Monday, July 16, 2018

TCP Tuesday #348 Reminder

Today's card is my second one for the TCP Tuesday #348 - Summer Challenge. The theme is perfect for me as I just returned home from a fabulous beachy vacation in St. Simon's Island. I loved our time there but there really is no place like home.

When I think of summer, I see happy colors, rainbows and lots of sunshine so I got busy cutting using the Chevron CutUps to create a very colorful background from cardstock in a ROYBGIV design. I then stamped the various sentiments from the Sending You set using several colorful inks onto a tag cut with a die from the Luggage Tag CutUps. After cutting a second tag from purple cardstock, I tied the two together with ribbon and attached to the panel using foam tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and MFT cs, PTI ink

You have until July 31 to submit a project for this challenge so you have plenty of time. Link up here. You do not have to use TCP products and there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs! 

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Beachy Wedding Card

Today's card was for my stepgranddaughter's beach wedding.

I prepared the background piece with messy watercoloring using tumbled glass and gathered twigs distress inks onto watercolor cardstock. While the panel dried I stamped the crab, sandcastle and shell images from the Lawn Fawn Life is Good set and also the palm tree from the Wplus9 Drummer Boy set. After coloring all the images with Copic Markers I fussy cut out. I attached to the background panel using foam tape to create the beach scene and stamped the sentiment below.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps, WPlus9 stamps and dies, Arches and PTI cs, MFT die, Ranger Distress and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Sandcastle-E0000, E000, E00; Crab-B91, B93, B95; Sand Dollar-W00, E81; Conch Shell-R0000, R00, R01, R02; Palm Tree-YG91, YG93, YG95, E30, E33, E37

I am submitting this to the Simon Says Fun In the Sun Wednesday Challenge. Have a blessed Sunday.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale!

I got out some of my older POD stamps for the anniversary to make a more masculine type card.

I first stamped the larger image from the 2 Forests set onto a Neenah cardstock circle, colored with Copic markers and then added a patterned paper slope to represent grass. I I layered a piece of sand cardstock and craft foam then cut out with a wonky stitched die plus a circle opening. I attached this over the image and the card base and stamped the sentiment from the Essential Thoughts Sentiment set at the bottom. I then stamped Twinkle (raccoon) onto Copics X-Press It cardstock,colored with Copic markers and attached with with foam tape.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI and Reverse Confetti cs, MFT die, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Raccoon-W00, E81, R20, W1, W2, W5; Trees-E33, YG91, YG93,YG95; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more card samples. And take advantage of the sale here

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Monday, July 2, 2018

TCP Tuesday #348 Challenge and a Sale!

It's time for another monthly challenge here at The Cat's Pajamas. The theme for July is Summer and you have the rest of the month to submit. The TCP store has a stamp category of Summer Fun. Although TCP products are not required to participate we do love it when you use our stamps and dies!

First of all, where has Bristol Smooth cardstock been all my life? I used it for the first time with today's card. After stamping the image from the Friendship set, I colored with Zig Kuretake Clean Color brush markers. I framed the image with cardstock and patterned paper layers cut with the Square Stamp CutUps die. The sentiment from the Simply Said set was stamped directly on the panel. I  finished up the design with more patterned paper and twine for a masculine summer card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Fancy Pants dp, PTI and Bristol Smooth cs, Hemptique Twine, MFT and Simon Says ink, Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Zigs: Penguin-050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow; Pond-030 Blue; Fish-045 Pale Green, 046 Mid Green; Grass-041 Light Green, 047 May Green; Sky-031 Cobalt Blue

Here are the details for the 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.

It's also time for the annual summer sale starting July 3! Shop here!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Thinking of You

Today's card is another one for my stepdaughter to send to her patients. I used the colors from the current Color Throwdown Challenge #499.

I stamped the images from the Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies set using bright buttercup and haystack inks for the flowers and blueberry sky for the centers. I cut all the flower pieces with the matching dies, then cut the leafy piece from the same set from green parakeet ink as well as the wreath using a die from the Wreaths set. I prepared the background by cutting white linen cardstock using a die from the Edgers set, then stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments set in the center. The sentiment piece was layered over a strip of patterned paper then the wreath diecut and flowers were attached.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, PTI and WPlus9 ink

Have a blessed Sunday.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Another Hello

I have another hello type card for the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge (Hello or Just Because). I wish had been able to get to these earlier in the month. I am making cards for my stepdaughter's business and she needs hello and thinking of you type cards. I will be seeing her in mid July and I am going to have to get real busy to get a bunch ready for her.

I stamped a leafy image from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms onto a small circle using Iced Aqua ink. I then sandwiched the stamped circle, a layer of craft foam, another circle cut with a die from the Lacy Scallop Circles backed with yet another plain circle cut from Iced Aqua cardstock. After stamping the floral image from the same Tall Blooms set, I cut out with a matching diecolored with Copic markers and added to the image circle. I prepared the card front with a patterned paper and cardstock strip, rounding the corners at the bottom. The partial sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in iced aqua directly onto the card front.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI and Reverse Confetti cs, MFT and Reverse Confetti ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y17, G20, G21, YG03, YG13, YG23

It was great to get another never before used stamp set inky.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas June Release and Blog Hop

It is release day at the The Cat's Pajamas! Three new stamps, two new to the shop dies and two exclusive TCP CutUps are now available in The Cat's Pajamas shop. We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Christine's blog then you are right on track. Otherwise start at the beginning on Lynn's blog.

First up is a card showcasing a row of three adult beverage glasses from a previous release 'Tini Time and the brand new Liquid Therapy set. After stamping the glasses in soft stone, the "beverages" were stamped with raspberry ripple (wine), green parakeet (margarita) and soft stone (martini) then cut out with the matching Wine & Martini Glasses and the new Margarita CutUps. I stamped the sentiment from the new Need Glasses set onto a label cut with the Circus Panels CutUps.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Simon Says, SU and PTI ink

And since I can't seem to put these sets down, I also made a very quick wine bottle tag since I am always giving wine as gifts, a hostess gift especially. The wine tag itself is a pre-made one I purchased years ago but there are plenty of dies out there to create one or you can do it yourself one. I then layered with a patterned paper background. Using images from the 'Tini Time set I stamped the two wine glasses in soft stone, then the "wine" with raspberry ripple slanting the inside stamp to emulate a toast then cut out with a die from the matching Wine & Martini Glasses. After attaching the wine glasses using foam tape, the sentiment from the 'Tini Time set was stamped above them and the sentiment from the new Liquid Therapy set was stamped below.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, SU, PTI and Simon Says ink

Now hop over to the sweet and talented Brenda's blog as I am sure she has something fabulous to show you. And of course, get on over to the TCP Shop to check out all the new stampy goodness.

Here is the full blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Nancy (You are here)
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