TCP NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Hey there! It's release day for THE CAT'S PAJAMAS and I'm ending it up with this totally fun THEATER CARD CUTABLE file. I've seen so many of these interactive cards lately and they're all so different. This is such a great way to start a card - you don't have to measure and if you have a cutting machine (Silhouette or Cricut) you don't even hardly have to cut. Alma's done all of the hard work for you. And best of all it's interesting and fun for the recipient.

I used the new WOOF stamp set and dies for this one. I love this cute dog and all of his perfect expressions. He's got the life, for sure.

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You can head on over to THE CAT'S PAJAMAS today and pick up ALL of the fun new stamps, dies, and the Theater Cutable file. Hop along with the design team as we show off the November new release in one last hurrah. Follow the links below:

KERRY, CHRISTINE, JULEE, NANCY, CRISTENA, me, BRENDA, MELISSA, WENDY, and finish up with ALMA AT THE CAT'S PAJAMAS

Have A Very Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


TCP SNEAKY PEEK WEEK - DAY 3 {Good Meowning}

Good Meowning GraphicIt's day 3 of TCP Sneaky Peeks. This one's for the cat lovers out there! I live in a small zoo...3 cats and a dog. Of course, they run the house! GOOD MEOWNING features a litter's worth of fun kitties. I stamped and masked and masked and stamped so that I'd have a whole roomful of kittens.  I colored with Copics and mounted them to a card front before I decided that maybe a little vellum highlight might be fun. This set also has a coordinating set of dies. So fun to be able to cut the exact shape so easily.  I folded a piece of vellum in half and then added a rubber mat under my die in my cutting sandwich. That allowed the cutting to happen on the front half of the vellum but not all the way through to the back side. The vellum wraps the whole card. I then stamped the sentiment with embossing ink and embossed with black detail powder.

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InitNov2020The GOOD MEOWNING BUNDLE is available today. (You can also buy the stamps and the dies separately.) Don't forget that you gotta be IN IT TO WIN IT. Leave a little comment on the blog or IG new release sneaky peek posts and you could win a $10 gift voucher to spend at THE CAT'S PAJAMAS.

See more of this set at these designers blogs:  NANCY, CHRISTINE, and BRENDA.

WAIT! GUESS WHAT?! Alma started her BLACK FRIDAY SALE now and it runs through December 1st...AND IT WORKS ON THE NEW RELEASES TOO! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! Get it while it's hot, people!

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TCP SNEAKY PEEK WEEK - DAY 2 {Love Grows Here}

Love Grows Here GraphicDay 2 Sneaky Peeks brings us this adorable pair in the LOVE GROWS HERE set. They're so sweet and they've got it goin' on! My duo is off on a scooter ride...enjoying every minute of life!

I stamped the main image, trimmed the bottom edge and inserted the circle die under the bottom of the stamped image so that it only cut the top and my image carried across the edge of the circle. I used inks and a waterbrush on watercolor paper for a soft inky look.  Fun patterned papers from an older October Afternoon paper pad, a tiny wooden star, and text filled clouds finish it off.

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LOVE GROWS HERE is available today. If you can wait until the November 24th release date you can get the Kitty Kat pack (all new stamps & dies @ a 10% discount) and the Poochie Pack (all stamps at a 10% discount).

Don't forget that you gotta be IN IT TO WIN IT. Leave a little comment on the blog or IG new release sneaky peek posts and you could win a $10 gift voucher to spend at THE CAT'S PAJAMAS.

See more of this set by stopping by these design team blogs:  CHRISTINE, JULEE, MELISSA, and WENDY.

WAIT! GUESS WHAT?! Alma started her BLACK FRIDAY SALE now and it runs through December 1st...AND IT WORKS ON THE NEW RELEASES TOO! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! Get it while it's hot, people!

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TCP SNEAKY PEEK WEEK - DAY 1 (YETI TO PARTY)

Yeti 1Are you READY to YETI!?! It's time for the November new release with THE CAT'S PAJAMAS and we're starting with monsters galore. They're too sweet to scare but perfect to share. It's early, I know, but how adorable would these be for Valentine's for the kiddos. Super cute!

 
 
The YETI TO PARTY bundle - stamps and dies - are available today. You can get the bundle or purchase them separately. If you can wait until the November 24th release date you can get the Kitty Kat pack (all new stamps & dies @ a 10% discount) and the Poochie Pack (all stamps at a 10% discount).

Today's card also features a tag which makes it perfect for the November TCP Tuesday #374 Tag It! Challenge as well.  
 
InitNov2020Don't forget that you gotta be IN IT TO WIN IT. Leave a little comment on the blog or IG new release sneaky peek posts and you could win a $10 gift voucher to spend at TCP.
 
See more in these design team posts:

 


TCP TUESDAY #374 - TAG IT!

Our November TCP Tuesday challenge is to create a tag or to use a tag on your card or creation. Tags have always been a favorite for me so this is a no-brainer. AND, with Tuesday being Election Day, here's a little reminder to get out there and cast your ballot. My mom always told us that we are so lucky to live in a democratic society and that it's our right and our duty to vote! I think it's the least we can do. If you don't cast your vote, you can't complain about the outcome either way.

I used Bunny and the Freedom sentiment from the AIM HIGH set along with the BIG LITTLE ALPHABET dies. The tag die is in the WISH TAG DUO set. Echo Park patterned papers, Distress Oxide inks and blending brushes, Divine Twine (love that stuff!), a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle, tiny wooden stars, and some rhinestone rocket blast finish it all off.

