Tuesday, August 30, 2016

{Catherine Pooler Designs} Store Opening Blog Hop


Thanks so much for joining us to celebrate the opening of Catherine Pooler Designs! The store will be fully stocked later this afternoon and every product that was included in the first four Stamp of Approval Collections (with the exception of Holiday Flourishes) will be available for individual sale. If you enjoy all the products, please consider buying the Stamp of Approval collections since their value averages $130-$135 and you're only paying $97! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at Catherine Pooler's blog to be notified as soon as the store goes live. All subscribers will have access to free tutorials, PDFs, downloads and more.

There are THREE $25 gift certificates up for grabs! All you need to do is leave a comment at each stop on this hop. The more comments you leave, the higher your chances of winning!


I made a wedding/anniversary card with four products that will be available for purchase at Catherine Pooler Designs. First, I used GeoBuilders to stamp an asymmetrical chevron background along the edges of the panel. Then I created a sentiment "You make me happy!" from Wild Bloom and stamped it about 50 times to create my own black and white patterned text paper. I used the And Dies to die cut all three ampersands. I die cut the ampersands a second time from vellum and layered it over the black and white ampersands to mute it and give it an ethereal feel.


For the main sentiment, I heat embossed a custom sentiment using And Sentiments. I used a paper trimmer and scissors to create the fishtail banner, which is lined with silver glitter cardstock on the bottom. The two larger ampersands and the banner are popped up with foam tape and the smallest ampersand is adhered flat to the panel with glue dots.


Eligibility for prizes ends at noon on September 1, 2016 and the three winners will be announced on Catherine's blog later that day. Be sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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Tracey said...

Love your work.

Swimmom said...

Great card!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the Ampersand, your card is great!!

Muriel Mathews said...

Love your card. Especially how you used the chevron stamp in a pastel color!

Crissy C. said...

I like your style in cards.

Happy Stamper said...

Beautiful! Love the pattern on the die cut!

-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Great colors, soft and beautiful, thank you

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Love the subtle colours you used and your use of the Geo Builders stamp set. Great card!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful wedding card! Love the soft colors you've showcased with the chevrons in the background.

Betty Keefe said...

such a creative card - love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very creative card! Love it!

Susan said...

Wonderful card.

Darla Holdstock said...

The ampersands look fantastic. I'm always puzzled what to do with them.

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors.

Linda Batson said...

Beautiful card, I like how you created your own pattern paper. Such a great idea.

Allison Cope said...

So in love with the design and colour scheme Emily! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us today!

Lynne said...

Beautiful unobtrusive stencil pattern.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

How exciting! Looking forward to the opening.

Scraplea 1 said...

Love the versatility of Catherine's products and collections! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome card on the blog hop.

Sandy Meador said...

Understated elegance.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Beautiful card! So excited the store is opening today!

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love how you made your own paper with the You make me happy stamp. I'm going to try that idea.

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love how you made your own paper with the You make me happy stamp. I'm going to try that idea.

Constance Hildebrand said...

I would never have thought of this card design. Beautiful. Can't wait to shop the store.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE these Ampersands and the overall look of your card is so lovely!! I like the touch of pink and the black/white ampersands!!! So very pretty! TFS!

Tracy Lustick said...

Whoopee 👍I'm excited

Nancy R said...

Such a pretty card. I love the look of a print on the ampersand, and that set is definitely on my wish list!

Sandy McAllister said...

Thanks for the great idea forweddings

Lynn Fletcher said...

I love your card. I also love the idea of making your own printed word paper to use on a card.

Cheryl Fisher said...

Great card.

Susangail Powell said...

This is beautiful! I love that you used all the ampersands.

tara powell said...

Beautiful card! I really love the soft colors.

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful card Emily!! So soft and dreamy, perfect for any couple celebrating their love.

nfabbri said...

Awesome cards!

Jane Laczak said...

Clever & Creative! Good work, Jane

Melanie Culbertson said...

beautiful card.

Jane Sprando said...

Love it all!

Linda Rauch said...

