Monday, February 6, 2017

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 2

Perfect Reason plus stencil2 

Welcome to Day 2 of the Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to finally get to create with one of Catherine's boxes.  There's a little story behind that statement but that's for another time.  :)


If this is your first time hearing about Stamp of Approval, this is an exclusive collection designed especially for this particular box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months. Want a chance to win one of these boxes?  Be sure to comment on every participating post on all three days of the blog hop!

The core of this box is the The Perfect Reason stamps and dies.  I LOVE them.....a unique, floral set that is sure to see lots of love from me!  I had so much fun mixing and matching the flowers with all the gorgeous Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Inks!  These inks stamp BEAUTIFULLY the first time with no need to use my Misti!  The key......light taps on the foam ink pad will give you lots of ink and coverage.  


For my first card, I've done generational stamping where I've actually stamped off the bulk of the ink on scratch paper and then without inking, stamped the image again giving the look of a new lighter shade of color.  A fun technique that is perfectly done with these inks!  My background was done using the new Mod Squared Stencil with Something Borrowed ink.  My florals were layered over Perfect Vine die cuts done in thick vellum that was sponged with Lime Rickey ink.  The sentiment stamped in the center of the large bloom is from another new set from the collection called You Did It!

Perfect Reason plus stencil

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Everyday Mod

My second card uses the new You Did It stamp set along with Everyday Mod.  I used the long diamond background stamp with more generational stamping to give a softer look to the inks.  This stamp was a breeze to line up with each additional color of ink!  To finish the edge, I simply hand trimmed out the edge along the stamping.  This panel was stamped with the large "Congrats" from You Did It and then added to a top folding notecard with foam adhesive.  Another sentiment from You Did It was stamped in the lower right corner.  This will be a perfect card for many occasions!

Everyday Mod2


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way. 
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!  Make sure to check out Day 1 and Day 3 Hop Lists which will be posted on Catherine's blog so be sure to start there!  One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on February 9th on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if you happen to win but have already purchased the collection, you will be refunded!


Be sure to get on the Wait List for a first chance to purchase this amazing collection as these collections sell out quickly!  Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide with tons of projects and tutorials!  Don't forget release day is February 8 at 9am EST!!



192 comments:

Swimmom said...

Fun, happy cards!

Nana Donna said...

Love the stamped off look! Your cards are awesome.

Alma Dirpaul said...

Nice cards. Thank you for sharing.

NancyLynn said...

What a great idea to use the diamond border this way..I will try this!

Theresa Knopf said...

Awesome cards Amy.
Love that diamond one and the dimension on it.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Love your cards, especially how you used the diamond stamp. Thank you for sharing.

Beastybunny said...

Love what you did with the diamond stripe! Looks so cool as a background!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful colors and I love your layering on the first card! The colorful background on the second is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Laura Manning said...

Your flower card is so subtle and pretty. Your second card I think I might have to case for my daughter's graduation. She is "done" with her bachelors in May.

Jean Mervine said...

The multi colored diamond card is gorgeous!

Susan Powell said...

I ❤️ the way you used the diamond border stamp! It looks so festive - like a bunch of streamers at a party! Beautiful cards Amy!

AngelaB said...

I am over the moon for this collection!

Vickie Buehler said...

Love the way you've used the diamond border stamp! That is a great idea to cut it out like you did! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards! I like the way you grouped the flowers and leaves for the flower spray.

Bonnie Sanche said...

INSPIRATIONAL! The layering on the flowers and the pop-up of the diamond pattern - truly inspirational.

Ellen C said...

Love your colorful, inspiring cards. Thanks for sharing.

stampinfranni said...

I love how you've softened the ink colors by stamping off. It gives the inks a whole new look! Love the cards!

Preety said...

Stunning cards!! Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers
preety

Ingrid said...

What great projects Amy - love how you popped up those diamonds. Brilliant! :)

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome cards

JuliaP said...

Beautiful cards, love the effect you got with generational stamping. Really like how you used the diamond stamp on your card, truly unique!

Amy Seigler said...

Love the soft look of your first card and the second card just pops! Great Cards!

ann greene said...

I keep forgetting the generational stamping. It's a very pretty technique. I also lovvvvveee how you followed the zigzag and cut it out on the bottom. Great cards.
Thanks for sharing.

Robin Monsos said...

These are really great cards Amy. I really like the variation in colors.

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love the rainbow use of diamond stamp!

Linda Ford said...

I love your cards the diamond background is great.

Ebrown said...

Love the look of the second generation stamping. Great idea by cutting out the diamonds on the edge of the top layer of cardstock. I see a CASE in my future...

Lorie Brunner said...

Your cards are so pretty!! Love how you used a rainbow effect using the pretty inks!!! LOVE it!!!!

