Zen Garden Release Day 4: Stained Glass Coverplate and Faithful Flutterings

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Today is our last and final blog hop day celebrating the Zen Garden Release!  It's been a fabulous week of inspiration, hasn't it?  We'll be announcing the winners of the blog hops on Monday, so there is still time to comment on the blogs.  We're giving away two sets of Zen Garden inks for each blog hop day!  YAY!

Today we are featuring the Faithful Flutterings Stamp Set and the Stained Glass Coverplate.

Faithful Flutterings and Stained Glass coverplate

The Stained Glass Coverplate is going to make so many of your card making projects that much more awesome and the Faithful Flutterings set is going to be a go-to Butterfly set!

With our new set of 8 ink colors in the Spa Line, there are so many layering possibilities with these butterflies!!  I've done quite a bit of stamping with them and the spa inks…check it out.

Zen Garden and Paradise Found

All these layering possibilities and I haven't even used the Party Collection with them yet…but just look at how great this looks in the Spa Line of colors in their muted tones…

Faithful Flutterings 3

For both of these cards, I swiped my ink pad across a card layer for a really cool background.  I layered the Stained Glass Coverplate over it for a simple and stunning technique piece.

The top card is Shea Butter, Sauna, Polished and Mandarin Spice.  Bottom card is Stone Blue and Skylight.

Faithful Flutterings 2

If you want to see the layering of these butterflies in action, check out this video and this YouTube Live (stamping begins at 9:00).

Faithful Flutterings The sentiment here – well, the photo doesn't do it justice!!! – I die cut white cardstock, tapped it on my Daydream ink pad, then quickly poured Wanderlust Embossing Powder over it.  I heated it and it because a gorgeous Daydream, glittered sentiment embellishment!  Love how this looks!


Here is our final Blog Hop list, get inspired and leave comments!  Good Luck!





  • Susan G. February 16, 2018, 9:19 am

    Love the Stained Glass Cover plate. So many possibilities. A great way to show off the new ink colors.

  • Jan March February 16, 2018, 9:26 am

    Great idea’s your inks look lovely…

  • Becca Yahrling February 16, 2018, 9:41 am

    That background is simply perfect for the butterfly.
    They both have movement. And your ink colors are
    simply fabulous!

  • Donna Williamson February 16, 2018, 9:42 am

    I am just loving this release. I came upon your YouTube and products via the Save the YouTube Artist hop and I’m so thankful that I did! Just loving this release! :)

  • Ellen February 16, 2018, 9:52 am

    Very pretty cards and I like how you created the smile die cut. This is an amazing release.

  • Arianna Barbara February 16, 2018, 10:05 am

    Wow! Love so much this release!!! Butterflies are amazing!!! And background of both these cards are really breathless!!!

  • Diane Loughrey February 16, 2018, 10:06 am

    I am so impatiently waiting for the butterflies.

  • Lagene February 16, 2018, 10:09 am

    Gorgeous cards! I especially love this stained glass die!

  • Marjorie Dumontier February 16, 2018, 10:11 am

    These are great additions to the release. I love the Flutterings set so much. And your card is just gorgeous, the muted colors are absolutely perfect !

  • Susan White February 16, 2018, 10:22 am

    Wow!!!!!!! I am dying to get my hands on these inks, stamps and dies!!!! This release is the Best!!

  • Sharon Salerno February 16, 2018, 10:35 am

    Gorgeous cards! My wish list is getting really long. Love the cutting plate.

  • Cindy Pratt February 16, 2018, 10:42 am

    I love your cards and I always look forward to see what you come up with next.

  • Robyn Running February 16, 2018, 10:42 am

    Your cards are amazing!

  • Joan February 16, 2018, 10:49 am

    I’m almost overwhelmed by the many ways these new stamp sets and dies can be used. Just awesome!

  • Alison February 16, 2018, 10:50 am

    I love that stained glass and of course the ink blending that I need to keep practicing!

