MFT: New Product Launch

Hooray! The new release from My Favorite Things is live!

New Product Launch

And guess what?! Yep. I’ve got a couple new cards to share with you that are packed with goods from the December release.

Check it.

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

I went on the graphic side for this one,  going with a pretty bold pink, orange, green and neutral color palette.

Those Stitched Hexagon STAX Die-namics dies are just the bomb. I love the shape of a hexagon in general, and the stitching added to these dies really puts my love over the top for them.

So I cut two hexagons for this card. One of which I stamped with the Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. I spritzed the stamp with water before the paper touched it and after I inked it up so the stamping would look really distressed. If you look really close you can just see it popping out.

On the card I shared yesterday, I stacked a bunch of hexagons up. For this one, I wanted to show you a different way to use those dies. Rather than stacking them in the most obvious way, arrange them so just bits show.

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

The flowers and leaves are from the new Tropical Flowers stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). And the words were stamped with the Amazing stamp set. I bent the stamp as I put it on my block so it would looked curved rather than straight. That’s always one of the beauties of clear stamps. You can manipulate them.

And this card #2.

It’s a graphic card but not as bold as the first. Not as many pop you in the face colors. 😉

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

So I did something similar as the last card. I cut four large hexagons and then stacked them, letting the right side of the bottom ones peek out.

And then I took some of the smaller hexagons and just kinda mixed things up. I stacked two together. I added a star to another and then I tied some twine through the third. Easy peasy, and a fun way to use the hexagons.

A handmade card by Teri //

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps blog for links to tons of other fun projects by the Design Team.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used to make this project. Yes, they really work. 🙂

Thanks for swinging by, guys!


12 in 12: 7

We meet again!

Another day. Another 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) post. Shazam!


Meet today’s card.

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

I’m starting to feel like Ms. Stashbusters as I work on these cards. I been using a lot of things that have been in my scrapbooking and paper crafts stash for awhile. Feels really good to use that stuff up.

Most everything on this card is from the DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories.  Yes, that’s their collection from last year. I had just few things left from it. Seemed a pity to not use them.

This card was really built around the green striped paper. It started out without designs between the green lines. You can take a gander at the paper here on the Simple Stories site. See? All not with stuff on it. 🙂 Lovely, but it could be made even more fun. 😉

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

I chopped my piece of “no extra stuff on it” paper up and then decorated it up with strips of other patterned papers in the collection, as well as some stickers and enamel dots. A little bit here. A little bit there. A little bit more until it was all covered up… in an orderly, non-sticker sneeze kind of way. Because a sneeze would be a bummer, you know?!

So that is today’s take on the challenge. Excited to see what Ashley cooked up today.

MFT Countdown: 1

Hot diggity!  Just a few more hours until the new release from My Favorite Things is live.


The exact time for the big reveal is 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the 8th. But who is counting?! Oh wait! 😉

Anyway, got another card to share with you that I made with some of the new stuff.

A handmade card by Teri //


Rainbows always put me in a happy mood so I went all rainbow like with this one. I used the new Stitched Hexagon STAX quite heavily here, cutting a rainbow’s worth of hexagons and then a bunch more in white. I wanted the stack of rainbow hexagons to stand out. I wanted the rest of the card to have some dimension, which the white hexagons help do with that stitching details.

A handmade card by Teri //

If you look really close at my card, you’ll see a mixture of sequins. Some were cut my with favorite’st dies, the Sequins Die-namics. Others are the real deal. It think it is just kinda fun how the two types of sequins (paper and plastic) play together. Visually, it makes it a bit more interesting.

Alright. Over and out. That’s what I’ve got.

For clickable links to the supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below. (And… tsk! Don’t be clicking so fast on those new things. Those links are kinda like magic. They won’t work until after the new release is live, but trust me, they will work. Yes. Yes, they will.)

And to see who else is making stuff with the new goods from MFT, be sure hit the blog. You’ll find links to lots of good stuff. Trust me. Just trust me.

