Stamp of Approval ~ Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

This seasonal release of the Stamp of Approval is out of this world gorgeous! It’s called “Home for the Holidays” and it’s a must have for making all those gorgeous holiday cards that you send out each year.

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps and dies just for you!  
All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  
I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order 
it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  All the products 
are brand new and never been seen before.  The individual items won’t 
be available in the shop until much, much later next year.   

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  
You are not obligated to purchase; it’s just simply a reminder that it’s 
available for purchase in the store. If you are a member of StampNation
you will be able to shop the day before the public release date.  
Just one of the perks of being a member! :)

This holiday box of goodies contains…
  • FIVE co-ordinating holiday themed stamp sets
  • TWO amazing die sets
  • some embossing glitters too!
Plus, you can purchase separately additional dies that accompany a few of the stamp sets in the collection too!
  • 2 co-ordinating stamp dies to purchase separately!
Here are two cards that I made only using this festive Home for the Holidays collection.

As soon as I saw the cute little bell in the "Festive Trimmings" stamp set I knew I was going to make some cute patterned paper with it!  So I grabbed my MISTI tool and away I went with rather non-traditional colors but I think it's very fun and festive!

My second card came to me while checking out the images from the "Christmas Cookies" stamp set. I knew I had to make them a holiday plate to sit on!

 
I even put on some gloss to make them look more like glossy icing!  I added color using some Polychromos Pencils first though.


Now, take a moment and leave a comment.   By leaving a comment you could WIN one of 3 $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Shop!  How amazing is that! Winners will be announced on Catherine’s blog on Sept. 24th.  
Kelly Griglione – go here!

Thanks for dropping by!  I truly appreciate every comment you leave!

~ Ally ~

PS… Have you checked out the Home for the Holidays Instagram Hop?  Another chance to WIN big!!! Click here to start that hop.


Lots of Bells
Stamps: Festive Trimmings
Inks: Party Dress, Sweet Sixteen, It’s a Boy, Lime Rickey, Tiki Torch
Paper: Premium White Cardstock 
Accessories: Sugar Cookies Dies, Ribbon (Recollections) 
 
Christmas Cookies
Stamps: Christmas Cookies, Tiny Wishes, Festive Trimmings
Ink: Rockin’ Red, Grass Skirt, Twilight, Versamark, Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
Paper: Premium White Cardstock, Sand Dunes Cardstock 
Accessories: Stampendous! (White Embossing Powder), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew)

85 comments:

  1. Believe or not I think the bell may be one of my favorite things in this collection. I like how you used it for a background.

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  2. I like the bell stamp and how your card turned out, thanks

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  3. I love the first card with the colors you picked. The other is nicely done too.

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  4. I love the Christmas cookie plate! Had to be a lot of work, but what a great job!!!

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  5. Little bells and little bird, all so cute!

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  6. Love the cards especially the jingle bells. Can't wait to try them myself!

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  7. I love the way you made your plate for the cookies! Very original.

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  8. That Christmas cookie plate is just too cute. Love it. I'm hoping for polychromos pencils for Christmas

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  9. The non-traditional colors you used for the bells just makes my heart happy! Both cards are great!

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  10. Oh! I love the non-traditional colors you used on that first card. Amazing!

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  11. Oh my! Your cards are fabulous!

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  12. Wow! I love both of these cards!

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  13. There’s so much to love about these cards! All those bells...and a plate for the cookies...genius!

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  14. Love the nontraditional colors on your first card. It’s so much fun. Now on to that delicious plate of cookies. This is so clever, and I love the idea. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  15. Awesome cards, beautiful coloring. LOVE the cookie plate card!!

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  16. I am really liking the jingle bells!

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  17. Love your cards! Such fun designs!

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  18. Absolutely stunning cards.

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  19. Stunning cards, got to love those small bells awesome. Jingle Bells. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  20. Amazing! Love the bright fun colors of the first card. That "Jingle All The Way" on the bulb ... Pure GENIUS! <3

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  21. The bells are my fav so far!! great cards

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  22. Love the plate full of christmas cookies!

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  23. Love your plate of cookies! Good enough to eat.😋

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  24. Love the bells! Something I hope to remember!

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  25. Oh my gosh! These are both amazing.

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  26. Wow! These cards are spectacular. I love all the bright colors.

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  27. Love what you did with the tiny bell stamp! So colorful too!

