Blog Hop Day 3: Chalkboard Holiday Cards and Watercolored Wreath

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Winterhaven_BlogHop Here we are…the final day of blog hops!  Thank you for hanging out with us all week during our release festivities!  It's always so much fun, right?

TONIGHT is our PJ Release Party at StampNation!  We always have so much fun during these Live Streams.  We'll chat, answer questions, have some trivia questions for you guys, stamp and open ordering early.  If you're not a member yet, now is a perfect time to join (especially since we are still celebrating World Card Making Day over there!).  Click here to learn more.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval Collections—

The video here says it best...but in a nut shell, we design a collection of products that come in one fabulous box and provide a free Project Guide download with step-by-step instructions for dozens of hand made cards using the collection!

Our very first collection premiered August 6, 2015 and was such a hit that we sold out in 1 hour and 1 minute.  Then we oversold, flipped out (just a bit…lol), scrambled, figured it out and we were all happy in the end. We’ve grown a lot and we’ve learned a lot and it’s been an amazing ride!

Each quarter, people from around the globe tell me what a difference Stamp of Approval makes for them.  To some it might just be a box of stamps.  But to others, it’s a creative outlet.  It’s a way to gather with friends and bond.  It’s the perfect way to send messages of love to friends and family.

To this community, it also bring us together.  SOA fans are like kids on Christmas morning (me included!!!) and as an adult, it’s not often that we get to feel like that!  And how much fun is it to share in that TOGETHER?

Just look at these happy ladies!!!

Stamp of Approval Thank you ladies, for sharing in this amazing paper crafting ride with me…you all make it SO MUCH FUN!

SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Wreath 2

When a wreath isn't a wreath…and faux metal accents in this Holiday Card Making video tutorial!


The Joy and the strip were dipped in Versamark ink, covered in Metallic Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.  I did this twice to get good coverage.  You can also do it with Gold or Silver without the sparkle.  When I do that, I usually do 3 or 4 layers of embossing powder to get a shiny, gorgeous Faux Metal accent piece.

The wreath from the Joy Wreath die was die cut in watercolor cardstock, then colored with Lime Rickey, Rockin' Red and Grass Skirt.  I cut the wreath in a few places and added it to the card base as a swag.

The Ornamental Background Stamp was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love the elegant look and feel of these elements!

SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Wreath How about a black and white Chalkboard look?  I was perusing the interwebs and I came across a printed card very much like this…so I CASED it! Why not?  Right?

I stamped the pine boughs from the Tis the Season stamp set in Versamark ink, then poured on white embossing powder and heat set.

I die cut the Joy from White Cardstock and added it to the card.  I used direct to paper to run my Rockin' Red ink pad on white cardstock and die cut the red cardstock with the circle dies from the Tis the Season dies (add-on item for this collection).  I adhered them to the card and lickety split!  I was done!

SOA Winterhaven Joy Chalkboard

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

How does ordering work?

We've seen all the products included in the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection…1 background stamp, 3 stamp sets, 3 sets of dies…and we've seen TONS of ideas using those goodies.  I know you are excited to get your hands on this collection.

Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last and when they are sold out, they are sold out.  (You will be able to purchase the items individually later in our shop.)

Monday, October 9 (TONIGHT!) at 9 pm eastern:  PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun and open ordering early for you guys.  Members click here for the registration link!

Tuesday, October 10 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.  Our last two collections sold out just to the wait list, so make sure your name is on it so you don’t miss out!

Tuesday, October 10 at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open.

SOA Winterhaven Joy Chalkboard 2 WIN the Stamp of Approval Winterhaven 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!

HOW TO COMMENT:  Scroll to the end of the blog post to find the comment section.  If you don’t see a comment section, but see another blog post, scroll back up and click the title of this post. Scroll down and you’ll see the comment section.

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 Winterhaven Collection…click Ardyth’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 for your chance to win!


  • Mary Fellows October 9, 2017, 9:10 am

    I love everything in your new collection! Well done!!

  • Avra Williams October 9, 2017, 9:18 am

    Awesome cards! Awesome collection!

