Techniques with the Suite Motel Key Dies

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Our newest release, Eau de Perfection, is now in the shop! We are loving the bold and retro Suite Motel Key Dies along with the Open Doors Stamp Set! Let's look at various ways to make your keys pop and shine!

Metallic Ink

Using the CPD Metallic Pigment Ink is a quick and easy way to give the key and keyring a realistic feel. I used Rose Gold on this card and also on the sentiment so it all ties together. The metallic ink is really easy to swipe onto the die cut images and shimmers as it catches the light!


Erika and Amanda both used embossing powders on these keys and keyrings. There are such a wide variety of embossing powder options out there so the texture and finish options are endless!!

Direct to Paper

Keep it simple by just inking up the die cut pieces! Kristie used the direct to paper method on all of her key and charm bits which looks clean and fun. Amanda created a key topper with this method over a chunky embossed key. What a fun way to mix things up! What's your favorite method?

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Adding Pops with Patterned Paper!

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Here at CP Designs, we are just obsessed with Patterned Paper! Pattern mixing, color combos and yummy prints can really take a card from level 3 to level 10!! Let's take a look at our newest paper packs, You Hold the Key and Citrus and Sass, and some fabulous inspiration!

Amanda Fitterer

Creating a card for a new home owner? The You Hold the Key Patterned Paper pairs with our Charming Keys Stamp Set like peanut butter and jelly! The cute plant print is perfect for setting the tone for a housewarming and makes this card extra special. Amanda paired it with the polka dot print for an eye-catching mix.

Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Amanda made a graduation card with a big piece of chevron paper as the background. This makes the Congrats Grad Word Die pop and the focal point of this clean and simple card for a recent grad!

Arsenia Wolf

Citrus and Sass is a classy pack! Arsenia layered up the patterns along with her stamped and die cut images from the Scentsational Stamp Set. I love the contrast of these papers, but they still go together beautifully since each sheet in the pack was created for pattern play.

Arsenia used the same patterns on these two cards but varied the layouts and accents. The colors and patterns look beautiful together and she used the paper pack color combo to coordinate her inks for stamping. These patterns add a lot of pop to each card!

The KEY to Creating a Fun Background…

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Creating backgrounds for your cards can be so much fun! Our Design Team often come up with a wide variety of ways to use their supplies to create show-stopping backgrounds! Let's get inspired by them…

Use a Background Stamp

Kristie used the Lots of Locks Background Stamp two ways on these cards. Using white ink on kraft paper, Kristie created a subtle lock pattern. On her second card, Kristie embossed the stamped image in white and ink blended over the bottom to make the images pop!

Hand made card with die cut key background
Kristie Goulet

White on White with Die Cuts

Why not cut and paste a custom background with dies? Kristie cut a bunch of keys with the Suite Motel Key Dies in white and arranged them over white stock. This pattern has a lot of fun movement but still gives a clean background for her sentiment key and keychain.

Build Your Own with Small Image Stamps

Erika and Amanda both had the same idea when they looked at the three key stamps in the Charming Key Stamp Set. Amanda went with one color and cut down her background piece to center over patterned paper. Erika made her background with a variety of colors and added some ink splatter. Both are eye-catching and fun!

Sweet Ways to Use the Perfume Bottle Dies

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The Perfume Bottle Dies in our Eau de Perfection Collection create a large, eye-catching perfume bottle. There are lots of ways to use these dies, so here are some ideas for inspiration!

Arsenia Wolf

Add Some Sparkle & Ink Blended Color

Arsenia added some glitter to the body of her bottle for sparkle and glimmer! She also added a few paper strips to give more color and a focal point for her Heaven Scent Label Die and sentiment. With a little ink blended Quartz on the stopper, this bottle looks fab!

Lisa Harrolle

Add Pattern with Paper

Lisa broke out the Citrus and Sass Patterned Paper for her bottle. I love how she mixed two coordinating sheets and how much beautiful color and interest this brings to her Mother's Day card.


This set of dies is also super for creating a shaker card! Both Lisa and Arsenia had different takes on this look. One embellished with a label stamp and die and the other with perfume bottles from the Scentsational Stamp Set. Both used the stopper die to tie it all together. So sweet!

Eau de Perfection Available NOW!

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Today is the day!! The Eau de Perfection Collection is NOW in the shop along with our latest Inks. Get your Quartz, Rose Gold Metallic and Platinum Metallic Inks now- they are perfection with the perfume theme and key stamps and dies!!

This collection is all about milestone occasions and will have you ready for Mother's Day, graduation, retirement, new job, new home and more!!! These versatile themes will be great for just about anything.

Grab your favorite bundles and our new inks…don't forget your refills and side labels. OR just get the “I Want it All” and save over $25!

Open the Door to Card Making Perfection! Eau de Perfection Collection

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We've revealed 3 of the 4 bundles in the Eau de Perfection Collection right here on the blog, and boy oh boy! The 4th bundle just brings this collection over the top!

The unique perfume bottle and key fob theme for these bundles are going to be SO fun to create with…and with NEW INK!

