Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TCP Tuesday 303 and Sneaky Peek Week, Too!

Today is the start of Sneaky Peek Week for the November release at The Cat's Pajamas!  Six brand new stamp sets and four new CutUps die sets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, November 17.  We'll be spending the next week giving you sneak peeks at all of the new goodies.  And, it's not only day one of a full week of Sneaky Peeks, it's also time for a new TCP Tuesday challenge.  This week's theme is anything goes, so it's a perfect time to pull out your TCP stamps and dies.

Don't Open Until Christmas card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

Here's my combination Sneaky Peek/TCP Tuesday design, showing off the new First Christmas stamp set.  The layout comes from the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I colored the set's dog with a gift box image using Copic markers.  I fashioned a tag from cream cardstock using a die from the CutUps Topper die set, then added the colored image to the tag using foam tape for dimension.  The "don't open until Christmas" sentiment was stamped beneath the image in red ink.  I topped the tag with a length of red grosgrain ribbon secured with a twine bow.

I embossed a red cardstock panel with a striped design to add some interest to the panel, then topped it with the tag.  The embossing folder pattern is called "Candy Cane Stripe"--it seemed perfect for a holiday themed design!  The panel was matted on brown cardstock, then adhered to a kraft card base. 

Want to win one of the new releases before they're even available to purchase?  Of course you do!  For a chance to win the new First Christmas set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today.  One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here's where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Lori--you're here!
TCP Blog

Ready to play along with our TCP Tuesday challenge?  I hope so!  Here are the challenge details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog as well as on our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button found on the blog.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 11:55 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 $20 or $25 if a TCP product is used.
We'll be celebrating the release with a Pajama Party on the TCP Facebook page on Monday, November 16.  Plan to join us for more Sneaky Peeks, giveaways, and some fun chatter with the Cat Pack and our friends!

Materials Used:
First Christmas stamp set, CutUps Toppers dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Poppy Parade and Soft Suede cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder (Cuttlebug); red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); twine; foam tape


  1. This is a great card Lori! The simple candy cane stripe embossing is perfect to really show off your coloring skills. :)

  2. A fabulous color scheme and a sweet, sweet tag. The tag really shines against the red embossed background.

  3. Very cute! Can't wait for the party!!

  4. This is one of my favorite new stamp sets in a long time. SO cute!

  5. That embossed red is so sharp against the tag Lori! Too cute!

  6. Cute card with great colors! Love the embossed layer and that sweet pup! Fun new stamp set!

  7. Such a fun card with the kitty peeking out. So many great details from your clever tag topper to the great ribbon and embossing.

  8. Adorable card-- love your use of color!

  9. Love this, Lori. The repeating red really makes the darling image pop!

  10. Just adorable, Lori! Your cards always make me smile.

  11. The ribbon on the tag is such a great tie in to the gift bow ;>) Sweet!


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