Introducing the new Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Collection blog hop day 1


Stamp of Approval Celebrate Friends Blog HopHello everyone and welcome to a new Stamp of Approval release. This collection is called Celebrate Friends and is full of coffee or tea themed goodness. Join our blog hop to see the first cards made with it. Exciting 🙂

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval blog hop day 1

Here are two cards I made using the Woohoo and Punctuated Party stamp set.

If you don’t know what the Stamp of Approval collection is, check out Catherine Pooler’s website.

Blog hop

Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave your love at all the hop destinations. 3 random winners will be chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to Catherine’s shop. Winners will be announced April 26.

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Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval blog hop day 1

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval blog hop day 1


  1. Love the balls…. So bright and ready for a party!

  2. The “beans” are out about the surprise new ink pad. Nice looking cards!

  3. Very modern and lovely. The first card is a pretty unique
    design. Out of the box. Love it!

  4. Wasn’t sure about the stamp with all the balls,but thanks to you,Iam in! Looks like fun !

  5. Love these! Thanks for the tip about the “sketchy” circles. It really does add to the card! Oh…and BTW…thanks for confirming my guess as to the mystery ink color! I was hoping it was a lighter brown shade!!! YAY!

  6. I love the simplicity but character of your cards! Beautiful.

  7. Glad I watched your video! Good tip on the vellum too… I need to try CPs vellum. Looks like it works so well with embossing. I like your double rows of the zig zag border and the fun you had outlining those dots!

  8. Two gorgeous cards Josefine! Love the sketchy circles!

  9. Both cards are great, love to polka dot stencil and ink color on the sand dunes paper. That circle stamp screams endless possibilities.

  10. I am ELATED that you included a video! I love being able to follow along with the video as I make a card for the first time with new products. Love your creativity! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Lots of awesomeness here!

  12. Such fun designs! Love them!

  13. YAY! A video. I just love watching the videos. Thanks for sharing! Those cards are so cute. Can’t wait to play with my box!

  14. Awesome cards!

  15. Thank you so much for a great video! I love both cards. The first card would also work as a graduation card. I was not sure about the ball stamps, but I love your card. Thank you for the tips using vellum!

  16. Michele Strickland

    What fun cards, thanks for sharing!

  17. Wonderful cards!! Great idea!!

  18. These cards are bright, modern and fun. I love them both. Enjoyed the video.

  19. Love your “sketchy“ outlining technique. Cute cards!

  20. Hey Josefine! You revealed the mystery ink colour! I was wondering when Catherine would add another neutral to her ink palate, and that coffee colour is perfect for this collection.
    I really love your circle card. For one, watching the “organic” way in which it came together was magical. Adding the black outline gave the stamping a completely different, polished look.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. I love your cards. I really like how you used the half circles. I can see embossing the half circles in contrasting metallics too.

  22. Your card with all the balls and the outlining is really unique! I loved it before you added the outlines, but then they added so much more character! The new stencil is awesome too! Love your cards!

  23. Michelle Allison

    Beautiful colors! So excited for next week!

  24. Such awesome cards. Thanks so much for sharing…

  25. I love yor cards and video!! I cannot wait to play with these products!!

  26. The colorful dots are a fun card.
    The second is elegant with the gold
    on the kraft. thanks for sharing

  27. This set looks like pure fun! I’m a patterns person, so I can hardly wait for the circles stamps…

  28. I absolutely adore the techniques you used! These are amazing cards!

  29. I love the colors you used on the Time to Party card.

  30. Great video and I love your card designs! Love this SOA collection!

  31. Catherine’s inks are so perfect for these stamps. Love!!!!!!!

  32. Love these, the circles are such a fun stamp to make many graphic cards and backgrounds! The outlines add a big punch,

  33. Love your cards. So many options with those two stamp sets. My favorite card is the one in browns using the dot stencil. Just gorgeous. Love the almost monochromatic look and gold looks good on anything.

  34. Margaret Peppers

    Love your cards!!! Very festive.

  35. Love your cards. So many wAys to use these stamps!

  36. The cards you can make with set are endless; they go round and round. 😀

  37. Love your cards! Both are super cute and easy to do! Thanks for the great tip for adhering vellum and for drawing circles!

  38. Love the video….I am able to follow so much better with a video and appreciate you taking the time to make one. I loved, LOVED the stencil on the sand dune paper…what a great idea for a background…thanks so much.