Colleen Balija said...

Hi Amy! Those inks do an amazing job with second generation stamping,I'm glad you demonstrated that wuthering your first card. The inks can create bright, bold colors or subtle colors. I love how you confined the florets with theach leaves. Those leaves look like a good size to use on lots of cards!

Annie C said...

LOVE your coloring! Great cards.

Karen said...

Love your diamond background! I love these inks and you did an awesome job softening them up.

Linda Gorman said...

Amazing cards! The diamond background is fabulous!!!!

Wendy Kasper said...

Amy you have 2 lovely creations. TFS

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the stunning colors!!!

Marj said...

Wonderful cards! They are so pretty and bright!

Pamela said...

Wonderful cards!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love you cards my favorite is the diamond background you made.

Betty McDougal said...

Love the cards.

Lee Owens said...

Beautiful love how you used the border stamp

Susan Wareham said...

What a different look for these inks, how fun Thanks

Penelope said...

I love that diamond stamp! So many possibilities.

Gail and Ralph said...

Beautifully stamped Amy. The second card is my favourite because of the lovely stamping technique.

Susan King said...

Love the MOD stamp and still trying to wrap my head around the flower stamp.

Colleen said...

I really like the soft colors of both cards, I love the detail of the diamonds border stamp.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the way you used generation stamping to create your pretty bouquet for your first card, with just a few pops of the brighter hues.

Brenda Gentry said...

Wow, you totally rocked the second generation stamping. Your cards are beautiful!!!

Lorie Langsdorf said...

Your cards are fun, your color choice.... love them!

di said...

Cute use of the diamond stamp! Great cards.

Jane M said...

Really like your cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

sunflowerlori said...

really like these. I like the softness of the colors! very nice!

Sarah Greber said...

My first thought was that I love this. The lighter shades are a great change up, showing a softer side of these stamps. And I like how you cut the edges on the congrats card.

Tasha Dawson said...

The muted shades are brilliant! Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas!

Sue LD said...

Such pretty colors on your cards.

Happy Grandma said...

Love the stamped off technique on your cards! Beautiful!

kim Smith said...

Great cards.Thanks for sharing.

Lucie Aspirot said...

Great cards, I just love this collection.

Peggy Pride said...

Great design and colors!

Patti Krauss said...

Great cards - love these stamps!

nancy y said...

gorgeous cards, I've gotten some great ideas from them!

Tinstar said...

Absolutely love that rainbow diamond congrats cards. Stunning.

TerriLynn said...

Love that diamond background congrats card. Just gorgeous.

Leanne said...

Fabulous cards!

June Sefscik said...

Really like the soft colors and the neat way you did the edge.

anna said...

Hi there,
How amazing, I just love you cards and the background just pops of the card!

Tonya said...

The stamped off technique really changed the tone of the colors and gave you a whole new palate! Love the versatility!

Sabrina said...

I just love these colors and these stamps are so pretty!!!!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous cards Amy!! I love how you used the diamond border for the background. And the soft, springy colors you used with all those beautiful flowers....yummy!!

cghundley said...

Awesome background
stenciling and
coloring on both
cards is so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Mary Nelson said...

Really, really love your cards! Very pretty and creative!

Sherry Lee said...

Loved your cards. That diamond card is wonderful! Thank you!

Patti Bomgardner said...

Those cards are great and I really love that stencil. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely. I really like what you did for the border on the last one.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Always like your card and these are gorgeous:)

canadian_liner said...

Love what you did with that diamond border stamp, Amy! What an eye-catching design. I'm also pleasantly surprised by how soft the CP ink colours can look, with stamping-off. Beautiful work on the floral card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Those ink colors are gorgeous!

rookay said...

Love the soft look of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Love the softness of the generation stamping!

clare barford said...

These cards are amazing. I love how you made the flowers look so soft by stamping off some of the ink. The ink colours look so great. Thanks for one great inspiration.

tara powell said...

Awesome cards! I really love the diamond pattern card :)

Denise Brafford said...

Stamping off gives these inks a whole new look. I love your cards!

Linda Coley said...

I love the softness of your colors. and the diamond "stripes" what a great way to use that pattern. Thank you!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

What lovely cards. Your use of generational stamping really highlights the versatility of these inks!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, how stinkin' CUTE!!! I love all the whimsy here, and your cards are so amazing. Looks like a great box of goodies!!!

Shirley A. said...

You really made the ink sing. Beautiful cards.

Mary Kay Werry said...

The delicate coloring on your cards is so pretty. They are lovely.

bethany koubsky said...

Wow these are really cool what fun ideas

JanetB said...

Your flower card is so sweet, nice soft colors. Thanks for using the diamond border stamp, a very nice rainbow effect.

