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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air


It's Valentine's with a NEW Stamp of Approval Box from Catherine PoolerWelcome to Day 2 of the blog hop featuring this fantastic collection of love-themed goodies!  


Introducing the Love is in the Air Collection
This Stamp of Approval box is called Love is in the Air.  This box is packed FULL of great products.  The best part...there is a NEW INK color (the actual color is a surprise!) included in the collection!  Yippee!!  
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 January 9th! These boxes do sell out quickly! 

Sunburst Love
One of the dies included in the set is a Sunburst die.  I have a fondness for sunbursts for some reason :) and when I saw this die knew that I wanted to do something outside the box with it.  I wanted to use the sunburst in non-traditional colors and make it pop. The resulting card was a rainbow of sunbursts which remind me of fireworks or flowers.

Jen Carter CP Sunburst Love 1

I started by die cutting the Sunburst die from the collection with lots of different, bright colors of cardstock and then adhering them to Midnight cardstock

Jen Carter CP Sunburst Love Closeup wm

I die cut the love banner that is included in the Bon Voyage Accoutrements die set in multiple colors of cardstock and then inserted the pieces into the negative space in the banner die cut from midnight cardstock.  The Bon Voyage Accoutrements die set is an add-on set that can be purchased separately from the store at release time.  The die cut arrow is also from that die set.  Each of the little hearts in the center of the sunbursts were from pieces that were left over after die cutting all of the little love banners.

Sending Love
My last card for today is another colorful card using many of the products from the Love is in the Air collection.  I also stamped a coordinating envelope to go with the card using another set included in the box.

Jen Carter CP Sending Love Banner 2wm

When I saw the tiny heart banner die in the Love is in the Air die set (this is an add-on die set that will be available for purchase in the store separately from the box on release night). I knew I had to make a card using it. It is so adorable!  I started by die cutting the yellow piece from the Postage Stamp dies included in the Stamp of Approval box and then die cut the white piece with a stitched die in the same set.  I stamped the scalloped line with The World Awaits stamp set.  Then I attached the little banners that I die cut in lots of fun rainbow colors.  The clouds were stamped in It's a Boy ink using stamps from the Love is in the Air stamp set.  I die cut that gorgeous Love from the Love die.  Don't you love that font?  The sending stamped right above the love, is from the Bon Voyage stamp set.

Jen Carter CP Sending Love Banner Closeup wm

Here's a closeup of that banner.

Jen Carter CP Sending Love Banner Envie Back 2wm

For the coordinating envelope I stamped the cute heart sunburst from the Happiness Enclosed stamp set, also included in the collection, in Orange Twist, TiaraLime Rickey, It’s a Boy & Sweet Sixteen inks.  I then stamped the cute sentiment from the same set on top with Midnight ink.

Jen Carter CP Sending Love Banner Envie Front 1 wm

I kept the front of the envelope super simple since it would also included the recipient and return address.  I stamped that adorable tag in the top left hand corner using Party Dress ink & the Happiness Enclosed stamp set.  The striped line at the bottom is stamped with Tiara ink, also using a stamp from the same set.

Jen Carter CP Sending Love Banner Envie Front 2 wm

Here's a closeup of that adorable tag!

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

Catherine Pooler
Chrissie Tobas
Melissa Miller
Jenny Colacicco
Jen Carter (that's me!)
Heather North
Tracie Pond
Josefine Fourage

Also be sure to visit Catherine's blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks from this collection. And come back here on Tuesday, January 9th 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 January 10th on Catherine's blog. The winners will each win one of the Love is in the Air 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!  I hope to see you back on Tuesday for another Release Day Sneak Peek!

187 comments:

Ingrid said...

Great projects Jen!! I LOVE how you used that wonky border stamp. And that fireworks card - just brilliant! :)

Diane Loughrey said...

That sunburnt card is fantastic. Stampnation member checking in.

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

I really love your sending love card and matching envelop, love the bright colors!! I'm a Stamp Nation member.

Noel Nims said...

I love how you used the sunburst as flowers and the wonky border stamp as a hanging tool. I am also glad that you used the heart cutouts from your second card onto the su burst one!

Tracie Pond said...

Super cards, Jen!! My first response was look at all of those beautiful colors! The bright and cheerful flowers and that sweet flag banner. Love!!!! =)

Jean Mervine said...

Love the Sunburst card! From a Stamp Nationmember

Yvette S said...

Great cards. Love what you did with the envelope!

Sabrina said...

