Color Bursts are in the Shop!!

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Say hello to our new COLORBURSTS!!!  This 6 pack includes FOUR Color Burst colors and TWO Sparkles in colors from our Carnivale Collection: Samba, Limoncello, Mardi Gras and Suede Shoes. 

If you’ve missed our reveals this week, this video says it all.   I’ll show you the new products, show you how Color Bursts work and share lots of projects using them!  

This whole Color Burst idea was Eva’s…view the video to hear the details! You’re creativity is going to be off the hook when these new products arrive at your house, my friend!

Head over to the shop to peruse all the new goodies and see what catches your eye! Links are below, or visit here to see it all!

W is for…Window Shaker Card

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I love Shaker Cards and this Window Shaker Card twist is easier to do than it might seem! A few die cut circles, an acetate “pouch” and some fun sequins is all you need. oh, and a bit of dimensional adhesive, too!

Enjoy this video tutorial and make a Window Shaker Card for a friend…they will love you for it!

What will you put in your window shaker card?

This tutorial was made for our A to Z in the Craft Room event over on StampNation. Learn more about membership benefits here!

All summer we’ve been taking a trip around the craft room celebrating our favorite products and techniques through the alphabet. I hope you’ll join us!

Carnivale Color Bursts are coming!

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If you are new to Color Bursts, let me tell you, you are in for a treat!

Color Bursts are highly pigmented watercolor powders. Sprinkle them on watercolor cardstock, spray with water and the color comes alive! You’ll get BURSTS of color like this….

Pretty cool, eh? When Eva suggested that we ask Ken to do a set collaborative Color Bursts, I thought it was a genius idea! Ken’s Color Bursts in CP colors. Ken chose his four favorite colors and created this very vibrant, heavily pigmented dream powders and we are smitten.

They are so fun to play with, if you’ve missed our Facebook Lives, check them out here.

We can not wait to see what you create with them! All new products hit the shop Wednesday, August 21 at 9 am Eastern!

Brand Ambassadors for CPD!

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It is with much excitement that we announce the group of Creatives that will make up the next term of Brand Ambassadors for Catherine Pooler Designs!  This team will be supporting our brand in a variety of ways and we are lucky to have each of them. We have had a wonderful tribe of super talented folks and are excited to be adding a couple of new stars to the bunch!

Please join me in sending a BIG Hip Hip Hooray for:
Ashlee McGregor, Chrissie Tobas, Daniel West, Erica A-B, Ilina Crouse, Jen Carter, Karen Baker, Lisa Harrolle, Kristie Goulet, Laurel Beard, Nanette Tracy, Natasha Valkovskaya, Sarah Greber, and Susan Powell!!!

With the new season of greatness from these folks, we sadly are saying goodbye (for now) to a few of our team: Ardyth Percy-Robb, Jenny Colaccico and Tracie Pond. Don’t worry though, we hope to have these fab ladies guesting and popping in at various times. We won’t let them go far, talented bunch that they are!

We are also seeing a change for someone that is very near and dear to my heart.

Ingrid Blackburn has taken on a larger role with her family’s travel agency and is stepping down from the team. Ingrid has been a close, long time friend of mine, so don’t worry! I plan to pull her back in from time to time! She has been such a huge cheerleader and has been by my side for so long, her support means the world today and I am a better person because of her friendship.

Thanks to all these amazing women for being a part of what we do! We love you all!

Using Die Cuts to Create a Textured Background with Kristie

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Summer

Hi everyone!  It’s Kristie here with a guest post just for you!  I created a fun background on my card today using dies to create texture.  The sentiment piece was created using re-inkers and water.
I started by die cutting a bunch of the flip flop dies from white card stock.  I then adhered them onto my card panel.  This took a bit of time, but it is so worth the effort.
I then cut a piece of water color card stock, spritzed it with water and used re-inkers to drop color onto the piece.  I was holding the card stock piece at an angle so the color would drip down from the top.  After I had added all my colors, I spritzed again with water to help move the color around a bit more and then let it dry.
After the panel was dry I used the Fitted Frames Die to cut it out and stamped my sentiment using Midnight ink.  I adhered the sentiment piece over the background I created and added it to a midnight card base.
Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my project!

Mixing Embossing Powders

Catherine Embossing, Encouragement, Videos

The video hop celebrating the Unsinkable Collection is happening!

In my video, I made two cards…one with this really cool iron look on the anchor which I achieved by mixing embossing powders. And the second one with a stencil technique on a really simple card.

Be sure to view the video on my Youtube Channel and comment for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store! Enjoy!

