Catherine Pooler, Trinity Stamps

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop

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Welcome to the #SpreadJoyNotGerms blog hop, if you have come from Kim Klinkovsky’s blog at My Kraft Kloset you are in the right place! Thank you for stopping here in my little crafty corner, today I have 2 cards using the new Trinity Stamps release and the new-ish Miss Ink Stamps release.

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First up I have a slimline galaxy card using Trinity Stamps products.  For this card I used the Otter Space stamp and die, Slimline Wonky Stitched Wilderness die set, Make-A-Shaceship die set, Crater Layer Stencil, and Slimline Space Swirl Stencil.

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My next card uses the new Alice collection from Miss Ink Stamps.  This is a slimline card using the Tea Party stamp and the Madness stamp sets to create an acceptable social distancing tea party minus the face masks.  By the way, Miss Ink Stamps has put up a new sale section, including grab bags (!!!!) right here.


*****BLOG HOP*****

The next stop on the blog hop is on Michelle Wallace’s blog here.
* I’m representing Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps
* Catherine Pooler blog hop post (for full details and hop list) here.
* Hedgehog Hollow blog hop post (for full details and hop list) here.


THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

  • Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs
  • Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
  • CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
  • Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store
  • Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
  • Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
  • The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
  • Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
  • Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
  • Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate
  • Brutus Monroe – $50 GC
  • STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
  • Trinity Stamps- $25 Gift Certificate
  • WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe
  • Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
  • Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
  • Beacon – Product gift bag
  • Artesprix – Getting Started Kit
  • iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate
  • Joy Clair – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
  • Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
  • You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates
  • Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate

Thank you for stopping by- have a wonderful day!!!  #spreadjoynotgerms

Catherine Pooler, Ellen Hutson, Hero Arts, Trinity Stamps

Succulent with a Bokeh Background

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Recently the lovely designer Julie Ebersole demonstrated how to make a bokeh background on the Ellen Hutson blog here. She created a video here. I was so enamored with the look that I had to try it as well with the Trinity Stamps succulent banner stamp set.  Julie does such a wonderful  job explaining how to make the background, that I will only briefly describe it.

  1. Stamp the succulent banner, and create a mask to place over the image.  Place the mask over the image.
  2. I used Catherine Pooler inks: Tiara, Be Mine & Coral Cabana (but you can use whatever inks you have) with the Trinity Blendability Brushes onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Make any pattern you want, best is as random as possible.
  3. Using different circle stamps (or even an adhesive circle), stamp lightly all over with Hero Arts uniform white ink.  Overlap circles and use at least 2 sizes. (I also made a panel with vellum as shown below in the photo).
  4. blue vellum
  5. I splattered gold paint over the entire panel before removing the mask.
  6. Let dry for several hours or use a heat gun to dry it completely.
  7. I used some copics (R20 & R30) for the flowers and painted over the succulents with Catherine Pooler ink

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Thank you for stopping by- I hope that you will give this method a try!

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Storing Catherine Pooler Mini Inks

I have difficulty using a product if I can’t physically see it from my desk- I tend to forget about it!  I wanted to figure out a better way to physically contain these adorable inks so that I would be sure to use them.  I don’t tend to swatch my inks unless I use them a lot (like distress oxides), but I do love the properties of the Catherine Pooler Inks and was impressed by how easy it was to stamp an image perfectly in one try.

I used business card protector pages- which fit the inks snuggly (they will not fall out) and then placed the swatch in the neighboring slots.  Using a binder ring to contain all the pages will allow me to keep them together easily.  Finally I made a mini swatch for each ink that might even be more helpful than the larger swatches I made and labeled each swatch with the Brother label maker.

Thanks for stopping by- I hope this was helpful!

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