Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s that time again! It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on September 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

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.

Here are the details:

  • FOURwinners 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 design 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 chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check thePaper Smooches blog on Monday, October 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

Kalyn Kepner

Laurie Schmidlin

Michele Boyer

Pamela Ho

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri (<—– here you are!)

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)

So enough hop talk. Let’s talk project!

Meet today’s card.

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I used a few new Paper Smooches products on this one: The Grateful die, the Fall Sampler stamp set and the Leaf Frame die.

The cool thing about the stamp set is the phrases in it work really swell with the Grateful die, as well as the Leaf Frame die.

By the way, to create layers with this card, which is actually super flat, I cut the frame out a few times from different colors of cardstock and then pieced the parts together.

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Kinda fun!

OK. Over and out. That’s what I have for you. Be back again later. Thanks for swinging by, guys! Always a pleasure.

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Back again with another card to share! Ashley and I decided to change up our challenge for the next few weeks into a Halloween Card Challenge. So this is my first take on the new challenge.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

This card is pretty much all Lawn Fawn, all the time.😉 I saw the new Happy Howloween set and had to have it. So. Darn. Cute. And the challenge somewhat justified my having to have it. Hee hee.

I was totally cheapo though and didn’t get the coordinating dies. (Heehee. Yes, I believe in honesty in blogging and paper crafting.)  So instead, I relied on my old friend, my trusty scissors to cut out the hat, mask and other accessories for the cute doggies. Fussy cutting? Sure it took me a little longer but still did the trick.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

To make the noses pop, I used some Ebony Black Novo Crystal Drops. Word to wise if you haven’t used them before: A little bit of droppage goes a longgggg way. You don’t need a lot at all.

Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her take on the challenge this week. I’m sure it will be rad-to-the-add.

See you again soon, friends.

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi guys!

It’s Birthday Card Challenge time again. Got another birthday card to share that was made in response to this challenge with my buddy, Ashley.

On your mark. Get set. Here we go.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! Cha-Cha! Wa-Wa! Made this little guy with the help of a couple Reverse Confetti products: Toucan Friendship stamp set; Toucan Friendship dies and All Framed Up die.

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All the framed elements on here were cut with the All Framed Up die. I created that background by cutting them with white cardstock. And then I used the die to cut the little kraft frame too. A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Added a little color to the card with markers and ink. Just sponged a little blue ink on a white piece of cardstock I stamped the sentiment on. I used my markers to color in the bird. My coloring is not perfect but I am A-OK with that. I mean, seriously, what card maker is perfect all the time. Haven’t met one yet.😉

Alright! That’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge this week.

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi all!

Another day. Another take on the Birthday Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley.

Today’s card is this right here.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

This was my maiden voyage with Technique Tuesday’s new Mixin’ Up stamp set.  It’s a fun little set for cardmakers with a bunch of different occasion word stamps to pair with that “Mixin’ Up” phrase. Oh yeah, and there’s a bunch of kitchen stuff too.😉

The bowl and the mixer are actually two stamps. I did a little masking by stamping the bowl and then masking it off and stamping the mixer. The result? Two stamps became one just like that.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

And yes, I whipped out my markers to do the coloring. Easy peasy.

Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog for her take on the challenge this week. I am sure it will not disappoint.

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Another day. Another Birthday Card Challenge card with my friend, Ashley!

This is my take on the challenge today.

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Got to admit: This one was a quickie. I spent a whopping 15 minutes on it.🙂 Short on time so did the best I could.

Pulled out some old die-cuts from October Afternoon and paired them with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Big Scripty Words stamp set, which I just plain love.

The sequins? Well, they are there because the card needed something. It was… boring. So yeah. And I mis-inked on the birthday word so I strategically covered up the bad inking with a sequin. Don’t tell, k? Secret’s safe with you, I hope.

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Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge this week.

Today’s card

Hi guys!

Just a simple little card to share with you today.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this one because as I was thinking about Technique Tuesday’s Random Acts of Cardness campaign. You know, there’s not a single TT stamp on it. But the idea of the campaign is what is cool. It’s all about encouraging folks to send out the cards they are making. And this one is going to someone special. But I digress.😉

I created this card with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony and Lovely stamp sets from Ellen Hutson. Just plain good stamp sets.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I stamped the flower with the backside with red ink and then flipped it over and stamped on top with the black ink. How it doesn’t line it up it is all about part of the look I was going for. Let’s be honest: My ink coverage stunk with the red due to a little thing I like to call, “Stamper’s Lameness.” So yeah. I decided to get my hands wet and dump water drops on top. The cool thing? A really awesome distress look. You’d totally think I planned it that way. So, so did not.😉

I felt like the card just needed a little something so I finished it off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The Sparkling ones are my favorite.

So that’s what I have for you today. Over and out. See you later, gators.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Yeppers! It’s that time again.

It’s Pep Rally week in the super cute, super fun Paper Smooches world, and the gang is banding together are today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2016 release with you! Yep.  Yep! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on August 31st. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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.

Here are the hop 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 design 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 chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri (<—- Yep. This is where you are. Woot!)

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 super big, extra huge, just plain extra chances to win on each blog! Hot doggity!)

But enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the card!

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

This was a fun one. Used the new Feathered Friends stamp set to the do the whole dang time. The birds, the hearts, the words… all from the set.🙂 And I whipped out my old friends, my trusty markers.

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

I grounded the chicks by slapping down a piece of paper and then sponging some blue ink at their feet. Could have went with a gray or a brown (or maybe even a green), but blue ink was within reach. Yes, I’m a “keep it real” kind of crafter. Expect the truth in my write-ups… wink.

The sequins and tape were all from my stash-a-roo of crafty goods. Funny how little touches of stuff like that can just complete a card seamlessly.

Alright. Tis’ all for the day. Thanks for stopping by. And thanks for leaving your kind words too. It’s always a treat. See you again soon, friends.