Hi Stampers! It’s Christine back today with a few more new designs using The Cat’s Pajamas April Release. As you might already know, Alma has moved into the digital realm with TCP and that means a lot of new and different opportunities with stamps, accessories, cut file, paper and embellishments. On this first design I did a little playing around with the new Black & White Spring Digi papers to coordinate it perfectly with this Birthday bear and the new set A Beary Good Year.
I began by printing out the plaid paper in black and white and coordinating it to my card by sponging onto the cardstock. It’s transformed from black and white to a ombre multi-colour design that matches perfectly with my Copic coloured bear.
This cutie is fun to work with too! The set has all sorts of add-ons for all occasions that when used as a digi are really easy to make work. So I gave him a party hat, added the cake plate in his hand and then heart birthday balloons and printed him out. It’s nice to be able to manipulate images like this before printing.
Next I have a mini-slimline scene that’s perfect for those breezy Spring days.
This fanciful bunny is from the new set Field of Pinwheels. After printing the image, I added in some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink clouds using a TCP Stencil for the sky and foreground grass, and then paired him with more of the Black & White Digi papers. The bunting accents are created with the Summer Borders SVG’s and I’ve added some baker’s twine and enamel dots.
Spring is here! Hi TCP Fans! It’s Christine greeting you today with my tulips peeking out of the ground and warmer temperatures in my neck of the woods. Shaking off Winter always makes me hungry to spend time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and all that’s coming to life.
This month’s New Release goodies at The Cat’s Pajamas are all about those warmer days, and soaking in the fun of Spring. Today I have two projects to show you. This first design is a pair of woodland cuties from the new digiset, Into the Woods. This little skunk and squirrel were sized smaller, and trimmed out to create a little scene on the woodgrain die cut heart and coloured with Copics to match the beautiful woodland themed patterned paper (Melissa Lowry).
Touches of greenery were added behind the make image with the new Button Flowers Digi SVG file using my Silhouette, and then also added the swirly border from the new SVG cutting file Summer Borders, to tie in that pop of red. The sentiment comes from a retired TCP polymer set because I’m in need of more Birthday cards for my stash.
Next up, we’ve got a floating bear delivering Birthday balloons!
The new Catch My Drift is another adorable image, and so fun to colour up the transluscent balloons he’s being carried away by. After colouring with Copics, I trimmed him out and placed him on a sponged background of spring clouds using a retired TCP stencil and Tumbled China Distress Oxide ink, in a mini-slimline size. To accent I added a sliver of our new Black and White Spring Digi Papers, a patterned paper swirly border from the new Summer Borders , Baker’s Twine, Iridescent sequins and the sentiment stamped on another one of the summer borders, just trimmed smaller to fit the size of the card.
Once I had him placed on the cloudy sky, I added in a little Copic colouring between teh balloons to get the popped up design to match the cloud line from the background. The mini-slimline size really gives you that feeling of him floating up, up and away!
Here’s a peek at the New Release Items from April that I used today….
I hope you enjoyed the inspiration today! More inspiration will be coming all month long!
Hey Y’all!!! Teresa here on this beautiful Saturday. Do you have bunnies in your back yard? We do. Wouldn’t it be fun to see them hopping around among some beautiful pinwheels? Field of Pinwheels is part of the April release from The Cat’s Pajamas PaperArts. What a fun spring collection. Over 10 new digital stamps and cutables. Be sure to check them out. All the details for making this card yourself are below (including links).
Oh these fun pinwheels. Our cute little bunny seems to be dancing in a field of them. Wouldn’t you love to dance in a field of pinwheels? I would.
The ‘Field of Pinwheels’ digital stamp set is from The Cat’s Pajamas April Release. Such a fun April we are having.
Click on one of the images above to go directly to the digital file.
The bunny and pinwheels are colored with copic markers. The digistamp is printed on Heavenly White copic paper.
• Bunny (E55, E53, E51, E50, R02, R01, R00)
• Pinwheels (RV09, RV02, BG05, BG02, G09, G14, YR07, YR04)
The bunny and pinwheels are colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a scalloped die.
