Have You Been NAUGHTY or NICE?

Hey, friends! The new Holly Jolly Christmas Collection from Catherine Pooler is available for purchase now!

If you want to buy the whole Christmas Critters Bundle of goodies, you can use this link here.

To create this card, I’ve used the Better Not Pout Patterned Paper Pack, the Naughty List Stamp Set, and the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set.

I stamped my images from the Naughty List Stamp Set, colored them with Copic markers, and then die cut them with the coordinating die set. I cut my Better Not Pout Patterned Paper Pack at an angle and then adhered it straight to my card front. I propped up my stamped image with 3D foam squares.

Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate you so much!!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty tutorials to share with YOU! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

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Making a Pocketfold Tri-fold Card with a Bookmark

Hello, my fav crafty peeps! How are you doing? I’m doing AMAZING because I get to share this fun card with you! The new Holly Jolly Christmas Collection from Catherine Pooler is available for purchase now! So make sure you get your goodies before they sell out!!

If you want to buy the whole Christmas Critters Bundle of goodies, you can use this link here.

To create this card, I’ve used the Better Not Pout Patterned Paper Pack, the Naughty List Stamp Set, the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set, and the Tree Trimmings Die.

I stamped my images from the Naughty List Stamp Set, colored them with Copic markers, and then die cut them with the coordinating die set.

For my center panel, I stamped my sentiment from the Naughty List Stamp Set and then cut it out with the Circles Dies. I also added my dotted circles using the Circle Party Stamp Set and Melon Ice. On a piece of Better Not Pout Patterned Paper, I die cut the Tree Trimmings Die in the center. Then, I adhered my circle cutout in the center with my favorite Bearly Art Glue.

For my bookmark, I trimmed down a piece of Better Not Pout Patterned Paper to 2″x 5″. I rounded off the edges with my most favorite 3-in-1 Corner Punch. I added my hole reinforcer from the Notecard Frame & Tag Dies. I just love the “Fa La La La La’ sentiment from the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set, so I stamped that in the corner using Midnight Ink. Finally, I added a few pieces of Tuxedo Turquoise Twine.

To get my scalloped edge, I used the Decorate Edge Dies.

To tie the whole thing together, I used a brad and the Party Twist Twine.

Such a fun card filled with cheeriness! Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate you so much!!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty tutorials to share with YOU! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

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Belly Laughs!

It’s time! It’s time!! The Holly Jolly Christmas is available for purchase NOW!

PLUS, you’ll get this FREE STAMP SET on orders over $50!! Get yours NOW!

To create this card, I’ve used the Belly Laughs Cover Plate, which is absolutely AMAZING! How cute is that background?

For my ink blended background, I used Sea Glass and Bay Breeze and the world’s best blending brushes!

For the sentiment, I’ve used the Old Saint Nick Stamp Set. I’ve also used the Better Not Pout Patterned Paper for my banner flag.

What are you buying from this release?! Leave a comment and let me know!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty tutorials to share with YOU! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

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Feelin’ Holly Jolly!

DID YOU SEE?! Catherine Pooler has a NEW COLLECTION coming out!! It’s called Holly Jolly Christmas and it’s full of the CUTEST holiday products!! This release isn’t available quite yet, but it will be available on Sept 14th! If you’re a StampNation member, you get EARLY ACCESS on Sept 13th (along with tons of other perks!!!

Plus, get this FREE DASHER STAMP SET on orders of $50 or more!

To create this card, I’ve used the New Naughty List Stamp Set. I’ve paired it with a sentiment from the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set.

I love using non-traditional colors for holiday cards, don’t you!? I am not a big fan of red and green 😛! So, for this card, I made my entire background Chiffon and Limoncello.

What are you excited about getting from this release??! Leave me a comment!! I can’t wait to hear!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty tutorials to share with YOU! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

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I Found Santa’s Jammies!

DID YOU SEE?! Catherine Pooler has a NEW COLLECTION coming out!! It’s called Holly Jolly Christmas and it’s full of the CUTEST holiday products!! This release isn’t available quite yet, but it will be available on Sept 14th! If you’re a StampNation member, you get EARLY ACCESS on Sept 13th (along with tons of other perks!!!

To create this card, I’ve used the Old Saint Nick Stamp Set. I’ve paired it with a sentiment from the Merriest Sentiments Stamp Set. I’ve also used the Better Not Pout Patterned Paper for my background!

What are you excited about getting from this release??! Leave me a comment!! I can’t wait to hear!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty tutorials to share with YOU! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

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Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from our Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

You can shop the BRAND NEW RELEASE HERE!

Get your Sweetie Pie stamp set for FREE with a £30 spend (not inc. shipping). And get the coordinating dies too with a £45+ spend!

