We are here today to remind you of the October TCP Tuesday Challenge #351 which is Holiday. Any holiday. You have until October 31 to submit a project and TCP products are not required although we do love it when you use ’em!
Good morning! We are at getting close to the big fall and winter holidays. The TCP Tuesday Challenge for October is Holiday. You don’t have to limit yourself – it can be any holiday you celebrate throughout the year. It’s your choice. The challenge goes until the end of the month and there is a $50 gift voucher in play for a lucky random winner!
One of my projects for the New Release Blog Hop was this Santa Favor Box I made with the NEW Kraft Favor Tube.
I wanted to show you how easy it was to create this tube with dies. The Beard CutUps, The nose and eyes from the Rudolph CutUps, The eye base from the Birthday Set CutUps, and the buckle was made with the Anywhere Ribbon Slide CutUps. And the eyebrow is the mustache from the Under My Hat CutUps. So I made a video!
I have a couple more tube ideas knocking around my head, so you may see a couple more in the near future.
Woo Hoo! It’s RELEASE DAY here at The Cat’s Pajamas! I hope you’ve been liking the Sneaky Peeks that The Cat Pack have been doing. But, we aren’t done, yet. No siree.
We’ve pulled out all the stops with a fun Blog Hop. If you came from Lynn Collins‘ blog, you are at the right place. I’m the end of the hop. If you haven’t, go back to the start, to Michele Ferguson‘s blog.
For my showpiece I decided to do a Card in A Box. I used double-sided paper from Authentique.
I’ve been wanting to get my fingers inky ever since I saw the NEW Faboolous Stamp Set, so it wasn’t surprising that I reached for it. I used the FREE Cutting Files for the set so it made it even faster. I attached most of the images and bats with acetate strips.
I wanted the box to be really full, so I added a third insert to the center.
First, came a layer of creepy “fog” of vellum cut with the Balloon & Clouds CutUps. Then, I added the “tombstone”. It’s actually the NEW Halloween Tag Duo with the top cut off. For more color I stamped the “blood” with a stamp from the Watercolor Basics Stamp Set on the base of the tag.
The spooky tree is actually the New Round Tree Die. I took the center and extended the tree limbs with scissors. As a final touch I randomly cut the flaps to look like torn material.
For my second project I wanted to use the NEW Kraft Tubes. They are pretty sturdy, so when pop them open, they want to may want to fold a bit. This is okay if you are going to be covering the tube and the crack doesn’t show. But, for me, I wanted the tubes to show. So, I made sure that I conditioned the paper by running, width-wise, the closed tubes over the edge of a table until the tube easily bents into a “C” shape. Once the reaches that state I can pop the tube open without worrying so much about it cracking.
Today’s Sneaky Peek is from the NEWEST member of The Cat Pack, Kerry Urbatch. I first noticed Kerry on The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. From her beautifully colored images to her whimsical cards, I was smitten. Then, I made my way over to her blog and I was hooked. She has a Clean and Simple style and a wonderful sense of humor. I think I must have screenshot virtually all of the cards that she created in the last 2 years.
So, I was delighted that she agreed to join The Cat Pack. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with our Stamps and Dies. I guess that I will have to wait a bit longer, because she has taken the concept of Sneaky Peek, literally.
Here is Kerry’s Sneaky Peek. Any guesses? I think it is something definitely Halloween because she has used the NEW Halloween Tag Duo. But, I’m not sure what the white balls are. Candy? Eggs? I was stumped and couldn’t wait to see just what it was.
It’s a Treat Container! The white balls are gumballs! They remind me of SNAKE eggs with those sequins at the top. Or. wouldn’t it be fun to have them be made into EYEBALLS with some edible markers? So clever! I can picture a whole table of them.
Check out Kerry’s Blog to see exactly how she made it. And don’t forget to leave a comment. I can’t wait to see more from Kerry.
Woot Woo! It’s Day #6 of Sneaky Peek Week! Release day is almost here! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the Sneaky Peeks that The Cat Pack have been showing off for the September 25 release of our NEW 3 Stamp Sets and Dies.
