Monday, September 17, 2018

Home For The Holidays Stamp of Approval Hop




Release day for Catherine Pooler's Home for the Holidays Stamp of Approval (SOA) Collection is almost here and we're celebrating today with a blog hop. 

If you haven't heard of SOA, it's a collection of hand-picked exclusive stamping supplies that all coordinate with each other beautifully. You'll also receive a project guide chock full of inspiration.

 This collection is being released on Sept.19th at 9am EST to people on the wait list and 6pm to the general public. If you're a member of StampNation you'll get early access to purchase on Sept. 18th. Click HERE to get your name on the wait list. 

Now for some cards!
I've got 3 to share with you today.

My first card features
 - Holiday Mix Stamp Set
- Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
- Cozy Borders Stamp Set
- Tiny Tags Dies


I kept things really neutral for my first card using only Icing on the Cake ink and Sand Dunes card stock for color. I started by cutting some of the tiny tags out of then white embossed the snowflake and the sentiments. I sponged the edges, added some linen thread and 'hung' them onto a white panel. The snowflakes and 'Christmas' are stamped with Icing on the Cake ink and everything is added to a card base of Sand Dunes cardstock.


My next card features
- Christmas Cookies Stamp Set
- Sugar Cookies Dies (Add on)


This card reminded me of when my girls were little and we would make and decorate sugar cookies for Santa.
I stamped a variety of the cookie images with versamark, heat set them all with gold embossing powder and cut them out with their coordinating dies. Next I grabbed a blender pen and a variety of inks - Shea Butter, Over Coffee, Daydream, It's a Boy, Sweet Sixteen, Flirty Fuchsia, It's a Girl, Grass Skirt and Rockin' Red - and added 'frosting' to them. 
The sentiment is embossed with gold onto Sand Dunes card stock and the cookies are placed all around it, using craft foam on some for added dimension. 


My last card today features
- Cozy Borders Stamp Set
- Merry Christmas Layered Word Die


The background piece was made by stamping the snowflake border stamp, alternating with Icing on the Cake and Over Coffee ink and then sponging the edges with Over Coffee ink. 
The sentiment is cut from white cardstock. I removed the Merry Christmas and inked it up with the Icing on the Cake ink by pressing it directly into the ink pad.
I used It's a Girl and Be Mine inks to create a varigated background piece for the sentiment by lightly dragging the ink pad directly on the paper and then getting a little heavier with the pressure as I got closer to the bottom. I lightly sponged Icing on the Cake ink on the edges and on the bottom to darken it a bit. I covered the whole piece with a sparkle pen for some shimmer and used some craft foam to add it to the card. I finished it off with some sequins.




Be sure to leave a comment at all the stops along the hop because Catherine is giving away three $25 Gift Certificates to use in her store. Winner's will be announced on Sept. 24th on Catherine's blog.

Time to Hop!

Susan Powell - that's me!
Karen Baker - GO HERE NEXT

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


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84 comments:

  1. Love all three but the first is my favorite.

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  2. So many ideas along this hop. I'm having a hard time containing my excitement. It seems like every card I see becomes a new favorite.

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  3. Each one is a little different it is hard to choose a favorite! Thanks

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  4. I really like the design of all three, but I like more traditional colors.

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  5. Love how your first card fits your "Masculine Monday" theme! Neutral colours and CAS style. My fave is the wreath of cookies... So sweet!

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  6. The Christmas cookies card reminds me of happy times in the kitchen with family.

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  7. I love them all, with the second one being my favorite.

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  8. The "sweater" background is so do-able! I can't wait to try this!

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  9. These cards are gorgeous and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great cards. It is awesome to see so many different perspectives.

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  11. What unique cards! I am really loving the sand dune cardstock.

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  12. Fun cards! I love the different choices of colors, especially the browns and pink shades.

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  13. Non traditional Christmas colors are perfect... I love it!

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  14. I love these! And the color combos are great!

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  15. How fun are these cards. Your color choices are perfect. I am drawn to neutral cards, even though I have a hard time making them. I also seem to add at least a pop of color. The colorful cookie wreath is the cutest thing. I’m really digging brown as a neural for Christmas. It looks fabulous with the red/pink for your knit design.

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  16. Love the color choice of your first card.