Very cute cards and envelopes!!

Ashlea Crafts said...

Obsessed with those sun bursts!

Elizabeth Drake said...

I love the graphic nature of your cards

Michele Strickland said...

Great way to use the sunburst dies love it!

Jenny Colacicco said...

The rainbows - GASP. That sunburst card is utterly beautiful. And inlaying the teeny letters in the banner to match is just wow. In awe!! Jenny x

Karen Kreider said...

That fireworks sunburst card is fantastic! I also LOVE the little die cut inlay hearts banner too! I'm a SN member and a Stamp Junkie and am loving this set! I'm anxious to see what the mystery color is...my guess is that it is in the pink/purple family of colors...but I have no clue what the creative name will be!!!

Lisa Harrolle said...

What an adorable card Jennifer! Your coordinating envelope really shows off the Happiness Enclosed stamp set perfectly! Love it!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love your cards - the sunburst one looks like a fireworks display

Karen B. said...

These are my favorite! Your use of color is outstanding! I love love love that first card!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Your sunburst card has blown me away, just awesome. Do love all your gorgeous cards thanks for sharing. This collection is Love in the Air for sure.

AnneMarie Sapko said...

Beautiful cards! I love this collection!

D.Ann C said...

Definitely not a bill--- LOVE THAT!!! Your cards are terrific! Love the rainbow of sunwheels with hearts in the middle!

Peggy McCullar said...

I love card projects make with primarily all die cuts! Fabulous and fun! I’m a stamp junkie and think the mystery ink is a pink!

Dorothy Breitenstein said...

Love the cards and also the envelope. Very colorful sunburst card. Thanks again for the inspiration from a SN member.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Love your cards and how you dressed up the envelope

HolyLise said...

The matching envelope is so perfect! Amazing cards!!!

Susan White said...

Super cute cards and I love the matching envelopes!!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Those envelopes are amazing. Ah-maze-ing! Love these creations here. Looking forward to ordering and receiving, and then . . . as a StampNation member, seeing all the creations from the membership. Good times, for sure.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your cards and you decorated envelops. Especially love the first card.

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are so fun! I love that you stamped the envelope too! What a wonderful surprise for the recipient.

michiganderintexas said...

envelope matching is a plus

Jenn said...

So cute! Love the sunburst die. I think they look like fireworks, too! Love the coordinating envelope on the second card. Glad you are part of the SN DT! Can't wait to see what you create!

Dawn Kloman said...

Love the bright colors. Love you cards

Nana Griffin said...

Great cards and the envelope idea is adorable. Love it!

Kathy Doyle said...

Wow! Love your bright and colorful cards! I love your fireworks and the second card is so cute,

Mary Holshouser said...

Looks like flattened Japanese fans
on the first card. All the colors
make for a fun card. Love it.
thanks for sharing.
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Rhonda Price said...

Let be how you created the banners and will definitely be using your idea for the envelope.

Bethany Koubsky said...

What a fun idea for the starburst! Love it!

TerriLynn said...

Gorgeous cards. In Love yet Again! Seriously LOVE how you used the sunburst die! Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
Terrilynn

Vivian said...

The sunburst caught my eye too...can’t wait to play!

Ellen C said...

I love everything you created but that sunburst card just blew me away. From a Stamp Nation member.

Avra Williams said...

WOW! Amazing colorful, eye-popping cards! I'm in Laurel's Facebook cardmaking group and my guess is Pretty in Pink!

Angela Rose said...

"I'm a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is

Angela Rose said...

...white or ombre. love the banner card

Colleen Balija said...

Beautiful cards! That first one is so bright and cheerful!

Sue McRae said...

Your happy cards are wonderful and the envelope stamping is a lot of fun!

Beth B. said...

Thanks for highlighting the dies in this set.

Sharon Salerno said...

So very cute! Love seeing the way you used the sun die. It looks so festive.

cma21317 said...

I'm a stamp Junkie, new color desert sand, love your work

loceanjo said...

Love your sunburst card!! It is stunning and so much fun! TFS!!

Cindy Scofield said...

Great job! Love how clean and simple they are.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love those sunbursts!

Tasha Dawson said...

I love all your cards!!! For some reason the use of that little tag stamp is SOO my favorite! Hahha

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Your cards are so bright and creative..love them!!

Teresa Cherka said...

Very playful and fun cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your bright bold cards - perfect for a fun Valentine

Susan Powell said...

What a fun and unique way to use the sunburst die Jen. And that heart banner on the second card is adorable!!

Joanne G said...

Your cards are amazing! Love those sunbursts and how you inlaid all of the letters in the love banner. The second card is another great one for Valentine's Day!

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

I am a Stamp Junkie and a member of CardMaking Tips,Techniques and chats! I love your delightful and colorful card, Jen! Love CPD products!

Suzan Estrada said...

I love the heart banner card.

Marcia said...

I loved your bright and cheerful cards. The use of colors with the sunburst die is amazing. I also liked how you inlayed the hearts on the banner. Great cards.

Marianne said...

Your cards are so colourful, Jen, and I love your creative use of the new products. Your first card reminds me of paper umbrellas. So fun!
I'm an SN member

Marilyn Rumph said...

Loved your cards, Jen. -- especially the additional detail on the envelopes.

Lacey Willetts said...

I absolutely love the little extras you put on your envelope. I always try to add something else to the envelope as well.

Rae Moan said...

Both your cards are great. I love the coordinating envelope.

Tinstar said...

Love love love that sunburst card. So striking. Also love how you’ve decorated the matching envelopes

Donna Neal said...

You definitely named your first card well - sunburst love! Love the brightness of the colors against the black background! Very eye catching! And that 'Sending Love' card and coordinating envelope - a home run! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! :)

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

You are a master with die cuts! Love these cards!

nfabbri said...

Your Sending Love card is amazing!!! Loving this collection!!

Nanette said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are so lovely :)
StampNation Member

Karin W said...

I live that cheerful hearts banner and your envelope!

Theresa Knopf said...

I love that sunburst card. Great way to use the die.

Wanda Radler said...

Wow - I love the sunburst/firework card - that is awesome and so colorful. All of your cards are great and so colorful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

lynn said...

You are so colorfully creative!!!!

JanetB said...

I love how colorful your cards are, especially the Sending Love with the cute banner. I also think that your decorated envelopes are very special. Love that idea!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think these are so lovely!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Oh so gorgeous!! Absolutely love the fun bright colors.. After all of the cold here in PA, it makes me smile to see fun colors... Gorgeous cards.

Stamp Nation Member

Sharon Stewart said...

The Sending Love card is great!

Cynthia Simpson said...

WOW!!! Super Cards. I am soooo going to case these. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE these, Jen! The sunburst card is just amazing and I love the little rainbow banners!

lynn said...

Love the background on the second card....also..even you experts have mess ups!!!

Linda Miller said...

The multi colored sunburst on black is awesome. Being a N member will give me 100's of ways to use each item in the SOA box. Can't wait to get mine!!

Colleen said...

I love how you used the wonky border as a banner line. And seeing the sunburnt die the way you used it has given me more ideas.

Lindy said...

Jen I especially love the sunbursts on black! I love being a Stamp Nation member and I really want this SOA... although I keep telling myself I have enough already!

Posh Kitty said...

That is awesome how you made those cards look with the dies. That is so beautiful

Grace said...

Love the bright cards. The sunburst are anazing.

Helen Gullett said...

Jen, both of your cards are stunning and fantastic.
I love how you created the backgrounds, and totally love the sentiments.
Thank you for the inspiration and an opportunity to win one of the SOA box.

Mary Reiner said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful - I love them! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

JmB said...

Beautiful cards. I'm crazy for that sunburst die. And, I love the way you decorated the envelopes. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Lowry said...

What a great idea for using those sunburst dies. I love the colors on the black background. And, I also like what you did with that envelope. How fun!

duncan620 said...

Your have done wonders with this kits. Your designs are gorgeous. I’m really partial to the sunshine die card on the black cardstock because sunshine products are one of my all time favorite. This collection as it al. TFS

Elizabeth Roberts said...

All those beautiful rainbow colors are amazing!

Vickie Buehler said...

Love, love love that sunburst card! Your envelopes are super cute and so is your second card, but I love that sunburst card!

Jane M said...

Stamp Nation Member. Great cards. The colorful sunburst die card is outstanding!

Susan McKay said...

Very creative cards. I love them all. Thank you.

dlfd Foster said...

Love the uplifting colors

JoAnne R said...

Oh I love those pops of color. I though of a heart bursting with joy. Love the hearts in the centers of those beautiful colors.

Amanda said...

you can't beat bright colourful happy inducing cards! :D

coolcowsmoo said...

Just love the great use of the dies in these cards and also the ideas for decorating the envelopes as well! Great job!!

Craftydancer said...

