Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and the gang is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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 chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, June 26th, to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 27th, to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri  (<— here you are)

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’s get to the card.

A handmade card by Teri //

I made this guy with the new Summer Sampler stamp set, which has all kinds of fun Summer phrases.

A handmade card by Teri //

The shells were cut with another new product, the Shell dies. I die-cut them from cardstock and then used my markers to give them a little color. If you look really close, you’ll see I die-cut the two shells in the middle twice and stacked them up, just to give the card a little extra pop.

Alright, friends. That’s what I have. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. See you again soon.

Mix It Up Challenge, the Sequel

Hi all!

I couldn’t help myself. Had to make another card in honor of the Mix It Up Challenge over in The CLASSroom from Ellen Hutson.

A handmade card by Teri //

Ta-da! Julie’s bear from All Inside stamp set is just so cute. 🙂 I mean, seriously, those hands! That face! Adorbs. Couldn’t resist playing again

This time, I gave him a bunch of hearts to hold. They were all cut (every single one of them) with the All Inside dies. The string of hearts? They are from the Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday. The string was a little longer at first, but I whacked it down a hair with scissors. Easy peasy.

A handmade card from Teri //

Alright. That’s what I have. Don’t forget that you have until June 14th to link up projects that combine Essentials by Ellen products with Technique Tuesday products. One winner will be selected at random by the folks at Ellen Hutson to receive a $50 gift certificate.

See ya later, friends.

Mix It Up Challenge!


Hi guys!

Excited to be joining up with my good friends over at Ellen Hutson in helping kick off this month’s Mix It Up Challenge.

The challenge this month involves mixing up Essentials by Ellen products from Ellen Hutson  with…. drum roll please… Technique Tuesday products. I love mixing it up and dig both companies quite a lot. Getting to use their products together is right up my alley.

So here’s what I have got to share with you.

A handmade card by Teri //


This card uses a couple different stamp sets. I used the Favorite Human set from Technique Tuesday and the Bokeh Dots and All Inside sets from Ellen Hutson. I also used the All Inside dies from Ellen Hutson and Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday.

To create that blue background, I simply sponged ink onto cardstock and then samped the scribbly circle with the Bokeh Dots set.

A handmade card by Teri //

And those single hearts? They were cut from white cardstock. I simply sponged the same blue ink on them since I didn’t have a similar blue cardstock.

Alright so that is what I have for you. Be sure to check out the challenge post over in The CLASSroom. And be sure to play too. 🙂 You’ll find all the deets over there. (Hint: One challenge participant will be chosen at random to score a $50 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson.)

50 Store Credit

That would be fun, right? 🙂

Alright!  Be back later gators. Thanks for swinging by.