New Collaboration from Sizzix and Catherine Pooler

Catherine Pooler and Sizzix are collaborating on a new collection of products and they are all available now at! This collection is perfect for the summer with fabulous beach and jungle-themed products.

My first cards were a two-for-one set. I was able to use the layered stencil image to create both cards!

I started with the It’s A Jungle Out There Layered Stencil Set and a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock trimmed down to the width of the stencil. I used Catherine Pooler inks in Flirty Fuchsia, Limoncello, Samba, Melon Ice, Lime Rickey, Deck the Halls, and Macchiato for the various flowers and leaves. (I used mint tape to tape off any sections that I wanted different colors.) I love how beautifully these inks blend. I also used Flirty Fuchsia, Limoncello, and Lime Rickey to create custom colored cardstock to use for the strip, the background for the stamped sentiment, and the diecut vine. I stamped the monkey and banana from the Going Bananas Stamp Set onto the same white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I heat embossed the sentiments from the same stamp set onto the custom yellow cardstock with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Alabaster Embossing Powder. I used the Jungle Textures 3D Embossing Folder on two A2 panels. I trimmed each embossed panel to measure about 2 and 5/16 inches (just a little more than half of the width of the card base). I adhered an embossed panel, then the Fuchsia strip, then the stenciled piece to each of the A2 card bases with liquid glue. Next, I added the monkey and vines, and the bananas. The sentiments were popped up with some thin foam tape. I love all the colorful, fun details and textures in these cards!

My next card features the Synchronized Swimmers Die and Stamp Set. I started by die cutting a panel a bit smaller than my card base using’s Nested A2 Rectangles Dies. Then I swiped the Oh Boy! Ink Pad over the panel until it was completely colored blue. I swiped part of another panel with the Something Borrowed Ink Pad. I die cut waves and droplets from this blue paper. (I die cut them a second time and glued the layers together for a little more dimension.) I swiped small sections of cardstock with Do-Si-Do, Samba, and Tiara and used those to die cut the pool floaty and swim bottoms. I used Concord & 9th Nectar cardstock for the legs. I arranged and glued all the diecut pieces onto my card base. I used a heat tool on the panel to make sure it was dry. Then I used anti-static powder on the top portion before stamping the “Hope your birthday is a splash” sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossing with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Alabaster Embossing Powder. I popped the panel up with Foam Tape on an A2 card base. I love the summery feel and those beautiful shades of blue on this card!

For my final card, I used the Beach Blankets and Brellas stamp and die set. I stamped the stripes for the towels in Tiara and Melon Ice. The umbrellas are stamped in Do-Si-Do and Fiesta Blue. Then they were cut out with the coordinating dies. I glued the yellow blanket straight to my card base. I used thin foam squares on back of the green blanket. I used more foam squares to pop up the umbrellas. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Va-Cay Mode (which has so many fun summer sentiments) in black ink at the bottom of my card. This card is simple but feels cheery because of the bright, summery colors.

I had so much fun creating with these fabulous new products from Sizzix and Catherine Pooler! Thank you for sending them to me! If you are shopping, please consider using my affiliate links throughout the post as they help support the work I do at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Creating with a Fabulous Card Kit Available on

I love making cards but at times the process can take a long time and sometimes I want to complete a card (or several cards) in one sitting. Card kits are a great way to help make the process speedy but still beautiful!

Today’s cards feature Spellbinders – Rosie’s Studio – Heartfelt Collection – Card Maker’s Kit. This kit includes a 6″ x 6″ printed paper pad of sweet, love-themed designs, two sheets of chipboard embellishments, a package of puffy stickers, and glitter foam stickers. I love how all these products coordinate and work together seamlessly. I combined the kit with some exclusive products from to make four fun, cute, and fairly quick cards.

For my first card, I started with two of the patterned papers from the kit: a lovely pink floral paper, and a white and gold foil geometric paper. I used A2 rectangle dies to cut each piece just a little smaller than an A2 card. Then I trimmed the floral paper at an angle and adhered it over the other patterned paper using tape runner. I adhered both to a heavyweight cardstock and popped them up on an A2 card base using foam tape. Next, I die cut a heart out of Lawn Fawn Vellum using Hero Arts Infinity Dies Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. I adhered the ampersand chipboard on top of that. Then I placed foam tape on the back of the heart behind the ampersand to adhere it to the card without showing through the vellum. I topped it off with a couple more chipboard embellishments and a few glitter foam heart stickers.

I followed the same first steps to make my second card, using a light green and a colorful heart patterned paper. I used the Birthday Banners dies to create a pink and yellow birthday banner. The pink cardstock comes from the Sprinkles Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad and the yellow is from the Daybreak Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad. (Sidenote: I love all the beautiful colors in these paper pads and they are a perfect weight for diecutting.) I diecut 2 layers of cardstock for the base of the banner and for the letters to add dimension. I glued them to the top portion of the panel and then added heart and “wonderful you” puffy stickers to add extra interest. I love how quickly this card came together and I love how all the embellishments tie in so nicely with the patterned paper.

For my third card, I used two more pieces of patterned paper: a pale blue simple plaid and a lovely floral with touches of gold foiling. I followed Jennifer McGuire’s steps of making a Split Window Card Design but instead of stamping along the left side I used more patterned paper and in the window, I added chipboard embellishments. I used a thin strip of matte gold cardstock to echo the gold in the paper. This card came together quickly but feels a little fancier to me because of the circular window on the card.

My final card might be one of my favorites simply because I really love bunnies! I used’s Nested Peeps Dies (so cute!) to diecut 9 bunnies from various patterned papers and 9 more from heavyweight white cardstock. I glued the the patterned bunnies to the white bunnies and arranged them on the card in a 3 x 3 pattern. I took a photo once I liked the arrangement and placed my stamp where I wanted it. Then, I used my Misti to stamp “some bunny loves you” from the Hello Spring stamp set. I stamped it in Pebble ink, my favorite light warm gray from Concord & 9th. Then I consulted my photo to put back my bunnies and popped them up with foam tape. I added puffy circle stickers in various colors for the bunny tails. I love these cute colorful bunnies!

Thanks for sending me these wonderful goodies to play with. This card kit is so much fun and a great way to make beautiful, quick cards!