!

  • J Beran October 6, 2017, 8:35 pm

    What sweet scenes you can create with the Winterhaven dies. And, I love, love, love the font on the sentiments!

  • Barbara Woodard October 6, 2017, 10:18 pm

    Your cards are amazing!! You make it look so easy!

  • Susan Asselin October 6, 2017, 11:28 pm

    Wow, how could these cards be better than yesterday, but they are. What a fantastic collection.

  • Chrystyna October 7, 2017, 12:06 am

    What a cute set of complimentary dies and stamps. The carolers and the church dies are awesome.So looking forward to more peaks. Love the cards!

  • Nancy Salkeld October 7, 2017, 10:36 am

    This Winterhaven set may be my all time fave of the SOA collections! Loving all of it! So versatile and interchangeable AND I won’t have to pull out half dozen stamp sets to make such different cute scenes!

  • glorîa cromer October 7, 2017, 10:38 am

    Simple but beautiful cards–great ideas–keep up the great job

  • Bluebells (Lynn) October 7, 2017, 10:56 am

    Oh my, I love you’re night sky sponging Catherine!
    CP Inks just sing out load!
    Love that Santa & Reindeers..

  • Kris Gifford October 7, 2017, 2:44 pm

    Wow! More fun stuff! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Elaine McDonald October 7, 2017, 6:13 pm

    Products are lovely.winterhaven dies are lovely

  • Barbara S October 7, 2017, 7:21 pm

    Joy to the world card is my favorite – love those carolers.

  • Linda Harper October 7, 2017, 8:04 pm

    Just love the carolers! That will be a perfect set for my mother’s special Christmas card this year! Love all the great ideas!

  • Sharon Ditzler October 7, 2017, 8:16 pm

    I love everyone of these cards. The little children are perfect for my nieces and nephews. I also like the technique you used on the edge of the cards. It really does at some depth.

  • Debbie October 7, 2017, 8:34 pm

    As always, another beautiful set. Can’t wait to get my Christmas on with this collection.

  • Brenda October 7, 2017, 8:41 pm

    I am excited to see this SOA. Initially I thought I wouldn’t buy it because it would be limited to Christmas however, now catching a glimps of it, I have changed my mind. Love to dog.

  • Marie October 7, 2017, 9:01 pm

    Just heard of stamp of approval and can’t wait to see them!

  • BARB SOMERSON October 7, 2017, 10:09 pm

    I can’t wait to work with the town, Santa and sleigh and the whole town. The ideas I could come up with. How fun.

  • Vickie Jo Buehler October 7, 2017, 11:39 pm

    Can not wait for the slumber party! Love this cards, so cheery!

  • Lynn Milewski October 8, 2017, 1:53 am

    It just keeps getting better and better!

  • Barb Oliver October 8, 2017, 2:34 am

    Am loving everything I see in this S.O.A. Collection; it looks amazing as usual!

  • Stacy O'Dell October 8, 2017, 6:17 am

    I love these cards, and they give lots of inspiration for holiday village cards of all kinds. It will be so fun to see what everyone comes up with!

  • Patricia Wilson October 8, 2017, 11:41 am

    Day #2 was even better. Loved the first card you made with the Santa and reindeer flying. Thanks for the tips on inking backgrounds as I’m still learning that technique and the tips were very helpful. Love the details on the little buildings that the dies cut out. Amazing!

  • Dawn Kloman October 8, 2017, 2:37 pm

    Falling in love more and more.

  • Teri S. October 8, 2017, 5:06 pm

    Catherine, love the cards you made! I just adore the carollers in this set.

  • JanetB October 8, 2017, 7:41 pm

    Your dream of a Christmas village looks like it has come true. Great village dies!

  • Margot Ferrera October 8, 2017, 8:28 pm

    Oh my goodness…just watched your video for the first time. I want a box OF GOODIES! Got on your waitlist so I hope I know how to order Winterhaven when the time comes!So excited!!

  • Anita Agler October 8, 2017, 9:07 pm

    I love the metallic effect on the dies! Beautiful cards.

  • Lorraine K October 9, 2017, 10:26 am

    Love the snowy blue background, and you’re right that little dog is adorable!

  • Linda Steinbaugh October 9, 2017, 11:48 am

    These cards show how you can make simple or more complicated cards with the same set. Love it! Thanks!

  • Charlene Francolla October 9, 2017, 3:56 pm

    This really is a great kit! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sue Smith October 9, 2017, 4:06 pm

    WOW !! I love all these cards. This box is phenomenal and looks like so much fun to use. Great job on creating this SOA box. Which I could win one ;)

  • Judy Parker October 9, 2017, 8:29 pm

    Love love love this

  • Linda L Rock October 9, 2017, 9:40 pm

    The color of the sky is gorgeous.

  • Denise Morgante October 12, 2017, 4:24 pm

    Would love to win one of your stamp of approval boxes. Looks like a great idea and a lot of work and thought goes into each and every box.

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