Stamp of Approval: Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop


Welcome to Day 3 of our Stamp of Approval "Candy Cane Lane" collection Blog Hop!

What is Stamp of Approval?
It's a box of amazing card making supplies that have been specially designed to all work together for creating fun hand-made cards.
Our theme for this release is our holiday themed box and it's called "Candy Cane Lane". It contains one large rubber back ground stamp, two 4x6 stamp sets with coordinating dies plus a label shaped die set.

How can I get one?
You can get on the Wait List by signing up here at cpstampofapproval.com.
The box goes on sale on Wednesday September 21stStampNation Wait List members will receive their sales link at 9:00am EST (a little perk of being a member!).  All other Wait List members will receive their link at 10:00am EST.  Public sales will begin on Thursday September 22nd.

Now... on to the show!

I decided I wanted a rustic holiday card to share with you today so I created a couple different ones.

I had a blast with this collection!  I just couldn't resist using the fabulous stag from the "Hip Holiday" stamp set and the amazing "Peppermint Stick" back ground together!


And I love looking at stamps and thinking outside the box! You see those striped curves right there?  Well, they're actually to create Catherine's too-cute "Crooky Tree" but I decided to create a wreath shape with them instead!!


I hope you've enjoyed the last three days of the Blog Hops for the "Candy Cane Lane" collection!  

Please take a moment and leave a COMMENT to WIN a box of your very own!



Allison Cope - you are here!
Ingrid Blackburn - go here next!

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great Tuesday everyone! 

~ Ally ~

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Ingrid said...

So creative Ally! Your crooky wreath is just brilliant! Love the stitching on it too. And the color combo on the first - wouldn't have thought of that!!! :)

Anita Anita said...

So nice first card is the best,love rustic look.

Clare Barford said...

Oh Ally how on earth do you come up with such creative uses of these kits. I love how you always find a different way to use the dies and stamps. I just love the cards.

PapersNstuff said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors!!

Bonnie Sanche said...

never ever would have thought to use the tree pieces as a wreath! Amazing out-of-the-box thinking!

Dena Schaufele said...

Ingenious wreath.

Dayna Audirsch said...

Using the tree parts to make a wreath = genius! LOVE these cards!

Fran said...

Love the way you used the tree part to make a wreath. Great new set from SOA!

Cindy said...

Adorable and fun cards Allison. Love your color choices as well as design. Thanks for the inspiration!

Faye Smith said...

Very nice! Love the one with the deer!

ann greene said...

I love the distressed edges on the first card. WOWSER, we have another wreath. Great ideas from Allie as usual.

Happy Stamper said...

That is my favorite thing in the card-making world when someone takes a stamp or die that is for something specific and turns it into something totally different!!! LOVE the wreath card and the other one too!!! Colors are cool!!

-Irene
mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

Lisa Harrolle said...

Awesome cards Ally! I love your wreath idea with the tree parts. So cool!

Marianne said...

How fun! Love your colour combo on the first card and your wreath is just brilliant! Such a great way to stretch your supplies by thinking out of the box! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamara said...

Beautiful. And brilliant how you used the crooky tree dies to shape a wreath.

Cindy Pryor said...

Both of your cards were very creative. I like the colors in the first one and the idea of a unique wreath in the second. Such new designs!

Ina Nelson said...

Oh my gosh. You have used the collection in a totally different way. Love the cards.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your crooky wreath!

The Bakers said...

Like that you think "outside the box"!

Swimmom said...

Great cards! So creative!

TheCraftBunny said...

Love the projects!!

Ashlyn D'Aoust said...

Great idea to use the crooky tree that way! Clever!

Michelle Pink said...

Love the first card .im impressed by the second one though..who wouldve thought wreath from a crooky tree.well done you xx

Michelle Pink said...

Love the first card .im impressed by the second one though..who wouldve thought wreath from a crooky tree.well done you xx

Lisa K said...

That wreath is so clever. Love your ideas.

Colleen Balija said...

I love both of your cards, Allison, but I gotta say the second one is so unique!

Kara Stainbrook said...

