Monday, September 21, 2020

A Holiday Set Used Year Round


I'm a big fan of when holiday themed stamp sets contain images that can be used year round. The row of gifts from
 Caroling Sentiments, a new set from the Jolly Holiday Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs fits the bill perfectly!
  


Today's rainbow row of gifts card started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, and then I inked up the row of gifts from Caroling Sentiments in the following ink colors, stamping about an inch apart each time: Samba, Orange Twist, LimoncelloMelon Ice, Mardi Gas and Fiesta Blue. I then die cut the tag image from Caroling Sentiments Die Cuts, stamping the tag image in Midnight Ink and the tag ring in Flirty Fuchsia. The sentiment came from Happy Birthday Many Ways. I finished the card by adhering the tag to the card base, but first adding some black embroidery floss for a string.


The Jolly Holiday Collection is such a fun collection. I have a few more projects to share, please check back for more inspiration! Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essential tools collection? New items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Samba Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Samba Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Fiesta Blue Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Fiesta Blue Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Flirty Fuchsia Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Flirty Fuchsia Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Melon Ice Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Melon Ice Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Mardi Gras Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Dies
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

2020 MFT Superstar Coloring Virtuoso


Hay, Girl! Hay!
Always loved this sentiment, and I decided to bring the llamas from from MFT's retired Llama Love stamp set to life, complete with their own desert landscape and setting sun sky.
This is my entry for MFT's 2020 Card Design Superstar Coloring Virtuoso category.



I started by masking and stamping the scene with brown ink. I laid a foundation of color with watercolors and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I then added additional dimension with Copics and a white and black marker. The sky and mountains were free-handed with watercolor as well. I finished the card by stamping a sentiment from Llama Love and bordering the edge of the card from a retired patterned paper pack, Happy Trails.

The Superstar Challenge is always so much fun and really makes me think outside the box and stretch my MFT products!


2020 MFT Superstar Innovation Master Entry


Swimming Seagulls make their debut in my entry for the 2020 Card Design Superstar Innovation Master category.



I was so inspired by the MFT video from Laura Volpes showcasing a Round & Tilt Pivot Card. I thought it would be perfect for my idea of the gulls in the water, so I made it happen. I first created the card base with the A2 Circle DieNamics, then the wave portions with the Ocean Wave DieNamics. I stamped, colored and die cut gulls and clouds from Seaside Seagulls.


There's a lot of dimension on this card to account for the slider/tilt mechanism, and it is a ton of fun to play with! Below is a super, super quick video showing how the seagull swims from one side to the other.


2020 MFT Superstar Clean & Simple Genius Entry


I always enjoy the challenges hosted by MFT, and their yearly Superstar one is one that I look forward too. I decided for the 2020 Card Design Superstar Clean & Simple Genius entry to pull out a few supplies that I have rarely used and challenge myself to create! I die cut and Copic colored the cute bunny and bear from the retired Snuggle Bunny Stamp Set. Then I die cut and inked the edges of the MFT Starry Circle Die-Namics. Before adhering that to a card base, I splattered the white base with black paint, and then splattered the stars with white and silver paint. To finish the card, I die cut a flag from MFT's Fishtail Flag Frames and white heat embossed a sentiment from Woodland Friends. I finished by adding a heart from Top Dog to the bunny.
I thought this was a cute representation of the times today, thinking of being with family and friends during this pandemic.



Friday, September 18, 2020

A Snowman Shaker

 

The images from Caroling Sentiments, a new set from the Jolly Holiday Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs is perfect for shakers!  


For my card today, I first cut a panel of super cute trees from the Holiday Whimsy Patterned Paper Pack. I then die cut the snowman image out from the center of the panel using the Caroling Sentiments Die Cuts and backed it with acetate to create a shaker window. Onto a white card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, I lined up the panel and stamped the coordinating snowman sentiment from the Caroling Sentiments Stamp Set with Midnight Ink. I colored the hat band an the scarf with a blander pen and Be Mine Ink.


To create the shaker, I lined the back of the patterned paper panel with foam tape, then applied some chunky glitter and a sprinkling of the North Pole Sequins Mix and then adhered the panel to the card base for a fun shaker card.

I'm excited to showcase more cards soon from the Jolly Holiday Collection, please check back for more inspiration! Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essential tools collection? New items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Holiday Whimsy Patterned Paper
Catherine Pooler Designs Holiday Whimsy Patterned Paper
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Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Caroling Sentiments Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs North Pole Sequin Mix
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Three Toned Tree


The unbelievably awesome Jolly Holiday Collection was released yesterday from Catherine Pooler Designs! This holiday collection is so fun, it is a whimsical celebration of classic Christmas icons...there are images of elves and candy (clearly what the North Pole is made of), whooville trees and stockings and all the stuffers. As always, there are a few bundles to choose from too. 


The card I am showcasing today features the super fun Jolly Trees Stamp Set and Jolly Trees Dies, along with the Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die.
I started with a nice, smooth cardstock panel made with Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then die cut a panel from the Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die, trimming it down a bit so as to have a white border. I ink blended It's a Boy and Suede Shoes to the super fun panel before adhering to the card base. 


I die cut one of the trees and a star from Jolly Trees Dies, along with the Merry Christmas Word Die from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock.  I used SpruceDeck the Halls and Sage ink o ink up the tree and Sauna for the star. These all were applied to the card, and for a final touch, I added a few sequins from the new North Pole Sequin Mix to finish the card.

I'm excited to showcase more cards soon from the Jolly Holiday Collection, please check back for more inspiration! Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essential tools collection, new items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Sage Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Spruce Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs It's A Boy Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Suede Shoes Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Suede Shoes Ink
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4 pack Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
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Mini MISTI
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Precision Craft Glue by Bearly Arts
Precision Craft Glue by Bearly Arts
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Catherine Pooler Designs Deck the Halls Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Deck the Halls Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Jolly Trees Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Jolly Trees Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Jolly Trees Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Jolly Trees Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs Merry Christmas Word Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Merry Christmas Word Die
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Catherine Pooler Designs Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die
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Catherine Pooler Designs North Pole Sequin Mix
Catherine Pooler Designs North Pole Sequin Mix
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