A Rainbow of Watercolor

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I just love that you can watercolor with our inks and refills! From the fine and fancy to the abstract, there's endless fun with these techniques.

On a recent Facebook Live, I started by brushing on a rainbow of colors and then set them aside to dry. I then embossed the Great Wings butterfly in white over top of the rainbow background.

This card has a lot of cool texture. I added some white cut-out flowers from the Layered Blooms Dies and then add pops of coordinating Nuvo Drops!

Brand Ambassador Ashlee had a similar idea with her watercolor cards. I love the striking contrast of the Happy Butterflies stamped in Midnight over her beautiful watercolor piece.

She was on a roll with these! A few Crater Lake Sequins added on adds a bit of sparkle and these clear sequins will allow the color underneath to shimmer through.

All the little flecks of color on this card brings so much fun texture as does the addition of the Garden's Edge Die. Simple and soft, this card is a real beauty!

Fly Daddy: Alternate Color Palette for Masculine Cards

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One simple trick to masculine card making is choosing the right colors. This clean and simple card in this mix of spa colors is a perfect choice.

Neutral color choices with a pop of one other color can also make a more masculine card feel. Not using a lot of bright or soft colors makes this card work and the fish in black gives a nice focal point.

Even Icing on the Cake is ok for fish and creates a simple background piece for this card. The pop of red stripe from the Too Fly Patterned paper gives a little addition to this mostly neutral combo card.

Thanks to Kristie Goulet for creating this fabulous cards for us to share!

May Bullet Journal Pages with Brand Ambassadors

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It's almost time to ship our July products to our Club Canvo subscribers! Already! I know! There is still time to subscribe to get these products early (and at a GREAT discount!). Click here to learn more.

I just love seeing the creative ways our Club Canvo Ambassadors use our Canvo Bullet Journaling products! With each new theme and the stamps and stencils, there are so many things you can create. Here's a look at some May spreads. Use these ideas for the last week of May, or change it up and create for June!

With some clever masking, Allison created a cool pattern using the stamps from the Bee Kind Stamp Set and a rainbow of her CP inks.

Nanette's beehive wreath is a fun month-at-a-glance page. The additional embellishment stamps really make this one just right!

This spa color combo of Pink Champagne, Sage and Daydream look perfect with the pop of Sauna on the bees. There are so many fun stamps in this month's shipment!

Kelly even made a card! It is always smart to stretch your supplies so if you are a card maker, as well as a bullet journaler, you will get even more bang for your buck!

If you're new to Bullet Journaling, check out some of the posts and products below.

Fly Daddy: From Simple to Shaker

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Create 5 cards, from Simple to Shaker Card, with the Fly Daddy bundle, just in time for Father's Day! This fun mix of patterns and images straight from the tackle box will brighten any guy's day!

Die cut and stamp one of the fun images from this set and adhere it to a card layer with a sentiment for a simple card.

Add die cuts to stamped backgrounds! Stamp rows of fish with Samba, Tiki Torch and Lime Rickey. Stamp and die cut rod, bobber and hook and add to card. Mount to plaid background.

Use die cut sentiments and stamped sentiments over patterned paper, then stamp lures and hooks for another quick card.

Create a background with the images from the Fly Daddy stamp set. Stamp greeting on small Postage Stamp Die Cut and embellish with an ink blended fish.

The final card uses the Wavy Cover Plate for background texture and the Postage Stamp Dies to create the Shaker Card Frame. Add sequins, fish, hooks and bobbers inside for the shaker bits.

I hope you are inspired by these bright and fun masculine cards! Let me know which is your favorite! Links below if you'd like to add these products to your stash!

Things are Lookin’ Peachy- Club Sursee Card Inspiration

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It's time to celebrate! Club Sursee has just had it's first birthday and we are looking forward to the next year of specially curated products heading to our subscriber's mailboxes!

May Sursee shipped out this week and it's time for our subscribers to have a peach of a time making tons of cards with these stamping supplies! Here are some I made…

Our Basic Members will have discovered the Just Peachy and Feeling Peachy Sentiments Stamp Sets in their bundle. This set of unique layering stamps and mix-and-match sentiments were designed to coordinate perfectly. Just grab your inks and paper and go!

The layering peach stamps are darling stamped directly on a card layer. Add a simple thank you and a Melon Ice layer and you're all set!

With the additional Just Peachy Dies that Deluxe Subscribers received, look at the added dimension you can get on your cards! Stamp the polka dot stamp, layer a few peaches and stamp the heart leaves for a SWEET card!

The Peachy Word Die from the Deluxe Subscription will take your card making to a whole nother level! Deluxe Club Sursee Subscribers get up to $70 worth of product for just $47.95. That sounds pretty peachy to me!

NEW SUBSCRIBER PROMO: If you haven't joined Club Sursee yet, June is the time to join! We are running a promotion for new members and will be sending along a special freebie in their first Sursee. More details coming soon…

CURRENT MEMBERS received a surprise in their inbox this month! We like to add in some extras for our subscribers at different times, which is a perk of membership.