Beautiful job. Love you card

Priscilla S said...

Creating your own paper and die cutting is an awesome idea... Thank you for sharing.

Margaret Reiling said...

Love you card

Mary said...

I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE that geobuilder's stamp. It is definitely one I keep on my desk because it is so versatile!

I love your cards!

MezzoKat said...

I love the muted colours of this card, which bring out those wonderful ampersands!

Sue D said...

Wonderful design and I like how you make your own text paper.

Joni said...

Great use of the Ampersand.

Lisa K said...

Great cards and ideas!

Terri Mansfield said...

I love the pattern of the ampersand....super card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Really pretty - love that big ampersand!

Karen said...

Love this card. Very subtle.

Cindyloohoo said...

Great card.

Heather North said...

Beautiful wedding card! I love that you used 3 &s on your card, Emily!

Michele Strickland said...

Going to a wedding at the end of the month that'll be a perfect card!

Melissa O said...

This is really lovely! I love the different patterns combined, excellent card.

Vickie Buehler said...

lovely card!TFS

Unknown said...

Such an elegant card. BEAUTIFUL!

Patty Provot said...

I love the simple elegance of this card. I will need to get this set so I can lift your idea.

Julie Wexler said...

What a classically elegant wedding card! Simply lovely!

cghundley said...

Very pretty design
on your card. Lovely
background.
Carla from Utah

Robin Kuppens said...

Whoa! This card is beautiful I wish I had seen this when I was making a wedding card last week!

Valerie Babcock said...

Beautiful card Emily! I love how you created the text pattern paper for the ampersands! So clever!

Kelley H. said...

Can't wait.

Sande said...

Love your card! The colors are so soft and the whole card is so elegant. Super job!

auntbubbels said...

Such an elegant card. I too used those stamps/dies to make an engagement card.

Joy Blonska said...

Beautiful and elegant. So pretty.

Beth Karschnick said...

Hi Emily, Loved how you used the ampersands! The layout on your card is so elegant...perfect for a wedding or anniversary!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sharon Ditzler said...

Really like your cards. There different and interesting.

katie said...

I love the soft look of your cards.

Marj said...

Very creative! Love the card.

Patty Beers said...

Beautiful card. I wasn't excited about the & until I saw your card. Thanks

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the card it is do simple but elegant!

Jenny Louthan said...

I love the &s. They are so perfect for a wedding card and so pretty.

Hope Angotti said...

Woooo hooooo ... I'm off to shop!!!!!

Lorie Brunner said...

I think the ampersands are adorable!! They would great for so many things!

Susan White said...

Emily, I love the soft elegant look of your card!!

Holley Downs said...

Love your card! It is awesome!

clare barford said...

Beautiful card such a great use of the different stamps.

Katy said...

I love that Geobuilders set so much! I love how you used it, you gave me a lot of ideas for other projects.

Ladyj711 said...

That is a very elegant card. I like how you used vellum to make it even more elegant
ladyjs711@yahoo.com

Heike Kirmse said...

Beautiful Cards.

Shanean Williford said...

Beautiful anniversary/wedding card.

Mary Nelson said...

This is a lovely card! I really love the color combo and design! Thanks for sharing!

June Sefscik said...

Love the colors with the geo builder set...really pretty card

Penelope said...

Pretty! I don't think I would have thought to use the geo builders set with the &, but they are perfect together!

Kim Goodman said...

Love the card, very unique and fun, wouldn't have thought to use all 3 ampersands together!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is so soft and beautiful! I love how you used the And dies!

Happy Grandma said...

How clever to use vellum! Love the card...

Shelby Cox said...

Love seeing cards from all the creators. Thanks for giving us new ideas.

jeb said...

I love this card. My grandson just got married last week. This would be a great card to give him and my new grand daughter.

Sue Hostetler said...

Nice card. I love the color combo.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

A-hopping we will go!!!
A-shopping I will go!!!!

JanetB said...

Thank you for sharing this great card!

BeverlyBL said...

Love your pinky/peachy black/gray color scheme. A very pretty card!

Renee O'Donnell said...

