Embossed Village with Kimberly Wiener

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Hi, it's Kimberly.  I'm thrilled to be here on Catherine's blog.  Today I have a card that features some of the products that originally released in the SOA Winterhaven collection and are now available for individual purchase in the shop.


For this card I used the Mint To Be and It's a Girl inks for a soft wintry look.
The edges surrounding the front panel and the mini houses, church and trees, were embossed with WOW Wanderlust embossing powder, giving a frosted look.
The stamped leaves in Mint To Be really remind me of the lovely blue green of spruce trees.  The embossed edged panel is windswept snow.
The Tis' the Season set is so versatile.  I hope that you will enjoy this collection as much as I have.


This collection really is cram packed full of holiday sweetness!

Coffee Cup Canvo Bullet Journal Spread for December

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CP Designs, CPD Ink

This weekly spread for my Canvo Bullet Journal is for the last week of November through December 2.  It really can be used for just about any week because the theme is general.  (great because I'm posting it late!)

I learned some things along the way with lining up some of these stamps which you'll see in the video tutorial below.


I stamped the coffee cups with Midnight Ink, which is waterproof…disclaimer:  Midnight will stain your stamps so just a really light touch on the ink pad will do.  If you push too hard, your stamp will sink into the ink pad and you'll get ink all over the stamp.  

I love these corner and border stamps, it makes it really easy to divide up the sections for the days of my week and a notes section for the week.

I love this color palette of Aquatini, Lime Rickey and Be Mine!

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Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is awesome!

Here We Come A-Caroling with Taheerah

Catherine Christmas, Ink Blending

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful day! I'm Taheerah and I'm hijacking Catherine's blog today! It's okay, she knows I'm doing it, so I'm not hacking, hee hee!

I'm here to bring you another card created with the goodies from the *awesome* Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection! I'm sure you've ordered your box already, right? Isn't the collection amazing?!  The products are now available for individual purchase, so exciting!


I really loved all of the sweet images from the Here We Come A-Caroling set, so of course I had to put them all together in a little scene!


I started by die cutting a hill mask using the Winterhaven dies, then blended some of the amazing Catherine Pooler inks to create my dramatic night sky! I moved my mask a few times too and lightly blended some It's A Boy ink to create some snow drifts.


I wanted my tree to be fuller than the stamp in the set, so I stamped it three times, overlapping the each of the sides to create my fuller tree! I then stamped all of my carolers and their companions to surround the tree. All of the carolers face the same way, so I used some mirror stamping to be able to stamp the little girl on the left! So fun!

Santa flying above, some mist splatter for stars, and a heat embossed sentiment all bring this scene together perfectly!

I hope you've really loved this card as much as I loved making it! Make sure you grab all those new CP inks to add to your collection, and the latest Stamp of Approval Collection if you can still get your hands on it as well!
Thanks for stopping by!


Wood Grain Background, Plaid and Cocoa Mug Holiday Card

Catherine Christmas, Coloring, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Holiday, Videos

Every year I have to make at least one pink holiday card!  This time it's pink plaid a pink cup of cocoa! 

I love this card layout, just change up the colors, the background stamps (or use some patterned paper!!!) and switch out the cup of cocoa for a snowman, a snowflake, a Christmas Tree, holly and berries…so many possibilities!

Leave me a comment and let me know if YOU are a lover of pink holiday cards like I am!

All the products used are linked to the shop below…thanks for visiting!

Snowy Winter Night with Susan

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending

Hi Everyone. Susan here with a card that uses some products from the All The Trimmings release. I'm thrilled with how this card turned out and it was actually really easy to make.

I love night time winter scenes so when I saw the deer and tree dies I knew right away what I was going to do. It reminds me of winter where we used to live. Deer were often wandering onto our property and I loved watching them.

I started by sponging Suede Shoes ink onto a piece of 4 x 5 ¼ inches white cardstock, keeping it lighter in the middle and darker towards the outer edges. To give the sky some more depth, I sponged some Midnight ink on the outer edges.

I made the snow bank by tearing the edge of two strips of white cardstock and then covered them with embossing paste.  Once dry, I added one directly to the sponged panel and the other was popped up with craft foam.  Using direct-to-paper, I covered white card stock with Icing on the Cake ink.  I die cut the deer and trees from this and then tucked them into the snow.  I added dots for falling snow with a white gel pen, being sure to add dots directly to the images. This gives the appearance of snow falling in front as well as behind the images.

I stamped the sentiment onto scrap card stock, hand trimming each letter and then added them directly to the card.

This is such a great release full of fun and festive images and gorgeous dies!  Thanks so much for visiting.

Patterned Paper with Holly & Berries Cover Plate Die

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Patterned Paper

Hello!  This is Jen from Jen's Ink Spot and today I am sharing a simple card that would be easy to mass produce.

