Sunday, August 25, 2013

Welcome to My Happy Place

Sneaky peek week continues today at The Cat’s Pajamas with a look at the new Under the Stars set. Our favorite penguins make their return in this adorable outdoor themed set.

I used the set for a clean and simple design loosely based on the current sketch from Seize the Sketch. I started with a blue dotted panel to act as a sky and attached a green strip, die cut with TCP’s CutUps Grass Border die at the bottom of the panel. The penguin-filled tent image was stamped on white cardstock and cut out. It’s adhered to the panel over a matching stamped image, using foam tape for dimension.

I scattered a few gold sequin “stars” around the tent for a fun sparkle, then added a little pennant, made with the new CutUps Bitty Banners die, in the upper left corner. After stamping the “welcome to my happy place” sentiment at the bottom of the panel and wrapping it with some green baker’s twine, I adhered it to a light blue card base.

For more sneaky peeks featuring the Under the Stars set, check out these Cat Pack members and special guest Swanky Stampers:

Lori--you're here!

And, don’t forget to stop by the TCP member company forum on SCS to leave a comment (or two or three) on our In It to Win It thread. Each day one lucky commenter will be randomly selected to win one of the new releases. You can also find details on a new game we’ll be playing at our release night Pajama Party on Monday night. Hope you'll join us for all the fun!

Materials Used:

Under the Stars stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, CutUps Grass Border and Bitty Banners dies, Divine Twine green baker’s twine (The Cat’s Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Kiwi Kiss and Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); gold paper (Target); Bundle of Joy-Boy 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); gold sequins (Michaels); foam tape 


  1. Beautiful card! I love the way you did the background for this sweet pair of penguins. Sequins as stars, the pennant and the string look wonderful, along with the lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing and have a great day! :-)

  2. What a lovely card!!.. n cute penguins too enjoying their camp :) beautiful creation Lori...

  3. SwEEt Card! The bits of bling are perfect "stars". Just Lovely!

  4. Oh my, Lori! This is absolutely darling! Love the scene you created. Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!

  5. This is an absolutely adorable card - so, so sweet.

  6. this is adorable!! love the little penguins :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  7. So super CUTE!
    thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Adorable those 2!
    Love your card!


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