First, Brenda stamped this kitty in a stocking from our NEW Better Not Pout Stamp Set. She did some fine fussy cutting and placed him onto a die cut with our NEW Portrait of Mew CutUps. The pretty graphic is from our NEW Christmas Seals Stamp Set.
You’ve all been liking the Round Tree Die which is NEW to the shop. Brenda creates a classic shaker filled with our NEW Holeless Sequins and “sprinkles” them across the front for even more bling.
Halloween parties are all the rage in my neighborhood, with the children opting for parties rather than trick or treating. So, it’s great to have a Spooky Favor that holds candy or cookies. This favor is made with our NEW Kraft Tubes and decorated with our NEW Halloween Gift Tag and the cat from the NEW Portrait of Mew CutUps.
Brenda created this great peekaboo card with our NEW Better Not Pout Stamp Set. The front sports the Sweater Cat and this funny saying.
Once you open the card, the sentiment switches out and you find this funny cat. This is really a great card to see in action. Brenda did a quick video to show you what it looks like. Take a peek over at her blog and while you are at it, leave a comment. You could win a $10 gift voucher just by leaving a comment. We’re picking a winner each day this week and post here and on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see even more goodies.
The winner for Day #5’s Sneaky Peek Voucher was pulled from Wendy McGaffey‘s Blog
And the winner is:
Foodista88! Congrats! Please contact me to claim your prize.
I can’t believe that it’s Day #5 of Sneaky Peek Week! The week has gone so fast. Just a couple more sleeps until the 3 Stamp Sets and Dies The Cat Pack have been showing off released on September 25.
So, yesterday, we were lucky enough to actually have TWO of The Cat Pack, Deborah Anton and Lynn Collins showing off their pretties.
Today, Wendy McGaffey is our Featured Stamper and she creates this whimsical card with our NEW Better Not Pout Stamp Set. Many Holiday cards are so intricate, by the time you create one, you have to take a nap. This card and the next are perfect if you create multiple cards this season.
The tangled cat sits atop a pile of snow created with our Mountains CutUps. This tangled up cat really looks like it came right out of a children’s book with its fanciful coloring and poofy hat.
The Holidays are basically the ONLY time that you can get away with wearing an ugly sweater. After all, EVERYONE has one and the Holidays are the only time that people wear them. Here, Wendy colors up another cat with catitude. He’s nice and cozy in his sweater drinking his cocoa standing in front of a forest of trees created using the tree in our Tree/Bell CutUps.
After seeing how great Wendy’s cards were, I had to get inky. Or rather, not inky. This card doesn’t have a spot of ink on it. I just used dies. I cut the trees from silver paper using the NEW Round Tree Die. The bats, spider and “EEK!” were cut from the NEW Halloween Tag Duo. I added the vellum Slime to look a little like spooky fog. I have to say my favorite part of this card is the “EEK”. I love that little skull above the second “e”.
I hope you liked Wendy McGaffey’s cards. Stop by her blog and comment. 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. And, because today has two Featured Stampers, you get two chances to win. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see even more goodies.
We actually have TWO winners for Day #4’s Sneaky Peek Voucher. The first was pulled from Deborah Anton‘s Blog
And the winner is:
Dana M! Congrats Dana M! Please contact me to claim your prize. The second winner was chosen from Lynn Collins‘ Blog.
And the winner is:
Karthika! Congrats Karthika! Please contact me to claim your prize.
It’s Day #4 of Sneaky Peek Week! The Cat Pack have really outdone themselves this week showcasing the 3 Stamp Sets and Dies releasing on September 25, don’t you think?
Christine Okken had some really beautiful cards yesterday. Today, we are blessed to have TWO of The Cat Pack surprising and delighting us.
First up, Deborah Anton creates this lovely Dia De Las Muertas card. I’ve been wanting for it seems like forever, to do a stamp set or die for this holiday. So, I’m delighted to bring you our NEW Sugar Skulls Duo CutUps.
