Monday, 23 April 2018

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Blog Hop



Welcome to Day 3 of the Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! This Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs is full of products that you can use to make cards that celebrate friendship and lots of happy occasions throughout the year! And included in this collection is a NEW Mystery Ink.



There are actually 3 options this time - you can choose the Tea Collection, the Coffee Collection OR the combined collection! There are some add-ons as well that will coordinate perfectly with your new goodies!

You should have come from  Laurel's blog (full blog list below with details about how to win).
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this exclusive collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. All these products were designed specifically for this collection; they are brand new, and while they will be made available at Catherine's store in the future, they won't be available there for many months.
If you are a StampNation member, you get access to order starting on Monday, April 23rd at 10 pm. Not a StampNation member? Make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9 am Tuesday, April 24th before the public (at 6 pm). These collections always sell quickly (and often sell out!), so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!
Now, let's get on with my projects!

Stacking Cups:

SUPPLIES
Stamps: Cuppa Tea
Ink: Lime Rickey, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Flirty Fuschia, Black Jack, Midnight
Paper: White

If one cup of tea can solve everything, imagine what 4 cups can do! I had some fun with colour and masking to create this stack of tea cups. I created the 'ground' for the cups by simply masking and blending some Black Jack ink above the mask.
Scattered Circles (X2)

SUPPLIES
Stamps: Punctuated Party
Ink: Tiki Torch, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Midnight
Paper: White
Accessories: Celebrate Die, Scattered Circles Stencil

I discovered (maybe by accident!) that I could make two card fronts at once using the new Scattered Circles
stencil (it works well as a turnabout, too!)

Here's a quick video:




Be sure to hop along and comment for your chance to win one of 3 $97 Gift Certificates, which will be chosen randomly from commenters and announced on Catherine's blog tonight at 6 pm.





123 comments:

  1. This stencil is great. Genius how you used it! I love your short videos, they are so fun. The tea cups look so pretty in the bright colors. TFS.

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  2. Love your designs!!! And thanks for sharing your discoveries with us! And I always appreciate videos - extra helpful!

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  3. Such great cards Ardyth. That tea card is amazing!!! Love the positive/negative backgrounds too. :)

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  4. I totally agree with the first two comments, and of course the others, your videos and discoveries are great.

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  5. The tea cups are gorgeous! Only you would come up with a way to do the positive and negative backgrounds, I think that is genius!

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  6. All of your cards are spectacular!

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  7. Thanks for stencil technique video--really clever and efficient. The stacked teacups are darling.

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  8. Hi Ardyth,
    Thank you so much for the quick stencil tip to make two card fronts! What a great way to clean your stencil and get a second front at the same time!

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  9. Love your cards. It is so cool how you left the polka dots white and sponged the background.

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  10. Love the designs of your cards and that stencil is amazing!!

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  11. I love the tea cup set with the bright beautiful colors and the shading below. It really makes the stand out! I also really like how you stenciled the two different designs.

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  12. How fun. I especially like how you shaded on the first one. Smiles, Darby

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  13. What an ingenious way of making a card. I love it. Thanks for sharing. The tea-cups in the first card look like you must have stamped them more than once. They are beautiful.

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  14. Oh, combined collection for me! Love this new release. Fabulous font for those dies! Exciting

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  15. I really think I may have to get both tea and coffee. Loving this.

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  16. Cute cards! Love that polka dot background.

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  17. Gorgeous stacked cups and love the polka dots. =)

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  18. Yay! Team tea all the way! Love your tea cups!

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  19. Love the stacked tea cups! Great idea with the stencil! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. AWESOME stencil idea, thank your the video on it.

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  21. Your teacup card is so sweet. I love your stencil video...what a great idea!

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  22. fantastic projects, love the stacking cups!

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  23. Great stencil video....love your cards!

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  24. Those stacking cups are so cute!

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  25. Cute teacups. Your stencil technique gives another 2 cards for 1 method...love it!

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  26. Great cards! Love the bright colors of the teacups and the short video on the positive and negative sides usage of the stencil.

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  27. Fabulous cards! I love your stack of cups!

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  28. Wow! How fun is that technique! Thanks for sharing the video. Your use of color blows me away. Those teacups were just made for Catherine Pooler inks!

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  29. Perfect!! Love your style and that short video!