I started by cutting a piece of paper from the Love, Doves & Poinsettias Patterned Paper pack to 4 ¼ x 5 ½ and used that for my background panel.   I then die cut a piece of Premium White Cardstock with the Holly and Berries Cover Plate.  I wanted to give my die cut piece a little bit of dimension so on the back of each of the solid holly pieces I adhered small pieces of dimensional tape to raise the panel up.  I placed this panel directly on top of the patterned paper.

I die cut a piece of red cardstock with the Nested Labels die and stamped the sentiment, from Here We Come A-Caroling, with Midnight ink and adhered that to the Holly & Berries die cut piece.  To finish the card off I added a few clear sequins around the sentiment.

Simple.  Easy to reproduce.  And something that family and friends will enjoy receiving.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

November Weekly Spread for the Canvo Bullet Journal

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Halloween & Fall

With my monthly and weekly spreads, I love having a theme that I can pull through all my spreads for a cohesive look.  For November, I used the Leaf Motifs Stamp Set and created a lot of different looks.

On this weekly spread I also used the Masking Technique and the Put a Pin In It Stamp Set.  View the video to see how I did it!


The corner stamps from the Put a Pin In It stamp set make great dividers for the days of the week and the clipboards are great for notes.  The steno pads stamped on the right would be great for appointment, special reminders or other notes.


Have you checked out Club Canvo?  Click here to learn more about getting monthly inspiration delivered to your door!

Registration for the first month of this subscription closes on November 30!  If you miss signing up, the products will be in the shop by the 20th of December IF we have stock left.

Thanks for visiting, hope you're day is awesome!

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Here We Come A-Caroling with Laurel Beard

Catherine Christmas, CPD Ink

Hi there! Laurel Beard here thrilled to be taking over the Catherine Pooler blog today to share a project I made using goodies from the holidaylicious Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection.

I have a thing for black silhouette images! The Santa and reindeer? The choir kids? I just love them so I knew instantly I wanted to use them. But first, I needed just a pop of color!

Hello, Christmas trees!! I stamped them in various colors of Catherine Pooler inks on the bottom of the card panel.


Then it was time to build up the scene. I stamped Santa and his reindeer up in the sky and then stamped and die cut the chorus peeps and the little doggie and popped them up with some foam dimension…. Midnight Black inks rocks my world I tell you!!!!! Add the sentiment and sprinkle a little music notes about and the scene is complete! I adhered that panel to a card base and created the black and white stripe using the candle stamp!


I adore this collection!!!!! It sure put me in the holiday spirit! Thanks for letting me take over Catherine's blog today!!!!  Have an amazing day!

Masking Technique on a Fun Tracker for the Canvo Bullet Journal

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Halloween & Fall

Like all the mothers out there, I spend so much time working, taking care of the kids and the house that sometimes I forgot to make sure I'm having fun!  Now that I have this awesome Canvo Bullet Journal, I can track it! At the end of the month I can look back and remember the fun I had and make sure my life is balanced.

A Fun Tracker can be a simple bulleted list, or you can add stamping techniques for some creative fun!


The Masking Technique is a great way to layer stamped images behind each other.  Stamp the image you want to be in “front”.  Then use a scratch piece of paper – this is your mask-, sometimes I stamp and cut out the image, to layer over the image you just stamped.

Stamp the image you'd like to be “behind” the first image, remove the mask and it looks like the second image is behind the first one!

Sometimes there is a gap between the images, to avoid this, put your mask ever so slightly inside the image you are stamping on top of.

You can also try stamping again (this doesn't always look great because it's difficult to stamp your image in the exact spot as the first time) or use a Blender Pen to fill in with color.

Hope you are inspired and if you are new to the Canvo Bullet Journal, learn more here and here:

Thanks for visiting…now go have some fun and record it!


Cake, Coffee and Friends with Susan

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Stamp of Approval

Hi Everyone! It's Susan and I'm thrilled to be here sharing a card today that features the I Eat Cake stamp and die sets, the Perfect Blend stamp set and the Morning Joe Dies.


I started by stamping all of the images you see in a variety of colors from the Spa Collection and die cutting them all with their coordinating dies. After arranging and adhering them to a white card panel I stamped the steam with Black Jack ink using second generation stamping and then I performed a little stamp surgery.  I knew I wanted to use the “a Party Without CAKE is Just a Meeting” sentiment and the arched “coffee and friends” sentiments and two different colors of ink. I could've done some masking, but honestly, I tend to mess up more often than not when there's that much masking to do on a sentiment. Instead I cut the sentiment apart and stamped each piece individually. It works perfectly every time and when you don't need to do any masking just place them all together on a block and it's as if you never cut them up in the first place. It's brilliant!

The edge piece is die cut from white card stock using the ric rac border die from the Morning Joe die set. I adhered that to the panel and then using all the same ink colors I added a stamped dot to the center of each point.

