Monday, October 9, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas October Sneak Peeks

Welcome to the The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have four new stamp sets and three new dies which will be released on October 17 in the TCP store. I am kicking off the first of seven days of Sneaky Peek week. Each member of the design team will be taking turns sharing creations so be sure to stop by The Cat's Pajamas blog everyday to see who is on the schedule. I know that I have said this before but this is my very favorite release and I think you will agree when you see the projects throughout the week.

My first card features the new Fat Cat Christmas set which is hilarious. Just perfect for those one of kind Christmas cards. I stamped one of the fat cats, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out, adding Liquid Applique on the Santa hat. I cut off the bow on the gift box and replaced it with a bow cut from red card stock using one of the dies from the also new Presents CutUps set. I prepared the card background using the Dots CutUps to emboss the card front. I then used one of the dies from the Hill and Dale CutUps and He Said, She Said to cut from patterned paper, then stamped the sentiments on them. The stamped image was attached with foam tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Marvy Liquid Applique, MFT and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Cat-YR30, YR31, YR23, N1, N3, N5, W00, E81, R20, R22, R24, R27; Package-W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, YG21, YG13, YG23

I have never been a big fan of nutcrackers but in cute bunny form I might change my mind. I mean, how could I resist this little guy from the new Christmas Dreams set? My biggest decision here was to give him pants or not?! I decided for a no pants look and after coloring the image up with Copic markers, I fussy cut out. I created a shaker tag by cutting a window from white woodgrain embossed card stock using a die from the brand new Window Duos CutUps. I stamped the sentiment using pure poppy ink and then filled the individual shaker window panes with sequins matching the bunny's outfit. The bunny was attached to the fourth pane with foam tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and Ellen Hutson cs, Doodlebug sequins, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, R20, W00, E81; Clothing-R22, R24, R27, B41, B32, B45, G40, G43, G46

My next card features an image from the new We 3 Snowmen set that I cut out with a pierced circle die and then colored with Copic markers. To prepare the background I just added a strip of patterned paper and wrapped red twine around the card front and tied in a bow. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card front with pure poppy ink

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, The Twinery twine, Sakura Gel pen, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman-G0000, G000, YR01, YR12, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, YG21, YG13, YG23, R22, R24, R27, W1, W2, BG000, BG01, BG05; Background-BG0000, BG000

My last card for today is mainly die driven. I used one of the dies from the Window Duos CutUps to cut corrugated card stock into a tag shape. I added the antlers and nose cut with the new Rudolph die set, attaching the nose with foam tape and a couple of glitter enamel dots for the eyes. I stamped the sentiment from the Believe set onto a fishtail banner shape using pure poppy ink and also cut another banner from patterned paper. I also cut the holly from two colors of green card stock and berries from red card stock using dies also from theWindow Duos CutUps set. I layered the leaves together shifting slightly for the lighter green to show underneath. After wrapping the sentiment banner with silver thread I attached the holly and berries. After attaching the banners to the tag shape, I added a few white highlights to the berries and the reindeer nose using a white gelly roll pen. The tag was attached to a woodgrain embossed panel.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Carta Bella dp, PTI, Michaels and Ellen Hutson cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, PTI ink

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs on a daily basis including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. Tomorrow we will double your creative pleasure with not one but two Cat Pack members showcasing their talent tomorrow Michele and Lynn. You can always check the  TCP blog to see who is scheduled each day.

Here are all the new products I used today:

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  1. I love them all, Nancy! Fat Cat cracks me up!

  2. These are just all too cute and must haves.

  3. Such adorable cards! I love the new snowman and the fun colors you used on that card, and what a creative and cute way to use the antlers and Rudolph nose cut up dies!

  4. Just found my way to your blog and I have to say I love your style... I will spend some time here this release is loaded with fun!

  5. What great samples and I love the new sets!

  6. All of your cards are great, Nancy! I'd pick a favorite, but I can't! I like them all!!

  7. Cute, funny and clever. Love all your designs and this new release.

  8. Love all the new sets and the cards are cute. The Fat Cats Christmas are my favorite. I can see using this stamp set year round especially for the males in my family who love to fish, who think they are too old for birthday parties, and who doesn't want to look non-athletic when playing games at family reunions.

  9. Awesome cards! Love Fat Cat Christmas and the window die set! Fabulous new items!

  10. LOVE your adorable cards! Grinning from ear to ear! Those fat cats are right up my alley! I have a Fat Cat of my own - he weights almost 18 lb!

  11. Wow !! This is a very cool first sneak peeks!

  12. LOve your calico cat!!! and every single thing about every card, too!