Category Archives: TCP

Have a Cool Yule!

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” and “Polar Holiday” (sentiment)
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Jovial” collection and American Crafts “North Pole” collection
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Sakura Glaze pens

Some of my cardmaking friends alerted me to a request that had been made by a 9-year old boy from Maine with cancer who wants to celebrate Christmas early this year. What he really wants are Christmas cards from all over the United States. The detail that really caught my attention is that he loves penguins! I was anxious to grant him his wish and mail him a handmade card from the other side of the country. Hopefully all of the holiday mail he is receiving is bringing him many smiles.

I went back into my stash to create this card! I’ve had these stamp sets for years! The patterned papers are not new either. I stamped the penguins and colored the image with Copic markers. I added some sparkle and shine with a couple different Glaze pens, but that effect is hard to detect in my photo unfortunately. The sentiment is heat-embossed with the bright red powder and adds some more shine.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

House of Cards November Challenge: Holiday

Flickr Love Handmade Cards Group: Anything Goes

 

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Kitty, are you in there?

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black “Dressed to Scare”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Hey Pumpkin”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned paper – unknown
  • Glitter cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Stickers – Rain Dots  Bats
  • Ribbon
  • Copic markers

I made this card for World Card Making Day when a friend challenged us to make an “Oldie Moldie” card, which is a term she has coined that means you need to use supplies you’ve had for a long time. The outcome would be, if you made these cards often, you would have fewer old craft supplies! I’ve had the cat stamp, die, patterned papers and bat stickers for probably more than a decade! It is pretty fun to use “old friends” I’ve had in my Halloween stash for years. I need to make more! Thanks for visiting.

 


TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Peace, Joy and Penguins

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas K-3795 CL “Peace, Joy and Penguins”
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Toppers 041”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Stickers – Silver metal 3mm Mark Richards Enterprises
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Paper Accents Mirror Silver

Most of my holiday cards feature penguins–that’s just the way I am. And my very favorite penguins are from The Cat’s Pajamas. They are the cutest and they seem to have a little attitude that sets them apart! For this card I stamped the penguins and colored them with Copics. Then I used the Holiday Toppers snowflake die to set a cool mood and added the sentiment below the stack o’ penguins. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge – TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Sparkle. I started out with sparkly cardstock and then added the silver mirror snowflakes and silver metal stickers for some shine.

 


TCP Challenge 329: Cup o’ Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “This Could Be Vodka” and “Simply Stacked Sentiments”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Cups Duo Dies” and “Scalloped Duo Dies”
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts/Amy Tangerine “Better Together: Push + Pull” (double-sided paper – both patterns shown)
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

It was really fun to use some of my new stash from The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) and create something for the current TCP challenge: #329 Thank You. I stamped and colored the kitty in the teacup, then die-cut the teacup. I repeated the handle shape with the decorative scalloped die. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


It’s Pumpkin Time

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Hello Pumpkin”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Leaves”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations – “Mixed Media” (used for dry embossing)
  • Embossing powder – Detail Black
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card for the TCP Challenge #322 – Embossing. This stamp set is one of my absolute favorites! It combines penguins and pumpkins–what could be better? I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then colored it with Zig Clean Color markers. I fussy-cut the image and arranged the die-cut leaves around it. I used the Sizzix die to emboss the pattern on a green panel for a backdrop. I photographed my card on our only normal shaped pumpkin that seems to be maturing in our garden this year, just to set the mood! Thanks for visiting.


Bun-Bun drops by to greet you

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Oh Chute”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Stitched Clouds”
    • My Favorite Things Die-namics “Sun, Moon & Stars”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Hey Girl” 6 X 6” paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I created this card for Challenge #321 – Paper Piecing at The Cat’s Pajamas blog. I always enjoy to do paper piecing with small prints on TCP stamps—especially the hot air balloons and parachutes. I colored the bunny and bow with Copic markers. This is a very clean and simple card—with the three patterned papers, I didn’t want to make it any busier! Bun-Bun is so nicely flopped as he drops down in his parachute. Not sure that he should be so relaxed! Thanks for visiting today.


TCP Challenge 310 – Bunnies

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  • Stamps – TCP “Spring Fling” N-8635 CL
  • Die – TCP “Lacy Petal Posies” CutUps – 075
  • Corner Punch – Fiskars “Romantique”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

Bunny? I think so! I just couldn’t resist pulling this one out! I colored the stamped image with Copic markers. I layered the image on top of the lacy flower die-cut.  The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #310 – Bunnies challenge is nearly complete, but here is an honorary bunny! Enjoy your day.