Kind of Batty Product Release Day #1

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Halloween & Fall, Videos

IT'S RELEASE DAY!  My favorite day!  Over the past week, we've shared the products in this release right here on my blog and now you can find them all in the shop.

We have several ordering options:

Every item is available individually.

Going Batty Bundle:  Spooky Hollow Stamps and Dies, Everything but the Broom Stamps and Dies, Who's There Coverplate, Spider Web Background Stamp and Going Batty Background Stamp, Twilight Ink Pad and Refill, Sand Castle Ink Pad and Refill.

Kind of Wonderful Bundle:  Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind Dies, Rose Garden Stamp Set and Dies, Hello Autumn Stamp Set and Dies, Angled Squares Background Stamp, Twilight Ink Pad and Refill, Sand Castle  Ink Pad and Refill

Kind of Batty Bundle – all the new stamps, dies and inks listed in both bundles above!

We also have some new Nuvo Drops and Embossing Powders added to the shop!

This project features the new Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind dies and Angled Squares Background Stamp with an Emboss Resist Technique and some rainbow ink colors! 


The three dies from the Three of a Kind die set layer beautifully together and give lots of great options for  using them.

You can cut out the smallest “Kind” and use it on it's own, or stamp the “kind” from the Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set and cut it out.

Layer it on the two larger dies in the set for some serious dimension and interest on your hand made cards!

On the first card I stamped the Angled Squares Background Stamp in WOW Embossing Ink, poured on White Embossing Powder and heat it.  Next, I spritzed the background with water and inked the long
 paint stroke stamp from the Eat, Sleep, Create Stamp Set and stamped it in rainbow colors down the watercolor cardstock.

The wet cardstock created a fun color washed background and the white embossed image resisted the ink and stayed white.

The layered kind and that cute flower along with some cut sentiments finished off the card.

The second card was created by stamping the wide paint stroke from the Eat, Sleep, Create Stamp Set along the edge of the card layer.  The layered kind was added along with “and wonderful friend” and some white Nuvo drops.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and video tutorials!  Now it's time to hop!

PRIZES!  We have three days of blog hops, so we have three prizes to give away!  One commenter from all the blogs will be chosen for each day to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop.  Good luck!

Inspiration awaits…here is the blog hop order, click Ilina's name to visit her blog, check out the eye candy, then scroll to the bottom to see the hop list and visit the blogs in order.  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win!  Have fun!


We'll see you tomorrow with more fun projects and another great hop!

Layered Fall Leaves and Rose Stamps – Multi-Step Stamping

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Floral, Thank You, Videos

It's time to show you those amazing roses from the above graphic!  Have you been wondering about them?

AND our brand new ink color.  It's the perfect addition to our Neutrals Collection of Ink.

We have several resources available to help you successfully stamp these multi-step stamp sets and get gorgeous results, including an insert when you purchase your stamp set and this video tutorial.  


Stamping the layered roses stamp set and multi-step fall stamp set can be easy using this method. Simply die cut a template with the dies for each set, line the template up on your MISTI Stamping Tool and use it as a guide to position your stamps.

Remove the template, stamp the first color. Add the template back, position the second layer of stamps and stamp the second color of ink. Do this for the next two layers of stamping. Then, position the dies over your stamped images and die cut all images at once.

The fall stamp set is perfect for fall birthdays, thank you cards and cards to show someone how grateful you are for them.  Or maybe you'll send a card to encourage someone to be grateful…life can be so busy, it can be hard to remember to stop and smell the roses!  Speaking of roses…read through the end of this blog post to see them!

I love the stamp layering or multi-step stamping method I shared in the video because it really helps me line my stamps up using the die cut template and the MISTI Stamping Tool.

I like to do several sets of stamped images at once with this method.  It's assembly line fashion at its best!

Once you have a bunch of leaves stamped and cut out, it's easy to add them to clean and simple cards.

For this one, a simple sentiment embossed in Bark Embossing Powder and layered on Chocolate Cardstock is all you need!

For the layered roses card, I used the BFF Background Stamp Set, stamped it in WOW Embossing Ink (or Versamark) and covered it with White Embossing Powder.  When Heat Embossed, the background creates a subtle, yet gorgeous tone-on-tone backdrop that reminds me of a lattice.  Perfect for die cut roses!

These products will be available in the shop on Wednesday morning.  Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set with Watercolor Background with Ink Pads

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Encouragement, Watercolor

Our “Kind of Batty” release will hit the shop on August 15th!  This release is “kind of” two releases in one (see what I did there?  lol).

The “Going Batty” part of the release includes our Halloween goodies.  

