Monday, May 22, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas May Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to the The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have some fabulous new stamps and dies which will be released on May 30 in the TCP store. I am kicking off the first of seven days of Sneaky Peek week today. Each member of the design team will be taking turns sharing creations so be sure to stop by The Cat's Pajamas blog everyday to see who is on the schedule.

So let's get started because I have several projects to show you.

I used the smooshing with acetate water color technique onto a piece of Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock using hawaiian shores ink and then cut out with a stitched die. I then stamped the sentiment from the new Doodled Shells stamp set using black ink. After cutting out the starfish using a die from the new Shells CutUps, I sponged it with Antique Linen distress ink and then attached to the background with a layer of foam. A few wood veneer stars and cording wrapped and tied at the top of the card finished it up a very clean and simple card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Ranger and PTI cs, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Hemptique cord, PTI, Simon Says and Ranger inks

This card features one of the bunnies from the new Bunnies at Sea set. This set is full of fun sea related images and sentiments. After coloring snorkeling bunny with Copic Markers, I fussy cut him out and then went to work on the watery background. I started out by cutting out several pieces from light and dark aqua cardstock, using the also new Beaches CutUps set. I layered them onto a piece of StickIt adhesive paper alternating the colors and then cut out with a stitched die. Another smaller stitched die was used to cut out the center to create a frame. I placed the frame over a Distress Ink water colored background. After stamping a few of the bubbles from the set directly onto the panel, snorkeling bunny was attached using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped onto a matted rectangle. A few sparkly enamel dots finished it up for an underwater scene.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Stampin' Up, Ranger and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Ranger and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, Y0000, Y11, Y15

You will find that the Beaches CutUps are so versatile and can be used in a variety of ways including as a border, a background, sea weed, beach sand, waves, etc. For this card I started out by cutting out a tag from patterned paper using the Holiday Tag Duo CutUps. I then used the sailboat die from the Beaches CutUps for an inlaid die look as well as the stitched die to create sea waves. I finished the tag with a small stitched cloud cut with the Stitched Clouds CutUps and topped with an enamel star. The sentiment from the Aye Aye Captain set was stamped directly onto the card base along with an image from last month's Watercolor Basics. The tag was attached with foam tape over a couple of strips of washi tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug enamel dots, PTI and Simons Says ink

I couldn't resist picking up the Doodled Shells set again. It is just so pretty and you will be amazed at all the different looks my fellow design team members have created with it. I first prepared my background by messily applying green parakeet and blueberry sky inks with water onto a Ranger watercolor cardstock background. After it dried completely, I cut out with a stitched die and then white heat embossed three of the shell images onto it. The the sentiment from the Simply Stacked Sentiments was stamped with blueberry sky ink. The big shell was cut from blush and white cardstock using a die the Shells CutUps set. I used a copic marker (R01) to create some shadows and then edged the outside with Antique Linen distress ink. I added a flourish cut from green parakeet cardstock using the Heart Swirl CutUps, wrapped it around the shell die cut and attached both with dimensional foam.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Ranger and PTI cs, Ranger, Versamark and PTI ink, Copic Marker
Copics: R01

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs on a daily basis including mine today. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. The so very creative Deborah will be your stop tomorrow but you can always check out the TCP blog to see who is scheduled each day.

Here are all the new products:


  1. Gorgeous, Nancy! I LOVE them all, it's Impossible to pick a favorite.

  2. Very nice Nancy! Love Buns Scuba diving!

  3. Your cards are wonderful, Nancy! Great new stamp sets too!!!

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the scuba-diving big earred bunny! The shells set of dies is gorgeous! Great new stamps and dies for summer cards!

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  6. That rascal rabbit. You just don't know what he will do next!

  7. Love your color choices!!! Very beachy and cool!!!! My favorite is the scuba bunny and starfish card.

  8. Nancy, your cards are all so wonderful with great special touches. Love these fabulous new stamps and dies, especially the cute tiny boat.

  9. What a great collection of cards! Bold and funny and soft and pretty

  10. I will not choose a favorite, as I love them all equally! But that 'blow bubbles' sentiment has me giggling - always a good thing! Fabulous cards, Nancy!!!
    p.s. whose water color cardstock do you use? LOVE its white-ness!