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  30. Wonderfully CAS and vibrant cards Ardyth. So beautifully executed - fantastic!

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  31. Love your sweet stack of tea cups! So cute!

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  32. wow, never would have thought of using the stencil that way. And looking at the cards, didn't even suspect that was how you did it. will have to go back and look at my other stencils now.

    Also love the stacked cups and the way you created the base for them to sit on.

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  33. Cute cards! I like the stacked cups and how you put a muted grey line to have them sit on!

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  34. Love the stacked tea cups. Great cards. Can’t wait to order tonight. I will be getting the whole set with dies. Love it.

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  35. So clever on the second one and I adore those stacked tea cups. These cards are my cup of tea!

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  36. Love the bright colors you used -- fabulous cards!! Just ADORE all of this new release!!!

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  37. Love these cards - great choice of colors!

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  38. Love the stacked teacups.
    The orange cards are fantastic.
    I need some bright colors on
    a dark, dreary day.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Love your cards
    Tea cup card is so cute
    Celebrate cards are Awesoms!
    Such a great tip to use both sides of Scattered Circles stencil
    I now need to look at all my stencils to see if this will work with them as well
    You have definitely "sparked " my creativity

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  40. Love the Celebrate cards! And love the orange color you picked - Beautiful! Think I would love to have both of these stamp sets!

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  41. When I watched your video I was super excited. Why have I never thought about doing that? Thank you for sharing your video and a new way to use the stencil.

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  42. Oh, my your stacked tea cups are so cute!! I loved your video. Another great thing to try!!

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  43. Some of the best things (like penicillin) were discovered by accident. Great job!

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  44. Love your stencil idea. It makes card making go so fast and such fun. Thanks

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  45. Ardyth, those cards are gorgeous and tea-rrific!
    I love your choice of colors to use on each of them
    Thank you for the sharing the inspirations!

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  46. Your cards are so inspiring and vibrant. I love the stacked tea cups and will have to try the stencil technique.

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  47. Your stacked teacup card is beautiful in its simplicity. Great colors and great stamp set. Thank you for showing us how you did the amazing background on your second card. Very creative! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  48. I love the bright stacked tea cups!! The video showing the 2 for one backgrounds is amazing!!

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  49. Such fun and festive cards, Ardyth. Such a clever idea to 'hinge' your stencil so you could create your monoprint. I have been thinking to use the CP ink pads to ink up the inside of my embossing folder before embossing, since the ink stays wet a little longer, but now I have to try monoprinting as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Marianne x

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  50. Your cards are perfect! Great designs and colors are amazing!

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  51. Super cute cards! Love those orange polka dots!

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  52. Awesome tip on how to use the stencil to make two backgrounds love this idea. Your cards are so pretty and love the colours combo. Thank you for sharing. Sure loving this collection.

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  53. Wonderful! Love your cup stack and the verse.

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  54. Love the colors in the stacked tea cups! That was genius how you used the stencil! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Love love love the tea stamp set! Also, that polka dot stencil is going to be so much fun!

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  56. Your cards are too
    cute! Darling stacked
    tea cups and love the
    second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. Those vibrant colors sure brightened my day. I really like your cards, they're just so cheery.

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  58. The celebrate card is my favorite. I love the colors you used!

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  59. Great cards, the celebrate cards are cute, love them1

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  60. Love your cards....but especially the stacked cups....I always think that looks so cool....can't wait to give it a try

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  61. Bright teetering tea cups.....so gorgeous in color used.

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  62. Ardyth, your masking is always on point...love those stacked tea cups! And, OMG, you are brilliant about how you used that stencil and flipped it over!! Love it!

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  63. Love how you used the stencil & your cards are so nice

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  64. Well that's a nifty little trick with the stencil. What a great way to get a pattern and the inverse and not waste ink! It's a three-fer. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity with us!

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  65. Great cards. I really like the one with the reacups!

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  66. lovely cards - so bright and cheerful:)

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  67. Your cards are awesome! Thanks for the video too!

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  68. what a clever idea with the stencil - kind of like two for one! I love the stacked cups, that is one tea-riffic card!

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  69. Beautiful color combination on the tea cups card. And dots are so great, aren’t they? You can use them for so many different things.

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  70. CRAZY about the teacups! Love the colors

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  71. Wow! Fun projects. I love that you got two cards out of one with the stencil. Fun masking tea cups.

