Deluxe Subscribers Saved Nearly $300!

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2021 was a fantastic year for Deluxe Club Sursee Subscribers! Not only did they get brand new, specially curated products delivered to their door each month, but with their subscription savings, they saved over $295 above the retail value of their products! Now that is something to sing about!!

Every month, Deluxe Sursee Subscribers receive two stamp sets and two sets of coordinating dies. Sometimes we add in bonus FREEBIES as well! In 2021, they received FREE items in their shipments like the Shine Your Light Stamp Set, Grass Border Die and Topsail Sequin Mix.

We have another FREEBIE coming! In February, all Sursee subscribers will receive a bonus 12 sheet 6×6 paper pack.

Each month, the purple envelope is filled with brand new stamp designs CPD fans will love and enjoy!!

…and for just $47.95, Deluxe Members are sure to be feeling excited when they open them up. Take a look at what subscribers had to play with the last few months with their Club Sursee Subscriptions!

December Sursee Products$65.80 retail value

  • Warm & Cozy Stamp Set
  • Warm & Cozy Dies
  • Classic Adornment Stamp Set
  • Warm Wishes Word Die

November Sursee Products$74.80 retail value

  • Scenic View Stamp Set
  • Scenic View Dies
  • Something for Everyone Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Circle Landscape Die

October Sursee Products$75.80 retail value

  • Winter Arrangement Floral Stamp Set
  • Winter Arrangement Dies
  • Flock of Friends Stamp Set
  • Flock of Friends Dies

All these products are now available in the shop if you missed any. But why not subscribe as a Deluxe Member today and take advantage of the exciting February freebie?? Join by February 14th to get in on the fun!

What’s In Wednesday???

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Happy Wednesday, friends! A couple new things are in the shop today along with some restocks you may have been looking for.

New Today you will find the December Club Sursee along with a few craft essentials. December's subscription included the adorable Warm & Cozy Stamp Set with these so-cute thermos designs.

hand stamped card with thermos images

What's New?

  • Warm & Cozy Stamp Set and Dies
  • Classic Adornment Stamp Set
  • Warm Wishes Word Die
  • Iced Ivy Glitter Marker by Nuvo
  • Grotto Green Glitter Drops by Nuvo
  • Windsor Wine Crystal Drops by Nuvo

What's Back?

  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi- Opal Colors
  • Best Ever Craft Tape by Spellbinders

Check out these items below, or head over to the shop here!

Color Made Easy with Parasols & Pagodas

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Our Global Adventures Pt. Deux Collection includes the Asian Adventure Bundle, featuring the Parasols & Pagodas Patterned Paper. This Collection is now live in the shop!

The traditional patterns and prints in the Parasols & Pagodas Patterned paper meet a modern and classy color scheme with Rouge, Polished, Mandarin Spice, Flame, Lemongrass, Bay Breeze, Skylight and Juniper Mist. 

With images inspired by the art and architecture of Asia, along with cherry blossoms and bamboo, this pack has it all!  Don't forget the Kyoto Sequins for a bit of added glimmer!

Our bundled products coordinate and mix and match with a “just add ink” idea in mind. When you add in a paper pack, like Parasols & Pagodas, you also have a Color Made Easy color combo right at your finger tips.

Each pack of patterned paper has all the inks listed that coordinate (and now even the sequin mix!). Just grab the ink colors listed and you are ready to make stacks of beautiful cards!

Use patterned papers as a background or accent on your card. Pair a sheet with the Paper Lantern Die to create a beautiful and ornate patterned lantern. There are endless ways to mix and match them.

You also save when buying a bundle, which makes it even better!! You'll have everything you need to sit down and start creating- remember, just add ink!

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And THIS month, StampNation Members can save even more on their favorites in our Global Adventure Pt. Deux Collection! If you haven't joined StampNation yet, now is the perfect time to try it out.

We are celebrating SN's 11th Birthday this month with a fun virtual event as well as Free US Shipping* for the month of January!! Members can shop early and save with their free shipping code. What a perk!

Two For One with Dreaming of France

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Our StampNation website has a PenPal Swap every month. It's a great way to connect with other crafters from across the country, and even across the globe!

