Christmas Card Challenge 2016

Hi guys!

It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.

This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge.🙂

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

The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.

Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!

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

You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.

Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is.🙂

Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza /// taheerah-atchia.com

Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part today in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card.

First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! 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 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!!”

So here’s what I have for you … in honor of the big celebration.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this guy with Technique Tuesday’s Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies, as well as the Marquee Label die and Planner – December Story stamp set.

I was going for kinda of a chalkboard look so I adhered the snowflakes on black cardstock and then used my finger to rub (liberally) some white ink all over them. Then I added an enamel dot the middle of each snowflake.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Kinda fun, kinda different, right?

Alright. That’s all I have, kids. Be sure to stop by Taheerah’s bloggity blog for today’s fun. It won’t disappoint.

And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday 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 2016 to enter.

And 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! Happy holidays, friends!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

 

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and the design team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on November 30th. (Woot, woot!) 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, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

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 yeah. Enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the project.

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

Made this card with the new Snowdrifts dies. I cut the drifts out of a big panel of white cardstock and then added the drift lines back to it to the give it a little extra dimension. And then I whacked the panel down with my paper trimmer (…. because I wanted a smaller card than usual) and added some glitter glue to give the card a little sparkly glitz. The trees? Cut those with the Snowdrifts dies too.

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

The sentiment is from another new Paper Smooches product, the Winter Sampler.

Alright! That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again later. Thanks for swinging by, friends.

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part again in this year’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event with the awesome Tracey McNeeley! Today, the Technique Tuesday crew is joining the fun by contributing some tags.

Here’s my take on a tag!

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

Just had some fun with this one. Created a base with Technique Tuesday’s Story Card dies and then cut a bunch of snowflakes with the Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies to place on the label and layer under it. I think the ones under it look kinda like lace doilies. Kinda fun, right?

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

You might wondering about those words? They are from the Being Unique stamp set, also from Technique Tuesday.

Alright. That’s what I have for you. Be sure to swing by Tracey’s blog to see what the rest of the team has cooked up!

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Me again. You are shocked, right?😉 Got one last entry into the Halloween Card Challenge with Ashley, seeing that Halloween is tomorrow and all.

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

Rather than being stampy, I went just plain old paper crafty today by whipping out some paper from Bella Blvd. The bright colors of Bella? Yeah. I’m so there.

I embellished the little spider guy (cut one from big old piece of 12 x 12 paper) by adding a couple wiggle eyes and the twine. And then I added some enamel dots and the little enamel heart sticker under the spider. Just kind of a fun thing to do.

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

Pretty simple but effective in the cute department.

Alrighty! That’s what I have today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her take on the challenge. A3030nd we’ll be back at the challenge game again next week too so come back for that too. I’d be… like… sad and stuff if you didn’t.😉

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi friends!

Yeppers. It’s Pep Rally week again in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 PT on October 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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement. (Woohoo!)

Teri  (<— Yep. 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)

Enough hop talk. Let’s see the card.

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

Ta-da!

Used a couple new products on this guy. The words, dots and hearts are all stamps from the new Be Merry stamp set. It’s a good all around holiday stamp set. I don’t know about you but any set that features lots of words is always welcome at my craft table! And this stamp set? It’s got LOTS of great words.

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

Now that rad tree? Cut that with the new Triangle Tree die. Ooh la la! I feel like I haven’t begun to scratch the surface with it. Can’t wait to use it on some more projects.

Alrighty! That’s what I have today. I’ll be back later. Thanks for stopping by guys! Always a treat when you do.

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi all!

Another day. Another crack at the Halloween Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

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Just having some fun this time by mixing together some different products I had on hand. The words and stars are from the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set from My Favorite Things, while the cute critter and accessories are from the Meowlloween set from Mama Elephant.

I wanted to do something I haven’t done in awhile so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then colored them in with colored pencils. Once I did that, I whipped out my old friend, Gamsol, to blend the colors together.

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I also used some black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to do a little embellishing. Love that stuff because it looks like enamel dots, only it’s not. Love that.

Alright, that is what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what’s she has for you today. And I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.