Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

Edit: The winner of the giveaway is Denise Bryant! Thanks for hopping along and commenting if you did so!

Hello, hello, HELLO!

I'm super excited to be posting today as I am hosting a collaboration blog hop with the Catherine Pooler Creative Team! Today, myself along with a ton of CP designers are sharing projects featuring Right at Home stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Dye Inks which are now available in the Right at Home shop!

I can not wait to see what everyone created, but before I hop along myself let me show you what I created!

Let's get started...

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I started off by stamping the smallest butterfly from my Fluttering By stamp set in different shades of blue from Catherine's ink collection. I used Black Jack for the body, Mint to Be for the base of the wings, and Aquatini over top to add some life to the butterfly. I also added a detail layer to the body of the butterfly with a crisp black ink like Midnight. 

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Next came a ton of floral and leaf stamping with images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. For all the leaves, stems, etc. I used Green Tea (my favoritest green shade ever) and Eucalyptus for those images that had a second layer. The single floral image used Sauna, the berries used both It's a Girl and Polished, the largest flower used Polished and Sauna, and the teeny tiny purple flower used Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia. 

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For the banner I decided to bring in some more shades of yellow so I grabbed Shea Butter for the base and tail ends (double stamped) and Sauna, again, for the shadow. Over top I stamped a greeting from my Thanks a Bunch set and curved it to match the curve of the banner. 

I wanted to create a base for all my stamped images so I pulled out the wreath die from my Seasonal Wreath Die Set and die-cut from some cardstock that I had inked with Green Tea ink. I did a direct ink pad to paper technique to really transfer the color. I also die-cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath so it would pop off the card. 

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I assembled all of my elements onto a piece of textured white cardstock that I die-cut with a stitched rectangle die from my Find the Beauty Die Set. I used both liquid glue and foam tape to adhere everything. Once I had finally achieved an arrangement I liked, I glued the panel onto a yellow cardbase and my card was finished!

Watch me build this sweet spring wreath card in my process video below...

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Now it's time to get hopping! Make sure to click over to each of Catherine Pooler's Creative Team member's blogs to see how they used both Right at Home stamps and CP inks to create their gorgeous projects!

For those that hop along and comment will be entered to win an item of their choice from the newest Right at Home release! Which includes a lot of the items used on my card today BTW!

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I truly hope you enjoy today's hop. We all worked so hard on bringing you a day of fun and inspiration using some amazing products. I feel so lucky to get to collaborate with such talented designers like the CP team and Catherine herself so today is definitely a pinch me moment. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments below!

Nicole

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P.S. If you want to see a ton of other cards I've created using CP inks, I created an entire category for them that you can view here.  

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card

Hey, hey. 

I hope you had a great weekend. We had a quick glimpse of spring that quickly faded into blistering winds and little snow flurries. Luckily today's a holiday here in MA so I get to stay inside nice and bundled. While cozied underneath a blanket I'll be dreaming of spring. Perhaps I'll set up all the spring cards I've been making lately and pretend I'm in a flower market. I can dream. 

Anyways, today I created a super simple card using my new Freshly Picked stamp and die set. You may have seen this card featured as a sneak peek during release week. I'm so excited to show you how I made it!

Let's get started...

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To start my arrangement I stamped the paper wrap image and little triangle onto the coordinating die-cuts using Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I love this color for a light kraft paper look. From there I moved on to stamping all the floral images in different Catherine Pooler inks. I had way too much fun stamping all these sweet images. 

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Once all my florals we stamped I worked on building my banner. This image has three different layers that can be used to create a dimensional looking banner. I started with the solid base in my lightest color or ink, stamped the two tail ends over top in the same ink (it will appear darker since there is already a stamped layer beneath), and finished with the two shadow pieces in my darkest ink. The result is so spectacular and becomes even more so when you add a sentiment on top. I stamped "freshly picked" from my Thanks a Bunch stamp set. 

