Creative Construction with Blueprints: Blueprints Basics

Hi guys!

How are you doing? Happy to bring a little something to share with you today. A little card something that is. 🙂


This card is the result of the latest Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team.

We were challenges to pick a set of Blueprints Die-namics and coordinating sketches and put them to work.

As sweet Julie said, “Cards in a flash are the specialty of the Blueprints line and this month, we can all probably use a leg up in that regard! Our challenge this month is simple: create cards based on Blueprints sketches. Any Blueprints, any sketch. Simple choose the paper and let Blueprints do the rest of the work!”

So let me show what I’ve got.

Happy Birthday by Teri

Cha-cha! 😉 So the base of this card was created with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics. For good measure, I threw in a few stars cut with the Stitched Star STAX Die-namics and the Happy word cut with the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics.

Happy Birthday by Teri

I die-cut the rectangle and then I cut the circles right into it. One of the cool things about Blueprints 21 is there is a die with those circles in that wavy, circle arch. Love that. I don’t think I would have enough patience to line the circles up perfectly like that. Thank you, MFT, for making it easy!

For a complete list of supplies I used to make this card, be sure to check out the list below.

And totally swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else took on this challenge. I am always in amazement of what the gang cooks up.


Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Got a little a card to share with you today.

Make a Wish by Teri

I was feeling the need to get inky so I made this guy!

I created that rainbow background with the Crosshatch stencil. I just plopped the stencil down (so to speak) onto cardstock and then started sponging on the ink. First red, then orange, then yellow and then green. You get the picture.

Make a Wish by Teri

A funny little story about that circle. I originally planned not to have it there. I stamped the phrase and (… sigh with me, peeps… ) rocked the stamp and dropped it. Yes, yes. You feel my pain? It was a stampy mess. Thus, I went in for the save. I cut the circle, stamped a new phase and adhered it to the card …. tightly! 😉

Short and sweet today. Be back again later, gators.

For links to the products I used to make this card, check out the list below.


Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

Hello, hello!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the gang’s all here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

And to celebrate BLACK FRIDAY – we have a special sale for you.

At checkout, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.

The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT

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, November 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  🙂  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well – yay!!


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 enough hop talk. Let me show you want I made.

Thank You card by Teri

I created that background with the new Criss Cross die. Boy, oh boy, is it a fun one. I cut it out three times, stacked it together and added some of the little leftover center pieces to it. And then I took my trusty black pen and filled in a few of the openings.

Thank You card by Teri

I feel like I’ve BARELY scratched the surface with this die. I can’t wait to use it some more.

The leaves were cut with a new die as well. That die would be the Foliage 3 dies.  I cut the leaves out a couple times from cardstock and vellum and stacked them together. And then I randomly added some inner pieces to the one next to the word.

The word was cut with the Thanks Word 2 die. It’s just an all-around practical die to use. Super affordable too. Just $3.99.

That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by, guys. Always enjoy reading your comments.


Blog Candy: Planner – Thanks

Hi guys!

Just something fun today! I’ve got a little giveaway, courtesy of Technique Tuesday.

What’s up for grabs? Well, it’s this.


This is the Planner – Thanks stamp set.

This stamp set is one that features some doodles, chicken scratch words and stuff by me. It was designed to work most of the planners out there so you can document what you are thankful for. But is also a darn good one to use on scrapbook pages and to make cards with. (Did you see what Tonya Dirk did with it to make a card? So cool! And check out how Candi Billman used it her planner! Not going to lie. I was like, “OH MY GOSH! I can’t believe you used it! DUDE!” My friend, Julie, used it in her planner too.)

So if you’d like a chance at winning this stamp set, just leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on 11/28/15. I’ll announce a winner on 11/30/15.

Once again, big thanks to TT for providing the stamp set for this giveaway.

Today’s Fancy Made Things

Hi all!

Got a couple simple stamped projects to share with you today. Both were made in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Meet Fancy Made Thing #1.

Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Tag by Teri

And  meet Fancy Made Thing #2.

Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri

Happy Thanksgiving Card by Teri

I had made a bunch of leaves awhile back with Autumn Acorns stamp set and coordinating Autumn Acorns dies from Ellen Hutson. I used them on a couple projects and still had a few leftover that I didn’t just want to trash. So yeah. I whipped these guys together.

Thought the tag would make a nice addition to a bottle of wine to take to a friend. And the card would be enjoyed by another friend on Thanksgiving Day.

Be back again later, gators.

Today’s Card + MFT Retirement Sale

Hi all!

Just here with a quick card to share with you today.

The World by Teri

I created it with some of the products that My Favorite Things is retiring. All the retiring stamps and dies (and some other cool retiring products) are 50% off right now. They are going incredibly fast.

I cut the white base panel with the retiring Office Supplies Die-namics. And then I cut the world and words into it. I just used scraps of cardstock behind the openings. If you could flip that panel over, you’d see it’s kind of a hot mess of cardstock scraps. 😉

The World by Teri

I stamped the paper background with the Writing Tablet Background stamp, which is also retiring. I’m sure going to miss it. Always love the look of notebook paper.

Alright, that’s what I have for you.

For clickable links to the supplies I used on this card, check out the list below. (And to see just the retiring stuff, go here.)


Creative Challenge: Contemporary Christmas Colors

Hi guys!

It’s Creative Challenge time again with the My Favorite Things Design Team.

Creative Challenge

Our challenge this time? To think out of the box and apply non-traditional colors to our Christmas crafting projects.

So I went bold and I made this card.

Modern Snowflake Joy by Teri

Ta-da! Ok. It’s a lot bold. 😉

An orange, pinks and black all together with a bit of white.

I created the background striped piece with the Stripes Cover-Up. I cut the panel three times and then layered the panels on together, letting the bottom two layers peek out just a bit.

Modern Snowflake Joy by Teri

To make the “joy” word stand out, I die-cut three times and then stacked up the dies. I felt like it just needed that extra bit of pop against the bright bold colors.

To see more takes on this challenge, stop by the MFT Stamps blog. Lots of links to be found.

And for links to the products I used on this card, check out the list below.


Today’s Not-A-Card Project

Hi guys!

How goes it? Got a little something to share today.

I was inspired to play by the Holiday Tag challenge over on the AEI♥U Challenge blog. So play I did. 😉 And so I came up with this little number.

Warm Holiday Wishes tag by Teri

It is somewhat the product of a late night crafting session the other day with Avery Elle’s Penguin Greetings stamp set. It’s just so darn cute! I made several tags but this one is a little different.

After doing the stamping and coloring, I used my hole punch to pop some holes in the tag. Then I adhered it onto vellum and poked another hole and tied some twine through the whole thing.

If you flipped the tag over, you’d see I used Copic marker to add a little yellow coloring where the holes fall. It’s real faint, but it’s kind cool when you look at the tag up close.

Warm Holiday Wishes tag by Teri

By the way, I wanted the little guy’s vest to look a bit puffy so I added some Glossy Accents to the top of his vest. I wish the dimension showed a little better. You will just have to trust me that the Glossy Accents are there. Deal?

Alright, that’s what I have for you. Over and out. Thanks for swing by!

Challenge 30

AEI♥U Challenge #30 – Holiday Tag


Today’s Card

Hi everyone!

Having one of those just for fun days and made a little card to share with you.

Jolly Waves by Teri

I created that background pattern with the help of the Snow Drifts Cover-Up from My Favorite Things. I cut it out a couple times from a couple different colors of cardstock and then assembled it together. And then for good measure, I added one additional “frame” to it, but I just slightly off-set so the whole thing would look a little more funky.  What can I say? I like funky. 🙂

Then I had my way decorating it up, adding some stars, buttons and sequins cut with dies from My Favorite Things as well.  I think adding the red sequins helped to really create some movement.

Jolly Waves by Teri

Alright! That’s what I have for you. Be back again later, gators.

For clickable links to the supplies I used to make this bad boy, check out the list below.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.