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.

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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.

Simon Says Stamp! + My Favorite Things = Woohoo!

Hi guys!

Big news coming in from over at Simon Says Stamp! today. Like really big news.

It’s STAMPtember and all, and Simon Says Stamp! and My Favorite Things have collaborated on a stamp set for the occasion! Woot!


Here’s a peek-a-roo at the stamp set.


And here’s a little something I made with it.

Thank You for Listening by Teri

The stamp set is great because you can make so many different sentiments with it. This is going in my “cards to send out when needed” box. It will come in handy eventually. 🙂

Thank You for Listening by Teri

Not much more to say today so over and out. 😉

Have a great day, guys!


Sunny Studio Grand Opening Blog Hop

Grand Opening Graphic

Hi guys!

Well, this is a fun day! That’s because I’m taking part today in a blog hop celebrating the opening of Sunny Studio, a new company started by my friend, Mendi. (If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from the blog on Audrey Tokach. If you just stumbled on my post, welcome!)

I’ve got two cards to share with you that I made with the new Sunny Studio stamps.

This is card #1.

Warm Fuzzies by Teri

I created this little scene with the Furever Friends stamp set.

I don’t have any cats. I have dog. But, gosh, do I dig a cute kitty stamp. And the cats in this set are just so cute. And that mouse? So cute too!

Warm Fuzzies by Teri

And meet card #2.

Christmas Wishes by Teri

This one uses the Santa’s Helpers stamp set. There are even more cute kitties in that set. And dogs too!

I went all old school here, coloring the cat with pencils and then using mineral spirits to blend the colors.

Christmas Wishes by Teri

Alright! That’s what I have for you.

Next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely Elise Constable! Take it away, Elise!

By the way, here’s the complete blog line-up, just in case you get lost:

Also, Mendi is giving away some prizes during the course of this blog hop. She is giving away stamp sets to three lucky winners, offering a free digital stamp download on the Sunny Studio blog and offering free shipping for all orders over $35 in the Sunny Studio Online Store.
You can enter the giveaway through this link here or over on the Sunny Studio blog.

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(The giveaway closes on Friday night at Midnight EST.)

Creative Construction with Blueprints: Hip to Be Square

Hi guys!

I’m back with another card to share with you today.


I was inspired to play along with the My Favorite Things Design Team for this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge. The challenge this time was to use the Blueprints Die-namics to make a square card.

So I pulled out my old friend, Blueprints 8, to put this guy together. 🙂

Hello Friend by Teri

You can never really have enough friendship cards, in my opinion.

I started out with one of the sketches for Blueprints 8. The Friend word cut into the rectangle was totally inspired by the sketch. And then I somewhat veered off the beaten path and did my own thing. I guess I’m kinda of a rebel in that way. 😉

Hello Friend by Teri

I cut a bunch of random shapes from Blueprints 8 from Pure Plum cardstock so I could create kind of a faux dry-embossed look on the background panel. I think it looks pretty cool.

You’ll find links below to the MFT products I used to make today’s card. And be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team was inspired to play today.


Today’s Card

Hi all!

Me again. Meet today’s card.

Ghoul Friends by Teri

I just needed a little “me” time the other day  to recharge. So, yeah. I turned off for an hour or so, turned my TV on to old sitcom reruns and and made this card. Card therapy…. it always seems to do the trick.

I used the new Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn to stamp the ghosts, hearts and words, When I saw the stamp set, I knew it had to be mine. I mean, seriously, ghosts and cute little accessories for them. You can’t go wrong with that. 🙂

The delight the stamp set brings me is high! So, you know, you are probably going to see a series of Booyah cards here at some point… hee! Consider yourselves warned. (Yes, yes, friends. There’s a little pile of ghosts of my desk waiting to be put of cards. Did I just admit that? )

By the way, I didn’t use real patterned paper for the background. I created my own with the Starry Backdrops stamp set (also from Lawn Fawn). I used a light blue ink to stamp the pattern right onto a light blue cardstock. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s what I have got. I will be back again later, gators!

Thanks for stopping by.

MFT: New Product Launch

And we have liftoff!

New Product Launch

The September release from My Favorite Things is available now. (<—– And the crowd goes wild!!!)

Go, go, go! But come back, k? I’d be … like… sad and all… if you didn’t. 🙂

To celebrate, I’ve got a couple more projects to share with you that I made with the new stuff (and more). Each of these projects, in particular, uses the new Label Maker stamp set and Label Tape Die-namics in different ways!

Meet card #1.

Miss You Houses by Teri

For this one, I played it safe by creating a little scene with the London Mouse stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). And then I added the sentiment (created with Label Maker and Label Tape Die-namics).

Miss You Houses by Teri

The little hearts came from the Tag Builder Blueprints 3. The heart was just the right size for my little scene.

And meet card #2.

Hello Friend Retro by Teri

I wanted to do something really different here!

Before I broke apart the Label Tape Die-namics, I left them connected with the wires and cut them a few times out of white cardstock. I thought the connected lines of the die made a cool pattern for a background. And then I got all fussy, filling up the pattern with different colors of “labels.”

Hello Friend Retro by Teri

The hello word was cut with the Happy Hellos Die-namics. I use them a lot… maybe even a little obsessively. 😉

I cut the word three times, layered the words together and then added a “friend” label.

And meet card #3.

Hi There New York by Teri

This time, I created a sentiment again by mixing together the Label Maker stamp set (and Label Tape Die-namics) with a word from the Happy Hellos Die-namics.

Hi There New York by Teri

The skyline was cut with the new New York Skyline Die-namics. So, so cool! Before I adhered the skyline down and onto my card, I randomly stamped circles with round sponges onto the card. I think it made for a fun background.

So that’s what I have for you. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.  (Hint, hint: I peeked. Really, really cool stuff to see!)

For a complete list of MFT products I used to make these cards, check out the list below.