Friday, April 13, 2018

A Catherine Pooler Giveaway - The Perfect Reason


Today I've got The Paisley Peacock stamps and dies as well as the You Did It! stamp set from Catherine Pooler's The Perfect Reason collection to give away! How cool is that?! And all you have to do is leave a comment below before 8am PDT on Monday April 16th and one commenter will be randomly chosen to receive all three! 
(Please note that this is for US residents only)



For this first card I used the little images - you know those ones that tend to be forgotten - yeah those ones - from the Perfect Reason stamp set and created a little floral scene around that big, beautiful Congrats sentiment from the You Did It! set. Love that font. 



This next one uses the feathers from the Paisley Peacock set and some other little stamps from the You Did It! and the Perfect Reason set to create some of my own paper. I left a section blank for the sentiment and drew a couple of lines with a fine black marker to frame it. I used Catherine's Smoke card stock for the base. I like how all the images work together to create a feeling of celebrating. They make me think of the caps that are tossed into the air at graduation ceremonies so I made this one a grad card. 



I did some ink blending using Melon Ice, Garden Party and Aquatini on the feathers from the Paisley Peacock set on this next card. I was trying to figure out what colors to make the body of the peacock and honestly, was stressing out when I glanced at the sentiment from the Perfect Reason set and thought to myself, YES!. So I made it purple! There's coordinating dies for this set so don't stress about fussy cutting them out. I added it to a panel of Smoke cardstock allowing for the tiniest of frames and then added it to the card base.


Make sure to leave a comment before 8am PDT Monday April 16th for your chance to win the following: 
Paisley Peacock stamps and die set
and the 
You Did It stamp set


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



shopping list:
stamp set: The Big The Bold and The Happy (Winnie & Walter), Woo Hoo (Sunny Studio)
stitched stackable rectangle dies (lawn fawn)
craft foam (Michaels)

7 comments:

  1. Lovely array of cards, Susan. I love that pretty peacock!
    And the sentiment is AWEsome sauce. :-)

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little peacock! It is on my wish list (for now!!) And I didn't used to like paisley..but it is really growing on me seeing all these beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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    1. Congratulations Lisa! You won the giveaway. Please send me your mailing address so we can get that out to you and you can start stamping those paislies :)

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  3. Wonderful cards! I really like the wedding card since I have four weddings to attend to this summer! Love the peacock paisley set!

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  4. Isn't the Paisley Peacock stamps and die wonderful? Love 'em. Especially love your one with the Royal and Pixie purples!

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  5. I love all of the cards, but the peacock is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I love the simplicity of the Congrats Card and how you used the paisleys to create your own background paper...crafty!

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