Featured Stampin’ Up! Stamper: Catherine Cote

One of my downline lives in Montreal (about 2 hrs away)  and I really don’t get to see her enough. She is a lovely person and an awesome stamper!!! Whenever she makes it to Ottawa for one of our demonstrator meetings, I get feedback from my local ladies how great it is to have "The Montreal Girls" come down!!! 🙂

In May at my Stampin’ Girls Convention (for demonstrators) she created a really WOW project and has agreed to let me feature it on my blog!!! I know you’ll love it!

First here’s a bit about Catherine’s Story as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:
“I have been addicted to any craft that’s paper-related all my life but have been actively scrapbooking and rubber-stamping since 2001 after a trip to Hawaii. I am a full-time Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since January 2006 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I am married to a husband who understands my passion and who’s built beautiful studio and classroom in our home. This allows me to give workshops out of my house on an average of 3 days a week. It’s amazing to be able to share my passion while educating people in this creative journey and make a living out of it. I’m also a mother of two beautiful artistic teenagers whom we are proud of and their many accomplishments. So far, it’s been an amazing ride!”

Here’s her awesome Candle Boat:
Catherine created this project 50 times for WOW swap at the convention and each was beautiful!!!
It hold 3 tea candles. (If you use yours, make sure it doesn’t burn the paper!!! SAFETY first!!!) 

"The candles were glittered by dropping Irridescent Ice embossing powder then heated with a heat gun to seal the powder into the candle. So easy… and the effect is stunning. Because I had to stack them into a bag to bring to the convention, the ones I gave away don’t have the vellum layer on the butterfly (sorry girls). But in this picture, you can see the last layer of the butterfly embossed with Irridescent Ice EP over Soft Sky ink. Because the Classic ink does not dry fast on vellum, it allows you to emboss. I also added Crystal Effects on the little body of the butterfly and put more Irridescent Ice on it. The butterfly is then curved upwards by running a bone folder over it, using a piece of fun foam underneath. The swirl on top of the box is first stamped with Whisper White Craft ink and then embossed with Detail White EP. The tiny flowers are stamped with VersaMark ink."

"As a thank you to all my readers, I decided to share with you my template. Just click on the image on the left, then right-click with your mouse to do a "save as". You can then print on a 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock of your choice. There are 2 candle holders per page.

The template provides for 3 tea lights but I’ve decided to cut out only 2 holes. You could also cut out just the one in the middle and decorate on each side. It’s up to you!"

Recipe (all supplies by Stampin’ Up! except otherwise indicated)Stamp Set: priceless; Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Vellum; Inks: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, VersaMark; Embossing Powders: Detail White, Irridescent Ice; Ribbon: Bayou Blue double-stitched grosgrain; Punches: 1/4" Circle, Scalloped Circle; Others: Orbis Circle Scissor (EK Success), Sticky Strip, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, tea lights (source unknown); Heat Gun


Thanks so much Catherine for sharing this project! If you’re looking for a Montreal Demonstrator, go check her out here: http://www.creationsceecee.com/ She has a FRENCH and ENGLISH blog with fabulous projects!

Happy Stamping!    Josee




  1. Wow, she sure is a talented lady! So glad you featured her, Josee!

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