Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes blog hop

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be a part of a fun blog hop for Stamp of Approval as they showcase their latest Lovely Notes Collection.SOA Blog hopStamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of products (stamps and dies) that work fabulously together, but they’ll also work incredibly well with the supplies you already own. They are released quarterly and sell out quickly.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionMy first project features the Concentric Circles Dies & Handpainted Thanks. Both were designed by Neat & Tangled for Stamp of Approval. I created a mask using the Concentric Circles die and blended in several distress inks. I also embossed a coordinating sentiment from the Butterfly Notes stamp set that is also in the collection.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionThis next project features the Lovely Lattice Background, which I embossed in clear and blended distress inks over top. This gorgeous birthday sentiment is from Fill in the Blanks.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionI created a shaker window using the Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies. I partially die cut the top and bottom of my shaker window to get that pretty scalloped border on both the top and bottom.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionMy final project features the Wonderful Wreath stamp set as well as Fill in the Blanks. All of the stamps & dies that I have used on all three of my projects today are included in the Lovely Notes Collection.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionI embossed the music staffs in the background and blended Antique Linen over top as well as splattering a little black & white watercolor paint. The wreath was fussy cut with a silk ribbon tied to the top.Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionGIVEAWAY!!
One box is being given away for each day of the blog hop. Entries close on THURSDAY at 9AM EST. Winners will be announced that morning on Catherine Pooler’s blog. If the winner already bought a box, they will be refunded.
Leave me a comment for your chance to win!!
Here is the blog hop order:
Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Miriam Prantner
Lisa Harrolle
Deepti Stephens
Laurel Beard
Thanks so much for stopping by!

512 thoughts on “Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes blog hop

  1. I really like your technique on the first card. I always think everything has to be centered. The wreath card is gorgeous. This will be so fun to use at Christmas. Happy day!

  2. I love all your cards but I especially like how you made the shaker card. Love the bright, ink-blended colors. Thanks Laura!!

  3. Wow, they are all lovely cards, I need to try that shaker card and the wreath is fabulous and the thanks card can be used with any sentiment. Love them.

  4. Beautiful cards. Love the shaker card as well as the way you embossed the music notes. Great ideas – thank you!

  5. Your card and the Stamp of Approval kit look amazing! The components of the kit are well thought out and allow the user a lot of flexibility to use a variety of techniques with them.

  6. I’m so in love with that concentric circles die and your blended background is lovely! I especially love how you did the you’re amazing with the musical notes background!

  7. I love all 3 cards! These stamps and dies are so versatile! I love the colors on your Thanks card, the shaker card is gorgeous with the banner die and the wreath is beautiful with those colors and the music notes.

  8. Simply spectacular!! LOVE all three of these cards!! The Birthday shaker is so fun and the wreath card is so soft and delicate looking!!! Great way to start the week!!! TFS!

  9. I really like the wreath card – popping up the wreath with the musical notes below. Quite lovely.

  10. Your cards are lovely Laura . I love the wreath one the best I think – although the shaker card is awesome and that concentric circle card is so colourful … ah , heck I love them all . TFS

  11. One word- “gorgeous!” The cards are beautiful and creative as always. You did an amazing job highlighting the fabulous elements of the SOA set, and u inspired me/ got my creative juices percolating with some of your techniques. Many thanks !

  12. What beautiful cards! I just found out about SOA and am enchanted with the designs. Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Again your use of colour is amazing. my favorite is the wreath with the music notes and circle background. Now I have a great idea for a different Christmas cards.

  14. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hands on that Fill in the Blanks stamp as I am going to stamp away and make one with each sentiment so I have cards ready to go.

  15. Loved your clever use of concentric die! Your use of die down in corner also
    Flooded my brain with ideas!! Thanks!

  16. I love the concentric circles die and the card you made with it is gorgeous! Combining the music staff with the wreath created a very lovely card!

  17. Ok. Your designs are going to push me out of my comfort zone. I’m going to try the shaker card with a chalkboard background and bright colors all around! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Oh my, I already knew you excelled at creating colourful yet CAS cards (as your first card clearly indicates) but now I know you also do subtle CAS extremely well. That third card is sooooo pretty! Cannot wait to receive my box with goodies so that I can copy ehm CASE all those beautiful creations I have already seen. Sigh.

