Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #11

Today's card represents Christmas in July # 11 and I created for this week's Merry Monday Challenge (#118) to use ribbons and bows.

I cut the tag using Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #1 die then stamped three trees from the My Favorite Things Inspired by Winter (retired) using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. I cut the snow banks with a piece from The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Toppers CutUps and then embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I cut the tree from wood grained patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood pad using the My Favorite Things Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio Die-namics and the lacy branch from card stock using an older Martha Stewart Branch Punch, I inserted them in between the "snow banks" and then added two red birds to the tree branches that were cut with dies from the Papertrey Ink In the Meadows Silhouette set. I stamped the bunny from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby set, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I attached it to the tag scene using dimensional dots and then tied an Offray gingham bow through the tag hole. I attached the tag to kraft card stock panel cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat anchored by a button tied with Hemptique Cord. The sentiment is a Verve freebie and was stamped with Simon Says Dark Chocolate ink.

Happy Hump Day!

Copics: E50, E51, E53, E55

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Friends are Like Flowers - TCP Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge

It's time for another TCP Tuesday challenge. This week is an easy one - anything goes and runs for two weeks.

I stamped the image from the Simple Blooms set using Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks (Barn Door and Peeled Paint) onto a piece cut with the matching Cutables. I stamped the sentiment onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then attached the floral image to it with dimensional dots. I used a Cuttlebug embossing border folder from the Charles set on the background and then wrapped Hemptique cord around it. A smattering of sequins finished it up. I am really loving the clean and simple cards these days.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, Bazzil, MFT and PTI cs, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Hemptique cord, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Simon Says ink, Tim Holtz Distress ink

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES271. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week's winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10.00 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Happy Bird-day

Today's clean and simple card is for the July Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. The colors of coral, aqua and lime seemed perfect to go with the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I stamped the flamingo body with Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe ink, the eye/beak and legs with Simon Says Black and the wing with Stampin' Up Blushing Bride. I fussy cut out the legs but used the matching Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts to cut out the body and wings. I attached it to the scalloped piece cut with the Love Note die from Berrylicous cardstock and then layered it with the diagonal piece cut from white cardstock with the Pretty Panels die. I added the double hearts cut using the smaller  heart from the Love Note set from patterned paper scraps and then layered with a coral button tied with Hemptique cord. After stamping the sentiment directly onto card base, I added a scattering of sequins topped with pearls around the sentiment and the double hearts.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, MFT cs, PTI cs and button, Teresa Collins, Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug sequins, Kaisercraft pearls, Hemptique cord, Simon Says and Stampin' Up inks

I love flamingos and never fail to take several photos of them at the zoo. Like this one:

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #10

Today's card represents Christmas in July # 10.

I stamped the stockings from the Purple Onion Designs 3 Stockings and Silver, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out all. I hung the stockings with tiny Queen and Co. brads onto a branch cut from wood grained patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood pad using the My Favorite Things Branch and Leaves Die-namics. The leaves and the image panel were cut from patterned papers from the Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas pad. I stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Let the Flakes Fly directly onto the image panel. I perched  Silver atop the branch with dimensional dots and then attached the leaves and added a few Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Copics: Stockings-W00, E81, R00, R01, R11, R22, R24, R27, G0000, G000, G00; Bird-R00, R01, R11 R22 R24, R27, W00, E81

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Christmas in July # 9

I combined two Verve challenges including the July Diva Inspiration Challenge to use Red and White along with one other color and the Viva la Verve Week 2 Sketch for today's Christmas in July #9 card.

I also combined two stamp sets and chose gray/silver as my other color for the inspiration challenge. I stamped the snowflakes from the Holiday Treats set onto three circles cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities using My Favorite Things Wild Cherry ink. I attached them using dimensional dots and centered the snowflakes with My Mind's Eye gray jewels. I stamped the deer from the Unto Us onto a piece cut with the matching Reindeer Fun Die set with the same color and then stamped the sentiment onto a square cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities using Stampin' Up Going Gray ink (retired). I matted the sentiment square with My Favorite Things Red Hot cardstock. The chevron paper on the border strip is American Crafts POW Glitter.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #8

Today's card represents Christmas in July #8  using Verve's July Week 1 sketch for the layout as well as the optional color challenge of Green, Teal and Aqua. It wouldn't be a stampy Christmas without using one of my very favorite stamp companies, Verve. I really appreciate that they include faith based images and sentiments within their line.

I prepared the background by cutting three strips from three different colors of American Crafts Glitter paper and secured them to the plain white cardstock background. I stamped the Verve Joy to the World image onto Copics X-Press It cardstock cut with a piece from My Favorite Things Blueprints 3 Die-namics and then colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I attached it to the rectangular piece cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat from My Favorite Things Sno Cone cardstock. I then stamped another sentiment from the Verve Star of Wonder set at the bottom. After cutting a tab with the My Favorite Things Mini Tabs Foursome I stamped another Verve sentiment onto it. I think both the sentiment set as well as the Star of Wonder set must be retire as I couldn't find either on the site.

It's been a long time since I've had a chance to play along with the Viva la Verve sketches and I'm hoping I can get a few more done this month.

Copics: YG0000, YG21, YG23; Spectrum Noirs-PP3, DR3

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Random Fan Review - My Anchor

Good morning. I have a card today featuring A Random Fan stamp which is now available in rubber at C.C. Designs.

I stamped My Anchor onto Copics X-Press It cardstock and then cut out with  Spellbinders Nestabilties with some "out of the box" action. I then colored with Copic Markers. I combined her with papers from the Fancy Pants Down by the Shore and Nautical pad and added a couple of anchors cut with MFT Die-namics. Easy!

Products: A Random Fan stamp, Fancy Pants dp, MFT Die-namics, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R11; Hair-Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24; Clothing-W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, B91, B93, B97; Anchor-C00, C1, C3, C5; Rope-W00, E81, E84; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

Be sure to check out the C.C. Designs blog for more projects.

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