New Ink Colors!

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Get ready to Deck the Halls this coming holiday season with NEW INK! We are releasing these two new colors just in time for the holidays, along with our newest collection: Jolly Holiday.

Seriously…This gorgeous dark, cranberry color! I am BEYOND EXCITED to be announcing two new ink colors❤️💚 It has been a long, long time since we've been able to release new inks and we cannot wait for you to get your hands on these and start creating with them!

Meet Cranberry Fizz, your new best friend for the holidays!

The fun holiday shapes are a sneak peek of one of the stamp sets in our new holiday collection.

Deck the Halls is the perfect evergreen shade and it is joining our Party Collection greens.

This color works beautifully with Mint to Be and Mardi Gras. It coordinates so well with contrasting colors like Cranberry Fizz or Rockin' Red, and works like magic with analogous colors like Mint to Be or Lime Rickey.

New inks and the Jolly Holiday collection hit the shop on Wednesday, September 16th.

Don't forget… StampNation members will get to shop a day early! Learn more about membership benefits here.

The Jolly Holiday Collection Coming September 16

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Today we revealed the theme of our 2020 Holiday Collection Live on Facebook! Catch the replay here.

The stamps and dies in the Jolly Holiday Collection include classic icons with our CP whimsical twist.  You'll be dreaming of Santa's workshop and singing Christmas Carols while creating with our Whoville inspired Christmas Trees and other fun holiday products.

Holiday card making will be All Wrapped Up with this fun collection of stamps, dies, paper and sequins. 

Next week, we'll reveal all the new products coming for the holidays and share tons of great project ideas using them. We hope you'll join us on Facebook and YouTube!

Reveal Schedule:

  • Sunday, 4pm Eastern on YouTube
  • Monday, Noon Eastern on Facebook
  • Tuesday, Noon Eastern on Facebook

All products available in the shop on September 16 at 9am Eastern.

StampNation Member Perks:

StampNation Members have some fun benefits with this release! Join us on Tuesday, September 15 for the festivities.

  • 11:30 am Eastern – Live Stream Product Reveal on StampNation Community Facebook Page
  • Noon Eastern – early ordering opens and members' orders are the first to ship!
  • 7pm Eastern – Jolly Holiday PJ Parties! Members and the Brand Ambassadors will be creating together LIVE on our first ever Zoom Party!

Not a member yet? Your VIP status will bring you so much crafting joy, start your membership now!

That’s Not What That’s For!

Catherine Club Sursee, Ink Blending 1 Comment

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The Team at CPD is head over heels for the September Club Sursee products that ship next week! You have until September 14 at 11:59 Eastern to subscribe and your new goodies will ship to you by the 20th.

Sursee means a surprise, so we generally don't share much of what's to come for subscribers and they love the element of surprise! But on occasion, I'll share peeks of the fabulous products that are getting ready to ship.

In this video, I share some of the September Sursee products and show you different ways to use them (A few out of the box ways!) and share some fun techniques.

I hope you were inspired by these ideas! Do you have a favorite card or technique? I don't know if I do…I love them all and I had a blast creating with these fun stamps.

Lisa Henke

If you're ready to subscribe to Club Sursee, head over to the shop now and choose Basic or Deluxe and we'll get a purple envelope ready for you!

Want to learn more, read up on it here.

Thank you for visiting today!

Stitched Hearts and Rainbows Galore!

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Our Stitched Hearts Dies are a must have in your craft stash! These hearts are the perfect shape, have fun stitching around the edges and range from size of teensy to larger than a card front. Use them as full cut outs, or cut a smaller heart out of a larger heart for a frame.

For the first card, I scribbled on Watercolor Cardstock with Watercolor Pencils, then added water to blend the colors together. Add heart cut outs on the background, a small bit of Black Tie Gala black and white patterned paper along the edge and a simple die cut sentiment.

The A to Z Background Stamp is great for a subtle or a vibrant background! Here, I ink blended a rainbow of colors over it before stamping. Then I created a shaker element with a black heart frame and Crater Lake Sequins.

White Embossing with an ink blended background is always a favorite of mine!

First, ink over the Radiant Heart Stencil with Embossing Ink, then cover with White Embossing Powder, then ink blend til your heart's content! Add a sentiment embossed in white on black and you've got a stunner.