Each month participants are given a challenge to create a card, then mail the card to a SN friend! The month of January was a gorgeous winter inspiration with a fun color pallete, so I pulled together these rich inks and got creating! You can see how I created them in this Facebook Live Stream Replay.

hand stamped card with cafe chair ink blending and deep red inks

My initial plan was to clear emboss the Parisian Portico stamp over a beautifully blended background. In my haste, my first technique piece wasn't quite dry enough when I went to emboss it, so I put that piece to the side.

With my second background clear embossed, I was ready to add a few stamped and die cut images. Some simple coloring with my CP inks and voila! I cut out a little heart and did some stamp masking to place my sentiment just right.

hand made card with embossed word die and ink blended background

With the first background now dry- I could see it had a beautiful tone on tone design from the embossing ink. I also had the remnants of my heart cut out. Nothing to waste in the craft room!

I got to work piecing together a second card. Erika was inspired to direct to paper some Tranquil Ink and then emboss that in Halo Embossing Glitter. She cut out the Ooh Lala Word die to add to the card as a focal point. I love how the little coffee cut just brought it all together. It's so much fun when you get a two for one!!

Facebook Live Stream replay!

BirthYAY Celebration! NEW DATE!

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It's a BIG month at StampNation! We are celebrating 11 years of the StampNation community website and doing it with a bang! Birthday card making challenges are happening now in StampNation and a fun virtual event is coming up next!! The original event had to be postponed, so there is still time to sign up and join.

The new date will be Thursday, January 27th! We will have sessions at 12pm and 7pm Eastern. We'll be hanging out with our StampNation friends and watching videos from some of our Brand Ambassadors and friends featuring a variety of techniques for creating our birthday card stash for 2022.

The first challenge featured a Sketch from Brand Ambassador, Kristie and I used it to create these cards on a SN Exclusive Live Stream during their Early Ordering Party.

StampNation Members get exclusive benefits like early ordering of our new collections and behind the scenes LIVES and craft sessions!

If you haven't joined SN yet, there's still time to get in now and join us for the Virtual Event! (or watch the replay)

Members are also enjoying Free Shipping the whole month of January on US orders over $50!! There's no better time to join in and see what it's all about! Hope to see you over in the SN neighborhood!

Techniques with Ink Pads: Adding Interest and Dimension

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Solid stamp images are so easy to use and are classic stampers' favorites. The Lantern Festival Stamps are perfect for quick and easy stamping. Consider trying fun techniques with ink pads to add more interest and dimension to your solid stamped images!

stamped images with one ink color

Using the stamps and ink pads in the traditional way will give you a great result. You can make beautiful cards and use embellishments, layered images and foam tape to add dimension like this card.

Erika made these two cards with one color of ink on each stamp, but felt like they needed “a little something” more. So we took that challenge on a recent live and tried experimenting with a few ways to give these solid stamped images a bit more bang for the buck!

stamped lantern images with 3d Technique with Ink Pads

Create Shadows and 3D Looks to Stamped Images

A simple way to add a pop to these images is to use several shades of one color to create shadow and contrast.

How to? You can view this Facebook Live Stream Replay to see it in action!

color wheel with ink pads

Choose your main color, then grab the same color in a darker shade. Our Color Wheel is the perfect tool to help you choose the perfect ink colors for this. Download our Color Wheel here!

Stamp the lanterns with the Misti Stamping Tool, then ink up part of your stamp with a darker color. Use a blending brush to buff out and blend the color to avoid harsh lines and create a seamless blend.

This is a simple ombre technique with ink pads that gives a beautiful result!

Kissing Techniques with Ink Pads on stamped lantern image

KISSING Stamping Technique

From the suggestion of one of our Live Stream Viewers, we tried the Kissing Technique with stunning results!

First, ink and stamp your image with the MISTI Stamping Tool, then ink a darker ink color (here we used Suede Shoes) to the Fan Dance Background Stamp. Then “Kiss” (or stamp) the background stamp onto the lantern stamp. This transferred a beautiful pattern onto the lantern.

There are so many stamping techniques you can try with ink pads, have you tried any of these ? What other solid stamps do you have in your crafty stash you might try this with at home? If you missed this live stream, you can watch the Facebook Replay here.

All the products are linked below, or you can head over to the shop to peruse the entire collection! Enjoy!

