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Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval BLOG HOP


Welcome to day ONE of the Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop!!!   There are three days total and different designers are hopping along on each day!  We’ve got a fun line up for you today! The Stamp of Approval collection will be available on the 21st! Just three days from now!!!!

To recap for those that may not know – Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box (the boxes are adorable by the way) that releases quarterly.The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand spanking new and won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store.  Not only do you get a box full of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a FREE downloadable PDF Project Guide with tons of project tutorials using the items from the collection!   Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale on the 21st! The first round of emails go out at 9AM EST to StampNation members (perk of being a member) and the rest of the emails go out to everyone else on the waiting list at 10AM EST. It will be offered to the public (those not on the wait list or a member of StampNation) on the 22nd.

I have two cards and a video to share with you today! I made many more projects, but since this is a hop, I know you have loads to see. So I’ll be posting the rest of my projects throughout the next few weeks! Let’s first take a look at the card and video! I used the Merry and Bright Boughs stamp set and the Merry Labels Die. You can watch the video right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!

And a few close ups of the card! Since I have a video to go along with this card, I won’t bore you with a written explanation of how I made this one:




For my second card, I used the Candy Cane Lane stamp set and coordinating die! That stag! Is awesome! The other designers made some AMAZING projects with this stag! I decided to keep my stag simple by stamping it with one color, heat embossed his patterned neck add a splash of color in the background using some watercolors.


If you look carefully, you can see the vellum label! See it? It’s from the Merry Labels die!


Don’t forget! This is a three day hop and today is just day ONE! Here is a lot of all the designers on the hop today!


GIVEAWAY: We are giving away ONE ENTIRE COLLECTION each blog hop day to one lucky winner!!!!!  Just be sure to leave a comment on each hopper’s blog (links to all the hoppers are listed above) and whadabam, you are entered! The winner will be chosen on Thursday and will be announced on Catherine’s blog!


To purchase the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane collection, please click HERE and join the wait list!! You will be emailed the moment it is available for purchase on the 21st!



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  1. Bethany Stover says:

    I love how you did the “Merry” on the first card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Janice Hilton says:

    I just love the watercolour look in the background with the modern reindeer! So non-traditional and I think that’s wonderful for our card selections. Thanks so much.

  3. All of your cards are beautiful. I love the backgrounds.

  4. Beautiful –

  5. Kathleen Caffey says:

    Love the save.. Beautiful card.

  6. Melanie Culbertson says:

    I so enjoy your videos. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bronwyn Dunn says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait for the kit!

  8. Valerie Breingan says:

    Wow! Such beautiful creations with these beauties.This had to be so fun to create.I love the bough stamp set and MERRY die.

  9. Melanie Culbertson says:

    Love it. ..

  10. Holly r! Texas says:

    Love your background technique! Can’t wait to try this card!

  11. Susan White says:

    I love your cards and this Collection is amazing!!

  12. Peggy Pride says:

    Great designs especially the first one. I love your work and look forward to seeing what I can do with the new collection.

  13. alexandra beltran says:

    Wow I am in love with all of your cards!!! They are gorgeous!! This collection is amazing!! I love it!! I hope I can win it!! Thank you for this giveaway!! Hugs!

  14. Diana Hults says:

    Love the dimension in the first card. Great idea!

  15. Fabulous cards. I really like the cute ornaments on the first one.

  16. Theresa says:

    Love the card simple but beautiful

  17. Marie Duncan says:

    Awesome cards, as always! Great opportunity to win!

  18. Alisha Sands says:

    Love these cards!! I really want to learn this!

  19. Very pretty cards!!!!

  20. Love your cards and the video! Your background turned out so pretty – hard to believe it was to cover up “oops-es”!

  21. Laura Buehler says:

    I enjoyed watching the video & I appreciate seeing the mistakes and what you did to fix them. We all make mistakes & it helps to get ideas on how to cover them up. Thanks so much.

  22. Patti B. says:

    Love watching your videos! Oh! and I love your card.

  23. Bonnie Sanche says:

    Your cards are inspirational!

  24. Priscilla s says:

    Just watched the video… Love that I’m not the only one who doesn’t draft up a layout. I kinda have issues lol…

  25. Robin Monsos says:

    These cards are great Laurel!!

  26. Allison H says:

    Wonderful cards

  27. The Gift Diva says:

    Love the watercolor look! Thanks!

  28. Jean Mercine says:

    Beautiful cards! I love how you did the word Merry.

  29. Christine M says:

    Lov ur style ……. easy peasy! That’s how we roll. Fab cards!

  30. Beautiful cards, lovely colors

  31. I really enjoy your cards. I can’t wait for my set!

  32. Soon beautiful..

  33. Just wow. What great cards.

  34. Beautiful cards

  35. Becky Rohwer says:

    Beautiful card. Loved how it seemed so simple to put together. Love all these new ideas for cards.

  36. Amazing cards, as always!

  37. I love how you did the “Merry” on the first card. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Phyllis Dunn says:

    Great card. I love to watch how the experts cover little oopsies. 🙂 I think that’s what makes you expert!

  39. Such great projects Laurel!!! Love that Stag!!!! 🙂

  40. Kathleen Weber says:

    Loved what you did with the card and that extra touch with the Merry.

