Monday, September 17, 2018

Home for the Holidays SOA Release Blog Hop!



Welcome, Friends!

Thanks so much for joining me today as we take a look at the newest Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Every release keeps getting better and better--and this one is no exception!!

First a couple details about the Stamp of Approval collection. This is an exclusive collection and the products were designed specifically for the box. The items in the box are BRAND NEW, and they won't be available separately to purchase for several months. You'll need to subscribe to the waitlist first so you can get the notification to get first dibs on the sale. And these collections usually sell out VERY quickly, so don't delay! Get on the waitlist here.

Let's get to the cards!

I love clean and simple cards. I'm telling you guys--these make such an impact with minimal effort.



Start out by stamping the images from the Festive Trimmings set on to white cardstock. Cut them out, (using the matching dies), and then glue them on a card panel in a wreath pattern. To add further dimension and variation to the wreath, choose some pieces to glue flat on the card and then others to mount with foam tape before placing them down on the card panel.

After the wreath is finished, stamp a sentiment in the middle of the wreath to finish off your panel.



Now it's time to assemble the card. Cut and score a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base made with Sand Dunes cardstock. Trim down your wreath card panel on the long sides by just a bit and glue on to the middle of the card base. For an added "finished" look, trim down two small strips of white cardstock, and cover them with red ink. Glue the strips on to the card, placing them up against the white panel that has the wreath on it.

Now we're on to the next card, and please--try to keep your stomach from growling as you look at this card. I DARE YOU!!



Start out by cutting and scoring a white piece of cardstock down to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

Use the Christmas Cookies die set to cut out the round cookie pieces from white cardstock. Cover the circle pieces with Sand Castle ink and then use a sponge dauber to apply Over Coffee ink to the edges of the cookie pieces, giving them that "baked to perfection" look.

Choose some of the cookie images and stamp them on to white cardstock and use the matching dies to cut them out. Glue those cookie images on to the brown cookie pieces and then mount them with foam tape before placing them on the card base.

Stamp the sentiment in the lower right hand corner, using the matching Over Coffee ink from the cookies.



Now, you can choose whatever image you want to fill in the empty spaces on the card! I chose the holly berry images from the Festive Trimmings set.

On to the blog hop details!


Hop along to each post on the list below and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler shop! The winners will be announced September 24th on Catherine's blog. 

2. Kelly Martin (you are here!)
3. Lisa Harrolle (go here next!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!

Kelly

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87 comments:

  1. The holly stamp is so cool and love how you used it for background stamping.

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  2. Both cards are great, ready to get my collection so I can get inky fingers for Christmas!

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  3. Love the Christmas cookie card! The "cookies" look like the real thing for sure.

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  4. Great holiday cards, Kelly. I agree with Sheryl above, those crispy cookies look good enough to eat. Love the dimensional wreath on the first card, too.

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  5. I used to ice cookies with my mom (and much later my son). Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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  6. Lovely cards. Those cookies look so delicious.

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  7. Cookies! I love the dough the best! I have eaten some all my life and I am still here, so...Great cards!

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  8. Very sweet cards, Kelly. Those cookies look good enough to eat.

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  9. Pretty cards! I love that color spruce for the wreath and the dimension that card has.

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  10. I love your cards. The dimensional wreath is stunning.

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  11. That layered wreath is fabulous...and those cookies are so cute!

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  12. I love your sweet, CAS wreath; so pretty!
    And the cookies ... good enough to eat!

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  13. I love the wreath! This release is fabulous!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Kelly. Got to love those sugar cookies for sure, brings back many memories when I helped my grandmother make some for the holidays. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this amazing blog hop.

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  15. Did you hear it? Yep my stomach was all " give me those cookies" LOL! Love both cards.

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  16. Whoops...totally sent a message instead of a comment! So sorry!
    Anywayyyyy =) I love the cookie card! Cannot wait to recreate that.

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    1. Ha! No problem, Tasha! So glad you're enjoying the blog hop!

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  17. Cute cookies, but I really love your simple wreath card!

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  18. They look fantastic, I cant wait to play!

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  19. Those cookies look good enough to eat!