Find these projects created on this Facebook Live Stream.

We'll be live most days for the next week with our new Holiday Collection hitting the shop on September 16. Any guesses as to our theme? We'll reveal it live on Friday, September 11 on Facebook at Noon Eastern. See you then!

Ink Blending and Techniques with Mediums – with Balloon Stencils

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Ink blending with the Round and Oval Balloon Stencils produces pretty gorgeous results! but don't stop there, try Creative Mediums with them as well!

Do you have a favorite?

Try ink blending with Sponge Daubers over the Balloon Stencils. Catherine Pooler Inks are translucent, so when you overlap the balloons, you get a blend between the colors which is the look you'll get with real balloons!

Finish off the stenciled balloon piece with a stamped or die cut sentiment.

Add a layer behind the technique piece, add die cut bows and a few sequins for more interest.

Try a bunch of balloons and add a highlight with a Posca Pen.

Apply Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with a Nuvo Stencil Brush for the highlight.

Try covering the entire balloon with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse for a Mylar Balloon look!

Stenciling on Stickles Glitter Gel is a fun look that reminds me of the balloons that have confetti inside.

For this card, I stamped one of the Party Fan images and embossed it with Wanderlust Embossing Glitter which created a subtle and pretty background.

Create a colorful background with the Party Fans Stamps in different colors!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create some fun cards with the Round and Oval Balloon Stencils!

Membership has its Perks

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This weekend, our beloved StampNation Members will be treated to a FREE Shipping code! woot! Members, find the code in your inbox on Friday morning!

Members get all sorts of perks including our Community Facebook Page, Early Ordering of our large releases and special Online Classes! The next one is Foil and Flock with Chrissie Tobas! We're excited and whether you're into foiling and flocking or now, you're sure to be inspired by this class.

You'll also have access to all the classes we've ever done over at StampNation, too! (that's almost 10 years worth, my friends!)

Join now and get access to all the great perks of membership!

Learn more about membership perks here.

Let’s Get a Little Spooky!

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Mixing and matching your CP stamps and dies both new and classic can result in some wonderful treats! Today, I thought I would share an array of Halloween themed cards to inspire you.

The Spooky Hollow and Everything But the Broom Stamp Sets are two of our classics featured on these cards. I love this combo of Orange Twist, Grape Crush and Melon Ice for a Halloween trio!

The Who's There Cover Plate is an all time favorite of mine. A Cover Plate that die cuts spooky eyes for your background. There's more ways to use it, though. Try die cutting the Cover Plate, then die cutting that piece with circle dies. Ink blend color over it for a fun effect!

These two by Kristie are so cute and feature the Jack-o-Lantern Faces Stamp Set that is part of this year's Fall Pick-n-Mix Mini Collection. Stamping just the carved face stamps is perfect for so many card ideas!

The Going Batty Background Stamp really creates a perfect silhouette for any eery card. I also can't get enough of those too cute spiders! The beautiful ink blending of Royal Treatment and some Juniper Mist on these two cards creates a bit of mystery.

The Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper makes for a great accent on your Halloween themed cards. Try using a cover plate as a stencil to add texture to your backgrounds or how about the Paisley Peacock Dies used here to create ghosts like these cards from Erika!

The Who's There Cover Plate looks amazing on this simple background made of inked strips of paper. This mix of Spa and Party inks makes a really festive combo.

Just like it was used to cut out the circle faces on the card at the top of this post, why not try cutting these peeking pairs of eyes out of a pumpkin stamp too?

There are so many ways to create with our mix of Halloween stamps and dies- what will BOO make??

What are Slimline Cards and how to cut cardstock!

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slimline Bundle

Slimline Card Making is all the rage right now and we are jumping on this fun trend! You may be wondering what a Slimline Card is!

Basically, a Slimline Card is a tall card that fits into a business size envelope. We find cutting your 8.5 x 11″ cardstock to 7 x 8.5″ and folding it in half is a perfect size for a #9 or #10 size envelope.

When you cut your cardstock at 7 x 8.5, you'll have a 4.5 x 8.5″ piece of cardstock left over. You can cut this down to 3.25 x 8.25 for a Slimline Card Layer, or use this piece to use with one of our new Slimline Dies or Stencils!

Brand new in our shop, you'll find 5 new products made just for Slimline Dies. The Rainbow Slimline die was used on the card above and you'll see me create with it in the video below.