  • Going Batty Background Stamp
  • Spider Web Background Stamp
  • Everything But the Broom Stamp Set and Dies
  • Spooky Hollow Stamp Set and Dies
  • Who's There Cover Plate

BLOG POSTS:  You can see those HERE and HERE and HERE.

We have new INK!  

  • Twilight Ink Pad

We actually have two new inks coming out, can you guess the second one?  I'll reveal it tomorrow!

The second part of the release is the Kind of Wonderful Release and includes:

  • Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set
  • Three of a Kind Dies
  • Angled Squares Background Stamp

and a few more products I'll show you tomorrow!

You all love a “I Want it All” bundle, so we'll have three.

  • Going Batty I Want it All – includes all of our Halloween goodies and the two ink pads and refills
  • Kind of Wonderful I Want it All – includes today's products plus what I'll share tomorrow and the two ink pads and refills!
  • Kind of Batty – all new products


Let's take a look at the Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set and Three of a Kind Dies!

The “KIND” stamp…what do you think?  It's Kind of Amazing, right?

You can stamp the image alone and it'll make a fabulous statement on your card.  OR, stamp it and die cut and layer.

There are three layering dies, one that cuts the “KIND” out perfectly (use with or without the stamp) and two that layer behind it.

I hope you were able to follow the video, I have another one coming your way later this week.

Stay tuned:

Monday – last product reveals and INK!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you'd like to see!

Tuesday – 3 pm eastern.  StampNation Early Ordering.

Wednesday – 9 am Eastern.  All new products hit the shop and our blog hops begin!

Thanks for hanging out today!  See you tomorrow!

Halloween – Haunted House cards with Natalie Green (the illustrator!)

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Halloween & Fall, Videos

Meet Natalie!  She's the genius behind this quirky, haunted (but fun!) house we have coming out for Halloween card making this year.

She sat down for a bit of an interview, then did some stamping with me!  This is a replay of our Facebook Live.

When we were done, Natalie stayed for a while and created this…can you believe she's created less than a dozen hand made cards?  I guess when you have a creative mind like she does, it comes naturally!

Natalie told me that a card like this is what she had in mind when she illustrated this set.  The house, stairs and the fence were embossed in white on Midnight cardstock.  She sponged a sunset background, created a hill for the house to sit on and finished it off with the moon and that super cut witch.  

Here's my finished card.  Mine seems a little scary, but fun at the same time.  It's kinda like a candy haunted house!  lol.

Thanks for visiting today and letting me introduce Natalie.  These products will be in the shop on Wednesday morning.  If you're a StampNation Member, you'll get to shop early on Tuesday!  

Click here to become our newest member.

See you on Monday with more product reveals!

BOO! Glow in the Dark Spider Web Halloween Card

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Halloween & Fall, Videos

Who's There!?  lol…we have been so excited to release this product, y'all!  A cover plate with spooky eyeballs peeking out?  Just brilliant.  And so much fun.  We've been brainstorming ideas on ways to use this cover plate, just wait for the blog hops with the Creative Team (begins on Wednesday!) because they have some great ideas to share.

For this card, I used it in the way we intended (though, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for another idea!) and made a fun Halloween card.  View the video for all the details.

Start by die cutting a piece of Midnight Cardstock with the Who's There Cover Plate.  The Cover Plate will cut your layer to an A2 card size, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.

Next, stamp the Spider Web Background Stamp with WOW Embossing Ink, pour Glow in the Dark Embossing Powder over it and heat.

Next, run your Tiara ink pad over a layer over a 4 x 5-1/4″ card layer and quickly, while it's still wet, pour on the Glow in the Dark Embossing Powder over it, then heat.  You may want to heat emboss from underneath so you don't blow any powder off your cardstock.

Stamp a “Boo” banner, add to the spooky eyes layer and add to your card with dimensional adhesive.

Ready to make it GLOW?  Take it outside first, then go in the dark!

BAM!  You've got some spooky eyes peeking out from a Glow in the Dark spider web!  HOW FUN IS THIS!!!?????

LOOKING (get it?) for another way to use this Cover Plate?  Save the positive die cuts…and add them to a card like this.

“EYE” Love you.  How fun is this?  I'm giddy.

Some of these products are available in our shop now and the rest will hit on Wednesday. 

Unless you're a StampNation Member…they get to shop early!  Ordering links will come out Tuesday, August 14 at 3pm eastern.  

We have more fun products to share over the next few days, so stay tuned!


Hand Made Halloween Cards with Glitter Embossing- Going Batty New Product Release

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Halloween & Fall, Videos

August 15 is our next product release date!  We basically have two releases rolled into one.  We have some products under the “Kind of Wonderful” release and some – HALLOWEEN!!!- products under the “Going Batty” product release.

