Friday, February 16, 2018

Window Card + Embossing With Dies - Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Release Blog Hop

Hey folks!

In today's video, I'm sharing with you a couple of cards using the Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Release! This is a part of a four day BLOG HOP. I'll be sharing I made a window card using the Stained Glass cover plate and how I used the same cover plate to dry emboss a card panel.

 If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click HERE to read my full disclosure policy.


You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.



The stamp set I used from the release is the FAITHFUL FLUTTERINGS Stamp Set and it's a blast. It's a stamp layering set and oh so easy to use.

There are 8 new INKS in the release and they are lovely. They are so soft and muted and fit perfectly in the previously released SPA Collection. Since pink is my favorite color, I had to use the ROSE PETAL Ink for the first layer of my butterfly on Catherine Pooler CARDSTOCK.

The next layer was SUGARED LAVENDAR and the last layer, I stamped VERSAMARK Ink and heat embossed it with Wow NATURAL ULTRA SHIMMER Embossing Powder. Be sure to check out the VIDEO folks, because I share a blue green version of this butterfly. For that guy I used SKLYLIGHT and SPRUCE Inks from the release.


The Catherine Pooler STAMP BLOCKS have become my favorite stamp blocks EVER, but for this I used the MISTI Stamping Tool, because I'm a maniac and can't line up stamps very well.

I show in the VIDEO how I made the window portion of my card, but it's really easy to do. My go-to acetate is Graffix ACETATE. It cuts like a dream and is super clear.  To adhere my acetate and panels to my card base, I used .5 in. iCraft ADHESIVE. I use this double sided tape all the time because it holds up so well.

I loved the idea of using the STAINED GLASS Coverplate for a window card, so I cut that out of Catherine Pooler Cardstock as well and trimmed it down to fit my window.

To keep my card clean & simple, I added a few Hero Arts GEMS and stamped a sentiment with BLACK JACK Ink from the stamp set.


This card was even easier yet. I like to have little notecards on had, so I always look for an opportunity to put one or two together. I used the blue green butterfly that I talked about above to add to the front.

For this card, I used the Catherine Pooler CIRCLE Dies and die cut Catherine Pooler Cardstock for a panel and a card base. Then I used the STAINED GLASS Coverplate again, but this time I dry embossed it with my Sizixx BIG SHOT and my Spellbinders EMBOSSING Mat.

Since I had them out, I used more Hero Arts GEMS for embellies.

Be sure to follow along the HOP folks! The list of crafty goodness is below. ALSO comment below for you chance to win the new ZEN GARDEN Ink Pads. That's all eight pads folks! Oooor you can receive a $45 gift certificate for the CP Shop if you already own them!



That's it!

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105 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Can’t wait to use these two sets! And the new inks of course!

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  2. This is an elegant card that I hope to case. Thx.

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  3. Wow, the first card is stunning in design. So elegant.
    And I love shaped cards! So cute.

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  4. This card is absolutely gorgeous - love it!!

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  5. Your use of the coverplate just totally blew my mind! I love the "window" look!

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  6. Gorgeous card! Just subbed to you on YouTube - I'm so grateful for these hops where I can find new artists! Just loving this release :)

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  7. Great card and video. The sound was just found as long as you turn up the volume.

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  8. Beautiful card with the stained glass cover. Thank you!

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial! Great card!

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  10. LOVE these! The little card is darling and the first....gorgeous ♥

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  11. Super job on this card. Thanks for the step-by-step.

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  12. I love you window card and enjoyed your tutorial. Thank you. Will be looking for more of them.

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  13. Love the window! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

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  14. I love your window card using the coverplate and butterfly!!

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  15. i love the party dress ink pad color. they are all so pretty! beautiful cards!

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  16. That window card is so fun! Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love the window on the first one :)

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  18. Cool techniques with the cover plate die!

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  19. Awesome card! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  21. Neautiful cards! Love the window on that first one!!

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  22. Love the card technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The combination of the butterfly and cover plate is so elegant!

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  24. Lovely card, I really like the acetate window.

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  25. Love your cards. I can't wait to play with the cover plate and I really like this butterly

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  26. Beautiful card. Love this new collection.

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  27. Love the cards and how you modified the coverplate on the first one.

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  28. Really fun way to use the window sheet and the cover plate.

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  29. This card is absolutely beautiful. I learned a new technique. Thank you.