  • Karen Sanchez October 9, 2017, 9:20 am

    I love the black and white card :) beautiful!

  • Charlene Baker October 9, 2017, 9:22 am

    Love the simplicity and elegance of your card. The video was excellent and your second card was very clever as well.

  • Jackie Parkins October 9, 2017, 9:29 am

    Those are gorgeous! So many wonderful things in this collection and I love that background stamp, it could be used for so many occasions.

  • Sharon O October 9, 2017, 9:34 am

    Love this SOA collection! It’s rich with stamps and dies that will make holiday card-making awesome, especially if your inspiration is CAS’ed.

  • Theresa October 9, 2017, 9:39 am

    Awesome cards! This SOA won’t last long. Can’t wait to get it.

  • Sarah October 9, 2017, 9:49 am

    So elegant!

  • Mary October 9, 2017, 9:50 am

    Beautiful cards, Catherine.

  • Melody Moore October 9, 2017, 9:54 am

    Great idea to use the wreath as a swag. Beautiful cards!

  • Lisa Harrolle October 9, 2017, 9:55 am

    Bravo Ms. Catherine!!! Take a bow young lady. This has been an awesome hop!!

  • Terry October 9, 2017, 9:55 am

    Love this u gave me a great idea for a card

  • Nancy Kamrowski October 9, 2017, 10:01 am

    Very pretty. I love your border idea. How original!

  • Karen Kreider October 9, 2017, 10:07 am

    Love these! Especially the chalkboard one…so trendy!!

  • Linda Gorman October 9, 2017, 10:12 am

    This is my new favorite collection!!! Thanks for the great video!

  • Lorraine K October 9, 2017, 10:15 am

    Thanks for adding some inspiration and fun to a rainy day, love seeing your posts!

  • Lacey Willetts October 9, 2017, 10:17 am

    I really liked how you used the watercolor pen for your wreath and you also cut the wreath apart to make a cute boarder.

  • Jean Mervine October 9, 2017, 10:21 am

    The chalkboard look card is gorgeous!

  • Sharon Salerno October 9, 2017, 10:25 am

    Gorgeous cards! Just when I think these SOA collections can’t get any better you surprise me with another awesome collections!

  • Arianna Barbara October 9, 2017, 10:25 am

    Wow! Awesome cards!!!

  • CraftyLawyer October 9, 2017, 10:27 am

    I love everything about the card you made in the video! it’s AMAZING!

  • Laura Miller October 9, 2017, 10:31 am

    Really great examples of wonderful, festive goodness with embossing!

  • Tara Powell October 9, 2017, 10:33 am

    WOW! I’m head over heels for that background stamp! Your card is so elegant! I’m definitely casing that one! Thanks for the inspiration Catherine :)

  • CONNIE BROOKS October 9, 2017, 10:36 am

    What gorgeous cards…one so elegant (I love the white embossing powder) and one so trendy. Yes, this is a versatile SOA collection. Thank you…for always thinking of us. I appreciate you. And…your team.

  • Rae Moan October 9, 2017, 10:46 am

    I love the idea of converting the wreath to a swag! Beautiful card.

  • Mary Laffin October 9, 2017, 10:49 am

    Great cards. I especially love the look of the first one. The stencil used with all white is beautiful

  • Elyse October 9, 2017, 10:51 am

    This collection is awesome. Great idea cutting the wreath to make a bough – I never would’ve thought of that!

  • Linda Dunnihoo October 9, 2017, 10:54 am

    Gorgeous! I am continually amazed at your ideas! The design team too!

  • Nana Griffin October 9, 2017, 10:59 am

    Lovely! The wreath used that way is a great idea.

  • Colleen Pepper October 9, 2017, 11:01 am

    Love how you used the wreath as a swag! So many ideas now.