  41. Jodi Lick says:

    Love how you just go for it in your video. Great card, love the non traditional blue!

  42. Susan Wareham says:

    Great Card you are a fun stamper! Love your videos

  43. Senora Stockton says:

    I love watercolor background and deer card!!! Soft pastel colors with a touch of gold…love it!

  44. Vicky H. says:

    Fabulous card! Love your fun style.

  45. Really enjoyed your video and your cards are lovely.

  46. JOANN USEY says:

    Super Fun cards – I love the way you “winged it” and made the card SPECTACULAR! Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing kit!

  47. Charlene says:

    Enjoyed your technique with the merry!

  48. Michelle Peacey says:

    Love the backgrounds on your cards. So easy and look so wonderful!

  49. Lovely cards! Great ideas as usual.

  50. So gorgeous Laurel!!!

  51. Christy Borfitz says:

    Laurel, your cards are fantastic! I especially love what you have done with the “merry” on the first card! This is a wonderful collection!

  52. Taylor Dodson says:

    I adore your cads and can’t help but feel good while watching your videos!

  53. The ornaments are great. Also, I like the watercoloring.

  54. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Love the Merry Christmas card with the boughs. So pretty!

  55. Wendy Kasper says:

    Pretty card Laurel. TFS!

  56. Karla R. says:

    Great cards. Can’t wait till the collection releases.

  57. Thanks for showing us more ways to use these awesome stamps. I especially love your first card. So pretty!

  58. Beautiful card. I am so excited for this collection!!

  59. korina malakie says:

    I love the watercolor effects! Very pretty

  60. Laurie DiGregorio says:

    So beautiful! I really appreciate the tips in your video on covering up the oopsies! Especially because I make so many of them, and I get tired of doing everything over! XOXO

  61. Marianne Maxwell says:

    Love the card and the collection.

  62. Lisa Geraty says:

    Laurel, I love watching your videos! And I’m with you, I hate extra postage~LOL! Cheap, cheap, cheap. More money for supplies I say. This SOA box has been all gorgeousness so far and I would LOVE to win it as it will not be in my budget this year. Boo. Thanks for sharing & the giveaway!

  63. Love the Merry die

  64. Love your cards! I really love the look of the Merry die, going to have to try this technique. Thanks for the video and a chance at the giveaway.

  65. Heidi varden says:

    So cute and nice work. Thank you for sharing with us!

  66. Kathy Doyle says:

    Great cards! I also go to Pinterest for ideas then build off of them. Love your watercolor background with the vellum overlay.

  67. Love the cards Laurel! And personally I love the longer videos that you do and think you should always do longer videos. I’m just sayin, we get more of your fun attitude and it’s just a little longer that I get to laugh my butt off so I’m totally good with the longer videos ?

  68. Suzanne T. says:


    Wow amazing! I liked the way you doubled the “Merry” that was interesting, and beautiful! Gorgeous Cards!
    Suzanne T.

  69. Deb Kerns says:

    Laurel, your card is so sweet, it looks like snow-capped Merry on that great die. So excited to get my hands on these new stamps and dies!

  70. Michelle D says:

    This collection is looking awesome! Beautiful cards!

  71. Jennifer Meister says:

    Thank you for taking the time to create these cards for us to see! The stag looks awesome and I love how you used your embossing powder in an ombré type look love it!

  72. Lovely cards, the watercolour card is a fantastic example of a non traditional christmas card, feels like I will be casing this as soon as I get my hands on this SOA collection

  73. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love these cards! I am so excited about this collection and all of the wonderful ideas already!

  74. Great cards! You ladies have such different but great styles with loads of ideas! Thanks!

  75. Michelle Daigle says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection.

  76. Jan Monforton says:

    I love your card, quick and easy. Can’t wait for this collection!

  77. Jo Ann Lovell says:

    Love your cards and found some neat products I haven’t seen before..” A shopping I must go..” Thanks for a great video.

  78. Marge Hurtig says:

    Love your card, can’the wait to start creating with this collection@

  79. Beverly Roachell says:

    Of course the SOA stamps and die sets make good looking cards, but like the special backgrounds you added for the special touch!

  80. Love the dipped effect on the ‘Merry’. Great cards!

  81. Fabulous designs Laurel! So artsy and inspirational!

  82. Linda Levan says:

    Exciting cards. Love your video. Great work. Thanks

  83. I really like the whimsical design of the first card and the stag stamp and die has to be one of my faves from this kit!

  84. Kathy Serrahn says:

    awesome cards

  85. Great techniques! Loved the video too…and how you fixed your “mistakes “

  86. Love your watercolor looks!

  87. Love it!

  88. Thanks Laurel. Loved your cards… especially the one with the video. I like how you did your Merry die cut. Very cool!

  89. NatQuebec says:

    Beautiful cards ! ? Thanks for the video.

  90. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  91. Awesome cards. I like the technique for the diecut on your video.

  92. Jennifer K says:

    I love your tutorials, you always make me smile! Both your cards are fantastic, the dipped Merry looked amazing, I am going to have to give that a try on my next sentiment.

  93. I love that you didn’t let a blemish on your card bother you! Great card !

  94. Sherry letchford says:

    super cool idea This is the first I have heard of your company will be checking it out.

