Wednesday, May 22, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Squeeze the Day

Good morning. I have another card using a digital set from The Cat's Pajamas May release. If you haven't checked out this release yet, what are you waiting for? It's adorable. 

I love all the citrus fruits so the Cute Citrus, or Not set called my name for sure. Alma has provided the fruits with a cute face or plain. Using Silhouette software, I resized and printed the branch of oranges onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with a arched die, then colored with Copic markers. I did the same by resizing and clustering the cut orange and a blossom from the same set along with the sentiment from the Citrusly sentiment set, cutting out with a pierced circle die. The main image piece was attached to a light teal card base then the sentiment piece was attached using foam dimensionals. A trio of enamel dots added the finishing touch.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, MFT cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Oranges-YR12, YR16, YR14, YR04, YG03; Blossoms-E81, Y21, YR30; Leaves-G40, G43, G46, YG01, YG23, YG25; Branch-E40, E42, E44; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, B0000

The citrus colors make a very cheerful card, doncha think?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Grow Your Own Way

Yes, I am still stamping. Yes I am still blogging. It's been a tough year. Two eye surgeries for me, my husband recovering from cancer treatment and both of us having a terrible bout of Covid has really put a dampener on any type of creativity. I am determined for this to change. 

Fresh vegetables are beginning to appear at the farmer's market so this new set called by name. Using Silhouette software I resized and printed the various vegetables from the Kawaii Crop digital set onto Copic friendly cardstock. After coloring with Copic markers, I fussy cut out and arranged across the the card front using a combo of glue and foam dimensionals. The sentiment from the same set was printed onto kraft cardstock to match the card base. A trio of enamel dots added a bit of pizazz. It's clean and simple. My favorite kinda card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic markers
Copics: Carrots- YR20, YR24, YR27; Peas-YG01, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67; Onion-W00, E81, E84, Bell pepper-G40, G43, G46; Radish-W00, E81, R35, R37, R37; Greenery-YG01,YG41, YG06

Have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

You Warm my Heart

I have a last minute entry for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #26 to include a heart. This has actually been ready for a while but I just could not get it photographed and uploaded. I've had two eye surgeries and have found it difficult to work around the procedures.

I used an older product from a now defunct company, the Neat and Tangled Penguin Treat Holder to put together the penguin. I added the hat, candy cane and coffee cup using dies from the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On die set. The sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Friend Flora was stamped onto a heart shaped die cut using pure poppy ink. I actually used last week's Freshly Made sketch but didn't get it in on time for the challenge. Story of my life these days. I am not super happy how I put the items in the penguin arms but then again I haven't seen any penguins holding cups and candy canes either!

Products: Neat and Tangled die, Pinkfresh Studio sentiment stamp, PTI cs and dp, Lawn Fawn dies, PTI ink

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Be Comforted

Hello there. I am always in need of sympathy cards and never seem to have something available when I do. I hope to remedy that this year. This particular card is for the the Flower Challenge #88 to add a heart. 

I stamped the images from the Pinkfresh Studio Sweet Friend Floral stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. For the background I created an opening in a linen cardstock panel with a heart shaped die, then backed with patterned paper. The floral pieces were inserted into the heart using a bit of glue and foam dimensionals to attach. The sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith set was stamped direct to paper. 

Products: Pink Fresh Studios stamps, Simon Says Stamp, PTI cs and dp, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R00, R02, R05, G40, G43, W00, E81
I hope all is well with you. Have a blessed day. 

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Cookies, Cocoa, Carols & Cheer

Nothing like waiting to the last minute to enter a challenge! This card is for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #25 (CCCC25) to include a snowflake. 

I stamped the images from the WPlus9 Cookies and Cocoa set which has been around since 2018. And no, I had never used it. There are a lot of those sets in my stash unfortunately. I used a combo of cherry kisses and antique linen distress ink to stamp the cup, cookie an marshmallows then cut out with he matching dies. The snowflake on the cup and the sentiment on the dark gray background piece was stamped with Versamark and white heat embossed. 

Products: WPlus9 stamps and dies, PTI and Simon Says cs, Ranger embossing powder, Versamark, Ranger Distress and The Stamp Market ink

Later crafty friends! Have a great rest of the week. 

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Monday, January 22, 2024

{The Cat's Pajamas} Mini Valentines

Hello fellow crafters! Have you checked out the The Cat's Pajamas January release yet? It is the sweetest combo of new images and some that were formerly physical stamps now converted to digital form. 

Today's project is a trio of clean and simple mini Valentine's using the cute Food of Love digital stamp set. 

Using Silhouette software I printed the various food, sentiments and one shadow from the set onto Neenah cardstock, then cut out each using a stitched edge die. After coloring with Copic markers I used the first small heart die I found in my stash for  a heart shape cut out on each panel so the red card base would show through. A few flat back pearls and some gel pen highlights finished them up. Each card is a top folding 3.25 x 4.5 and easily fits inside an A1 size envie.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Michael's and Neenah cs, Picket Fence Studios pearls, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Tomatoes-R11, R14, R17, G12, G14; Hearts-R21, R22, R27
Copics: Mushrooms/Hearts-R21, R22, R27, E40, R81
Copics: Raspberry-RV11, RV13, R14, RV17; Blueberry-BV01, BV02, BV04; Stem/Leaves-G12, G14; Juice Drops-B000

Have you started your Valentines day cards yet? These were so fun and easy to make!

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Miss You {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card is the last one I created from the new Tofu & Friends-Love & Joy collection illustrated Chilliezgraphy by Pei (@chilliezgraphy) for Purple Onion Designs. To change things up I decided to go with a garden type look rather than a Valentine/love theme. 

After stamping the Flowers from Tofu image onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. For the background I did some messy ink smooshing onto distress cardstock using mowed lawn distress ink. I then used a couple of abstract stamps from an older stamp set using the same mowed lawn distress ink. I used an older die to cut the fence from woodgrain cardstock. The sentiment and image were attached using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, PTI, EH and Ranger Distress cs, PTI stamp and die, Pinkfresh Studio stamp and die, Altenew and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Kitty-W00, E81, R02, Y11, Y15, Y35, N2, N3, N5, N7; Clothing-B91, B93, B95; Wellies-G21, G24, G28; Parchment Paper-W00, E81; Flowers- Y21, Y35, RV32, RV34, RV17, YG01, G24, YG06

Just a reminder, you only have a couple of more days (1/24/2024) to take advantage of the special bundle pricing if you want the whole collection.

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