  • Donna Neal October 9, 2017, 11:06 am

    Catherine, I absolutely loved watching your video and seeing that beautiful design come to life – kudos to you! The black & white with red accents was a delight as well – thanks so much for all you did to make this collection a reality. So anxious for this SOA to be mine! :)

  • Sandy October 9, 2017, 11:09 am

    Cool blackboard idea

  • Brandy Duncan October 9, 2017, 11:09 am

    I totally agree with you on how fabulous the ornamental background looks white on white. Love how you show how to use the wreath cut up and used as a garland. This collection is fabulous. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • Mary Laffin October 9, 2017, 11:11 am

    great cards (and collection)

    Love the simplicity and elegance of the first card

  • Jayna Goins October 9, 2017, 11:11 am

    Loving that beautiful glitter gold embossing! May have to get all of the colors!!!

  • Elise Smith October 9, 2017, 11:12 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the white on white embossing! It’s very simple and elegant. Also, I usually wouldn’t be a fan of black for Christmas but I’m loving your chalkboard look. This collection is fabulous! Thanks for all the inspiration over the past few days :)

  • Nicole October 9, 2017, 11:18 am

    The background stamp is my favorite, great cards!!!!

  • Marcia Hill October 9, 2017, 11:21 am

    LOVE your card and what you did with the wreath by making it more of a swag on the side…SOOO pretty Catherine! Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration from you and the DT these past few days…cannot wait to get this collection in my hands!! :0)

  • Shelley Banghart October 9, 2017, 11:29 am

    Love these cards!

  • Ellen October 9, 2017, 11:30 am

    Festive cards! I’m loving that background stamp.

  • Kris October 9, 2017, 11:41 am

    I love the blackboard card, and that “joy” die cut is still my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  • Linda Steinbaugh October 9, 2017, 11:41 am

    I’m always happy to find new ways to use the supplies and this cutting of the wreath is a great idea!

  • Vivian October 9, 2017, 11:44 am

    I love the background on the Joy card, but then scrolled down to your black background card…wow!! It popped right off the screen! I would have never been that brave…but I will try it now!

  • Jo Ann Lovell October 9, 2017, 11:44 am

    Love these cards and never thought of doing a black and white card. (that must be coming from the witch in you…tee hee)

  • J Beran October 9, 2017, 11:45 am

    Simply beautiful. I love how everything works together. Gorgeous colors and stunning dies and stamps. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Marina October 9, 2017, 11:58 am

    Beautiful cards, this looks like an awesome stamp of approval box.

  • Vicki Smith October 9, 2017, 11:58 am

    Love the chalkboard card and I’m impressed with this collection (best Christmas collection so far). The wreath die is my favorite.

  • Sue McRae October 9, 2017, 12:02 pm

    Really fabulous collection of products! Love the simple elegance of the first card and how you turned the wreath into a swag!

  • Michelle Allison October 9, 2017, 12:07 pm

    So excited for this collection! See you tonight!!

  • Jane M October 9, 2017, 12:09 pm

    Winterhaven is an amazing collection! Thanks for your video! Very helpful and inspiring as always! Love you cards!

  • Donna Hawkins October 9, 2017, 12:13 pm

    As always I am ine total awe! You and your team are amazing. These cards are fabulous and this collection is going to have so many possibilities. I can not wait to get this in my hot little hands! I am feeling like Christmas cards are in my near future!

  • Jane October 9, 2017, 12:18 pm

    Love the card and background stamp!

  • Sarah Greber October 9, 2017, 12:20 pm

    What an exciting day in the land of SOA. I like how you showed an alternate way to use the beautiful wreath cut. Awesome!

  • Nancy Allen October 9, 2017, 12:47 pm

    Love this SOA, looking forward to getting one. Beautiful cards.

  • Marise Nyberg October 9, 2017, 1:13 pm

    Love these cards, so classy. This box is shaping up to be amazing!

  • Valerie October 9, 2017, 1:14 pm

    So creative Catherine! I would never have thought to use the wreath as a swag! And the gold embossed strip was the perfect addition to complete the card!

  • Tasha Dawson October 9, 2017, 1:18 pm

    Your cards are always so stunning. Counting down the hours until release time!

  • Colleen October 9, 2017, 1:19 pm

    Amazing cards, Catherine! You always come up with unique and stylish designs!

  • Ann Cifaldi October 9, 2017, 1:22 pm

    I love the black and white!

