End of the Rainbow Shaker Cards

Catherine General

I love making shaker cards, and what's better than a Rainbow Shaker Card with GOLD at the end of the rainbow! Learn how to make it using the Over the Rainbow Die, Oval Die and fun Sequin Mixes!

Here are a few more ideas for using the Under the Rainbow Die.

Use one partial rainbow on a card and stamp the greeting on the cloud. Try two half rainbows with die cut sentiments. Or use the entire rainbow and both clouds as a statement piece and add a small sentiment to finish it off.

All products are now available in the shop!

Polka Dots and Watermelon

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Some things were just born to be together. Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and Pepper…and Watermelons and Polka Dots, of course!

The Spotted Background Stamp was designed with an animal print in mind. Stamped in black on white, it creates a perfect contrasting layer and loves to be paired with other patterns (stripes or florals? yes, please!). Stamping this adorable layered watermelon all over the background of the card layer makes it's own fun pattern. Put the two together and it's card-magic!

Use all the greens to make a fun and spring-like card. By inking the Spotted Background stamp in several shades, this card has a great ombre effect.

The watermelon is die cut and the pop of pink draws your eye against all the green. The tiny pop of the green stripe pattern paper from the Fresh & Fruity Patterned pack is the perfect touch- phew, try saying that 5 times fast!

All new products are now in the shop!

Make Lemonade…all gone…and a message of thanks

Catherine General

Thank you SO much, my dear friends, for helping us make this release a bright spot in this tough time. Honestly, we had to stop for a moment last week to assess whether it was the right thing going through with this release in light with the state of the world.

We concluded that sometimes what we need more than anything during times of uncertainty is each other, a bit of fun and crafting time. We know that crafting is a great stress reliever and as the saying goes “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. So we dove in and decided to have as much fun as possible with you all…and we made lemonade!

You are all loving this new release of products. The orders came pouring in and the free stamp set we thought should last through the weekend is now GONE! We have added them to orders as they came in until we ran out.

We are ever so grateful to you for supporting this small business! Because of you, we get to create amazing products and provide for our families. We don't take that lightly and are grateful for it every day.

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. We hope we can all continue to make lemonade over these next weeks. Stay positive and well, my friends!

Today is a Good Day! Forever 13 is in the Shop

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Today is a Good Day!! The Forever 13 Collection is now available for your shopping enjoyment. Jump over and take a look at all the 80's inspired products from stamps to dies to patterned paper and sequins. There is something for every-stamper! Purchase products a la carte, or purchase bundles for a discount.

Like all of the CPD Collections, Forever 13 was built around one theme. So you can shop the bundles for easy (and discounted) pieces that work together, or mix and match away.

Staple items like the Good Day Background Stamp work with the Fresh & Fruity or Totally Rad Patterned Papers. This stamp will also work year round and with any color scheme you choose!

The Spotted Background stamp is another staple you are going to want to add to your crafty stash. Try it in black and white for a graphic pop or in a soft and subtile color to add a bit of fun and whimsy to any card.

There is so much packed into this collection. I have been sharing up close and personal previews of many of the products in action over the past week.

Go check out my Facebook and YouTube Channels to get inspired. But first…head over to the shop soon and pick your favorites (or just make it easy and click the “I Want it All” button)! Orders from today through Monday* get a free gift!!

*while supplies last!!

Forever 13 Collection: Zest Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

The Forever 13 Collection hits the shop on March 18 at 9 AM Eastern! We

The Zest Bundle is a sophisticated collection of products from our Forever 13 Collection that pays homage to all the fruit inspired imagery from the 1980s.  The stamps and dies in this bundle have a modern and graphic edge for sophisticated and fun cards.

The Zest Bundle Includes:

  • Fresh Squeezed Background Stamp
  • Zest Bouquet Stamps & Dies
  • Nested Oval Dies
  • Beautiful Word Dies
  • Smile, Beautiful Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Petal Connection Cover Plate Die

The bright images of citrus fruit are a classic in design and a beautiful choice for cards of many occasions. 

