Simon Says Stamp! Falling For You Blog Hop

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Hello all!

Super stoked to be joining some of my most favorite’st crafty folks in celebrating the “Falling for You” release from Simon Says Stamp! with a fun mega blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the blog of  my girl, Amy Rysavy.  (You’ll find the next stop at the end of my post.)

So I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today.

First up is this snazzy number!

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I stenciled that circle pattern with the new Circle Dots stencil. Sorta kinda… a whole lotta… dig it.

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I used three different ink colors with the stencil. The process looked a little like this.

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By the way,  I gussied up the card with a couple products released previously by Simon Says Stamp! –  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.

And this is card #2.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

I created the background for this guy with the Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. Stripes? Yes, please. I’m a fan.

My first inkling was to make a super bold and graphic card but I wanted this card to have a little bit of cuteness to it so I added the cat and balloon, which were stamped with the new Baby Party Animals stamp set.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

And once again,  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set came out to play. ;)

Next stop on the hop is the blog of my pal and buddy, Mary Dawn Quirindongo! Just click here to get to her blog! Take it away, Mary Dawn!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to hit the Simon Says Stamp! blog for a complete list of hoppers. And as you hop today, be sure to  comment. Someone will be selected from each stop on the hop at random by the good folks at SSS! to receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize. The random selection by Simon happens on April 28.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and the crew is banding together today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY release with you! (Woot!) TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on April 30th at 8 pm Pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Her are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the desiegn team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, April 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Rohl is filling in for Emily and Jennifer McGuire is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in May!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Alright, so let me show you what I’ve got!

Celebrate Circles card by Teri

This was sure fun! I used the new Ring Trio die to make that center shaker style element.

Celebrate Circles card by Teri

What’s a little hard to tell is I got all fancy like with the die.

I die-cut the circles out of a white cardstock panel. I got rid of the circles and adhered the panel to a piece of acetate. Then I die-cut the circles out of black cardstock and adhered them right onto the acetate, creating a window of sorts for the shaker.

Celebrate Circles card by Teri

Worked pretty dang good. Then I strategically placed circles in the bottom two circle windows. I put a lot of foam tape around the top circle and added the sequins to it.

By the way, that sentiment on my card? It’s from the new Birthday Bash stamp set. Birthday stamps are always good to have.

So that’s what I have for you. Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back again soon, friends.

Today’s card

Hi all!

Just a card to share today that was made for the fun of having fun… and getting messy! ;)

Gold Hearts Hello by Teri

So I did something really different here. I created those hearts with a stencil and a foil transfer sheet … and… wait for it… rubber cement! Yes, seriously. I totally did!

So this is what I did. I set the Hearts Background stencil from My Favorite Things onto a piece of cardstock and then I just brushed on rubber cement. I let it dry until it mostly dry but still a wee bit tacky. You should know this was a really, really, really fast process.

Then I just set a piece of foil transfer onto the rubber cement (Google the phrase if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about… k?)  and used my trusty burnishing tool (also known as a spoon from my kitchen) to burnish the gold foil onto the rubber cement.

The end result? What you see!

Gold Hearts Hello card by Teri

I used the same technique to add the silver foil to the hello word (cut with the Happy Hellos Die-namics from My Favorite Things). Obviously, no stencil needed for that. I just brushed the rubber cement on and brushed it good.

And, just for good measure, when things were all said and done, I added a few gold sequins to the card. Because… if you are going bold and super shiny… you might as well pile it on good, right? ;)

Be back again later.

Thanks for stopping by,  y’all.

MFT Creative Challenge: Fantastic Florals

Hi all!

It’s Creative Challenge time again with the My Favorite Things Design Team. Our challenge this month? Creative something with florals!

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Flowers? Yep. You can bet I’m in. All in. ;) So here’s what I made.

Happy Flower Trio by Teri

I just plain had fun cutting some flowers and leaves with the Fresh Cut Florals Die-namics and creating a little scene. I will admit there’s no real rhyme or reason here. I just kinda eyeballed things and adhered the flowers down when I thought things looked good. Sometimes, you just gotta go with it. ;)

Happy Flower Trio by Teri

By the way, something I am really digging lately is creating the look of “faux” dry-embossing.

So I did that for the background of this card. I cut the houndstooth pattern with the Houndstooth Cover-Up Die-namics from gray cardstock. And then I adhered it to a gray panel cut from the exact same gray cardstock.

So that’s what I have for you today.

Here’s a list of MFT products I used to make this card:

And, once again, be sure to hit the My Favorite Things Blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

MFT: Decor and More Alphabet Die-namics

Hi everyone!

Surprise! The good folks at My Favorite Things are releasing a new super huge, super cool new alphabet today called the Decor and More Alphabet.

This Die-namics dies are big and bold letters… and are perfect for home decor projects, as well as projects that you want a little extra pop. I also dig that you can buy them individually so you can do specific words you want to make.

I made a little something with one of the new letter dies to share with you.

I thought these dies would be really fun to use for making things to entertain with… like for a dinner party! So I created this little pocket to put silverware in.

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Just kind of a fun way to make a place setting look like a little more… fun!

I cut the rectangle panel out with the Blueprints 23 Die-namics and T monogram (from the Decor and More Alphabet) out of it.

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The base of my pocket is just a vertical card that I stitched the edges up with my trusty sewing machine and then flipped over.

The flowers were created with the Fresh Cut Flowers Die-namics. I think the sizing just makes them great to pair with the big Decor and More Alphabet letters.

Here’s a list of MFT products I used to make my pocket:

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects today… and to learn more about the new dies.

Be back again later, gators!

MFT: Shakers Gotta Shake

Hi all!

So My Favorite Things is a doing some fun stuff this week on the MFT Blog, sharing all kinds of fun ideas for shaker cards. Are you new to the shaker thing? Made them for awhile and wanting some fresh ideas? You are going to find a whole lot of great info over there. I highly recommend checking it out.

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Today’s focus is on making shakers with word dies, and I thought it sounded like a fun challenge so (yep) I totally decided to join the fun.

So here’s a word die inspired card I made!

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It was so fun to make this guy! I don’t think I’ve ever made a word shaker before…. or if I have, I just don’t remember it.

I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of white cardstock and die-cut the friend word with the Friend Die-namics die into it. And then I was super sneaky! I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of acetate (or plain old transparency) and adhered it under it to give it the window look.

Now, I had to be really, really, really sneaky. I had to do something about the ends. So what did I do? I totally cut two strips of Razzle Berry cardstock and adhered them on the right and left sides of the Friend panel.

Friend Shaker Card by Teri

Sneaky, huh? Hee hee hee (<—- written in a totally evil laughing kind of way)!
Rather than using traditional sequins, I die-cut some with MFT’s Sequins Die-namics and placed them behind the window.

I should admit that if you ripped up that panel, you would would find a lot (A LOT) of foam tape behind it.  ;)  And, you know what? I would totally do it again! Hee! It was fun!

So there you have it.

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make this card:

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog for more “shaker-licious” action. ;)