Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A Fintastic Birthday

 I doubled dipped on challenges with today's clean and layered card featuring some patriotic colors.


I stamped images from the Catherine Pooler Refuse to Sink and Hook, Linker and Sinker stamp sets using vermillion, nautical blue and blueberry sky ink, then cut out using the matching dies. For the background panel I used a stitched rectangle die to cut from white linen cardstock then created the die cut with The Cat's Pajamas Balloon Frame set (which is 50% off right now), then backed with patterned paper. After stamping the fin and sentiment I attached all the stamped pieces with a foam dimensional.

Products: Catherine Pooler stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, The Cat's Pajamas die, Memento, Ranger Archival, Memento and PTI ink

I used the colors from The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge and theme and theme/colors/card style from The Card Concept #156. 



Thank you for stopping by.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

For You

I hope you are having a happy and safe Memorial Day. Let's just remember that it's about more than backyard barbeques and trips to the lake. 


I stamped three of the images from the Honey Bee Oh My Whiskers (retired) set, then cut out with the matching dies. I prepared the background by water coloring with tumbled glass and gathered twigs distress ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Love Enclosed set directly onto the panel, then secured al images with dimensionals.

Products: Honey Bee stamps and dies, PTI cs, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Boot-Y000, Y00, Y02; Bucket-C00, C1, C3; Flowers-Y13, Y15, Y35, YG00, YG03; Butterfly-Y13, Y15, N3, N5; Kittecns-W00, E81, R02, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, Y13, Y15, Y35

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Thursday, May 27, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas} Unforgettable

I am sharing some of the new digital The Cat's Pajamas projects with you today. 


First up is a card featuring the fun Never Forget digital stamp which I printed onto Copic friendly cardstock, then cut out with an older Spellbinders die and colored with Copic Markers. I prepared the background with three different strips of patterned paper. I layered the last strip with craft foam, then attached the image panel also with a layer of foam for extra  dimension. Lastly I added the sentiment from the digital set printed onto green parakeet cardstock.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dot, Spellbinders die, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Elephant-T0, T1, T3, R20; Bow-B21, B23, B26; Butterfly-YR00, YR02, YR16; Flowers-Y000, Y00, Y17; Leaves/Grass-YG000, YG00, Y01,YG03


My next project is a tag using the fun new Tequila digital set using Photoshop Elements to create, then printed onto Copic friendly cardstock. I cut out with a tag die, then added patterned paper to the top and bottom of the tag. After coloring with Copic markers, I then tied two different colors of cording for the tag hole. I plan on attaching to a tequila bottle for a stock the bar party but would also be fun attached to a card base for a Bon Voyage card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamp, Doodlebug dp, Neenah cs, Hemptique cord,Memory Box die, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Glass-YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, C1; Salt Shaker-T0, T1, T3; Limes-G0000, G40, G43, YG11, YG13, YG17; Umbrella-BG0000, BG000, BG01; Cherry/Umbrella and Salt Shaker Trim-R20, R21, R24, R27; Shadows-C00, C1

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Don’t forget that all the physical products in the TCP Store are now 40% off.

40% Off

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hang in There {Purple Onion Designs}

Hi there. I hope you are having a great week so far. I have another card for you from the Purple Onion Designs A Happy Little Place collection illustrated by the extremely talented artist Stacey Yacula. 


I went more old school with the design of this card, meaning I used several pieces of patterned paper and also some lumpy embellishments. I cut the tag from Copic friendly cardstock, stamped the Clothesline onto it adding patterned paper at the top and bottom of the tag. To prepare the card front I used a stencil and distress ink on the background. It turned out a little brighter yellow than I wanted so I mixed some white acrylic paint with water and sponged it over the yellow to tone it down. An easy fix! I added patterned paper strips for the bottom border, then attached the tag to the card front. I clustered a small tag with a heart, the sentiment from the Around the Town Sentiment Set stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark white embossing power and attached to the top of the tag with a cluster of cording.  At that point, I though I was through but at the last minute I decided to add Anna (fox) which I fussy cut out after coloring then attached to the background with a small white cardstock circle using dimensionals for some added texture.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Catherine Pooler dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug clothespin, Hemptique Cording, Reverse Confetti and The Greetery dies, Altenew stencil, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Clothing-R20, R24, R27, W00, E81, Y02, Y15; Basket-E70, E71; Posts-E31, E33, E34; Grass-YG01, YG03; Sky-BG0000, BG000

That's it for today. I hope you are enjoying the new collection and I am excited to see your creations using these sweet stamps. 