To create this trifold card, I started with a sheet of cardstock trimmed to 4.5″ x 11″. I scored at the 3″ mark and the 6″ mark.

For all of my rainbow blending, I’m using Maker Forte’s Color Hive Inks in the colors Flamingo, Yellowstone, and Vegas Strip. This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE rainbow blend! You can get a huge range of colors from just these 3 colors!

Here’s how I get the best blend:
1. I start with Yellowstone and blend it in the center of my cardstock.
2. Next, I blend Flamingo on the top of my cardstock (reaching all the way to the top). I gently blend the Flamingo into the Yellowstone to create an orange color.
3. I grab my Vegas Strip and repeat the process on the bottom of the cardstock.
4. Now, I take my Vegas Strip and blend a purple at the very tippy top of the cardstock to create a pinky-purple blend.
5. Then, I get my Flamingo again and blend at the very bottom of the cardstock to create a blue-purple blend.
6. If needed, I will take my Yellowstone brush and just lightly blend into the Flamingo and Vegas Strip.
7. I usually also spritz my background with a Mister Perfect Spray Bottle filled with regular water. I will also sometimes flick white watercolor paint using a Watercolor Brush.

For this panel, I blended my rainbow using the new Bean Scene Stencil. To create a little peek-a-boo, I’m using the flap die from the Slimline Scallop Peekaboo Dies.

If you were wondering what sort of black and white paper I’m using for my striped paper, you’ll be happy to know that I made it myself! I simply used the chisel end of a marker! I wanted them to look hand-drawn, so I just freehanded it! Easy peasy!

For this little panel, I’ve used the new Notre Dame Stencil! I’ve also made some more peekaboos using the little dies from the Treemendous Peekaboo Dies.

For my front panel, I’ve used the Love is Everywhere Stencil. I have also used my new favorite tool (the Cropadile!) to add some eyelets to the front of my card to hold my baker’s twine! I made sure to add my eyelets and twine before gluing down the inside panel!

For my sentiment, I’ve used the Gumbelievable Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment on black cardstock using Embossing Glue. Then, I sprinkled white embossing powder to the sentiment and melted the powder with a heat gun.

For my super adorable shaker lollipop, I’ve used the NEW Sweet Tooth Shaker Dies! Omg, are they adorable or what?! You can make all sorts of sweets and shakers! For my stripes, I used my chisel marker again! I mixed and matched Sparkle Mixes to get all the colors of the rainbow in there.

For my adorable candy jar and gumball machine, I’ve used the Gumbelievable Stamp Set again and then added a layer of Glossy Accents over top! I used OLO markers to color all my images.

For my little circles, I used the circle confetti dies that come in the Sweet Tooth Shaker Dies.

I hope you have LOVED seeing how I made this rainbowy fun mini trifold card!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before Sept 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on Sept 15th at 10:00 AM EST!

Here’s your Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Kari VanNoy
Tallie Clewley
Zsofia Molnar
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Lauren Taylor <– GO HERE NEXT!
Lidya Wirani
Tatiana Trafimovich
Cassie Trask
Amanda Stevens
Franci Vignoli

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Sweet-n-Spooky Mini Pocketfold Notebook

Have you seen the New Sweet-n-Spooky Bundle from Catherine Pooler?! The release is available now for purchase! Make sure to get your spooky bundle before they sell out!

To make this really fun pocketfold notebook, I trimmed down a piece of Letter size white cardstock to 11″ x 4″ and then folded it into a trifold. Then, I added the too cute Sweet-n-Spooky Patterned Paper to each flap on the inside and the outside.

Then, I created a pocket by trimming down a rectangle piece of patterned paper. I scored at .5″ on 3 sides and then folded at the score lines. Using scissors, I trimmed off the corners of the side and bottom flaps. Next, I can add double sided tape to each flap and then adhere it to my pocketfold.

I created 2 tags using my favorite tag punch.

I cut a piece of black cardstock using the new Eek Boo Cover Plate.

For the mini notebook, I simply trimmed down a piece of the patterned paper to form a book cover. I folded some regular computer paper to form the pages and then stapled them together. I used red SuperTape to adhere my pages to the cover because this tape is super strong.

Next, I stamped my images from the Toil and Trouble Stamp Set and colored them in with Copic markers.

I trimmed down some twine to wrap around my pocketfold, leaving enough to tie into a bow.

Here are more photos of the finished mini pocketfold notebook!

What are you excited about getting from this release??!

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Simple Stories Mini Photo Album

Hey friends! I’m SO excited to share my finished DIY mini photo album I made using the Simple Stories Full Bloom Collection! This collection just makes me SMILE! I bound my entire book using the Mini Cinch.

