Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!

Meet today’s card.

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

I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.

To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top.  I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.

The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.

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Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.

Super fun… and super cool looking.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.

 

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Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Kicking off this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley! It’s our thing around Christmas to challenge each other to make Christmas cards. And we are sharing the results of this year’s challenge this week.

So meet today’s card!

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

Created the little scene here with a couple Mama Elephant stamp sets – Alpine Carolers and their Reindeer stamp and die set that was produced by Hampton Art (but is somewhat similar to their amazing Reindeer Games set). DeerTreeSceneCardClose_teri

Had a great little time, coloring in the reindeer and tree. Might… just might have… killed a Copic marker in the process. Might have. 😉

Created the wintery background with the help of the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics (also from MFT).  They are fun to use on their own… and even more fun to use together!

I always like adding a little pop to my cards so I added a few drops to background the some glitter glue and some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The little drops always add a little something special, I think.

Alright! That’s all I have today. Be back tomorrow with another card based on the challenge. Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to stop by Ashley’s blog.

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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Hi guys !

Back on the old blog-a-roo with another card to share! Couldn’t resist making something in honor of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

So meet today’s card.

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

Cha-cha! 😉

Just had fun here, letting the frame cutting die-cut lead me on where to place the stamped images.

The cups, beans, heart, steam and words are all from the Perk Up stamp set, which (in full disclosure here) I designed for Technique Tuesday.

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I did all the coloring on the card with markers. I was trying to be all cool and stuff so I added a little shadow at the bottom of each cup with a darker marker and then blended in the color with the lighter marker. The shadow on the cups is subtle but I think it looks kinda cool.

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I did the same thing with the coffee beans too. 🙂

I wish I had more to say to you, but it’s the end of the weekend. I’m tired. The writing tank is dry so that’s what I got. I’ll try to give you a wordier post next time.

But be sure to swing by the Bloghop to see lots of other cool coffee-themed projects. Always so fun to see what everyone comes up with!

See you again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Hi guys!

Super excited to be joining my friend, Taheerah Atchia, with her Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year again. What is it you ask?

Here are a few words from Taheerah:

“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!”

I’m excited to share with you a card today created with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies. Meet today’s card… and my contribution to the Extravaganza.

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This was so fun to make! I took images and dies from a couple different Paper Smooches stamp sets and dies sets – Swanky Snowdudes and Cool Dudes. And I kinda just crafted the scene together.

The yellow background was created by sponging a soft yellow ink in a circle onto the cardbase. And then I “grounded” the snow people by applying some black ink with a sponge to the ground.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com The card didn’t feel complete without some extra details so I stamped a couple snowflakes and added some enamel dots to the middle of them. I also added a couple sequins and some dots created with Glossy Accents (how I LOVE them).

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you but there’s more to the Extravaganza!

As Taheerah says, “It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!”

Thanks again for stopping by, guys! You are the BEST!

Today’s card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card.

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

Sharing a new one today, created with a couple new stamp sets from Technique Tuesday: the Hello Owl and the Sassy Days stamp sets. The Sassy Days set is one of my latest designs for TT.  My buddy Tam drew the owl for the Hello Owl set.

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I stamped the owl three times on cardstock and just used my markers to color him in three different ways. I love how he is the same bird but the different colors make him look different. Kinda fun.

I wasn’t feeling like making this a regular old all occasion card so I added a sentiment from the Sassy Days. Pretty sure ANY of them could have worked on this card. Ha!

Alright. That’s all I have. Be back again later, gators.  Thanks, as always, for dropping by.

PS. If you have made anything with the stamps or dies I’ve designed for TT, please link me up. I’d love to see your work!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

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 DECEMBER 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on November 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 will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 3rd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 4th 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)

Enough hop talk.

Let me show you the card.

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

Just played when I made this guy. Created the background with the new Wine dies. Cut them all out from white cardstock, adhere them to a white card and then sponged a couple Oxide Inks (Ranger) onto it. Then I spritzed on a little water and patted things dry with a trusty dusty paper towel.

The sentiment is from the new All Year Cheer stamp set. If you are a card maker, this set is an “all-around perfect for making TONS of different cards” kind of set. It’s got all KINDS of occasions covered.

 A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com Oh yeah, I wanted the card to have a little glitz too so I slapped on a couple sequins. No real rhyme or reason to where I plopped them.

Alright, friends. That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Happy hopping!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

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Hi guys!

Super tickled to be contributing a couple tags to Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags festivities today! What is 25 days of Christmas Tags, you ask? Simple. It’s a literally a 25-day event of tag inspiration. Every. Single. Day. For 25 days. Tags, tags and more handmade cards.

Today, Tracey’s highlighting tags made with products from Technique Tuesday.  You know me. I have a soft spot for TT. (Wink!)

Handmade Christmas Tags by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The images on both of these tags came from a planner stamp set I designed for Technique Tuesday called Planner – Christmas Doodles. They are all hand drawn little doodles for Christmas that work in a planner, but also work pretty great to make tags and cards too.

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I basically just stamped a bunch of washi strips and a bunch of flags, added a little color with markers and the fussy cut them out with my scissors. The extra white detailing was pulled off with the help of a white gel pen.

Handmade Christmas gift tags by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The words on my tags are from the Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set, but TT has a bunch of Christmas themed stamps with phrases that would have worked well for these tags. The little toppers at the top of my two tags were cut with the Tag Toppers dies.

Alright! That’s all I have. Be back later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.