  • Joanne Guarino October 9, 2017, 1:24 pm

    Love your cards, Catherine. I especially love the chalkboard look on the 2nd one. I am so looking forward to this SOA!

  • Ruth Ann Smith October 9, 2017, 1:33 pm

    You are so clever, love that you cut apart the wreath for the swag. So very pretty.

  • Rose W October 9, 2017, 1:41 pm

    What wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing. Christmas already has a wonderful start.

  • Nancy ELrick October 9, 2017, 1:46 pm

    I am in love with that ornament background!

  • Michele Strickland October 9, 2017, 1:59 pm

    Love the chalk board look; its fun and elegant.

  • Caroline B October 9, 2017, 2:00 pm

    The inspiration and ideas just don’t stop! More elegant cards today. I agree with you re:CASE-ing. You learn so much from copying and adapting others’ designs. Looking forward to the pj party.

  • Ginny October 9, 2017, 2:05 pm

    Love, love, love all the cards. quick question…do you girls ever get brain freeze with all the ideas popping in and out of your heads?

  • Darby Whittier October 9, 2017, 2:11 pm

    Very festive, the wreath is beautiful as a wreath or a swag.

  • Melinda Lowry October 9, 2017, 2:13 pm

    Your cards are so full of joy! I really like the second card done in darker colors. I tend to lean toward the colors on white, so I may have to branch out more!

  • Heike Kirmse October 9, 2017, 2:15 pm

    Great cards. Love this Collection.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe October 9, 2017, 2:15 pm

    These creation are fun and fabulous!

  • Susan Asselin October 9, 2017, 2:23 pm

    I agree Catherine, love your card today. Can’t wait for tonight.

  • geraldine homenchuk October 9, 2017, 2:28 pm

    Stroke of brilliance, by using the wreath as a border trim … LOVE that wreath so much! The background stamp with the white on white is absolutely gorgeous too! LOVE how the whole card has come out, Catherine. Absolutely exquisite!

  • Jenn October 9, 2017, 2:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I think this is my very favorite SOA collection! I only wish I could purchase it…

    Love that ornament background stamp. Very swoon worthy!

  • Nancy-Anne Rockwell October 9, 2017, 2:38 pm

    I love the wreath as a swag. This opens up a whole new dimension for that die! !

  • nancy y October 9, 2017, 2:43 pm

    I’m really loving every little thing we’ve seen so far for this SOA. The background stamp alone is to die for! Can’t wait to order

  • Judy October 9, 2017, 2:49 pm

    I am excited for the pajama party tonight. I had to move a lot of Mom’s belongings so I could get to my computer for tonight’s happenings. Hubby set up a crafting area on the porch for me so hopefully it will stay 60-70 degrees in New England until Mom’s house in Florida is repaired.

  • Donna Cervantez October 9, 2017, 2:59 pm

    Catherine your cards are fabulous. I too am a lover of your SOA boxes. I bought my 1st one in April 2016 and remember how hesitant I was, but once I got it I have been hooked since. They are the greatest things ever.

  • Charlene Francolla October 9, 2017, 3:12 pm

    I love the idea with the wreath “not a wreath”! Quite out of the box!

  • Wanda Radler October 9, 2017, 3:13 pm

    These cards are beautiful! I really like this whole collection. Too bad I just bought the foundations box and I have a bunch of Christmas stuff! Have fun everyone!

  • Stefanie White October 9, 2017, 3:18 pm

    The ornamental background stamp is so enticing. I want to ink that stamp up so bad! Your beautiful inks make it even more awesome!

  • Gail October 9, 2017, 3:19 pm

    I would love to win your newest box! All of the cards are fantastic!!

  • Bonnie Sanche October 9, 2017, 3:20 pm

    Faux metal! Black, white and red! Your cards are stunning!

  • Linda S. October 9, 2017, 3:22 pm

    So elegant and beautiful. So excited about this SOA box.

  • Donna Dunnagan October 9, 2017, 3:24 pm

    Gorgeous! LOVE the swag idea! And…and…and…can’t keep up with all the great tips and tricks. I liked the water pen idea of coloring the wreath/greenery. PRETTY!

