11.14.2016

Back to Fun-Damentals

We are going back to basics this week for the new Catherine Pooler Designs, Foundations release.  This box is perfect for any stamper, but especially for brand new stampers, because it includes everything you need to get started.  Stamps for just about every occasion that can be mixed and matched with ease, plus high quality bright white (pre-scored) paper, an innovative round clear block design with finger grips and INK!  Yes, you read that right, Catherine has come out with her own line of ink, and you know this is going to be perfection!



When I sat down to create the required 3 cards I overshot my mark and created 9+ the first day.  Usually I struggle with one layer cards and clean & simple design, but not this time.  The ideas were flowing and I felt like I only scratched the surface of the potential of this collection.


Catherine asked us to make a couple of one layer cards and then 1 card that was stepped up just a little.  Here is my stepped up version of the card above.


 Video below shows how I made my first 2 cards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-7RDCurgJg




Stamps: For Everything (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Fiesta Blue, Midnight (CPD)

Paper: Bright White (CPD)
Accessories: Circle Block (Catherine Pooler Designs)



Later this week I will have a video for my 3rd card. (I'm shooting for Friday, if you want to come back here.)  I thought this one was super fun.  When Catherine was asking me what I wanted in a little set I said, an envelope with a heart on it or a heart option.  She delivered!


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Stamps: For Everything (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt, Midnight, Orange Twist, Rockin' Red (CPD)

Paper: Bright White (CPD)
Accessories: Circle Block (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Here's a sneak peek of some of the cards and videos I'll be sharing this week.


But first, a Blog Hop!  If you have joined here first, or somewhere else along the hop, you will want to start back up at the top, and hit Catherine's blog.  Leave a comment by 9am EST on Tuesday for your chance to win one of these boxes for free!  Woot-Woot!!!  Then come back tomorrow and start at Catherine's blog for day 2 of blog hops and giveaways.

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Beastybunny said...

Love the cards. The shadowed sentiments are fantastic! And I love the little envelope stamp!

Priscilla S said...

Love the creativity using the kite string as steam! The Foundations box is a must have...

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Love your cards! That little envelope and the mug are so cute!

Karen Kreider said...

Love all these cards...can't wait for the videos! And I especially love the card with all the little envelopes!

ann greene said...

Heather, Oh my goodness. I love the blue frame card and the envelope card is to die for. I just love them all. Great work.

NancyLynn said...

I think my favorite is the little butterflies card! So cute!

Patty Cadby said...

Love your work

Janette said...

Great cards Heather love the inspiration!

Sabrina said...

Wonderful cards!! I wished I could have watched the video but it was private.

Carey Payette said...

Look at all those vibrant colors, certainly a party in a box :)

Amy C. said...

This box looks like it includes so many fun little stamps! Cute card designs! I especially love the coffee cup!

Brandy Duncan said...

Love your cards. They are all just so inspiring. I can't wait to watch the videos. The mug video is marked private so I wasn't able to watch. I can't wait to see how you made the rest of your cards. Love how you stepped your card up. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruthie said...

Love your cards! Tried watching your video but it said it was private ;-(
Not sure if the link is wrong maybe? Will try searching for you on YouTube to see if I can watch!
Loving this collection and can't wait to start creating!

Sue McRae said...

I love your fun and colorful envelope card and the shadow sentiments are a great idea! Thanks for sharing a video with us!

Swimmom said...

Love your cards! Looking forward to your video on the card with all the little envelopes!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

These cards are so creative! I love the colors of these inks. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome cards - love them all!!!

{Chrissie} said...

These are all fantastic! I can't wait to see that next video - I adore that card!!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Loving the versatility of this box and all of the fabulous creations on the blog hop. Thanks for sharing your ideas and cards!!

jp said...

Love your cards. Love what you created with the little mug and envelope stamps!

Amy Ames said...

Heather all your cards are adorable!! I love what you have created from this kit!! It's such a great set of stamps for inspiration!! And the ink colors are so pretty and fun 😊

JazzyH said...

Beautiful Cards! I love the use of the stamps .

cghundley said...

Lovely work on
all the cards
and this kit
looks to be
fabulous!
Carla from Utah

Marcia said...

Thank you for your great ideas. Love the cards you have made.

Denise Myers said...

Heather love love the envelope card your cards are really preety

D.Ann C said...

Oh, my I am SO wanting to copy your cute letter card! and the CAS and CAS+ cards are SACb (Sweet As Can be!)!!

Jane M said...

All your cards are amazing! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this box!! I love everything in it!

Ebrown said...

Your cards are so awesome. The colors are so vibrant. What a fantastic collection!!

