Monday, November 26, 2012

The Cat's Pajamas - Sneaky Peeks Day 7

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  The white wreath that is.  I guess I didn't think about the fact that all my doors are white. LOL.  And it's kind of funny that I while I was at the craft store I stopped in the stamp section and there was a stamp with the "it seemed like ..." sentiment, but they changed one or two of the words and I didn't like the change, believe me, if it had been my opening sentence exactly, I would have picked that sucker right up.  That is one of my favorite sayings...  Now let's get back to our regularly scheduled program of sneaky peeks, it's the last one before the blog hop and release on Tuesday. 
Let's review -

The Cat's Pajamas is now 10 years old! Alma started making rubber stamps at her dining room table, hand cutting rubber and cushion and attaching them to wood blocks to sell to the local stamp stores where she was teaching.

So much has happened to stamping in 10 years. But our love of stamping is still going strong. So this release, we are excited to celebrate the way we started. With rubber stamps. Not just any rubber stamps. Cling Stamp sets for easy storage and positioning. Perfect for those who love rubber, but also love the convenience and ease of clear. Limited Edition because these stamps are extra special. Lovingly assembled at Alma's dining room table. Just like she did 10 years ago. So snap them up, because only a small number will be made. Her table is only so big.

There are Five Cut Ups Dies in this release. Along with some "classics" that belong in every die collection, we are so excited to introduce our "Toppers" line. They are shapes that you can use the positive and negatives of to create borders and panels. They are open-ended so that you can create panels of any size using the toppers. You can place them individually or use them together. Endless possibilities!

To decorate the wreath I made a few gingerbread people with the "Homemade for the Holidays" stamp set and the "Man" Cut Up.  I've got a couple other ideas of things to do with this die.  I'd like to make some felt ornaments and some gift tags.   If you have kids it would be fun to punch or stamp out a bunch and let your kids decorate them and use them on the teacher gifts.  I can't wait to see what the design team and the other swanky stampers have made.
Here's the deets:
stamp - The Cat's Pajamas "Homemade for the Holiday"
ink - Color Box "Frost White" and "Chianti"
paper - Bazzil "Tawny Medium" card stock
miscellaneous - the Cat's Pajamas "Man" Cut Up; Gunmetal stickles, wreath,  ornaments; bow
Here's the visuals:

Here's the challenges:
Crafty Creations #197 - Christmas is Coming
Crimbo Crackers #29 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #119- Winter Wonderland
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C164 = Put a Bow on It
Really Reasonable Ribbon #60 - Anything But a Card with a Ribbon
Creatalicious #40 - Winter
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Is Just Around the Corner
Paper Playtime #89 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. wow Chris this is so pretty, very creative!

  2. You are a genius!! I absolutely love the wreath - the gingies really standout against the white.

  3. Wow! Beautiful wreath!! The white looks stunning and those gingers are awesome. Thanks for joining in at Creatalicious Challenges and best of luck.

    Hugs, Dawn

  4. The wreath is really darling, Chris! Even on a white door! LOL! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Just amazing! I can't believe how beautiful and whimsical this wreath is.

  6. Super CUTE!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything but a card challenge!

  7. This is fabulous! Love how you dressed up the wreath with the little gingerbread men!

  8. cute..thanks for sharing and playing with us at rrr! cherry

  9. What a pretty wreath!! I've done the same thing with buying the same color wreath as my doors... LOL... Glad I'm not the only one!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! A new challenge starts Monday, and I hope you'll join us again!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Paper Playtime Design Team

  10. WOW this is fabulous, I want one! Great to see you at Crimbo Crackers this time, hugs Samantha Guest Designer :0)

  11. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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