Inspired by 25 Days of Christmas Tags | Tag 1

Hi, guys! Back at the blog. Have you been checking out Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event? Tracey puts this event on with loads of tag inspiration annually and gets all kinds of people sharing Christmas tags. It’s always fun!

I’m going to spend some time over the next week or two, creating some Christmas tags inspired by ones shared during the event.

So, with that, here’s my first tag.

This was inspired by one of the tags Joyce shared on Day 8. I dug Joyce’s blue inked background and did something similar for my tag here.

Avery Elle was the Day 8 sponsor of this year’s event and that felt like a great reason to dig into my Avery Elle stash to make this tag so I did just that! 🙂 I pulled out the Christmas Magic set (which I think might be retired) and stamped and die-cut the little snowman and light pole. Just a little basic coloring to both. To create the look of glass, I did add a light layer of Glossy Accents to the light.

To finish off the tag, I stamped a few snowflakes and a sentiment, plus I added the white pompoms.

Alright! That’s it for me. Be sure to check out this post on Tracey’s blog for details about the event, as well to see how others have been inspired by this year’s tags! (A big thank you to Tracey for continuing to put this event together! The time and effort is so appreciated!)

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 6

Hi, guys! Back with one last card for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. So, with that, meet today’s card.

Just a fun little card here. I created the background paper yet again with a Paper Smooches stencil and ink. Sure miss PS! 🙂

And I pulled together some stamped images from Lawn Fawn and Papertrey Ink. Did just a little bit of coloring to the images. Very, very little really. Didn’t want them to clash too much with the background paper.

It’s hard to tell but I did add a little bit of sparkle with glitter to the fairy’s wand, the unicorn and little sparkly starburst thingy-bobbers.

Alright. That’s it for now. Don’t forget to check out the hop. Even though it’s ending, there’s still lots and lots of inspiration to be found. So many great coffee (and tea and cocoa) inspired projects have been shared! What a nice thing the Coffee Loving Card Makers have done for the card making community! Thanks so much, guys, for all you do to make this happen and keep the card making spirit alive!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 5

Hi, guys! Bet you didn’t think you’d see me back again today. Still playing along with the latest Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop and made one more card to share.

Pretty simple but super fun to make. I had stamped a couple extra cups and accessories with the Thanks a Latte set from Lawn Fawn last time I used it. Had this cup and marshmallows sitting on my desk from that and decided to color them in and make a card.

And, so yeah, this card is the result of that effort!

I once again used a Paper Smooches stencil to make the background. This time, though, I took a Lawn Fawn die and die-cut the window out of it.

I could have easily used a white card base but decided to “live on the edge” and use a kraft one instead. (Wink, wink!)

That’s it for me. Hoping to get one more card completed before the hop ends. Still feeling lots of inspiration but not sure time will allow it.Fingers crossed!

Again, don’t forget to check out all the hop links. So many fun cards have been made. It’s just so cool to see stampers come together, create and share so, so much!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 4

Hi, guys! Still very inspired to play by the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Got one more coffee-themed to share.

Pretty simple card with here. Just used images from one stamp set (Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Latte) on it, as well as the words. I simply colored the images in with markers and avoiding doing any really fancy techniques, other than doing some basic shading.

Created the background paper with a stencil from Paper Smooches. (Sure do miss PS, but I digress!) A little bit of ink and a little bit of cardstock… and woolah! A background paper!

Added a few little extra details to the card with pens (see the faux stitching) and puffy paint.

That’s all I got. I’ll be back again later. By the way, don’t forget to swing by the hop’s link up page to see all the great projects shared so far. So cool to see how so many crafters are inspired!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 3

Hi, guys! Inspired to make one more card in honor of the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.

This card isn’t the fanciest, but it’s ok with me. Some days, it’s nice just to make a card quickly, allowing one to getting lost in the creative process (and checking out from life for a few minutes) while doing it. So, with that, meet today’s card.

I enjoyed making this one as I whipped out the little toucans (from Lawn Fawn) that I’ve had for a long while but haven’t inked up a bunch. Then I paired them with a few other Lawn Fawn images to make the little “drinking” scene. (To give the scene just a bit of glitz, by the way, I added some flitter to the cups, as well as the hearts.)

Then, I just built the rest of the card using scraps of paper to make background. I again pulled together a few different Lawn Fawn sentiment stamps to make the sentiment for the card.

Alrighty! That’s it. Such a short post… but a post. 🙂 I’ll be back again later. Thank you, as always, for stopping by.

And don’t forget to check out the hop. So many great cards have been shared already!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 2

Hi, guys! Back with another card inspired by the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Today’s card has a Christmas feel to it! So, with that, meet today’s card!

I wanted to try something a little different with this card so I picked a color scheme I don’t use often: pink and gray! It was a good challenge… and was sure fun to make something non-traditional for a Christmas card.

