Winterhaven Village Ink Blending with Ingrid Blackburn

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Hello, Ingrid here today kidnapping Catherine's blog for the day! Have you seen that the previously released Winterhaven collection is now available for individual purchase?   I just love the little Winterhaven Village Dies.  Doesn't that sound like a fun place to visit?

I thought it would be fun to create a cold wintry night for you. To start you'll want to ink blend your sky on a piece of scrap watercolor paper. Use the largest of the Circles Dies and lightly trace around the outside. This helps to give you a reference for size when blending.

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Next, you'll want to start with your lightest colors and go upward. A little trick to get a smooth blended look is to take your lightest shade and go back over your darker ones – blending out any odd marks. Start with It's A Boy, then Something Borrowed, and overlap a little Flirty Fuchsia up at the very top to get a deeper shade of indigo when mixed with Something Borrowed.

Cut out your church, trees and hill from Bright White Cardstock. Use Grass Skirt and press directly onto your trees to color them deep green, leaving the trunks for Icing on the Cake. The church is colored with a Black Jack ink pad. Next smoosh each into a Versamark Pad and heat emboss in Clear. Run your versamark pad over the edge of your snowy hill and emboss with Wanderlust glitter embossing powder. I love the sparkly quality in that sparkle glitter powder.

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Stamp and emboss the stars from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set around the perimeter of the top half of a card front measuring 4 x 5 1/4″. Emboss with Wanderlust.  Stamp and emboss in Metallic Gold your greeting from the same set in the lower right corner. Cut out the largest circle die for your window into your wintry little world.

Emboss the holy star in gold and a few smaller stars from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set. Pop up your panel onto a folded card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″. Arrange your little scene, glue down your houses and hill and you're all set! 

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It's a frosty little village scene that will definitely wow your friends and family. Thanks for hanging with me today!


Good Stuff Shaker Card with Emily Leiphart

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Hi, it's Emily here sharing a card that features the Good Stuff stamp set and die that released in the Winterhaven collection.

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These products are so fun to create with and perfect for making shaker cards.

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Here are the steps to create this card, in case you'd like to recreate it!

1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, score at 4-1/4 and fold in half.

2. Trim a panel linen white cardstock and die cut using smaller window from the Good Stuff Dies.

3. Using the window and a pencil, trace around the inside of the window for stamp placement on the card base.

4. Create an ombre inking for the largest sentiment in the middle, from the Good Stuff Stamp Set, using Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Tiara inks.

5. Stamp banner sentiment above using Party Dress ink.

6. Stamp three hearts below the main sentiment using Aquatini ink.

7. Using the dashed line image, stamp two sets of lines as shown on the card.

8. Attach acetate panel to back of window panel, then line with foam
tape.

9. Place pink and gold sequins on stamped card base and adhere panel.

10. Die cut three outline tag shapes using both of the tag dies, glue together, attach string, and adhere to front of card using Scor-Tape.

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Thanks so much Catherine for having me today.  I hope you'll try a shaker card with the Good Stuff stamps & dies!

How to Make a Monthly Spread in Your Canvo Bullet Journal

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In my Canvo Bullet Journal, a monthly spread is a must for me.  It's great to have a month at a glance at your fingertips with important dates, appointments, holidays and birthdays.

I like to choose a seasonal theme to decorate with and the Leaf Motifs stamp set was perfect for November!  

The light grey dots in the Canvo Bullet Journal make it easy to draw the horizontal and vertical lines to make the boxes.  Each box is 8 dots x 8 dots.  (layout pictured is stamped slightly differently than the one in the video and you can see a small boo boo at the bottom in the middle!  I'll share tips on how to avoid that in the video).

Draw your boxes, add the numbers, stamp your decorations and write in your important dates!

I usually like to carry the theme through the weekly spreads as well for a cohesive look and to make the most of my stamp set!

We have some fabulous products coming out each month in 2019 that will help you create and decorate your monthly and weekly spreads.  

One of the ways we are bringing great new products to you is through Club Canvo!

