Blog Hop Day 3: Chalkboard Holiday Cards and Watercolored Wreath

CatherineChristmas, CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Stamp of Approval, Videos

Winterhaven_BlogHopHere we are…the final day of blog hops!  Thank you for hanging out with us all week during our release festivities!  It's always so much fun, right?

TONIGHT is our PJ Release Party at StampNation!  We always have so much fun during these Live Streams.  We'll chat, answer questions, have some trivia questions for you guys, stamp and open ordering early.  If you're not a member yet, now is a perfect time to join (especially since we are still celebrating World Card Making Day over there!).  Click here to learn more.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval Collections—

The video here says it best...but in a nut shell, we design a collection of products that come in one fabulous box and provide a free Project Guide download with step-by-step instructions for dozens of hand made cards using the collection!

Our very first collection premiered August 6, 2015 and was such a hit that we sold out in 1 hour and 1 minute.  Then we oversold, flipped out (just a bit…lol), scrambled, figured it out and we were all happy in the end. We’ve grown a lot and we’ve learned a lot and it’s been an amazing ride!

Each quarter, people from around the globe tell me what a difference Stamp of Approval makes for them.  To some it might just be a box of stamps.  But to others, it’s a creative outlet.  It’s a way to gather with friends and bond.  It’s the perfect way to send messages of love to friends and family.

To this community, it also bring us together.  SOA fans are like kids on Christmas morning (me included!!!) and as an adult, it’s not often that we get to feel like that!  And how much fun is it to share in that TOGETHER?

Just look at these happy ladies!!!

Stamp of ApprovalThank you ladies, for sharing in this amazing paper crafting ride with me…you all make it SO MUCH FUN!

SOA Winterhaven Watercolor Wreath 2

When a wreath isn't a wreath…and faux metal accents in this Holiday Card Making video tutorial!


The Joy and the strip were dipped in Versamark ink, covered in Metallic Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.  I did this twice to get good coverage.  You can also do it with Gold or Silver without the sparkle.  When I do that, I usually do 3 or 4 layers of embossing powder to get a shiny, gorgeous Faux Metal accent piece.

The wreath from the Joy Wreath die was die cut in watercolor cardstock, then colored with Lime Rickey, Rockin' Red and Grass Skirt.  I cut the wreath in a few places and added it to the card base as a swag.

The Ornamental Background Stamp was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love the elegant look and feel of these elements!

SOA Winterhaven Watercolor WreathHow about a black and white Chalkboard look?  I was perusing the interwebs and I came across a printed card very much like this…so I CASED it! Why not?  Right?

I stamped the pine boughs from the Tis the Season stamp set in Versamark ink, then poured on white embossing powder and heat set.

I die cut the Joy from White Cardstock and added it to the card.  I used direct to paper to run my Rockin' Red ink pad on white cardstock and die cut the red cardstock with the circle dies from the Tis the Season dies (add-on item for this collection).  I adhered them to the card and lickety split!  I was done!

SOA Winterhaven Joy Chalkboard

If you missed the first preview days, check these posts out:

How does ordering work?

We've seen all the products included in the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection…1 background stamp, 3 stamp sets, 3 sets of dies…and we've seen TONS of ideas using those goodies.  I know you are excited to get your hands on this collection.

Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last and when they are sold out, they are sold out.  (You will be able to purchase the items individually later in our shop.)

Monday, October 9 (TONIGHT!) at 9 pm eastern:  PJ Party Release for StampNation Members. We’ll share some fun and open ordering early for you guys.  Members click here for the registration link!

Tuesday, October 10 at 9 am eastern:  WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection.  Our last two collections sold out just to the wait list, so make sure your name is on it so you don’t miss out!

Tuesday, October 10 at 6 pm eastern: if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open.

SOA Winterhaven Joy Chalkboard 2WIN the Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day). The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

HOW TO COMMENT:  Scroll to the end of the blog post to find the comment section.  If you don’t see a comment section, but see another blog post, scroll back up and click the title of this post. Scroll down and you’ll see the comment section.

Entries close on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on my blog later that day.

If you have already purchased a box, you will receive a $100 gift certificate towards your next purchase.

Winterhaven_CommentToWinTHE BLOG HOP

The Dream Team  members have projects ready for you using the supplies from the Winterhaven Collection…click Ardyth’s name to visit her blog, then find the hop list on her blog, click the next name…and so on.  

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win!


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