What a great idea!!! Fantastic thinking out of the box!

Diane Kannawin said...

I love the red and blue combination. Pretty cards.

NancyLynn said...

Very nice! I love the two tones in the branches!

Marlene Oldham said...

Great colour combinations.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your creative cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

Two fantastic cards! When I first saw the "crooky tree" my first thought was to use the largest piece for a 'wreath', so glad I was not he only one with this thought. A great job!

Ebrown said...

Wow! Who would have thought - using the crooky tree for the wreath - very creative! And I love the peppermint stripe "Joyful"! Awesome.

Rose said...

Great cards. The reindeer is so cute and the creative way you used one of the wonky Christmas tree pieces was very clever. This blog hop has given me so many great ideas, that I have almost decided I have to have this collection.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the candy cane stripe background stamp in this release

Colleen said...

Wow! I love how you made the wreath, very clever!

Marcia HIll said...

Love, love, love your stag card and your wreath card is just lovely too! Can't wait to play with this set!! :0)

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Your cards are absolutely lovely!!!

Valerie Breingan said...

Ally Wow!! Two beautiful creative cards You Go Girl!!!.

Marie said...

How creative to make a wreath from one of the tree pieces!

Sherry said...

Love the crooky wreath!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards with this kit. I really like the peppermint stick background.

Scraplea 1 said...

I always love your style! These cards are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop.

Jill said...

Great use of the tree---love both of your cards!!!!!

Cheryl Fisher said...

Love the cards

graham Brand said...

Fantastic cards. You definitely are creative and thinking out of the box!!!

anna said...

Hi Ally,

It is fun to watch you on your videos, I love your wreath card it looks awesome! You make cards so much fun!

Suzanne T.

Sharon N said...

Thank you for more ways to use these wonderful sets together in different ways.

Sen72 said...

I love how you used the tree parts to make your wreath! Sooo creative! I love both the cards! I tend to lean toward the rustic Christmas cards as my personal preference and so I absolutely love the deer one!

Happy Grandma said...

How clever you are! Love your ideas!

Elaine said...

Love your fun cards!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Wow! that black & white wreath! What an ingenious use of that stamp and die!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

lovely cards.

Melody said...

Wow! I really need to try and think out of the box more. Your wreath is super cool! Great cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the clever wreath you made! The candy cane striped background stamp is fabulous!

Ellen Carlson said...

Your cards are so inspiring and showcase just how versatile this set is.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are very lovely!!

Mary said...

Ok, when I saw the wreath card, I just thought...what a clever girl! :) I love both of your cards and especially love "out of the box" cards!

Debbij said...

Love the wreath card!!!!

Sarah Greber said...

Super creative! I love how you used the crooky tree segments to create your 'wreath'. And the touch of polka dots in the sentiment. Perfect!

Susan Eliot said...

Way to think outside the box! Thanks for sharing!

Joy Blonska said...

Your ideas rock! I would never have thought of them. Thanks for the inspiration.

tara powell said...

So creative! I really love your cards Ally 😄

Debbie Reemtsen said...

Love the use of the pine boughs!

Linda said...

Fabulous cards. So pretty.

Elainej said...

Great cards. That wreath... how different. I liked that very much. It's innovative and unusual which is how I like to envision myself. LOL

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love your cards! The wreath card is clever!

Linda Pekrul said...

What a clever way to make your wreath! wow!! And I totally LOVE the first card. Those colors are wonderful and I have fallen in love with the deer stamp!!

Cassie said...

Ali, I love your stag card, but the way your used those wonky tree piece to make a wreath is so much fun! Great job! Less than 24 hours before I can order & play on Stamp Nation with you all!

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Ally, you are so creative. Really love seeing how you use the stamps and the new ideas. Cute cards and love the colors and the use of the tree. Thank you for sharing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the snow background and frame plus your amazingly clever wreath!

Nicki Wong said...

Both cards are great. Love the stag.

Anonymous said...

Your stag card is calling me to make it a shaker card! The wreath is so cute!

luv2scr@p said...

