News and Live Stamping in the Canvo Bullet Journal

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CPD Ink Leave a Comment

Big News for 2020!! Club Canvo is getting an upgrade beginning with our December shipment!  

​Each month's shipment will include:

  • a layout stencil for easy spreads
  • themed monthly set featuring a weekly tracker 
  • ​and new this year!  a 3 x 4 stamp set with the month in several hand lettered fonts  

GIFT FOR DECEMBER: ​​Current subscribers will be receiving a bonus 4 x 6 Stamp Set for free as well in their December 5th shipment.  (The December Club Canvo value is $49.80!)

With the changes, Club Canvo will increase to $24.95 per month to new subscribers after December 1. Existing subscribers will remain at the current price of $21.95* through 2020!  

*current subscribers are grandfathered in to this rate as long as their subscription is active for 2020.  If cancelled and resubscribed, you will be charged the new rate.

With the brrr it's December Stamp Set, I created some fun monthly and weekly spreads. They were really easy to do with the stamp set and the Full Calendar Stencil.

These items were shipped to Club Canvo Subscribers last week and will be in the shop after November 18 along with our new Winter Canvo Bullet Journal Covers! WHO IS EXCITED to get a new cover!?

The covers are while supplies last and there is a limited number of them, so grab 'em while they're hot! (or cold, whichever the case may be!)

Canvo Ambassador, Allison Cope created this gorgeous front page for her December spreads using the fun trees and critters in this set. She used our four new Urban Oasis ink colors and I {heart} the look of it!

Nanette created this gorgeous month at a glance using the Full Calendar Stencil and decorated it with snowflakes. I LOVE how she used the icicle stamp at the top of the page here!

Kelly Martin used the icicles as well to create her weekly spread and decorated it with a few snowflakes, trees and the critters.

I can't wait to see how you'll use these products. Be sure to tag us on social media @canvobulletjournal and @catherinepooler.

Thanks for visiting today!

Holiday Card with the Merry Mini Cover Plate

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, Die Cutting, Patterned Paper, Videos 1 Comment

The Man with the Beard Stamp is a favorite of mine! The sentiments were hand lettered to fit in between the Santa hats and beards in place of a face and has such a fun and whimsical look.

I stamped and die cut a bunch of beards and hats to have on hand. Do you do that with images like this? It's convenient for a quick embellishment for your cards.

Creating this card was pretty easy. Die cut the Merry Label Die, choose your patterned paper layer, emboss the sentiment in white on black. Use the larger die that comes with the Merry Label Dies to create a frame. You could leave this white, color it with ink pads using the direct to paper technique or emboss it for some added sparkle and shine!

When I was creating this card, first I cut the merry out of patterned paper…but then when I chose the forest pattern background paper, I wasn't sure if the Skylight pattern was the best choice. I thought Rockin' Red was a great choice to tie in the hat, but honestly, I think Skylight looks great, too! What do you think? Leave me a note and let me know!

If you're looking for more inspiration, here is another video I made using the hats and beards in a shaker card.

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you have some time to get creative!

Introducing Winter Dies Bundle

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The Retro Winter Collection is now in the shop! The new inks, stamps, dies, etc…can be found in the NEW section here.

The Winter Dies bundle is the perfect addition to all three of our product bundles. 

The Well Hey There die, the snowflake dies and border and the winter sentiments will polish off all your special holiday, winter, thank you and birthday cards for the coming months! 

The Winter Dies Bundle Includes:

  • Polar Edge Die
  • Snowflake Trio Dies
  • Well Hey There Hexagon Die
  • Winter Words Dies

Purchase the dies as a bundle (at a discount!) or individually.

We had some fun on YouTube Live today creating some gorgeous watercolor backgrounds in different ways.

CP Inks blend well and are water reactive and create gorgeous backgrounds! I love ink blending on watercolor cardstock because of the texture and the “forgiveness”. If you don't get a smooth ink blend, simply spray your cardstock with water and the colors will run together and create gorgeous textured backgrounds.