Using Small Stamps and InstaHop WINNER!!!

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The Springtime in France Bundle features the Dreaming of France Stamp Set and Dies. On a recent YouTube LIVE, I played with some of the smaller image stamps in the set, to create some fun cards!

handmade card with shaker element and patterned paper

Who doesn't love a good shaker card?? I added some whimsy to this by stamping and coloring the small macaron images and adding them with the sequins to the shaker element on this card. Small stamps work perfectly in creating eye-catching pieces in a shaker card like this one.

hand stamped and colored card with coffee and tart image

Grouping some small stamped images together can create a simple focal point for your card much like a single large image would do. For this card, I white embossed the this card layer with the Parisian Portico Background Stamp. Next I lightly blended some Sixteen Candles Ink, just in the center where I wanted to create a highlight for my small stamped images. This is such a cute little grouping!

There are so many ways to lay out smaller images on your card front. Here are a few more examples that were created by our Brand Ambassadors and one I created on an Instagram Reel. I love the tart card idea with those little pops of color over the white on white cover plate background.

To see my small stamp card making in action, check out THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO!! What small image stamps will you feel inspired to try some of these techniques with next??

winner graphic from instagram hop

Congrats to the Winner of our Global Adventure InstaHop!! Kristen Snoozy, you have won a $50 Gift Card to the Catherine Pooler Shop. YAY!! Email [email protected] to redeem your prize!

Color Made Easy: Under the Eiffel Tower

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Ooh Lala!!  The Under the Eiffel Tower patterned paper is an oh-so-French inspired paper pack in a soft, macaron color combo of Do-Si-Do, Tutti Frutti, Minted, Aquatini, Oh Boy!, Sixteen Candles, Grape Crush and Flirty Fuchsia.  Florals, stripes and funky dots add to the mix of patterns and coordinate with our Paris sequin mix!

The Under the Eiffel Tower Patterned Paper is part of the Springtime in Paris Bundle. Our bundles are specially curated so you can order them, sit down, grab your coordinating inks, and start creating!

We take all the color combo guess work out and give you a suggested combo that will be eye pleasing. This is all part of our Color Made Easy System!

It's so easy to choose a sheet of paper and then one accent color to highlight on the card like this one from Ilina. The Dreaming of France Stamp Set coordinates perfectly with the paper pack images.

All the patterns look great together as well. You can use multiple on one card or mix in with the Parisian Portico Background stamp. Papers bring so much fun and excitement to your cards! Creating with our bundles is easy peasy!!

Grab your favorites now, or purchase bundles for a discount! Products linked below, or head over to the shop to peruse all the fabulous paper crafting products that are waiting for you!

Global Adventure Pt. Deux – Available Now!

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Ooh Lala!! The Global Adventure Pt. Deux Collection is now in our shop and features our three refreshed ink colors in Minted, Oh Boy! and Sixteen Candles.

This collection visits France and East Asia with two unique and beautiful bundles of crafting goodness.

It's Springtime in Paris!!  This bundle features the Dreaming of France Stamp Set with a Parisian cafe theme.  Compliment your French inspired cards with the Ooh Lala Word Die, Parisian Portico Background Stamp and the Under the Eiffel Tower Patterned Paper. Don't forget the Paris Sequin Mix!!!

Let's head off on an Adventure in Asia!  This bundle of asian inspired images come from a variety of traditions and cultural celebrations. 

The rich patterns and florals paired with paper art come together in this bundle's Parasols & Pagodas Patterned Paper, Fan Dance Background Stamp, Lantern Festival Stamps and Dies and Origami Cheers Stamps and Dies.  The Kyoto Sequin Mix brings the added pop of bling and coordinates with the color combo of the paper.  

These products are now in the shop! Use the links below or click through the pictures below!

Who Wants FREE Shipping in January?

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11 years ago today, the doors of StampNation opened! With two videos and a handful of members, the site has grown and evolved over the past decade and remains to be the cornerstone of what we do here at CPD!

11 years of classes, technique videos, swaps, challenges, LIVE stream parties, exclusive promotions and crafty FRIENDS from around the world. and with the CPD product line, we're able to give members more fabulous perks from free products to discounts to…for the first time ever…

FREE SHIPPING for the entire month of January (on orders over $50) for Members!

