Last Day to Subscribe for a FREEBIE…

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Today is the day, friend. It's time to take your love for stamping and join us over in the wonderful world of Bullet Journalling! What better way to kick off 2021 than with a fresh clean Canvo Bullet Journal and by gifting yourself a subscription to Club Canvo?

Subscribe today and the first week of December, we will ship your purple envelope in the mail with your themed January goodies.

Each month this year will include:

  • Fun themed 4×6 Stamp Set (this one will be perfect for cards too!)
  • Coordinating 3×4 Stamp Set including bullet journal spread building elements like decorative headers, number stamps, days of the week, month stamps, and other helpful bits and bops
  • A large 6×9 Stencil to help you create quick and easy monthly or weekly layouts, or for tracking a variety of things

All this conveniently shipped to you early and all at a great discounted price!

FREEBIE TO KICK START 2021

As an added bonus to start the year with a bang you will receive an additional 4×6 Stamp Set FREE!! The Year Round Essentials Stamp Set coordinates with the Year Round Stencil (that is part of the January bundle) and also is packed with perfect little words and icons to keep your spreads of your Canvo looking fine!

So why not kick 2020 to the curb and make your first resolution early to Plan, Record, Organize…Beautifully in a new Canvo Bullet Journal.

Join Club Canvo HERE before midnight tonight (Monday, November 30th) to take advantage of this offer. We can't wait to send you your first Club Canvo goodies. (see a sneak peek here).

More Ways to Use Cover Plates

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Die Cutting, Geometric, Videos

Cover Plates can be staple products in your crafting arsenal. In this video, I shared a bunch of great ways to use them. Don't let the ideas stop there!

Let's talk about he reverse inlay technique. With this idea, you use all the negative pieces of the die cut on your card base instead of the die itself.

I love this one from Kristie using the Lava Lamp Cover Plate. She created a beautiful watercolor piece with ink, cut out the cover plate and then adhered just the inside pieces back down with foam tape. It creates the pattern into the negative space on the card base which has a real wow factor!

How about using the negative pieces from your die cut cover plate to make a new design! The shapes that you get from the “off-cuts” can be wonderful and we often end up with lots of them floating around.

I grabbed some from the Lava Lamp Cover Plate off of the craft desk and inked them up- direct to paper, and then glued them in this pattern to my card for a great twist on the original pattern!

I got this idea from Kristie…she did a tone on tone (which you all know I LOVE) and I went with ink blending for a pop of color on my card.

Check out our selection of Cover Plates in the shop and get creating!

Double Discount on Gift Bundles!

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We put together some stamping kits for the budding stamper or anyone on your list with a crafty side to them! Everything they need to get started comes in these bundles and we pack them in the cutest little box for gift giving.

The best part is that these bundles are discounted and when you apply our Black Friday coupon codes, you'll save even more!

Black Friday sale

Black Friday coupon codes apply to your entire order, including our Ink Pads!

Coupon codes can not be applied to subscriptions, are valid on in stock items and can not be combined with other coupon codes.

This joyful little box of goodies will have your favorite stamper, young or not so young, cheering with delight this season! This bundle includes the Find Joy Stamp Set which is an adorable line art set.   We've paired the Foundations Mini Inks along with a Tombow Blender Pen for them to color away.  The must-have Midnight won't smear the stamped images. We even added a little glitter and glue so your recipient will have hours of fun ahead!

This gift sets includes the following all nestled in their own giftable box:

  • Find Joy Stamp Set
  • Foundation Minis Ink Pad Bundle
  • Midnight Mini Ink Pad
  • Tombow Blender Pen
  • Zig Chisel Tip Glue Pen
  • Glass Slipper Glitter
  • Pack of CP Notecards
  • a CP Acrylic round block

For all the flower loving folks on your gift list this year, try the Floral Bundle Gift Set.  Featuring the beautiful You've Got Flowers Stamp Set, this bundle is perfect for general occasion card making and great for newbie stampers.  The Spring Fling Minis will be the perfect color pairing for these solid stamps and all the accessories you need to make away are right in the box!


This gift sets includes the following all nestled in their own giftable box:

  • You've Got Flowers Stamp Set
  • Spring Fling Minis Ink Pad Bundle
  • Icing on the Cake Mini Ink Pad
  • Pack of CP Notecards
  • a CP Acrylic round block

This Happy Bundle features the multi-step floral Find Your Happy Stamp Set.  These stamps will mix and match for tons of fun combos.  We've picked a few of our favorite Party Inks in full sized pads along with the must-have Midnight Mini to get the good times going. 

