Catherine Pooler Designs x Pear Blossom Press Collab

Welcome to the Catherine Pooler Designs x Pear Blossom Press Collab Hop! We’re sharing fun, interactive cards to brighten your day! They feature awesome new stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs, and with help from our EZ-Lights and Halo Lights, they all really light up!  Be sure to hop along for loads of inspiration; our designers have come up with some brilliant cards.

We’re so excited to have our guest, Mona Toth, inspiring you with a beautiful rainbow light-up card today, using our EZ-Lights and vibrant Catherine Pooler Inks! Isn’t it gorgeous? She’ll walk you through the process below.


I started the cardmaking with stamping the images from the Bright Days Stamp Set with watermark ink to a lightweight copy paper. Then I heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. After this process I made a rainbow ink blending with only three Catherine Pooler Ink Pads. I have used Cummerbund (my favorite inkpad color ever), Pucker Up from the Party Collection, and Lemongrass from the Spa Collection. I love the brightness so much!

Next, I repeated the same process once more, this time with gold embossing powder, but on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added one more inkpad color to the blending process, the color Catching Rays. This time I die-cut the images with the Bright Days Coordinating Dies, because I don’t need them.

When it was done, I adhered a piece of vellum to the back of my blended card front and I added white and gold dots and crosses with white and gold Essential Gel Pens to bring that magic effect.

Next, I adhered the lightweight ink blended background inside my card and added two EZ-Lights to its right place as well. I put on the bulbs some heart embellishments so when someone will light up the card, dark heart shapes will show up.

After this process I adhered the LED lights inside the bulbs with glossy accents. I have also fixed the wires and the switch with the best craft tape.

I have adhered 5mm wide and 3mm Deep Foam Tape to my card. NOTE: this is the perfect 3D adhesive for light up cards, you don’t need to double it, and that’s cool.

Next, I stamped the lamp cables from the Bright Days Stamp Set with watermark ink, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I wanted to keep the coloring simple, so I just stamped them with Sand Castle Ink inside its lid, and took the color with Tombow Blender Pen to color them.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the Bright Days Stamp Set and the PUSH HERE notes with the Interactively Yours Stamp Set to a piece of vellum with watermark ink, and I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

In the end I just removed the parchment papers from the adhesive, and put my card together. Thank you very much for reading through my post, I hope that you have enjoyed it and I have inspired you! If you want to see more colorful happy cards visit my Instagram.
~ Mona

Ready for more inspiration? Hop along with us! 


Catherine Pooler Designs  – next stop

Cassie Trask

Ashlee McGregor

Laura Volpes  

Chrissie Tobas

Marcia Caradinta  

Allison Cope


[one_half last]

Jen Carter

Rachel Winn

Ilina Crouse

Ali Farmer 

Karen Baker

Pear Blossom Press (Mona Toth) – you are here


Every good hop has prizes, right? So Catherine Pooler Designs, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $25 store credit! Comment on this post by June 25, 202 to be entered to win. Winners will be announced on June 28th. 

A great big thanks to Mona Toth for guest designing for us today! If you are not already following her on Instagram and YouTube, you will definitely want to! Please make sure to use her links above if you’d like to purchase any of the supplies used today. Some are affiliate links, and that helps to support her hobby. Don’t worry, there is no additional cost to you; it’s just an awesome way to thank her for the inspiration.

32 thoughts on “Catherine Pooler Designs x Pear Blossom Press Collab

  1. Fantastic cards. Love the lights. Great stamp and die set. Thank you.

  2. Your card is Amazing! I love how it lights up!

  3. Melissa Leftrick says:

    So colorful and beautiful!!!!

  4. Mona your blending is so perfect for this bright and cheery card. I have never tried the EZ lights, but I really think I could handle it! This stamp set from CP works so beautifully with both kinds of lights. TFS…

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love the vibrant ink blending.

  6. Tis card is awesome. Love how you used the light bulbs as cutouts. What a clever way to show case the lights.

  7. Oh my gosh!!! I love this darling card. It is so bright ( no pun intended!!!) and the colors are terrific. Each light bulb is so cute. Love this stamp set.

  8. Winner winner, chicken dinner! BEST use of Catherine’s BRIGHT colors and your BRIGHT lites!!!!Awesome. Love the idea of mini hearts shinning thru!

  9. Beautiful! Thanks for the description of how you affixed the lights, plus the pictures of the process. Very helpful

  10. I saw this on IG and OMG! I LOVE it sooooo much! The rainbow colors, the light up! JUST AWESOME! What a great collaboration and hop!!!

  11. Love the card so cute. Thanks for the chance to win a gift card.

    Susie Draper

  12. Beautiful card. I love the bright colors and the bright light!

  13. Fabulous colors! Love these light-up cards!

  14. Marisela Delgado says:

    GORGEOUS colors! So beautiful!

  15. Love these bright colors for the lights! Such a fun card! What a treat it would be to get this awesome card in the mail!

  16. I love color and CP has the best ink colors. Your cards are Gorgeously done…thank you for the inspiration!

  17. Who doesn’t love a rainbow?! I LOVE this card!

  18. Well I don’t know if I hopped in the right order but your blog is my last stop. And the saying “they saved the best for last” is so true here!!! I was blown away when I saw your beautifully inked card! The ink blending is fantastic and I love how you hung all the lights together at different heights!! Beautiful!

  19. Beverly stradley says:

    Such vibriant color blending makes this card pop!

  20. Love all of the colors. The wrinkly wires are a
    fun touch to realism. Great card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. love the background sponging – awesome colors

  22. Love the colorful background and lights! This would be a great idea for Christmas also!

  23. The ink blending was a brilliant idea! Very pretty card!

  24. Your little heart embellishments are a nice touch to a lovely design!

  25. Love your colorful card design! Interactive cards are my favorite!

  26. Absolutely Adorable Card! I Love the “Bright Days” the Light bulbs remind me of my Aunt’s house in Oxford! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!

  27. Beautiful card!!! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing your technique in creating this card.

  28. Well this looks like the perfect card for hubby! Putting those hearts to cast heart shadows with the beautiful glow is brilliant! The ink colors are so vibrant, especially against the vellum. Fun fun fun! Perfect card For EZ lights!!

  29. This card is filled with so much beautiful color… And obviously lots of lights! Have to give this a try…

  30. So cute and colorful. My grandkids love interactive cards.

  31. I really like the idea to combine the set and lights. Great project share and thanks for the chance!

  32. This card is absolutely mesmerizing!

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