Blog Hop Day 2: Tis the Season Wreath Card and Faux Metal Accents

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Winterhaven_BlogHop Judging by the comments yesterday, you all are loving the Good Stuff Stamp Set and Dies as much as I do!  I mean, a stamp set to make card layers or tags for Christmas, Thank You’s, New Year’s Eve (or even anniversary with the champagne glasses!), hostess gifts and treats as well as Valentine’s Day!  That set really packs a punch!

In case you missed it, those products I shared in yesterday’s post and video here

If you missed the first preview days, check these posts out:


All three cards today used the boughs, mistletoe, holly and berries from the Tis the Season Stamp Set.  Can you say versatile?

I love holiday cards with a fun and whimsical feel and this stamp set made it so easy!

SOA Winterhaven All is calm I stamped greenery and berries randomly with Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt and Rockin’ Red ink, then stamped the greeting from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set on vellum and adhered it to my card.

SOA Winterhaven All is calm 2 The next card has a bit more elegant feel to it.

First, I traced around one of our clear blocks with a fine pencil line, then inked the pine bough stamps with Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey and stamped around the circle creating a wreath.  I filled in with some berries and erased the pencil line.

SOA Winterhaven Joy wreath 2 For the die cut sentiment, I dipped the Joy in Versamark Ink, covered it with Gold Embossing Powder and heated.  Once the EP is melted, I let it cool, then repeated the process.

If you’d like to see this in action, view our Live Stream here.   (The stamping began at about 28:00.)  I did the same thing here with the Wreath and Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter.

Faux Metal Accent Wreath WOW that came out stunning!

I added a Gold Embossed strip of cardstock to the bottom, then adhered the wreath layer over my card front that had some fun berry branches stamped at the bottom.

SOA Winterhaven Joy wreath Here’s another simple Christmas Card using the Tis the Season Stamp Set with just the holly leaves and berries.  A simple sentiment and mat made from dragging my Rockin’ Red ink pad across the cardstock.  Viola!  MATCHING cardstock to my ink!

SOA Winterhaven Tis the Season The past few days here on the blog as well as on Facebook Live, we’ve shown you the entire Winterhaven Collection.   Just a recap, the Winterhaven Collection includes:

  • 1 Background Stamp
  • 3 Stamp sets
  • 1 Layering and tag die set
  • 1 Wreath and Sentiment die set
  • 1 Silhouette Village die set
  • Project Guide download


Ordering your Stamp of Approval Collection

Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last and when they are sold out, it will not be available as a complete collection, with the Project Guide, at a fabulous price and in the awesome box again.  (You will be able to purchase the items individually later in our shop.)

Monday, October 9 at 9 pm eastern:  PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun and open ordering early for you guys.

Tuesday, October 10 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.

Tuesday, October 10 at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open. Our last two collections sold out just to the wait list!  So make sure you put your name on it!


WIN the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings 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!

Entries close on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on my blog later that day.

If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Winterhaven_CommentToWin THE BLOG HOP

The Dream Team  members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Counting Blessings Collection…click Jen’s name to visit her blog, then find the hop list on her blog, click the next name…and so on.  

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way!


We work for months on creating these coordinating products and when the blog hops begin and I get to see all their amazing creations, it’s a bit like Christmas for me!  (no, I don’t see many of their projects before you do!!!!)  The DT knocked it out of the park, didn’t they?

Thank you for hopping along and leaving comments for all the designers, it really warms our hearts to read them!

  • Jane October 9, 2017, 3:38 pm

    Love the cards and the entire collection!

  • Charlene F. October 9, 2017, 3:39 pm

    I love them all! Just can’t choose lol!

  • Diane Kannawin October 9, 2017, 3:43 pm

    Great cards! I love the Wreath/Joy Die set!

  • Elizabeth Knehans October 9, 2017, 3:51 pm

    Love all the greenery in this kit and the variety of looks you can get when you use them.

  • Susan Crook October 9, 2017, 3:59 pm

    Wonderful cards, great ideas.

  • TammyBeichner October 9, 2017, 4:18 pm

    Beautiful cards

  • Chrystyna October 9, 2017, 4:46 pm

    Love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration and the sneak peaks from the Winterhaven
    SOA Collection.

  • Lori Warren October 9, 2017, 5:18 pm

    So excited for this SOA. Such cute stuff!

  • gail October 9, 2017, 8:11 pm

    You’re on a roll – another great kit and so many ideas on how to use it. Thank you!

