Monday, September 4, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas September Sneak Peeks

Welcome to the The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have three new stamp sets, four new dies and two new Cutables all of which will be released on September 12 in the TCP store. I am kicking off the first of seven days of Sneaky Peek week. 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. I promise you won't be disappointed. Warning, this is a picture heavy post as I have several projects to share with you!

Today is also the first day of new TCP Tuesday #339 Challenge. We are rolling out this challenge a bit different as we are working around sneak peek week also. Each day a designer will highlight a challenge project on their design day. And it's an easy one to create, a Fall or Winter Holiday project. So many possibilities, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year's, Valentine's Day or any other fall or winter holiday you celebrate in your country. Even though the design team projects will occur across the week, you can upload your project any time. The Cat's Pajamas blog will have the details and the link up on how you can win a chance for a $50 gift voucher.

I selected Halloween as my holiday because of this really fun new Creep it Real set.  The big eared bunny on a broomstick cracks me up. I tend to like cute Halloween rather than scary and this image fits the bill. I colored up the bun with Copic markers and then fussy cut the image out. I wanted a simple background so I blended Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans distress oxide inks onto watercolor card stock cut with a stitched die, then spritzed with water. After it dried I attached the image with foam tape and stamped the sentiment onto the background then mounted the panel on a wild wisteria card base. A few sequins finished it up.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Ranger and MFT cs, Lawn Fawn sequins, MFT and Ranger Distress Oxide ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-C00, C1, C3, W00, E81, R11; Cat-N1, N3, N5; Hat/Broom-BV01, BV02, BV04, B0000, B000, B01, YR30, YR31, YR14

Fast forward from Halloween and TCP Tuesday to Christmas with this card using the new Christmas Cookies set. I stamped up the bell image twice using Delicata Silver Shimmer ink, then cut both of them out using the matching die from the new Tree/Bell die set. I stamped the big sentiment using the new Big Holiday Words set in pure poppy ink onto a linen card stock piece cut with a stitched die. The two bells were attached underneath the sentiment using foam tape and I added a small gingham bow at the top. After attaching the panel to a patterned paper mat, a scattering of rain stones added a bit more sparkle.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, May Arts Ribbon, PTI rainstones, PTI and Delicata ink

For this card I used another image from the Christmas Cookies set. I stamped the tree once with green parakeet and then inked the edges of the stamp with new leaf ink and stamped again. I cut it out with with the matching die from the new Tree/Bell die set. To prepare the background I blended Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks onto watercolor card stock cut with a stitched die, then spritzed with water. After the panel dried, I stamped an image from the Wreath Building Kit using Versamark ink and white embossed it to help ground the tree image which I attached with foam tape. A few wood veneer stars added to a simple and easy Christmas card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Ranger and PTI cs, Studio Calico Veneer stars, PTI and Ranger Distress Oxide ink

And last but certainly not least I used the new Cracker and Box Cutable to create this cute gift box. The cutable contains two types of containers. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut the box from two sided card stock quality patterned paper, then followed the easy directions to assemble.  There were mats included in the cut files but I decided not to use them and tied the box together with ribbon. To decorate the box I used the Snowflakes CutUps to cut a retro style snowflake from textured white card stock and a pink heart cut with a die from the Small Envie CutUps. I layered the two die cuts together, added a small button tied with hemp cord, then attached the piece to the front of the box with foam tape. The whole process could not have been easier!

Here is a video explaining how to put together both of the box types:

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Cutables and Dies, Bazzill and PTI cs, Michaels ribbon, Hemptique cord

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 and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. The sweet and creative Wendy 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 I used today:

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  1. All of your projects are wonderful! I love seeing Bun Bun as a witch, though! Bun Bun is way too cute to be scary, but this is perfect for Halloween!

  2. Awesome cards and box! The Snowflakes CutUps die you used is one of my very favorites! It will make another appearance on my Christmas cards this year! Love your two holiday cards, but Creep It Real has officially stolen my heart... love the sentiment, and the way you have colored this fun stamp! Fabulous Halloween card!

  3. Love, love, love! I think my favorite is the bunny on the broom!

  4. Love all your designs! Love bun on the broom the best. Your coloring is perfect & not scarey!!

  5. I love love love the kitty with the bunny! Awesome coloring!

  6. Fabulous creations! I really love the bunny on the broom :D

  7. super cute! I love your Halloween card! It is so nice to see a Halloween Card that is light and airy.

  8. Love all your fun projects Nancy! Great video too!!!

  9. Nancy, as usual, I love your signature style. Your projects definitely show off how wonderful this release is!

  10. Such fun and fabulous projects Nancy!!!