Try adding a stencil to your background, spritzing on water and dabbing it up, or use a stencil with Glimmer or Glacier paste. Spritz a background stamp with water and press your cardstock onto it and create texture that way!

Which technique will you try first?

Introducing Snow Buddies Bundle

Catherine CPD Ink, Winter Leave a Comment

Hello Snow Buddies bundle!! I'm absolutely crazy about this collection of products! 

The Snow Buddies Bundle Includes:

  • Build a Snowman Stamp Set
  • Build a Snowman Accessory Dies
  • Happy Buddies Stamps & Dies
  • POP Art Stencil

The Build A Snowman stamp set includes all the cute images to dress up your snowmen, just like the ones in your front yard! 

I made this fun melted snowman Snow Globe Shaker card in the Youtube Live below. Once you have all the pieces cut out, it's pretty easy to assemble.

You need two full circles cut out of acetate and cardstock (or pattern paper), as well as a die cut frame.

Adhere the frame to the acetate, then create a barrier of dimensional adhesive all the way around the frame. Add in your sequins and shaker bits, then adhere the full circle cardstock or pattern paper piece. Embellish and decorate as you wish!

This video shows three new product bundles hitting the shop on Wednesday, October 30.

The Happy Buddies Stamp Set was created to coordinate and those little critters can wear all the accessories from the Build A Snowman Set.  The sentiments will get you year-round as well.

The Pop Art Stencil will create fabulous backgrounds for these little critters!

The fun gradient polka dot background on the Happy Everything card was created using the Pop Art Stencil and Glacier Paste. What a gorgeous shimmery background!

The Thank You card has a bit of contrasting black and white striped paper along the sentiment strip. The background was ink blended with Sangria Ink, then images from the Frosted Blossoms Stamp Set were embossed in Gold Metallic Embossing Glitter

Early ordering is open for StampNation Members now! Simply log into the SHOP, click NEW and all the new goodies will be there for you. We also hope to see you at 3 pm Eastern on our YouTube Live Stream!

Introducing Frosted Thanks Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Geometric, Winter

Picture it…Wintertime in the 1940's and 50's.  “Ralphie” wrapped up in his snowsuit heading out to school.  A Frosty the Snowman tin lunchbox in tow. An aluminum Christmas tree in the front room. And the sounds of Bing Crosby playing over the radio.

Maybe it is a memory for you, or something out of your favorite winter time film, but the futuristic influences of the Atomic Age left a lasting impression in decor and architecture.  

These are images that inspired our Retro Winter collection!  From the cute and classic Build a Snowman Stamp set to the geometric and funky Snow Blossoms- your customers will love creating with this collection.

The four new Urban Oasis Spa Inks, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel, Hot Tub and Sangria make the perfect color scheme for these retro designs and come together in the Feelin' Chilly Patterned Paper like a dream.

In this card, I used my Life Changing Blending Brushes to create an Urban Oasis rainbow. It's GORGEOUS! In rainbow order, the colors are: Pink Champagne, Rouge, Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Sage, Hot Tube, Queen for a Day, Sangria.

Recognize that “Well Hey There” Die? It's brand new and matches the wooden sign in my office! We thought it would be perfect for making really cute cards, too!

You'll find it available in our die bundle releasing on October 30. Stay tuned on Tuesday, October 29 at Noon on Facebook Live, we'll reveal the die bundle with all four sets of dies that coordinate perfectly with all of our product bundles!

The Frosted Thanks (not to be confused with Frosted Flakes! lol) is a fabulous bundle of products that will make gorgeous thank you cards for after the holidays, or any time of year!

The Frosted Thanks Bundle includes:

  • Frosted Blossoms Stamps & Dies
  • Retro Star Cover Plate Die
  • Shining Star Background Stamp
  • Jolly Thanks Stamp

See the products included on this Facebook Live Stream on Facebook, or below.

ahhhh…the Frosted Blossoms stamps in Sangria! Gorgeous!

The Frosted Blossoms set was created to give the feel of flowers crossed with snowflakes.  The result was a classic set with the feel of Spirograph designs.  You'll use this set over and over for all sorts of card making occasions.

