Winter Release Blog Hop! Comment to WIN!

Catherine Birthday, Thank You, Valentine's Day, Videos, Winter 31 Comments

Welcome to our blog hop celebrating the Winter 2018 Release!  We have three new collections of products that will cover your card making from winter themed Thank You Cards to Birthday Cards for the new year as well as Valentine's Day and Love cards!

Each collection includes stamp sets, coordinating and stand alone dies as well as patterned paper packs. We created two new exclusive sequin mixes to coordinate with the patterned paper as well!  

This Snowy Day Collection includes the following products:

  • Peaceful Flakes Stamp Set
  • Peaceful Flakes Dies
  • Delicate Snowflake Die
  • Snowy Day Patterned Paper
  • Geometric Flakes Cover Plate Die
  • Thank You Layered Dies

All products can be purchased separately or in the bundle at a discount (discount available for a limited time).

Here's a recap of some of the projects I've shared this week by the Creative Team using the Snowy Day Collection.

Kristie Goulet

Tracie Pond

Tracie Pond – Catherine Pooler

Kristie Goulet

We also have our new Cut & Stick Adhesive Sheets, White and UltraWhite Deep Flap Envelopes and the Envelope Liner Die!  Your envelopes are going to look SHARP with all our new pattern papers and this die!!!

The Cake & Confetti Collection includes the following products:

  • Milestone Birthday Numbers 6×8″ Stamp Set
  • Milestone Birthday Numbers Dies
  • Milestone Birthday Sentiment Mix Stamp Set
  • Birthday Icons Stamp Set & Dies
  • Cake and Confetti Patterned Paper

All products can be purchased separately or in the bundle at a discount (discount available for a limited time).

Here's a recap of some of the projects I've shared this week by the Creative Team using the Cake & Confetti Collection.

Lisa Harrolle

Lisa Harrolle

Kelly Martin

Susan Powell

Susan Powell

Catherine Pooler

Kristie Goulet

Lisa Harrolle

Kristie Goulet

Kristie Goulet

The Smitten Collection includes the following products:

  • Doodle Hearts Stamp Set and Dies
  • Say it with Love Stamp 6×8″ Stamp Set
  • Rose Stencil
  • Love Connection Dies
  • Smitten Patterned Paper

All products can be purchased separately or in the bundle at a discount (discount available for a limited time).

Here's a recap of some of the projects I've shared this week by the Creative Team using the Smitten Collection.

Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Lisa Harrolle

Lisa Harrolle

Lisa Harrolle

Be sure to leave comments along the Blog Hop to enter to win a $25 gift certificates!  Winners will be announced here on my blog and in our newsletter.

There is a ton of inspiration for you on the hop, grab a cuppa and get hoppin' !  

Blog Hop Order:

Have an awesome day!

Winter Release Video Hop: 4 Ways to Use the Geometric Flakes Coverplate

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The Snowy Day Collection hit the shop yesterday!  The Collections will be available as individual items as well as in a bundle.  For a limited time, the bundles are discounted, so be sure to grab them while you can!

The Geometric Flakes Cover Plate is made of snowflakes all strung together creating a really fun pattern that is great for more the winter season.

There is more than meets the eye with this one product, view the video to see the four different backgrounds and techniques I used to create these gorgeous winter feel cards.  Once your holiday cards are done, add a Thank You or Birthday greeting!

Which background is your favorite?  Inlaid Die Cutting, Glitter Embossed, Patterned Paper or the Watercolored Background?
 


Smitten Collection: the Third NEW Collection hitting the shop!

Catherine CP Designs, Valentine's Day 2 Comments

Our Winter Release contains THREE Collections of products!  Each was designed to include everything you need to knock out the cards you are going to need to start out 2019 on the right card making foot, from Thank You Cards with a snowflake theme, to Birthday Cards to Love and Valentine's Cards.  We've got it all!

Here is a look at the Smitten Collection:

 

Here's what's coming up:

This Smitten Collection has six (6) products:

  • Doodle Hearts Stamp Set and Dies
  • Say it with Love Stamp 6×8″ Stamp Set
  • Rose Stencil
  • Love Connection Dies
  • Smitten Patterned Paper

All products will be available individually…you can purchase them all in a bundle at a discounted price while bundle supplies last!

The Smitten Patterned Paper Pack takes care of the guesswork when it comes to your color palette: Rose Petals, Peppermint Scrub, Polished, Skylight and Juniper Mist. 

