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Oversized Box Card Tutorial

Here is a quick written tutorial on how to make an oversized Box Card since I have had quite a few requests 🙂


1 – Cut two pieces of heavyweight cardstock to 24cm x 21cm

2 – Laying the card horizontally score top to bottom at 10cm and 20 cm, leaving a 4cm edge

3 – Rotate the card and score the length of the card at 10cm.

4 – At the 10cm, and 20cm score line, cut down to the score line in the middle of the card, repeat on the second piece of card.

5 – Cut off the 10cm x 4 cm take at the edge of each piece of card.

6 – Choose your Paper for the panels and cut four stars that are 9.5cm x 9.5cm

7 – Glue the paper to the 10cm square card panels Using Crafter’s Companion Tape Runner, repeat on both pieces of card.

8 – Fold along the score lines, add glue to the small panel and glue together the two pieces of card.

9 – Cut two bridges out of card stock that are 14cm x 3cm and score at 2cm and 12cm on each.

10 – Fold along the score lines and glue to the inside of the card as pictured.


11 – Choose what you would like to fill the box card and attach acetate strips using Gel Super Glue.

For the Snowflake Card I have used products from Crafter’s Companion that will be launching on HSN on August 15th, The snowflakes are cut using the Sparking Snowflake add on dies (for the Dimensional Dies Bundle), the Paper on the Panels is from the 12″ x 12″ Decorative Christmas Paper Pad, the Glitter card from the Luxury cardstock packs.

Find them at HSN HERE



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New Products!

There have been a lot of *NEW* products added lately, and more will be added over the next couple of days, you will find most categories have new items in them (you can sort listings by new to old to make this easier to see).

Here are just a few of some of the most popular items that will be quick to go!


Recent *NEW* Stamp Lines:

*NEW* from Ranger and Tim Holtz:



*NEW* from Catherine Pooler:


Stay tuned to my FaceBook Page where all *NEW* listing link up from my Website, there is going to be A LOT more new items coming in for the next few months 🙂



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So, Im super pumped! I signed up for my first ever colouring class by Sandy Allnock (link HERE).  I have been wanting to try her marker colouring classes, but was a bit unsure as I am a Spectrum Noir girl and she uses and teaches with Copics.  Well, it was no problem at all, I just chose the similar colours in my Illustrator Markers to what she was using.

This is was my first attempt at the underwater scene (I think there are like 5 different ones). There is a lot of room for improvement, but all in all I am pretty pleased 🙂

For Stamp Sets I used:

Happy To Sea You – The Greeting Farm

Gill Friends – My Favorite Things


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Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval is coming to Maple Syrup Designs!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOODNESS!!!  I have been busting at the seams to share this SUPER exciting news! Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval boxes (In a very LIMITED number) will be coming to Maple Syrup Designs in Nova Scotia Canada!

On July 18th you will be able to stop by and pick up your Stamp of Approval box in person, or if you prefer they can ship to you.  In addition to this we will be participating in Catherine Pooler’s Live Facebook Party where she will be checking into our location and seeing all the fun we will be getting up to.

We will be having cupcakes, Tea, Coffee and crafting fun in the workshop, you are welcome to come along for the party or just drop in as and when you can.  Start time here in the studio will be at 10am and nearer July 18th I will send out an email/blog post letting you know what time Catherine and her team will be joining our Canadian Stamp of Approval Party via her Facebook Live 🙂

As I mentioned there are only a VERY limited amount of boxes that will be here (and again, we are they only place in Canada where you can order/collect yours) so make sure you click on the photo below and reserve yours now!

Please send an email to and let me know if you would like to attend the in studio event after you have purchased your Stamp Of Approval Box reservation.


So the technical details…..

  1. going forward I hope to have a more streamlined way to accurately charge for the shipping of the Stamp of Approval boxes, but for now make sure at the checkout of you want to have your box shipped choose the “Stamp of Approval” shipping option as this will not qualify for the $10.00 flat rate, however, if you order more items in addition to this there will be no extra charge for them to all ship together on the 18th.
  2. Any Shipping overages there may be will be refunded to you at the time of shipping, for in person make sure to choose “local Collection/Pick up to waive the shipping charge”
  3. All prices are the Catherine Pooler Retail price, simply converted to Canadian dollars and taxed according to Province.
  4. Have fun, join in, get excited and Celebrate this awesome opportunity….as a small independent Canadian Business this is such an awesome opportunity, so a BIG thank you for supporting and celebrating along with us!


