Kind of Batty Release Blog Hop


Welcome to Day 1 of the Kind of Batty 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 featuring the two new layering stamp sets.  

The first card features:
  • Hello Autumn
  • Hello Autumn die
  • Angled Background stamp


The Hello Autumn stamp set is just gorgeous.  My eye is so drawn to layering stamp sets, they truly bring images to life for me.  The leaves are so life-like and perfect for Autumnal cards and projects.  I can't wait to stamp them in reds, oranges and yellow too!

Today I have used them to make a wreath, a big non-traditional in the color choice, but gorgeous nonetheless.  


The stamp set includes 4 layers for each image, but I chose to just use 3 on this project.  

I have really enjoyed manipulating the Angled Square Background, cutting it apart and using pieces in different ways.  Here I use the Angled Square Background to make a simple border along the edge of my card.


My next card features:
  • Rose Garden
  • Rose Garden Dies
  • Square Angled Background


Another gorgeous layering stamp set.  This time I went with a more muted color combo and used colors from the Spa Collection.  


Again I've used the Angled Square Background to make a fun border.  I love finding new ways to use products in my stash!


It's time to hop along now!  Leave comments along the way to be entered to win one of 3 $25 gift certifications that are up for grabs.

Maureen Merritt  

Happy hopping!


51 comments:

Nicole England said...

Love both of your cards. How you manage to get the background stamp as perfect as it is- gorgeous

June Sefscik said...

Beautiful cards Maureen. I love your wreath and can't wait to try something similar soon.

dlfd Foster said...

Wow, cheerful and gorgeous. Anybody would be so happy to receive one of these cards in the mail!

Karen Kreider said...

So pretty! It was fun seeing you at the CP clubhouse on the YT Live yesterday!

Jill D. said...

Maureen,
These are just gorgeous and I love your color combination. I watched your video with Catherine yesterday and noticed you incorporated your favorite colors in. I love those colors too.

Mary Holshouser said...

The wreath of flowers is gorgeous.
Love the colors. Great idea
of use the tip of the "square"
stamp at the bottom of the second
card. The flowers are fantastic.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Judy said...

Both cards are beautiful. The colors are so bright they make the cards pop more, not that I would expect anything else of CP inks.

Sue McRae said...

I am absolutely in love with the leaf stamp set and your leafy wreath card is just gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Both of your cards are terrific, but I adore what you did with the Hello Autumn stamp set. The wreath is gorgeous and the blue leaves were unexpected, but perfect.

Laura Miller said...

I really love the wreath of non-traditional colored leaves - - it's quite cheerful. Lovely.

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful cards!

Ellen C said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the spa colors used.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the wreath and the flowers are so beautiful.

Elisabeth Cain said...

So very very pretty on both cards.

artful-notions said...

Ooooh, delightful! Love the colors on both cards. Gorgeous release!

LadyRobyn said...

Nice! I really like your cards.

Lori Walker said...

That angled square background stamp is so versatile! I am loving all the ways you used it here! I love the colors...well, I loved it all! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

The leaf wreath card is very original

Priscilla S said...

Loving the wreath you created. As you stated, colors are not your traditional colors. They sure do make an impact!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Both cards are amazing. Love the wreath.
Thanks for sharing...

Anita Falcone said...

Both cards are really beautiful, the wreath card is reall pretty.Thanks

spelsue said...

I too am drawn to the layer stamps. Thinking outside the box using the angled squares. I'm liking that one more and more.

Denise Mlady said...

The wreath you made is so beautiful! Great idea to use the leaves. Both cards are so pretty! I love the ways you used the Angled Squares background stamp. It is so versatile.

JmB said...

Love the leaf wreath. Great idea!

Donna Hawkins said...

Great work on your cards! Love how bright and cheerful they are.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love your cards! :) That first one made me think of fish at first glance.

Alli Shrewsbury said...

I would have never thought to use such bright colors for an autumn wreath...love it! Beautiful Cards

Gloria Sperring said...

Love the colors of your wreath of leaves! You chose to use my favorite background stamp in two different ways! Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! May God Bless You!

Nanette said...

Very pretty!

Trina said...

Beautiful cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm in love with that fabulous fall wreath!

Amy Moore said...

The inks are so vibrant and bring the fall colors to life.

Dana M said...

What wonderful cards! The first so creative and vibrant. I love how the geometric background on the second grounds your floral images.

cosie said...

Striking colours on these adorable cards and so in love with that angled background stamp.

Veronica Klatt said...

Your cards are so beautiful - my favorite is the wreath - so bright and cheerful.

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Beautiful cards! Loving everything in this new release such amazing products and the angled square background is awesome, sure will be on my wish list. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Dorothy Breitenstein said...

Love both cards and the color combinations. Also love your use of the background stamp.

Cynthia said...

Love the Leaf Wreath! Cool colors...

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Susan Powell said...

Maureen, your non-traditional leave colors are so pretty. Such a gorgeous wreath!

Quilt lady said...

The use of yellow and blue as background really makes it nice. Like both cards.

Janette said...

Beautiful, love your cards.

Laurie said...

Very pretty cards! I love the colors and how you used the background stamp! Very clever!!

Brandy Duncan said...

I just love your color choices. The autumn wreath makes me really happy. I’m sad that summer is almost over, but this set makes it so much better. Your design on your flower card is definitely one I will keep in mind. I love the angles, and just the whole design blew me away.

Sandra W. said...

Love these beautiful cards.

Susan said...

Love the beautiful fall wreath on your first card. The white space on your second card really draws the eye to those flowers!

Sue D said...

Pretty and colorful card designs. Love the wreath of leaves.

Debbie Bonczek said...

Beautiful job with those layering stamps and dies. I just love how these two cards turned out. Stunning!

jandbspiegel said...

I like how you used the "square" stamp -nice touch

sharon g said...

I really like the orange and blue flowers together. Like in my garden...

HolyLise said...

That wreath is awesome!!! Love your cards.

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