It’s the tail end of July, and yes, it’s very hot outside, so of course my thoughts go to what cute craft I can make that the kids (and I include myself) would love in the heat and not melt! I came up with a Gnome Lollypop Holder.
It’s simple to make with an electronic cutting machine OR just by printing out the .png files and cutting them out. Best of all, it’s FREE.
Once you cut all the pieces out, you attach the beard to the base and insert the pop through the hole and place the pop in the cutout. Then, bring the bases together at the top and attach.
Here’s the back. The hole is slightly smaller than the pop to keep it all in place. But, if that bugs you, you can enlarge the hole. It’s your lolly holder! If you want to display them as a “bouquet” just insert them into a straw to make the “stem” longer. I suggest a little glue so the gnome doesn’t go flying if flicked.
I think that these would be super adorable on a treat table. And, since you can enlarge the gnome on your cutting machine or printer, you could use them to encase any round treat, like a cake pop. Or even one of those delicious gold wrapped chocolates. The mind reels….
And, it’s easy! Just click on the photo above to view a how-to-video or click here.
Then, download the FREE File.
And, don’t forget, it’s the last day to get 60% off our polymer stamps, dies, stencils and embellishments. We are selling out of product all over the place, and will be ending our great sale in a week. So, get your order in, while you can, and add the FREE Gnome Lolly Holder to your order 😉
I finally had an afternoon to myself to actually create something with our cute new Cutables and Digis. I love Nutcrackers and I thought that our Nutcracker Cutable would be perfect as a slimline card. That’s right. Rather than be ON a card I wanted him to BE the card.
I knew making the base of the card would be easy, and it was. I loaded the Cutable into Cricut Design Space, duplicated the bottom layer and flipped it. Then, I welded the two together and added a score line. And, rather than hand stamp a sentiment in there, (goodness knows I have many), I decided to see if I could get the same effect with a digi stamp. So, I pulled up the Nutcracker Digi stamp and placed a sentiment on the base of the stamp. I flattened the card base layer and did a print and cut.
Here’s the print part. Was I scared? Um. Maybe….
Here’s what it looked like after I ran the printed sheet through the Cricut. Perfect.
Then, it was a matter of cutting the rest of the Nutcracker for the front. I used low-tack tape to adhere the small pieces to the paper they were cut out of, so I wouldn’t lose them. Cut down the paper and ran through my sticker maker. I used my blending brushes to add color to the edges and his cheeks to give him more dimension. Next, I assembled all the parts and attached the Nutcracker to the front of the card
I think he is quite cute! And, for those that think that going digital means that I might miss getting inky, well here’s something that happened that I won’t miss.
If you want to see how I created this card, just click this link. or the picture below.
And don’t forget, we are still having our Progressive Closeout Sale. This month we are at 60% off all polymer stamps, dies, and embellishments. And that includes our already discounted bundles and clearance items.
We have a Mid-Month Release dropping in just a few hours! So, I thought I’d give you a look at our latest popup card. It’s what I like to call a “Hybrid Card”. This card uses a digital image with an interactive card for a bit of wow. And it’s great for that Super Hero in your life
I love the Super Hero Digi AND pop up cards, so I designed this card because, let’s face it, the Super Hero Bunny is just asking to blow off the card. Even though it states that it’s for a 5” x 7” card, I also made it with an A2 card.
Like the man of steel, it’s serious on the outside…
..and superhero-like on the inside. It’s hard to actually show how great the movement on this card is, so I created a how to video on how it’s done, and you can see it soars.
I used Silhouette Studio to create the print and cuts, but if you have a Cricut, you can use it to print and cut, layering the .svg file over the .png for cutting the images. If you want a border around the images, just do an offset on the outside cutting shapes. I’m working on a video, just for you Cricut makers. So stay tuned. 😉
Don’t forget that all our polymer stamps, dies, stencils and embellishments are 50% off.
Spring is in the air and we are celebrating FINALLY going out and taking deep breaths of fresh air (only if fully vaccinated, of course ;), in two ways. First, our progressive sale on our stamps, dies and stencils has reached 40% off and we have been selling out of many of our goodies. It’s kinda exciting, really.
Secondly, this month, there are two holidays that stand out. Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. So I picked out a couple of digis and Cutables that are perfect for this month, and beyond. The first digi features our favorite kitty, Sprinkle inviting you for a cuppa in Tea Time.
If the Long-eared Bunny is more to your taste, I don’t blame you. After all, he does bring flowers in this cute digi set, Bloom.