Together, they are the Kind of Batty Release!  (which I think is rather hilarious!)

The first products I'll introduce you to are:

  • Going Batty Background Stamp
  • Everything But the Broom Stamp Set
  • Twilight Ink Pad (YES!  my friends, that perfect light grey that you've been asking for!)


Both cards have the same basic background with one difference – the color of the cardstock.  I stamped the Going Batty Background on Midnight Cardstock in WOW Embossing Ink, poured on Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter and heated it.


The second card was the exact same, except I used a a layer of Flirty Fuchsia Cardstock.

But Catherine!  You don't carry cardstock that matches your ink!

You bet I don't!  But luckily our juicy, amazing ink pads transfer ink beautifully to everything they touch (including your fingers, so be careful 😜) resulting in gorgeous matching (not coordinating – it MATCHES) cardstock for any ink color you have.

Just gently run your ink pad across White Cardstock (keep an ink refill on hand when you do this) gently and BAM!  You have matching cardstock.  I think it's pretty wonderful.

If you are new to Catherine Pooler Designs ink, click here to learn more.

I stamped the greeting, half with Flirty Fuchsia, half with Grape Crush, cut the panel down and added the spider web and spider.   I die cut the witch's hat, stamped stars on it, colored in the band and popped it up on my card.

The next card was simple to finish off with a strip of Midnight and Tutti Frutti (can you guess how I made this?) and some die cut circles that were stamped and embellished with the fun images in the “Everything but the Broom” stamp set.

I hope you are inspired by these Halloween cards!  They are sure to brighten anyone's day!  Watch the blog, YouTube Channel, Facebook and Instagram for more peeks and reveals for this launch coming your way on August 15!

Using Main Image Stamps as Geometric Prints

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement, Videos

Last month I was playing around with some of my stamps, giving them a look with a different eye.  I pulled out some of my patterned stamps and used them in different ways.  You may remember THIS FALL THEMED CARD (<click there) with a geometric border using patterned leaf stamps.

Well, I also pulled out the Candy Cane Lane Stamp Set and used the patterned candy canes to create this fun accent piece for this card.  View the video to see how it was done!

First, I stamped various candy canes in a line on my white cardstock then cut them into narrow strips.  I adhered these to a larger square layer with alternate patterns and colors – Tutti Frutti, Tiara, Aquatini and Flirty Fuchsia.

The flower stamped in Midnight with a bit of Glass Slipper Glitter sprinkled on is a fun accent to the colorful, patterned background.  Tie some black and white twine around it, add a sentiment and you are done!

The Aquatini cardstock was easy to do, just run your ink pad (with a gentle touch!  it's foam, so you want to be careful so it doesn't tear) down your cardstock to create perfectly matching cardstock to your inks.

Leave a comment and let me know what stamps in your stash you'll use in a different way!

Here is a traditional card using the Candy Cane Lane stamp set as well.  Totally cute, right?  🙂

All supplies are linked below…have an awesome day!

Blinged Out Flamingo with Jenny

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval, Tropical

Hi Everyone! It's Jenny here, and I'm joining you today with a card I created using using the new Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection. I don't know about you but this collection really gets me in the mood for a vacation (and a pina colada!) The new ink color – Coral Cabana – is absolutely gorgeous, I think it might just be my favorite of all of Catherine's inks, my photos don't do it justice – it seems to go with everything!

For my card, I created my own custom Coral Cabana cardstock by swiping the ink pad over a white A2 panel.

When the panel was dry, I took the new Cabana Tiles dies (swoon – I have used these in SO many ways) and dry embossed them into the Coral panel using my die cutting machine. This is much easier if you don't snip apart the tiles – they are already all lined up for you.

I also die cut the tiles from gold mirror cardstock and adhered them directly over the bottom two rows of dry embossed tiles and snipped off any overhanging parts. I flicked on some gold shine mist and then adhered the entire panel to a white 110lb card base.

The flamingo was diecut from white card stock using the Stand Tall coordinating dies. I used a mini-ink blending tool to ink blend Coral Cabana over the main part of the flamingo. I masked off the legs to keep them white, and used a light hand to keep the neck and belly lighter. I die cut the flamingo again from the same gold mirror cardstock (just the head) and trimmed off the beak and adhered to the main ink blended piece (this flamingo has some bling going on!)

I popped the flamingo up on foam tape on my main card panel. The sentiment is from the Good Vibes Borders stamp set, and was stamped in Midnight ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I trimmed it out and adhered with foam tape at a jaunty angle.

