NOTE: The giveaway is now closed. Any comment after No. 185 will not be eligible to win!
If you have ever read the wonderful children’s book Guess How Much I Love You, then you are familiar with the wonderful illustration style of Anita Jeram. Today, Colorado Craft Company is pleased to announce their partnership with Anita to bring her whimsical style to stampers everywhere!
I am so excited to share my video today because Anita’s images are perfect for simple watercoloring! I used the Birthday Wishes set and I love how the card turned out. Check out how I created my card and stick around to the end of the video to see a peek at all of the stamps in this release.
There are coordinating dies for this set, coming soon, as well as for many of the sets in the collection!
GIVEAWAY: Colorado Craft Company is giving me one $35 gift card to give to one of my blog readers! Just leave a comment today and I will choose the winner on Monday at noon central.
Be sure to check out the release and remember that you can , in the words of Anita herself, “Create something delightful today.”
BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS: We have a HUGE blog hop today with so much inspiration! Please feel free to check out all of these wonderful card designers!
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Lisa Byers says
I am so happy to see stamps such as these. They are so whimsical as you say. I love the magical sweetness. I will definitely have to purchase these!
Linda Gorman says
Your card is adorable. I really love this new release❤️ Thank you for sharing!
Miesje Flach says
I love that book! It was much loved and rear to my grandchildren. That card is adorable!
Kristin Rigsbee says
Those stamps are so cute!!!
Kathleen Budd says
Love your card and as always love your videos!
Barbara Campbell says
Just so charming, a story book stamp. They are a magical with simply emcouraging sentaments.
Karin Lowery says
These stamps are beautiful and I love your card! You water coloring is so good!
Such sweet, sweet images! I am just a beginner painter, and these look like something I can do!
Kathryn Eddy says
Look at you Copic coloring!! Your card is precious! What a great release from CCC!
I love this new line! The animals are cute and they are very unique compared to other companies. 🙂
Sandra Detro says
These new stamps are heartwarming and your cards are wonderful. Thank you
Della Cluff says
Very cute card!
Jo Ann Froman says
The images are sweet. Your card gives me an idea for a gift.
My niece is having a baby in March and I will send her some handmade cards with the book.
Annette Hindes says
Love your card! So sweet!
Great to have Anita’s work in stamp form!!
These are the kind of stamps I like and see so few of. Lovely illustrating.
Eileen Cervi says
Such an amazing release and your talent is inspiring. Thanks, Cathy!
Sharon Fletcher says
I adore the whimsical and simplicity of these stamps-and dies too!wow! I have always adored this book and just found out I have a new grandson on the way! This book and the stamps will be great to use for cards and gifts. Have an amazing Saturday!
Rose Johnson says
Charming and whimsical! Simple is sweet!
These stamps and your talent go hand and hand. I am creating cards for our first responders in the medical industry here in Colorado and appreciate the inspiration!
Really love this illustrator. Thanks for sharing your process!
Aya Elsheshtawy says
Oh Cathy, your card is stunning.,elegant & gorgeous!! It was amazing and mesmerizing watching your creative process and seeing your vision come to life!! The way you colored the bunny is easy !
Thanks for your outstanding tutorial and sharing your tips, tricks & techniques!! YOU so ROCK!!
Jackie Parkins says
That’s such a sweet card and I love your watercoloring!
Brenda C says
Hi Cathy! Love the card! This new line of stamps are just gorgeous. TFS!!!
Thanks for the video Cathy! Your card is adorable.
Nancy K says
as always, your card is classic! beautiful, simple and yet, not – so fun, thank you Cathy
Deb Kaste says
Very sweet card. Love the water coloring technique!
Donna M. says
Great video, wonderful stamp sets! I’m loving this adorable line of sweetness!
Cathy, This release has made my day! I can’t believe the sweetness of the critters in each set.
Thank you for another super video 🙂
Carolyn Peters says
The images are so sweet. I love your painting, too. 🙂
Rosalina Birmingham says
Absolutely sweetness plus!