Patti Bomgardner said...

I just love those winter cards, so clean and simple and so crisp. You designers ROCK! Cant wait to order on Wednesday.

Hope Angotti said...

Great designs ... great products !!!!!

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Love the content of the Foundation Box!

Susan White said...

Adorable cards Heather. These stamps and inks are amazing!!

Woendi Levitt said...

Your cards are so sweet. I love the way this box can be used for so many different occasions. I'm in love with all of the colors in this box also the ability of the colors to change with second and third stamping

barbara macaskill said...

OMG! Totally AMAZING cards!!! I am head over heels in love with the Just a Note card!!! TFS!

CTgirl said...

Wow, such a lovely variety of cards showcasing this amazing box!
Thanks for the inspiration and the hop!
Hugs
Rene

Beth Karschnick said...

Heather, this box is so much fun! Who'd of thunk you could use a kite string for steam!! Thanks for all the inspiration! The more I see the more I can't wait to get my hot little hands on one of these boxes!!!

Retired Librarian said...

The little envelopes are darling.

Abby said...

Great card designs!

Dawn Kloman said...

Oh my gosh these are awesome cards. I love the shadowing on the one and than all those envelopes....awesome!!!!

Ellen Carlson said...

Wow!! Amazing cards Heather. I like the shadow stamping and the steam coming up from the mugs using the kite stamp ... great versatility.

Andrea Dulaney said...

I really like the simple Miss you card. Everything looks so good! Can't wait to get a Foundation Box!

I2BZ2W8 said...

The envelope card is my favorite...I love them all and cant wait to try the set.

Aslín Santiago said...

Oh My WOW!!!! Those COLORS!!!

Nan said...

Great card ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

jandbspiegel said...

OMG - These are great cards. I love the page of envelopes and how you stamped the heart in a diagonal. What a fun card to send to just say hello! Thanks so much for sharing.

Heike Kirmse said...

Love your cards

Clorete Almeida said...

Love the just a note card. The butterflies are so beautiful!

Lady Joyful said...

What fabulous cards! I love those adorable coffee mug cards, and the one with all the envelopes is a stunning way to showcase the new inks.

Samistic Cards said...

Fantastic!

nfabbri said...

Love your card with all the envelopes!!!! Cant wait!!!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards. I'm looking forward to some awesome card making.

Shirley A. said...

Had to quickly post and now I am headed back to watch the video! Thanks. Your samples are just amazing.

Vickie Buehler said...

Wonderful cards, Heather! Thanks for the inspiration, can't wait to get my hands on this box!

Paula Wolfe said...

Awesome information in your video. I love that you include videos, it makes it so nice to learn new techniques. Your cards are beautiful and I'll definitely be stopping by to see your other designs.

Deborah Anne said...

Love these cards and the Foundation Box is going to be a great addition to my stamping supplies. I am a beginner stamper and this is going to be very useful. I especially like how you created the clouds!

Debbie Brackett said...

Love your happy cards!

Marlene Ashbeck said...

I love your cards and thanks for the video. I was happy to see how well the sponging worked on your card.

Aunt Chrissy said...

I love your video and your cards! Love this Foundations Box, can't wait to play with it!

Amber Smith said...

Love your cards and thanks for your video! It was great to watch you put the cards together!

jeanietootoo said...

Oh my these cards are so cute and colorful...the coffee mugs with steam and the multi-colored envelopes are adorable.
Thanks for the inspiration

CathyL said...

Lovely cards and great stamps!

Robin Monsos said...

OMG Heather, these are fab!! I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Wednesday to arrive!

FirstLadyGT said...


These are beautiful! Great ideas!!

Jenn said...

I absolutely love that you used the kite string for steam! How utterly clever!

I love that envelope card too! And the ones at the end of the post :)

Linda said...

Fabulous cards. So sweet. Really excited to try the new inks.

Chrystyna said...

Love the cards!!! The just a note is amazing and I love the Miss You card. Appreciate the video and all your card ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wonderful cards! That note card is my favorite! So many fabulous colors and they are so vibrant!

Mary Holshouser said...

Those envelops are fantastic.
Love the colors.
Leaving a blank for the
sentiment was a fun idea.
All of the cards were great.
thanks for sharing.

tara powell said...

Gorgeous cards! So much fun :)

Diane M. Witt said...

First time to your blog. Love your style, love what you did with the new stamp sets! Now following your youtube also!

Aunt Mary said...

oh wow, so many great ideas. I can't wait to get started!

Amy A said...

Such cute and adorable fun cards! I am LOVIN' the coffee mug ones and how cute is that lil' envelope one??? Love! :o)

Jeanne H said...

