Pick-a-Pattern Cards from Ilina


Bet you can't pick just one card from Ilina that you love the most! These cards are going to inspire you to grab yourself a pack of Bushel and a Peck Patterned Paper and create something sweet!

A simple card with patterned paper is always fun! The Bushel and a Peck Patterned Paper is full of fun, mod patterns and prints and this little apple sheet is too cute on this card.

A simple strip of patterned paper adds so much interest and color! Ilina clustered some of the small flower stamps around and embellished with Appolonia Sequins. Love this!

Portrait or landscape? Using the same set of Around the Loop Dies, Ilina created an anchor point on these two cards but laid them out in different directions. By picking different colors of patterned paper, these two cards have a different feel even though they are the same overall color combo. I love how she added a pop with the Swirling Leaves Hot Foil Plate to her Bushel Basket card.

A patterned paper card layer base is also a great thing to try. Here it acts simply as a frame. Ilina made her stamped and die cut apples into a pattern as the star of this card.

Go pick-a-pattern, any pattern, and decide how you might integrate it into your next card. There are lots to choose from, so what's your favorite sheet? Or favorite card? Tell me in the comments below!

Appley Ever After Cards with Ashlee McGregor


Brand Ambassador, Ashlee, created the cutest fall cards with the Bushel and a Peck Bundle and we love how she incorporated some of our brand new hot foil products. Let's check out what she was inspired to create!

Using the pumpkin die from the Fall Frames Dies set, Ashlee created three ink blended pumpkins for her card. The Swirling Leaves Hot Foil Plate created a beautiful background for a fun scene.

Using the Woven Cover Plate Die, Ashlee created a cool technique piece. She added ink splatter over her Samba inked cover plate and layered that over a Sauna inked background. This card is warm and perfect for fall.

With the Bushel Basket Die or without? Which do you prefer? The patterned apples in the Appley Every After Stamp Set are so cute inked in a variety of colors.

Pulling in the Bushel and a Peck Patterned Paper makes for a quick and easy card. She added trim with one of the Fall Frames Dies and popped up the stamped and die cut sentiment from the Joyful Thanks Stamp Set.

So many creative ideas to inspire! The products from the Feeling Fall Collection mix and match for endless options!

Elevate Your Copic Coloring with Jenn Dove


The Pumpkin Pick-up Stamp Set is perfect for fall card making. The large line art image stamp featured in the stamp set is super fun to color in and showcase whether you are a coloring expert or just keep it simple.

We asked our friend Jennifer Dove to put her expert coloring techniques to the test with this set and boy did she nail it! She created a beautiful card and put in lots of little details to give the truck dimension and age. Check out that rust detailing!

Jenn took us step-by-step in her video over on my YouTube Channel. She shared what colors she used and what techniques to take this truck and create a piece of art! You'll certainly learn some great ideas!

View the full video on Youtube!

There are so many ways to color and create fun fall cards with the Sunflower Fields Bundle. The patterned paper pulls everything together. This truck is such a beautiful focal point. Can't wait to see how you will color yours!

Feeling Fall Collection is HERE!


The Feeling Fall Collection has hit the CPD shop and we are thrilled for you to grab your favorites! Apples, pumpkins farms, and home decor…we've covered all the bases with this warm and cozy collection.

Color the Pumpkin Pick-up and mix in some pretty patterns from the Sunflower Fields Forever Patterned Paper. You can even just use the leaves, pumpkin and sunflower stamps for cute and quick cards.

Appley Ever After Stamps and dies are bushels of fun to stamp with. These patterned apples can be mixed and matched in so many different ways. The Bushel and a Peck Bundle also includes patterned paper and Appolonia Sequins.

Bless This House is loaded with cozy home decor image stamps. Pick and fall color combo you love and stamp all the pieces in different combinations. Cluster your images and add some texture with the Mod Textiles Stamp Set.

We've got extras! Fall Frames, Woven Cover Plate and this fantastic Joyful Thanks Sentiment Stamp Set and Dies. These are the perfect additions to your cards and projects with any of the other bundles. You gotta have this one!

Don't forget the shiny icing on this fall cake…our NEW Hot Foil Bundle. Hop over to the shop now to check out the full collection and pick your favorites!!

StampNation Members are Going to Get Fancy!


