Sunny Florals with Allison

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Before you get started…this is Catherine….ummmm…the striped border?  Are you kidding me?  Before you read Allison's tutorial, can you guess how she made it?  It's genius.  Ok…here's Allison!

Hi there, it's Allison here with a fun floral card for you today featuring some of the Wild & Wonderful release products.

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I've included step-by-step instruction so you can easily replicate this card design.

1. Trim cardstock to 8 ½” x 5 ½”. Score at 4 ¼” for a side folding card.

2. Trim 3/8″ off the right hand side of the card. Die cut a 1 ½” circle from the bottom third of the card front.

3. Stamp the blooms & leaves around the edge of the circle.

4. Die cut masks for all the stamped images.  Place them over each coordinating stamp.

5. Using a sponge tool, blend some Limoncello ink over top of all the masks.

6. Remove the masks and color in the images using Copic Markers.

7. Mask off the 3/8″ of the inside of the card along the right edge. Using the “T” from the “THX”, stamp lines using Be Mine ink.

8. Die cut a white cardstock 1 ½” circle. Stamp the greeting in Midnight ink.

9. Stamp a few mini dots in Midnight ink among the flowers.

I hope I've inspired you today.

Tag You're ItOver at StampNation, we're playing a game called “Tag You're It!”, started by our sweet friend, Allison!

It's kinda like the telephone game….except with stamping and card making!

We begin with a muse, someone Tags themselves, CASEs the card, posts it, then the next person Tags themselves and so on.

It's so much fun to see how the cards evolve and change and what inspires people.

Today, I tagged myself, so tomorrow I'll be stamping a card inspired by Tammy's card.  I'll add the photo and video as soon as I can.  I have some ideas spinning around in my head, so I'm excited!

Have a great day, my friends!


Stamping and Negative Die Cuts – video tutorial

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects, Videos

Graduation DayWe did it!  We have a high school graduate!  Raising this amazing person has been the biggest joy and challenge of my life.  And I wouldn't trade one second of it! She'll be off in the fall to UNC Chapel Hill to major in Biology and Spanish and I just can't wait to watch her make her mark on the world.

In this video, I made a card for my girl and with all the activity, hustle and bustle, can you believe I misplaced it!!!  I have piles of cards in my home office and my office office and I know that card (and the other one I made in this video) are around here somewhere!  I suppose a few months from now I'll come across it and I'll pop it in the mail to her.  (Pop it in the MAIL!!!???  sigh….that will take some getting used to!).

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Without further ado, this video has three different ways to use the die cut from Faithful Flutterings and stamp in the negative space.

For the first card, I'll use my MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool to do some of the stamping and you'll see why I needed it for this card.

Even though the Hello/Hola Amigo card is sentimental, I think my favorite card of the three might be the floral bouquet stamped inside the butterfly.

Once you watch the video, leave me a note (cause I made two of these!) and let me know if you like this one that's a bit more Clean and Simple, or do you like the added Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper and the twine?

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All of these products can be purchased in our shop, just click the links to view them.

Have an awesome day and thank you so much for hanging out here today!


You are Wonderful with Ashlea

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects

Hey everyone! It's Ashlea here and I am so excited to be sharing some inspiration with you.

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When I first opened my Creative Team package, I was immediately drawn to the Grateful Heart stamp and die set. Not only are the florals beautiful but who doesn't love large, script-y sentiments? I also love that it comes with the two half wreath floral arrangements and stand alone florals and branches that you can create your own arrangement with. Creative freedom for the win!

For the floral arrangement that I created on this card, I decided to use the best of both worlds. I wanted the flowers to create a sort of bed for the “Wonderful” die, so I marked where the word started and ended on the card stock with a pencil so that I could erase the marks later.

I then realized that the larger of the half wreath stamps still wouldn't be long enough to cradle the word so I decided to stamp the larger of the stand alone flowers on either side of where the word would be. I masked those florals, and then stamped the larger half wreath stamp in order to create a fuller, larger floral arrangement.

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I colored the flowers in with colored pencils and placed the Wonderful die so that about half was in the flowers and half above it. Separately, I used the Wonderful die on a piece of scrap card stock and cut it 3 more times. I glued all of the words on top of one another with the top layer being the piece that was cut from the floral card front. This gave a chipboard quality to the die cut and raised it from the card front in order to make the word a bit more legible.

