Hello there inky friends! It's the first day of SNEAKY PEEK WEEK at The Cat's Pajamas and we're celebrating this month with CHRISTMAS IN JULY! The full July release is stocked full of fun and whimsical images that will help you get a head start on your Christmas cards this year. I'm so excited about this fun collection and can't wait to share all my fun little projects with you!
**Remember, during Sneaky Peek Week, you can purchase each stamp set/die (or bundle) for the set featured each day and the whole collection will be available for purchase when the New Release Hop goes live on July 28. Sooo...whether you decided to buy just your favorites on the days they release or wait to purchase the whole collection on the 28, I know this collection will be a SUPER HIT!
***Make sure to comment on each of the sneaky peek blogs for a chance to win a Sneaky Peek $10 Gift Certificate to shop. A prize will be awarded each day of sneak peek week!
I started off by stamping and clear embossing the images and sentiment from the Beary Christmas set with Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder. I colored the images with Copics and then fussy cut them. I attached foam squares to the back of each image and set them aside.
To create my card, I used an upcoming die (to be sneaked tomorrow) to create a hole in my white cardstock. I then used a Scotch laminating pouch to help my sequins float like snowflakes before laminating the page. Next, I attached foam tape around the hole on the backside of the paper and dropped some little "snowball" Minnie Pearl prills onto the page and the colored sign with foam squares before attaching another piece of white cardstock to contain the snow and turn it into a shaker.
After mounting the laminated shaker panel onto the light blue card base, I attached the image and tied the sentiment (no foam squares-but with a small hole to attach ribbon) to the top of the page with some red/white bakers twine. SO FUN!
Thanks for hopping over to check out my card. I hope it inspires you to get an early start on this year's Christmas card stash! Please hop over to my fellow Cat Packers for some additional holiday inspiration with this adorable set. Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win today's prize. The winner will be announced tomorrow on the blog!!!
See you tomorrow for SNEAK PEEK #2!