6 Cards with the “In the Kitchen” Collection

Catherine CP Designs

The Veggies, Please Stamp Set is made up of the funkiest, cutest little veggies and I've been die cutting and stamping them like they are going out of style! In this YouTube video, I'll created 6 cards using the veggie images in different ways.

Which card is your favorite?

Stamp the pots in a rainbow of color, then add the different leaf toppers for an adorable herb garden! Use the Lava Lamp Cover Plate as a subtle white-on-white detail on the bottom.

Stamp a whole background with the veggies and add a frame created with the Picture Frame Die. Top it off with a sentiment strip from the Magnetic Messages for a fun rainbow veggie card!

I love the layering on this card! The Stitched Square Dies were perfect for a strip of patterned paper, a sentiment and a few layered funky veggies!

A layer of a simple geometric patterned paper with a layer of white cardstock is the perfect start of a Clean and Simple Card. Add a sentiment and a pea pod die cut and you're done! You can try this design with all the patterns in the pack and try different veggies for different looks!

You are simply radishing! This punny sentiment makes me giggle. The Picture Frame Die with the layering Stitched Square Dies are perfect for this sentiment and a die cut radish. Add it to a card base with some stamped radishes and patterned paper for a fun card.

All these products are part of our In the Kitchen Release and will be in the shop on January 29!

Introducing: Call Me Bundle

Catherine CP Designs

Funky, geo textures and patterns paired with a retro rotary phone? If the sound of that makes you so happy you want to phone a friend and share the news, you are going to love the Call Me Bundle.

View the video to see all the products in this bundle, some fabulous Ambassador projects and to see the stamps in action!

I love how the phone is five separate pieces – plus the speech bubble!! – so you can arranged the pieces in many different ways!

The Call Me! Bundle includes:

  • Call Me Stamps & Dies
  • GeoCurves Stamp Set
  • Loop Braid Stencil
  • Love You Word Die

We had an orange rotary phone (pretty close to Mandarin Spice!) hanging on the wall in the kitchen. Oh, the hours I spent on that phone with the long cord wrapped around and stretched as far as it could go…

The first set in this bundle is the oh-so-fitting Call Me Stamp Set. Even for those who never had the pleasure of using a rotary phone, we think you will love stamping this retro fav. With sentiments that remind our loved ones to stay in touch, this set will be great for any occasion.

Well hello, there cutie! Using the Call Me Dies, you can piece and layer the phone for added emphasis. Using vellum is perfect for the plastic dial face and allows the numbers to peek through!

The Geo Curves Background Builder is right up my crafty ally! This stamp set was designed to stack and layer and build your own multi-colored borders and backgrounds.

If you love builder stamps you are going to love this one! You will be able to spend hours of crafty time mixing pieces and color schemes creating backgrounds to your heart's content!

I just called to say…love you!

The Love You Word Die is next up in this bundle. This simple hand-scripted die will be the perfect touch to your cards. Use it as one flowing piece or cut it apart to use stacked or as individual word elements. This one's a keeper!

The final piece to round out the Call Me Bundle is the Loop Braid Stencil. I used this during the theme reveal on Facebook Live to create a CAS card and created lots of color variance with blending and building with one color ink. You could add so much texture with this stencil and a fun paper crafting medium.

Please join me on Sunday evening at 8 PM Eastern for my YouTube Premiere. We'll make SIX cards with some of the products hitting the shop on January 29th.

I'll see you on Monday as well with the final bundle reveal! Head over to YouTube to subscribe and click the bell to turn on notifications so you know when we add new videos. See you then!

Introducing: Lick the Bowl Bundle

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Valentine's Day

Today we are so exited to share the next bundle reveal from our In the Kitchen Collection: Lick the Bowl!

View the video to see the products, a bunch of fabulous projects by our Creative Ambassadors and see these products in action.

These products will be in the shop on January 29 and will be available for purchase individually or as a bundle (at a discount!).

The star of this bundle is the Lick the Bowl Stamp Set. This set is full of kitchen essentials from the rolling pin to the wire whisk and the iconic Kitchen Aid Mixer. The patterns on the bowls and oven mitt give that nod back to vintage Pyrex patterns and look great with the Potluck Patterned Papers.

There is so much versatility with these image stamps from building a kitchen scene to just a cute bowl pop on the card. You can try our throwback color scheme or just go bright and cheery- the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

The coordinating Lick the Bowl Die set will give you lots of options for layering. How cute are the little egg and egg cup?

