All The Mews That’s Fit To Print

Welcome back to another TCP Tuesday challenge.  As a reminder, we recently changed to a two week rotation on our challenges so you have longer to get them completed. Plus we have changed our incentive to $10 Cat Cash for the winner but if the winner uses a TCP stamp or die, then the prize is $15 Cat Cash. Full details are at the bottom of this post.

464This week’s challenge is a sketch.  And not just a sketch, we also have accompanying SVG, Studio and cut files for you to use if you would like.

CutablesThey are free this time around and are located in the Cutables section of The Cat’s Pajamas shop.

Now for The Cat Pack projects we hope will inspire you!

Nancy used the Your Number is Up stamp set, the Numbers Plate and Framed Up 2 CutUps for a 20th anniversary card for her husband.

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Wendy created a colorful Easter card using the Spring Fling set. Don’t you just love those paper pieced carrot cars?

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Kelli created a beautiful nautical version of the sketch using the Aye, Aye Captain set.

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Noelle treats us with a sweet Easter card using the Sugar, Sugar set.

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Lori’s card featuring the Flying By set soars with a beautiful blue and green color combination.

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Kimberly created beautiful and soft baby card using the Bloom set.

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Lisa created a simply delightful card using the Hang in There Baby stamp set.

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TCPTuesdayBLOCKHere are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES264. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

The winner of the TCPTUES263 challenge is Jenni .  Please email alma (at) thecatspajamas (dot) com for your $15 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!

Cutables

Whenever I taught a class, I noticed that there were some people who liked fussy cutting and those that do not. Personally, I like fussy cutting, but I am not good at it.

Many people have asked for cutting files for their silhouette and other cutting machines for the main images from our releases. And, that goes for some of our projects and card shapes.

Sometimes, a project is too big to offer as a CutUps die, it would cost you a fortune. So, we’ve decided to start offering you cut files. Downloadable files are only be a tiny fraction of the cost of a die. AND, you can take that file and resize it to your heart’s content.

And, once you get it, it is yours. It will always be in the Downloadable section of “My Account”

So starting with our last release, you’ll find the cutting file for the MAIN images only in a section marked “Free Cutables” in the “Cutables” section. And, tomorrow, as a special treat, we’ll be offering our TCPTues Sketch as a FREE Downloadable file.

  1. To get a downloadable file, log onto your account and add the file to your shopping cart.
  2. Check out
  3. Go back to “My Account” and it will be there waiting for you to download it.

It’s that simple. Try it out and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear from you.

 

 

 

April 2014

What is better that one Sprinkle? Why THREE, of course. LOVE the bright happy colors of each of the different Sprinkles and the care that Kyra took to fussy cut each of them. Truly a labor of love.

Her coloring, her paper choices, her spirited card, how could Kyra not be Swanky Stamper this month?

PS. Sorry for the delay in getting this posted. Time got away from me this month.

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There is still plenty of time to play in the current “What’s Your Number?” TCP Tuesday Challenge.  Link your projects on this post by Monday (4/14) at Midnight, EDT.

Have you noticed the participation rules have changed?! Not only do you have more time to create your projects but use of a TCP product is no longer required. Each project enters you for a chance to win some Cat Cash up to $15.

Have fun and good luck!

Welcome to the the first TCP Tuesday challenge of April. The Cat’s Pajamas is in the process of making some wholesale changes to TCP Tuesday which we will debut in May. In the meantime two changes are effective immediately. First of all, we will rotate challenges on a two week basis so you will have more time to complete your projects. Secondly, we have changed our incentive to $10 Cat Cash for the winner but if the winner uses a TCP stamp or die, then the prize is $15 Cat Cash. Got it? There are more details at the end of this post.

I (Nancy) am your hostess with a What’s Your Number? challenge. Use a number on your project; this can be a stamp, die-cut or even with numbers on your patterned papers. I used several TCP products including the new Your Number is Up and Numbers Plate to create a girly birthday card for a six year old.

Nancy Thomas Pajama Party and TCPTUES263 4-1-2014

Kelli created this creative card using the Bearing Flowers and Build-a-Bingo stamp sets along with the Dots CutUps.

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Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES263. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10.00 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

The winner of last week’s challenge is Kyra Sanders.  Please email alma (at) thecatspajamas (dot) com for your $10 Cat Cash code. Congratulations Kyra!

Blog hop

Happy Release Day! I hope you enjoyed Sneaky Peek Week! It was so fun to see The Cat Pack come out and strut their stuff. They had some truly amazing cards and projects.

TCPTuesdayBLOCKBut, they aren’t finished yet. If you don’t know, it’s also TCP Tuesday. So, the Cat Pack is giving you one last peek at the NEW release AND giving you some inspiration for this week’s challenge in a wonderful blog hop. So, if you came from Kelli’s Blog you have hit the end of the road. If you didn’t then start at Noelle‘s Blog for some great eye candy.