UPDATE TO PROGRAM: Subscribers are able to shop all past Sursees in the shop, and soon select Sursee items will be available for purchase to all of our customers. Keep your eyes peeled in the shop for more on those special items.

Get these fabulous stamping products at a great discounted bundle price with the ease of auto-shipment, sign up and join Club Sursee today!

Simple Card Making with Rainbow Watercolor Accent – 5K Video Hop

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Welcome to the CELEBRATION! My friends, Ardyth, Kathya and Jenny all recently reached 5k subscribers on YouTube, so they are co-hosting a hop full of happy cards to celebrate! I'm excited to be a part of it!

If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of participants on Ardyth, Kathya and Jenny’s blogs.

We also have a number of fabulous sponsors (including ME!) and prizes that will be awarded randomly throughout the hop to commenters, so the more you hop and comment, the better your chance of winning a prize! 

Deadline for comments is June 5 and prizes will be announced on Ardyth, Jenny and Kathya’s blogs on June 6.

Prizes must be claimed by June 30, 2020.

Fly Daddy Bundle: Wavy Cover Plate

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The perfect addition to the Fly Daddy Bundle is the wonderful Wavy Cover Plate.  This die creates visual movement with it's wave-like lines and dots.  This fun design will really rock your boat and will be perfect for scenes both above and below the water! 

I created this card on Facebook Live and love the shimmer background I created with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! You all loved this so much, too and sold us right out of most of the mousse in the shop. No worries, we have placed another order and will restock soon.

White on white, the Wavy Cover Plate adds so much gorgeous texture and visual interest to a simple little shaker card.

Try color blending this in a mix of blues and adding some water. This cards circle shaker has a “peering through the port hole” look!

Pop on some fish and use it as an accent. I love how this focal point really pops on this card.

This rainbow palette is not a nautical theme but this card is so fantastic! The watercolor stripes and popped up pieces makes this card look fresh and modern.

You can even use your cover plate to create an emboss texture instead of cutting all the way through. The possibilities are endless and we can't wait to see how you will use this great die!

GONE FISHIN’…Fly Daddy Blog Hop!

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Today we are dropping a mini-bundle of goodies in the shop just in time to celebrate your favorite men! The Fly Daddy bundle is perfect for masculine cards and work great for this Father's Day!

Erika created a bunch of great cards with these products, let's take a look!

The Fly Daddy fishing stamp set will have you hooked right away!  Right out of the tackle box, lures, floats and worm bait are waiting to help you make a fun card for your favorite fisherman (or fisherwoman!). 

Of course, we didn't forget the fish or the fishing pole and the sentiments make the whole set great for your favorite loved one, any day.  It's “reely” cute!   

Grab a word die from your CP stash and your favorite inks and you are good to go to make a Father's day card like this!

Making a background with this lure stamp is simple. The worm makes the card and WOW Platinum Embossing Powder on the fish creates a great focal point.

The Too Fly Patterned Paper is a fisherman's dream.  The color scheme was inspired by fishing lures and lake-side icons in Samba, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue & Something Borrowed. 

Create Father's Day cards or birthday cards for your favorite guy or pull one of the classic patterns like the red and white stripe or the plaid for all occasions. 

Now it's time to hop along with a few of our Brand Ambassadors and Special Guest Bloggers to see how they used the stamps and dies in the Fly Daddy bundle! One lucky commenter will win a $25 Gift Card to the CPD shop. Winner will be announced here on the blog on May 27th.

YOU ARE HERE- Catherine Pooler
>>NEXT VISIT Adelina Starace<<
Kelly Griglione
Daniel West
Jenny Colacicco
Kristie Goulet
Lisa Spangler

Fly Daddy: What can you do with One Color Palette?

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Take a pack of CP Patterned Paper, grab the coordinating ink pads and sequins and you've got a REEL winner, my friend!

The Too Fly Patterned Paper is a fisherman's dream! The color scheme was inspired by fishing lures and lake-side icons in Samba, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue & Something Borrowed. 

Use a strip of plaid paper, add the pole, lures and bobs from the Fly Daddy Stamp Set, a sentiments and a few sequins for a simple card that says I love you.

Plaid paper behind a shape die cut perfectly mimics a fishing hole! I love the added sequins for a faux shaker card look.

The Blackfoot River sequins are so sparkly and create Shaker perfection!

Thank you to Brand Ambassador, Daniel West for sharing his fabulous cards here!

Kristie Goulet shared this card using the same colors and added the detail of the embossed background using the Wavy Cover Plate. Use your die cut machine with an embossing mat rather than cutting mats to achieve this look!

The Fly Daddy Bundle is new to Catherine Pooler Designs and will hit the shop on Wednesday, May 20 at 9am Eastern. If you missed the product reveals, CATCH them on Facebook.

