Saturday, November 22, 2014

Handmade with Love

What a fab set and CutAble file we have to show off today!  It's called Handmade with Love and it will make all your Christmas packaging extra special!

Today I paired this fun set with some more new goodies from TCP, including this new K Cup Cutable file....oooh it’s so cute!  Take a look!  

First I cut the K Cup box in Kraft cardstock and then put it together.   I’ve decorated the outside of the packaging with some lovely paper (I’ll add the DP name tomorrow...with my broken leg and blogger acting funny tonight things are not quite working like normal).  

I’ve stamped the image in Love Letter ink from Memento and accented with a bright red cardstock and added grossgrain ribbon, and corduroy buttons.  

Here you can see how the K Cup peeks out of this side of the box.  

And how I decorated the other side.  

And here you can see how the K Cup holder looks open.  I chose not to have one side hold another K Cup and instead have it be an open area for a cute little Muslin Drawstring Bag from the TCP store that I’ve added a biscotti cookie too.  

I made my own stencil with the TCP Stencil Blanks, cut out the holes with the Dots CutUp Die and then sponged in red ink, and added a cute little designer paper pull.  

Doesn’t that look adorable?  I think it’s so great for those little gifts you want to give out for the season.  

Here’s a peek at the set....

Don’t forget that it’s easy to chat and win with the TCP In It to Win It contest over at the Splitcoast TCP Forum 

And be sure to get your PJs on and join us for the Pajama Release Party on Monday. 

Check out the TCP Blog for lots more inspiration from the Cat Pack with this set!  

Friday, November 21, 2014

You Melt My Ice

There’s something so sweet and romantic about ice skating with your honey.  That is of course - if you can skate - if you can’t, there’s nothing romantic about it, it’s more of a comedy :)  This adorable new set called You Melt My Ice, we’re showing off from The Cat’s Pajamas is so cute!  

I wanted to do a little play on words and nickname this set "Sheep-Skate”.  I think they’re adorable.  I stamped them onto Neenah White cardstock, colouring them up with Copics, then trimming them out with a litte border.  I’ve paired the love birds with this paper from Memory Box - Yuletide from a past season.  I used some fun TCP Cut Ups, Bitty Banners and Framed Up 2.  

And then, the fab part of the design are those intricate snowflakes in the background.  This new die, Double Snowflake is SO gorgeous and intricate.  I cut the dies right into my paper panel and then just removed the die without punching out the snowflake.  It makes for a wonderful effect on the background.  

I added a couple of hearts from the banner die pieces, and one in felt :)  so cozy!  

Now for another fabulous fun element from this release....Alma has created more awesome interactive dies to make the inside of your cards as fun as the outside.  Here it’s the Popup Pivot Cut Up, and when you open the card it looks like my Sheep-Skaters are actually skating.  The die creates movement so it’s really fun.  I made the inside look like an ice skating pond for them.  

Here’s the cozy set and the new Cut Ups Dies I used today. 

And just to remind you again - if you want to win some of this fabulous TCP goodness, pop on over to Splitcoaststampers for our In It to Win It Thread.  

All you need to do is chat it up about anything!  Alma chooses a commenter every day to win the set of the day.  

And here’s your PJ Party invite!  Be there or be square!  

Doll Face

For my The Cat’s Pajamas Post scroll down or click here.  

Ok, hands up, who remembers the Barbie Beauty Centre?  You know the one with a Barbie head and shoulders where you can style her hair and do her makeup?  This fabulous new image from A Day for Daisies totally reminds me of it!  Isn’t she gorgeous?  All of the new designs this week are reminiscent of 1950’s Barbie faces (which was a little before my time :) but oh, so classy!  Here’s the link to Doll Face Five...on sale today too!  

I had so much fun colouring her,  I hope it shows.  I’m so happy with how it turned out.  She’s part of the new Doll Face Prints Kit (amazing).  I don’t get to colour people much and I have to say, this was such a treat!  

After colouring I put her on an embossed background (peacock feathers embossing folder) with some damask paper overtop, and a sentiment from Power Poppy (Sassy Succulents).  Along the bottom I added a strip of Scor Tape with Glitter burnished in.  It’s a little touch of glam.  

I gave her a jeweled necklace because it just seemed perfect for her, so glamorous!  