The eye for the flamingo was created with enamel drops by Ranger. I dropped a small amount of white onto the head of the flamingo and then a teeny drop of black into the center of the white. When dry, it looks like an eye. As a finishing touch, I found the Flamingo sequins mix by Little Things by Lucy which was a perfect match for this card!

I hope you enjoyed this card and it brightened your day – if you have any questions just leave me a comment here.

Happy Summer folks!

Jenny x

Hello Gorgeous with Ashlea

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval

Hello crafty friends! Ashlea here, and I'm so excited to be on Catherine's blog today showing one of my favorite cards I created using the Tropically Yours SOA collection.

For this card I wanted a strong, dominant pattern, so I used the zig-zag border stamp all the way up my card front in Midnight ink to make it pop. I then trimmed it down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to make it slightly smaller than an A2 sized card. I used a scrap piece of CP Midnight cardstock to emboss the sentiment “hello gorgeous” from the Stand Tall stamp set in white. I trimmed the sentiment to be 4″ long which is the same width as the card front.

On a piece of premium white cardstock, I stamped the leaves from the Leave Me In Paradise stamp set in Grass Skirt and cut them out using the coordinating dies. After placing the sentiment strip in the center of the card front, I arranged some of the leaves behind the strip in the upper right hand corner and on top of the sentiment strip on the bottom left, coming in toward the sentiment. I trimmed any overhang from the die cut leaves with scissors.

Finally, I ink blended Grass Skirt onto the edges of a piece of CP Premium White cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ to create a color coordinated matted border and adhered my card front to it with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

I adhered the entire front with matted border to an A2 size card base, again with Tombow Mono glue. Finally, I adhered some gems near the sentiment and the card was complete!

I adore this SOA and I know you will too!  I can't wait to see what you create with all of the wonderful stamps and dies included in this collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stand Tall Flamingo ATCs with Josefine

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval, Tropical

Welcome to a fun day of craftiness. It's Josefine and I wanted to share some cute ATCs with you. ATC is short for Artist Trading Card. These measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches and are meant to be shared with your friends.

I started by stamping the Canvas Grunge background on a scrap piece of paper with the new Coral Cabana ink. Then I stamped the two flamingos from the stand Tall set on top, basically coloring them with the background. At the end, I fussy cut the upper bodies.

Next, I stamped the same flamingos onto the ATC – one flamingo per card. I added a sentiment and some grass to the bottom. I used Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt for some shading and then adhered the flamingos bodies to the cards.

I hope you liked my unconventional way of coloring those flamingos. If you haven't yet, try to make some ATCs, it's a lot of fun working on those smaller surfaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll have as much fun using the new stamps as I did.

If you haven't grabbed your Tropically Yours Collection yet, hurry!  They are almost gone!  Click here to get yours.

Stamped, Masked and Sponged Card with Tropically Yours

Catherine Masking, Stamp of Approval, Tropical, Videos

I love this tried and true technique of combining masking and sponging for a backdrop for hand made cards and felt like it worked perfectly with the images from the Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set.

I stamped my palm tree (and the coconuts!) images first, then the sentiment.  “Follow your soul it knows the way”….I love that so much!

I then used my 2 Way Glue Pen and ran some glue down the edge of two pieces of computer paper, then let it dry.  Be sure it's dry all the way because it will then be temporary adhesive and is perfect for using for the masking technique!

Once I added my mask, I sponged Sauna and Mandarin Spice ink over the top, removed the mask and I had a great backdrop for my tree images.

A few gold glittery Nuvo Drops and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed this card project today and if you haven't picked up your Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection yet, CLICK HERE to shop now.  

See you soon!

Card Making with Left Over Die Cuts

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Encouragement, Floral

I jumped on Facebook Live today to make a few cards using the die cuts that have been accumulating on my desk.  Click here to view.  I also showed off a bunch of cards on the live – I saw the amazing Ilina Crouse this weekend and she gifted me with a bunch of incredible creations she made.  HEAVEN!

As for the cards in the Live, they all used the stamps from the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection – click here to check it out in the shop.  

Stamps used on all three cards:

  • Fearless Persuit
  • Tropically Yours 

The first card also uses the basket weave from the Good Vibes Borders stamp set.

The next card also uses the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp (inked in Icing on the Cake and stamped on Chocolate Cardstock) as well as the Cabana Tiles Dies…see it peeking out in the bottom left hand corner?

That was left over from THIS PROJECT from last week.

