Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Blog Hop!


Welcome, Stampers!

It's a great day to be a papercrafter, isn't it? This newest Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler will NOT disappoint!

So let's get right to the cards, cause these products are just fantastic!

For the first card, I used some products from the Leave Me in Paradise stamp set and the Good Vibes Border stamp set. To start off, I cut a card panel of 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I then stamped out the border images at an angle to create the look of patterned paper. Confession: I'm obsessed with stamp sets like this because they are SO versatile and I love using various images with various colors to create some really unique looks.



Next, I stamped some of the leaf image from the Leave Me in Paradise set and then used the matching die set to cut them out.

Here's where I had to think ahead a bit. I knew I wanted to mount my leaf images with foam tape and pop them up off the card, but I was concerned about being able to stamp my sentiment with enough room and in a straight manner, so I went ahead and did the sentiment at this point. A lot of times, I'll leave the sentiment  for the last step, but I figured this would be a better plan of attack!



I stamped the sentiment in the new ink color and then assembled my leaf images, alternating the position. I glued some of them flat on to the card panel and then mounted some of them with foam tape and arranged them around the left side of the panel. I adhered the panel on to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and called it good!

For the next card, I was so inspired by the beautiful sunsets I saw while on my vacation to the beach, that I just had to incorporate that feel into a card! I used the Fearless Pursuit dies and the Tropically Yours stamp set for this card.



I masked off a bottom area of a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel and then used several Catherine Pooler inks (Party Dress, Tiki Torch, and Flirty Fuschia) and a ink blending brush to create the sky. I then switched my mask to the top part that I just ink blended and then used Aquatini and All That Jazz inks for the water.

I then cut a piece of scrap paper and covered it with black ink before gluing it on to my panel for the look of an island. I used the palm tree die and a piece of scrap paper to create the tree. I covered it in black ink, and then decided to step up the palm tree just a bit!



I covered my palm tree in a layer of shimmer pen and then applied a thick coat of glossy accents to the top. I then stamped a sentiment from the Tropically Yours set before gluing the panel on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base to finish things off!



So now let's get on to the exciting stuff!


Hop along to each stop and leave a comment on every blog for a chance to win the ENTIRE Stamp of Approval collection! If you win and you've already purchased your collection, you will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler store. Entries will close on July 20, and the winners will be announced on Catherine's blog.

Here are the stops for today's hop!

7. Kelly Martin (Congrats on making it to the end! We save the best for last around here....)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! And if you haven't subscribed to the waitlist yet, DO IT NOW here! You won't want to miss these fantastic products!

Kelly

Supplies Used In addition to the SOA Collection:


Accessories: Glossy Accents


124 comments

  1. Love the way you've combined all of the border stamps on your first card.

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  2. love the sunset cards, there have been great variations of this idea!

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  3. Kelly I love your cards...the border stamps are wonderful and I love how you did the palm tree. Beautiful cards and great technique ideas. Thanks so much

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  4. Just absolutely lovely and very beautiful cards!!

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  5. Love your cards. Your tropical scene looks cool and inviting. Your first card is a great one to CASE. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. your beach scene is very creative and doable.

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  7. Love how the borders look so awesome together. I can’t go wrong with this SOA. I absolutely love anything tropical. Your cards are real eye turners.

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  8. Love those colorful borders and the beachy sunset is gorgeous.

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  9. Your cards turned out great.

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  10. Eeee! Both of these are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. I love all the border stamps on the first card and the color blending on the second card is great!

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  12. Love the sunset card! Love how you used the border stamps in the first card. Thanks

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  13. Great cards! I'm really liking how you used those border stamps!

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  14. Great cards. Love your sunset and the sentiment Tropically Yours.

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  15. I love the border stamps on your first card.

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  16. Very lovely! Adore the design of the first
    card with all the border stamps and the pretty leaves!

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  17. My favorite is the first card with the borders.

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  18. I love your use of the border dies! I will have to try that.

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  19. Your cards make me so excited to get these stamps into my hands and start creating!

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  20. That border stamp set is my favorite, and I love how you used it!

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  21. Great cards. I like the colors and how you used the border dies.

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  22. Love these cards. The border stamps are fabulous. And I love the colors of the second card.

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  23. That border stamp set is so awesome! Your card with all the border stamps show how versatile it is! TFS!! I love it!

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  24. Kelly, love your cards. Amazing border stamp set,wow. Really love the sunset just Gorgeous technique ideas. Thank you much for sharing and being apart of this awesome Blog Hop.

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  25. Love both your cards. I like how you used the border stamps together.

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  26. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love both the cards but thee one with all the new borders looks awesome. Thanks for sharing on his release.

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  28. Beautiful cards love all the borders! Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity!

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  29. I think I could get some good use out of those border stamps.

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  30. I think my comment disappeared.
    The beach scene is spectacular.
    Love the silhouette of the palm
    tree. The lines on the
    first card are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing
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  31. I love my StampNation membership
    I love CP Designs
    I love SOA collections

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  32. So wonderful! You did an amazing job!

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  33. Tha Happy colors just send "good vibes!"

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  34. Oh my goodness! Beautiful designs!

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  35. Very pretty cards! Love your colors!

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  36. Nice cards! Love how you showed the range of the stamp ink for the horizon background

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  37. Gorgeous cards! I agree with you about saving the best till last! LOL!!!

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  38. Love your card designs! Especially the card using all the borders! So cute! I can tell that will be a favorite of mine! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

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  39. Great way to use those border stamps

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  40. Great cards!! I love the palm tree embellishment you made for your card!!