Very creative! I don't think I would have thought of a wreath just looking at it by itself!

Denalee Standart said...

Such colorful cards! Love, love, love them.

Amy Ames said...

Hi Ally!! Your cards are adorable!! I really love the candy cane background stamp!! Thanks for the inspiring ideas :)

briscon said...

Love the colours, love the wreath! Love your use of items in a different manner! All sweet and I love them!

Janice Spaulding said...

Love the wreath! You are really great at thinking outside of the box and give me lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing

Karthikha said...

Adorable cards! And a different wreath :)

Jane M said...

Very creative cards! I love the wreath card! Thanks for such amazing inspiration!

jandbspiegel said...

I like the snowy effect behind the stag on the first card. Definitely outside the box on that second card. I love the stitching. Thank you for sharing.

lynnl said...

Very creative use of the stamps & dies in this collection! The reindeer card is my favorite!

Wendy Kasper said...

I really like the way you used the tree for a wreath Allison. TFS!!!!

Margaret Heyer said...

love the wreath idea how do you people come up with all these ideas I could not make cards without you Thanks so much

Sandra Johnston said...

Great cards Ally! The creativity in your wreath card is just inspiring! I love the versatility in this collection!

Donna Hawkins said...

Love these cards! Great designs! I am so excited for Wednesday!!!

Robin Kuppens said...

Whoa! I love the stage card it's so beautiful but man that wreath is awesome!

Lin said...

I am taken by the unusual color combinations but I need some eyes on that deer:-}

Aunt Mary said...

wow, what great cards and creative use of the elements. Can't wait to get this set.

Penelope said...

What a cute idea with the wreath! Adorable!

Jenn said...

Out of all the deer heads I've seen (I went through all the hops!), yours is by far my favorite! The colors just work so well together and I love how you pulled in the candy canes. Just so cute!

Heidi V said...

So beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent. I wish tomorrow would get here. Just love this set!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

This is so cute! Excellent card

Kim Goodman said...

Fabulous cards, love the wreath idea!!!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wonderful cards! So pretty!

Jan Monforton said...

Very creative cards! What a great collection. Excited for tomorrow.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the combo of red and blue on the first card.
the way you made the wreath on the second card
is such fun. the vines/berries popping out
from the back is great.
thanks for sharing.

Oralee B said...

You girls on this Blog Hop are incredibly creative! I love how you think outside the box, Ally! My favorite is the deer card. I especially like how you have put the candy canes around the sentiment!

Jean Mervine said...

Terrific cards! Wreath is particularly nice!

Vickie Buehler said...

Ally, your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! Wonderful cards, and you sure inspire us to think outside of that (SOA) box!

Beth Karschnick said...

Hey Ally, Oh wow!! YOu always have such great ideas for your cards and these are no exception!! I love how the stag looks as if he is in a snow globe sitting on the mantle!! Your second card made me laugh out loud cuz you took that crooky tree part and made it into a wreath. So much fun and so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle DeSaro said...

Beautiful cards. I can't wait for the stamp of approval box!

Amy Seigler said...

Great cards!!! Love them both. The color combinations are great! Love the stitching as well on the wreath card. Great ideas to use the new SOA products!

Carolyn Steele said...

Love that pop of blue in the first card. Gorgeous and unexpected for Xmas. And how clever to use the tree part to create a wreath!! Way to stretch the stamps!!

Melissa Flieg said...

I would have never thought to use a piece of the tree to make a wreath. Fabulous idea.

Card Cropper said...

Use a tree to make a wreath. Never thought of that myself. But you showed so many possibilities! Thanks!

Marge Hurtig said...

Wow Ally! Love the cards, I would have never thought of using the crooks tree to make a wreath...ingenious!

Marge Hurtig said...

Wow Ally! Love the cards, I would have never thought of using the crooks tree to make a wreath...ingenious!

Tonya said...

Fanastic cards! Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Great color combo on the first card and your wreath is such a clever design!

Michelle King said...

Beautiful cards. I love that deer head, it is so awesome! Catherine did such an amazing job with this collection :)

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards, loving
the coloring and designs
of both.
Carla from Utah

Michele Strickland said...