 

We also revealed a few more products that are hitting the shop as well!

Click here to see the Facebook Live reveal of these products and see how to use them.

  • Deep Flap Ultrawhite Envelopes
  • Deep Flap White Envelopes
  • Envelope Liner Die (perfect for the Patterned Paper and making coordinating envelopes!)
  • Cut & Stick Adhesive Sheets

See you tomorrow for the Instagram Hop!

Time for Cake & Confetti! New Bundle hits the shop on Wednesday!

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Our Winter Release contains THREE Collections of products!  Each was designed to include everything you need to knock out the cards you are going to need to start out 2019 on the right card making foot.

Here is a look at the Cake & Confetti Collection:

This bundle has six (6) products:

  • Milestone Birthday Numbers 6×8″ Stamp Set
  • Milestone Birthday Numbers Dies
  • Milestone Birthday Sentiment Mix Stamp Set
  • Birthday Icons Stamp Set & Dies
  • Cake and Confetti Patterned Paper

With this collection, picking your color palette is EASY!  The Cake and Confetti Patterned Paper was created to coordinate with our Carnivale Collection of inks.  Just grab the collection and start stamping!  No need to worry with which colors you're going to use.

The products in these collections will be in the shop as individual product purchases.  We will also be bundling each one and offering a limited time discount on them.  So be sure to pop in mid-week and grab them so you'll be set for 2019! 

These bundles also make perfect gifts for any card makers and stampers on your list!

StampNation Members – your secret link will hit your inbox at 3 pm eastern!

Not a member yet?  Membership has it's perks like tutorials, exclusive classes, special ordering perks and more!  Learn more and we hope you'll join us!

 

See you tomorrow with the last bundle reveal!  

Using the Nested Label Dies to Create a Shaped Card with Jo

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Hi all, Jo here and welcome to a fun shaped frame card where I have used the Nested Labels dies to create a shaped card.

I have first die cut three frame panels to layer and adhere together to create dimension.

Cardbase –  Use a top folding cardbase and die cut with the largest of the dies. This will be the cardbase which all the panels which will be adhered to. 

I have added foam tape / adhesive behind each die cut frame panel. I have adhered each down one at a time starting from the thinnest frame on the top layer and working my way down in size.

With the insert of one of the panels I have ink blended with “Something Borrowed” ink. 

I have stamped with Midnight Ink with the Holiday Charm stampset which I then copic coloured in. I have listed copic markers and Gelly Roll pens used for the colouring.

I foam mounted the images down and added some shading under the snowman to create the illusion of depth underneath the snowman.

That's my card creation for you today. I hope you liked it and try using your dies as a cardbase for your cards.

Happy Papercrafting

Jo


3 Bundles coming to the shop! Introducing the Snowy Day Collection

Catherine CP Designs, Thank You 1 Comment

Hello my friends!  Interesting that today I am revealing our Snowy Day Collection and LOOK at what it looks like in Raleigh, NC (this is not normal, BTW)

Our Winter Release contains THREE Collections of products!  Each was designed to include everything you need to knock out the cards you are going to need to start out 2019 on the right card making foot!

Here is a look at the Snowy Day Collection:

 

SNOW IN RALEIGH UPDATE:  I'm working hard to get all my ducks in a row for the next couple of days in case we lose power.  So if you don't see me when you expect to, it's probably because I'm sitting in the dark.  With no internet connection.  Playing games with the kids and trying to stay warm!

 

Snowy Day Bundle Includes:

  • Peaceful Flakes Stamp Set 
  • Peaceful Flakes Stamp Dies
  • Delicate Snowflake Die
  • Snowy Day Patterned Paper Pack (80# cardstock)
  • Geometric Flakes Cover Plate Die
  • Thank You Layered Dies

 

The products in these collections will be in the shop as individual product purchases.  We will also be bundling each one and offering a limited time discount on them.  So be sure to pop in mid-week and grab them so you'll be set for 2019! 

These bundles also make perfect gifts for any card makers and stampers on your list!

Here's what's coming up:

  • Monday 10th- Second Bundle is Revealed on YouTube 1 pm eastern.
  • Tuesday 11th- Last Bundle Reveal at 1 pm eastern; Early Ordering opens to StampNation Members 3 pm EST
  • Wednesday 12th- Release Day!! InstaHop, 9 am EST
  • Thursday 13th- Video Hop Day on YouTube 9 am EST
  • Friday 14th- Blog Hop Day 9 am EST
  • Monday 17 all hop winners announced (lots of $25 gift certificates up for grabs on the various hops!)

