Monday, October 9, 2017

{Stamp of Approval} Winterhaven Collection Blog Hop: Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection blog hop! If this is your first time hearing about Stamp of Approval, this is an exclusive collection designed exclusively for this particular box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this blog hop with the Stamp Nation Dream Team and several guest designers!


I have two cards to share with you today. This first one features four of the products in the Winterhaven Collection. First, I second-generation stamped the Ornamental Background using Mint To Be ink.


Then I die cut and watercoloured the wreath from the Joy Wreath Dies using six Catherine Pooler inks, all of which are listed below in the supply lists below. The sentiments, star and music notes are from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set, and the dashed lines are from the Good Stuff stamp set.


I attached the white panel to the kraft card base before attaching the watercoloured wreaths. Then I trimmed the overhanging pieces.


My second card features the 'Tis the Season stamp set, and coordinating dies which will be sold as add-ons. I used Catherine Pooler inks and the ink smooshing technique to watercolour the background.


The inks give such amazing, smooth and vibrant stamping coverage on the poinsettias and foliage! The floral arrangements with this set are endless and you can use them to create beautiful cards all year long for so many different occasions.


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Day 1 and Day 2 hop lists are posted on Catherine's blog. One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on October 11th at 9:00 a.m. EST on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if you happen to win but have already purchased the collection, you will be refunded.

Catherine Pooler
Laurel Beard
Emily Leiphart
Heather North
Cynde Whitlow
Julie Mogford
Melissa Miller
Taheerah Atchia

Release day is Tuesday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m. EST! Be sure to get on the Wait List for first dibs at this amazing collection. You will gain access one full day before public access. Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide (for free!) with tons of project tutorials!

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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Sources for 'Tis the Season:

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178 comments:

Avra Williams said...

Your colors are gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love the silent night card! Beautiful colors! Wow wow wow!

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful cards! There are so many cool things in this box.

The Bakers said...

Very nice use of colors. Love the silent night card with the two wreaths.

Theresa Knopf said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary Miller said...

Beautiful cards. I like the wreath.

Sarah said...

Just when I think the designs can't get any better... Love!!!!

Bonnie Sanche said...

I love your "'Tis the Season" card.

Peggy McCullar said...

Omg ! That wreath doe is a must have! I love how you put the two on the card ! Stunning !

tneudorf said...

Wow beautiful cards

Ingrid said...

Emily - I would never have thought to do two wreaths - and I just LOVE your color choices. Great projects!!! :)

Colleen Balija said...

Emily I love both cards, but that second one really stood out!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous cards Emily!! The two wreaths over the light background is so beautiful and the floral arrangement on your second card is perfection!

NancyLynn said...

Oh so beautiful! I love how you used the two wreaths to encircle the greetings!

Lacey Willetts said...

You made some beautiful cards from the SOA box.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome cards and colouring!!!

Jean Mervine said...

Beautiful cards!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

That second card and layout! I love it!

Laura Miller said...

Both are lovely cards. I really like that you used slightly unconventional colors for your leaves. Softens the end result. Think I like the double wreaths best.

Marcia HIll said...

Two lovely, lovely cards...thanks so much for the inspiration!! :0)

tara powell said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on this box.

Aunt Mary said...

Great cards. Love the subtleness of the stencil on the first card for the backround

michiganderintexas said...

great double wreath effect

Joanne G said...

Beautiful cards. I love the poinsettias.

Melody said...

Beautiful smooshed background on your second card and your floral arrangement is perfection! Using a double wreath is such a great idea too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Connie Brooks said...

When one wreath is amazing...two wreaths are amaze balls. Love that idea of the wreaths circling the sentiments. Such a pretty card.
The second card is very elegant in its simplistic way. I really like. You got very creative with this SOA collection.

Sandy McAllister said...

Sweet double wreath idea

Colleen said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Love how you used 2 wreaths and watercolored them. Just lovely. The arrangement on the 2nd card is so pretty.

Elise Smith said...

Wow! I love the beautiful color combination you chose for both cards.

Ebrown said...

Beautiful cards! I love the nontraditional colors in the wreath card.

Jayna Goins said...

Love your color choices!

nfabbri said...

Nice cards!!! Loving the wreaths!!!

Donna Neal said...

Emily, I love your first card...and I love your second card, too! :) There is such beauty and a sense of calm to be found in both creations - thank you for sharing!

Shelley Banghart said...

Great cards. I do love that wreath.

Ellen C said...

Beautiful and festive cards. Love that wreath.

Rae Moan said...

I love these cards. Watercolor technique and colors are perfect!

Ellen C said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors used in the wreath.

Donna Hawkins said...

Beautifully done cards! I like the use of 2 wreaths!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love your cards!!!!!

JmB said...

Such pretty cards. I would never think to water color something so intricate (that wreath I'm drooling over). It's perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

Love, love, love your "silent night" card! The very slight background is perfection! Thanks for sharing!

Vivian said...

2 wreaths on 1 card...so creative! Can't wait to get the collection!

Sue McRae said...

