Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day #3

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SOA_CF_Facebook-Cover_Available-April Welcome to the third and final day of Blog Hops celebrating the Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Collection!   What incredible inspiration we’ve had over the past few days.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval Collections—

The video here says it best...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!

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?

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

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THIS!  Right here!  This cupcake stand – embossed in Silver Metallic Sparkle Embossing Glitter – is the BOMB!  I love it!

It was a ton of fun stamping and die cutting all the sweet treats from the I Eat Cake Stamp Set to add to the cupcake stand.  I just love how colorful and fun this is!

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The cups here are from the Cuppa Tea Stamp Set and they are really fun stamped in Party Colors!  Add the greeting and confetti border from the WooHoo Stamp Set and finish it off with just part of the Bordering Sweet Die.  Do you recognize it?

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There is a flurry of activity around the clubhouse today as we work on our final preparations for the Pre-release PJ Party tonight for StampNation Members!  I hope you are planning to join us.

Not a member - click here to join.

Members- click here to grab the registration link!

COMMENT TO WIN: Leave comments on the blogs letting us know what your favorite product is and if you will choose Coffee, Tea or BOTH!

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) and each will be issued a $97 Gift Certificate!

Entries close on MONDAY, April 23 at 6PM EST and will be announced right before our Pre-release Party on StampNation.




Have fun hoppin’ and I’ll see you tonight if you’re a StampNation Member!

  • JanetB April 23, 2018, 9:17 am

    I love the cupcake stand with all the cute cupcakes. I am a coffee drinker, but BOTH, will be my choice.

  • Alli Shrewsbury April 23, 2018, 9:23 am

    Wow! Each day gets better and better! Love these!

  • Polly April 23, 2018, 9:25 am

    This SOA just lends itself to cheerful doesn’t it. Cute cards.

  • Sharon Salerno April 23, 2018, 9:26 am

    Awesome cards! This is such a fun box!

  • Amy Seigler April 23, 2018, 9:46 am

    Adorable cards! Love the cupcakes on the cake stand. I would pick the coffee set just because I know I could use it for more of my friends.

  • Marilyn in Michigan April 23, 2018, 9:50 am

    Love that sparkly cupcake stand! I’d choose tea.

  • Darby Whittier April 23, 2018, 9:53 am

    I am enjoying all of the projects, thank you! Smiles, Darby

  • FD91354 April 23, 2018, 9:54 am

    Oh, I agree, that cake stand embossed in silver is the bomb. How awesome! Love the stamps and dies that included in the kit.. Wonder what the mystery is.. :)

  • Stacey Kowbel April 23, 2018, 10:00 am

    Such wonderful cards! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  • Casey Anderson April 23, 2018, 10:03 am

    Love the colors :) so excited for the release

  • Melanie Culbertson April 23, 2018, 10:04 am

    I love the little cupcakes. So cute.

  • Sabrina Radican April 23, 2018, 10:07 am

    OMG!!! I just absolutely adore the cup cake stand and the stamp set and dies of course!!! I see so much potential with this set!!!

  • SueB April 23, 2018, 10:08 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this release! The cards on each hop get better and better!

  • Tracie Pond April 23, 2018, 10:08 am

    Such a fun sparkly tray and happy cards with all of the beautiful colors. =)

  • Lynnea Hollendonner April 23, 2018, 10:18 am

    I am in loooooove with the cupcake stand!! Love love love!!

  • Theresa April 23, 2018, 10:20 am

    Sooooooo much fun! Loving the cupcakes, loving the tea, loving the sentiments. Can’t wait to play with this collection.

  • Rae Moan April 23, 2018, 10:20 am

    I love that cupcake stand!! Your teacup card is adorable too.

  • Avra Williams April 23, 2018, 10:22 am

    You used my faves from the collection on these cards!

  • Farley April 23, 2018, 10:29 am

    OMGosh…I thought that cake stand would look good in a metallic! Better than I thought…such a fabulous card, stamp and die. Can’t wait to order mine tonight…my very first SOA! Yipppeeeee!!!

  • Amy April 23, 2018, 10:33 am

    Today’s projects are so much fun!
    I’m loving the Perfect Blend Set and love coffee + tea!

  • Marge Hurtig April 23, 2018, 10:33 am

    Love these cards!!!!

  • Lindar C April 23, 2018, 10:38 am

    If I had to pick one, it would be coffee, but I don’t have to pick one :) very cute cards!

