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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Catherine Pooler's Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval



It's time to celebrate friends with a NEW Stamp of Approval Box from Catherine Pooler!  Welcome to Day 1 of the blog hop featuring this fantastic collection of celebration goodies!  For the first time ever you get to pick what is in your box!  Do you want coffee...or tea...or both?  And there's some add-ons that you will also want to grab a hold of too!  This collection will be available on Tuesday, April 24th!


Introducing the Celebrate Friends Collection
This Stamp of Approval box is packed FULL of great products.  And guess what?  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 April 24th! These boxes do sell out quickly so if you want I'd suggest getting it now or it may be gone! 

Yay! Hooray! Celebrate!
My favorite stamp set in the collection is probably the one I used to create this first card called Punctuated Party stamp set.  There are so many fun possibilities with this set!

Jen Carter CP Punctuated Party Yay

I love the color combo on this card.  Something a little different for me and unexpected and it just works with these stamps.  I used Juniper Mist (this is such a pretty blue!), Party Dress, Lime Rickey, Sauna & It's a Girl to stamp the 1/2 circles on White Premium cardstock.  I offset each one as I stamped.  After I completed the pattern I added in some black dots from the same set.  The cute speech bubble and YAY! are also stamps in the set.

Jen Carter CP Punctuated Party Yay Closeup

For the bottom portion of the card I die cut the super cute Hooray & Celebrate word dies from the collection out of Catherine Pooler Vellum (I love the thickness of this vellum, it is perfect!) and attached them over the top of the background.

What is in YOUR Cup?
Each of the team members was sent either the tea collection or the coffee collection to work with.  I am representing Team Tea!  I don't usually drink hot tea but I do love cold peach tea...have you tried the peach tree at Olive Garden?  YUM!


A Cup of Tea Solves Everything
I love, love, love the photos where cups are stacked and knew when I first saw the set that that was something I wanted to do with this set.  The tea cups in this set are so cute!  

Jen Carter CP Cuppa Tea Scattered Circles Pastel

I started by using the Scattered Circles Stencil in the collection.  I inked it up with Sweet Sixteen, Mint to Be, Shea ButterIt's a Girl making sure to overlap the colors slightly to help with flow. I die cut the tea cuts & tea pot with the add-on Cuppa Tea Dies (I totally recommend getting these, it'll make cutting out the handles so much easier!!) and then stamped the mugs & tea pot with the same colors.  There's possibly a new ink color somewhere on this card, can you find it? :)   

Jen Carter CP Cuppa Tea Scattered Circles Pastel Closeup

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with Sweet Sixteen Mint to Be ink, masking off the "solves" so I could stamp it in 2 colors.  This was super easy to do using the Misti.  That cute little aqua border is a border die included in the collected called Bordering Sweet dies (there's 2 in the set).

Keep Hopping!
To see more from the Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval collection, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Ilina Crouse
Josefine Fourage
Lydia Evans
Jen Carter - 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, April 24th at 6 PM EST for more projects from me as we celebrate Release Day!


Here's Your Chance to WIN!

Comment to win! THREE random winners will be chosen to receive a $97 Gift Certificate to the shop. Winners will be announced Monday, April 23rd at 6 PM on Catherine's blog.

Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope to see you back on Tuesday for another Release Day Sneak Peek!

166 comments:

luvhymns said...

Very pretty soft colors for your stack of tea cups and pot. I like how you did all types of colors with punctuated party stamps off setting them and then using the black dots to tie them all together.

Lacey Willetts said...

I must really be thinking about Disney movies today because your tea card reminds me of the tea party in Alice in Wonderland. I like how you stacked the tea cups.

Karen K. Creates said...

These are beautiful! I love the color combo on the first card!

zoeysmomma1 said...

NOT A TEA FAN BUT THIS CARD MAKES ME WANNA TRY SOME LOL! SWEET CARD!

Sarah Greber said...

Loving both of these! I like that first color combo too and I like the look of not trying to match the sides into circles. Cute!

Michelle W said...

Love those stacked cups! I’m thinking I’m definately team tea! Beautiful cards Jen!

