Technique Tuesday Release Day

Hi, gang!

It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’m sharing a few projects made with the new Calendar Builder stamp set.  (You’ll find the stamp set, as well as all the other new products, right here.)

This new stamp set is pretty cool because you can use it make all kinds of stamped calendars. There’s a huge stamp with the dates in the set, plus there are months, years and fun design elements. (I worked with Bev to put some examples and tips for using it so watch for the video she’ll put together with that stuff. It will be out in November. )

I created this calendar for a desk with the stamp set. Each page has a month stamped on it. I used the decorative elements in the set to mark holidays and important dates, plus add lines between the dates and month titles.

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Not a fan of desk calendars? Another idea I have for the set is just making little month calendar pages that could either be hung with magnets on a fridge or placed in a photo frame. The calendar pages I created here use the calendar stamp set, plus artwork from other Technique Tuesday stamp sets.

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These calendars are a good way to use lots and lots of your stamps.

One other idea for the Calendar Builder set is to pair it with Technique Tuesday’s Story Card die. The calendar fits perfectly on it.

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Alright! That’s it for me today. Be sure to visit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the design team members who are sharing projects today as well. They’ve made some spectacularly cool projects to share with you.

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Technique Tuesday Sneak Peek No. 2

Hi, guys!

I’m back with a couple more cards to share that features some new products for November for Technique Tuesday. Their new release of stamps and cutting dies goes live right here tomorrow.

Meet card no. 1.

This guy features the new Perfect Poinsettia stamp set and matching dies.

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I think this stamp set really is pretty. I just love the big Poinsettia in it. It’s so wide open and so easy to color with markers. I colored the one of my card with markers and then added a little extra shading with pencils. Once I did all the coloring, I added a hit of glitter to the center of the flower. It’s subtle, but it is there.

This second card features the new Hello Winter stamp set. What a fun stamp set it is.

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It features a bunch of Winter-themed images, as well as some fun phrases. The stamp set was designed with scrapbookers in mind, but it is a set that is equally card friendly. I felt like everything in it could easily be used to make cards and scrapbook pages.

Alright, kids. That is what I have for you today. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for a look at all the new products, plus you’ll find links to all the Design Team members, who are sharing projects on their blog today as well. Woohoo for cool new projects… and stamps and dies too. 😉

Technique Tuesday Sneak Peek No. 1

Hi, guys!

Technique Tuesday is gearing up for their November 1st release of stamps and dies, and the design team is joining the fun today by sharing some cards they’ve made with the new goods.

I’ve got a couple cards to show you today.

This first card features the new Christmas Cocoa stamp set.

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To give the cocoa cups a little sparkle, I added a light dusting chunky glitter. I also “grounded” the cups by sponging a little black ink below them. It’s an easy thing to, and it adds so much.

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Card number 2 also features the Christmas Cocoa stamp set.

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To create this card, I stamped the cocoa cup with a light kraft ink onto the panel several times. I also stamped the little hearts. Then I stamped the cocoa cup on white cardstock, colored it in with markers and fussy cut it out with my scissors. (There are no matching dies for this stamp set, but the images are easy to cut with your scissors.) I completed the cocoa cup by adding a sprinkling of glitter to it as well. It’s all in the whip. 😉

I finished the card by adding the sentiment (which could make this image pass for a peppermint mocha too) and a few sequins.

Alright! That’s all I have for you today. Be sure to visit the Technique Tuesday blog for a full look at this stamp set and some other products they are releasing on the 1st. All the new products will be available on Nov. 1st on their website.

You’ll also want to check out the blogs of my Design Team pals, who are sharing projects they’ve created with the new goods. You’ll find links to all their blogs on the Technique Tuesday blog.

 

 

 

One More Card for Halloween

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another stamped Halloween card to share with you.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped Halloween card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

So yeah. It might seem a little similar to one of my other recent cards. In fact, you might call this one a bonus card of sorts as it is one more Halloween card that I made when I had Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch stamps and dies out the other day.

I created the simple background for my stamped scene by rubbing orange and blue Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of cardstock. Then I spritzed a little water onto the panel, patted it down with paper towels and let it dry completely. When it was dry, I stamped a few stars (from a stamp set I can not remember) with orange ink onto it with orange ink.

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I created the sentiment by pairing together a couple sentiment stamps from the set. I purposely curved the top phrase when I put it on the stamping block to create an arch of sorts.

The pumpkins and squirrel were all stamped and die-cut with the stamps and dies… and then colored in with markers. Nothing really fancy there. (Wink!)

