Thursday, November 24, 2011

On the Third Day of Christmas...{The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek}

First of all, I want to wish all my fellow Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a day filled with blessings.

Welcome to another day of TCP Sneak Peeks! Today the Cat Pack is previewing the new Best Fishes set. I am combining today's project with my 12 Days of Christmas series.

12 Days of Christmas: My step-granddaughters in North Carolina at age 8 and 10 are right on the cusp of no longer believing in Santa Claus. Twelve days of small packages arriving in the mail will {I hope} help keep Christmas a magical time for just a little longer. It's purely for fun and not really about the gifts.

I giggled when I first saw the Best Fishes set because I had already bought some Swedish Fish for one of my 12 Days of Christmas gifts as they are a family favorite. So the 3rd Day of Christmas projects are two bag toppers for the candy. Both images were colored colored with Copics and I gave each of them a jaunty paper pieced scarf.
For my first bag topper I folded over a piece from the Authentique Wonder pad, adding a border at the bottom using the Inside Pinking CutUps. I attached the image to a Martha Stewart paper doily and added the 3rd day piece behind him with a small snowflake punched from the Snowflake Lace Paper.  I created a tag using one of the pieces from the Circus Panels CutUps, stamping the sentiment onto it and then attaching to the Cranberry Seam Binding bow (which is also a new color for this release).

For the second bag topper I again folded over a piece of paper this time from an older Fancy Pants Christmas collection and added a border cut with the flap portion of the new Gift Card Envie CutUps. Yes, a Gift Card envie die! How cool is that?! Of course you don't get the full effect here since I used only a portion of it for the sentiment. Some Olive Seam Binding and another snowflake and it was done too. Easy and fun!

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps, Seam Binding, Fancy Pants and Authentique dp, Kaisercraft jewels, Copic Markers

Copics: Penquin-E40, E41, R22, R24, 0; Scarf shadows-W1; Fish-YG91, YG93, YG95; Bow-R24, R29, R59

And if would like a chance to win this set?! Head over to the IN IT TO WIN IT POST in the TCP forum at SPLITCOAST and leave a message.  One winner will win the sneaky peek set of the day on each day of our sneaky peek week.

Don't forget that every Friday through the end of November is a Black Friday at TCP. Everything on the The Cat's Pajamas website (except the KittyKat Pack and the Poochie Pack) will be 20% off! The sale is only on Fridays and limited to stock on hand.

Happy Thanksgiving!   



  1. WHOW...doesn't get any cuter than this ...great idea!

  2. Very cool Nancy!!! That's so great that you are doing that for the girls! Kids just grow up way to fast:(:( Makes me sad to think that my boys will be there before I know it!!! I will just have to be like you and keep the spirit alive!!!

  3. LOL! How perfect is this set for your Swedish Fish! These are so cute, you have the most wonderful ideas for these daily gifts, love it!

  4. I was so busy oooohing and ahhhhing over your creativity that I forgot to wish you and your family the most wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Nancy--perfect fishes for fishes!!! Adorable penguin -- love the colors!!! Still trying to understand the gift envie/pouch - slow, I know!!

  6. These are so cute! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.