Monday, April 30, 2018

TCP Tuesday #346

It's time for another challenge here at The Cat's Pajamas. We are challenging you to use your dies. You have the entire month to submit. 

I used mostly dies on this spring card. I cut the main frame from patterned paper using the Spring Tag Duo CutUps, then cut the leaves portion again from green patterned paper and also the bird. After assembling the frame I attached it to a patterned paper background. The sentiment from the Simply Said set was stamped onto a banner shape cut with a die from the Ribbon Banners set. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Avery Elle and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Michael's brads, PTI ink

Here are the details for the Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas April Sneak Peeks

It's The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have three new stamp sets, three new dies and a free-with-purchase stamp set which will be released on April 24 in the TCP store.  Julie, Michele and Brenda have already shown you some fantastic projects in previous sneak peeks. These ladies were a hard act to follow but I tried my best.

First up is a Father's Day card featuring the hilarious new Welcome to the Funny Farm set. I stamped the first sentiment in pure poppy ink, then the row of penguins and second sentiment in a Copic friendly black onto a stitched panel. I had fun stamping the various accessories onto the each of the penguins selecting the fish tie, bow tie, glasses, mustache and beard and then colored all images with Copic markers. The panel was attached to a soft stone card base.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, PTI cs, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguins-W00, E81, C1, C3, C5, YR31, Y21; Accessories-B41, B32, YG000, YG91, Y13, Y35, R20, R22, R24, V12, V15, V17, E23, E25

Next up is a card featuring the new Asian Spring set which can be as simple or artsy as you want to get. I created the image background by cutting a circle from watercolor cardstock and watercoloring with a Zig Kuretake Clean Color brush marker to represent the sky. I cut the mountains using a die from the also new Mountains CutUps set and the same circle die. After watercoloring with another Zig Kuretake marker, I stamped the image using black ink and then attached to the first circle. I prepared the background with a combo of patterned paper and a white cardstock strip to ground the image piece which was attached with a layer of craft foam, The sentiment from the Simply Said set was stamped below it. I know I say it every time but I love the classic and simple sentiments on this set.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Echo Park dp, PTI and Ranger watercolor cs, Simon Says ink, Zig Kuretake Clean Color Brush Markers
Zigs: Blue, Mid Green

The most interesting bunny in the world is back and this time he/she is a graduate. I always seem to need at least 1 or 2 graduation cards a year. I stamped the bun from the new Change the World set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment onto a white circle, then nested it onto a yellow cardstock piece cut with a die from the Fancy Flip Frames. I prepared the background panel by using the notebook die from the Toppers CutUps. The stamped bunny was attached using foam tape for dimension.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI cs, MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E53, R00, R01; Diploma-W00, E81; Hat-C1, C3, C5; Gown-Y13, Y17, YR21

Do you remember the free stamp with purchase I mentioned earlier? Well here it is with this card. It's a small but dynamic set. After stamping the wine glasses using black ink, I stamped the inside with raspberry ripple and summer starfruit ink then cut out with the matching die from the new Wine & Martinis CutUps. The word sentiment from the also new Cheers CutUps was cut out three times from hawaiian shores cardstock, then layered together for dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in black onto a white linen stitched panel and a wine "splash" from the Watercolor Basics set using raspberry ripple ink. I then attached the wine glasses,  the word sentiment and an enamel dot.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI cs, MME enamel dot, SU and MFT 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 Deborah's blog tomorrow but of course you can always check the TCP blog to see who is scheduled each day.

Here are the new release products:

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