10.09.2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 3

It's almost time for the newest Stamp of Approval collection to be released, so you will want to get on the waitlist NOW if you are not already on it.  cpstampofapproval.com  This collection goes beyond the traditional Christmas collection and encompasses the entire season from Christmas, to celebrations, gift tags, thank you and more!  If you aren't familiar with Stamp Of Approval, it is an exclusive collection of stamping products curated by Catherine Pooler.  She puts these collections together in a limited supply for a limited time.  Once they sell out, they are not released for sale until months later and never again in a complete collection at this great price!


Both of my cards today are a take on the traditional Reds & Greens of Christmas.  First up is my Party Dress pink card using the new background stamp along with the Joy Wreath die.  It is so pretty die cut out of glimmer paper, that the card really doesn't need much more.


Stamps: Here We Come A-Caroling, Ornamental Background (SOA Winterhaven)
Ink: Party Dress (Catherine Pooler Designs) Versamak
Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up) Midnight, Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Joy Wreath Die (SOA Winterhaven) White Embossing Powder (WOW)

To create both cards I first stamped in Versamark using the Ornamental Background stamp, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I sponged on my color started at the bottom of the card and getting lighter as I moved up.  The difference comes in the colors of ink and the embellishments/sentiments to finish off each card.




My second card is a play on the traditional green using Aqua inks instead.  To jazz up the Joy sentiment I first die cut in white, then sponged on color on the bottom 2/3 of the word.  Next I covered the entire thing in Versamark ink and sprinkled Wanderlust embossing powder over it, heat setting it to bring out the sparkle and shine.  The little sentiment strip was part of a larger sentiment that I masked off, inked in versamark and heat set white embossing powder.   Then I sponged my lightest color over the strip and my darkest just around the edges.

Stamps: Here We Come A-Caroling, Ornamental Background (SOA Winterhaven)
Ink: All That Jazz, Aquatini, Something Borrowed (Catherine Pooler Designs) Versamak
Paper: Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Joy Wreath Die (SOA Winterhaven) Wanderlust Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder (WOW)

The Winterhaven Stamp Of Approval will open up for sale to the waitlist very soon.  You will want to get on that waitlist NOW if you are not already on.  The previous 2 collections sold out within hours of opening up to the waitlist before the link to shop went public. 

Go to:
www.cpstampofapproval.com 
to subscribe.

Now on to the fun stuff!  Seeing what everyone has been creating and commenting for your chance to win a collection for free!


Today is the 3rd day of blog hops.  If you missed the other 2, don't worry, I will link them below.  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog today for your chance to win.  If you get lost on the hop, start at Catherine's blog and work your way down. 

*Up next is the beautifully creative Cynde*


BLOG HOP PRIZE
One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on OCTOBER 11th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.


Heather *you are here*
Cynde ***GO HERE NEXT***
Taheerah

In case you missed them, you can still comment on the first days of blog hops.
Blog Hop Day 1 Blog Hop Day 2

179 comments:

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful cards!

Fellowship By Design said...

Gorgeous cards and the new collection is really beautiful!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the non-traditional colors you used. Red and green are great, but it's so fun to see other colors, too.

The Bakers said...

Love the non traditional colors The first one reminded me of peppermint candies!

Theresa Knopf said...

Stunning cards Heather!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards from this fantastic SOA collection!

Sarah said...

Y'all are killing me with your beautiful designs! So beautiful!

Mary Miller said...

Beautiful cards. I like the wreath.

Bonnie Sanche said...

I am loving how everyone is using the Ornamental Background stamp. It is fabulous to see how you used it in different color schemes.

Peggy McCullar said...

Love love love that ombré!!! Fabulous cards!

http://thecreativegrove.com said...

Really great projects Heather! Love that wreath! Great color combos!! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful cards love how you used the background stamps! Love !

tneudorf said...

Beautiful cards. Thank u for sharing.

Colleen Balija said...

Heather your cards are just beautiful, i love the colors!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Way to rock that background Ms. Heather!! Your color combinations are gorgeous!!

Karen Kreider said...

That background...everyone has used it so differently and they are all great! Especially love the use of non traditional holiday colors!

NancyLynn said...

Wow! I love that background stamp! It will be so much fun to play with!

Linda Gorman said...

Thank you for sharing. Your cards are beautiful!!!

Lacey Willetts said...

