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StampNation is now on Facebook!

Pop in and share projects, ask questions and socialize with a community of amazing crafters that GET you! 

Since starting this group a couple months ago I have seen a change in my Facebook feed as I scroll through.  It’s not full up positive, creative, fun posts from lots of crafty friends around the world.

Sounds awesome?  We’d love to have you as a part of our crafting journey, get started here.

Then be sure to join us over on the StampNation Community Facebook page on Wednesday, March 6 at 8 pm eastern for a fun Live Stream stencil pARTy!  

Can’t wait to see you as our newest member!

hugs, CP

Masked Blooms from Amy

Catherine CPD Ink, Floral, Masking

Hi everyone! Amy Kolling here with a floral card using the Bloomin’ Bouquet stamp set. This stamp set lends itself to many, many techniques but I wanted to share one using just direct stamping and simple masking. My goal was to make this is a one-layer card as well by using this technique!

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I started with a slightly trimmed white panel. I began stamping the blooms from Bloomin’ Bouquet in It’s a Girl, Party Dress, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Bellini, and Orange Twist. Just look at the amazing coverage these inks provide on brand new stamps! I still have a hard time believing how perfect they stamp!

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The leaves were added using Garden Party and Grass Skirt. All images were stamped direct to paper but I did do a small bit of masking to do the florals using some masking paper. I stamped some of the smaller flowers in the same inks to compliment the bouquet.

The sentiment from Good Things was stamped in Midnight ink across the flowers for a bold look. As a finishing touch, I’ve added random black dots with my fine tip sharpie to keep this a one layer card.

I hope you have a great day!!


Framed Wild Garden with Kristie Goulet

Catherine Birthday, CP Designs, CPD Ink

Hi everyone! It’s Kristie here with a guest post just for you! The images in the Wild Garden stamp set have my heart. I love stamping them as silhouettes, but they look great stamped using colors that you would see out in the wild too.

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I die cut both pieces of the Lattice Frame die out of white card stock. I sponged Fiesta Blue and Party Dress inks onto the solid panel and spritzed with a bit of water to get the colors blending and for some cool water spots. Love the beautiful purple color you get when overlapping these colors. I then stamped some of the Wild Garden images using Midnight ink.

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I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black card stock and attached it to the top lattice piece. I then attached the lattice layer over top of the stamped and sponged layer. Added some black and white twine to finish off my card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project!

Stamping in Your Canvo Bullet Journal

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, CP Designs, CPD Ink

Since we launched the Canvo Bullet Journal product line in November, we have been happily creating, planning and organizing. Have you jumped on this train yet?

I love that I have Flexibility! I only create a couple pages at a time so that I have room for extra long To Do List weeks, notes, trackers, etc. in between my monthly and weekly spreads.

I can pull out our monthly themed Club Canvo sets and make super fun spreads, or I can reach into my stamp stash and use pretty much any of my stamp sets to decorate my pages with!

Check out some of these spreads (made by ME and some made by some of our creative friends!).

Find all of our Canvo products in one spot in our shop.

Don’t miss out on the next round of Club Canvo– registration for the April products closes on Thursday, February 28.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram!

Create beautiful, convenient, and efficient spreads on the blank, bright pages of the Canvo.

The Canvo Bullet Journal has been designed to solve problems we faced as well as the problems we heard about from bullet journaling enthusiasts:

✰ Minimal to No Ghosting – our thick, smooth journal pages can handle more mediums without bleeding, and love our ink…stamp away! (*water-based ink and markers are best! It can also hold light watercolor!)

✰ Spiral Binding means your Canvo lays flat and can be turned back for ease of creating and planning.

✰ Pre-numbered Pages makes indexing easy and helps you stay organized Wide pages give you more room to get creative with your spreads and add enough content for your busy schedule.

You are going to love our journal! 

In or around Atlanta in April? Join us at the Pinners Conference! Meet us at our booth, take our class and peruse our products in person.

Use the code POOLER to save $$$ on your registration! Hope to see you there.

