Storybook Collection Blog Hop

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

Welcome to our blog hop celebrating the Storybook Collection release! From fun and whimsical birds to excerpts from books to masculine card making products, you are going to find so many things to love in this collection of products!

oh, did I mention INK!

We have four new ink colors that just hit the shop! They are the first four in the Urban Oasis Collection (part of our Spa Line – muted, sophisticated colors). The second set of four will be released later this year.

We’ve had a lot of question about whether these inks are going to be available in Minis. The answer is yes…eventually…but it’ll be a while. They are not yet in the works.

Find the inks here.

This card was inspired by a card made by Erika…you can view the Facebook Live where I made it and see all the goodies that are in this release along with a bunch of project ideas!

The second card uses the Fluttering Friends stamp set – these birds are so cute – the Forest Foliage (peeking out on the left) and the F as in…background stamp.

I colored in the bird, stamped the background in Icing on the Cake on Chocolate cardstock, flicked on some Starry Colors gold ink and I was done!

All the goodies are now in the shop – click here to view.

Now it’s time for some serious inspiration, my friends! Our talented Creative Team and a few guest designers have fabulous projects waiting for you on their blogs. Grab a cuppa and be ready to be inspired!

Be sure to comment to enter to win a $25 gift certificate. Winners will be announced on the blog on May 20. Good luck and have fun!

Catherine *you are here
Ilina Crouse  *go here next
Tracie Pond 
Karen Baker 
Lisa Harrolle 
Daniel West   
Kelly Griglione 
Kristie Goulet 
Nanette Tracy
Jen Carter  
Allison Cope 
Susan Powell  

Watercolored Gingko Leaf

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement, Watercolor

The Take Courage Stamp Set has a gorgeous Gingko leaf made with the pointillism technique. When stamped, you will have a gorgeous focal point for your cards. When you spritz it with water after inking, you get a totally different look! It’ll look like you watercolored the leaf on your card. Pretty nifty!

The background layer was stamped with the “F as in…” background stamp which is a page from the Dictionary, then embossed with embossing glitter.

These products hit the shop on May 8!

May 7 – products hit the shop for StampNation Members at 3 pm eastern. Join us at 2 pm eastern for a StampNation Live Stream Coffee and Cards (members, watch your email for the link!)

Not a StampNation Member yet? Product perks, early ordering, classes and a great community are just some of the benefits. Learn more here!

Our four new colors – Lemongrass, Sage, Queen for a Day and Rouge!

May 8– Join us at 9 am eastern for our Instagram hop!

Our Storybook Collection, with three different bundles, will hit the shop on May 8 at 9 am eastern!

Purchase the bundles at a discount, or pick and choose your favorites a la carte! Here’s a look at the bundles:

A Page From the Book Bundle includes:

  • Poignant Poppies Stamp Set
  • Poignant Poppies Dies
  • Words From the Wizard Background Stamp
  • Never Forget Fern Stamp Set
  • Be Strong Word Die
  • Have Courage Word Die
  • Take Courage Stamp Set
  • Take Courage Dies

The Enchanted Forest bundle includes:

  • F as in… Background Stamp
  • Forest Foliage Stamp Set
  • Forest Foliage Dies
  • Fluttering Friends Stamp Set
  • Fluttering Friends Dies
  • Just Wonderful Floral Stamp Set
  • Just Wonderful Floral Dies
Father’s Day Bundle

The Father’s Day Bundle includes:

  • Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp
  • Wild About You Stamp Set
  • Wild About You Dies
  • Hey, Mister Stamp Set
  • Wood Slice Dies
  • Lumberjack Patterned Paper
  • Motor City Sequin Mix

Thanks for visiting today!

Storybook Collection: Father’s Day Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Masculine

Oh Hey, Mister! You’ve been asking for a bit more macho in your life for your favorite men and we were listenin’.

Our new Father’s Day Bundle is an ode to our favorite mythical woodsman. Stamp one of the silhouette forest beasts and don’t forget to add some classic Buffalo Plaid. The Wood Slice Die is a slice of genius and a perfect addition tucked in between layers of patterned paper or as a focal point with your favorite sentiment stamped on top. This one will bring out your wild side!

The new products in our Storybook Collection hit the shop on May 8. Which is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

Early ordering opens on May 7 for StampNation Members and there will be a few coordinating products in the special section of the shop available for members-only!

Hops begin on May 8…excited!

Storybook Collection: Enchanted Forest Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

The next bundle in our Storybook Collection is Enchanted Forest!

Do you hear an unassuming princess singing in the middle of the woods or is that just me? The Enchanted Forest bundle will carry you right into the middle of a green, lush, sun-filled wood! The chubby little birds in the Fluttering Friends Stamp Set will brighten anyone’s day when you stamp and color them on the front of your card. Stamp and layer the elements over your dictionary page to give a feeling of nostalgia and charm.