The Petal Connection Cover Plate and Fresh Squeezed Background stamp were made for texture. Both pieces add stunning detail to the base of your cards. So many techniques are possible with these elements from simple white on white, to embossing and color blending.

The clear emboss on black adds such an interesting and subtile detail to this card. Pop the Zest Bouquet main image stamp on your card and color it in to add contrast and an eye-catching focal point.

This citrus bundle is not limited to traditional citrus colors. How about this monochrome card in Rose Petals? Soft and simple, this one is the perfect choice to showcase the Beautiful Word Die.

If you love coloring and shading or watercolor techniques, the Fresh Squeezed Background Stamp might be your new favorite. The additional gold embossed details on this card are stunning.

I hope these inspire you to get Zesty! We think this bundle is going to be a fan favorite!

EARLY ORDERING opens for StampNation Members on March 17 at NOON Eastern. We'll be shipping orders Tuesday afternoon and early evening and SN orders will be the first to go out!

StampNation Members that order during the Early Ordering period will receive this adorable 2 x 3 Stamp Set, the first in a series of three. Order by 8:59 AM Eastern to receive this in your order!

All orders over $25 during the release will receive this 3 x 4 Make Lemonade Stamp Set. While supplies last or by Monday, March 23, which ever comes first.

Thank you for celebrating the new release with us, we can't wait to see what you create!

**In response to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Catherine Pooler Designs staff is working with essential personnel only and limited shipping team members on rotating shifts. Extra care with sanitizing all shipping areas and hand washing is also being taken to ensure we do our best in fighting any spread of the virus. 

Thank you for your patience as shipping may take slightly longer than usual. Our global community is in our thoughts and we appreciate your continued support of our small business.

Forever 13 Collection: Fresh & Fruity Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

The products in the Fresh & Fruity Bundle are bright and cheerful with a funky edge and bring me right back to the days of my binder full of Scratch-and-Sniff stickers!  How fun is it going to be to bring that feeling to your hand made cards?

Use the color scheme from the Fresh & Fruity Patterned Paper as a starting point and don't forget to add a few Boston Sequins.  This bundle has something playful for everyone!

The Fresh and Fruity Bundle Includes:

  • Sweet Life 6×8 Stamp & Dies
  • Melon Edge Dies
  • Sentimental Fruit Stamps & Dies
  • Circle Stripe Die
  • Spotted Background Stamp
  • Good Day Background Stamp
  • Fresh & Fruity Patterned Paper
  • Boston Sequins

Purchase these items individually or as a bundle at a discount.

Everything hits the shop on March 18…March 17 for StampNation Members!

We just love pattern play and these papers were made for mixing and matching. There's stripes, dots, and fruity patterns galore! The Good Day Background stamp can be used on a full card panel or use part of it as a stand-out sentiment.

The Sweet Life Stamp Set is a multi-layer set created to build fun and funky fruit.  This set is full of juicy images that scream for bright colors and a contrasting pop of black. 

The sentiments are warm and cheerful- meant to create cards of encouragement.  We didn't forget the coordinating Sweet Life Dies for fun layering. Choose your favorite bright colors and feel free to take artistic license in how you build your fruit. The recipient just may be tempted to sniff your final card!

The Circle Stripe Die is a such a fun focal point builder element. Use it to add some interest to your card and embellish it with fruit and your sentiment of choice.

I can't get enough of the Fresh & Fruity Bundle! This one is jam packed with possibility. What will you be inspired to create?

Ordering opens for our new Forever 13 Collection on March 18 at 9 AM Eastern.

Unless you're a StampNation Member! Then you get to shop early on March 17 at Noon Eastern! SN Members have lots of great perks like special products, freebies, online classes and more…learn more here.

Forever 13 Collection: Notes and Doodles Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Who didn't sit in class doodling all over their notebooks while practicing perfect cursive writing and embellishing with hearts and stars?  The Notes & Doodles Bundle encompasses all of that nostalgia with parts to build your own composition notebook themed card.

Notes and Doodles Bundle includes:

  • Composition Notebook Background Stamp
  • Spiral Notebook Border Die
  • Composition Label Dies
  • Composition Sentiments Stamps

Purchase these items individually or as a bundle at a discount.