Meet the Potluck Border Stamp Set! Pulling from the patterns straight from the bowls and oven mitt in the Lick the Bowl Stamp Set, this set of 4 borders will give you endless border and background stamping options. I love adding this type of texture to my card base and inking them up in a variety of ways.

The Whipped This Up Sentiment Set is too cute for words! Designed with fonts that are a perfect match for this style, this set has some pun-style sentiments that will tie in great with the images in the Lick the Bowl Set.

The #IMADETHIS stamp will be so cute on the back of all your cards! These sentiments will be absolute perfection for upcoming Valentine's Day cards, too!

We also added in the Whipped This Up Die set to cut out the flowers and frames from the sentiment set. This cute little frame is just the right size for a shaker element on the card- just add a sprinkle of Des Moines sequins!

Finally, we have the Wall Flowers Cover Plate. This is an ode to the textural wallpaper from back-in-the-day! You can layer this on the card base white on white to add a little extra detail or ink blend it up for a show stopper floral layer. Maybe the whole piece could be embossed?? Now I've got my wheels turning!

The Lick the Bowl bundle is nostalgia filled and will have you whipping up cards all day long!

Check back tomorrow as we share the next bundle reveal. Can you guess what we might be cooking up next?

StampNation Members! You get to order early! January 28 at Noon Eastern, all the new products will magically show up in your shop account. All orders placed before general ordering opens at 9 AM Eastern on the 29th  will ship first AND!!! We are putting a special little treat in your order that we whipped up here in the Clubhouse. Can't wait!

Not a member yet? Learn more about our fabulous community, membership perks and join here!

Introducing: Kitchen Staples and Veggies, Please Bundles

Catherine General

I am so excited to share the first bundles in our upcoming In The Kitchen Collection; Veggies, Please and our Kitchen Staples Bundle.

Here is a video run down of all the new products, a bunch of great cards from our Brand Ambassadors and stamping with these new goodies.

The Kitchen Staples Bundle includes accessories and essentials that work perfectly with every other Bundle in the “In the Kitchen” Collection and is a must have for creating gorgeous cards and having lots of versatility for your designs.

The Kitchen Staples Bundle Includes:

  • Potluck Party Patterned Paper
  • Des Moines Sequin Mix
  • Stitched Squares Dies
  • Picture Frame Dies

These products can be purchased individually or as a bundle at a discount.

When we put together the Potluck Party Paper, we really wanted to mimic the feel of kitchen floors, wallpaper and curtains from the 1970's. We chose a color palette of Spa Inks that felt like the right throwback to time. Anyone else have memories of avocado appliances or orange vinyl flooring?

The color palette includes:

  • Rouge
  • Mandarin Spice
  • Sauna
  • Green Tea
  • Eucalyptus
  • Icing on the Cake
  • Over Coffee

If you ever struggle with color schemes, using the pattern paper as a jump off point will get you card making in no time.

The Picture Frame Dies are a set of nesting dies that cut out an adorable flourished square. Fit them together to cut frames or use them individually to create a layer to pop on your card.

The Stitched Squares Dies were created to layer perfectly with the Picture Frame Dies for tons of creating possibilities!

With our patterned paper, we think you need coordinating sequins so let us introduce Des Moines Sequin Mix!

This mix has sequins that go great with Sauna, Mandarin Spice and Green Tea with lots of pops of warm, metallic browns. And how about those Mandarin Spice little flowers?

The Veggies, Please Bundle includes fun and funky veggies, sentiment stamps mimicking refrigerator magnets as well as a stencil and background stamp to create cool textural backgrounds for your cards.


  • Veggies, Please Stamps & Dies
  • Rocks-Ann Background Stamp
  • Magnetic Messages Stamp Set
  • Off the Loom Stencil

The images in the Veggies, Please Stamp Set are a funky mod take on garden veggies. Carrot, Artichoke, Peas…all with a “bunch” of sentiments that are sure to brighten someone's day.

These cards by Kristie Goulet feature a bright color scheme of Party Colors with a graphic black and white pop. I love the pop of the Stitched Square die on the carrot card.

Next is the coordinating Veggies, Please Dies. Use them to cut and piece together your veggies and green tops- a nice way to add dimension to your creation.