Noelle McAdams is our Hostess with the Mostess and her challenge: Make a card that has clouds in it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love this challenge so I decided to pull out the Hang In There, Baby set and the Slider CutUps and make a slider card.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the card completely open. It was so easy to make and such a fun card to make that I just had to share how I did it. Check out my video.

I want to thank our Swanky Stampers, Tricia Traxler and Christine Okken. They had some simply AMAZING cards, as did The Cat Pack.

Now, that Sneaky Peek Week is over it’s time for you to pull out your stamps and join our TCP Tuesday Cloud Challenge. You could win one of our future releases.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Each Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES262. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by Monday, 12 midnight EST to be eligible to win the week’s Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects must have at least one Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die in the project.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week’s winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10.00.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.


Sneaky Peek #7

Mar 24, 2014

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Flying By

It’s Day #7 of Sneaky Peek Week, and it’s the VERY LAST PEEK before the stamps and dies you have seen this week go up for sale on our website.  But, before I go into the peek, I want to extend an invitation to you to come to our Pajamas Party today.

March2014InviteIt’s a chance for you to see some more peeks. Meet up with the AMAZING Ladies that make up The Cat Pack, and possibly win a gift voucher or two. Just click on the invitation above, and it will take you directly to the party.

Now, onto the peek. Today’s peek is called “Flying By” and it features our mascot, Sprinkle! (That is Sprinkle, singular, because there is only one of her fabulous feliness.)

I have always loved Sprinkle and feel like she is a go-getter, she sees, and she gets. She flys in the face of adversity and soars above the rest. She is no scaredy cat. So, what better place to have her, but flying in on a plane. This set is made up of 3 sentiment stamps and 4 image stamps. The cloud stamps are really whimsical and stamp wonderfully in two of the clouds in the Cloud Border CutUps.

“Flying By” will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 25 along with the rest of the Stamps and CutUps Dies we are Sneaky Peeking this week.

Flying ByLet’s start off with Nancy Thomas, her wonderfully colored Sprinkle is just perfect with all the different papers that Nancy chose. She uses our NEW Framed Up 2 CutUps and mixes in the Big Scallop Border, the Dots plate that she embossed and the Cloud Border stamped up with one of the clouds. Just FAB!

Flying ByLisa Henke flys in with the awesome card. Her coloring is wonderful and the highlights she puts on the goggles just crack me up. Most of all, the open circle from the Framed Up 2 CutUps puts the focus on that crazy cat.

Flying ByWendy McGaffey‘s card is just too cute. Her choice of paper and Sprinkle and the saying in the clouds are so thoughtful.

TTTCPFlyingByTricia Traxler’s card feels almost vintagey, with her soft color palette. It almost has an Instagram quality that is just so appealing.

Flying ByThis card by Christine Okken has a lot of “WOW” factor. I know this because that is what my mouth kept saying over and over. And, over.

Flying By I just love her interpretation of the slider and the saying on the front and inside. Did I mention, that the “Some Kind of Wonderful” saying is one that Jessica Rone posted on her Facebook page? She is some kind of inspiring.

Flying ByKelli Hull card makes my heart soar. She mixes paper piecing and coloring and for an added twist, uses a bit of Airmail Divine Twine. Brilliant.

flying-by-Julie Masse‘s happy card uses bright fun colors. She uses the open circle from the NEW Framed Up 2 CutUps and layers it over the Heart Rosette for a fresh new look.

Thank you for joining us during Sneaky Peek Week and a BIG THANK YOU to Tricia Traxler and Christine Okken for joining us and creating such wonderful cards for our peaks.

Don’t forget to stop in for our Pajama Party and Tomorrow’s Blog Hop!

 

And don’t forget to play along in our In It To Win It Contest on Splitcoaststampers. Just comment in this thread and you could win. We are giving away a set a day during Sneaky Peek Week.

 

Sneaky Peek #6

Mar 23, 2014

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Hang in there, Baby

It’s Day #6 of Sneaky Peek Week, and we are almost to the end of our peeks. Just one more day of peeks. EEK! I say we do it all over again, okay? No? Well, it’s a good thing that you said no, because there is a cheeky little monkey that has been hanging around all week to say “Hi”. That’s right, the Sock Monkey is back and all I want to say is “Hang In There, Baby!” I’m not being mean. That’s actually the name of his set.

“Hang In There, Baby!” will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 25 along with the rest of the Stamps and CutUps Dies we are Sneaky Peeking this week.

Hang in there BabySusan Liles has this silly little monkey sailing away in the clouds. The accompanying sentiment is perfect to let someone know that you are thinking of them. It’s so cute that she tucked away the scalloped square from the Framed Up 2 CutUps behind the clouds for that extra pop of color.