Paired with the basic essentials, your recipient will be whipping out cards before you've taken down the tree!

This gift sets includes the following all nestled in their own giftable box:

  • Find Your Happy Stamp Set
  • Tiara, Aquatini, Lime Rickey, and Be Mine Ink Pads
  • Midnight Mini Ink Pad
  • Pack of CP Notecards
  • a CP Acrylic round block

Check all these giftables in our shop here!

Party Ink Collection

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Our biggest sale EVER is going on right now! You can get up to 30% off the entire store!

This includes INK!

If you're new to Catherine Pooler Ink, learn more HERE! They are a dream for

  • stamping solid images
  • ink blending
  • watercoloring
  • water reactive techniques
  • color coordination and more!

Check out our fabulous collection of 60 colors (and more coming in 2021!).

Purchase any of our bundles at a discount and add your discount code on top for even more savings! Happy Shopping!

Sentimental Fruit for Bright and Cheerful Cards

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Who doesn't love a good fruity pun?  This illustrated sentiment stamp set remind us of a favorite sheet of stickers. I don't know about you, but I used to have quite a collection at one point in time!

Pop one on a card with a statement background and you will be good to go!  These stamps are “one in a melon”!

The lime yours and citrus slice work a dream together on this card. Paired with the green stripe sheet from the Fresh & Fruity Patterned Paper and Boston Sequins, this card is a green lovers dream!

I'm bananas for this monotone cutie! The Melon Edge Dies and Spotted Background Stamp create a fun and funky base and the Circle Stripe Die, doubled up, provides a perfect focal point for the stamped image meets sentiment.

The Sentimental Fruit Stamps and Dies are going to steal your heart and the show on your card creations!

Our Biggest Sale Ever.

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Shop our Black Friday Sale through Monday, November 30th at 11:59 ET and take advantage of our tiered discounts.  
The more you shop, the more you save in our biggest sale EVER!

*the fine print*

Discount codes can not be combined.
Discount codes do not apply to subscriptions.
Discount codes are valid on in stock items only (we do expect to sell out of some products!) and can't be used on previously placed orders.

Discount codes DO apply to our already discounted bundles!

Head over to the shop to take advantage of this amazing sale!

Jolly Card Making Series: Candy Cane Wishes

Catherine Christmas

Our Stocking Stuffers Stamp Set and Dies were created to coordinate with our Hang Your Stocking Dies so you have all the little presents and candies that you need to stuff that stocking! This stamp set is fabulous to use without the Stocking Die, too!

In this video, the Candy Cane, decorated with holly and berries adorned a simple die cut element for a sweet holiday card. View this video on YouTube.

Catherine Pooler Ink Pads are perfect for creating your own cardstock. it's as easy as one swipe of your ink pad across a piece of cardstock!

Our foam pads release ink with little effort, so stamping and the Direct-to-paper technique is easy!

The Peppermint Twist Cover Plate cuts out the twist center, then has an embossed circle detail for a unique look! Use the pattern on your whole card, or use a smaller piece with a frame cut with the Stitched Square Dies.

I hope you enjoyed this project and video tutorial! All products are linked below, thank you for visiting!

Cuteness on Ice- Bunny Slopes Bundle!

Catherine Christmas, Winter

The Bunny Slopes Stamp Set features some bunnies in full Winter sport action and I have loved mixing and matching them with other things in our Nordic Wood Collection. Here I paired it with the Sweater Weather Background Stamp done in a fun emboss resist.

Check out how I made this card on THIS LIVE STREAM from Facebook!

Winter card with bunnies doing winter sports and nordic village

This card from Melissa has the all the bunnies out for some snowy day fun! By placing some of the Alpine Village stamps in the background, she created such an adorable scene. Check out her awesome coloring!!

bunnies skiing and ice skating on handmade card with snowflakes

Daniel's card is graphic and fun with the high-contrast black background. I love how he colored the bunnies and the white embossed snowflakes. There is no time like Snow Time!

This card was inspired by another background done by Brand Ambassador Ilina. She did hers with the White Birch Cover Plate but my version just got a splatter of white gold Starry Colors paint and a sledding bunny popped on top. I colored his sweater to coordinate perfectly!

I hope you are inspired by these projects! All products are linked below!

Happy Winter Card Set

Catherine Christmas, CPD Ink, Winter

I had such a blast creating these cards on Facebook Live Stream! I knew I wanted to use the tiny trees from the Alpine Village Stamp set and the fun color palette of Pink Champagne, Rouge, Sauna, Green Tea, Skylight and Juniper Mist.

