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Catherine Pooler Winter Release Blog Hop!

Hey there, Crafters!

The newest Winter Release from Catherine Pooler is available in the shop now, and we've got a fantastic blog hop lined up to showcase all the fantastic products! My first two cards use the Snowy Day Bundle and the third card uses the Cake and Confetti Bundle.

Our first card incorporates the Geometric Flakes Cover Plate Die, and it's super easy to use!

Start off by creating a wintery background of your choice. I created an alcohol ink background panel for this card, but you could definitely incorporate a different technique!

Then, cut out a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel and use the cover plate die to create the front panel. Apply Versamark ink all over the die cut panel and then cover with embossing powder. Glue the panel on to your background panel to complete the entire finished panel combination. Stamp a sentiment on to a strip of vellum cardstock and then wrap that sentiment strip around the panel piece and glue the ends of the strip together on the back of the panel piece.

Adhere that completely finished panel piece on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base, and you're good to go!

For the next card, you can pull out a great technique that I often forget about--dry embossing! Dry embossing combined with metallic cardstock creates a really classy look!

Cover a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel with Nuvo Tonic Embellishment Mousse using an ink blending tool. Place your Delicate Snowflake die on to your cardstock and run it through your die cutting machine on the embossing setting. Don't forget your embossing mat!!

To finish off your card, trim down your metallic panel and glue it flat on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. I also added two strips of silver glitter cardstock that I had in my stash. This helped give it a finished edge, but you can use whatever paper you have in your stash!

Now, let's move to the Cake and Confetti Bundle!

Don't you just love patterned paper?? It's no secret that I hoard it BIG TIME. (If you've read any of my previous blog posts where I incorporate patterned paper, I usually take at least 45 minutes to wax eloquent on my love for patterned paper.) But the paper from this Cake and Confetti Bundle is just everything I love about patterned paper. The patterns are so fun and have a cute "doodle" look. There's a DELICIOUS plaid pattern and I love all the color combinations. 

One of the things I love about patterned paper is that it really does so much of the work for you. You can create a great looking card without spending a ton of time. So let's get to it!

Start out by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and set it aside. 

Stamp out some of the candle images from the Birthday Icons set and then color them using whatever medium you like! I used my Catherine Pooler Inks and the Ink Blender Pen. One of the reasons I did this was because the patterned paper in this collection is made to coordinate with the inks in the Carnivale Collection. 

After you finish the coloring, trim down the images and mount them on to black cardstock to give a finished matte edge. Set those elements aside to incorporate the patterned paper on the card base. 

Trim down a piece of the patterned paper and glue it on to your card base, leaving the bottom portion exposed. Use a scrap piece of white cardstock and cover it with ink to create a coordinating strip to glue next to your patterned paper piece. This process will give a finished edge to your card base--just be sure to leave room at the bottom for your sentiment!

Mount the matted candle image elements with foam tape and then place them on to your card base, and then stamp your sentiment at the bottom of the card to finish everything off!

And now take a second to admire the three FABULOUS cards you just made with minimal supplies and effort! 

We're having a fun blog hop so you can take a look at all the fabulous products in action! Hop along to each blogger and leave a comment on each post for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Catherine Pooler Shop! Winners will be announced on Monday evening, December 17 on Catherine's blog. 

Blog Hop Order:

2. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
3. Jen Carter (go here next!)

 Thanks again for stopping by the blog today and be sure to check out the entire new release bundles here.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Birthday Icons, Good Vibes Border (Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval), Milestone Birthday Sentiment, Peaceful Flakes
Alcohol Inks: Amethyst, Patina, Pool
Embossing Powder: Neptune, Liquid Platinum

All The Trimmings Release Blog Hop!

Welcome, crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Are you ready for another great release from Catherine Pooler Designs??? You can find the entire release here.

Let's get right to the cards!

Christmas is a perfect time for patterned paper, am I right?!

You can combine different sheets of patterned paper at different angles to create a whimsical and fun look, and that's what I did for this first card.

Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then adhere your pieces of patterned paper at whatever angle you want on to your card base. Then trim off the edges!

Color the images from the Holiday Charm stamp set using whatever coloring medium you want and then cut them out using the matching dies. You can then arrange them in a wreath-type pattern on to your card by adhering them with foam tape.

For the next card, the key is to stay calm! :) So if shaker cards aren't your thing, then just use the beautiful dies in the Snow Globe set to make a nice scene!

Use the dies to cut out several pieces and then "color" them using various Catherine Pooler inks. Just lay the pieces on to your work surface, and press the ink pad on top of them. Here's a tip for creating the sky and ground: Just cut wavy lines on to a scrap piece of paper and use that for your mask! 

You can also create the look of snow by using a fun snow marker pen!

After that scene is done, just glue it on to the base, and you've got yourself a completed snow globe! I blended some ink around the edges of the base as well, just to give it a more textured wooden look.

Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and set aside. Ink up the background flourish stamp with a neutral colored ink and then lay your card base front on the stamp and press down firmly to apply the image to your card base. 

Adhere the entire snow globe piece on to your card base and you're all set for holiday goodness!

Now let's get to the blog hop details and the PRIZES!

Hop along to each stop and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler shop! The winner will be announced on Monday evening on Catherine Pooler's blog.

6. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
7. Tracie Pond (go here next!)

Thanks again for stopping by today and happy hopping!


Supplies Used:

Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop!

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Thanks for stopping by today to join the fun for the newest Heffy Doodle release! 

I've got a colorful project for you today that uses one of the new stamp sets and one of the new stencils in the release. So let's dive right in!

I broke out my Distress Oxide inks and used the Heffy Doodle tape to adhere my stencil on to a piece of cardstock. Using an ink blending tool, I blended my oxide inks in a rainbow order on to my card panel. 

I stamped my images on to white cardstock and then colored them in with copic markers. I used a circle die to cut out the area of the panel with the images on it and then glued fun foam to the back. I adhered it to my rainbow card panel (off to the side), and then trimmed off the edge. I then created a black frame using two of the circle dies and black cardstock and then glued that down to the panel for a finished edge.

I adhered the panel on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and stamped a sentiment on to a scrap strip of cardstock. I adhered that sentiment strip on to the card to finish everything off! For added detail, I added some dots with a white gel pen which made the little veggie images even more adorable (if that's even possible!)

Now...It's time for prizes!

Hop along to each blog post on the list and leave a comment for a chance to win a fantastic prize! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on October 22nd, 2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle blog by October 24th, 2018. 

Blog Hop List:

Kori Wiskman
Kelly Martin (you are here!)
Ali Farmer (go here next!)
Heather Hoffman
Sindhu Prajay
Cassie Tezzak
Tallie Clewley
Franci Vignoli
Dennice Watts
Jessica McAfee
Isha Gupta

Here's an additional awesome promotional that Heffy Doodle is running right now, too! Spend £30 to get a free Dinky Dino stamp set. If you spend £45, you can get the stamp and the die set for free! 

Thanks again for stopping by today and happy hopping!


Supplies Used:

Stamps: Veggie Patch 
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide)