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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stamp of Approval Winterhaven


It's Christmas time with a NEW Stamp of Approval Box from Catherine Pooler!  Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop featuring this wonderland of winter goodies!  


Introducing the Winterhaven Collection
This Stamp of Approval box is called Winterhaven and I found the contents to be very versatile!

If you are unsure what the Stamp of Approval Box is, it is a quarterly hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box. The stamps, dies and other fun products in the Stamp of Approval Collection won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store. Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed the purchase link when the collection goes on sale on August 16th! These boxes do sell out quickly! And last quarter they sold out in record time!

Joy to the World
Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas carols. I can remember singing it as a child and we sing it to this day along with more modern Christmas worship songs. It captures the Christmas holiday perfectly in a few short stanzas and inspired this clean and simple card.

Jen Carter CP Joy to the World Wreath 1 wm2

For this card I started with a medium gray cardstock (the new gray cardstock Smoke & Mirrors from Catherine would be a perfect choice!).  I scored a line on the right & bottom edges with my score tool.  I die cut the Joy Wreath included in the collection out of white cardstock.  I die cut the joy from the same die set out of a plum cardstock and stacked three of them on top of each other.  I used the beautiful 'Tis the Season Stamp Set from the collection to stamp the leaves in Mint to Be ink (if you don't have this ink, you need to try it! It's my favorite ink! You can see the entire collection here.).  I fussy cut the leaves but there is a add on die collection for this set 'Tis the Season Dies that you can purchase when the release goes live on Tuesday...yippee!

Jen Carter CP Joy to the World Wreath Closeup 2 wm

For the sentiment I used the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment.  I masked off each word and stamped them separately with Black Jack InkYou can also see in this picture that I used a glitter pen (Nuvo) to add some glimmer to the top of the Joy die cut. 

All is Calm, All is Bright
To continue with the caroling theme this next card uses a line from Silent Night.  Silent Night is another favorite Christmas carol, in fact it could by at #1.

Jen Carter CP Caroling Calm Bright 1wm

I combined several products included in the Winterhaven collection on this card.  I started by creating my sky by blending Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, a hint of Pixie Dust & Midnight inks.  I then flicked water onto the background to create the splotched stars.  I die cut the glittered white snow landscape using and the adorable houses with the Winterhaven die set.   So many fun combinations can be made using this die set (winter or otherwise!).  I die cut the light, bench & carolers from the add-on die set called Here We Come A-Caroling die set which will be available in the store at release, and stamped them with the coordinating Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set in Black Jack & Midnight ink.  I made the light to "glow" by sponging a tad bit of Tiara ink around it.  Last, I stamped the moon in Tiara (and added a touch of glimmer from a pen) and the sentiment in Midnight, also from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set.

Keep Hopping!
To see more from this amazing collection, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!

Jen -- That's Me!

Also be sure to visit Catherine's blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks from this collection. And come back here on Tuesday, October 10th at 6PM EST for more projects from me as we celebrate Release Day!

Here's Your Chance to WIN!


Comment to win! One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on October 11th on Catherine's blog. The winners will each win one of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval boxes and if you already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

180 comments:

NancyLynn said...

Very nice ideas! Can't wait to get these!

Becky Rohwer said...

Very cute cards.

Jean Mervine said...

Great cards. I love the unique color scheme on the Joy to the Wirld card.

Alicia Lutman said...

I love the non traditional colors on the wreath.

Joyce Spear said...

Beautiful cards! I gravitate towards brighter colors, so I naturally like your second one best. The hint of Pixie Dust in the sky is genius - thanks for the tip!

Karen Kreider said...

So pretty! Love the purple JOY die cut!

Ingrid said...

Jen that Grey mixed with purple is GORGEOUS. What a great card! And your village - love all that color.

The Bakers said...

Like your use of the grey background. Both cards are very nice!

Linda Peabody said...

Love your cards. The village is adorable.

Donna Hawkins said...

Amazing collection and designs! Can’t wait to get this box of goodies in the mail!!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love your colorful houses and the Joy wreath is beautiful!

canadian_liner said...

From elegant to Whimsical! You and this SOA are so versatile! :) I am loving the inspiration from this collection as the holiday preparation begins

Colleen said...

both cards are wonderful. I love your winter scene and those little houses are so darn cute...love the silhouette figures too!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Beautiful cards,the village is awesome love the colors. Amazing collection and designs can't wait until I get my box full of goodies!

scrappinmommom said...

Lovely cards. Really like the villages.

Susan White said...

Hi Jen, I love your first card with the purple JOY!!. Your card with the sparkling snow and scenery of carolers id gorgeous!!

tneudorf said...

Thank u for sharing.

Sarah said...

Lovely!

Ebrown said...

Cute cards! Love the non-traditional colors on the first card. Very pretty.

Lacey Willetts said...

I love your Joy to the World card. I also like how you made the houses different colors on your second card. Nice job!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful cards! The second one is my favorite. I love the sparkly snow :)

Bonnie Sanche said...

I LOVE your Joy card -- absolutely stunning color choice!

Joanne G said...

I love the card with the carolers! I can almost hear them singing! Such a peaceful card!

Lindy said...

This collection is incredible! And your Joy card is my favorite.

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely in LOVE with your 1st card Jen...the non traditional colors are just FABULOUS!! And your 2nd card is just as sweet as can be...really like those silhouette carolers! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

ann greene said...

Jen, what's not to love about your cards. I like how the first one is muted and the second one is so fun and bright. Great Job.

jandbspiegel said...

The purple and gray of your first card is beautiful - unexpected Christmas colors.

Linda Gorman said...

Both of your cards are adorable. I love this collection!

Allison Cope said...

Two beautiful cards Jen! I love the grey, mint green and purple color combo - gorgeous!

Susan Powell said...

That first card is gorgeous! Love the color combo you chose. And that second card is so cute and fun!

Rhonda Price said...

Beautiful! I love your night sky.

Barbara Woodard said...

Pretty cards and the collection is amazing

Sherry said...

I like your fun color combinations!

Robin Monsos said...

I am not a fan of building scenes, but I really like the way they turn out. You color combo of the purple and grey is gorgeous!

Nana Donna said...

What great cards showcasing this SOA. So much fun stuff in there

Michele Slater said...

love your wreath card and color choices!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love love love the wreath die!

Connie Brooks said...

What wonderful cards. The Joy card is so elegant and beautiful. I love how it was created. Your second card is so Christmasy Cute. A great SOA collection to play with.

Linda said...

Loving this SOA collection and all of the amazing cards created.

Vivian said...

I love the village carolers...I guess I'm just old fashioned! Looking forward to playing with this collection!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! I love our color choice on the wreath card!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love both your cards and your choice of colors in the wreath cards so pretty.

Jane M said...

Lovely cards! I really like wreath card with the grey cardstock and plum cardstock for the joy! Very pretty.

Sue McRae said...

I love the simplicity and colors of your wreath card!

Aunt Mary said...

love these cards. the carolers scene is perfect. maybe the squirrel in the bench would have been fun too

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the winter scene.
the white wreath with the
colored leaves is so pretty.
the sentiment in the purple
is great.
thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards! I really like how you used some different color combos.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love the colourful village!

2Scrap2Day 2morrow said...

Love the village card and use of colors. I also like the alternative colors on the wreath card. Thank you for sharing

Kris said...

Fun cards, love the carolers!! Thanks!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the wreath die and the silhouette stamps!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome Xmas cards!!! Love them!!!

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards! The wreath card is simple... yet elegant. Loved your sky and the glowing light on the second one. Nice job! Thanks for sharing...!

Peggy McCullar said...

I love love love how just those two score lines on the very wreath card gave it a whole new look of dimension!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Pretty cards, Jen! The carolers scene is fabulous.

Jill D. said...

Jen,
Love both cards, but my fave is the 1st. Love the color combo and that wreath is just so stunning.

Marise Nyberg said...

Love the Joy to the world card, so classy!

Vickie Buehler said...

Great inspiration! I love the non-traditional colors on the Joy to the World card! And the other wone is so bringht and festive! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Doyle said...

Great ideas for cards! Love the bright colors on the All is Calm card

Dawn Kloman said...

Your cards are so fun.. Thanks for sharing

Donna Neal said...

Jen, I really liked the color combo of plum & gray on your first card - beautiful! And I love the scene you created in your second card - a lot more work but what a payoff - gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

Michele Strickland said...

As I stated on Catherine's blog I am really loving the wreaths

Marjorie King said...

Very nice. Love the Joy being in purple, like when there are different colors then just red and green. Also really liking the Christmas Caroler cards.

Holly said...

I love the the all calm and bright card!

Sheila H said...

You have some gorgeous color combinations and lovely designs.

