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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  1. I LOVE them all, Nancy! Such a great release.

  2. The 'coffee ring' is perfect and I love the sentiment with the houses.

  3. We are also thinking of downsizing... I wonder if it would work for us. Sometimes, I think that all I need is a kitchen, bed, and my craft room! lol.

    I love the coffee card. 'Tis true - you should always start your day with a perfect cup!

  4. I am so in love with the Special Delivery set! That is the sweetest mouse!!

  5. What darling cards! Love the new coffee stamps!

  6. Love your cards. They are all really cute. Love the colors you used.

  7. Great idea to use the watercolor basics too! Love all the samples!

  8. Love your cards... the mouse is so cute! And using the circular stamp as a coffee ring-- so clever!

  9. Delightful cards! Love that sweet mouse carrying the bucket of flowers, and those little houses are just as sweet as can be! The Special Delivery set is adorable! Love your pretty butterfly card and the bunny card too!

  10. The little mouse carrying the bucket of flowers is my favorite!!! Great job on the other cards too!

  11. Your cards are just beautiful but something just makes me smile on that adorable mouse image. So cute.

  12. A foursome of fabulousness, Nancy! You have truly shown me how adorable those tiny houses can be!

  13. I'm excited about this new release! Your cards are always so fun! Wonderful coloring and design work! --Yvonne

  14. I'm excited for this new release! I always enjoy seeing your cards, Nancy. Wonderful coloring and design work!