Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Spring Release Blog Hop at The Cat's Pajamas!  Today marks the release of 5 new stamp sets (plus one more available FREE with a $65 purchase!), 4 new CutUps die sets, and 2 new Cutables cut files.

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.  She's our hostess for the new TCP Tuesday challenge and she's come up with a fabulous sketch to use.

Space Cadet card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's PajamasHere's my take on the sketch using the new Space Cadet set.  I transformed the sketch's round element into a big, full moon, complete with craters courtesy of a polka dotted embossing folder.  After adhering the circle to a navy mat, I added the rocket carrying TCP's signature Poochie character over the moon.

I placed the image panel on a cardfront covered with a pair of  coordinating pattern paper panels.  To bring in some more of the contrasting red color, I die cut a pair of banner strips using the banner die from the CutUps Easy Rosette die set and tucked them underneath the bottom edge of the image panel.  The set's "space cadet" sentiment was stamped in the bottom right corner of the patterned paper panel.  I meant to add a clear dome sticker over the rocket's window, but I forgot!  I need to remember to do that later . . .

We'd love to see what  you create with your TCP stamps.  You can join the blog hop by putting together a project featuring TCP stamps and linking it up on the TCP blog.  You can find the inLinks widget in the blog's right sidebar.  You have a whole month to participate, so there's no excuse to miss out!  And, the winner will receive a generous $50 TCP gift voucher.

Your next stop on the hop is my dear friend and the newest Cat Pack member, Tammy.  Be sure to head on over to her blog to see what she's created.

Materials Used:
Space Cadet stamp set, CutUps Easy Rosette die (The Cat's Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, and Poppy Parade cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); Boy Oh Boy 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella); embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); silver gel pen; foam tape


  1. Gorgeous color scheme and love the moon crater.

  2. And it looks like your moon is made of cheese - love it!!! :)

  3. This is a fabulous card, Lori! Love your space cadet and moon and how you pulled it all together with the sketch.

  4. I love the polka dots and bright primary colors-what a great card for my 3 year old grandson!

  5. Fab card, but I especially love that moon!!

  6. Love Space Cadet Poochie! Fun card!

  7. Really cool idea to use a moon for the circle in the sketch. I like the CAS look of the card.

  8. Love your take on the sketch Lori, perfect choice!

  9. Such a bright and happy card. Your take on the sketch is brilliant.


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