Celebrate with Friends Stamp Of Approval Blog Hop Day #1


Welcome to Day 1 of the Love is in the Celebrate with Friends of Approval Blog Hop! You should have come from Maureen's blog (full blog list below) and your next stop is Josephine.
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.
And make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9am ( if not sold out) on Tuesday  4/24 before goes live for the general public at 6pm (if not sold out). These collections almost always sell out, so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to make sure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection! (and trust me, you do!!!!)
This kit is such an amazing one, I love coffee and tee, an this kit is perfect for birthdays, friends etc. 
For my first card I used the Cuppa Tea set and coordinating dies and border dies. I stamped the tea pot in Midnight ink, then using masking I stamped the flower and leaves. Stamped the lid and bottom and die cut it. I assembled my card onto Premium white card stock with the bottom die cut using the Bordering Sweet die. I stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink. 





For my 2nd card I used the Woo Hoo stamp set and hooray dies. I stamped the balloons using : Tiki Torch, Party Dress, All that Jazz, Mellon Ice and Sweet Sixteen inks. Them stamped the sentiment and die cut Hooray from Midnight card stock 3 times and adhered them together for added dimension. I assembled the card and added die cut party hat. 




PRIZES:  3 random winners chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Announced April 23rd (Monday) at 6 PM on Catherine’s blog.

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Ilina Crouse  - that's me!

