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:

Diane Loughrey said...

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.

Betsy Calvin said...

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

Nana Griffin said...

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

Sheryl Brandt said...

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

Marcia Rollins said...

Little bells and little bird, all so cute!

Linda Flens said...

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

Beth B. said...

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

Jill D. said...

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

Rae Moan said...

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

Mrs. Lowry said...

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

Avra Williams said...

Oh my! Your cards are fabulous!

Katherine said...

Wow! I love both of these cards!

Karen Kreider said...

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

Brandy Duncan said...

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.

Becca Yahrling said...

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

Loretta Gregersen said...

I am really liking the jingle bells!

Donna Hawkins said...

Love your cards! Such fun designs!

Roberta said...

Absolutely stunning cards.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

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

Tasha Dawson said...

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

Susam said...

The bells are my fav so far!! great cards

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Love the plate full of christmas cookies!

Val p said...

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

kathylnorthup said...

Love the bells! Something I hope to remember!

Sandra W. said...

Oh my gosh! These are both amazing.

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

JmB said...

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

Wanda Radler said...

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

Aunt Mary said...

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

Jennifer F said...

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

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Your cards are perfect to bring back memories.

Peggy M said...

Love your colorful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Marcella Halverson said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Karin W said...

I love your plate of cookies!!!

Colleen said...

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

Ellen C said...

Beautiful, festive cards.

Vickie Buehler said...

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

Carol Hardie said...

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.

Patty Cappello said...

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

Elizabeth nceliz said...

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

Barbara Brennan said...

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

KO said...

Jingle all the way❤️💚 beautiful cards

Theresa Turri said...

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!

Nicole England said...

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

Retired Librarian said...

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

Lisa Harrolle said...

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

Janice Woll said...

Love the cookie plate and the non traditional colors.

Kathy Doyle said...

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

Jill said...

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

Shirley Myles said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Nance said...

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"!

Amy McCue said...

I love your “cookie plate”!

Janette said...

Beautiful, this SOA rocks.

Mary Holshouser said...

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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Denise Mlady said...

Love your colorful jingle bell background! The plate with the Christmas cookies look so real!

Jeanne Beam said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

absolutelty adorable!

Heike K. said...

Beautiful cards.

Unknown said...

Both are pretty but I love the second card.

Cheribella said...

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.

Cheryl Fleming said...

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

Marcia Rollins said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

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

mlwm7 said...

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

Ret said...

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

Lisa K said...

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

bevyb said...

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

Margie King said...

Thanks for sharing really like the bell background.

CyndyC said...

WOW! I loooove both of these cards!!!

Sue D said...

Love the colorful bells and the plate of cookies.

Trina said...

Wow, awesome cards.

Jean said...

Such fun cards!

Laura Miller said...

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.

Jodi Wayman said...

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

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Amazing cards.

Penelope said...

Love that sleigh bell!

Laurie said...

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

Dee Earnshaw said...

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

Dana M said...

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

Oralee B said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Christy Borfitz said...

Wow! Amazing cards, Ally!