Sold! I want this box of goodies and the new inks. Your many envelopes card is particularly fun. tfs the video with clear instructions.

Cati Ballard said...

Wow! Love your card designs! Great job!

Jodi Wayman said...

Your cards are awesome! Lots of fun in that little box

Patty Beers said...

I love your stepped up card.

Linda Gorman said...

I love your cards and video. The "Just a Note" card is adorable. The inks are great. Thanks for sharing.

Janell S. said...

Darling ideas with this fabulous kit. Thanks for making a video for us.

clare barford said...

I just love the envelope card it is so happy and fun and made me smile. Yours cards are always so awesome and I just cant wait to see the rest.

Penelope said...

I love that envelop card with the 2nd generation under it.
Too Clever!

Momma Rose said...

so very cute

Helen Gullett said...

They are amazing and fabulous CAS cards, Heather! Love each of them!

Hsin-Yi said...

Wonderful idea of the shadow stamping on the sentiments. Thank you for sharing your creativities!

Kelly Yang said...

Great cards. Love how you used other stamps to create what you wanted to achieve. Eg. The kite string as steam. I especially love the flower scene. Just so spring! Thank you for sharing.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

More beauty! Where will I ever find the tone??!!??

Renee Hanlon said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially the one with all the colored envelopes! Love how bold an impact it has!

di said...

Great cards. Thanks for the video!

Sharon Kaldenberger said...

Love your designs can't wait to get started on my cards.
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Love those colors

creating4 joy said...

These are so pretty, thank you very much for sharing.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Kelley H. said...

Great cards. Thanks for reminding me to make my own background papers (envelope card). Love the shadow with the sentiment.

canadian_liner said...

Heather, that multi-coloured envelope card is THE BOMB! Soooo cute (and perfectly executed, as well). I really liked your super-CAS card, and then the souped up version. Really illustrates how you can do so much with just a few supplies. I actually think Catherine's assignment was brilliant. Sometimes we are our most creative when we limit ourselves.

Marilyn Falcone said...

Love these cards. I especially like the envelope stamp. Can't wait for this Foundation box

Cindy said...

Love your cards!

Karen said...

Great card designs. This this set.

Nancy Ketcham said...

I love the blue shadow on your words. This would make a great travel box.

Tracy Boyd said...

Love all the creative uses with this kit!

kim said...

thank you for sharing these are very cute cards.

Happy Grandma said...

Love the cards! Thought the envelopes were my favorite...until I saw the flower garden...then I saw the butterflies. Guess they're all my favorites! Thank you...

Karen Sturdivant said...

Your ideas and creativity with the stamp sets are incredible. Who would have thought to use the kite string as steam. I always learn so much from you. Thank you.

TerriLynn said...

Wonderful cards. I love how easy it is to make clean & simple cards. Those new colors are beautiful too. Can't wait to get a set of those new stamp pads for my craft room. And thank you for the video.

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Great cards from a great looking set!

Peggy Pride said...

Love the colors and the stamps. Love the cards you made.

Rosebud said...

Nice cards, thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

Such fun cards!

Priscilla said...

Love your cards. The brightness of the ink and the layering of small images have given me lots of inspiration.

Karen Lindsay said...

That little coffee mug had been my favorite stamp used in the cards you all have created to this point. Now I think I need to add the envelope stamp to my faves. I do love the lovely, bright colors in these first 5 stamp paads. Love it all!

terrie said...

Your cards are wonderful especially those envelopes on that card....so much fun....thanks sharing how well those colors are....

Liz Lumsden said...

Wowsers! I love them all, you are so creative!

Sandy Joe said...

Love the blue on blue miss you card - great use of stamps- looking forward to having a turn

cm said...

Your 'back to basics' cards are absolutely stellar; my CAS-loving heart is completely captivated! You've showcased the new products wonderfully; the envelopes and mugs have really caught my eye! Thank you for the smiles today!
~carol

Debi Lowery said...

Great video......love all of your cards. So cute. Great idea for the steam. Want this kit for sure. The ink pads look really nice.

stephanie agurkis said...

Great cards and use of stamps and ink colors. I'm always inspired by your videos. Can't wait to use these new pads.

Nana Griffin said...

Sweet! Love the envelopes.

Sharon Hendricks said...

I absolutely love it when you all do a video! Enjoyed watching you practice and make sure it was what you wanted before stamping on the card. Cute ideas, and I'm going to subscribe to your YouTube channel.

Michellew said...

Love your little steaming coffee cups! Can't wait to get my hands on this box!