We are going to create some Fancy Folds cards featuring the NEW Bushel and a Peck Bundle in our Feeling Fall Collection in our upcoming StampNation Class! Each quarter this year, we've had a fun Zoom-style class with our StampNation Members and they've been so much fun!

This Zoom-Style class allows members to craft a long and “hang” with their crafty friends. All of the classes are then posted to the StampNation website for future viewing.

Members also get to order our Collections EARLY!

Members are shopping our NEW Feeling Fall Collection today and getting their goodies ship out first. They also get fun, exclusive behind-the-scenes live streams with us….we always have so much fun with our crafting friends!

More perks are coming this Quarter with a freebie in September orders for StampNation Members. Membership has its perks for sure and we'd love to have you join in and get in on the fun! Join today for a Quarter and see what SN has to offer!

Feeling Fall Collection: Bushel and a Peck Bundle


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Apples are a classic symbol of love, knowledge and joy which makes them perfect images for cards and scrapbook pages of all occasions. The Bushel and a Peck Bundle has everything you need for bushels of crafty projects. With the mod patterns on the apples and fun color combo, this bundle is an A+ pick!

photo of patterned paper and apple stamps and dies

Bushel and a Peck Bundle

  • Appley Ever After Stamp Set
  • Appley Ever After Dies
  • Bushel Basket Die
  • Bushel and a Peck Patterned Paper
  • Appolonia Sequin Mix 
patterned paper with apple theme

We love this paper….a bushel and a peck! The Bushel and a Peck Patterned Paper features a fun and modern mix of apple prints and fun patterns. The color combo features It's a Girl, Samba, Sauna, Deck the Halls, Wintergreen, and Spiced Ink colors. Pair with Appolonia Sequins for added bling!

hand stamped card with apple theme

An apple a day brings card making hoorays! The Appley Ever After Stamp Set and coordinating die set couldn't be any sweeter! This set features patterned apple stamps with all the extras! Stamp and die cut and then add your stem and leaves to the coordinating shape.

This set has cute pun sentiments like “love ya to the core” and little flowers and fillers for creating backgrounds and added pops. Fill up the Bushel Basket Die with some die cut apples from the Appley Ever After Stamp Set. This embossed die cut image makes a rustic, farm-style basket that makes a great element to your card and fall projects. 

This bundle is the final one in our Feeling Fall Collection. It hits the shop Wednesday, August 2nd and will be ready for you to kick off your fall card making season! What's been your favorite so far?

Feeling Fall Collection: Sunflower Fields Bundle


Take a trip to the pumpkin patch with this fall, farm themed bundle. Featuring the beautiful Sunflower Fields Forever Paper paired with the Pumpkin Pick-Up Stamp Set and Dies. You are going to love coloring this bundle with it's nostalgic charm!

hand stamped fall images with a pickup truck full of pumpkins

Sunflower Fields Bundle

  • Pumpkin Pick-Up Stamp Set
  • Pumpkin Pick-Up Dies
  • Sunflower Fields Forever Patterned Paper

Straight from the farm, the Pumpkin Pick-Up Stamp Set and Dies is the quintessential fall image! Color in this large line art image of a vintage truck filled to the brim with hay, sunflowers and of course- the pumpkins! We've even got the farm yard dog riding in the cab!

hand stamped and colored card with patterned paper and pickup truck image for fall

Add a pattern or print from Sunflower Fields Forever Patterned Paper to your fall cards and projects. Pretty plaids and sunflower prints are mixed in with fall leaves in this pack. This classic pack features a soothing fall color combo with Spa Colors like Polished, Orange Peel, Sauna, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Hot Tub, Buttercream, Spiced and Macchiato Inks. 

This bundle is just right for cards and scrapbooking and spreading all the fall feels! All of this goodness hits the shop Wednesday, August 2nd…more to come tomorrow!

Feeling Fall Collection: Bless This House Bundle


The Bless This House Bundle celebrates the fun of decorating your home for fall! This bundle features the Bless This House Stamps and dies and the Mod Textiles Stamp Set. You are going to love getting creative with this bundle making cozy fall cards and projects.

Bless This House Bundle

  • Bless This House Stamp Set
  • Bless This House Dies
  • Mod Textiles Stamp Set
hand made card for fall with home decor theme
Kristie Goulet

Layer up the background textures of the Mod Textiles Stamp Set with main image stamped and die cut pieces for a warm thanks card or to send blessings on their new home!

