It’s the start of the Christmas Season! It’s my ALL-TIME favorite time of the year. There is nothing better than coming in from the crisp outdoors and settling down with a hot cup of something! Tea, coffee, cocoa, you name it. And what better way to celebrate than to join in the fun with a Coffee Lover’s BlogHop?
For this Bloghop I decided to turn back the time machine a bit, and show off one of my FAVORITE sets. Ship Happens!
In Boston, one year, I met up with my friend, Kim Vandersanden and we had a great time exploring the old town. We ducked into a tea shop to get out of the cold and this set was born. I had a lot of fun designing this set and I think The Cat Pack liked making cards with it.
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Happy Release Day to US! It’s our last release of the year and what better way to celebrate by having a HUGE Sale. This sale starts today and goes through Cyber Monday. So, if you have time between, your first and second helping of pie, now is the time to shop.
Now, for the Blog Hop! If you came from Brenda Nakadakari’s Blog, you are in the right place. I’m the last one on the hop. If you didn’t, go back to the beginning of the hop, Deborah Anton’s Blog, to see all the wonderful goodies The Cat Pack has put together for you.
Blog Hop LineUp:
I don’t know about you, but I am not quite ready to jump into the Holidays. So, for my card I decided to do a Birthday Card. I am always in need of Birthday cards so I pulled out the NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set, and the NEW Happy Stamp Set.
The Happy Set has a lot of sentiments that you can use with the big word, but not Birthday. So, I used the Ribbon Banners CutUps stamped with Banner Days Stamp Set. The bear is stamped and embossed and I used bleach to lighten the kraft paper. Then I used copics to color him and the balloon in. It just makes the copics stand out more. Washi tape adorns the bottom.
For the inside, I used the New Corner Popup with the Clouds & Balloon Cutups. I replaced the timepiece from the NEW Time Out Stamp Set and replaced it with the NEW Clock Die and the NEW Wings Die. I used red Stickles to make the little hearts. I love giving a little surprise to the inside of a card. I hope you like it.
Are you feeling creative yet? Don’t forget that there is still time to join our TCP Tuesday Challenge. The challenge is perfect for the season….Tag it. Make a tag or anything using a tag.
Now it’s time to announce our very last winner of our In It to Win It Contest during Sneaky Peek Week. The winner gets a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment.
We picked a Random commenter from Jessica Rone’s blog and instagram for Day #7s winner
The winner is Danielle Vincent! Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
It’s the FINAL Day of Sneaky Peek Week! Only One MORE Sleep until our 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies are released on Tuesday! It’s our LAST release of the year, and in the spirit of giving, we are starting our Black Friday SALE on Tuesday, the day of the release. That’s right, you can get the NEW stamp and dies at a discount! Cray!
Today, our Featured Stamper is none other than the AMAZING Jessica Rone! Jessica always gives us the MOST stunning and intricate cards and this time is no different.
I think that this card using our NEW Time Out Stamp Set is just terrific. Beautifully colored, this little bunny actually looks like he is enjoying floating away. I especially like Wings cut from the NEW Wings Die tucked behind the sentiment.
I don’t know about you, but I just love the little bear from our NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set. The word, cut from our NEW Blessed Die looks whimsical and fun with the striped background.
Jessica’s cards are like eye candy and I can’t get enough.
Now stop by her blog and her Instagram @stampgirl78 and leave her a message. Post on her blog to win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’ll pick a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page.
We picked a Random commenter from Nancy Thomas’s blog for Day #6s winner
The winner is Marjorie Dumontier! Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
Day #6 of Sneaky Peek Week! Can you believe it? Our 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies this month are released on Tuesday! It’s our LAST release of the year, and in the spirit of giving, we are starting our Black Friday SALE on Tuesday, the day of the release. That’s right, you can get the NEW stamp and dies at a discount! Cray!
The sentiment and house are from the Home for All Seasons Stamp Set. Popups are meant to be over the top! Have fun with them!
Nancy is ready for the New Year with this sweet tag. She uses the NEW Happy Stamp Set and the bunny is from the NEW Time Out Stamp Set. The tag is from the Holiday Window Duo CutUps Die
When my mother passed away, my sister and I got matching angel wings charms and the thought of my mother getting her wings really comforted me. I love sympathy cards that feel like a celebration of someone’s life. And, this one using the simple sentiment and NEW Wings CutUps really does that.
Last from Nancy is this darling card using the NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set and the small postal frame to “corral” the flying love letters.
This lovely from Deborah Anton uses the NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set, but looks totally different. The cage is stamped on pale pink cardstock and highlighted with white. She cuts the scalloped window out for a pretty, feminine touch
This card from Deborah using the NEW Blessed CutUps and the NEW Wings Cutups is stunning in its simplicity placed on a beautifully embossed panel. You don’t need much more for this card except a couple of sparkles placed here and there.
These cards deserve a second look. Stop by Nancy‘s and Deborah’s blog and instagrams (nancyhthomas) and (Beadnstampn) and leave them messages. Post on all four accounts and you have 4 chances to win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’ll pick a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page.