Shelley Banghart said...

Fun softer colors! Very pretty!

Abby said...

Love the bright colors!

spelsue said...

Great use of the diamond stencil! I love how you cut it out at the bottom.

jeanietootoo said...

Loving the softness of the 2nd generation stamping!.....The Congrats card would make anyone want to celebrate!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love the colors you chose...very pretty!

Susan White said...

Super cute cards!!

Jodi Lick said...

Love the diamond background you made

Mary Reiner said...

Love how you hand cut the edge on the "You're done" card...so clever!

Veronica Hunt said...

Beautiful colors. Love your card.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the mod bouquet and the generational stamped background!

The Savvy Me said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing!

Karen Kreider said...

Love the generational stamping...it's like a while other ink set of colors!

D Golly said...

What cute cards. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards and your color choices!

Marjorie King said...

Love your cards. Love the colors and how soft they look. Thanks so much for sharing

Kathy Doyle said...

Love your diamond card! Cute idea to trim the edges! Even with the stamped off softer colors, these colors are great on both cards!

Kathy M. said...

Love your cards especially the rainbow border.

Marcie Johnson said...

Your cards are cheerful and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Love the diamonds and the more muted color tones!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely love both cards!!!! Just gorgeous

Beth L. said...

I love what you did with the Congrats card. The pattern and the colors.

Michele Strickland said...

Cards are very neat, fun and creative! Great job!

Yvette S said...

Really like the color schemes you used! Great cards.

Beverly Roachell said...

Easy, colorful cards. Make you feel happy. Would love to receive one!

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love the gentle coloring you got with the generation stamping!

Laura Miller said...

Thanks for showing that Catherine's really bright colors also do very well in 2nd generation stamping to create a beautiful, pastel flower bouquet.

claudiamtz said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on both cards! Love the colors.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

jandbspiegel said...

I really like your take on the 2nd generation stamping. What a difference using the same stamps and colors and getting such a different look.

Lynn Fletcher said...

I am in awe of your cards. I really am taken by the one that has the geometric diamond pattern in all those fantastic colors. :)

Joyce said...

Beautiful cards.

Localeyez said...

Just love your edge treatment of the diamond card. It really sets off the pattern!

Samantha Buse said...

These are my favourites of this blog hop

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the colors ♥

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

That's such a neat idea with the long diamond stamp - trimming the edge to follow the diamonds. Also I thought that was a stencil at first, and then I remembered the stamp. Very cool.

Theresa Turri said...

I love the look of the 2nd generation stamping. Great cards!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Amy ~ Like some others, I thought at first that the diamond-stamped images were from a stencil...they look so perfect. Such an awesome idea. Your flower stamped card is lovely too. Thanks so much for sharing.
#kindnessmatters

Oralee B said...

I thought for sure that a stencil was used on this card. Now I can appreciate the great stamping technique you did!! The colors blend beautiful, and I love how you've cut it on an angle to add more pizzaz! :)

Christy Borfitz said...

Stunning cards! The flowers are so beautiful!

amee said...

lovely cards!

Trina said...

Pretty cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and color combos! Beautiful cards!

Dawn Kloman said...

I love your cards. I love how you did one subtle and one bold. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Very pretty cards!!!!

Susan Brozek said...

Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments) It's si nice to see the lighter toned down colors you used. Between Deeptie and you, it shows the wide range of colors you can get from Catherine's stamps. Nice job

Sher@SistersInk said...

So subtle with the colors and yet they are still striking. I love your cards, very inspiring.

Beth Karschnick said...

Hey Amy, I SO LOVE how soft the colors and your designs!! GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!!

~De~ said...

I love the subtle bright colors (if that's such a thing..lol). Stamp Of Approval Box is calling me now!

Jayne said...

Before this collection came out I had decided I didn't need more stamps or dies. Having seen all of the cards over the past 2 days on the blog hop, you've all created some amazing cards and given me every reason why I need to buy :). This collection is just perfect with CP's inks (which I have :)) Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Happy day

Nandini said...

Such yummy colors! And I love the blooms. They are absolutely gorgeous. The inspiration cards are really making the most of these great products.

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards and I love the softer colours you achieved using generational stamping!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW.. stunning cards. the colour of the ink really makes the stamps pop

Miznez said...

Amy...your cards are so beautiful!! I'm a real sucker for florals, but your 'diamond' rainbow 🌈 is brilliant also!! Love them both!! TFS!!😊

Aunt Denise said...

Amy, I love how you combined the colors on the cog shaped element. It jumps out & catches my eye, making me think, "How'd she DO that?" :) It's very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration !

Tamara said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors you choosed.

Kathy F said...