  • Ann Greene February 16, 2018, 10:59 am

    I wasn’t able to purchase the cover plate with my recent purchase but now I plan on it when I’m able. The more I see of it, the more I want it. These cards are beautiful.

  • Brandi R February 16, 2018, 11:06 am

    Beautiful! As if the colors weren’t gorgeous enough…I am in love with those butterflies and that cover plate die ♥

  • Vivian February 16, 2018, 11:15 am

    I wasn’t sure what a coverplate was, but now I know it belongs in my craft room!

  • Amy Seigler February 16, 2018, 11:22 am

    I’m so in love with the Stain Glass Coverplate!!! Your card is Beautiful!

  • susan a Lorio February 16, 2018, 11:33 am

    i love the party dress ink pad color. they are all so pretty! beautiful cards!

  • Jennifer Meister February 16, 2018, 11:34 am

    I had just written how much I enjoy using your products and how love and passion in the clubhouse really inspires me as a card maker…I don’t see the post so this is the shorter version

  • Melinda Lowry February 16, 2018, 11:36 am

    Those butterflies are so classy and versatile. And those new colors! Yummy!

  • Elise Smith February 16, 2018, 11:43 am

    The coverplate and butterflies are beautiful on their own, but they’re even better together! Love these cards :)

  • Avra Williams February 16, 2018, 11:45 am

    Got my new inks yesterday – I’m in love! The colors are even more gorgeous in person!

  • Donna Hawkins February 16, 2018, 12:13 pm

    Love the stained glass cover plate. Great to see so many ideas for this new die.

  • Shelly February 16, 2018, 12:14 pm

    I love the stainglass cover plate mixed with the butterflies. Butterflies are my addiction and so pretty.

  • Lois John February 16, 2018, 12:26 pm

    My favourite colour is Lavender. But, they are all beautful!!

  • Cheryl Igel February 16, 2018, 12:38 pm

    I really love the stained glass coverplate!

  • Lindar C February 16, 2018, 12:41 pm

    I love cover plate dies, this one is awesome! And the layering butterfly is beautiful!

  • Sue McRae February 16, 2018, 12:43 pm

    I don’t know what it is, but those butterflies always make me smile! Thanks for a fun-filled week!

  • Vicki Smith February 16, 2018, 12:56 pm

    This stamp set is so unique and creates beautiful cards with the Zen Garden inks. Great job!

  • Jina Winston February 16, 2018, 1:10 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love this new collection.

  • Wanda Radler February 16, 2018, 1:14 pm

    I Love Butterflies and that blue card with the cover plate is just so awesome!!!

  • Dana N February 16, 2018, 1:17 pm

    The Stained Glass Cover plate is awesome! I love all of the new releases. So many things can be done with them. The new ink colors are beautiful. You never disappoint!

  • Rae February 16, 2018, 1:20 pm

    Love both cards. The coverplate offers so many options.

  • Michele February 16, 2018, 1:20 pm

    This has got to be my favorite stamp set! Cannot wait till mine comes!

  • Char Hauser February 16, 2018, 1:34 pm

    I absolutely love the stained glass look and colors. The butterfly will make a great addition to my collection.

  • Laura Miller February 16, 2018, 1:46 pm

    In addition to the doodle garden, the stained glass cover plate is the 2nd item I love. Really great, easy cards.

  • Cynthia February 16, 2018, 1:51 pm

    I am sooo in love with that stained glass coverplate. Beautiful cards. My order has shipped. can’t wait to play. Thank you Catherine.

  • Camilla C February 16, 2018, 2:53 pm

    These butterflies seem so simple, but they really make a card look sophisticated!

  • Jill D. February 16, 2018, 3:02 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    Love this cover plate and love your cards. The inks are fabulous.

