Made for Awesome with Ardyth

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects

Good morning! Ardyth here with a vibrant, happy rainbow card using some of the products from the All That Jazz release, as well as products from the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection- all are available in the shop for individual purchase.


I started by embossing the new Music background in white on a white panel, then I used sponge daubers to apply ink in rainbow order to each line of music, making sure that each colour blended with the next, by overlapping them a little bit. I rubbed the embossing with a dry paper towel to make sure that there was no ink left on the white music and then I trimmed this panel to 4×5.5 to fit on my white card base.

I cut the large tag from white card stock for my sentiment panel and created a dramatic topper with one of the patterned papers from the Black Tie Gala paper pack. I did this by placing the tag die on the edge of the patterned paper and centering the hole of the tag on the paper, so that both edges would end in the black stripes. I adhered this topper to the tag with glue tape.

I masked and stamped a sentiment from Good Things, and substituted a bold, black die cut Awesome, allowing the edges of the word to overhang the tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Watercolored Grateful Heart with Ilina

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Floral, Gallery, Projects, Techniques

Hi everyone, Ilina here, taking over Catherine's blog today! If you are like me and love coloring, then you love the Grateful Heart stamp set! This is a 6″x 8″ set full of awesomeness.

IMG_0777For my card today I started with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of watercolor paper and stamped the florals on the top and bottom with Versamark ink. Using Catherine's 2 1/2″ x 6 1/8″ grid block makes lining up of the images a breeze! Once stamped I used Wow! White embossing powder.

I used All that Jazz, Black Jack and Lime Rickey inks to color the image. I made my palette by smooshing some ink on acrylic block and then picked it up using a water brush. When I was done coloring I set my image aside to dry (you can use heat tool to speed up the process, but I didn't want to mess with the embossed images).

IMG_0774Once it was dry I used Midnight ink to stamp the sentiment and quickly applied Wow! clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added Mustard Nuvo Drops and set it aside to dry (again).

Once my watercolored panel was completely dry, I used piece of fun foam to adhere it to a Sunshine note card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Inlaid Die Cut Shaker Card Love Connection

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending, Shaker Card, Thank You

The Love Connection Dies are more than meet the eye!  Each ring is made from connected hearts.  If you leave your dies attached and cut them all together the negative piece gives you circle die cuts with a zig zag edge!  Don't you just love getting more mileage out of your stamps?!


Die cut your Love Connection Dies and sponge a rainbow of color on them!  In the video I show you how to use a piece of acetate, dimensional adhesive and sequins to create a fun shaker card.

I can't wait to see how YOU are going to use your Love Connection Dies!  I'm off to my craft room because I've got lots of ideas swimming around in my head for other projects to make with these great dies.

Links below to check out all the goods in the shop, thanks for being here!



Thank You Card Set with Josefine

Catherine CP Designs, Gallery, Projects, Thank You

Hi everyone, today I’d like to share a set of “Thank You” cards with you using stamps from the Wild & Wonderful release. They are super easy to create in bulk, so you always have some on hand.

I started by stamping the BFF background stamp with Versamark onto a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of cardstock and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I picked the Limoncello ink as well as Tiara, Tiki Torch, Orange Twist and Tutti Frutti and blended them from light to dark onto the paper.

The background stamp must have had some ink left on it, so I ended up having some pink areas on the background. Also, the embossing powder didn’t set perfectly crisp. I like it when things don’t turn out perfect as it gives them a grungy look and because I love mixed media type cards, I actually loved the result.

Catherine's inks blend beautifully, so I didn’t need to go back and forth several times to make the colors blend together. Once was more than enough.

After I was done, I cut the piece of card stock in three identical sized pieces.

For the first card, I adhered the strip on the left side of the long edge and stamped the “THX” from the “Note of Thanks” stamp set to the bottom right. I also added a few of the leaves and stars from the same set around it.

A black strip of paper added a little contrast to the second card. I adhered the second piece to the bottom and stamped “a note of thanks”. Then I wrapped some black bakers twine around it.

Card number 3 needed a little sparkle, so I decided to heat emboss the “thank you” in white, adhered it with the colored strip of paper to the bottom of the card and added a little, shiny heart next to it.

These are just a few ideas on how you could decorate a set of thank you cards. Of course, there are a lot more options, including the use of different colors or adding more texture to the background.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and can use the ideas for your own creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

One Layer Medallion Mix-up with Lydia

Catherine CP Designs, Stamp of Approval

Hi there everyone! Lydia here with you today and I'm sooo exited to be sharing with you a project using the Medallion Mix Up Stamp Set.

SOA Medallion Mix Up Lydia Evans 3 - Copy (2)

I used a few of the amazing Catherine Pooler Inks for this one layer card- Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Mint To Be, All That Jazz and It's A Boy.