And my final project…I think this one is my favorite.  Thankfully, I had some crafty friends on LIVE with me and they talked me into ONE flower and leaf.  I think it turned out perfect.  If I didn't already own this collection, I think I'd buy it based on this one card.  lol…I really love it!

If you haven't purchased yours yet, click here to get it before they are gone.

If you have yours and have been getting inky, share your creations with us, #catherinepoolerdesigns so we can find you!

Also, share with us on StampNation, there are TONS of great projects over there using this collection.

Thanks for visiting with me, I hope you are inspired!

Stand Tall with Ilina

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval

Hello everyone, Ilina here today taking over Catherine's blog.   Today I am sharing a fun card using the Stand Tall stamp set and the coordinating dies along with Leave Me in Paradise.

To make my card, I started by stamping the flamingo on Premium White Card stock using Midnight ink. I colored it with Copic markers, you can use any other coloring medium of your choice, and then die cut it.

Next I cut a panel of white card stock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Using an It's a Boy ink pad, I stamped the water.  I used Lime Rickey ink to stamp the grass and leaves.  Finally, I adhered the flamingo and stamped the sentiment.

To complete the card, cut a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Midnight card stock and score at 5 1/2″ to make top folding note card. Adhere the flamingo panel to the card base using fun foam or foam mounting tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you are inspired to do something creative today.


Tropical Vellum Frame with Jen

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval

Hello! This is Jen from Jen's Ink Spot with you. Today we are going to the tropics!

I started this card by creating the background. I stamped the Canvas Background Stamp with VersaMark ink on white cardstock and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I then used several Catherine Pooler inks to make the blended background using a foam blender. From top to bottom the colors I used are: Royal Treatment, Coral Cabana, Polished, Be Mine & It's a Girl. Once I applied each color I went back in and blended a little bit more between colors to make the transition a little smoother.

I created a frame out of white cardstock by first trimming the piece to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I then cut out the inside piece to make the rectangle frame. I cut a piece of vellum to the same size as the frame and used VersaMark ink to stamp the sun, circle image for the inside of the sun & the sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set. Those images were then embossed in fine white embossing powder. I attached the vellum piece to the white cardstock frame with adhesive.

Next, I die cut three palm trees from Midnight cardstock using the Fearless Pursuit dies. Using the vellum frame as a guide, I drew a thin pencil line on the background panel that I had earlier embossed with the Canvas Grunge Background. This would help me to know where to place the palm trees. I took the black palm trees, adhered them where I wanted them and then trimmed off the sides that went over my pencil line so that they wouldn't show when I adhered everything together. I lined the back side of my vellum frame with dimensional tape and attached it to my card panel, which I then attached to my white card base.

Thank you for joining me today in paradise! I hope each of you have a wonderful day!



Tropical Wreath with Tracie

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval, Tropical

Hello Everyone! It is Tracie and I am happy to be here today on Catherine's blog sharing a fun card using product from the amazing Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection.

My card was inspired by the beautiful leaves and flowers in the collection. For a while now, I have wanted to learn how to make seasonal wreaths to display on our front door. I have not gotten there yet, so stamped ones will have to do! No, I do not hang cards on my front door ; )

This is a 4-1/4 inch square card with a 4 inch panel. Take the panel and stamp the wreath. I used my mini Misti, but you can accomplish this easily with a stamp block too. I placed the panel in the corner of my stamping platform.

Then I positioned a leaf from the Leave Me in Paradise set on the top center of the panel. The leaf was then stamped in Aquatini ink. Rotate panel and repeat until all four sides have been stamped. Now it is time to reposition the leaf stamp to the corner and then do the same as prior, but heat emboss.

For my heat embossing I used a beautiful gold from WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale Super Fine, and I only applied one layer. After embossing I adhered the panel to the card base with liquid adhesive.

Now it is time to decorate the wreath. I absolutely love flowers and Hibiscus are a favorite. It is actually sad the flowers only last for one day. Stamp and die-cut three of the Hibiscus flowers. I used the fabulous Coral Cabana and Limoncello inks. Adhere the flowers with foam tape.

We can't forget about a sentiment. The sentiment is from the Tropically Yours set and is heat embossed on vellum in the same gold color as the leaves. Trim the embossed vellum to 2-3/8 x 1-3/8 inches. Adhere this vellum to a Midnight panel measuring 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches.

All it needs is a couple dots of liquid adhesive on the left edge. This will get tucked under one of the flowers when the sentiment panel is adhered to the card, hiding the adhesive. Adhere the sentiment panel to the card with foam adhesive.

I challenge you to create a wreath with the Tropically Yours Collection. Make sure to tag #catherinepoolerdesigns.

Thank you and have a beautiful day. – Tracie