MFT Countdown: 3

We meet again, friends!

It’s day 3 of the countdown to the October release from My Favorite Things, and I’ve got a couple more cards that I’ve whipped up with the new stuff.


On your mark. Get set. GO! ;)

First up is this fun little Christmas card.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

I cut all the circles with the circle die included Tag Builder Blueprints 4. And then I added those cute little Christmas icons. I stamped them and die-cut with the Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.

For three of them, I just die-cut the shapes and then stamped on top. For the reindeer, I cut his shape into the circle. I adhered the circle to the card and then stamped the reindeer in it. If you look really, really close, you’ll see I turned that plain little reindeer into Rudolph. I added a small dot with a red marker and then a drop of Glossy Accents on top to make it pop.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

I think he turned out pretty cute! :)

And meet card #2.

Pretty Darn Great by Teri

I feel like maybe I should have warned you that I went a TOTALLY different direction than the last card with this one. Maybe. Sorta. ;)

I used the Snow Drifts Cover-Up to cut three panels from patterned paper. I flipped one of them and then layered them together and sorta staggered them as I adhered them to my card to make that abstract pattern.

To make make some of the openings stand out, I used a white pencil to add a little shading. I think that little bit of coloring added just a little something.

I also added the sequins, which were created from card stock and my faithful (overly loved) Sequins Die-namics. Gosh, I love those dies.

Alright! So that’s what I have for you today. Stop by again tomorrow to see another project or two.

And be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

And check out the list below for links to the products I used to make these cards. The links to the brand spankin’ new stuff will work when the release is made live on Oct. 6th at 10 p.m. EST.


MFT Countdown: 4

Hi all!

The countdown to the October release from My Favorite Things is just getting started. (Hurry, hurry, Oct. 6th!)


I’ve got another card to share with you that I made with some of the new goods.

Meet today’s card.

Rainbow Cheers to the New Year by Teri

I just wanted to do something and a lot on the happy side today. So I cut the half circles with the new Stitched Arch STAX Die-namics from Farm Fresh Gingham patterned paper. And then I cut a bunch again from cardstock. I layered them all together to make that pattern you see on the card.

For good measure, I cut a couple more from kraft cardstock and then decorated the fancy ones with die-cut stars and hexagons (cut from the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics).

Rainbow Cheers to the New Year by Teri

Those pretty words? They were stamped with the new Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set. It’s such a good set with so many pretty words to stamp on holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

And you’ll find links to the products I used below. The links to the new stuff will work once the release is live on the 6th at 10 p.m. EST.


MFT Countdown: 5

Hi all!

Hot dog! It’s time yet again to start counting down toward another fun release from My Favorite Things.


And I’m excited to bring you a few tags I cooked up with stuff from the new release. One thing that ties all of these tags together is they were all made the brand spanking new Tag Builder Blueprints 4.

From Santa tag by Teri

The new Tag Builders set is a fun little set of dies. It has 4 different tag styles and then all these little shapes you can use to sauce them up and make them look unique.

For the red one, I cut the circle into it. And I also cut the middle piece of green paper with the same circle die. I really love that stitching.

Do Not Open tag by Teri

For this one, I cut the tag and then used one of the dies in the set to cut the window.

Ho Ho Ho Tree tag by Teri

The tree on this tag here came from the Trim the Tree Die-namics. They coordinate with a stamp set but they also work beautifully with patterned paper. Holly Jolly tag by Teri

The stripes in the background here were stamped with the new Candy Stripes Background Builder. And the words? They are from the new Gift Tags Greeting stamp set.

Jolly Tree tag by Teri

I once again whipped out the Trim the Tree Die-namics to cut the tree for this tag. I stamped on it with the stamp set and then pulled out my trusty friend (and longtime MFT fave), the Sequins Die-namics, to make a few bulbs.

So that’s all the tags. Just for kicks, I took this picture of all them together.

