Friday, February 16, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas February Sneak Peeks

Welcome to the The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have three new stamp sets and three new dies which will be released on February 20 in the TCP store.  You've already seen some really great projects throughout the week from my fellow design team members Julie, MicheleDeborah and Brenda. I am the featured designer today. 

The overall theme of this release is about family which make me so emotional considering the tragic situation in Florida. Hold tight to your family. Visit with your neighbors. Pick up the phone and call a friend you haven't talked to in a while. Pray for these families who will never hear their child's voice again. Most of all, love one another. 

I stamped the bear and a couple of the extra ducks from the new and oh so sweet Family Forever set onto Neenah cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added the raindrops stamping with gray flannel ink. After cutting a frame also from Neenah cardstock, I stamped the sentiment using jelly bean ink and added two more of the ducks and colored those with Copics also. After attaching the image panel and frame to the card base I added a few enamel dots to represent sunshine

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and Neenah cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Memento and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Ducks-Y11, Y13, Y21, YR12; Umbrella-W00, E81, B0000, B000. B01, Bear-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53; Grass-G40, G43; Sky-BG000, BG70

I stamped brother from the new Big Family Words set several times across a soft stone card front using soft stone ink for a subtle background, adding a strip of pattern paper between the last two rows. I stamped the sentiment from the new Family Forever set onto a kraft circle using kraft ink and attached to the panel using a layer of craft foam for dimension. A scattering of wood mini stars provided the finishing touches for a simple masculine card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, PTI dp and cs, Studio Calico stars, PTI and MFT ink

I stamped the cat that I think of has Smug Kitty from the new Home is Where the Cat Is onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out trimming away the loose thread portion of the image. After using a die from the Holiday Window Duo CutUps to cut a tag from yellow patterned paper, I stamped the same cat image onto to it along with the speech bubble, sentiment and paws all in black ink. I finished up the sentiment using a portion of one from the Simply Said set then attached the cut out image using foam tape. I cut the fish bone twice from white cardstock using a die from the new Goodies CutUps and then another tag from black striped paper cut with a die from the Luggage Tags CutUps. I tied all the pieces together with twine and attached to the card front which was embossed with stripes. To finish up the whole lotta of stripes theme I added a striped gem. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, Divine Twine, Queen and Co. gem, MFT ink, Copic markers
Copics: Cat-W00,E81, C00, C1, R20, YG01,YG95; Yarn-Y13, Y17, Y35, Y21

After stamping the house from the Home for All Seasons set onto a linen cardstock piece I cut out the sentiment using the new Home Sweet Home CutUps. I set aside that piece and then I cut out three more from hardier cardstock then layered all four together with glue. After stamping the sentiment at the bottom from the Simply Said set and the key at the top with an image from Sent with Love using Delicata Golden glitz ink I cut the piece using a wonky stitched die. The panel was layered berrylicous card stock piece cut to the same size and then attached to the card base. The layered sentiment was inserted into the cut out to complete a CAS house warming card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, MFT and PTI cs, Simon Says and Delicata inks

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. Be sure to stop by Wendy's blog tomorrow but of course you can always check the TCP blog to see who is scheduled each day.

Here are all the new products I used today:

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  1. I love the cat - he is such a cutie!

  2. Loving this release - your yellow and grey card is my favorite, with that sassy cat and all the stripes! Thanks for sharing your creations!

  3. What amazing cards. I think my favorite is the card with the tag. You just have to smile when seeing this funny cat.

  4. Love the home sweet home and cat card, awesome!

  5. Thanks for the great inspiration. Love the darling cat tag. My nieces will go crazy over that set. Awesome home card.

  6. Awesome cards! I love that sassy cat!

  7. Fabulous range of cards from cute to stylish. Great colours and dimensions.

  8. Fabulous cards Nancy! So many clever designs. Love how you did the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment!

  9. Beautiful cards, Nancy! Beautiful post too, my heart is broken and I have hugged my loved ones a bit harder recently.

  10. Fantastic cards! Love that sweet bear.

  11. So many wonderful cards, Nancy! I love the cat on the tag! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  12. That cat at the end said it all, Nancy! Each and every card is lovely, bright, fun, and fantastic!

  13. wonderful cards! love your style!