Finally, I used the sentiment “You Are Loved More Than You Know” from the Grateful Heart stamp set but masked everything except “You Are”. After inking up that portion of the sentiment and removing the mask from the rest of the sentiment, I stamped it directly onto the card front just above the word Wonderful. This creates a sentiment that is part of the design of the card. I used glossy accents over die cut to make it stand out a bit more to be sure it doesn't get completely lost.

I love the simplicity of this card. I'm usually one to add enamel dots, or sequins, or watercolor splatter but I was encouraged to leave the white space here and I'm so happy I did. I hope you're enjoying the new release and all of the inspiration coming along with it! Happy crafting!


Rainbow Note of Thanks with Lydia

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

Hello there everyone, it's Lydia! I'm so excited to be here on Catherine's Blog today sharing a fun card using only sentiments!

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Just how cool is this?!? And it's a card you could send to anybody!

I started with the ‘thanks' from the Note Of Thanks Stamp Set and my go to rainbow CP inks- Rockin' Red, Orange Fizz, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia and Party Dress. I then simply stamped the same ‘thanks' one on top of each other going in rainbow order. I have to say that rainbows make me smile, and this colour combo is one I come back to again and again.

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I then wanted a little extra pop, so I took one of the other sentiments from the set, masked off part of the sentiment and heat embossed the other part of it onto a strip of black cardstock using white embossing powder.

I popped this sentiment strip up using foam tape and added a few black enamel dots for interest.

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I do hope this rainbow of thanks made you smile and that you give it a go!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.


Simply Wonderful with Melissa – stamping inside the BFF Background

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Hi everyone! It's Melissa from Catherine's Creative Team and I'm honored to be guest posting for her today. I thought I would share a card created using products from the recent Wild and Wonderful release.

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For this card, I started by using a Premium White Cardstock Notecard. I masked off the back to protect it from getting any ink on it, then stamped the entire card front using the BFF Background Stamp using Be Mine ink. Inside each of the diamonds, I stamped the You sentiment from the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp using Black Jack ink.

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On a piece of Midnight Cardstock, I stamped the other sentiments from the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it using Opaque Bright White embossing powder from WOW. I wrapped the left edge with a bit of baker's twine then flagged the right end. I adhered it to the front of the card using some foam tape.

I really hope you've enjoyed my card today.


Thank You For All You Do with Tracie Pond

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

Hello Everyone! It is Tracie and I am happy to be here today on Catherine's blog sharing a floral thank you card using product from the amazing Wild and Wonderful release. My card was inspired by the thank you for all you do sentiment in the Note of Thanks stamp set.

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Have you ever performed stamp surgery? Well, that is how this card began. I was drawn to the curved line below thank you. I played around on scrap paper to see if a circle could be created with it. Yes, it works!!! You can accomplish this with masking, but I went with the stamp surgery method….just be careful if you go this route. Trim away for all you do so thank you and the curved line are together.

Cut a 3-3/4 inch square piece of premium white cardstock. Stamp thank you on the top center of each side. My color choice for the sentiment was Black Jack. You do need to be careful to make sure the lines touch. I overlapped in a couple of spots.

Now it is time for the interior of the circle. I stamped three of the tulips from the Focus on the Good Floral stamp set. They are stamped on premium white cardstock using Be Mine and Party Dress inks. I proceeded to use the coordinating die and die-cut the pretty tulips. I determined placement of the tulips and then stamped stems in Lime Rickey. Then I adhered the tulips with dimensional foam tape.

Finally it is time to use the “for all you do” part of the stamp. White heat emboss it on midnight cardstock. Trim and adhere using dimensional foam tape.

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The BFF Background easily resembles a fence, so I clear heat embossed it on a midnight 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch cardbase. I did not like the white panel directly on the black cardbase, so I cut a 4 inch square white panel and applied Be Mine ink along the border. Much better and it looks nice with the tulips. The white panel and pink bordered panel are adhered with a tape runner and then attached to the cardbase with craft foam. I finished the card with some coordinating nuvo drops.

My style is simple. This card truly is really easy to create. Do not let all of the detail scare you. Take it in pieces. You will be amazed at your results! Happy creating!!

Thank you and have a beautiful day. – Tracie


Crush on Grape Crush with Susan

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

Hi Everyone! Susan here sharing a card featuring the new Wonderful Wildflowers stamps and dies and the new Grape Crush ink from the Wild & Wonderful Release.

7FE9EAEFD4C246149BD186C86183F7C7I've never been a fan of purple but with this new Grape Crush ink color I've changed my mind! I smooshed the ink pad onto my craft mat and spritzed it a few times with water. I used the ‘pool' of watered down purple ink as my ink pad and stamped the flowers onto water color paper.

