Friday, November 25, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} 12 Days of Crafting - Day 1: Gag Gift

Head on over to The Cat's Pajamas blog to see my 12 Days of Crafting project. I hope you can participate. Prizes are included. 

There is an awesome Black Friday sale too. Happy Crafting!

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Monday, November 14, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Merry Merry

Today's card was created for both the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop as well as the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #11 to include holly. 

Using Silhouette software, I resized then printed the sweet The Cat's Pajamas Tree Cup Gnome Digital Stamp onto Copic friendly cardstock. After cutting out the image with a stitched edge oval die, I colored with Copic markers. The image piece was attached to the patterned paper and cardstock background using a layer of craft foam. The sentiment came from the Snowy Sayings sentiment set. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digi, Doodlebug dp, PTI and The Stamp Market cs, MFT dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E01; Beard-C1; Tree/Holly Leaves-G12, G14, G07; Star/Gloves-Y15, Y17; Cup/Saucer/Holly Berries/Garland-R20, R22, R24

Have a blessed week!

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Friday, November 11, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

It's Gnovember here at The Cat's Pajamas and we have six new gnome digital images several of which feature a coffee/cocoa theme. I am playing along with the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop today using one of the new gnome images. There are lots of prizes available including from The Cat's Pajamas as a super sponsor. 

I printed the Gingerbread Latte Gnome onto Copic friendly cardstock using Silhouette software. I then used a stitched landscape die to cut both sides of the gnome image and fussy cut out the rest. 

I prepared the background using a snowflake stencil blending the various snowflakes with green parakeet, Hawaiian shores and buttercup inks and added a few red berry Nuvo drops. After coloring the image with Copic markers, I attached to the card front using a layer of craft foam. The sentiment was printed onto white linen cardstock, then cut with a retired TCP die. A few enamel dots finished it up. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digital Stamp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Tonic Nuvo drops, TCP, MFT and The Greetery dies, PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E01, R00; Beard-T0, T1, T3, T5, C00, C1; Hat-Y15, Y17, R20, R22, R24, R27; Gloves-Y15, Y17; Cup-BG000, BG01, BG02; Trees-YG21, YG25, R27; Gingerbread-E30, E33, R22, R24

Here are the details: 

November 11- November 18
social media hashtag: #fallwinter2022clh

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Friday, October 28, 2022

A Little Christmas Magic Tags {Purple Onion Designs}

Have you checked out the new and adorable "A Little Christmas Magic" collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs yet?

I created a trio of tags featuring  Winter (penguin), Otto (baby seal) and Balsam (owl) which were all stamped onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I used the Simon Says Ornament Options die set to showcase these cuties. I cut both pieces from white cardstock three times, then blended on tumbled glass distress ink at the top portion of the mat pieces. I used a stencil to blend on Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze in Snowdrop White to represent snow flakes and then added a stitched snow drift cut from linen cardstock to each piece, adding more paper glaze with my finger. The images were attached with foam dimensionals. I blended on new leaf and green parakeet ink onto the leaf trios, attached to the tags pieces and added a couple of tiny gold tone bells. Twine in the tag holes finished them up. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, The Twinery Twine, Kat Scrappiness mini bells, Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze, MFT Stencil, Simon Says Stamp die, Altenew, Ranger Distress and PTI ink, Copic Markers

You can purchase the whole bundle here with a savings of 30% until November 5 or of course you can purchase individually.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Joy {Picket Fence Studios}

I have one more card using products from the October Picket Fence Studios release. 

I used the Joy Word Die to cut from gold metallic card and then again from craft foam, then layered the two pieces together. I also stamped one of the angels from the Angels Sing to the Newborn King cutting out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I trimmed off the bottom portion of the image, then inserted in the opening of the "o". I placed the piece onto a linen cardstock background with a black pearlescent cardstock strip. A few sequins from the Black Tie Affair Sequin Mix finished up the clean and simple card. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI cs, Michael's metallic cs, PFS Sequin Mix, Altnew ink, Copic Markers

This was a big release of both Christmas and winter themed products. Normally I do more projects but I simply run out of time before my retina surgery. Not to mention I had a lot of anxiety about the surgery and found it hard to concentrate. 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card was created using products from the October Picket Fence Studios release. 

I stamped the three mice and the tree from the Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree set, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. I also stamped the sentiment onto red cardstock using Versamark and white heat embossed. For the background, I partially blended blueberry sky ink with a Life Changing Blender Brush over the Slim Line Falling Snowflakes Stencil. The images and the sentiment were attached to the card front using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies and stencil, PTI cs, Altenew, PTI and Versamark ink, Copic Markers

Normally I list the Copics I use but accidently erased my list and couldn't recover it. 

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Have a Merry Very Christmas {Purple Onion Designs}

I am back with another card featuring images from the new super cute "A Little Christmas Magic" collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. This collection is filled with Christmas adorableness!

Lots of masking going on with this cool yule scene intended to warm your heart. I stamped the new Wesley (walrus) and Otto (baby seal) with the previously released Iceberg background stamp onto a Copic friendly cardstock piece. After coloring with Copic markers I cut out the piece with a stitched edge die and attached to a red cardstock base. The sentiment from the new Santa Sentiments set was stamped onto a red cardstock strip using Versamark ink, then white heat embossed. After attaching the sentiment with foam dimensionals, I wrapped silver cording around the card front for a bit of sparkle.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, DMC silver thread, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Seal-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24, R00, R01; Walrus-W00, W1, W2, W5, W7, E81, C01, C3, G12, G14, G07; Iceberg-C00, C1; Water-BG0000, BG000

As mentioned before, you can purchase the whole bundle here which represents a 30% discount or of course you can purchase individually

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