Wednesday, July 24, 2019

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Sketchy Santas and Joyeux Noel

Welcome back to another day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. There are 7 new stamp sets, 5 die sets, two stencils and one new holeless sequins set in this release. All the new products will be made available for purchase as revealed throughout the week with the full release on July 30 at which time there will be special discounting.

Today we are making a big switch from summer to Christmas highlighting the new Sketchy Santas stamp set and the Joyeux Noel die set for a Christmas in July which as you I hope you know is also our TCP Tuesday challenge for the month! A coincidence? I think not. 

I created two cards for today as the images are easy and quick to color which is perfect when one needs to make a lot of Christmas cards like me.

I stamped one of the santa images onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic Markers and added Nuvo drops for the tree ornaments. I framed the image using the previously released Square Stamp CutUps cut from patterned paper. For the card front, I stamped two of the postal images from the previously released J*lly H*liday set using new leaf and gala red ink plus the sentiment also in gala red. A small strip of paper at the bottom along with a few Nuvo drops completed a postal themed Christmas card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Nuvo Crystal Drops, PTI, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-E00, E01, W00, E81, YG01, YG03, YG23, R30, R32, R35, N1, N3; Tree-G40, G43, G46, E35; Santa Sack-G000, G00, G02

For a completely different look I used the new Ho Ho Ho die to cut from stone cardstock, then again from silver metallic cardstock for the insert pieces. I also cut a layer from plain white cardstock, running through only once so the inserts would stay in place. I glued the two layers together, added the silver inserts and used duck egg blue Nuvo drops for the smaller inserts. Using the completed diecut as a guide, I stamped a different santa from the  new Sketchy Santa set directly onto a linen cardstock piece cut with a stitched die. After coloring the santa, I attached the diecut and a few of the new Clear Holographic sequins for a clean and simple Christmas card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI and Reverse Confetti cs, American Crafts metallic cs, Nuvo Crystal Drops, The Cat's Pajamas sequins, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-C00, C1, BG0000, BG000, BG10, W00, E81; Santa Sack-G0000, G000

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs  including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:

I'll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak peek. Thanks for stopping by. 

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  1. Your cards are super, Nancy! I love the fun little Santa! Mu favourite is the Ho! Ho! Ho! card! Such a clever design!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Your cards are so creative! And, that Ho Ho Ho card?? Oh, my heart! <3 I absolutely love that card & your design!! Fabulous job!

    krazykropper at gmail dot com
    Charis Young

  3. I love how you framed him like a postage stamp and the HO HO HO is beautiful!

  4. Great cards, Nancy. Especially like that cute Santa in the "stamp" frame--such fun to see. tfs

  5. Wonderful card!! I love the square stamp die and your design is perfect! 😊

  6. Beautiful cards, Nancy! I love the colors on both cards. It is so wonderful to see how YOU, as a design team member, would use that stamp set! I love your creativity! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I absolutely love how you laid out the Santa card! The postage die is perfect.

  8. Love that cute little Santa...especially in the plaid postage stamp frame!

  9. Loving these whicmsical Santa's! Your cards are gorgeous. Love the postage stamp die - perfect compliment.

  10. i just love your work and all the new stamps and dies are awesome!!

  11. Well, looks like Santa got caught holding the bag again!! lol... I love this Santa set with the crazy poses. Adorable cards!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. What fun cards! Love the Santa with such cute designs, and that Ho Ho Ho die looks awesome with the holiday icon designs!