Unsinkable Product Release Blog Hop

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending, Stenciling

It’s time for our Unsinkable Release! We’ve been sneaking and playing and creating fun ocean and nautical themed cards all week long!

The best part is NOW because you all get to jump in the shop, choose your favorites and you’ll be creating in no time. We can’t wait to see your projects on social media! If you share, use #catherinepoolerdesigns so we can find you!

Yesterday was our pre-release party with StampNation Members and we stamped all day with them…here is a peek at one of my cards.

I began with an ink blended background, then we sprayed water over it and let it sit. Once it dried, I stamped the sea leaves and colored them in with a blender pen. I stamped a few fish, added a sentiment and adhered it to a card front. I love how this turned out!

This card was from the Youtube Live product reveal Live Stream! I stamped a few cards and shared all the products along with a bunch of fabulous projects for this release. You can view the replay below.

The next card was inspired by a card Jenny Colacicco made…she created a gorgeous ink blended and stenciled background with gold in it. So I set out to do the same thing! I stenciled All That Jazz and Green Tea over the Shell Parade Stencil using my Life Changing Blending Brushes and I’m wild about how this came out!

You can see how I made both these cards on the Live Stream.

I hope you are enjoying the products in the Unsinkable Product Release as much as we are! Everything is now available in the shop.

Purchase the entire collection – at a discount!!! Or, purchase the Under the Sea Bundle (yes, at a discount!!!):

or purchase the Anchors away bundle (at a discount!):

or purchase any of the items individually. The choice is yours!

HOP DETAILS: someone’s gonna win a $25 gift certificate to the shop! YAY! We’ll announce winners right here on the blog on August 12.

Our Creative Team has some pretty incredible cards on their blogs to inspire you. Be sure to hop along and comment for your chance at winning…plus, it’s like giving a little gift because your comments mean the world to the team! Here’s the fabulous line up:

Have fun and thank you for being here! Hugs, CP

Unsinkable Release Coming Soon!

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It’s almost time for our next product release! The Unsinkable Collection hits the shop on Wednesday, July 31 at 9 am Eastern. First…can we talk about this picture? It totally cracks me up because I usually run around in a pretty casual manner…but, I also really love to get dressed up. Photoshoots are always a fun time for that!

So I adorned my most nautical looking dress, grabbed the life preserver I had in my back pocket (yeah, right!) and had fun with it. I hope you get a kick out of it!

Coming Up…be sure to mark your calendars for:

Tuesday, July 30:  Early ordering opens for StampNation Members at 3 pm Eastern.  Live Streaming for StampNation Members at 3, 5 and 7 pm Eastern.

Wednesday, July 31:  General Ordering Opens at 9 am EST, Blog Hop Day
Thursday, August 1: Video Hop on YouTube

If you’ve missed our product reveals, you can see everything in our most recent Facebook Live Stream.

STAMPNATION PERKS: membership has it’s benefits…not only do you get online classes, fun events, our private Facebook page…but you also get early ordering, exclusive products and pre-release live streams with the team! Not a member yet, join us here so you can participate in the fun!

The By the Sea Stamp Set (StampNation Exclusive) contains the cutest beach huts, I can’t get enough of them! You’ll also find a lighthouse, an Adirondack chair and an umbrella. This stamp set will be available tomorrow in the StampNation Exclusive section of the shop.

The sentiment is from the She Sells Seashells Stamp Set and check out that fun background…that’s using the Horizontal Stripe Coverplate!  All are coming in the Unsinkable Collection Release.

StampNation Members don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our live streams!
We’ll be live at 3, 5 and 7 pm Eastern on Youtube and in our Facebook Community page.  Details will be sent to members on Tuesday before the festivities. 

FROM THE LIVE STREAM: This card is a perfect way to just to say hello…or Ahoy!  

Be sure to view the live stream to see the alternate color combination and a slight variation on the design.

HOW TO BUY: The Unsinkable Collection is available as an “I Want it All” option (and of course it’s at a discount!!).

Or you may choose one of two bundles (yes, at a discount!)..

or maybe you’d like to choose each product individually! The choice is yours!

The Anchors Away Collection includes:

  • Ahoy Word Die
  • Ship’s Wheel Die
  • Refuse to Sink Stamps and Dies
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker Stamps and Dies
  • Salt and Seaweed Patterned Paper
  • Horizontal Stripe Cover Plate
  • Ride the Waves Background Stamp
  • Big Sur Sequin Mix

The Under the Sea Collection includes:

  • She Sells Sea Shells Stamps and Dies
  • Vitamin Sea Stamps and Dies
  • Shell Parade Stencil
  • Coral Dies

Ready to make gorgeous ocean themed cards? We are ready to see them…can’t wait!