Judy said...

i love the way you separated the circles, it creates a unique look and by adding the vellum dies it sort of plays tricks on my eyes. The stacked cups are adorable as well.

Donna Neal said...

I've never used vellum to cut out a sentiment - works great! Both your cards show off your creativity - love the stacked tea cups!

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome cards!

~amy~ said...

You've always rocked the graphic sets so your Punctuated Party card is awesome!
Team Tea....oh my sooooo Sweet! Those colors!

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful cards! Love your colors!

Michele Strickland said...

Very cute cards!! Love them!

Sandra Johnston said...

Both cards are so pretty! I love your color combinations!

Ellen C said...

Pretty and colorful cards. I love the look of the teapot and stacked teacups on the second one.

Debbie said...

I love the way you offset the half circles!

canadian_liner said...

Hi Jen, Off-setting the half-circles adds to the wonkiness and pure fun of your first card. Adding the die-cut sentiments ensures they don't overwhelm the background, but they get their message across!
Your cup-stacking is brilliant. Love the matching background of dots, too. I see the new colour...perfect for this collection.
What a fun idea to send you just one or the other of the teach/coffee sets!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Rae Moan said...

Your cards are great. I love how you stacked the teacups. Your half circle card is brilliant.

Melody said...

Very cute cards! I love the 1/2 circle card and I'm excited about those word dies!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards. The Hooray card is awesome. Thanks for sharing...

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards!! This collection is amazing!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Off-setting half of the circles was a great
idea. Love all of the colors. Fun card.
The teapot and cups are fantastic. I'll
be using that idea for an invitation to
the high tea for the Civic Club in January.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vivian said...

Who wouldn’t love a cup of tea served in this tea service? Love the colors...so delicate!

bristowmom said...

Your cards are doing what they're supposed to do - convincing me that I need this collection! Beautiful cards!

Donna Hawkins said...

Great cards! I really like the tea cup card and like the soft colors you chose!

Phyl said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

nancy y said...

Oh my, the stacked tea cups, just what I love! I may have to get the dies too... for the handles ;-) thanks for sharing.

TerriLynn said...

I love the stacked teacups and the beautiful pastels. And that Celebrate die is AWESOME!! Gorgeous cards!

Margaret Peppers said...

Beautiful cards. Love the first card!

Debbie Bailey said...

This goes from neat to sweet. I have all your inks; now just let me get my hands on this box. ๐Ÿ˜

Therese Ahern said...

Love how you off set the circles in the first card and also how you stacked the teacups in the second! Great ides!

JmB said...

Beautiful cards with awesome color combinations. Love those half circle stamps. So versatile. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Doyle said...

Great cards! Love the mix of colors on both cards! The offset circles on your first card look great with the added small black dots, and your stacked cups are so darling!

Betsy Calvin said...

Such cute cards. Love the colors you used! Thanks for your great ideas!

June Sefscik said...

I have always loved the look of stacked teacups too! So fun. Love your cards, colors, layout, and ideas...thanks so much for sharing

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your stack of teacups!

Joette Shabbir said...

The colors on your first card are vibrant and your colors on the second card are soft like the tea cups.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the unique design and vibrant colors in the first
card. And the 2nd card ... love those cups!

Polly said...

Offset circles are so colorful. Tea card is so soft. Is mystery card a green?

Joanne G said...

Such cute cards! Love the offset circles and colors. The stacked tea cups are just perfect. Love the soft colors on that card. So feminine.

Diana Soling said...

Loving the background on your first card! I can't wait to use that set!

Kathy Serrahn said...

Awesome cards

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Really awesome cards! I love that they are so different from each other. You’re so creative.

Alli Shrewsbury said...

I really like how you off set the circles! Looking at everyone’s clever uses for these stamps has been really inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Kelly said...

I was almost certain I was team coffee, but your sweet tea cups might be changing my mind. And I'm pretty sure I see the new ink color. It's a good one!

Ann Cifaldi said...

Oh my I love the cards can't wait to get my SOA so I can play and create. Going to have so much fun!

Jill said...

These are so cute. I really am beginning to love that teapot, and I'm not a tea drinker!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome color combos on your pretty cards! Looks like another fabulous collection!