NOW is a great time to try out the membership and get early ordering and FREE shipping on our Global Adventure Part Deux release. Then, set up your membership account (details will be emailed to you), join our Facebook group and get ready to enjoy all the perks!

Global Adventure Part Deux: Springtime in Paris bundle

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It's Springtime in Paris!!  This bundle features the Dreaming of France Stamp Set with a Parisian cafe theme.  Compliment your French inspired cards with the Ooh Lala Word Die, Parisian Portico Background Stamp and the Under the Eiffel Tower Patterned Paper.  Top it all off with the gorgeous Paris Sequin mix for that je ne sais quoi.

hand stamped cards created with french cafe them and patterned paper

Springtime in Paris

  • Dreaming of France Stamp Set
  • Dreaming of France Dies
  • Ooh LaLa Word Die
  • Parisian Portico Background Stamp
  • Under the Eiffel Tower Patterned Paper

Purchase the bundle for a discount, or pick and choose your favorites!

Use the small stamps in the Dreaming of Paris Stamp Set to create a fun shaker card, or build a scene. Ooh Lala this word die is divine!!  The Ooh Lala is a cute addition to a card celebrating exciting news!  It pairs perfectly with our Dreaming of France Stamp Set but will also be a cute focal point for a birthday or a fun way to say congrats.  

Ilina Crouse

Sitting in a sidewalk cafe alongside the Seine in the spring…sipping coffee and nibbling on sweet macarons.  This is the Parisian dream! The Springtime in France Bundle has all the elements needed to create little card works of art and it works beautifully with our NEW Refresh Spring Fling Colors.  C'est magnifique!

You'll find us all week long on YouTube and Facebook creating and sharing SO much inspiration with these fabulous products. Join us:

Monday, January 10

  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new products

Tuesday, January 11

  • 12 noon Eastern Early Ordering for StampNation (with FREE Shipping on $50 orders!)
  • Facebook at Noon – card making with new products
  • Private YouTube at 3pm Eastern for StampNation

Wednesday, January 12 

  • 9am Eastern General Ordering Opens
  • Instagram Hop
  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new release

It's a fun and creative week, so happy you're here with us!

CPD Brand Ambassadors 2022

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We are so happy to be welcoming 2022 with our amazing team of Brand Ambassadors! This group of fantastic and talented people help make Catherine Pooler Designs product shine and we are happy to have each of them as part of our extended family.

(top row) Allison Cope, Ashlee McGregor, Amanda Fitterer, Angela Simpson, Daniel West
(second row) Emily Leiphart, Erin Thompson, Ilina Crouse, Jen Carter
(third row) Jo Herbert, Karen Baker, Kristie Goulet, Laura Evangeline, Lisa Harrolle
(bottom row) Lisa Henke, Nancy McCabe, Nanette Tracy, Susan Powell, Verity Biddlecomb

Click Here to see more on our Brand Ambassadors!

We can't wait to see the projects from this talented crew that will inspire you with our next release! Stay tuned for the festivities over the next week and be sure to join us on January 12 for our Instahop where you'll be able to click through each of their accounts and follow them all!

January 2022 New Release Schedule

Monday, January 10

  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new products

Tuesday, January 11

  • 9am Eastern Early Ordering for StampNation (with FREE Shipping on $50 orders!)
  • Facebook at Noon – card making with new products
  • Private YouTube at 3pm Eastern for StampNation

Wednesday, January 12 

  • 9am Eastern General Ordering Opens
  • Instagram Hop
  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new release

Global Adventure Pt. Deux: Asian Adventure

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We're starting 2022 off right with our Global Pt. Deux Collection! Let's head off on an Adventure in Asia! 

This inspiration for these products come from a variety of traditions and cultural celebrations.  The rich patterns and floral prints, paired with paper art in the form of lanterns and origami, come together in this bundle.

Group of hand stamped cards with an Asian inspired theme and paper lanterns
Lisa Harrolle, Emily Leiphart, Kristie Goulet

This bundle has it all! Two stamp sets with fun images and snetiments with coordinating dies, patterned paper and coordinating sequins, a patterened background stamp and a gorgeous lantern stand alone die. You'll be creating celebration cards all year long with this set of goodies!