Hugs, CP

National Ice Cream Day Blog Hop

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Pretty sure National Ice Cream Day is a GREAT reason to celebrate! And who better to celebrate with than Ellen Hutson!?

So we teamed up with some stamps and some pretty amazing designers and got stamping to celebrate this perfect summer treat!

The I Scream You Scream Stamp Set was perfect for the Little Lady, she was begging to be holding an ice cream cone!

I thought the feel of a coloring book would suit this pairing of products perfectly. I began with stamping some of the sweet treats on watercolor paper with WOW Embossing Ink, pouring on Clear Embossing Powder and heating. Next, I swiped some of my ink minis over the cardstock. The embossed images resisted the ink and stayed white. Love that technique!

I spritzed on a bit of water so the colors would bleed and blend and also created some water droplets.

I made a shaker frame with our Postage Stamp Dies, added a sentiment and the Little Lady in black and white and it was a wrap!

Every hop comes with prizes! We are giving away $25 to the EH shop and $25 to the Catherine Pooler shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Visit the creators blogs, get inspired and leave some comments!

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy!

Canvo July – lightening bug theme

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Do you remember catching fireflies in the yard on a breezy Summer night?  Memories like this evoke such a warm and carefree feeling and you’ll be able to recreate this feeling on your spreads with the stamps in the Oh My, It’s July Stamp Set! 

This stamp set isn’t just great for Canvo Bullet Journal pages, it’s great for cards, too! We went live in the Clubhouse this afternoon to get these stamp inky. Check it out.

The Quick Quads Stencil is another staple product in our Canvo Bullet Journal line that will help you whip up a great basic layout for your weekly spreads or perhaps a page of lists.

See it in action on this spread:

Here are more spreads by our Canvo Ambassadors for your inspiration!

And here’s the card I made on the live stream. I love how the bulbs from the Oh My, It’s July Stamp Set complimented the stamps in Hooray for August Stamp Set!

Thanks for visiting with me!

A to Z in the Craft Room!

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Some of our Brand Ambassadors have put together a list of their favorite craft room essentials and techniques for card making…from A to Z.  

Erika and I will kick it off on a Youtube Live Stream Monday, July 15 at 1 pm Eastern.  Members, find the details and link to join in here.

Any guesses as to what we’ll be featuring as our favorite “A” in the craft room?

Join us for new posts every weekday from A to Z.  Check them out to learn about new products and techniques and see what inspires you to make your next card!  

We’d love to have you as our newest member! Join for benefits such as:

  • access to online classes
  • online events and exclusive tutorials
  • early ordering for product releases
  • exclusive products only available for members
  • membership to our Facebook Community

Join Here!

Excited to see you over there!

Clean and Simple Card Making with Die Cuts and Small Stamps

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

A couple cute small stamps (in this case a small heart and a small pineapple), a sentiment die and some layers and BOOM! You’ve got a great Clean and Simple card to send to a friend!

Use this idea and substitute flowers or snowflakes for other occasions for a winner of a card! Or head over to the shop and grab the Pineapples and Smiles stamp set to create lots of fun cards!

5 more ideas using the Pineapple and Smiles stamp set on this Youtube Video:

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you’re inspired!

Stamping in the Clubhouse

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Patterned Paper

Our ballerina friend, Anna, visited us in the Clubhouse this week! We were so excited, because since she learned about stamping last summer, her mom has sent me pictures and videos of Anna watching my Youtube videos.

Anna has dabbled a bit into stamping and knows the basics, so I took the chance to have some fun and teach her some techniques!

I wanted to teach her how to make a Shaker Card, which is pretty easy when you break it down!

Die cut a circle in a solid color (here I used white), die cut a clear acetate sheet the same size circle, then die cut a frame with the same size circle with the next smallest size circle cut out of the center, creating a frame.

Adhere the frame to the acetate and on the back side add thin dimensional tape. It’s kinda like building a fence to keep your dogs in…you don’t want any open spaces to let the sequins out!

Add sequins and the backing and BAM! You’ve got a shaker element!

I’m completely smitten with this gumball machine look with ice cream and popsicles inside!

View this Facebook Live. (please excuse the quality of the stream, we had some connection issues)

Then next technique was Clear Emboss Resist. We stamped the Doodle Garden Background stamp on white cardstock in Clear Embossing Powder, then blend ink over the top. The Embossed image will resist the ink and stay white! I LOVE this technique!

A simple doily die cut with the center cut out created a great back drop for the Hello die which we embossed with the Blue Confetti Trio Embossing Powder.

View this Facebook Live.

I love that my girls’ friends are interested in paper crafting…they are the next generation!