Monday, July 16, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval


    Have you heard of the limited edition collections offered by Catherine Pooler Designs called Stamp of Approval?! Past releases have been spectacular and this one is just as spectacular and truly tons of fun-it might be my favorite one yet!


      Let me help introduce the Stamp of Approval Tropcially Yours Collection! The Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours is an exclusive collection. Tropically Yours products were designed exclusively for this box, are brand new and won't be available separately for a number of months.


    This happy box is jam packed full of items that are perfect for sun lovers and beach goers and everyone that likes to create tropical things! I really love how all the items and add-ons of the collection work so well together. 



    My first card features a few of the new items. I first inked up an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock (Affiliate links used when possible) panel with Lime Rickey Ink, then stamped the Canvas Grunge Background Stamp with Grass Skirt Ink over the background. I then placed the add-on dies, Leave Me in Paradise Dies, on top of the panel in a random array and die cut them. On a white card base, I stamped the corresponding leaves from the Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set with the new Coral Cabana Ink. I finished the card with a hand-cut fishtail sentiment strip stamped with a sentiment from the Tropically Yours Stamp Set in Midnight Ink.


    For this next beachy, encouraging card, I started by inking up a white cardstock panel with Limoncello, Orange Twist and Coral Cabana Inks. I distressed it with some water and heat embossed the large, awesome sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set. I then stamped and clear heat embossed a couple of palm trees, also from Fearless Pursuit, onto Midnight Cardstock, and then die cut them with the corresponding add-on Fearless Pursuit Dies

    This next card is a clean and simple technique card that features the awesome Cabana Tiles Dies and Stand Tall Stamp Set (for the sentiment).


    I die cut the hexagons from the Cabana Tiles Dies in black paper, added vellum to the back and colored it in with copics for a stained glass look. I finished with a sentiment from Stand Tall.

    The last card I am showcasing today is a one layer card that packs a party punch! 


    I started with a card base made from the Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, masked off a portion in the center with post-it tape and then stamped the beautiful leaves and hibiscus flowers from the Tropically Yours Stamp Set with LimoncelloOrange TwistParty DressCoral Cabana, and Tuiti Fruiti inks. I removed the mask and stamped a fun border from the Good Vibes Stamp Set with Midnight Ink. I finished the card with a sentiment, also from the Good Vibes Stamp Set.

      All Collections Include the following: Stand Tall Stamp Set Tropically Yours Stamp Set Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set (a large 6x8 set!) Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set Good Vibes Borders Stamp Set Cabana Tiles Die Canvas Grunge Background Stamp And the following are coordinating Add-ons: Stand Tall Dies Leave Me in Paradise Dies Tropically Yours Dies Fearless Pursuit Dies Coral Cabana Ink Pad

    If you don't already know and are interested in this collection, you'll need to subscribe to the waitlist to get the first notice of the sales list, as the collections sell out quickly! Click HERE to subscribe to the waitlist!


    There's also prizes up for grabs to celebrate the Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours Collection. THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day), until July 20th, to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate. Winners will be announced July 23rd on Catherine's blog. 

    Here's a list of hop participant's today:
    Karen (you are here!)

    Be sure to visit Catherine's Blog for more sneak peeks from this collection! Tuesday, July 17 at 9 pm eastern, there is a Pre-release Party for StampNation Members. Catherine will share some fun (stamping, trivia, prizes!!!) and open ordering early for StampNation members. Wednesday, July 18 at 9 am eastern, WAIT LIST members will receive their link to purchase the collection and if the collection isn’t sold out yet, general ordering will open at Wednesday, July 18  at 6 pm eastern. Two of the Stamp of Approval collections last year sold out just to the wait list!  (So make sure you put your name on it!) And come back on July 18th for one more project from me as we celebrate the Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours Collection!

137 comments:

  1. Great cards! I am so loving that grungy background stamp...

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  2. Awesome cards Karen! I think the last one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I have been on the fence whether I would get this SOA, and you are helping me make that decision to buy.

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  4. I can't wait to get the collection and that new Coral Cabana color...so pretty...love all your cards...especially the first one with the background die.

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  5. Lots of great versatility here. I love the dimension in the first card, the AWEsome sentiment in the 2nd, the cute & colorful hexagons in the 3rd and the pretty colors & layout of the last.