Adventure in Asia Bundle Includes:

  • Lantern Festival Stamp Set
  • Lantern Festival Dies
  • Origami Cheers Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Origami Cheers Dies
  • Fan Dance Background Stamp
  • Paper Lantern Die
  • Parasols & Pagodas Patterned Paper
  • Kyoto Sequin Mix 

Purchase the bundle for a discount, or pick and choose your favorites!

Adorn your card with the large Paper Lantern Die or Lantern Festival Stamps.  The beautiful, traditional lantern shapes will be a statement piece on your card. 

Traditional prints and patterns meet a modern and classy color scheme on in the Parasols & Pagodas Patterned Paper.  With images inspired by the art and architecture of Asia, along with cherry blossoms and bamboo, this pack has it all! 

There are so many possibilities in mixing and matching the products in this bundle. Whether you're ringing in Chinese New Year or celebrating any momentous occasion, these stamps and dies will come together for a perfect card!

You'll find us all week long on YouTube and Facebook creating and sharing SO much inspiration with these fabulous products. Join us:

Thursday and Friday

  • Facebook at 10am Eastern – product reveals

Monday, January 10

  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new products

Tuesday, January 11

  • 9am Eastern Early Ordering for StampNation (with FREE Shipping on $50 orders!)
  • Facebook at Noon – card making with new products
  • Private YouTube at 3pm Eastern for StampNation

Wednesday, January 12 

  • 9am Eastern General Ordering Opens
  • Instagram Hop
  • YouTube at Noon – card making with new release

New Ink Colors: Spring Fling Refresh!

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ink pads and refills in light blue, mint and light purple

Our Spring Fling Inks are getting a Refresh!! 

Meet Minted, Oh Boy! and Sixteen Candles.  These three more highly saturated versions of mint blue-green, light blue and light purple took the place of the retired Mint to Be, It's a Boy and Sweet Sixteen and will fit in even better with the Party Collection!

Minted, Oh Boy! and Sixteen Candles slot right into the Spring Fling family of ink colors. The new full sized pads, refills and minis will be available in the shop January 12th. There will be options to buy these new inks in various bundles in order for you to update your current collection.

spring fling ink pad colors- 8 ink pads shown in rainbow

If you do not have our Spring Fling Inks yet, now is a great time to add them to your inky stash. These light to mid-tone shades layer beautifully with our other Party Collection inks and they offer bright and vibrant hues.

While you are looking to give your inks a refresh, why not check what refills or side stickers you may be missing! Check all our ink colors out, over in the shop!

If you have more questions about the ink refresh or just want to see them in action, head over to this YouTube video!

3 Rainbow Slimline Cards with the Flight of the Dragonfly

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Slimline cards are a great canvas for creating rainbows with images, stencils and backgrounds! On the hand made cards in this video, we'll look at how to stretch your 6 x 6 stencils and use them on a Slimline Card, how to create an interesting rainbow background with stamps and we'll also color and emboss gorgeous dragonfly wings! I love the stamping techniques on these cards, do you have a favorite?

Click here to view how to create these cards on YouTube.

A stenciled background pieces is a fun way to showcase lots of color. Even though my stencil was a standard size, I was able to do a little masking and finagling and continue the pattern of the In the Square Stencil over the full card layer.

The Slimline Essentials dies were a fun option for adding some flourish to the card. I then simply stamped my sentiment and the dragonflies in black. Don't forget their buzz-trails!!

Everyone knows I am passionate about some glimmer! I added embossing glitter on the wings of these simply colored dragonflies. They look so pretty and are dressed and ready for card excellence.

This card looks awesome with the white-on-white cover plate. I chose the Marquis Slimline Cover Plate. It adds nice texture. A word die and embossed sentiment strip were all that was needed to finish this off. It was fun laying out all the dragonflies. Using a slimline layout gives room for a bunch of them!

The Doodle Window Slimline Cover Plate is always a fun choice for highlighting bold images. Using the wonky dot stamps in the Flight of the Dragonfly Stamp Set, I stamped a bunch of overlapping dots with my rainbow color combo to create a fun effect in the little windows. Accent with a coordinating colored dragonfly and ta-da!!

This card just might be my favorite! Which is yours?