Jeanne Kumpunen says
I’m loving this set of stamps. Thanks for showing us how to use it. Very pretty.
Teri S. says
Cathy, I adore the CAS style you chose to highlight this delightful little bunny with the balloon. These critters have such whimsy & a gentle look to them & I think soft colours are what’s best to colour them with as well. Thanks for a chance to win.
Jeannean Marshall says
I LOVE this release! Thank you for doing “simple” watercoloring as I am challenged that way! It turned out fantastic!! Thanks also for the video and I did not know about Sam’s passing.
Lori Jones says
What a cute card. My daughter and I have a special bond to this book and I love that there is a line of stamps to continue the story.
marilyn bailey says
Simple and ever so sweet!
Robyn S! says
I love this beyond! I have the original book and my son is 25!!
rachel duong says
Beautiful and love the watercolor texture in the balloon and bunny!
Melanie Allen says
Such a sweet card! It makes me smile.
Elizabeth Knehans says
I love the sweetness and simplicity of your design. These images are perfect for children’s cards and my future grandkids!
Marsha Simmons says
Love your sweet, simple card. Baby card here we come! TFS
What an amazing release! These are just heart tugging! I might need them all! I sure know I WANT them all!
Sandi MacIver says
such fun images and beautifully colored
Ryan W Taylor says
I love the simplicity. I love these illustrations!!
Nancy Deffner says
Beautiful card! Love your simple style with these adorable new stamps.
Cathy Barbera says
Avra Williams says
This is so sweet! I need to get out my watercolors and practice!
Laurie Black says
I am loving this new release – so charming without being too cutesy.
Mirella Rogan says
So super sweet, and lovely colouring, too! I am in love with these images!
MENDY CRUMPTON says
Love the stamps and love what you created. I love her books!
Love these soft and whimsical images. Love what you’ve done with them!
Sheri Kempke says
I love Anita’s illustrations. I plan to watch your video this afternoon, after Tim’s Halloween live. Thanks for all you do and love what you’ve created.
Lieve S says
Only one stamp and a sentiment and you made a beautiful card with them ! Thank you for the very clear video.
Carolyn R says
Back to raising kids and reading to them. These illustrations are just adorable. Love your card.
Lisa Wise says
So much to love here! Your design and coloring and these stamps!
Elizabeth Rue says
A sweet image you brought to life so simply…and it’s suitable for any age…thanks!
BECCA YAHRLING says
Just darling! Love all the beautifully illustrated images
in this release.
Phyllis Freese says
These images are so sweet, especially since they are from a favorite children’s book author.
Ginni. DelPiano says
Thanks Kathy for this adorable card. I love the stamp set and am anxious to get it. I hear about your fabulous ideas from other crafters and demonstrators and now I know that you are among the best.
Sandra Bonagura says
Thanks for the tips …. simple? lovely!
Jo Ann F. says
The stamps are adorable and your card is so sweet. Lovely for children and they young at heart as well.
Diana Johnson says
Great card, adorable stamps
Michele W says
I’m not big on cute critters but I am in love with these new stamps! The illustrations are simple and sweet. Can’t wait to get some. Thanks for the helpful video.!
Tami R says
I absolutely love these adorable critters in this release! Definitely need to purchase these stamps! Thanks, Cathy, for sharing your cute card.
Kelly B says
Love it – super adorable!
Michelle Tercha says
Adorable card! Those stamps are really cute! Thank you for the chance to win. Michelle t
Cindy Holmes says
Your card is just so precious! And your water coloring skills are so amazing too!
lynne morgan says
you always seem to keep it clean and simple. thank you
Heike Carlson says
Such a sweet image and great card.
I wish I could afford all of these cute new stamps. They look like something from childhood that you’d read and read and read again.
Angela Reed says
Laurie R. says
I love your card and Anita Jeram’s work. These sets are great!
Pat Bethke says
Such a happy card, thanks for the inspiration. I love these stamps.
