It's The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week! We are celebrating both Halloween and Christmas with three new stamp sets and four new dies. The Portrait of Mew CutUps is a free-with-purchase die set. All the new products will be released on September 25 in the TCP store.
I am kicking off the first of seven days of Sneaky Peek week. Each member of the design team will be taking turns sharing creations. Check The Cat's Pajamas blog everyday to see who is on the schedule.
First up is a Halloween card. I stamped up the ghost from the new Faboolous stamp set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I then created the tag shape from cardstock and patterned paper using the fun new Halloween Tag Duo CutUps which was also cut out the sentiment and spider. This is a great die set! The ghost and spider were attached to the tag using foam tape for dimension. After adding a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the card base I added some ribbon in the tag hole then attached it to the card front. After adhering the diecut sentiment I stamped the bat image from the new Faboolous stamp set directly onto the card base and added a couple of enamel dots.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, May Arts ribbon, MFT and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81
You can see another Halloween card created from the new products on the TCP Tuesday Challenge reminder posted later in the day.
For this card, I used an image from the hilarious new Better Not Pout set. If you are looking for traditional Christmas images and sentiments, this set ain't it! After coloring the image with Copic markers, I fuss cut out. I cut a label from white linen cardstock and patterned paper using the also new Portrait of Mew CutUps and topped it with the stamped image using foam tape. I created a tag shape using a die from the previously released Holiday Window Duo CutUps, cut from linen cardstock. After embossing, a strip of patterned paper was added to the bottom and a hole was punched at the top in order to tie lime green twine. After adding a strip of patterned paper at the top of the card base front, the completed tag was attached as well as the sentiment stamped with hawaiian shores ink onto the oval from the new Portrait of Mew CutUps.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, Quickutz embossing folder, Doodlebug enamel dots, Hemptique twine, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, C3, C5, YG01, YG03, YG06, E21, E23, E25, R22, R24, R27, BG000, BG01, BG53
For the first card I created a shaker by cutting the Round Tree branches from birch printed patterned paper then used the second solid Round Tree die to cut from smokey gray cardstock and sandwiched them together with acetate and a filler of the new to the shop sequins for a shaker. A trio of birds The shaker was then matted with green parakeet cardstock and attached to the card base. The sentiment from the previously released All is Bright set was stamped directly onto the background panel using pure poppy ink. A strip of patterned paper at the bottom and lime green twine tied at the finished it up.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, Simon Says cs, Hemptique twine, PTI ink
For the second version I cut the Round Tree branches from white linen cardstock panel, then used the second solid Round Tree die to cut from sno cone cardstock and backed the branches with it. I stamped the sentiment from the also new Christmas Seals set directly onto the panel using pure poppy ink. I cut a bird from pure poppy cardstock using a die from the previously released Window CutUps and attached it to the branches with foam tape. Twine tied at the top added to a trio of red elements.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI cs, Divine Twine, PTI ink
For the final card, I cut the I cut the Round Tree branches from white linen cardstock panel, then used the second solid Round Tree die to cut from dark indigo cardstock. After stamping the sentiment from the previously released All is Bright set was stamped directly onto the background panel using pure poppy ink, I added "snow falling" using a white gel pen to the backing. The pieces were sandwiched together using a layer of craft foam. Several birds were cut from pure poppy cardstock using the previously releasedThe Birds Cutupsand attached to the branches. Twine tied at the top finished it up.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI cs, Sukura gel pen, The Twinery twine, PTI ink
Check back later for a TCP Tuesday reminder post where I also use some of the new products!
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