We’re Wild About These New Products with Sizzix!

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It's coming…May 1st! Our long-awaited debut products with Sizzix are about to hit a retailer near you!

This collection was inspired by my family's trip to Costa Rica. It's all about kicking it into va-cay mode and relaxing by the ocean or the pool and also getting out to explore in the jungle. Any tropical theme needs a great mascot and these monkeys are the star of the show!

Jungle Products

  • Stay Wild Stamp Set
  • Stay Wild Thinlits Dies
  • Going Bananas Stamp Set
  • Going Bananas Thinlits Dies
  • Jungle Textures 3-D Embossing Folder
  • It's a Jungle Out There Layered Stencils

We have lots of great videos on Facebook and Youtube, reels on Instagram and more inspiration coming here to the blog in the coming weeks. You're going to go bananas for this!

Join us on Thursday, May 2 to DIVE into the Sychronized Swimmers goodies and the launch of these products in our shop is coming on May 8!

Unlock Your Creativity with These Key Bundles

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The Open Doors and Charming Keys Bundles in our NEW Eau de Perfection Collection both have a keychain theme and mix and match together so seamlessly.

How charming is this card featuring the You Hold the Key Patterned Paper and Charming Keys Stamp Set? Stamp and die cut all your keys and keychain pieces and create your own fun cluster to celebrate someone's next big life event!

Create your own Suite Motel Key set with this die set and the coordinating sentiments from the Open Doors Stamp Set. The dies allow you to build a bold focal point. You can use these products to decorate your cards, scrapbook pages, or even create gift tags!

I love how the sentiments in the Open Doors Ahead Stamp Set are designed to fit on the key fob from the Suite Motel Key Dies. The Count to Ten Dies give you options for adding special dates or milestone birthday numbers to your card.

So fun to stamp in various colors and mix and match the icons! These two bundles will give you hours of stamping joy and unlock your creativity!!

Coloring with Confidence! What’s On Trend? No-Line Coloring

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In our second installment of our What's On Trend Series, our buddy Daniel West is sharing his current passion for No-Line Coloring.

Daniel West

In his video, Daniel uses the Carrot Bouquet Stamp Set and Dies for his no-line coloring project. He goes step-by-step and gives so many helpful techniques for coloring with Copic Markers. So much detail is achieved!!

Daniel grabbed his Pebble ink to start but decided to try Tranquil, which is a pale spa blue. He loved how that worked and you really can't see any of the stamped lines on his finished project!

Check out Daniel's Video on YouTube!

…and, don't miss out on a chance to WIN one of three CP Designs Gift Cards! (Check out the description on the video for more information to enter!!)

Be sure to join us each week on Sunday at 8pm Eastern!

Add Some Drama with the Feeling Exotic Stencil!

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The Feeling Exotic Stencil is a two-layer stencil set that allows you to create your own custom colored animal print background! And this one is fierce!

Lisa used a neutral ink color combo and blended an ombre effect of lighter shades over her Macchiato and Cargo leopard print. This gives a fur-like feel and it super sassy!

Pinks for me, please! I wanted to try this out in a pink palette so stenciled in Rose Petals and Pink Champagne and blended a light layer of Quartz over the whole background. I think this is soft and flirty!

Just using the two stencils without blending the background gives a clean look. On this background, I used Rose Gold Metallic Ink for the centers of my spots which added a lot of sparkle. No matter what colors you pick, the Feeling Exotic Stencils bring the drama! You can check out how to make this card in our Reels on Instagram – find us @catherinepoolerdesigns!

I created this card on Youtube, check it out here! It was a surprise when I lifted the second stencil and I loved how the pink and blue mixed in the middle like that…how pretty! A simple sentiment from our Heaven Scent Labels Stamps and Dies. I was going to add more to this card, but I couldn't bring myself to cover up that gorgeous background!

I hope you're inspired by these products, everything is linked below if you want to check it out in the shop!

Easy Impact with Layered Stenciling!

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We just kicked-off our new series, What's On Trend? In this five-part series, we asked some crafty friends to share what tricks, techniques and tools they are loving right now. We started things off with Rebecca Keppel who is loving layered stencils.

