Paradise Found Mini Vacation- Royal Treatment

Erika General

On our final stop for our Paradise Found Mini Vacation, you deserve the Royal Treatment!

This deep purple has a rich, luxurious feel. This color blends for a perfect night sky with Juniper Mist and Queen for a Day. It is also a great choice for elegant floral cards paired with red and orange.

Royal Treatment goes beautifully with our new plaid Canvo Bullet Journal! Have you tried out the Tombow Blender Pens? They come with a brush tip on one side and a fine tip on the other. You can use our ink refills for the blender pens or just dip it straight on the ink pads. I'm loving the fine tip for bullet journaling! It writes just like a marker.

Take some time today to relax and give yourself the royal treatment by maybe journalling in your Canvo or writing a list of ideas for a staycation spa day. Integrating these beautiful hues into your crafty projects will certainly leave you feeling refreshed and renewed!

Paradise Found Mini Vacation- Juniper Mist

Erika General

Juniper is touted for it's calming effects and we think you will feel that when blending this beautiful, just-right navy blue.

Juniper Mist is a fan favorite shade and is a go-to for so many elements on your card making projects. Try pairing it with contrasting Orange Peel and Mandarin Spice for a fun, nautical look.

Melissa Andrew made this super cute Halloween card using the Cobweb Mini Cover Plate and the little bat from the Spooky Hollow Stamp Set. Here Juniper Mist is blended with Queen for a Day to create a perfect night sky. With our translucent ink, you can really build this color to get a dark rich finish. This might be my favorite blue!

Paradise Found Mini Vacation- Daydream

Erika General

Daydream of calming waters or heavenly skies with this deep soothing blue. This is such a beautiful shade to add into your projects. Blend it over a die cut piece or try a watercolor technique to create a blissful effect on your projects.

The Fall Pick-n-Mix Patterned Paper includes these beautiful fall-themed patterns. The paper pack features fan favorite, Daydream along with Mandarin Spice, Lemongrass and Hot Tub.

Patterned paper can be used to create decorative pieces or as backgrounds for your projects. We love mixing and matching and design all of our products to work beautifully together!

Paradise Found Mini Vacation- Eucalyptus

Erika General

The smell of Eucalyptus is used to purify and clarify- it's fresh just like this gorgeous, deep olive green. Leaves, stems, grass– add those beautiful elements that'll fill your projects and give it more dimension.

We swiped the background of this piece solid in Eucalyptus and topped it off with the Narrow Stripe Cover Plate for some fun contrast. This would look amazing with some flowers stamped in rich Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, and Rose Petal for an elegant and modern card.

Paradise Found Mini Vacation- Green Tea

Erika General

Green Tea for two? Today just picture yourself yourself after a nice, relaxing day at the spa, sipping on a cup of warm green tea…this calm and soothing yellow-green is a gorgeous shade for so many inky applications.

I got the inspiration for this card from our Brand Ambassador, Ilina Crouse. She used a beautiful Spa color palette on a black background for her card. I went for a more monochromatic look pairing the Green Tea with it's buddies Sauna and Eucalyptus. I think work together perfectly!

Paradise Found Mini Color Vacation- Sauna

Erika General

Today let's check spend some time with Sauna! This warm rich yellow shade goes with just about everything! Can you feel the heat? It is the perfect pop of color to add in with the Spa greens, or contrasting with Royal Treatment.

By swiping the Sauna all over a piece of paper you can create custom cardstock. Here we created a sauna die and frame with the A-maze-ing Mini Cover Plate. This one is just waiting to become a shaker card, don't you think?

Paradise Found Mini Color Vacation…Mandarin Spice

Erika General

Day Two of our color excursion brings us to Mandarin Spice!

Mandarin Spice is the perfect muted rich orange tone. It's citrus meets warm and spicy. This color is a match made for Autumn pumpkins.

The perfect choice for Halloween cards, Mandarin Spice is a color featured in the Fall Pick-n-Mix Patterned Paper pack. It pairs perfectly with Orange Peel and looks wonderful direct to paper as a pop of color on a card base.

Paradise Found Mini Color Vacation…Peppermint Scrub

Erika General

Who could use a vacation to Paradise right about now? I know I could! Half way through 2020 and a lot of us would really like our money back, but we are keeping our heads up and dreaming of better days.

I can't think of a better way to whisk my mind away to a state of chill than to break out Spa Ink Colors and blend, stamp and smoosh! Now in CP Mini form, we thought we'd take some time to bask in the beauty of the Paradise Found Colors.

Let's kick things off with Peppermint Scrub. Peppermint Scrub is a deep, muted red that looks amazing on floral stamps and for turning fall leaves.

This little focal point piece features the A-maze-ing Mini Cover Plate and Bushels of Love Stamp Set from our latest Fall Pick-n-Mix Collection. Peppermint Scrub was applied direct to paper on the background and worked perfectly for the apples in the baskets- a must have Fall favorite.