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Play along with us for this month's challenge. You could win a $50 gift voucher to spend with THE CAT'S PAJAMAS. Wow! Here are the challenge details:

• Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.

• If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.


SUNFLOWER STUDIO SEED MIX 01 - COLOR


I've been on a bit of a buying spree. I really should stop spending time perusing Facebook and Instagram. It's a never ending feed of inspiration AND temptation! ACK! 

A couple of weeks ago I came across this photo (above middle) on Instagram and the colors just spoke to me. I gathered some cardstock (above left) and decided to make it a little color challenge thing. Soooo, it all had to have a name and I came up with the Sunflower Studio Seed Mix...get it? Like "seed your creativity"! This one is a color challenge but it could be a sketch or an inspiration challenge too. I'd love to see what others do with the same combo. If you wanna play along and post on FB or IG, please use the keyword S3M01. My card for the October TCP Tuesday challenge #373 also used this combo (above right).


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I also made these two cards last week. There are so many great cards right now featuring this juxtaposition of positive and negative space of a die. AND these rainbow stripes and big, big, big.  This is my take on that using this great Hi die set from The Stamp Market. I love the graphic quality of these words!

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TSM Hi 1-2

WF Home Sweet Home 2Today I worked on another card using the color combo and new stamps from Waffle Flower in the Home Sweet Home set. I couldn't resist the giant acorn and sweet squirrels. I have zero aptitude for the no line coloring technique...this is what I discovered for sure today. BUT, if you start out with the light ink and then watercolor your image and THEN go back and stamp the image again in black over the watercoloring, it pulls the image together again but you still get that watercolor feel. I'm probably late to the party on this but I do like the results.


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I hope you'll try the combo. Definitely let me know so I can ooh and ahh over your creation! Keyword:  S3M01


TCP TUESDAY #373 - AUTUMN

TCPTUES373It was a fantastic weekend here in Maryland.  (If it was like this every day I would NEVER go to work!) FALL is here and it's one of my favorite times of year...cool and crisp, beautiful full moon, windows open, Football!, cozy but not heavy clothes.

The October TCP Tuesday challenge #373 is AUTUMN. Leaves and pumpkins and spookiness of all kinds abound. My card features the little bear and teepee from the new FOLLOW YOUR ARROW set, the  sentiment from the new THE WORLD IS YOURS set, and leaves from the STITCHED TREE dies that were just released last week.  This little guy is just the sweetest.

I watercolored him and the teepee with stamping inks.  The background is Distress Oxide inks splattered with white paint. Fun patterned paper from Basic Grey ground the scene.

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Play along with us for this month's challenge. You could win a $50 gift voucher to spend with THE CAT'S PAJAMAS. Wow! Here are the challenge details:

• Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.

• If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.


TCP NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP TOO!

Still hopping? Someone posted on FB recently asking if anyone was still using colored pencils and Gamsol.  Of course, I still have this stuff too. (I never get rid of ANYTHING! Oh dear.) I decided to give it a try. I'm no expert, that's for sure, but I'm happy with the adorable critters from the FOLLOW YOUR ARROW set.  I'm not really good at realistic coloring so mediums that are more forgiving (pencils or watercolors) work better for me on this type of image.

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Here's the blog hop list...make sure to visit them all for more new release inspiration!

Julee
Cristena
Nancy
Christine

Wendy
Melissa
Brenda
Kerry

Deborah
ME!
and Alma


TCP NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Sept2020BlogHopToday is the day! We've revealed all of amazing goodies from the September 2020 New Release and everything is available now.  If you've waited this long, you can purchase the Poochie Pack (all of the stamps) or the Kitty Kat Pack (all of the stamps and dies) and get these items at a discount.  I'm all about a good discount!

I think I saved the best for last and hopefully you'll hop along with us today to see everyone's piece de resistance.

I'm a little bit obsessed with these felt ornaments.  It's not like this stuff is new as I have ALL of the supplies in the craft room but I got the urge to dig it out and use it which is the amazing part.  I used all of the oh-so-sweet new animal dies - STITCHED FOX, STITCHED OWL, and STITCHED BEAR - plus the limb and a mushroom from the STITCHED TREE die set, some foliage from the OH CHRISTMAS TREE set, and the TREE die to created three fun ornaments.  AND I have a card to match.  So great that these dies can be used on paper and, just as easily, cut felt too.

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Julee
Cristena
Nancy
Christine

Wendy
Melissa
Brenda
Kerry

Deborah
ME!
and Alma


TCP SNEAKY PEEK WEEK - DAY 7

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7Sept20Must have dies...STITCHED FOX, STITCHED BEAR, AND STITCHED TREE dies are featured for day seven of TCP Sneaky Peeks. I'm saving my stitched animals for the release day BLOG HOP so let's take a look at the STITCHED TREE die..

This die has soooo many parts...leaves and flowers and mushrooms with a framed tree. Many, many possibilities for this one! I created a set of four seasonal cards. I used Distress Oxide inks for the leaves to give them a variegated look. Each season's clouds were created with the GREAT OUTDOORS STENCILZ and various Distress Oxide Inks. The Hello sentiment is a portion of one included in the THE WORLD IS YOURS set. I masked off the word "Fall" and just stamped the "Hello" part. The ground in each card was created with the new SLIMLINE DIES. Matchy matchy patterned papers and hemp twine finish them off.

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Tomorrow's the big release day and we'll have a blog hop to share the whole kit & kaboodle. But if you just can't wait, these stamps, dies, and stencils are all available now at THE CAT'S PAJAMAS.