  • Sharon Nesvog October 9, 2017, 8:13 pm

    Love love love these cards Catherine!! Less than 1 hour til PJ time….and getting my hands on this wonderful collection!!! :)

  • Judy Parker October 9, 2017, 8:32 pm

    OH my i love the background you created thanks for sharing God Bless

  • Kira N. October 9, 2017, 8:43 pm

    They’re all so beautiful! I especially love the background of the 1st card!

  • Tracy October 9, 2017, 8:49 pm

    Such fun and festive holiday cards!

  • Patt H. October 9, 2017, 8:51 pm

    Your cards are so pretty! They really put me in the Christmas mood!!

  • Karen Sturdivant October 9, 2017, 8:59 pm

    Love the candle in the wreath and the holly background.

  • Cati harris October 9, 2017, 9:03 pm

    I’m so in love with this collection! Crossing my fingers I will get a chance to own one! Thank you for another fabulous collection!

  • Gay Ferland October 9, 2017, 9:15 pm

    Ooooooh, I would love to win this box!! Love your Christmas cards!

  • Teresa Cherka October 9, 2017, 9:24 pm

    Great cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Michelle King October 9, 2017, 9:43 pm

    Love the All is Calm one as the vellum is the perfect way to add the sentiment with such a fun background, while not getting lost in the mix. Stunning work!

  • Deborah L Cieply October 9, 2017, 9:49 pm

    SO BEAUTIFUL. I just love your cards. As much as I love the Holly leaf I really love the candle in the wreath. Oh so pretty.

  • Darby October 9, 2017, 10:11 pm

    Beautiful! I love the holly and mistletoe, and the wreath is wonderful.

  • Linda October 9, 2017, 10:25 pm

    The wreath and candle card is so cute and the nicest wreath design I have seen. The joy die cut gives nice depth and interest. Could see using these for other seasons throughout the year by varying colors and embellishments.

  • Sue LD October 9, 2017, 10:38 pm

    So pretty and festive–perfect for the holidays.

  • Teresa McKiearnan October 10, 2017, 1:32 am

    Love Love Love this SOA!

  • Marianne October 10, 2017, 4:12 am

    Wonderful cards, Catherine. Such a versatile collection.

  • Rose October 10, 2017, 6:43 am

    All of your cards are gorgeous. This collection is so versatile.

  • Erika DeJesus October 10, 2017, 7:44 am

    These stamps and dies really are SO versatile! You’ve gon’ and done it again!

  • Debbie Rumpza October 10, 2017, 9:23 am

    Great card! Love the embossing!

  • Lisa K October 10, 2017, 9:45 am

    Love these cards! I am liking the gold accents you keep creating and showing. Great collection!

  • Stamp Kitty October 10, 2017, 10:53 am

    I love how the embossing powder pops with the colors

  • Lois John October 10, 2017, 11:25 am

    what a great collection!! Love your cards!!

  • Connie Hinkle October 10, 2017, 11:25 am

    Beautiful cards!!!

  • Dee earnshaw October 10, 2017, 12:10 pm

    beautifully designed cards – thanks for the ideas:)

  • Mary Nelson October 10, 2017, 12:30 pm

    More amazing cards from a fabulous collection!!

  • Carol Hardie October 10, 2017, 2:06 pm

    Catherine ….. that wreath is going to get a workout for the holidays!! Love it.

  • Marilyn October 10, 2017, 3:31 pm

    I love the elegant cards.

  • foleysfriend October 10, 2017, 7:44 pm

    Thank you Catherine for bringing these awesome products to us. The products are so versatile and all of the great ideas here on the blog hop and at Stamp Nation provide me with so much inspiration.

  • Mary-Anne V October 10, 2017, 9:27 pm

    It’s been wonderful seeing all the different creations with this collection. I love how you used the greenery on the first card and then use vellum to tone down the work

  • susan.w October 11, 2017, 5:13 am

    SOA Winterhaven collection is a box full of versatility, to say the least. CP you have had mega fun and I am full of excitement waiting for my turn. Deeply, deeply in love with the wreath and background stamp, is that possible! xox

  • Melissa Miller October 11, 2017, 8:53 am

    Beautiful cards, Catherine!! Love the wreath card so much.

  • Anne Lewis October 11, 2017, 10:54 am

    I am anxious to receive my collection so I can get started making all the beautiful cards.

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