 

Here are a few close ups of some of the cards sent in by Kristie Goulet.  You'll be making these by next weekend!

Thanks for visiting today, stay warm!

Nested Label Holiday Tags with Cynde

Catherine Christmas, Copic Markers, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Valentine's Day Leave a Comment

Hey folks, Cynde here! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm very excited to be here today to share some lovely products from the All The Trimmings release! 
 
 
I'm a huge fan of tags. It doesn't matter what time of the year it is, I love to give them out. I've even been known to tie them on my daughter's backpack like a stealthy Ninja Mom as a surprise for her. Come Christmas time, I really go crazy (ier?) for them. It's even better when I can make a bunch at one time!
 
I was super excited to be able to use the Nested Label Dies to make some tags! These dies stack beautifully on a card front, but I thought why not make tags too? 
 
 
Before I did any die cutting, I laid out the images from the Seasonal Sentiments and Borders Stamp Set on Premium White Cardstock, then I laid out the dies around them to get an idea on how big I needed them to be. Then I die cut 4 larger labels and 4 of the smaller ones.
 
 
After I had all of my my tags cut, I lined up the border stamp I wanted to use as well as the sentiment on the 4 7/8″ x 6 1/8″ Stamp Block and stamped them in Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I stamped both of them first, then removed the sentiment, rotated the block and stamped the border again to create a frame around my sentiment.
 
For the larger labels, I went direct to paper with Samba and Mardi Gras inks to add a little bit more color to each finished tag.
 
 
When I chose the colors to color in my images, I matched them as best I could to the Samba and Mardi Gras Inks so they would have a cohesive look.
 
To finish these off, I adhered the smaller label on top of the larger label and punched a hole in them with a standard hole punch and tied some twine through the hole.
 
That's it! Easy peasy.
 
I hope you enjoyed my tags today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Until next time.



Clean and Simple Winter Scene with Kristie

Catherine Christmas, CPD Ink, Ink Blending Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! It's Kristie here with a clean & simple card using the Winterhaven dies & the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection.

CPblogphoto-1I wanted to create a serene, winter night scene on my card. I started by masking off a rectangle in the center of my card stock. I blended blue inks to create my night sky. The moon was stamped and embossed in white. I stamped and embossed it after I had ink blended the panel, (made sure the ink was completely dry). You could certainly stamp and emboss it first! I die cut a hill, a house, fence and a couple trees from the die set to create my scene.

cpblogcloseupBefore attaching the hill to the card panel with dimensional adhesive, I stamped the first part of the sentiment using Midnight ink. I finished off the sentiment on the inside of the card. As you can see in the photo below, I did a little stamp surgery on the sentiment stamp so I could stamp the Merry above the Christmas. No worries, I can still use

it the original way it was created.

The sparkle you see on the house, trees and snow bank can be achieved with Nuvo Sparkle Drops.

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Thank you for stopping by today and for having me guest post Catherine!

 

December Monthly, Weekly and Gift List Spreads – Canvo Bullet Journal

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The Tis the Season Stamp Set has these great funky mistletoe, holly and berries stamps that when stamped in vibrant colors have a really playful feel and I loved using them for my December Spreads!

I made three spreads, my Monthly spread so I can see the month at a glance, a gift list (with a big ole ooopsie!) and a weekly spread using a fun technique.

 

The monthly spread was made using our Calendar and Boxes Stencil which is a part of our first monthly Club Canvo Subscription!

If you missed the January subscription, those products will hit the shop around December 20th and you can jump in right now to get on the list for February (will ship by January 5).

On the next page, I decorated my gift list…upside down!  oops! 

This weekly spread uses the same stamps and ink and the masking technique to create a fun and colorful look.  The middle column was masked off and stamped using notebook paper as the mask.  Simply lay it over the part of the journal you don't want stamped, do your stamping and remove it!  It's a really cool look that's very easy to do.

Hope you are inspired!  Please share with us on social media what you are creating in your Canvo!  use #canvobulletjournal so we can find you!

Have an awesome day.


Snow Globe Shaker Card with Jenny

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Hi Everyone!  It's Jenny here, and I'm joining you today with a card I created with the All The Trimmings release.  When this bundle of goodness landed on my doorstep you could hear my delighted squeals down the road – it's such an awesome collection but I gotta say, the pièce de résistance for me were the Snow Globe dies.  For my card today, I've created a classic shaker card, but there are lots of other ways to use these dies!

