Celebrate Friends SOA Release Day

Mel's Card Corner | Celebration Friends SOA Collection

It’s release day for the new Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval collection! SOA releases are always an exciting time and this one is no different. It’s been so much fun watching people post on social media whether they’re Team Tea or Team Coffee. Personally, I’m Team Coffee. What about you? If you’re on Facebook there are even fun frames you can apply to your profile photo to show your team pride!

Mel's Card Corner | Celebration Friends SOA Collection

In case you missed out on the information during our big three-day blog hop, there are multiple options available for this Stamp of Approval release. Here’s the run-down of all the details.

The Celebrate Friends Collection includes:

  • WooHoo (6×8 stamp set)
  • Punctuated Party (4×6 stamp set)
  • I Eat Cake (4×6 stamp set)
  • Celebrate Die (word die)
  • Hooray Die (word die)
  • Sweet Die (word die)
  • Scattered Circles Stencil
  • A new Catherine Pooler Designs ink pad in a surprise color!

You will then select one of the following options to go with the main collection:



  • Celebrate Friends with Coffee AND Tea ($127) – all of the collection products PLUS both the Cuppa Tea Stamp Set and Bordering Sweet Border Dies AND the Perfect Blend Stamp Set and Morning Joe Border Dies

There will also be some additional add-on products released in Catherine’s store at the same time as the collection. These products all coordinate with the Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval collection, but aren’t included in the collection box.

Want everything? You’re in luck! Catherine is also offering a bundle which includes the collection box (including both the coffee AND tea themed products), all the add-on dies, and the mystery ink refill. You can find the I Want It All bundle here.

Since it’s release day, I wanted to share another card made using the new collection. Since I received the Celebrate Friends with Coffee collection, and I’m Team Coffee all the way anyway,  I just had to make a coffee card, right?! LOL

Mel's Card Corner | Celebration Friends SOA Collection

I used the moka pot included in the Perfect Blend stamp set to create the focal image for my card. I stamped it on white card stock using VersaMark ink then heat set it using Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I felt that that really captured the patina of a classic moka pot. To help it “pop” a bit more against the white background, I sponged a bit of Mint to Be ink on the panel then stamped the sentiment above and below the moka pot.

Mel's Card Corner | Celebration Friends SOA Collection

I used one of the border dies in the Morning Joe Dies to die cut the borders on my focal panel. The stitched detail along with the zig zagged border makes me think of kitchen curtains from my childhood where they were often trimmed with lace or rick rack.

For the background, I repeat stamped the coffee bean image from the Perfect Blend stamp set on Sand Dunes card stock. To add to the vintage feel of my card, I also sponged around the edges of the background. To tie everything together, I added a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set on the inside of the card.

Mel's Card Corner | Celebration Friends SOA Collection

I hope you’ve enjoyed our blog hops and release day for this collection. If you haven’t picked up your own Celebrate Friends collection, be sure to head over and get yours now before they gone!

Until next time …

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