  95. Linda Ford says:

    Gorgeous card, I love the way that you made the Merry two toned.

  96. Your cards are fantastic! I love watercolor cards, they are so much fun. I am so excited for this collection 🙂

  97. Sherry Thompson says:

    Very pretty!!

  98. Sharon Tate says:

    Fabulous cards Laurel, thank you for sharing and i love the rose gold embossing powder.

  99. Gorgeous card Laurel! I love it 🙂 can’t wait for this collection too, super cute!

  100. Love the watercolor card and love how the new Holiday SOA inspires such wonderful creativity! Can’t wait to get mine and start my Holiday cards!

  101. I just love all of the designs in this set. Very nice cards, very creative!

  102. Vicki Smith says:

    Super cards, Laurel! Your style is colorful and outside the box so it is always fun to see what you come up with! It would be a real treat to win this collection…

  103. So beautiful. I love how mistakes turn into masterpieces.

  104. Pick me! Pick me! I would love to win/try out the kit as I have seen so many wonderful projects recently. Loved your card, I think you are very entertaining and talented. I like that you show your whoopsies and show how you fixed them. 🙂

  105. lindapekrul says:

    Fabulous! I love all the details on the first card. Thanks for sharing how you created the awesome “Merry”. I’m also a total watercolor freak, so loved the second card as well!

  106. Ann Greene says:

    I’m loving everything about this stamp set. I’ll be making Christmas cards galore.

  107. Linda Rauch says:

    Beautiful card. Like how you covered up the smudges always nice to know other people make them. Keep up the good work.

  108. Melody Moore says:

    Great cards. I loved how you made the Merry thicker and how you gave it the dipped look. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Marianne says:

    Thanks for showing your card ?

  110. Great backgrounds, awesome cards. Thanks for adding the video.

  111. cszekeres says:

    I enjoy how “real” you are in your video. We have all been there … card nearly done and, oh, no … the dreaded mistake! What to do? Start over? Surely not! Improvise and above that acknowledge that art is not perfection … it’s creativity and a little heart and soul! Thank you for being vulnerable with us when your art “goes off the rails” and how you are able to push forward creatively! I loved your cards!

  112. Diane Martin says:

    Super cards Laurel! I really liked the dipped look on the Merry. Great idea that I will have to remember. I’m all about flat cards for mailing! Last Christmas I made square cards and was shocked when I found out the postage for them is more..But it was too late by then. Lesson Learned! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, love your video’s.

  113. Diana Baker says:

    Love the simple cards. Also like how you show your mistakes and how to fix them. Great Christmas collection.

  114. Karen Leavitt says:

    These cards take my breath away. The deer cards are so beautiful. I do not think one person that would get this card, would not be able to toss it at the end of the season. I sure couldn’t.

  115. Super cute card you make it look so effortless!! Thanks for sharing what an awesome giveaway!!

  116. Happy Stampin' With Irene says:

    These cards are great!! Love how different they are to traditional Christmas cards! Thanks so much!!

    -Irene Garcia

  117. Beth Karschnick says:

    Hey Laurel, It was so fun to see your smiling face on the live set the other day!! It was so fun to laugh with you all. Lilly is such a darling…loved ariel singing,too…hahaha!! Hope you are getting somewhat settled inyour new home! LOVE your cards, they are so much fun!! Glad you are able to join in theblog hop!!

  118. Karen Roberts says:

    Love the cards, Laurel. I love watercoloring and your cards look awesome.Can’t wait for this set.

  119. Diane Kannawin says:

    I love your Cards! Great inspiration.

  120. Janice Morgan says:

    Love how you did the Merry! Great cards!

  121. Beautiful cards!

  122. Great video! Cute card!

  123. Helen Wainwright says:

    Very cute card. Love the blue sponging, Good job!!

  124. Your cards look great! I can’t see what else is in the box!

  125. Great card! I really liked your detailed instructions!

  126. Jean Purpura says:

    your videos always make me smile….I love how you “wing it” …….and how you turn an “oops” into something positively wonderful.

  127. Janet Kohler says:

    This collection is an other home run

  128. Marlisse Light says:

    Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  129. Teresa Craftygirl says:

    I love how you did the “Merry” – what a fun way to change up plain embossing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  130. SusanME says:

    Love that hand dipped look on the Merry! Thanks for sharing!

  131. Susan Crook says:

    Great cards and wonderful ideas.

  132. Love the uniqueness of these cards, especially the deer.

  133. Lovely cards, Laurel. So pretty.

  134. I love your artsy style & these cards are just so beautiful & look so fun to create!

  135. Awesome cards! This SOA collection is going to be so much fun!!

  136. Michelle Marie says:

    Great cards! I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

  137. Such fun cards laurel I love them. This set looks so fab I can’t wait to get inky and start feeling Christmassy!

  138. Great designs with the SOA collection. Very individual and carefully constructed. Love the Merry Christmas card. Axx

  139. Kirsten B in MN says:

    What a fun collection and beautiful cards!

  140. Mary Reiner says:

    Your cards are lovely. I really like your backgrounds!

  141. Mary Neuges says:

    Love the watercolor back ground,both cards are great!

