Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Fling Release blog hop! The design team is celebrating the latest release of new inks, stamps, and dies from Catherine Pooler by showcasing projects we’ve created using products from the new release. This release consists of the following new products:

  • 8 inks (Bellini, Garden Party, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Melon Ice, Mint to Be, Pixie Dust, and Sweet Sixteen)
  • Dotted Circles Dies
  • Circle Dies (sized to coordinate with Catherine’s circle stamp sets)
  • Spot On Sentiments Dies (available individually or as a bundle)
  • Simply Stated Stamp Set
  • Beautiful You Stamp Set
  • Modern Damask Stamp Set

You should have arrived here from the blog of the incredibly talented Chrissie at Harvest Moon Papiere. If you didn’t, no worries. I’ll include a full list of the hop participants at the end of my post. Additionally, if you get lost at any point along the hop, you can head over to Catherine’s blog at any point to start again or find your place.

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

For my first card today, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous new Modern Damask background stamp. Isn’t it gorgeous?!!! I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock using the new Mint to Be ink. I then used the Happy word die from the new Spot on Sentiments die bundle to create a negative space in my background. I took a scrap piece of white cardstock and sponged it with the Mint to Be ink to create a coordinating panel to go behind the negative space. For a bit of pop, I heat embossed the birthday sentiment from the Simply Stated stamp set on a piece of black card stock using white embossing powder then fussy cut it out. To tie it all together, I stamped the diagonal stripe border from the previously released Yay Stripes stamp set using Midnight ink to create a fun accent along the left edge of my panel.

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Naturally, I couldn’t let that beautiful Happy die cut leftover from the first card go to waste, right?! I die cut it a second time using some pale gray cardstock from my stash, then adhered them together to create a drop shadow effect. I also die cut a large circle using one of the new Circle Dies then sponged it the Mint to Be ink. I adhered the Happy sentiment to the circle then stamped the Everything sentiment from the Spot On stamp set included in the Foundations Box under it using Midnight ink. To give my card base a bit of interest, I used some of the small images in the new Beautiful You stamp set and the new ink colors to create my own “patterned paper” background.

In case you couldn’t tell, Mint to Be might be my favorite of the new ink colors. 😉 I literally squealed in delight when I received the new inks a couple of weeks ago in my design team package and saw it. Bellini is a very close second though. I LOVE these are pastel colors, yet still bright and vibrant.

Here’s a peek at the entire range of inks available from Catherine now. Aren’t they gorgeous?!!!

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

These inks work beautifully for sponging, ink blending, and direct to paper techniques! Of course, this will also dry your ink pads out a bit faster since they’re foam ink pads. When you order your new inks, don’t forget to grab the reinkers as well so you can keep your ink pads nice and juicy even if you are using them for techniques and not just stamping.

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Sneak Peek

In case you missed my sneak peek card yesterday, here it is again. It features all twenty of Catherine’s inks along with her black Midnight ink. The dotted line image and sentiment are from the new Simply Stated stamp set. As always, you can click the image for a larger view. From top to bottom, the colors are It’s a Girl, Party Dress, Rockin’ Red, Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch, Bellini, Tiara, Melon Ice, Garden Party, (sentiment), Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Mint to Be, Aquatini, It’s a Boy, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia.

Want a cool look at the entire new release, check out the cool new Spring Fling catalog:

Your next stop on the hop will be over to the amazing Deepti at her blog, Catchy Design. Her projects for this release are awesome! As promised earlier, here a list of the complete blog hop list:

I pretty much pinch myself every time we do a Stamp of Approval or new release blog hop like this when I realize I get to design alongside such an incredible group of talented women. Definitely be sure to stop by everyone’s blog and leave a comment! Why should you leave a comment on every blog you ask? Well ….

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

That’s right! Three lucky winners will each receive the new Spring Fling bundle of inks from Catherine! To be entered in the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog in the hop by no later than 12pm (noon) Eastern Daytime Time on Monday, April 24. Winners will be announced that afternoon on Catherine’s blog. Don’t miss out on your chance to get these awesome new inks for FREE!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time …

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  1. Katie Baird says:

    What a treat to see the 20 ink colors used together in one simple, beautiful card! All of these cards are wonderful. Thank you!

  2. canadiancaroline says:

    Melissa, I think you might have sold me on the Mint to Be vs Garden Party, which was my initial fave. Love how you got two-for-one with the Happy die. That damask stamp is so elegant! The whole Party Collection is happy colours!

  3. Carolyn S says:

    What pretty cards you have designed! Great way to showcase the wonderful new products. You have almost converted me from my fav Bellini to Mint to Be – but not quite

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