Monday, February 15, 2021

{Reminder} February TCP Tuesday Challenge

The February TCP Tuesday challenge to use patterned paper on a project is ongoing until the end of the month. Use any amount of patterned paper you like. TCP products are not required but encouraged. Remember, there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs.

After stamping one of the sweet images from the Sun Please set onto linen cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Stacked Sentiments set and colored the image with Copic Markers. I added strips of patterned paper below the image and cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Honey Bee and MFT dp, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-W00, W1, W2, R00, R01, R05; Clothing-R14, R17, R24, W00, E81, YG01, YG03, Y02, Y13, Y17; Ladybug: N1, N3, N5, R14, R17, R24

I hope you are warm and safe at home.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Valentine Gift Packages

I wanted to give the three other ladies in my Discipleship Essentials guad a small Valentine gift for being so willing to be vulnerable and speaking their truths, good or bad. I found some sweet sock cupcakes on Etsy which was the kind of thing I was looking for. Sometimes you don't know what you want until you see it. 

I started out by using the largest die from The Greetery Heart Leaf Posy Pocket die to cut the heart shaped leaves from white cardstock. I then used the smaller die to cut inside hearts from red and pink cardstock, placing them inside so they peaked out at the top. I closed them up with a bit of glue at the bottom and foam dimensionals inside to give them a puffy look. I cut the flowers from white, red and pink cardstock using dies from The Greetery BotaniCuts Forget-Me-Nots. Before attaching the dies I stamped the partial sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Huggable set using pure poppy ink. I punched holes in each leave to make it a hanging tag, added one of the forget-me-nots pieces around the hole, and threaded divine twine through it. 

The sock cupcakes arrived with cute heart decorated cellophane envies but I decided to replace them with plain ones to show off the colors more. I tied with three pieces of ribbon, the tags and a small heart charm for a festive feel. 

Here is a closer picture:

Products: The Greetery dies, Reverse Confetti sentiment, Amazon Heart Charms, May Arts Ribon, PTI ink

I am submitting these to the Color Hues #11 Challenge of red and pink and also The Card Concept#148 (Sweetheart Sweets) challenge. 

Have a great weekend! Happy Valentine's Day!

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Monday, February 1, 2021

The Cat's Pajamas February TCP Tuesday Challenge (#376)

The February TCP Tuesday challenge is to use patterned paper on a project. Use a little, use a lot, either way is fine. TCP products are not required but encouraged. You have until the end of the month to submit a project and there is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs.

I decorated three small treat boxes for Easter gifts for my Discipleship Essentials quad. The treat boxes are premade ones I purchased from Amazon here. I I cut the lambs from the new Lamb/Bunny/Chick CutUps from white and black cardstock and patterned paper for the faces, then assembled. I chose the lamb to represent the Lamb of God. I added Easter whimsy by cutting grass using a die from the Grassy Patches CutUps on three sides and "hid" Easter eggs cut from cardstock and patterned paper using dies from the Easter Basket CutUpsI cut a square of pattered paper for the back sides and tops using a die from the Stitched Squares & More set. The lambs were attached to the fronts of each box. A sentiment banner tied with either ribbon or twine was tied at the top of each box along with a cross charm. The sentiment came from the cute and quirky Follow the Bunny set. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and Dies, Hobby Lobby, Doodlebug and Echo Park dp, PTI and RC cs, Hemptique twine, May Arts ribbon

Here are the details for the TCP Challenge:

  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.
My prayers that all is well for you. If you need specific prayers, let me know and I will add you to my prayer list.

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