  39. Perfect celebration cards. What fun stamps and techniques!

  40. Love your cards. Simple and fun! Thank you,

  41. Thanks for such cute simple cars!

  42. OMGosh! Love them both. That extra pinked border on the cards is brilliant. What great ideas. Thanks!

  43. Marilyn in Michigan

    Love your fun cards!

  44. Great cards love the design and layout.

  45. I just love those balls. What a statement.

  46. I love your cards and the tip about how to attach the vellum. Genius!! Love the colors in the second card. Thanks for sharing!

  47. I LOVE having the sentiment on vellum! Great cards!

  48. Gorgeous cards. Loving the technique video! Thanks for sharing

  49. Awesoe cards!!
    Great tip foe outlining the circles I love the rough look from flicking your pen.
    It cannot draw circles if my life depended on it.
    I will absolutely be using this trick.

  50. Awesome cards

  51. Glenda Lee Nutting

    I my goodness. Those circles are fabulous! Both of your cards are show stoppers!

  52. I really like how you brought in the MM by sketching around the circles. The circles have so much possibility to be creative with! I can’t wait to play with this new set!

  53. Fun cards. Love the craft and gold look.

  54. Such fun ideas using this collection! Love your pretty cards!

  55. A nice job on these.

  56. Great cards! Really like the pinked border die and the large gold embossed Hip Hip Hurray. Your circle card is very bright and festive. Love that stamp set.

  57. Thank you for the revel of the new color. Love the color btw. I was thinking it was a brown color since I think it was used on a facebook live by Catherine. Love the cards as well.

  58. Love a blog hop that has a video in’s like BOGO at a really great shopping spree!!! Seriously though, I love the combo of colors on the first card. I am hopeless with colors and I feel like this is something I can study and learn from so thank you for that. Really looking forward to the PJ party Monday night!! TFS

  59. Priscilla Steele

    I always appreciate fun quick cards like card #1. Thank you for sharing.

  60. Great cards, love what you’ve done on the first card both color and design wise.

  61. Jesephine, very cute cards and I enjoyed your tutorial. This stamp set has so many options.

  62. Fun cards, Josefine! As always, i tell myself I won’t be buying the new box and then when I see all of the inspiration, i staet to doubt my decision. Choices, choices…

  63. Love the gold confetti card 🙂

  64. Love your cards very fun and colorful.

  65. I am always looking for ways to use vellum, so thanks!

  66. Very eclectic cards and good job!

  67. Your cards are so fun! I am in love with the circle stamps!!! So many possibilities.

  68. I really liked your mixed media approach to these cards! TFS!!!

  69. Wonderful inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

  70. Both cards are nice. I’m beginning to really like the circles. And I do love the first, coffee-colored card!

  71. Very creative, love them all.

  72. Sharon Gullikson

    I LOVE the ink colors. So fresh and springy!

  73. What a great couple of cards. I like how they are so different. The colors are great.

  74. I loved both cards. I appreciated seeing the video because you added little touches I don’t always think of.

  75. Bright and simple. Thanks for sharing.

  76. Absolutely gorgeous work

  77. Love the half circle stamps and the unlimited combinations! The edge dies are awesome. Great cards. Thanks for the video

  78. These cards are so effective, and would be so quick to make. Love them!

  79. I enjoyed your video. Both cards are so neat. The vellum panels added a lot to the designs.

  80. Love the gold & brown card! So fun! Thanks for sharing!

  81. awesome cards. So many possibilities with a limited number of products. Great planning, ladies.

  82. Lovely cards Josefine, and wonderful video too! I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection!

  83. Great cards! I love those circle stamps! So fun!

  84. Love the Hurray card!! sweet and simple

  85. Great graphic cards…love the two coloured dots on the first.

  86. Great cards! I love all the little pieces in the stamp sets – so many possibilities for backgrounds!

  87. I love the ball card! It reminds of beach balls!

  88. These are some fun cards, especially the first one with all the fab colors!

  89. thank you so much for sharing. Love watching video of how the cards are made.

  90. I just love how you have embossed the vellum. Very stylish. Ties the cards together so well Gorgeous

  91. Great cards, Josefine! So creative!!

  92. So excited!!! I just became a member of StampNation this week. This will be my first Stamp of Approval box. Awesome products, can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  93. Looks like this is a great release! Love the font on the sentiment!