I stamped the outline stamp and the flower center with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut each one out. The leaves are stamped directly onto the card panel with Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt and the flowers are adhered to the panel.

I popped the large flower on the right up on craft foam for some dimension. I love the different shades of purple that appear when stamping this way. The sentiment, from the A Note Of Thanks stamp set, was stamped with Black Jack ink.

Happy Stampin'

And thanks so much for visiting!


Ink Blended and Glittered Congratulations Card for Ardyth

Catherine Floral, Gallery, Projects, Techniques, Videos

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Today we’re hopping to celebrate a YouTube milestone for Ardyth — reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers!  After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the video description below for the next person in the hop.

Be sure to leave your comments on the YouTube VideosClick here for mine, then follow the link in the description to visit the next video.

There are more than 20 participants on this video hop and there are prizes to be won!

  • One comment from each video on the hop will be chosen to win 2 Catherine Pooler inks of your choice.
  • One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC.
  • One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $100 from A Jillian Vance Design.

And because today is also Ardyth’s birthday (Happy Birthday Ardyth!), she’s contributing three $25 Gift Certificates:

  • one to Ellen Hutson LLC
  • one to Catherine Pooler Designs and
  • one to A Jillian Vance Design

 

to three randomly-chosen comment on her video on YouTube.

 

If you get lost along the way, go to Ardyth’s blog for the full list of particpants.

All prizes will be announced on Monday, June, 11th so you have until then to comment.

Those are the deets…now let's get stamping!

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I thought a rainbow Congratulations card would be perfect for this occasion.  A little masking, a little sponging and a little glittering…check out the How-to video tutorial!

I really love this funky block with the Congratulations!  Next time I want to try stamping the whole card with the Congratulations in black and sponge color over just ONE of the blocks.

Or how about sponging all of them one color except for one block and have that a contrasting color, or a different shade of the same color? Let me know if you try it!

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Congratulations, Ardyth!  We are proud of you for this milestone and are excited to see you continue to grow.  You have such incredible talent to share and we are thankful and lucky to have a front row seat to that!  xoxoxox

Wonderful Wildflowers in pink and green

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects

Focus on the good wildflowers2The first card uses the Wonderful Wildflowers Stamp Set for the flowers, the Focus on the Good Stamp Set for the sentiment and the BFF Background peeking out as a fabulous and simple geometric pop of goodness.

The flowers really show off how nicely our palette of inks stamp!  I used Party Dress and Rockin' Red on the dark flowers, Be Mine and Party Dress on the light flowers.

The leaves were stamped with Melon Ice and Garden Party.  A bit of small flowers and the centers stamped in Limoncello and a few black polka dots finish off the card.

Focus on the good WildflowersI LOVE the contrast of the black and white with these amazing pinks!  These flowers have a slight elegant flair to them while still being really fun and whimsical.

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Hello World – Tune in this weekend to see Catherine on Create & Craft!

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Well hello there everyone – this is Kelly, hijacking Catherine's blog for the Friday post.

catherine-pooler-travelingWell, it's not REALLY a hijacking. Catherine hopped on an airplane yesterday and headed across the pond to the United Kindom!

Her final destination? The studios at Create and Craft where she'll be LIVE on the air demonstrating Catherine Pooler Inks and some EXCLUSIVE products!

If you want to watch live, you can head over to the Create and Craft Program Guide to see when the shows will air. Make sure you select your time zone in the drop-down box at the top. She has two shows on Sunday, May 27th and two shows on Monday, May 28th.

Click the Remind Me link to the right of the show times so that you don't miss it.

There are several ways to watch Catherine live even if you don't live in the UK. Here's how:

1. You can watch online at the Create and Craft website. When show time arrives, go to the Create and Craft website and click the red On Air Now box at the top left of the page. You'll be taken to the page with the live shows.

2. Use your streaming service. If you already have Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Dish Network (channel 122) or Roku, you can get Create and Craft. More information is here.

3. Download the Create and Craft Mobile App. Get it in Google Play or the iPhone in the App Store.

 25--Hello-WorldTo celebrate Catherine's adventure, we decided to offer 25% off the Hello World Stamp set!

I am SUPER EXCITED to watch her on TV and I hope you are able to catch it as well. Create and Craft does replay the shows, so keep an eye out for that as well.