  • Rhonda Price April 23, 2018, 10:38 am

    It’s all beautiful but I really love cups.

  • Melinda Lowry April 23, 2018, 10:43 am

    As cute as all these stamps are, I am constantly amazed at how great the ink color lines are for stamping anything and everything! The colors set the mood perfectly!

  • Lois John April 23, 2018, 10:43 am

    Love these cards!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Vivian April 23, 2018, 10:56 am

    Can’t wait to play with the teacups! My sister in law collects teapots…I see some notecards in her future!

  • Dana M April 23, 2018, 10:58 am

    Adorable cards! Such fun creative opportunities in this SOA kit. I am definitely a coffee girl all the way AND I love the retro elements in the coffee stamp set.

  • Mary Laffin April 23, 2018, 11:00 am

    getting more and more excited each day as the blog shows more fun ways to use the products in this box. so much creativity.

  • Becky G April 23, 2018, 11:06 am

    Love the tea cup card. Even thou I mainly drink coffee and at times some tea. So both is what I will get. Love the cupcakes as well. I can’t wait to order the whole set tonight. Going to get both and the dies. Love the new color too.

  • Linda April 23, 2018, 11:07 am

    I always want it all. Your cards are so cute!

  • Jill D. April 23, 2018, 11:09 am

    Hi Catherine,
    This SOA takes me back to my childhood. I love what you did with the cards today. I can’t decide so it might have to be an all. Hooray! WOOHOO! Please make a WOOHOO die.

  • Vicki Smith April 23, 2018, 11:10 am

    The cake stand and cupcakes is my favorite in this release and I would have to choose coffee even though it would be nice to have both. Everyone deserves a gold star for all their hard work!

  • Laura Casselman April 23, 2018, 11:10 am

    Catherine, every time you release a new SOA box it’s the best ever! I love the coffee and tea themed sets!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth April 23, 2018, 11:30 am

    Just ADORE all of this new release!!!

  • Mary Holshouser April 23, 2018, 11:42 am

    Love the tray of cupcakes.
    This idea would be useful for the high tea
    that the local Civic Club has every
    January. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  • Diana Soling April 23, 2018, 11:43 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS! That cake stand is amazing!!

  • Lorie April 23, 2018, 11:47 am

    Love, love, love this box. Excited to order it! I’ll have to order both the tea and coffee sets. I can use them for so many….

  • Sue D April 23, 2018, 11:52 am

    Cute cupcake stand and I like the cups of tea. I drink tea but love the smell of coffee so BOTH would be my choice.

  • Sharon Perehudoff April 23, 2018, 11:56 am

    Awesome cards, Catherine! Sure can Celebrate with Friends with coffee, tea, and cupcakes amazing collection. Really love the tea set, thank you for sharing and having this wonderful blog.

  • Lacey Willetts April 23, 2018, 11:58 am

    Thank you so much for using the cake stand on a card. I really wanted to see how much room was left over. Cute cards! I am super excited about this SOA.

  • Mary-Anne G April 23, 2018, 11:59 am

    Wonderful cards esp the cupcake stand.

  • Karen April 23, 2018, 12:03 pm

    Love Stamp of Approval- best ever

  • Beth Bray April 23, 2018, 12:05 pm

    Thank you for a calorie free way to enjoy cupcakes and sweets-by stamping them!

  • Fran Smith April 23, 2018, 12:09 pm

    I love both coffee as well as tea. I also love all of your beautiful ink colors. They are so vibrant and cheerful.

  • Tammy Beichner April 23, 2018, 12:18 pm

    I love the tea set but also love parts of the coffee set, now to choose which to buy…

  • Helen Gullett April 23, 2018, 12:21 pm

    Ohhhhh LOVE all of your cards, Catherine.
    The colors are beautiful on each of the card.
    I love both coffee and tea.
    Thank you for your generous giveaway!

  • Ellen April 23, 2018, 12:22 pm

    Just when we think they can’t get any better, another fantastic and amazing SOA comes along. I’m loving this new release and sure am enjoying the bog hop.

  • Ellen April 23, 2018, 12:24 pm

    I meant “blog hop” LOL :)

  • Jnana Bryant April 23, 2018, 12:26 pm

    I just love your cards! I think both the coffee and tea stamp sets are my favs! So cute
    ! I love them!

