Let’s Party Release Party

Catherine Birthday, CP Designs, CPD Ink 1 Comment

Yesterday our new Let's Party Collection products hit the shop! The shipping team at the Clubhouse are working hard to get all your orders out. Thank you so much for shopping with us and sharing in the fun of this card making hobby! We appreciate you.

Yesterday we went live on YouTube, shared all the new products and tons of great projects created with the new goodies.

I also created three cards! You can watch the replay right here on YouTube.

The Party Fans Stamp Set and Dies create fun dimensional accents for your cards! Use them with the Happy Birthday Stacked Die and the “to you” from our Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set for a colorful and fun Birthday Card.

When we created the Put a Bow On It Dies, I couldn't wait to top patterned paper gifts with them! Choose one of our packs of patterned paper, grab a couple patterns and cut into squares and rectangles. Arrange on your card and top with a bow!

I pressed the bows on my ink pad, then immediately poured on Wanderlust Embossing Glitter and heat. My bows are sparkly and perfectly match the gifts they adorn!

Here's a two for one! Add ink to a piece of watercolor cardstock, spray with water and let the colors blend. Then die cut the fabulous Celebrate Block Word Die. Add it to a few layers of white cardstock and you have a great card…I couldn't resist adding the graduation cap from Peeking Pets Stamp Set.

Then I couldn't resist adding a puppy dog peeking out from the top layer! This card is perfect for a dog loving graduate.

And how funny is that “I heard what you did”!?

The remaining watercolor ink blended technique peice is perfect for cutting strips and adding to another card. Top it with a black Celebrate Block Word Die and a couple additional sentiments from the One Liners Stamp Set for a fun card!

All these products are now in the shop and available through the links below. Thanks for visiting with me today!

Let’s Party Collection is Now in the Shop!

Catherine General 1 Comment

EVERYONE!! EVERYONE!! We are bringing the party with today's release of the Let's Party Collection. This collection has a little something for everyone and will check all your birthday card making boxes and more.

As with all of our Collections, Let's Party has a connecting theme. This one is party and celebration related from the classic images in the Yay Gifts Stamp Set to the fun vintage cameras in Oh Snap Stamp Set.

We have five easy one-click bundles you can shop at a slightly reduced rate:

  • Birthday Party Bundle– featuring Yay Gifts!
  • Decorations Bundle– featuring Party Fans
  • Party Favors Bundle– featuring Poppin' Patterned Paper
  • InstaCard Bundle– featuring Oh, Snap!
  • Peeking Pets Bundle– featuring Peeking Pets

Of course, if you just love it all so much, there is the “I Want it All” Bundle!
(to see more on each of these bundles, just hop back into the last few posts here in the blog!)

If you are more of a “build-your-own” kind of person, don't worry! You can shop any of the items in our shop a la carte and choose just your absolute favorites.

You can even add in a few classics you may have seen us use like the Smile Word Die or Crater Lake Sequins…or some craft room essentials like the new Bearly Arts Glue or CP Premium White Cardstock while you are shopping.

We can't wait to see all your gorgeous card creations featuring these goodies!! #cpletsparty

Find all the product reveals on our Facebook Live Streams.

Let’s Party: Peeking Pets Bundle

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All of us in the CPD Clubhouse are pet lovers so we have all been anxiously anticipating the release of this adorable bundle! 

The Peeking Pets Stamp Set and all the fun accessories were designed for cards that give you the same look you get every day from Fido. 

Peeking Pets Bundle

This bundle includes:

  • Peeking Pets Stamps
  • Peeking Pets Dies
  • Pawsome Word Dies
  • Pet Specs Dies
  • One Liner Sentiments Stamp Set
  • My Bad Sentiments Dies
  • Hipster Patterned Paper

Anyone who has a pet has experienced them peering over something curiously at you.  This was the inspiration behind the Peeking Pets Stamp Set.  Stamp your favorite furry friend peeking up from the edge of a card or pair it with one of our “on a line” word dies. 

This stamp set has little head gear for your pets for all occasions.  They also pair perfectly with the Instant Happy and Thanks Dies  and the Pet Specs dies. …and don't forget the coordinating dies.

Designed to fit on the fury faces of our Peeking Pets Stamps is this set of glasses dies in various styles.  Try adding the Pet Specs dies to your cards by cutting out from our Hipster Patterned Paper. These dies could make a card on their own or even be paired up with other image stamps to create fun faces.  How about a cactus wearing some sassy specs?