Christmas tags by Teri

Kinda cool how different they look!

Be sure to check out the list below for links to all the products I used to make these tags. Be warned that the links the new, new, NEW products won’t work until the new release is made live on Oct. 6th. It’s kinda like magic. ;)

And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.


Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all! It’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.

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 changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, September 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

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 chat about the hop. Let me show you what I made with the new Garland dies!

Holiday Cheer by Teri

These dies are really fun! You get a circle and a triangle (or I guess it would technically be a diamond). They have score lines in the middle so you can easily fold your die-cut pieces and turn them into a banner!

I created both of my banners here with the dies. And I stamped the star on a few of the flags with a stamp from the new Holiday Cheer stamp set (which the sentiment also came from).

Sending Cheer by Teri

So that’s what I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the blog hop!

A special Paper Smooches blog hop!



(Looking for my Technique Tuesday blog hop post? It’s the post below this one. )


Hi guys!

It’s blog hop time again. This time I’m hopping with the gang from Paper Smooches. And we are excited to participate a fun blog hop with the amazing  CardMaker magazine girls today!  Please check out  their blog for a TON of inspiration!

Please hop along to see some wonderful  Paper Smooches projects!

To add some fun to our hop…we are choosing TWO lucky winners to receive a $25 gift code to shop at the  PS store.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the participating blogs.  You will have until Sept. 18th at midnight est to comment.  Winners will be announced on our blog on Sept 19th.


Here’s what I have to share with you today.

What's the Buzz by Teri

Just a “for fun” card that mixes together a couple different Paper Smooches stamp sets: Cyber Cafe and He Said She Said for the words and Nine Lives for the cat and fish.

I added the shadow  under the card simply by sponging on some black ink with a cosmetic sponge.

What's the Buzz by Teri

Alright. Short and sweet. That’s all I have in me today.

Your next stop is the blog of the talented Jennie Harper! Take it away, Jennie!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to swing by the CardMaker blog.


Celebrating Cath Edvalson + Technique Tuesday Blog Hop


Hi guys!

What a fun day! I’m pretty dang happy to be joining some of the coolest crafty peeps I know for a blog hop celebrating Cath Edvalson’s new stamps and dies for Technique Tuesday.

If you have been hopping along, you should have arrived from Linda Barber’s blog. If you just stumbled onto this post, welcome to the hop! I hope you’ll join in on the fun!

I’ve got some one card to share with you today.

For You My Friend Pink Flower by Teri e lv

I created the flower with the Cath’s new Garden Flowers dies and Garden Leaves dies.

I got a little bit adventurous with the flower and cut two mats for it. Then I turned one of them and then layered all three flower elements together.

I had initially planned to cut the leaves from green cardstock but I decided to live on the edge and go pink! ;)

For You My Friend Pink Flower card by Teri

The sentiment was created by mixing together a phrase from the Garden of Life stamp set with the Garden Flowers die. There is actually a “friend” word as part of the stamped phrase but I masked it off with tape before I inked the stamp.

Alright, that’s what I have for you.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the woman of the hour, Cath Edvalson! Take it away, Cath!

By the way, if you get lost while you are hopping today, swing by the Technique Tuesday blog. There’s a list of all the blog hoppers there.

And be sure to comment as you go. There are some Technique Tuesday prizes up for grabs. Technique Tuesday will choose the lucky winners from comments made during the course of the blog hop.


Paper Smooches + STAMPtember = Awesome

Yep. Yep. Me again.

Got a little peek-a-roo. I’m still in STAMPtember mode and all. :)

Darn Awesome sneak peek

Got a little card over on the blog today for Simon Say Stamp! in honor of STAMPtember… and all.

And there’s more. They’ve got a special dealio too. ;)  Ok. You convinced me. Here’s a sneak peek of that too.


(And the crowd goes wild!)

Be back tomorrow, friends. Hope you are having a great weekend.