I love your cards; you come up with very creative ideas

Marilyn Falcone said...

great cards!

JuliaP said...

Totally love the peppermint background. Love how you used the crooky tree to make a wreath!

Susan White said...

Using the part of the crooky tree to make a wreath is Genius!! I love how versatile this kits contents are.

Michelle Daigle said...

Great cards! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Great color combo on the first one and I love that peppermint background. The second is so creative - to use that to make a wreath is brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Oh my word, Ally! Your cards are fantastic!! I love the color combination on the first card. Your creativity of coming up with a wreath design using the crooky tree simply blows my mind. Amazing!!!

SharonNez said...

Hello Ally....I didn't take the time to read any of the other comments....and possibly mine will be just a repeat of what's been said already, however, your 2 cards are absolutely stunning!!! And SO creative!! I love the color combinations for both cards, but especially on the 1st card....and how you put it together is wonderful!! Love all the detail!! Your 2nd card though....talk about thinking way outside the box!!! ☺ I would never have thought to use the crooky tree pieces as a wreath!! And how you ornamented it....just gives it that extra WOW-factor!! I'm blown away!!! Thank you for your amazing inspiration!!!

Linda Levan said...

Beautiful cards. Love your ideas. thanks so much

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your cards! I am so excited to get this collection and start playing especially with the candy stripe background stamp!

Sharon Tate said...

Wow two gorgeous cards, I really am in love with the striped background stamp

All Jam said...

Wonderful cheery cards!

Sande said...

Adorable! Very creative idea to use the die's to create a wreath. Love the colors on both of them. Super job.

bethany koubsky said...

OMG the reindeer with the blue background is amazing! I love the colors

Patty said...

Very cute cards. Lots of inspiration here.

Teresa Cherka said...

Great design.

Debbie said...

Love the teal, great cards

mplsbetty said...

Stunning cards! TFS!

Judy Woodland said...

Adorable cards!! Love them both, thanks for the great inspiration!!!

Laura Manning said...

I love seeing every designers ideas come to life. Both cards unique. Such great ideas! Love your color combos.

Kim Goodman said...

Love the cards and the unique wreath idea is fabulous!

sunflowerlori said...

what a great idea, that wreath!! both cards are really nice!

Mrs N said...

Gorgeous

Mrs N said...

Gorgeous

Julie said...

LOVE how you used the crooky tree as a wreath....would have never thought to do that!! This has been a great blog hop :)

Jeanne Packard said...

Beautiful cards

Cindersnow555 said...

Gorgeous cards! Great thinking outside the box with the crooks tree wreath.

Sherry Lee said...

Love your cards! That wreath is so creative. Thank you for sharing.

di said...

Way to think outside the box! I love the white detail on Joyful that really makes that word pop!

Russell Productions said...

Interesting cards. Love that candy cane background.

Sally Clum said...

How clever! I never seem to be able to come up with unique ways of using stamps. This is very impressive!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the fun striped background!
So cute with the candy canes.

Nance said...

Wonderful cards, so creative! I love the teal and red, always a fave of mine.

Kay Roose said...

Thank you for sharing your unique crooky tree wreath!

Mary Nelson said...

Totally amazing!! Soo very clever and unique. I also love making the most out of my stamps......you are a genius!!!

janice hilton said...

Simply stunning. I love the backgrounds and colours. Thank you for the holiday inspiration.

Ann Gibbins said...

Wow your cards are just gorgeous and so different. Love how the bright blue adds a bright spot with the traditional Christmas red. Then to take a piece of the crooky tree to make a wrath just brilliant. Thank you

Jennifer said...

Love how you used the tree as a wreath so awesome!!! Thank you for taking the time to create these cards for us to see! I'm loving Candy Cane Lane SOA box can't wait to get mine!!!

Deb Kerns said...

very creative and fun cards! You really thought out of the box!

Basje said...


What a nice idea to make a circle from the pieces of the crookie tree!

Tinstar said...

Ally you are out of this world - love these cards - so clever

Denise Fonda said...