The NEW Sugar Skulls Duo CutUps is really intricate die that you can run through your die cut machine with different colors of paper to really personalize each skull. I adore the flower embellishments to make this skull a she. The sentiment comes from the NEW Faboolous Stamp Set.
Lynn Collins is our second Featured Stamper today. If you know Lynn, you know that she LOVES Halloween. If you don’t, you can probably tell from this great gift tube, embellished with the NEW Halloween Tag Duo.
You can see the NEW Halloween Tag Duo in the bottom right corner. It’s actually two dies, the base which you’ll see a little later, and the insert that cuts the web, spider, word, and bats. To create the frame on the tag you see here, just place the insert in the base of the tag and run through the diecut machine
Coming to the Shop are these great Kraft Popup Tubes.
The tube comes flat. That makes it easy to stamp on and decorate. When you are done, just pop the tube open, secure the top and bottom with the plastic caps and stickers. These tubes can be used for goodies or cookies. They make a great favor to a Halloween party and fit nicely into a Christmas Stocking.
Finally, this great tag uses stamps from our NEW Faboolous Stamp Set. The sentiment, the bats, and the ghost all come from the set, in addition to some other spookies, including a little chainsaw. The tag is the base from our NEW Halloween Tag Duo.
I hope you liked the projects from Deborah Anton and Lynn Collins. Stop by Deborah Anton and Lynn Collins‘ blogs and tell them so. 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. And, because today has two Featured Stampers, you get two chances to win. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see even more goodies.
The winner for Day #3’s Sneaky Peek Voucher was pulled from Christine Okken‘s Blog.
And the winner is:
Jan! Congrats Jan! Please contact me to claim your prize.
It’s Day #3 of Sneaky Peek Week! I’ve been getting a lot of queries about the Stamps and Dies we are showing this week. I’m so glad you like them. They will be releasing on September 25. That’s only 4 more sleeps.
Christine’s first card is a beauty. She creates a lovely background for the NEW Round Tree Die. To add a little frosty texture, she adds microbeads to the front.
Here’s a closer look. I can almost feel the chill in the air. In the corner she adds a small stamp from our NEW Christmas Seals Stamp Set.
There is nothing quite so elegant as a blue and silver card for the holidays. So, why not lighten it up with this funny cat all wrapped up in Christmas lights. He, and the sentiment are from our NEW Better Not Pout Stamp Set.
Now here’s a colorful birthday card that is perfect for the season. Embellished with some of the dies from our NEW Sugar Skull Duo Die and the Big, Little Alphabet. Not only is this a great card for a teenager, but a great masculine birthday card.
Christine Okken’s cards are just wonderful. Stop by her blog and tell her so. 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. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see even more goodies.
The winner for Day #2’s Sneaky Peek Voucher was pulled from Michele Ferguson‘s Blog.
And the winner is:
Cat Craig! Congrats! Please contact me to claim your prize.
It’s Day #2 of Sneaky Peek Week! On September 25, we’ll be releasing 3 New Stamp Sets and 4 NEW Dies. This release we are celebrating Halloween, The Day of the Dead and Christmas. Did I say the “C” word this early? Why yes I did. But, today’s cards are strictly spooky oriented.
Who says Halloween cards have to be scary? Michele mixes it up with this little guy from our NEW Faboolous Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Need Glasses Stamp Set. Stamped on just one of the two dies from our NEW Halloween Duo CutUps, you wonder what he’s been stirring with his pin.
Halloween, in my mind, has the best paper. So why not let some of it be the star?
Michele’s last card showed off one of the dies in the NEW Halloween Tag Duo. Insert the second die in the first die and you get this great tombstone shaped die with the cobweb in the corner, the bat, spider and EEK! Love it!
I hope you liked Michele Ferguson’s cards today. Stop by her blog 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. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see even more goodies.
The winner for Day #1’s Sneaky Peek Voucher was pulled from Nancy Thomas’ Instagram account.
And the winner is:
Andreasscraps! Congrats Andreasscraps! Please contact me to claim your prize.
Better Not Pout
Halloween Tag Duo
Portrait of Mew
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