The gold wreath with the background is so gorgeous.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards and colouring!!!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the fading in your ink blending. It's so smooth!

Jean Mervine said...

The Joy card is lovely!

Jean Mervine said...

The Joy card is lovely!

Marcia HIll said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards...LOVE that background stamp! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! :0)

tara powell said...

Amazing cards! I love seeing how each design team member uses the background stamp. So fun!

Aunt Mary said...


Great cards. Love the use of the background stencil--so versatile!

Nana Griffin said...

Very love!y cards.

Laura Miller said...

I like the O Holy Night card. I have to remember to use my stock of glimmer paper! And to use it to cut out the wreath!

michiganderintexas said...

background stamp is stunning

Joanne G said...

The background stamp in blue is just beautiful.

Sandy McAllister said...

Lovely cards Love blue background so yummy

Melody said...

Love, love, love that background stamp! The colors you chose are very pretty and cheerful. Thanks!

Connie Brooks said...

Ornaments come in all sorts of colors and you certainly expressed that. I think it's sort of a trendy look. There is lots of potential in this SOA collection and I look forward to playing with it..

Elise Smith said...

Ooh! These ombre backgrounds are beautiful! I also love the sparkly wreath and joy sentiment :)

Ebrown said...

Awesome cards,Heather! Love your color choices...

Colleen said...

So that was a double gasp. The gold and pink is beautiful. Then I scroll down to see the aqua with that out of this world gorgeous joy die cut. Tucking that idea in my back pocket.

Brandy Duncan said...

Lovely designs, Heather. I’m really loving all the turquoise on Christmas cards. Love your designs. I can’t wait to get my hands on these fabulous goodies.

Jayna Goins said...

Love the background stamp!

nfabbri said...

Great cards love the ombre patterns on both cards!!!!

Shelley Banghart said...

LOVE!! I need to try doing some non traditional colors for holiday.

Donna Neal said...

Heather, your cards have a whimsical feel to them - what fun! Love all the sparkle and shine & unexpected (but gorgeous) color choices. Thanks for the gift of sharing your time and talent! :)

Ellen C said...

Beautiful and inspiring cards. Loving that ornamental background stamp.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love this background stamp and your cards. Thanks for sharing!!

Donna Hawkins said...

I love the cards and your colors! You ladies are so talented in your designs.

JmB said...

I love the wreath and ornament background together. Just so pretty. And, the hombre is beautiful (it's a technique I'm learning). Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

Beautiful cards, Heather. That background stamp is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Vivian said...

So many choices with that background stamp...looking forward to trying it!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful holiday cards! That ornament background is full of endless possibilities!

Michelle Allison said...

Swooning over the ombre card - love it!

Jane M said...

I love the ombré Ornamental Background on your cards! Beautiful colors and cards!

Sarah Greber said...

Beautiful, Heather! I like the ombre effect, too.

dlfd Foster said...

Fun Fun Fun, that's what this set of Stamp of Approval is!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards Heather! I am so excited about this collection. I truly don't need more Chrmas stamps but I think this is a must have set!

Alicia Lutman said...

Wow.. that background really pops!

Rose W said...

Good work on the cards. I like traditional colors best but every one is different. Glad to see variety.

Marise Nyberg said...

Such amazing cards, so classy. Love this background stamp.

Tasha Dawson said...

That background stamp is going to be so fun to play with! Great card making.

Valerie Babcock said...

I will definitely be trying this technique right away! Love your cards!

Colleen said...

the ornamentals background stamp is my favorite! You did a magnificent job with showcasing it! thank you for the inspiration!

minnesotabackyard said...

Heather,
Love that background stamp!
Linda S

loceanjo said...



Stunning cards. Thank you so much for sharing

Ann Cifaldi said...

Can't wait to get my box! I love all these cards

Ann Cifaldi said...

These are gorgeous cards. The days better hurry up lol.

Jill D. said...

Heather, love your color choices, especially the Aquatini. They are simple yet beautiful. Something that could be mass produced.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Michele Strickland said...

I love the joy! very creative.

canadian_liner said...

Beautiful creations with that Ornamental background stamp. I love the colour gradations and sparkly accoutrements.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You have some fabulous creation here!

Heike Kirmse said...

Beautiful cards.

DarbyW said...