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Catherine Pooler’s Halloween Release

I’m SO pumped about this New Sweet-n-Spooky Bundle from Catherine Pooler! The release is available now for purchase! Make sure to get your spooky bundle before they sell out!

To create this card, I used the Scallops & Dots Dies with the Sweet-n-Spooky Patterned Paper and white cardstock. I stamped my images and sentiment from the Toil and Trouble Stamp Set. I colored my cauldron with Copic markers.

What are you excited about getting from this release??!

Don’t forget to use my affiliate link while shopping the Catherine Pooler site! It costs you nothing, but it gives me a teeny percentage back to help fund my crafty lifestyle! Thank you SO much for your support!! Xx, Amanda

Lattes and Leaves Shaker Card

Catherine Pooler’s All Things Fall Collection is available for purchase NOW!!!!

Check out this fun SHAKER CARD I made using the Blowing Leaves Background Stamp and the NEW BROWN INKS! My shakers are the new Mazatlan Sequins!

For the stamped image and sentiment, I used the Fall Calls For Lattes Stamp Set.

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Crafty hugs, Amanda

It’s TIME! Shop now!!

Catherine Pooler’s All Things Fall Collection is available for purchase NOW!!!!

Check out this gorgeous background I made using the Blowing Leaves Background Stamp and the NEW BROWN INKS!

For the stamped image and sentiment, I used the Fall Calls For Lattes Stamp Set. I also used the new Mazatlan Sequins on the card as well.

Shop the All Things Fall Collection using my affiliate link here. Thanks for using this link (at no cost to you)! It helps me fund my crafty addiction and lets me share more inspiration with you!

Crafty hugs, Amanda

Lattes and Leaves

Catherine Pooler’s Lattes and Leaves Bundle is part of the All Things Fall Collection and will be available for purchase on Aug 3rd!!

Check out this gorgeous background I made using the Blowing Leaves Background Stamp!

For the stamped image and sentiment, I used the Fall Calls For Lattes Stamp Set. I also used the new Mazatlan Sequins on the card as well.

I’m excited to share more sneak peeks with you in the upcoming days! This new release will be available for StampNation members to purchase on Aug 2nd. Everyone else can begin ordering on Aug 3rd! Come back here soon for more inspo using the new release!

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Crafty hugs, Amanda

Sneak Peek: Catherine Pooler All Things Fall Collection!

Omg omg omg omg! Did you SEE the sneak peek of the new Catherine Pooler Lattes and Leaves Bundle in the All Things Fall Collection!? And the NEW BROWN INKS!! Eeeeeek!! So much goodness to share!!!

Today, I’m going to give you some peeks of some cards I made using the All Things Fall Collection!

For these cards, I used the Fall Calls For Lattes Stamp Set and all the New Brown Inks!

I cut strips of cardstock to fit across my card front and colored them by swiping the new Brown Inks directly onto the strips.

I used the new Mazatlan Sequins on the cards as well.

I’m excited to share more sneak peeks with you in the upcoming days! This new release will be available for StampNation members to purchase on Aug 2nd. Everyone else can begin ordering on Aug 3rd! Come back here soon for more inspo using the new release!

Shop the All Things Fall Collection using my affiliate link here. Thanks for using this link (at no cost to you)! It helps me fund my crafty addiction and lets me share more inspiration with you!

Crafty hugs, Amanda

Catherine Pooler and Ellen Hutson IG Hop

Hey friends! Did you see that Catherine Pooler and Ellen Hutson kicked off an Instagram Hop together today!? You DO NOT want to miss out! They’re BOTH giving prizes away to 3 lucky winners! Woot!! Head to the IG Hop here.

I’m sharing TWO cards I made using this amazing Float Your Boat stamp set that Catherine Pooler’s team made exclusively for Ellen Hutson. Read on to see how I created these cards!

For my first card, I trimmed down my Parqs and Rec Cover Plate Die to change the sizes of the rectangles. (I love when dies can be used in different ways, don’t you?!).

On a piece of A2 White Premium Cardstock, I blended Something Borrowed, Oh Boy!, All that Jazz, Aquatini, and Minted inks. Then I spritzed my background with water and some paint droplets using a paint brush.

Next, I glued my frame down to my background and then stamped my sentiments using Midnight Ink. I used the White Premium Cardstock to stamp my images from the new Float Your Boat stamp set. I colored my images with Copic markers and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I used 3D foam squares to attach my stamped and cut images to the card front. I added some St. Cloud sequins at the end for a finishing touch!