Excited for you all!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a cool card Emily. (Who doesn't remember their first piece of mail as Mr. & Mrs? LOL) A great card!

Linda Gorman said...

Love your card! Very creative!!!

Shona Austin said...

Very nice card, thanks for sharing.

Ellen Carlson said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

So pretty, love the soft colours and the way you created the background for your die cut.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the '&' dies! Beautiful card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty.
the ampersand makes a fun
statement of Mr and Mrs.
thanks for sharing

kathy ness said...

The soft colors are so pretty. Great card.

Laurie said...

Beautiful card!! I love the ampersands. I make one similar not to long ago...not many people "got" it. Glad to see someone else use the concept!!

Nicki Wong said...

Lovely card. I like the way you made your own paper using the sentiments for the ampersands.

Donna Cala said...

The ampersand is a real standout. Great color choices to work around it.

Neha said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Michelle Daigle said...

Gorgeous card! I've been thinking of buying that stamp set. I think you pushed me into doing it!

Joyce Spear said...

Beautiful card, Emily! The AND stamp set and dies are the only things I don't have from Catherine's store yet - and you've made it even harder to resist getting them!

Pat Bowman said...

Beautiful card!

Angie Williams said...

Lovely simple yet elegant card Emily! Very pretty! Tfs

jeanietootoo said...

I really like this idea! what a great card.

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

What a gorgeous card, Emily!! I love how you used the sentiment stamp to create your own text background paper. I definitely need to try that technique!

kcoker said...

LOVE the design of your card and your color selection. I love the contemporary design for a wedding.

Beastybunny said...

Great job! Love the text on the die cut! Very effective

mbchoj said...

Absolutely a gorgeous card!

Karen Kreider said...

Love the softer color combo!

Ladyluc91 said...

Love the card! And thank you for sharing with us how you made it!

Kathy Doyle said...

Love the Geo builders set! That is going into my cart first!

Mary Sloan said...

Love it. I was thinking about starting a wedding collection and these products would fit right in. Thanks for sharing.

anna said...

Hello,

This card is so beautiful, also I love


the soft look of the colors used, and how you use the words as background in the & sign..

Brenda Lilley said...

Awesome card! Love your paper selection for the die cut!

Laura Manning said...

Beautiful card and choice of colors.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful wedding card, LOVE your own black/white stamped text background paper!

Anna said...

Beautiful card Emily, lovely soft colours, Cheers Anna.

Jane M said...

I love your card! It is really beautiful!

Mom and wife. said...

Lovely card , thanks for sharing

Jan Monforton said...

I love your card...I just may have to buy the ampersand die now!

kellisueL said...

Love the card.very elegant.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the ampersands!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice soft colors.

Robin Monsos said...

I really like your choice of colors! Simply beautiful.

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty! Love the pastel colours and the little pop of sparkle. Gorgeous!

Retired Librarian said...

Pretty card. I like the pink chevron.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card, love the subtle chevron

Sherry said...

very pretty!

Christi Lavers said...

My first blog hop! Love your card.

Jill said...

Love the pattern on this. Great job!

Christy Borfitz said...

What a beautiful, elegant card! I love the soft colors and the die cut! Gorgeous!

Marjorie King said...

So Happy shop is open. Love the SOA boxes.

Ann K said...

Beautiful cards - so glad the items are being offered outside the large box of goodies.

Ginger G said...

So glad that the online store is now open. Thanks for the chance!

Amber Smith said...

I love that you stamped your own background and then die cut the &s from there.
Great thinking!

Jodie Smith said...

I love the soft, subtle look of this card! Great use of the ampersand dies! Thankyou for sharing with us all.

Kari V. said...

Such a beautiful card! I love those ampersands <3

Jenniferk said...

Really beautiful card, I love your colour combination and the black and white paper you made yourself and used for the ampersands!

SharonNez said...

