Saturday, July 4, 2020

Catherine Pooler Designs | Peeking Pets Birthday Duo

I made two birthday cards using the same products and ink colours. I love that they're similar but have two completely different looks! I used two new favourites, Peeking Pets (with coordinating dies) and Instant Happy. I loved all the samples shown at release time and had to have them. They're definitely going to get a lot of use!

I used Samba, Tiara, Mint To BeIt's a Boy and Sweet Sixteen on both cards. I masked off criss-crossing stripes on the first card and used those ink colours to 'wrap' the Instant Happy die as a gift. Then I used those same colours to watercolour the cat's party hat. I die cut the 'birthday' word from black glitter cardstock and used a sparkle pen on the pompom and all of the white space between the coloured stripes.

In the background of this card, I used the Instant Happy die to dry emboss the background. I did this by die cutting two more frames and using them to emboss the background. Then I rounded two corners and used Midnight ink to colour the corner pieces that were adhered back on to the card base.

This second card features the same two stamp sets, Peeking Pets (with coordinating dies) and Instant Happy, as well as the same ink colours,  SambaTiaraMint To BeIt's a Boy and Sweet Sixteen. I used a much lighter hand when ink blending the stripes.

For this card, I added glasses from Pet Specs and clouds from Mountain of Thanks (with coordinating dies). For the glittery silver cloud, I die cut the solid cloud die and then used scissors to cut out the centre, leaving just an outline. I felt that the whole cloud was too heavy for this design. I also used Twilight ink to ink blend the frame around the Instant Happy die.

Which card do you prefer? I honestly can't choose but since my two cat-loving friends have such different tastes, I know they'll love their personalized cards!

Don't forget to check out Catherine Pooler's 4th of July Super Sale! You can find more on this sale in my previous post HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 3, 2020

Catherine Pooler Designs | 4th of July Super Sale!

Hello friends, Happy 4th of July weekend to all my friends and family in the U.S.! Catherine Pooler Designs is having a big super sale through Sunday and there are so many great products up to 40% off so I thought I'd share a few of my past projects using some of the product that are on sale.

Catherine Pooler Designs also has a limited restock on full-sized ink pads, as well as two new perfect blocks for stamping! Use code SHIPFREEUS for free shipping on U.S. orders over $25 or code SHIP7OFFINTL for $7 off shipping on international orders over $25.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

Welcome to the Canada Day Video Hop! It was only a month ago that a few crafty friends and I discussed the idea of coordinating a video hop to celebrate Canada Day. I'm thrilled that this event grew as much as it did and I'm so grateful for the enthusiasm of our generous sponsors. I hope that you'll find today's video hop to be full of inspiration and also discover a few new crafty Canadian YouTubers, as well as Canadian shops!

I'm proud to be joined by so many talented stampers, illustrators, planners and even a popular TV show host, all of whom I'm proud to call friends! Here's the full list of YouTubers participating in today's video hop:

My video for today features 3 Ways to Use Slimline Dies featuring Studio Katia products. Studio Katia is one of our generous sponsors, giving away 10 $25 gift certificates in this hop so be sure to leave a comment at every stop!

I made three projects featuring both new and older products. All of my projects use the Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies as a base. This die set comes with three pieces and my first card uses the largest die as the card base and the medium die as a scalloped mat. I used the Craftastic stamp set and coordinating dies, plus Vanilla Luster Fusion sequins to create a shaker card.

My second card features the largest of the Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies as a card base and this time I create a Z-fold card to make a birthday card, using Kobi the Birthday Bear, Kobi Makes a Wish and Kobi Bearing Gifts, as well as the Birthday Greetings sentiments.

My third project is a bookmark that uses the smallest die from the Dotted Slimline Set 2 dies. At 2" x 7", it was the perfect size for a bookmark. The gorgeous flowers are from the Lovely Blooms stamp set and the sentiment is from the You're So Ranunculus stamp set.

All of the images were stamped, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and watercoloured with distress inks. I've linked to all of the my supplies below.


Scrapbook & Cards Today
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Studio Katia
Penguin Palace Stamps
Three Room Studio
Angie Blom Digital Designs
Just ME Digital Stamps
Studio Vcky
Your Next Stamp
High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Papercrafter's Workshop

Scrap 'n Stamp
The Paper & Ink Boutique
The Scrapbook Cottage
Scrap Shotz
$150 Grand Prize Package
One-Year Subscription
Ten $25 gift Certificates
Three $25 Gift Certificates
One $25 Gift Certificate
Winners Choice of 2 Digital Kits
Winner's Choice of 6 Digital Stamps
One $25 Gift Certificate
One $25 Gift Certificate
One $25 Gift Certificate
Two $60 Prize Packages +
Two $25 Gift Certificates
One $100 Gift Certificate
One $50 Gift Certificate
One $50 Gift Certificate
One $50 Gift Certificate

A huge thank you to our very generous sponsors who've donated over 25 individual prizes valued at over $1000! Be sure to leave a comment at every stop on the hop for your chance to win. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning. Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 17, 2020 and all of the winners will be announced on Monday, July 20, 2020. Be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!