Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Cat's Pajamas Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our release blog hop at The Cat’s Pajamas! You should be arriving here from Kimberly’s blog. If not, head over to Nancy to start from the top so you don’t miss a single inspiring creation.

Here’s my first project for today’s hop. I used the new Let the Flakes Fall set for this winter design. The saxophone playing snowman is front and center here. I set him on a light blue panel, embossed with a dotted pattern courtesy of the new CutUps Dot Background die, along with a shimmery white snowbank cut with one of the CutUps Holiday Toppers dies.

I used the snowflake die, also from the CutUps Holiday Toppers set, to create a sparkly border for the top of my image panel. I added a strip of festive red and white dotted paper and wrapped it with some red baker’s twine before matting the panel on red cardstock and attaching it to a gray card base. The final touch was a few silver sequin “snowflakes” scattered around the snowman for some extra sparkle.

And, here’s a sweet little project I shared during tonight’s Pajama Party in the TCP member forum on SCS. I was thrilled to see a Chanukah sentiment in the new Simply Holiday set, so I had to try it out right away. I used a small drawstring muslin bag to make a gelt bag to go with a wooden dreidel.

I stamped the “Happy Chanukah” sentiment at the bottom of the bag in blue ink. Before you stamp on a bag (or shirt, or something with two sides like this), be sure you put a piece of cardboard between the two sides to ensure that the ink doesn’t bleed through. That would be a problem! After I stamped, I used a pencil to lightly sketch a star of David on the bag above the star. Then, I hand embroidered the star, using my pencil lines as a guide.

The hop’s not over yet! Head on over to Kelli Jo for even more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials Used (Let it Snow, Man card):
Let the Flakes Fall stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, CutUps Dot Background and Holiday Toppers dies, Divine Twine red baker’s twine (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red, Soft Sky, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); North Pole Collection Kit (Doodlebug Design); silver sequins (Michaels); foam tape

Materials Used (Happy Chanukah gelt bag):
Simply Holiday stamp set (The Cat’s Pajamas); Versafine Deep Lagoon ink (Tsukineko); drawstring muslin bag (Michaels); embroidery floss


  1. What a great idea to emboss the dots. It's almost like snow, really. The gelt bag is just so awesome. Just a wonderfully personal gift.

  2. I love your gift bag Lori - what a great idea. And you showed off the snow dude perfectly.

  3. oooo! Lori! great projects here today. LOVE your snowman card with those blue embossed dots and your muslin bag is really sweet.

  4. Love this card with the embossed background!! Nice stitching on the bag, too!

  5. Such a sweet card! My thought was more like bubbles from his Sax! :) So happy a card! Great idea for the bag as well. THank you for sharing!

  6. Great ideas! Love how you embossed the Dots CutUp!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the sequin snow and embossing!

  8. I want to feature your Hanukkah bag for Trendy Tuesday article for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. We're featuring Hanukkah projects next week! You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ The image of your project will credit you and link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured for this article, just let me know.

  9. Your gelt bag is lovely, Lori! What a wonderful idea! Love your snowman card too! :D


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