Once I got creating, I couldn't stop and I made three cards with the same stamps and ink pads. These will make a fabulous gift set for a friend!

I definitely think I need to use this color palette again…hope you are inspired!

And the Prize Goes to… Winter Trio Blog Hop Winner!!

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header for winter trio blog hop for heffy doodle, catherine pooler and wow! embossing

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! Thank you so much for hopping with Heffy Doodle, WOW! and CPD. Weren't all the Creative Team Member's cards just amazing? They did a fabulous job and appreciate your kind comments.

Without further ado, the random commenter to win a $25 Catherine Pooler Gift Card is…Yvette Sexton!

comment by winner of giveaway

You can see the Heffy Doodle Winner and the WOW! Embossing Powder Winner over on their blogs!

Congrats, Yvette! Please email [email protected] with your info and we will get that gift card issued to you.

Music Makes Everything Better Canvo Bullet Journal Spreads

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

Kick off 2021 with us and get ready for a creative, beautiful and organized year! We are all hoping 2021 is going to be the year some normalcy to our lives and we are able to once again fill up those calendars and to do lists!

The Canvo Bullet Journal is the place to do that! If you are new to the Canvo, check this out to learn more.

bullet journal spread with boom box

For 2021, we have a new theme for our Club Canvo Subscribers. Every month, we will ship out products for the following month's pages and spreads. Each month's products will have a theme, January is music, with this fun boom box vibe that takes me right back to the 1980s!

Get into the groove
Boy, you've got to prove
Your love to me, yeah

ah-hem! I think I should stick to stamping…as I was saying, each month includes products around a theme so your bullet journal pages and spreads for the month all coordinate together. You'll receive:

  • 4 x 6 themed stamp set (great for bullet journaling AND card making!
  • 3 x 4 coordinating stamp set with the month name and bullet journal pieces for creating lists and boxes and spreads and more!
  • 6 x 9 stencil for creating habit trackers, quick spreads, etc.

The retail value is over $32 and the monthly subscription cost is $24.95. It's a great discount and you get your goodies early!

Subscribe now to Club Canvo and your January shipment (ships the first week of December) will include a FREE stamp set that coordinates with the stencil that month! WOOT!

This is almost $50 worth of product for $24.95 (before tax and shipping). We're excited to pack up your subscription!

Jolly Card Making Series: Snowflakes and Pine Cones

Catherine Christmas

Welcome to another video in the Jolly Card Making series! In this video, I'll use the Snowflake Mini Cover Plate as the base of my design. Then I'll add layers, ink blending, Snowflake Paste, twine and embossing to create lots of interest and dimension! Click here to view on Youtube.

I love using supplies in different ways to get more out of them. The Flurries Slimline Cover Plate is fabulous for adding layers to cards, but it's also great to be used as a stencil! The Snowflake Paste is a great medium with fabulous texture so it creates a fabulous snowy background for this card.

Snowflakes layered with pinecones? Yes, please! I love all the fun details and techniques on this card. Thank you for visiting, all supplies are linked below!

Check out the Facebook Live where I embossed the pine cones!




Take Courage Two Ways with Jenny

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Encouragement, Gallery, General, Projects

Hi Everyone!  It's Jenny here, and I'm so pleased to be joining you again on Catherine's blog! I have two cards to share with you today, both featuring the Storybook Collection, and my favorite stamp from the Collection – Take Courage – which has a gorgeously detailed Ginkgo leaf on it which I just love, as well as some super inspirational sentiments for those encouragement and support cards we all need.

To create my first card, I stamped the smaller Ginkgo leaf from the Take Courage stamp set all over an A2 size panel of Sand Dunes cardstock in WOW! Embossing ink, and heat embossed in WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. I then adhered it to a Premium White notecard.

I then stamped the main Gingko image on a separate piece of Sand Dunes in Rouge ink (just love how red this is even on a darker cardstock) and die cut it out with the coordinating Take Courage die. I popped it up onto the heat embossed panel with foam tape.

I die cut the Be Strong die several times from Premium White cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue. This die is very intricate and so I highly recommend using a metal shim in your die cutting machine for a nice clean cut. Lay a few acrylic blocks on top while the glue dries, and when dry, adhere directly onto the main Ginkgo image.

My Rise Up sentiment is also in the Take Courage stamp set.  I stamped it in embossing ink onto a scrap of white cardstock and embossed with the same Metallic Gold embossing powder, trimmed it out and popped it up on foam tape. As a finishing touch I added a few gold sequins from Vegas Baby! to coordinate with the gold EP.

