Thursday, January 21, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Lamb/Bunny/Chick and Flower Wagon Dies


Welcome to another day of  The Cat's Pajamas January Sneak PeeksThere are 4 new stamp sets and 5 new die sets in this release. The one stamp and matching die set is available to purchase separately or as a bundle with special pricing. All the new products will be available for purchase as revealed throughout the week with the full release on January 26 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack. Today we are showcasing the Lamb/Bunny/Chick and Flower Wagon CutUps


From a side folded A2 card base, I cut off the right edge 1.25 inch on the front side to reveal a portion of the inside of the card, then added strips of patterned paper on the back edge. I used a die from the Slimline Basics CutUps to cut the "grass" on the front. I cut out the wagon and 8 of the carrot and carrot tops from cardstock using the new Flower Wagon CutUps and attached to the card front, stacking the assembled carrots in the wagon. I also cut out the bunny portions from the new Lamb/Bunny/Chick Cutups from cardstock and colored lightly with Copic Markers. After bunny and last carrot was attached with foam dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from the also new Sun Please stamp set using summer sunrise ink. 




Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Echo Park and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs and ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the stfore, comment on each of the designer's blogs including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating that day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:










Another spring themed project is certainly opposite of these dull January days. Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Easter Basket and Flower Wagon CutUps


Welcome to another day of more  The Cat's Pajamas January Sneak PeeksThere are 4 new stamp sets and 5 new die sets in this release. The one stamp and matching die set is available to purchase separately or as a bundle with special pricing.  All the new products will be available for purchase as revealed throughout the week with the full release on January 26 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack. Today we are showcasing the Easter Basket and Flower Wagon CutUps, both of which are just adorable.


I had so much fun putting this one together. I used the new Easter Basket dies to cut the basket, chocolate bunny and eggs from patterned paper as well as the grass using one of the dies from the also new Grassy Patches. I decided to combine this sweet basket with the chick and cracked egg from the also new Lamb/Bunny/Chick CutUps. You will be seeing more of this die in the following days. It's adorable too and a must have for your Easter and Spring cards. The sentiment was from from the new Welcome Gnome set debuted yesterday.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug and Echo Park dp, PTI cs, PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics:  Chick-Y15; Egg-W00, E81


For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating that day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:









Do these dies make you long for spring? They do me for sure. 

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Monday, January 18, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Welcome Gnome & Grass Patches


Welcome to the first of seven days of sneak peeks for The Cat's Pajamas January Sneak PeeksThere are 4 new stamp sets and 5 new die sets in this release. The one stamp and matching die set is available to purchase separately or as a bundle with special pricing. All the new products will be available for purchase as revealed throughout the week with the full release on January 26 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie PackToday we are showcasing the Welcome Gnome and Grass Patches CutUps



I stamped the mushroom image  from the new Welcome Gnome set three times plus two of the gnomes after a bit of masking. I colored all the images with Copic markers, then blended in fine linen oxide ink all around the images and added a few sprinkles of black and brown using pens. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the image panel. After adding a cardstock border to the top and bottom of the image I attached to a patterned paper background. A few enamel dots finished it up. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Carta Bella dp, PTI and SU cs, WPlus9 enamel dots, Altenew and Ranger Oxide ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Gnomes Hair/Skin-E00, E11, R01, R02, C00, C1, C3; Gnomes Clothing-BG11, BG15, BG13, B21, B23, B26, B39, N1, N3, N5, E81; Heart Banner, R30, R14; Mushrooms-E40, E41, E42, E44, R37, R39, R59; Bird-B41, B32; Leaves-G40, G43, G46



For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating that day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:










Stay healthy and safe everyone!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Happiest Birthday Ever

Today's card is for a masculine birthday. I used this week's My Favorite Things Sketch #523  for the layout. 


I stamped the images from the Let's Curl Up stamp set, cut out with the matching dies then colored with Copic Markers. I sandwiched a storybook die with a stitched rectangle die for the white linen card front and backed with woodgrain embossed cardstock to fill in the openings. Most of the images were attached with a layer of craft foam. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and white embossed onto a strip of cardstock which was also attached with craft foam. 

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, PTI. EH and SU cs, Pretty Pink Posh die, Versamark and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-W00, E81, E00, E11, E13, E19; Greenery-G40, G43, G46; Mushrooms-E40, E41, R37, R39, R59


I am hoping to do a few more challenges this year while also using some new or not yet used stamps. Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Cat's Pajamas January TCP Tuesday Challenge (#375)


After a December off The Cat Pack is back with a new challenge for the new year. Since January is such a dreary month in the northern hemisphere we want you to Think Spring.  Spring colors, theme or holiday. TCP products are not required but encouraged. You have until the end of the month to submit a project and there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs.




I used the Spring Wreath and the Flutter By CutUps to create today's card. The sentiment was from a retired set. The wreath was cut using cardstock and I colored the leaves using Copic Markers.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, MFT dp, PTI and RC cs, Copic Markers
Coopics: G12, G14, G17

Here are the details for the TCP Challenge:

  • 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.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

*New* Elliot & Marcel - Tree Decorating {Purple Onion Designs}


The annual Holiday 25% off sale at Purple Onion Designs is going strong. You have until December 6 to receive the discount. 

Today's card features one of the four new sets from illustrator Julian Charlton (@juliancharlton) here at Purple Onion Designs. The entire collection is available to purchase in the shop and are included in the sale. 



After stamping the Elliot & Marcel - Tree Decorating image onto a stitched cardstock piece, I colored with Copic markers and used a clear gel pen to add some shine to the star and ornaments on the tree. The sentiment from the set was stamped with vermillion ink. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Sakura Gel pen, Altnew and Ranger Archival ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Elephant-C00, C1, C3, R22, R24, R27; Monkey-W1, W2, W5, R00, R02; Tree/Ornaments-YG01, YG03, YG13, G14, Y02, Y15, R20, R22, R24, R27, B21, B23, B26, E33, E35; Box-E81; Floor-C00, C1, N1; Wall-BG0000

Stay safe my friends. 

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Monday, November 23, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas November Release Blog Hop


All the new items are in the The Cat's Pajamas store. This is the last release for the year so as an added bonus....



.....the annual Black Friday coincides with the new release. The 40% discount runs through December 1 and includes the newest products.

We are celebrating the November release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Julee's blog then you are right on track. If you got lost along the way, Kerry is the beginning of the hop. 


I just add to use the sweet Scatter Joy set again. I love every image and sentiment. It is especially perfect considering the times we are going through right now. The social distancing is so very hard. But we do what we must to protect others.

The main image was fussy cut out after coloring with Copic Markers. The sentiment and small floral images were stamp onto a simple white strip stamped across the patterned paper background. The image was attached using foam dimensionals. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Honey Bee dp, PTI cs, Altenew and PTI ink
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, R00, R02; Balloon/Basket-R81, RV11, Y02, Y15, YG01, YG03, BG000 BG01

Now hop on over to Cristena's blog because she always has something fabulous to share with you.

Here is the Full Blog Hop Lineup:

Nancy (that's me)

Have fun hopping and shopping! Happy Thanksgiving to my USA readers! 

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