This gorgeous color is available as a full sized Ink Pad as well as a Mini Ink Pad in our new Paradise Found Minis!

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Fall Pick-n-Mix Mini Collection…sharing Bushels of Love!

Erika General

The Fall Pick-n-Mix Collection is now available in our shop and full of cute stamps, dies and accessories just in time for your Autumn cardmaking. With pumpkins, falling leaves, and patterned paper in a fun spa color scheme- we've got all the bases covered!

The Bushels of Love Stamp Set was designed to go with our Old Oak Tree Background Stamp but can also be used alone for festive fall cards.

Daniel did these two simple cards featuring the little patterned leaves in the set.

Add the Narrow Stripe Cover Plate from our Fall Essentials Bundle to kick everything up a notch. A simple bit of ink blending really made this card pop and I built a simple scene with the stamps and coordinating dies. I created this card on Facebook Live, be sure to catch the replay!

If you're not a scene-builder, try the elements in this stamp set for Clean and Simple Cards, too!

For all you advanced scene builder folks, this set is just right! Erin created a night scene card here and added the “boo” word die from the Cobweb Mini Cover Plate. This one is slightly spooky but mostly just gorgeous! I love the shadowed scene all stamped in black.

Whatever your style from simple and sweet to cards that look like mini masterpieces- you are going to love the Bushels of Love Stamps and Dies as well as the other products available in the Fall Pick-n-Mix Mini!

You've been eagerly anticipating the first set of our Spa Collection Mini Ink Pads and today is the day! The Paradise Found Minis are now in the shop. We also have all of our Party Collection Mini Ink Pads restocked! Visit the shop here or click links below to view the products.

NEW Flutters & Blooms Canvo for Fall!!

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

Just in time for our Fall Pick-n-Mix Mini Collection we have the new Flutters & Bloom Canvo! This spa colored plaid is GORGEOUS and features a Sangria back.

Canvo is our custom bullet journal that was designed for stamping, with thick, wide pages, ready for your creativity!

Our Club Canvo monthly subscription program sends you stamps and stencils to help you create beautiful spreads to keep your bujo organized in style.

If you are already a bujo person, you should try out our Canvo Bullet Journal! If you are new to it all, you can get started now with the Flutters & Blooms Canvo or one of our other cover choices!

You can see them all over in our shop and get the new one from tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12th!

Check out my YouTube playlist to learn all about Canvo and get started!

Fall Pick-N-Mix: Hey Pumpkin Bundle

Catherine CPD Ink, General, Halloween & Fall

Friends! We have a mini collection of fall products coming your way on August 12 at 9am Eastern.

In this video, I'll share two of our upcoming bundles of products. All our products can be purchased individually or at a discount in a bundle.

Halloween Bundle Includes:

  • Hey Pumpkin Stamps & Dies
  • Jack-o-Lantern Faces Stamps
  • Cobweb Mini Cover Plate Die

Fall Essentials Bundle Includes:

  • Narrow Stripe Cover Plate Die
  • Fall Pick-n-Mix Patterned Paper
  • Mystic Sequins
  • A-maze-ing  Mini Cover Plate die

The patterned pumpkins from the Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set are the best in the patch for creating adorable Fall and Halloween themed cards!  Add your favorite stem and leaf and for an extra bit of fun, add the Jack-o-lantern Faces!

In this Youtube video, I created six cards. I started with a simple card and added more stamping and embellishing with each one, and ended with a shaker card.

Stamp two pumpkins, some grass, a sentiment and tie with twine. Simple and adorable!

Stamp a row of pumpkins, add one die cut pumpkin for dimension, a strip of patterned paper and twine.

Stamp a bunch of pumpkins all over a background, angle it over patterned paper, add your sentiment, a die cut pumpking and you're done!

Stamp a background, add patterned paper, a sentiment and twine.

Add four patterned squares of paper, cut just under 2″ to a card layer. Add some pumpkins and a sentiment.

Create a shaker element with our Mystic Sequins and the new Cobweb Mini Cover Plate, add some pumpkins and a sentiment for cuteness overload!

All the great things you can do with the Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set…love it!

The eagerly awaited Paradise Found Mini Ink Pads are also hitting the shop on Wednesday, August 12! We are so excited to offer these.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!

Paradise Found Mini Ink Pads are COMING!

Catherine General

You've been asking…when will we have Spa Colors added to our gorgeous CP Minis ink line??

Well, the wait is over for the Paradise Found Collection as they will be hitting our shop on Wednesday, August 12!!

Today we went live to show the new CP Minis, view our Facebook Live Stream Reveal! The 8 colors in the Paradise Found are dark jewel tones with a muted undertone, ranging from the gorgeous rich red Peppermint Scrub to the deep purple Royal Treatment.

If you haven't tried any of our minis or Spa colors yet, this is a wonderful place to start!

You all had a lot of question on our Live Stream! Here are some of the answers, hope these help!

Q: When will the Paradise Found Mini Ink Pads be in the shop?