  • Mary Holshouser February 16, 2018, 3:03 pm

    So many wonderful new projects all week.
    Love the butterflies. Their free-form look
    and the different sizes are a great idea.
    The new colors are luscious. thanks
    for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Angie Andrews February 16, 2018, 3:07 pm

    I love your second butterfly card. The colors are AMZING!!!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Lynn Hardy February 16, 2018, 3:08 pm

    So many pretty cards! The butterfly stamps are gorgeous too :)

  • Rhonda Price February 16, 2018, 3:17 pm

    I’m really enjoying seeing what everyone is creating with these beautiful supplies. Such crafty goodness!

  • Teresa February 16, 2018, 3:17 pm

    Such cute designs, ,lovely ink colors.

  • Nancy Y February 16, 2018, 3:26 pm

    the new colors are just yummy, can’t wait for mine to arrive! And the cover plate is about the best one I’ve ever seen!

  • Kathy Doyle February 16, 2018, 3:28 pm

    This release is awesome!!! I’m having a very hard time deciding which products that I have to have first because I can’t afford everything all at once!!

  • Annalisa February 16, 2018, 3:54 pm

    Ooo, a bonus day! For some reason, I thought there were only 3 days of bloghops. Hooray! I love all the shapes you can find within this die, and, of course, I’ve loved seeing all the butterflies you’ve been stamping out on Instagram. I’m looking forward to today’s hop!

  • Marlene Diefendorf February 16, 2018, 3:55 pm

    Love the stained glass plate and your backgrounds.

  • Shawn Burdge February 16, 2018, 4:02 pm

    All the cards the past 4 days have been great. I like the Butterfly stamp almost as much as the Zen Feather. Thank you doing the blog as it give me inspiration (plus it shows off the new inks and stamps).

  • Debbie Maguire February 16, 2018, 4:18 pm

    I just love the stained glass cover plate. Your ink colors are beautiful and make the stained glass effect beautiful.

  • Vicki February 16, 2018, 4:27 pm


  • Kari VanNoy February 16, 2018, 4:35 pm

    What a great week of inspiration! That Stained Glass Coverplate is GORGEOUS and a must have! Love the new inks, of course. I have loved the hop!

  • Diane Durbin February 16, 2018, 5:24 pm

    I especially love the second card. I can’t wait to try that cover plate. My will power is disappearing. I want the entire release!

  • Julie February 16, 2018, 5:34 pm

    I LOVE!!!!! that cover plate and the sentiments on the stamp set. More items to add to my stash of CP products.

  • Michelle P. February 16, 2018, 5:35 pm

    Every color combination works perfectly together! Love them all :).
    I’m in love with the stained glass cover plate, it’s a must have!!
    Those ink pads are scrumptious, must have them all.
    Will you come out with mini ink pads?
    Wishing you continued success.
    God bless you and your loved ones

  • Sher51 February 16, 2018, 5:52 pm

    I love the combination of these two sets. From the moment I saw it on a Creatavation video, I fell in love with the fluttering butterflies. The more I have seen this Stained Glass Cover plate die, I see so many possibilities. Thanks for leading the team and growing/sharing your business with all of us. Love Stamp Nation!

  • Riecy February 16, 2018, 6:33 pm

    Love your cards…can’t wait to see what other inspiration is here on this hop!

  • Sharon Gullikson February 16, 2018, 6:50 pm

    It looks great to have the gorgeous background peeking through the die cut background!!!!

  • Terri Mansfield February 16, 2018, 7:11 pm

    Ugh….so gorgeous!!! My order comes tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it!!!

  • Grammajoni February 16, 2018, 7:39 pm

    Love the overlay look.

  • Donna Kalinowsky February 16, 2018, 7:47 pm

    Love that cover plate and the butterflies are beautiful. Wonderful cards and inks! The whole release is to buy for.

  • Sue D February 16, 2018, 7:50 pm

    Wonderful backgrounds for these beautiful butterflies.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe February 16, 2018, 8:10 pm

    Gorgeous and so, so fun!

  • Vickie Jo Buehler February 16, 2018, 8:30 pm


  • Iris Soscia February 16, 2018, 8:39 pm

    Lovely cover plate and stamp set. This has been a fun hop with so many gorgeous projects and all the beautiful new inks.

