Catherine Pooler Giveaways Heat Embossing Techniques Videos

Video: Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Blog Hop Day 3 with Giveaways

It’s our third day of blog hops celebrating the latest Catherine Pooler collection, Zen Garden Release!  I am so proud of her and all she has accomplished….  All week we’ll be showcasing our new Zen Garden Ink Pads along with the stamps, dies, stencil and brand new cover plate. I’ve got another video to share with you today, (2 more videos will post tomorrow)….. Today I am showcasing the Eat, Sleep, Create stamp set and the Doodle Garden Background stamp.

Let’s take a look at the video so you can see how I made this one layer card, shall we? You can head over to my youtube channel and watch it in HD by clicking HERE. And if you aren’t a subscriber, I’d love it if you would subscribe by clicking HERE. The exact supplies used are linked below! And I am over the moon excited that Ellen Hutson is now carrying the Catherine Pooler line!!! A match made in heaven I tell you.

A few close ups! I love ironing off the embossing powder so you can stamp directly onto the project! And it looks like I hand painted that background.


I have one more project to share with you all.  I created a double sided frame for my craft room using the Eat Sleep Create stamp and Catherine Pooler ink collections. The first are inks from the Party Collection. (all inks used are listed in order down in the supply list)

And the backside are inks from Spa Collection. I can just flip flop it based on my mood, lol!


What’s a hop without prizes?  For each day of our four days of blog hops, we’ll be randomly picking two people to win their very own Zen Garden Ink Pads.  (If you already have them, not to worry! A $45 Gift Card will be issued).


How do you enter?

***Leave a comment and let me know which technique video you’d like to see next.

Here is the line up of our super talented, amazing Creative Team!  So honored to design along side them!


Card project goodies:

Double sided frame project goodies:

See you tomorrow!

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  1. Love your cards Laurel!

  2. Karen K. says:

    I love ink smooshing! And you can’t go wrong with rainbow order anything!!

  3. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Laurel, your cards a beautiful thanks for sharing. Sure are amazing tips and techniques. Wow!

  4. Awesome cards! I must try ironing off embossing I really like how it looks.

  5. Sharon O says:

    Great projects! Loved watching your video and the iron-off technique.

  6. Oh my!!! Your cards and colouring are simply stunning!!!

  7. Alison Hilburn says:

    Love the iron off technique. Thanks for sharing

  8. Your cards are AMAZING!!! This release rocks.

  9. Love playing with inks, and ink smooshing is at the top of the list! Love the rainbow concept for your cards too, Laurel!

  10. Donna Hawkins says:

    Love the cards. I have not tried this technique but after watching you I am going to try this for sure.

  11. ANN GREENE says:

    Great cards and techniques. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

  12. Angelia Andrews says:

    What a fun and creative idea, I like that you can customize it to fit your mood. How creative!!! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Gorgeous! I want that stamp so bad!

  14. Gorgeous cards!

  15. Melissa Truhn says:

    Love the stripes! Thank you for sharing.

  16. Elise Smith says:

    Ooh your card is beautiful! I love your fun, colorful sign. It makes me happy 🙂

  17. Vicki Smith says:

    Great cards!

  18. Jill D. says:

    Thanks for your instructional videos, Laurel.

  19. Love your cards Laurel.

  20. Karen Sturdivant says:

    I never knew you could iron away the embossing powder. Thank for the new technique.

  21. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow your cards are so distinctive and inspirational – thanks for sharing:)

  22. Beautiful rainbow card done perfectly! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Diane Loughrey says:

    I like that technique. Oh the possibilities.

  24. I follow you on instagram and your stories always make me laugh. Finally I have time to read your blog!

  25. Laura Miller says:

    thanks for the technique video — I don’t think I’ve ever seen that technique before.

  26. Vivian Mays says:

    Another new technique to try! I love the way the background shows through. Thanks for the video!

  27. Carol DuFrene says:

    your cards wow me…thank you for sharing

  28. I love that you ironed off the embossing. I just made a card yesterday and could not figure put how to put a sentiment over my embossing. brillant.

  29. Lori Walker says:

    Thank you for the video! I learn so much from watching you create!

  30. Denise Kasbohm says:

    Great cards. Love the colorful stripes!!

  31. I love the card! I’m pretty sure smooshing would look like mud if I did it!

  32. Laurel,
    You never disappoint and today is no exception. Simply lovely!
    The technique that I would like to see you do next is something using Gelatos.