For the times you need to say you are sorry, the My Bad Word Dies are just right.  These two small, hand-written word dies say “so sorry” and “my bad” for those occasions when things don't go just right.  These word dies work great with our peeking pets to add a bit of gentle humor.

A mix of funny and simple sentiments, the One Liner Sentiments Stamp Set has something for all occasions.  Created to add to your staple sentiment stamp collection with some fresh sentiments and a few you use all the time in a modern sans serif font.

Plaid shirts, mustaches, and your favorite pairs of specs make up the mix of paper designs in the Hipster Patterned Paper Pack.  Featuring a hip and cool spa color scheme of Rouge, Polished, Sauna, Green Tea, Hot Tub & Skylight this pack is sure to please when card making for the hip folks in your life.  This packs combo of patterns and colors works great for either guys or gals. 

This set of word dies on a line are totally pawsome.  The Pawsome Word dies feature two pet lover inspired sentiments of “pawsome” and “i love you”.  These word dies work perfectly with our Peeking Pets Stamps.

We couldn't resist adding Eli to the photo shoot for this collection! I think he looks pretty handsome in my glasses and the cards you make with the Peeking Pets Bundle are destined for cuteness too!

All products hit the shop on Wednesday, June 17 at 9am Eastern.

StampNation Members can order early beginning on June 15 at 1pm Eastern. There is still time to join as a member, you'll love all the perks of membership! Learn about them here.

Card Making with the InstaCard Bundle

Catherine CP Designs 3 Comments

The InstaCard Bundle is full of darling images and sentiments celebrating coffee and photography! It's perfect to go with the party and celebration theme for our Let's Party Collection, hitting the shop on Wednesday, June 17!

Let's see it in action (and get a sneak peek of our final bundle, coming on Monday!).

Do you have a favorite project or product from this reveal?

We have a deep, undying love for sequins and shaker cards at CP Designs. Let's celebrate this with a tiny To-Go cup shaker card and the Seattle Sequin Mix!

What's better than a puppy peeking out from a coffee cup? Pretty much nothing! I am having so much fun creating with these products and I can't wait for you to be able to add them to your craft stash this week!

Let’s Party: InstaCard Bundle

Catherine CP Designs 4 Comments

Inspired by today's trends is the InstaCard Bundle.    If you love Instagram and all things coffee, you won't want to pass up this bundle of crafty goodies. 

Oh, Snap Stamp Set and Dies

InstaCard Bundle

This fun bundle includes:

  • Oh Snap! Stamps
  • Oh Snap! Dies
  • Instant Happy Die
  • Instant Thanks Die
  • Life, Love, Latte Stamp Set
  • Life, Love, Latte Dies
  • Swatch Background Stamp
  • Seattle Sequin Mix

Purchase these products individually or in a bundle at a discounted price!

Smile!  In our Instagram and smart phone world, here is a fun throw-back to the traditional camera with the adorable Oh Snap! Stamp Set! 

This sketchy, line-art set showcases cameras from over the years and will have your cards looking fab in a snap!  Use with the coordinating dies which also offer dies to pop up the camera lenses, if desired.  Featuring sentiments that remind us to take time to appreciate life, you will enjoy this set for cards of all occasion.

Live, Love, Latte Stamp Set and Dies

f you require a daily caffeine perk up, you will love the Life, Love, Latte Stamp Set.  This unique set of illustrated sentiments is all about coffee and will mix and match well with lots of other stamps in your collection. 

This stamp set also has a small set of coordinating dies and includes a die to turn the to-go cup into a tiny shaker element.  Works great with the Seattle Sequin Mix. A java lovers must have.

Inspired by the classic Polaroid is the Instant Happy and Instant Thanks Dies. These versatile dies can be used in different ways.  Snip of the “s” and add the cut out you for a “Thank You” card. 

Use the birthday or leave it off and mix and match with the So Happy Sentiments Stamp Set.  With the secondary dies, you can also cut the word out of the frame for another look. 

Swatch Background Stamp

The Swatch Background Stamp was designed to create loads of texture and color to your card backgrounds.  This red rubber background stamp creates a modern feel to your cards and creates the appearance of brush strokes.  Try inking this up with multiple colors for a fresh and vibrant background.

…and don't forget the Seattle Sequins which are the foam on top of the latte!

Seattle Sequin Mix

In celebration of the bean, the Seattle Sequin Mix is full of beautiful dark roasted brown sequins with pops of metallic and hologram shine.  This mix is topped off with little red hearts to show our collective love for all things coffee. 


