Monday, November 19, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas November Sneak Peeks

It's The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek Week!  We are celebrating the last release of the year as our team will be taking the month of December off. There are three new stamp sets and six new dies that we will be released on November 27. The new Lacy Arrows die is the free with purchase set. 

I am kicking off the first day 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 tag based card. I cut the peas images from the new Lettuce be Friends set twice and cut out with the matching new Veggies die. Both pieces were colored with Copic markers and I cut the leafy tops from patterned paper and attached with a layer of craft foam. The tag shape was cut using a die from the Wish Tag Duo CutUps from cardstock and patterned paper. After cutting the white cardstock strip using the heart liner die from the Liners CutUps set, I stamped the sentiment onto it then pieced the tag back together. I attached the stamped images to the tag using foam tape for the top one and then added the left over heart from the heart liner diecut. The front of the card base was embossed with an embossing folder and the tag attached with a combo of twine and double sided tape. A few matte enamel dots finished it up. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug and Lawn Fawn dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, The Twinery Twine, Doodlebug enamel dots, Sizziz embossing folder, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: G40, G43, G46, YG11, G20

As much as I love to make Christmas cards I admit that it's a fun break to switch to different colors such as these for my second card. I stamped the bunny image from the new Look for the Rainbows set onto a Neenah cardstock rectangle piece and colored with Copic Markers. Although it's hard to see in the photo, I added a bit of sparkle to the raining hearts with a clear Gelly Roll pen. This set has some cute sentiments but I chose to use best of this release in my opinion which is the new stitched words. The words can be stamped or you can simply use the cut out letters. And the really fun part is that they can be matted to the matching die. This isn't the usual matted letter die! In addition you can nest the two dies together before cutting with a result of letters and a negative letter diecut also. I chose to cut the letters and mat separately using the new Stitched Hello CutUps. The word mat  provided a fun and different border to anchor the stamped image piece. I attached the image panel and the mat together with glue, then used a layer of craft foam to adhere it to the card front. I then glued down the letters overlapping onto the stamped area. A few enamel dots added just a bit more interest to an otherwise easy and clean and simple card.

There really are some fun and unique ways to use these dies. Be sure to check throughout the week on how my fellow design team members used them.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, Reverse Confetti cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, W00, E81; Umbrella-Y0000, Y000, Y11; Hearts-C00, C1; Clouds/Sky-BG0000, BG000; Grass-G40, G43

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Here are all the new products:

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  1. Oh so adorable and wonderfully fun cards! Those peas are just too cute and that rabbit gets me every time. Fantastic!

  2. I love the little bunny with the umbrella!

  3. AWWWWW these are such cute cards! That You've got a peas of my heart is just so precious!

  4. Adorable cards. That bunny is my favorite!

  5. Your cards are adorable. I especially love the bunny in the rain💜

  6. Both of these cards are adorable. Love the bunny especially.

  7. Love the new bunny set and the stitched sentiments! Delightful cards, Nancy!

  8. Awesome cards, I especially love the Peas of my Heart card!

  9. Those peas are so cute! Always love seeing a new big-ear bunny image!

  10. Cute cards. I like the heart on the peas card and the adorable bunny.