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  17. I love the Earthiness of the 1st and 3rd cards. Love the white on kraft and I see pink is very pretty as well. And of course, the cookies are so fun & festive. Great cards!

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  18. I love your cards! The first one makes me get the warm and fuzzy feel of Christmas!

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  19. Adorable cards. Love the cookie wreath!

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  20. Beautiful cards & thank you for sharing.

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  21. Gorgeous cards and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  22. I'm really loving the brown and pink. Feels nostalgic.

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  23. In love with the brown with the pink. I am super excited for that border stamp set!

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  24. Very lovely cards. So interesting to see hoe everyone uses the same stamps but their cards are so different!

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  25. Susan the card where you used the tags to look like ornaments is awesome.

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  26. First one is my fav! but they all look great =)

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  27. Pretty Cards - really like the middle one with the various cookies

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  28. The sweater-like background is perfect for the holidays. Love these cards.

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  29. All great cards but I think my favorite is the Cookie wreath. Very clever

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  30. I love the muted colours. Great cards!

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  31. Love the vintage look of the tag one.

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  32. The simplicity of your first card is so elegant

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  33. So beautiful! My favorite set of the hop!

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  34. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the Merry Christmas card with the stamped background!

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  35. I love the sweater-looking card. Can't wait for this SOA!

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  36. I always do a card using pink for the holidays..... your card is fantastic.

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  37. Great job with your cards, Susan! I love the 1st one best of all. so very elegant!

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  38. Like the tags as ornaments & your fun cookie wreath!

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  39. Love the earth tones used for the christmas cards. Reminds me of cards from my grandmother.

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  40. Stunning, so different and simple but absolutely gorgeous.

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  41. I love the Christmas cookie card ! All you need is ❤️

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  42. O my word love the cards. Really love the tab card and the earth tones you used. Thank you so much for your hard work.

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  43. Beautiful cards - all three of them. I especially like the first and third because I love the way you used the neutral cardstock.

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  44. All are great. Love the "sweater" background.

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  45. So many great ideas! Love your use of neutral colors, they are stunning. They are all my favorite!

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  46. I love the neutral colors. These are really fabulous cards. Classic.

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  47. I love these beautiful cards! Thank you for the idea:)

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  48. All gorgeous, Susan! I have to say though, I looooove that cookie stamp set! Love how you made a wreath out of them.

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  49. Beautiful love the way you colored the cookies.

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  50. Love the antigue look to the ornaments.
    The second card is so bright and cheerful.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing
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  51. The cookie wreath is just amazing! I really like the way you used the tag dies.

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  52. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  53. Love them all; can't pick a favorite.

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  54. these are just so beautiful...love those cookie stamps.

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  55. I love the softer color combinations. Every card is beautiful.

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  56. Very clever way to use the cookie cutter Dies!
    Love the way you stacked them and the colors are great

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  57. I love all the cards but I think my favorite is the one with the Merry Christmas word die.

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  58. These little tags are really appealing to me. I see a production line happening in the neat future!

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  59. Beautiful cards! Love those Christmas Cookies!

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  60. great card ideas using the SOA. The second one is my fav

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  61. All of your cards are so cute, Susan! I especially love the last one with the pink color accents and bling on the white and brown card! Thanks for sharing your adorable ideas!

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  62. All three are lovely. I love the border one as it looks Nordic and those seem to always draw my eye.

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  63. Awesome cards! I love brown and pink together so my favorite is the last card.

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  64. So pretty. I like your use of kraft.

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  65. Great cards. Love the cookie cutter card.

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  66. Gorgeous cards! Love the first one!

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  67. I've been challenged to make a holiday card in nontraditional colors. I think you've given me inspiration. The Sand Dunes base and monochromatic color choices gives a lovely, rustic Christmas feel.

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  68. Beautiful cards! I love what you did with those adorable tags!

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  69. Very pretty cards! I love how you made the background on the third one-very clever! Great job!

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  70. sweet crds - LOVE your choice of using Kraft card:)

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  71. Oh what wonderfully festive cards! Love the look of craft cardstock, beautiful designs.

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  72. Love the all of the neutrals of the first card, for a really homely feel.

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  73. Gorgeous cards, Susan and I love your color palette!

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