Also keep an eye on the Facebook page and YouTube channel to catch some behind the scenes action and some travel adventures as Catherine and Randall do some exploring in the UK. I'm also pretty sure the team and I will be up to some Clubhouse hijinks while we're on our own.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stamping!

KellyKelly

Blog Hop Winners!

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Hello from across the pond my friends! This week has been incredible seeing all the amazing projects the Creative Team created with the new products from our Wild & Wonderful Release!

Thank you so much to all of you that left comments on our blogs, you make our day!

To thank you for perking us up with your amazing comments along the hop, I’ve chosen FIVE random winners to receive two free ink pads and FREE shipping! Congratulations to these winners:

  • Ally Shrewsbury
  • Cindy Holmes
  • Cheryl Flemming
  • Mary Holshouser
  • Dee Earnshaw

Please click the contact button at the top of the page, tell us you’re a winner and we’ll forward info on how to redeem your prize!

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Randall and I arrived in London this morning and are so excited to head over to Create & Craft TV Sunday and Monday. Stay tuned for more details on that! Watch our Facebook page and Instagram for updates and show times.

Have an amazing weekend!

Wild & Wonderful Product Release Day! Blog Hop Day 3

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

W&W_Available-Now_BlogThis has been such a great week…adding new stamps, dies and INKS to the shop as well as scrambling around getting ready for our trip to the UK.  It's been fun…but a little crazy, too.

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Randall and I head out tonight for London and Sunday and Monday, you'll see me on Create and Craft TV.  Watch our Facebook page and Instagram for updates and show times.

Also, to really make sure you are in the loop, head over here to grab our Color Combination Download and be added to our newsletter list!

We are SUPER excited!

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The first card today has a fun stamped border with All That Jazz, Be Mine, Melon Ice and Grape Crush.

Thank you so much2I stamped the “Thank you so much” on a white card layer, cut up to the edge of the stamped image with my paper cutter, then used a pair of sharp scissors to cut around the circle.

I added a small black border and dimensional adhesive to the back of this card.

THX Sparkle Butterfly 2The next card was made on Facebook Live – click here to view it!

I used more of that BFF Background stamped paper that was hanging out on my desk to accent the sentiment and flowers from A Note of Thanks Stamp Set.

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The butterfly was left over from when I made this card on YouTube Live.  Don't you LOVE when you have pieces of this and pieces of that on your desk that you can incorporate into a card?

sparkled butterflyHere is that card I made and had the left over butterfly….can you believe this rainbow was made from just the four ink colors in the Carnivale Collection?  They blend beautifully together and make amazing colors when they blend.

That butterfly embossed with Wanderlust Embossing Glitter…well, I'm just smitten with it!

W&W_Comment-To-Win_BlogCOMMENT TO WIN:  Leave a comment to let us know what other four colors you are hoping will round out the Carnivale Collection later this year.

PRIZES:  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  

Announced Friday, May 25.

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Wild & Wonderful Product Release Day! Blog Hop Day 2

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

W&W_Available-Now_BlogHello my friends!  Did you get to hop yesterday?  There were some pretty fabulous projects on the Creative Team blogs, I know I was inspired!  If you missed it, click here to start.

Also be sure to follow us on social media, we do lots of posts and live streams that are always a ton of fun!

 

Get ready for another day of inspiration.  Peruse, be inspired, hop, comment and then be sure to come back tomorrow to do it again!!!

wildflowers 2This card was made with the Wonderful Wildflowers stamp set with Limoncello and Tiki Torch ink for the flowers and Melon Ice and Garden Party ink for the leaves.

I have to be honest…I love the look of the three popped up flowers on this card, but that came about by accident.  Can you guess how?

I messed up when I stamped one of the flowers and I was almost done with the card and didn't want to start over.  Soooo…die cut flowers, 3 of them placed around the card, saved the day!

wildflowersHow fun is this Thank You So Much stamp?  I love it combined with the BFF Background stamped in black on the edge of the card.  I stamped a whole 1/4 sheet of cardstock with the BFF Background Stamp and have been cutting it and using small bits of it on tons of different cards.  I love how it looks!

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The next card uses the Wonderful Wildflower Stamp Set and A Note of Thanks Stamp set and that amazing BFF Background just peeking out behind the strip of yellow flowers.  I was left with a little strip of flowers when I trimmed the first card down.  When I saw it laying on my desk, I thought, HEY!  That would look AWESOME with a strip of BFF Background!  Luckily, I had that laying on my desk as well!

A few THX stamped in the same colors as the flowers and I had everything I needed for this fun card.