  • Donna Cervantez April 23, 2018, 12:30 pm

    So much versatility with these stamp sets. Love looking at all the samples.

  • Donna Hawkins April 23, 2018, 12:31 pm

    These cards are adorable!! I am loving this collection!!

  • Sharon gullikson April 23, 2018, 12:37 pm

    I am just loving the cupcakes and coffee cups. What an adorable collection!!

  • Marianne April 23, 2018, 12:46 pm

    That cake stand is looking so pretty all filled up. I can see why having the accompanying dies for this set would be really helpful.

  • Susan White April 23, 2018, 12:49 pm

    I love the glittery cake stand with all those yummy treats on it!!

  • Jane M April 23, 2018, 1:05 pm

    Love your silver cupcake stand with the cute cupcakes! Colorful teacups all in a row shows off the stamp set beautifully. Once again, and amazing realease full of inspiration. Thank you!

  • Joanne Guarino April 23, 2018, 1:19 pm

    I love that silver metallic embossing glitter! It just makes the cake stand pop! Your cards are amazing, Catherine! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jodi Wayman April 23, 2018, 1:22 pm

    You made so many wonderful cards with this collection & those little cupcakes are darling!

  • Annalisa April 23, 2018, 1:26 pm

    I’ve been really enjoying these hops, as always. I love seeing how everybody goes to town with these boxes. I particularly like the silver sparkle cupcake holder in the first card. That would be so perfect for a bridal/baby shower or something like that. I hope the party tonight is awesome and that nothing burns down!

  • Nana Griffin April 23, 2018, 1:27 pm

    Great cards! Love the colors of the cups.

  • Donna Neal April 23, 2018, 1:31 pm

    Your cards are like you – cute, sweet, and creative! Thanks for keeping the inspiration flowing! :-)

  • Kathy Serrahn April 23, 2018, 1:35 pm

    Awesome cards

  • Trista Sikes April 23, 2018, 1:44 pm

    I love the sentiments in the I eat cake stamp set! So cute!

  • Tasha Dawson April 23, 2018, 1:45 pm

    Oh my goodness these are adorable!!!

  • Jina Winston April 23, 2018, 1:47 pm

    These cards are just darling. Loved what you did.

  • Elizabeth April 23, 2018, 1:50 pm

    One of my favorite cards! Really like both sets, but would choose coffee.

  • Carla Hundley April 23, 2018, 1:55 pm

    Love the cupcake
    stand! Very cute
    Carla from Utah

  • Katja Burke April 23, 2018, 2:15 pm

    Love those!

  • Kim April 23, 2018, 2:18 pm

    Cute Cards!!

  • Amber April 23, 2018, 2:19 pm

    Cute cute cute!!!

  • Jane April 23, 2018, 2:20 pm

    Love your adorable cards!

  • Glenda Lee Nutting April 23, 2018, 2:27 pm

    I love that cupcake card! My mouth is drooling!

  • June Sefscik April 23, 2018, 2:28 pm

    Love the cards, but especially the cups….so cute

  • Pam Rice April 23, 2018, 2:29 pm

    These cards are beautiful. I have collected tea cups for many years so I am very excited for that set.

  • Karen K. April 23, 2018, 2:44 pm

    I love that cake stand…I had the idea of emobossing it in silver too to make it look metal…great minds! Can’t wait for the PJ party tonight!

  • Michelle Hackett April 23, 2018, 2:53 pm

    Love love love these cards. Those cupcakes are adorable on the stand.

  • Jean Mervine April 23, 2018, 2:54 pm

    Love The teacups card!

  • Dee Earnshaw April 23, 2018, 3:03 pm

    super sweet cards:)

  • Linda Kaucher April 23, 2018, 3:05 pm

    I am loving all the cards made with this SOA! Can’t wait to order.

  • Nancy Y April 23, 2018, 3:06 pm

    This SOA might be my favorite yet – the cups are just darling and will work for so many cards!

  • Debbie April 23, 2018, 3:10 pm

    I love the cupcake stamps and border dies. The cards you have shown are absolutely adorable.

  • Mary Heilner April 23, 2018, 3:19 pm

    Can’t wait for the pj party. And I love, love, love the cake stand.
    Thanks for great ideas.

  • Nadine Warner April 23, 2018, 3:20 pm

    Love the new stamp sets & matching Die’s! Thx 4 sharing!