A: August 12, 9 am Eastern.

Q: Do you feel the overall ink line is complete or are there more new colors planned.

A: We have LOTS of gorgeous colors planned to add to our Spa and Party Lines of ink.

Q: Will all your ink colors be available in Mini Ink Pads?

A: YES! We plan to release all of our colors in Minis over time. Be patient with us as we gradually add them to our ink line.

Q: What size are your Mini Ink Pads?

A: They are 2 x 3″.

Q: Are the Mini Ink Pads the same as the large pads?

A: Yes, just a smaller size. Same firm foam pad, same ink forumlation.

Q: Any chance of selling minis individually?

A: We do not have plans to at this point.

Q: How do you store the Mini Ink Pads?

A: We package them in the cutest little box and suggest storing them in there!

Q: What stamp set was used for the pumpkins?

A: Keep watching! We'll share that on our Friday Live Stream at Noon Eastern.

Q: What book club book are you reading now?

A: I'm still working on Kitchen House. Erika gave up on Hidden Valley Road and moved to Salt Path. 🙂

Did I miss anything?

We have so much fun on our live streams. Grab some stamps and ink and join us RIGHT HERE ON Facebook!

See you Friday at Noon Eastern for more stamping fun, inspiration and shenanigans!

So Happy Sentiments and Happy X Three

Catherine General

Featured in our “In the Kitchen” Collection was the So Happy Sentiments Stamp Set and the Happy x Three Word Dies. These two pieces are staple stamping products and the perfect pairing for lots of card ideas.

The So Happy Sentiments Set has a few little floral image stamps nestled in it. We added the coordinating dies and Lisa Harrolle took full advantage of those for this card. Stamping and layering the blooms multiple times, she filled her card front and nestled her sentiment below. All this fun with just one stamp set and dies!

I made this one in a similar fashion yet using a different color scheme and layout for a whole new look. With several “happy” stamps to choose from, the sentiments set gives you versatility. I chose to just pop one bloom on this card and love the result.

Kristie used the same supplies but added a little scrap of patterned paper from the Potluck Party pack and kept this one simple. The little heart and dot stamps add a nice detail!

The Happy x Three Word dies are pretty awesome! These guys can layer in various ways or stand alone for triple the impact! It is fun to play with the different layers and make multiple cards with the various pieces.

On this card, I did a little ink blending across the top of the thinnest layer and then put that over the center layer cut from Midnight Cardstock. It makes a wonderful focal point.

Using the thinnest layer from the Midnight Cardstock run, I then layered it over the largest background cut-out and colored it with the direct-to-paper method using Fiesta Blue ink. This creates a nice pop of blue to this white on white card.

Peeking Pets…out of Everything!

Catherine General

The Peeking Pets Stamp Set and Dies add such fun to your paper crafting projects! They have been hot sellers since their release earlier this summer and they are now back in stock! In this video, I'll share 5 different card making projects using them. We'll peek these pets out of EVERYTHING!

I don't think I'll ever get tired of these cuties…

This card uses the balloon cluster from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set and the Westie is perfect poised on top!

Stamp the balloons on watercolor cardstock, then using your water based ink pads and a water brush, color them in.

In the Peeking Pets Stamp Set, we included different hats to add to the dogs and cats. A Santa Hat perched on top of the Lab's head is a card that I want in my mailbox!

The fur on the hat has some fun created by embossing Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter on the hat.

The Peeking Pets Stamp Set go perfectly with the Hipster Patterned Paper, which includes patterns with mustaches and specs (SO CUTE!!!), but it's also great with the Poppin' Party Patterned Paper Pack. You can't go wrong with either choice!

Which card is your favorite? Thank you for visiting the blog today, I hope you're inspired!

Canvo Bullet Journal Spreads for August

Catherine General

If it is as hot where you are as it is here in Raleigh, the August's Club Canvo theme will be just what you need to cool things down! Fill the pages of your Canvo with these frozen treat images for a perfect Summer theme.

Our Club Canvo Subscribers got these products a few weeks ago and next week, we'll be shipping our September theme! Subscribe by 11:59 pm Eastern on the last day of the month to get your goodies early and at a great discount! Click here to learn more.

The seven scoop cone is designed as a weekly tracker but here Nanette used it as an accent element and colored it in with perfection. I'm craving a double scoop just looking at this month's calendar page.

Club Canvo members have been creating a wonderful stencil library to help whip out quick spreads and monthly calendar pages in no time. Ally used her half calendar stencil to create this layout and embellished it with the I Scream, You Scream Stamps.

Another fun tracker idea featuring the popsicle box stamp. This one would be great for your Monday to Sunday task lists or extra notes and to-dos! Each element in the Club Canvo bundle is made for both functionality and fun!

Laura prefers clean and simple spread and used the Weekly Seven Stencil in this month's Club Canvo to create her spread here. A page like this can be done in no time and you are ready to take on your week's organization!