Monday, March 19, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas March Release Blog Hop and TCP Tuesday Reminder

It is release day for The Cat's Pajamas! Three new stamps and three new die sets are now available in The Cat's Pajamas shop. We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Michelle's blog then you are right on top of things.

We are also a little over half way for TCP Tuesday #344 which is a theme of Coffee/Tea.

After stamping the fat cat from the new What the Froth set onto Copics  X-Press It cardstock and coloring with Copic markers, I fussy cut out. The sentiment from the set was stamped stamped directly onto the patterned paper tag cut with the also new Spring Tag Duo die. The completed tag was attached onto a patterned paper background.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Cat-Y11, Y21, Y26, G20, G24; Sleep hat/Sleepers-RV10, R81, R83; Cup/Paper-B41, B32, W00, E81, YG01, YG23

That's it from me. All the details regarding this release and the ongoing TCP Challenge are on The Cat's Pajamas blog. And of course, get on over to the TCP Shop to check out all the new goodies. So now hop on over to the wonderfully creative Deborah's blog.

Here is the full blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Nancy (You are here)
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas March 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 March 20 in the TCP storeJulie kicked us off with some fantastic projects yesterday and today I am the featured designer. 

First up is the adorable new Special Delivery set. Seriously I could have used every image in this set to showcase. After cutting a stitched circle, I stamped the image and sentiment onto the banner and colored with Copic markers. I wanted the image to really shine so I kept the design very simple, adding a strip of patterned paper and a few enamel dots.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-E40, E41, E42, R20; Pail-C00, C1, C3, B41, B32, B34; Flowers-Y11, Y13, G40, G43, RV10, R81, R83; Banner-W00, E81, B41, B32; Grass-G40, G43

Do you ever watch the tiny house shows on HGTV? I admit I am intrigued with them. We downsized to a smaller garden home last year and let me tell you, it was difficult! So although I love the less is more concept not sure a tiny house would work for us. Anyway, these tiny houses,  also from the new Special Delivery set, remind me of those shows. 

I used the new Spring Tag Duo die to cut a tag from Neenah cardstock and then stamped the three house images plus the sentiment at the top. I connected the landscaping with a Copic Multiliner pen. Since the images were small I limited the Copic markers colors. I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the bottom of the tag and a matching piece to the card front. The completed tag was then attached to the panel using a layer of craft foam. Simple and easy!

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs and enamel dots, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Houses-Y11, Y21, 0, B41, B32, W00, E81; Landscaping-Y13, G40, G43

Next up, I prepared the card front by using images from the the older and a favorite set of mine Watercolor Basics to add some splashes of colors and a stripe at the bottom for a background to the sentiment from another older and favorite set Simply Said. Then I was ready for the new release items! I used two of the dies from the Oval Scroll Duo set to cut from patterned paper as well as a butterfly using one of the dies from the new Butterfly Trio set. After attaching the scroll piece to the card front I layered the small oval center and the butterfly and added to the card front using foam tape. A small strip of contrasting patterned paper added some punch to the color scheme and a few enamel dots finished it up. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug and Kaisercraft dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, PTI and Simon Says ink

Since one of the images from the Watercolor Basics looked somewhat like a coffee ring, I stamped it directly onto the card front using kraft ink and then another for some "splashes." The sentiment and some of the smaller images from the from the new Sponsored By were also stamped onto the card front. After stamping the main image onto Copics  X-Press It cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. After attaching to the card using foam tape for dimension, I also colored the smaller images and added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, C00, C1, C3; Cups-R20, R22, R24, R27, B41, B32, B34

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 Lynn'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 release products:

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