Lynda McKittrick said...

I enjoyed your post today. I especially enjoyed the video. What a creative use of the kite stamp to make steam. I must remember that one. There are great colours in this Foundatios Box, and the stamps can be used so many different ways.

Daphne said...

Great cards and ideas. Thanks.

Kerry Lowe said...

Thanks for showing us a stepped up card too. Both gorgeous

Marina said...

Lots off great card ideas, thank you so much for sharing them!

Late Blooming said...

More goodness. thanks for sharing

Sheila said...

Your cards are awesome and I just love the colors of the inks that come in
the box as well as the cute stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Miller said...

Ahhhh - I love what you did with the envelopes. Because you did the 2nd generation stamping - it looks like alot of colors!

Theresa Knopf said...

Wonderful! Love that envelope card.

Flo said...

The stamps are so versatile and the ink pads are so vibrant. Love your cute cards.

Sue Hostetler said...

Cute cards. I love seeing how you step it up! Can't wait for the release!

Samantha Buse said...

Love the'just a note' card amazing

Ceal said...

Fabulous cards! thanks for sharing. Everyone rocked this box!

Tracey Mazza said...

Your cards are fab. Love them especially loved 2 things.
1. Your shadow sentiments look fab. Great touch
2. Love the fact you created all this with 1 Foundations set of amazing products.
Not over complicated just a great fun way to craft. It's easy to see how you got so carried away.
T xx

Rosanna Encinosa said...

Hi Heather, I had no idea what I could do with that adorable cup. Watching you create the card brought me thinking that my cup runeth over. Thanks

nancy y said...

cute cards, love all you put into them! the ink pads look great, such amazing results even with 2nd generation stamping!

Mary Nelson said...

Such adorable sweet cards! I usually don't do one layer cards too much, but lately I have been. This amazing collection is perfect for one layers! I am so excited about your other videos! Your other cards are so fantastic too!

Robert Blew said...

Super cute cards!! I always love your ideas. This box looks like so much fun!

Lee Owens said...

I struggle with one layer cards too but i think that will change once i get my hands on this box. I really loved your envelope covered card, super cute

Kim Goodman said...

WOW love these cards, can't wait to see your next video!!!

Cindy McDonough said...

Wow...great cards...love the cups....and the colors and the quality of the ink pads look fantastic....

loceanjo said...

Some beautiful cards and so CAS! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia Simpson said...

I have got to case your envelope card. Thanks for video and telling us how to clean Catherine Pooler stamps with her ink. Loved all your cards. Thank you for sharing.

Wendy Kasper said...

I really like your third card Heather. I will be coming back to watch your other video's.

Jayell said...

All your cards are great, but I really love the 3rd one. Such fun, bright colours too.

Sarah Greber said...

I know what you mean about trying to do simple cards, but yours turned out lovely and I can't wait to go back to simple, too. Love the one with all of the envelopes!

The Bakers said...

Enjoyed your video and looking forward to the next two days!

Claudia said...

This box seems to be a must-have and you made so beautiful cards with it.

Katie Gannon said...

Thank you so much for sharing. The envelope card is amazing!

Jan Veis said...

Love these cards, especially the Thank You with all the tiny envelopes. So excited for Wednesday!

Melynn said...

Fun video and great cards. The tiny envelopes are unbelievable!

Linda Anderson said...

I loved the kite string used as steam with the coffee cup cards. It only took a small change to "step-it-up". The envelope card was really bright and fun. This is a wonderful kit with all you need to make lots of projects! Love the versatility contained in it!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

I'm blown away by all the CAS designs that are delightfully creative! I want to junk everything up so this hop has been very inspiring for me.

DarbyW said...

I love your cards, and the shadowed sentiments are very cool.
I have to say your "steam" is awesome, it is always great to multipurpose stamps.

Crafting Mama said...

Amazing cards. The envelope one is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Cute cards. I am a fan of envelopes & hearts,too so I particularly love your card with envelopes & hearts in varying colors.

Becky said...

Great cards! Love the little envelopes.

Jean Bullock said...

wow, you really showed off those stamps and ink. Well done!

Four11Lady said...

Your cards are very nice and I love the little creative touches...the steam idea, and that off stamping that looks like a shadow.....

Teresa Pires said...

Love all your cards. I love the sponging and small snowflakes around the edges for your stepped up card. I can't wait to get these inks.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous cards and wonderful video, thank you! Will be back to see more videos! Yay! xxx

Bonnie Sanche said...

oooohh that little envelope stamp is just adorable!

JoAnne Ferguson said...

Wonderful teaching video and beautiful cards. Thank you.