The Fly Daddy Bundle includes:

  • Fly Daddy Stamps & Dies
  • Wavy Cover Plate Die
  • Ways to Say You Stamp Set
  • Mariner Stencil
  • Too Fly Patterned Paper
  • Blackfoot River Sequins

These products are available as a bundle (at a discount, WOOT!) or as individual products so you can pick and choose your favorites.

Join us for the Fly Daddy Release festivities!

Tuesday, May 19

Wednesday, May 20

  • 9am Eastern – ordering opens
  • 10 am Eastern – Blog Hop right here!
  • Noon Eastern – Facebook Live Stream

Watercolor backgrounds with CP Minis

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Many times, card making is about the process. That 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ canvas is a perfect size to play, experiment and get messy. In this video, I do just that with water, ink and water color paper.

Catherine Pooler inks are dye, water based inks and are perfect for all sorts of watercolor fun! I encourage you to play and experiment and see what you come up with!

Fly Daddy Bundle Coming Soon!

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Get ready for some fabulous new fishing themed products hitting the shop on May 20! You'll be hooked on the Fly Daddy Bundle right away!

Right out of the tackle box, this “reely” cute bundle is great for Father's Day…or any day. Join me on Facebook Live to see these products in action.

  • Friday, May 15 at Noon Eastern
  • Monday, May 18 at Noon Eastern
  • Wednesday, May 20 at Noon Eastern

Products hit the shop:

  • Tuesday, May 19 at NOON Eastern for StampNation Members
  • Wednesday, May 20 at 9 AM Eastern for general ordering

Big Thanks and Layered Tags Dies

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The Big Thanks Sentiments Set is ready to send your hearty thank you's to a deserving recipient and is a MUST HAVE! Add it to the Layered Tags Dies, pop it up on the Flower Burst Cover Plate and you've got a winner.

Designed with mix and match phrases to express your deepest gratitude, this stamp set is a useful addition to anyone's collection.  Hand-lettered and jam packed with warmth, this will become your new “thank you” set favorite!

The Layered Tag Dies come in 4 sizes. The largest one is just perfect for the BIG Thank and some of the secondary sentiments work great in the smaller sized dies.

Cutting a smaller die layer out of the largest gives the perfect start to a shaker cad. You know I can't resist making these since they make me so happy!

You can find all these cards on previous Facebook Live Streams. Thanks for visiting the blog today!

4 Ways to use Large Butterfly Stamp

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I don't know about you, but a big card-sized patterned butterfly stamp certainly brings me joy!  Complete with floral adorned wings, The Wings of Joy Stamp Set is ready to be inked up in your favorite CP colors or dusted with a glittery embossing powder. 

The first card here has used the emboss resist technique. Embossing the butterfly in WOW! white and blending color over top makes for a gorgeous pop of a butterfly!

Who wouldn't want to make a shaker card out of this guy? Here is the second idea. Using the coordinating die, I was able to cut out a butterfly shaped window for the shaker. I just love how it takes up the whole card front.

For a third idea, why not stamp the butterfly in a more subtile color to create a soft background. I stamped the Big Thanks sentiment right over and embellished it all off with some Wanderlust Embossing Glitter.

The fourth idea is a bit more traditional. Ink up your stamp with two colors to create an ombre effect. Add a strip sentiment, and this card is ready for the mailbox!

These cards were all created on our Facebook Live Streams. If you haven't joined us, or you missed some, or your just looking for something to watch while crafting, you can find the replays here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Winners!! WOW! & CP Blog Hop

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A few weeks ago we had some fun adding some bling to the cyber world with a collaborative Blog Hop with our friends over at WOW! Embossing Powder.

Thanks to all of the creatives that participated in the hop and for all of you who hopped along and shared so many kind comments! With that, we promised prizes so here are the winners:

25 GBP Gift Card from WOW! goes to Ann Cifaldi!
$25 Gift Card from CPD goes to Liz B. Ford!

Congrats Ann & Liz!

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] and mention this hop to receive your prize.

Simple to Shaker: 5 Ways to make Thank You Cards

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From Simple Card Making to Shaker Cards, the Big Thanks Stamp Set is going to be perfect for many techniques and types of cards! In this video, I'll show you 5 fun ways to use the Big Thanks and create unique thank you cards.

Do you have a favorite card out of the 5? Leave me a comment here on the blog and let me know!

A simple monochromatic card is easy to make! Stamp the greeting in It's a Girl, Midnight and Be Mine. Then embellish with die cut flowers from the Layered Blooms Dies. Die cut your flowers, dab them on your ink pad to create colored blooms! They are SO CUTE! Add Chalk White Nuvo Drops to the center and you're done!

Mask off each letter, ink and stamp as shown in the video. Die cut with Layered Tags dies, add to striped background, tie with twine and add sequins.

An alternative to masking off each letter and stamping in different colors is ink blending colors on the stamp! Use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel to avoid creating brown when colors are mixed.

And the Shaker Card! A simple black THANKS with colored die cut flowers is a perfect pop of color!

Thank you for visiting, I hope the video inspires you to create some fun Thank You Cards! All supplies listed below.