  • Kitty October 9, 2017, 3:26 pm

    Love the white on white embossing with the background stamp. Very classy.

  • Tristan October 9, 2017, 3:28 pm

    I love how you creatively used that wreath – inspired.

  • Denise October 9, 2017, 3:31 pm

    I love both of those cards. The gold sparkle glitter emboss is so pretty. The black and white one is so unusual. I like it a lot!

  • Sheila H October 9, 2017, 3:32 pm

    Beautiful designs and great stamps!

  • Ashlyn October 9, 2017, 3:38 pm

    I’m thrilled with the variety of card ideas we’re getting from the DT with just this collection!

  • Chrystyna October 9, 2017, 3:39 pm

    Love your cards!!! The first one with the white heat embossing and the swag created from the wreath die is lovely! The black joy card is eye catching! Thanks for all the hints and tips. Always fun to see your lovely card creations.

  • Rhonda Price October 9, 2017, 3:45 pm

    Beautiful! I’m enjoying everyone’s creations.

  • Elizabeth Knehans October 9, 2017, 3:49 pm

    Everything is so festive and beautiful. Can’t wait for this kit.

  • JanetB October 9, 2017, 3:52 pm

    I love what you did with the background stamp and the wreath, beautiful!

  • Sabrina Radican October 9, 2017, 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous Collection and very beautiful cards!!

  • Dorothy Newell October 9, 2017, 3:55 pm

    I really loved the silver and gold embossed powder for Christmas cards.
    Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rosemary October 9, 2017, 4:01 pm

    I love the way you cut the wreath to create a swag. Great for a card edge or border. So pretty with gold embossed joy die cut!!

  • Chris Thomason October 9, 2017, 4:01 pm

    You gave the best kits. They are very useful. You can really use the products over and over, not just use up the product and your finished. Thanks.

  • Cynthia October 9, 2017, 4:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Love love love the white joy card.

  • Mary Nelson October 9, 2017, 4:07 pm

    So beautiful! Both your cards are amazing. Love watching your videos. I miss your weekly videos, I enjoyed getting new inspiration every week!

  • Diane Kannawin October 9, 2017, 4:10 pm

    Pretty cards!

  • TammyBeichner October 9, 2017, 4:17 pm

    Love these cards and the collection

  • Cherie October 9, 2017, 4:20 pm

    I Definitely want to CASE this one! So pretty Catherine! I will have to purchase the SOA first!

  • SHERRY THOMPSON October 9, 2017, 4:36 pm

    Such a pretty collection! I’ve love everything and you and team have done an impressive job showing it off!

  • Anita Agler October 9, 2017, 4:47 pm

    The heat embossing is gorgeous on this card! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Lynn October 9, 2017, 4:57 pm

    Love, these previews- especially the glittery one!

  • Amy McCue October 9, 2017, 4:58 pm

    I can’t wait for tomorrow!!!

  • Sharon Field October 9, 2017, 5:10 pm

    Your cards are amazing, as usual. What a creative way to use the wreath. Such talent!

  • Leanne in Cali October 9, 2017, 5:13 pm

    I love how you cut the wreath to make a swag! Gorgeous, as is your black, white and red card!!

  • Sherry October 9, 2017, 5:16 pm

    Lovely cards! I love how you cut the wreath and made a swag! Cannot wait for this set!

  • Susan Powell October 9, 2017, 5:17 pm

    love, LOVE, love that first card!!!!

  • Jina Winston October 9, 2017, 5:18 pm

    Both cards are beautiful.

  • Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures October 9, 2017, 5:20 pm

    Catherine, as usual, your SOA collection is AMAZING and GORGEOUS and FUN!
    I’d LOVE to win as I don’t have any SOA collections…. yet!

  • Val p October 9, 2017, 5:27 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Sharon Nesvog October 9, 2017, 5:31 pm

    Catherine….your cards are so beautiful!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this gorgeous collection!! :)

  • Cindy Daversa October 9, 2017, 7:38 pm

    I am so in love with the background stamp! Loving the entire collection!

  • Karen Roberts October 9, 2017, 7:43 pm

    I love the background stamp done in white!

