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.

Avra Williams said...

Great card!

Denise F. said...

Love the Ampersand, your card is great!!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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 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 said...

such a creative card - love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very creative card! Love it!

Susan said...

Wonderful card.

Unknown said...

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

Jackie 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.

Leanne in Cali said...

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

Sandy M said...

Understated elegance.

Michelle D said...

Beautiful card! So excited the store is opening today!

DebbieR said...

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

DebbieR said...

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

Constance.hildebrand56@gmail.com 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!

littlesavedgirl 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 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.

Unknown said...

Great card.

Creating with Susan said...

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

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I really love the soft colors.

LisaH said...

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

nfabbri said...

Awesome cards!

Unknown said...

Clever & Creative! Good work, Jane

Melanie said...

beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Love it all!

Unknown said...

Beautiful job. Love you card

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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 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!

Unknown said...

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

She's a Color Queen said...

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

Vickie jo said...

lovely card!TFS

Unknown said...

Such an elegant card. BEAUTIFUL!

Unknown said...

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

Julie W said...

What a classically elegant wedding card! Simply lovely!

cghundley said...

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

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

Beautiful and elegant. So pretty.

Unknown 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!!!

Unknown 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

Nan0807 said...

Love the card it is do simple but elegant!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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!

Unknown 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

Unknown said...

Beautiful Cards.

Unknown said...

Beautiful anniversary/wedding card.

Unknown 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 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!

Vivian said...

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

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

Nice card. I love the color combo.

Nancy-Anne 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!

Unknown 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!!!

Unknown said...

Very nice card, thanks for sharing.

Ellen C 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 N. 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 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.

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

Lovely simple yet elegant card Emily! Very pretty! Tfs

Jean said...

I really like this idea! what a great card.

Melissa 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!

Unknown said...

Love the softer color combo!

Ladyluc91 said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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..

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and choice of colors.

MelissaF 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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the card.very elegant.

Salnclts said...

I love the ampersands!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice soft colors.

Robin M 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!

Unknown 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!

Margie 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!

Unknown said...

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

Jodie Ramdas 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!

Sharon Nez 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!

Unknown said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Unknown 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.

Smilegreetingcards 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.

Unknown said...

Very pretty....thank you for sharing.

Kris in Alaska 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!

Anonymous 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!

Unknown 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!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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

Unknown 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!!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love how you used the &

Dawn T 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 Noll 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.

dnisme@blogspot.com 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!

Unknown 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,

Unknown said...

Simply lovely,thanks for sharing.

Amyjzs said...

What an elegant card!

Unknown said...

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

CathyRose said...

Very creative card! Love it!

Unknown 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:)

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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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