  19. Laura, I’m so excited you are guest designing for the new Stamp of Approval collection. I’ve been dying to see what you came up with and you did not disappoint!!! I love your style and creativity. Thanks for explaining how you created each fabulous card.

  20. Lauren, I loved the offset look with the concentric circle die; so glad to have many ideas on how to use it. Shaker cards seem to be the rage this year, what a great card you made. I love the third card too with the subtle notes in the background.

  21. Love all three cards…..will definitely try making that shaker card….love the way you used that die as a top and bottom.

  22. Beautiful cards!! I absolutely love the fussy cut wreath trimmed off the side. Yesterday I wasn’t sure how much I would liked the wreath for anything but Christmas now seeing yours has sparked my interest for many uses.

  23. I love the use of the music staff as a background for the wreath….Can’t wait o get my collection

  24. Awesome and grogeous cards…the first one with the off set die cut and inked rectangle really caught my eye.

  25. Great card ideas for the new SOA box. I have to have that concentric circles die, the big selling point for me buying the box. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Love them all but was drawn to the wreath card. The embossed music notes for the background is stunning.

  27. What wonderful cards! This is my first time to blog hop and it is such fun. Great talent and beautiful projects!

  28. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love how you made a mask and blended out colors with the first card. I’m definitely going to do that as well when I get my box. I also love the white embossed music notes with the antique linen on top, just beautiful.

  29. Love your card designs. Wish you put out more videos you are such an awesome designer love hearing your upbeat positive outlook on life too.

  30. Thanks for the chance to win. Great cards. Love the concentric circles die…you’ve used it beautifully!

  31. My fav is the Concentric circles. You always put a great spin on a card. Crossing my fingers that I win a box!

  32. Your “Thanks” card is outstanding. I could definitely see me using the concentric circles die and the music background. Thanks for the chance to win this box.

  33. Hi Laura,
    Beautiful cards today, thanks for sharing them. I can’t wait to get my Lovely Notes SOA so I canstart cards too!! 🙂

  34. Oh My Gosh girlfriend !! Your style and colors of your cards are fabulous. I really am liking the concentric circles die. I love how you placed it on your card. The strain of notes on your wreath card is a must at my house as I grew up with lots of music. Super job 🙂

  35. Love your ideas for using the stamps!!! Such beautiful cards, I especially love the wreath shaker card!!!

  36. Laura, I always love what you create and these three cards are no exception. I like how you off set the die and the blended background on the first card. The shaker card is a darling birthday card and the wreath card, OMG, it is so gorgeous and my fave I think.

  37. It’s always a surprise to see your work. Love how you combine the elements into a pleasing whole.

  38. These cards are lovely. The music notes with the antique linen & wreath is
    Simply Stunning. My favorite so far.

  39. So many gorgeous cards, love the offset you did with the concentric circles die! You always think outside the box (or tilt it on it’s side). 🙂

  40. Laura,
    The only disappointing thing about this blog post is that you don’t have a video. I always look forward to your voice over! 😂
    As usual, your cards are fantastic. I’m so glad everyone is using the background stamp. It’s my favorite piece in the collection. I love the shaker card!

  41. All the cards are lovely, but I especially like the Thanks card and the beautiful colouring behind the die cut.

  42. These cards are so beautiful, going to have to add at least 5 more hours to the day to have more time to create!!

  43. I liked all of these cards but I LOVED the thank you card with the concentric circles. Very modern and simple. Making a shaker card from the negative space on the birthday card was inspired and the wreath with the musical notes behind it? Would never have thought of that. Thank you for the ideas.

  44. Amazing cards! I especially like the shaker card. The blackboard look works great against that bright background. Thanks for sharing!

  45. All the cards are wonderful (as always) but the first one with the concentric circles and ink blending…so, so gorgeous!

  46. I was sure the shaker card was my favorite until I saw the wreath and music staffs! WOW! I was really impressed.

  47. I absolutely love that Thanks card; all your cards are awesome. The concentric circles is something I can’t wait to play with.