Adding Small Details with Glitter and Coloring with Blender Pens

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Lucky ME! Ardyth sent this gorgeous card that she made to the Clubhouse…she used the new Cottage Corsage Stamp Set and I’m a bit obsessed with how she colored in the flowers.

Just a bit of color, accented with glitter and highlighted with grey.

I got to work on my own version! Check out this Youtube Live Stream.

I used a Blender Pen to color the flower with Flirty Fuchsia, then dabbed on some Glue Gloss and sprayed on some Glass Slipper Glitter.

The sentiment is from the Awesome and Wonderful Stamp Set, how much do you love the font on “wonderful”??

I gently ran my ink pad across a scrap piece of cardstock and die cut it with the Blowing Bubbles Border Die for an accent on the side of the card.

The Creative Team made some amazing cards with this stamp set…check it out!

Love this watercolor look with the foiled “wonderful” by Chrissie Tobas!
Karen Baker stamped the Cottage Corsage stamp twice and paired it with the sentiments from the Warm Welcome stamp set.
Lisa Harrolle created a stunner with gorgeous coloring and added a backdrop with the Interlocked Die.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are inspired by the cards here!

Ombre Die Cut Sentiment with Karen Baker

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement

Hello, Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here, with an ombre awesome card for you featuring a mix from the All that Jazz Release and the Counting Blessing Stamp of Approval Collection.

I started by trimming a piece of Sand Dunes cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches, scored at 5 1/2 and folded it in half, then stamped Doin’ the Polka Background with Midnight Ink on the card front. I set this aside and started to created the other elements.

I die cut from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock the awesome word from the Awesome Die and inked with the following inks: It’s A Boy, All that Jazz and Daydream, which create a perfect ombre! I adhered this to a white cardstock strip that was bordered with two thin strips of the ultra cool Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper. This panel then was adhered to the card front.

To finish the card and add a little extra touch, I die cut the tiny stars from the Tags, Etc. Die set and covered them with the three blue inks as well. I adhered these cute little stars to the card front and there you have it, a clean and simple, yet super fun card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Best Friend Award with Kelly Griglione

Catherine Projects

Hello Folks! I’m happy to share a card that uses a ton of items in the amazing Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Collection.

Best Friend Award Card

For your closest friend, an award she could actually wear, or more likely, just have sitting on her kitchen window sill for months because it makes her happy to look at and think of you. This can be used for birthday, thank
you, thinking of you, or just because.

Best Friend Award Card detail

To make the award, I started with the die from Spiro Doily, sponged Tiki Torch ink on the edges, and with the same ink stamped the cross-hatchy stamp from Birds of a Feather for some extra texture. For the next layer I stamped one of the medallions from Medallion Mix-Up in Tiara and then traced a circular object on my desk to cut it out (but you could
certainly use a punch or die). In the middle I stamped “best” from Simply the Best and quickly put the super sparkly Wanderlust embossing powder on top to emboss with. Love this! I layered “friend” over the banner stamp and cut that out.

Catherine Pooler Best Friend Card

Since the bright colors of the award and border made the remaining white space on the card base look a little stark, I stamped the fancy swirl from Birds of a Feather for a background to the award. That seemed to fill up the space just enough. On the edges of the card I stamped that useful cross-hatchy stamp first in Tiara all the way around the card. Then I inked it in Tutti Frutti but used much less of the stamp to create the layered border.

I really love how this card has so many different elements from the collection. Just goes to show they all work together so well! Umm, maybe that’s why Catherine put them all together in a COLLECTION. !!! She is a smart one.

Thanks so much for looking,
-Kelly


LOVE Seeing You Smile with Jen

Catherine Butterflies, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending

Hello!  It’s Jen Carter here today from Jen’s Ink Spot.  Today I want to share with you a clean & simple card using products from the Zen Garden Collection of products.

Jen Carter Faithful Flutterings Butterfly Love Grows Stained Glass

To start I used a white card base and blended a circle of Shea Butter ink using a foam blender.  I blended it so that the darkest yellow is in the middle and it fades out lighter as it goes.  I then die cut a piece of white cardstock with the Stained Glass Cover Plate and cut out the very inside circle with sharp scissors. 

