Monday, March 17, 2014

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek and TCP Tuesday} Lean On Me

Welcome to Day 1 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks. Over the next seven days The Cat Pack will be showcasing seven new stamp sets and three new dies.

We are kicking things off with a TCP Tuesday challenge. Julie is our hostess and she has challenged us to make a card to encourage a friend. 

Today we are debuting the Lean On Me set which is perfect for Julie's challenge. I started out by creating an old school shaker using a piece from the new Framed Up 2 CutUps. What is old is new again! I use to make these all the time back when I was scrapbooking. Although now looking back I can't figure out why as who shakes their scrapbooks? They certainly make a lot more sense on a small card! I stamped one of the sentiments onto the background piece adding some old Doodlebug sequins and a small wood heart for the "shakables."

I then colored P.J. with Copic Markers, paper piecing the chest and then fussy cutting out. I "leaned" him onto the shaker securing with dimensional dots. All the patterned paper came from the Fancy Pants Good Life pad and I added a heart cut with the Heart Trio CutUps topped with a tiny paper button cut with the Button CutUps and tied with Linen Thread placed on the shaker edge.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps, Fancy Pants dp, Acetate, Linen Thread, Doodlebug sequins, Studio Calico wood veneer heart, Copic Markers
Copics: E50, E51, E53, W5, W00, E81

Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, March 25.

2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, March 24 from 8-10pm eastern time.

4. Go to The Cat's Pajamas blog and/or the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to find out the details on how to link up your TCP Tuesday challenge project. 

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  Kelli, Wendy, Noelle, Julie, Lisa, Susan, Jessie.

Here are the new products I used today:

My Sale Page (new items).


  1. Omgosh, Nancy! This is such a fabulous shaker card!! Not to mention, totally adorbs and unique because nobody else has a super cute leaning bear like this!!! I love it!!! Wonderful job showcasing todays new release sneaks!!! Looking forward to seeing more great inspiration this week!

  2. EE! The little shaker window is so cute Nancy!

  3. How cute! The shaker is a great idea and PJ leaning on it, how smart!

  4. I just started at Saturday's post and every single card from there to here is fabulous. The confetti Christmas is sweet and all the TCP's are making me want to go shopping.