Complete with cute school-girl sentiments, this bundle will take you down memory lane. Go classic black and white and stamp the Composition Background Stamp as your card base. The Composition Label Dies were made for shaker card fun- right down to their start and heart confetti dies.

Made to finish off the composition book look, the Composition Sentiment Stamp Set has a ruled line label to pop over the Composition Background Stamp. 

Classically a spot to label which subject the book was for, our card version includes sentiments that are the perfect school days scribbles.  Mix and match the bold header sentiments with the scripted that fit right on the lines for fun friend messages- LYLAS – Love Ya Like A Sister!!

I love how these products turned out and how much fun turning a fond memory into a paper craft can be! I just know the recipient of these master pieces will be filled with just as much joy as you will have creating them!

All new products hit the shop on Wednesday, March 18. StampNation Members get to order early on March 16 at Noon Eastern AND they get a FREE stamp set during the early ordering period!

Head over here to learn more about StampNation and join our fabulous community!

**StampNation Members, be sure to go to the “StampNation Exclusives” section of the shop and add the stamp set to your cart to ensure that you receive it. Thank you!

Forever 13 Collection: Totally Rad Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Did you see the rainbow-filled, fabulousness that is our Totally Rad Bundle from our newest Collection, Forever 13? It is packed to the brim with stuff that just makes me smile.

View the video to see all the fun new products, then check out all these fun card samples!

The Totally Rad Bundle Includes:

  • Totally Rad Patterned Paper
  • Let the Good Times Roll Stamps & Dies
  • Over the Rainbow Die
  • At the Rink 6×6 Background Stamp
  • Hey There Friend Word Die
  • Star Stencil
  • Paisley Park Sequins
  • Totally Rad Patterned Paper

Purchase these items individually or as a bundle at a discount.

You will love using the Over the Rainbow die for everything from a birthday card to a card of encouragement. This oversized die fills up a card front or can be cut and layered in a variety of ways. Check out my YouTube video to see the making of these cards in action!

This card is pretty much what I had in mind when we created these products. A traditional rainbow complete with fluffy clouds as the main focal point of the card.

Why wouldn't you want to pop on a pair of the skates from the Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set? The simple addition of the “friend” word die from the Hey There Friend Word Die Set and you are good to go!

Adding glitter and sequins to my rainbow card just feels right! Try cutting out your rainbow and then adding different combos of color, direct to paper. You could make this card multiple ways and create your own gift set.

The Totally Rad patterned paper is full of vibrant and fun colors and patterns. This black and white sheet pays homage to 80's fashion and looks amazing with the addition of some ink! Try ink blending over it for a fun patterned rainbow!

Emboss resist is another great way to add a rainbow of color to your cards. Stamping and embossing the At the Rink Background Stamp in white is a great place to start. Choose your favorite rainbow combination of colors and blend away over top to reveal the popped pattern of skates, hearts, and shooting stars.

The Totally Rad Patterned Paper pack would not have been complete without a rainbow sheet in the pack's color scheme. Lime Rickey, Tiki Torch, Be Mine and Grape Crush are just some of the colors in this spectrum. Trim a piece and add it to your card for that extra something.

No matter which rainbow technique or product you choose you are in for a rainbow of fun with the Totally Rad Bundle! If this gets your creative wheels turning you will be finding the card making pot of gold when it arrives in your mailbox!

Order between 3/18 and 3/23 (or while supplies last) and get this Make Lemonade 3 x 4 Stamp Set for FREE!

Melon Edge Dies – for melons, clouds and more!

Catherine General

Want to create a multi-colored watermelon on your card front?  The Melon Edge Dies were created for the task.  Using shades of pink and green, layer up the pieces from die for a show stopping card.  Don't forget the seeds and bite mark!! 

Each die has a slightly different shape of curve or scallop. Just using one on the card with a piece of patterned paper adds a fun bit of excitement to the card. The melon print was designed with this in mind!