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Next I got to work on assembling my freshly picked bundle! I used both foam tape and tape runner adhesive to glue all the elements onto a kraft A2 size cardbase. I encourage you to have fun making your arrangements, but if you do need a little help you can download my stamping guide here. Once you have all the florals arranged, you can add in the little triangle piece at the top of your bouquet to make it look as though your entire bundle is wrapped in paper. I also stamped a few dots in a white pigment ink around my bundle to add some more detail. 

Watch me put together my bouquet in my process video below...

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In the video I showed you two options of how to finish off your bouquet: add the twine bundle or stamped banner. Make sure to let me know which is your favorite in the comments below!

As usual, I can't decide. 

Nicole

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Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018

Happy Monday, friend!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Mine was a bit of a whirlwind as I headed from MA to PA and back for the Heirloom Productions stamp show. It was the first debut of my newest release and I'm glad to say it got lots of love. If you haven't had a chance to peek at what's new, I put together a walk-through video as well as a quick card tutorial using some of the items. 

Let's get started...

Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Freshly Picked Stamp + Die Set

This set was inspired by the rows of freshly picked bundles of flowers you can find at your favorite farmers market. I adore bright spring flowers and try to always have some on my kitchen counter. Why not have some on my cards as well? 

There are a variety of different ways you can mix and match the floral and leaf images included to create a custom bouquet. Wouldn't it be sweet to create a card with a bundle of the recipient's favorite flower? I think so. 

Here's a peek at how you can build all the elements together...

Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Use the little twine stamp or banner to finish off your bouquet...

Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

If you want to keep some ideas of how to use this set on hand, make sure to download my stamping guide here. 

Thanks a Bunch

This next set was inspired by the little banner included in Freshly Picked. I wanted to have sentiments that were both small enough to fit on it as well help the sender express why they were sending a bouquet to the recipient. And that's how Thanks a Bunch was born!

You'll find a variety of different sentiments that can be curved on an acrylic block and stamped onto the banner. You'll also find a few that can work on their own or be stamped on the inside of your card. I added in a few abstract shapes which are always fun to play with to create backgrounds. 

Backgrounds you say? Here's what I mean...

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I also created a cluster of flowers from Freshly Picked around the sentiment. Such a versatile set!

Fluttering By Stamp + Die Set

I know. You've all been waiting for a Right at Home butterfly set. I was hesitant as there are so many butterfly stamps on the market and I wasn't sure that mine would be anything special...until I created these. 

This set features three different sized butterflies that are built by stamping all the layers together. Keep them monochromatic or colorful depending on your ink choices. Some of the butterflies have a few additional layers that be mixed and matched to create different looks. 

Here's how these cute critters with wings look stamped...

Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

And here's the stamping guide for stress-free stamping. 

Please note: This die set will ship separately from orders placed with the coordinating stamp set. This is due to a manufacturing error that is currently being resolved. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. 

Folk Alphabet Solid + Detail

These two alphabet sets have caused quite a stir on social media. "This set is genius, Nicole!!" "seriously brilliant girl!!!!" "Super cute!!!"...and I can't say I disagree. (biased?) 

These two sets layer together to create a whimsical, folk-style sentiment. Start by stamping your solid letters in a light ink and add the detail letters overtop in a slightly darker color. Both look adorbs stamped on their own but are spectacular when used together. 

Say "hello" to your new favorite alpha set...

Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

And again with those florals and banner. I just can't even. 

Download the stamping guide for this set here. 

Scallop Stitches Die Set

This die set is a bonus item that I wasn't sure would be ready in time for the release. Luckily the crafty gods were looking out for me. 

This die set cuts a panel slightly smaller than A2 size and impresses a scallop stitched detail around the perimeter. In addition this set includes a few extras such as a scallop circle and two script words: "hugs" and "friend". 

You can see everything up close and personal in my walk-through video below...

And here's a few photos of the card project shared in the video...

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Right at Home New Release Video + Card Project // April 2018 - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I somehow managed to get every item from the new release on this one card. You'll either love me or hate me for that. 

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What's your favorite item from this new release? As always I can't decide. Let me know yours in the comments below!

Oh, and if you just have to have every single item, don't forget there is a bundle option available that saves you 10% off. Just note that the Scallop Stitches Die Set is not included. 

Hope you have a great Monday!

Nicole

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