  142. Jeannette R says:

    Great cards Laurel! Every card on this blog hop so far is gorgeous! You can tell the designers really put a great deal of thought behind this collection.

  143. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    That merry die is my favorite! !!

  144. Charity Chamberlain says:

    These cards are beautiful! I have to say though my favorite is that watercolored background with the deer. I just adore the design of the deer and those colors! Fantastic creations!

  145. I wish my random designs looked this good. Beautiful card

  146. Ericka Strange says:

    Great cards. Love the background with the gold deer. So pretty and perfect for the holidays.

  147. Beautiful, love it.

  148. Marjorie King says:

    Thank you so much for sharing and love the designs.

  149. Laurel, glad I’m not the only one who has to cover my oops’. Live the pine boughs in this set.

  150. basketcat says:

    I appreciate your simplify style! And we all make mistakes. You’re so real!

  151. Missy Strickland says:

    Thank you for the video Neat idea with “Merry” I will have to try that 🙂

  152. Veronica Hunt says:

    Love both cards, but the first one is my favorite.

  153. I love your cards Laurel! I can’t wait for this box…it will be my 1st Christmas making cards & these will be my 1st Christmas stamps & dies!!

  154. Laura Manning says:

    Beautiful card and so creative. I love your ideas!

  155. Erm Sandberg says:

    Love the uniqueness of your cards. The water colors give them a whole different look. Love them.

  156. Nice cards. Can’t wait to play!

  157. Melanie Bloom says:

    Great cards!

  158. Alicia Havranek says:

    Love these cards! Simple, quick, and beautiful!

  159. Beautiful cards, love those backgrounds!

  160. Mary Nelson says:

    Such pretty cards! I love your merry technique, thanks for always sharing unique ideas!

  161. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

  162. Diann :) says:

    Wow …. absolutely beautiful cards! 🙂

  163. Love that stag he’s stunning

  164. Laurel, your backgrounds are perfection. Great pair of cards.

  165. Amber Smith says:

    Thanks for your inspirational techniques, Laurel! Can’t wait to try them out with my new SOA box!

  166. hobbitnoll says:

    Your cards are amazing!! I LOVE the fun backgrounds that you created. Amazing design.

  167. The deer head is so cool. I love the scrolly horns.

  168. Nola Lindfield says:

    Thanks Laurel for the video. Love love videos (lol)
    Your cards are fabulous

  169. Love your card Laurel! That stamp set rocks! Love your thinking process too!

  170. littlemight says:

    Love the cards. The deer is so cute.

  171. Diane Durbin says:

    The video blows me away – can’t imagine how you do that so spontaneously.

  172. rt in GA says:

    Love the cards!

  173. Sharon Field says:

    Both cards are beautiful…….and thanks for the video.

  174. Mary H. says:

    Love the video and mostly your commentary…it’s like crafting with my friends. Love both cards so much!!!

  175. Colleen Balija says:

    Laurel, your cards are always so unique and I love that! What a clever way to use that vellum with the background so we can’t see the glue. Thank you for sharing

  176. Laurel, you’re my kinda woman! We are kindred spirits in how we create! It’s good to know you are not alone! ? ha! Besutiful card ?

  177. Debbie Vasel says:

    Love how you did Merry on the first card!
    So rich and inviting.

  178. Pamela Stadler says:

    Super backgrounds. Love how you did the Merry!! It was nice to see how you cover your mistakes….mine just usually go in the trash when I csn’t fugure out how to civer them. Looking foward to using this stamp set! Thanks for shring you ideas.

  179. Laura Miller says:

    I like the blue sponging and the flicks of water. I like the way you let us see into your process!

  180. Diane Bakehouse says:

    Great cards. Love how you share your creative process in the video. I like to keep the postage cheap, too…then I have more to spend on crafting supplies…

  181. Love the use of snow to cover the bloopers xx

  182. Bethany koubsky says:

    I love the watercolor background! Your cards are amazing !

  183. Tara Powell says:

    Love your video! Great card ?

  184. Gorgeous background! I love the deer head – -really cute and trendy!

  185. Lori Bergschneider says:

    great cards! love the video and will try that!!

  186. Such pretty cards! I love the rose gold embossing! Awesome hop & give away!

  187. Theresa says:

    Such cute cards. The dipped look is very cool. So excited about all the ways to use this collection.

  188. Ellen C says:

    Laurel your cards are very festive and showcase just how versatile this set is. I especially love the gold trims in the first card.

  189. Deb Luther says:

    I so love the reindeer patterns!

  190. Barbara Green says:

    Really , really loved your video. This is an exceptional collection because it’s for the best time of the years. The background on you deer was really great. I wish I had the little tuck in’s that are in the kit. It makes your card so finished. Thank you for sharing.

  191. Barbara S says:

    Non-traditional colors in the backgrounds – I love the distress inking. I often layer up my die cut words to give them more interest, but I really like how you embossed only the bottom – i have to try that. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card and a great idea.

  192. What wonderful cards. Thanks for the video – I love video’s!

  193. Janette Jepson says:

    Love seeing all the different ways everyone uses the same stamp sets.

  194. Cheryl Fisher says:

    Awesome collection!