For my second card, I used Heffy Memo Tape to mask off the bottom of the card front. I used Drive-In and Serenade for my background. Then, I used Black Jack on the bottom of the card for my “road”. I cut the background down using the Notecard Postage Dies. For this card, I stamped images from the Float Your Boat stamp set as well as the Special Delivery stamp set. I added some Sofia sequins to this card!

Those are my cards to share with you today for this really fun IG Hop. I hope you enjoy the Hop and GOOD LUCK!!! Remember, there will be 3 winners! Make sure to check the IG Hop for all the details.

You can shop the Catherine Pooler store using my affiliate link by clicking any of the links in this blog post or by clicking here. Using my affiliate link doesn’t cost you anything, but I do get a small percentage of your purchase. This helps me provide you with more tutorials! So please feel free to come back and use it anytime! THANK YOU!! Xx, Amanda

Peeking In Bundle

AVAILABLE NOW: Come shop the new Catherine Pooler Quint-Essentials Collection!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets from the Peeking In Bundle! I’ve paired these cuties with the Four Window Cover Plate Die!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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Heffy Doodle and Pawsome Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Pawsome Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies! Plus, you have a chance to win prizes from both companies!

I have 2 cards to share with you today that I made using products from both companies!

For my first card, I’m going to start off with the Heffy Doodle Brick by Brick Stencil. I’m blending Catherine Pooler’s Grape Crush and Pixie Dust inks through the stencil and then spritzing with water and flicking on some white paint/water mix onto my background.

Next, I’m grabbing the Pawsome Stamps Picture Perfect Stamp Set, stamping my images and then coloring them with Copic markers.

I’m going to pair these adorable frames with the Heffy Doodle Popping By and Bed Heads Stamp Sets.

Now I’m ready to assemble my card! I’m using 3D foam squares to adhere my stamped images onto my card front. I’m using Glubert Glue to adhere some gems as well!

For my second card, I’m grabbing my Heffy Doodle Fancy Foliage Stencil and Catherine Pooler’s Chiffon, Glitz, and Limoncello inks. I’m blending the inks, then spritzing the background with water and flicking on some white paint mixed with water.

I’m using the same Pawsome Stamps Picture Perfect Stamp Set and pairing the frames with the Heffy Doodle Koality Hugs Stamp Set this time!

After stamping and die cutting my images, I’m using 3D foam squares to adhere my stamped images onto my card front. I’m using Glubert Glue to adhere some gems on this card as well!

I hope you loved my 2 cards I made using products from both companies! Now, onto the GIVEAWAY INFORMATION!!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Pawsome Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on June 24th to be entered to win! Each company will post their random winner on June 25th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Pawsome Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Amy Tollner

Peggy Emmerink-Moonen

Caitlin Anthony

Amanda Fitterer

Joy Baldwin

Cassie Trask

Silvia Galloni

Zsofia Molnar

Pawsome Stamps Blog

Peeking In Bundle

AVAILABLE NOW: Come shop the new Catherine Pooler Quint-Essentials Collection!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets from the Peeking In Bundle! Oh, and that SUPER FUN Parqs and Rec Cover Die! Eek!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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Release Day! New Ink Colors!

It’s RELEASE DAY for the Catherine Pooler Quint-Essentials Collection!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets from the Peeking In Bundle and these BRAND NEW INK COLORS! Woot woot! Introducing Lilac, Crushed Violet, Matcha and Whipped Honey Spa Collection Inks!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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Peek-a-Boo Notecard and Envelope Duo

I have another SNEAK PEEK to show you from the new Quint-Essentials Peeking In Bundle!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets and the Look Who’s Talking sentiments that go with them! I’ve paired this cutie with the Parqs and Rec Cover Plate Die! I’ve also used the new Woot Word Die!

To create my envelope, I used the Notecard Envelope Dies and the Nesting Circles Dies with a piece of paper from the Potted Patterned Paper Pack.

For my background, I blended the new Whipped Honey all around my card base. Then, I used the Parisian Portico Background Stamp and stamped with the Whipped Honey as well!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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New Peeking In Bundle!

I have another SNEAK PEEK to show you from the new Quint-Essentials Peeking In Bundle!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets and the Look Who’s Talking sentiments that go with them! I’ve paired this cutie with the Parqs and Rec Cover Plate Die!

For my background, I blended Melon Ice and Grass Skirt inks and then splattered with water and white paint.

Are you looking forward to more sneak peeks?! ME TOO!! Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you’re emailed when I put out the next sneaky peek!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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Sneaky Peeky! New Catherine Pooler Quint-Essentials Collection!

Don’t you just LOVE New Releases?! It’s always so fun and exciting to see the new products in the crafting industry! Today, I get to give you a sneak peek of the new Quint-Essentials Peeking In Bundle!

Check out these little More Peeking Pets! I’ve paired my Peeking Pets with the S’mores Please Patterned Paper from last month’s release!

