I started by sizing the letters and cutting a A7 card front with a Silhouette. Next came the envie, which was sized and cut from patterned paper. Last, the flowers were sized, printed and electronically cut. Imagine how long that would have taken with dies.
The card front was used to create a traditional shaker card with the sequin mix peeking through the letters. The envie was folded and placed as shown above with the cute little flowers cascading out. They were colored with Copic markers (Y4, Y6, R00, R02, V31, V13, B00, B02) and glued along with some sequins.
I also tried resizing the alphabet, making it shorter and wider for another look ( A2) . I love the many different ways you can customize these digital goodies to create just the look you want.
Hello fellow crafters! Nancy here with a card using the Sending You digi. I loved this set in its physical form so I was very happy when Alma released it this month for our new digital format.
I printed the image onto Copic and printer friendly cardstock, cut out with a pierced circle die and then colored with Copic markers. I added a strip of patterned paper and attached the image piece using a layer of craft foam. Since my Amazon order had not come in I only had black in my printer, I used the physical stamp to stamp the sentiment using london fog ink. BTW, I still have all my TCP stamps and dies. A few sequins finished up this clean and simple card.
Hey all! Happy Tuesday! Cristena here with some cute inspiration! I hope that you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Today I am using the adorable and one of my favorite sets, Sending You. This set used to be a clear stamp set but,
Hi TCP friends, and Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s Christine back for another round of our February Release at The Cat’s Pajamas! Today I’ve created three projects around the postal theme you’ll find in this release.
I’m kicking it off with these adorable Conversation Hearts set that will really get you in the Valentine spirit. I looked up some fun details about the history of these sweet chalky candies and they’ve been around in this heart shape since 1902, but much earlier than that in a disc shape. Can’t you remember sharing them with friends at school? I sure remember searching those messages for just the right saying!
This sweet design makes the most of the Small Envie Cutable file to showcase each of the hearts and messages popping out of the little white envelopes. I’ve accented with a pretty mini-plaid paper to coordinate and added some twine and die cut arrows for accent.
This next design makes use of the same mini envelope, but insead using vellum.
I began by watercolouring the background and splatter with some Daniel Smith Watercolours and some metallic watercolours from Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi. It adds such nice shimmer. Next I used a star stencil and embossing paste to add a bit of texture to the design.
I made use of the Small Envie Cutable for the heart, vellum envelope, and the then beautiful “Always” sentiment cut from glitter paper. It adds just the right touch of sparkle.
Next up….our final postal themed card with an adorable mailbox!
Here in Canada our mailboxes are primarily red, so I had to create one just like it! I love this adorable Mailbox Cutable. Those tiny little envelopes are so cute! I placed the mailbox on a layer of vellum cut with the postage themed file in the set.
The background is created with a new fun and funky alphabet called Babydoll Alphabet tipped in different directions and in different shades of grey and black. I think it makes a great background. I added some pops of red using the Conversation Hearts from the set.
Makes a sweet note for friends and loved ones!
Here’s a peek at all the new goodies I used today:
I’m straying a bit from the Valentine’s cards today. I guess I was inspired by the weather some of us here in North America have been dealing with. Believe me, shaker snow is a pleasure, real snow, not my favorite!
I started this card by printing and cutting the ewes from white cardstock using a Silhouette. I used the mirror object function to flip one of them horizontally before printing. They were colored with Copic markers.
I wanted to try paper piecing again and this time got it to work. To do this, I used the eraser tool to isolate the scarf. I mirrored this image (actually several times to have extras just in case. Using the mirror tool after everything was erased made it much easier.
I printed the scarves on polka dot paper and then repeated the offset process and cut the scarfs with no problem. I did a little fussy cutting to clean up the edges of the scarves.
To complete the card, Rectangular Stamp was sized and cut to served as a mat for the flat shaker. Mica flakes and a few sequins make up the snow. A few snowflakes were cut and placed next, then the ewes. Little hearts seemed appropriate for the sweet sentiment that was printed, cut and matted.
Thanks for taking a look! Stay tuned for more of the February release from the Cat Pack. Stay warm and take care.
Popping in today to welcome in the month of February with The Cat’s Pajamas New Release! We’ve got themes of love, winter, friendship, and postal ephemera. It’s my kind of vibe! I have 3 designs to show you today beginning with this cutie called Miss Ewe. He’s got a fabulous flowing scarf and GASP Sheep POCKETS! So cute! He’s coloured up with Copics and sewn onto this mini-slimline design. I love mini-slimline sizes….just the right amount of real estate to create.
