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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's TCP Tuesday 143--I {heart} Love

Well, it's Tuesday already, so that must mean it's time for TCP Tuesday from The Cat's Pajamas. I'm your Hipster Hostess with the Mostess this week and I've got a loverly STAMP CHALLENGE for ya'll. This week, I'm feelin' the love and the challenge is to use any sentiment with the word LOVE or HEART(S). (Remember that stamp challenges always require the use of stamps from The Cat's Pajamas to be eligible for the honor of Swanky Stamper and the $25 Cat Cash prize.) I know, I know, ya'll are thinkin', "but Ms. stampalot, we don't have our wonderful Valentine's stamps we just ordered from the awesome release that The Cat's Pajamas just had, so I can't play." AU CONTRAIRE! I did my homework and there are LOTS of sets that have the words LOVE and HEART in them. And know also that this does not necessarily have to be a Valentine card or project!

I have two samples to show ya'll today and then the details on how to play along will follow.

This first one is a cute little gable box that my friend Jody sent me the die cut of some time ago. I thought it would be cute with this set, Tweet Hearts, and maybe fill it with Valentine candy for a friend. Notice the two new CutUps dies I used--Heart Trio and Stamp Trio.

This next little project I just HAD to make after I saw a story on the CBS News about this cute little cross-eyed possum (opossum?). I found the picture of Heidi on Google. I thought she would be so cute with the "Pucker UP" sentiment included in the Love Letters set and to somehow tie it up with the new Airmail Twine.

So I made a tiny Valentine "tri-fold" card for Eric. It's only 2 1/2" square. Tiny! However, I managed to use 14 different stamps from on it (hi Jen--we had a little challenge among ourselves to see how many we could use on one thing. I think I won.)

Anyway, we would love for ya'll to play along. I'll be checking on your progress as you upload to SCS and place your entries on Alma's linky over on her blog! Hearts and LOVE!
1. Each a week one of The Cat’s Pajamas DT members will host a challenge. <--It's me this week!
2. The challenges will vary {stamp, technique/supply, color, theme, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
4. Link to your post using the Inlinkz button on ALMA'S blog post HERE.
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a TCP stamps, like today.}
6. There will be one winner each month. They will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. Only designs posted to the this blog will be considered for the Swanky Stamper.
8. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Using that little pre-cut die for the gable box made that project FLY by! No layout to really think about, just a little decoration and a border--DONE! Try a 3-D project using a "box" die-cut, cut out a template for one (you can find LOTS on SCS HERE) or cover a simple box or container and spruce it up for a quick project.


  1. Adorable box!! Your coloring is always fantastic!! What can I say About that possum....just too much sweetness!!!

  2. you are too funny, I didn't even read the post and I was laughing just looking at that rat(?) face.

    I have a card for this week's challenge but Alma's post doesn't have Mr. Linky or a comment spot, and it says entries start on 1/31, I'll check back later but it was wierd.


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