What a simple yet gorgeous card Emily! :) I love the technique you used for the ampersands. So pretty! TFS! :)

Aunt Mary said...

great use of the die and the stamps. thanks for sharing

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Emily ~ Love the way you created your own patterned paper and used it to die cut the ampersands. It adds such a nice touch and softens it up by using the vellum overlay. Your card is elegantly beautiful and I hope you don't mind if I CASE this card for an upcoming wedding. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Aunt Denise said...

I just may need an ampersand now! Thanks for sharing you designs!

Clare Ellison said...

Great card - I love the way you did the ampersands 😊

Dawn Kloman said...

Very beautiful card. It's great to see all the things that can be done with this product.

Becky Rohwer said...

Beautiful card, great idea.

Momcat said...

Ohh, great card! I love seeing what everyone does with the same stamps and dies.

belinda said...

Love the blog

Cornelie said...

Real beauty this card!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card. I like not only the card design, but also the color combination used, very lovely.

Jan Arnold said...

Beautiful card! I love all the different elements you've pulled together in this card!
Thanks for sharing your talent!

I Card Everyone said...

156 comments? I must have my head stuck in a packing box, Emily! This is just fabulous ... LOve ampersand dies!
=]

Woendi Levitt said...

Beautiful. Love your choice of papers and stamping designs.

Carrie Brondyke said...

Very pretty....thank you for sharing.

Alaska .Kris said...

Those AND stamps and dies are my favorites of the bunch! Love your card!

zoeysmomma1 said...

wow! awesome card design..

Michelle said...

Love the card, can't wait to go back and shop!

Purple Princess said...

Such a pretty card!

Cassie Langley said...

I really really LOVE your card! This is the perfect look for a wedding card! Thank you for sharing!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Love the soft background using the geo-builder stamps!

Sandra Johnston said...

Beautiful card! I love how you combined the pastel angular geometric design with the black and white rounded ampersand! This creates such a great contrast and makes your card just pop! Lovely!

janice hilton said...

Oh, absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial too.

Carolyn Steele said...

Just beautiful!

yiho lee said...

simple yet elegant card!

Linda said...

Love this card. I forget about stamping my own paper. Thanks for the reminder!

Debbie said...

Love the use of the geo stamp and the pastel color. Beautiful wedding or anniversary card

ann greene said...

I love the soft colors you used on this card. It makes for such a beautiful card.

Wendy Kasper said...

Beautiful wedding card. TFS!!

Roxana Carranza said...

Hi Emily! Loving the color combo you used. Beautiful card.

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love how you used the &

Dawn Turley said...

uch a pretty card Emily . Such a soft pink colour

D.Ann C said...

I love the soft elegance of your beautiful card!

Alta O said...

Subtle...and ELEGANT at the same time! Thanks for sharing.

Nana711 said...

Great wedding card.

Nora N. said...

This is very cool!! I LOVE that graphic edge and the large ampersand. Great wedding card!

mtscrapgal said...

How neat that you made your own text paper for the die cut. Your card is elegant and perfect for a wedding couple. Thanks

Carol M said...

Love your card!

Trina said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft colors.

Debbie Nutt said...

I like the pink and grey combo. The colours complement the bold die cuts.

Sen72 said...

I love this wedding card! Nice color combo!

Andrea Dulaney said...

I really this card. I was trying to figure out how to use the 'and' and this is perfect. Amazing job!

Pat Gasko said...

Awesome card. Great idea for using the ampersand.

Karen Turner said...

This is absolutely amazing - love your creativity

designbydonna said...

Very elegant. Love the fonts,

Teresa Cherka said...

Simply lovely,thanks for sharing.

Amyjzs said...

What an elegant card!

sheila Dubiel said...

I so need some of your products in my life!! I love them!

CathyRose said...

Very creative card! Love it!

Patti Bomgardner said...

So pretty! What a beautiful card.

Cristina said...

This is a beautiful card, thank you for the inspiration!

Holly said...

Nice designs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the muted colors on this elegant card:)

Jane Laczak said...

I am inspired...now to find the time! Jane

Stephanie G said...

Hard to find anniversary accessories. This card is a great idea!

ljcasselman said...

You put the AND dies at the top of my wishlist!

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