I used a Spa Color Palette of muted colors of the rainbow, check out these colors here.

You can also create a vibrant rainbow with inks from our Party Collection, see those inks here. Try the cut outs from our Slimline Rainbow Die on a traditional size card as well!

I was inspired by Brand Ambassador, Kristie Goulet to add some pizzazz to my rainbows, so I stamped images from the Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set and added Nuvo Drops for fun.

Check out the Live Stream Replay video to see how to cut cardstock for Slimlines and get a peek at all the fun!

CP & 3C Blog Hop Prize Winner!!

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Did you get a chance to check out the Blog Hop this past weekend? A few of our Brand Ambassadors teamed up with our friends at Colorado Craft Company and made some stunning Fall themed cards featuring some brand new stamps from 3C.

Thank you to all of you who showed the bloggers love and commented on their cards. We hope you found a lot of inspiration and enjoyed seeing the CPD & 3C products mixed and matched!

We are giving away a $30 Gift Card to a lucky commenter. That commenter is Crystal LeShae Evans*!! The winner of the Colorado Craft Company $30 Gift Card is Jenna Kutcher!! Congrats to both of you!!!

*Please email [email protected] to redeem your prize!

On the Right Foot for September – cover pages and monthly spreads

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Ready for September? After a spring and summer out of school and in quarantine, life has looked different. Our To-Do Lists have been small and our appointment calendars have been almost non-existent.

Even through all of that, you may find Bullet Journaling a welcome escape and a creative outlet. Now with September on the horizon, I find my schedule is getting a bit more full. We're finding a new normal and I'm jumping back into bullet journaling!

The theme for our new bullet journaling stamp set for September is Set Sail. This dreamy stamp set includes a build-able sailboat, clouds and stars to fill your bullet journal spreads. With sentiments like “Chase your dreams”, you'll be encouraged and uplifted each time you open your Canvo.

Create quick weekly spreads and to do lists with the Weekly Eight Stencil, then decorate with images from the Set Sail Stamp Set.

Create a month at a glance spread with our Full and Half Calendar Stencils! The Full Calendar has enough boxes to create the full month on one page. The Half Calendar Stencil will create a whole month using two facing pages of your bullet journal.

Subscribe by the last day of August and your October themed Canvo Bullet Journal subscription products will ship to you at the beginning of September! We can't wait to share the next theme! Learn more about Club Canvo Here.

CP & 3C! Collaborative Blog Hop Today with Colorado Craft Company

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Today we are teaming up with some friends over at Colorado Craft Company for a Fall themed Blog Hop. A few of our Brand Ambassadors and their Creatives are playing with some beautiful new stamp sets from 3C; Ruby Slippers and the Lovely Legs Autumn Seasons Girl. They also had some great CP goodies to add to the mix!

The Paradise Found Inks are perfect for Fall themed cards. Whether you have the full sized pads or grab the New Minis, you will enjoy mixing and matching this color combo for the season. Our Fall Pick-n-Mix Paper and Mystic Sequins feature Mandarin Spice and Daydream as well as other Spa Ink colors.

So jump right in and hop along to see all of the different creations made and don't forget to comment as you go! Both of our companies will be pulling a random commenter from the hop and giving them a $30 Gift Card for our shop! You will have until Monday, August 31 to comment to win. I will announce the gift card winner for the CP shop back here on my blog on September 1st! Enjoy!

Blog Hop List:

Angelica Conrad
Erin Thompson
Bibi Cameron
Karen Baker
Emily Midgett
Verity Biddlecombe
Jennifer Kotas
Daniel West
Melissa Andrew
Amber Rain Davis
Nanette Tracy
Mansi Bhatia
Jo Herbert
Adrienne Kennedy

Slimline Dies and Stencils are in the shop!

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Our Brand New Slimline Dies and Stencils are in the shop now! Purchase your favorites, or grab the Slimline Bundle for all sorts of Slimline fun!

  • Essentials Slimline Die
  • Sunray Slimline Die
  • Rainbow Slimline Die
  • Leopard Slimline Stencil
  • Faceted Slimline Stencil

I had a blast making these cards on Facebook Live this week using our new Rainbow Slimline Die. Die cut your cardstock, ink blend or direct to paper with your ink pads to create the bands of color, then inlay them back in the die cut layer.