You can't go wrong with geometric cover plates! They can be the perfect touch for a simple card or have fun with techniques like ink blending and paper piecing to create a more elaborate piece of art. The Retro Star Cover Plate has a fun, funky design and will be a classic!

The Retro Winter Collection hits the shop on October 30! Join us on Monday and Tuesday for the final product reveals!

Introducing the Feeling Chilly Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Winter

Picture it…wintertime in the 1940's and 50's.  “Ralphie” wrapped up in his snowsuit heading out to school.  A Frosty the Snowman tin lunchbox in tow. An aluminum Christmas tree in the front room. And the sounds of Bing Crosby playing over the radio.

Maybe it is a memory for you, or something out of your favorite winter time film, but the futuristic influences of the Atomic Age left a lasting impression on decor and architecture.  

These are images that inspired our Retro Winter collection!  The products coming your way range from cute to classic as well as geometric and funky. You will love creating hand made cards for your loved ones with this collection!

The Feeling Chilly bundle includes:

  • Chillin' Snowflakes Stamp Set
  • Baby It's Cold Outside Stamps & Dies (the CUTEST mugs for any cuppa – Joe, tea, cocoa…)
  • the Zig & Zag Background Stamp
  • Feeling Chilly Patterned Paper (includes retro patterns with colors to coordinate with our new ink colors)
  • Cincinnati Sequins.

The four new Urban Oasis Spa Inks, Pink Champagne, Orange Peel, Hot Tub and Sangria make the perfect color scheme for these retro designs and come together in the Feelin' Chilly Patterned Paper like a dream.

(there might be a sneak in this photo of a product we haven't shown yet!)

View the reveals of the new inks and the Feeling Chilly product bundle on our FB Live Streams from this week!

The Retro Winter Collection will be available in the shop on October 30 at 9 AM Eastern.

StampNation Members will have access to early ordering on October 29 at Noon Eastern.

Members are treated to lots of membership perks including:

  • Our private Facebook Community page
  • Early ordering of new releases
  • Behind the scenes and exclusive videos and live streams with the CP team
  • Exclusive products only available for members
  • Online classes, events and challenges to keep your creativity flowing!

Click here to begin your membership!

See you Saturday, Monday and Tuesday on Facebook Live for our next reveal!

Introducing Hot Tub

Catherine CPD Ink

Hello HOT TUB!  This icy blue color reminds me of being in a hot tub in the winter, then jumping in the ice cold pool…then back in the hot tub.  Have you ever tried that? It takes your breath away and your projects made with Hot Tub are going to be breathtaking!  

This gorgeous light blue with grey undertones and a hint of green is going to be a much needed addition to the Spa Collection and Urban Oasis line!

Since our foam pads release ink so easily, simply swipe your ink pad across a white piece of cardstock to create your own, custom colored cardstock! You'll never run out of that one color you need and depending on how many times you swipe or how inky your pad is, you can achieve different shades of the same color. 

Make sure you have your ink refills on hand (purchase in a bundle for a discount!) and you'll never have a dry pad.

On October 30, these fabulous four new colors hit the Catherine Pooler Designs shop and complete the Urban Oasis Collection of inks.

These inks are muted shades and will be great for creating vintage, sophisticated and masculine cards and projects. This video shows all the great ways these inks can be used – solid stamping, watercoloring, ink blending and direct to paper techniques.

All four new ink colors will be available in the shop on October 30 at 9 AM EST. Stay tuned, tomorrow begins our product reveals! We have stamps, dies and other great products hitting the shop as well.

See you at noon on Facebook Live!

Introducing Orange Peel

Catherine CPD Ink

Hello ORANGE PEEL!
This tangy soft orange reminds me of a mug full of warm citrus tea on chilly winter mornings. 

Years ago, Randall surprised me with a trip to Asheville, NC.  We checked into a Bed and Breakfast and were greeted with a cup of Russian Tea. I'd never had it before, it was delicious and now that tea holds such fond memories for me.  And now I have an ink color to remind me!