Jane M said...

Love the Sweet Tea stamp. Your card is sweet! Punctuated Party Stamp set is fantastic. Your card is so bright and cheery!

Nana Griffin said...

Cute ideas.

Holly said...

Both of your cards are so cute! I LOVE the colors you used in the first card and lov ethe design of the second card! I love how the teapot looks like it is pouring tea.

dragonangel81 said...

Love the tea cup card. The colors work so well together great for spring. Love the slightly off circles on the first card. Great use of the stamp sets.

sherry french said...

I love the color combination and the way the 2 halves are offset on your 1st card.
Also the dots added in are a nice touch.
My favorite though is the stacked tea cups so super cute

Priscilla S said...

A cup of tea solves everything card is awesome. I've got a smile from ear to ear. Lovely color combo. Please know I will be casing this card.

Terri Mansfield said...

I see the new ink and I love it!!! These are great cards and I especially love how you off-set the circles on the first one because even if I try to line them up perfectly I will inevitably not get it right so now I know it looks good to not have them perfect!!! Can't wait for the box....TFS

Jill D. said...

Really pretty cards. I just love CP Inks. I have a few others for color but nothing compares to these. This stamp set is awesome.

Casey Anderson said...

Love the stacked cup idea, still cant decide tea or coffee

Patti Warner said...

I am not a big tea drinker, but I love your cards!! They make me want to buy the set :)

Marianne said...

Love how you've used all those pretty pastels for your stacked cups, Jen. I can totally see how having the dies is helpful with this design.

Maggie H said...

Beautiful color combos on your cards, very nice.

Melissa Truhn said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent!

sharon g said...

The tea cups and tea pot are SO GORGEOUS!! I LOVE THE LOOK. I might need to buy that set. Thanks for showing us. I REALLY LOVE IT.

Lori Bartolomeo said...

Beautiful cards. I was going to get the coffee set but I may have to rethink this.

Retired Librarian said...

I liked the offset circles and the colors in the first card. But then I saw the tea cups, and that card is so pretty with the soft colors all stacked up. Love it.

Dawn Kloman said...

So bright and fun.

Pat Roth said...

I love the colors you used. The circle card was just fun!

Jenna casserly said...

The stacked tea cups are amazing!

Nouveau Chef said...

I drink both coffee and tea but will definitely be team tea for this SOA! Love your cards - thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the way you used the half circle stamps on the first card. If those cups on the second card are coffee cups I'm on board. Not much of a tea drinker. Lovely cards.

Aunt Mary said...

beautiful cards. Love the diferent looks you get using the party colors and the spa colors. Can't wait to see what the new color will be

Ebrown said...

Love the tea pot and those tea cups are adorable! Love the "peaceful" color combination.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love love, love your Celebrate card with all the bright colors!!! Such a happy card for a happy occasion! And your tea card is very sweet too!

Jodie Ramdas said...

Super fun cards Jen! I'm loving the colour combo you used! Just beautiful! I'm so excited about this release!

Susan Moll said...

Your stacked tea cups card is adorable! Love the color choices!

Barbara Brennan said...

Lovely teetering tea cups stole my heart!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards! I love the colors you used in the first card!

Sue McRae said...

Love the happy colors on the first card and the softer tones are perfect for the teapot card!

Sen72 said...

Great color combo on the your cards!

Marjorie King said...

O my word. That tea card is so awesome. I love the colors you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

FD91354 said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the soft pastel colors used in the stacked teacups. Lovely.

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! I love all the cheerful bright colors on your first card!

Amy Ottmers said...

So excited!!! I just became a member of StampNation this week. This will be my first Stamp of Approval box. Awesome products, can't wait to get my hands on them.

Iris said...

Such fun and happy cards - love the colors and the teapot and teacups.

M in Oregon said...

I love your teacup . And such beautiful colors. Thank you

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love your cards - so pretty! :)

Vickie Buehler said...

Love your cards, so pretty! Love the colors

Jenny Giallanza said...

I love the off set stamping you did. Super cute

Tracie Pond said...