I stamped many of the different sizes of the medallions and then stamped inside these medallions with smaller sized medallions. I kept stamping medallion into medallion until they were filled apart from one. This one I stopped at 3 layers and stamped a sentiment from the same set into the centre of it using Midnight CP ink.

SOA Medallion Mix Up Lydia Evans 2 - Copy

I love that you can create any sized piece of patterned paper with these images, be that wrapping paper, cards, tags or layouts. I think these images would even look great stamped in fabric ink onto clothes!

Thank you so much for joining me today! And I hope this may have inspired you!

Hugs, Lydia xxx

Rainbow Rock Star with Lydia

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Hello everyone! It's Lydia here and I'm soooo excited to be with you here on Catherine's blog! Today I have a fun, bright, nearly one layer card to share.


I started with a white card base and the very cool Starlights Stamp Set. I took one of the larger star images from the set and stamped this 7 times across the bottom part of the card base.

For this rainbow color combo I used Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Orange Twist. Tiara, Lime Rickey and Aquatini, I have to say that this is one of my favourite color combos of all time! I then took one of the smaller stars and stamped these around the stars using the same rainbow colors. To create a little more contrast I took the smallest star and stamped this around using Midnight Ink.


For the sentiment, I stamped part using the Starlight Stamp Set but added to this using the Star Word Die cut from black cardstock. To make the ‘rock' stand out a little more from the background I went around it using a white gel pen.


How cool does this card look?!?!? I love the fact that this will work for many different occasions and that it would also work for guys and girls alike!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again real, real soon!

Hugs, Lydia

Un-“Mistake”-able Wild and Wonderful Cards with Nanette

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Geometric, Thank You

Hello all! Nanette here. I’m so excited and honored to be on Catherine’s blog today featuring some fun-to-make cards that I created using supplies from the Wild and Wonderful Collection by Catherine Pooler Designs!

The projects I am featuring today are un-“mistake”-able. In other words, these cards are made from my mistakes.

The inks I used for all three cards are from Catherine’s Life of the Party Collection along with Grape Crush and Limoncello. Plus, of course, my all-time-go-to ink, Midnight.

Here’s mistake card number one:


I had first masked, with Purple Tape, in a diagonal on to my white card panel and blended the inks on the left half. After that, I stamped the BFF Background stamp in Midnight.

Then—mistake number one—I had taped off my design in a slightly askew manner, thus making it necessary to cut the entire middle of the card from corner to corner off.

This created one blended corner and one black and white corner, which I adhered to a Midnight card panel. Then I used the Circle dies to create the framed sentiment. The sentiment is from the Focus on the Good Stamp Set and adhered with some dimensional adhesive foam. I finished it all off with a few rhinestones.

Here’s card number two:


I started this card pretty much the same way as card number one, except I used the Kaleidoscope Background Stamp. Then came my mistake – I smudged some spots in the blended area. So from a second white panel stamped with just the background stamp (btw, that layer was also a mistake which is why I used it to fix this card), I cut and adhered two of the patterns out to cover the smudges on my first panel. (You still with me?) J

On Midnight cardstock, I white heat embossed the sentiment from A Note of Thanks Stamp Set, trimmed it down to fit the panel, adhered it with dimensional adhesive foam and added a few rhinestones.

And here we have card number three:


Awww… You’ve heard it all before… Blend, stamp, smear and smudge. Then just cut out the remainder of the pattern in a single, amazingly un-smudged row and adhere it to a white card panel. The black layer is the Postage Die from Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection. I stamped the sentiment from the Focus on the Good Stamp Set and added a few rhinestones.

I have created multiple cards with the Wild and Wonderful Collection and still have dozens of new ideas to make with this set! I love it and know you will, too. We’d love to see your creations, so be sure and show us what you’ve got!


You are Awesome with Justine

Catherine Floral, Patterned Paper

Hi Crafters,  Justine here with a new card idea for you.


This is quite simple to create. On an A2 card base, glue down a piece of patterned paper from the Black Tie Gala Paper Pack that measures 4×4 inches in the centre. Grab a separate card panel that measures 4 x 5.25′ and cut out a diagonal area in the centre. Adhere the top and bottom pieces with foam tape. Now you have the background to work on.


Next is just the embellishments. Die cut the Awesome die in silver glitter paper and vellum. Additionally, stamp out the flower from the Grateful Hearts stamp set (you can stamp it on the centre piece you cut out to prevent any waste). Die cut it using the coordinating dies. I coloured my flower very simply without a lot of layers using Copic Markers.

Thanks for having me as a guest on the blog today! If you're interested in more ideas and video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel!

Adoring You SOA Hop Winners!!

Catherine Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone who followed along, liked, commented and generally spread SM love during our three days of Hops for the Adoring You Stamp of Approval. We are you biggest fans!