  • Senora Stockton April 23, 2018, 3:22 pm

    Oh I live these cards especially the cupcake stand!

  • Rose April 23, 2018, 3:23 pm

    I like the word cutting dies and the I Eat Cake Stamp Set. I feel I would use these the most. Love the cards you made today.

  • Sharon Nesvog April 23, 2018, 3:23 pm

    Hi Catherine! I’m sorry I missed your ‘Live’ this morning, but I was able to watch the replay…and those cards you showed off were just WOW!!! :) I love these cards!! GOTTA HAVE IT ALL…when I get that link on jammie party tonight!! :)

  • Cheryl Fleming April 23, 2018, 3:33 pm

    Love all these cards!!! Can’t wait for my box!!

  • Ann Cifaldi April 23, 2018, 3:38 pm

    Your card are gorgeous! I cant wait to get my SOA box, have so many ideas cant wait to play and create. Of course getting more of your inks. I have gotten rid of all my other inks except my gold and silver inks and when you come out with them colors I will only have and use yours. Yours are the best and I tell everyone that asked what are the best ink pads.

  • Theresa Robinson April 23, 2018, 3:40 pm

    Love all the cards – I’m ordering both coffee and tea….can’t wait to see the mystery ink!

  • Marcia L Rollins April 23, 2018, 3:41 pm

    I am just loving the playfulness of this set. I hope I win because I can’t afford this SOA at this time. BooHoo!

  • Diane H April 23, 2018, 3:45 pm

    I absolutely love the I Eat Cake Stamp Set and dies. I can’t wait to order EVERYTHING. Happy Mother’s Day to me .

  • Amy Vitriani April 23, 2018, 3:49 pm

    I just love everything you have created with these new stamps and dies! The cake stand is spectacular!

  • Holly Paplow April 23, 2018, 3:50 pm

    Great cards! I love the cupcake stand , I love how the handle is a heart.

  • Sarah Greber April 23, 2018, 4:04 pm

    The cupcake stand is just too adorable. I love it and I love it all glittered up! You really get us excited to stamp just by watching you in each video. Love the excitement you build up!

  • Lisa Hopwood April 23, 2018, 4:06 pm

    OMG! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to create!

  • Leanne in Cali April 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

    Really fun cards! I love all of the color, and I choose BOTH!

  • Angie Hall April 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

    I would choose coffee cause I drinks gallons of it. It’s hard to decide which is my favorite product. The border dies are really calling my name though.

  • Wendy Hughes April 23, 2018, 4:31 pm

    WOW this collection is so versatile. Love it all.

  • Iris Soscia April 23, 2018, 4:34 pm

    So cute – love the cake stand and the cupcakes.

  • Melissa Truhn April 23, 2018, 4:51 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Pam April 23, 2018, 4:51 pm

    Your cards are so cheerful! I love them. What’s better than cupcakes? Cupcakes on a sparkly treat stand. :)

  • Judy April 23, 2018, 4:51 pm

    I think that cake stand looks awesome embossed and those tea cups are so stinking cute. I can not wait to play with all these goodies. I still haven’t decided if I am getting coffee or tea, guess I have to do that soon.

  • susan.w April 23, 2018, 4:56 pm

    Catherine, Celebrate Friends SOA Collection is the best collection by far! The I eat Cake set has the yummiest cakes and I wont mind all the cleaning-up after I have finished. The dies will have to be in my cart for this collection. Well done!

  • Melody Moore April 23, 2018, 5:02 pm

    I love both your cards! That cake stand is so absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to have this collection in hand! Thanks for putting it together for us!!!!

  • Brenda Gentry April 23, 2018, 5:09 pm

    Love, love these cards too!!! Such fun colors and the cupcake stand is so darn cute!!! Those border dies are awesome, as well!!! Can’t wait for tonight!!! TFS

  • Sue McRae April 23, 2018, 5:12 pm

    The cupcake stand is fabulous, it’s my fave element out of this collection because it’s unique and fun and I would order the tea set!

  • Mel Hughes April 23, 2018, 5:15 pm

    My mum LOVES the cupcake card with the stand. I can’t wait to make her a card just like it. Can’t wait to get my collection. :D

  • Teresa Rawnick April 23, 2018, 5:16 pm

    Gorgeous cards. Love all the new stamps & dies & especially that new dotted stencil. Great new SOA collection.