I love colors, especially bright ones. Love the pinks, blues, oranges & greens for the pinwheels. They make a very vibrant color combination.
I popped up the entire image with foam tape and placed it at the bottom center of the front of the light green card stock base formy card.
Glued a piece of printed paper above the white for a little added color. It was just a leftover piece from another project that fit. I never seem to throw any scraps away. Can always find a way to use them later.
The little glass balls are one of my favorite ‘sprinkles‘. I glued one in the center of each pinwheel and decided to ‘sprinkle’ them around. It is springtime after all. Turned out pretty fun I think.
The sentiment is from the same digital stamp set. Printed it out on 80 lb paper and cut it out with another die. Glued it to the top of a few of the sprinkles in the upper left corner.
I’ve got bunnies in my backyard. I think I’m going to find some pinwheels!
Hey Y’all!!! I’m Teresa from Lollipots ‘N’ Polkadots. So excited to be here with my first post as part of The Cat Pack. These birdhouses are part of the March release and so fun. All the SVG files that you need for your Cricut, Silhouette or any cutting machine are included. How much more could you ask for? All the details for making this card yourself are below (including links).
I love to create 3d paper projects. Decided I’d use a hanging frame I learned how to make from our own Cristena Bagne. Used the ‘Birdhouses Cutable SVG’s‘, ‘Happy Spring Digi Papers‘ and the ‘Home Tweet Home‘ Digi stamp set.
Click on one of the images above to go directly to the stamp set, digi file and cutables.
The beautiful frame is made from kraft card stock and a beautiful piece of lime green ribbon to hang it with. I printed and cut a piece of the Happy Spring digital paper to use as the background for the frame. Matched my birdhouses perfectly.
I cut all the birdhouses from the Birdhouses Cutable’s. They are SVG files you can use with your Cricut or any cutting machine. You choose the colors. I chose bright colors, as I normally do. My children tell me that if you threw hand fulls of different colored neon paint at a white wall you would have me. Yes I love colors, especially bright ones. I used hot pink, teal blue, apple green, black and white. They make a very vibrant color combination.
The tree branch was also cut using my Cricut from an image available in the Cricut Design Store. Just search on tree branch and you’ll find it.
The sentiment is from the Home Tweet Home digi stamp set. Printed it out on 80 lb paper and cut it like a banner. Glued it along the bottom of the frame.
Added enamel dots in the same bright colors on the corners and as decoration on the birdhouses.
Springtime is almost here my friends! Get your birdhouses ready!
A New Year always means a fresh start and exciting new beginnings. And, this year is no different. Today, I would like to introduce three new members of The Cat Pack. These three ladies bring so many different talents and strengths we are blessed to have them join The Cat Pack and learn from them. I can’t say enough about them, and I am so excited to see what they do with our stamps and digis.
First up is Jennifer Lewis. She’s a Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Alum. And, that says so much.
It’s no secret that I love color, and from Jennifer’s Blog, she does too. Her bold use of color is truly breathtaking. She is unafraid in her use of color and I can’t help but admire her fearlessness. Add her design sense and sense of humor and she is a perfect fit.
Corinna Bonk has been crafting for about 15 years and it’s totally apparent in her technique and coloring. And, whilst she has been crafting a while, her designs are fresh and spirited.
Check out her Instagram! It’s literally like opening a jewelry box. Each of her cards are like a wonderful shining gem, and each card is a wonderful surprise to “oh” and “aww” over.
Last but not least, is Teresa Plunkett. Teresa shares the same love of 3D items that I do and has carried that over to papercrafts. She’s also a Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Alum.
Her designs are bright, and happy and so CLEAN and tight. And, that includes her 3D non-paper sculptures. They are AMAZING, and realistic. Check out her Instagram and see what I mean.
I can’t wait to see what these 3 Ladies do with our digis and cutables, especially our March release. They are truly inspiring.
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:
Next up, it’s Sprinkles the Cat!
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!
A little Copic colouring, some baker’s twine and sparkly paper really make the fun colour palette work as well.
Hope you’ll check out all these great sets HERE at TCP.
Would you like to work with cute images like this all the time? How about applying to be on the Design Team! Alma’s looking to fill a few spots!