Give them the keys to their next steps with the Open Doors Bundle. This retro motel key fob themed bundle is perfect for marking momentous life occasions like graduation, weddings, first job, retirement and more!

Open Doors Bundle

  • Open Doors Ahead Stamp Set 
  • Open Doors Ahead Dies
  • Suite Motel Key Dies
  • Lots of Locks Background Stamp
  • Count to Ten Dies

These products can be purchased a la carte, or in a bundle at a savings!

Erika Post

Featuring the Open Doors Stamps and Dies, Suite Motel Key Dies, Lots of Locks Background Stamp and Count to Ten Dies- this bundle will give you hours of stamping joy!

Create your own Suite Motel Key set with these fun dies. The dies include a key die, tags and “metal” keyring dies for so many fun layering options. Use this die set along with one of the sentiments in the Open Doors Stamp Set for more fun options.

Create a vintage lock background with the Lots of Locks Background Stamp! This repeating pattern will make a great layer for your card inked up in a variety of colors. Adorn your card or project with numbers to mark the day with the Count to Ten Dies. Just ink up your paper using the direct to paper method, cut and paste for a wedding date, graduation year or milestone birthday!

Kristie Goulet

No matter the milestone occasion, the Open Doors Bundle will be such a fun way to send your “congrats”!

Join us on Youtube on Monday and Tuesday at Noon Eastern for card making, inspiration and more! You'll be inspired and ready to create tons of unique handmade cards when your goodies arrive. See you then!

This Bundle is Bringing the Charm! Eau de Perfection Collection

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Our Eau de Perfection Collection is coming on Wednesday, April 10! We're sharing all the products coming your way right here on the blog and up next is the Charming Key Bundle! Get ready to create fun and funky cards for all those in your life that are hitting milestones…let's take a look!

The products in this unique, key-themed bundle packs the mix-and-match punch and will have you creating cards and projects that are Eau de Perfection!

Charming Key Bundle

  • Charming Keys Stamp Set
  • Charming Keys Dies
  • Congrats Grad Word Die 
  • You Hold the Key Patterned Paper
  • Key Largo Sequin Mix

Need cards for graduation? Someone moving to their first home? Maybe a new job or adventure? The Charming Key Bundle is going to be the perfect fit!

This bundle features the Charming Key Stamps and Dies along with the Congrats Grad Word Die and You Hold the Key Patterned Paper. Don't forget the Key Largo Sequins! This bundle has a little bit of everything to creating stacks of cards- just add your coordinating CP Spa Ink Colors!

We'll be on Youtube Monday and Tuesday creating and sharing projects and inspiration with these products. You'll learn so many great ways to use them and be ready when they hit your mailbox next week!

This Bundle is Heaven Scent! Eau de Perfection Collection

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The Eau de Perfection Collection is coming on April 10! With the Heaven Scent Bundle and our gorgeous Metallic Inks, you'll be able to create unique cards and projects. This bundle features the super fun Perfume Bottle Dies, Heaven Scent Labels Stamp Set, and coordinating Label Dies to build your own custom perfume bottle!

Let's take a look at these products that were created to work together to make projects with ease.

Heaven Scent Bundle

  • Perfume Bottle Dies
  • Heaven Scent Label Stamp Set 6×8 
  • Heaven Scent Label Dies
  • Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils (2 stencils included)

Mix in a sassy background with the Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils or try adding pattern to the perfume bottle! The Heaven Scent Label Dies were designed to cut out the unique illustrated sentiments from the Heaven Scent Label Stamp Set.

You'll find some of our new colors on this card, Quartz ink with the direct-to-paper technique to create Quartz cardstock, then Rose Gold Metallic Ink for the stamped label and the top of the perfume bottle.

Each label shape cuts out several of the sentiments. These dies can also be used on their own to cut decorative label shapes to embellish your cards and projects. How about this fabulous stencil? The Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils includes two stencils to create a fun leopard print.

Lisa Harrolle

Layer your color combo for an animal print that speaks to you! Try using neutrals or metallics for a more realistic feel or mix it up with bright color combos.

You will have a great time making projects with this bundle. It's Heaven Scent!

Join us on Monday and Tuesday at Noon Eastern on Youtube for tons of card making fun with the new products!

The Eau de Perfection Collection is Utterly Scentsational!

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As late spring and early summer approach, we are getting ready to create cards and projects for celebrations like Mother's Day and Graduations. That's the inspiration behind the Eau de Perfection Collection. Beyond Mother's Day and Graduation, these products also cover momentous occasions like moving, new job, getting your first home, getting married or a well-earned retirement!

Whether you are celebrating mom or a special lady in your life, our perfume themed bundles will show how sweet, classy and sassy you think they are!!

Scentsational Bundle

  • Scentsational Stamp Set
  • Scentsational Dies
  • Citrus & Sass Patterned Paper
  • Bucharest Sequin Mix

Your next card for Mom, or another special lady in your life, will be Scentsational with this bundle! The Scentsational Stamps and dies have a perfume and fragrance theme that is really pretty.

The Citrus & Sass Patterned Paper and Bucharest Sequins round out the bundle with glamorous prints and a bit of glitz! You're cards will get an ohh la la, when you create with the Scentsational Bundle!