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  41. Your colorful cards are very inspiring! Thanks for sharing

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  42. I love the way you used all of the border stamps on that first card!

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  43. Love the use of the border stamps!

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  44. great use of the borders, makes for a super background. I do my sentiment last too, which sometimes leads to trouble. I'll have to "be like Kelly" and try to remember to do it first! Thanks for sharing these terrific cards!

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  45. Loved how you used the border stamps. The colors you used with each different border stamp made the card vibrant and fun.
    Thank you sharing both great cards.

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  46. Great cards! I love how different they are from each other. Thanks for sharing with us on this fun blog hop!!

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  47. Wonderful cards with super fun new relase!

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  48. Fabulous cards! I really love the one with the border stamps!

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  49. Oh wow! The last love could be SO versatile

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  50. These are so awesome. I love the angle on that first one . . . and the scene on the second. I can't wait to see this collection and create with it.

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  51. So bright and colourful. Love the embossed palm trees. Love them. thanks

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  52. Really love how you used the border stamps!

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  53. Every stamper offers something different with the same stamps. Amazing. Your ideas are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. The more cards I see with these leaves, the more I love them!!!!

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  55. Great cards! I love those border stamps on your first card. Beautiful blending on the palm tree card. Love this collection!

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  56. Wonderful cards Kelly! Those border stamps look incredible in all the CP inks! I'm itching to get stamping now! Wish I could click my fingers and have a box appear at my front door.

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  57. Great cards! Beautiful, bright colours!

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  58. I love how you made an island for your card Kelly! Beautiful work!!

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  59. I really like both your cards. The colors are amazing. I especially like the first card with the border stamps.

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  60. I really like the way you utilized the borders. I’ve got to get better at that. Really pretty cards.

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  61. These are beautiful. I must have this collection now. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  62. I love those borders!! Gorgeous cards. I think my favorite stamp set from the collection is the Tropically Yours with the borders in a close second. I always say that I have enough stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

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  63. great use of the border stamps. All these beach themed cards are making me want to go on vacation.

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  64. Loved how you worked the colors. These cards are all so good!
    You made the tree look like it was a ceramic. Very pretty.
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  65. I love how you used the borders. What a great blog hop.

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  66. Your first card makes me smile. The Good Vibes Border set is my favorite.

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  67. Fantastic cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing....

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  68. Wonderfully tropical cards! So fun and happy, terrific designs.

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  69. Great cards. Love the borders and leaves in this collection.

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  70. Gorgeous cards!Love them all.

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  71. Very fun and festive cards! Love what you did to the palm tree! Can't wait for this collection to arrive!

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  72. Loving this whole collection!!! So amazing!!!

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  73. Such pretty cards, Kelly!Thanks for sharing.

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  74. BEAUTIFUL cards! Especially the second one! That blended background for creating the sunset is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

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  75. Lovely cards. The C.P. inks are perfect for this kit. The colors are so vibrant. The border stamps are fabulous. I love how you used all of them.

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  76. Wow! Awesome cards!!!
    Your sunset scene is really amazing!!!

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  77. Kelly your cards are beautiful. I love your sunset card, the colors you used are gorgeous :)

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  78. Love your cards and great use of the border dies. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  79. Your cards are great, especially the first one! I love using strip stamps to create patterns as you've done in this card! Super cute!

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  80. Nice cards. Liked the use of the border stamps.

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  81. I always tend to have black for the sentiment in all my cards, but you inspire me to use lighter colors throughout the card. It makes you feel completely different about a card. Love it!

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  82. I can almost feel the warmth of the sunset in your last card. Smiles, Darby

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  83. I could just lie on the beach & watch the sun set it looks so beautiful on your card. Very good advice about sentiment stamping, I would never of thought of that. Thank you for the fab cards & advice x

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  84. I love the way you used all the different border stamps!!

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  85. The colors complement this new collection so beautifully!! Gorgeous cards!

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  86. Very creative use of the border stamps as a repeated background pattern.

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  87. Love how you used the border stamps on your first card.

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  88. Great collection of cards, colors, very cheerful

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  89. I love your use of the border stamps.

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  90. Great use of the inks- they make your cards so bright and cheery.

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  91. Wow this is an amazing collection! I'm stunned at the possibilities.

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  92. Kelly, I'm with you. I love border stamps you can do so much with them.

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  93. Great use of the borders to create that fun pattern and I adore the range of leaves in this collection. Love the simplicity of your sunset scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Love the way you've used the stmpas! Great cards!

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  95. Beautiful cards! The colors you chose are gorgeous!

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  96. Nice cards. Love those border stamps.

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  97. Your cards are so beautiful !! The one with the sunset is simply stunning !! Well done !
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  98. Love how you used the border stamps on the first card and how you did the palm tree on your second card! Great cards!

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  99. The Good Vibes border stamps are such a great set and can be combined in so many different ways. They remind me of a hand dyed and block printed fabric

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  100. Beautiful cards and techniques used in your creations!

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  101. Fantastic cards, Kelly!! These border stamps are fab!

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  102. Love the colors you used for your cards! This is a terrific collection!

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  103. These are beautiful. I especially like the colors on the Tropically Yours card!! Great work

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  104. Fantastic cards! I love the angled borders!

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  105. Love the pattern you made with the border set and your tropical scene is so pretty! This is a great collection!

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  106. Great colors and I like the diagonal design on the first one.

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  107. Beautiful cards...cool sunset and great use of the border stamps. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  108. I love your cards. So colorful, bright and summery!

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