  48. Love that first card,
    so pretty! Wonderful
    work on all the cards,
    just beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

  49. Oh WOW! all 3 cards are Fantastic! But I just LOVE how you used that circle die… Fabulous!


  50. I love seeing a preview of ideas on how to use the newest Stamp of Approval collection – thank you for sharing!

  51. Love how you step outside the box with your creations, especially the first card with the concentric circles.

  52. All 3 of your cards are fantastic, I love how you used the banner die to create the shaker card with both ends being scalloped, so pretty!

  53. Laura, your creativity amazes me. I love all you cards, but I have to say the card with the music notes and wreath is my favorite. I love music and the wreath is so adorable and I like how you softened it with yellow. It’s just perfect.

  54. Excited to see that you were a part of the Blog Hop as I always love your cards. I wasn’t let down, I especially love the one you made with the concentric circles die. The way you offset it with the blended color behind it is beautiful.

  55. I love your last card! The notes peeking thru thr yellow is a great look! I can’t wait for this set!!

  56. Look forward each day to seeing the new creative ideas. Like so many of you, people think I’m nuts for how excited I get from seeing and playing with stamps, paper, ink and dies. Keep the creativity coming.

  57. Just watched your whole Craftsy video. You are amazing at card making. I have a whole new LOVE of bright, happy colors, especially with white and bold black sentiments. The thank you card above just says summer! First time blog hopper, love the contest idea. Thanks.

  58. Oh Laura! All the cards are just fabulous! The one that really caught my eye is the last one with the wreath and the music notes and the sponging on it, Love it! 🙂

  59. These are all so pretty, Laura, but I esp. like the first card. That Concentric Circles die is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing & for a chance to win.

  60. Oh my, so many cards and each of them is so pretty. Thanks for sharing and also a chance to win the gift.

  61. Laura….these cards are simply gorgeous!!! Love them all!! It’s a toss-up between the shaker card and the musical score card…as to which is my favorite! They’re all beautifully created!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  62. I would love to win this collection as I don’t think I can buy it this time. I’m t looks fabulous. Love the concentric circles die. Very fancy. Cheryl

  63. Hi Laura ~ I have to say, you’ve done this collection very well.Love your bright and fun cards (I’m a Distress Ink/shaker card junkie!!) and the beautifully subtle card with the music notes is simply stunning. It’s like you snuck in my craft room, used all my supplies and made these cards in my style. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring and I hope you don’t mind if I CASE your beautiful creations. ~HUGS~

  64. How brilliant to fussy cut the wreath, and I love how you cut the banner with both ends scalloped. I can see tons of ideas for these stamps and dies. I have my fingers crossed to win as otherwise I might have to miss out this time. This is an awesome collection!

  65. I’m really addicted to shaker cards lately and yours is great! I can’t wait to CASE it! Thanks for the ideas.

  66. Every one of your cards are exquisite! Love the way you made both the top and the bottom of that die to look the same. Well done!

  67. Love all the cards youve done with this new line! So much can be done with these stamps and dies. Thanks you for showing us some. Karen

  68. Wow! These are incredible!!! Love the versatility of this kit that you’ve displayed here!

  69. Oh my goodness, as if I needed any more arm twisting to get this collection, you’ve just sent me over the edge!!!!!! What fabulously amazing cards!!


  70. Fabulous cards! I love that gorgeous shaker card! So many wonderful elements in this awesome collection!

  71. Love the wonky positioning of the frame on the first card, adore the shaker card & love the music notes under the wreath. Wonderful, wonderful cards. Anxiously awaiting the SOA release on Wednesday. Teresa Rawnick

  72. As always you never disappoint! Can’t decide if the thanks or the shaker birthday is my favorite, guess I’ll have to go with 2 favorites!

  73. I just love that concentric circle die!! And the way you used the other die is wonderful! What a great way to show it’s versatility!

  74. Laura, I’m so glad I found you by taking your Craftsy class!! I love your eye for design and color, and also being a rainbow gal like you, I loved the Distress Inks background one the best. If only I had the time to steal all your ideas! 😃

  75. Amazing cards Laurafadora ! Thank you for sharing, you are such an inspiration and make me feel like I can make beautiful cards too!