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! The little carolers scene is adorable!

Barbara Brennan said...

Sweet designs! I especially love the color village filled with the silhouetted carolers!

Beka L said...

Gorgeous cards!

Judy said...

I just love this set, especially the carolers. I want this set but realistically I have no place to craft while Mom is here. I see so many uses for this and hopefully she will be able to get back to Florida by spring.

Bobby said...

Mint and plum on gray. Absolutely gorgeous!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are great Christmas looking cards !

Jill said...

I love your cards. Looking forward to this release.

Karen said...

Really liking the cute Christmas scenes.

Four11Lady said...

Both cards are great but I really LOVE the Joy to the World one. Great choice of colors.

Denise Brafford said...

Love the calm feeling of the Joy card. The gray is just perfect with the plum colored Joy. Both cards are so nice!

tara powell said...

love all the different ideas the design team have come up with. Can't wait to get my box.

beth said...

Beautiful cards. Love the joy one.

JmB said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen Balija said...

I love all of your cards, Jen! The first one has such an organic feel to it. Tbd second one is beautiful with the blue background!

Susan Wareham said...

Great cards the scene one is my favorite.

Kate said...

Love your cards, but the first is my favorite!

michiganderintexas said...

a purple joy, how unique

Colleen said...

I love the plum and gray together. But that village and the carolers is swoon worthy.

Tinstar said...

Wow, love that caroling scene card.

JanetB said...

Oh my gosh, I love that wreath!

Dee-Ann Gniewek said...

I love the Silent Night carolers!

Karin W said...

Oh my goodness. I love both of your cards! I cannot wait to play with those carolers!!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love both cards, but my favorite is the first one. The nontraditional colors are so perfect.

Sarah Greber said...

Two great cards! I like the non traditional coloring on the first. It's really beautiful!

Jayna Goins said...

Love the holly leaves with the wreath!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love love love the colors of your first canard and the silhouette scene card is ah-mazing!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

LOVE the colors on the first card!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!

Kim Botello said...

The joy card is so elegant & the village was bright & colorful & fun. Great job.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous !!

Jan Arnold said...

These are both incredible cards. The wreath card feels elegant and the second card feels serene. I love the little things you did with the village and lamp post its so awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

Denise said...

Great cards and I love the score lines, subtle but adds dimension to the card.

Trina said...

Awesome cards.

Anita Agler said...

These remind me of traditional cards but with a modern twist, very beautiful.

Carol Owen said...

Love your cards. The Joy is a great color choice

Karen said...

I'm in love with the Joy to the world card. The colors are beautiful!

Sherri said...

I like non traditional colors sometimes. the purple joy was a nice pop of color.

Char K said...

both are beautiful!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love both cards.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

I live that the stamps are song lyrics! I'll use done with music paper for sure! Love your cards!

Jill said...

Great cards!!!!!!!

SmilynStef said...

beautiful wreath ... and I love those holly leaves

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love the card with the carolers and the houses! It's amazing!

Pam Sparks said...

Love your cards! Gorgeous wreath and darling scene!

Ellen C said...

These cards are lovely and wreath die seems to be my favorite of the collection so far.

Melody said...

I love your gray card. That's a color I wouldn't have thought to use, but now I just may! And the carolers have me singing along in my head. This collection is so fun!

Kelley H. said...

Great cards. Love the use of non traditional Christmas colors on the first card.

Craftydancer said...

I like both your cards. They are elegant. I love both of those songs too.

Cheryl

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, the Joy Card color combo is so elegant and the silhouette winter scene is festive, love them both.

Scraplea 1 said...

I love your Christmas carol cards! Can't wait to get these fun products. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

cindybearj said...

Great traditional Christmas cards! I love this box!

Susan said...

I really like the colored cardstock for the village - great idea. Both your cards are so lovely, and it gives me hope that I don't have to have everything to make beautiful cards.

kt said...

The plum color against that grey background is heavenly!! Love the added scored line details.

SkyPixie17 said...

Loving all the dies, especially those adorable houses! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi Wayman said...

Love the wreath card and the colors you used & that village is just adorable

Robin L said...

I love the little village!

Jan Arnold said...

Love both of these cards! The first one with tha

Susan Eliot said...

I gasped when I saw your first card - so simple, but so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Amy McCue said...

Those little houses are so cute!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the colors you chose for the JOY card.

Theresa Knopf said...

Awesome cards!

Elainej said...