My mom was big into macrame back in the 1970s and 80s…we had macrame pot holders, plant holders and even a glass table top that hung from a macrame “sling” from the ceiling. This stencil reminded me of that and so we call it Off the Loom! I think it works perfectly with the stamps in this bundle.

Next item in the bundle is the Rocks-Ann Background Stamp. This stamp was created to have sketchy, pebble look with a bit of a watercolor painted feel.

It reminds us of the beaded curtains that hung in doorways in the 1970s. Can you hear Sting singing in the background? Rocks-Ann!!

To finish it all off you need a great sentiment set! The Magnetic Messages Stamp Set inspiration came from the magnetic strips of words you can use on the refrigerator to create sentences and messages.

Stamp your sentiment and trim around it to add to a card, or stamp several on one card for more words of love and encouragement!

The Veggies, Please Bundle is a delightful mix of funky and 1970s inspired images and patterns.

Join me on YouTube for the release festivities:

  • Thursday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal
  • Friday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal
  • Sunday at 8 PM Eastern – 6 cards with the new collection
  • Monday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal

Tune in tomorrow to see what is next “In the Kitchen”!!

Lava Lamps, Macrame and Rotary Phones…Introducing our Newest Collection: In the Kitchen

Catherine CP Designs

For many of us in the CP Clubhouse, there are many warm memories of moments spent in our mother's or grandmother's kitchen.  Standing on a stool near the warmth of the oven and watching our matriarch kneed love into home-made rolls.

The “In the Kitchen” Collection was designed to evoke all those warm memories and you will love creating with the products in this collection as much as we loved putting it together!

Classic prints and patterns from the 60's and 70's run through this collection and just begged to be matched with this funky color scheme….think avocado, gold and orange.

The products in this collection will also bring back memories of macrame, lava lamps and how 'bout that good ole rotary phone!?

All of our collections this year will include must-have elements like this cute sentiment set and cover plate dies for fabulous backgrounds. I adore the font on that “hot stuff” stamp!

Our patterned paper packs are created with coordinating colors from our ink line and are part of our Color Made Easy system…you don't have to think about it! Grab your paper, your sequins and your inks in coordinating colors and you are good to go!

YOUTUBE: Tomorrow we will share the first bundle from the In the Kitchen Collection. Be sure to join us at Noon Eastern on YouTube for the first bundle reveal!

I have lots of videos coming your way…every product bundle has a video sharing the products, then some stamping. And as usual, there will be a Sunday night premiere at 8 PM Eastern.

Join me on YouTube:

  • Wednesday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal
  • Thursday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal
  • Friday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal
  • Sunday at 8 PM Eastern – 6 cards with the new collection
  • Monday at Noon Eastern – bundle reveal

FACEBOOK: We'll be posting creations with the in the Kitchen release as well as going LIVE a few times over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to Like our page on Facebook and turn notifications on so you'll know when we go live.

ORDERING: opens January 29 at 9 AM Eastern in the Catherine Pooler shop.

STAMPNATION: Our members get to order early on January 28 at NOON Eastern! Orders placed during the early ordering window ship first AND a special, sparkly token of appreciation will be tucked in orders (while supplies last). Not a member yet? Learn more and join here!

We know you will love creating with the In the Kitchen Collection as much as we loved putting it together!

February Canvo Bullet Journal Spreads

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

Someone come and help me because I am SWOONING over the February Club Canvo! The Make Life Sweet Stamp Set is just that…sweet! and the GREAT news is that it's now in the shop available for purchase.

Get ready to use the seven-layer cake for a yummy little weekly tracker. Here's to hoping it doesn't interfere with your goal to reduce sugar!

I had so much fun doing this spread. The elements in the set are so versatile. You can use the pieces to build boxes on your page or hanging frames. You can also use the pieces separately like I did with the headers here.

This Rockin' Red, Be Mine and Icing on the Cake color scheme looks great with that pop of Tiara! I thought doing the month with the same color scheme would be fun and help tie my pages together beautifully.

MONTHLY WORD STAMPS! The newest addition to Club Sursee are the monthly word sets. Our illustrator, Leslie, hand-lettered these and with three to choose from, I can pick the perfect header for each page. She chose the fonts to coordinate beautifully with the month's theme.

How cute is the little detail of the hanging string? It's reminiscent of the specials board at some quaint little bakery.

For the days of the week, I pulled stamps from the Bullet Journal Basics Stamp Set. If you don't have that one yet, it is very handy and has great icons for appointments and special events!