Comments

luvhymns said…
Love your tea pot and then the huge hoorah says it all for this stamp release!
Unknown said…
I really like your cup of tea card. It will be so hard to decided between tea or coffee because every time I see someone create a new card I change my mind on which set to get. Thank you for the inspiration.
Becca Yahrling said…
Awesome cards! Love that gorgeous tea kettle and the
pretty colors. And the balloon card is so festive and
fun.
I love these and especially the color scheme on the tea pot!
Unknown said…
Love both!! The hip hip hooray is so cute! Thanks for the crafting inspiration!
Anonymous said…
Lovely cards from this exceptional SoA release!
Michelle W said…
Wow! Beautiful cards, love both!
Judy said…
Great cards, I love them both.
Donna said…
You did such great work on both your cards - totally different looks! Especially love the teapot!
~amy~ said…
Yes, love your cards, especially the tea one...gorgeous!
Nan0807 said…
Love your card! I love the coffee and tea stamp sets.
Unknown said…
I love the card with the balloons! The colors really pop. The teapot card is beautiful too. I can't wait to get this SOA.
Unknown said…
Love both cards! The teapot card is so elegant...just love it!
Avra Williams said…
Oh my! That teapot is gorgeous!
Ellen C said…
I love these colorful and inspiring cards, especially the teapot one.
Unknown said…
The teapot is so elegant! Love both!!
Unknown said…
The tea card is very elegant, and I love the hip hip hooray card fun!!
canadian_liner said…
I love the possibilities to personalize the tea-pot, which you've shown here, and the use of the lacy border die is perfect on your card, Ilina.
The hooray card is so "hip" with the bright balloons. The addition of the little party hat to the sentiment is pure fun!
Debbie said…
So cute! You did a great job with all the cards you made.
Melody said…
I really like your hooray card. I love the way you layered the balloons! Your teapot card is really cute too. Love those die cut borders!
Unknown said…
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Unknown said…
I love both your cards. The teapot color combo is great and the balloon card is so colorful!
Susan White said…
I love the colors you used on your tea pot!!
Jeanne Beam said…
Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. Love the tea pot...
Vivian said…
Oh, the memories! Your teapot reminds me of my grandmother’s house. She had one similar to yours...I always loved it because it was so different. ❤️
Mary Holshouser said…
The teapot is gorgeous.
The colors of the design
and having it popped off the
card are great ideas.
The balloons are ready for
a party. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Donna Hawkins said…
I am in love with your tea card! The colors are fabulous and make the card just pop! Great designs and creativity!!!
bristowmom said…
Oh my goodness! Each new blog I come to I love this release more. Your tea card is spectacular!
Unknown said…
These are absolutely fantastic!!
TerriLynn said…
Gorgeous cards. Love the new stamps & dies. Those colors you used for the teapot really just POP!
Love your hooray card! Beautiful cards
Phyl said…
Adorable tea pot. My Mom collected them.
nancy y said…
Wonderful cards, the black teapot is terrific!
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards! This SOA is so much fun!
Unknown said…
Gorgeous cards! Love the black and white with the splash of color on the teapot and your balloon card is so festive! Love the party hat added over the hooray!
June Sefscik said…
Love both cards, but especially the party hat on the Hooray! so cute.
Jane M said…
Lovely cards. Your teapot is so pretty! This looks like a fantastic release.
dabailey56 said…
Going to have to have it all! I love coffee and I love tea so I guess this was made for me. 😍
Jill said…
Wow, your cards are beautiful. Can’t wait for this.
JmB said…
Such pretty cards! I love the colorful balloon stamps and the large word die. Great collection!
Betsy Calvin said…
Like your cards! Colors on the balloon card are spot on. Thanks for such great ideas,
Joanne G said…
The teapot card is so pretty. Love the colors of the balloons on the second card. Thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
Love the colors of the tea pot with the border dies very cute and those balloons are very cool this collection is awesome.
Alli Shrewsbury said…
Love the simplicity and colors! The Hip Hip Horray Card is such a fun layout of colors and birthday fun!
Polly said…
That teapot is so cute and just adding the party hat over the hooray sets that card off. Funny how one little piece can change a card.
Holly said…
Oh wow! do I LOVE your fist card! I LOVE this beautiful tea pot!I lov ethe colors you used! I also like your second card. How fun are these stamps!!!
Diana Soling said…
Wow! Both are amazing! Hard to choose which one I like more.
Anonymous said…
I love the teapot set!
Unknown said…
Love both cards. But as a devout tea drinker and collector of tea pots, you can probably guess that the first is my favorite!
Kelly said…
The tea pot card is stunning and the hooray card is so much fun. Love them both!
Ann Cifaldi said…
Great cards! I love the tea pot!
Ann Cifaldi said…
Josefine Fouarge your cards are great too!!
Jill said…
OMG! Both cards are adorable. Getting very excited here, and I'm not even a coffee or tea drinker. :D
Denise Bryant said…
Awesome cards! Love the teapot and sentiment, and those fun balloons! Great colors!
Nana Griffin said…
Great ideas for these sets.
Unknown said…
Both cards are beautiful but I'm loving the color combo for the tea pot!!!
Unknown said…
Love them both!
Unknown said…
Love the tea cup, black and a splash of color what a great card!
Terri said…
How fun are these cards? I love, love, love that border die; so elegant. And who doesn't love balloons? This box is exciting because you can make cards for everybody and change it from masculine to feminine with different inks from the collection (I have them all). This is a super box for all; from experienced stampers to those just beginning. Love!!! TFS