Thank you for sharing these, your cards are beautiful.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards. That background stamp seems so versatile. It looks like ornaments in one card and peppermint candies in the other!

Geraldine Homenchuk said...

I'm a big fan of the non-traditional colour scheme Heather. Also love the treatments you have given the background stamp with the subtle fading out look. Very, very pretty cards ... both of them!

nancy y said...

I really like your take on mixing up the "red and green" for the cards. The more I see of this background stamp the more I love it! Super idea to cut the wreath out of glimmer paper!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

I think the gold wreath is going to be a go to fit many many cards! It's so beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

Sue Smith said...

I really like your cards and the ombre look is one of my favorites. The blue Joy is stunning. Thanks for sharing ;)

Nana Donna said...

Great cards,I love your take on non-traditional colored Christmas cards

Memory Lane Creations By Charlene said...

I love the gradient in the background. Nice work!

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Tinstar said...

Gorgeous cards Heather - love the shading onthat background.

Judy said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way you used the Ombre look and the sparkled the joy..

Linda said...

So pretty. So excited about this SOA box.

Jenn said...

Love the Joy card! They are both great, but there is something about that card! The blues are just perfect!

Stefanie White said...

Wonderful cards! I love that pink on card one! Bright, full of joy!

Kay Roose said...

Love the background stamp. And the sparkle on your cards.

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

I love how you used simple layers, but still dressed them up.

JanetB said...

Beautiful cards, I really love that background stamp, it adds so much!

Sheila H said...

That bavkground stamp is awesome!

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love that background with the ornaments as much as you do!

Cynthia Simpson said...

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful cards. Love how you used the ombre effect on the cards.

tammejean said...

Just love the background on your card

Diane Kannawin said...

Very pretty cards!

Chrystyna said...

Great cards! Love the background stamp - it's good in any color you may think of using. The glittery wreath makes the first card my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Anita Agler said...

I love the background stamp, you r design is beautiful !

Scraplea 1 said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to get these products. Thanks for sharing on the fun blog hop!!

Susan Powell said...

LOVE the gold glittery wreath Heather!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Just love this background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards. The pink one reminds me of peppermint. So pretty!

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Lovely cards! Hoping to win this AWESOME SOA collections!

Rae Moan said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Four11Lady said...

Love the glitter and glitz that you added to your cards. Even though all you gals use the same products, all the cards look different! Lovely cards!

Sharon Nez said...

Very pretty cards Heather! That wreath die is SO beautiful! And I love how you blinged it up with gold glitter EP!! :)

Rosemary Lettieri said...

Loving that background stamp more and more! Such great color choices.!!

Gail Olson said...

Love that retro background! Kit seems to have so much and your cards are great!

Georgia said...

Love this background stamp...beautiful

Sherry said...

I love the joy card!

Laurie Schlichter said...

That pink background is so unusual! Absolutely love the gold wreath

Bobby said...

The background stamp is so beautiful it doesn't need much else to make a beautiful card.

Kathy Doyle said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you did the Joy cutout for the second card!
The backgrounds are great and that stamp can be used all year for any occasion!

Kim Botello said...

I love how different this card is. I am so traditional in my holiday cards, that is wonderful to get ideas that are so untraditional. Fun card.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love the colors you chose! So soft and pretty and festive!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how the colors on the cars
fade off.
Both are beautiful.
Love the pinks the best.
thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Elegant and classy!

Vickie Buehler said...

Love both of your cards, Heather, the aqua card is my favorite!

Lindy said...

Loving your cards!This collection is amazing!

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. Just love that wreath.

Karen Sturdivant said...

Love that background stamp

Joyce Spear said...

Beautiful cards, Heather! I just love the soft, pastel look!

Susan Wareham said...

Great designs that is a great background stamp

Jean said...

Stunning cards!

Marjorie King said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing

Karen Sturdivant said...

I love that background stamp and your use of it is so clever.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

These backgrounds are so gorgeous! I love both of them!

Tracy said...

Love these cards, that is a great background stamp for holiday cards!

Christy Borfitz said...

Both cards are fabulous, Heather! I love the colors!

Barbara Brennan said...

I am so in love with this Ornamental background stamp. I can't wait to used this as a background, borders, accent pieces, tags, etc

Teresa Cherka said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Queen-of-Cards said...

so excited to see the new collection!!

Karin W said...

Beautiful wreath card!

