Monday, July 27, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} New Release Blog Hop

It is release day for The Cat's Pajamas! All six of the new stamp sets, four fun new Cutups dies and two new Cutables are available now in The Cat's Pajamas shop. Don't forget that the He Said She Said CutUps set is free with a $65 purchase.

It is also the start of our Summer Blog Hop. Please see The Cat's Pajamas blog for details.

If you came from Deborah's blog, you are in the right spot. If not, then start at the beginning with Wendy's blog. You don't want to miss a single project!

I combined two of my favorite sets from this release, Seas the Birthday and Simply Stacked Sentiments to create a trio of cards. I used the same seahorse on all three stamping onto pieces cut with the matching free Cutables that Alma provides with each release. I then colored each seahorse with Copic Markers, matching up to the patterned papers used on each card.

For card #1, the image was attached to matted circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities using foam tape. I resized the tag from the Pop Up Slider Cutables and then cut out with my Silhouette. I attached the image circle to it with foam tape and added a cardstock tie at the top. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card  base underneath two strips of cardstock. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and Cutables, Fancy Pants and Avery Elle dp, PTI and MFT cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YR0000, YR01, YR12, R30, R32, R35, YG0000, YG91, YG93, W00, E81

For the second card, I first cut the frame using one of favorite dies ever, County Fair CutUps. I covered up the grass portion of the die cut with a double wave of vellum and cardstock cut with the Wave Border.  I cut out the lower banner section and then backed the frame with patterned paper. The sentiment was stamped with Blue Jay directly onto the backing paper. I used the the two stitched banners to cut from patterned paper and placed onto the base portion of the banner. The framed piece was attached to the cardstock and patterned paper card base using foam tape. Lastly I attached the seahorse to the side of the frame also with foam tape and added a few enamel dots.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: B0000, B000, B01, B04, B41, B45, B39, Y11, Y15, Y35

For the last card, I cut two tags from different patterned papers using one of the dies from the Luggage Tag CutUps. After securing the two tags together with ribbon and twine, the image was attached with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with Hollyhock ink onto a piece cut with one of the dies from the Circus Panels CutUps. I then embossed one of the patterned paper strips with a bubbles design folder and then added a few enamel dots.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Glitz Design dp, PTI cs, Taylored Expressions embossing folder, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YG0000, YG01, YG13, BG0000, BG000, BG10, R00, R30, R32

I hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peeks, chatting and the shopping over the past week! To continue the blog hop, please pop on over to Lori's blog.  


  1. Oh Nancy, you are just so creative. I love the color combinations and all the little details on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Nancy this is a fabulous set of cards. You did such a creative job with the seahorses...I love the patterns and colour palettes...awesome!

  3. What a wonderful card set! I LOVE your gorgeous seahorses!!

  4. These cards are drop dead gorgeous. Your coloring is just terrific and your paper choices are spot on