With Club Canvo, you will receive a limited-edition custom stamp set as well as a stencil or accessory to get you started on each brand new month. Each Club Canvo is designed to take the guess work out of your monthly themes. Each product is carefully curated by ME to inspire your creativity all month long.

January's Club Canvo includes a January themed stamp set with snowflakes, fireworks (to celebrate the New Year – save them for using on your July 4th spread later this year!), bullets, corners and other great stamps to create your month and weekly spreads.  The guesswork is taken out of it for you!

You'll also receive our fabulous Calendar and Boxes 6 x 9 stencil which will be invaluable for creating calendars and all sorts of elements on your spreads!

Click here to learn more about Club Canvo and start your subscription right away!


North Pole Scene with Ashlea

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Hey crafters! It's Ashlea, and I'm so excited to be back on Catherine's blog with this fun and festive Christmas card! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love the traditional colors and scenes that come to mind this time of year, so I decided to use some of the more traditional images from the stamp sets to create this fun North Pole scene complete with an elf holding a “No Peeking” sign.

To begin stamping my scene, I stamped the wrapped present image from the Holiday Charm stamp set. I masked it off by using a full sticky back post-it that I stamped the image onto and fussy cut as close to the lines as possible. This allowed me to stamp the other two presents on either side and remove the masking to make it appear as if the two presents were behind the first one stamped.
 
I love using masking techniques for cards like this to build a scene. I then masked all of the presents off and stamped the Christmas tree image also from the Holiday Charm stamp set. Again, after removing all of the masks from the presents it appeared as if the tree were set behind the presents. To finish off the background for my scene, I stamped one final present to the right leaving a space for my elf in the center.
 
 
I just love this elf from the Santa Approved stamp set. He's so festive and fun to color in! I stamped him on a scrap piece of CP Premium White Card Stock using Midnight ink which is archival and therefore safe to use with alcohol markers (and watercolors too!).  I colored him in using reds, greens, and blues to keep with the traditional color palette. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out and adhered him to the blank space between the presents with foam tape to add dimension to the scene. 
 
To finish off the scene I stamped the “North Pole Express Mail Service” sentiment stamp a bit crooked above the scene to act as a sign for a North Pole post office. I then drew a small dot above that stamp to act as a nail and finally some lines as strings holding it all together. I scribbled in some shadows using warm gray Copic markers and used the peppermint striped patterned paper cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ as a matted background for my card front. Lastly, I adhered it all to an A2 sized card base. 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about how I created the scene for this card and maybe I gave you some ideas for your own holiday cards! I'll see you very soon! Happy Holidays!


No Line Coloring with Cynde Whitlow

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Hey folks! It's Cynde!  I'm happy to be here today to share a project using some amazing products from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection! If you didn't get the chance to get this Collection when it was released, the products are now available for individual purchase!

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I love the no line coloring technique and the Tis The Season Stamp Set is perfect for this! I can't seem to stop using the two together.  I've shared my process in the video below.

 

I kept the stamping on my card pretty simple. I really only needed to cut out two masks. One for a leaf and one for the poinsettia.

Since I was going to be doing no line coloring, I chose some light colored inks. Everything that was going to get colored red, I stamped with It's A Girl Ink  and for my greenery Garden Party was perfect.

One trick with no line coloring is to keep whatever coloring technique you're using simple. On this card I used short flicking motions until my images were colored in. You are already working slower to make sure you are keeping the shape of your image, so it's easier and much less intimidating if you stay consistent and simple.

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My favorite Copic Red Combination and the one I used on today's card is R22, R24, R27 and R39. For the Greens, I used two sets of green Copic's. For the pine boughs and berry stems I used YG61, YG63, YG67 and G29. I used the same on the other leaves, but I skipped the G29. On the lighter green leaves I used, YG03, YG07, YG17 and YG67.

I always feel like that with no line coloring there really isn't a much you need to do finish it off. So, I didn't do too much on the rest of it.

I love, love, love the font for the sentiments in the Here We Come A-Carloing Stamp Set, so I used a sentiment from that with  Midnight Ink.