If you haven't caught the bullet journal bug yet, you can jump on board at any time! Since you create your own from the blank pages of your Canvo, you don't have to start in January to make it work…and Club Canvo also has open enrollment year round! Each month's goodies ship out by the 5th of the month so you are always ready to get ahead of the game.

Learn all about it using the links below and jump on the Canvo Bullet Journal craze!

Reverse Stamp Stamping Video Tutorial

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Thank You

There are many ways to achieve a watercolored look on your handmade cards using Catherine Pooler Inks and water. The Reverse Stamp Stamping Technique shown in this video is one of the easiest!

Question left on my YouTube Channel:

Can you explain how you are pushing the stamp with a color of ink on the stamp into the ink pad and not concerned about the ink pad being ruined? This is something I don't understand.

Answer: Great question…a few tips:

  • barely overlap the colors, so that the colors only meet on the very edge of the ink pad.
  • ink the lighter color first. If you ink yellow first, then dark green, the yellow is too light to contaminate the dark green ink color. If you did dark green first, the dark green would show up on your yellow ink pad.-
  • choose colors that are next to each other on the rainbow. a yellow and orange will play together better if mixed on the edge of an ink pad over purple and yellow.
  • if you get too much of another color on your ink pad, gently wipe it off with a clean paper towel and re-ink your ink pad.

The back of the flower stamp from the Zen Feather stamp set has a good sized surface area to stamp with. This is a great technique and stamp size to play with to see what kinds of different looks you can get. I hope you will try it out!

Long border stamps like the ones found in the Strolling Borders Stamp Set are perfect for covering the entire length of your card with color. A simple greeting and a few heart stamps is all you need to finish it off!

The products used on this card are from our Club Sursee Subscription. Current subscribers can log into the shop and peruse and purchase any products they missed from previous months.

The Background Textures Stamp Set contains four rectangle stamps that are perfect for the Reverse Stamp Stamping Technique! Use one on a card to ground your sentiment and images, or create a whole row across the front of your card.

This card was finished off with a thank you sentiment from the Simple Greetings Dies, the Love Grows Here Stamp Set and the Scroll Border Die.

This might be my favorite…flip the feather stamp over, ink, spritz with water and stamp. Add more water if you choose to get those colors moving even more for a gorgeous effect! Finish off with a simple sentiment and some sequins for a stunning card to send to a friend or loved one.

What stamps do you have in your stash that you can use with this technique tonight?

Milestone Birthday Numbers Dies and Stamps

Catherine Birthday

Continuing with StampNation's 9th Birthday Celebration, how about another great birthday card inspiration post? Cards that celebrate milestones are always nice to make.

When you stand in the aisle at the local card shop, you can easily find “You're turning one!” or “Happy 21st Birthday” cards but what about everything in between?

The Milestone Birthday Numbers Stamp Set and Dies are the perfect place to start in creating these personalized cards.

This card features images stamped from the Birthday Icons Set and was colored in with CP inks and a blender pen. I just adore how the base was embossed with the number dies from the Milestones Numbers Dies.

This card would be fab for someone turning 3 or work perfectly for someone turning 15 as well. Just stamping the numbers and popping the person's age with foam tape and a bright color. I think this card idea would be a great choice for a teen boy.

Don't forget to count all the candles!! This 21 card is so fun! By stamping and coloring in 21 candles (or what about 16?) from the Birthday Icons Stamp Set, this card has big impact!

The pop of pattern from the Cake & Confetti paper pack across the bottom adds bright and festive pop of color!

Any age can be a milestone and reason to celebrate! I love this 42 years young sentiment which incorporated word stamps from the Milestone Birthday Sentiment Mix. The background was built using an emboss resist technique by embossing in white using the Say It In Diamonds Stamp Set and then color blending over top.

I think this would be a very elegant card for someone turning perhaps 84! I may choose their favorite color and go monochromatic. Can you picture it in shades of blue?

I hope this post has inspired you to break out your Milestone Numbers and create a personalized card to celebrate the milestones your loved ones will celebrate this year!

Simple Birthday Cards with Word Dies

Catherine Birthday, CP Designs, CPD Ink

We are in the middle of our celebration of StampNation's 9th Birthday! We are celebrating in true SN style with a party we are calling “9 Days, 9 Ways”. During the month of January, we have 9 video tutorials and creative inspiration pieces to inspire you to create birthday cards and kick the year off right!