Without further ado, the winners are:

Video Hop-
Anita Falcone & Angel Arce

Blog Hop-
Colleen Beamish & Wanda Radler

@waterlily57 & @rachi9_2000

Contact [email protected] to claim your $25 gift certificate for the shop. Congrats!

Marching Leaves with Kristie

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement, Floral, Ink Blending

Hi everyone! It's Kristie here with a guest post to brighten up this winter day!

Kristie Kristie SOA CountinblessingsCPblog

The Marching Leaves stencil is one of my favorites with it's fun and graphic feel. I started my card by blending colors in rainbow order over the stencil. I then used the scallop die in the Tags, Etc. dies set to cut out the sponged panel. I also cut one of the scallop dies out of black card stock to add as a layer under the sponged panel.

kristie SOA countingblessingspeek

I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty simple with black and white. I stamped and die cut the flower & leaves from the Bloomin' Bouquet set in black and heat set the sentiment in white on black card stock. Added a few sparkly clear sequins to finish off my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thank you for having me Catherine.

Adoring You Stamp of Approval- NOW Available!

Catherine Uncategorized

Hello Everybody!

The Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection is now available to purchase in the shop!  This collection is full of elegance and warmth with a touch of nostalgia.  I keep finding myself taken aback with what our Creative Team and guests have been doing with this collection.  The versatility is amazing as well- one card with Party Colors and another with Spa Colors can create a completely different feel.  Festive or romantic…there are loads of possibilities!

Erika and I used the two different color families on during the StampNation PJ Party on Tuesday night.  I did some cutting and inlay play with the Adore Die and Carnivale Colors. This architectural element is fun to clip and use in loads of different ways.  With the simple addition of a sentiment and little embossed key, this card has a bright and cheery feel.

She grabbed a couple of Spa Colors and focused on creating subtile contrast by layering ink blended pieces behind the Backsplash Dies that she cut out of Sand Dunes Cardstock. The Love Notes Background stamp creates a beautiful textural element to the card. 

Looking for some more fabulous Adoring You Stamp of Approval Inspiration??  Check out what some more of our crafty peeps have been doing with theirs…


Amy Tsuruta 

Kimberly Rendino

Nancy Salked

Nancy Salked

Nancy Salked

Nanette Tracy

Kimberly Rendino

Melissa Miller

Nancy Salked

Marion Emberson

Jenny Collins




Adoring You SOA Product Reveal Day 4: Congratulations and Backsplash Dies and Blog Hop!

Catherine Congratulations, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Videos, Watercolor

Welcome to the Blog Hop featuring the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection!

If you are new to the Stamp of Approval Collections, all the need-to-know info is here, FAQs and you'll find the link to subscribe to the wait list.

We work for months to create a collection of stamps and dies that will create dozens, if not hundreds of unique card designs.  When purchased as a collection, you get a discounted price along with a free project guide download including 30 projects with step-by-step instructions on how to create the projects.  Tell your family you're gonna be busy for a while!

Let's jump into the last product reveal for the Adoring You SOA!

I absolutely love geometric stamps. They are so versatile and can be used in so many ways to create fun and interesting backgrounds.  I was thrilled with the geometric stamps we added to the Congratulations Stamp Set.  This stamp set is going to be a classic staple in your supply stash!

Let's see it up close…

I can't wait to play with these stamps some more and we can't wait to see what YOU create with them!

If you missed the rest of the SOA Collection reveals, visit these blog posts to see everything:


I love how the key from The Key Stamp Set adorns this card and instantly makes this graphic and colorful card a perfect card for any new homeowner!

Which is your favorite product from this collection?  Leave a comment, let us know…and be entered to win!

Every blog hop has to have prizes, right?

PRIZES:  2 random winners chosen to receive $25 Gift Certificate to the shop (this is a change).  Announced January 14 on Catherine’s blog.

Here is the list…if you get lost along the way, come back here to find your way!

Have fun, be inspired, and I can't wait for your Stamp of Approval Collection to hit your doorstep!

Adoring You SOA Product Reveal Day 3: Happy Together and Adore Die

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

Hello my friend!  Welcome to the third product reveal day!  By now you are seeing how amazing this collection of products is an how well everything works together, right?

The Sweet Home Wreath stamp set with the wreaths, pussy willows, eucalyptus leaves, flowers and the great sentiments…the Love Note Background Stamp with the words of adoration…The Key Stamp Set with those amazing locks and keys…and that's not all!

Today I am excited to introduce the Happy Together Stamp Set and the Adore Die!

How darling are these birds!  I love how they look ink blended…and that Adore Die (it was created to resemble a door, thus the name, Adore!) can be used in so many ways.  As a door, a window, a bird cage or cut pieces and parts of it to create all sorts of geometric designs!

These birds…nestled on the Sweet Home Wreath are so cute!  This makes a great anniversary card or add a sentiment from The Key Stamp Set for a wedding card.