  • Vickie Jo Buehler October 9, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Love the versatility of these stamps! Great cards! I really like the black and white chalk board card.

  • Kathy Doyle October 9, 2017, 8:00 pm

    Love your cards and your videos are always fantastic! The first card is so elegant and the chalkboard card is so cute. Loving that background stamp more and more with each blog hop stop!

  • Jill Stewart October 9, 2017, 8:04 pm

    Oh these are just beautiful. Hope I can get on tonight.

  • Mary Holshouser October 9, 2017, 8:05 pm

    Love the simpleness of the first card.
    the white boughs on the second are
    thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Sturdivant October 9, 2017, 8:13 pm

    I love the embossed background with the gold. What a neat idea to use the wreath along the border. So clever.

  • susan r wareham October 9, 2017, 8:40 pm

    The first card is your best one yet. both are very nice. congrats on you success with your Stamp of Approval.

  • Marjorie King October 9, 2017, 8:45 pm

    Thanks so much for your ideas. Love the cards you do and the designs you come up to for the stamp kits.

  • Patt H. October 9, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Both cards are so beautiful but the clean simplicity & elegant look of the first one really appeals to me. I love it!

  • Lynnea Hollendonner October 9, 2017, 8:51 pm

    I’m so excited for this collection! Christmas cards are my favorite to make! All the inspiration is incredible!

  • Joyce Spear October 9, 2017, 8:52 pm

    I did the blog hop backwards today and am ending here, and every single card and tag was outstanding!! Looking forward to the PJ party tonight! Woot!

  • Tracy October 9, 2017, 8:53 pm

    Love the sneak peaks, such cheerful cards!

  • Christy Borfitz October 9, 2017, 8:56 pm

    The Joy card is my absolute favorite card made with this SOA so far, Catherine! I love your creativity with the wreath! Amazing!

  • Pollyanna Roberts October 9, 2017, 9:13 pm

    Love simplicity yet elegance of this card. Can’t wait to have.

  • Barbara Brennan October 9, 2017, 9:15 pm

    I love the versatility that you’ve show with the wreath being cut to form garland and used to accent the border was genius. I’m always inspired by your card videos as your creative mind moves and redirects you as you design in the moment.

  • Linda L Rock October 9, 2017, 9:31 pm

    very clever use of wreath

  • Sophia Blair October 9, 2017, 9:34 pm

    I absolutely love the chalkboard look, its not something that would be the ‘normal’ christmas idea/design but it is amazing! I watched the video of the first card and knowing that its ok to copy some of the designers cards is such a relief, i’m newish to stmaping and have been learning a lot by following the different blogs and youtube channels. Thanks for the inspiration! Hopefully i can get my hands on this SOA!

  • Deborah Cieply October 9, 2017, 9:38 pm

    Just when I think I can not possibly like a card more, you go and top yourself. Thank you for all the beautiful cards and or tags along the way. I am so super excited for the holidays just so I can make my cards and decorations.

  • Karin W October 9, 2017, 9:39 pm

    Beautiful cards!!

  • Teresa Cherka October 9, 2017, 9:41 pm

    Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

  • colleen crawford October 9, 2017, 9:42 pm

    so excited to see the new collection!!

  • Michelle King October 9, 2017, 9:53 pm

    This blog hop is so inspiring – how can we choose favorites when there is so much talent to inspire us?

  • Theresa Robinson October 9, 2017, 10:08 pm

    Love the chalkboard card!

  • Beth Swisher October 9, 2017, 10:10 pm

    Both cards are so beautiful and so different.

  • Pam Wells October 9, 2017, 10:11 pm

    Beautiful cards! The white on white with the gold embossed elements and the swag is my favorite!

  • Robin M October 9, 2017, 10:29 pm

    I am in awe. I honestly don’t know what to even say. Just stunning!

  • DARCY L Shelstad October 9, 2017, 10:32 pm

    Love both joy cards thankz for,posting

  • Sue LD October 9, 2017, 10:33 pm

    Beautiful Joy cards.

  • Susan Nixon October 9, 2017, 10:36 pm

    Thank you for two more stunning ways to use these stamps! I’m really looking forward to getting my SOA.

