Monday, October 29, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas October Release and Blog Hop

It is release day at the The Cat's Pajamas! Three new stamps and four new dies are now available , one of which is from Poppy Stamps in The Cat's Pajamas shop. We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from from the very talented and sweet Michele's blog you are in the right place. If not, then please return to Michele's blog because she is the beginning of the hop.

It's no secret that Christmas cards are my favorite to make especially when I have some fun images to play with like the ones from the new North Pole or Bust set. I stamped two of the images directly onto the card front and colored with Copic markers. Fun and easy! I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a red diecut heart using Versamark ink and then white heat embossed. I attached the heart using a layer of craft foam for dimension and added a simple patterned paper piece at the bottom.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, MFT dp, PTI cs, Spellbinders die, Versamark and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Car,etc-B41, B32, B34, C1, Y11, YG01, YG11, YG13, R20, R22, R24, R27, G40, G43; Moped, etc-BG10, BG11, BG0000, C1, C3, Y11, R20, R22, R24, R27, YG01, YG11, YG13

Next up is a softer more delicate kind of Christmas card. I stamped one of the gnomes from the new Gnome for the Holidays onto Neenah cardstock rectangle diecut and colored with Copic markers. For the background I cut the snowflakes using the new 5 Snowflakes die set from white cardstock and glued to a sweet blush card base. After cutting a vellum overlay I stamped the sentiment from the Penguin Joy set with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. The overlay was attached to the card front using sparkly mini brads and the image panel with a layer of craft foam.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, PTI cs, Paper Source vellum, MFT dies, Versamark and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Gnome-E000, E00, E11, W00, E81, R00, R01, R02, G0000, G000, G00; Tree/Holly-G20, G43, W00, E81, Y000, Y11

My last card was super easy to create using the new Joy die. I double cut the snowflake center from cardstock and the J and Y from patterned paper. I used the Balloon Frame die to create an opening on the card front, then backed with patterned paper and attached the snowflake centered word. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas dies, Lawn Fawn and PTI dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots

Now hop on over to the fabulous Christine's blog.

Here is the full blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Nancy (You are here)
Julee (our guest designer)
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas

 photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png


  1. These cards are so delightful, Nancy. Love the uniqueness of all the items in this release. tfs

  2. Oh, Nancy, these are darling! The heart is the perfect highlight for that sentiment and I love how all your colors pop against your beautiful white space. They're all so lovely!

  3. Love the blue glow around your gnomes! So fun!

  4. Beautifully colored cards, and LIVE how you did the joy die cut!

  5. Nancy, your cards are absolutely amazing! Love that last one with the letters and snowflake especially!