I first prepared my card base – I used a Premium White notecard, and adhered a panel of the new Love, Doves and Poinsettias patterned paper, leaving a small 1/8″ border.
 
I die cut all of the pieces excluding the smaller circle from the set from Premium White cardstock.  I then taped the small and large circle together and die cut to create a frame.   Using a mini ink dauber, I blended Catherine Pooler Ink in Fuchsia over the frame, the globe base and the tree.  I then blended Royal Treatment over the outer edges and blended inwards to create dimension.  
 
On the deer I blended Twilight ink and added some white gel pen accents.  On the large white circle, I blended It's a Boy, fading out towards the centre.  I also splattered the blue circle with shimmer spray.
 
 
To create the hills, I die cut the large circle again and then cut random waves in it twice to create two layers of hills.  They'll fit perfectly by die cutting the circle out first.   
 
For sparkle, I dunked the hills and the Noel sentiment die cut in Versamark ink and heat embossed in Wanderlust.  This is an exclusive to Catherine Pooler Designs WOW! embossing powder and it is clear with a beautiful shimmer to it.
 
 
To create the shaker, we just have to put it all together!  Adhere the hills first, overlapping them with liquid glue, and flip up the hill tops to create dimension without adding bulk.  Adhere down the tree and the deer wherever you like (just make sure nothing sticks out past the edge of the circle.
 
For the window, I die cut the larger circle again from embossable window plastic and adhered it behind the circle frame. I then added strips of skinny foam tape being the circle, making sure to leave no gaps.   My shaker bits are white stars which I poured onto the scene and then overlaid the window, creating a tight seal.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere the globe, globe base and the Noel sentiment. As a finishing touch (and because I misplaced the centre of the O!) I added a white star in the Noel.
 
I love how this turned out and hope you do too.  The color combos/sequin combos are endless, you can use the deer and tree dies to create scenes on cards without the globe, and you can use your other dies and stamps to create other scenes in the globe itself – it's a must have!
 
Have a wonderful week everyone!
 
Jenny x


Snowy Winter Scene with Lisa Harrolle

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Hi everyone, Lisa here. It's be a while since I visited with you here on Catherine's blog and I'm so happy to be back. Today I want to share with you a fun holiday card that could easily be made into a winter greetings card for after the holidays. Using my Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection and a lovely selection of Catherine Pooler inks I made this winter scene.

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The first thing I did was cut out the snowy hill using the Winterhaven Die set. I used this hill to as a guide on my card front, by lightly tracing a line along the curved edge with a pencil. These little trees from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set look great when you cluster them on a card. Using Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt ink, I stamped three trees directly onto the card front overlapping the pencil line.

I stamped a sentiment from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set in Midnight ink and then heat embossed some clear embossing powder over the top. The shine just gives your sentiment a little extra pop.

I decided to add a blue sky lightly blending some It's A Boy ink, starting from the bottom of the card and lightly fading up into the sentiment. That ink really blends beautifully! Then there was this tiny little fence cut from a tiny little die in the Winterhaven Die set. How cute is that! I just glued it along the pencil line. Now the card front piece is ready for some dimension.

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Adding some fun foam to the back of the snow hill, I lined attached it along the fence line. At this point, the scene really starts taking shape. Now, to add some trees to the foreground. I stamped two more of the same trees only this time I diecut them using the Here We Come A-Caroling die set. For just a little more added dimension I cut two more out of a thick watercolor paper. Just by gluing them to the back of your stamped images you add strength and depth to your diecut piece. Kind of like chipboard.

For a focal point on my card I stamped a different little tree from the Here We Come A-Caroling set in It's A Girl pink! I also added some little ornaments using a tiny dot from the same stamp set in silver embossing powder. These were all added to the snow hill by adhering dimensional tape to the tops and gluing the bottoms directly to the little hill.

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Of course to create a winter scene you have to have some snowflakes right? I used a little watered down Gesso by flicking it on with a paint brush. This adds some great texture but also adds to the dimensional feel to this card. Because the splatters are different sizes it gives the illusion that some are far away and some are close up.

Well, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this little card. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here with Catherine.

Have a beautiful day!  

Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Stamping Techniques

Catherine Christmas, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Masking, Second Generation Stamping 3 Comments

You may not be able to make a gift for everyone on your list this holiday, but you can add a personal touch by adding handmade holiday gift tags! I made these adorable tags in no-time using four stamp sets and six colors of ink.

You can use pre-cut tags, or use the Good Stuff Dies to make perfectly shape tags from the paper of your choice. All of the supplies used to create these tags are listed at the bottom of the post. Read on to lean about the techniques I used to make them.

Hand Stamped Holiday Gift Tag Examples

These handmade holiday gift tags add a personal touch to each gift!

Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Second Generation Stamping

Did you know that you can get more mileage out of your ink pads with the second generation technique?  Stamping a second time (or even third)  before re-inking gives you varying shades of the same color. It works great when going for an easy layered look like the second tag above. Do you see the difference between the two tags below? 

Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Masking

In the tag below, I used the second generation stamping technique to make a lighter tree in the background to the left of the main tree. Second generation stamping also gave me some variation in the brightness of the starts in the second tag.

Handmade Holiday Gift Tags with Masking and Glittery Snowbanks

The Masking Technique makes it look like one image is behind another.  The image you stamp first will look like it's in front.  

Stamp your first image twice; once on your project and a second time on a scratch piece of paper.  Cut the second image out (this is called a mask) and place it over the stamped image on your project.  Next, stamp your second image, remove the mask and it's a bit like magic when the second image looks tucked behind the first!  

It's easy to make a glittery snowbank with Wanderlust Embossing Glitter.  Simply dab your ink pad to the cardstock in the shape of the snowbank. Then quickly pour the embossing glitter over it and heat with your heat tool.

These simple techniques can be used on holiday gift tags like shown here, or use them on your next card making project!

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Hugs!  CP


Ink Smooshed and Watercolored Peace Love & Doves Background with Michelle

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Hello! Michelle Lupton here with you today to share a card I made using the new “All the Trimmings” release and non-traditional Christmas colours.

I started with a piece of watercolour cardstock, and stamped the “Peace, Love and Doves” background stamp and embossed with silver embossing powder. This background stamp is so lovely, I can see that I will be getting a lot of use from it this Christmas time!  I smooshed Suede Shoes, Mardi Gras, Aquatini and Mint to Be inks onto my craft mat, added some water and used them as watercolours to create an ombre effect over the embossed image.

I then used the two smallest Nested Labels dies to create a window in the panel, but I discarded the piece that formed the border between the dies. I stamped and white embossed “Peace” from the Seasonal Sentiments and Borders stamp set onto a piece of vellum, and then layered the pieces so that the vellum is sandwiched between the background and the smallest label. I mounted it all onto a side folding white card base.

Thanks so much for visiting – I hope you have as much fun using this new release as I have!


Pastel Watercolored Village with Ardyth

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, Watercolor 1 Comment

Good morning! Ardyth here with a pretty winter card using products from the Winterhaven Collection! This Stamp of Approval collection was released in October 2017 and it's now available for individual purchase!

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I made a frosty pastel village with the Winterhaven dies. I cut multiples and then watercoloured them with various Catherine Pooler inks before giving each one a coating of sparkle with Sparkle pen.

I used Black Jack ink for my sentiment from Here We Come A-Caroling. This gives a softer look than Midnight would. I layered my scene with a mat of Shadow cardstock, which I also edged with Wink of Stella – it's very glimmery in real life!

The Winterhaven dies can be used in so many ways.  I hope I've inspired you today.

All the Trimmings Winter Scene with Karen

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Hello, Karen here from The Bald Dragonfly with a wintery scene card created from products from the All the Trimmings Holiday Release.

I started with a card base made from the Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then used an embossing marker to color portions of the beautiful Flourishes Background Stamp to resemble blowing snow. I heat embossed the “blizzard” in Singing In The Rain Embossing Glitter by Wow, available in the shop, proving an anchor for the main images.

I then die cut a border from the Nested Label Die, and colored it with Blue Suede Shoes. Inside the frame, I created a little wintery scene with the Snow Globe Dies cut from Slate Card Stock. Before adhering the deer to the card, I snipped the antlers off one of them to create a doe. After these elements were adhered to the card, I coated them with a glitter pen. I finished the card with a sentiment from the For Everything Stamp Set in Blue Suede Shoes ink.

I love all the sparkle on this card and how it resembles a cold winter day. It is super simple to create a snowy scene with elements from the All the Trimmings Release!