Your cards are beautiful. Great cards to show the versatility of this collection. Love the Fireworks card, such a great idea. And the colors in you banner card are fantastic.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Great ideas for fun cards.

Heike K. said...

The einbüßt ca4d is Great.

Pat Benger said...

Jen, loved your bright and cheerful cards and the envelopes that go with them! Thank you for sharing.

Kelly Martin said...

Love your rainbows, Jen!!

Denise said...

I love your cards, so cute and I am a StampNation member.

Samantha Buse said...

Cute cards and envelopes thanks for sharing

Jane DeJesus said...

Love! Your! Cards!

Localeyez said...

I'm loving these envelope exteriors!

Jill said...

Cute cards and loving the matching envelope. So fun.

sammi said...

Wow, theses are so bright and fun! Love that you also decorated matching envelopes! I'm a Stamp Junkie and I'm loving these!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Nouveau Chef said...

I just love those little banners with the hearts! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Looking forward to my first SN Member SOA!

Theresa Turri said...

Sooooo much fun! I love all your cards and your envelope embellishments make me smile. Awesome job! SN member.

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful, bright and fun cards and envelope! The banner is sweet in in the color combination you used. Very versatile little die! SN member.

KO said...

Oh my goodness 💜💛❤️💚💙
Awesome job! Just gorgeous

ann greene said...

Wow, Jen, you have some awesome cards with great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Polly said...

Your cards are just great and detail on envelope really completes the package.

Jill D. said...

Love the bright colors and your use of all of the supplies. Great idea on those sunbursts.

Wendy Hughes said...

I am a StampNation member and I just love this new SOA. My favourite though would be the postage stamp die. I am also excited about the new ink colour being released to add the the full collection I got for Christmas. Wow! Your cards are so bright. I love the way you decorated the envelopes

Kim Botello said...

Wow, both cards are amazing! They are my favorite so far on the hop. It looks like you had a great time making them. Anyone would be thrilled to receive either one of these card. You are very talented. Great job!!

Jodie Ramdas said...

WOW! I love love love the colours on the first card! Those sunburnt dies really pop on the midnight paper! Can't wait to order these at the Stamp Nation pj party! I'm also a Stamp Junkie:)

Dee Maddox said...

Beautiful products. Ordering soon.

Barbara Brennan said...

CHEERS for decorated envelopes! We don't do this consistently and it's so darn sweet! Inlaid hearts on the "clothesLine"...too cute.

Dot said...

Lovely! SN member

Trina said...

I love your cards. I am a Stamp Nation Member.

Four11Lady said...

Love what you did with these cards, including the envelope, but my favorite is the colorful sunburst card. Great job!

Amy Seigler said...

Love the Bright colors that you've used. I really like how you used the sunburst die to make the first one. It does remind me of beautiful bright fireworks and the second card and that cute banner with the hearts. Wonderful Cards! I am StampNation member and can't wait to get my hands on these new products!!!

Lorie Brunner said...

Thanks for all your projects! This new Stamp Nation member is very inspired!!

Marcia Rollins said...

The starburst card is wonderful!

Jenny Plowman said...

I am a Stamp Nation member and these cards are fantastic. I really like the sending Love card and envelope. Love the stamping.

Lori Walker said...

I absolutely LOVE the sentiment "Definitely Not a Bill" - Can't wait to get my hands on that one! Your cards are fabulous! (SN Member)

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job! Love the colors and the matching envelope.
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beachgirl0323 said...

I love your projects. I love the bright colors.

Lynn Hardy said...

So many bright and cheerful cards - thanks for all the inspiration!

Mary Nelson said...

These are soo fabulous!! Love all the bright fun colors.

M in Oregon said...

Thank you for the inspiration. That envelope is just too cute!
Stamp Nation member

BeverlyBL said...

Wonderful cards. Cute envelopes.

beth said...

What great creations. So beautiful.

anna said...

I think all your cards a beautiful, but the card with the sunburst reminds me of Fourth of July.
Aka Sue T.

Stacy White said...

I love the sunburst card! Different from anything I've seen yet! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marlene Ashbeck said...

I love how you used the sunray in such a variety of colors.

Michelle Allison said...

These cards are so bright and colorful - I love them!

MaggieB1983 said...

Love the way you've done the sunbursts on the black cardstock. So bright and beautiful. Your use of the Postage Stamp & Love dies are fabulous and made my heart skip a beat. Thanks so much for the inspiration and I hope you have a wonderful week.
#kindnessmatters

Donna Hawkins said...

