Wild & Wonderful Release Blog Hop - Day One


Welcome to Day 1 of the Wild & Wonderful release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs.  Today new stamps, dies, and ink hit the store.  The Creative Team will be sharing projects introducing you to the new products over the next few days.  You can see all of the new products here.

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first uses the following new products:
  • Wonderful Wild Flower Stamp Set & Dies
  • Focus on the Good Stamp Set
  • BFF Background Set
  • Limoncello Ink
  • Grape Crush Ink

A throwback color combo to my college sorority days.  I am always reminded of Delta Phi Epsilon when I see shades of purple and yellow used together.   It's looks much nicer together in florals than on the outfits I wore while pledging ;)  

The new Limoncello and Grape Crush inks are an amazing addition to the Party Collection.  They look beautiful stamped with the Wonderful Wildflower stamps.  They pop beautifully off of the Sand Dunes background that was heat embossed with BFF Background stamp.  


The sentiment, stamped in Icing on the Cake, makes the perfect focal point on any card design.

My next card uses the following new products:
  • In Flight Butterfly Die
  • Scroll Butterfly Die
  • Note of Thanks Stamp Set
  • Limoncello Ink
  • Grape Crush Ink


Talk about a show stopper.   The combination of the In Flight & Scroll Butterfly dies make CAS card making a dream come true!  

To make this card, I started by die cutting and sponging the In Flight Butterfly.  Next, I die cut the Scroll Butterfly with black card stock.  I layered the two together and added them to a white card panel and stamped the sentiment from the A Note of Thanks stamp set and adhered it to a white card base.


Easy Peasy!!!



Time to hop along now!  Catherine is giving away goodies to 5 lucky commenters, so make sure that you leave comments on all of the blogs along the way.

Catherine Pooler 
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Kristie Goulet
Jen Carter
Justine Hovey
Laurel Beard  
Lydia Evans
Ingrid Blackburn
Maureen Merritt {You are here!}
Ilina Crouse

I hope that you've enjoyed my projects today.  I'll be back soon with more from the Wild & Wonderful release.

82 comments:

Karen Kreider said...

Love the bright florals and who can resist a rainbow butterfly! So pretty Maureen!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So very pretty! I love the gorgeous BG on card one,
especially white on kraft. A favorite for me.

Colleen said...

WOW to both cards! the butterfly is the showstopper though, you are so right about layering them and having the rainbow colors is just gorgeous!

Marcia Rollins said...

I'm seeing a lot of Cas cards in my future! I'm loving the bright colors and haven't seen a thing that I don't like...waiting for that postman!

Sidney Baritz said...

Great cards as always! Love the butterfly and the first is beautiful!


Sabrina said...

They are both absolutely beautiful!!

loceanjo said...

I love these cards! Some ideas to CASE for sure!!

Farley said...

Oh my goodness...wonderful, cheerful cards. Thank you.

Michelle Allison said...

Your rainbow butterfly makes me smile - the blending is perfect!

Peggy Pride said...

WOW!
Lovely Cards and I just ordered some of the new products.

sharon g said...

The colors of ink you chose for the butterfly---WOWZERS!! So pretty!

Brandy Duncan said...

I adore the Wonderful Wildflowers stamps over the BDF background. Rainbow butterfly, who wouldn’t love. I’m so excited about the new ink colors. They were definitely on my hope list, and now they are on there way to me. Woohoo

Mrs. Lowry said...

Beautiful cards. i love how that butterfly looks like stained glass. And those flowers!

Kelley H. said...

BFF background stamp on the first reminds of a trellis in a garden. The card takes me right into a garden. Thanks for sharing.

June Sefscik said...

These cards are beautiful....love your color choices.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are just so pretty - thanks for the ideas:)

Penelope said...

I don't know which card I like better, both so pretty!

Joanne G said...

Both cards are beautiful. The flowers pop on that background stamp. I just love how you did the butterfly on the second card. I can't wait to CASE both of these cards! Thank you for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

Your flowers are so lovely and the butterfly is gorgeous!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous and wonderfully vibrant cards! Sure to bring a smile.

Aunt Mary said...

Great cards. Love those butterfly dies. Beautiful use of the layering flower stamps.

Cheryl Fleming said...

Love the rainbow butterfly!! So pretty!!

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous projects Maureen!! I love how vibrant those are. :)

Lynne said...

Both cards are terrific.

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Maureen! My university's school colors were purple and gold, so I love those colors, too. :)

Kim Goodman said...

Great cards, it's making it hard to decide what I "need". Love looking at all of your examples! Thanks!

Lori Walker said...

The butterfly is so pretty!