I used a white gel pen to add a little more highlight to the berries. All things need a shimmer so I used a shimmer pen on the berries and the highlights of the poinsettia.

The last thing I did was trace a faux border with a black pen and the hill die from the Winterhaven Die Set. Then I added some black dots and faux stitching.

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That's it! Thank so much for visiting me. Be sure to head over to the Catherine Pooler Shop and pick up these stamps and dies folks! I truly had a blast working with them and they would be a great addition to your stash!

Until next time!

Masked and Sponged Holy Night with Chrissie Tobas

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Hi everyone! Chrissie here! I'm so excited to be sharing this card on Catherine's blog. I had so much fun creating with this set! I decided to make a Christmas card, using more non-traditional colors.

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I'm sharing the step-by-step instructions so that you can recreate it in your own crafty space.

1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25 x 11 inches, score at 5.5 and fold in half. Set aside to use as your card base.

2. Trim two other pieces of cardstock; one to 4 x 5.25 inches and one to 3.75 x 5 inches. The smaller one will be the front panel.

3. Die cut a window using the Good Stuff die out of plain paper (non cardstock). This will become a reverse mask.

4. Place this mask onto the front panel in the center. Hold in place and start to add ink using an ink blending tool. Start with the light colors at the bottom (Party Dress), then move up and add darker colors (Flirty Fuchsia, Black Jack and Midnight).

5. With the mask still in place, stamp the stars from Here We Come A Caroling in Black Jack ink in the top half of the inked area.

6. Stamp the tree from the Here We Come A Caroling stamp set on a piece of white cardstock in Midnight ink.  Carefully trim it out or use the coordinating die.

7. Stamp the “O Holy Night” sentiment from Here We Come A Caroling in the upper area of the inked panel. Then, stamp the light post.

8. Adhere the tree to the panel using foam squares.

9. Assemble the card using foam squares. Add the larger white panel to the card base, then the smaller panel (with all of the inked images).

10. To finish off the card, add a few clear iridescent or coordinating sequins.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! And a huge thank you to Catherine for having me on her blog! I hope you guys will give this a try. I'd love to see what you create, so please use hashtag #catherinepoolerdesigns out there in social media land so we can find you!

Partial Die Cutting and Masking with Ilina Crouse

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Hi, it's Ilina here.  For today's card I combined partial die cutting and masking, not only the images but the sentiment, too, so that “Holidays” appears behind “Happy”.  I love experimenting and trying new techniques and this card is no exception.

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I started by preparing my top folding red card base. I stamped the music notes on the bottom of the note card three times using the MISTI and Versamark ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder. I set my card base on the side.

I cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of smooth white card stock and stamped the poinsettia using Rockin' Red ink. I created a mask from masking paper and applied it to the stamped image. Next I stamped the foliage around it using Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt and Melon Ice ink pads. I removed the mask and stamped the berries in Rockin' red ink and the center of the poinsettia using Tiara ink pad.

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Using pencil I lightly marked where I want to trim off my panel and from the bottom until that point/line I partially die cut the leaves making sure I didn't cut through the poinsettia petals. I used detail scissors to cut around the poinsettia. Next I trimmed the bottom using paper trimmer up to the mark I created earlier.

In the next step I stamped the sentiment using Midnight ink. I inked my first stamp and omitted inking the “A” at the end of the sentiment “we wish you a” from Here we Come A Caroling. Then I stamped “happy” and cut a thin strip of masking paper to only cover it, then on top I stamped “Holidays” and removed the masking paper. This allowed a visual effect of the “Holidays” being in the background.

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I adhered my panel to the red note card I made earlier and set aside, added some Pico embellisher (clear) in the center of the flower and the berries and added few sequins to finish off the card.

Thanks for joining me today and hope you are inspired to create!


Santa Bits and Vegas Baby Shaker Card for the Holidays

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Hey, friends!  Our Canvo Bullet Journal line premiered this week (click here for the posts) and it's been a whirlwind of fun sharing the excitement with you guys.  Many of you are hopping on the bullet journal train with us, but we have NOT forgotten about our love for card making!