Jenn, both of your cards are lovely! Geometric shapes are so fun to create with. I love how you didn't worry about lining up your circles and then how you added the dots. It was nice to see you used both the spa and the party ink collections. I like to use them together too. Your tea card makes me think of Spring pastel colors. Pretty, pretty. =)

Mary Holc said...

So bright amd cheery!!!!

Mary Nelson said...

Absolutely lovely tea card! And your Geo card is so happy and fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

I really like the offset circles. And your teacup stack is adorable!

Kristin M. said...

So pretty! Thanks s much for the great ideas!

Wendy said...

Love your second card. The colours look so pretty and those tea cups are just adorable.

Lori Walker said...

I think the Punctuated Party stamps are my favorite of this whole set!!! And I would have never though to off-set the circles...it's too much chaos for me - or so I thought--because your card works so well!! Thank you!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sooooooooo cute! LOVING this release!

scottietyme said...

Both cards look great, love the heads and appreciate the suggestions on getting the dies. If course I also need ALL the colors of ink as well...LOL, yep Christmas in April for ME!

Unknown said...

Love these cards...really makes me want to get these stamp sets! Those colors on the teacup card are scrumptious!

Unknown said...

Love these cards...really makes me want to get these stamp sets! Those colors on the teacup card are scrumptious!

beth said...

Love the soft colors on the tea card. The stacked cups are so cute.

Annalisa Young said...

Eep! So pretty. That pastel one is, perhaps somewhat paradoxically, so eye-catching! I love it. It reminds me of tea parties with my sister as a little girl, and tea parties with my nieces now! I also love the first card with the slight offset; that creates a lot of interest on an already interesting card. Thanks for sharing with us; I can't wait to see more!

Dana M said...

Fun and sweet cards! Love your color choices and the addition of vellum.

Sharon Nez said...

Oh Jen!!! These cards are so beautiful!! I can't pick a favorite...cuz I love bold bright colors AND soft pastel!! I just LOVE color!!!! It's just going to be a pile of fun playing with this next SOA Collection!! ☺ Thank you for sharing!

Dawn Turley said...

what beautiful colours. Love the tea cups - such sweet colours. Love the bright one too

Susan. w said...

Hi Jen! Another wonderful showcase of the versatility of Celebrate Friends SOA collection release. Go Team Tea! Love, love, love the stack of pretty tea cups, just my kinda of cuppa! See you at the party!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Very modern, happy card, beautiful shades on it, I'm a tea drinker more than coffee but like you I enjoy iced teas as well, my favourite is lemon tea by Lipton. I'm England everything gets sorted with a cup of tea, least that's the old saying ' put the kettle on, it will be better after a cup of tea'

Fellowship By Design said...

both of your cards are lovely! I especially love the “cuppa” tea card with the soft colors!

Jean Mervine said...

The card with the stack of teacups is gorgeous. Such delicate colors.

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

What lovely cards!

Sheryl Brandt said...

I love what you did with this card! I have a Fisher Price Tea Set that all of my grandchildren have played tea party with and the pieces are close to the same colors! I must make this card for the granddaughters!

cghundley said...

Such lovely cards
and darling stamps.
Carla from Utah

LmichelleH said...

I haven’t tried the peach tea at Olive Garden, but I do love hot tea at night before bed time. So I’m super excited about the tea collection. The cups and pot are so cute. Super excited for this release.

Craftydancer said...

Decisions, decisions, I like both tea and coffee, so it will be so hard to decide.

LaurieSherwinDesigns said...

Love the circle one. But the teacup is my fav. Such a swset soft card. Perfect even for mothers day.

rebecca ramirez said...

❤️ wonderful cards!! The offsetting of the half circles is so cool. The tea card is lovely, I really like the soft colors. The are perfectly elegant for a fancy cup of tea!!

Theresa Robinson said...

Beautiful cards....love how you offset the half circles

Teresa L said...

Very nice cards - love the circles (or half circles) and the colors you used for the tea card are pretty. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Leanne said...

Pretty cards!!

Ann Greene said...

I love the stacking tea cups idea. I also like how you offset the half circles. Great work

Sherry Ganshert said...