One of the best things about Cutables is that they give you instant gratification. You purchase the digital file and you get it right away, and no shipping or waiting for shipping. So, if you are on a tight deadline, like Mother’s Day, you can get it done.
Mother’s Day is May 9th, and if you are looking for a special card to create, this Popup Bouquet card is it. I call it a “hybrid” in that it’s a card that can be colored or not, and it has several different elements included so that you can personalize it.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo and a chance to hang out with my fully vaccinated friends and enjoy a margarita or two, in the great outdoors. I might even wear a sombrero, like this funny little Sombrero Penguin.
Prefer your Sombrero Penguins cut out and fully colored? This little guy is waiting for the honors. He’s comes as an .svg and .dxf for your electronic cutting machine pleasure.
Some might say that margaritas are serious business. We gotcha with this serious, no-so-serious Tequila Digi Stamp Set.
Now, what’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a Mariachi Band? With all that has happened in the last year, it’s nice to celebrate.
And, we will be doing that all this month, with the Cat Pack will be showing off these cute sets throughout the month. I’m so excited.
When we went looking for a New Kitty Kat to join The Cat Pack, we had our eyes peeled for someone that knew their way around a digital stamp. A innovative designer with a wonderful sense of color and pattern was a must. A sense of humor and knowledge of what is happening NOW in the stamping world. That’s all important to an old lady like me. And, having an electronic cutting machine was also important.
Most of all, we were looking for someone that LOVES to card make. Angela Yearous is all that we are looking for, and more. Her card making is impeccable and meticulous. Her coloring is drool worthy. And, I’ve seen parts of her craft room. I KNOW she’s up on what is going on right now, in the stamp word. Mostly, her card making makes me smile. She’s uber talented in many styles, and I can’t wait to see more from her.
I’m so glad she’s joining us in our adventure. Welcome, Angela!
Hey there, Easter Peeps! Leigh O’Brien here! Well, it’s post-Easter but I wanted to share a couple of Alma’s new digis. I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN with these. (If only I didn’t have to act like the normal people and go to work every day there’d be so much more time to play!) The really awesome thing is that everything is a bit customizable…size ’em, erase parts, relocate parts, separate parts then print and cut on your cutting machine. It’s freeing!! Now, not all images can be fully manipulated and you want to save the integrity of the TCP image designs but it IS really great to have some options in making the images work for what your mind envisions.
All of that being said, I created two Easter cards this weekend. This first card features the MY FAVORITE PEEP digi. Such a cute little gnomie and chick. With some finagling I separated the chick from the gnome so that I could print and cut a bunch of little chicks. I flipped them horizontally as well so that they’re facing different directions.
On my second card I used the FLUTTERBY digi set. I’ve always been partial to these big eared bunnies! On this one, I opened the file twice into my Silhouette software, flipped one image horizontally, and placed them so that they’re frolicking for butterflies. I’m still practicing on getting the sentiments printed in the right sizes. I used the “Just Fluttering By To Say Hi” sentiment on the inside and just used a font on my computer for the front sentiment. The grass die in the SLIMLINE BASICS CutUps and my favorite cloudy patterned paper (an oldie from October Afternoon) finish it up.
I’m still trying to learn the ins and outs of the digi stamps and cutables AND how my Silhouette works but I’m definitely recommending it. It’s super cool! Try it!
We picked the winner of the VERY last TCP Tuesday Challenge. The WINNER of a $50 gift voucher is Faith A. Please contact admin (admin at thecatspajamasrs dot com) to claim your prize. Congratulations!
Don’t forget there’s a SALE going on over here. And because it’s APRIL, the discount has increased to 30% off all in stock stamps, dies, stencils and embellies. Once they are gone, they are all gone.
If you are like me and trekked out to the stores for Easter goodies, you are aghast at the cost of treat holders or baskets. So, why not make your own? Our NEW Bunny Treat Boxes are made using our downloadable Cutables. Because they are .svg and .dxf files, you can make them any size you wish and use any paper you have that will go through your electronic cutting machine
These cuties have an open box in the center where you can place your goodies, and closes with this cute bow tie. Not a fan of the bow tie? You can always add a ribbon instead.
The back of the bunny has fluffy tail. I could imagine a whole table of these cuties or in an Easter Basket holding even more goodies. The Bunny Treat Box Cutable is darling, and so easy to make. Check out the video to see how easy.
Then, get out the rest of our New Easter Digis and Cutables. They are downloadable in your TCP account or receipt right after purchase.
And, don’t forget. We are clearing the warehouse of all our physical product as we go digital.