To finish off my card I adhered the panel with craft foam to a piece of Smoke card stock cut to 4 ¼” x 11″ and scored at 5 ½” and added a little shading with a black pencil crayon and smudging it a bit with my finger.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stampin'

Thanksgiving Week Spread: Canvo Bullet Journal

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CP Designs, CPD Ink

Better late than never!  As I recover from the turkey coma and prepare for a second one tomorrow (one of the kiddos was sick on Thanksgiving Day, so we are having a Take 2 tomorrow!), I realized I didn't get a chance to post this video!

It's quick…so grab a cuppa and take a minute for some Bullet Journal inspiration!

I have been making themed spreads for my months and weeks, and you can see I carried November's theme through to this page.  I added a few leaves from the Leaf Motifs Stamp Set, but if you are ready for your December spreads, no worries!  Holiday images will be perfect in place of the leaves.

I {heart} the banners in the Daily Plan Stamp Set!  There are many ways to use them, and for this spread I simply wrote the day of the week on top and added the date to one of the banners.

Fill in your To-dos and stay organized for this holiday season.

You can also modify a spread like this for your holiday gift list.  Write the person's name on the line and gift ideas under it. 

If you're new to Canvo Bullet Journaling, see the links at the bottom of the post for links to informational posts and videos.

Subcriptions are open for Club Canvo!  The January stamp set and the Calendar and Boxes Stencil will ship by December 5th and registration for this first round closes on November 30.

These products will be available in the shop later this month, but if you want a jump start on your January spreads, and a treat in your mailbox, be sure to subscribe!

Thank you for visiting, have an awesome day!

A Cup of Tea with the Masking Technique with Ilina

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement, Masking

Hi everyone,  Ilina here today taking over Catherine's blog. If you know me, you know very well that I live off of coffee, but I do love tea and this stamp set “Cuppa Tea” makes me love tea even more. The tea pot is just amazing. So I had to use it for today's card.


For my card today I started by stamping the tea pot using All that Jazz ink.  Next, using the masking technique, I stamped in the flourish using Party Dress, Lime Rickey and Tiara inks. I stamped the lid and bottom with Party dress and die cut it. Next I stamped the tea cup using Party Dress and All That Jazz inks and die cut as well.

To add extra interest I decided to cut a border using Bordering Sweet die from vellum. I trimmed it to 3″ and adhered to my panel made from Premium White card stock.


Before I adhered the images, I stamped the sentiment using Midnight ink, then using foam squares I adhered the tea pot and tea cup. To finish my card I adhered the panel onto Midnight top folding note card.

Thank you so much joining me today and I hope you are inspired to create something!

Holiday Card with Party and Spa Colors

Catherine Christmas, Coloring, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending

Our two collections of ink colors will make it super easy to color coordinate your next card making project!  

Spa Collection – muted, sophisticated tones

Party Collection – vibrant, saturated tones

See them in action in this video:


Another great feature of our inks is how easy it is to ink a stamp!  CP inks are on a foam pad which makes ink transfer super easy.  Just two or three gentle LOVE TAPS are all you need to get full coverage on your stamp which transfers beautifully to your cardstock.  

Did you see how easy it was to ink the Flourish Background stamp?!

You can really see the difference in the color collections from these two cards.  The above card is made with Spa inks and the card below is made with Party inks. 

The inks don't dry immediately giving you time to blend beautiful backgrounds with your ink applicator tool.  You can also use a Blender Pen or Waterbrush to color images.

These inks have become a customer favorite, if you haven't picked any up yet, you can check them out in the shop.  You're going to love them!

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed seeing these inks in action!

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Perfect Blend Coffee Cup Rack with Tracie Pond

Catherine CP Designs, Stamp of Approval

Hello Everyone! It is Tracie and I am happy to be here today sharing a fun card I created using product from the Stamp of Approval, Celebrate Friends Collection, which is now in the shop available as individual items!

CP SOA Perfect Reason Perfect Blend Tracie Pond 800 (4 of 5)

The Perfect Blend stamp set and coordinating dies are so cute. I just love the elements included in the set. This card started by repeat stamping the coffee bean grinder on Sand Dunes cardstock. It is clear embossed displaying a lovely tone on tone color which results in a fun background.

I then die-cut a bunch of coffee cups from white cardstock. My home decorating style is neutral with a punch of color, so I kept true to that and left the cups white adding some interest with pops of color with the stamped elements. Party Dress, Fiesta Blue and Lime Rickey work well for any friend, male or female, so have this card handy for your next coffee date.

CP SOA Perfect Reason Perfect Blend Tracie Pond 800 (5 of 5)

I wanted to incorporate the Morning Joe border die, so I used it to create a rack to hang the cups. This created a great place to put the sentiment, so I added a sign on the cup rack and used that for the sentiment which is white heat embossed. All of the elements are attached with foam tape to the background piece and then attached to the card base.

I hope you were inspired to create with the Stamp of Approval – Celebrate Friends Collection.  It makes our hearts happy when we see your creations. Make sure to share with us and tag #catherinepoolerdesigns so we can leave you some love.

Thank you and have a beautiful day.