I blended Limoncello and Glitz for my background and then spritzed some water and white paint onto it to create some texture.

To create my paw print pattern on the bottom, I’ve used the little paw included in the More Peeking Pets Stamp Set and some clear glue ink. I’ve added a little sparkle to each paw print for a subtle shimmery pattern.

Are you looking forward to more sneak peeks?! ME TOO!! Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you’re emailed when I put out the next sneaky peek!

Also, don’t forget that you can use my affiliate link to shop the entire Catherine Pooler store. All you have to do is click this link, shop, and then I’ll get a tiny percentage of your sale to help buy new goodies to share in tutorials with you! It doesn’t cost you anything at all!

See you back here soon!! Xx, Amanda

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DIY Pocketfold Mini Journal Tag Trifold

Hey friends! I’m so glad you’re here! I have a super fun (and much easier than it looks!) project to share with you today! I created this Masculine Trifold a while ago and received many requests for a tutorial! So, that’s what I’m sharing today!

I have step-by-step images for you to follow! Let’s get ready to craft!!

I’ve decorated my pocketfold with Time for Tea’s New Release, but you could use anything to decorate these!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and learned how to make this project! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments by commenting on this post, or messaging me on Instagram!

I prefer using Catherine Pooler Inks and Maker Forte Inks for my projects.
My GO-TO ink for coloring with Copic/alcohol markers is the reMARKable Eclipse Black Ink. (Trust me, it’s the best I’ve used so far.)
If you’d like to shop using my affiliate links, I’d appreciate that! (It doesn’t cost you anything, it just gives me a small portion back to help me fund my passion!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! Xx, Amanda

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Happy Camper Notecard

The new Catherine Pooler S’mores Please Collection and the rest of the Summer Nights New Release is available for purchase NOW!! I’m sharing this notecard I made using the new Happy Camper Stamp Set and the S’mores Please Patterned Paper.

The cute little tag comes from the Notecard Frame & Tag Dies. The sentiment comes from the NEW Roundabout Message Stamps.

If you want to shop the New Release with my affiliate link to help me out, I’d appreciate it! It doesn’t cost you anything, but gives me a teeny percentage of your sale! Click here to start shopping the Catherine Pooler site or use any of the links in this post! It’s SO appreciated! 🙂

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Holy Cow! You’re Pretty Llamazing!

Hello, crafty friends! I hope your week is off to an amazing start!! If it’s not, hopefully this bright and happy card will cheer you right up!

To make this card, I started by blending my beautiful sky background on a piece of A2 cardstock. I spritzed it with water and added some white paint drops. Next, I used my Stitched Slopey Joe Border Dies and blended them with inks as well.

I just love that the Fence Border Die works with the Slopey Joe Dies! So, I just cut that guy out with white cardstock and didn’t add anything to it.

Next, I cut my pieces from the Boats and Barns Die, including 2 barn structures. I ink blended one of the barn structures very dark red and the other barn a lighter red. I placed my darker one behind to be the “inside” of the barn. The lighter red die cut, I cut out the barn door opening and the window opening and added my other die cut pieces with glue.

Once I had my background all set, I stamped my images from the Llamazing Llamas and Udderly Fabulous Stamp Sets. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The last step is to assemble the card! I grabbed my Glubert Glue and 3D foam squares and strips and got to work!

That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this post! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Xx, Amanda


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Masculine Tri-fold Journal and Tag Holder

Hey friends! Today I am sharing this really fun tri-fold journal and tag holder! I love how masculine it is! This Mister Maker line of products are all masculine, which makes it so much easier!

Check out this image to see which products I used:

You can shop all the Mister Maker products using my affiliate link (at no charge to you.. I just get a small percentage of your sale, which helps me fund my craftiness!)

Thank you so much for your love and support! If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I made this tri-fold, just leave a comment!

Xx, Amanda

S’more Time Together Notecard and Envelope

The new Catherine Pooler S’mores Please Collection and the rest of the Summer Nights New Release is available for purchase NOW!! I’m sharing this card I made using the new Happy Camper Stamp Set! Plus, I’ve used Cozy Plaid Background Stamp for my coordinating envelope!

If you want to shop the New Release with my affiliate link to help me out, I’d appreciate it! It doesn’t cost you anything, but gives me a teeny percentage of your sale! Click here to start shopping the Catherine Pooler site or use any of the links in this post! It’s SO appreciated! 🙂

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Happy Camper Light-up Interactive Card

The new Catherine Pooler S’mores Please Collection and the rest of the Summer Nights New Release is available for purchase NOW!! Yipee!! Check out this light up card I made using the new Happy Camper Stamp Set!

