Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Cat's Pajamas Bunny Treat Box Cutable

Easter has really snuck up on me! But cutting files make it easy to get some cute projects completed before the big day.

As you may already know, TCP is in the process of converting to all digital which means both digital stamps as well as cutting files. The Bunny Treat Box I used on this project is available now. I used my Silhouette machine to cut cardstock for the basic bunny holder pieces, cheeks, nose and eyes and patterned paper for the insides of the bunny ears. 

One can easily change the size of the box but I stuck with the smaller size as what I was placing inside was small. Although there is a super cute bow piece in the files I decided to use curl sheen to close the box and tie up front. Ribbon or twine would also be very cute. 

You can see the slots better in the back which shows how I thread the ribbon through from back to front. There is a bunny tail piece in the files but I substituted a cotton ball. Easy peasy!

Check out the video to see how easy.

And don't forget we are clearing out the warehouse as we transition to digital. All physical product is 30% off during the month of April. 

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Monday, March 15, 2021

{Reminder} The Cat's Pajamas March TCP Tuesday Challenge

It's the mid-month reminder of the TCP Tuesday Challenge to use florals on a project. This is the last TCP Tuesday challenge and we really hope to go out with a bang!  You have until the end of the month to submit and TCP products are not required but encouraged. There is a $50 gift voucher up for grabs.

I made two cards using the same Patterned Petal Stamp and Die Bundle. I stamped the leaf scroll directly onto the linen background piece using lime rickey ink for both cards as well as a sentiment for each from the Simply Stacked Sentiments set which were stamped with black ink. The flowers were stamped with poppy and buttercup ink with black centers. Strips of patterned paper at the top and bottom provided more color. All the TCP stamps and dies are on sale right now as we transition to digital. The set is a real bargain with a large stamp set and four matching die sets. I am a wee bit partial to it as I had a hand in designing it. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Catherine Pooler dp, PTI cs, Catherine Pooler, Altenew and Concord & 9th inks 

Post your projects here. And don't forget that all physical products are 20% off for the month of March.

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I Hope This Brightens Your Day

In effort to use my newer purchases in a more timely manner I am double dipping on challenges today. 

After stamping the two images from My Favorite Things A Very Sweet Somebunny I cut them out with the matching dies. I followed the sketch for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch #532 Challenge and used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown #633 Challenge

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, PTI, RC, EH and Bazzill cs, Versamark and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Deer-E40, E41, E42, E44, R01, R02; Bunny-C00, C1, C3, E81, Y15; Trees-W00, W1, W2, E81, C1

I hope you have a great week!  As always, thank you for stopping by. 

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Hello {Purple Onion Designs}

I have really been neglecting my Purple Onion Designs stamps and that is a real shame considering how darn cute the Stacey Yacula images are. And well, I am on the design team....

I stamped the Tulips as well as the Bloom No. 2 Daisy image onto separate pierced circles. On a third circle diecut I stamped both Bell (frog with flower) and Chloe (bunny with flower) as well as a sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set. All images were colored with Copic Markers. I used the layout from the Mojo Monday #555 Sketch by my sweet friend Julee.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, The Cat's Pajamas die, Copic Multiliner Pen, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tulips-BV000, BV00, BV01; Daisy-Y000, Y13, Y15; Flower Stems-YG01, YG11, YG13; Frog-G40, G43, G46; Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, R01, R02, BG000, E81; Grass-YG01, YG25

I hope you are having a great weekend! 

Monday, March 8, 2021

May You Find Comfort

It's rare I post two days in a row but those pesky challenge deadlines don't work in my favor some times! 

Today's card is one of those that I unfortunately need a lot of these days. Sympathy cards aren't easy to make but a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#475) certainly helped out. 

I flipped the sketch around and used The Greetery Shiplap Builder dies to cut from kraft embossed cardstock to create the background. I then stamped the layered images from the largest branch from the Cotton Comforts set using gathered twigs, frayed burlap and rich cocoa from the branch and soft stone, stone and gathered twigs for the cotton bolls. After cutting out with the matching die, it was attached to the card front using foam dimensionals along with a trio of leaves cut with dies from the Botanicuts Mighty Oak set. Since I couldn't find a green cardstock I liked I cut from cream cardstock, then blended with forest moss ink. Both sentiments were also stamped in the forest moss ink.

Products: The Greetery stamps and dies, Ellen Hutson and PTI cs, Ranger Distress, PTI, RC and Memento ink

Have a fantastic week. Thanks or stopping by.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Easter Blessings

I have an Easter card for you today as Easter Sunday is rapidly approaching. 

Using the colors from the current Color Throwdown #632 Challenge, I stenciled and stamped the images from The Greetery Easter Jubilee set onto Bristol Smooth cardstock. After cutting the panel with a die from the Nordic Frames set, I added the letters cut from white linen cardstock. The small sentiment was tone on tone stamped onto cardstock, then cut out with the die from the same set. 

Products: The Greetery stamps, dies and stencils, PTI cs, WPlus9 and Pinkfresh Studio ink

I hope you are having a blessed Sunday.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge (#377)

Hello and welcome to the last TCP Tuesday Challenge here at The Cat's Pajamas. Yes, that's right. This is the last challenge. We've enjoyed your participation over the years and thank you so much. 

The March TCP Tuesday Challenge is to use florals on a project which can be achieved with floral stamps, dies and/or patterned paper. 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 stamped and cut out three of the flowers using the Still Live Bundle then watercolored them using the same color going from dark to light shades.  I attached the flowers to a die cutpice cut with the Oval Scroll Duo from white cardstock then black paper for the backing. The sentiment from the Simply Stacked Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the panel. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti dp, PTI cs, Ranger watercolor cs, Altenew ink

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.

As we transition to digital, there is a progressive sale to clear inventory so that $50 gift voucher should come handy!

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