To create the little scene, I paired together some stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and Papertrey Ink (the coffee cup, which I’m pretty sure is retired). It just seemed fun to use the coffee cup as the tree base so I threw caution to the wind and ran with it.

Didn’t do a great deal of coloring here, other than adding a little gray to the bird and the cup. I also added a little gold to his beak.

The sentiment? Once again, I made my own by mixing and matching a few different Lawn Fawn stamps together. Always fun when you can do that.

Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back again later.

And don’t forget to check out the hop. So many awesome cards have been linked up already. It’s so fun to see how everyone puts their coffee (and cocoa and tea stamps) to use. Always so many great ideas.

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 1

Hi, everyone! Super stoked to see it’s time again for the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers hop. Challenging myself to make some cards for the hop this time. Really, actually challenging myself to dig into my stash and place! Taking part in the hop adds to it!

Anyway, here’s my first card inspired by the hop!

Just had fun here, pulling out a bunch of different Lawn Fawn stamp sets and mixing them together. Cocoa cups from one set. Owl stamps from another. A tree from another. You know, you get the picture.

I originally planned cover card with a lot of blue cardstock but it seemed like too much. So I just took the panel I stamped the snowflakes on and cut a squiggly hill with my scissors. The owls hid a lot of it, but you’ll see it if you look close enough.

The sentiment was put together by putting together stamps from a couple different Lawn Fawn sets as well. Always loving mixing and matching stamps.

That’s all I have for now. Be sure to check out the hop. So many cards are added throughout it. Always fun to see what everyone makes. The hop, by the way, runs through the 13th.

See you again real soon! Thanks, as always, for buzzing on by. It’s a latte fun when you do. (Wink!)

Ghoul Friend Coffee Friends Card

Hi, friends!

What’s happening? I’m back with another card to share with you.

Today’s card is a Halloween-themed/coffee-themed card I put together while crafting virtually with some of my crafty friends. Probably the not the best card I’ve ever made but it sure was a fun card to do that made me smile along the way.

So with that, meet today’s card.

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

Like I said, just a fun “for fun” card to make!

Made this guy with a few different Lawn Fawn stamp sets: Thanks a Latte and Booyah. Booyah is where the accessories came from. That set is actually a ghost-themed Halloween set, but I thought it would be fun to try to decorate some coffee cups with it.

Things don’t fit perfectly, but you still get the general Halloween feel, and I sure think that makes it fun. I’m definitely going to take some time and make a few more holiday-themed coffee cards. This definitely made for a nice, creative challenge, trying to figure out what worked.

The background here was created with good old ink and cardstock… and the Cloudy stencil from Lawn Fawn. Such a useful stencil that kinda just works with everything.

Alright! That’s it for today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping on by!

Seen Elsewhere

Hi, guys!

I’ve got a different kind of post today for you. I’ve shared a couple cards and a tutorial on how to make some super easy but fun glitter flowers on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

Here’s a peek at the projects you will see over there.

They were so fun to make, and it was nice to make a couple cards with a somewhat vintage twist!

Please check out the post for the scoop on how to make some flowers like I did. You’ll get quite a few tips to do it easily and quickly!

That’s it for now. I will be back later. Thanks for stopping on by!

Oink. Oink. Cluck. Birthday Card.

Hi, friends! Good to see you again. I’m back again to share another handmade card with you. Today’s card is a birthday card.

The good thing about online card challenges is even when they end, they are still out there to take inspiration from. I like to do that a lot… and not worry about the stress of linking up a project. So I was totally inspired by a closed challenge today to put this card together. The challenge? Last week’s “humor” / fun challenge from the Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday challenge.

The challenge totally inspired me to dig into my tub of my Simon stamps, which is actually a lot of older stamps. In it was this silly little Birthday Farm Animals set from Simon that I used for this card. I am almost certain, well, positive, it’s retired, but it’s still a darn cute stamp set that deserves to be inked up on occasion. 🙂

I have dies that go with the stamp. I noticed a couple of the dies totally had some matching up problems that I never realized before. (Trust me, I’ve had this set for a long time! I’m slapping my head over not realizing it before.) Still, I still used them to cut the goat and chicken but used my scissors to even things up. Hopefully, it’s not too obvious. It was a pretty easy fix and all…. and a whole lot easier than fussy cutting the whole image.

Going for the fun part of this challenge, I added wiggle eyes to a couple of the critters. I just wanted them to look super goofy! And I think I was successful there. Ha!

I also played with the sentiment stamps a little to add to the fun. I even used a sentiment inside the card that says, “Got Cupcake?” It made me chuckle at least.

Ok. That’s it for me. I hope you liked today’s card! I’ll be back later with another card. Thank you so much for stopping by.