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Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage TCP Tuesday New Release Blog Hop

Well, I hope ya'll have had fun enjoying all the new release stamps and CutUps dies from The Cat's Pajamas over the last week.  They are all so fun and easy to work with.  And how about that throwback to red rubber on cling foam for all the stamp sets this time?  What GREAT images they stamp--I had almost forgotten about that!  So speaking of a blast from the past, we have a new TCP Tuesday Challenge that we've combined with this NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!  The Cat Pack plus a couple other Swanky Guest Stampers have joined us for the hop and the challenge is to go VINTAGE!
Here's your navigational coordinates for the Hop:  You should have come here from Wendy's blog.  If you're just joining us, take a moment and head back to the start of the hop over HERE on Lori's blog.

For my project, I was inspired by an old banner I painted around 25 years ago (that's vintage, right?) that had some gingerbread men and hearts made out of wood.  It was bright red, a little bit of green and lots of white painted stitch lines.  Oh and DOT LETTERS!  Remember using those on everything that you hand-lettered?  LOL!  Gotta love the 80's.

So I thought it would be fun to make a newish (vintage-inspired) banner using a TON of TCP CutUps Dies!  Here's what's new on this project:  Everything is stamped using the new Homemade for the Holidays (it's the gingerbread man set.  I seem to have lost his mouth already, hence the hand-drawn smile!).  The new CutUps dies I used are obviously the MAN, my new favorite STAR dies, the notebook edge from the regular TOPPERS die set and I also used a star that was just the right size for the middle sentiment circle from the star HOLIDAY TOPPERS die set.  This was all combined with a few older CutUps dies--Pennant Banners, Easy Rosette and Snowflake.

Alrighty, I think it's time to head down memory lane and hop on over to Noelle's blog HERE.  I've got some more holiday decorating to do with these VINTAGE decorations!  I need some new ones so BAD!!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Don't know why I never thought of this before.  I punched holes in the corners of the pennants to run the Divine Twine through for hanging.  Previously, I had glued the twine across the backs.  Definitely a DOH!  moment.  It's that vintage brain of mine.  It messes with my swagger.

Stamps:  Homemade for the Holidays (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  Kraft, Pure Poppy, White, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Man, Stars, Holiday Toppers, Toppers, Pennant, Easy Rosette and Snowflake CutUps Dies (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle Punches, Copic Markers, Black Fine Tip Pen, White Gel Pen, Adhesive Rhinestones, Buttons (A Muse), Cherry Divine Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters


  1. LMAO! Oh Susie!!! You gots PLENTY of Swagger GF!!!! :) LOVE this TONS!!!!

  2. total ADORABLENESS, Susan! What a darling banner! :)

  3. So Gorgeous! Love all the CutUps and the "krafty" look of this pretty banner.

  4. WOW! Love the banner! So much fun swankiness going on!

  5. that is a great decoration. you are so creative and funny, a killer combination. I always love visiting here.

  6. Unfortunately, my kids remind me regularly how vintage--and by vintage they mean just plain old--things that I remember clearly from 25 years ago are, lol. Love your banner!

  7. This is fabulous! Love all the details--and how you used the different CutUps dies, too.


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