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  6. Your cards are all fabulous. They really showcase the various stamps and dies from this collection. I love the spray of colorful flowers on that last card.

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  7. Stunning cards. I’m over the moon for the entire SOA, but the grudge background and the Cabana tiles get a big wahoo.

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  8. As I went thru cards, I found I was liking each one better and better. But the last with color combo and details was my favorite. It was just fun to look at

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  9. great use of a verity of elements in the SOA box. Wow! my head is spinning with all the great ideas.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! So many fun ways to use these new products!

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  11. All of your cards are fabulous!

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  12. Great cards! So much fun to see the different colors and ideas that come from the SOA! Thanks

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  13. all of these techniques are so doable.

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  14. I love all of these! They are so different and pretty!!!

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  15. Wow! These cards are amazing and inspiring and I love them all.

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  16. your ink color choices look fantastic overlapping like that!

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  17. Great cards! I think that grunge background is going to get lots of use!

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  18. Beautiful cards. Love the green with the grunge back ground and love how you embossed the palm trees. On the blended back ground. Gave it a really nice look.

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  19. Great cards! The blending of the sky background is stunning!

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  20. Can’t wait to use the geometric dies. Love the card.

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  21. It is really had to decide which card I like the best; they are all vibrant in their own way.

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  22. Love all your cards they are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and for being apart of this awesome Blog Hop.

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  23. I love what you did with the Cabana Tiles!

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  24. Beautiful cards. I love the cabana tiles!

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  25. Beautiful cards! I was so worried about how to use the tiles dies. But with the inspiration of the design team - I'm going to use these babies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. The cards are really beautiful. My favorite are the last two.

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  27. All four cards are great. The color combo on the aloha one makes me so darn happy!

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  28. Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to getting this collection.

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  29. Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity! The last card is beautiful and I love the colors!

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  30. Love your cards. I'm really lovin' this background in your first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Those Cabana Tiles are calling my name.

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  32. That black embossed tree on the black paper is amazing!!!

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  33. Fantastic cards.
    Love the die cuts of the
    first card on the green
    background. The shading
    on the second card, with
    that beautiful palm tree,
    is gorgeous. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I love my StampNation membership
    I love CP Designs
    I love SOA collections

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  35. Love your creativity. So many fun ways to use this SOA box!

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  36. Awesome cards! Such great designs! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

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  37. Your cards are beautiful and vibrant. Love the palm tree card

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  38. Really like the simplicity of the hexagon stained glass cards. Can't wait to try it.

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  39. Omgeeeee love your third card. Stunning

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  40. Fabulous cards. I especiallt like the black embossed palm trees on the sunset card!! The SOA has endless possibilities!!

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  41. Gorgeous cards, hard to pick a favorite, but I like the color peeking out from behind the sentiment on the last card.

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  42. Beautiful cards and such talent!

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  43. Those cabana tiles are stunning! What a great technique!

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  44. Such great cards, I like how you used the dies on that first one!

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  45. Beautiful and so fun! Thanks for sharing with us on this great blog hop!!

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  46. AWESOME work! Love this new release!

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  47. All of your cards are fantastic! I especially love the good vibes card!

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  48. This is the set for the Winter stampers in February!

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  49. Love all your cards but the stained glass look is my favorite. Nice job.

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  50. Each card is so unique! Not sure I could pick a fave.

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  51. These are all so different. Love the shine on that palm tree! Cannot wait to get these stamps and dies.

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  52. Oh wow. Stunning, I love the embossed palm trees, and the border stamp. Again, wow

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  53. Nice cards ... interesting stamp set and I love the new colors.

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  54. Great cards. There are so many option and yours are no exception. I love the second one the best.

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  55. Such beautiful cards! That last one has my heart though! Seriously! So amazing!

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  56. I'm love how the pink just pops on that green background!!!

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  57. Great cards! Beautiful, bright colours!

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  58. I love them all. Gorgeous cards. I think my favorite stamp set from the collection is the Tropically Yours with the borders in a close second. And those dies are pretty cool also. I always say that I have enough stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

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  59. Beautiful tropical cards Karen...I want to go there!!

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  60. Karen, your cards are so pretty. I love how you die cut the shapes out on the first one and stamped inside.

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  61. Really pretty cards - great colors.