  195. Darby Whittier says:

    Very cool with the vellum label!
    I love the water and paint spatters, they make your card seem “au naturale”.

    1. Darby Whittier says:

      Oops, it was supposed to be “very natural”, as in outdoorsy.

  196. Your cards are awesome. I especially love the Merry die cut. Thanks for sharing.

  197. Kay Roose says:

    Love your watercolor card! I need to put a watercolor set on my wish list for Christmas.

  198. Marilyn says:

    Such a versatile set. So many uses for all the sprigs.

  199. trawnick2015 says:

    Love the watercolor. Awesome card. Love this SOA!! Can’t wait for it to go on sale!!

  200. Karen NIemi says:

    If you hadn’t confessed, would not have known all those splats and splotches weren’t planned–they work so well so make a relatively simple card just pop with wowness!

  201. Andrea Dulaney says:

    Really like the reindeer one. I can’t wait to try it!

  202. Love both of your cards! Another amazing SOA collection! You do a wonderful job with your videos.

  203. Gayle C says:

    Love your video and the Merry card.

  204. Great cards. Love the watercolor also. Never thought of water colors for Christmas. Thanks for sharing

  205. I really like this card – simple but beautiful and I must say I always enjoy your videos and your sweet sense of humor

  206. Julie Curwen says:

    I like the card you made – especially the deer one!

  207. Love, love the card Laurel! You always amaze me and I am in love with this Kit!

  208. Shirley Cooper says:

    I like the simplicity of these cards. Very fresh looking.

  209. Linda Whitaker says:

    Laurel, love your video! Had to chuckle about the goofs I hope I’m able to think of neat ideas to cover my goofs. Lol thank you for sharing.

  210. Gorgeous! I love that cute little deer!

  211. Janice Spaulding says:

    Great cards Laurel! Love what you did with the die Merry! Thanks for sharing!

  212. Twila Ormsby says:

    Love the card and your bubbly attitude even when you make a mistake! Thank you.

  213. Love your card and thanks for the video!!!!!

  214. Tory E. says:

    I love the card, the rose gold embossing powder is awesome on this card.

  215. Sally Chatelain-Rovelstad says:

    I am always encouraged when I see fellow card makers have to hide boo-boos! Then I don’t feel so bad. I am constantly adding some unknown splat or goofing up something in the application, usually on the very last step of the card. Nice to get some suggestions on how to fix them. And your cards are both lovely! I honestly love the second one! Very different! Thanks!

  216. Katie Kinde says:

    I really like the two toned Merry sentiment.

  217. Two very different and wonderful cards. I love the watercolor behind the stag.

  218. Love how the Merry looks snow capped! Stunning!

  219. Nancy K. says:

    Love the stage with the watercolors background

  220. Great cards, Laurel!! I absolutely love that stag card!!

  221. Nana711 says:

    Great cards and video tips.

  222. This is a lovely card and I like that it’s relatively flat for sending in the mail. Thank you for your inspiration!

  223. LOVE your cards & video! Can’t wait to get my hands on this SOA box & make my 1st ever Christmas cards!

  224. Awesome cards! I am loving what I am seeing from this collection.

  225. I love the snow capped look on the Merry. Great cards.

  226. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Love your save! Fantastic card love then watercolor background!

  227. Lorraine Padden says:

    The water color back rounds are so delicate and pretty.

  228. Elizabeth G says:

    Lovely card, love how you did the dipped Merry, I think that will be going on my to try list 🙂 and the stamp sets Catherine has got produced for this Christmas set are AMAZING, also great to see something other than the candy cane strip which I would love to have in my craft room, also that second card with the reindeer it is ADORABLE.

  229. Really neat look on the “Merry”. Must try that! Thanks for sharing.

  230. Leanne in CA says:

    Beautiful card and I love your added touches (like the rose gold embossing powder). Thanks for the video and for sharing on the blog hop!!

  231. Trina Chaska says:

    I like the water color backgrounds and how you did the merry on the first card

  232. Thanks for sharing your cards. Your first one is my favorite!

  233. Thanks for the video. Great cards. Getting excited about the possibilities with this collection!

  234. Joy Blonska says:

    Laurel, I love how casual you are when designing. You make it look relaxing which it should be. Beautiful “winging it!”

  235. Pat from sd says:

    Super cute cards!

  236. Loved your video. Thanks for the inspiration.

  237. Just adorable. Love the water coloring too.

  238. Cute cards and thanks for a chance to win.

  239. Denise Sayers says:

    Nice water color technique.

  240. Anita Falcone says:

    Now I am in love and getting ready for Christmas. These cards are getting better and better . Actually I have to say they are all great.

  241. Denise Christensen says:

    Love the dipped look!

  242. Laurel, you crack me up! Your very cute cards have got me thinking about some design of my own that could springboard off of yours – so thank you!

  243. Nancy Smith says:

    Love the cards you do

  244. Lovely….thanks for the video!

  245. Stephanie says:

    This collection was thoughtfully put together! Merry and Bright is my favorite. The video makes trying to follow along super easy, thanks!