I love the fresh colors on these festive cards!

Michelle Allison said...

I love the non-traditional colors! Great cards.

Jane M said...

Wonderful cards! Really like the second generation stamping you used with the Ornamental Background stamp?

Sarah Greber said...

I'm loving your variety of colors on these cards! Thanks for the inspiration with this collection!

Alicia Lutman said...

Beautiful colors and layering

Priscilla S said...

Fun and festive!!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Beautiful cards! Love this collection.

Marise Nyberg said...

Love the Silent night Holy night card. Can't wait for the release.

Valerie Babcock said...

I love everything about your cards Emily! Wonderful colors and arrangement!

Tasha Dawson said...

I love how you used two wreaths and the colors are gorgeous!!

Colleen said...

Your two cards are gorgeous..the first with the two wreaths is my favorite, lovely lovely cards!

minnesotabackyard said...

Emily,
Great cards, especially your color combinations!
Linda S

Ann Cifaldi said...

Love the cards and colors you used

Jill D. said...

Awesome choice of color on the first card. You're right the poinsettia set could be used year round. Love it.

loceanjo said...

I love the double wreath idea. Also like the background done as a second generation stamping!!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Michele Strickland said...

Love the wreath card and colors.

canadian_liner said...

I always enjoy viewing your creations, Emily. Love the soft look of the backgrounds on both cards. The Mint to Be colour looks beautiful for Christmas! Now I'm tempted by the add-on dies, after seeing that lovely poinsettia swag :)

DarbyW said...

I love the background on your "Tis the Season" card, beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful holiday cards!

Heike Kirmse said...

Wonderful cards.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Loving your cards! I love how subtle the background stamp is and your use of colors.

Geraldine Homenchuk said...

Well now, who'd a thunk of using two wreathes!? Besides you, of course, but I love it. It's so cute and whimsical. Love the card with the poinsettia also ... great use of colours and oh yes, the backgrounds! Awesome!!

nancy y said...

what great cards, love how you thought to use two wreaths! And your watercoloring is just lovely.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Love the 2 wreaths on one card for the song lyrics. Inspiring!

Cindy said...

Love your cards Emily!

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh !! Beautiful cards. I really like the double wreath card and the font used for the greetings is my favorite. Great set in this new SOA box. You all make wonderful cards and share great ideas with us. Thanks

Nana Donna said...

Love your cards, especially how you watercolored the wreath

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards and I really love the colors of your wreaths!!

Memory Lane Creations By Charlene said...

I love your color choices and the double wreath! Nice job!

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Judy said...

My Mom's neighborhood is called Poinsettia Park. I just told her if she was home by Christmas I would make her cards again this year using the Poinsettias and all the beautiful ideas from these blog. Hess I have to get this awesome box of goodness now😘

Tinstar said...

lovely cards - that wreath card is simply stunning and I never would have thought to use 2.

Purple Princess said...

Lovely cards!!

Linda said...

So pretty. So excited about this SOA box.

Stefanie White said...

Great cards, I love the colors you used for the mistletoe and berries on card 2!

Jenn said...

Beautiful! I love the background on the first card with the ornamental background. Just stunning!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love how you used the wreath and mixed the sentiment!

Sheila H said...

Very pretty cards. I love the water coloring.

Rhonda Price said...

I am loving seeing each designers creations. These are beautiful!

Cynthia Simpson said...

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful cards. Love the colors in both cards.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Lovely designs and beautiful color combinations.

Diane Kannawin said...

Both cards are very pretty!

tammejean said...

Beautiful details

Greg Crook said...

Nice cards. The box looks amazing

Chrystyna said...

Super cards!!! Love both the wreath stamp and die and the poinsettia stamp set and dies. The colors pop and make the cards so lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cherie Criswell said...

This background stamp is so Versatile! Love it!

JanetB said...

Your cards are beautiful and your colors are perfect.

Anita Agler said...

Nice use of the wreath! It is a beautiful design.

Amy McCue said...

I love that the greetings all go together from the song “Silent Night”

Scraplea 1 said...

Such fun and beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards! Thank you for sharing

Susan Powell said...

Gorgeous cards!! I am loving the color combo you chose!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing! Love SOA collections!

Four11Lady said...

Both cards are great but my favorite is the one with the double wreaths. Very well
done!

SJH D said...

Love your creativity. Double wreath is to die for.

Kay Roose said...

Love both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Nez said...

These are such pretty cards Emily!! I especially love the 1st one, with the double wreath! :) Thanks for sharing!

Joni said...

Nice use of bright bold color.

Gail Olson said...

Love the colors - great ideas!

Georgia said...

so many different combinations....my head is spinning.

Sherry said...

So pretty!

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love the multicolor wreaths!

Bobby said...

I love the subtle background on the first card and the arrangement of flowers and greens on the second.

Kathy Doyle said...

Wow!! Both of your cards are stunning. I especially love the soft colors of the backgrounds, the second one is perfection. I will be trying that one tonight on some cards!

Kim Botello said...