  94. GONE DOTTY on those background creations! Gorgeousness!

  95. Super cute cards and super cute stamps.

  96. Those polka dots are too cute!

  97. I love your Cards! This collection has so many cute options.

  98. Marcia L Rollins

    “A party on the card”; I love your description!

  99. Pretty cards!

  100. Such fun cards, Josefine! Loved your tip regarding drawing circles. =)

  101. love the festive card!

  102. Super cute. Going to CAS for sure

  103. Fun, fun, fun cards. Your hip hip hooray card reminds me of chocolate chip cookies, perfect to go with a cup of coffee or tea.

  104. Omg!!!! I dont have enough money to buy all these cool supplies!!!

  105. Great video and such awesome cards! 😊

  106. I love watching the embossing powder change too Lol. Glad I’m not the only one! Love your colours

  107. Just beautiful! I love your cards! Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  108. Love the stencil but particularly loved how you used different coloured embossing powders on your vellum.

  109. Josefine you are BRILLIANT!! I love these cards, so simple yet look so nice – and your videos are so fun to watch! Thank you!

  110. Amazing card ideas…thanks for sharing, can’t wait for the set to try them myself!

  111. So awesome. I love your colors, patterns, and everything

  112. LilyAnn Kranking

    Wow! Love the circles and the easiness of making these two cards. Like the vellum look which was embossed. The new collection will be very good to make cards in a hurry if timing is a factor.(usually for me).

  113. Wow both great cards. Love the stencil and the bottoms of the cards with the decorative dies. The circles are so creative. Thanks.

  114. I spy with my little eye, a new neutral! This was actually my guess for what the surprise ink color would be in the last SoA box, so I’m just a little early to the party!

    As for the cards, I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t need help with wonky! That is definitely a party on a card. I wouldn’t have thought to do tone-on-tone brown for a birthday card, but I love how that turned out. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  115. Such a clever way of using these stamps and dies! These cards look very retro-chic!! Love them both…and love the CAS design. Thanks for sharing!! ☺

  116. Love your time to party card – so bright and fun.

  117. Fun and festive cards! Great inspiration of the SOA kit.

  118. Very nice. I like the polka dots.

  119. Two stunners here. Love the zigzag borders on them both.

  120. G’day, Josefine! How extremely exciting to find you along the Blog hops! Yah! I have replayed your Mix Media videos over and over again, you could say I am a slow learner. Loved the video when you said you were letting your MM take over while making your cards and was just thinking about your and MM…I couldn’t help but laugh. Your sketchy tip makes a huge difference and one that I will apply to my cardmaking. WooHoo is not a stamp set I would be drawn too, however, your skills have highlighted the versatility of the stamps. Punctuated Party looks like it will become a ‘go to set’ for creating sentiments. Cheers, see you over on StampNation.

  121. Lovely cards, love the bright colours and your vellum sentiments. I struggle with embossing full stop ( I do not know how I mess it up) but your advice and watching you may help me, in going to try x

  122. What fun cards! Especially the “Time to party” card…..a card that would be fun for just about anyone!

  123. Both cards are great. Love how you used the vellum.

  124. Mary Ellen Lounsbery

    Great cards!

  125. Michelle Hackett

    Wow, that time to party card is amazing. Love your design.

  126. The circle card is fantastic. Love the die. Also love your tip on vellum. I dont do it much but i see i could now. Love the effect.

  127. I love, love, love that dot stencil. It’s soo cute!

  128. Rebecca RamirezBarnes

    Amazing cards!! Love the bottom border cut with the dies. Thanks for the vellum tip. I don’t like seeing the adhesive either and am always trying to hide it. I struggle with drawing too. 😊. Your video was so good. Great tips and tricks for both cards.

  129. The simplicity of the carts

  130. Theresa Robinson

    Love both your cards – thank for the video!

  131. Sharon Perehudoff

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your ideas when you created these cards. Love the outline of the circles, great idea. Do enjoy doing the blog hop so much fun and a chance to win. Thank you.

