Home For the Holidays Release Day!

Hey there, crafters!

Today's the day you've been waiting for!

The new Stamp of Approval collection is now available for purchase over at the Catherine Pooler shop! 

You can very easily re-create this card that I'm sharing today, so let's get right down to it!

Start out by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. Go ahead and decide what you're going to do for the sentiment now, because in order to keep this card one-layer, I had to mask off the bottom area for the sentiment right away. 

After I masked off the sentiment area, I used the Cozy Borders set and alternated the images and inks to create this background pattern.

Once I was finished with the background stamping, I stamped a sentiment and then added a small image from the Festive Trimmings set.

For a finished edge, I laid down a small strip of double sided tape right above the sentiment and then applied some foil over the double sided tape, using a bone folder to rub in the foil on to the tape strip.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're heading over to the Catherine Pooler shop RIGHT NOW to go get your collection before they sell out!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Holiday Mix, Cozy Borders, Festive Trimmings
Inks: Peppermint Scrub, Eucalyptus, Midnight, Sand Castle
Accessories: Thermoweb Deco Foil in Platinum

Home for the Holidays SOA Release Blog Hop!

Welcome, Friends!

Thanks so much for joining me today as we take a look at the newest Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Every release keeps getting better and better--and this one is no exception!!

First a couple details about the Stamp of Approval collection. This is an exclusive collection and the products were designed specifically for the box. The items in the box are BRAND NEW, and they won't be available separately to purchase for several months. You'll need to subscribe to the waitlist first so you can get the notification to get first dibs on the sale. And these collections usually sell out VERY quickly, so don't delay! Get on the waitlist here.

Let's get to the cards!

I love clean and simple cards. I'm telling you guys--these make such an impact with minimal effort.

Start out by stamping the images from the Festive Trimmings set on to white cardstock. Cut them out, (using the matching dies), and then glue them on a card panel in a wreath pattern. To add further dimension and variation to the wreath, choose some pieces to glue flat on the card and then others to mount with foam tape before placing them down on the card panel.

After the wreath is finished, stamp a sentiment in the middle of the wreath to finish off your panel.

Now it's time to assemble the card. Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base made with Sand Dunes cardstock. Trim down your wreath card panel on the long sides by just a bit and glue on to the middle of the card base. For an added "finished" look, trim down two small strips of white cardstock, and cover them with red ink. Glue the strips on to the card, placing them up against the white panel that has the wreath on it.

Now we're on to the next card, and please--try to keep your stomach from growling as you look at this card. I DARE YOU!!

Start out by cutting and scoring a white piece of cardstock down to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

Use the Christmas Cookies die set to cut out the round cookie pieces from white cardstock. Cover the circle pieces with Sand Castle ink and then use a sponge dauber to apply Over Coffee ink to the edges of the cookie pieces, giving them that "baked to perfection" look.

Choose some of the cookie images and stamp them on to white cardstock and use the matching dies to cut them out. Glue those cookie images on to the brown cookie pieces and then mount them with foam tape before placing them on the card base.

Stamp the sentiment in the lower right hand corner, using the matching Over Coffee ink from the cookies.

Now, you can choose whatever image you want to fill in the empty spaces on the card! I chose the holly berry images from the Festive Trimmings set.

On to the blog hop details!

Hop along to each post on the list below and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler shop! The winners will be announced September 24th on Catherine's blog. 

2. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
3. Lisa Harrolle (go here next!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!


Supplies Used:

Heffy Doodle + Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release!

Hey Friends!

Oh my goodness, the excitement cannot be contained!!

It's STAMPtember! And Simon Says Stamp is collaborating with Heffy Doodle on an exclusive stamp set that's being released today!

The stamp set is called "More Than S'mores" and as you can see, it basically has all your fall favorites covered, am I right?!

I created a card for today's post and I hope you get inspired to drop your dollars for this one-of-a-kind set. 

I began by using a Birth Tree Window die and cutting it out of a piece of watercolor paper. After I'd created my window piece, I broke out my Distress Inks and painted the scene. I was feeling inspired to create a dusk/sunset type sky and ground, so I used some deeper shades of blue and green to achieve that look. 

I then stamped my images on to copic friendly cardstock, colored them, and fussy-cut them out. I glued them on to my watercolored piece and then glued that whole piece on to a cut and scored card base. 

I finished off the card by stamping out the two sentiment phrases on white cardstock strips and then glued those strips down on my card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and you can find this adorably exclusive set here WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

Happy Stamping!


Supplies Used:

Dies: Birch Tree Window (Simon Says Stamp)
Stamps: More Than S'Mores (Simon Says Stamp)
Inks: Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Ground Espresso, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Peeled Paint 
Copics: C1, C3, C5, E50, E53, E55, E57