Since today is also my birthday, I thought I would share some fun birthday card ideas featuring word dies.

At CP Designs, we have a big love for large script word dies. This card from from one of our Brand Ambassadors features the Hooray Word Die and the Woohoo Stamp Set. Woohoo has so many elements and is full of possibilities for cards that will suit anyone on your birthday list.

By stamping the base in the rainbow color scheme and then cutting the hooray and popping it up with foam tape, this card has a fun 3-D effect. Change up the color scheme to suit the recipients favorite mix!

Another perfect word die for birthday cards is the Celebrate Word Die. Again, these two clean and simple cards were made by combining sentiments from the Woohoo Stamp Set.

Choose three analogous colors from your CP ink stash and do some quick and easy color blending. Keeping them in rainbow order makes for beautiful blends where the colors overlap.

Cut your Celebrate die from the ink blended paper and you will have an ombre word which really pops with the simple addition of black text on white. A few embellishments and you are done!

Try making a whole stack of these to have on hand. This card design works great for so many people on your list and for a guy or a gal!

I hope you will make some simple birthday cards with word dies to help build your stash. You won't come up empty handed at the next birthday party invite you receive!

Looking for more inspiration and an amazing community of kindred spirits? We hope you'll join us over at StampNation!

January Canvo Bullet Journaling and Last Chance Covers

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

January is a great month to practice new habits. What better way to get organized than with a Canvo Bullet Journal?!

This winter, we introduced three new Limited Edition cover designs: Keep Shining, Adventure Awaits and Juniper Mist. These covers are such great editions to our current line of Canvo covers.

And how about those less-feminine covers? They are perfect “man-vos” for the bullet journaling man!

The Keep Shining cover is nearly gone from stock. So now is your last chance to get this one. If you have yet to dive into bullet journaling, why not pick this one up to get started. If you are already mid-Canvo but just love it, you may want to grab it and have it on hand for when you have filled your current book.

Isn't the inside cover great? I love this pinecone pattern and inspirational quote. The Keep Shining Canvo is full of possibility just waiting to be whatever you need! Did you know some folks use them as art journals?

For those of us who are on the traditional bullet journal journey, I wanted to share a couple of my spreads for January. I chose this color scheme of Party Dress, Mint to Be, and Be Mine to kick off my year.

Using the January Club Canvo stamp set, New Beginnings, I created this simple weekly spread. You know I am so in love with pink snowflakes so my pages are covered in them!

If you aren't a Club Canvo member, you can still grab these supplies while they last from our shop!

One more fun spread I thought you'd like for 2020…had you seen this future log? The Future Log Stencil and Hanging Alphabet Stamp Sets were all I needed to whip this together. The little icons are so cute to notate various seasonal or holidays! I colored in the header and footer with a blender pen and my inks. Quick, easy and effective!

Now to pop in any important dates I have on tap for 2020…I love how much more organized I feel using my Canvo Bullet Journal system. You will too!!

3 Ways to use Critter Stamps

Catherine CP Designs, Videos

The critters in our Best Dressed Critters Stamp Set are absolutely darling! I don't always want to color, though so I created a video sharing different techniques and ways to use these critter stamps. Whether you want to color or not, there is something for you in this video!

We'll try techniques like Masking (two ways!), shaker cards, embossing, ink blending, direct to paper and more.

Which card or technique is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know what you're going to try first!

Masking with Heffy Doodle Memo Tape, then use ink blending brushes to create gorgeous shading with Flirty Fuchsia and Be Mine Ink Pads. Stamp images in black and embellish with diamond stamps, a white embossed sentiment on black cardstock and a strip of glitter paper (that you made!!!).

Since these critter images are on the small side, quick coloring with blender pens and ink pads is all you need for super cute little critters! A strip of striped pattern paper, a few Hearst and a snowflake for the background, then pop that bear up on a tag and you're done!

This card has a lot going on! Stamp the critters, then die cut the coordinating dies out of Heffy Doodle Memo Tape. Use them to mask off the critters and ink blend over the top.

The Club Sursee Ambassadors created some gorgeous cards and I wanted to share a few. Club Sursee Subscribers, an email will be sent to you later this month with lots more inspiration! You can also check out the Pinterest Board for ideas using your subscription products.

Use the tag die layer to cut through card layer and ink blend behind the cut outs. Stamp, die cut and color, then add critter elements to card.