  • SmilynStef October 9, 2017, 10:56 pm

    I am just lovin’ that ornament background

  • Trina Chaska October 9, 2017, 11:19 pm

    I really like the first card. Very striking.

  • Dawn Kloman October 9, 2017, 11:26 pm

    These are so great. Love them.

  • Barbara Woodard October 9, 2017, 11:36 pm

    awesome collection. very pretty cards congrats

  • Marjorie Dumontier October 9, 2017, 11:39 pm

    It was three great days of hopping ! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jodi October 9, 2017, 11:53 pm

    Love that white embossed background & the wreath poking out the side is so cute!

  • Kris Reeves October 10, 2017, 12:35 am

    I just adore wreaths and you’ve made them even more versatile!

  • Jane Sirak October 10, 2017, 12:46 am

    It looks like a great collection!

  • Teresa McKiearnan October 10, 2017, 12:54 am

    You’ve done it again!. Great SOA collections and love both projects!

  • Cynthia Johnson October 10, 2017, 12:58 am

    I think this is your most beautiful card yet! I love that background! And how clever to think of cutting that beautiful wreath. The gold strip and Joy are the finishing touches on this fabulous card!

  • Samantha October 10, 2017, 2:49 am

    Love the simplicity of this card so amazing and effective

  • Susan Thomas October 10, 2017, 3:21 am

    Very elegant!

  • Marianne October 10, 2017, 4:09 am

    Your first card is a real stunner, Catherine, but I also love your second card.

  • Jan Arnold October 10, 2017, 4:22 am

    I’ve never been a huge wreath person. I think I’ve made one wreath card – EVER. But – you have rocked my world with this wreath die! I’m totally loving it and I officially proclaim that it’s what I’m most anxious to create with when I get the collection! Love how this wreath card came together and how elegant it looks, I like the chalkboard card as well, but I have totally loved every card created with this die! Thanks not just for your creativity but the vision and work you and your team put in to create these collections! They are brilliant in concept and I have totally enjoyed everyone I’ve gotten! You’re the best!

  • Diane Loughrey October 10, 2017, 5:08 am

    Had fun at the PJ party last night. Having a tough time trying to catch up on the blogs since I hosted 8 people this weekend who interrupted WCMD. Hopefully I can catch and see all the goodness soon.

  • Rose October 10, 2017, 6:25 am

    Two very different cards. The first one is my favorite–Elegant and simple.

  • Samantha October 10, 2017, 6:27 am

    Yep as always love them

  • Elaine Johnson October 10, 2017, 6:34 am

    This is so strange. I did not receive any of the day three blog hop until AFTER the PJ
    party. Good thing I didn’t need those extra card to convince me to buy! lol.
    Love the first card.

  • Glenda Lee Nutting October 10, 2017, 7:04 am

    I love both of the cards. The black and white really caught my eye. Just love the combo with that little touch of red!

  • Peggy Pride October 10, 2017, 7:09 am

    Great cards! Congratulations on new collection!

  • Kathy October 10, 2017, 7:44 am

    Beautiful designs!

  • Erika DeJesus October 10, 2017, 8:16 am

    I am SO lovin’ that chalkboard card! The whole kit looks amazing, Catherine!

  • Beka L October 10, 2017, 8:29 am

    That embossed background card is just gorgeous!

  • FeM October 10, 2017, 9:12 am

    wow it gets better every day.

  • Lisa K October 10, 2017, 9:30 am

    Love what you did with the wreath! Great ideas. Now off to hop.

  • Debbie October 10, 2017, 9:40 am

    I love the use of the wreath fie cut apart! Clever!

  • Barbara S October 10, 2017, 9:40 am

    I love that faux metal look with the triple embossing – really makes the sentiment pop

  • Shelly Lowery October 10, 2017, 9:55 am

    Love this card and the tips using the handle when embossing a word die!!!

  • MelissaF October 10, 2017, 10:27 am

    Beautiful cards and holiday collection too! I love the deconstructed wreath peeking out the side of the card and the chalkboard pine needles Card is stunning too!

