December Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you! How about a big old woohoo for that?

The new release consists of ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK. Just wait until you see the goods!

But wait! You can! Wink! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize up for grabs!  The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here’s how you could possibly win:

* TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below

* Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)

* Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.

* Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<—– HERE YOU ARE.)

Karin Akesdotter (<————NEXT STOP! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Also, do you like take part in challenges? Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details on it!

Alright. So let’s stopping talking about the hop and share a project! I’m super happy to share a couple planner pages I decorated with the new Planner Stencil.

A Planner Page featuring Paper Smooches stamps and stencil | terisplace.wordpress.com

I used the stencil to trace several shapes (the balloons, circles, squares, conversation bubbles, labels) with a black pen and add a little color with colored pencil. I often just sponge ink through stencils, but I’ve been on a kick lately to use stencils in this way in my planners. Pencils are nice because, especially, with planners because the color doesn’t show through thinner papers usually… like ink can if paper is lightweight.

Planner pages decorated by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I also added a teeny tiny bit of stamping to my pages with a couple planner friendly stamp sets from PS, Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.  These sets are great because the images are small and just packed with images that work on planner pages year round.

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

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

Two More Christmas Tags

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Hi, guys!

It’s been a few days. Got a couple more tags to share as my sharing stopped with the Thanksgiving holiday happening here.

These two tags were inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. So sad the inspiration is nearing a close, but what fun it has been! Thank you again for putting together such a fun event, Tracey.

Meet Tag No. 1.

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This one was inspired by Julie’s tag here. The bright snowflake against the white background just really caught my eye.

I cut a couple wreaths (with an older Ellen Hutson die)  from watercolor paper and colored them in with watercolors. Then I stacked them on top to make the one big wreath.

It’s really hard to tell from the picture, but I added a hint of sparkle to the wreath by spreading a thin layer of Stickles on it with my finger. It’s really, really subtle but fun.

To keep the background of the tag somewhat interesting but not too distracting, I dry embossed a piece of cardstock with this embossing folder from Sunny Studio Stamps.

I also added a sentiment stamped on cardstock (with the Feeling Frosty set from Sunny Studio Stamps).

And meet Tag No. 2.

A Christmas Tag by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This one is hard to tell but it was inspired by the retro feel of Hannelie’s tag.  If you placed them next to each other, you wouldn’t be able to tell… but I can assure you, that retro feeling got my creative juices flowing.

This is a simple tag that really took just a few minutes to make with simple stamping and embellishing. So, so simple. All the images are from Wonder and Magic of Christmas set from Hero Arts, by the way.

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping on by! Don’t forget to check out the link up on Tracey’s blog. There are just so many amazing tags linked up that were inspired all the tags shared. It is cool to see.

A Word-y Christmas Tree

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Hi, all!

Well, surprise surprise! I’m back with another tag… another Christmas tag. Shocked, right? Ha! Wink!

Today’s tag was inspired by a combination of tags shared during the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. There were a few tags that featured text mainly as the design element on on them (for example, Debby’s Cheer tag here) that caught my eye. And there was Joyce’s Tree tag on Day 12 too that made me say, “That’s cool!”

Collectively, the text tags and Joyce’s tree tag inspired me to make this simple little tag. So let’s take a look at it. 🙂

A stamped Christmas gift tag by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

 

It’s a simple little tag, really.

I simply made the Christmas tree by stamping words and stars from the Spreading Joy stamp set from Paper Smooches on a die-cut tag.  Then I stamped a heart in the middle of the “o” in Joy. To sauce it and the stars up, I applied a thin layer of Stickles onto them. I love the little glitz the glitter adds.

I thought about using another word stamp to make the tree’s trunk, but I instead went the easy route. I freehand cut a simple trunk from kraft cardstock and plopped it in place.

I finished the tag off with by tying some jute throught the top of it. I purposely chose jute because it matches the color of the tree trunk. I think a nice red and white baker’s twine would have looked swell though as well.

Alrighty! That is it for me today. I’ll be back again later. Pretty sure I’ll be back again in the next couple days with another tag or two. I just can’t stop. Having so much fun. Thanks again, Tracey, for all your efforts in putting this fun event together… and for the flood of inspiration to play!

And a big thanks to all of you out there for swinging by, as always. It’s always a treat!