These EZ-Lights make it so easy to make you cards light up! No wiring required – the work has been done for you!

If you want to shop the New Release with my affiliate link to help me out, I’d appreciate it! It doesn’t cost you anything, but gives me a teeny percentage of your sale! Click here to start shopping the Catherine Pooler site or use any of the links in this post! It’s SO appreciated! 🙂

Want to make your cards light up? You can buy these EZ-Lights from my friend Amanda at Pear Blossom Press! You can use this affiliate link or the link above!

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Happy Campers

Eeek, I get to sneak peek another card I made using Catherine Pooler S’mores Please Collection from the Summer Nights Release showcasing the Happy Camper Stamp Set, the S’mores Please Patterned Paper, and the Roundabout Messages Stamp set and Roundabout Dies!

If you want to shop the New Release and all the CP goodies with my affiliate link to help me out, I’d appreciate it! It doesn’t cost you anything, but gives me a teeny percentage of your sale (so I can buy more goodies to share with you!) Click here now to start shopping!

S’mores Please – Catherine Pooler New Collection!

Did you see the new Catherine Pooler S’mores Please Collection from the Summer Nights New Release? Oh my! It makes me SO ready for summer! Check out those little campers from the Happy Camper Stamp Set!

If you want to shop the New Release with my affiliate link to help me out, I’d appreciate it! It doesn’t cost you anything, but gives me a teeny percentage of your sale! Click here to shop!

Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are so excited to share amazing cards from 8 Design Team members using the new release!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

As part of the Blog Hop, I get to share this fun and happy card showcasing some of the brand new products!! Read on to see how I made this card!

To create this card, I am blending a piece of A2 white cardstock with Drive-In, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, and Bellini inks. I am using the brand new Heffy Doodle Stitched Birthday Trio Frame Dies to create a frame for my A2 card.

Next, I’m going to place my stamps where I think I’ll want them to go. This helps me see the finished card without committing to anything just yet!

Once I have my selected stamps from the NEW Safari Animals, Koality Hugs, and Mane Squeeze stamp sets, I am coloring them in with Copic markers and then cutting them out with the coordinating die sets.

For my sentiment, I’m stamping a sentiment from the Wild at Heart Sentiments stamp set and then die cutting it out with one of the small dies from the Stitched Rounded Metric Rectangle Dies.

My final step is to assemble the card and add some accents! I’m using the Heffy Doodle Deep Foam Tape to adhere my trio frame to the ink blended background. I’m using 3D foam squares to attach my stamped images and sentiment. For my sequins, I’m using Glubert glue to hold them down.

Here are some close-ups of the finished card!

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 5th at 10:00 AM EST!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog
Claudia Mauri
Amanda Fitterer
Tatiana Trafimovich <– Go HERE next!
Lauren Taylor
Zsofia Molnar
Ali Farmer
Amanda Stevens
Carrie Rhoades

Ridiculously Proud of You

Did you see my last post where I created that beautiful rainbow background with the Scattered Hearts Cover Plate?? Today, I’m going to share the card I made using it!

To make this card, I die cut the Scattered Hearts Cover Plate on a piece of white cardstock.  Once cut, I grabbed another piece of white cardstock and placed it underneath my die cut piece.  Then, I blended a rainbow with Maker Forte Flamingo, Yellowstone, and Neon Lights inks.  This gives me TWO backgrounds at once!

For my sweet pup, I used Enjoy the Little Things stamp set. I colored him with Copic markers and then die cut him with the coordinating dies. I propped him up with 3D foam squares and put him on a piece of round vellum.

For my sentiment, I grabbed my Brighter Days Sentiment Cards and trimmed out the “just so ridiculously proud of you” sentiment.

For the finishing touch, I added some rainbow colored gems!

The next step was to attach my heart background to a black card base with liquid glue. 


Don’t forget, you can use code T4TAMANDA10 to get 10% off your purchase! 

Xx, Amanda

Hopping Hamsters

Well hey there, crafty friend! Today I’m sharing this fun rainbow card I made using the Hooray Hamster stamp set!

To make this card, I die cut the Scattered Hearts Cover Plate on a piece of white cardstock.  Once cut, I grabbed another piece of white cardstock and placed it underneath my die cut piece.  Then, I blended a rainbow with Maker Forte Flamingo, Yellowstone, and Neon Lights inks.  This gives me TWO backgrounds at once!

Then, I was ready for my hamsters!  I stamped them with black ink and then colored them in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.For my sentiments, I grabbed my Brighter Days Sentiment Cards and trimmed out 2 sentiments.

The next step was to attach my heart background to a white card base with liquid glue.  For my hamsters and sentiments, I propped them up with 3D foam squares and strips.