Sophia Blair said...

The background stamp is great! I was unsure on whether you could use it for other seasons, but the colours and the way you utilised the stamp is amazing and i can see how it can be very versatile. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle King said...

I love how you used the background on both and it looks so different.

Theresa Robinson said...

Love how you used the ornament background stamp

Patt H. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the non traditional colors!

Pam Wells said...

I love the versatility of these SOA kits! Beautiful cards and I really like how you used the sentiments on your second card.

beth said...

What great cards. Love the coloring. And the joy die.

2Scrap2Day 2morrow said...

great cards love the colors

Sue LD said...

Very pretty colors and sparkle.

Robin Monsos said...

Wow! I love the red with the background stamp!

SmilynStef said...

What fun colors

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are two great cards!! I love the ombré effect on the second card.

desertskyquilts said...

I finally bought an SOA! I look forward to making some cards somewhat like your beautiful inspirations. I have ordered a Big Shot, but I still haven't gotten embossing powders or a heat tool yet. Bit by bit. I really like how versatile that background stamp is.

Dawn Kloman said...

I love these. I wish I could get this set. Gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing.

Trina said...

Beautiful cards. I love that background stamp.

Woodmanor said...

very pretty cards. what a beautiful inspiration. thanks for sharing

Jodi Wayman said...

Love these cards especially the glittery wreath & joy

kt said...

I'm loving the font on the sentiments in this collection!! Plus, that background stamp is EVERYTHING! ❤❤❤

Alaska .Kris said...

I love the second card with it's colors!

J Sirak said...

This collection looks great!

cindybearj said...

I love the colors on your beautiful cards! That background stamp is so awesome!

Jan Arnold said...

Great cards, Heather! I can tell that the background stamp will get a workout! It looks fantastic on every card I've seen! Love your codices for color on both of these cards. So fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Samantha Buse said...

Love the ombre look jyst beautiful

Elainej said...

Lovely cards, Heather.

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Heather. Love how you created two different cards based on the same basic design. Love love love that background stamp.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I'm loving that background stamp. And you've used it in lovely ways. Inspiring--thank you!

Rose said...

Great ways of using the background stamp.

edejesus331 said...

Absolutely STUNNING cards! Love it!

Beka L said...

TOday's cards might be my favorite so far! Gorgeous Heather!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh that background is so interesting!

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards! Very interesting how you changed up the traditional colors to be in the same color family, but not the red and green. Kind of a neat idea.

Debra Rumpza said...

Great background stamping! Pretty cards...

jandbspiegel said...

Same stamp in different colors and such a different look. I really like the way you did the "Joy"

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love the pink and aqua colors and that Ornamental background is awesome! I love the ombré JOY sentiment.

Craftydancer said...

Hi Heather,

I am so glad that this collection lends itself to being able to create simple yet beautiful cards. Sometimes we don't get a lot of time to stamp but can still make great cards.

Cheryl

Cindy Pryor said...

An interesting way to use non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. You have made beautiful, sparkly cards that anyone would love to receive.

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the simplicity of your pretty cards:)

Posh Kitty said...

I love both cards. The new back round stamp is amazing looking and can't wait to try it out.

Mary Nelson said...

Absolutely lovely cards!! I'm loving all this incredible inspiration!

loceanjo said...

Loving that background stamp more. And your coleur choices are great!! O

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! That background stamp is just gorgeous!

Brandy said...

I LOVE your ombre backgrounds!!! The background stamp is beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

Carol Hardie said...

Heather ...... your cards left me speechless, and that doesn't happen often. LOL So gorgeous, love the unconventional color combinations. I love a pink card and Christmas is no exception. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such beautiful cards! I really like your touches of gold and Sparkle on both of them.

Jill said...

your card are beautiful!!!

foleysfriend said...

Perfect "twist" to traditional Christmas colors. Nice!

Cati Ballard said...

Love the simplicity of your cards! This would be a great idea to mass produce! Great design and use if the collection! Thank you! Great job!

Susan. w said...

g'day, Heather! The more I see of SOA Winterhaven collection the more I need it. The embossed background and the coloured sponging of the two cards create gorgeous modern card for Christmas in summertime. Wonderful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gold and pink is one of my favorite combos!

Fran said...

Pink! And Aqua! How fun is that? Love the look Heather and the inspiration. This collection seems to have endless possibilities.