Russian Tea is super easy to make, just mix together:

  • 2 cups instant orange drink mix
  • 1 cup instant unflavored tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar-sweetened lemonade mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Store in an airtight container and add 2 T mix to 1 C boiling water and serve.

EARLY ORDERING – be the first to get your hands on our new inks!!!

StampNation Members get to order the new inks and products early – on October 29th! Members can simply log into their shop account, click “NEW” and all the brand new products will magically appear in the shop for you at NOON Eastern!

We'll be working a late shift shipping that day so early orders will get shipped out that day!

If you haven't started your membership yet, you can learn more about benefits here.

See you tomorrow for the final ink color reveal! Be sure to check us on Instagram for the first peeks!

Introducing Pink Champagne

Catherine CPD Ink

Say hello PINK CHAMPAGNE!  This gorgeous pink looks divine with the new color we revealed yesterday…Sangria!  I am crazy about a pink, glittery winter card, so this color is going to get a workout with our new Retro Winter release.

This muted rose pink is the perfect addition to our Spa red family.   It looks beautiful alongside the new Sangria and works great as a shade lighter than Rose Petal.

Our four new colors will be available in the shop on October 30.

Subscribe to our newsletter, download our “5 Cards You Can Make This Weekend” project guide and you'll be sure to not miss any of the fun!

Yesterday I celebrated 10 years since I uploaded my first video onto YouTube!

I blinked my eyes and instead of having 5, 7 and 10 year old kids, I have high schoolers and a college student. Instead of filming videos in my office/craft room at home, I now film them from our home office in Raleigh, NC where 7 other amazing people come to work every day.

Instead of using products from other companies (which I'm still a fan of!!), I use products that I helped design. What a DREAM!

Thank YOU for being here on this journey, none of it would be possible if it weren't for my subscribers and customers. I am eternally grateful for you.

Inky hugs, Catherine

Introducing Sangria!

Catherine CPD Ink

Are you ready for the new ink color reveals this week? Here's the first look at this stunner. Deep, rich, sophisticated and it's going to fit into our Spa Color Line perfectly!

Sangria is a gorgeous, deep wine color and is a must-have. We can't wait until it hits the shop on October 30!

Our foam ink pads release ink beautifully, inking your stamp with little effort. This results in gorgeous, solid stamped images. Ink blending and watercoloring are a dream, too.

If you haven't tried our inks yet, now is the perfect time!

StampNation Members, early ordering begins at Noon on October 29.

Join us tomorrow for the first look at our next color at 5 AM Eastern on Instagram!

Retro Winter Release Schedule

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

We are excited for our (more than a) week long celebration leading up to our new release! We have a lot of new, exciting products to share with you including FOUR new ink colors, stamps, dies, stencils, pattern paper, and sequins!

Early this year we introduced the first four ink colors in our Urban Oasis Collection. These colors are muted, sophisticated tones and are absolutely gorgeous! Now we are ready to complete this collection. Are you?

Mark your calendars for the release party fun:

INK REVEALS

Instagram – Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 24 Instagram: join us at 5 AM and 9 AM and 12 Noon for peeks and the color name revealed. Find us on Instagram!

Facebook – join us every day LIVE at Noon Eastern to look at each new color and it's very likely that once I have a new ink in my hands, stamping will happen! I hope you'll join us! Find us on Facebook.

PRODUCT REVEALS

Once the new ink colors are revealed, it's time to meet all the fabulous new products! Join us on Facebook, daily at Noon Eastern:

  • Friday October 25
  • Saturday October 26
  • Monday October 28
  • and Tuesday October 29

All new products hit the shop on Wednesday, October 30 at 9 AM Eastern.

Unless…

…you're a StampNation Member!! Members enjoy great perks like early ordering! On Tuesday Oct 29, StampNation Members, log into your shop account and the new products will magically appear for you!

Not a member yet? Click here to learn more and start your membership. We can't wait to meet you!

Thanks for visiting today and gearing up for the festivities with us! Hugs, Catherine

Santa Hats and Beards Shaker Card!

Catherine Uncategorized

You guys…have you seen The Man with the Bag Stamp Set? It is composed of various Santa hats and beards with little sentiment “faces”! I mean , what?!! I just can't get enough of those hats and beards.