For my second card, I stamped the main Ginkgo image in Icing on the Cake on white cardstock. I heat dried it and then colored it with my CP inks – you can do this easily by smushing them on a craft mat and then picking them up with a Zig Blender pen and just ‘paint' onto the image. I used Sage, Eucalyptus and Spruce for shading.

I then took another A2 panel of Sand Dunes cardstock and die cut the Ginkgo image using the Take Courage coordinating die. I overlaid this over the top of my colored image so they lined up and then adhered them together, trimming off any excess white cardstock that peeped out.

I stamped some embellishment images to frame the image including the the corner frame in Eucalyptus and the flourish in Sage. Again, as for the first card, you can see how bright and true the colors are on a darker cardstock. I also stamped the sentiments from the set directly onto the card panel using Eucalyptus and Spruce. As a finishing touch, I used the Green Mountains sequins, which coordinate perfectly, for a more rustic and nature type look.

Love this stamp set so much, I think I've made half a dozen cards with just that image and die alone. It's super versatile – have a play and see what you can come up with!

Jenny


Winter Trio Blog Hop! Collab with WOW! & Heffy Doodle

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Winter Trio Blog Hop header CP, Heffy Doodle & WOW!

What happens when you mix CP ink and winter stamps with Heffy Doodle winter stamps and dies and then sprinkle it all with some WOW! Embossing Powder?? Well you are about to find out and I can tell you it is Winter Magic!

Today we are mixing it up with our UK friends at Heffy Doodle and WOW! and an international team of creatives for a fabulous Blog Hop! We absolutely love these companies and any excuse to team up is a good day in the making.

Of course, all good blog hops have prizes…hop along and comment for a change to win one. We will be giving away $25 gift card to our shop. WOW! will also be doing $25 gift card and Heffy Doodle will give away £20 gift card to their store!

Each company will post their random winner on Tuesday, November 17th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog, Catherine Pooler Blog and the WOW! Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Heffy Doodle Blog
Amanda Fitterer
Emily Leiphart
Verity Biddlecombe
Cassie Trask
Melissa Andrew
Daniel Diaz
Isha Gupta
Allison Cope
Jenny Colacicco
Mona Toth
Jen Carter
Ashlee McGregor

What’s In Wednesday – Winter Goodies New in the Shop!

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling, Christmas

new products in shop

It's Wednesday! Wondering what's in new over in the CPD shop? Well I will tell you! Along with a few restocks and craft essentials, we have a little bundle of winter goodies.

The Warm My Heart Stamp Set and Dies, Winter Pick-n-Mix Patterned Paper and St. Cloud Sequins are brand new CP Products and they are HOT for the upcoming cold months!

St. Cloud Sequins

The St. Cloud Sequin Mix is a frosty blend of light minty blues, white and silver. It is perfect for winter, snowy cards but like it says in the name, it also has a fluffy cloud and blue sky feel which will be great for shaker cards and accents year round!

winter scene with wagon and snowman

The Warm My Heart Stamp Set and dies are the Winter themed products in our series of seasonal stamp sets designed to coordinate with our Old Oak Tree Background Set.

How adorable is this card from Brand Ambassador Melissa?

winter card with wagon

Even if you don't have the Old Oak Tree, this stamp set is ready for cuteness all by itself. I love the ink blending along the edges of the patterned paper on this card. What a fun effect and way to use patterned paper to create a unique background.

winter ice skate card

Also in the shop is the October Club Sursee stamps and dies. This card from Ilina was made with the Let's Go Skating Stamps and Dies. She used the snowflake border from the Winter Wishes Stamp Set embossed on her background…too cute!

Club Sursee Subscribers received these stamps (and dies for deluxe members!) last month (at a GREAT discount!) and now they are in the shop for you!

pumpkin season cards

Using other images from the Let's Go Skating Stamp Set, she made this simple and festive little winter card. I just love all the various images and different ways to mix and match the pairings in our Sursee monthly subscription.

winter mantle December bullet journal

Club Canvo‘s November shipment sent members these fab stamps and stencil. You can still get in and grab these goodies for your December Spreads.

winter mantle December cover page

The Winter Mantle Stamp Set makes the sweetest cover page. The December Stamp Set is the perfect addition giving you several font options for headers on your spreads. Can you even with this gnome weekly tracker stamp? I love how this spread, by Anna, came out!

If you are new to Bullet Journaling, check out this Playlist on YouTube!

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoy the new products that hit the shop and the inspiration here. Have a great one!