Here’s the Copics I used.  I’ll list what was for what because they’re all in a pile

Skin:  E0000, E00, E50, E95
Eyes and Makeup:  G40, G43, G46, G99, 100
Cheeks:  R00, R01, R02, 
Lips:  R12, R14, E95
Hair:  Y21, Y23, YR23, E31, E33, E35

Just for fun - here’s the Barbie Beauty Center that I had circa 1970’s.  I thought it was so fabulous!

Now enter the ADFD Team showing off more beautiful Doll Faces today...

Christine (you are here)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pray for Snow

Day Four of Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat’s Pajamas and we’ve got snowy penguins!  They’re all decked out for winter fun.  And since I’m a Canadian who sees winter about 5 months of the year, these guys are right at home making the most of it. 

This set is called Pray for Snow, and I played with it along with one of the new Cutables Files that Alma designed for this release the Triple Side-Step card.  So fun!  

I cut the card design with my Silhouette and the file from TCP and then cut my steps into a ski hill and a bit of an ice-skating pond.  What’s great about these cut files is that they also have the mats for the different sections in the files too.  It makes it easy-peasy.  I colored up my cutie pie penguins with Copics and then added them to their little spots.  The papers are Echo Park - Keepin’ Cozy, I thought the birch trees especially were great for the larger panel.  

I used the frame from Framed Up Two Cut Ups Dies with vellum behind to anchor the sentiment.  It’s like an icy window peeking out at the forest.  

Then for our skating friend I added some shimmery icicles by using the Icicles Cut Up Die on vellum, getting it inky with VersarMark ink and then embossing iridescent embossing powder overtop.  Then it’s rhinestones and seam binding to finish.  

Are these guys cute or what?  

Here’s another reminder that you can chat it up at the The Cat’s Pajamas Forum at Splitcoaststampers, each day Alma picks a winner and you get to walk away with the set for the day.

And don’t forget your invitation to the party!  We’ll be there with bells on!

Here’s the rest of The Cat Pack playing along today.  Have fun seeing what they have in store! 

Christine (you are here)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All Is Bright

It’s Day 3 of New Release Sneaky Peeks at The Cat’s Pajamas and my favourite big eared bunny is back!  He’s all in a Christmas tangle looking pretty bemused and adorable.

He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah White cardstock and coloured up with Copics to match this fun paper I had in my stash from last year’s Christmas papers, Echo Park Keep Cozy.  The patterns were just perfect for the design.  To accent the sentiment I used two TCP dies, Fancy Flip Frames and Bitty Banners.  Then for that touch of pizazz I added some iridescent cording with rhinestones attached to mimic the Christmas lights.  So cute!  

Here’s a closeup of the colouring, I knew that the soft blue pointillism background would work perfectly with the polka-dots in the paper.  

Here’s this sweet set for you, he’s irresistable!

Don’t forget that you can chat it up and WIN over on The Cat’s Pajamas Forum at Splitcoaststampers.  Alma generously picks a winner each day from the comments.  

And you’re invited to our Pajama Party next week where we celebrate the New Release!  Mark your calendars for fun!  

Pop on over to The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see the other fabulous inspiration with this sweet set!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Home for All Seasons

We’re back for Day 2 of The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week!  Today’s set is one of my favourites from this release.  There are so many possibilities with these wonderful stamps and the matching dies.  Introducing,  Home for All Seasons.  

Today I chose to go very CAS for this design.  If you know me, you know this is not my “go-to” style, but I think it really worked for me on this design.  I love the statement this card makes.  

I started by cutting out the different houses (there are three of them) from the Home for All Seasons dies (gorgeous!) onto cool blue cardstock.  Then on Neenah White cardstock, I cut out the house and then stamped in Pool Party ink, adding a little BG11 colour to the door, and parts of the house.  I added the red wreath popped up from the set onto the house and a red sentiment, with a little scoring and rhinestones for accent.  Super simple, but oh I love how it turned out.  

Here’s a closer pic of the details of the set and the dies.  They are really wonderful.  I have so many ideas swirling around my head for this set.   I think it’s a beauty, and it’s designed for more than just Christmas too!  

Just look how beautiful and versatile it is!  

Now don’t forget...

Pop on over to the TCP Splitcoaststampers Forum right now and comment for your chance to win this stamp set!  

Remember You are Invited to the Pajama Party coming up...

And there’s lots more inspiration to see with the rest of The Cat Pack...take a look and be amazed!