Thanks for swinging by today, guys! It’s always a treat when you do.


12 in 12: 6

(Hey you! Looking for my See You at CHA! Blog Hop post? It’s the post below this one.)

Hi all!

We are at the midway point for the 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with my pal, Ashley. It’s going so quick this year.


Today brings this card your way.

Handmade Christmas card by Teri//


Yep. You might call me a mixologist for this one. I used a couple die-cuts, some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, some paper from Simple Stories  and a random metallic spot finish pinecone and transparency from Michaels. Again. (Insert: Flashback to Day 5.) That M’s thing was in another pack of goods on a clearance last year.

Handmade Christmas card by Teri//

Not really too much to say about the card, other than it looks like there are lots of layers but it is actually a pretty flat card due to all the stuff I used.

So that’s what I have. Ashley, your turn! 🙂

Thanks for swinging by, guys. I’ll be back later.

See You at CHA! Blog Hop

See You At CHA Blog Hop //

Hi guys!

I’m pretty excited for the CHA Mega Show in January, and I’m pretty excited today to be joining some of the manufacturers and designers taking part in the show for the See You at CHA! Blog Hop.

What I love about the show is the excitement. You have all these folks who have been working for months on new products, booth designs and showing off their companies. There’s a lot (more like A. WHOLE .LOT) of work involved, but there’s just that excitement in the air! It’s contagious! You just want to high 5 everyone on being there and pulling it off!

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been to the show now, but I’ve gone in a number of different capacities – designer, retailer, manufacturer (working in a booth) and member of the press with Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. This year, I’ll be myself, a designer.  I guess you could say I’ll be there in stamp form too as a couple new stamp sets I designed will be available in the Technique Tuesday booth (#2706).

I’ll also have a few projects in the Technique Tuesday booth. Here’s a peek at a planner spread I put together with some of the planner stamp sets I designed for TT, as well as TT founder Bev’s fun Hopes & Dreams stamp set.

Planner spread by Teri Planner spread by Teri

It’s fun, right?

For a complete list of everyone taking part in the See You at CHA! Blog Hop, go here.

And check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Someone taking part in the hop will win a $500 Visa gift card. Fingers crossed it is one of you. 🙂

Thanks for swinging by!

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MFT Countdown: 2

Hi guys!

Just two more days until the December release from My Favorite Things is available. So, so close.


Hate for you to be too anxious so how about a couple cards to pass the time? You in? Hope so.

So meet card #1.

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

So MFT has some new Die-namics called Leafy Greens. If you are a fan of leaf dies, these are for you. You get so many. It would be easy to make something kind of wild and botanical like with them.

I wanted to take a walk on the graphic and bold side so I used one of my favorite ones from the set for to create the black leafy accents for this card.  I like how they just kind of move your eyes down and up the card to the sentiment.

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

That sentiment? Yep. Once again, the new Doubly Amazing Die-namics and Amazing stamp set came out to play. They are good stuff. I highly recommend them.

And meet card #2.

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

I was feeling a little playful when I made this one. The new Sweet Safari stamp set is so fun. It’s got all these sweet little wild safari animals in it.

I heat embossed the tiger and giraffe onto cardstock and then added some color with watercolors. I purposely went out of the lines. Yes, yes. I did.  I wanted them to have a more artsy feel about them… and to also mimic the “color outside the lines” look you see with a lot of professionally printed stationery.

Handmade stamped card by Teri //

By the way, the hearts were just kind of a for fun thing. I think they (cut with the Tag Builders Blueprints 3) just added fun feel. So often, we use pink and red for love cards. It’s fun to use a non-traditional scheme… and a scheme that a guy might appreciate.

So that’s what I have today.

Be sure to hit the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used to make these cards. The new, new stuff won’t work until the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on the 8th.


12 in 12: 5

Hello again!

Woot! It’s 12 in 12 time again.


Here’s one more Christmas card inspired by the challenge with Ashley.

