Inlaid Die Cutting and Gold Foiling for Hand Made Cards

Catherine CP Designs, Die Cutting, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval 6 Comments

You guys…I am having a foiling frenzy over in the Clubhouse!  These new Cabana Tile Dies from our latest SOA, Tropically Yours, look completely amazing with metallic pops and now I think I am addicted to trying out different combos.  

On this first card, I wanted to try out blending some sunset inspired colors from our Spa Collection.  One of my favorite Summer treats, is sitting on the beach in the evening and taking in all the colors. This warm color palette just feels right with shadowy palm trees…turning the shapes into a funky version of that dusk sky.  What do you think?

Here's the full video tutorial on how I made this card.

This one just may be one of my favorites!!  I blended together bold Party Colors like Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed and Party Dress and colored by own custom card stock,  then I cut all of the same shapes with the Cabana Tiles using gold foil to mix and match, creating these inlaid shapes.  Layer on two palm trees from the Tropically Yours die set and this card just screams Miami to me…road trip!!  

Another way to add pizzazz to these dies is to emboss die cut hexagons with the Midas touch Embossing Glitter.  This card sparkles like crazy!  It really plays up the art deco feel of these dies.  By arranging the shapes around this bold sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set makes it the star.

This one I made live, this week, over on my YouTube page.  If you want to take a closer look and craft along…here's the link to that video!

So, are you feeling lured in to do some inlaid die cutting and play with foil??  

I think once you get started, you will also find it hard to stop!  I am on a role, people!


Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval is in the shop!

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval, Tropical 7 Comments

Today is the day!  It's release day for the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection!

All week we've been live on Youtube revealing the contents of this collection which includes gorgeous tropical leaves and flowers, fun texture background stamps, uplifting sentiments, geometric patterns and a pair of super fun flamingos!  

You can follow all the fun by looking through the last week of blog posts –click here to scroll through.

Every Stamp of Approval Collection includes:

  • Stand Tall Stamp Set
  • Tropically Yours Stamp Set
  • Leave Me In Paradise Stamp Set
  • Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set
  • Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
  • Cabana Tiles Dies
  • Canvas Grunge Background Stamp
  • Project Guide Download

 

Additionally, we have the following add-on products now available:

 

Click here to view all the new products in the shop!

 

Coral Cabana and a gold embossed sentiment is sheer perfection!  I just went shopping with my soon-to-be college student getting stuff for her dorm room.  Coral, Burgundy and Gold….this card would look perfect as a framed piece in her room!

Check out the full card and details on Tracie's blog.

The texture from the Canvas Grunge background stamp and Good Vibes Border sets is off the HOOK on this card!  It's exactly what I was thinking when we worked on the designs for these stamps.  It's so great to see ideas come alive like this!

Visit Melissa's blog post here.

The sentiments in this collection are all time personal favorites of mine.  “Don't stop until your proud”, “Follow your soul it knows the way”, “Your vibe attracts your tribe”, “you had me at aloha”, and this one…I don't know if I'll ever get enough of using these on cards!  

Jenny made this amazing sentiment the star of her card and has two different ones on her blog, check it out here.

This card by Maureen is sophisticated perfection!  The perfectly stamped and placed hibiscus with the Spa Collection Color Palette, and the simple sentiment and border stamp all come together to make a magnificent card!

View this on Maureen's blog!

Seriously…the black on black texture on this background makes me giddy!  I LOVE it!  See it in its full glory on Kristie's blog here.

Great inspiration, right?

Here is a peek at the new goodies in the shop.  Click any of the photos to view!

Don't forget to continue the hop and comment along they way.  We are giving THREE Stamp of Approval Collections away!  Good luck!


Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day #3

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval 142 Comments

Welcome to the third and final day of Blog Hops celebrating the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection!   What incredible inspiration we’ve had over the past few days.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval Collections—

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!  We talked about the concept and gave a behind the scenes look at this collection on this YOUTUBE LIVE.