If you look closely at the cover plate you can see how there’s a large circle in the middle. I cut on the inside of the circle.  I adhered that piece over the top of the yellow blended circle.

Jen Carter Faithful Flutterings Butterfly Love Grows Stained Glass Closeup

I stamped the largest solid butterfly in the Faithful Flutterings stamp set with Daydream ink and then stamped the second layering stamp image over the top of it with Midnight ink.  The body is also stamped with Midnight ink. 

I cut the butterfly out with scissors and adhered it to the top of the doily-like cutout with dimensional tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the Love Grows stamp set with Midnight and Daydream ink.

Thank you for taking time to stop by today!  Have a wonderful day!


Coloring with CP Mini Ink Pads and Blender Pens

Catherine Coloring, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement

This amazing flower cart. It’s more than meets the eye- create a whole scene like some of our Creative Team Members did, or use pieces of it for a more clean and simple look like I did on YouTube Live today!

Here are some from the CT to feast your eyes on!

Kelly Martin
Laurel Beard
Lisa Harrolle

Pretty amazing cards, ammiright?

Here’s mine…hope you enjoy!

I die cut the flowers first, then stamped the images on the die cuts. (You certainly can do it the other way around!) Then colored in the flowers with ink pads and a blender pen. I gave a light wash of color first, then “stippled” by gently bouncing my blender pen on the images, from the same pads. The stippled effect gave depth and dimension to the flowers.

Stamp a few pails, add the mum bouquets with dimensional adhesive to make them pop off the page and stamp the greeting under for a great focal point.

I cut the main stamped piece down to 5-1/2 x 3-3/4, added the Suede Shoes striped paper from Cake and Confetti behind it (cut to 5-1/2 x 4) and layered that on my card base.

Whether you create an entire scene from the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set, or use a few simple pieces to make a simple(r) card, you have a winner!

Sending Out Creative Team LOVE!!!

Catherine CP Designs

Today’s post is filled with mixed emotion. We are joyful and excited in announcing the latest and greatest Catherine Pooler Designs Creative Team Members. We have a wonderful tribe of super talented folks and are adding a couple of new stars to the bunch!

Please join me in giving a BIG hooray for:

With the new season of greatness from these folks, we sadly are saying goodbye (for now) to a few of our team: Ashlea Cornell, Kelly Martin & Cynde Whitlow. Don’t worry though, these fab ladies will still be guesting and popping in at various times. We won’t let them go far, talented bunch that they are!

We are looking forward to a wonderful and creative 2019 with these amazing designers!

And the WINNERS are…

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Congrats to the following folks who were chosen as winners from our Welcome Home Release Hops!

YouTube: Bama Girl in Oz (Shannon Y)
Blog Hop: Veronica Klatt
InstaHop: Lisa Byers @lisabyers58 & Rebecca Campbell @paper_crafting_beckas_bows

Contact [email protected] to claim your $25 Gift Certificates for our shop. Enjoy your new goodies and thanks to everyone for your participation!!

Black & White with a Pop of Color with Jen Carter

Catherine Christmas, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Masking, Valentine's Day

Hey everyone it’s Jen Carter here from Jen’s Ink Spot.  I have to admit I love patterned paper.  I have way too much of it, LOL!  But sometimes, even with all of my choices, I like to make my own and I find I turn to making black & white paper and adding pops of color.  Today I am sharing three easy cards where I’ve done just that.

To create the first card in the video I used the Doodle Hearts stamp set and repeatedly stamped the various heart images onto white cardstock to create the black & white background.  I then adhered some colored cardstock strips to the side for some color.  The Thank You Layered dies were die cut twice, once from white and once from purple cardstock and layered on top of each other. The sentiment was adhered with foam tape.

For the second card, I embossed the white cardfront with the Love Connection dies to make a frame, leaving the center open. The sentiment was stamped from the Doodle Hearts stamp set in Midnight ink. I used an aqua pen and Party Dress & Limencello ink to watercolor the banner & hearts inside the frame.