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Nancy Thomas uses the Cloud Border to make that sweet cloud. She tucks the Luggage tag CutUps in and ties a plaid ribbon to it.  But, the stand out is that funny monkey. This card would be a perfect baby shower card.

Hang in there BabyTricia Traxler‘s oh-so-pretty card is just stunning. She uses just the saying for this beauty. Her color palette is so soft and she adds the open circle from the Framed Up 2 CutUps for even more interest.

Hang in there BabyLisa Henke‘s card is as sweet as can be. Her colors are good enough to eat. She colors up the monkey and paper pieces the balloon. This card is so simple. Simply stunning.

Hang in there BabyThis sweet card by Kelli Hull really takes my breath away. Pretty tone on tone except for the silly monkey who seems to have gotten a little carried away by his balloons, and the wonderful saying.

Hang in there BabyChristine Okken‘s card is a study in blue. The monkey is perfect to color, traditionally or how ever you wish.

Want to see more terrific cards and projects? You are invited to our Pajamas Release Party. We’ll have games, giveaways and chatter. Good times.
And don’t forget to play along in our In It To Win It Contest on Splitcoaststampers. Just comment in this thread and you could win. We are giving away a set a day during Sneaky Peek Week.

 

 

Sneaky Peek #5

Mar 22, 2014

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Rise and Shine

It’s Day #5 of Sneaky Peek Week, and Sneaky Peek Week is almost at an end. Just 2 more peeks and then the release. “Rise and Shine” features the Long-Eared Bunny and he is staying warm and dry under his umbrella. And, if the puddles get too deep, his big old boots will keep his little paws toasty.

“Rise and Shine” will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 25 along with the rest of the Stamps and CutUps Dies we are Sneaky Peeking this week.

Rise and Shine“Rise and Shine” not only stars our favorite bunny, but he comes with a supporting cast of 3 sentiments and five different graphics. You’ll have fun creating a scene with your little bunny. I think Kelli Hull did with her beautifully colored card.

Rise and ShineNoelle McAdams‘ a slider card with the New Slider CutUps Die. She stamped the raindrops on the patterned paper to create even more interest.

Rise and ShineWendy McGaffey‘s simple card is so sophisticated, and stunning. Just cleverly placed color makes her bunny stand out.

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“Rise and Shine” can be dressed up or down. Christine Okken does some wonderful paper piecing and lovely coloring. She creates her own patterned paper with the included raindrops stamp.

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Jessica Rone, works her happy magic on this card. I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t love to receive this beauty of a card.

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Want to see more of “Rise and Shine”"? Check out Nancy Thomas, and Lisa Henke. Their cards are are sure to make you smile.

And don’t forget to play along in our In It To Win It Contest on Splitcoaststampers. Just comment in this thread and you could win. We are giving away a set a day during Sneaky Peek Week.

 

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It’s Day #4 of Sneaky Peek Week, and we are in the middle of our peeks. Have you seen anything you like, yet? Well, what would one of our releases be without a visit from the Penguins? This set is called “Besties” and I created this set with two of my favorite besties in mind. Susan Liles and Jen del Muro. I love these gals and love the affection the have for each other.

“Besties”  will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 25 along with the rest of the Stamps and CutUps Dies we are Sneaky Peeking this week.

BestiesSo, I am kicking off the cards with this awesome one by Susan Liles, herself. She bent one of the sayings in this set so it would fit nicely in the open circle from the Framed Up 2 set. She added the Cloud border die. Isn’t it great that it looks like a rainbow? So cute.

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Who wouldn’t want to be Kelli Hull‘s Bestie if she gives them cards that look like this. She used the Lock and Heart Background, and sparkley paper for the Heart Swirl. And the heart border in black. There are a lot of hearts in this card, but her use of the black makes it so classic it could be given to a man.

bestiesJessica Rone stamps up a bright and happy card. On this card she uses the circles from the Framed Up 2 CutUps for a decidedly whimsical look.

BestiesAnd, this stamp set goes wonderfully with our NEW Slider CutUps Die. Check out Swanky Stamper Tricia Traxler‘s card. I think that that orange ribbon tied on the bike is just precious.

BestiesSwanky Stamper, Christine Okken tilts the scalloped square from the New Framed Up 2 CutUp for her card. What an original idea! This card is full of ideas I will have to case. Did I just say that. YES I did!

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Want to see more of “Besties”? Check out  Wendy McGaffey, Noelle McAdams, Lisa Henke, and Lori Tecler. Their cards are totally caseable, too!

And don’t forget to play along in our In It To Win It Contest on Splitcoaststampers. Just comment in this thread and you could win. We are giving away a set a day during Sneaky Peek Week.