Our very first collection premiered August 6, 2015 and was such a huge hit!  We sold out in 1 hour and 1 minute….  Then we oversold, panicked, then made a plan and everyone was happy in the end. We’ve grown a lot since then 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?

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

I have a few projects today, then watch for us on Facebook and Youtube (like my page, subscribe and turn on notifications).  I'm sure we'll pop on and do some stamping!

I LOVE the background on this card.  I stamped the Canvas Grunge Background stamp, then sponged Tiara ink over it.  I love this textured look!

Then I die cut the palm trees and coconuts, cut them out and mounted them on a card layer along with the greeting and the sun.

The next card has a great layered look with the sentiment in black on a white layer, then popped up on top of a layer that is 1/8″ larger.  I tucked the stamped images in between and under the layers.

The tropical leaves were stamped in bright fun colors from our Party Collection of ink.  I love the rainbow look!  It's unexpected and fun.

The inspiration doesn't stop here…TONIGHT is our PJ Release Party at StampNation and we are scurrying around the office getting ready.  

Our Live Streams are always a ton of fun.  We’ll chat, give you a peek behind-the-scenes, answer questions, have some trivia (and prizes!), stamp and send StampNation Members the super-secret early ordering link. 

 

WIN the Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours Collection

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

Entries close on FRIDAY, July 20 and will be announced right here on my blog.

If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

THE BLOG HOP

The Creative Team members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Tropically Yours Collection…click Tracie’s name to visit her blog, then find the hop list on her blog, click the next name…and so on.  

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way- we love hearing from you!

Ready for the third day of inspiration?  Grab a cuppa, hop and leave comments.  

 

Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop Day #2

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Geometric, Stamp of Approval, Tropical 149 Comments

Welcome to the second day of Blog Hops celebrating the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection!  If you missed the first day, CLICK HERE to check it out.  The Creative Team Members had so many fabulous projects on their blogs offering encouragement with the fabulous tropical images from this collection.  I know your creative juices are flowing!

In my project today, you may notice that typo.  OOOPS!  That slipped by us for our sample order, but thankfully we caught it before we placed the order for you guys!  Your stamp will include ONE “the”.  Phew!  Anyone looking for a copywrite job?  lol

The Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set has five fabulous sentiments along with palm trees, coconuts, a sun and some great geometric images.  The geometric images were the star of this card.

I used the geometric images again on this card, but added one of the darling flamingos from the Stand Tall Stamp Set.  

With THREE days of blog hops, there are so many incredible cards on the Creative Team's blog…did you know we have one place to see it all?  Click here to view our Pinterest Board!

We have another great way for you to get your inspiration….along with our favorite projects, you can also have the Step-by-step instructions on how to make these cards…in comes the….

PROJECT GUIDE!!!  

With each SOA Collection, we compile each designer’s favorite card(s) into an amazing Project Guide download and you get it FREE with your box!

This Guide will be a handy reference tool to pull out with dozens of projects (and step-by-step written instructions) you can make with the goodies in your box!  Pretty awesome, right?

So not only do you get a box FULL of brand NEW products that were designed to compliment each other, but you get a whole project guide to go with it so you are never lacking for ideas and inspiration for projects to make with that box.

You know what all this means?

No more sitting down to craft and being stumped!  You’re going to have tons of ideas, your creative juices will be flowing and you’ll be one happy stamper.

STAMPNATION MEMBERS get to order first!  Tuesday, July 17 at 9 pm eastern join us for our Pre-release Party and early ordering for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun (stamping, trivia, prizes!!!) and open ordering early for our members.

WAIT LIST Members get to order next!  Wednsday, July 18 at 9 am eastern – if you have subscribed to our wait list (there's still time and no obligation to purchase by putting your name on the list), you'll get the link to order in your email.

GENERAL ORDERING opens Wednesday, July 18 at 6 pm eastern-  if the collection isn’t sold out!

Two of our collections last year sold out just to the wait list!  So make sure you claim your spot.

