About Catherine
How it all began
My journey with paper crafts began over 30 years ago with scrapbooking. From creating collages of photos, news articles, and scraps of paper cut with pinking scissors in high school, to storytelling and decorating the pages of my scrapbooks when my first daughter was born, there was something so satisfying to me about the process of creating.

I went to my first stamping party in the fall of 2003 and the moment the stamp hit the paper, I was hooked. I immediately began learning everything I could about paper crafting and stamping products and techniques. I was inspired to share my love of creating with others and began teaching classes in my home. Watching people gain confidence and find their own creativity was such a rewarding experience.

As the internet grew, I moved to teaching online and was astounded by the fact that I could teach people from around the world. We opened StampNation in January of 2011 as a place for crafters to share, learn and grow among kindred spirits.

As I met and became friends with crafters around the world, I found that many shared my crafty likes and dislikes. These relationships inspired me to begin working on my own product line to help solve some of the issues crafters come across.

CPD Products


The paper crafting world has so many wonderful products and sometimes it can be overwhelming when choosing what products to purchase and how to use them together.

We put our solution out into the world in August of 2015 with our first Stamp of Approval Collection! Each quarterly collection of products was carefully curated to make sure it included all the main images, background images, sentiments and dies you needed to create fabulous projects.

The Stamp of Approval Collection was so successful, that we launched our very first stamp set in April of 2016. And the product line grew from there. We now have full product launches that are created in collections and bundles to coordinate with and work together, taking the guess work out of product purchases, just like the original Stamp of Approval Collections did!

CPD Inks


2016 was a big year for us. Not only did we launch a line of stamps and dies, we also launched our first Collection of inks!

As a stamper, I found myself dreaming of an ink with solid and true colors that popped on my paper as well as color coordination that is a snap. Then I realized -- if this is something that I want, why wouldn’t all my crafty friends want it, too? That’s when I went to work on a solution and Catherine Pooler Ink was born!

Learn more about what makes our ink special and the Color Made Easy system on our Ink page.

...And Now
Combining my personal experience with my passion for the hobby has turned into a full-time career and is a dream come true! Getting to share it with paper crafters all over the world is an honor and a privilege.

We are now a staff of women and men that come together every day with one goal in mind: to spread happiness through the Catherine Pooler product line. We feel blessed every single day and are thrilled to have you join our wonderful community and continue along on the journey with us!

Love from Catherine and the entire staff at CPD!
CPD Team