Paper Smooches June DT Blog Hop (6-27)

Hi again, all!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the team’s banding together once again to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches July stamp release with you!  FOUR new stamps and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on July 1st.  You will find them HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, June 28th to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 29th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • 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 four BIG chances to win on each blog! Hot dog!)

So let’s get on with the project showing! 😉

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I used the brand-spanking new Beboppin stamp set to stamp everything on this bad boy. From the heart and music notes to the tape, all the images are from the set.

To give the cassette tapes a little extra dimension, I added some black pearls to the middle of each one.

PS_Beboppin_MixWell2_teriKinda fun, right?

That’s all I have for! I’ll be back again soon!

Thanks for swinging by today! I appreciate stopping by!

Printing Tutorial 101 (6-26)

Hi all!

So I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection today, sharing a few projects made with this little bitty freebie printable I cooked up for the fun of it!

HelloSunshinePrintablePictureYes, that’s really my handwriting you see on it. (If you want, be sure to go the Paper Crafts blog so you can download it. It’s a PDF file so you can open it up easily in Adobe Reader and print it on your home computer’s printer.)

Since so many of us card makers are users of 6″ x 6″ paper pads, I wanted give you a quick tutorial of sorts on how I printed my printable on 6″ x 6″ paper with my home printer.

Here’s what I did.

First, I printed it on standard white printer paper (8 1/2″ x 11″).

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I picked out a piece 6″ x 6″ paper I wanted to print it on. (This stuff is from Basicgrey.) Then I turned it over and then placed adhesive on the top and bottom.

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I flipped it back over and placed it right on top of my printed paper, over where I printed originally.

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And, just for giggles, here’s how it looked when I held the papers up to my window.

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(Yes, that printed piece is really underneath the 6″ x 6″ piece. Couldn’t have you doubting me, you know? Wink!)

So then I ran the paper right through my printer, just like any old other piece of paper.

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And I got something like this:

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Ta-da! Ready to go and be made into a card.

Ok, that’s all I have for you. Be back later, gators! Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (6-25)

Hi all!

Just a card to share today.

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Paired together a couple Technique Tuesday stamp sets for this one: the Bouquet – Greenhouse Society set with my Awesome stamp set (In full disclosure, I always feel kinda silly calling it “my Awesome” stamp set. I mean, really, you know? 😉 They named it. Not me.)

The patterned papers are from Pebbles and Crate Paper. The journaling card is from Becky Higgins.

To make the card seem a little less flat, I added a couple gems around the bouquet.

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Easy peasy!

Alright, that’s all I have. Be back later, friends!

Avocado Arts: Project Share (6-21)

Hi all!

It’s my turn to be the ambassador of sorts today to Avocado Arts and share a few projects with their Are We There Yet? stamp set (and a few other Avocado Arts sets)! Oh, the pressure. 😉

So let’s get started.

Meet #1.

A_613_hereforyou_teriI have a whole lot of love for the set’s camper trailer. There’s just something so cheery and fun about those little trailers!

I created the custom sentiment by mixing together a sentiment from the Are We There Yet? set with the word “you” from the Future’s So Bright set.

Meet #2.

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I’m hoping to see a few of my favorite crafty pals in the Fall so I thought this would be fun card to send to one of them.

The suitcase (the same one, just stamped three times) and the “Wish You Were Here!” words are from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.

The “Let’s Get Together Soon” part phrase (from the Zip N By set) is actually part of a larger sentiment stamp. I just put a piece of tape over the words I didn’t want to stamp and inked up my stamp like normal. Before stamping it on the paper, I whisked off the piece of tape. The result: I only stamped part of the words.

And, finally, meet #3.

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I was feeling adventurous here and wanted to stamp on wood so that’s what I did. I found a piece of wood paper and then stamped the sign (also from Are We There Yet?) right on top.

The sentiment was created by using a combination of phrases from Are We There Yet? and Hello Friend!

So that’s all I have for today!

Be sure to check out the Avocado Arts blog. The Pit Crew has been sharing projects all month long with the Are We There Yet? stamp set. You can find links to everyone’s projects on the blog!

See you again soon.

Summer Card Camp 2 winner & a sneak peek (6-18)

Hi all!

First up today is who won the slot in the Summer Card Camp 2 class from Online Card Classes? Well, that would be Agus (3:48 p.m. on 6/17)! Congrats, Agus! I just sent you an email about your prize!

Second, I’m blogging elsewhere today. I’m sharing a couple double page pocket-style scrapbook layouts over on the Simple Stories blog. Yes, the card girl did say layouts. (Holy smokes, you guys, the pressure of sharing them with you. 😉 🙂 )

Here’s a itty bitty peek of one of them.

SS_RadMix_teriI’m also excited to share a little bit of my “free-spirited” approach to pocket style pages, too.  I think you’ll find I’m pretty relaxed about putting these pages together.

Anyway, you can read about it over there. Hope you will consider checking it out.

Giveaway: Summer Card Camp 2 from Online Card Classes

Well, well, well, friends!  We meet again. 🙂

Have you heard the news? I’m super dang excited to be taking part in the new Summer Card Camp 2 workshop from Online Card classes.

Just in case you haven’t heard anything about it, here’s a little about Summer Card Camp 2 (courtesy of the OCC crew):

Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and friends (including me!)—for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now for only $35!

And here’s a sneak peek of the project I cooked up for Summer Card Camp 2.

scc2_sneak_peek_-_teriAnd guess what? I get to give away one slot for Summer Card Camp 2 to one of you. (Why yes… yes, I do!)

Leave a comment for me on this blog post today (6/17). I’ll pick and announce a winner on Tuesday, 6/18. Good luck!