Neat and Tangled Blog Hop

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Hi gang!

Super thrilled to be joining some of my most favorite’st folks in celebrating Neat and Tangled’s 5th birthday with a blog hop this week!

If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived here from the blog of Ellen Hutson, featuring the awesome work of Carissa Wiley. If you are just joining in, welcome! (You’ll find the next stop at the bottom of my post!)

In honor of the 5th birthday of Neat and Tangled, Danielle has put together a week long blog hop with different hoppers each day. Also, Neat and Tangledare also having a release of the special products used during the hop. They are available now in the Neat and Tangled shop.

I’m super thrilled to share three projects with you today!

Three handmade birthday cards for Neat and Tangled by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

On your mark. Get set. Go!

Up first is this fancy number!

A handmade card for Neat and Tangled by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! Created this guy with the new Hooray Word dies, Hooray stamp set and Like Magic sequin mix.  Pretty straight forward to figure what’s going on with this one! Wink!

And here’s card No. 2 and card No. 3.

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Both of these cards use the new Hooray Word dies and Like Magic sequin mix.

I created the starry background for both cards (as well as that first one) with one of my favorite N&T dies from the past, the Seeing Stars die. I simply cut the stars from white cardstock, adhered them to the card front and then sponged on some ink!

A handmade card for Neat and Tangled by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I embellished the Hooray words on each card by adding some adorable birthday critters from the new Wild Ones stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies. (Now lean in real close, friends. Confession time. I must admit that I cut and stamped far more critters than I used on these cards. I have a whole pile of them sitting on my desk, waiting to be colored in and used on even more projects. They are just so much fun! So yeah, you’ll be seeing them on other projects soon! Heehee!)

Oh yeah! And those additional stamped words on cards No. 2 and No. 3? You might be wondering about that! They are from the Wild Ones stamp set!

Alright, kids! That is what I have you!

Next stop on the hop is the blog of the awesome Lisa Spangler. I can’t wait to see Lisa’s lovely work! Take it away, Lisa!

By the way, be sure to check out the entire blog hop! You’ll find each day’s stops on the Neat and Tangled blog. (Be sure to stop by on Friday too!)

There are prizes up for grabs – one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop and two $50 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments left all along the hop all week long.

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Woohoo!

Happy hopping, friends! Thanks, as always, for stopping by! Always a treat!

Today’s card (7-30)

Hi! Back again.

Back again with another card to share. A handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

It really was a just for fun card, made the other day when I needed a break from everyday life.

The vacuum and words are from the That Sucks stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. The die-cut word, heart and vacuum base were all cut with the coordinating dies.

The scalloped borders were cut with from MFT Stamps, while the patterned paper is from Doodlebug. I don’t know what line. Sorry. It was just in my scrap pile. 😉

Alright. That’s all I have in me. I’ll be back again later, gang. Hope to see you again soon.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week once again (cha-cha), and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST on July 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 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 will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The super talented, Yana Smkula is filling in for Alice while she visits her family.

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)

Enough hop talk. Let me show YOU what I’ve got.

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

Created that fun wavy background with the new Wavy Pattern dies. I took the large wavy pattern and used some of the inner pieces in it. And then I took the smaller wavy pattern (that’s the dark pink stuff at the bottom) and added it to the mix. Kinda cool that you can layer it together or use it on its own.

I also used a couple other new products: the Flower Frame dies (to make the flowers) and the Magical Sampler stamp set (to stamp the sentiment).

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

I thought this might make a nice birthday card, although I may just send it to someone I’m thinking of.

Alright! That’s all I have for you. Be back again later, gators.

Happy blog hopping!

July Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

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Hi guys! I’m super thrilled to be helping folks from Ellen Hutson kick off this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge.

What’s this Pin-Sights Challenge do-hickey, you ask?! Well.  It is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest-inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible for a shot at the prize, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.

So anyhoo… here is the inspiration piece for this month’s challenge. On your mark. Get set. Drool… a little. 😉

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Ok. Maybe a lot! Wink! I really love the party theme of the photo, as well as the colors, so I was inspired to make a birthday card that followed the same color scheme. Sounds about right…. right? Check it.

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Fun, right? No wait. Beary  fun, right? WINK! You guys know how I kid. Yep, yep.

I used a few different Essentials by Ellen products to make this card: The Bear Ware stamp set and dies; the All Inside stamp set and dies and the Wish Big stamp set.

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I was fairly subtle in with the color scheme, using it to inspire the coloring of the bear’s accessories. I tell ya that I just love this little bear. The fact he can hold things… oh my gosh, people… the best!

I rounded the card with the patterned paper (hello, Lawn Fawn) and sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

Alright. That’s all I have for you. Hope you will consider taking part in this month’s challenge. Don’t forget to check out the challenge post!

See you again soon, awesome friends!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

And boom! Just like that it’s Pep Rally week again, and the gang’s all here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST  on June 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:

  • 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, July 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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 chit chat. Let me show YOU what I’ve got! Cha-cha!

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

So I used a couple new dies to make this card – the Religious Words 2 dies and the Dove die.

All the hearts and crosses (and word) were cut with the Religious 2 Words dies, while the dove was cut with the Dove die. I know, you are like, “Duh, Teri. Duh.” Wink.

I cut each piece from watercolor paper and then added a little watercolor paint on top. I wanted a distressed look so I splattered on some water drops. To speed up the drying process, I pulled out my old friend, my trusty dusty heat gun. Love that thing still after all these years. 😉

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

So that’s what I have for you. I’ll be back later. Imagine that in a Terminator-style voice. Wink!

Have fun hopping today! I appreciate you stopping by.

Today’s card (6-28)

Hi guys!

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

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

Ta-da!

Made this happy little dude for Paper Smooches a bit back using some of their latest products – the Kindness Sampler stamp set and the Cactus die. I also used the Borders 1 dies and the Hearts dies.

To give the cactus and his dish the distressed look, I colored in the cactus and bowl with dye ink pads. Yep. I went all lazy, just taking a sponge and then sponging the ink on them. After that I dropped some water onto the panels and let things dry (because I lack patience when it comes to ink and all) with my heat gun. I think the end result looks pretty cool.

You might be wondering about the patterned paper? It’s from Lawn Fawn.

Alrighty! That’s all I have for now. Back later, gators.

Today’s card (6-24)

Hi guys!

Just a fun card to share today!

A handmade card for Technique Tuesday by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this one a bit back for Technique Tuesday using the new Phyllis & Finn stamp set and coordinating dies. If you haven’t been by their website lately, be sure to stop on by and check out their Animal House stamps. The Animal House stamps are a cute new collection of stamps launched this year that feature… you guessed it…. animals and other cute critters.

One of my favorite, favorite, favorite things about the Animal House stamps is each critter has a bio. I “personally” (wink wink) know the bio writer. Might even be her. Shhhh. 😉 Here’s the bio for Phyllis and Finn. They are real fitness fin-actics, who love splashing around, you know. 😉

So this little card took a little while to make as it’s a shaker. To add a little twist to my shaker, I cut notches into the panel to bring the string across it. Kinda fun and different.

A handmade card for Technique Tuesday by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Real, real, real basic coloring here. The fun stuff is the wiggly eyes. Just something about the fun that wiggly eyes adds to a stamped critter. Anyone else out there agree with me?

Alright. This is all I have for you. Be back again later, gators.