After I completed the assembly of the panel, I added a few “water-y” drops with Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink. As I think back about my long (dinosaur-worthy) paper crafting life, Glossy Accents are one of those tools that I’ve had forever… and go in spurts with me. I use them a ton and then I stop for awhile… and then I use them again and again. Are there any crafting supplies like that for you?

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later. Thank you, as always, for taking time to stop by my blog. I appreciate you taking time to do so.

One Sealiously Fun Card

Hi, friends!

Got another stamped card to share with you.

Meet today’s card. It was … sealiously… fun to make. You to know that was coming, right?

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Yeah. I know. Corny but fun.

I created fun little card with the Sealiously stamp set from Reverse Confetti. It’s a super cute set with a couple seals and some fun scene building elements (ice, cloud, water drops, waves), plus sentiments. The sentiments, especially, are great because you can make cards for a lot of different occasions with them.

One of the things that drew me to wanting to use these stamps is the seals are so open. They looked to me like they’d be lots of fun to color, plus I would not be complaining about not having a lot of space (as I sometimes do with stamped images). 😉

I colored the seals and ice chunks in with markers. I also added a little bit of gray to the clouds. Look close and you’ll see it’s just a teeny tiny amount. I just wanted to give them a little highlight so they keep with the handmade feel of my card.

A stamped card by Teri featuring a seal | terisplace.wordpress.com

For the background, I sponged some light blue ink onto the card and then stamped the waves onto it. My ink pad was pretty dark so I inked up the wave stamp, stamped it on scratch paper and then stamped it onto the card so the ink would look lighter. I repeated that process several times.

I once again dug out my Glossy Accents for this card and added a few drops to the scene. Did it need it? No. But do I like the end result? You betcha! And since I was on an embellishing kick, I added a little glitter to the noses of the seals. It’s subtle, really.

Well, that’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends.

 

Colored Pencils for the Card Making Win

Hi, friends!

Surprise, surprise! I’m back again with another stamped card to share with you.

Do you ever buy a stamp set that you are so excited about, bring it home and then … quietly… not do anything with it for a long, long, long time? So begins the tale of how today’s card came to be.

Meet today’s card.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I picked up the Winter Woodland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh quite a long time ago. I just loved cute critters in it. I didn’t do much with it and instead kept in my bin of stamps to use soon. Days became days and days, and days and days became… forever.. with the stamp set sitting and waiting to see some inky action.

Well, I took one look at the stamp set the other day and was like, “I need to use you, man. You are so cute!” And so I challenged myself to get off my card making hiney and make a card with this adorable set. And so I did.

All the images on this card are from the set. The words too.

I went out my regular zone and used colored pencils to color the images in rather than markers. If you look close, you’ll see I added a little sparkle as well to the holly leaves (with a Wink of Stella pen) and the berries (with glitter glue). I also added some with dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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That little rectangle panel was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

Anyway, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I am totally challenging myself to make another card soon with the stamp set. It’s just so cute and happy… and fun. I sure like it.

I’ll be back again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

 

Espresso + Magic = One Fun Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back again with another card. This one just happened the other day when I was messing around with my small stash of Studio L2E stamps.

Haven’t heard of Studio L2E? I’d totally encourage you to check them out. If you are a planner, Studio L2E has created lots of planner stamps that are just awesome. Not a planner? They have lots of planner and non-planner stamps that can be used on all kinds of craft projects. Some of that I have really geeked out over, especially, are the wizard-inspired ones: Wizard Life, Wizard Weekly and Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K.

Today’s card features some of those stamps. Let’s take a look.

A coffee wizard stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I started this card by stamping six of the wizard coffee cups on cardstock and then coloring them in with markers. I fussy them out with my scissors. The cool thing is that the cup is really easy to cut. If you are fussy cut challenged, don’t be intimidated by this cup.

I created the white mat and gray scalloped mat with the help of a couple dies from My Favorite Things. I stacked them on top of each and adhered them to my card. Before I adhered the cups to the card, I placed a sticky note on it and sponged a little black ink on it and below it. This created the shadow you see under the the cups.

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I felt like the cups needed a little extra “magic” to I stamped a wand (from the Wizard Weekly stamps) for the top one. I added a little sparkle to the middle of the wand with some glitter glue and then I added a bunch of dots around it with glitter glue and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I completed the card with the Espresso Patronum sentiment (from the Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K stamp set). It felt like it was the just perfect way to complete this little card.

Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends.

Thanks for stopping by.