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  28. Love these cards. All those bells--perfect! And that Christmas plate with cookies-what a great idea.

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  29. These are great. That cookie plate! And all those jingle bells! Awesome

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  30. Your cards are perfect to bring back memories.

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  31. Love your colorful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Omg! These cards are amazing! That cookie plate is genius!

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  33. Wow! These are very creative. Love the non traditional colour choice on the first card.

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  34. I love your plate of cookies!!!

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  35. Oooh I love the holiday plate idea so much! Genius!

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  36. Beautiful, festive cards.

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  37. I always look forward to seeing your creations, Ally, these cards are no exception, beautiful as always!

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  38. Your Cards …….. I have no words!! Except they are FABULOUS!! Really? A plate? so creative. Love Love Love the bell in all the bright colors. Well done Ally.

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  39. Beautiful colors and textures used on your cards. Love the "non-traditional" christmas color cards.

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  40. Fun & festive cards! I adore the repetitive stamping of the bell & your color selection. Great idea to create a plate for the cookies. Thanks!

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  41. WOW!!! Cookies on a plate! Fantastic design!

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  42. Jingle all the way❤️💚 beautiful cards

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  43. Your jingle bells card is soooooo cute. The colors are so fun, but OMG I LOVE your Christmas cookie plate. What a treat to receive that in the mail. Just gorgeous!

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  44. Stunning cards and I love the card that looks like a clock😍

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  45. How clever to put the cookies on a plate. Love the multicolored jingle bells, too.

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  46. Oh Ally!! These cards are stunning!!! I love that plate idea.

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  47. Love the cookie plate and the non traditional colors.

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  48. Stunning cards! Love the Jingle bell card and how you made a plate for the cookies on your second card!

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  49. I really love your cards. I really love the bell card and those fun colors.

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  50. such great cards, am loving this SOA collection, all ready to start thinking Christmas!!

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  51. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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  52. Wow, Allison! Love all those bright cheerful jingle bells. And the cookie card --- on a plate! I used to have a Christmas cookie tray that looked similar to your "plate"!

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  53. I love your “cookie plate”!

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  54. Beautiful, this SOA rocks.

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  55. the plate of cookies is a
    clever idea. the colors
    are great. Love the
    jingle bells - so many
    pretty colors. thanks
    for sharing
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  56. Love your colorful jingle bell background! The plate with the Christmas cookies look so real!

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  57. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing...

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  58. I love the colors on the first card, and the cookies on the plate . . . I can't even! Such talent, thanks for sharing!

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  59. absolutelty adorable!

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  60. Both are pretty but I love the second card.

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  61. Very clever...love the way you made platter of cookies!
    Oh...the bells...your colors are perfect for those climates that don’t get snow and that little jingle bell is just so much fun.

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  62. I really love both your cards!! I love the colorful jingle bells card the best!!

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  63. The little bell background is such a great idea! Love your ards!

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  64. Awesome cards! Love the cute jingle bells in the fun colors! The Christmas Cookies are awesome!

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  65. Ohmigosh, Allison, I love the Christmas Cookies on the plate! Your cards are so cute and detailed! Thanks for sharing your adorable ideas!

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  66. Hi Ally!! A plate of cookies! what a fantastic idea!! Love your cards!!

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  67. Both cards are so much fun! I love the cookies on a plate. The bright bells are so much fun.

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  68. Very cute cards...like the one with the jingle bells

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  69. Thanks for sharing really like the bell background.

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  70. WOW! I loooove both of these cards!!!

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  71. Love the colorful bells and the plate of cookies.

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  72. Wow, awesome cards.

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  73. Such fun cards!

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  74. OMG - - - that first card was great inspiration for non-traditional holiday colors and then that 2nd card - - oh my!! I reached out to grab a cookie. Simply fabulous.

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  75. You cards are amazing! & that platter is so creative and adorable!

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  76. Love that sleigh bell!

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  77. I LOVE your bell card! So fun, so much work!! It's gorgeous! Your cookie plate is cute, too.

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  78. bright cheerful cards - love the layout on the second card:)

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  79. Such fun and clever card designs! I love the color palette on the first and how creative to put your cookies on a plate!

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  80. Beautiful cards! I especially love the one with the Christmas cookies on a plate - so creative! :)

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  81. Love your cards, Ally. That first one involved a lot of stamping but it was definitely worth it. Thank goodness for the MISTI.

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  82. Wow! Amazing cards, Ally!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.