I loved both cards, my fave was the Congratulations! Great use of color.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I really love your design with the diamond border - totally fabulous.

Linda Anderson said...

Love the beautiful coloring on your cards. Truly a great use of the sentiment stamp in the center of the flower. Love, love, love these stamps and inks! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

Holly Roper said...

Wow, can't wait to get my kit!!!!

Teresa Cherka said...

So lovely, my favorite is the Congrats card with the diamond pattern. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Carol TM said...

The stamped off look,is PERFECT in these cards! I love them!

Elaine said...

Great cards....thank you for your creativity!

Brandy Duncan said...

Love seeing the second generation stamping. It looks great. I adore how you did the diagonal on the last card. It looks fantastic.

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Love the diamond background!!

Colleen said...

The stamped off ink sure gives it a nice softer color. Both cards are gorgeous!

D.Ann C said...

I love the colors you used on these lovely cards and I am especially loving what you did with the diamonds!!

Robin L said...

Thanks for sharing your post. Lovely cards.

Sharon Tate said...

Two fab cards and my favourite is the flower one so stylish. Tyfs

Kim Goodman said...

Beautiful cards, even though I've seen it over and over, I always forget about the generational stamping! Love the diamond stamp!!

Carol Hardie said...

Amy ... the soft look of the stencil is a beautiful backdrop for your flower cluster. The sequins were the perfect finishing touch. Then you gave us the diamond card. The edge trimming you did with the staggered lengths was outstanding. Love it and of course the color combination was perfect.

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Love your beautiful card!

Ida Braghini said...

I've had so much fun hopping around all your blogs! Thanks for making my day extra happy! Beautiful work!
Idolina (Ida)

Melissa Miller said...

WOW!! Your cards are absolutely STUNNING, Amy!! I love the soft colors you achieved on the first card and that diamond border on the second card is absolutely brilliant. Great job!!

Jodi Wayman said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors and how you used that diamond border stamp, super cool

Cati Ballard said...

Beautiful cards! Love the techniques used! Fantastic creations!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome creation with the fun box!

Retired Librarian said...

I'm pretty crazy about all these funky or fantasy flowers. But the one using the geometric stamp is great, too.

stephanie agurkis said...

Beautiful cards. Great techniques. This box is a must have. Thanks for the video.

Maureen Peterson said...

That geometric stamp is awesome!! Thank you for the video. Love your cards :)

Olessya K said...

Beautiful vibrant colours, love them!

Barbie said...

I love the funky flower and the light presence of the stencil on your card, thank you for the inspiration! I really needed it :)

Rose W said...

Love your stencil work. Your cards are number one!

JoAnne R said...

Beautiful softness in the flowers and gorgeous boldness on the diamond repeat pattern. Love..

Posh Kitty said...

Congrats Your're Done is awesome

vicenta ghylin said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards. The colors are vibrant.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful layers of gorgeousness!!

Sara Killian said...

I am really loving that flower set!! Great set of cards!!

Erin said...

So excited for this collection! Lovely cards!

Jackie said...

Love your cards, especially the second one with the diamonds! I like how you did generation stamping to get a softer look to the colours. I'm loving this collection!!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love!

Z Sullivan said...

Both cards are cute, but I like the diamond one the most. That border stamp is neat way to dress up a card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Neal said...

Thank you for sharing your designs - they are gorgeous!

ladyj said...

OMG! Amy. I absolutely adore the first card. It is gorgeous. TFS. You are all truly amazing in your crafts.

ladyj said...

OMG! Amy. I absolutely adore the first card. It is gorgeous. TFS. You are all truly amazing in your crafts.

Michelle King said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the softer colors and the leaves on the first card, and of course the beautifully vibrant colors on the other! I just can't wait to get my hands on this box! I won't sleep, because I'll be busy having fun creating with it :) I'm sure you all were overwhelmed with ideas when you got yours, you lucky ducks lol.

Marianne B in AZ said...

What beautiful cards! I have been loving the bright, vibrant colors along the hop, but seeing that the same ink pads can be used to do light and subtle, is even more impressive. I really like the design of your second card. The "stripes" you made for the background made a gorgeous card!

Kelley H. said...

Your technique worked great. Love the muted tone to the colors. Shows the inks are versatile.

Sindhu said...

Lovely cards...

Deb K said...

Beautiful cards! Loved the use of the diamond background stamp in the congrats cards. The colors look beautiful!

Jan Barrie said...

I like your 'Blue Flowers' too!! the diamond stamping is cool.

Craftydancer said...

So much to play with. I like the vine in velum and then inked. Thanks for creating for us.

Deeps said...

Love the soft colors on the first and the border stamp is beautiful stamped in various inks.

Cristina said...

I really love these, oh the possibilities! Thank you!

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