Monday, May 28, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas May Release Blog Hop

It is release day for The Cat's Pajamas! Four new stamps and four new dies are now available in The Cat's Pajamas shop. We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from Michele's blog then you are right on track. Otherwise start at the beginning on Deborah's blog.

I stamped the image from the new Live More set and colored with Copic markers and cut out with a hexagon die. The sentiment from the Simply Said sentiment set was stamped below the image. I used the new Grass CutUps (which is new to the shop although not exclusive) to cut the grass from patterned paper and attached to the bottom. The finished panel was then attached to the card base.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and die, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Lifestyle Crafts die, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-C00, C1, C3, R00, R01, B41, B32; Bird/Flower-B41, B32, W00, E81, Y11, Y17, G40, G43; Cactus-G40, G43, Y11, Y17, B41, B32; Cart-W00, E81, N1, N3, B41, B32; Ground-W00, W1; Shadows-BG10, BG000, BG11

Now hop over to The Cat's Pajamas blog for all the details regarding this release. And of course, get on over to the TCP Shop to check out all the new goodies.

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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Monday, May 21, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas May Sneak Peeks

It's The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We have four new stamp sets, four new dies, one of which is an additional free-with-purchase die set, which will be released on May 29 in the TCP store.  A different designer will showcase their projects over the next 7 days and I am kicking things off.

For my first card I stamped the front stone cardstock panel with the small paw prints image using stone ink for a tone on tone look, then stamped the sentiment in vermillion and cut out with a stitched die. I partially cut a cutout for the image using one of the dies from the Holiday Window Duo set. I stamped the image from the new Pawprints set directly onto the card base, masked and then stamped the "floor" using an image from the TuTu Much set. After coloring with Copic Markers, I tied a bow around the top portion of the cutout on the sentiment panel and then added an enamel heart.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and RC cs, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug enamel heart, Ranger and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, C5, E21, E23, R20, R22, R24; Shadows-BG70, BG10

This card features a sweet image from the new Whee set. I stamped the image, masked it then stamped the sentiments three times and a second one below the image and cut out with a stitched die. After coloring the image with Copic Markers, I added some sparkles with a clear Sakura Gelly Roll Pen on the crown. The panel was lightly flecked with gold Gansai Tambi Starry Colors. Before attaching to the panel to the card front using a layer of craft foam, I wrapped it in gold thread and added a gold bone using a die from the Goodies set.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and die, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Michael's metallic cs, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-E50, E51; Crown-Y0000, Y11; Pillow-RV0000, R81

My last card of the day is definitely die centric (by the way our May TCP Tuesday challenge is to use dies on your project). I cut the tag using a die from the Spring Tag Duo set, then embossed it with the Dots CutUps. The new Camera die provided the centerpiece of the tag cut from various brightly colored cardstock, the last piece on a dimensional dot. The new Smile CutUps was used to cut the sentiment which was cut twice and stacked together for dimension. After assembling the card front using a strip of patterned paper, linen cardstock and a border cut with one of dies from the new Eyelet CutUps (which is the free with purchase die), I attached the tag. The second sentiment from the Banner Days set was stamped onto a banner cut with a die from the Ribbon Banners CutUps and placed over the tag. A few enamel dots finished it up.

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

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 Michele'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:

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