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  62. Beautiful cards. I especially love the sunset one

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  63. Such creativity with these cards. I just can't wait to play.

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  64. Love all the cards and the kit. It seems
    Ike there is more great stuff in this collection than ever before. Those tiles are so beautiful. I hope I win one because I am not going to be able to buy
    Itand I really, really want it?.

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  65. awesome cards. so many possibilities with a few products. design team in terrific!

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  66. Wow! Your background on your first card is gorgeous. =)

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  67. I love the card where you masked of the center for the sentiment. The stamping around it is beautiful.

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  68. Such wonderful cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  69. Love your cards! They really showcase this beautiful release.

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  70. All are fabulous, but love the stained glass card is my favorite.

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  71. everyones cards are fabulous!!!such a beautiful release. The tiles used to make the stained glass image is my fav

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  72. Beautiful, fun and vibrant cards! Love the colors and design of the sending you good vibes card.

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  73. Awesome cards! Very beautiful!

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  74. Great cards. All so different. Love the tile card.

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  75. Amazing cards. So much inspiration and creativeness! This is a MUST SOA!

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  76. Beautiful!!! Love all your cards.

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  77. So beautiful!!! Loving them all!!!!

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  78. Love, love, love! I particularly love what you did with the tiles - something I was on the fence about. I can actually copy that - yeah!

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  79. Gorgeous cards, Karen! The Cabana Tiles look like they are going to be so much fun. Thanks for your contribution!

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  80. BEAUTIFUL cards! So many fun colors and techniques used for these cards!

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  81. I love your color choices. My favorite of your cards is the clean and simple one. Such a great look using the faux stained glass.

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  82. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Stunning colouring!!!

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  83. Karen your cards are stunning. I loved them all but my fav is the one with the palm trees :)

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  84. All your cards are lovely, but I especially like the last one, 'Good Vibes' card. The colors are warm and fresh and the layout is interesting!

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  85. Great cards! Love the colors and how you used the palm trees. Thank you.

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  86. Nice cards. The tiles kind of intimidate me!

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  87. sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  88. I DEFINITELY need to re-create that last card. How beautiful!

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  89. Amazing cards, so bright, funky loving how you created them especially the last card. Thanks for inspiring us all x

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  90. What fun and colorful cards. I especially like the tile one, simple but beautiful. Smiles, Darby

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  91. I love the card with the hexagons. I can’t wait to use the dies!!

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  92. Love the ombré grunge look of the Aloha card. I like the idea of using the sentiment stamp as a background.

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  93. Fun cards. My favorite is the 4th card - Sending Good Vibes.

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  94. Beautiful cards! I am loving this collection!!

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  95. Cards are so colorful and fun, great colors

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  96. Your cards are great. Your technique on the first one is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Such great cards- they are all different. I like them all but do like the last single layered card.

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  98. Wow this is an amazing collection! I'm stunned at the possibilities.

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  99. My favorite (although I like them all) was the last. I like how you masked off the section for the sentiment.

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  100. Gorgeous colour palettes on your lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity and all this inspiration.

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  101. Stunning cards! They're all wonderful!

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  102. The cabana tiles are amazing.

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  103. All three are just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  104. The last card is my favorite. Love the simplicity of it and the colors.

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  105. I love your colours on the "Good Vibes" card. So uplifting!

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  106. Oh wow !! You’ve made a wonderful set of cards ! They’re all so gorgeous !
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  107. Awesome cards! They show how much and how many different cards can be made from the SOA collection!

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  108. Love your unique card designs with all the different die cut techniques! Your pink and green design is my favorite.

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  109. Love all your designed cards but the last one is my favourite! those colours!:)

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  110. Once again fantastic cards! I love the first one the most, I don't how is it called...revrse die-cutting? Anyhow, it's my fave xx

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  111. This is such a terrific collection! Love your cards.

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  112. I love these. The colors are so vivid. Love the green background on the Aloha card!

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  113. Beautiful cards! Love that stained glass look on the cabana tiles dies card!

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  114. Fantastic cards! Love the bright colours you used!

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  115. All your cards are terrific. Love how you used the grunge background. This is a fabulous collection.

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  116. FAbulous cards you created with this kit.

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  117. love your cards especially the ones with the cabana tiles. Thanks for sharing

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