This collection is just too tweet!

Join us for product reveals and projects tomorrow through Tuesday, May 7.

Early ordering and three new exclusive products coming May 7 for StampNation Members!

Not a member yet? Learn more and start your membership here.

Get lots of great project ideas and inspiration from our Creative Team on our hop days:

We are excited to share the new stamps and dies coming your way in the Storybook Collection! Hugs! CP

Storybook Collection: A Page from the Book Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

As card makers, we can sometimes tell a story with our craft. Many of us have such fond memories and connections to flipping through the pages of our favorite childhood story books. The illustrations and fantastic fables brought such joy to our lives.

Whatever your favorite was once upon a at time, you are going to enjoy the hint to those days that inspired the “grown-up fairy tale” elements of our Storybook Collection.

In this video, we’ll take a look at all the stamps and dies that make up this collection. You’ll be creating gorgeous, charming cards of strength and encouragement for your loved ones…

This bundle has woodland elements of ferns, colorful fields of poppies, and a theme of courage. With beautiful, inspiring sentiments, you will be able to make tasteful and elegant cards of encouragement and even sympathy. Just the Words from the Wizard Background Stamp provides a textural layer but also a strong message in itself.

Do you have a favorite product from this bundle? Leave a comment and let me know!

All products will be available for individual sale, or buy them all with an easy “one click bundle” and enjoy a discount!

Join us for product reveals and projects tomorrow through Tuesday, May 7.

Early ordering and three new exclusive products coming May 7 for StampNation Members!

Not a member yet? Learn more and start your membership here.

Get lots of great project ideas and inspiration from our Creative Team on our hop days:

We are excited to share the new stamps and dies coming your way in the Storybook Collection! Hugs! CP

Introducing Sage and Queen for a Day

Catherine CPD Ink

A staple in any Spa Color palette has got to be Sage. A classic muted green, this one will team up beautifully with Seafoam and Spruce. It also will be a best friend to Eucalyptus.

See it in action and how it works with our other Spa Collection green inks

The final of the four new Urban Oasis Spa Inks, Queen for a Day is a royal stunner! This new deep purple is going to knock your socks off. See it in action and how it fits in with our current Spa Collection purples!

We are counting down the days in the Clubhouse until the next release on May 8th, The Storybook Collection. Keep on the lookout because product reveals are coming your way.

Join us for product reveals and projects tomorrow through Tuesday, May 7.

Early ordering and three new exclusive products coming May 7 for StampNation Members! Not a member yet? Learn more and start your membership here.

Then hop along and get lots of great project ideas and inspiration from our Creative Team:

We are excited to share the new stamps and dies coming your way in the Storybook Collection! Hugs! CP

Calendar Spreads for Bullet Journaling Made Easy

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

If you are a Club Canvo Member and you love surprises, CLOSE YOUR EYES!

In this video, I reveal the brand new Half Calendar Stencil that ships to Club Canvo Members this week! Registration closes April 30 at 11:59 Eastern.

If you miss this month, subscribe for subsequent months (we have AMAZING products coming for Bullet Journaling) then you can grab this in the shop on May 20.

Click here to learn more and join Club Canvo. Club members get a discount and they get their themed monthly sets early. Organizing and planning haver never been this fun!

Thanks for visiting today!

Introducing Rouge and Lemongrass!

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink

We have four new Spa Ink Colors coming to the shop on May 8!

Our Spa Ink Collection is made up of muted, sophisticated tones and were made to coordinate perfectly together. No more guessing on which colors go together! This is called, Color Made Easy, my friends!

Of course, we go in rainbow order. So first up…Rouge.

It’s the perfect red to add to our collection and works great with Rose Petals and Peppermint Scrub.

Slightly darker and more muted than it’s cousin, Rockin’ Red from the Party Collection, your selection of reds just got pipin’ hot!

The second in our new Urban Oasis Spa Collection, Lemongrass is a gorgeous spa yellow. It fits in wonderfully with Shea Butter, Sauna and Green Tea and is muted chartreuse perfection.

In the video I’ll also show how CP inks eliminates issue of ink transfer. If you’ve ever inked your stamp in a dark color or red, cleaned it, but the ink still comes off with a lighter shade and you just can’t get a true color…you’ll love our inks because that doesn’t happen! YAY!

I couldn’t believe it when I first got my hands on these inks…

What color do you think is next? See ya tomorrow with the next reveal!

Inky hugs, CP

5 Ways (or maybe more!) to use Ink Blended, Watercolor, Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

Catherine Uncategorized

This week we’ve been having all sorts of sparkly fun in the clubhouse because we just popped a bunch of new products in the shop with glitz, glimmer and glam! Find them here.