  132. Thank you for the video, I love to “see” how others create. I find that inspires me more than just looking at a card. Your cards are both wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  133. Simple yet wonderful cards.l

  134. Thank you for your incredible ideas for Catherine Pooler’s newest stamp of Approval kit. I love how you made your circles by putting together two halves! I am looking forward to trying your techniques once my kit arrives👍

  135. I love, love, love your “sketchy” card. It’s awesome. Making the extra borders is sweet. Thanks for all the ideas

  136. Love your backgrounds and the new ink color is perfect. Great tip for vellum

  137. Love the balls! I never would have thought to use that stamp set this way. Good ideas!

  138. love the kraft card option, nice change of pace

  139. What fun cards! I’m partial to the bright colors, but they are both winners! Thank you for sharing!

  140. Super cards – fun and easy to do and they look great!

  141. Love how you used the circle stamps to add lots of color to your card.

  142. Your cards are so cute! I really love the hip hip hooray card – lots of great ideas here!

  143. These are darling! I wish I didn’t have to wait!

  144. love both of these cards. Great tip for the vellum

  145. love both of your cards…such inspiration on this blog hop….soooo hoping to win!
    the PaperTemptress

  146. Fantastic cards!

  147. Great set of cards. Love the doodled look of the circles and all those whimsical color combos. The “hooray” card is a great neutral card for anyone.

  148. Love your adorable cards!

  149. Both cards are amazing! I really like the circle stamp set. It is so versatile!

  150. Love these! Especially the circles! Super colorful!

  151. What a great tip about drawing sketchy circles, I am going to try that. I really like the half circles, i don’t think I would have thought to put those colors together but they look great!

  152. Thank you! I love That you included a video!

  153. Loved your cards and your video. Thanks for sharing.

  154. Cute, fun and festive card designs.

  155. Enjoying this blog…all New card designers and the creative cards.

  156. Your card are fantastic, fun and inspiring with this Stamp of Approval Kit! Thank you for sharing the video, too.

  157. Torie Williamson

    Hi! I’m new to the SOA box shopping!! I do love the idea!! I love both the tea and the coffee sets! I plan to purchase the coordinating dies as well! This is such a great way to purchase coordinating stamps, etc.

  158. Such fun sets. Live your cards thank you for the inspiration.

  159. These are great cards! Thanks for your video!!

  160. Love your cards and your video. And, thanks for those tips!

  161. Crazy about your “time to party” card!!!!! Such a fun card,.

  162. Love both cards. Was not sure about the “balls” stamp set but can now see what can be done with it. Thanks for including the video. Great to see how it all came together. Love those border dies.

  163. I’m impressed with how simple the Hip Hip Hooray card is. I would never have guessed. I really like it. I love the vellum tip – thanks! And fun circles and great tip on the outline also. Again, thanks!

  164. HI Josefine, Your cards are gorgeous! thanks for the video. I find videos are so much easier for me to understand the techniques you used. 🙂

  165. Elizabeth Roberts

    LOVE your cards

  166. I generally make a bunch of card bases at once and the add sentiment when I know what occasion I need a card for. Your bright balls background looks perfect for that.

  167. Love the dots! You make them so fun. Smiles, Darby

  168. So pretty! Love these.

  169. Great cards! Love vellum – thanks for the tip on how to attach to the card front!

  170. Loved both of your cards.

  171. You cards are so fun! I love those sketchy circles

  172. Time to party card is for me! Love the circle ⭕️ ‘S
    So much fun! Can’t wait to get this

  173. Fabulous cards! Loving “punctuated party” set!!!

  174. Love the colorful circle card!!!

  175. So very lovely love your creations!

  176. I love both of these cards!! Can’t wait to get my box and start playing!!

  177. Love your cards, Josefine! Thank you for a great video!!! The borders are so awesome!!! TFS

  178. Love the simplicity of your cards. Let’s party has great colors.

  179. Creativity is fantastic!

  180. Great video & cards. Every time I see the half circle I think of fruit slice candy!

  181. I like both of these cards! But I really like the balls of color!

  182. Love your cards. Thanks so much for sharing that great technique video.

  183. Great variety on your cards. Loved your drawing around your circles. Really added the right touch of definition to your design.

  184. Danielle Brezina

    The first card is the stamp that made me fall in love with this set.

  185. Beautiful card. The colorful one is so artsy and so much fun. The neutral card is a perfect masculine card.

  186. Love the combination of the colours for the circles!!❤️

  187. That is a cool effect with the circles for the birthday card

  188. Linda Steinbaugh

    Wow. Two very different cards, both awesome!

  189. Really nice cards – I like how you did the borders.

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