To create the black & white border at the bottom of the card, I masked off the part where I didn’t want to stamp with post-it note tape, leaving the bottom strip open. I repeatedly stamped the floating hearts stamp from the Say it With Love stamp set, filling in the gaps with the same stamp. Once that was finished, I again used an aqua pen & Party Dress inks to color in some of the hearts. This is a simple, one-layered card.

For the last card, I created a frame around the outside of the card front using snowflakes stamped in Midnight ink from the Peaceful Flakes stamp set. The images are mirrored on both sides of the card front so that they were stamped equally. To add some color, the Merry & Bright sentiment was stamped inside the frame with Rockin’ Red ink. I also added some dots with All that Jazz ink and inserted some red sequins in the middle of the snowflake centers. I hope that this gives you some ideas for creating your own black & white with a pop of color cards!  
                        

Many Thanks- Stencil and Ink Blending with Kristie Goulet

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Ink Blending, Stenciling, Thank You

Hi everyone, it’s Kristie here sharing a CAS card that features some of the products from the All That Jazz release and a sentiment from the Leaf Motifs stamp set from the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection.

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I love the floral images in the Grateful Heart stamp set. I think they look amazing colored, but I decided to just stamp them in black. I love the look of black and white flowers with a pop of color.

To create my pop of color, I sponged Flirty Fuchsia and All That Jazz inks through the Square Dance stencil. I removed the stencil and lightly sponged the same color ink over the stenciled pattern. I die cut a circle from another piece of card stock and layered it over the stenciled piece with foam tape for some dimension.

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I attached the floral cluster to the right of the circle, I love how it frames the circle. The sentiment was stamped using Midnight ink. I finished off my card with some sequins and some black and white twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired.


Birthday Partying and Prizes!!

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We kicked off 2019 over on StampNation celebrating our 8th Birthday in style with our Birthday Bash Event! We had a blast preparing our birthday perpetual calendars and then making birthday cards for everyone on the list!

Our Guest video instructors and sponsors were awesome. Big Thanks to all of them for their stellar tutorials. The StampNation community loves learning new things!

As part of the fun, members participated in a series of challenges as part of a BINGO game. With such awesome sponsor gifts, there were some pretty lucky folks. Can anyone say BINGO!!

Thanks, Whitney!

Congrats to Unity prize winners: Betty Roberts & Jill Duplessie

Thanks, Lesley!

Congrats to Heffy Doodle Prize winner: Linda Gorman

Thanks, Fleurette!

Congrats to Ink on 3 Prize winner: Diana Soling

Thanks, Alexandra!

Congrats Hedgehog Hollow Prize winner: Kate Bruck-Garvin

…and Congrats to Brenda Gentry for winning the Grand Prize Pack from CPD! Whoot whoot! You guys rock!

Life Changing Brushes and Stamping with Water

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Ink Blending

Erika and I were hanging out with StampNation Members the other day when our live stream malfunctioned and I was RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A REALLY COOL TECHNIQUE!!! So we decided to hop back on live on Youtube for everyone to take part…check it out!

I used the Life Changing Brushes by Picket Fence Studios to ink blend Be Mine ink over white cardstock.

Next, I sprayed the Rondi’s Window with water and pressed the cardstock on top of the background stamp. The water on the stamp reacts with the ink, lightening the color and giving a slight raised look to the cardstock.

I had a spot that was extra wet and had some left over dark ink on it…oh, dear! I quickly decided to cut that part out and add some Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper on the card.

The “Howdy” sentiment from the Ways to Say Hey was a fun way to finish off the card with the cute puppy sitting on the sentiment line!

Hope you are inspired to try stamping with water on your next card making project!!

Before I go…here are a few pretty amazing cards made by the Creative Team using the Ways to Say Hey Dies and the Rondi’s Window Stamp.

Ways to Say Hey Dies
Rondi’s Window Background Stamp

Thanks for visiting, have an awesome day!