Love the cards and use of colors! Can’t wait to see what else everyone thinks up using this collection’ So much talent!!!

Sebrina Bendel said...

Love love love these cards. They are beautiful!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Jen the Sunburst and the Love banner cards are both very colorful. Love the stamped sentiments on the envelope. These are winners for sure.

Fran said...

Oh I heart that banner! I am a SN member and love what you did with the dies. So hoping for a navy ink!

Marieanne said...

I love decorating my envelopes. The use of the sun bursts are great. Such imagination

Jodi Wayman said...

Such gorgeous bright fun cards! Love those sunburst

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Jen. You have outdone yourself with the cards today. They are stunning

Retired Librarian said...

Wow - those bright, bright sunbursts. Love that!

Tracy Campbell said...

Particularity keen on the envelope.....

Crafty_Judy said...

Love your cards especially the sending love card and the envelope details

Martha S said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the bright colors you used with the sunburst die and the heart pennant with the yellow postage stamp frame! Your coordinated envelop is adorable!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such fun designs! And love the matching envelopes, too.

Chrissy Larson said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!

Joni said...

Wow! Bold use of color. The envelope ideas are sweet.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card wit( the black base is just stunning !
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minnesotabackyard said...

Love your cards and envelopes. The sunburst card is beautiful!

clare barford said...

I love the sunbursts dies on the black card stock that is so graphic I have to try that idea. I also love the envelope you decorated it is so cute.

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

The sunburst card is awesome! I love it!

Veronica Klatt said...

I love your cards. They are so colorful. GREAT job!

Scraplea 1 said...

Really cute and clever ideas, especially the sunburst card! Thanks for sharing with us on this great SOA blog hop.

Jennifer said...

Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

edejesus331 said...

Love the "Sending Love" bunting/banner! And you didn't forget the envelopes! Nice!!!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Super cute cards! Love the matching envelope too! Thanks for sharing!

Priscilla S said...

Bright, cheerful and fun cards!!!

Nana Donna said...

Love the rainbow of sunbursts. Great details on all your cards.

Mary-Anne V said...


i love the fun bright rainbow colours...great to cheer up anyone this time of year.

Denise Kasbohm said...

Wow so much detail with the dies. Beautiful cards.

JazzyH said...

Love the cards!

Laura Miller said...

WOW - - what a flurry of color. Thanks for showing what you stamped with the envelope. So cute!!! The person getting this card will LOVE it.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Stunning cards, love the rainbow sun bursts on black and the pretty heart Banner too! Lovely envelope as well, awesome detail!

Heather M said...

Your starburst card is fabulous! I'm totally in love with the Heart Banner. I love your envelope decor! Beautiful!

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Melody said...

Fabulous cards that I hope you won't mind me copying. I love the bright colors that you chose. They make your cards so cheerful.

Embley Veronica said...

I love the vibrant colors and your decorated envelopes. I love to stamp on my envelopes...they make the cards look so fun, right from the time they're taken from the mailbox.

F. Andre said...

The bold festive colours on your card are awesome, as is the decorate envelope. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Sturdivant said...

Love the sunbursts ans you envelope treatments.

M said...

I LOVE what you have done with the starburst die on that first card. It's adorable!! Cute matching envelopes too. :)

Melissa Musick said...

Cute cards, love the banners and the sunburst

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Quillish said...

WOW.. wow ..wow.. Your cards are Fabulous!

Lagene said...

Awesome card and envelope! I especially love the banner!

Sheepish said...

Wow that sunburst card caught my eye and I do love those colors. Love those tiny banners with the little hearts inside them. That postage stamp die really makes card pop. A happy Stamp Nation member

FD91354 said...

Lovely cards. I like how the SOA releases their product all coordinated and this plans so you aren't stumped.. such a great idea.

Annalisa Young said...

What great cards! I really enjoy the starburst one, because it looks so different from any other card I've seen in this hop. But I also love a good coordinated envelope, and that one is particularly lovely. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us!

Iris said...

So cute and colorful - love the sunbursts.

Sarah Greber said...

Your cards are so bright and bold. Love that. Love the crisp designs. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiring all of us. These SOA kits are amazing and there is so much you can do with them!

Alaska .Kris said...

That sunburst card is the bomb!

Kate B said...

Oh my - those dies!! So many possibilities & I love how colorful your cards are!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love how you used the sunburst die! I thought of fireworks when I saw it and find myself wanting it!

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