Today I have a super fun Shaker Card to share and…you guys… I {heart} this little card so much!  From the frame shaker label to those gorgeous Vegas, Baby sequins to the holiday bits adorning the shaker frame…I just love it!

View the video to see how this card was made.

 

How cute is this?  Follow these steps:

  • You'll need to die cut one large Nested Label Die for the base – let's call that size #1 for the purposes of this tutorial.
  • Then die cut clear acetate the next size smaller, size #2, and set that aside.
  • Take size #2 as well as the next size smaller, let's call that size #3, and layer the small one inside the larger one and die cut.  This will create a frame.
  • Adhere the frame to acetate and adhere dimensional adhesive to the outer edge of the die cut.
  • Pour a pile of sequins on the middle of size #1 , then add the frame with acetate over the top of this.

If this is confusing, be sure to watch the video so you can see it in action!

My last shaker card used the same label dies, click here to view

Hope you enjoyed today's shaker card video tutorial!  I had a ball making it!  Happy Stamping, CP


Easy Holiday Shaker Card with Aspen Sequin Mix

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Shaker cards can be intimidating, but they really are pretty easy to do!  Basic supplies needed and what I used on this card:

  • Shape die – Nested Labels Dies
  • Acetate sheet – found on www.ellenhutson.com
  • Dimensional adhesive – 3M Mounting Tape
  • Sequins – Aspen Mix

View the video to see how this Shaker Card was made:

 

I used my favorite technique on the layer for this card, White Emboss Resist.  You can see how I made it and another way to use a great technique piece on a hand made card HERE.

Now go out and make some shaker goodness…it's super fun!


Fallen Leaves for Christmas with Melissa

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Hi everyone! It's Melissa here today.   I'm honored to be a guest here on Catherine's blog. Like many of you, when I initially saw the products in the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection, it just screamed Autumn to me.  As I looked a little closer at the products, a different holiday came to mind … Christmas! Yes, that's right. An idea for a Christmas card immediately came to me, so I thought I would share it here today.

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I started this card by creating my poinsettia. I cut the smaller die from the Fallen Leaves die set four times from a piece of red card stock. Be sure to save both the positive and negative pieces because we'll use both to create the poinsettia flower. Trim the little stem part off the positive piece. Next, I used the other die from the same set and cut it out twice from green card stock. You won't need any of the little negative bits from this leaf, so you can discard those.

On a scrap of the green card stock, stamp one of the flower centers from the Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set in VersaMark ink then heat emboss it using gold embossing powder. Use the coordinating die to cut it out then set aside.

Cut out a small circle (about 1/2″ in diameter) using scissors or a circle punch. Using liquid glue, adhere the four positive pieces to the circle. Next, adhere the four negative pieces offsetting them from the positive pieces. Finally, adhere the two green leaves to the back of the circle. Set aside to let the glue dry.

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Create a top-folding card base from a piece of white card stock. Using Rockin' Red ink, stamp the blessings sentiment from the Autumn Blessings stamp set near the bottom of the card. I used the Christmas sentiment from the Candy Cane Lane stamp set to add the word Christmas just above “blessings”. I masked off the extra words in the sentiment with some sticky notes then inked up the word Christmas in Rockin' Red then removed the sticky notes and stamped the sentiment. If you don't feel comfortable masking off the sentiment, you could use the Christmas sentiment from the Merry and Bright Boughs stamp set. It's a little bit smaller font, but would still work fine for this card.

Adhere the poinsettia flower to the card base with your favorite dimensional adhesive. I used the Thin Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I used the large square on the back of the main poinsettia, then used the mini square to adhere the gold embossed center and that completed the card.

I hope you've enjoyed this holiday card I've shared with you today. I hope it will inspire you to take take a look at the products in your stash through new eyes and find creative ways to use them in unexpected ways. If you've like to see more of my work,  follow me on Instagram.

Thanks for having me today Catherine!


How to Get Started with Canvo Bullet Journaling

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A bullet journal is a planner, a to-do list, a journal, a note-taking system and an artistic vehicle, all-in-one and I think it's pretty awesome!  Pretty much a dream come true and I can not even believe no one told me about this craze until recently.   