Rainbow J says
I love this! What a sweet card.
Cheryl Rowles says
A heart-warming release, for sure. Love the watercoloring. Sweetness through and through.
Cynthia Hammond says
Cathy, I am new to paper crafting – have always made cards on a Hallmark program on my computer. But I have always admired cards made by hand and thought I would give it a try. Well, I am hooked. I’ve embraced the whimsical style and these stamps are ideal! I have close friends going through very difficult times right now. With my heart condition and this pandemic, I am unable to be with them in person. Cards like these will show them how special they are to me and maybe lift their spirits for that day. Cathy, I love your YT videos, not just for their inspiration but for the fun and relaxed way you present them. I am always wearing a smile long before they end!
Miriam Prantner says
Just the cutest image. I’m so excited about this licensing agreement and I love your soft watercoloring!
Holly Jackson says
Cathy I love your work! Thank you for sharing! The bunny is adorable. I definately need this set!
Veronica Donnelly says
I just adore this new Colorado Craft and Anita Jeram release!! Cathy, Thank you so much for your videos and inspiration. I know nothing about watercoloring but I am learning through you!
Patricia H says
I’m in LOVE! Just the sweetest faces! I’ll take the whole release, please!
So delicate and pretty. Thank you for doing a video!
Viv T. says
I love all of them, but especially the bunny! I am partial to bunnies. LOL. They are sooooo cute!
Karen M Barkman says
Darling card. Love the simplicity of your design.
dixie in montana says
These stamps fill a blank in the stamps available…soft and sweet and perfect for so many occasions! Love each and every one of them and I know that many will be added to my stamp collection! Thanks for the opportunity to get started by winning!
Judith Taylor says
Such adorable images. That bunny is so sweet. Lovely card!
Gretchen Edwards says
What a fabulous collaboration! I want each and every one of them. Love love love your take on them!
Marisela Delgado says
So pretty! So sweet! 💜
Adorable. Appreciate the water colouring
Kim U says
I’m so excited about this new collection of stamps. Thank you for such a great video to make watercoloring look so easy.
Mary-Anne V says
I love the illustrations in this series. I am a big fan of Anita Jeram. Wonderful card.
kathy Tanner says
I love these stamps and your card is super cute 🙂
Cindy Wilson says
These stamps are irresistible
Jess K says
Beautiful card Cathy!! Love these adorable images
Who could resist these gorgeous stamps?! Love your card!
Connie Cajka says
These stamps are absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to get them! Wonderful card!
Denise Bryant says
Loving this adorable bunny! Very sweet card!
D Willey says
You make me think I can watercolor, too!
This is so adorably fun.
Vicki H says
Such a sweet card!! LOVE these new stamps as they are very different from what is currently out there! So nice to see fresh, new ideas! Great water coloring btw!
Giovana Smith says
Gorgeous card! This bunny is adorable!!
Chris Orr says
Love her work. Her book always makes me crY. These cards and book would be great to accompany with a baby gift. You did her images justice.
Great card Cathy! The image you used is my favorite from the release.
Helen F says
It is certainly very easy to create something delightful with these beautiful new images! Your card is wonderful with a perfect story book illustration look! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂
Amy Armington says
Love these images. Thanks for sharing your card ideas through your videos. Great fun!
Jennifer Taylor says
Love the simplicity of your card and the card card base. it’s so fun to watch your process. Theses stamp are so lovely ❤️
JoAnn Guess says
Candy T says
Love the simple way you made a really great card. This stamp release is so amazing!
Your card was so adorable that I had to immediately purchase the set! (And a couple others too, of course). Thank you!
Judy Strasser says
Love, love, love these designs! The animals are so expressive!
Carolyn Weese says
Very cute card. Makes me think I might be able to watercolor!
Bienchen Mittwollen says
Love your videos so much!! Your cards are adorable and you have my favorite kind of humor ❤️
Thank you for your amazing inspiration ❤️
Crystal LeShae Evans says
I’m so in love with this entire release! I love the loose sketchy style, such sweet images to watercolor & your card is just darlin’ as always Cathy, I enjoyed your videos & post Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, and offering great tips & beautiful inspiration! 💕
Karen Parker says
so sweet and easy!