Rebecca showed a variety of ways to use the Hearts Aflutter Layered Stencils along with their coordinating stamps and hot foil plates. From a no-line coloring look to foiled and embossed detail, she was able to create so many projects from this one set of layered stencils!

Check out Rebecca's Video on YouTube!

Rebecca also used the Detail Blending Brushes to blend on all her colors in each section of the stencils with precision! Can you believe the versatility?

Layered Stenciling definitely brings the Easy Impact!!

Be sure to join us each week on Sunday at 8pm Eastern!

Techniques with the Suite Motel Key Dies

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Our newest release, Eau de Perfection, is now in the shop! We are loving the bold and retro Suite Motel Key Dies along with the Open Doors Stamp Set! Let's look at various ways to make your keys pop and shine!

Metallic Ink

Using the CPD Metallic Pigment Ink is a quick and easy way to give the key and keyring a realistic feel. I used Rose Gold on this card and also on the sentiment so it all ties together. The metallic ink is really easy to swipe onto the die cut images and shimmers as it catches the light!

Embossed

Erika and Amanda both used embossing powders on these keys and keyrings. There are such a wide variety of embossing powder options out there so the texture and finish options are endless!!

Direct to Paper

Keep it simple by just inking up the die cut pieces! Kristie used the direct to paper method on all of her key and charm bits which looks clean and fun. Amanda created a key topper with this method over a chunky embossed key. What a fun way to mix things up! What's your favorite method?

Head over to the shop using the links below, or peruse the entire collection here!

Adding Pops with Patterned Paper!

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Here at CP Designs, we are just obsessed with Patterned Paper! Pattern mixing, color combos and yummy prints can really take a card from level 3 to level 10!! Let's take a look at our newest paper packs, You Hold the Key and Citrus and Sass, and some fabulous inspiration!

Amanda Fitterer

Creating a card for a new home owner? The You Hold the Key Patterned Paper pairs with our Charming Keys Stamp Set like peanut butter and jelly! The cute plant print is perfect for setting the tone for a housewarming and makes this card extra special. Amanda paired it with the polka dot print for an eye-catching mix.

Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Amanda made a graduation card with a big piece of chevron paper as the background. This makes the Congrats Grad Word Die pop and the focal point of this clean and simple card for a recent grad!

Arsenia Wolf

Citrus and Sass is a classy pack! Arsenia layered up the patterns along with her stamped and die cut images from the Scentsational Stamp Set. I love the contrast of these papers, but they still go together beautifully since each sheet in the pack was created for pattern play.

Arsenia used the same patterns on these two cards but varied the layouts and accents. The colors and patterns look beautiful together and she used the paper pack color combo to coordinate her inks for stamping. These patterns add a lot of pop to each card!

The KEY to Creating a Fun Background…

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Creating backgrounds for your cards can be so much fun! Our Design Team often come up with a wide variety of ways to use their supplies to create show-stopping backgrounds! Let's get inspired by them…

Use a Background Stamp

Kristie used the Lots of Locks Background Stamp two ways on these cards. Using white ink on kraft paper, Kristie created a subtle lock pattern. On her second card, Kristie embossed the stamped image in white and ink blended over the bottom to make the images pop!

Hand made card with die cut key background
Kristie Goulet

White on White with Die Cuts

Why not cut and paste a custom background with dies? Kristie cut a bunch of keys with the Suite Motel Key Dies in white and arranged them over white stock. This pattern has a lot of fun movement but still gives a clean background for her sentiment key and keychain.

Build Your Own with Small Image Stamps

Erika and Amanda both had the same idea when they looked at the three key stamps in the Charming Key Stamp Set. Amanda went with one color and cut down her background piece to center over patterned paper. Erika made her background with a variety of colors and added some ink splatter. Both are eye-catching and fun!

Sweet Ways to Use the Perfume Bottle Dies

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The Perfume Bottle Dies in our Eau de Perfection Collection create a large, eye-catching perfume bottle. There are lots of ways to use these dies, so here are some ideas for inspiration!