  33. LOVE your two-sided frame!

  34. nancy y says:

    I love that iron off embossing techinque, great card! And the frame is really cool!
    I’d like to see a technique video on watercoloring!

  35. becab33324 says:

    Very pretty! I think we all love the ‘create’ set
    since that’s what we do. But to create happiness
    is the way it should all be.

  36. Great cards with beautiful and fun backgrounds. I do like the color combinations you have put together. Thanks for sharing.

  37. These are fabulous! Love the colors. Absolutely adore the iron off embossing background….gorgeous ♥

  38. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I love the stripes. It looks SO HAPPY!!

  39. Iris M Soscia says:

    Great cards – thanks for sharing the iron-off technique.

  40. Really Pretty, Laurel!! And I have to say, i LOVE the rainbow decor!!

  41. Char Hauser says:

    Wow, I learned something new with the iron off technique. These are great!

  42. Melinda Lowry says:

    Thanks for sharing that “iron-off” technique. I’m going to have to try that out! And the colors – gorgeous!

  43. Marlene Diefendorf says:

    Love, love, love the double sided frame. Brilliant idea that I’ll have to CASE.

  44. Cynthia says:

    Love both cards. Never knew you could iron embossing off of your card. What a clever trick. I really love the 2nd and 3rd cards in the frame. Where did you get the double sided frame? Thank you for sharing.

  45. Laurel, you are so creative and your cards are stunning. Thanks for showing us the iron off technique.

  46. Michele says:

    Love both cards very creative

  47. Jeanne Beam says:

    Love your wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing…

  48. I don’t know what technique I’d like to see next, but I am really enjoying seeing lots of videos from you this week. Sorry, that’s probably not very helpful, but I just enjoy watching you create! Thanks for sharing with us.

  49. Mary Holshouser says:

    Great projects. Love the framed colored stripes.
    Idea to use for my next greeting card
    thanks for sharing

  50. Rebecca RamirezBarnes says:

    Wowser! I’ve leaned something new at every stop on this blog. Thank you for sharing the iron off technique and thanks for the inspiration!

  51. Robyn R says:

    Thanks for the techniques on your cards.

  52. Donna Ligon says:

    Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing the techinques

  53. The Doodlebug is very eye-catching and double-sided sign frame is so unique.

  54. Terri Mansfield says:


  55. Shawn Burdge says:

    I have never seen the iron off embossing technique. Great ideas!!!

  56. Another great video, and more beautiful colorful cards. Thanks!

  57. Dawn Kloman says:

    I’ve never seen that technique before, will definitely try it. Cards are great. Thank you for sharing

  58. Lindar C says:

    I really enjoyed the technique.

  59. Cool iron-off technique and great stripes!

  60. Wanda Radler says:

    Laurel – your flip frame and rainbow idea is so cool. It really highlights how well Catherine’s inks go together and I love rainbows!!

  61. Nana Griffin says:

    Nicely done.

  62. Karen Roberts says:

    Love the Doodle Garden background Stamp. Can’t wait to get my order.

  63. Kathy Doyle says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the iron off technique! That works so well! Great cards!

  64. susan r wareham says:

    Very cool projects love that frame very cool

  65. Vickie Buehler says:

    Love that Doodle stamp! Your card is beautiful!

  66. Barbara Brennan says:

    Hmmmm….I now have a pressing situation! I need to pick up a spare iron to try this technique! Can’t mess with the Hubs iron!!

  67. Great projects and I can’t wait for my new inks to arrive!

  68. Very nice cards! I LOVE what you did with that doodle garden background stamp.

  69. Sammi Houp says:

    Love the backgrounds – So different from each other, so fun! Thank you for the fabulous video!

    Sammibug Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  70. Beautiful colors in the collections, and love the Doodle Garden Background stamp.

  71. Teri S. says:

    Love your card & thanks for doing the video as well. These ink colours are my favourite so far!

  72. How unique! Love the colors and how different the cards are. Both stunning!

  73. Carrie Erickson says:

    Great cards! I love that doodley background stamp!

  74. Marty Harris says:

    Wonderful creations! These inks appear to be such a joy to use.

  75. Laurel, these are fantastic!! Love that you framed the create sentiments and that ironing technique!!! I’ve never tried that but I will be soon – love it!