  • Denise Kasbohm February 16, 2018, 8:39 pm

    Love the stained glass coverplate!

  • Kathi O February 16, 2018, 9:09 pm

    I just Love the color plate! So many beautiful cards I see. Like the butterfly on top of the color plate. Love the Zen look!

  • Joanne Guarino February 16, 2018, 10:09 pm

    All the cards in this blog hop have been awesome. I can’t wait for my order to get here tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  • Patt H. February 16, 2018, 10:14 pm

    Wow, Catherine! I’m in love with that super cool cover plate & those butterflys are wonderful! So many gorgeous creations with these products that my mind is full of inspiring ideas. I can see I need not only those items but the fabulous inks!! Love your cards!!

  • Susan Powell February 16, 2018, 10:25 pm

    Gorgeous butterflies Catherine!! And I love the swiped ink background for the cover plate card. They’re all so pretty.

  • Denise Bryant February 16, 2018, 10:48 pm

    Love the coverplate and the butterfly set! Awesome cards!

  • Danielle Gibson February 16, 2018, 11:18 pm

    Love Butterflies and I have a lot of butterfly stamps, but I love the style and layering of this set!! And the background die is just beautifully delicate.

  • Jodie Ramdas February 16, 2018, 11:57 pm

    WOW! Stained Glass coverplate plus butterflies and spa collection inks= Amazing!

    Wonderful cards as always Catherine!

  • Dana M February 17, 2018, 1:00 am

    Gorgeous cards! Fantastic cover plate, delicate and graphic.

  • Cynthia Johnson February 17, 2018, 1:10 am

    I love the cover plate! You can use it in so many ways. The butterflies are my favorite stamps.

  • Janie S February 17, 2018, 2:45 am

    I love that stained glass cover plate. It, the feather and all the inks.. I don’t want much…
    Just all of that.

  • melissa edwards February 17, 2018, 3:19 am

    I have so many butterfly stamps and thought I never needed another BUT I am wrong! I love this one and the inks are dreamy!!! Thank you for the chance to win them!

  • Nancy Gimenezz February 17, 2018, 8:12 am

    I have heard nothing but praise on your inks. I’m gonna place an order this week. Can’t wait.

  • Mindy Eggen February 17, 2018, 8:56 am

    I am absolutely head over heels for that cover plate !

  • Rubeena Ianigro February 17, 2018, 9:19 am

    I’ve heard great things about your inks and saw them in action at Creativation!! Would love to try some one day!! Loving the projects!

  • Lois John February 17, 2018, 9:56 am

    I love that cover plate!!

  • Marty Harris February 17, 2018, 10:10 am

    I love the stained glass coverplate–it produces such elegant creations!

  • Cathy P February 17, 2018, 10:26 am

    Wow, love the colors & the cards! So excited am now waiting patiently for mail to come today so I can start playing with the new inks, cover plate die & butterflies stamp set! Awesome blog hop! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and chance to win!

  • Jan Arnold February 17, 2018, 12:23 pm

    Love this cover plate! Thanks again, Catherine, for sharing your many talents with us!

  • Terri Mansfield February 17, 2018, 12:43 pm

    Just got my order this morning and these cards are inspiring me so much!!! Can’t wait to play with my inks now that I have all of them and that butterfly set is so gorgeous.

  • Sharon Perehudoff February 17, 2018, 1:31 pm

    Amazing cards! Got to love this die set and stamp set, so much you can do with both of them can’t wait until I get my Fluttering stamp set. Wow! Catherine your inks are out of this world! Once again thank you for sharing with us.

  • Lori A Walker February 17, 2018, 2:05 pm

    I love that coverplate …but I am intimidated by it! It just looks so intricate!

  • Leanne S February 17, 2018, 2:06 pm

    Your ink pads always remind me of fruit candies. Tempting colors. Love them.