Craftyallsorts said...

What fun cards! So clever. This is certainly a fabulous box of goodies and inspiration!

Susangail Powell said...

I am loving all the fun cards everyone's making! So excited for Wednesday.

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards. I can't wait to get my box to also make some beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the CAS look. I really do love this Foundation Box. When I first started card making four years ago, I had no idea where to start. Something like this would have been so helpful, as I am sure it will be to so many. Thanks to all involved!

Marcia said...

So cute and fun!! Those new inks are such great colors!!

Julie M said...

Such beautiful cards. I can't wait to get my box to also make some beautiful cards.

StampinLouie said...

Love. Your colorful cards. Video was nice too showing to different cards with one stamp.

Carol Lucas said...

Wonderful video: love the cards, too. Simple yet stunning!

Tasha Dawson said...

These cards are so great!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards! I love that little envelope also. Perfect for all snail mail. I see you are from Rochester, WA! I grew up in Toledo & now live in NE so seeing your town makes me nostalgic. Maybe I need to send some snail mail to my Toledo friends!!

Michele Strickland said...

I really enjoy the envelope card

SJH D said...

love the little envelope. Adorable.
Susan

Sharon Mesdag said...

Your one layer cards are great, especially the envelope note card. So bright and colorful. The small stamps make up such pretty cards.

Char K said...

thanks for the video, enjoyed it and the cards very much!

Kathy Doyle said...

Love your cards! Simple but so cute! Great tutorial with the shadow stamping, I've never thought of doing that, so cute! The envelope card is so colorful and really shows off all the ink colors!

Carol Hardie said...

Heather ...... your video was so fantastic. Using the kite string for steam? Nicely done!! I enjoy how you give tips on the simple things like how to hold the block and what type of pressure to use. The shadow on the sentiment was a nice touch too. This box of goodies looks so amazing. Catherine and her team have hit a homerun with this. Thank you for sharing all your creativity.

belinda said...

Love your cards

belinda said...

Love your cards

Sherry said...

pretty cards! love the colors!

Roberta Eldridge said...

Heather, Love, Love, Love your cards! The steamy coffee mugs are awesome, and I love the envelope card! How wonderfully creative that one is!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! Love that cute mug stamp! Pretty colors of the inks... can't wait to try them! Your envelopes card is amazing.... fabulous colors! Will watch for the video coming up!

Denise candelaria said...

I like your style, You are really talented and have some really great ideas. Your I like the shadow stamping that came out beautiful. your cards are beautiful.

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Such great cards with minimal supplies!

Lynette said...

Great cards and video. I will be pinning your cards so that I can CASE them!

Jayne said...

Love your cards. Since Catherine announced this box I thought there were some great products in it, but having followed this blog today I had missed half of its contents. Wow, wow, wow....those fun bright inks, those cute stamps...love the mug and envelope. There's something for every season of the year. Love it. Congratulations to Catherine and her team for another successful package of fun. Thanks for sharing

zoeysmomma1 said...

These cards are adorable... Can't wait to get my hands on this box!

Jill said...

Love your cards and great video!!!

Dana said...

Wow!!! Awesome cards, the envelope card is amazing!!!

Teresa Cherka said...

Great cards, love your designs. My favorite is the one with the little letters. So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Spear said...

Just look at all these comments! Looks like Catherine hit the nail on the head again... as did you with these fabulous card designs, Heather. I'm wondering if the Foundations Box stamp sets will help me get a handle on CAS stamping (finally). I just love the simplicity of your first two cards, and the third one is WOW!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are really great cards Heather. Can hardly wait to see the video for Friday's card! great work!

Becky Rohwer said...

Love your cards. Never would have thought to use the kite string for steam. Always love what you do with stamps, etc. These stamps and inks are fantastic. Can't wait to get my box.

Susan Moll said...

Oh, Heather! Your cards are soooo fun! I LOVE the card with the envelopes! So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Lilley said...

Really cute, creative cards! Loving these stamps and ink colors! Thanks for sharing your creativity! :-)

Sebrina Bendel said...

Very beautiful cards. Really excited for this release. The inks are amazing.

Janice Spaulding said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the video tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. These are great ideas. I will be using them.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. Can't wait to see what else you do with the collection.
Kerryn M

Sue LD said...

Love all of these!

Shona Austin said...

Sweet cards and I loved the way you amped it up on the second card. Thanks for showing us how.

Marjorie King said...

I love your cards. I really love the one with all the envelopes. Look forward to trying these ink pads

Mary Reiner said...

Heather- these cards are awesome! Love how you designed them. Thank you for the inspiration!

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