Add some extra fun by stamping or adding Nuvo Drops on the bands!

I used the fabulous shapes from the Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set to create pattern and texture on the rainbow bands. You'll find this stamp set on sale for the next couple of days!

You can also use the rainbow bands on a traditional size card!

These new products can be found in our shop! Links below…

SHIPPING UPDATE: In our Raleigh office, we are continuing to do our best to ship orders within a few days of receipt. During releases and promotional periods, it make take up to 5 business days for your order to ship from our office. 

All orders are picked and shipped in the order they are received. If your package is over 1 pound, it will automatically ship Priority. If your order is under 1 pound, you may also choose Priority Shipping. 

Due to the current issues with the US postal service, we have seen delays in shipping and often it taking longer than two days for your Priority package to arrive. Unfortunately, this part of the shipping process is out of our hands. We are taking every measure we can to ensure the process is expedited efficiently from our end and ask for your patience and understanding if you encounter delay. 

Thank you for your continued support of our small business!

Habit Trackers for Bullet Journaling

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For 2020, all of our Canvo Monthly Themed Stamp Sets included an image that is perfect for a weekly Habit Tracker.

The Set Sail Stamp Set, now available in the shop, includes an adorable jar of stars to color in as you meet your weekly goals. Allison Cope created this darling rainbow colored tracker page with the jars of stars as well as the cloud bullets from the same stamp set. She's all set to track exercise, movies, devotions and water intake for the next month!

This tracker page by Nanette uses one of the box stamps embellished with hanging stars for a darling tracker page!

The final tracker is for the whole month and uses our Circle Tracker and Banners Stencil. I love the colors and the pineapple stamped in the middle!

Every month, our Club Canvo Subscribers get shipped a themed 4 x 6 stamp set to create gorgeous spreads along with a 6 x 9 Stencil and a 3 x 4 Month Stamp Set perfect for stretching your own creativity on the pages of your bullet journal.

Subscribe by 8/31 to get our October Themed Set…any guesses as to what we have up our sleeves?

Take me Away to a Tropical Oasis…July Club Sursee!

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Victoria Calvin

If you're not ready to say good-bye to summer yet, these fabulous products just hit the shop!

  • Summer Lovin' Stamps and Dies
  • Aloha Dies
  • Good Times Bits and Borders

These products were shipped to our Club Sursee subscribers in July, so they've had plenty of time to create gorgeous summer themed cards like these! They also got their products at a discount!

Learn more about the subscription here and get in before our September goodies ship out. I know you are going to FALL hard for what's coming next!

Kelly Martina

Kelly created a gorgeous background with bright, vibrant colors. How about this color scheme?

Victoria Calvin

Victoria Calvin used lots of the die cut images to adorn her tropical cards!

Sarah Greber

I love how Sarah swiped her ink pad gently across the coconut shell stamp to get a realistic looking coconut shell!

If you missed the video where I created this card and several others, check out this YouTube video!

Grab these products in the shop and share your creations on social media with us! We can't wait to see what you'll make!

Autumn is Calling Stamp Set for Fall Cards

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If you're looking for a stamp set with the perfect set of leaves for fall card making, look no further. The Autumn is Calling Stamp Set is your answer! This set contains realistic shapes with a touch of whimsy and I can't get enough of them!

These gorgeous cards were created by Brand Ambassador, Ashlee McGregor, and I know you're going to be so inpired by them!

The first card is Clean and Simple perfection. Ink blend multiple colors on one stamp (as shown in this video tutorial), die cut and add to a white card base. Add a Simple Greeting thank you and you're done.

The next card is very similar, but includes a light ink blended background and a stamped sentiment.

Add the leaves and a sentiment over an ink blended masked element for more interest. The graphic elements stamped on the background are from our Pattern-phenalia Stamp Set (available for purchase for Club Sursee Subscribers).

This card is the same idea as the previous one, but with the ink blended and masked technique piece going down the side of the card.

I hope these gorgeous projects inspire you and if you're looking to add any paper crafting goodies to your stash, check the links below! Thank you for visiting today!

Looking for fun new products shipped to you every single month, along with an inspirational email delivered to your inbox? Check out our Club Sursee Subscription program! Subscribers get their products first and at a great discount! Learn more here.