I love these darling critters! Thanks for sharing how you created this sweet card! Awesome release!
Carlee Adams says
This author/illustrator among my favorites. Your take is so simple and fun
Christine Lowery says
These images are so beautiful and deserved to be the focus of your gorgeous cards. These would surely make any collection worthy. Thanks again for such a wonderful card and video.
Andre M. says
CAS perfection, thanks for the process video!
I love this stamp set! Thanks for sharing!
Giselle D. says
Thank you for showing us you don’t need to be a professional artist to make a beautiful card! I adore this book and this release! I was sure I would ruin the images since I have never water coloured before. I appreciate you showing that keeping it simple is still beautiful. I know I would have tried to mix in a bunch of colours and would have made mud! I love how your card turned out!
Gloria B says
Pretty Inspirational Card Kept Me Enthralled 🤗
Rebecca V. says
Cathy, I absolutely adore your videos. You always make me smile and laugh. This stamp release was just precious. Great video!
Your videos make me feel like we are learning together. Thanks for letting us see that we can all start somewhere…
I love this new release so much! I’ve read that book to my children over and over. One of my daughter’s favorites! And your videos are wonderful! So educational and encouraging and positive! Thank you for bringing your light to the world.
Kathy Heckman says
It feels like we’ve all been given a tremendous gift to have the opportunity to stamp and create with Anita’s handiwork. Can’t decide where to begin! Thanks Cathy for your adorable card!
Sally Keagle says
Just delightful! You do such beautiful work.
April Miller says
I had told myself I did NOT need any more stamps, but these just grabbed my heart!
Lynn Furr says
Love that little Christmas tree stamp! And the kitties!
Thanks for the YouTube video. I am very new to stamping and find them very helpful.
Love the card and your watercoloring. These are darling images. TFS
Rema DeLeeuw says
Marilyn Cline says
These stamps are perfect for your style, although whimsical has not been in your repertoire as of late. You did a fabulous job on this card!
So super sweet! I love how simple and clean and precious your card is 💗
Kim Gottlieb says
I love your card Cathy! I’m so happy to see these stamps; they’re so precious! I couldn’t wait to get some. 💜
Lynn Engholt says
What fantastic stamps – unlike any other. Anxious to play with them!
Jalayne Salzman says
These stamps from Colorado Craft Company just make me smile! What a stunning release and will be a popular one! You did a beautiful job inspiring all of us to order and get busy creating!
Suzi Metcalfe says
The stamps are charming! You are so right about that! But so is your card, beginning painting and all. You make me feel like there is hope for me. Super job, Cathy, and you do look lovely today!
Patricia B. Norris says
I was “over the moon” when I saw this amazing release! Who can resist playing with this adorableness?
Pegg S says
This book is especially meaningful now that I have a little one. Beautiful watercoloring – I’m really enjoying your videos!
MICHELE BERG says
Love your card! Bunnies are always on the top of my list of must have stamps
This release is brilliant. My daughters favorite book when a child.
So cute – love your card and videos!
Lori Spitzer says
I’m very impressed with whoever it is at CCC had the presence of mind to secure the rights to Jeram’s stamps. Smart, smart, smart. These are fabulous! I love the sweet and simple vibe of this collection and am already looking forward to what comes next! YAY!! I have so many house mouse stamps and these remind me a bit of those.
Thanks for all that you do for your loyal followers!
Lori S in PA
Pam Duncan says
Such a sweet card! Can’t wait on these new images
Very inspiring, just the way I love to see watercolors done. (Mine attempts look more like opaque acrylics)
Jeanie Reese says
Your cards are very cute! You can’t go wrong with these cute characters!
Carla Hundley says
Such a sweet
card and I love
Carla from Utah
Julie Miller says
Love you card! And this set!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!
