The Perfect Reason Blog Hop Day 1

Mel's Card Corner | Perfect Reason SOA Blog Hop

It’s the time again! The latest Stamp of Approval collection, The Perfect Reason, will be launching in just a few days (February 8). In honor of the upcoming release, this is day one of a three day blog hop from the Dream Team and lots of awesome Guest Designers, too. You should have arrived here from Catherine’s blog, but if you didn’t, don’t worry. I’ll have a complete list of all the stops for today’s hop at the end of my post.

The new collection is called The Perfect Reason. As always, it’s a curated collection of exclusive stamps, dies, and other products designed to work together to allow a stamper to mix and match to create a variety of projects. The products in the collection will be available for individual purchase at a future day, but it will be several months from now and purchasing all the products individually will cost quite a bit more than the price of buying the collection.

Here’s a list of the products included in The Perfect Reason (all products are from Catherine Pooler Designs):

  • Perfect Reason (stamp set and coordinating dies)
  • Paisley Peacock (stamp set and coordinating dies)
  • Everyday Mod (stamp set)
  • You Did It (stamp set)
  • Perfect Vine Die
  • Mod Squared Stencil Everyday

Now that all the particulars are out of the way, let’s move on to a couple of cards I made using the collection.

Mel's Card Corner | Perfect Reason SOA Blog Hop

My first card today features images from the Paisley Peacock and You Did It stamps sets. It also features a few of the blue and green inks from Catherine. I can’t wait to see what everyone will do with all the amazing products in this collection.

Mel's Card Corner | Perfect Reason SOA Blog Hop

For my second card for this hop, I created a 4-bar sized notecard. I absolutely LOVE the big Congrats sentiment from the You Did It stamp set.  It nestled perfectly in the wavy border stamp from the Everyday Mod stamp set. Don’t you just love that awesome rainbow we can achieve with Catherine’s inks?! Love them!!

As promised, here’s a full list of all the participants in today’s hop:

Catherine Pooler
Melissa Miller <– YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Merritt <– GO HERE NEXT
Heather North
Justine Hovey
Emily Leiphart
Kelly Griglione

Mel's Card Corner | Perfect Reason SOA Blog Hop

Be sure to visit each stop along the hop all three days and leave a comment each day. One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s comments and announced on February 9 on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be refunded.

Until next time …

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  1. ANN GREENE says:

    Oooooh, Melissa I love how you did the Congrats card. I love the multi colors in the border. The paisley card is gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. Beverly Roachell says:

    Like both cards. Beautiful color combinations. The rainbow effect in the congrats card is really great. Both are happy cards!

  3. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the gradient colour on your first card and your rainbow border looks fabulous. I didn’t think I needed more inks (for now) but maybe I need these CP inks after all.

  4. Amber Smith says:

    Love both of your cards, Mel! Each one has their own distinctive flare. Love the limited colour palette of the first and the way you’ve used the paislies. The second one is so much fun, I could see that card being used for all kinds of occasions – birthdays especially! Gorgeous!

  5. Colleen Balija says:

    Melissa, all I have to say about your cards is oh my oh my oh my oh my!!! Those paisleys, the border stamps, that ink! Just beautifully done!

  6. Lee Anne Owens says:

    Beautiful cards , they really highlight how awesome the new colors are. Those paisley stamps are the best cant wait to get my hands on them

  7. Kitty T says:

    I totally adore all the products in this release! That is something I can rarely say. CP ROCKS!
    I love the rainbow you created on the geometric border. You’re right, the large Congrats sentiment is awesome!

  8. Lynn Fletcher says:

    Wow, Catherine this looks like it is going to be another one of those great SOA Collections! Love the cards you did especially the one with the purple! 🙂

  9. Lynn Fletcher says:

    The Paisley card is just over the top, Mel! Looove it! The Congrats card is just wonderful rainbow of color! Great cards, Mel!

  10. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ Your cards are gorgeous and amazing. Love the way you combined the beautiful blues and greens in the first card and the geometric rainbow in your second. Simply fantastic (LOVE that large CONGRATS!!). Thanks for the inspiration and I can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies. ~HUGS~

  11. Taasha B says:

    Wow! I love both the cards. I’m a sucker for paisley and love those colors. The congrats card has such vibrant colors. I love the CP inks.

  12. clare says:

    Gorgeous cards Mel I love the colour combo on the paisley and the rainbow stamping is so fab too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. canadiancaroline says:

    Gosh, LOVE the batik look you gave to the Paisley stamps, my favorite ever design element. (I was born in the city of Paisley–its in Scotland). And the border stamp looks perfectly festive as a rainbow. Well done, with these new goodies.

  14. Maureen Peterson says:

    I love your cards!! Especially the Congrats with the rainbow!! So beautiful with all those colors!! Can’t wait to start playing when I get my kit!! 🙂

  15. Carol Hardie says:

    Melissa …….. WOW, such gorgeous cards. The blue/greens on the Paisley card are just so yummy looking and the Congrats card …… speechless. That sentiment set is going to see a lot of ink from me!! Perfect.

  16. mariannebrinkley says:

    Your cards are both beautiful! I love how you made the rainbow across the border stamp with the second card. Very nice!

  17. BarbO. says:

    Mel, Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the rainbow created with the Everyday Mod border stamp. Thanks for sharing these incredible cards.


  18. Sharon Lyons says:

    I can see using the Congrats stamp for graduation cards, and the paisley stamps will make wonderful backgrounds. TFS

  19. cyndybr7 says:

    Each quarter I promise myself, this is the last time I buy Catherine’s new kit and each time I break down down and place an order again.(well,except once when I forgot the release date)

  20. mailboxmoments says:

    Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments). Wow. Love the rainbow border with the tiara stars. Such incredible colors. This is the post I put on Catherine’s post. Just an idea.

    Omg I love it!! The tail feather that goes closest to the body (when cut out but not stamped yet) could be used as a potted flowering plant. But any hoo, gorgeous!!

  21. Jan Arnold says:

    Great cards! My favorite is the awesome blue and green paisley! When you have a great paisley and vibrant colors – what else do you need! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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