25 Days of Christmas Tags: Paper Smooches

Hi guys!

I’m excited to share another tag today that was inspired by Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. So much inspiration to be found.



Today, she’s shining the spotlight on tags made with Paper Smooches products.

I was inspired to whip up this bad boy.

Nice List Handmade Christmas Tag by Teri

Hee! Hope it makes you smile!

The critters, words and cheese are from the Santa Paws stamp set. I cut out the dog and mouse with the coordinating Santa Paws Icons dies.

I fussy cut the hat from red cardstock. To add the white, I just used a while gel pen.

By the way, I cut the tag with the Gift Tags 2 dies. I really like the nice big size of the largest tag in the set. It works well with so many images.

Alright. That’s what I have for you. To see more tags, check out Tracey’s blog.

See again soon, friends! Thanks for stopping by.

Creative Construction with Blueprints: Presentable Presents

Hello, friends!

We meet again!


Taking part today in another challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team. Our challenge this time? To make use the Blueprints Die-namics to make some kind of packaging for a gift card.

Let show you what I’ve got.

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

I created a pocket of sorts for the front of my card with the help of Blueprints 11. I cut a couple wavy panels, adhered them together and then put the adhesive on the back on just the sides and bottom of the what became “one super big wavy panel.” 🙂

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

The gift card just slides nicely into the pocket.

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Pocket

For a complete list of products I used to make this gift card holder, check out the list below.

And for more great ideas for gift card holders to make, check out the MFT Stamps blog. Lots of links to lots of other design team members with ideas for you.


25 Days of Christmas Tags: Technique Tuesday



Hi guys!

Have you heard about Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags campaign? For 25 days in November, she provides Christmas tag inspiration. It’s her 5th year doing this, and it’s always so fun. Always so many great ideas.

Today, the Technique Tuesday Creative Team is guesting on her blog post. I’m pretty darn excited to share a couple non-traditional Christmas tags I made.

First up is this snazzy number.

Season of Peace tag by Teri

I was playing with the idea of “peace on earth” here.

The little earth die (from Technique Tuesday’s Let’s Go dies) is one of my faves. I fully admit that I am a heart addict so, of course, I added the little heart to it. Hearts just make everything cute, in my crafty opinion. Hee!

Meet tag #2.

Peace on Earth tag by Teri

Yes. The earth thing again. 😉

This time, I went a little deeper by using the globe from the Here Globe dies with the earth. And yes! It got heart-i-fied too. I couldn’t help myself.

The phrase from the Holly – Greenhouse Society stamp set just worked. It was the right size and just fit with the theme and, more importantly, fit on the tag!

Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to hit Tracey’s blog to what the other team members taking part in this challenge have cooked up.

And here are the Technique Tuesday supplies I used on these cards:

The twine is from The Twinery. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

MFT New Product Launch

Woo to the hoo! The big day is here!

New Product Launch

The November release from My Favorite Things is now available. And, hooray! Got a few cards to share with you. Check it.  (<— Yeah, I sounded all fancy like.)

Meet Card #1.

Happier for You by Teri

All three of my cards today use the new Stitched Cover-Up Companion Horizontal Die-namics. And all three are on the clean and graphic side.

For this one, I simply cut the Cover-Up from cardstock and two sheets of patterned paper and then pieced the parts together.

Happier for You by Teri

I played it straight stamping the sentiment from the Totally Happy stamp set in the center and then creating some flow with the stars, button and sequins. Sometimes, I want to go hogwild and embellish the heck out of things. And other times, I just want to make a card that’s quick to the point, and this one is pretty much that.

And meet Card #2.

Clean + Graphic Warm Wishes by Teri

This one is clean and graphic again. I really wanted to make something that could be recreated quickly to make a bunch of Christmas cards

I stamped the diagonal background with the Bold Diagonal Stripes Background stamp, and then I added a couple strips of cardstock to give it a little something. I ran it through my die-cutting machine so I’d get the two stitched rectangles. And then I ran the Cover-Up through my die-cutting machine again with Sweet Tooth cardstock to make the frame.

Clean + Graphic Warm Wishes by Teri

After stamping the sentiment, I felt like the card just needed something so I added the circle with the star. It’s simple but I think it helps tie everything together.

And meet card #3.

Hello Stripes by Teri

For this one, I cut the Cover-Up three times – twice with patterned paper and once with cardstock. I used just the rectangles from the piece of cardstock.

But I got fancy with them! I took the Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics and cut them with it to make the little borders. The process looked a bit like this.

Hello Stripes step by Teri

I think they look pretty good on the card.

Hello Stripes by Teri

So that’s all for now.

For a complete list of supplies I used to make these cards, check out the list below. Each and every single one of the links is clickable. Woohoo!