Stay tuned, tomorrow I'll reveal the final product in the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection during our Blog Hop Celebration!

Tuesday – Video Hop and early release to StampNation Members

Wednesday – Instagram Hop and Wait List ordering at 9 am.  General ordering opens at 6 pm.

Thanks for sharing in the fun with us during this release!!

Adoring You SOA Product Reveal Day 2: The Key Stamp Set

Catherine Congratulations, CPD Ink, Stamp of Approval, Videos

Introducing The Key Stamp Set! In this video I'll share tips on stamping, embossing and die cutting multiple keys and locks at once, making your card making quicker and more enjoyable!

These locks and keys are THE BOMB, y'all!  and don't get me started on the sentiments.  Together, these images make pretty much the perfect stamp set.  

The keys and locks can be used alone on a background, or stamp and/or emboss a bunch of them to have on hand to adorn lots of different projects.  yep!  You'll be seeing much more of them over the next few days.

How perfect is this key hanging from the wreath?  I can't wait for a friend to move so I can send this card of Congratulations!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the upcoming festivities!

  • January 6 – Product Reveal Day #3
  • January 7- 9 am- BLOG HOP  and Product Reveal Day #4 BLOG HOP 
  • January 8 – 9 am – VIDEO HOP
  • Pre-release Party and early ordering for StampNation Members on January 8 at 9 pm Eastern.  If you haven't joined yet, we'd LOVE to have you as our newest member!  

January 9 – Release Day

  •  9 am INSTAGRAM HOP 
  • Wait list ordering link goes out 9 am
  • General Ordering opens at 6 pm


Yesterday I revealed the Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set and the Love Note Background Stamp – if you missed it,  you can find that here.

This glitter embossed lock really Makes this card special!


Don't miss the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection!  It will be available next week while supplies last. Once they are sold out, they will be available as individual items in the shop later in 2019.  Grab your spot on the wait list!

Adoring You SOA Product Reveal Day 1: Sweet Home Wreath and Love Notes Stamp

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Stamp of Approval

Welcome to the first product reveal day for the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection!

For the next three days I'll be revealing all the products that come in this SOA Collection beginning with the Sweet Home Wreath (6 x 8 stamp set) and the Love Note Background stamp (our first 6 x 6 red rubber stamp!).  

In today's video, I'll also share the Sweet Home Wreath Dies, which is an add-on product for your collection.

Introducing the Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set and the Love Note Background Stamp!

The Sweet Home Wreath is a 6 x 8 stamp set with layering wreaths, eucalyptus branches, flowers and great sentiments to build gorgeous wreath and foliage cards.

The Love Note Background is our first 6 x 6 red rubber stamp and is full of love sentiments like “apple of my eye” and “you're my person” and “we belong together”.  The font is small and is meant to be a subtle background and give the feel of a hand written note for the background of a card.

In the video, I gave a lot of tips and tricks for lining up the wreath stamps.  If you purchase the add-on dies, remember that you may want to keep the outside wreath die cut attached to the inside of the wreath die cut so that you can cut it out at once.

These cards made with the Spa Collection of inks give a vintage, homey feel.

Which is your favorite?  Green Tea and Eucalyptus with Daydream and Skylight or Polished and Rose Petals?


My last card is the same layout done with colors from the Party Collection of inks.  Melon Ice is on the background, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt were used for the wreath and Be Mine and Orange Twist on the flowers.

The feel of this card is more spring and summer…fresh and fun!

Over the next few days, we'll be revealing the rest of the collection and we are so excited to share!!


  • January 5 – Product Reveal Day #2
  • January 6 – Product Reveal Day #3
  • January 7- 9 am- BLOG HOP  and Product Reveal Day #4 BLOG HOP 
  • January 8 – 9 am – VIDEO HOP

January 9 – Release Day

  •  9 am INSTAGRAM HOP 
  • Wait list ordering link goes out 9 am
  • General Ordering opens at 6 pm

January 14 – winners announced

When your box hits your doorstep, just grab some cardstock and ink, download your Project Guide and the cardstock will be flyin’!

This is our 14th collection, so for almost 4 years, stampers around the world have been opening their SOA boxes and creating awesome!  We create our collections very intentionally and make sure all the stamps and dies included will work together and enhance each other for endless possibilities!

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: Our Stamp of Approval Collections are while supplies last.  Once the collections are sold out, they will no longer be sold in the box, with the project guide download and at a discounted price.  Later in 2019, the products will be available as individual items in the shop.

FIRST CHANCE TO ORDER: StampNation Members get the first chance to purchase during our PJ Party Early Release!  Join us on January 8 at 9 pm eastern for fun, stamping and the secret ordering link 🙂

Learn more about StampNation and become our newest member!  

See you tomorrow for the next set of product reveals!