Hope you enjoyed these projects, now onto the info on how you can WIN!

WIN the Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours 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 FRIDAY, July 20 and will be announced right here on my blog.

If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

THE BLOG HOP

The Creative Team members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Tropically Yours Collection…click Chrissie’s name to visit her blog, then find the hop list on her blog, click the next name…and so on.  

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way- we love hearing from you!

 


Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day #1 and the last product reveal day!

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Geometric, Stamp of Approval, Tropical 207 Comments

Welcome to the first day of Blog Hops celebrating the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection!

Over the next three days, our Creative Team will be sharing loads of fabulous products using the stamps and dies in this collection.

If you've missed our product reveals, click here to view the Youtube Live episodes to see the products.

The Tropically Yours Collection includes stamps with tropical leaves, Hibiscus, Plumeria and Heliconia, flamingos and palm trees along with fabulous sentiments for encouragement and textures for backgrounds:

  • one 6 x 8 stamp set
  • four 4 x 6 stamp sets
  • one set of geometric dies
  • and background stamp

 

We also have four sets of “cookie cutter” dies for the leaves, flowers, flamingos and the palm trees that you can add onto your collection.

Our newest ink color will be in the shop on July 18th and will be a part of our Carnivale Collection.

The final product reveal for this collection is the Tropically Yours Stamp Set.  With fun hibiscus flowers, birds of paradise, coordinating leaves and a couple fun stamp sets, this is the perfect set to complete this collection.

I'll share the full stamp set this afternoon on Youtube Live.  Head over to my channel, subscribe and click the bell next to the subscribe button and you'll be notified when I upload new videos and go live.  See you over there!

My next card uses the same stamps and stamping straight on the card rather than using dies.  Which is your favorite?

This card I made on YouTube Live using as many stamps as possible from the set!  I LOVE the tropical feel of this card!

This card was made with the Cabana Tiles Dies.  I die cut all the hexagons and dabbed each one into a different color ink and adhered them to my card front to get a fun and graphic “Good Vibes” card.

Mark Your Calendars!

Tuesday, July 17 at 9 pm eastern:  Pre-release Party for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun (stamping, trivia, prizes!!!) and open ordering early for you guys.

Wednesday, July 18 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.

Wednesday, July 18  at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open. Two of our collections last year sold out just to the wait list!  So make sure you put your name on it!

CHECKING OUT:  Please double check your order before you hit submit.  We can not make adjustments, changes, additions to any order once it’s been placed.  It’s a magnificent madhouse in here and it’s nearly impossible to do so!  THANK YOU for understanding!

WIN the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection:  THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate.

The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

Entries will close on Friday, July 20 and will be announced on the blog.  

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.

THE BLOG HOP: The Creative Team members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Tropically Yours Collection…click XXXXX’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!

  1. Catherine – You are here!
  2. MaureenMerritt  – go here next!
  3. Melissa Miller  
  4. Allison Cope  
  5. Ardyth Percy-Robb
  6. Jenny Colaccico
  7. Josefine Fouarge

 

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the hop and good luck!


Tropically Yours Product Reveal Day #3: Stand Tall and Cabana Tiles Dies

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval, Videos 10 Comments

It’s almost time!  Only FOUR more sleeps until the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval goes on sale to the wait list!  (if you aren’t on the wait list yet, click here to grab your spot!)

If you’re a StampNation Member, you are invited to join us the night before for our Pre-Release Party…lots of stamping shenanigans will be had and we’ll open ordering that night for members.  SQUEAL!!!

In this video, I’ll reveal two more products, Stand Tall Stamp Set and the Cabana Tiles Dies and stamp a quick card…let’s go!

 

This card uses the Stand Tall Stamp Set and the Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set – both come in your Stamp of Approval Collection.

We also have dies available as an add-on product for both of these stamp sets.

The Coral Cabana Ink pad is also available as an add-on product!

The Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection hits the store this week.  Here is the schedule:

  • July 15, 16, 17 – Blog Hops – the Creative Team has made some pretty amazing cards with the goodies in this collection!  Be sure to comment on the blogs for your chance to WIN a gift certificate to our shop!
  • July 17– 9 pm eastern – join us for our StampNation Pre-release Party 
  • July 18, 9 am – ordering opens for our Wait List folks
  • July 18, 6 pm– general ordering opens

 

We hope you will join us for the StampNation Pre-release Party – click here to join StampNation you haven’t already!

Not on the wait list yet?  

Our collections sell out quickly so be sure to get on the list for the first chance to grab your box!

Tropically Yours Product Reveal Day #2: Fearless Pursuit and Good Vibes Borders

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval, Tropical, Videos 8 Comments

It’s time to spoil yourself a bit with new goodies from latest Stamp of Approval Collection!  Have you followed along so far with our product reveals?  

Click here to view the Product Reveal for Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set and the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp  from yesterday and get caught up if you missed it.

So far, we've revealed four products and you can already see that there are so many ways to mix and match this collection…you’ll make TONS of cards and be able to achieve tons of different design styles!

Today we’re going to use a stamp set that really speaks to me…the sentiments in this are off the beaten path a bit and are great for encouragement and happy mail to send to friends and family.  

View the video to see Fearless Pursuit and Good Vibes Borders!

Here's the card…and if you haven't watched the video yet, play a bit of I Spy on this card and see what is wrong with it.

I showed my family and it took them a LONG time to find it!  haha!  

Your stamp set will arrive perfect, so no worries there.

I filmed another quick video this afternoon showing these products again and making another super quick card.

 

And a quick recaps of the dates:

Schedule of events:

  • July 14 – product preview day #3 
  • July 15 – Blog Hop Day #1
  • July 16 – Blog Hop Day #2
  • July 17 – Blog Hop Day #3

 

We love a good party 'round here, so consider this your official invite!

Tuesday evening, 9 pm ET, we'll live stream with StampNation Members.  We'll have fun, stamping a big, play games for prizes and open EARLY ORDERING!  

 

WAIT LIST SUBSCRIBERS– your link to purchase will be emailed at 9 am eastern on July 18th.  Grab your seat on that list here.

General Ordering opens on July 18th at 6 pm if we have stock left.  

I will see you tomorrow afternoon with the next video and product reveals!  Have an awesome day!

 

Tropically Yours Collection – Product Reveal Day #1: Leave Me in Paradise and Canvas Grunge Background

Catherine CP Designs, Encouragement, Stamp of Approval 3 Comments

It’s time for product reveals!  Our Tropically Yours  Stamp of Approval Collection  is almost ready to go…but first, if you’re new around here, you may be wondering, “What is this Stamp of Approval thing, anyways?”.

The idea to bring stampers a carefully curated box of products that were created to completely coordinate and compliment each other was born more than 3 years ago and we are about to release our 13th quarterly collection!

We did the hard work and created a cohesive collection of stamps and dies and we even provide a downloadable Project Guide for free!  This Project Guide includes the Design Teams’ favorite cards along with step-by-step instructions on how to make the project.  You’ll never lack for ideas on using the products you just purchased!

Not only that, but you get a GREAT price on this box-o-goodness!

Want to learn more?  Click here for all the need-to-know.  Our collections are while supplies last and two of our collections last year sold the first day just to the wait list!

Schedule of events:

  • July 13 – product preview day #2
  • July 14 – product preview day #3 
  • July 15 – Blog Hop Day #1
  • July 16 – Blog Hop Day #2
  • July 17 – Blog Hop Day #3

 

Pre-Release PJ Party at StampNation – July 17, 9 pm eastern – fun, stamping, prizes and EARLY ORDERING!  

 

WAIT LIST SUBSCRIBERS– your link to purchase will be emailed at 9 am eastern on July 18th.  Grab your seat on that list here.

General Ordering opens on July 18th at 6 pm if we have stock left.  

It’s a busy, exciting time!  and I know you are ready to see some of the goodies in this collection.

