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Catherine Pooler & Colorado Craft Company Blog hop

Today’s first post of the day features a fun fall-themed blog hop between two fabulous companies! Catherine Pooler Designs has joined up with Colorado Craft Company to bring you lots of inspiration with two fantastic stamps from two of their popular lines: Big & Bold and Lovely Legs. What’s more, we’ve paired it with some of the new releases from the Fall Pick-n-mix release from Catherine Pooler. I created two different styles of cards of this blog hop, hopefully, there is one to suit your style but also shows how versatile all the products are!

Make sure you hop along at the end to see even more amazing inspiration with the products and leave a little love on the blogs as you go on. Whats more, if you leave a comment on as many blogs as you want, you enter yourself into a giveaway where you could win a $30 gift card from either Catherine Pooler Designs or Colorado Craft Company. Winner will be selected at random from any of the blogs and announced on the 31st of August. 

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY BRAND AMBASSADOR WORK FOR CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Catherine Pooler & Colorado Craft Company Blog Hop

Fall-themed thank you card

For this first card, I’m using the new Seasons-Autumn Lovely Legs stamp. This such a lovely stamp that evokes such happy emotions in you. How many people can picture a memory of holding a big bunch of leaves that you’re just about to chuck in the air and fall down on you in happiness!

For this card, I stamped the legs onto watercolour cardstock using Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs – this is archival and can be used with watercolour, just heat set the ink briefly first. 

To add colour, I used a selection of Catherine Pooler Inks to watercolour with. I smooshed the ink pads onto acrylic blocks and spritz with water. These were coloured using a wet on dry technique, so I painted with the colour directly onto dry paper for a vivid appearance. Using your CP inks to paint with gives you vivid colours without having to add lots layers. The colours used are used from the Fall Pick-N-Mix patterned paper colours: DayDream, Hot Tub, Mandarin Spice, Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Twilight and Blackjack. To create the brown, I mixed Mandarin Spice with Daydream and added Blackjack when needed for a darker shade. 

Assembling the card

To finish the card, the watercolour piece was added to a blank card base. The Just Thanks die was die-cut out of Mandarin Spice card. This was created by taking the ink pad to white card and dragging the ink over the card – direct to paper method. This was layered up on two more white die cuts and added to the front.

For the secondary sentiment, a sentiment from the Lovely Legs stamp set was use, masking off some of the sentiment to read as ‘Thankful. Grateful. Blessed’ and stamped in Daydream ink. Lastly, sequins from the Fall Pick-N-mix sequin mix was added to the card. 

Creating with patterned paper

I’ve started using patterned paper in my projects (currently more behind the scene as the cards aren’t revealed yet due to release dates), but what I love about the Catherine Pooler Design Patterned Paper packs is they have colour ways based on her inks. You’ll find on the front of the paper pack it states which inks it coordinates with. So if you struggle with pattern paper and stamping, this is such a great starting point to make a cohesive card!

For this card, I stamped the star wand from the Ruby Slippers Big & Bold stamp set three times in Hot Tub, LemonGrass and Orange Peel. As these colours are used in the pattern paper pack, I know layering the patterned paper in the background would coordinate well and create a cohesive look. 

I used the bold striped Daydream ink background paper and layered this up with a few thin strips of paper from the back with Lemongrass and Twilight clours in them. For the sentiment, I stamped one from the Ruby slippers stamp set in Blackjack Ink and trimmed this down. I added all the elements to a white card base, adding foam pads to give varying layers of dimension for added interest. 

Lastly, to finish the card off, I added some of the Hot Tub and Daydream sequins from the Fall Pick-N-Mix sequin pack to add a little sparkle, scattering them around the card. 

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Catherine Pooler & Colorado Craft Company Blog Hop

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Ruby Slippers (Big & Bold) - Colorado Craft Company
Ruby Slippers (Big & Bold) – Colorado Craft Company
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Seasons - Autum - Colorado Craft Company
Seasons – Autum – Colorado Craft Company
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Just Thanks - Catherine Pooler Designs
Just Thanks – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Lemongrass Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Lemongrass Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Lemongrass reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Lemongrass reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Lemongrass Ink bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Lemongrass Ink bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Orange Peel Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Orange Peel Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Orange Peel reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Orange Peel reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Orange Peel Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Orange Peel Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mandarin Spice ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mandarin Spice Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SBLPT
Mandarin Spice Ink bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice Ink bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Midnight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Midnight Mini Ink Cube - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Mini Ink Cube – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Midnight Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mystic Sequin Mix - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mystic Sequin Mix – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Fall Pick-n-Mix Pattern Paper Pack - Catherine Pooler Designs
Fall Pick-n-Mix Pattern Paper Pack – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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