Stay tuned for a card using the extra rainbow background NEXT WEEK!  Woot woot!
Use code T4TAMANDA10 to get 10% off your purchase! See you next week!

Xx, Amanda

Ex Libris Birdcages

Oh my gosh! I love the new Lovebirds Stamp Set, don’t you?! The whole Ex Libris Collection is finally available for purchase now! Woot woot!

Although I ADORE the new ink colors, I am a Party Collection girl myself! So, I wanted to showcase this stamp set using a Party rainbow blended background. I blended Party Dress, Limoncello, and Fiesta Blue to create a gorgeous rainbow background. I also spritzed the background with water to create some texture!

Once I had my background blended, I stamped my birdcages and sentiment straight onto my background. Then, I used a ruler and black Copic pen to draw lines from my birdcages to the top of the card.

You can shop using my affiliate link if you want to help me get a small percentage of the sale! If you would like to, click here.

I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!! Xx, Amanda

DIY Mini Journal with 6×6 Patterned Ppaer

Heya, friends! Are you getting excited that it’s ALMOST time to get your new Catherine Pooler goodies?!

I’m sharing tons of inspiration from the Lovebirds Bundle!

I have step-by-step instructions on creating this mini journal.. so read on!

I’m starting out with my uber-professional looking template! 😉
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock down to 4.75″ x 7.25″.
2. Score it at 3.5″ and 3.75″.
3. Round off your corners with a corner punch, if desired.

Grab your patterned paper – I’m using the new Twilight Reading Paper Pack.
4. Cut down smaller pieces of cardstock that are approximately .25″ less for each layer. I’m using the Scallops and Dots Dies and a paper trimmer.
5. If you rounded your edges on your white cardstock base, you’ll probably want to round these off as well. I’m only rounding the right corners.

6. Use a small hole punch or poker tool to create a small hole for a brad.
7. Place a brad in the hole, giving yourself room to wrap twine around a few times.

8. On the inner flap, tape a piece of twine that’s long enough to wrap around your mini journal 2-4 times, depending on what you want it to look like.

9. Glue a piece of patterned cardstock on the front flap to cover the tape and brad. My piece of paper is 3.25″ x 4.5″. I’m also using the same size and paper for the other flap.

I’m going to add a little more interest on the front of mine by stamping some birdcages from the Lovebirds stamp set with the new Apricot ink. Im going to trim that down and glue it to the front.

Now we’re ready to work on the inside!
10. Grab a piece of patterned paper and trim it down to 3.75″ x 2.5″.
11. Score at .5″ and 3.5″. Turn 90 degrees and score at .5″.

12. Use some scissors to cut triangles out of the flaps.

13. Use red tape to secure the pocket to your mini journal.

14. Grab some computer paper. Trim strips that are 8″ x 2.75″. Fold them in half and secure them together with a stapler. Stamp an image in the corner on one or all of the pages.
15. Use red tape to secure it to the inside of your journal.

16. Create some tags out of coordinating patterned paper and stick them in your pocket!

That’s it!

I hope you enjoyed this post and try to make your own mini journal!

You can start shopping the New Release on Tues, April 5th if you’re a StampNation member! Everyone else gets to start shopping on Weds, April 6th!

You can shop using my affiliate link if you want to help me get a small percentage of the sale! If you would like to, click here.

I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!! Xx, Amanda

Sweet Lovebirds

Hey friends! It’s that time again! A NEW RELEASE from Catherine Pooler is coming out!! Yippee!! And I get to share the Lovebirds Bundle with you! Plus, the NEW INKS! I’m SOOO in love with this release!

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the new Stitch Your Diamonds and Cross Your X’s Dies, the new Ginger, Apricot, and Terracotta Inks, the new Twilight Reading Paper Pack and the new Lovebirds Stamp Set!

To make this card, I used the Stitch Your Diamonds Die on white cardstock. Then, I ink blended it with Apricot, Ginger, and Terracotta inks. For my background, I used a piece of the Twilight Reading paper and die cut it with the Cross Your X’s Die. I layered them on top of each other and adhered them with liquid glue to my card base.

I stamped my Lovebirds and sentiment with black ink and then used Copic markers to color them in. I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I added some London Mix sequins to finish the card off!

Can you tell how much I love this release?! You can start shopping the New Release on Tues, April 5th if you’re a StampNation member! Everyone else gets to start shopping on Weds, April 6th!

You can shop using my affiliate link if you want to help me get a small percentage of the sale! If you would like to, click here.

I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!! Xx, Amanda

Ex Libris Beautiful Birdcage

Hey friends! It’s that time again! A NEW RELEASE from Catherine Pooler is coming out!! Yippee!! And I get to share the Lovebirds Bundle with you! Plus, the NEW INKS! I’m SOOO in love with this release!