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Weekend Sale!

Maple Syrup Designs is going on the road this weekend and setting up a “pop Up Shop” at a local crop…..SO, lots of stuff is on sale for this, and I have opened to sales up to everyone online also!

I haven’t placed everything into the SALE section, so you will need to just browse through the site to see the mark downs.

A feature Sale for JUST this Weekend can be found in the Stamping Bella Section….ALL Stamping Bella is on Sale for 15% this weekend ONLY!!


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Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir SALE!!

Here are some SALES that are on at the moment, click on the photos to be directed to them in the shop.

It is a perfect time to stock up and grab some Incredible deals on your favourite Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir products at ultra low prices!


* Spectrum Noir Colorista Pencil Pads – These are great for relaxing and make for amazing greeting cards!*




* Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pads, are stunning when used with Metallic Pens, Pencils and Markers! *




* Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers – THESE ARE PHENOMENAL!!!! *

* Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils *

* Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils *


* Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers *


* Spectrum Noir AquaTint Pens *


* Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pens *


* Spectrum Noir ArtLiner Pens *



* Crafter’s Companion Stamps, Dies, Cardstock and more found HERE *


* More Spectrum Noir Products found HERE *






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**Catherine Pooler New Release Day Tomorrow** Sunny With A Side of Sparkle!

Catherine Pooler’s complete *New Release* Sunny With A Side Of Sparkle will be live in my shop tomorrow at 10am ET (11 Atlantic Time).  This is a beautiful release and as be all of her products it won’t disappoint!

As in when products sell out I will immediately re-order so make sure you grab a backorder if needed to hold your place…..Happy Shopping!

Catherine Pooler items can be found



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#thedailymarker30day Colouring Challenge days 11 – 18

How are you making out in the colouring challenge? I’m still going strong and have more pictures with supply lists to show you:



Stamp Set: Wheek, wheek, wheek – Gerda Steiner Designs

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Nuvo Jewel Drops – Key Lime


My Day 12 Photo was on HSN and features Catherine Pooler Inks in:

Sweet Sixteen

Flirty Fuchsia

Royal Treatment



This is a “work in progress” shot colouring one of the *NEW* Gorjuss girl stamps


Santoro Gorjuss Girl – Rosie

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils

Watercolour cardstock

Purple Tape



Can you tell I love the Santoro Gorjuss Girls???


Santoro Gorjuss Girl Stamp – The Black Star

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers



These are the cards I made for my son’s teachers for end of year, these Teacher Grumplings from Taylored Expressions are hilarious!! For the Bottom of the cards I taped off a section and took Catherine Pooler Ink Pads in Lime Rickey and Grape Crush direct to the card and inked to to match!


Stamp Set: Teacher Grumplings by Taylored Expressions

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Catherine Pooler Ink Pads in: Lime Rickey and Grape Crush

Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Dies

White Gel Pen


Another card that is good for a laugh is this one featuring the Mini Crazy Dogs and Carts by Tim Holtz.  I masked off some off these dogs so that I could layering more cats and dogs and then masked them all and distressed the background.


Stamp Set –  Mini Cats and Dogs by Tim Holtz

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Small Talk Snarky Sentiment Stickers – Tim Holtz

Distress ink: Tumbled Glass


Catherine Pooler Inks in:

It’s a Boy

All That Jazz


on the butterfly: It’s a Boy, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed

Stamp Sets by Catherine Pooler:

Faithful Flutterings Stamps and Dies

Doin’ The Polka BackGround Samp

Mod Podge Dimensional Effects


Stamp Set: Mega Succulent by Altenew

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrators in – BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5, BT6, BT7, BT8, BT9


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I hope you have enjoyed 🙂

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Canadian, Eh?!

Not long now until Canada Day (July 1st)! Have you made any cards or decorations?? Have a scrapbook layout in mind?  I made this card today using the O, Canada Collection by Photo Play which you can find HERE

Happy Saturday!

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Huge Sale on MFT and Craftin’ Desert Divas!

Don’t worry My Favorite Things aren’t going anywhere, we just love them so much it was time for a Sale 🙂

You can check out the awesome prices  HERE, not all are on Sale but a good chance of them are….let’s call this a rainy day sale!


Craftin’ Desert Divas is also on Clearance, and once they are done they are gone, so it is the perfect time to grab some of these cute bargains! You can find these HERE