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!

  • Jan Arnold October 8, 2017, 8:02 pm

    I love these cards. Just when I was thinking I didn’t really need anymore Chrisymas stamps except – hmm, I really need a poinsettia and I’d love a holly stamp set oh, I wonder if I can find a “joy‘ and maybe a village of some kind with a lamp post…. Hello – were you reading my mind! Just cracked me up as you started revealing the collection. I had literally been looking on-line for those things, and a couple things are sitting in shopping carts! Won’t be needing those things now! I’ve also got to tell you that you and Ingtid cracked me up on your FB live video! I was a an appointment and missed live, but as I played yesterday it made me smile! Crafting together is the best and you reminded me of my best friend in Denver. Last time we were together, we stamped till 4:30 in the morning! Too much fun! The cards you made are wonderful! I can’t wait to get my box to start having fun with this great collection! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • Leanne in Cali October 8, 2017, 8:11 pm

    I love your examples of how to use stamps and dies with so much versatility! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  • Trina Chaska October 8, 2017, 9:06 pm

    Love the card samples that I have seen so far. A wonderful collection of stamps and dies.

  • Karen Sanchez October 8, 2017, 9:16 pm

    Love the cards! The background and colors are beautiful! Thank you for sharing

  • Sherri Littleton October 8, 2017, 9:26 pm

    I liked the embossed gold wreath card best

  • chark October 8, 2017, 9:29 pm

    love these projects!

  • Pam Wells October 8, 2017, 9:34 pm

    Rockin Red and Grass Skirt inks just pop and go perfect together for Christmas!

  • Ellen October 8, 2017, 9:44 pm

    Very inspiring Christmas cards. Love them!!

  • Jina Winston October 8, 2017, 9:45 pm

    Love this collection. Putting me in the Christmas mood.

  • Nancy-Anne Rockwell October 8, 2017, 9:54 pm

    These are so pretty and colourful. Love them!

  • Lynnea Hollendonner October 8, 2017, 10:04 pm

    I love these cards! This collection looks to be stunningly amazing!

  • SmilynStef October 8, 2017, 10:06 pm

    Love those two shades of green together … and those holly leaves are so fun.

  • Jill A October 8, 2017, 10:15 pm

    another great hop—love all the cards from the team!!!!

  • Melody Moore October 8, 2017, 10:16 pm

    I love the backgrounds that you can make with all the elements of this collection. Great cards!

  • Pam Sparks October 8, 2017, 10:25 pm

    So festive and fun! Can’t wait to see more!

  • Wanda R. October 8, 2017, 10:30 pm

    What a beautiful collection Catherine! I really like the wreath with the candle card and I love the holly and leaves and berries background. So many ideas.

  • Cheryl Jones October 8, 2017, 10:42 pm

    I love the way your cards are simple and fun. So many possibilities.


  • Kelley H October 8, 2017, 10:45 pm

    Would love to win the this collection.

  • MelissaF October 8, 2017, 10:57 pm

    LOVE this holiday collection of crafting goodness, your beautiful cards are such inspiration to start making mine NOW!

  • Cynthia Johnson October 8, 2017, 11:20 pm

    Ya know, I like funky colors and non-traditional Christmas cards. However, I still LOVE the classic red and green, wreaths, holly and berries for cards. They just remind me of the Christmas of my childhood. I love these simple and cheery cards!

  • Meghan October 8, 2017, 11:39 pm

    Love some these card ideas

  • Sophia Blair October 8, 2017, 11:56 pm

    I always love your cards! This Christmassy stamp of approval box is gorgeous! The variety of cards is great, how simple or complex you can make a card.

  • Rachel October 8, 2017, 11:57 pm

    Love how the ‘joy’ and green wreath card turned out! Just stunning!!

  • Kim Botello October 9, 2017, 12:52 am

    I am so loving this collection. Everyone’s cards have been beautiful & fun & inspiring. Your card are always amazing & you always make them look so simple. Great job on the collection. I can wait to get my box.

  • Sheryl Blaser October 9, 2017, 1:01 am

    I love the greens and red berries with the vellum greeting. Very clean simple and eye catching. This “Winterhaven” collection gives so many possibilities for gorgeous cards.. well done…

  • Jodi October 9, 2017, 1:02 am

    Love what you did with all the different leaves & boughs. Great cards and another great collection

  • Sherry Olson October 9, 2017, 1:23 am

    How fun. I can see how easy it will be to make many cards with all the stamps included. This is my first rodeo so I am super excited

  • Susan Nixon October 9, 2017, 1:32 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration. I especially like the many ways these stamps can be used, and I really like the clean look of your cards. I appreciate your hints for how you make things happen, too.

  • Robin Lindgren October 9, 2017, 4:15 am

    I love the pine boughs!

  • SusanME October 9, 2017, 7:28 am

    Gorgeous cards, wonderful collection!!

  • Amy McCue October 9, 2017, 7:34 am

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait til tomorrow!

  • FeM October 9, 2017, 8:14 am

    awesome background you created!!!

  • Theresa October 9, 2017, 8:26 am

    Love all these cards Catherine!
    Can’t wait to get this box.

  • Elaine Johnson October 9, 2017, 8:29 am

    The wreath is the most beautiful one ever.
    I love the holly, it’s a family tradition to have at least one gift wrapped in holly paper.
    That makes both your cards winners in my eyes, Catherine.

  • Nana Griffin October 9, 2017, 9:54 am

    This collection looks super! Love all your cards you have made with the collection.

  • Laura Miller October 9, 2017, 9:59 am

    I love the wreath card. I’m a sucker for wreaths. I have the SOA Lovely Notes Collection and did lats year’s Thanksgiving cards… I’m ready for another wreath set!

  • Brandy Duncan October 9, 2017, 10:29 am

    The more Designs I see the more I must have this collection. I love everything so far. You really outdid yourself once again.

  • Rae Moan October 9, 2017, 10:49 am

    Is there no end to what we can do with this SOA? Can’t wait to get it!

  • Nicole October 9, 2017, 11:06 am

    The gold JOY is awesome!!!! Cant wait for tonight!!!!

  • Fran W October 9, 2017, 11:21 am

    I’m liking the wreaths you composed from other elements. You’ve inspired me to get my Christmas on!

  • Marina October 9, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Oh, I love the wreath card!

  • Priscilla Steele October 9, 2017, 12:20 pm

    Feeling super happy seeing the holly/greenery card, loving the vellum focal point.

  • Linda Steinbaugh October 9, 2017, 12:38 pm

    You and the other card experts have given us so many ideas! Where to begin?! Thanks for this great set of goodies!

  • Stefanie White October 9, 2017, 12:49 pm

    This release day is awesome! I can see how versatile these greenery stamps and dies are!

  • Rosemary October 9, 2017, 12:55 pm

    I love the way you used the wreath to create a swag. What a great way to create a card edge or border!!!❤️

  • Rose W October 9, 2017, 1:55 pm

    What truly beautiful cards. I hope I can do as well. Your release looks exciting.

  • Heike Kirmse October 9, 2017, 2:03 pm

    Beautiful Collection.

  • Jenn October 9, 2017, 2:45 pm

    Beautiful cards, as always! Just stunning! What an awesome collection :)

  • Sue Smith October 9, 2017, 3:02 pm

    Such great cards. Hard to decide which I like the best. The fonts that have been used for this SOA box are absolutely beautiful. Love the style of the poinsettia flower. Great Winterhaven Collection. :)

  • Cynthia October 9, 2017, 3:10 pm

    This set keeps looking better and better.

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