Handmade Christmas card by Teri//

All those little bulbs and little snowflake circles are stickers. Picked them up at Michaels last year (gasp) on clearance for a couple projects, and still had a few left. 🙂

I went kind of crazy doing the cluster thing here by slapping  a whole bunch of bulbs on the card and then adding the snowflake stickers, sequins and gems. Yes, there’s a lot of stuff, but I’d like to say it’s organized chaos…. hee!

Handmade Christmas Card/

The words are from the Jolly Holidays stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The snowflake next to it is from Paper Smooches.

That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.

MFT Countdown: 3

Hi guys!

And just like that, there are 3 days left until the December release from My Favorite Things is live. Hooray, hooray!


And yep! Got another project to share with you that I whipped up with the new goods.

Alpha Fun by Teri

This was a lot of fun to make. I cut some letters with Laina’s new Stitched Alphabet Die-namics from cardstock and patterned paper. And I took one of the leftover panels and chopped it down to fit on the card.

I placed strips of cardstock behind some of the openings and then inserted some of my die-cut letters in the openings. I love how it gives the look of some of the letters having stitching and others not.

Alpha Fun by Teri

And then I just went to town by doing some embellishing. I added some die-cut sequins, some real sequins, a die-cut star (cut with the Stitched Star STAX Die-namics) and a little stitching. The mix and match look just kind makes me happy.

If you decide to try this at home, pick a color combo you like and then just do a bunch of cutting. One of my other favorite color combos that I can’t wait to try this again with is hot pink, orange and black. I’ll probably throw in a lighter shade of pink or some yellow for good measure.

Alright! So to see more projects made with the new goods, hit the MFT Stamps blog.

For clickable links to the products I used, check out the list below. (Word to the wise: This is not an affiliate list of links. These are just here for your convenience. Also, links to the new stuff will work once the release is made live on the 8th.)


12 in 12: 4


We meet again! Another day. Another card in the 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) series with my pal, Ashley.


This is today’s card.

Convo Christmas by Teri

This is a complete stash busters card! I’ve had the speech bubble stickers from Doodlebug Design and chipboard snowflakes from Pink Paislee in my stash for quite awhile (…. or what feels like forever). I pulled them both out when we started the challenge and threw a secret challenge to myself to use them. So I did.

Again, really simple card. I threw a little patterned paper (also from Pink Paislee) onto the card and then added the speech bubble stickers and then the snowflakes. I had two sheets of stickers so I made another card similar to this.

Convo Christmas by Teri

This is another simple card that will head into my stash of cards to give to a couple of my mom’s neighbors at Memory Care. Hopefully it will make them smile.

You are up, Ash! Can’t wait to see your take on today’s challenge.

MFT Countdown: 4

Hi guys!

The Countdown to the December release from My Favorite Things is on. Just four days until the new goods are available.


And you guessed it! I’ve got a couple more cards made with the new release. Shall we? We shall!

Meet card #1.

Amazing by Teri

So I really played with this card.

I stamped several of the patterns from the new Distressed Patterns stamp set onto cardstock with dye inks. And then to make them a little more artsy, I spritzed and dripped water onto the panel. If you look really close, you’ll see some uneven spots. That’s where the water landed.

Amazing by Teri

And meet card #2.

Amazing by Teri

For this one, I did something similar with the Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. (By the way, you’ll be hearing more about it in the coming days. Trust me.)

I inked it up with dye inks, spritzed water onto it and then placed cardstock on it. You’ll see I was purposely sloppy on the panels, not letting the ink transfer the whole way. I really wanted a grungy look.

Amazing by Teri

The words are on this one are from the new Double Amazing Die-namics and Amazing stamp set. They are… drum roll please… amazing. 😉 No. Man. I am serious. They really are.

So that’s what I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And for clickable links to the supplies I used to make these cards, check out the list below. Beware that the super, super, super new stuff won’t actually work until the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on December 8th. (I know you had sneaky thoughts in your head. I might have had them too.)