The first card I get to share with you showcase the new Twilight Reading Paper Pack, the new Apricot Ink, and the new Lovebirds Stamp Set!

I used the Circle Dies to cut out a circle in the bottom right portion of my patterned paper. I blended my circle cutout with the new Apricot ink. I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock and used my circle die to remove that section of my white strip. I stamped my sentiment from the Lovebirds stamp set in the open space on the left side.

I stamped my birdcage with black ink and then used a Copic marker to lightly color it in. I propped my patterned paper up with 3D foam tape to create more dimension. I added some London Mix sequins to finish the card off!

Are you as excited about this release as I am?! You can start shopping the New Release on Tues, April 5th if you’re a StampNation member! Everyone else gets to start shopping on Weds, April 6th!

You can shop using my affiliate link if you want to help me get a small percentage of the sale! If you would like to, click here.

I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!! Xx, Amanda

FREE Download: Kids’ Travel Play Food Kit

Hey friends! I have a different kind of post to share with you today! Spring Break is coming up and we have a 10 hour drive ahead of us! My little ones are 6 and 8 and need some car activities to keep them occupied. Finding unique travel toys for kids older than 3 seems to be quite the challenge!

So… I’ve created this Travel Size Play Food Kit for my kiddos using some crafty creativity! Want to make your own kit? I’ve got a FREE DOWNLOAD for you!

If you want to get notified of new posts in the future, I would LOVE it if you subscribed! I’m going to be doing some more DIY crafts for this trip coming up in the next few days!


Each kit contains 3 double-sided laminated “tables”, mini cutlery and dishes, and mini foods and drinks. (Anything mini is just THE CUTEST, isn’t it!?)

Here are the items you’ll need to make your own travel kits:

  • Mini food, drinks, dishes & cutlery- I got these.
  • Plastic compartment container – Such as these.
  • A laminator – the best (and cheapest!) is this one.
  • Laminating pouches – I like to have a variety on hand at all time, so I have this kit.
  • A printer – I have used this HP 8600 printer for the last 15 years! It is my absolute fav and prints up to 100# cardstock!!!
  • Cardstock or paper – I prefer cardstock for this project so that you can print on both sides. But you could use 8.5″x11″ computer paper and then put them back to back in your laminating pouch.
  • Printable Table settings – that’s where I’ve got your FREE DOWNLOAD! Click on the download button:

Instructions:
1. Gather all your supplies.
2. Print your table settings from your FREE DOWNLOAD. The instructions for printing are in your download.
3. Laminate your table settings to make them more durable and pretty!
3. Place all your supplies in your organizer (or let the kids help!)
4. ENJOY with your kiddos!

Here’s what they look like when they’re closed up! So portable and easy to travel with! (And, obviously, SO CUTE!)

There are some affiliate links in this post! I’d be so happy if you used them to make this project – it doesn’t cost you anything, but it allows me to get a small percentage of funds to help me make more stuff to share with you! THANK YOU!

Xx, Amanda

If you want to get notified of new posts in the future, I would LOVE it if you subscribed! I’m going to be doing some more DIY crafts for this trip coming up in the next few days!

Sneak Peek: Just Plain FABULOUS!

Celebrate Spring Release – Coming Soon!

The Celebrate Spring Release is TOTALLY FABULOUS!

I’ve made this card using the brand new Flower Power Slimline Die and the Just Plain Fabulous Stamp Set, plus the Fabulous Word Die.

To make this card, I cut 4 of the Fabulous Word Die out of white cardstock.

I glued each of them on top of one another. Then I dabbed the die cut onto a Embossing Ink. I added Glitz Wow! Embossing Powder to it and then used a heat tool to melt the powder.

I ink blended Orange Peel, Pink Champagne, and Tranquil onto a piece of white cardstock. I die cut a panel using the Flower Power Slimline Die and then cut it down to fit onto my blended panel. I also die a Nested Stitched Heart out.

I used glue and 3D foam squares to adhere my card to my card base.

You can shop the new release using my affiliate link here or by clicking on the links in this post! It doesn’t cost you anything, but it does allow me to buy more crafty goodies to share more projects with you!

I hope you love this card as I much as I loved making it! Xx, Amanda

Slimline Rainbow Butterflies

Celebrate Spring Release – Coming Soon!

Catherine Pooler Design’s Celebrate Spring Release is available now!

I’ve made this card using the brand new Flower Power Slimline Die and the Just Plain Fabulous Stamp Set. This card was SO easy to make, but it’s so clean and simple!

You can shop the new release using my affiliate link here or by clicking on the links in this post!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!!! Xx, Amanda