I stamped a bunch on watercolor cardstock and cut them out to color in for various projects. This got me thinking…these guys would make the perfect elements for a shaker card!! You know I LOVE a good shaker card.

I mixed it up with my color scheme grabbing Spa and Party colors. This card was actually pretty simple to put together but is just totally adorable. Check out my video to see the full how-to on this card.

If you need a bit more Holiday Card Making inspiration, click the link below and sign-up to get the Holiday Card Project Card Download! It has step-by-step instructions for 5 cards you can whip up and features products from the It's All About Christmas Collection!

LIVE STREAM: 4 Ways to use the Angel Word Die and Stamps

Catherine Uncategorized

Grabbing the new Merry Christmas Angel Stamp Set and the Flourish Background Stamp from my stash, I knew I had a match made in heaven…pun intended. So Erika and I went LIVE over on my YouTube Channel to see how many gorgeous cards we could make with this combo!

I started with a simple design and non-traditional soft purple color scheme. I had a stack of embossed Angel Word Dies in WOW! Fairy Dust. I just love the gold and hologram look of that EP. Gorgeous!!!

We asked the viewers to vote for the next color choice and Aquatini was the winner…and boy what a winner this card is! The little angle stamped just behind the sentiment is a great touch.

Another viewer's choice was to go for Juniper Mist. This time we had a full out, Bob Ross “Happy Accident”. I hadn't cleaned off the background stamp completely so we ended up with a blend of Aquatini and Juniper Mist and it is B-E-A-utiful!

Finally, there was a request to play with a dark background so we did this card, embossing the angel in Rose Gold over black card. Adding in more EP to the Flourish background layer and this one is very classy!

So much fun was had! Have you joined in on our lives? If you haven't, make sure to jump over to YouTube and subscribe to my channel and click the bell icon to receive notifications when we go LIVE.

Oh, one more thing…have you gotten our 5 Cards You Can Make This Weekend Download featuring cards made with goodies from the It's All About Christmas Collection?

Click below to get yours!

Deck the Halls Bundle: Oh What Fun Stamp Set

Catherine Christmas

When it's time to do your holiday decorating, you may hit up Pinterest for a bit of inspiration.  That is exactly where the inspiration for the Deck the Halls Bundle came from!

A perfect little front porch combo of nostalgic flea market finds, this stamp set includes a sled, skates, mittens and other elements to evoke that feeling right onto the front of your winter cards. 

Add in a Chalkboard, some poinsettias and we've got you covered for decorating your cards as well as you decorate (or want to decorate!) your home during the holidays.

I hope you are inspired by these hand made cards by our Ambassadors! They did an amazing job with these products.

These items are all back in stock, so click the links below to view them in the shop!

If you're looking for more inspiration, we have a FREE Project Guide Download with 5 Cards You Can Make This Weekend!

Head over here to grab it and get subscribed to our email newsletter list. We sent out a few emails a week with sales, new product updates and inspiration!

Thanks for visiting!

KISS Cards for Christmas! Easy to Mass Produce Holiday Card Ideas

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, CPD Ink

KISS Cards stand for “Keep It Simple Stamper” and it's my method for mass producing a bunch of cards quickly…great for the upcoming Holiday season!

We'll make 8 cards in this video and have some fun with patterned paper, glitter embossing and simple stamping.

I had a blast making these cards! If you do just a bit of preplanning, you can make the most of your cardstock and your time when you mass produce cards.

  • Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Layer: 4 x 5-1/4
  • Pattern Paper: 3 x 4
  • Layer for stamping: 2-3/4 x 4-1/4

When mass producing cards, I concentrate on one step at a time. So I cut all my cardstock, I adhere the pattern paper…then I do all my stamping at once, etc.

Invite some friends over, get crafty and in no time you'll have a bunch of holiday cards to send to friends and family!

Looking for more holiday card ideas? Grab our Holiday Project Guide Download! Includes 5 projects with step-by-step instructions.

DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT GUIDE

Thanks for visiting today, Catherine