Arsenia Wolf

Add Some Sparkle & Ink Blended Color

Arsenia added some glitter to the body of her bottle for sparkle and glimmer! She also added a few paper strips to give more color and a focal point for her Heaven Scent Label Die and sentiment. With a little ink blended Quartz on the stopper, this bottle looks fab!

Lisa Harrolle

Add Pattern with Paper

Lisa broke out the Citrus and Sass Patterned Paper for her bottle. I love how she mixed two coordinating sheets and how much beautiful color and interest this brings to her Mother's Day card.

Shaker!

This set of dies is also super for creating a shaker card! Both Lisa and Arsenia had different takes on this look. One embellished with a label stamp and die and the other with perfume bottles from the Scentsational Stamp Set. Both used the stopper die to tie it all together. So sweet!

Eau de Perfection Available NOW!

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Today is the day!! The Eau de Perfection Collection is NOW in the shop along with our latest Inks. Get your Quartz, Rose Gold Metallic and Platinum Metallic Inks now- they are perfection with the perfume theme and key stamps and dies!!

This collection is all about milestone occasions and will have you ready for Mother's Day, graduation, retirement, new job, new home and more!!! These versatile themes will be great for just about anything.

Grab your favorite bundles and our new inks…don't forget your refills and side labels. OR just get the “I Want it All” and save over $25!

Open the Door to Card Making Perfection! Eau de Perfection Collection

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We've revealed 3 of the 4 bundles in the Eau de Perfection Collection right here on the blog, and boy oh boy! The 4th bundle just brings this collection over the top!

The unique perfume bottle and key fob theme for these bundles are going to be SO fun to create with…and with NEW INK!

Give them the keys to their next steps with the Open Doors Bundle. This retro motel key fob themed bundle is perfect for marking momentous life occasions like graduation, weddings, first job, retirement and more!

Open Doors Bundle

  • Open Doors Ahead Stamp Set 
  • Open Doors Ahead Dies
  • Suite Motel Key Dies
  • Lots of Locks Background Stamp
  • Count to Ten Dies

These products can be purchased a la carte, or in a bundle at a savings!

Erika Post

Featuring the Open Doors Stamps and Dies, Suite Motel Key Dies, Lots of Locks Background Stamp and Count to Ten Dies- this bundle will give you hours of stamping joy!

Create your own Suite Motel Key set with these fun dies. The dies include a key die, tags and “metal” keyring dies for so many fun layering options. Use this die set along with one of the sentiments in the Open Doors Stamp Set for more fun options.

Create a vintage lock background with the Lots of Locks Background Stamp! This repeating pattern will make a great layer for your card inked up in a variety of colors. Adorn your card or project with numbers to mark the day with the Count to Ten Dies. Just ink up your paper using the direct to paper method, cut and paste for a wedding date, graduation year or milestone birthday!

Kristie Goulet

No matter the milestone occasion, the Open Doors Bundle will be such a fun way to send your “congrats”!

Join us on Youtube on Monday and Tuesday at Noon Eastern for card making, inspiration and more! You'll be inspired and ready to create tons of unique handmade cards when your goodies arrive. See you then!

This Bundle is Bringing the Charm! Eau de Perfection Collection

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Our Eau de Perfection Collection is coming on Wednesday, April 10! We're sharing all the products coming your way right here on the blog and up next is the Charming Key Bundle! Get ready to create fun and funky cards for all those in your life that are hitting milestones…let's take a look!

The products in this unique, key-themed bundle packs the mix-and-match punch and will have you creating cards and projects that are Eau de Perfection!

Charming Key Bundle

  • Charming Keys Stamp Set
  • Charming Keys Dies
  • Congrats Grad Word Die 
  • You Hold the Key Patterned Paper
  • Key Largo Sequin Mix

Need cards for graduation? Someone moving to their first home? Maybe a new job or adventure? The Charming Key Bundle is going to be the perfect fit!

This bundle features the Charming Key Stamps and Dies along with the Congrats Grad Word Die and You Hold the Key Patterned Paper. Don't forget the Key Largo Sequins! This bundle has a little bit of everything to creating stacks of cards- just add your coordinating CP Spa Ink Colors!