As soon as I started bullet journaling, as in the minute I started…my wheels began turning around a system to make it better, easier and more fun and the Canvo was born!

So how do you get started Canvoing?

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools.  You can keep this super duper simple with a plain notebook and a pencil or ball point pen and maybe a ruler.  

But to make it more fun, creative and gorgeous to look at, check out our entire line of Canvo products.  From the Canvo itself (with thick, smooth pages that won't bleed with many mediums) to inks, stamp sets and more, you'll find some pretty fabulous products in our shop to get organized and make your life beautiful!

Step 2:  Let go of perfection.  Your Canvo is for YOU!  Give yourself permission to make mistakes, play and enjoy the creative process.  It may take you a while to get into a rhythm and figure out how YOU want to use your Canvo!  This is a blank book for a reason.  Everyone uses it differently, so stretch yourself, try different things and see what works for you.

Step 3: Use a pencil and practice pages.  I'll let you in on a little secret.  I went through three journals before I felt like I started having a feel for how I wanted to use my Canvo Bullet Journal.  Revisit step #1, dive in with a pencil and a practice page, then go straight to your book!  Experiment, create, have fun and get organized! 

Step 4: Create an index.  The first page of your Canvo is a perfect place for the index.  Catalogue what is found on various pages for ease of locating later.

Step 5: Create a Future Log. This can be set up in various ways as a simple running list, or set up a section for each month and add to it as you go along.  What you choose to do when you start Canvoing may change and that's ok!  Just pick a way to begin and if you don't like it, change it next time!

Step 6:  Create spreads (or logs)…I like to call them spreads.  I have spreads for each month and each week at minimum.  I also like to have things like recurring weekly schedules, budgets, lists and upcoming travel arrangement information in the back of my Canvo.

Step 7: Create Collections.  These are lists of anything you want to keep track of.  I keep lists of  movies I want to watch, places I want to go, habits I want to track and all sorts of other things!  The possibilities are endless, my friend.  You can track and keep track of anything and everything that is important to YOU!

Keyword here:  YOU.  

Most other systems are structured for you already, the Canvo Bullet Journal is made by YOU for YOU.

I like that.  A lot.

Obviously, cause I created a whole product line to go with it. 

Step 8: Create a page for future Canvo spreads/changes/ideas.  The way you use the Canvo will change and grow over time.  The way you use it today will not be the same way you use it next year!  And that is the beauty of it!

Here is a YouTube Live I did showing the Canvo Collection, sharing some tips, ideas and how to use stamps and CP Mini Ink Pads.

 

Click the links below to view the products in our shop!  Click here to learn even more about getting started with Canvo Bullet Journaling.

Intro to Canvo: Bullet Journal Flip Through, Index and Future Log

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The day I learned about bullet journaling will be a day that I'll always remember. I sat in the office with Erika and Susan and they filled me in on their “dirty little secret”.  They showed me Pinterest Boards full of gorgeous, creative spreads that were functional and organized and told me this was called “Bullet Journaling”.  I was mesmerized and wondered what rock I had been living under.

My paper-loving, marker-loving, book-loving self said, “GET IN THE CAR RIGHT THIS SECOND, LADIES!  Cause I need to DO THIS!!!”

We hopped in the car and headed out in search of a journal for bulleting.  Because I'm a crafter, I had the rest of the necessary supplies…markers, pens, rulers, stamps and ink.

I got my journal home and got busy making monthly and daily spreads, task lists and documenting family and work activities.  I used stamps and stencils and Catherine Pooler Ink to beautify my bullet journal (are you suprised?).  

I immediately saw a problem. 

My stamped images and markers were bleeding through the pages and ruining the spreads on the other side!!!!

I might consider myself a problem-solver…so I set out to create the perfect bullet journal and the Canvo was born!