The best part is that these dies can be used to add texture and shape to any card. Think out of the box and grab them to create the feeling of clouds or rolling hills. Look how fun this card is embossed in All That Jazz WOW! embossing powder!

Use the curved dies to cut your layer like on this card. The curve mirrors the layout of the text perfectly and creates added interest. Use foam tape to pop up the sentiment layer for even more visual interest.

What do you see when you look at this set of dies? Share your cards with us and make sure to tag me @catherinepoolerdesigns. It is so fun to see all the ways you use these every day products.

Forever 13 Collection FREEBIES

Catherine CP Designs

It's Coming…our brand new collection, Forever 13! We have been sharing sneak peeks this week of the stamps, dies, and other paper crafting goodness that we put together for you. Everyone in the Clubhouse is over-the-rainbow excited for it!

EARLY ORDERING

March 18th, these products will hit the shelves but did you know that StampNation Members get to shop early? As part of their SN Perks, they will be able to hop in on Tuesday and be the first orders shipped out our doors.

FREEBIES!!!

All orders over $25 from March 18 through Monday, March 23 (While Supplies Las) will receive the 3×4 stamp set, Make Lemonade, FOR FREE!

StampNations Members get an additional bonus 2×3 limited edition, collectable set. We will be popping these collectible stamps in orders placed during the Early Ordering Period over the next three releases for them.

Just our way of saying “thank you” to our crafty community for all the love and support!

In the spirit of Forever 13, we thought a little sharing was in order…as they say “Sharing is Caring!” So tell a friend about all the upcoming excitement and if you still haven't joined SN, now is a great time to come on board.

To learn more about our Online Membership Community and all the Perks, click over here and read all about it and join today!!

Forever 13 Collection: Totally Rad and Notes & Doodles Bundles

Catherine CP Designs

The first bundle we are sharing from our newest collection is Totally Rad!  Bright colors, rainbows, hearts, stars and roller skates…this bundle has everything 13 year old girls dream of!

The Totally Rad Bundle Includes:

  • Totally Rad Patterned Paper
  • Let the Good Times Roll Stamps & Dies
  • Over the Rainbow Die
  • At the Rink 6×6 Background Stamp
  • Hey There Friend Word Die
  • Star Stencil
  • Paisley Park Patterned Paper

At the center of this bundle is the Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set.  Roller skates and rainbows make our hearts happy and create card making magic!  Pair them with the bright, bold papers in the Totally Rad Patterned Paper or a simple background using the Star Stencil. 

The Hey There Friend Word Dies are a perfect addition to this bundle.  Cut them out and ink them up in your favorite color. Polish off your cards to perfection with Paisley Park Sequins- complete with a Flirty Fuchsia animal print sequin!

Notes & Doodles Bundle Includes:

  • Composition Notebook Background Stamp
  • Spiral Notebook Border Die
  • Composition Label Dies
  • Composition Sentiments Stamps

Doodling in notebooks, practicing cursive and embellishing with hearts and stars, the Notes & Doodles Bundle encompasses all of that nostalgia with images and dies to build your own composition notebook themed card. Complete with cute school-girl sentiments (LYLAS – love ya like a sis!), this bundle will take you down memory lane!

View the Facebook Live Stream to see all the products included in these two bundles! I also created the card above with with white embossing, watercolor squares and that fun pair of roller skates. It screams HAPPY to me!

Mark Your Calendars for product reveals and Stamping fun!

Facebook Live at Noon Eastern: Friday and Monday.

YouTube at 8 PM Eastern: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

What’s in Wednesday! New Craft Room Essentials

Catherine General


It's What's In Wednesday, y'all! We had some awesome new craft room essentials hit the shop this morning. The Make Art STAY-tion is a magnetic surface mat for making sure your projects don't slip and slide while you're crafting.

The Magical Tray, the Jewel Picker and the Reverse Tweezers are must-haves if you use a lot of sequins to embellish your projects! We also added some fun colors of Nuvo Stone Drops…always the perfect embellishment for your projects!
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If you haven't checked these out, visit the shop NOW!

