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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September TCP Tuesday

Well, have ya'll been missing me?  I guess I took a little week off there from blogging.  What was I doing?  Oh, I can't even remember.  Must have been busy, though because my desk is a mess!  Which can only mean a few more blog posts for this week.  Here's what I have today...
It's TCP Tuesday around here at THE CAT'S PAJAMAS and this month, Alma has challenged us to go all out with our PAPER PIECING.  Hopefully it's not a mystery to ya'll as to how it's done, so keep your Cutter Bees scissors handy and try it out.

I think paper piecing is one of the easiest ways to tie in patterned paper with your main image.  Here I used the WITCHY set (being discontinued, by the way--I has a sad.) and once I colored her skin, hair, kitty and other accents, I simply stamped her again on the grey dot paper and then cut out those pieces.  Her hat brim was SOOOO skinny!  The card layout is from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #193, but I flipped it to the opposite side since my witchy was facing left! 
Ok, so this is a super easy challenge, no?  So easy in fact, ya'll have no excuse NOT to play along!  Find out how you can be next month's SWANKY STAMPER and win some stamps from our next new release!  It's all on Alma's blog HERE.

But wait, there's MORE!....
Did ya'll hear the news?  We have 2 NEW KITTIES who have just joined THE CAT PACK!  Please help us welcome JESSIE RONE and KELLI JO HULL!  I'm proud to call these girls my friends as I have worked with them before on various teams and have even had the pleasure of hanging out with Jessie at at swap a few years ago.  Now it's Kelli's turn to come to TEXAS

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I have said this several times before regarding paper piecing.  The Xyron "X" sticker maker is your best friend when using this technique.  Can ya'll just imagine the gluey mess I would have had on my hands trying to stick all those tiny hat pieces down on my little witchy there?  Also, an art gum eraser rubbed gently over the pieces after you stick them down lifts all the excess "stickum". 

Stamps:  Witchy (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  White, Black, Hawaiian Shores (PTI), A Mother's Love, School Days, Bluebell (My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Heart Swirl CutUps Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Alphabet Washi Tape (Scotch), Buttons, Licorice Divine Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. awesome card, Susan. Love the pieced witch (too bad she's being discontinued...she's a doll!). love that you used the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I think I need to pull out my TCP stamps :)

  2. Oh Susan, I LOVE this card! I have this set, too. These colors are so fabulous and I love the heart swirl in the background there. :) Have a stellar week! *hugs*

  3. OMGosh this little witch is so adorable! Love the cute sentiment too. Fabulous.

  4. I want to feature your card for Trendy Tuesday article for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. You can ck out the blog here: The image of your project will credit you and link back to your blog as well. If you do not wish to be featured for this article, just let me know. Love your work!


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