One of my favorite new products is the Moonstone Glimmer Paste by Nuvo. I’m super smitten with it…so here’s a video showing a bunch of different backgrounds made with it and how to finish those backgrounds into great hand stamped cards!

Glimmer Paste makes gorgeous backgrounds in so many different ways!

Apply Glimmer Paste to watercolor paper, let it dry, then ink blend with Picket Fence Blending Brushes or other blending tools that you may have.

The dried Glimmer Paste will resist the ink, but at first it will look colored. Simple rub a cloth over the project to remove the excess ink. For this background, I also spritzed a bit of water on the background to create more interest.

I added a sentiment from the You Did It stamp set embossed on white and a few tropical flowers from the Toucan Do It stamp set and that’s it!

For this card, I created a dark watercolor background. I added the Glimmer Paste to my Clear Acrylic Block, added in a couple drops of Grape Crush ink refill to color it and stenciled it on again using the Scattered Circles Stencil.

I let it dry, cut it down a bit and adhered it to my card base. A simple die cut sentiment works perfectly here!

I embellished this card a bit more with the Nested Labels dies and the cute coffee cup and sentiment from the Perfect Blend Stamp Set. The Mod Flowers stencil looks amazing with the watercolor background and Glimmer Paste!

These two cards were made with the same technique piece! I stenciled Glimmer Paste over watercolor cardstock, then watercolored the background once it was dry.

Layers and layers of texture here! I layered a circle die cut out over a Cover Plate Die, then layered that over the technique piece. I {HEART} this look, y’all!

The second card is fairly simple with a sentiment, a technique piece strip and two strips of white. Easy peasy!

The Split Chevron – well, whaddaya know!? Turn it around, line it up and stencil and you have a ribbon or streamer look! I squealed when I realized this! Don’t you love those moments?

I used the Direct to Paper technique to color my white cardstock and get perfectly matching Flirty Fuchsia cardstock. Then I die cut the Congrats and added it with the Perfect Vie Die Cut in Vellum.

So many different looks and ways to use stencils and Glimmer Paste! I hope you are inspired. If you’d like to grab any of these supplies, you can find them in the shop…links are below.

Thanks for hanging out today!

Before you go…we have new ink coming on May 8! Any guesses as to what the colors will be? Stay tuned, we’ll begin sharing on Sunday, April 28!

Head over to Facebook to leave your guesses, and subscribe to our email list so you don’t miss a thing! You can grab our Spa Color Combo guide download as well.

Inky Hugs! CP

Black, White and a Pop of Color with Ink Blending and Die Cuts

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending, Videos

Jen Carter was a guest on my YouTube Channel recently with this video which you guys loved! So I was inspired to do this card in black and white with a pop of color.

The hearts from the Doodle Hearts Stamp Set were stamped randomly on white cardstock for a great look that was begging for a pop of color!

The hearts from the Doodle Hearts Stamp Set were stamped randomly on white cardstock for a great look that was begging for a pop of color! A little ink blending over the negative of a word die cut, then the same word adhered over the in gives a really cool look.

The Bourbon Street Sequins have the perfect fuchsia color that coordinates with our Flirty Fuchsia ink, so it’s a WIN!

Hope you are inspired today to make a card with black, white and a pop of color! Thanks for visiting!

Bullet Journal Basics – new stamp set!

Catherine Uncategorized

Last week we had a GREAT time at the Pinners Conference in Atlanta, GA! We saw some of our fabulous stamping and Canvo friends and made some new ones.

We were there showcasing our Canvo Line and of course had to release some new products.

The Bullet Journal Basics Stamp Set, is an absolute must-have! With the days of the week, a few fun floral stamps and super cute everyday icons, you are going to wear this set OUT!

Create your spreads, add your icons and headings and fill the page up with life stuff!

Also hitting the shop today is our Whimsical Blooms Canvo Bullet Journal. I absolutely adore this cover. And there is a special quote of encouragement on the inside. Can wait to see the spreads you create!

Also new in the shop is the It’s May Stamp Set and the How Does Your Garden Grow Stamp Set. You’ll be all set for spring bullet journaling!

See all the new products to make your Bullet Journal awesome!

Watercolor Wash with Melissa

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Floral, Ink Blending, Stamp of Approval

Hi everyone! I’m so honored to be guest posting today on Catherine’s blog. I absolutely love the products  in the Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval collection so I thought I would share a card I created using products from that collection along with a few of Catherine’s amazing inks.


I started by creating a watercolor wash background using Tiara, Tiki Torch, and Tutti Frutti inks. I added a few drops of each ink from the refill to a craft mat then added water to dilute it down a bit. To help add lots of depth and texture to the background, I slowly built up the color by adding the colors in several layers and drying the panel in between each layer using my heat tool. By the time I was done, I think I ended up doing about four or five layers of color.