Yes, your Joy card is unusual in it's color, but I like it. I love your carolers and the attention to detail on the doors and windows of your buildings. I wonder if that dog howls along...lol.

Jackie said...

Jen I your cards are pretty. I like the simple uniqueness of the joy card. The lines are clean and smooth. You can use any color obviously for joy and it still look great.

Jackie said...

Jen I your cards are pretty. I like the simple uniqueness of the joy card. The lines are clean and smooth. You can use any color obviously for joy and it still look great.

Laura Miller said...

OMG -- the All is Calm; All is Bright card is fabulous. And must have taken quite a bit of time to complete. How super colorful and festive

Nana Griffin said...

These are all lovely. So excited about this collection

Lisa Harrolle said...

Oh my Jen! The color combination in your first card is just stunning! You did a beautiful job on these cards my friend.

Rae Moan said...

I love the sophistication of the 1st card! The color combo and simple lines make it so special.

nfabbri said...

Loving the village!!!! Fun cards!

Sandy McAllister said...

Hit of purple Oh Joy Love your cards

Sher in Albuquerque said...

In love with your JOY card...can't wait to CASE it!

minnesotabackyard said...

Jen,
Your JOY card is stunning!
Linda S

Stefanie White said...

Wonderful cards! That Grey paper is a must have!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards! They are both so different, I can't really pick a favorite!

Cynthia Simpson said...

Love both of the cards. Love how you colored the houses on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Smith said...

The wreath card is so elegant and stunning. Love the colors you used. Your village card is so fun. I love that you selected to brighten up the card by making the houses colored. Super job. :)

Cindy said...

Lovely cards!

Memory Lane Creations By Charlene said...

I love your color choices! So pretty!

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Diane Kannawin said...

Great Cards!

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love those non-traditional colors you used on the Joy card. The gray and purple together is very regal.

Marcia Rollins said...

Purple JOY! It can't get any better!

tammejean said...

The Carole's are so traditional and beautiful

Chrystyna said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing these lovely cards with us!

Lori Warren said...

Love these cards!

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Love your layered Christmas scene card!

Sharon Ditzler said...

I just love your choice of colors. The purple pops off the card. Very pretty.

Teresa Cherka said...

Beautiful cardsmile, thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon Nez said...

Hello Jen! :) I love your cards!!! They're so Christmassy magical!! :) Love this SOA Collection....and love your inspiration!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Judy said...

Love the simplicity and the color choices on the wreath card. thanks for sharing and God Bless

Karen Sturdivant said...

Love the village carolers

Cati Ballard said...

I l9ve the simplicity and choices of colors on your cards! You did an amazing job! Thank you f9r sharing your talent with us!

Tracy said...

Love the winter scene card, getting in the holiday mood.

Gay Ferland said...

Ooooooh, I would love to win this box!! Love your Christmas cards!

Patt H. said...

I love the unexpected gray & plum colors on your first card! So unique & so lovely! The carolers are awesome & are so versatile!

Michelle King said...

These are so pretty! They make me want to get into my Christmas stuff now.

Deborah said...

Very pretty color choices. I am excited about this collection.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards you created.

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Love both projects. Your use of colors is fantastic

Samantha Buse said...

Lovely samples

Samantha Buse said...

Love the water colour and the embossing so much inspiration

Marianne said...

Love your out of the ordinary Christmas colours. Your first card looks amazing and the second is so much fun.

Rose said...

Two very different cards, which show the versatility of this collection.

edejesus331 said...

Jen - Your choice of colors for the Joy card is so impressive! Beautiful pieces!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

beautiful new products! Love the silhouettes

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Love the carolers.

Posh Kitty said...

Love the color purple on the Joy

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful color palettes on your cards:)

Mary Nelson said...

Fantastic cards, I'm loving thoughts carloers!!

Carol Hardie said...

Jen .... your Joy to the World card is so classy!! The simple touch of adding the score lines is an awesome idea!! Love it

foleysfriend said...

Love your cards; can't wait to get my hands on this SOA box.

Skrater said...

What lovely color choices!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the elegant first card and the fun bright second card with the silhouette images.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful creations, Jen! Your wreath card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! And the wintery scene in your second card is so festive and fun!!

Susan. w said...

Jen, what have you done! My heart is racing, how can a card make oneself react like that. Oh, the colours and simplicity in style of the wreath card. Ohhhh, I am in love and speechless. Thank you!