Friday, May 22, 2015

Take Flight for Sneaky Peek Week

Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas continues today with the reveal of the new Take Flight set. The upcoming release includes five brand new stamp sets, four new CutUps die sets, and two new Cutables cut files, and will be available for purchase on Tuesday, May 26.

There's No Place Like Home card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud
I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as the starting point for my card.  I stamped the set's "there's no place like home" sentiment on a pale gray label die cut with one of the dies from the CutUps Framed Up die set.  It was adhered to a light blue cardstock panel over a strip of red dotted washi tape.

I used two new coordinating CutUps die sets--Bird Friends and Birdhouses to make the other elements for my card.  I stamped the birdhouse image on the die cut, then filled in the opening with a red glitter covered heart. The roof was die cut from gray cardstock.  I adhered the roof directly to the cardfront, then added the birdhouse with foam tape for dimension. The bird image was stamped on the matching die cut in red pigment ink.  I used foam tape to adhere it over the birdhouse.  After all of the elements were in place, I added a trio of white sequins around the panel for a little sparkle.  I layered the finished panel on a pale gray card base.

Want to win one of the new releases before they're even available to purchase?  Of course you do!  For a chance to win the new Drop In set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today.  One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here's where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Lori--you're here!
Wendy M.
TCP Blog

And, be sure to mark our release Pajama Party on your calendar. We'll be partying on Monday, May 25 at the TCP Facebook page.  Hope you'll join us for more sneak peeks, chatting, and fun and games!

Materials Used:
Take Flight stamp set, CutUps Birdhouses, Bird Friends, and Framed Up dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Cherry and Aquamarine inks (Avery Elle); Real Red cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow and Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); red dotted washi tape; white sequins; foam tape


  1. This is a very CAS and beautiful card, thank you for sharing.

  2. So sweet! I love how CAS this is!

  3. Very nice and soft arrangement you made! Creative regards from stempelfrida

  4. Very pretty!! Beautiful colores! Love the pretty bird!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  5. Oh Lori, I love how the light blue background sets off your focal image. Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful! Love the layout and these are some awesome images ♥

  7. I love seeing CAS cards with different color backgrounds, so pretty!

  8. Great card!! Like the aqua and sand combo!


  9. Very cute. I like the sketch you used.

  10. Cute card with this awesome stamp set... so excited about the coordinating CutUps too!

  11. This is so sweet and happy. I love the colors as well as the cute birdhouse. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  12. Lori, I love the simplicity of your card. I love washi tape and that red is awesome. Thanks for showing your card using the FMS sketch. I love to see what others do with these sketches.

  13. Love how you tied the elements together. A beautiful design.

  14. Super sweet card, Lori! Love your color choices. I love your variety of elements. And what great new products!


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