For the stamping, I used Midnight ink and images from the Wild Garden stamp set. To complete the focal panel, I added the inspire sentiment from the Birds of a Feather stamp set. I also used the script border image from Birds of a Feather and Tiara ink to create the background on my card base.

To assemble my card, I matted the watercolor panel on a piece of black cardstock. I adhered that to the card base and that completed my card. It took a little while to make this card due to all the ink layers, but I think the end result was totally worth it. I hope you like it!


Rose Garden Layered in Purple

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Fall, Gallery, Projects

Hello, Karen here from The Bald Dragonfly with an elegant card with a unique-for-me color combination. This card features the Rose Garden stamp set from the Kind of Batty release.

I started with a card base Smoke card base.  I stamped the Angled Squares Background Stamp on the card base with Stone Blue ink for some added interest. I did some multi-step stamping for the cute flowers and leaves, from Rose Garden.  these stamps are really easy to line up!

The purple flowers use the following ink colors: Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia. The centers are stamped with Tiki Torch ink and the leaves use Melon Ice, Green Tea and Eucalyptus.

I arranged the flowers and leaves around a die cut “Kind”, from the Three of a Kind Word Die. I used only the first layer of the three dies, and I think it looks awesome. The small word “so”, from the corresponding stamp set, was stamped in Stone Blue ink.

I finished the card with a series of dots from Rose Garden. I really enjoy this unique color combination.  I’m so happy that I stepped outside my comfort zone and tried it. I hope you’ll do the same.  

I can’t wait to see how you might have been inspired!

Cutest Video Hop Ever! white emboss resist and watercolor

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Embossing

Hey there! Welcome to the 2nd Annual Cutest Video Hop Ever! Eva and I are excited to be joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop, crafting with our kids and inspiring the next generation of crafters! We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.

With every hop, come prizes…be sure to read to the end to see the sponsors and what’s up for grabs!

Here’s a peek at the project Eva is making today…

Be sure to head over to YOUTUBE and hop along there…leave comments, subscribe to the channels and enter to win!

Here is the video Eva and I made..

Hope you enjoyed it!  Now for the prizes…check out all the sponsors!  

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over 30 prizes for this fun event! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments left on each of the videos.

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 17, 2019 and winners will be announced on Emily’s blog on April 24, 2019.

Catherine Pooler Designs, 2 ink pads per video

Ranger – 2 Simon Hurley Create goodie bags

Jennifer McGuire – 3 Share Handmade Kindness Goodie bags

Simon Says Stamp, $50 gift certificate

Avery Elle, $50 gift certificate

Studio Katia, Two $25 gift certificates

Winnie & Walter, $50 gift certificate

Pretty Pink Posh, $30 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson, $25 gift certificate

Hero Arts, $25 gift certificate

My Favorite Things, $25 gift certificate

Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 gift certificate

Paper Smooches, $25 gift certificate

The Stamp Market, $25 gift certificate

Waffle Flower, $25 gift certificate

All of the artists’ YouTube links are below. Please remember that comments here on the blog, while greatly appreciated, are not eligible for the giveaways below. You must leave your comments on YouTube. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning.



Emily Leiphart

Simon Hurley

Catherine Pooler

Laurel Beard

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Laura Bassen

Marie-Pierre Capistran

Samantha Mann

Evelin Tee

Ujjwal Gupta

Ashlea Cornell

Jenny Colacicco

Natalie Elphinstone

Thank you so much for visiting – enjoy the hop!

Emboss Resist Doodle Background with Kelly

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

Welcome, Friends!  It’s Kelly Martin and I’m thrilled to be guesting here on Catherine’s blog today. Couldn’t be more humbled and thrilled to be here and share my card using some products from the newest Zen Garden Release!


This Doodle Background stamp is just divine, isn’t it?! And the first thing it yells to me is, “EMBOSS RESIST ME!!!”

So I was happy to oblige.


If you’d like to create a card like this one, then all you’ll have to do is cover the background stamp in versamark ink and stamp it on to CP Premium White cardstock. Then you’ll want to cover the panel in white embossing powder and heat set it.

After the panel is set, take your ink blending tool and your favorite Catherine Pooler ink (I chose Party Dress) and blend away! I wanted to create an ombre look, so I applied heavy ink at the top and then faded into white toward the bottom.

You’ll want to trim down the sides of your panel and then glue it on to your cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.


I chose the “You” die from the release and cut several pieces of the same white cardstock and layered them up before gluing the stacked die cut sentiment on to the card. I then stamped the “make me smile” sentiment from the Love Grows stamp set on to a small sentiment strip and glued it on to the card to finish it off!

The beauty about this type of card is you can choose any of your CPD inks or word dies to create a fantastic card!

Thanks again for stopping by, and have a crafty day!