  76. Truly amazing and beautiful cards! They are all lovely! Tfs Laura and the chance to win the giveaway

  77. GORGEOUS cards, Laura! As always, you’ve showcased these goodies beautifully!
    You gotta be in it to win it, so here I am crossing my fingers and toes 🙂 I sure wish I could purchase the concentric circle die on its’ own…very cool!

  78. I love all your cards – but the last one with the antique linen is my absolute favorite. So simple I can see that being used for a wedding or even a sympathy card – Thanks for sharing

  79. What a great kit! I somehow had not even heard of this one before. Love what you’ve done with it, Laura! Such a fun set!

  80. I’m already thinking of Christmas with the new wreath and music notes. I can’t find a single thing I don’t LOVE in this release.

  81. Your signature shading is featured again! I always know what to expect when I come to your blog. I like how you put the concentric circles die over the shading for something different.

  82. Looks like another fantastic kit. Can’t wait to purchase it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards.

  83. So many beautiful cards! It took me a minute to figure out how you did the maskin on the first one with the concentric circles. But then I realize you use the outside. Must be too early in the morning for me to think LOL

  84. Clever use of the die to create scallops at both ends of the die cut banner. LOVELY! All three designs..super cute.

  85. I love your twist on stamps and dies Laura. Always something fresh! Your trio of cards is fabulous! xox

  86. Very nice cards!! I especially like the clever wreath card–that is so unique and classy looking!

  87. Such gentle cards for you Laura but lovely all the same! I just found myself saying “what, no hot lips?” I must watch you too often! Lol

  88. wonderful cards! Never would have thought to tilt that circles die cut like that! You are amazingly amazing!

  89. I always find your cards so inspirational and I am NOT disappointed. LOL!! These cards are just out of this world gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring me:)

  90. I love how you used the banner die to scallop the top AND bottom for the window. Great way of extending the use if the die!

  91. Wow – the cards are terrific – I love the way you angled the circle die — it’s by far my favorite piece of this collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful Lovely Notes Collection!

  92. I love your cards and they are always happy! Besides you crack me up with your voice overs-thanks for sharing your creativity! Many Blessings.

  93. These are all awesome! I always love coming to your blog and seeing the beautiful COLORS you’ve created with!!!

  94. I love how you always incorporate some rainbow-ness to your creations, Laura.
    The off-kilter angle to the concentric circles die sets off this wonky element so well. The soft colour gradient of the shaker card is a sharp contrast to the chalkboard greeting. But I think my favorite is the final card with the soft melody, floating in the background, with the real ribbon bow on the wreath. Just lovely!

  95. Love your cards Laura, as always! I liked very much the use of the die in the first card and of course the colors!

  96. I would love to win this collection:) You all have inspired me with so many ideas. I love stamping and making cards. Laura your cards are all lovely. I like the shaker, the die in the thank you one is so cool. I also love the staffs with the wreath. Very nice work. thank you:)

  97. Beautiful cards Laura! I loved what you did with the circle die”…so cool.
    It is a fantastic kit

  98. Beautiful cards and so different from Catherine’s with your use of earthy colors and more black.

  99. I love all your cards so much. I wish I could do what you do. I love to make cards, but wish I could make a living out of it. I’ll just keep wishing and watching. Thank you for sharing your talent and it would be so nice to win that box of goodness.

  100. Love all the cards, but especially love the card with the wreath, with music behind it. Thank you for sharing.

  101. I always look for unique and classic Christmas card ideas. Your white embossing of the music staff with the wreath and shimmering ribbon is absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  102. Love all of your cards. I so hope I’m able to purchase this collection. Love it all. Thank you for sharing. Happy day and stamping

  103. OMG LAURA! I love your amazing cards! Every one of them are so gorgeous…love your style…love this collection! 🙂

  104. Love your cards! Hope to win, but if not can’t wait to order and receive my box. thanks for sharing.

  105. Laura I just know there are other really lovely cards in your post today, but I cannot get beyond card #1 … just so absolutely perfect …

  106. The SOA sets are jam packed with goodies & will keep you stamping for a long time. Love your cards & your signature style!

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