Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Sale at The Cat's Pajamas

If you need to stock up on some fabulous The Cat's Pajamas stamps now is the perfect time!

2014 Christmas in July #12

Today's Christmas in July card #12 features a set of tags that I actually made last year for a feature on the C.C. Designs blog. I had these three leftover so I decided to use them on a card.

The tags were hand cut from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and then embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder  A matted patterned paper panel was attached to each tag and a button and ribbon snippet was added to the top. I stamped the three images from the C.C. Designs Sweet Penquins set, cut them out with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then colored with Copic Markers. Each tag was decorated with one of the images along with a Christmas icon using the C.C. Designs Christmas Accessories Cutters and Holly and Berry Cutters cut from American Crafts Glitter paper attached with dimensional dots. The sentiments from the AmyR Christmas Sentiments II set was stamped onto ticket shaped cardstock cut with the smallest shape from the Ticket Cutters set. The tags were finished up with Darice Sequins and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls for the holly berries. Since the tags were so detailed I just added a plain strip of patterned paper matted with Papertrey Ink New Leaf Cardstock onto the 3.75 x 7.5 inch card base. All the patterned paper came from the Doodlebug North Pole and Home for the Holidays pads.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

2 Corinthians 12:9

I combined two Verve challenges including the July Diva Dare Inside Out Challenge to decorate the inside of today's card also and the Viva la Verve Week 3 Sketch for the layout. I just got some new Verve stamps in the mail last week and couldn't wait to get one of them inky.

I stamped the new 2 Corinthians 12:9 onto a circle using Simon Says Black ink and then followed the sketch closely using patterned papers from the Teresa Collins Urban Market pad. I substituted the butterfly with a button tied with Hemptique cord and then added some matching Urban Market sequins.

For the inside of the card I stamped the cross and sentiment from the Faith Medly set onto a matted rectangle, inserting the patterned paper banner shapes between the sentiment panel and mat. Finally, I added a Prima embellishment to the center of the cross. I will be giving this card to to a fellow church member who recently received some devastating health news.

Products: Verve stamps, Teresa Collins dp and sequins, Hemptique cord, Prima center, MFT Die-namics and button, Simons Says ink

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #11

Today's card represents Christmas in July # 11 and I created for this week's Merry Monday Challenge (#118) to use ribbons and bows.

I cut the tag using Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #1 die then stamped three trees from the My Favorite Things Inspired by Winter (retired) using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. I cut the snow banks with a piece from The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Toppers CutUps and then embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I cut the tree from wood grained patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood pad using the My Favorite Things Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio Die-namics and the lacy branch from card stock using an older Martha Stewart Branch Punch, I inserted them in between the "snow banks" and then added two red birds to the tree branches that were cut with dies from the Papertrey Ink In the Meadows Silhouette set. I stamped the bunny from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby set, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I attached it to the tag scene using dimensional dots and then tied an Offray gingham bow through the tag hole. I attached the tag to kraft card stock panel cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat anchored by a button tied with Hemptique Cord. The sentiment is a Verve freebie and was stamped with Simon Says Dark Chocolate ink.

Happy Hump Day!

Copics: E50, E51, E53, E55

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Friends are Like Flowers - TCP Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge

It's time for another TCP Tuesday challenge. This week is an easy one - anything goes and runs for two weeks.

I stamped the image from the Simple Blooms set using Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks (Barn Door and Peeled Paint) onto a piece cut with the matching Cutables. I stamped the sentiment onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then attached the floral image to it with dimensional dots. I used a Cuttlebug embossing border folder from the Charles set on the background and then wrapped Hemptique cord around it. A smattering of sequins finished it up. I am really loving the clean and simple cards these days.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, Bazzil, MFT and PTI cs, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Hemptique cord, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Simon Says ink, Tim Holtz Distress ink

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES271. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week's winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10.00 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Happy Bird-day

Today's clean and simple card is for the July Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. The colors of coral, aqua and lime seemed perfect to go with the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I stamped the flamingo body with Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe ink, the eye/beak and legs with Simon Says Black and the wing with Stampin' Up Blushing Bride. I fussy cut out the legs but used the matching Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts to cut out the body and wings. I attached it to the scalloped piece cut with the Love Note die from Berrylicous cardstock and then layered it with the diagonal piece cut from white cardstock with the Pretty Panels die. I added the double hearts cut using the smaller  heart from the Love Note set from patterned paper scraps and then layered with a coral button tied with Hemptique cord. After stamping the sentiment directly onto card base, I added a scattering of sequins topped with pearls around the sentiment and the double hearts.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, MFT cs, PTI cs and button, Teresa Collins, Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug sequins, Kaisercraft pearls, Hemptique cord, Simon Says and Stampin' Up inks

I love flamingos and never fail to take several photos of them at the zoo. Like this one:

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #10

Today's card represents Christmas in July # 10.

I stamped the stockings from the Purple Onion Designs 3 Stockings and Silver, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out all. I hung the stockings with tiny Queen and Co. brads onto a branch cut from wood grained patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood pad using the My Favorite Things Branch and Leaves Die-namics. The leaves and the image panel were cut from patterned papers from the Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas pad. I stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Let the Flakes Fly directly onto the image panel. I perched  Silver atop the branch with dimensional dots and then attached the leaves and added a few Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Copics: Stockings-W00, E81, R00, R01, R11, R22, R24, R27, G0000, G000, G00; Bird-R00, R01, R11 R22 R24, R27, W00, E81

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