Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas March Release Blog Hop!  Seven new stamp sets and three new die sets are now available and the Cat Pack and a few special Swanky Stamper guests are thrilled to be showing them off to you today.  You should have arrived here from Jessie's blog.  If not, be sure to head over to Noelle's blog to start at the beginning--you don't want to miss a thing!  I've got two cards featuring the new releases to share with you.

Hang in There Baby-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

First up is this sweet design featuring the new Hang in There Baby set and using the current sketch from Seize the Sketch.  I stamped the sock monkey and balloon on the dotted patterned paper panel, then stamped the image again on white cardstock.  After coloring the image with Copic markers and cutting it out, I used foam tape to adhere it to the dotted panel.  By stamping the image on the patterned paper first, I didn't have to worry about cutting the balloon's thin string--it was already on the panel when I added the larger pieces of the image.  The "hang in there baby" sentiment was stamped in the bottom of the panel in black ink.

I used some fun triangle patterned paper for the panel behind the sock monkey. I edged the patterned panel with a strip of golden yellow cardstock before adding the image panel on top.  A pair of staggered notched banner strips, cut with the CutUps Easy Rosette die, finishes the design with a final pop of color.

Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

This simple little design is for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge, brought to us by Noelle.  I answered the challenge by putting a pair of fluffy white felt clouds in the sky above the umbrella carrying bunny from then new Rise and Shine set.  The clouds were cut with the CutUps Cloud Border die and just snipped apart to get individual clouds--love when a tool does double duty like this border die does!

I colored the bunny with Copic markers and paper pieced the umbrella for a fun pop of pattern.  The bunny is adhered over a strip of green grass die cut with the CutUps Grass die.  The blue background was spritzed with some shimmer spray for a raindrop-like look.  You can sort of see the sparkle in the photo.  I also added a few silver sequins for extra sparkle.  The set's "don't let anything dull your sparkle" sentiment was stamped next to the bunny in blue ink.

Your next stop on the hop is Swanky Stamper Christine's blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials Used:
Hang in There Baby card:  Hang in There Baby stamp set, CutUps Easy Rosette die (The Cat's Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Real Red and Baja Breeze cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Persnickety and Sweet Shoppe 6x6 paper pads (Lily Bee Designs); foam tape

Rise and Shine card:  Rise and Shine stamp set, CutUps Cloud Border and Grass dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink, and Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin' Up!);  Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Happy Day 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); white felt, silver sequins (Michaels); foam tape


  1. I love your paper choices and layout - a really sweet card.

  2. Both are so cute Lori! I love your soft color choices with the sock monkey and how can you resist felt clouds? Fun!

  3. Sweet cards! Love that darling bunny with the umbrella! And very cute sock monkey too.... lots of fun details on your cute cards!

  4. Awww these are both so wonderful Lori! I love your sock monkey traditionally colored with this delightful banner patter and colorful yellow strip, so pretty and perfectly balanced! And your bunny card, omg! The fluffy clouds are great but my fave is your silver sequin raindrops, eeekkk!!! Adore them! I live in Seattle and I wish it rained down silver sequins sometimes hehe! thanks so much for another awesome creation! Hugs xoxo

  5. Sweet cards Lori, cute designs

  6. PERFECT! Those sequins are an amazing stroke of genius. Now I have to find my felt because that's another perfect touch. You are just amazing. Perfect colors and patterns on the monkey card, too! You rock!

  7. Lori, these are both so soft and sweet! Thanks for playing my challenge, I love the felt clouds! Wonderful job on this release :) *hugs*

  8. I love both of your cards but I absolutely adore the sock monkey card! So pretty and I love all of the colors and layers!


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