The element stamps in the Bless This House Stamp Set are so fun to cluster in various ways. Our NEW Foil Plates will tie in perfectly too. Check out how the Rattan Hot Foil Plate looks on this show stopper!

graphic with woman holding apples and fall decor

Don't forget, StampNation Membership has its perks! SN members have early access to the shop for ordering Feeling Fall and their picks will be shipped out first. Why not try it out this quarter and see what you think?

Learn more about StampNation here!

Introducing the Feeling Fall Collection! First Looks: Hot Foil and Extras Bundles


We just love all the feels around fall! Decorating your house, heading out to a local farm for pumpkin or apple picking…all the things that fill our hearts with warmth and comfort around this season. The Feeling Fall Collection encompasses all of that joy.

Let's take the first looks at what's to come on August 2nd!

Hot foil plates and images of leaves and sentiments in gold

Introducing our NEW Hot Foil products! Created so you can add lots of metallic bling to your fall paper projects. Shimmery leaves and woven elements are the perfect touch.

Feeling Fall Hot Foil Bundle

  • Rattan Hot Foil Plate
  • Joyful Thanks Hot Foil Plates and Dies
  • Swirling Leaves Hot Foil Plate
  • Large Rectangle Hot Foil Plate
Hot foil plates and machine showing sentiments that are foiled in gold

Take your sentiments up a notch by adding a metallic bling with the Joyful Thanks Hot Foil Plates and Dies. This two-for product includes both the foiling plate sentiments and coordinating dies.

Fans of our Blowing Leaves Background Stamp will ooooh and ahhhh over the Swirling Leaves Hot Foil Plate. Add this beautiful design of leaves swirling in the fall breeze to your card with a metallic twist! 

Create a gorgeous foiled pattern to your next card with the Rattan Hot Foil Plate! This woven cane pattern adds fine detail and can be cut and added to your card for a perfect background focal point. 

Don't waste a bit of your hot foils…use the Large Rectangle Hot Foil Plate to do a reverse hot foil technique! Using the negative pieces from your previously foiled images, you can transfer the rest of the foil to a card layer with this solid plate. 

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Add that little something extra to your Feeling Fall projects with the Feeling Fall Extras Bundles. This bundle features the Joyful Thanks Sentiment Stamp Set and Dies, Woven Cover Plate die and Fall Frames Dies. This gives you additional sentiment options and background and layering options to take your basic projects and make them extra!

Feeling Fall Extras

  • Joyful Thanks Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Joyful Thanks Dies
  • Woven Cover Plate Die 
  • Fall Frames Dies
hand made card featuring woven cover plate

Give your card beautiful natural texture with the Woven Cover Plate Die. This cover plate was created to give the look of basket weave and is beautiful white on white or ink blended with your colors of choice.

Send a “big thanks” with the Joyful Thanks Sentiment Stamp Set. This stamp set features some large sentiments and smaller complimentary sentiments to use alone or inside the card. This set also has coordinating dies available so you can stamp and die cut all of your sentiments out to pop on your card.

hand made card with fall theme and patterned paper

Add a rope look frame to your fall card or project with the Fall Frames Dies. This die features two sizes of rope dies and an additional pumpkin die set with the stem and vine. The Fall Frames Dies will coordinate well with any of the Feeling Fall bundle main image sets and also make a great addition to nautical or other themed cards.

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Mark your calendar!

Keep watching this space for more reveals over the next couple of days! We will be LIVE on Monday on Facebook at Noon Eastern creating projects withe the Feeling Fall Collection, which hits the shop on Wednesday, August 2nd!

  • Monday, July 31st– LIVE on Facebook Kick-off with Card Making
  • Tuesday, August 2nd– StampNation Early Ordering Opens at Noon Eastern: Watch for  behind-the-scenes peeks and fun on Facebook and Instagram
  • Wednesday, August 3rd– General Ordering Opens at 9am Eastern; LIVE Release Party on YouTube at Noon Eastern
  • Wednesday, August 16 – Get Fancy For Fall Zoom-Style Class for StampNation using the new release

StampNation Members get so many perks like Early Ordering of our Collections, behind-the-scenes Live Streams, our private Facebook Page and special product perks and discounts! We'd love to have you as our newest member, subscribe today!

