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Monday, March 28, 2011

New Release TCP Tuesday Hop from The Cat's Pajamas

Well, how 'bout that latest release from The Cat's Pajamas? It was just last night, so you still can order your stamps, dies and new twine'll just be fashionably late. As with our other releases, we like to wrap things up in an "after-party" of sorts by combining one last release sample with the TCP Tuesday challenge for the week. As for the HOP, it started over on Julie's Blog (another masterpiece by my sister, Sara) because she's the Hipster Hostess with the Mostess! Check out the deets on how to play along on ALMA'S blog HERE.

So let's get started by me telling ya'll what this card is all about:

'Nuff said. Haha! Although Steven Tyler IS a hottie (and on my "list"-wink wink. I could stay awake, just to hear him breathing.), Julie inspired us to make a "SHAPED CARD" for her challenge this week. Since the new release set, IDOLS was inspired by some of us Cat Packer's love for American Idol, I had to have Steven grace my blog today. (I feel like I've just explained the game, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.)

Anyway, I got this crazy idea to make a CONCERT TICKET for our Idols! I just made it be a flat card for now, but you could glue a "hinge" on the back of it to make it a regular card. Wouldn't it be cute for some party invitations, or a surprise concert ticket gift? I had SO MUCH fun making it, and I giggled the whole time, tickled by the whole idea and that it was actually working out like I dreamed it. Do ya'll do that?

We've got a little Elvis, Ringo Starr and Michael Jackson, making up an awesome cover band, penguin style. Who wouldn't want to pay good money to see them perform their worldwide "You Rock My World" Tour?

I've already put in my request to Alma for an accessory Idols set--KISS style!...also included would be some crazy hats and a full length leather coat in honor of Mr. Tyler.

Ok, that's all from me. Now to change gears and settle down with Eric to watch a little Dancing With the Stars. Hmmm...penguins ballroom dancing? Oh, Alma! Walk This Way and go see your next stop on the hop--Jenny Peterson who is guest designing with us! Thanks for stopping by!

Oops, I did it again...Dream On.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Lining up alphabet stamps can be tricky (that's why sometimes it's just easier to be wonky on purpose). Line your CLEAN acrylic block up straightly on some grid paper. Looking through the block to the grid, place a piece of Scotch tape "along" one of the grid lines, creating a taped line on your block to use as a baseline for your letters. As long as you don't totally squash the stamps down in the ink, the tape should stay clean so you can leave it in place when you actually stamp off your lettering. Don't forget to spell everything in a "mirror image" too.

Stamps: Idols, Coolvetica and Nightie Alphabets (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Kraft, White, Black (PTI), Ballet Blue (SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories: Pinking Border CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), 3/4" Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Stardust and Gold Stickles, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 4.25" x 7"


  1. Ok, another comment just to ask if you picked the word verification for this post??

    My word was "PURRSTST"

    Purr, steven tyler, steven tyler?! hubba hubba! :P

  2. Wow Susan, this is a great 'scene' card... I find them so difficult to do and this one is perfect! Love the shape you chose for the card too!

  3. What a great card! I lvoe this new release!

  4. Susan I LOVE LOVE this!! What a super great idea! It would be awesome for tickets to a concert - so creative and perfectly executed!!:)

  5. A-MAZING, SUSAN! And two pics of Steven Tyler to boot?!? WHAT is the world coming too. When I went to bed last night one of the headlines on my homepage was something about him being irrelevant to Idol this year. WHAT?!!!! They must not even be watching!

  6. this is one super fab card! looove it and your ST eye candy!

  7. I don't know which eye candy I like better. The card or Steven! You should warn us when you do something like that! LOL!

    Super clever card girlie!


  8. Love this card. You are absolutely hilarious. I love that you took the set and ran with it. The card is to die...

  9. You said you were gonna do it last night... NICE post of ST!!!! And your ticket card in honor of him - well let's just say he would be belting out a heeeeeeeeeeeeelllll ya!!!!! You are ST in the stamping my world my friend!!!

  10. OMG, so cute! Love that you chose the ticket shape for your card. Let us know what Alma says about those KISS accessories, will ya? ;-)

  11. Love the card, it's adorable!! And your take on Steven Tyler is too funny!

  12. Hahahaha, Susan! I LOVE the concert ticket and Steven Tyler, you had me at "hello!" DARLING card:)

  13. WOW! Love this!!!!
    and your card is super too!
    lovin' these new TCP sets!

  14. WOOHOOO Steven dream boat on your blog LOl! So glad you added him to your post today. Your card is OMG FABULOUS!!! I don't know what to drool over more - your card or the Steven pics hehehehe.

  15. Ok, I am LOVING this!! I have had a MAJOR crush on him for the longest time but everyone always thinks I'm crazy! LOL. I am a HUGE Aerosmith fan and have seen them in concert 9 times. Remind me to tell you the details about the last time I saw them on the mainland when I won front-row tickets (this was the 2004 Rocksimus Maximus tour when KISS opened for them). I won the tickets by playing the "Bedlam Boob Game" live on the radio just before the OU/Texas football game! It was SO embarrassing, but SO worth it!! :-) The first time I saw them in concert was the 1988 Permanent Vacation tour when Guns 'n Roses opened for them and my Steven crush began. I was 12. I can't believe my Mom took me to that concert!! LOL. But yes, Steven has topped my "list" too for quite some time!! :-) (Oh, and your card is pretty nice too!!)


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