The Canvo bullet journal has been designed to solve problems we faced as well as the problems we heard about from bullet journaling enthusiasts:

  • Less ghosting – our thick, smooth journal pages can handle many mediums without bleeding, and love our ink…stamp away! (*water-based ink and markers are best!)
  • Spiral binding means your Canvo lays flat and can be turned back for ease of creating and planning.
  • Pre-numbered pages makes indexing easy and helps you stay organized
  • Wide pages give you more room to get creative with your spreads and add enough content for your busy schedule

WHY BULLET JOURNAL?

Work, kids, activities, family gatherings, to-do lists, shopping lists, schedules, meeting notes….seriously!  Where does all this go and how do you organize it so you can find it later when it matters?  

If you're like me, you have a calendar on your phone as well as a paper one.  I've been through tons of different types of paper planners and most have only a handful of pages used.  They end up being too structured and have no good place to put all the things that I want to keep track of!   and when I say I, I mean ME…because YOU want to keep track of different things in a different way.

I end up with lists and notes and post-it notes all over creation with no rhyme or reason and I can never track them down when I need them.

That's where the bullet journal comes in.  Blank, bulleted pages waiting for you to fill in as needed, in the way you need…right now.

Don't let the blank pages intimidate you, because I'm going to give you a ton of ideas on how to organize….and you choose what works for you!  Now THAT'S what I call personalization, my friend!

WHAT IS A CANVO?

I noticed that bullet journalers run the gamut from ultra-artsy to full-on functional and most of those in-between-ers yearn to be more creative and artistic in their bullet journals.

So after making the perfect bullet journal, the Canvo, we set out to create a line of products that will help you make your Canvo and your life beautiful!

Canvo comes from the words “canvas” and “journal”.   A Canvo is a blank canvas for you to journal, plan and create.  It’s a place to stay organized, track goals, and let your creative spirit free.  

You can customize and decorate the pages of your Canvo with our special line of stamps and stencils using the vibrant colors of CPD ink and make your story come alive!  

HOW TO CANVO BULLET JOURNAL

Index – the Canvo has numbered pages so you can set up your index and keep track of where your month spreads are, your lists, your collections, etc.  It makes finding things super easy!

Monthly spreads – this is a view of the entire month at a time.  It's nice to set it up before the end of the last month so you can jot down appointments and other things that you need to keep your eye on.  This is one place I also like to get creative with a theme for each month and a color palette!

Weekly spreads – I like to create mine a month at a time.  Friends of mine do it day by day because some days you don't have anything to write down and other days you have a whole page of To-Dos (don'tcha know those days??).  How you organize this is totally up to you.  That's the beauty of the Canvo Bullet Journal.

What do I need to get started?

Our Canvo Starter Kit bundle includes a little of everything you need to get started (and comes in a fantastically cute box, people!!!!!):  

  • Canvo bullet journal (your choice of two cover designs)
  • CP Ink Minis: Foundations Collection 
  • CP Ink Mini: Midnight and Icing on the Cake
  • Three Canvo Essentials Stamps Sets:  The Daily Plan, Put a Pin In It, Months and Doodads

You may also want to add these products to make your Canvoing experience even better!

  • Clear Blocks for your stamps
  • Micron Pens
  • CP Mini Inks: Life of the Party Collection
  • Icing on the Cake Mini
  • Practice Pages

 

So now you need to see it in action, so I've been working on some videos!  Click here for the YouTube Playlist if you want to see them all.

The first one is a flip through of my first bullet journal, my second journal and a look at the new products.

The next video is how I'm starting a new bullet journal (that blank book can be intimidating!) with an index and a Future Log.  

I use a super cool stencil in the video that lots of you have been asking about.  We'll let you know soon how to get that stencil, but no worries, you can create a Future Log without the calendar, create a simple one, add numbers down the column, or leave it blank until you get yours!

THIS IS FOR YOU!

There are tons of ways to set up your spreads, different things to track and ways to track it and there is no right or wrong way to do it!  This is all for YOU…for your personal organization, enjoyment, as well as an artistic outlet.  You can be creative as much or as little as you'd like and it's perfectly ok to practice first!

I will be sharing what I do in my Canvo,  and the team will be sharing theirs. I hope you will share with us as well!  

