Monday, October 21, 2013

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek and TCP Tuesday} Peace, Joy & Penguins

There are lots of exciting happenings at The Cat's Pajamas including a brand new website and a new blog! And top it off today is the first day of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks. We have seven days of previews so be sure to check  The Cat's Pajamas blog everyday to see who is on the schedule. There are seven fun new stamp sets and three new CutUps so we have a lot to share with you. Today we are introducing Peace, Joy & Penguins.

It is also TCP Tuesday. This month the challenge is an anti-embellishment one - you can use a maximum of two embellishments but they cannot be buttons, twine or gems!

I started out by creating my tag base first cutting the edge of a piece of white cardstock with the also new for this release Celebration Toppers CutUps. I then cut the piece into a tag shape so that the cutout ran up the left edge. Next I stamped the Peace, Joy & Penguins image onto Copics X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I used the matted image as the centerpiece to the tag, just adding an additional strip of patterned paper with a small heart at the top. After attaching the tag piece to the card background panel, I repeated the same strip of paper behind the sentiment which was stamped with Ranger Archival ink(Vermillion). I cut a heart using the Heart Trio CutUps and topped it with a snowflake left over from another project using the Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps, slipping it underneath the sentiment. Lastly, I added a couple more snowflakes matted onto small circles for the finishing touch. Although I normally love lumpy embellishments, I am really liking that it turned out so mail friendly.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Lawn Fawn dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Memento and Ranger Archival inks, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguins-W00, E81, YR20, YR23; Scarf-BG0000, BG000, BG10; Candy/Gifts/Hat-W00, E81, R22, R24; Shadows-B0000, B000

Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, October 29.

2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, October 28 from 8-10pm eastern time:

The full list of today's Cat Pack participants are on the The Cat's Pajamas blog. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for another TCP sneak peek!

Here are the new products I used today:


  1. This is SUCH a cute card! I love the die along the edge!


  2. This is absolutely adorable Nancy! Love how you used the topper die along the side of the tag!


  3. What a darling card, Nancy! That paper is a perfect match for this set! Wonderfully done! :D

  4. Just have a moment, but I had to tell you how fabulous this card is! Every detail of this card works together to create a vision! So fun, so festive!