  246. Jennifer Delauter says:

    Laurel, I love watching your card videos!!! You have me smilinging the whole time; I love your laid-back attitude!! I love your card with the ornaments!! It’s FABULOUS!! I like the evergreen boughs hanging with the cute little ornaments

  247. Mary Laffin says:

    Love your cards and videos. So great to see how relaxed you are when things don’t go as planned and how nicely to adapt and make a masterpiece! Love the partial embossing of the word, never saw that before but will definitely be using it in the future.

  248. Amazing cards

  249. Amazing card – gave me lots of ideas

  250. This is a must have I am going to get some for my friends and family

  251. Sharon Ryan says:

    Great cards! Thanks for the great ideas!

  252. Jane Sprando says:

    That watercolor card with the stag is calling to me. Thanks for sharing it.

  253. Great holiday card, thanks!

  254. Mary Polanco says:

    I love that you used the die word like that. I’m so doing that next card. TFS

  255. Carrie kessler says:

    Love all the stamp of approval sets so far!!

  256. Leuri Zibetti says:

    I love watching Laurel’s videos. Not only is she talented and unique, but her running commentaries just crack me up!

  257. Colleen Pepper says:

    I love the watercolor behind the stag! Wonderful cards, can hardly wait to see the rest you made.

  258. Barbara Baxter says:

    I love the backgrounds on your two cards; very pretty!

  259. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Looks like another fabulous kit!

  260. Cynthia Clark says:

    Love the background on the deer card. Very pretty.

  261. Julia Colli says:

    That first card is SO gorgeous! This kit is looking amazing.

  262. I love your use of color on the deer card.

  263. Michele W says:

    Thanks for a great video! Loved the gold dipped “Merry” and adding the sparkly clear novo crystal drops to the top really took it to another level. Thanks so much for sharing!

  264. Laurel, I like the was you use the non-traditional colors.

  265. Sharon Nesvog says:

    Laurel…these cards are awesome!!! You’ve used a different background technique…but it looks great!!! 🙂 TFS! 🙂

  266. Kirsty Georgia says:

    Love the simplicity -not simple(!)- and elegance of the first card, then the fun of the second card!

  267. Just love this set!

  268. Karabeth says:

    Thanks for showing us how to make your beautiful card. I can’t wait to get this outstanding set

  269. I love these cards. I never know what I’m gonna get when I look at your cards which is why I like you as a designer so much. I like you as a videographer cause you crazy girl!

  270. Laurel thanks for sharing your talents with us. My fave was the Merry and Bright Boughs card. Love your use of the rose gold embossing on the Merry and side strip.

  271. Ann Gibbins says:

    Laurel your cards are beautiful love the way you mde the Merry look like it has snow. Sadly no snow here, thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.

  272. all the cards are so pretty , especially the artsy one 🙂

  273. Jan Arnold says:

    Aww-mazing! Beautiful, creative cards! So much to springboard from! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  274. Love the watercolor backgrounds!

  275. Love your cards especially the embossing and watercolor effect.

  276. Taasha B says:

    I really liked the dipped sentiment. I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.

  277. Awww!!!! Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I’m in love!!!! <3

  278. So non-traditional, I’m luvin these cards. I can’t wait to get this collection. I have truly loved the past collection I’ve got. This one is going to be so much fun!!!

  279. Love your fun use of colors on the deer head. Makes him outstanding. This is the first time to your blog and you’re blessed with my Mother’s name, Laurel. “)

  280. Elaine Johnson says:

    Loved your video. The card is really great. I liked how you recovered from your oops.

  281. Wauw that’s awesome!

  282. Cannot wait to get this set. You all make it look so easy…even the oops.

  283. Absolutely GORGEOUS card you did on the video! (My fav!) The other one is lovely too! Love that you did ‘noel’ in vellum. Very nice!

  284. jeannine H says:

    Very innovative cards. I love the MERRY on the first card.

  285. Love your creativity using this stamps! They are beautiful cards, Laurel. Thank you for the inspirations 🙂

  286. Melissa Flieg says:

    Great cards. Love the Merry on the first card.

  287. Preeti D. says:

    Gorgeous cards 🙂 love the color combinations used

  288. Sarah Greber says:

    Beautiful and artistic cards. I love the first one and the snow capped ‘merry’. Thanks for sharing!

  289. Very pretty card. This is a great kit. Would love to win it.

  290. I love the snow topped MERRY!

  291. Love the non-traditional colors of the second card!

  292. Jeanne Treptow says:

    Great cards! That “Merry” is beautiful!! Love the dimension!

  293. Georgia Hatt says:

    All I can say is “WOW”

  294. Heather Parry says:

    Beautiful cards and I especially liked the stag on the water coloured panel.

  295. Wooow amazing. Realy like the dipped Merry <3

  296. Susan King says:

    Love the gold Merry that you embossed! Wow TFS

  297. Cynthia CrusanNoble says:

    Love the collection and your cards.

  298. I love the simple layout for the first one. I’ll be CASEing that one!

  299. Love the dipped look I had not seen that before,

  300. Tonya Moore says:

    Your Merry Christmas card is my favorite!

  301. Julie Marchese says:

    So Cool the raised detail on the “Merry”! I can hardly wait to get the next box! I have been collecting “embossing powders” lately and am so anxious to use them—for these new christmas ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your creative vision! So excited here! 🙂

  302. stampkitty says:

    I love the Merry Christmas card the best. Love your projects and newsletters also

  303. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! I am LOVING that first one!!