Lisa Harrolle

You'll love how the two-step stamps, dies paper and sequins all work together for card making in a snap! This bundle is the perfect mix of class and sass!

Eau de Perfection hits the shop April 10th unless you are a StampNation Members! Members get the perk of Early Ordering and if you haven't joined, now is a fantastic time.

We are also giving Members a FREE Mystery Pack of patterned paper with an Exclusive Code. Why not join for a quarter and see what SN has to offer?

These NEW Inks are Bringing the Bling!

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Joining our newest collection on April 10th, we introduce three new signature CP Inks! Quartz, Rose Gold and Platinum will join the ranks with our Spa Reds and our Metallic Pigment Inks.

Rose Gold and Platinum are our newest Metallic Pigment Ink colors. Rose Gold is a warm blush metallic that will certainly be a fan favorite!

Platinum is a chameleon shade that dances between gold and silver in the light. Pssst!!! They will be great additions along with some of the key-themed stamps and dies coming in the collection!

Quartz is the latest pretty pink to join the Spa Red Family! Quartz is a warmer pink than it's sibling Pink Champagne with a slightly muted undertone. It will layer beautifully with Rose Petals and Rouge. This gorgeous shade looks so good in so many color combinations!

Save the date for April 10th to get these three NEW Inks and keep watching this space for the rest of the collection bundle reveals over the next few days!

Precision Ink Blending with the Spirodahlia Stencil

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With the right tools, you can be an ink blending superstar!! With our new Detail Ink Blending Tools, you have a lot more control where the color goes and it's easy to add color in small amounts. On YouTube, I shared some Precision Ink Blending techniques with the Spirodahlia Stencil. I had my Detail Blending Brushes and a variety of ink colors ready to go!

See how to create these cards on this Youtube Live Stream.

My first card is soft and lovely and features It's a Girl and Lemon Sorbet. I love how the colors look as they overlap and blend into a yummy soft peach. This card was bringing the pink lemonaid vibes! I added a sentiment and small strip of Stroke of Midnight paper for a graphic pop!

Bring on the rainbow! Using the Detail Blending Brushes, I was able to get into each section of the stencil and incorporate more precise application of color- which meant more colors!! I just love how this card came out. It's a prism of color and my friend is going to love this for her “fabulous fifty” birthday celebration!

Are you ready to try some precision ink blending? I can't wait to see what you create!!

Bring on the Bunnies!!

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With Easter approaching, it's time for Easter card inspiration! And who else would be the star of the show but the Easter Bunny himself! We have several cute bunny stamps in several stamps sets that will work perfectly!

Hops & Peeps

The Hops & Peeps Stamp Set has the cutest peeking bunny, ready for your Easter projects. Pair it with an easter egg stamp set or layering dies for the full peeking effect!

Oh, Baby!

Oh, Baby was designed to be super cute for baby cards, but don't stop there! The bunny image is great when combined with Easter sentiments. I made a stencil with the bunny die and then used stencils to ink blend patterns in spring colors for this one.

Spring Into Easter

Spring Into Easter has two sweet line-art bunnies and Easter sentiments to boot! Color them with simple shading or loads of details. Create colorful easter cards with a bunny as the focal point or a full-out springtime scene card with this set!

Even More Bunnies…

If you are looking for other bunnies you can use for your Easter creations, check out Critter Crew and Mommy and Me! Products are linked below, or head to our shop and peruse the fabulous paper crafting supplies waiting for you!

Spring Card Making with Floral Motifs!


As we get into Spring here in the US, we are inspired by all the flowers popping up all around us! Bright and colorful florals are the perfect element for spring cards! This post will inspire you to bring colorful florals to your spring cards and you can find them created in Reels on our Instagram page.

The Daffodils in Bloom Stamp Set is perfect for a clean and simple spring card. With the monochromatic yellow color combo with a small pop of green, this card iso sunny and bright!! Layers make this card have extra interest.

The Welcome Spring Sentiment Set was created to work with the Hello Spring Layered Word Dies. The stamp set also has a few small floral stamps that work perfectly for creating a full background like I did here. Don't forget small supporting stamps can be the star!

Here's another daffodil card but this time I went with pinks! Soft colors look so pretty on floral images and I couldn't resist adding in the bee and his zoomy flight trail!

Patterned paper is another fun way to add a floral theme to your card. I created this one with a few strips of Easterpalooza Patterned Paper and embellished with a small floral stamp from the Carrot Bouquet Stamp Set.

With the right colors and floral elements, spring cards are fun and easy to create.

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$100 GC up for grabs! Sweetest Ink Hop


Check out our InstaHop featuring the three NEW Party Inks- Creamsicle, Lemons Sorbet and Frosted! Twenty-five of our Brand Ambassadors created projects with the new colors to inspire you AND we're giving away a $100 Gift Card to one lucky commenter!

HOP over to Instagram now and look for this graphic to start the hop. You have until Monday, March 18th at 11:59 pm Eastern to follow along and comment on the posts for your chance to win! Winner will be posted on my instagram on Tuesday. Good Luck!