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  30. WOW!!!! Beautiful cards. I am soooo going to case them. Thank you so much for showing us how you made them.

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  31. Love the open section in the front
    of the card. The die filling is
    fantastic. The butterfly is
    pretty. thanks for sharing
    some great ideas.
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  32. What a great idea for a card. Love the die cut in the middle.

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  33. I love the cut out on your card. It is stunning. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.

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  34. Beautiful cards. Really showcases the stained glass cover plate and the butterfly set. I wish there was a die for the butterfly as well.

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  35. I learn so many great techniques visiting the blog hops

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  36. Great designs, the butterflies are so pretty!

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  37. Love the look of these cards, thanks for the video!

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  38. Really cute cards! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  39. Beautiful cards. And I love the peekaboo window style. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Great cards. Thank you for doing the blog!!!

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  41. Your card is gorgeous and I love the simplicity. Thanks for showing how you cut down the cover plate to fit the window.

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  42. Beautiful and simple. A great card.

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  43. OH my goodness..this is gorgeous! LOVE the idea of acetate behind the coverplate die...so brilliant!

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  44. The pink butterfly is beautiful. The blue one isn't bad, either!

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  45. I love this card. Using the cover plate the way you did was perfect. Pink is not my favorite color, but the way you used it made me want to try it. Beautiful.

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  46. I love this card; it is so simple, yet elegant. I love the technique of using a portion of the die in the middle of the card and then popping the butterfly. Thanks for posting the video and sharing with all of us.

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  47. These are beautiful butterflies !
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  48. Adding embellishments makes such a difference. So pretty.

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  49. These are my two favorite things from the release besides the inks and love what you have done with them!! Looking forward to getting my order tomorrow and having some fun.

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  50. so pretty with the butterfly and the window.

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  51. So pretty - love the butterfly.

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  52. I love those gorgeous butterfly stamps & the new cover plate is a must have! Thanks for sharing all the awesome inspiration!

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  53. Great card. Loving the butterfly stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. You always make such beautiful cards Cynde! These are gorgeous!

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  55. What a great use of the cover plate die and I love the butterflies!!

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  56. So pretty! I love the butterflies and the coverplate!

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  57. I really like your card design and the layering with the acetate. Nice!

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  58. Thank you for the tutorial. Very nice card!

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  59. Your card is stunning and I love the look of the coverplate as a partial cut!

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  60. Your see through card is beautiful! Pink's my favorite color but the little round note card is adorable.

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  61. Beautiful cards! Sweet little enclosure card and I love the window card with the new cover plate.

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  62. Beautiful cards!
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  64. What a simple but beautiful card. I love it.

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  65. Such a stunning way to use the cover plate!

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  66. Beautiful cards! Love how you used the cover plate die! Can’t wait to try these ideas! Thank you for the awesome inspiration & great blog hop!

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  67. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  68. Gorgeous!! Just got my order and can't wait to get started. These cards are so inspirational.

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  69. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! Learned how to do a window card amazing. Can't wait to put an order in for coverplate so many ideas on using this die set. Inks are awesome and have some coming. Very thoughtful when you can watch a video on how things comes together when doing a card.

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  70. I love your butterflies!! Beautiful colors.

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  71. Love the tutorial. I really like the idea of using a portion of the cover plate. It looks really cool.

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  72. Both cards and the tutorial and fantastic, Cynde! This products are amazing but I especially love what you did with the cover plate! Beautiful!

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  73. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  74. Love the look of this card design!! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Your cards is so pretty. I really like the butterflies and the cover plate.

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  76. Love the “window” & gorgeous butterflies

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  77. Genius to trim down the coverage die. Great job!

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  78. Very pretty need to take some time to watch your video.

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  79. Really looking forward to playing with that coverplate. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. My jaw dropped when I saw your pink butterfly card, simply gorgeous!!

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  81. Cynde, I absolutely love your creative style. These are beautiful. These new inks are such yummy colors.

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  82. Your butterflies are gorgeous! Great cards!

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  83. Love this creativity. Beautiful cards, thank you,

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  84. Your window card technique is just WOW! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  85. I enjoyed your video. the window card turned out lovely. I am in love with that layered butterfly! Great job!

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  86. What pretty cards. I love the ink colors and splash of shimmer with the heat embossing. I really appreciate your tutorial, identifying easier ways and your thought process throughout. Thank you for sharing.

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