  304. Parker.O says:

    Your lovely backgrounds are so non-traditional and I like that. So inspirational. This is a great card kit.

  305. Connie Brooks says:

    Lovely cards. You really know how to brighten ones day. Not only are you funny but, you also own your boo boos on your cards. I get so down when I discover one I make. But, I do like all you other gals do….pull out the sequins or splatter. I’m learning.

  306. Hey Laurel! Gorgeous, gorgeous dipped Merry die cut, and lovely cards. So fun to be in the hop with you : )

  307. Just love these new stamps and dies. Enjoyed watching your video on how to make the first card. Already a subbie to your YouTube Channel, so watched it previously.

  308. Super cute cards, thanks for the great inspiration!!! The snow on the die cut greeting is GENIUS!!!

  309. Very pretty cards!! Love the backgrounds and thanks for the video too!!

  310. Nancy Terrill says:

    Super Sweet! Enjoyed the video and picked up some tips I hadn’t thought thought of before. Coffee Filters for the powders. Great!!

  311. Susan Wright says:

    neat card—liked your half golden “Merry”

  312. Heike Kirmse says:

    Beautiful Cards

  313. Mary Ellen Lounsbery says:

    Simply lovely! I adore the backgrounds!

  314. Pamela Costello says:

    Love the rose gold – I’ll have to get some. I so enjoy your videos, you make them so real, just like we are in the same room.

  315. Anne Marie Kelly says:

    These cards are very unique love the simplicity

  316. Debbie Reemtsen says:

    Love the delicate watercolor blue background.

  317. Beautiful and soft color palette you’ve used for your cards today, Laurel. I look forward to seeing the other cards you’ve made with this collection!

  318. Susan B says:

    Love those watercolor backgrounds. Great cards.

  319. Paula Wolfe says:

    Your cards are so unique and pretty. Thanks for the video. I love when designers share videos.

  320. Beverly G says:

    Love the branches.

  321. Ruth Spencer says:

    Love how you did Merry on the first card. Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

  322. Love your narration! It is so real! Thanks for the smiles and wonderful ideas today!

  323. Sharon H says:

    I especially love it when you all take the time to include a video! And I liked the way the water spots showed up as well as the random dots. Nice card all around. But woah…that watercolor background with the stag…
    Awesome! How many ways to use that same design just by changing the technique used. Great masculine card from a Christmas stamp…who knew?

  324. Debrah I Binard says:

    Wow nice cards! Love the gold frosted sentiments!

  325. Love your cards. I appreciate how you hide your oops with sequins and other media. I seem to have more than my share of oops and try to use your tips for fixing them. Thank you for sharing!

  326. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the boughs with the little ornaments.
    Looking forward to getting this collection.
    thanks for sharing.

  327. I love the stag head very creative and simple !!!!

  328. Kim Goodmanson says:

    Love the cards, great backgrounds!!!

  329. Lois John says:

    Love these cards! This whole SOA set is so inspirational! TFS!

  330. Danielle Keys says:

    These cards are beautiful!!

  331. Linda_batson says:

    Love love love the first card. I would not change a thing. Thank you for being part of the hop. Have a blessed day.

  332. Love your cards

  333. All these cards are so awesome. I am seriously thinking of making Christmas cards again after a four year hiatus.

  334. Carol Hardie says:

    I enjoyed watching you “build” your card and showing us how you “wing it” when things don’t go according to plan …… love the cards. The “Merry” sentiment is fabulous!!

  335. Joy Blonska says:

    Stunning background work! I’m lazy. Will definitely put the peppermint stamp to work though!

  336. Toni Yeomans says:

    Love the dipped Merry!

  337. Marty L. says:

    The watercolor stag makes him so amazing! Such an inspiration!

  338. I have a ton of white textured cardstock that I don’t know what to do with. Thanks for the ideas!

  339. Cheryl Ferguson says:

    This card is definitely “season” inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!

  340. Love the background on the deer card!

  341. mlrmlr50 says:

    So creative! Really like the watercolor background!

  342. dhebdencosie says:

    Great cards and love the variety you achieved. So many ways to use these fantastic sets.

  343. Great cards! you make it look so easy!

  344. Love how your cards love great, but so easy to do..no stress

  345. Love the frosty look with distressed ink technique.

  346. love all that I have seen from the Candy Cane collection!!

  347. Vanessa says:

    Simple, fun and loved the dipped effect on the ‘Merry’…..

  348. Fabulous cards….live the deer!

  349. Barbara K says:

    Love the merry with the snow top and dimension! I am loving this kit!

  350. Cathy McKenna says:

    Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  351. Cindy Horvath says:

    Love your cards! The “Merry” is awesome!

  352. Sandy S. says:

    Great cards! Thanks for all of the great inspiration.

  353. Lynne Platt says:

    The Merry is so neat. I use the Nuvo Crystal Drops in all the different colors and I believe the one you are using is the Glitter Drops White Blizzard. They do look like snow! Thank you for sharing your technique and ideas!

  354. cyndybr7 says:

    Love the snowy Merry! Thanks for the tutorial

  355. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    Your cards make me want to water colour!