These products will hit the shop on June 17th at 9am Eastern!

If you're a StampNation Member, you get to order early and first shipping! Log into your account in the shop on Monday, June 15th at 1pm Eastern, click new, and the new products will be there for you!

and, SN Members! Don't forget your FREEBIE! This is the third set in a series. Be sure to add it to your cart before check out!

Check out the perks of membership here. We'd love to see you as our newest member!

Club Sursee Freebies! and a slight shipping delay expected

Catherine General

Get FREE Stamps with Club Sursee

We want to welcome new Club Sursee subscribers with a BANG in celebration of the One Year Birthday of this program!

Join as a new Sursee Subscriber between 5/16 and 6/14 and receive Two FREE past Sursee Stamp Sets in your purple envelope!

The stamp sets will be chosen at random (I'm sorry we can't take requests!) and will come in your first shipment.

**Note for new Sursee subscribers – due to manufacturing and shipping delays related to COVID-19, your order is expected to ship by the first week of July. We apologize for the slight delay and thank you much for your patience in these unforseen times!

We didn't forget about current subscribers (those that were subscribed prior to May 15)! Early in May we sent out a coupon to current subscribers for $15.95 off any stamp set in our shop. If you missed the coupon, email support. It expires on Sunday, June 14.

Let’s Party: Decorations & Party Favors Bundles

Catherine General

Yesterday we revealed the new products from the Birthday Party Bundle. Kick that bundle up a notch with items from the Decorations and the Party Favors bundles to make a big birthday blow-out collection!

Let's take a closer look at those two bundles…

Decorations Bundle

The Decorations Bundle is full of staple birthday stamps and dies.  The Party Fans will bring tons of color and interest to your cards and are so much fun to layer and stamp in various color combos. The bundle includes:

  • Party Fans 6×8 Stamp Set
  • Party Fans Dies
  • Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set
  • Happy Birthday Stacked Word Die
Party Fans Stamp Set and Dies
Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set

The Happy Birthday Many Ways Sentiments will become your new go-to for all your birthday cards.  This sentiment set has a variety of font styles to fit many different birthday card styles.

Happy Birthday Stacked Dies

Who doesn't love a good word die? The Happy Birthday stacked word die coordinates with the Happy Birthday Many Ways Sentiments. You will find this die is the perfect addition to any of the other bundles in the collection and is a must-have for any stamping stash!

Party Favors Bundle

All the little extras you need to round out birthday card perfection can be found in the Party Favors Bundle.  It's like a little gift to you for your crafty collection! This bundle includes:

  • Round Balloon Stencil
  • Oval Balloon Stencil
  • Put a Bow on It Dies
  • Poppin' Patterned Paper
  • Soda Springs Sequins

As with all of our products, you can click to get a discounted bundle or pick and choose your favorite individual products.

Featuring the Poppin' Patterned Paper, gives you an ink color scheme that is perfect for the Birthday Party and Decorations Bundles.

Round Balloon Stencil

This collection called for some balloons! We have the Round Balloon Stencil that has three graduating sized balloons…

Oval Balloon Stencil

…and the Oval Balloon Stencil! Mix and match these two or simply use one on its own.

Put a Bow On It

No gift is complete without being topped with a bow!  The Put a Bow On It Dies are a set of three bows in various sizes to be used in a variety of ways on your card projects.  

Soda Springs Sequin Mix and Poppin' Patterned Paper

The Soda Springs Sequin mix is bubbling with sparkle and fun and was created to coordinate with our Poppin' Patterned Paper.  With red, teal, yellow and iridescent stars, this mix brings it all to the party. 

Follow along our release reveals on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube! All products hit the shop on Wednesday, June 17 at 9am Eastern!

Let’s Party: Birthday Party Bundle

Catherine Birthday, CP Designs, CPD Ink

Here at CPD we are all about a celebrations and parties! Our newest collection, Let's Party, covers all the bases for the hand made cards you'll need for celebrating.

Grab the gifts and balloons because it is time to kick things off with a birthday celebration!  The first bundle we are sharing in the NEW Let's Party Collection contains festive stamps and dies themed around birthdays. 

Birthday Party Bundle

The Birthday Party Bundle includes:

  • Yay Gifts Stamp Set 6×8
  • Yay Gifts Dies
  • Celebrate Block Word Die
  • Build-a-Bunting Stamp Set
  • Build-a-Bunting Dies

Purchase these items on June 17 individually, or as a bundle for a discount! These products and fabulous Brand Ambassador projects were shared on this Facebook Live Stream today.