  • Kathleen Mack April 23, 2018, 5:19 pm

    That cake stand is amazing…love it!

  • Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures April 23, 2018, 5:28 pm

    I’ve enjoyed watching your share your collection, Catherine! Great cards! Love this SOA collection!

  • Farida April 23, 2018, 5:38 pm

    Wow! Love the embossed cake stand! This card makes me want some cupcakes! I think my favorite if the I eat cake stamp set and since I’m a tea drinker, I’d probably pick tea :)

  • F. Andre April 23, 2018, 5:41 pm

    There’s so much to love in this new release. These cards beautifully showcase these new products.

  • colette dry April 23, 2018, 5:43 pm

    love the technics used

  • Marsha April 23, 2018, 5:47 pm

    Love the cupcakes and fun colors!

  • Caroline B April 23, 2018, 5:48 pm

    I have always wanted to have one of those tiered cake stands for “reals.” Maybe a silver glitter embossed and die-cut one would be more fun??? It sure looks like it based on your cheerful card. The projects for this SOA collection have been so inspiring! Thanks for making YOUR dream a reality, Catherine, we love sharing it with you!

  • Sherry French April 23, 2018, 5:54 pm

    Your cards are Beautiful!
    Absolutely love every item in this box.
    This is my 6th Box but only 1st blog hop to complete leaving comments at each stop.
    I printed out some of the “Creativity starts here” card planner sheets and filled them in with variations that popped into me head along the way. So much inspiration from a very talented group of lady’s.
    I laugh when you say we have a “choice” this box. I know my only choice is All.
    I joined Stamp Nation last week because I didn’t want to chance the wait list.
    Waiting for pajama party shenanigans and placing my order.
    Anxiously awaiting placing my order

  • Jodie Ramdas April 23, 2018, 5:59 pm

    OMG those cupcakes on the cake stand…. A.Dorarable! Love this collection so so much.

  • NANCY SALKELD April 23, 2018, 6:12 pm

    Love this cupcake stand and cupcake set! Add a tea cup to the same card and you’ve got High Tea! Now I’m hungry! ;)

  • Jill S April 23, 2018, 6:16 pm

    Beautiful. I can’t wait to play with those cupcakes!

  • Denise Bryant April 23, 2018, 6:27 pm

    I Eat Cake is my favorite! Love the cakestand and all the goodies!
    Tea for me!

  • Catharine Colclasure April 23, 2018, 6:33 pm

    Gotta have it, gotta have it, gotta have it! Wow….best box ever! Love it

  • Colleen Reilly April 23, 2018, 6:36 pm

    I just love those little cupcakes. They are so cute and yummy looking

  • Lynn April 23, 2018, 6:38 pm

    I am just loving all of the sneak peeks and cards! Can’t wait for the PJ party tonight! I’m going with the tea set this time!

  • Cardhappyone April 23, 2018, 7:17 pm

    So much fun! Loving your ink line!!

  • Beth Merkle April 23, 2018, 7:19 pm

    I love the I eat cake stamp set! Cute cards!

  • Beth Merkle April 23, 2018, 7:25 pm

    Like both the tea and coffee set

  • Becca Yahrling April 23, 2018, 7:50 pm

    Cute, cute, cute! Love all the pretty colors, love the cupcakes, love the coffee cups.

  • Teresa L April 23, 2018, 8:06 pm

    Nice cards, as always. Thanks for your generosity & your talents.

  • Heidi Minor April 23, 2018, 8:10 pm

    Love the tea stamp

  • Peggy April 23, 2018, 8:24 pm

    How exciting, this is amazing and awesome!!

  • Marjorie King April 23, 2018, 8:26 pm

    I love the cupcakes along with the holder. Thanks for your work.

  • JmB April 23, 2018, 8:28 pm

    These stamps look good enough to eat. I love how you cut up the border dies to use in different ways. Fantastic release!

  • Terri Mansfield April 23, 2018, 8:56 pm

    That cake stand with the cupcakes will be mine, oh yes!!! :) Seriously though, such great cards and this box is fantastic!!!

  • Christy Borfitz April 23, 2018, 9:49 pm

    So cute! I love this cards, Catherine!

  • Teresa April 23, 2018, 10:26 pm

    Great collection!

  • Diane Durbin April 24, 2018, 12:50 am

    Such pretty cards. The colors are fantastic. Coffee or tea…coffee or tea…???

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