Jill D. said…
Charming cards. I agree. I can't decide between the tea or coffee sets. Both so cute. Your tea card makes me want that set and oh how I've been wanting a hooray die. Another sentiment die should be WooHoo! I don't think anyone has designed that yet.
Maggie H said…
Beautiful cards, the border die on the first one looks great.
The colors on the second are so bright and beautiful.
Marianne said…
Gorgeous cards. Your tea pot looks awesome!
Patti Warner said…
Love your style! I feel like I can DO that!! TFS
Nicole said…
Love your cards. So excited for the Woohoo Stamp set.
Unknown said…
Love the balloon card. Monday cant come soon enough
Love, love, love the colorful balloon card!!!
I like both cards, but thought the teapot was especially pretty. Love the die for the bottom edge.
That teapot is glorious!
Sheryl said…
Love these cards! The colors are truly so perfect! Really like the balloons in these stamps with the patterns in them. Great job!!
Unknown said…
Love your hip hip hooray card.
Unknown said…
I loved both cards. I hope the teapot set is for sale in the store one day as I am choosing the coffee set right now. Thanks for the work you put into these cards.
sharon g said…
Oh, how I LOVE your black tea pot. It looks Scandinavian--a favorite of mine.
Dawn said…
Super cute. Thank you for sharing.
Jenna casserly said…
I love how it looks like the hooray is being held up by the balloons
mtscrapgal said…
I love your colorful tea pot on card #1. The large word dies are so popular now. You used the hooray in a terrific way.
Lori Walker said…
I love those balloons! This is a wonderful set!
Nouveau Chef said…
I am so excited for this SOA! I love what you did with the hooray card! Thanks for sharing!
Aunt Mary said…
great cards. can't wait for these new border dies.
Jodie Ramdas said…
Beautiful cards Ilina! The first one is my favourite, so pretty and striking!
Susan Moll said…
I love that teapot and I’m swooning over those border dies!
Kathleen Mack said…
Love the Tea Pot card!
Mary-Anne V said…
Wonderful cards I especially like the Cuppa Tea set.
Unknown said…
Those balloons and the Catherine Pooler inks are a match made in heaven!
Sen72 said…
Tea set and coffee is going to be a tough decision to pick from. The tea cards are so stinking cute!
blbrennan said…
OOOOOOooooooooooooo I love me some Black and White on cards! hip hip HOORAY for those colorful balloons.
Margie said…
ok that teapot is sooooooooooo cute. I don't drink either coffee or tea but have lots of friends that do. Thanks for sharing
Sue McRae said…
Your teapot card is a delight...love your color choices!
Nicole England said…
I don't drink Tea or Coffee, but you make me want to drink both! Gorgeous cards
Melissa said…
Absolutely beautiful cards, Ilina! That teapot card is everything and I'm actually a coffee drinker! LOL
AO Creations said…
So excited!!! I just became a member of StampNation this week. This will be my first Stamp of Approval box. Awesome products, can't wait to get my hands on them.
FD91354 said…
Just love these cards I am seeing with this new kit! It will sell out quickly I'm sure.
Iris said…
Love the clean, crisp look of your cards. The teapot and balloons are so cute.
Mary H said…
Oh my gosh. I adore that teapot, and great colors. My fav so far
Thank you
Marcia Rollins said…
I love the design on the teapot; it looks like something my Grandma would have had.
Tracie Pond said…
Your hip, hip hooray card is the cutest. Love the design and colors. Beautiful tea pot too. =)
Vickie jo said…
Cute cards! Love your tea pot!
Theresa T said…
The teapot card is so sweet and the hip hip hooray card is so fun. I love how the hooray has a hat.
Unknown said…
Well....wasn’t going to consider the tea set as I’m team coffee but now....hmm....perhaps both?
Mary Holc said…
Love how the cards are so professional and cute
Mary Nelson said…
Really beautiful cards! Loving the wonderful color combinations. 😊
Nancy-Anne said…
Your teapot is lovely! And I love your colourful balloons!
Wendy said…
Just love those balloons. They look super fun! This is an amazing SOA collection..
Kristin M. said…
Ohh!! That hip hip horray card is ADORABLE!! Love it and the colors!
Denise said…
Love how you used the hooray die! Such a great card.
scottietyme said…
So glad we can choose both sets, I could not decide!! Next I need ALL the colors!!!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Love these. They are on my wish list! Great cards!
beth said…
Great cards. So cute the tea pot. And the happy card.
Unknown said…
Ooo, I've been wanting to see the teapot stamped out, and this does not disappoint! I love the designs on it; it feels very Scandinavian folk art to me, which is something I love. And that is a birthday card of pure happiness. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Sharon Nez said…
Hi Ilina! I love both these cards you created...but I think my fave is the one with the teapot!! They get me every time!! I'm SO glad that there is a teapot theme! The market has been over-saturated (IMHO) with coffee stuff! lol Thanks for sharing!! ☺
Dana M said…
What great inspiration cards! Super pretty and sweet teapot card and fun and festive celebration card.
Tinstar said…
Love your hip hip hooray card.
Cheryl Jones said…
I love your cards. Great job showing the product.
Dawn T said…
stunning cards Ilina. You've showcase the collection beautifully
susan.w said…
Ilina, the teapot won me the moment it was revealed. I am sure you have been having fun with all these products and all I have to do is wait until party time! Thank you for showcasing the versatility of this SOA Collection Celebrate Friends. I am looking forward to creating many cards for all of my family and friends. Thank you.
Andrea Hastilow said…