  76. Haha – slap it on there!! I really liked the smooshing colors. I LOVED you colored stripes. So fun and happy

  77. You always inspire me to try new techniques. Thank you for sharing.

  78. Ombre inking? Faux gellie plate? Love trying the different techniques!

  79. Diane Durbin says:

    I loved the colored stripes. What a great way to show off the colors. And the ironing technique looks like it would be fun to try.

  80. Connie Hinkle says:

    Love these cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

  81. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! I really love those stripes!
    I’d love to see some watercolor techniques!

  82. Camilla Cortney says:

    Wonderful creations using the new release!

  83. Barbara B says:

    Really awesome, I love making stuff for home decor and the sentiments are great for it! thanks so much for the inspiration 😉

  84. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  85. Joanne Guarino says:

    Great cards! Love the iron off technique! So cool. Thanks for sharing!

  86. Trina Chaska says:

    Great cards. Thanks for the video.

  87. lorraine turner says:

    Laurel, the Catherine Pooler ink colours you used for smooshing were so pretty and they all went together so well. I have not ‘smooshed’ before, I think I must be one of the few crafters who hasn’t used this technique. Great card design Laurel.

  88. Carol K says:

    thanks for reminding me of a great technique … haven’t ironed off embossing in quite awhile – gorgeous!

  89. Gorgeous colors Gorgeous cards!

  90. Jennifer Meister says:

    Love the technique you did thank you for sharing!

  91. jlingraham says:

    Love your card and technique. I’m sorry but I have so much to learn it’s hard to pick one thing for a video. Grateful for any

  92. Great tutorial – I never knew you could iron off embossing powder! Beautiful results! I can’t think of a specific technique that I’d like to see, but I’m still a beginner so I have lots to learn.

  93. Such beautiful cards!!!! I woild love to see watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks.

  94. Beautiful cards and I love the framed decor piece! Technique I’d like to see…foiling without a heat laminator.

  95. jlingraham says:

    Beautiful inventions!!!

  96. nurse6b says:

    Laurel, I love the way you craft, just having fun and creating!! I must now go to Ikea and get some of those frames!!

  97. Donna Williamson says:

    Again, such a fun and unique take on using this release, Love it!!

  98. Sue McRae says:

    I love the stripey framed piece using both sets of inks, so fun and colorful!

  99. Denise Terry says:

    I absolutely love that frame with all of the ink colors! So pretty, so cheerful, and such an inspiration!

  100. Rhonda Price says:

    Smooshing and rainbows! Can’t go wrong with that. Nice!

  101. I love the backgrounds on these cards. Pretty!

  102. Absolutely fantastic job !

  103. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great ink smooshing and love the great decor item.

  104. Love the muted colours you used on the card! And the frame is awesome!

  105. Marcia L Rollins says:

    Interesting technique; I am eager to try it but I must first find my iron!

  106. Laurel, I love learning new manageable techniques. Since I enjoy ironing, this really spoke to me.

  107. Debbie Maguire says:

    Beautiful projects!

  108. Teresa Cherka says:

    Wow, stunning!

  109. Great card and I like the colorful framed piece.

  110. gorgeous frames Laurel! Love the rainbow ones so much!

  111. Fantastic projects! Great technique to iron off the embossing.

  112. Danielle Gibson says:

    Awesome flip sign! I think the create stamp set is going to be great for decor pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  113. these are so cool!

  114. Jan Arnold says:

    Wow! Great cards! I hadn’t thought about the iron-off technique for years! Maybe that’s just my aversion to the iron! (hehe) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  115. Love your designs. This collection is awesome. I would like to see you use gellatos again.

  116. Christy Borfitz says:

    These cards are beautiful, Laurel! I especially love the striped cards in both collection colors. What a great idea to flip the card over depending on your mood! Love it!

  117. canadiancaroline says:

    Love the muted colours you chose for the Doodled Garden. It gives it such a sophisticated look. You’ve made me curious about the Brutus Monroe embossing powders!

  118. Jean marmo says:

    Gorgeous cards. Thank you for the inspiration

  119. Fun cards Laurel!

  120. Fun fun fun projects, Laurel!

  121. Melody M says:

    Love your card and your two-sided display! Thanks for sharing the link for that frame, too. Once I get all the inks I want to do something similar.

  122. Love that little sign. Great card too .

  123. Love the sign. Great card too .

  124. kimkmom4 says:

    I love the masculine look of your first card. Very creative. And I love the bright, fun, colors of your second card. Just lovely cards.

  125. Whaaat?!! Iron off embossing?!! How cool is that?!! LOVE that gorgeous background!!

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