Love, love, love your card❣️❣️❣️ The color choice is perfect...as were your selection of stamps and dies. I’m so excited to get my hands on this Stamp of Approval kit. So many possibilities. Thank you so much for your ideas, they are beautiful and a little whimsical๐Ÿ‘

Karen Sturdivant said...

Great cards. Love the offset circles

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Love both cards, such beautiful colors combination on both of them. Do have to say my favorite is the teapot and cups. If I had to chose would be the teapot set. Thank you for sharing and always love to do a blog hop for a chance to win this collection.

danita K said...

The Cuppa Tea Card is my favorite!!! Love it!

michiganderintexas said...

random stamping works so nice

Jeanette said...

Love the bright colors on the first card and soft colors on the second card. Can hardly wait to get my kit and start CASEing your cards!

Mary Reiner said...

Great card ideas! Love the ink colors you chose!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Stunning colors and layouts! Looking forward to this collection and the PJ Party!

coco said...

loving the second card, with the spotty background. Very colourful

the PaperTemptress said...

there is soooo much you can do with this stamp of approval box....soooo want to win!
Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love your colour combinations!

Nance said...

Wonderful cards. The tea card is a pastel tea party on paper--LOVE!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards!

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable, Jen! I think those are my two favorite stamp sets so far!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

These are both amazing! I love the pastels on the Cuppa Tea card!

Denise Mlady said...

I love the fun colors you used on the half circles and adding the black dots really made a lot of impact. Great cards!

Rose said...

Very pretty cards. Like the pastel colors.

Sue D said...

Your first card is fun and festive and love the teapot/cups card.

Helen Gullett said...

Jen, the first retro look card is super cool and the second tea card is super sweet. I love both of them a lot. Thank you for sharing these inspirations!

Jean said...

such pretty cards love these sets.

Jane B. said...

I love these cards...soft colors and the layout speak to me! This set is so versatile!

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your great cards! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Marge Hurtig said...

Love your card!!! Love the stacked tea cups!

Janice Woll said...

Great cards. So creative. Love the offset circles and dots. The Stacked teacups are great. Love the soft colors. Great Spring card.

M said...

Hi Jen, the Punctuated Party stamps are my favourite too! I love the sentiment on your tea card as well. A cup of tea really can solve so many problems. :)

Elizabeth Roberts said...

The stacked tea cups are awesome!

Beth B. said...

My mother hosts tea parties often. Your stacked cups design would make a great invitation. Thanks for the sneak peak at the new color.

DarbyW said...

So sweet! I love your cards. Smiles, Darby

Kim Webb said...

Love love love! Especially the pastels on the stacked cup card!

Rhonda Price said...

love the pastels! Beautiful!

Lorie Langsdorf said...

Love your cards! How fun!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Loved your cards. They are too cute!

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Love those dots in that fabulous color combo

KO said...

Yay & circles! love all the pretty ink colors. A circle delight ❤️๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Debbie T said...

I really like how you stacked your tea cups. These are adorable cards.

Geniva Robles said...

So so lovely the stacked tea cups and the tea pot love the colors you used!!!

Brenda Gentry said...

I love how you did the first card with the half circles kind of off set and the colors are wonderful! The second card is so soft and sweet and I love the tea pot with the stacked cups!!! TFS

spelsue said...

Great cards. I love your color choices for both. I might see the new color.

Cheryl Fleming said...

Both cards are so pretty!! And I love how you used vellum for the sentiments!!

Jennifer said...

Super fun cards!

P Rice said...

What great ideas!

F. Andre said...

Love your color choices on these cards. I'm a tea lover and I'm excited to see these new products.

Carol Hardie said...

Both layouts are fabulous. The vellum on the first card was a great choice. The soft color palette on the tea card was so sweet

Connie H. said...

Nice job!

Brandy Duncan said...

Absolutely love, Love ve, love the color combo on your bright colorful card. The pastel card is so precious.

Love pink said...

Your cup of tea card is beautiful!! I love the soft pastel colours! ❤️

Posh Kitty said...

The cups card is so pretty with the lighter colors I like that one the best

minnesotabackyard said...

Both cards are great but I especially love that first one!

Veronica Klatt said...

Really pretty cards - I love the colors you chose - very cheerful.

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