We introduced the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp and the Leave Me in Paradise stamp set (you can add the coordinating dies on to your order), talked about the beginnings of this collection and gave some insight as to why these collections will make your crafting time more productive and FUN.

We then did some stamping and shared some pretty cool techniques with these products.

The Canvas Grunge Stamp will be fabulous for gorgeous backgrounds and creating texture with your bold stamps.

IMHO, these tropical leaves are sheer perfection.

And this SENTIMENT!  We haven't introduced this set yet, stay tuned.

The brand new Coral Cabana ink will hit the shop on July 18th as part of our Carnivale Collection in the Party line of ink.  Can't Wait!

Join us tomorrow for more product reveals at 11 am Eastern, right here on YouTube Live.

Stamp of Approval Theme Announcement!

Catherine Stamp of Approval, Videos 1 Comment

Hello my friends, welcome to my very favorite time of the quarter!  It’s Stamp of Approval Release time!

It's hard to believe this is our THIRTEENTH Collection!

Just over three years ago I sat in my kitchen with Kelly (who is now our COO!) and I guess she was getting a bit tired of my incessant chatter of a box filled with my favorite things, so she sat down with a sheet of computer paper (I wish I could find that piece of paper!) and wrote out the business plan for what has evolved into our Stamp of Approval Collection.  

We got to work on making the dream a reality and here we are just two years later with a full product line, some pretty amazing inks, an office, a warehouse and a staff of some pretty amazing people that are like family to me.  (I'm pinching myself as I read what I just wrote!)

Every single quarter we get to reveal the products we spent months agonizing over -agonizing in a GOOD way!!! because we want it to be just perfect!- to you!  It’s like Christmas…for us AND for you!

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK:

You guys know I loooooooove keeping the contents of the Stamp of Approval collections a wee bit secretive until you open that box when it arrives on your doorstep (in Christmas morning fashion!!). I also know some of you just need to see what’s inside before you buy (I get you!). 

For those of you who love the spoilers, make sure you’re watching Facebook Live (you can watch even if you don’t have a FB account!), my YouTube Channel and my blog over the next several days for all the product reveals.  If you catch us each day, by Saturday you'll see every product that is coming in your Tropically Yours Collection.  

July 15 – On Sunday, we begin three days of inspirational blog hops.  You'll get to see what the Creative Team has made with this box of amazing and see what you can make when yours arrives on your doorstep.

July 17 – Tuesday evening, 9 pm ET, we'll live stream with our StampNation Members and they get to shop early!  Ordering will open that night for them and their boxes will be the first out the door the next morning.

July 18 – Wednesday morning, 9 am ET – ordering opens for those subscribed to the Wait List.  (Last year we had two boxes that sold out to the wait list!).  

Get your name on that list here so you don't miss out.

July 18 – Wednesday 6 pm ET, General ordering opens if we have supplies left.

We popped on YouTube Live today to reveal the theme, give you a peek at the special box we have for this SOA and do a bit of stamping….

What do you think of this tropical goodness?  I LOVE IT!

And the color combo?  Melon Ice, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue and the brand new Coral Cabana give a fabulous and bright pop of color to this card.

Coral Cabana is a brand new ink color joining the Carnivale Collection and will be available as an individual product to add onto your Stamp of Approval Collection!

 

A New Ink Color is Hitting the Shop SOON!

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We are very excited to add the fifth color in the Carnivale Collection to our shop next week.  Hello Coral Cabana!

Check out the video to see this color in action and how it works with our existing line.

 

New to our inks?  Click here to learn more and why stampers around the world are loving them!

Join us tomorrow on YouTube Live for the theme reveal and I'll do a bit of stamping with you all.  Can't wait!

“New” Craft Stash Hop! Dry Embossing with Dies and Ink Swiping Technique

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Techniques, Videos 75 Comments

Some of my blogger friends were chatting one day. They were talking about craft stashes and supplies, etc. and decided to do a totally just for FUN hop. We were challenged to grab our new, new to us, or supplies that are collecting dust and give them a spin.