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  72. Such bright and cheerful cards Ardyth!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  73. Ohhhhh. Love the orange. I don’t often think to use it, but you really gave your card some wow with it.
    Thanks for beautiful examples

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  74. Love your cards. Thanks for the video. What a great idea to make two cards with the same ink--cuts down on time and ink.

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  75. What cute, bright and fun cards! Great job!

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  76. Love the way you used the stencil!! Can’t wait for my box!!

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  77. Great cards Ardyth! Thanks for the video tip. I will definitely try that out.

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  78. So many choices! I love the stacked cups!

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  79. stacking the tea cup are awesome.. So many things you can do the this SOA box I can wait to get mine.

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  80. Great cards. Love the colorful stack of cups.

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  81. Great cards! I LOVE how you used the stencil. Thanks for the great idea!

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  82. Love those stacked cups. The colours are awesome.

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  83. Well that polka dot trick is nifty! And I love your stacked cups card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  84. So cute - love the teacups and the stencils.

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  85. Both of these are gorgeous but the orange one is a show stopper!

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  86. Like others listed above, I'm loving your super quick video to show that fun flip flop stencil technique! So fun! I'm interested to try this as a turnabout stencil, too. I've been looking for a polka dot full stencil and was so happy to see it in this collection!

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  87. I love the bright tea cups all stacked up pretty. I can almost imagine me dropping them all over the floor in bare feet. That flipping the card is genius! I usually try turning my stencil once or flipping it over and re-inking but I never thought to just tape and flip. So simple (once someone shows me) and it looks great. This is one of the many reasons I love these blog hops.

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  88. Thanks for showing us how to make 2 card fronts at once with one stencil. You are a clever girl. I like the bright coffee cups too. Thanks

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  89. I am just loving your style of cards, Ardyth! The stack of teacups are ready to party....all afternoon. Thank you for being a part of StampNation I am loving your presence there. TFS

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  90. Adore both of your cards. Just gorgeous. Great new SOA collection release.

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  91. Love the colorful tea cups stacked up, makes for one happy card!

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  92. Oh my goodness, Ardyth, these are beautiful!!! The stacked tea cups are stunning but that stencil idea is so fun!!! I want to try it with every stencil I have now!!! TFS

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  93. What a great idea to make two backgrounds with the same stencil. No wasting precious ink!!! I can't wait to try that with various stencils I own. Love your teacup stack too!! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Oh, Ardyth! My jaw just dropped open when I saw your video and what you did with that stencil. Why didn't I think of that?! Gorgeous cards, as always! :D

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  95. I adore that stackable teacup card. Your color choices are the best!

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  96. Great ideas for making multiple cards, Ardyth! TFS!

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  97. I love the stacked teacups. Great card. I like how your grounding is lighter near the sentiment.

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  98. Love your stack 'o cups! The way you shaded the inside of each one is perfect. And I always love a two-for-one card technique. Makes me want to break out all my stencils and give it a try :)
    Thanks for the inspiration, as ever!

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  99. Great designs on your cards. I always enjoy your technique videos. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Amazing cards Ardyth. I am loving the stacked tea cups in all their brightness.

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  101. Wow I love the bright colors on the stack of cups, they just pop with the black sentiment! Love the stencil card dots too!

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  102. 4 cups of tea in rainbow colors I'd say knocks problems clear out of the park! And great idea to double up on the stencil. Going to have to try that. Wonderful cards, Ardyth!

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  103. Awesome cards! I love the stack of cups and the pretty colors you used!

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  104. That is absolutely GENIUS! Now I can't wait to try that technique with some of my other stencils. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Love the cups of tea card and how you stacked the tea cups and the colors you used

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  106. Thanks for sharing the great stencil tip, ingenious!

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  107. Love the dot stencil and the two card fronts trick...genius!

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  108. What a clever way to use the stencil. The stacked cups are so cute. Nice job all around. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  109. Such color! I love your polka dot stencil trick. Great release with such versatility. Thank you for sharing.

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  110. Love the colors and the designs.

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  111. The stacked tea cups are pretty, but the use of the stencil is pure genius!

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  112. Ardyth, Your cards are absolutely amazing; they are beautiful. Such bright and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Ardyth, great little video, like it when you show the procedures, your cards are fab loving both equally xx

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