Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop!


Welcome to my blog!

Today is such an exciting day, so I hope you're ready for another really great release! The newest Catherine Pooler products are available for purchase now! You can find the entire release here.

For our first card, I couldn't wait to break out that BEAUTIFUL patterned paper! Can we just take a minute to realize that I JUST CAN'T EVEN with this paper and the fact that it coordinates with CP Inks!! When I opened the package, I seriously said out loud, "You just shut your face with this stuff, Catherine." The products just keep getting better and better.



When you've got patterned paper that you're not quite sure what to do with, my advice is to go clean and simple--and that's exactly what I did for this card. I cut some square pieces of the patterned paper, mounted them with fun foam and then glued them down on to my 4 x 5.25 inch card panel. I then chose a sentiment and heart image from the Bon Voyage Stamp set (an item in a previous SOA collection also being released!) and stamped it in Grape Crush, one of the coordinating ink colors. I cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of the patterned paper and glued it flat on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base to finish it off.



For the next card, I incorporated one of my favorite techniques--foiling! I used some transfer gel on the Twisted Sunburst Stencil and then ran it through my laminator with a piece of foil once the gel had dried. I trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25 inches and then adhered it on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.



I stamped some of the images from the Say It In Diamonds set with Grape Crush and All that Jazz inks and then trimmed them down. I also created some matte pieces to go behind the images by cutting out some scraps slightly bigger than my diamond images and applying the matching inkes on to the edges. I then popped the assembled piece up with fun foam and glued them down on to my card panel.



Now, on to the PRIZES!


Comment on each stop along the blog hop for a chance to win TWO free ink pads (and free shipping)! Winners will be announced Friday evening, June 22 on Catherine Pooler's blog.

Here is the lineup for today:

1. Catherine Pooler 
2. Josefine Fouarge
3. Jen Carter
4. Ashlea Cornell
5. Melissa Miller
6. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
7. Karen Baker (go here next!)
8. Illina Crouse

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Kelly


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Say it in Diamonds, Bon Voyage
Stencil: Twisted Sunburst
Inks: Grape Crush, All That Jazz, Midnight
Paper: Catherine Pooler Premium white cardstock, Paisley and Peacocks Patterned paper
Miscellaneous: Thermoweb Deco Foil in Platinum, iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel

67 comments:

  1. Love how you used the patterned paper. I’m sometimes at a loss as to how best to use it...this is a great example of how to use it on a CAS card!

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  2. Love the color combination of your cards. The patterned paper is awesome.

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  3. I live that patterned paper. It's usually so difficult to come up with a design. This one's a definite winner!

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  4. Love the designer paper and how you put it to great use on a card

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  5. I love how you used the patterned paper and that foiling looks amazing with the stencil!

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  6. I love the use of that awesome patterned paper.

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  7. I wasn't expecting foil. Nice way to change things up.

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  8. The popped-up diamonds really look great, and the foiling is so beautiful.

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  9. Great cards! I really like your use of the printed paper. Can't wait to receive my order!

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  10. Such cute and colorful cards - love the Say It In Diamonds set.

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  11. Awesome cards! I haven't tried foiling yet..but you all keep coming up with these beautiful examples and I think I'm going to have to break down and buy some stuff!

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  12. Love how you've broken the
    design into blocks of color
    and pattern. Fantastic
    cards. thanks for sharing
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  13. Both of your cards are great! I love the simplicity of your first card, and I always love the look of foil :)

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  14. Beautiful cards!!!! Thanks for sharing 😊

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  15. That paper pack is my favorite of this release! So many beautiful papers in all my favorite colors - yay! Your cards are just lovely.

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  16. Your color choices are awesome! So bright and cheery! Love it!

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  17. Ooh, I need to try foiling in my laminator. It looks great with that sunburnt stencil.

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  18. Fabulous cards! This new release is AMAZING!

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  19. Love simple cards! The paper really “does the work!”

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  20. Beautiful cards and love how you used the pattern papers amazing,love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. The patterned paper is beautiful. Great use of the paper.simple and beautiful.

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  22. Gorgeous cards, I love both of your ideas

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  23. Very nice cards! Love the patterned paper. Your sunburst looks so bright and lovely.

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  24. Your cards are beautiful Kelly!!! ☺ That new Paisley Patterned Paper pack is so beautiful!! Can't wait to get my own stash so I can play with it! Thank you for sharing!! ☺

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  25. I really love Catherine's new paper. And your CAS design is still very stunning. Worth copying with all my DSP.

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  26. Great cards, very creative. Love the foiling. Thanks for sharing

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  27. Your cards are so pretty - love the paper. It’s so cheerful.

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  28. Great job on your cards, Love how you have used that pretty paper!

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  29. Great cards, Kelly. Love how you used the patterned paper on the first one. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. So often the paper is the background - it's nice to see the paper be the star! It looks great all by itself. Great cards.

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  31. Love the effect of the 2 shapes used together.

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  32. Love how you used the DSP on your 1st card. Great easy way to make a card.

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  33. These papers are so gorgeous on your card and I love the geometric elements in these stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. Very pretty and loving that new patterned paper! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards on this fun blog hop!!

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  35. Beautiful cards! Love, love, love that foiled creation & the patterned papers are so beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful designs! Love the use of the card stock on your card!

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  37. Awesome papers and stamps! Love your pretty cards, and now I need the Grape Crush ink pad! Love the way it pairs with All That Jazz!

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  38. What a cool display of awesome cards!

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  39. Terrific cards! Love the combination of patterned paper on the first and the foiling is stunning on the second.

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  40. The inspiration you have given me on the first card- I never know what to do with beautiful patterned paper and now I do! Thanks, gorgeous cards

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  41. Wonderful cards! Such a great inspiration!

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  42. I am loving all the ideas for using the patterned paper lately. That first card is another example of super cute by cutting paper.

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  43. Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Colors are so beautiful!!!

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  44. What an array of gorgeous cards!! I really love your use of pattern paperπŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ˜

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  45. Love how you used the pattern paper. A must try for simple card making with a punch.

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  46. Great use of the pattern paper ! Gorgeous foiled sunburst background too. Beautiful showcase !

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  47. Fun cards! Will have to try foiling with stencils and transfer gel...

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  48. Kelly, love your cards. I agree the pattern paper is gorgeous.

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  49. Fun design using the patterned paper. Gorgeous foiling too. It works great with you diamond elements. =)

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  50. These are so great! Thank you!

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  51. Fabulous cards! I like how you used the pattern paper. I have so much and never use it. Maybe it's time to bust that out!

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  52. These are great! Sent this to the wrong place first.

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  53. Your both cards are fantastic !!
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  54. Hey Kelly! Love how that sunburst looks in gold. Great cards.

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