A Very Merry Christmouse…

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Hi, friends!

I’ve got a few more tags inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. I’ve really enjoyed checking out her posts each day, seeing all the tags shared. That fun has definitely inspired me to make more holiday tags.

Today’s tags are really the result of just seeing so many lovely tags and wanting to make a few more. 🙂 Thanks for starting this fun event and inspiring so many (and me) to play, Tracey!

So meet Tag No. 1.

A Christmas Tag by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To make this tag, as well as the next two tags, I pulled out the Merry Mice stamps and dies from Sunny Studio. I simply stamped some mice and accessories and colored them in with markers. And then I went to town decorating each tag with my die-cut images, as well as some additional stamping. Really easy stuff but the delight it gave me in the process was so worth it! 😉

Meet Tag No. 2.merrylittlechristmousechristmastag-teri

For this one, I stamped a few stars onto the tag to finish up the scene. I colored them in with a yellow marker and then added some small dots with a black pen. Easy peasy.

I also ground the mice by added a little shadow beneath them with a light gray pen. It’s really light but really adds something.

And meet Tag No. 3.micechristmatag-teri

I once again did the shadow trick on this guy. But this time, I added a few snowflakes in the sky (so to speak) with white pompoms. I’ve been on such a kick lately with doing that. It’s just so fun.

Alright! That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Silly Christmas Tags

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Hi again, friends!

I’m still making Christmas tags. I’m still having a lot of fun checking out this year’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags from Tracy McNeely (and her host of stampy friends)!

I made two tags today that are kinda similar, but this is the first one.

A funny Christmas tag by Teri - terisplace.wordpress.com

Just being goofy with this guy! I stamped the alligator awhile back (from the Animal Sweaters set from Flora and Fauna) and colored him in. I thought how fun it would be to dress him up so I added a stamped sweater, boots and reindeer antlers (all from the stamp set) to him. I also added the big old red gem (or Rudolph nose) to his face. Hee!

I was inspired by Carol’s tag here to add a few stamped snowflakes on the background. They did a nice job completing the scene as the tag seemed a little bare without them.

This tag made me giggle and resulted in me making a second silly Christmas tag.

A silly Christmas tag by Teri - terisplace.wordpress.com

This time I used the adorable pug stamp set from the same stamp set, along with sweater pants and reindeer antlers. I once again added a red gem for his nose. (Hee!)

The tree (as well as the snowflake) is from a different Flora and Fauna stamp set called Unicorn Ice Castle. It’s super fun too.

Alright! That’s it for me today. Be sure to stop by in the next couple days. I’ll be sharing another tag or two. Been having so much fun, playing along and all!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inspired by Lawn Fawnatics

Hi, guys!

I’m back with a Christmas card to share with you today. Today’s card by was inspired by Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 65: Fun with Dies! Seemed like a good reason to dig into my pile of dies and plays… and so I did. 🙂

Meet today’s card and my take on the challenge.

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The wreath (cut with the Mini Wreath dies) was so much fun to put together. Super tiny but fun to add some extra detail to with Glossy Accents. You’ll see I added a little gloss to the berries and the bow.

I also added a detail to the hearts (cut with the Hearts dies) with Glossy Accents as well.

I also “hung” the wreath with a small piece of twine.

A Christmas Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To make the Fa La La La La word (cut with the Fa La La La La Border) stand out, I cut it three times from kraft cardstock and stacked it up and added a stamped phrase beneath it. The words? They were stamped with a phrase from the Simply Winter Sentiments set.

In full disclosure, I originally planned to hang the wreath from the Fa La La La La words. I tried many ways but I was not digging the look. I haven’t quite abandoned the idea thought and might try again later in the holiday card making season. Watch for that… wink!

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for swinging by. And thanks, Fawny friends, for the challenge.

Christmas Tags Technique

Hi, guys!

Looking for a little extra inspiration? I’m up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today, sharing a fun technique for making Christmas tags. I’m showing how to make  window tags!

Here’s a little peek at my tags.

Christmas Tree Window Tags by Teri for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Stop on by over there for the scoop on how to make your own Christmas Tree Window Tags. They take a little more time than one layer tags but they are so fun looking when put together. It’s so worth the extra time!

I hope you’ll check out my post!

See you again soon, friends!