Get Fancy with a Z-Fold Card!


Do you ever feel stuck in the rut of creating simple flat fold cards? Creating a z-fold card is so much fun and if you have the basics down, you can embellish and make so many designs!

I grabbed the Stitched Nested Hearts Dies and Aquatini Prints Paper as part of the base of my z-fold. I also used the Little Island Cover Plate Die and Float Your Boat Stamp Set to embellish, adding color and cute image elements for this tropical vacation themed card.

When the card is closed it looks so cute…open it up and it's full of surprises! I colored the tree from the cover plate die with Copic Markers and then trimmed it up to fit right on the heart. I tucked the sun inside along with a cute sentiment from the Greetings From the Beach Sentiment Stamp Set.

Learn how from my YouTube video here!

You can also get out of your card making rut and make a z-fold card! Just click the link above to watch the full instructional demo and get to creating!

We can't WAIT to Get Fancy For Fall with our StampNation Members! We'd love to have you join us, check out membership benefits here!

Let’s Make a Fabulous Easel Card!


Recently I created this super fabulous Easel Card on a LIVE. This design looks like such a feat but is really quite simple to do! I broke out the Summer Lovin' Stamp Set and Just Plain Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set to create this tropical card.

With a simple score and fold on the front flap of your card, a bit of glueing, and strategic placement of the inside sentiment, you can easily create your own version of this sunny card. Your recipient will be so impressed!

Ready to make one? Click the link below and go watch the full instruction video. Grab your tropical faves and make it fabulous!

View the Youtube Replay here.

Want to learn more Fancy Folds and have a fun card making time with Catherine, Erika and your new stamping BFFs? Join us for the Get Fancy For Fall Card Making Class! Learn more about membership benefits and join today!

Check Out These Mini Ink Pad Storage Ideas!


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Since we introduced our Mini Ink Pads, we've seen many innovative ways to store or display the Minis in crafty spaces. We all have different preferences for organizing or displaying inks as well as different set ups in our craft corners, so here are a few ideas that may inspire you!

Try Playing with Your Current Ink Storage

The original boxes that our Mini Ink Pads came in still work for my organization, with a few changes. I reorganized my Minis in the boxes according to the Color Wheel. Reds are together, Greens, Yellows, etc. I store these boxes in plastic storage containers that fit on my Ikea Kallax Shelves. You can still purchase our storage boxes if you like this option and want to continue storing the minis in this way.

See the LIVE Facebook Replay where I share how to organize them this way here.

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The Mini Ink Pads will also fit in the Organize More Ink Pad Organizers, two in each slot. You could try mixing them in between your full sized pads to keep the color families together or doing them side by side. You could also organize the full sized pads together and all the Mini Ink Pads together.

Our NEW Side Labels include multiple labels for each color giving you options for labelling the full sized, minis on one or both sides. Once you have a configuration you love, you may want to add a spacer behind the minis to make them easier to get them in and out.

Find Storage Bins to Fit Your Space

Our Mini Ink Pads are 1.5″ by 2.75″ and 3/4″ High. With this information on hand and a little math, you are ready to look at options for storing your minis in your space based on the drawers or shelves where you might like to keep them. The internet has a plethora of plastic and acrylic storage bin options that can work for your minis and many are very affordable. You can also find drawer dividers which can be use as designed or inside of storage bins to customize for size.

Our friend, Laura Evangeline, has a fantastic blog post sharing about her craft room organization. She has ideas using acrylic storage bins in her old set of Alex Drawers from Ikea and now in her new custom cabinet drawers. She sourced “eyeshadow storage” bins that work with her minis being stored on their ends which gets more in her drawer space.

Get Creative and Build Your Own!

We love this idea from Lisa Mendoza at Lisa Love Studio. She took a Totally Tiffany Organizer and turned it on its end. With some other custom tweaks, she created her own perfect Mini Organizer. You can see the how to in her video below.

Buy a Specialty Storage Product

Stamp and Storage has a product called the Ink Cube Caddy that you can buy in a CP Mini Sized Option. These are stackable and can also be stored in drawers.

Totally Tiffany makes an assortment of sizes of Buddy Bags and other craft storage brands have a wide assortment of storage and transportable products with different sized compartments. Some of those products may work just right for you and your minis! Just throw a couple in your bag and head out to your favorite local spot for organization and see what solutions you can find!