  • Caroline B February 17, 2018, 4:55 pm

    The inspiration with this release just doesn’t stop!
    I adore your gold and coral background for the Hello butterfly card. I can’t wait to see the other takes on that cover plate, from the rest of the DT.
    Great fun this week, checking out all the new goodies.

  • Brandy Duncan February 17, 2018, 6:33 pm

    Wow Catherine, love your designs. The new colors are fabulous. Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.

  • Christy Borfitz February 17, 2018, 7:06 pm

    Wow, Catherine! Both cards are stunning! The cover plate is so beautiful and when paired with new ink colors I call it, perfection!

  • Maggie B February 17, 2018, 7:12 pm

    These colors are scrump-deli-icious CP!!! Life has once again been crazy and this blog hop has been exactly the break I needed from reality. The blending and way your inks compliment each other is absolute perfection. Love that you take the questioning out of it by releasing collections of inks. I hope you’re having a great weekend! ~HUGS~

  • Norine Mueller February 17, 2018, 8:39 pm

    Love these new dies and the ink colors so fun

  • Norine Mueller February 17, 2018, 8:41 pm

    Love how you did just a border

  • Jeanne Beam February 17, 2018, 9:31 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the Stain Glass coverplate. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Mary Beth Krakowski February 17, 2018, 11:43 pm

    Beautiful cards! I can’t wait for my order to arrive!

  • Trina Chaska February 18, 2018, 12:00 am

    Beautiful cards. I love the Stained Glass Cover Plate.

  • Jodi Wayman February 18, 2018, 2:27 am

    This release is Awesome! So much happy to create with and I’m loving all the inspiration from this hop & your “swipe” technique looks fabulous with the cover plate

  • Marianne February 18, 2018, 7:19 am

    Gorgeous cards, Catherine. I am soooo loving this coverplate die!

  • Kelley H. February 18, 2018, 8:53 am

    This is my all time favorite blog hop. The products are fabulous and the designers out did themselves! A joy to see everyone’s creations.

  • Amy February 18, 2018, 9:32 am

    So many beautiful creations in the four day Blog Hop. Thank you for sponsoring it.
    I really love to see a little texture in the blue background card; absolutely gorgeous. I anticipate that was either a light hand or the ink pad was a little less moist.
    The collection is so glorious and I anticipate that you all have been very busy with orders. Congratulations on such a successful release.

  • Paula Desmarais February 18, 2018, 1:35 pm

    I absolutely love you stuff and your cards are gorgeous!!

  • Susan Wareham February 18, 2018, 3:10 pm

    I did not get this email for day 4 wonder why? I really like these items probably my favorite

  • Jane February 18, 2018, 7:27 pm

    Lovely. Beautiful.

  • Lynn February 18, 2018, 8:17 pm

    I just got my delivery yesterday and can not wait to get my hands dirty with that coverplate!

  • Theresa February 18, 2018, 8:49 pm

    Love that cover plate and the new inks are gorgeous.

  • Tammy Nyenhuis February 18, 2018, 9:19 pm

    I love the butterflies and inks, they are so beautiful!

  • Melody Moore February 19, 2018, 12:20 am

    Beautiful cards! Love that wanderlust embossing powder.

  • Dawn B February 19, 2018, 12:56 am

    Such pretty cards. This has been a great blog hop. So much inspiration shared. Thank you!

  • Kim Klinkovsky February 19, 2018, 1:44 am

    Wonderful colors. And I LOVE that coverplate for so many projects and occasions. And that flutter butterfly is amazing. Just lovely cards.

  • Denise Mlady February 19, 2018, 9:10 am

    Your cards are so pretty! I think the butterfly set is a must-have!!

  • Jennifer Archambault February 19, 2018, 10:51 am

    Your cards are beautiful! And your ink colors are so refreshing! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

  • pat smith February 19, 2018, 9:50 pm

    Those cards are so beautiful. I love butterfly images, but the coverplate image is elegant! Great job!

  • janine February 21, 2018, 11:14 pm

    love the new die, can’t wait to try the ideas.

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