Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Fabulous Sale! & Intro to a New Illustrator {Purple Onion Designs}


Michele at Purple Onion Designs is celebrating 17 amazing years in the stamp business with a 25% off sale. You don't need a code - just fill up that cart! 

Today's card features images from the newest illustrator Shari Bresciani (@sb.grannysmith) here at Purple Onion Designs. There are two collections, A Pirate's Life and Under the Sea and both are available to purchase now



I created a shadow box card using images from the Under the Sea collection including the Seahorse, fish from the Tropical Fish Set, Rocks, Coral & Algae set, and the Branch Coral set. All were colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. The Branch Coral set was used to create a background for the "water" creatures an also used on each side of the shadow box. The sentiment from the Sea-timents Set was stamped onto a banner, then attached across the top of the shadowbox. Of course, this little box will fold flat to easily fit into an A2 envelope. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and MFT cs, Lawn Fawn and MFT dies, PTI and Altenew ink, Copic Markers



Have fun shopping and don't forget to stay safe. 

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Monday, August 3, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas August TCP Tuesday Challenge (#371)

The August TCP Tuesday Challenge is to create a card with the popular Slimline shape. 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 am still in Christmas card mode so I used two of the images the newly released Warm Wishes Bundle. After cutting out the Little Truck also from the new release I loaded with gift packages which I stamped and cut using a small image from the Alpaca Bundle. This sweet moose is hurrying to the truck to get his package included. He better hurry because it's looking full now. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Sunny Studios dp, PTI, Concord & 9th and Bazzill cs, Altenew and Concord & 9th ink, Copic Markers

Copics: Moose-E81, E84, W1, W2, W5, R20, R22, R27; Bear-E21, E23, E25, YG01, YG03, YG06, R20, R22, R27; Gifts-B000, B01, YG01,YG11, YG03, R22, R27

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.

Stay safe everyone!

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Monday, July 27, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas July Release and Blog Hop



It is release day at The Cat's PajamasThere are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets in this release. Two of the die sets coordinate with two of the stamp sets.  The matching stamp/die sets will be 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 July 28 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack. All the products are available to purchase tonight.

We are celebrating the July release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Kerry's blog then you are right on track as she is first on the hop.



My first card features the new Gnome CutUps. I attached him with foam dimensionals onto a patterned paper piece cut with a die from the Fancy Flip CutUps set. The sentiment was stamped onto a double ended fishtail tag using flirty fuschia ink.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Catherine Pooler ink



My second card features the new Christmas Tree Lot stamp set. If you saw my post here I created a couple of cards that could easily be recreated for assembly line type cardmaking. I used the same set today but took a bit more time with it by stamping the individual lines using tutti frutti, lime rickey and aquatini ink. I like to use washi tape to mask off the lines next to the color I want to stamp. This does take more time obviously but it certainly makes it more colorful! I used Nuvo drops throughout the tree and then added Clear Holographic Holeless Sequins randomly. I attached to a background panel of cardstock and patterned paper with a layer of craft foam. I used one of the dies from the Holiday Toppers CutUps to add a small snow border on each side. Lastly I wrapped and tied gold thread at the top for more sparkle.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Sunny Studios dp, PTI cs, Nuvo Crystal Drops, The Cat's Pajamas sequins, Catherine Pooler ink


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

Here is the Full Blog Hop Lineup:


Have fun hopping and shopping! Stay safe everyone. 


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Sunday, July 26, 2020

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} PeekaBoo Frames, Little Truck & Silent Night Dies


It's the last day of The Cat's Pajamas July Sneak PeeksThere are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets in this release. Two of the die sets coordinate with two of the stamp sets.  The matching stamp/die sets will be 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 July 28 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack. All the products will be available to purchase tonight.

Today the design team is featuring the new Peek-a-Boo Frames, Little Truck and Silent Night Dies. 


