It is release day for The Cat's Pajamas! All seven of the new stamp sets and five fun new Cutups dies are available now from The Cat's Pajamas shop.
Since it is release day that also means a blog hop. I hope you arrived here from Jen's blog where I am sure she had something fabulous to show you. If not, head on over to Lori's blog to start at the beginning. Lori is this week's TCP Tuesday (TCPTUES238) challenge hostess which is a theme of "Vintage Holiday".
I decided to make a card/small gift combination by creating a felt gingerbread girl. I used the new Man CutUps to cut two pieces from felt. I added the felt cuffs at the arms and legs to the front piece and also cut two slits in an "X" pattern with my craft knife in the area where the "heart" would be. I machined sewed the two pieces together and then stuffed polyfil through the hole I cut previously. Once it was completely stuffed, I added the two buttons and the felt heart over the cut opening so it would not show. I then made an oversized tag shape using two of the pieces from the new Toppers CutUps adding a pom pom and button at each point and then threaded some seam binding through two of the holes at the top. I attached the felt gingerbread girl to it with clear fishing wire, running it from the buttons all the way through the card top and tied it off inside. That way it can be cut by the recipient and removed from the card if desired. The sentiment is from the Homemade for the Holidays set. I added a snowflake cut with the Snowflake CutUps as the finishing touch.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI felt and buttons, Martha Stewart seam binding, Creative Imaginations felt trim
To complete the blog hop, please hop on over to The Cat's Pajamas and take a look at these fabulous new products. I think this is one of my very favorite releases and I hope it is one of yours too. Please remember that the stamps are Limited Edition so get them while they are hot!