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  20. What pretty cards. Those cookies look so real! Love this release.

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  21. great cards. Love the "all you need...) sentiment. So perfect with the cookies.

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  22. The wreath one is pretty and simple but the cookie one is super cute.

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  23. Love the dimension on the wreath card. Really makes the card.

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  24. Love the classic colors for these stamps! Good folksy fun!

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  25. I love being able to make a wreath out of the holly stamps! Great way to use these in multiple ways!

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  26. Love the cards thanks for sharing

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  27. Love the simplicity of the first one, also love the layers, they are very clear why we sometimes use the layered effect!
    The second one is a lot more detailed and the only only thing missing is a napkin or two! Points given for the candy cane and the plate!😊

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  28. I like the tiny strips of the red layer on the second card. It really makes the berries in the wreath pop!!

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  29. Those cookies look so real, but that wreath is beautiful!

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  30. Great cards! Love the wreath & simplicity of the design.

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  31. Christmas Cookies....such a traditional holiday activity! LOVE the sentiment!

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  32. I love them both! The bird and angel are just gorgeous

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  33. Beautiful cards. You're Christmas cookies are making me hungry. The all you need us love sentiment is gorgeous.

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  34. Oh so lovely! Christmas cookies oh so cute! Now I want to make Christmas cards and Christmas cookies 🎄🎄🎄

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  35. Beautiful cards! I’m in love with the wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. love the cards, those cookies look good enough to eat!

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  37. The cookies look good enough to eat. But I really like the wreath the most.

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  38. Great job on your cards! I want cookies now!

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  39. These cards are so fun. I really love the wreath. Great job.

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  40. Gorgeous colour combination, love your work!

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  41. Oh my gosh! I smell Christmas cookies! Love, love, love! They're my favorite set!

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  42. Pretty cards. This SOA Rocks can't wait to play.

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  43. the little wreath is sweet.
    Love the cut-out.
    The cookies are darling.
    thanks for sharing
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  44. Pretty cards. Love how you made the cookies look real!

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  45. Fantastic card! Love the simplicity of the first one.
    Thanks for sharing ...

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  46. Absolutely love your clean and simple style! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Thanks for your cards. Love the wreath one. Simplistic yet eye catching

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  48. Love the simple cards!! I just love this collection!!!

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  49. I am loving the "cookies" on the sand dunes paper! I wonder if one can rub a little ginger spice powder on the back so they smell as good as they look? I think I will try it!

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  50. Hiya Kelly! Wow! love them both! The Christmas Cookie card looks good enough to eat!!
    Love your card style!!

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  51. I too like the clean and simple look so love he first card. I'm so looking forward to purchasing the SOA

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  52. Love your cards, Kelly, especially the popped up die cuts on the Seasons Greetings card! Thanks for sharing your adorable ideas!

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  53. I really like Clean and Simple and your first card is wonderful. Love the simple look. The cookies are so cute. Love both cards!

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  54. I am so ready to get my hands on these products! Absolutely wonderful cards!!!

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  55. I just love the cookie cutter design! So pretty

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  56. Love the cards! The cookies look so real,I could eat. Paper cookies would be better for me to eat anyway.

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  57. Love the cards! The cookies look so real,I could eat. Paper cookies would be better for me to eat anyway.

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  58. I like the dimension on the wreath card and the cookies are so sweet.

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  59. Great cards. Love the cookie cutter card.

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  60. Beautiful cards! I love this box!

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  61. They are both absolutely lovely and very darling!!

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  62. That cookie card is just so yummy!

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  63. Love the cookies with the embellishments!

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  64. Both your cards are so cute!! I am also a clean and simple card person. The wreath card is so cute! The cookie one is adorable! Great ideas!

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  65. Love your two clean and traditional colored cards with these adorable images!! Love how real like the Christmas cookies looked on your second especially!

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  66. Love the CAS look of your first card. It's also fun to see how choosing CP inks in different reds and greens affect the mood of the card. I used Eucalyptus and Peppermint scrub on the Christmas card I mad today, but I want to go and use Spruce...

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  67. Beautiful cards! I especially love the wreath card!

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