We picked a Random commenter from Julie Elak’s blog for Day #6s winner
The winner is Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
It’s Day #5 of Sneaky Peek Week! Are you looking forward to 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies as much as I am? Remember, they are available on Tuesday, November 21. Julie Elak is our Featured Stamper, today, and I am so excited to show her cards.
We are starting this peek off with this clean and simple card using our NEW Happy Stamp Set. I decided that we needed a stamp set that you could use year round. There are so many beautiful stamps for the Holidays or for Birthdays, but it’s so hard to find a classic Father’s or Mother’s Day sentiment. Or, a Hanukah sentiment. This set features one big “Happy” that you can use by itself, mixed with a sentiment from the set. (Or, as Brenda showed yesterday, a sentiment from another set) Think of this set like the Energizer Bunny. It keeps going and going.
The NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set has so many stamps to create a scene. Like this beautifully colored one. I love the idea of love letters being set free.
Finally, this sweet card using the NEW Blessed and NEW Wings CutUps. Simple but such a strong message. For me, I see it as a lovely alternative to a sympathy card that celebrates life.
Julie has such a wonderful sensibility to her cards. Stop by her blog and instagram (julie_elak) and leave her a message. You could win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’ll pick a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page.
We picked a Random commenter from Brenda Nakandakari’s blog for Day #4s winner
The winner is Anita in France Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
It’s Day #4 of Sneaky Peek Week! Only a few more sleeps until our 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies this month are released. The fabulous Brenda Nakandakari is our Featured Stamper this week, and she is sharing 2 really beautiful projects, so let’s get started.
Brenda created this STUNNING file folder album and it is just CHOCK FULL of lovelies. She uses the Nested Hearts Dies to embellish the album, but the star of this sweet page is the bunny from the NEW Time Out Stamp Set tucked into the pocket
The next page is also so sweet. She makes the tag from the Holiday Window Duo CutUps Die and cuts a little note using one of the dies from the Toppers CutUps. The Small Envie is nestled into the Grapevine Wreath, but is given flight by the NEW Wings Cutups.
Here is another pretty page featuring beautifully colored stamps from the NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set, adorned with the Heart Swirl CutUps.
Here is a closeup of the tags that Brenda had tucked away. The “Happy” is from out NEW Happy Stamp Set.
Remember this stamp from our last release? It’s beautifully simple, embossed and watercolored over for a wonderful effect.
And here is the inside. A POPUP. A jaw dropper, for sure. But, with our NEW Corner Popup, it’s easy. Just embellish with the Snowmen, Trees and the Cloud die that pulls double duty as snow. Terrific! Take a peek at the video to see how easy it is.
Make a Scene with Corner Popups
We picked a Random commenter from Wendy McGaffey’s blog for Day #3s winner
The winner is Foodista88 Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
Day #3 of Sneaky Peek Week features Wendy McGaffey! This time she goes above and beyond showing off our 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies.
The stamps and dies featured here will be available on November 21.
Isn’t this bear the sweetest!? He is so cute and full of personality. He comes along with lots of accessory stamps and sentiments in our NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set.
Need a Time Out ? Then, our NEW Time Out Stamp Set is for you. Our darling bunny tries to hold onto time as it flys away.
Are you sensing a theme here? This Month’s Release is all about time. Whether you send out New Year’s Cards or not, this release says Time is Precious. This shaker card is equally as precious. The NEW Clock CutUps can be a Pocketwatch or, as seen here, with our NEW Wings Die, an Alarm Clock.
Finally this lovely features our NEW Blessed CutUps Die and the NEW Wings CutUps Die. Floating above a simple background of clouds, this card is a beauty
We are only showing 4 of Wendy McGaffey lovelies, so be sure to check out her blog to see the plethora of goodies that she’s created for you and leave her a message on her blog. You could win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’ll pick a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page.
We picked a Random commenter from Lynn Collins’ blog for Day #2s winner
The winner is Becky! Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize
It’s Day #2 of Sneaky Peek Week! Our 3 NEW stamp sets and 4 NEW CutUps Dies this month are all about Time. I have always felt that Time is one of the greatest gifts we can give. We never seem to have enough time, so to give it, is to give of ourselves.
Our stamps and dies will be available on November 21. Just in time for giving thanks and the start of the New Year.
Lynn Collins is our Featured Stamper and she uses a couple of my favorite dies for her card, the Fancy Flip and Fancy Flip Frames. Featured on the card are stamps from the NEW Sent with Love Stamp Set. I just love the bear! He’s just DARLING. This set has so many stamps in it, it’s fun to mix and match them.
I have to say that I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this timeless card using the Fancy Flip and Fancy Flip Frames, and our NEW Clock and NEW Wings CutUps Dies. The Clock Die is made so that it can be a pocket watch or a desk clock, and the NEW Wings die embosses the feathers. It’s a beautiful masculine card.
Lastly, is this pretty, pretty card featuring our NEW Blessed CutUps Die. The word is just so pretty and delicate, it looks wonderful juxtaposed against the corrugated card. A few star sequins and white twine add to the ethereal look
Lynn‘s cards are fabulous. Stop by her blog and instagram (lynnsprinkled) and leave her a message. You could win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’ll pick a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page.
We picked a Random commenter from Michele Ferguson’s blog for Day #1s winner
The winner is Super Stick Chick! Congrats! Please contact me here to claim your prize