The teapot is gorgeous and reminds me so much of the pot my aunt had and used all the time. The second card is so happy and vibrant and made me smile instantly, those colours are amazing, love the happy vibe it gives x
Such beautiful cards! The “cuppa tea” card is so unique and lovely!
Unknown said…
The card with the black teapot is stunning. Love the border dies!
Beautiful charming cards!
LmichelleH said…
These cards are lovely. I really like the large sentiment dies.
Loving all your cards. Your style is my fav . bright cheery and big sentiments. Love these.
Beautiful cards! The border on the teapot card is perfect. So elegant!!! Love the balloon card too....so bright and happy πŸŽˆπŸ€—
Amy Alberter said…
Love the Birthday card with the balloons.
Sharon said…
Wow! This collection is fantastic, really love your cards they are gorgeous. Wonderful collection to have cause you can do so many different cards. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
Cute cards - love the Hooray die
Teresa L said…
Nice cards, thanks for sharing.
Leanne said…
Love both cards & the border die.
Unknown said…
Another superior set of cards! I love to see what ideas you come up with...so much creativity. Looking forward to tomorrow night’s pj party! It will be my first oneπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ
Unknown said…
I absolutely love these cards. The black really makes them pop.
Unknown said…
Love your cards and that border die
Dk said…
So clean and crisp! Good job!
Patti said…
Loving these cards! I could not possibly pick a favorite, although I will probably be CASEing the Hooray card!
gail said…
beautiful color choice
ios_maine said…
I never would have thought you could do so much with a teapot! I can't wait to try my hand at some!
Jeanette said…
I love your cards. The teapot card reminds me of my grandmother who used to collect teapots.
Shells said…
Lovely cards. Can’t wait to start creating with these products.
Mary Reiner said…
Beautiful cards! I love that teapot card...so pretty!
coco said…
Love both of these cards. Especially how quick and easy it would be to make
Unknown said…
I love this SOA and your little piece of art! Looking forward to the PJ Party.
I just love all the dies in this box...would sooooo love to win...would make my year (decade LOL)
Patricia
the PaperTemptress
Stacey Kowbel said…
Wonderful cards! Love the designs.
Jessie said…
Love all the cards but the hip hooray has to be my fav
Nance said…
Gorgeous cards! The teapot card has very old world nostalgic but trendy flare to it.
Cindy said…
Love your adorable cards!
Christy Borfitz said…
Both cards are gorgeous! The teapot set is so fun!
These are gorgeous! I love your clean and simple style!
Denise Mlady said…
Both of your cards are wonderful. I really like the hooray card, it would work for anyone.
Rose said…
I really like your cards. They are so pretty.
Sue D said…
Cute balloon card and love the teapot.
Helen Gullett said…
Ilina, your cards are super sweet and fantastic!
Thank you for sharing the inspirations.
Unknown said…
Hi! I’m new to the SOA boxshopping!! I do love the idea!! I love both the tea and the coffee sets! I plan to purchase the coordinating does as well!
Leanne in Cali said…
Loving this new collection with so many options! Great cards!! Thanks for sharing.
Jean said…
A beautiful collection. Thanks you for the inspiring cards
Jane B. said…
Time to make a pot of tea and dream about making cards with this fantastic set. Love your cards!
Unknown said…
That tea pot and border die....Amazing!!!!
KyleLynn said…
These cards are FANTASTIC! Your designs are amazing, and the cold is great! And, um... now that ol' crafting bug has bit me yet again. Thanks!?!❤ (Note to self: Bake no more than 3 hours after sunrise!��)
M said…
WOW! Your first card with the tea pot is so striking with that black and white and a pop of colour!! Then he card with the balloons. Swoon!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations with us. :D
I love both of your cards!
Beth B. said…
I think the border dies are going to be the deciding factor as to which team I choose. I'm leaning towards tea, but later in the hop I'll probably see the coffee die used and be swayed that direction.
DarbyW said…
Love them both, but, WOW, the teapot reminds me of my Polish Grandmother. She had many items that were similarly decorated. Thank you. Smiles, Darby
Kim Webb said…
Love your use of black with the other bright colors! Really makes a statement.
Unknown said…
Adorable cards, nice and bright!
Really cute cards, love the bold bright colors.
Unknown said…
That tea pot is gorgeous and the hooray is so bright and fun!
KO said…
Love the black tea ☕️ pot! Very bold colors
Unknown said…
I'm loving the card with balloons. I "need" those inks.
Unknown said…
Love the tea pot card so classic!
Unknown said…
I love the hip hip hooray card!! I can’t wait for the hooray word die!!
Brenda Gentry said…
Beautiful cards!!! Love the teapot and love the balloons!!! TFS
spelsue said…
Great cards. I like the color choice you made for the tea pot card.
Jennifer said…
I'm crazy about high contrast and bright colors - you nailed it!
P Rice said…
Beautiful cards!
Carol Hardie said…
I'm in love with that border die. The hooray card is so fun!! I don't drink coffee or tea so naturally I will be getting both !!! I have a bad case of FOMO so I need it all.



Andre M. said…
That first card is so elegant and dainty! Loving that large hooray sentiment on the second card.
Brand6 Duncan said…
Absolutely stunning and classy. Love the black on the tea pot. I would have never thought to stamp it like that. It really makes it pop.
Connie H. said…
Awesome cards! Love the teapot.
Love pink said…
Your balloon card is the bomb!!❤️
Unknown said…
The tea pot came out awesome
I love how you used masking on the first card, and the second card is so happy!
Ronnie said…
I love both your cards, but I especially like the teapot - coloring is great!