Stamp, die cut and color the cute little bear, then layer him on top of the altered tag. View the video to see how to alter your dies and get more mileage out of them!

Sursee Subscribers, your goodies will be shipped out after the 15th of the month.

Not a subscriber? Sign up by January 14th to get these products delivered to you! Sign up here.

Learn more here.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! So many ideas to use whether you own these products or not.

StampNation Turns 9! and two quick birthday cards

Catherine StampNation Highlights

I'm always inspired to create birthday cards in January! After making holiday cards for months (- which I love!) it's refreshing to work on something new. Plus, it's StampNation's Birthday!

So yesterday, Erika and I got together at the craft desk to take on a birthday card color challenge! She pulled a palette of Samba, Melon Ice, Sweet Sixteen, and Grape Crush.

I have to admit, I was initially skeptical about the mix but our Party Collection Inks are made to mix-and-match so we went for it. The result? What do you think?

I love how bright and festive it is. Using the pom pom border stamp from the Punctuated Party Stamp Set, I mounted it on my acrylic block in a slight curve. Then went to town overlaping colorful layers of hanging garland!

With a little direct to paper technique, I turned the “hooray” die Grape Crush. I'm pretty obsessed with making my own colored card stock in this manner and it is so easy!

Since making one card wouldn't be as much of a party, we went in for a second! A quick one…two…three stamping the cake stamp from the Woohoo Stamp Set with the same ink color palette, and we were half way there.

I had this “happy birthday” sentiment already stamped and sitting on my craft desk. It is from the Layered Greetings Stamp Set, which was a part of last year's Club Sursee subscription.

Past Sursee products are available for purchase to current Sursee Subscribers! If you haven't signed up yet, we'd love to have you! Once you set up your subscription, you'll have access to the Sursee Members area in the shop and can grab all your favorites!

Since I had stamped it with Pixie Dust, I thought it would coordinate perfectly.

We popped on the little candles in Midnight ink to bring in some contrast and that's two cards done in a jiffy!

Over on StampNation, we are celebrating with birthday card ideas like this all month long! We have already had two days of our 9 Day, 9 Ways Event with a fun and inspirational LIVE and a video tutorial with a pop-up card.

We have a sponsor video coming up tomorrow from Heffy Doodle and did I mention the 9 days of prizes?

Some lucky SN members will win products from our upcoming January 29th release…and have it in their crafty little hands before release day!!!

If you have yet to join, why not join in now? Find all the details here!

January Canvo Bullet Journal Spreads

Catherine Canvo Bullet Journaling

I can't think of a better way to kick-off a happy, healthy and organized 2020 than by spending some time creating spreads in my Canvo Bullet Journal!

Our Brand Ambassadors have put together some amazing spreads using the January Canvo products so I thought I would share a few to get you inspired!

Club Canvo Subscribers received the January products in December and you can now find them in our shop.

Nanette made this cute month-at-a-glance page with the cute fox tracker stamp from the New Beginnings Stamp Set.

If you are wondering how she managed to line up her numbered days so well then you need to check out the Calendar and Boxes Stencil. It has a small month grid that lines up with the dots on your Canvo page just right to allow you to write in the numbers- easy breezy!

I love when I see people stretching their stamps on cards so why not try that technique with your Canvo stamps? Kelly masked off the fox and stamped his scarf two ways to make one cute little scarf banner on her January cover page. She also masked the January quote stamp to just stamp the words “time for”.

The January Stamp Set has hand-lettered January's three ways which gives you a fantastic library of choices that look like the handwriting I wish I had!

I just adore the layout Allison chose for this weekly spread. It is a very useful spread incorporating the month-at-a-glance, a square for each day, and a notes area. She decorated it with the variety of elements included in the New Beginnings Stamp Set. There is plenty of room on the far right column to add the fox weekly tracker as well…I think I will try a spread like that!

Wondering where she got the little leafy wreath? Just by mounting the straight vine stamp on your block in a curve, you can stamp it top and bottom to create a round decorative element. Smart cookie!

Club Canvo subscribers received a free stamp set in their January shipment, the Habit Tracker Set. This is a handy set to use all year long for your weekly trackers or you could make a fun page like this one to track multiple things all month long! Looks like Allison is planning for a happy, healthy and organized 2020 as well!

Before I go, I thought I would just share a sneak of a page with the February goodies. Club Canvo subscribers received these products within the past few days. Not a subscriber? Check it out here! The February products will hit the shop on January 20!

