Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Catherine Pooler Fly Daddy Hop - Went Nuts Making 9 Cards!!

Hi friends! Goodness, I had a REEL fun time with the new release from Catherine Pooler Designs, and I can't wait to share what came out of the craft room! Lots of fishing goodies for the perfect Father's Day and masculine birthday cards, as well as some patterned paper, sentiments, dies, and, well, a little bit of everything.

You may have come from the blog of Adelina Starace, but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with Catherine Pooler.

Yep, I went a little overboard here : ) Let's cast off with the fishing goodies!

Here's a quick display of many of the awesome fishing stamps in the Fly Daddy set. All three of the males in my house love to go fishing, so you can see how I went nuts over this set! So many options!

You may have noticed the three circles featuring the new 6x6 Too Fly patterned paper pack that's also offered as part of this collection ... some fishing themed, and some basic coordinating designs.

Eeep, the fishing rod and coordinating die!! Use it to catch some fish, or to display your sentiment (these are also included in the Fly Daddy set). Love that there's a "hubby" stamp!

The background texture is from a small cross hatching stamp from the Birds of a Feather set that is stamped repeatedly.

The bottom half of this card features the red and white stripe pattern paper, also included in this pack. I combined two pattern papers here to make my own version ... a thin strip of blue lures is layered over one of the white stripes.

These sentiments are so fab! Both in terms of what they say, and the fun fonts that are used. I cut my own heart out of some copy paper and sponged some ink onto the card base. Then I stamped and layered a few fish along side of the heart in coordinating colors.

On the bottom of this card is yet another one of the designs in the Too Fly patterned paper pack. Also, did you notice the Blackfoot River sequins? The fluted edges on these sequins really grab the light and make a ton of sparkle! These are super handy to double as fish bubbles.

How about this for a sentiment?! You're so fly! Hahaha, love it. I cut out one of the lure stamps and popped it up, leaving the hooks stamped in black on the card base. Even more of the Too Fly paper from this pack is used on the bottom of the panel, with a combination of the red and white stripe, and those charming bobbers!

Do you recognize the pattern on the card base? It's the fish scales! I stamped the fish body several times all around the card edges to make a custom pattern to go along with the fishing theme.

Speaking of fish borders ... here's another version of that. This time I used the horizontal half of the fish to stamp around the panel border.

A few more lures stamped and colored, my favorite fishy sentiment, and we've got fishing card #5 done!

This one might be my favorite fishing card to leave my craft room. Three fish are stamped on the end of the fishing line, along with a coordinating sentiment. I cut out a simple shape from kraft paper to make a boat, and stamped it with the same cross-hatch texture stamp I used earlier.

Is this not the most fun wave of water? It comes from a new Wavy Cover Plate die, which you can see at the top of this photo. I just cut the bottom portion off and used it for this card.

So there you have it, a series of six fishing cards with the new Fly Daddy set, just in time for Father's Day.

Here's a set that I'm in love with as well ... the Ways to Say You set. I laid out many of the words from this set on my Misti and then inked them up in rainbow order.

The gold die on the top of the card is from Ways to Say Hey Dies. The card is cut shorter than usual, so adding this die to the top still allows it to slip into an A2 card envelope.

More patterned paper scraps used at the bottom of this card. Another nice thing about the patterned paper is that they automatically coordinate with the CP ink colors.

Before taking all these stamps off my Misti, I wanted to get another card out of it. Do you do this to? Instead of stamping different colors, I embossed them all in gold. Notice the Perfect Vines Die in vellum this time!

Finally, this giant butterfly from Wings of Joy is just begging to be inked up in all sorts of pretty colors. I applied a rainbow-ish gradient of color to to the stamp, and then blended some more ink onto the paper. You can turn "you are a joy" into "you are a" and then use "Sweet Thang" to finish it off.

Cutting around the butterfly lets you adhere the butterfly in the middle, and then bend the wings up for dimension.

Some ink blending and masking gives you a quick outdoor scene, along with some flowers from this set.

Well, there you have it! Such a fun time in my craft room with this collection!

Be sure to comment here, and along the rest of the stops, as Catherine Pooler will be giving away a $25 gift card! The winner will be announced on the Catherine Pooler blog on May 27th.
I'm happy to send you along to the super-duper talented Daniel West who I know has something clever and unique to share with you!

Here are the rest of the stops along the hop in case you need it:

Kelly Griglione <<< You are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (including affiliate links, thanks so much for your support if you're excited about something):

Fly Daddy
Ways to Say You


  1. Wow your cards are fabulous! Love the designs and colors are amazing! Love this set!

  2. Wowww! You are on a roll! So many fabulous inspirations, I love them all :)

  3. Wow! You created a great bunch of cards! I can't wait to get this collection. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. CASEing is the highest compliment of perfection. Beautiful. Using the fish scales for a background. Way to think outside the box!

  5. so many awesome cards with this fun release!

  6. NINE CARDS!! wow, you were inspired. Love the mix of stamping and patterned papers.

  7. You certainly have an eye for color. Love the papers also.

  8. Love this set!. Not just for men, I love fishing. The paper and bright colors are super fun.

  9. Great cards! I love your creative use of the fish stamp.

  10. I am not joking this set is so fun. Cute cards. Love your clever ideas like the scale background and fish border.

  11. It looks like you had a lot of fun. These are great cards. Loving this release.

  12. Going nuts looks good on you Kelly LOL!! These are all fantastic!

  13. Wow! How fun to see so many things made with just a few stamp sets...that's awesome! Love your creativity! The Ways to Say set is it!

  14. What a wonderful collection of cards! All of them are great! I loved how you used the fish scales to create your own background...genius!

  15. What a treat and what inspiration! Thank you sharing these fantastic cards and products. I love the wave die cut, and the fun ways you used the stamp sets!

  16. Wow!! So many wonderful cards and designs. You sure did have fun!!! Love them!! I love that butterfly too.

  17. You went over and above with all your cards! Fantastic
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  18. Wow your cards are amazing. You use color in a fabulous way. I like them all so much I don't have a favorite.

  19. I LOVE how you went outside the box on these, using the fish stamp for pattern and border. And your boat with the wavy cover plate water is adorable. I also love how you created a birthday card too to show how versatile these stamps can be. Awesome job!

  20. I'm loving all the cards you created with the fly daddy products!!! I esp. Love how you dressed up the red striped patterned paper with the blue fish patterned paper strip!! Very creative and looks awesome!!

  21. Great cards. Just wish there was a fly stamp and not just lures.

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  23. Fantastic cards! I love this release and I’m not a fisher. I loved your fish scale border. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I'm hooked on the fishing themed cards. Absolutely adorable!!

  25. Oh, Lordy, ONLY 9?? I'll bet it was hard to get you out of your craft room--you were on a REEL roll! Love them all--I'm totally smitten with that butterfly. You never fail to enable me! ;)

  26. WOW you reelly reelly had a lot of fun and I love all the bright colours...gorgeousness!

  27. So much inspiration and great ideas! I don't own any CP products but may have to reconsider. (mostly to having way too many items on my shelves already)

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