I’ve zig zagged between the layers then added the heart die from the new Conversations Hearts Cutable, and a sweet snowflake so it doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s day.
Next up is this adorable helicopter bunny from the Sending You Digi. He’s coloured up with Copics to match this great flight themed paper I found in my stash. He’d dropping by to bring LOVE with cute little die cut hearts, and I’ve popped him up on a layer of the new Square Stamps Cutable file.
Isn’t the paper great?
And last, but not least, this postage themed design…
It’s also using the Sending You digi set and it is framed up using the little circular post-mark in the set, enlarged enough to become the frame. I trimmed out the inside of the circle frame and popped it up on the bunny image. Some pretty brocade paper ties the pink and red together.
You can see I’ve added some extra envelopes onto the main image and as fillers in the spaces of the text frame. The finished card is just less than 5 x 5″.
Here’s a peek below and the New Release goodies I used.
Nancy here with another love/Valentine’s day card. Love is always in season, right?
I am having some issues with my Cameo machine so today’s card is a hybrid, meaning that I combined both digital and physical products. I have always loved this Sprinkle image from the Had to Be Mew so I printed the digital image onto Copic friendly cardstock. After coloring with Copic markers, I fussy cut out. For the background, the big heart from the Wonky Hearts Cutable was cut from patterned paper using my Cameo. That was when a problem repeated itself from the last time I used the machine so I knew my digital cutting was over. I stamped postal border image onto a linen cardstock piece using gala red ink and then attached the big heart with liquid glue. I combined images and sentiments from the Love Letter Digi set, printed out then cut with the physical die.
Hey all! Cristena here today and I am EXCITED! Oh my goodness! This is my first Cat’s Pajamas project this year! Today I am using Ewe Complete Me Digital Stamp. I am so excited to be sharing it with you, I love how it turned out. It was just so much fun to make!
These two sheep are so darn cute! I made the one facing forward a boy and the one looking to the other the girl. I thought it was honestly funny because she has one little flower in her hand and to me, the look of “this is it?” on her face haha!!!
I used a LOT of bling on this card. My daughter and I were laughing for at least a good hour at the mess I had made.
I have had this song going through my head for DAYS!!!! But I had to use the sentiment from the digi stamp set because my husband LOVES this song. Yes, you guessed it this card is for him. I feel that it fits us perfectly.
Love is definitely in the air at TCP this month! I have another huge card (6 1/2 x 6 1/2″) featuring our friend PJ from Be My Honey. I created this specifically for one of the smaller humans in my life. I think she’s going to LOVE him!
To start this card, I printed PJ using the registration marks on my Silouhette Cameo. After printing him I returned the image to the Cameo and cut it using an offset border of about 1/16″. It cut like a dream quicker than you can blink an eye. Have I mentioned lately how much I am learning to love these digital stamps?
Next I cut just the offset on plain cardstock and scored it to create the back of the card. It was attached with glue.
I decided I wanted to try something new and paper-piece PJ. I printed the image and tried to cut the patterned paper pieces with my Cameo. I guess the machine couldn’t read the registration marks because the paper was too dark, so I went low tech and fussy cut the pieces and glued them as shown.
To finish him off, I stamped the heart with a now retired TCP stamp and tied a bow to match the heart. After the card was all finished, I thought It might also be fun to make a card for my little friend to color and give to someone special. So here’s a look at that.
Thanks for taking a peek today! Be sure and the entire release over in the TCP store!
Hi TCP friends! It’s Christine and I’m back with round two of all new goodies from The Cat’s Pajamas for January. There’s lots of love and nostalgia in this month’s New Release and I know you’ll enjoy it! I’ve got 3 cards to show you today.
I’m kicking it off with this cutie using TCP’s set Bear Hugs. Doesn’t he look soft and squishable? I sized the sentiment for this digi into the heart he’s carrying for a perfect fit.
Colouring is done with Copics (see below) and I’ve added some candy heart themed designer paper to coordinate.
Just a couple of accents including the paper buttons and the baker’s twine to keep it more flat and mailable.
Just a couple of holeless sequins to jazz it up and go with Sprinkles’ dapper dressed theme.
And lastly, we’ve got a postal theme!
I had a great time making a random layout of elements in the Love Letters Set. I layered different elements of the set in different shades of grey and black and then printed extra elements so that I could pop some of them up.
A little Copic colouring, some baker’s twine and sparkly paper really make the fun colour palette work as well.