..looks like a sweet year ahead with Canvo!!

Angel Wings and Color Bursts Video Tutorial

Catherine CP Designs, CPD Ink, Videos, Watercolor

When I started playing with our Catherine Pooler for Ken Oliver Color Bursts it was quite a mess in the clubhouse! We puffed color and sprayed water endlessly to see what kinds of amazing textural results we could create!

Once I got going, I knew I wanted to pair them up with our gorgeous Angel Wing Dies. These wings can look so elegant and ethereal in gold and silver but almost feel a bit rock-n-roll splashed with this rainbow of colors!

The pairing of the intricate die with all this color are so striking alone on black and white. Paired with a simple, scripty “love” word die and you have an eye-catching card!

Here is another done with nearly the same method. The “create beauty” sentiment makes this card a piece of art and the wings sing the Hallelujah Chorus on the clean, white base.

This red and blue mix of the Samba and Suede Shoes Color Bursts looks celestial with the addition of the wings just cut from plain white stock.

Focusing on a mix of Samba and Limoncello creates almost a flame-like feeling on this card. By not removing the cut-outs in the wings give a more concentrated amount of bright, warm color. This card seems to give a nod to the mythical Phoenix.

I had so much fun making each of these cards. To see more on the how-to, check out this YouTube video.

Surround Yourself with Awesome in 2020

Catherine CP Designs

Welcome to 2020, my friends! I have this sign in my office and it makes everyone laugh since there isn't enough room for all of the words and I was short an “s”!

It reminds me of one of my favorite mottos to “surround yourself with those that bring out the best in you.” I love this motto for the people I have in my life but also love it when it comes to our product line. It is always my goal to make products that are just plain awesome!

I have to love it and then always hope you will too! So to reflect on all the awesomeness from 2019, we pulled some of our top-selling products from 2019 and shared them live on YouTube to take a closer look.

Here is a quick peek at all of those goodies!

Birds and Blooms

In 2019 we introduced some of our very first “critters” in the form of some tropical and fat and fluffy birds…and they were a hit! You love Toucan Do It and Fluttering Friends and we are delighted by it.

Cottage Corsage and Bloomin' Happy were two of your favorite floral sets. Florals are always a hit and really are staple image sets. They work so well for so many occasions.

Backgrounds Galore

Background stamps were very popular in 2019. Color-in ready Rondi's Window and Cottage Garden were two big hits. No one would be surprised that the Buffalo Plaid was a huge favorite as is Sketch Plaid, that just released in December. These two are loaded with texture and create versatile patterns for card layering.


You guys love a good stencil. Fantastic for ink blended backgrounds or accents or more advanced mixed-media, stencils are a must have. Your favorites were the Twisted Sunburst, Flourish & Whimsy and Bear Grass Stencils.

Cover Plates

2019 brought in some fabulous Cover Plate Dies. The Chevron Divide offered a unique layout and pattern and is amazing for inlaid die cutting.

Your other fav was the Starry Night Cover Plate. This one was a perfect addition to our holiday collection but will find itself on so many card designs for years to come!

Sentiment Sets

For me, you can never have enough sentiment sets! You love the Awesome & Wonderful Stamp Set designed to layer words and create a multitude of sentiment combos. It was made to mix and match with our Awesome and Wonderful Word Dies as well! The Layered Greetings stamp set (a Club Sursee exclusive) was also made to, well…layer! These simple phrases add the perfect pop to finish off you card.

Word Dies

Honestly, who doesn't love a good word die? In 2019 we upped our creative game with the Well, Hey There! Hexagon and the Hello Mini Cover Plate combining words with shape dies for added layering options.

The classic Hello Die is a top seller as are the Ways to Say Hey Dies which brought some everyday phrases attached to a line.

Other Favorites…

A few other favorites stood out as unique pieces. The Interlocked Die is a big bold mandala piece that was used in some pretty phenominal ways. You also loved the innovative Marble Swirl Stamp Set and the mix-and-match buildability of the Hex Marks the Spot Stamp Set and complimenting Cabana Tiles Dies.

Finally, the best seller from our holiday collection….drum roll please, The Man with the Bag Stamp Set! This adorable and whimsical set of Santa bears and hats with smartly placed sentiments was just oh-so-much fun to play with. Ho! Ho! Ho!

So that wraps up the top-sellers from 2019!! If you see something you didn't grab up, pop over the shop and get it today.

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