Honestly, I don't have anything new in my stash that I haven't used yet!  Seriously!

So I was inspired by this blog post from Jenny last week to try a new technique!  I hope that counts!

Dry Embossing with Dies and Ink Swiping

 

If you have the correct supplies, dry embossing with dies is super easy to do!  Just lay your die face up on the Big Shot or Spellbinders Platinum Machine, place your yardstick on top, then add the embossing mat and purplish/blue plate on top.  Crank it through…this takes a bit of OOMPH!  and when it comes out the other side, the blades from the die make an impression in the cardstock, but they do not cut through.

A brilliant white textured background adds a lot of pizzazz to any hand stamped card, but then adding ink over it is a great finishing touch.

You can use Ink Blending tools to apply the ink, or with our foam ink pads, it's really easy to just swipe your ink pad across your cardstock.  A light hand is all you need.

Since our pads are foam, be gentle so you don't tear your ink pad.  You may also want ink refills on hand in case your pad gets dry.

If you are new to our ink, CLICK HERE to learn more!

The sentiment die was dabbed in embossing ink, the Aladdin Embossing Glitter was poured on and heat set.  The resulting sentiment just pops off the card and you don't really need anything else!

Since this is a hop, you are in for some awesome inspiration….so read on for the bloggers and to see the prizes!

With a blog hop, we have PRIZES! Comment on the blogs (three days!) to be entered to win. Prizes drawn/winners notified on Sunday July 23rd.

  • Stampscapes – 2 prizes – Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
  • CAS-ual Fridays – $25 GC
  • Catherine Pooler – $25 GC
  • Stamplorations – $20 GC
  • Right At Home – $20 GC

 

We have a few more prizes being offered by some of these bloggers, be sure to visit their blogs for details on their prizes.

  • Ingrid – Prize Pack
  • Allison – $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
  • Ilina – Prize Pack
  • Tracie – $25 Catherine Pooler GC

 

Today's Blog Hop List:


In Flight & Scroll Butterflies Two Ways Hand Made Thank You Cards

Catherine Butterflies, CP Designs, Die Cutting, Embossing, Projects, Thank You 4 Comments

Hi Everyone! It's Jenny here! Today I'm going to show you two ways in which you can use the In Flight and Scroll Butterfly dies to make two great hand made thank you cards. They coordinate wonderfully together.

For my first card, I die cut the In Flight die from Premium White cardstock – I made sure to die-cut it from the centre of a 4 x 5.25″ panel – you'll see why with my second card!

I then taped down the Scroll Butterfly die over the top of the diecut so that it lined up, and then ran it through my die-cutting machine with a tan mat and an embossing plate. This ensures the die only dry embosses the cardstock, rather than cutting it.

The result is this gorgeous effect you can see below. I chose to leave it plain white, but you could also lightly brush it with ink over the top or at the edges for more definition. I did coat it in clear Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle though!

CPD May Release Inflight and Scroll Butterfly Jenny A_

The background was created with the new Kaleidoscope background stamp, inked up with Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed onto cold press watercolor cardstock with white embossing powder. I then used Catherine Pooler Ink reinkers to randomly watercolor the background (drop the ink refills into a palette or onto your craft mat and then pick up with a water brush, or spritz with water).

I used Stone Blue, Sugared Lavender, Be Mine, and All That Jazz, which blend beautifully together. The re-inkers are more intense than the inks, and are great for watercoloring. When dry, I trimmed out the panel and adhered it to a white card base with craft foam.

CPD May Release Inflight and Scroll Butterfly Jenny C

I popped the die cut butterfly onto the centre with foam tape, adding a double layer behind the large wings, and only a single layer elsewhere, to give more dimension. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the “Thanks” from the A Note of Thanks stamp set onto CPD Vellum with silver embossing powder. I trimmed it out and adhered it with clear foam tape.  As a final touch, I added clear iris sequins.

