Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the All the Trimmings release blog hop for Catherine Pooler Designs.    The Creative Team is sharing projects to introduce you to the new items.  Make sure you check out the Instagram Hop >>HERE<<  and the video hop >>HERE<< 

These new products will be available in the store for StampNation Members today at 3pm and opening to the public tomorrow.

This release is HUGE!!!  Look at everything being released.

Products included:

  • Samba Ink
  • Mardis Gras Ink
  • Suede Shoes Ink
  • Peach Love and Doves Background Stamp
  • Woodgrain Background Stamp (stamp on Snowglobe for a wooden base)
  • Flourish Background Stamp
  • Seasonal Sentiment and Borders Stamp Set
  • Nested Label Dies
  • Holiday Charm Stamp Set and Dies
  • Santa Approved Stamp Set and Dies
  • Holly and Berries Cover Plate Die
  • Snowglobe Dies (base is scored to give it rounded dimension and the circles are layering sizes for our regular circle dies)
  • Love, Doves and Poinsettias Patterned Paper
  • Aspen Sequin Mix (white with snowflakes and a pop of blue)
  • Glacier Bay Sequin Mix (lots of blue and silver)
  • Vegas, Baby! (GOLD!)

  • My first cards feature the Flourish Background Stamp and each of the new ink colors.

    First one using Suede Shoes ink.

    Second using Samba ink.

    And last, but certainly not least, Mardi Gras!

    I created all of these cards the same way.  I white heat embossed the background onto piece of card stock and then masked off the sides using post it tape.  I then sponged the colors onto the open space creating a colored rectangle when removing the tape.  I then used the Noel die cut from the Snow Globe dies and the label from the Santa Approved die set for my sentiment and added some accents using two stamps from the Holiday Charm stamp set and the Funky Flakes Fri-Dies from the previously released Holiday Magic Collection.

    My next card features the Peace Love and Doves Background Stamp.

    I heat embossed the background stamp onto white card stock using Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter.  I added some black accents by filling in some dots using my black pen.  I then white heat embossed the sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments and Borders stamp set on black card stock.  I attached the sentiment to my card using dimensional adhesive.

    Comment to Win!!!

    Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs in the hop today.  Catherine is randomly choosing a winner from each blog hop days comments to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!  Winners will be announced on October 22nd on Catherine's blog.

    Time to hop along to the next stop on the hop which is the amazing Jo Herbert!  The complete blog hop list is below.

    Kristie Goulet - You are here
    Jo Herbert - Go here next

    Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

    A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!


    1. So simple and gorgeous! Love the background stamp embossed in gold.

    2. Love that gold embossed background stamp. Really like your noel cards too - an easy set to make. Thanks for showcasing the new ink colors too!

    3. Love, love these cards, with the last one being my favorite.

    4. Love the showcase of the new ink colors. Those are my favorites. Just beautiful.

    5. Gorgeous CAS cards, Kristie! What a beautiful way to show off the new ink colors, too. :)

    6. So beautiful...love them in all the gorgeous colors!

    7. Beautiful cards! Don't you just love those new ink colors! These would be great for mass producing Christmas cards!

    8. Beautiful cards! So simple and clean cards just awesome. Wonderful idea in showing off those amazing new ink colors, thanks for sharing your ideas.

    9. It's that time of year again! My favorite, by far! What a wonderful example of making the same card, very different, and equally as beautiful, when you have tons of Christmas cards to make!
      Gorgeous cards, my friend! xx

    10. Beautiful cards Kristie. I like how you did them in different colors and changed the embellishment on each one.

    11. Love how you made the same card using the new colors. Those would be so easy to mass produce! Thanks for sharing.

    12. Beautiful cards, Kristie! LOVE the first set in all their vibrant colors. The recipients are going to be tickled with them for certain! Your last card is simply breath taking! All the white behind that gorgeous gold...beautiful! Bev

    13. I love all of your beautiful cards! Love the technique used on the first three and will have to try that. The new ink colors are perfect. And I love the gold embossing; very elegant on the last card.

    14. I love the bright pops of color you always incorporate. Your cards are striking!

    15. The inked backgrounds look like a great way to mass produce Chistmas cards this year.

    16. I love that you used all three new inks with the flourish stamp...I'm going to have to get that one for sure! And the "joy" card is very elegant!

    17. The Suede Shoe background with the snowflake is just gorgeous. Love all of your examples.

    18. Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing your designs with the new SOA.

    19. Really beautiful cards! Such great ideas here, thanks for sharing.

    20. I love when you do multiple cards, same design with different colours. The masked-off flourishes are beautiful in each of the new colours. I also like the little black details on your gold embossed card. Adds that little je-ne-sais-quoi :)

These cards are so creative and beautiful!

    22. Wow, what stunning cards! Gorgeous and elegant designs.

    23. I love the wide borders on the first three cards. It amps up the designs. The fourth one blew me away.

    24. These are all very lovely. The gold one is so elegant looking.

    25. Very nice cards. I love all the variations you showed.

    26. Love the way you've showcased the new inks with the new background stamp. Just gorgeous!

    27. Beautiful cards -- love them all.

    28. What a great technique with your first 3 cards. So easy if one is making a boat load of Christmas cards. The last card is beautiful! I love this new release and all the ideas!!!

    29. Love what you did with the flourishes background! Such a simple idea with beautiful results! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    30. These cards are so elegant but are easy to make. I really love this flourish background.

    31. Such beautiful cards!
      Thanks for sharing...

    32. The ink blending is exquisite and your cards really show case the release beautifully. Hugs Jo

    33. I LOVE the NOEL in all different colors! And the twine embellishment! Great job

    34. Beautiful cards! I love both of the background stamps you used! Awesome colors too!

    35. The last card with the gold embellishing
      is so elegant. Love the other cards
      in different colors, with a little
      medallion. Great idea. thanks for
      sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    36. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing!


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