Build-a-Bunting Stamp Set and Dies

The Build-a-Bunting Stamp Set is ready to be inked up with your favorite Party Ink color combination.  Stamp the banners and tassels on the string and make cards that scream PARTY!

This bundle can be added to with items from the Decorations or Party Favors bundles (I'll share that on Friday) to make a big birthday blow-out collection!

YAY Gifts! Stamp Set and Dies

Stacks of presents, bunches of balloons and all the accessories for a perfect birthday card can be found in the Yay Gifts! Stamp Set. 

Designed to be stamped right along or off the edges of your card front, this 6×8 line-art stamp set is full of pattern and fun!  Use with the coordinating Yay Gifts dies for even more versatility.  

The Celebrate Block Word die is an adorable and wonky stack of letters perfect for the focal point of a card.  Designed to mix and match with all of the stamps in the Let's Party Collection, you will find occasions to grab this word die to liven up any card, year round! 

Celebrate Block Word Die

What do you think of the sneak on this card? I'll share this product tomorrow!

Let's Party Reveal and Release Schedule

  • Thursday, Friday and Monday at Noon Eastern: product reveals on Facebook Live
  • Sunday at 8pm Eastern: product reveal on my next YouTube Premiere
  • Ordering opens on Wednesday, June 17 at 9am Eastern.
  • EARLY ORDERING for StampNation Members on Monday, June 15 at 1pm Eastern.

StampNation Members also get the third in a series of free stamps! Check it out…

Not a StampNation Member yet? We'd love to have you join us!

  • Private Facebook Page for members
  • Early Ordering and shipping of new releases
  • Exclusive Online Classes

Learn more here. Hope to see you as our newest member!

Canvo Bullet Journal Pages for June

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

Happy June! Our monthly themed Canvo Stamp Set is all about catching fireflies, camping and making s'mores by the camp fire! I created the spread above using the Go Outside Stamp Set (I'm LOVING that tent!!!), the June Stamp Set and the Weekly Five Stencil.

The Weekly Five Stencil makes it easy to create quick boxes for the days of the week to keep track of due dates, appointments and events!

Canvo Stamp Sets aren't just for Bullet Journaling! Here I created a fun birthday card for my dad!

Club Ambassador, Allison Cope created this fun weekly spread.

Kelly Martin used the stencil with the boxes from the stamp set to create this weekly spread. I love the Spa colored moths!

Laura Volpes created this fun tracker page, I love how she hung the lanters from the Pinterest box!

Are you ready to be creative AND organized? Links are below…Club Canvo subscribers get their goodies earlier, too. Learn more here.

Roses and Flourishes from Club Sursee

Catherine General

I am such a fan of how one stamp set can create totally a different look and feel on cards just by using it with various techniques. The Hello Fabulous Stamp Set (from a previous Club Sursee subscription) includes fabulous flourishes just waiting for fun techniques!

Using the flourish stamp to stamp with water on her blended background, Sarah created amazing texture and pattern on this card. She stacked some fussy cut roses and layered them in the center to create this soft but interesting focal point on the card.

Lisa created a more traditional look of rose vines on her card. By stamping the flourishes along the base of the card and color blending over, she created this lush vine effect for her rose buds. What a stunning result!

Thinking outside of the traditional color scheme box, Ashlee's card feels a bit rock and roll with her Be Mine and Aquatini card. By stamping the flourish in black her rose vine takes on a more graphic feel and the touches of filled in Aquatini leaves make this one modern and eye-catching.

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!

Flower Stamps to Color from Simple to Expert

Catherine General

I love beautiful line floral art stamps like the Grace in Bloom Stamp Set. Whether you are a Copic master or prefer to skip coloring all together, there are still lots of ways to showcase these types of stamp.

Why not keep it simple by embossing in white and color blending over top. This is a color-free idea for your line art florals.

Simply adding a hint of color with an ink pad and blender pen adds a wonderful and eye catching pop. Since CP Inks are build-able, just by going over a few areas more than others you can create a bit of shadow and a beautiful monochrome look.

This card is stunning and showcases a bit more shading methods by using multi-tone markers. Alcohol markers blend beautifully allowing for subtile shading techniques.

Here's another example. Thinking about where light would naturally hit the image and where a shadow would form can help you with deciding where to color lighter vs. darker areas.

Practice makes perfect when coloring with markers. Working from light to dark from the edges towards the center of the blooms helps to give a more 3-D effect and more realistic look to the flower.

