Monday, November 26, 2012

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek} Homemade for the Holidays

Welcome to the last day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. Before we get started here is some information about this Limited Edition release one more time:

The Cat's Pajamas is now 10 years old! Alma started making rubber stamps at her dining room table, hand cutting rubber and cushion and attaching them to wood blocks to sell to the local stamp stores where she was teaching.

And so much has happened to stamping in 10 years. But our love of stamping is still going strong. So this release, we are excited to celebrate the way we started. With rubber stamps. Not just any rubber stamps. Cling Stamp sets for easy storage and positioning. Perfect for those who love rubber, but also love the convenience and ease of clear. Limited Edition because these stamps are extra special. Lovingly assembled at Alma's dining room table. Just like she did 10 years ago. So snap them up, because only a small number will be made. Her table is only so big.

There are Five CutUps Dies in this release. Along with some "classics" that belong in every die collection, we are so excited to introduce our "Toppers" line. They are shapes that you can use the positive and negatives of to create borders and panels. They are open-ended so that you can create panels of any size using the toppers. You can place them individually or use them together. Endless possibilities!

             This release will be available for purchase tonight! right after the Pajama Party!

Today we are featuring the Homemade for the Holidays set. First I cut the gingerbread man out from sturdy crimped cardstock from my stash using the new Man CutUps. I rubbed a white ink pad all over the cut out to help accentuate the ridges. Then I used a small scalloped Nestabilities circle to take a couple of "bites" out of one leg and an arm. I stamped the mouth in red and the eyes in black and placed two very tiny buttons also from my stash, offsetting them just below the circle eyes to give him the illusion of some eyebrows. Some paper ric rac, linen thread, a felt heart and more small buttons completed his look. After stamping the sentiment onto a matted piece cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities, I took yet another "bite" out of it and added some tiny buttons for sprinkles. I cut the Star Rosette and left it flat so I could use it as part of the background panel. I slipped a circle cut from kraft cardstock underneath it so all the stars would be the same color. I attached the gingerbread man with an Action Spring Wobble which not only added dimension but movement as well.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Studio Calico dp, Linen Thread, PTI button, Action Spring Wobble, Spellbinders Nestabilities

All the details for this release can be found in the TCP Splitcoast Stampers Forum.  Before you go I would like to extend this invitation to join us tonight:

I'll see you there!


  1. wow how cute, love the missing bite ! so creative !

  2. adorable, you have been rocking this release. I loved everything you've made.

  3. Hehehe, love the bites! This is so cute the colors are perfect and the dies are terrific! Awesome work as always, Nancy!

  4. haha! LOVE the bite out of him, too funny!

  5. So cute - crimped, bitten, and everything!