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog for tons more new product inspiration. You’ll find links to all kinds of cool projects from the rest of the Design Team.



MFT Countdown: 1

Hello, friends!

November release from My Favorite Things? <—- Almost. There. Almost.


I’ve got two more cards to share with you that I made with some of the stuff.

I Like You card by Teri

And the crowd goes wild. Hee! I just plain had fun with this one!

I created that little pinking edge square with a little “being a geek for techniques” tendencies.

I cut the square with the Stitched Pinking Edge Square Stax. And then I set the new Large Grid Stencil on top of it. I added a little washi tape (made slightly unsticky by first sticking it to my T-shirt before adhering it to the stencil and paper.)

Grid stencil step 1

And then I used sticky note tape (you know the brand name.. trust me!) all around the square.

Grid stencil step 2

And then I sponged ink over the open spaces. The result was that cool grid pattern you see.

I Like You card by Teri

By the way, I used the Hot Cocoa Cup Die-namics to make the cup! And the Bold Diagonal Stripes Background stamp to stamp the pattern. And the words? They were stamped with the Hug in a Mug stamp set. It’s a dang fun one, if I do say so myself.

And meet card #2. Consider yourselves warned: It’s totally different. 😉

One Stitch card by Teri

I again pulled out that Pinking Edge Square STAX and cut a few squares. This time, I cut them from patterned paper. I randomly put them on my card (with Swiss Dots stamped on top!) and added some stars and buttons.

One Stitch card by Teri

The long rectangle you see was cut with the Stitched Cover-Up Companion – Horizontal Die-namics. Just had it leftover from another project and thought it worked well with all the “stitching” going on here.

Alright. Over and out for now.

For clickable links to the products I used, check out the list below. SNAP! Don’t be thinking those links to the new, new products work just yet. They will work at 10 p.m. EST time on Tuesday, 11/3, when the new release is made live. It’s like… magic!

For more MFT Design Team inspiration, hit the MFT Blog. You’ll find links to lots… lots, I tell ya…. of projects on the blog today.


MFT Countdown: 2

Hello, hello!

Yep. I’m back. But of course! 😉


We’re so, so close to the November release from My Favorite Things, and I’m in a sharing kind of mood. I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you that I made with stuff from the new release.

5… 4… 3… 2… BLASTOFF!

Please meet card #1.

Cup of Cheer card by Teri

I really, really, really would like to tell you some fancy story about this card coming together. You know, the kind of story that leaves you saying, “Dude. She is a GODDESS when it comes to this card making stuff.” You know the kind of story that has you, you know, ready to throw glitter in the air and wave your hands like you just don’t care.

But yeah. I got nothing.

The long and the short of it? This card just happened. I was really digging the new Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics dies (designed by sweet … and a whole lot of sassy… Laina Lamb) and just started playing with them to see what I could do. Hence, I ended up with that little cup you see on the card.  The only thing really fancy schmanzy about it is I sponged on a little ink at the bottom, just to make it pop a little. I liked the cup so much though that I was like…. it’s going on a card. And so that’s what I did: I put it on a card.

Cup of Cheer card by Teri

You might be wondering about the pink square. I used the same die (from the new Stitched Pinking Edge STAX Die-namics) that I cut the other squares with. I cut it from felt.

And meet card #2.

Hot Chocolate gift pocket by Teri

Technically, it’s not really a card. It’s a pocket. But you’ll live. 😉

The pocket was pretty simple to make. The process went a bit like this.

Cut a 4 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock. Set on a scoring board. Score at the 5″ mark.

Hot Pocket Gift Pocket step by Teri

Ink up a background stamp. (I used the new Bold Diagonal Stripes Background stamp.) Set paper on it. Transfer pattern to portion of the pocket that will be at the front of it.

Hot Chocolate Gift Pocket step by Teri

A little Teri secret for you: I always use a stamping block to help transfer the pattern. It just helps me get a more even impression than with just my hands. (And side note: Do you know how difficult it is to snap a photo while trying to do this? Oh. My. Goodness. Lean in close, friends. Bad words may have been whispered.)

Then after I did that stamping thing, I added some two way tape on the sides of the front flap and put things together. The result? A fancy little pocket.

Hot Chocolate gift pocket by Teri

Alright! So that’s what I have for you today.

For clickable links to the products I used to make these cards, check out the list below. The links to the super new stuff will work once the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. (Hurry. Hurry. Hurry. Say it with me! Come on now.)

And for more peek-a-roos of cool projects made with the new stuff, hit the MFT Blog. The design team has been on a creative rampage, making new stuff to share with you. Yes, I tell no lies… only the truth.

Be back again tomorrow. Thanks, as always, for swinging by.