Baking Spirits Bright Virtual Retreat- Here’s All the Sweet Deets…


We are bringing all the joys of the holiday season your way with the upcoming Baking Spirits Bright Virtual Retreat! We can't wait to cook up a batch of holiday cards and projects with you and get your paper crafting on a roll for the season! You can purchase Baking Spirits Bright now through July 13!


We invited some of our awesome and talented friends to join us to make this event a fun-filled way to kick-off the holiday paper crafting season with a bang! This line up of top notch instructors bring a variety of styles and expertise to the mix and will certainly stir up lots of great ideas!


With your purchase of your spot at the Baking Spirits Bright Virtual Retreat, you're going to get all the ingredients needed for a weekend of paper crafting and more…

  • Eight Virtual Holiday Paper Crafting Sessions jam packed with ideas, tips and tricks
  • Box containing a Limited Edition CPD Products Bundle including stamps, dies, patterned paper and accessories that will not be sold separately!
  • Be the First to get you hands on our Brand New Gingerbread Ink! (This will not be available in the shop until late in 2023)
  • Exclusive access to a Project Guide Download with Bonus Card Ideas


The Baking Spirits Bright Virtual Retreat will air live on Friday, September 8th from 3-5pm Eastern and Saturday, September 9th from 10-12pm Eastern. Participants will also have access to view the class replays later through a special participant-only area in the shop.


The Baking Spirits Bright Virtual Retreat will be streamed to you through a private link on YouTube so you a can join in and view from the comfort of your own home…no travel required! You will be able to tune in and craft along with us. You will also have access to these sessions after they air so you can watch again or catch anything you may have missed.


Buy your ticket now to reserve your spot in the retreat and your Baking Spirits Bright Supply Box will ship out to you in August so you will have everything you need on hand. Sign-up is for a limited time so don't miss out! Jump in right away for the Early Bird Rate and to get the best value!

Ahoy Matey with Melissa Andrew (and CP!)


It's just a normal day in the CP Clubhouse…we're going about our business, planning fun stamping things and the door bell rings. It's the postman. He brought a package. and it's from one of our CARD MAKERS! We gather round, open the envelope and the squeals and laughs, ooohs and ahhhs that come from the team are a sight to be seen! One day, we really need to get this on film. lol!

Imagine this scene as you check out Melissa's incredible cards created with the Ahoy Matey Bundle. She rocked our boat!

Using the Notecard Frame and Tag Dies, Melissa made her card focal point with tags cut from the Bar Harbor Patterned Paper. The layering up and mixing the patterns is so cute on this otter card.

How about this coloring!? Melissa did some awesome scene building around the critters in the Ahoy Matey Stamp Set. She also used the Lots of Knots Stamp Set and Dies to make a “swimming hole” for her main stamped image. I just love all the details she got onto these.

Can't forget a shaker! The Nova Scotia Sequin Mix with its shimmery blues makes the perfect shaker ocean. A simple frame of patterned paper and fish stamped background and I'd say this card IS otterly amazing!

These cards inspired me so much, I created this otterly amazing card on this Live Stream! I love the layer that the Lots of Knots Stamp and Dies created that anchored (pun intended!) for the otter and friend.

Which card will inspire your next project!?

Scenic Lighthouses Stamp Set with Kristie Goulet (and CP!)


The Scenic Lighthouses Stamp Set was designed with versatility in mind. This two-step stamp set can be used with only solid stamping or you can color the detailed images in. Let's look at some different techniques with this set that don't require any coloring at all!

hand stamped card with lighthouse images
Cards by Kristie Goulet

Kristie white embossed this gorgeous lighthouse and die cut it. Then she used some ink blending to fill it in with a rainbow of color. Such a simple technique but what wow factor!!

On this one, Kristie stamped the solid images and then embossed the detail stamp over top. The tone-on-tone look of these embossed lighthouses is a show stopper!

hand stamped card with lighthouse images

Simply going with black and solid color is just perfect. Two-step stamping is such a quick and easy process. But if coloring is your jam…you can do that too! Take a look at the cards below that I created.

hand stamped card with lighthouse images

I created these Lighthouse cards on this Live Stream, catch the replay here!

hand stamped card with lighthouse images

No matter what technique you try, you are going to have a blast playing with the Scenic Lighthouses Stamp Set. Why not try them all!