Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oh Crab-Sneaky Peek Week Continues!

Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas continues today with your first look at the fun new Seas the Birthday set.  This set is one of six brand new stamp sets that will be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 28, along with five new CutUps die sets, and two new Cutables cut files .

Oh Crab birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

I used the set along with the CutUps Long Tall Pop Up die that's part of the upcoming release to make a fun, interactive ocean themed birthday card.  Being a Marylander, I couldn't resist using the crab image and matching sentiment.

I made a little beach scene for the front of the card.  Some blue dotted patterned paper forms a backdrop.  I added a pair of shimmery white clouds, cut with the CutUps Stitched Clouds dies, and an orange felt pinking circle sun I salvaged from my scrap pile.  The sandy shore was made from torn strips of kraft cardstock brushed with some white pigment ink.  I added a few gold sequins for sparkle, then adhered the "oh crab" sentiment to the right side of the cardfront.

Oh Crab birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

For the inside, I used the new CutUps Long Tall Pop Up die to cut the pop up tabs in a piece of light blue cardstock.  To make a sandy base, I adhered a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom half of the cut cardstock.  I die cut a pair of waves from aquamarine cardstock using the CutUps Wavy Stitched Border die.  I stamped the rest of the birthday sentiment on one of the waves, then adhered them to one of the pop up tabs, using foam tape to separate the two die cut strips.  I colored the crab image with Copic markers, then used foam tape to add it to the second tab.  Too fun!

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 Seas the Birthday 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 B.
Wendy M.
TCP Blog

And, be sure to mark our release Pajama Party on your calendar. We'll be partying on Monday, July 27 at the TCP Facebook page.  Hope you'll join us for more sneak peeks, chatting, and fun and games!

Materials Used:
Seas the Birthday stamp set, CutUps Stitched Clouds, Wavy Stitched Border, and Long Tall Pop Up dies; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Sea Glass and Aquamarine cardstock (Avery Elle); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); white vellum (The Paper Company); Handmade-Sky Blue designer paper (Lily Bee Design); gold sequins (Michaels); foam tape


  1. So cute, Lori. Loving the layers of "waves" and your beautiful coloring

  2. Love the surprise inside...makes me smile!

  3. Darling card Lori. Love the breach scene on the front... the torn paper pieces look perfect as the sand... and oh, that sweet crab... fantastic pop-up element.

  4. What a fun surprise inside. Love how you made it plain on the outside and pop on the inside.

  5. Darling pop up card! Love that cute crab! Great paper choices to put your card together too!


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