Dorothy A says
You and she are so right! Not so hard to create darling cards with this fabulous stamp set and the others! So many fun backgrounds this blog hop!
I just love listening to you and watching your videos, you are such an inspiration and so calming and funny. You nailed it when you said “CHARMING”. I could never find the right word for this awesome, amazing release but that is definetly the word. Thank you
Kathleen Dippner says
Beautiful card! Can’t wait to get the set I ordered.
Janet Trapp says
So in love with this release ❣️ Oh my! Another hit out of the park! Your card has such a cuteness factor…Great coloring!
Lori Lehnen says
Cute and whimsical card!
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Laurie Brown says
So much cuteness!!! Thanks for sharing your painting technique!
So fresh and cute, I love it!
Sherry Wright says
These stamps are so cute. Loved the card you made. Such a wide variety of ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Cathy, you were right about the watercoloring! It gives a whimsical effect to the whimsical characters.
Such cute, whimsical stamps! Love your soft colors on the card ! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely gorgeous. I have been watching your videos a lot lately and I love how much I’m learning. Thank you for sharing.
You are simply the best! Love your humor and your artistry! 🙂
Cynthia Savage says
I love the your videos, they always make me smile. The new stamps you used are adorable and so sweet, the watercoloring you did was simple bit amazing!!
Martha R says
Thank you for showcasing this precious stamp set, Cathy! You make watercoloring look so easy…it’s the medium that is the most difficult for me. I need to follow your example.
Clean, Simple and truly Adorable <3
Ruth Siegel says
Oh my.. always loved the book. Love the stamps and love your work.
Kelly Dean says
These are going on my wish list
LA Wesson says
I appreciate your ability find a clean classic way to use stamps and supplies. Here is another simply beautiful card created in an accessible way for all crafters, whether they are new or practiced hands. FYI, I have been a fan of your style since I discovered you in my scrapbooking days and now I can follow you on your card journey.
Shirra VanZwieten says
LOVE LOVE LOVE those books and delighted to find such a gorgeous new line and your watercoloring!!! so fun
Elizabeth Roberts says
Great books, great stamps and I really like how you made simple water coloring look so great!
Lori A. Riegel, Ph.D. says
Love, love, love. This just makes me so happy.
Terri W says
Cathy I just love your style! This is so sweet.
Love this card!
Wishing for all the sets. Your card is great. So many ideas so little time…
Frances Reid says
These stamp sets are absolutely heart-warming. You inspired me to order the Birthday Wishes set… but, am wanting the rest!
Susan Carlson says
Cathy, love your rendition of this delightful stamp! So charming! Plus I am encouraged to try your techniques! Thank you for being you! Great example!
Cindy Butke says
love the simple and clean card! Brings back memories of reading these books to my kids!
Jasleen Khurana says
What a wonderful card, Cathy! Love the way you have used that stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. If I’m lucky, I would love to have Birthday Wishing stamp set, using which I will make a birthday card for my 9-year-old daughter 🙂
Vivian Sullivan says
I love this release. I already purchased two sets and will likely pick up some more.
Your card is adorable!!!
Maureen Reiss says
Absolutely Adorable card!!!
Marti _L says
Cathy, I have been a follower of yours for quite some time, and you keep saying you are a beginner, but I still keep learning things from you! This little card you made from the Anita Jeram collection is simplicity itself and just so sweet. You have convinced me to pick up a few of these stamp sets…how could I resist, after seeing your little bunny with balloon?!
Kirsten Freye Sykes says
Adorable new release. Love that it’s unique. Beautiful simple yet elegant cards. Thx
Lyn Tomlin says
Oh my goodness! This is so sweet! I love the loose water coloring – perfect for this image!
Catherine Clark says
This is such an amazing release. I love it!
Christine Kiehl says
Charming indeed! So sweet and a must have for everyone’s collection!
Cyndi Morris says
Sweetest bunny ever. Love that card.
Your bunny rabbit card is so sweet and adorable! I love the way it turned out! Thank you.
