Saturday, May 18, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} You're Amazingly Amazing + Last Chance for Insta Hop and Video Hop Prizes!

Hello, friends! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Today's card is a reminder that both the Catherine Pooler Storybook Insta Hop and the Catherine Pooler Storybook Video Hop come to an end today, so be sure to get your follows, tags, likes and comments in for your chance to win one of several $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Store!

I combined both the Fluttering Friends and Forest Foliage stamp and die sets, along with Lovely Friends to show how well you can pair up new sets with existing sets. The heat embossed gold berries are from Fluttering Friends, the leaves are from Forest Foliage and the little flowers and sentiment are from Lovely Flowers.

I also used all four ink colours from the new Urban Oasis Collection (Rouge, Lemongrass, Sage and Queen for a Day), along with two existing ink colours (Mandarin Spice and Daydream). Again, this shows how well the new ink colours pair with existing colours!

All of the leaves and berries were adhered to the panel with glue dots, and the red and yellow flowers were popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension. The gold berries nicely highlight the beautiful gold sentiment.

This card could be given on any occasion for love and friendship, and the sentiment could even work for a birthday.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, May 17, 2019

{Concord & 9th} May 2019 Feature Friday: Simple Serif Alphabet

Welcome back to another Concord & 9th Feature Friday! This week, I'm super excited to be sharing a project featuring the Simple Serif Alphabet Dies. The way I designed this card didn't allow me to use the coordinating stamp set but you can be sure that I'll find some way to use them on a future project. I love alphabet die sets because you can do anything with them!

I started this card by picking colours for the Gingham Background. I set my card panel and the background stamp in my MISTI stamping tool so it would stamp a portion across the top and bottom of the panel. Then I used the stitched diamond design in three different colours, gradually getting darker towards the centre of the card.

I used three of those same ink colours and masking paper to ink blend a striped pattern. I added a strip of white glitter cardstock under the three stripes, held the dies in place with removable tape and ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6. I love the glittery bottoms! The sentiment that I split and stamped above and below the die cut word is from the May 2019 Earned Reward, Lots To Say. You can get this 3x4 stamp set for free with any $60+ order, now through June 8th or while supplies last. It's such a great little stamp set!

The bears I added to the bottom of my card are from the Hi There Bear Bundle. This remains one of my favourite Concord & 9th sets. It has a panda so how could it not be?! I stamped a panda, grizzly bear and polar bear, my own versions of my families favourite bear family, We Bare Bears. I die cut the tiny bow tie from part of the ink blended panel so it would match the Gingham Background and the die cut letters.

In case you missed it, last week's Feature Friday post featured the Filled In Florals Bundle, a companion set to the Fine Line Florals Bundle. I also sneak peeked these sets together in a Two Many Cards video and you can watch that HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you again next Friday! :)


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Sunny Studio Stamps + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! I'm thrilled to have my friend Ardyth Percy-Robb guesting with me this month for Two Many Cards. If you're new to this series, please visit my original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're so excited to be featuring summer release products from Sunny Studio Stamps, including Slice of Summer stamps and dies, the Wrap Around Box Die and the Summer Splash 6x6 Paper Pad.

I love gift boxes and I'm always looking for new ones. This Wrap Around Box fits the bill perfectly, especially with its width and height. I'm really excited that a stack of cookies will fit into this one. It's perfect for gifting baked goods and end-of-year teacher gifts!

I started by stamping multiples of the layered fruit from Slice of Summer. I absolutely love Mendi's layering stamp sets. They're so realistic and my mouth is watering just looking at these fruit. LOL

Then I cut out panels for the sides and top of the box using papers from the Summer Splash 6x6 Paper Pad. I've always loved collecting patterned paper and I go in phases between not using them and using them a lot! It was a lot of fun using these ones and I can't wait to make more boxes and cards with these bright and happy papers.

I stamped four different custom sentiments on each of the side panels before adhering them to the box and assembling it in 3D form.

To finish, I created a small note tag, enforcing it with a silver glitter heart and attaching it to the box with silver string.


Sunny Studio Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner, chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on May 22, 2019 and the winner will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're the lucky winner!

Please head over to Ardyth's YouTube channel to see her take on Slice of Summer, Wrap Around Box and Summer Splash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!