We'll be on Youtube Monday and Tuesday creating and sharing projects and inspiration with these products. You'll learn so many great ways to use them and be ready when they hit your mailbox next week!

This Bundle is Heaven Scent! Eau de Perfection Collection

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The Eau de Perfection Collection is coming on April 10! With the Heaven Scent Bundle and our gorgeous Metallic Inks, you'll be able to create unique cards and projects. This bundle features the super fun Perfume Bottle Dies, Heaven Scent Labels Stamp Set, and coordinating Label Dies to build your own custom perfume bottle!

Let's take a look at these products that were created to work together to make projects with ease.

Heaven Scent Bundle

  • Perfume Bottle Dies
  • Heaven Scent Label Stamp Set 6×8 
  • Heaven Scent Label Dies
  • Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils (2 stencils included)

Mix in a sassy background with the Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils or try adding pattern to the perfume bottle! The Heaven Scent Label Dies were designed to cut out the unique illustrated sentiments from the Heaven Scent Label Stamp Set.

You'll find some of our new colors on this card, Quartz ink with the direct-to-paper technique to create Quartz cardstock, then Rose Gold Metallic Ink for the stamped label and the top of the perfume bottle.

Each label shape cuts out several of the sentiments. These dies can also be used on their own to cut decorative label shapes to embellish your cards and projects. How about this fabulous stencil? The Feeling Exotic Layered Stencils includes two stencils to create a fun leopard print.

Lisa Harrolle

Layer your color combo for an animal print that speaks to you! Try using neutrals or metallics for a more realistic feel or mix it up with bright color combos.

You will have a great time making projects with this bundle. It's Heaven Scent!

Join us on Monday and Tuesday at Noon Eastern on Youtube for tons of card making fun with the new products!

The Eau de Perfection Collection is Utterly Scentsational!

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As late spring and early summer approach, we are getting ready to create cards and projects for celebrations like Mother's Day and Graduations. That's the inspiration behind the Eau de Perfection Collection. Beyond Mother's Day and Graduation, these products also cover momentous occasions like moving, new job, getting your first home, getting married or a well-earned retirement!

Whether you are celebrating mom or a special lady in your life, our perfume themed bundles will show how sweet, classy and sassy you think they are!!

Scentsational Bundle

  • Scentsational Stamp Set
  • Scentsational Dies
  • Citrus & Sass Patterned Paper
  • Bucharest Sequin Mix

Your next card for Mom, or another special lady in your life, will be Scentsational with this bundle! The Scentsational Stamps and dies have a perfume and fragrance theme that is really pretty.

The Citrus & Sass Patterned Paper and Bucharest Sequins round out the bundle with glamorous prints and a bit of glitz! You're cards will get an ohh la la, when you create with the Scentsational Bundle!

Lisa Harrolle

You'll love how the two-step stamps, dies paper and sequins all work together for card making in a snap! This bundle is the perfect mix of class and sass!

Eau de Perfection hits the shop April 10th unless you are a StampNation Members! Members get the perk of Early Ordering and if you haven't joined, now is a fantastic time.

We are also giving Members a FREE Mystery Pack of patterned paper with an Exclusive Code. Why not join for a quarter and see what SN has to offer?

These NEW Inks are Bringing the Bling!

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Joining our newest collection on April 10th, we introduce three new signature CP Inks! Quartz, Rose Gold and Platinum will join the ranks with our Spa Reds and our Metallic Pigment Inks.

Rose Gold and Platinum are our newest Metallic Pigment Ink colors. Rose Gold is a warm blush metallic that will certainly be a fan favorite!

Platinum is a chameleon shade that dances between gold and silver in the light. Pssst!!! They will be great additions along with some of the key-themed stamps and dies coming in the collection!

Quartz is the latest pretty pink to join the Spa Red Family! Quartz is a warmer pink than it's sibling Pink Champagne with a slightly muted undertone. It will layer beautifully with Rose Petals and Rouge. This gorgeous shade looks so good in so many color combinations!

Save the date for April 10th to get these three NEW Inks and keep watching this space for the rest of the collection bundle reveals over the next few days!