  • Cheryl Jones October 10, 2017, 10:31 am

    I love how you used the wreath and cut it to make it a garland. Lots of ideas going through my head. Cheryl

  • Sharon Jones October 10, 2017, 10:51 am

    Wowza, Catherine! This set has so many opportunities for making the most wonderful cards evah! Your cards are so over-the-top gorgeous!

  • Stamp Kitty October 10, 2017, 11:32 am

    Hard to pick my favorite one they are all so amazing

  • Cynthia Pryor October 10, 2017, 11:43 am

    I love the idea of changing the wreath into a “swag” for your first card. Wonderful inspiration for making a different Christmas card with the same die.

  • Connie Hinkle October 10, 2017, 11:46 am

    Beautiful cards!!!

  • Dee Earnshaw October 10, 2017, 12:04 pm

    Stunning cards and awesome new sets:)

  • Karen Byerly October 10, 2017, 12:22 pm

    I love your cards and ideas with the Winterhaven Collection!

  • Denise Bryant October 10, 2017, 2:44 pm

    Loving this awesome kit! I am trying to squeeze in the hop while we are on a generator… no power since Sun night due to fires in our area! I am on evacuation advisory, but things are looking to be improved with the fire status!

  • Lois John October 10, 2017, 3:37 pm

    Beautiful cards!! TSNFS!!

  • Denise Mlady October 10, 2017, 5:50 pm

    I love that background stamp. I think it is my favorite part of the collection!

  • Laura Chiesa October 10, 2017, 6:15 pm

    Awesome cards!!

  • Katherine October 10, 2017, 7:59 pm

    Can’t wait!

  • Carol Hardie October 10, 2017, 8:18 pm

    Catherine …… can’t wait to get my hands on that Ornamental Background stamp. Love that. Beautiful card samples …. thank you again for the wonderful SOA Winterhaven Collection.

  • Jackie Price October 10, 2017, 8:35 pm

    Beautiful cards!! I’m liking the background stamp and love how you used it on the first card. That card is simple yet so elegant!!

  • Mary-Anne V October 10, 2017, 9:01 pm

    What stunning cards…love this collection.

  • Joanne Hinsperger-Scott October 10, 2017, 9:10 pm

    Okay, I stumbled upon the video. I thought the email I received would be a direct link to the video. I really liked the wreath as the decorative border trim. And I am kicking myself because I use to own two of those water brushes but I gave them away because I never use to use them. Augh! Oh well… live and learn, I suppose I can do the same with artists paint brushes. I will have to check out your sparkly embossing medium. I like sparkles but the ones I tried in the past the glitter would fall off.

  • foleysfriend October 10, 2017, 9:23 pm

    Loving the chalkboard card; not an expected Christmas technique; really lovely though.

  • Mel Hughes October 10, 2017, 10:00 pm

    Hi KP, I love you and your blog. I have learned so much from watching your card making videos and I’m loving seeing all the different cards that you and your team have been creating this week. All of your collections are amazing and it’s great to see all the wonderful things that can be created from just one kit of stamps and dies. Thank you so much for sharing your stamping/ crafting journey with the world. It really encourages us (especially those who have so much to learn!). You are the best!

  • Cati harris October 10, 2017, 11:32 pm

    These oroducta are fantastic! Great job on the card! Hope to win one and have the priveledge to create for hours with this amazing SOA collection!

  • Dawn T October 11, 2017, 5:10 am

    What an awesome looking kit. I’m sad that circumstances have meant that I can’t afford to buy it this time but am loving all the beautiful cards I’m seeing

  • Carol Garcia October 11, 2017, 7:11 am

    Beautiful card!

  • Lisascreativeniche October 11, 2017, 8:00 am

    I love Christmas stamps the most and these look amazing!

  • Fran W October 11, 2017, 8:52 am

    Oh wowsers! My favourite card so far Catherine. Brilliant use of the wreath die. I’m so hoping to win this box, there are soooooo many possibilities.

  • Helen Gullett October 11, 2017, 12:16 pm

    This SOA Christmas is amazing.
    Those cards are gorgeous and festive.
    Thank you so much for the inspirations.

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