Colored Pencil and Watercolor are other wonderful mediums to try as you build in confidence with your coloring in. The results are mini-masterpieces! Just remember, all art is beautiful and the main aim is to enjoy the process!

Simple to Shaker: 7 Cards with Club Sursee

Catherine General

In this video, I created 7 cards with one fabulous floral stamp set, coordinating dies, a wreath stamp, a large sentiment stamp and a basket die. All products that are coming to subscribers this month in Club Sursee!

I made a couple really simple cards with stamps and inks, as well as adding in techniques like ink blending, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a Shaker Card. See how these were created in the video!

Stamps and inks can create some pretty gorgeous cards like these!

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse is fun to play with and I'm enjoying using it as a paint! I smeared it on my Waffle Flower Media Mat, added some water and painted on the flowers. It created a gorgeous pearlescent look! I liked it so much, I used it for the layer as well!

Add stamped and die cut flowers over the wreath for a dimensional look.

Die cut flowers can be popped up over layers and large, bold sentiments. Or created a bouquet in the basket die!

I couldn't resist creating a shaker card with this Basket Die! The basket can be used as is, or trim off the handle with scissors for another look.

Trim and adhere a Window Sheet behind the basket and handle and add foam tape. Adhere this over sequins to create this adorable shaker card!

These products are shipping to Club Sursee Subscribers after June 15th. Subscribe by June 14th at 11:59 Eastern to get your purple envelope in the mail this month!

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.

Click here for more info and to subscribe!

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. If you missed the perk, shoot us an email and we can help!

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!

Flower Bouquets from Club Sursee

Catherine General

The February Club Sursee Stamp Set, Sealed with a Kiss, was a perfect introduction to spring with its vase and flower images. Daffodils, Crocuses, and Roses is a beautiful spring mix that can also move straight into summer!

Emily simply colored and arranged the flowers across the front of this card. It almost looks like the fresh cut flowers awaiting their arranging into a bouquet. The soft Spring Fling inks really give this card a soft spring-time feel.

With each stem separate, you get the fun of creating your own arrangement. Here Ashlee made her pink rose the star by coloring it in a bright contrasting color from the blue and greens behind it. By popping it up with her coordinating Sealed with a Kiss Dies, her vase of flowers has the feel of a bouquet in real life.

By cutting out the crocus flower, Sarah used the negative part of her paper as a stencil to blend a shadow on her card. Again by choosing grey filler flowers, her pink rose really stands out on the card and creates a beautiful focal point.

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. If you missed the perk, shoot us an email and we can help!

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!

Beehive Background from our Brand Ambassadors

Catherine General

A little WOW! white EP and a fun geometric background stamp go a long way in making crafty creations. Take a look at these cards from some of our Brand Ambassadors featuring the Beehive Background Stamp.

Embossed in white on white, Kristie created a simple effect with the Beehive Background Stamp. By taking a section, blending color over it and then popping it up over the white background, she created a very interesting focal point and a perfect spot for the thanks word die.

Another take on white embossing, Jen blended Mint to Be over 3/4 of her card building on the top and creating an ombre effect. This butterfly from the Great Wings Stamp Set embossed in white on vellum is a revelation.

Susan embellished her white on white background by cutting out and popping a few of the bees from this sheet of paper in the Flutters & Blooms Patterned Paper Pack. The addition of some grey creates a nice bit of contrast on her card.

Karen's color blended number is bright and cheerful. I like how she added a few details with a black pen to create some interest. This card would be simple to create and could be done in any color you fancied!

If you'd like to add any of these fun products to your stash, you can find them linked below! Thank you for stopping by!

What’s in Wednesday: Savannah Cover Plate, Changers and more!

Catherine General

Today is restock day! And we have some new products that we added to the shop. Some pretty fun items to add to your craft room are waiting for you!

The Savannah Cover Plate is a gorgeous statement piece to add to your card designs! Create a technique background, add a sentiment and you're done! Or go further and add the bicycle from A Beautiful Ride Stamp Set! This one is attached to the card with Wobblers, so it bounces around. So fun!

You can see the wobblers in action on this Facebook Live Stream.

Add some Party Twist Twine and a wheelbarrow full of flowers with a circle sentiment piece behind it.

These changers. Friends. THEY ARE SO FUN!

Mix a little or a lot and get some great looks with embossing powder, texture, glitter and shimmer. I'll have a full YouTube video up later this month. To see them in action now, Check out this Facebook Live Stream video!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed these projects and products. The new goodies in the shop are linked below!