First up is this sweet church image from the new O Holy Night set that I stamped onto Bristol Smooth cardstock, I then masked the image with paper as well as masking fluid and blended blueberry sky and faded jeans ink to create a night sky. After coloring the images,  I then used the new Silent Night CutUps die to cut from textured white cardstock which was attached to the top of the card. This scene perfectly captures Christmas Eve for me.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Bristol, Bazzill and PTI cs, Altenew, PTI and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Church-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, C5, R20, R14, R17, Y11, Y15; Tree-G43, G82, G85, Y11, Y35; Lights-YG01, YG06, Y14, Y17


Next is a masculine Christmas card. I used the new Little Truck die to create a very manly truck from cardstock. I created the background from textured woodgrain cardstock and a strip of patterned paper, then cut a circle using a die from the new Cardinal Duo CutUps. After backing the cutout with patterned paper, I used one of the dies from the new PeekaBoo CutUps set to cut a flap. I stamped the sentiment from the new Oh Christmas Tree set using bamboo leaves ink on top of the flap. I also stamped and cut three pine bough images from the new Oh Christmas Tree Bundle, placing two inside the flap and one inside the truck. The truck was attached with foam dimensionals.


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and dies, PTI and MME dp, EH and PTI cs, Memento ink


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 each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.


Here are all the new products:











Have a great time shopping! We will be closing out the week with a blog hop tonight. 

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Oh Holy Night


Welcome to another day of The Cat's Pajamas July Sneak PeeksThere are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets in this release. Two of the die sets coordinate with two of the stamp sets.  The matching stamp/die sets will be 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 July 28 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack. Todays projects feature the new Oh Holy Night set. 


I used the Wish Tag Duo CutUps (without the duo part) to cut a tag shape from textured cardstock. I then used one of the dies from the new PeekaBoo Frames to cut a flap. On the flap portion I used the "for" die from the Holiday Tag Duo Duo set (which is on sale!) for inlay die effect and one of the bows from the Presents CutUps cut from patterned paper. I then stamped one of the sweet snow people and the sled with presents from the new O Holy Night set and colored with Copic Markers. My grandchildren love to get under the Christmas tree and look for their names on the gifts so a flap on the tag should be extra fun for them. The inside of the flap was left blank for me to right their name.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and linen cs, Hemptique cord, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: G0000, G000, YG01, YG03, YG06, BG0000, BG000, BG01



For my card I stamped the two snowpeople onto Copic friendly cardstock, masked them as well as the snow field, then blended blueberry sky ink around the masking. I then mixed up some white gouache and water and splattered it onto the sky to represent some light snow. After stamping the quarter moon, I then colored all images with Copic markers. I cut the panel out with a stitched die and stamped the sentiment with red poppy ink. Some snowfall glitter was added for a bit of sparkle and then the panel was attached to a patterned paper background with a layer of craft foam.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, PTI dp and cs, Doodlebug Enamel Hearts, Hero Arts glitter, Winsor Newton Gouache, Altenew and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman-BG0000, R00, R02, YR01, C1, C3, C5, R11, R14, R17, G0000, G000, G00, G02; Snowwoman-BG0000, R00, R02, YR01, RV10, R81, R83, W00, E81; Owl-W00, E81, BG10, BG11; Moon-YR30, 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 each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.


Here are all the new products:












Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying Christmas in July!


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Friday, July 24, 2020

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Christmas Tree Lot


Welcome back to another day of The Cat's Pajamas July Sneak PeeksThere are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets in this release. Two of the die sets coordinate with two of the stamp sets.  The matching stamp/die sets will be 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 July 28 at which time there will be additional discounting known in the TCP world as the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack.


I made two cards using different images from the new Christmas Tree Lot set stamping both onto white cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossed with silver and gold embossing powder. Each image panel was attached to a white card base with metallic cardstock strips. I used the Five Snowflakes die set to cut from both gold metallic and white cardstock, layered together and anchored with enamel dots. A few Silver Saucer Holeless Sequins added even more sparkle to two elegant Christmas cards. This stamp set is perfect for assembly line type card making even when you are heat embossing.



Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI cs, Michael's and American Crafts cardstock,  Doodlebug enamel dots, TCP Holeless Sequins, Versamark ink



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 each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.


Here are all the new products:












I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. Thank you for stopping by!


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