Great cards, From Our Home to Yours, is my favorite sentiment in the entire kit.

Theresa Knopf said...

Great cards Ally!

Joyce Spear said...

GET OUT!!! My brain nearly exploded when I saw your second card! Who'da thunk you could get a wreath out of a crooky tree? Genius, pure genius!

flip said...

So creative! LOVED the wreath. I would have never thought of it. This is a great collection of products!

Amber Smith said...

Clever repurposing of the crooky tree stamp! I also really like your blue background behind the stag. Nicely done!

marlisse light said...

Love that stag! Loved the way u used it on ur card.

Posh Kitty said...

That is so cool how the stag image looks like its in a snowglobe

Marjorie King said...

I really love your window card and the blue candy canes. thank so much for your hard work.

Mary Reiner said...

You are so creative! Love your cards.

Mary Reiner said...

You are so creative! Love your cards.

Gayle said...

Wow!! Love your creativity and the wreath card.

Kris said...

Really cute cards!

Barbara Green said...

Extremely lovely. The second card is such a great idea, what creativity. The stag really stands out great with the candy cane background. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Dulaney said...

What a great idea for the wreath! Very Nice!

Linda Rauch said...

Love your cards- wonderful job.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Clever looking cards! Love the color combo.

Jodi Wayman said...

Love your cards! Great twist on the tree die cut, you really make good use of your supplies.

Jeanie said...

Love your card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Amanda Sheldon said...

Lovely wreath card! Love that to can design it yourself into any shape you like really!!

DarbyW said...

What a neat use for the crooky tree parts! How creative.

Kyra's Kitchen said...

You are so inspiring to me I love the wreath it's so pretty ����

Amy McCue said...

I love that background stamp.

Laura Buehler said...

What fun. I especially liked the 2nd card.

Nancee Purdum said...

Cute cards. Looks like a good kit.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the flourish antlers on the deer and how clever to turn the Crooky tree piece into a pretty wreath!

Nickolaus Cave said...

Very cool cards

TerriLynn said...

Seriously blown away. Love both your cards. That Hip Holiday with the candy cane background stamp are gorgeous together. And how creative using the crooky tree for a wreath. LOVE THIS <3

Katie said...

Fun use for the tree.

Retired Librarian said...

Would have never thought in a million years to use the tree pieces as a wreath. Love it.

Cynthia said...

Love the way you used the striped tree pieces to form the wreath!

Robin Monsos said...

Love these designs! Great idea making a wreath from the tree!

The Gift Diva said...

Love that peppermint background stamp!!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Love the colours in the first card. The shading (?) with ink (?) gives it dimension. The Crooky tree wreath...what a surprise! Fun ideas.

Karen Kreider said...

Such a creative way to use the tree stamp!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Really nice, how inspirational!

Queen-of-Cards said...

love all that I have seen from the Candy Cane collection!!

jeanietootoo said...

I love that you thought outside the box and used the Crooky Tree to make a wreath....so clever!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, I was wondering how else I could use the Crooky Tree pieces. They look like skirts to me, or maybe even a bowl? Too cute!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Love what you did with both cards, but I especially love the way you think outside the box with the wreath card.

Nana711 said...

Great cards. Love the peppermint background.

Trina said...

Nice cards. What a great way to use the crooky tree stamp.

Christy Bray said...

i always love red and aqua together. can't go wrong there. and then - oh! - using part of the tree to make that circle!!! brilliant!

Fran said...

Trust you to be completely innovative and different Ally. Prepare to be CASEd! I can't wait to play.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow you are so creative. Awesome cards.

Debbie Bailey said...

So many "sweet" cards to make.

Jodie Ramdas said...

So cool what you did with the crooky tree pieces! So inventive! Love!

Theresa Turri said...

Great cards! I love how you chalked or sponged the edges of the reindeer card. What a unique take on the wreath card. I loved tbe stitching. Sooo cool!

razzia said...

Oooh this reindeer makes me crazy.... I looooove this stamp... Your cards are so beautiful thanks for sharing with us.... Sahra

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