Forever 13 Collection is Coming! – all the details

Catherine General

If you were like me, shopping for your new lunch box and Trapper Keeper was a very exciting time of year. Rainbows and scratch and sniff fruit stickers covered the school supplies aisles. 

Birthday parties meant a trip to the local skating rink!  The lights and your favorite pop beats gave the whole place a unique and exciting vibe.  All of these things are what make up the Forever 13 Collection. 

Imagine the Totally Rad card making projects you are going to make with these supplies!

Product Reveal Schedule

Join me on Facebook Live for the reveals of our bundles at Noon Eastern on Thursday March 12, Friday and Monday.

Catch me on YouTube at 8 PM on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to see the products up close along with more stamping and lots of card project ideas.

Early Ordering for StampNation Members

Tuesday, March 17 Noon Eastern: SN Members that order during the early ordering period (ends March 18 at 8:59 AM Eastern) will receive a FREE 2 x 3 stamp set, the first in a series for members only!

Members are also invited to join us that day behind the scenes in the Clubhouse for our launch party. More details coming via email!

If you're not a StampNation Member yet, click here to learn more. Click here to subscribe!

The Forever 13 Collection hits the shop Weds., March 18th

March 18, 9 AM Eastern all new products are available for ordering in the shop!

Order early to get the free Make Lemonade Stamp Set, while supplies last.

I’ve Just Got to Make a Shaker Card!!!

Catherine Club Sursee

In this YouTube Live Stream, I created this really fun Shaker Card! The Metallix Gel is stenciled on the background, then rainbow ink blending over the top. The Shaker element was made with the Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate and topped off with the Hooray Die.

That cutie little fox is from the January Club Sursee subscription. Current Club Sursee subscribers are able to shop past Sursee products. Click here to learn more! Subscribe by March 14 for the next shipment!

What if I Don’t Want to Color? How to use Line Art Stamps

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing, Ink Blending, Watercolor

Coloring is all the rage in the paper crafting world. But what if you just don't feel like coloring? What if you aren't an expert with markers? Never fear because there are plenty of ways to use your Line Art Stamps sans the coloring!

In this video, we'll look at 6 different ways

Bold florals look super sharp just stamped in black on white. By adding a pop of color with this border stamp, this card is not lacking in color by any means. The border adds enough and the black and white images become a graphic statement.

With a variety of embellishments and tools in your crafty tool box, you can implement some fun techniques with your line art stamps to make fantastic cards with no coloring.

How about just going black and white? Or with a little masking or careful color blending, you can add color to the background of your card. The details in the flowers on the Lucky Me Stamp Set from our Club Sursee subscription have enough interest to stand on their own.

Emboss resist is a perfect choice when coloring in is not on your agenda. By embossing the flowers here on watercolor paper, you can add color in a more abstract wash with ink and a water brush right over top. This gives the card a soft watercolored look and looks very artistic with little effort.

Masking your card base and adding lots of color makes a great canvas for a stamped and embossed line art image. The flowers here take on the colors behind them and add a spot of interest to the card front. Add a word die and you are done!

Using the same masking technique, you can add even more texture with your CP inks by spraying water over your inked and embossed card base. After letting your masked stripes dry well, you can stamp and emboss the images. Then spray water and allow it to sit and lift away some ink leaving this spotty and striking finished product.

You can go simple or go all out with these techniques but either way, coloring in is not required! Check out my YouTube video to see these techniques in live action!!

This card uses the One in a Million Mom stamp set and the same technique as the Pixie Dust and Melon Ice card in the video.

These cards were created on Facebook Live with ink blending. The left over Midnight Ink stamped images and the right with White Embossed images.

These two cards are right up my alley…ink blending and RAINBOW ink colors! I created these cards on a private live stream with StampNation Members.

PRODUCTS: a few of the products used in these projects are from our Club Sursee subscription: Just Thanks Die, Lucky Me Floral Stamp Set, and the Nice is Nice Stamp Set. Subscribers can log into their shop account, navigate to the Sursee Exclusives section and purchase these products.

Our Club Sursee subscription products ship out every month after the 15th, so you have until the evening of the 14th to subscribe. Click here to learn more.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you are inspired!