THX WildflowersI hope you enjoyed my projects today, I sure loved making them!  There is a ton of inspiration waiting on the Creative Team Blogs.  Be sure to comment for your chance to win some prizes and have fun!

W&W_Comment-To-Win_BlogCOMMENT TO WIN:  Leave a comment to let us know what other four colors you are hoping will round out the Carnivale Collection later this year.

PRIZES:  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  

Announced Friday, May 25.

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Wild & Wonderful Product Release Day! Blog Hop Day 1

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects

W&W_Available-Now_BlogHappy Release day, my friends!  We have some pretty fabulous products hitting the shop…stamps, dies, background stamps and INK!  WOOOT!  Here is the round up!

WW Product sheetThe projects today all use the super fun Kaleidescope Background Stamp.  All three of these backgrounds I made on a Live Stream with StampNation Members last week.

Members, click here to view it!

Click here to learn more about membership if you haven't joined us yet!

Kaleidescope 6This background was embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder, ink sponged over the top, spritzed with water and let to dry.

The die cut Congrats was embossed several times with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

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Kaleidescope 4The next background was the same ink colors, Shea Butter, Rose Petals and Green Tea.  I sponged the ink over a White Embossed Background and added the “a note of thanks” greeting.  I gently swiped my ink pad across white cardstock to get matching paper for my Rose Petals Ink!

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Kaleidescope 2The next background was Flirty Fuchsia, Aquatini and Lime Rickey sponged over white embossing.

I LOVE the colors that are made where the colors blended together!

A fun “thanks” stamped on the Dotted Circles die and a black strip of yardstick across the front and it's done!

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Which of these three cards is your favorite?

Before we get to the hop and prizes…in other news…

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Remember those palettes in the warehouse with all those boxes?   They've already made their way across the pond and I'll be right behind them!

I'm heading to the UK on Thursday to be on Create & Craft TV.  Mark your calendars for May 27, 28 and 29th.  We'll keep you posted on times and if you aren't in the UK, you can still watch on their website.  We are SO excited!

To celebrate, we have a little special for ya.  Click the image to view in the shop!

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Ok…what's a blog hop without prizes?  I don't know, cause we've never done that.  Here are the deeds.

W&W_Comment-To-Win_BlogCOMMENT TO WIN:  Leave a comment to let us know what other four colors you are hoping will round out the Carnivale Collection later this year.

PRIZES:  5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  

Announced Friday, May 25.

Thank you Card 5On to the hop list.  Visit the blogs, leave comments, be inspired, then grab your goodies in the shop!

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Wild & Wonderful Product Release and New Ink Colors!

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects, Videos

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It's release week and we have NEW INK!  WOOOOT!

Last night, there was a Party in the Clubhouse.  If you missed it, here's the replay!

We had a great time making Grape Crush and Limoncello and you're going to have a great time stamping with them!

These two new colors look pretty incredible with Be Mine and All That Jazz…check it out!

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These are the first four colors of our Carnivale Collection.  We'll be adding four more colors to round out this collection later this year.

All That Jazz is currently in the store.  Be Mine was available in the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection and will be available for sale on Tuesday.

Grape Crush and Limoncello will be available on Tuesday as well.

You will be able to purchase them:

  • individually
  • as a group of four (Be Mine, Limoncello, All That Jazz, Grape Crush)
  • two brand new colors (Limoncello and Grape Crush) and the ink refills as a part of the “I Want It All” bundle

 

This card features a few of our new products that you'll be seeing more of this weekend:

  • Focus on the Good Stamp Set and Dies
  • BFF Background
  • Note of Thanks Stamp Set

 

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Here is a YouTube Live replay sharing the new colors and the Note of Thanks Stamp set.

 

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Products used on this card:

Inks: Be Mine, Limoncello, All That Jazz, Grape Crush

Stamps:  A Note of Thanks, BFF Background

Party Line Colors

Here's a look at all 24 Party Line ink colors.  It's a pretty amazing rainbow of vibrant, saturated colors!!!

  • It's a Girl, *Be Mine, Party Dress, Rockin' Red
  • Tutti Frutti, Bellini, Orange Twist
  • Tiki Torch, Tiara, *Limoncello
  • Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt
  • Mint to Be, Aquatini, All That Jazz, Fiesta Blue
  • It's a Boy, Something Borrowed
  • Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, *Grape Crush

 

*Available in the shop on Tuesday, May 22!

 

If you are new to our ink, please visit this page to learn what is different about them.  You are going to LOVE them!