Tinstar said...

lOVE HOW THAT bff BACKGROUND LOOKS LIKE A TRELLIS FOR THOSE FLOWERS TO CLIMB UP. gorgeous.

Diane Loughrey said...

I can't wait to get that butterfly!

Jill D. said...

Love this butterfly. I am going to have to have. Your cards are lovely.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Those colours are SO vibrant! Beautiful! !

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for taking the time to be here for this wonderful blog hop.

Barbara Brennan said...

thanks so much for sharing your talent! Love your use of the new inks on the wildflowers and sand dune card stock. Your rainbow butterfly is simply lovely!

Rae Moan said...

Great cards. The Wonderful Wildflower set and BFF background are pair made in heaven!

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Another BFF background and I had talked myself out of getting it. Fantastic use of color.

jandbspiegel said...

I love the background on the Sand Dune paper and yes it really does make the colors POP.

cghundley said...

Very pretty cards
and I love the
butterfly one!
Gorgeous coloring.
Carla from Utah

Jane DeJesus said...

Love the rainbow butterfly. Great card!

Cindy Holmes said...

Now that is what I call a beautiful rainbow of colors! The flowers are gorgeous! And I really like the usage of black to the cards it just really makes them pop even more!!

Wanda Radler said...
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Wanda Radler said...

OMG - all I can say is WOW!! I love that Butterfly Thank You card. I just might have to buy both of those dies so I can make cards like this.

Margie King said...

really like both of the cards. Thanks for sharing

Kristin M. said...

Love your cards! The BFF background stamp on the Sand Dunes paper is very eye catching! I must try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jellie Bean said...

Great color combinations. Fun and happy cards!

Linda Anderson said...

Terrific color combinations. The two new ink colors are great additions to the CP line. Your cards are bright and beautiful...very "happy". Loving all of the new release.

Kathy Doyle said...

Awesome cards! Love the bright colors on both cards! CP inks are awesome!

Donna Hawkins said...

Great colors used on your cards and the designs are fabulous as always.

coolcowsmoo said...

I think the butterfly card is my favorite. Love the vibrant colors against the black butterfly die.

Patti H. said...

Both cards are stunning! Loooove those bright happy flowers against the Kraft ! The butterfly card is wonderful also. Love the design!

Lisa Rutherford said...

Absolutely stunning cards!!

Hummingbird said...

Lovely cards,thanks for the chance to win.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your cards are totally gorgeous!!!

Susan White said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Mary said...

Gorgeous cards but I am loving the rainbow butterfly....the black just takes the card to another level!

Izzy Scrap said...

It's a festival of colours ! Love both of your cards, they showcase so beautifully the new release ! This rainbow butterfly is so eye-catching ! Thanks so much for sharing. x

Kelly Martin said...

Who doesn't love a good rainbow! These cards are so pretty!

FD91354 said...

Love the new colors.. Really great background stamps! Beautiful card designs! Love the rainbow!

dlfd Foster said...

Love the craft cardstock background. Makes everything else stand out!

Iris said...

Love the bold, bright butterfly.

Joy McCoy said...

I love your cards

Sue D said...

I like the colorful flowers and butterfly and the background on the first one.

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Your color combos on the flowers are just yummy! Love the cards!

Card Happy One said...

That Butterfly...just stunning!

Jan Arnold said...

Fantastic cards. I love that background on the kraft paper! The butterfly card is a real eye catcher with those beautiful colors!. I love both of these cards! What a great release! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talent with us.

Darcy said...

I'm a sucker for butterflies... So pretty

Nanette said...

Very pretty cards!

Darla Holdstock said...

That butterfly card is wonderful. Such vivid colours

ios_maine said...

Love that rainbow butterfly! So uplifting!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the butterfly!
Thanks for sharing...

Polly said...

Love that butterfly card..utterly simple but stunning. And the wildflowers just jump off the page.

Connie said...

Wow Maureen! Stunning cards! Absolutely terrific :) Thanks!

lynn said...

Again...the butterfly is my fav!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great color combos on your beautiful cards! Love the pretty flowers and the butterfly!

aquablues said...

Beautiful cards! This is a wonderful release. Every single thing. Thanks for inspiring me to shop, haha.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’ve made two fantastic cards !!
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Mary Holshouser said...

that butterfly always steals the show.
Beautiful. Love the flowers on the
first card. such pretty colors.
thanks for sharing
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Susan Powell said...

I don't think you've ever made a card that I didn't like Maureen. These are gorgeous!!

Ne-Col said...

Maureen that butterfly is simply gorgeous.

Scraplea 1 said...

So colorful, these are beautiful! I love the ink colors. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Trina said...

Beautiful cards. I love this new release.

Nicole England said...

Lovely, the BFF background is amazing but so is the whole release. I am in love with it all

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