Wonderful cards. Love the double wreaths, so fun & unusual. Awesome job.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

What lovely cards! I love the double wreath card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the double wreath on the card.
the blue leaves are so pretty.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Love you color combinations. The poinsettia is gorgeous.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love your cards, that double wreath is stunning! TFS!

Lindy said...

Wow! Everybody's cards are so unique and gorgeous!

Jill said...

I love your cards. Very creative and beautiful.

Karen Sturdivant said...

Very nice. So creative.

Sue LD said...

I like the colors and designs on both of these cards.

Joyce Spear said...

Both of your cards are stunning, but the double wreath card knocked my socks off! Such a clever idea (and one I will be stealing!)!

Susan Wareham said...

Both cards are great inspirations I think the Wreath is my Favorite

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!

Marjorie King said...

Love your cards. I really love the poinsettia they are great.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Do you know how much I love that subtle background! It's so pretty!

Tracy said...

Fun cards, so pretty!

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are fantastic! The 2 wreath card is so unique. I love it!

Barbara Brennan said...

I appreciate the creativity of Christmas card created in non traditional colors. Your designs are simply beautiful

Teresa Cherka said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Karin W said...

Beautiful poinsettia card!

Queen-of-Cards said...

so excited to see the new collection!!

Sophia Blair said...

Beautiful cards Emily! the colours of the cards work beautifully together! The 'here we come a-caroling' stamp set is so cute!

Michelle King said...

I love the color combo you chose. Stunning and refreshing!

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful card

Patt H. said...

Amazing cards! I love them both!

Pam Wells said...

Very pretty cards! The colors make them so bright and festive!

beth said...

Such great cards. Such talent. Thanks for sharing.

2Scrap2Day 2morrow said...

Lovin the wreaths

Robin Monsos said...

Love the double wreaths!

desertskyquilts said...

Great inspiration, thank you! I keep thinking no one can come up with something else to do with the wreath, but you really did!

SmilynStef said...

Love the fun colors on your poinsettia card.

kt said...

Def need to get my hands on these inks with my collection. Can't wait to play!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are two great cards! I love the layering of die-cuts on the second one.

Dawn Kloman said...

These are so cute. Fun colors!! Thanks for sharing

Trina said...

Awesome cards. I love the colors you used.

Woodmanor said...

cute cards. thanks for sharing

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the whimsy look of the poinsettia card

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Love both cards and the colors you used are awesome

Alaska .Kris said...

Wreaths are my favorite!

J Sirak said...

I love your cards!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the blue added to the red and green!

Jan Arnold said...

These are both fabulous cards! I love the poinsettia card for the colors you chose and the background wash of color! Thanks for sharing your creativity

Samantha Buse said...

Live these cards so much inspiration

Elainej said...

Really like your cards. I am such a traditionalist when it comes to color on Christmas cards, but yours are a good mix!

Marianne said...

So pretty, Emily. I particularly like your first card.

Natalie s said...

Wonderful cards! I'm falling more and more in love with that Ornamental Background.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I adore the silent night card. You always create such beauties!

Rose said...

Great cards. The one with the poinsettias is my favorite. Love that stamp.

edejesus331 said...

The double wreath card simply WORKS! Love the softness and fresh impact! Great job!

Beka L said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the colored die cut wreath!

Lisa K said...

Love how you used the wreath two times! Such beautiful cards.

jandbspiegel said...

Nice cards - I love the color you chose

Debra Rumpza said...

I especially like how you colored the wreath on the first card! Pretty!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Both are gorgeous cards! I love the 2 wreaths for the sentiments and the soft second generation stamped background. Pretty poinsettias with the soft watercolored background is perfect for this bloom.

Craftydancer said...

I really like your cards. The second one is my favorite. I love the colors you chose.

Cheryl

Cindy Pryor said...

My favorite card you made is the one with the poinsettias. It has beautiful colors and plenty of dimension. Lovely!

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautifully designed cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Posh Kitty said...

I love the use of the two wreaths on one card like that .

Mary Nelson said...

Beautiful cards! Love the double wreath idea, very cool!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love that wreath!

loceanjo said...

LOVW THAT WREATH AND WHAT YOU DID WITH IT IS STUNNING!

Brandy said...

Gorgeous cards! Can't wait for this release!

Carol Hardie said...

Just stunning ..... love the double wreath and color combo. Every card I see with that Ornamental BG is so pretty and your card is no exception. Thank you for sharing your layouts.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow both cards are stunning esp with the addition of the aqua and mint colours.

Jill said...

Love both your cards!!!

foleysfriend said...

Love the addition of the mint and aquatini to the traditional Christmas colors.

Cati Ballard said...

Beautiful designs! Love the water coloring! Another fantastic job using the SOA collection! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Susan. w said...

Emily both of your cards are lovely and modern with the second card having a slight 'old worlde' feel, a very clever twist. I'm excited to receive a SOA collection box!

Donna Cala said...

I have not been stamping much but this collection really caught my eye. I love the images and the DT has really brought it all to colorful life.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the colors on your wreath!