For my second card, I used the panel I had die cut the first In Flight butterfly from (that's why I recommend you cut it from the centre of a panel!) I then added the reinkers to a craft mat (the same colors) and spritzed a piece of cold press cardstock with water, which I then smushed into the re-inkers, then dried it. I adhered it behind the white die-cut butterfly panel.

CPD May Release Inflight and Scroll Butterfly Jenny B_

You could leave it as is, but I wanted to add a bit more detail. I die cut the Scroll Butterfly from CPD Vellum and then adhered it with liquid glue to the card panel, just applying adhesive behind the body of the butterfly, its head and the antennae.

This allows the vellum scrolls to lift up and give a bit of movement to the card. To hide the adhesive, I added some sequins down the centre of the body, and seed beads on the antennae.

CPD May Release Inflight and Scroll Butterfly Jenny D

I stamped the “Thank Yo”u sentiment from the Note of Thanks set in Midnight Ink and popped the panel up on to a white card base with craft foam. Two for the price of 1!

There are so many other ways you can use these dies, I hope this has given you some ideas!

Have a wonderful day, any questions be sure to let me know!


Using Main Image Stamps for Geometric Borders – Thankful Card

Catherine CP Designs, Die Cutting, Embossing, Geometric, Halloween & Fall, Thank You 4 Comments

There are some genius stampers out there that can look at a stamp and think of a bunch of different ways to use it other than it's main intention.

That's not me…but I hope this video can help you look at your stamps in a slightly different way to create some fun borders and backgrounds!

The Leaf Motifs Stamp Set has fabulous patterned leaves in it and I thought, hmmmm…some of these would make a terrific border!  Let's see it in action.

 

I love how the triangle border turned out and this ink color combination- Sauna, Mandarin Spice, Green Tea, Eucalyptus – from our Spa Collection just creams fall and is perfect for Thank you and Thankful cards!

This Thankful die cut was dabbed onto the Sauna Ink Pad and since our inks stay wet for a few seconds, you have time to pour on Embossing Powder or Embossing Glitter.  Heat it and just like that, you have a gorgeous embossed, sparkly sentiment!

I hope you are inspired by this tutorial to take another look at your stamps.  How can your stash be used in a different way?

Love the stamping supplies used in this video tutorial? They are all linked below!  Enjoy!


It’s time to start the celebration!! What is Stamp of Approval?

Catherine Stamp of Approval

The Stamp of Approval box is a hand-picked collection of exclusive stamping supplies delivered right to your door. Released quarterly, these supplies (greater than $100 value!) are designed to go perfectly together and provide years of card-making fun.

Our limited edition boxes are available while supplies last. Get on the waitlist so you will be first to know when the next one is released. We will send you the link for purchase on launch day so be ready to click it! 

Click here to learn more.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:

  • July 11 – Theme Announcement
  • July 12 – Product Reveals
  • July 13 – Product Reveals 
  • July 14 – Product Reveals 
  • July 15 BLOG HOP 
  • July 16 –  BLOG HOP
  • July 17 –  BLOG HOP. and 9 pm Pre-release PJ Party with StampNation Members
  • July 18 – Release Day – Wait list gets emailed purchase link at 9 am
  • July 18 – General Ordering 6 pm

 

It's about to be the most wonderful time of the quarter!  

WOW! Blog Hop Winners

Ingrid CP Designs

WOW! Embossing Powders and Glitters

Thank you for hopping along with us for such a fun hop along with the WOW! Design Team!! It was a crazy sparkly and shiny hop – if you missed it, be sure to check it out here.

We loved reading all your comments, and to say thank you for hopping along with us, we chose a winner who will receive the Life of the Party Ink Pad Collection! WOW! also chose a random winner of 6 amazing powders and a carry case! What's not to love there?

If you're one of the winners, click the “contact” at the top and email us telling us you won!

Catherine Pooler Inks Winner:

WOW! Powders & Carry Case Winner:

Congratulations to the winners and hopefully you were inspired along the way.