Please tag me on social media and use #canvobulletjournal so we can all see what you are up to and how you are using your Canvo bullet journal!  Also, I'd LOVE it if you followed the new Instagram account!  Click here to visit Canvo Bullet Journaling on Instagram.


Glimmering Marching Leaves with Josefine

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Hi there.It's Josefine with a very sparkly guest post for you. I combined the Marching Leaves stencil with a variety of Nuvo Glimmer Paste colors.  I started by cutting card stock to 5 ½ x 4 ¼, laid the stencil on top of it and spread the Nuvo paste through the stencil.

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After the paste was dry (I let it dry overnight), I cut different sized stripes from the piece of paper. I started with ¾”, then ½”, ¼” and a few even thinner stripes.

Now I adhered them onto the notecard. Then I stamped the “You Are” from the Autumn Blessing stamp set over the top row, die cut the words awesome” and “wonderful” from black card stock and adhered those on top of the paper strips.

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As you can see, I created a few cards at once, all with the same technique, but in different colors.

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And all of them sparkle nicely 🙂

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stenciling with the Counting Blessings Collection with Jill

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Happy Day to everyone! It's Jill here sharing a couple of cards that I made with the Counting Blessings Collection of goodness!

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My first card uses the Marching Leaves stencil.  I love the greens on this first card, a testament to how versatile everything is–definitely not to be used just seasonally!
 
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I cannot express how much I LOVE this Marching Leaves stencil!  The scalloped panel is from the Tag, Etc. Dies.  And this sweet sentiment is from the Autumn Blessing stamp set. I just white heat embossed it, and added some tone on tone leaves around it before I trimmed out and stitched on!

I also used all Catherine Pooler inks. Oh goodness, I'm telling you, you will not be disappointed to use these! 🙂  Here I used Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Tiara, and Melon Ice!

I've got on more card to share with you!

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For this I used the awesome Geo Trio stencil!! ❤ ! It has three different patterns to use on it! Catherine's inks make blending this on flawless! I used Icing on the Cake, Tutti Frutti (fave!) Orange Twist , and Tiara for this. The Thankful die cut I layered a few times for impact. I also used the Tags, Etc. dies for this strip, and added some stitching right on the line–What a fluke! 🙂

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I hope you enjoy these fun products as much as I do! The possibilities are literally endless! 🙂

Thank you for coming by today and MANY thanks again to Catherine for having me along for the fun again! I have completely enjoyed creating with ALL these fun goodies! 🙂

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with these!

Happy crafting!

Jill 🙂


Autumn Frame with Kelly

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Hi, Friends!  Thanks for stopping by today. It's Kelly here.  I'm excited to be on Catherine's blog today sharing this card that is ALL THINGS FALL!!!
 
Fall is my favorite season, and I'm not even a coffee drinker, so there's that.  But also, LEAVES! I'm glad I live in the south where I can watch the trees' leaves change their colors and then fall to the ground in a giant blanket of crunch. 
Let's start with the background.  I smooshed some CP inks on to an acrylic block, used a water brush, and then applied the inks on to a piece of watercolor cardstock. I let it dry and then went to work on the leaves.
 
I stamped out tons of leaves using various ink colors. Some of them I covered with a few layers of versmark ink and then covered them with clear embossing powder, to make them really shiny and thick. 
 
And then on some of the leaves, I added some Aladdin embossing powder, for a gold sparkly look!
 
After all the leaves were finished, I die cut them out and then arranged them around a cut 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel. Most of them I glued flat on to the panel, but some of them I mounted with foam tape to pop them up off the panel, giving some variation and visual interest to the card. 
 
**Here's my advice on creating a wreath card–Always cut more pieces than you think you'll need!
 
I stamped a sentiment in black ink, directly on to the panel. I also stamped the last part of the sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it down, and then mounted that strip on to the card panel with foam tape as well.
 
I cut and scored a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and glued the panel on to the base to finish off the card!
 
If you haven't checked out (figuratively AND literally) the Kind of Batty release, find it here!
 
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!