Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Cat's Pajamas November Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop celebrating the latest release from The Cat’s Pajamas. I’m excited to be kicking off the hop right here! The blog hop ties in with this week’s TCP Tuesday challenge to go vintage. I’m not much of a vintage style gal, but I gave it a go on this card using the new Homemade for the Holidays set.

The set works perfectly with the new CutUps Man die. I die cut my little man from brown cardstock, then sponged on a little distress ink around the edges for a crispy, just out of the oven look. I stamped the little details from the stamp set on the die cut piece with brown ink and filled them in with white Enamel Accents to get that icing like appearance. A pair of red buttons threaded with cream linen thread and a red and white baker’s twine bow finishes the decorations.

My dressed up man is set on a cream panel again inked around the edges with some distress inks. See that fun decorative edge along the bottom? That’s courtesy of another one of the dies in our new CutUps “Toppers” line. These awesome new dies are shaped so you can use the positive or the negative cuts and they can be mixed and matched in many variations. It was easy to use them to create a pair of layered panels for behind my decorated gingerbread man. I wrapped the panel with some olive seam binding (it’s vintage-y right?), then stamped the “have a sweet holiday season” sentiment at the top in a festive red ink. The panel is layered on a green patterned paper panel, machine stitched around the edges and inked, too, for good measure.

Your next stop on the hop is Julie. Don’t miss the goodness she’s created for you!

Materials Used:
Homemade for the Holidays stamp set, CutUps Man and Toppers dies, red Divine Twine, cream linen thread, olive seam binding (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk inks (Tsukineko); Vintage Photo distress ink, white Enamel Accents (Ranger); Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Season’s Greetings 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); red buttons (Michaels); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. A-DORE IT!!!!!! Love the double frosting part!!!!

  2. darling, Lori! Love his buttons! :)

  3. he looks delicious! cute card Lori

  4. You are better at vintage than you think because this is adorable. Love your gingerbread man.

  5. your gingie man looks adorable. I have to find that white enamael cause it looks really good.
    I had a great time playing with you all this week and loved seeing all your creations.

  6. This is really cute! That white enamel really does have the look of royal icing. I love it!


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