Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Catherine Pooler Designs | April Showers Bring...Collection | You're the Best

Hello, Crafty Friends! The April Showers Bring...Collection is here!! Tell me what you're buying, what you bought or what you plan to buy. ;) If you need another reason to get the Rise & Shine Bundle, I'm showing off the frying pan stamp, and the way it converts into a plate with the embossed plate die.

I love the way these frying pans from the Rise & Shine Stamp Set look in Juniper Mist, Shea Butter and Rouge. They look like Le Creuset! Aren't they beautiful? It would be fun to make a slimline card with a rainbow of frying pans filled with food. LOL

As with my previous card, bacon was rock 'n rolled with Rouge and Sangria. The strawberries were stamped with Rouge and Eucalyptus. The egg yolks and waffles were rock 'n rolled with Shea Butter and Sauna. The blueberries were stamped with Juniper Mist. I stamped the egg whites in Twilight.

To create the beautiful pot holders, I stamped the floral gingham border from the Morning Borders Stamp Set using Hot Tub. Then I used scissors to cut squares from the border, resulting in perfectly sized squares for the pans. Another idea I had was to stamp the same pattern on both sides and fold them into napkins. Oooh, I will have to do that for a future card!

After stamping and die cutting all of the food elements, I cut out a 4" x 5.25" panel which I dry embossed using the Star Stencil. Then I used the Superlatives Stamp Set to stamp a custom sentiment on the front. I attached the pot holders to the embossed panel with mini glue dots, curling up the corners with my fingers. Then I popped up the frying pans and silver plate with foam tape.

I'm having the best time creating table settings with the Rise & Shine Bundle and I hope you're inspired, too. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Catherine Pooler Designs | April Showers Bring...Collection | Rise & Shine

Hello, Crafty Friends! If you're a StampNation Member, it's time for Early Ordering! There are so many goodies to choose from. What are your favourite items from the April Showers Bring...Collection? What do you plan to buy, what did you buy and what is on your wish list? Do you need more convincing? LOL

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the Rise & Shine Bundle is so much fun and with my first card, I barely scratched the surface of what you can do with it. Again, I was inspired by the Great Start 6x6 Paper Pack and I immediately thought of a table spread when I saw the Sage-coloured gingham paper.

I absolutely had to use the plates die, which is the same stamp as the frying pan but with a separate die to create a plate from it. I used the floral paper to create the rim for the pretty plates. Then I created huge stacks of delicious breakfast foods for them. That pile of bacon is making my mouth water!!

The bacon was rock 'n rolled with Rouge and Sangria. The strawberries were stamped with Rouge and Eucalyptus. The egg yolks and waffles were rock 'n rolled with Shea Butter and Sauna. The blueberries were stamped with Juniper Mist. I stamped the egg whites in Twilight.

Believe it or not, I used the newspaper die to create the little napkins by scoring them twice, once in the middle and again in quarters. The sentiment banner is from the Superlatives Dies which was the perfect size to heat emboss the sentiment in Juniper Mist and clear embossing powder on vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you again tomorrow April 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for General Ordering.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Catherine Pooler Designs | April Showers Bring...Collection | Good Morning, Sunshine

Did you see today's Rise & Shine Bundle Reveal? It's my favourite from the April Showers Bring... Release and this is a huge release! I adore Catherine Pooler's layering stamp sets that don't require colouring and it's a bonus when they involve food and drinks. LOL

This card features the Rise & Shine Stamp Set and coordinating Rise & Shine Dies. I also used two different patterned papers from the Great Start 6x6 Paper Pack which has now taken I Love You Soy's place as my favourite paper pack. It's obvious that I drew my colour inspiration from Great Start, using six of the nine colours listed on the packaging.

I used Rouge for the strawberries and glasses. I rock 'n rolled Shea Butter and Sauna for the sun. I also used Eucalyptus for the leaves on the strawberries and I must say that it was an absolute delight to stamp those little strawberries! I used Hot Tub for the coffee mug and lower part of the sentiment. I used Juniper Mist for the top part of the sentiment and the bowl. I also used Juniper Mist direct-to-paper to create the frame around the top panel. I used Black Jack for the newspaper and milk bottle.

I used an X-acto knife to cut a slit into the rim of the bowl so I could slide the strawberries into it. The coffee mug was popped up with foam tape but the rest of the elements were attached to the card with mini glue dots. I tried to keep it as flat as possible, given that all those elements already added a lot of bulk to the card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you again tomorrow April 13, 2021 for StampNation Early Ordering at 12:00 p.m. and General Ordering starts Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.