Welcome to the The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have three new stamp sets and four new dies which will be released on November 21 in the TCP store. You've already seen some really great projects throughout the week from my fellow design team members Michele, Lynn, Wendy, Brenda and Julie. Today Deborah and I are the featured designers.
First up is a simple Valentine card using the new Sent with Love set. This really is the cutest set full of sweet sentiments and images. I first stamped the small winged envelopes directly onto the card front using london fog ink and a bit of masking and then colored with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment also directly onto the card front using pure poppy ink. I added two strips of patterned paper as a border at the bottom. I used the smallest die from the Square Stamps CutUps to cut from the same pink patterned paper in the border plus two plain white, stacked them together and placed over the stamped images.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Memento and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R22, R27, R91, R93, W00, E81
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Neenah, PTI and American Crafts cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Hemptique twine, MFT, Simon Says and Delicata ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E40, E41, E43, E44, W00, E81, C00, C1, C3
One of the hardest cards to make for most designers is a sympathy card and I am no exception. I have found over the years that keeping it simple seems to work best. That works out fine for me as my style is CAS anyway. So with that it mind, I did a simple watercolored background using faded jeans distress ink onto an Arches water colored panel cut with a stitched die. While it dried I cut the angel wings using the new Wings die set which cuts and embosses at the same time. I cut first from a subtle patterned paper and then cut again from card stock and stacked them together for stability. I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Said set which still remains one of my very favorite sentiment sets using black ink. I attached the wings to the panel using foam tape. A few enamel dots finished it up.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Glitz Designs dp, Arches and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Ranger Distress and Simon Says ink
My last card features the new Corner PopUp die. On the outside it looks just like any other card. The inside is where it gets interesting. I combined this awesome die with formerly released Hill and Dale dies to create the popped up layers. Before attaching to the pop up pieces I stamped the sentiment from the Penguin Joy set along the top of the using red poppy ink and a scattering of snowflakes from the same set in red poppy and aqua mist. I then stamped the tree from the Home for All Seasons set using red poppy and dark chocolate. For the front layer I stamped rows of trees also from the Home for All Seasons set using green parakeet and new leaf ink as well as the sentiment in new leaf plus more snowflakes from the Penguin Joy set. I stamped one of the houses from Home for All Seasons set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock and cut it out with a matching die from the Village CutUps set. After coloring the image with Copic markers, I attached to the front layer. To complete the inside the stamped the penguin angel and more snowflakes randomly, all from the Penguin Joy set. Below is a video showing you how to use the Corner PopUp.
For the card front, I stamped the Round the Chimney image (an oldie but goodie set) and the mantle portion of the image again onto Copics X-Press It. I colored both portions with Copic markers, fussy cut out and then attached the mantle portion to the whole piece with foam tape. After stamping the sentiment with pure poppy onto a patterned paper piece cut with a pierced die, I attached the colored image with foam tape. I added a patterned paper background to the card front, attached a snowflake cut with the smallest die from the Double Snowflake CutUps and then attached the stamped panel.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, MFT, PTI and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: House-E40, E41, YG61, YG63, YG67, C00, C1, C3, R20, R22, R24, R27, Y0000, YR31; Fireplace/Penguins-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, E81, YG61, YG63, YG67, R20, R22, R24, R27, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C3, YR31
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 and Deborah's today and also on our Instagram account @nancyhthomas and @Beadnstampn. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. Be sure to stop by Jessie's blog tomorrow for the last day of sneak peeks but of course you can always check the TCP blog to see who is scheduled each day.