Karen N says
Love these images! You did a wonderful job with your card. Simple but sweet!
Barbara Hill says
A darling clean and simple card. What a great stamp premire.
Leslie Birdsall says
I love your videos Cathy! This is such a sweet release… reminds me of reading books to my son when he was younger. How fun to create such beautiful characters through stamping!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love your card! Fantastic coloring!
Nina C. Houghton says
There is something so poignant about these drawings. They transport me back to my childhood, and make me feel so happy and content! I am so excited that Colorado Crafts will be carrying Anita Jeram’s gorgeous stamps for all of us to use.
Nicki Baxley says
Aimee Phillips says
Your work is amazing and your coloring is phenomenal.
I hope one day to color with Copics like that too.
Great release and hop!.
Love Colorado Craft Company!.
Rebecca Vandyke says
I love everything about these stamps! (and I will love them even more when I have some of them in my hot little hands!) You did an outstanding job on this Cathy, but I knew you would! Thank you!
The free water colour technique is so pretty and natural. These stamps are so cute.
Sue D says
Very cute–I like your coloring.
Jana Yeager says
I love how easily these cards come together with these adorable designs
June Moriya says
I don’t know if I missed the giveaway or if this is where to leave my comment, but I just wanted to say my favorite Anita Jeram illustrated stamp set is the one with the ice cream. I like the stamp that the critter dropped the ice cream on the floor and the two sentiments by it was, “uh oh,” and “5 second rule?”. Man, I wish I can get this set. I relate to that. I also like the set with the hare with a balloon. That’s cute. If I had the money, those would be the two sets I would get.
Your cards are done very well. You seem to be patient and understanding.
Christine Dougal says
Love these stamps and your new video on them!
Angie Littlewood says
I love clean, simple looking cards, even though they are often not simple to make. A very happy stamp
Toni L says
Linda Miltzow says
Darling card, Cathy! Thanks for show us that some of the most adorable cards can be simple…and fun! You are one of the best!
Roberta S. says
Beautiful card & loved the video.
Water coloring is perfect for these images. Nice card.
Sharri Reeves says
Storybook critters, adorable!
Terri L says
I love these stamps by Anita Jeram. What a great looking card! So simple, yet fantastic looking!
Kate O'Brien says
This card is beautiful! I love the release — I can’t wait to pick up a few sets to water color with too!
Sharon Gullikson says
He seems to be saying TA DAAAAAA. I love this
Pam Foy says
Love your clean cards Cathy! I’ve had eye surgery and am finally back stamping. So glad to see your creation with this beautiful stamp set.
Carol Wortman says
Your wonderful watercoloring techniques are just perfect for this sweet and, your right, delightful set! Each image is sweeter than the last!
Lovely stamp and coloring, thanks for the video 💙
Sandye Curry says
Liz H. says
Lovely card. Hope mine come out 1/2 as cute as yours.
Lara Mosby says
Such simple watercoloring really makes the image! Super release! Great images and the background stamps are so verstatile too.
TERESA GODINES says
Very cute!!! I just love this image and your coloring. Thanks for sharing
Liz E says
Becca M. says
Some of the finest stamps on the market are from Colorado Stamp Co. I am loving all the the Mice Stamps, but any of the stamps with “fur” are just too cute. And those “macaron cookie stack” stamps are soooo sweet!!! A must have for any card maker!!!
Love the new release. They are all so cute but I’m partial to the rabbit. I’m new to water coloring and that card you did is so darling.Cathy you make it look so easy.
Christine Kiehl says
Thank you for sharing this with us! I think that watercolor is a perfect way to color these stamp collections!
Karen Hoskins says
I like all the new release stamp sets but I think my favorite is Dad’s cooking. The two kittens remind me of my twin boys. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
Sue D. says
Lovely card… terrific new release!! I’ll be back to watch you do your “simple” water coloring. I really do love and appreciate your videos!!
Sue D. says
Love your cute card with “simple” water coloring. Nice job as always!!