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Hope Your Day is Peach Keen {Purple Onion Designs}

I have another card today featuring images from the A Happy Little Place collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.

Have you ordered yet? If not then the complete collection along with the Around the Town Sentiment Set is offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The bundle includes Stacey’s 21 illustrated stamps and the sentiment set. It sells for $105.00, which is 30% off the regular prices. This promotion is available until Friday, May 14th. If you want it all it's a great time to purchase. 





I stamped the Produce Stand on the top fold of the card base, then carefully cut around it with my trimmer. I then masked the inside of the stand and stamped George (raccoon). After stamping Alice (squirrel) and one of the images from the Fruit Crates, I colored everything with Copics, fussy cutting out the squirrel and the peach crates. I positioned the two images on the edge of the produce stand so that it would still fit an A2 envie. Lastly, I added the sentiment from the new Around the Town Sentiment Set to the canopy portion of the produce stand. 


Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Altenew ink Copic Markers
Copics: Stand-E50, E31, E25, BG000. BG01, BG02, C00; Sky-B0000, B000; Raccoon-C00, C1, C3, C5, W1, W2, W5, W7, W00, E81, RV11; Squirrel-E30, E31, E33, E37, W00, E81, R20; Basket-E70, E71 Lettuce-G0000, G40, G43; Zucchini/Squash-YG61, YG63, YG67; Tomatoes-R22, R05, R14,R17; Onions-W00, E81; Pears-G000, Y11, YR30; Peaches-YR0000, YR01, YR20, YR21, YR30; Pumpkins-YR31, R00, R02, R05; Lemons-Y000, Y02, Y11, Y13


Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by. 

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

More A Happy Little Place by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I have another card using the sweet stamps from the A Happy Little Place collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

The complete collection along with the Around the Town Sentiment Set is offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The bundle includes Stacey’s 21 illustrated stamps and the sentiment set. It sells for $105.00, which is 30% off the regular prices. This promotion is available until May 14th. If you want it all it's a great time to purchase. 


This little hedgie is just so cute. Polly (hedgehog) was stamped onto Copic friendly cardstock, then colored with  Copic markers them fussy cut out. I then stamped the rest of this image (paint cans) directly onto a linen cardstock stitched panel which I colored also with Copics along with the  Street  image from a previous release using soft stone ink. After splashing the vermillion ink onto the buildings, I stamped the sentiment from the Around the Town Sentiment Set at the bottom of the card front, then added the strip of patterned paper to separate it from the image portion. The panel was then attached to a red cardstock base and the hedgie was added with foam dimensionals. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI dp and cs, MFT die, Ranger and Altenew ink, Copic markers
Copics: Hedgehog-W00, E81, E50, E31, E25, R00; Paint/Brush/Cans-R20, R22, R24, R27, C00, C1, C3, E81, R41, R32

I hope you love this sweet collection as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

A Happy Little Place by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I have another card using the sweet stamps from the A Happy Little Place collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

The complete collection along with the Around the Town Sentiment Set is offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The bundle includes Stacey’s 21 illustrated stamps and the sentiment set. It sells for $105.00, which is 30% off the regular prices. This promotion is available until May 14th. If you want it all it's a great time to purchase. 



Today's card is a mini slimline which also features an interactive feature that I created with a roller die. After stamping the new Countryside horizon image onto a Bristol cardstock rectangle, then blended in tumbled glass distress ink for the sky. I traced the horizon lines onto plain printer, cut it out then used it as a pattern so I could cut the "grassy" designer paper to atch the horizon. I then cut out another grass piece using one of the dies from the Slimline Basics CutUps. I cut out the roller section using a Roller CutUps and popped the piece up with foam dimensionals.  I stamped Anna (mouse) and the flowers from the Flora End Notes stamp from an earlier release and fussy cut out. The sentiment came from the Together set (which benefits Covid-19 relief).

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, The Cat's Pajamas dies, Altnew ink, Copic markers
Copics: Mouse-W00, W1, W2, W5, R02; Flowers-B21, B23, G40, G43; Flower pot-Y000, Bike-BG10, BG11, BG15, C00,C1, C3, N1, N3; Bushes-G40, G43; Trees-YG01, YG03, YG17, E30, E33


Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by. 


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