  356. sharon mesdag says:

    Love the way you work. I also agree about postage it made me remember my first year of doing my own Christmas cards, I paid so much extra because I never thought about thickness of a card Lol.

  357. Claudia Lawler says:

    I just adore your “Merry” card! Beautiful work from beautiful materials. I can’t wait for the release on Wednesday!

  358. Tessa Morrissey says:

    I’ve got to get into the watercolors!

  359. Gorgeous cards!!

  360. Blankenship Patti says:

    You did a beautiful job on the cards. I can’t believe there are so many ways to use the stamps.

  361. Bianca Rebel says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the one with the watercolor background, it’s beautiful!

  362. Valeria Rose says:

    Beautiful cards!

  363. Wonderful cards! The snow effect on the Merry is awesome, along with the bg 🙂

  364. Debbie McKelvey says:

    Loved the video, you are so cute talking about your “little mess ups”. Love both the cards, so pretty and fun!

  365. Suzanne Watanabe says:

    Hi Laurel!
    Oh my gosh… I just love your beautiful cards! The watercolor background looks so fabulous behind that awesome Stag! Great job…thanks for sharing! 🙂

  366. Fantastic cards! these re so fun, I can hardly wait until Wednesday!

  367. I absolutely adore the watercolor background you did!! 🙂

  368. Super watercolors! Love the gold Merry as well.

  369. Thank you for inspiring me with the cards you made, they really are beautiful!

  370. Cynthia Cole says:

    Great cards and love that Merry!

  371. Great cards. The stag would make a FAB masculine card….any time of the year.

  372. Laurel, I am so glad you made a video of that first card…..the idea of putting the light blue distress ink OVER the already stamped boughs & berries would have scared the poo out of me!

  373. Love your backgrounds! What great ideas.

  374. Liz McAllister says:

    The deer head is so cute

  375. The finished card is great and you would never think that some of the finishing touches were added to cover boo boos.

  376. Great cards….awesome kit!

  377. Love your cards and great tips on video. This is such a fun collection!

  378. terriavidreader says:

    Very lovely cards.

  379. Jane Cordell says:

    Really like the branches..so much you caqn do with them

  380. This collection is so winter versitile?

  381. Annette Bridges says:

    Your cards are so pretty! I love the added touch to the Merry and the stag on the watercolor is original!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas

  382. Amy Ames says:

    Hi laurel! Your cards are great!! Thanks for your inspiring ideas 🙂

  383. Cathy P in AZ says:

    Love your watercolored cards! Different and beautiful!

  384. I know you were going for a gold dipped look on the “merry”, but I think it looks like it has been dusted with snow. I love it! Wonderful cards!

  385. Jan Barrie says:

    Such wonderful inspiration.

  386. Nice cards.

  387. Angie Hall says:

    Thank for the video and cards. They are terrific.

  388. Sandra L. says:

    Love both of your cards. The watercolor background on the stag one is so pretty and the technique you used on the Merry is amazing. Super job and great video.

  389. littlesavedgirl says:

    Laurel ?, I’m blown away ! How can one crafter harness so many different approaches ? Amazing ! Love them my Gelato savant ❤

  390. It’s a welcome bonus whenever a crafter posts a video – so thank you so much for doing that! Your cards are gorgeous – thanks for sharing your designs! 🙂

  391. Love your cards with the watercolor backgrounds! Just beautiful!

  392. Sandy D says:

    I LOVE this collection and NEED to have it, so my fingers and toes are crossed! Great project!

  393. As always Laurel, you’ve hit it out of the park.

  394. Chrystyna says:

    Great cards, thanks for sharing!!!

  395. Such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

  396. I love your first card Laurel! Great design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  397. Jodie Ramdas says:

    Such pretty cards Laurel!

  398. Your cards are so beautiful I looooove them… I saw your video for your first card so thanks for sharing….. Sahra

  399. Lisa McDonald says:

    Fabulous as always….so much fun in one box! I love the Stag!

  400. jlingraham says:

    I am so smitten with the bows dies. Love love love

  401. Elizabeth Bielicki says:

    So many comments you may not make it to mine ?…..
    WOW!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your cards! Incredibly creative. I sure hope you don’t mind some CASing going on. Laurel, you are amazingly inspiring!!!

  402. Gorgeous post. Fun Stamps.

  403. mjmarmo says:

    Such pretty cards! Loving the inspiration!

  404. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Lovely cards – love the fun backgrounds:)

  405. LUV these cards!!!! I especially learning the tricks of covering up those mistakes! Thank you so much!

  406. Charlene Francolla says:

    I love the snow! Thanks for sharing!

  407. love the watercolor look for the deer!

  408. joyceerb says:

    Really nice cards. This set is so versatile

  409. All your cards are great. Love the background on the reindeer.

  410. Laurel, beautiful cards as usual! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!

  411. Lisa Freeze says:

    Love these new ideas, thanks for sharing!0@

  412. Jane S. says:

    Very pretty, loved how you stamped the little sprigs with the berries.,
    And then came in with the tumbled glass at the end. Very pretty!

  413. That reindeer is very on trend! lol

  414. Love this simple but gorgeous card. Thanks for showing how to correct mistakes.

  415. Great cards. Love that watercolored background. Thanks for sharing.

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