Sunday, October 24, 2021

Spooky Eyes


I don't often make cards for Halloween, but I just HAD to make this card! I got the idea while watching a commercial on TV during some relaxation time, and had to create it right away.

For this reveal card, I started by die cutting some eyes from Catherine Pooler Design's Who's There Coverplate Die and then clear heat embossed a spider web from the Spiderweb Background Stamp. Before adhering it to a white card base, I brushed on some Halloween colors where the eyes were and created a "well" with paper to fit the reveal panel.


The reveal panel was die cut on top with the Picture Frame Dies to create a pull mechanism, and was stamped in Midnight with the Going Batty Background Stamp. When you pull the mechanism up, the black reveals colors for the eyes. The panel was white heat embossed stamped with a "Boo"greeting from the Everything but the Broom Stamp Set.


This was a pretty simple, and I think effective, interactive Halloween card! My boys are too old for trick-or-treating, but I look forward to handing out candy. I have a reel up on my Instragram page showing the reveal of the eyes for this card.

Friday, October 22, 2021

An Urban Challenge

 

I'm the first host for the Christmas Challenge series over at StampNation! I thought it would be super fun to recreate one of your past card designs with an urban twist. Below is my original inspiration.


I  recreated the card with an urban twist using items from Catherine Pooler Design's This Christmas Collection, specifically items from the Urban Holiday Bundle. First, I updated the background with a fun and bright pattern from the Decked Out Patterned Paper, die cut from the Scallops & Dots Dies, and mounted the panel onto another pattern from the same pack. I wrapped the panel with Midnight Twine, instead of the homey jute twine. I then added some color and whimsy by stamping, coloring and die cutting the tree from Wrapped and Ready and the corresponding Wrapped and Ready Dies. The card was finished with a die cut sentiment from the Merry Christmas Word Die.


I also did a little modern/urban size update, creating a smaller notecard version. I created a corresponding envelope for the card too, using the Notecard Envelope Die.

If you are a StampNation I hope you have the opportunity to play along!

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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 Blending Brushes
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New Mini MISTI
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Precision Craft Glue by Bearly Arts
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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 Midnight Twine
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Catherine Pooler Designs Large Blending Brushes
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Catherine Pooler Designs Wrapped and Ready Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Wrapped and Ready Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Wrapped and Ready Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs Decked Out Holiday Patterned Paper
Catherine Pooler Designs Decked Out Holiday Patterned Paper
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Catherine Pooler Designs Scallops & Dots Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Scallops & Dots Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Envelope Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Envelope Dies
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Friday, October 15, 2021

Folksy Birthday


I am back again today with another card featuring the from the Global Adventure release from Catherine Pooler Designs. Today I am featuring the smaller, folksy, floral images from the We Fit Stamp Set.
I started the card with an  Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and a panel cut from the Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die. This provided for a fun background to the large sentiment cut from the Oh Happy Days Word Dies, that was covered with the gorgeous Glam ink.


I then stamped and die cut the smaller images from the We Fit Stamp Set and coordinating dies, coloring them in with Luxe colored Copic Markers. These were adhered to the card base, arranged over the sentiment to finish off the card.

Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essentials collection, new items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!
New products aren't available until they are released, they are listed in bold. But all other products are available now!

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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 Blending Brushes
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New 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 Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Dotted Zig Zag Cover Plate Die
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Catherine Pooler Designs Large Blending Brushes
Catherine Pooler Designs Large Blending Brushes
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Catherine Pooler Designs Flame Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Glitz Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Martini Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Uptown Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Dress Blues Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Glam Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs We Fit Stamp Set
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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Global Notecard Ensemble


Catherine Pooler Designs released their newest collection Global Adventure, yesterday. I was able to work with products from the Eastern European Bundle, which features the super fun Russian Doll set.


The Russian Dolls from the We Fit Stamp Set are perfect for so many techniques. I went simple with mine, stamping in Midnight Ink onto Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and die cutting with the coordinating dies. I then paper pieced the bow with the Across the Globe Patterned Paper. The doll was mounted to another pattern from Across the Globe Patterned Paper, and then used the Notecard Layer Dies and then mounted the panel onto a small card base. I also added a sentiment from We Fit Stamp Set onto a panel that was covered with Martini ink.


 To complete the ensemble, I created a coordinating custom envelope from the Notecard Envelope Dies.
How absolutely cute and petite is this card ensemble?! If you were on the fence about the new Notecard products, go for it! The size is just perfect, and I love that I can use my 6x6 papers to create custom envelopes.

Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essentials collection, new items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!
Affiliate links are used, I appreciate your support!
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Blending Brushes
Catherine Pooler Designs Blending Brushes
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New Mini MISTI
New 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 Large Blending Brushes
Catherine Pooler Designs Large Blending Brushes
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Catherine Pooler Designs Flame Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Flame Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Glitz Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Glitz Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Martini Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Martini Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Uptown Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Uptown Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Dress Blues Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Dress Blues Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Glam Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Glam Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs We Fit Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs We Fit Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs We Fit Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs We Fit Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Layers Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Layers Dies
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Catherine Pooler Designs Across the Globe Patterned Paper
Catherine Pooler Designs Across the Globe Patterned Paper
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Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Envelope Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Notecard Envelope Dies
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