Sunny Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to Sunny Studio Stamps!

Super happy today to be joining some wonderful crafters in celebrating the 4th birthday of Sunny Studio Stamps! A big hello to all of you! If you have been blog hopping, you should have arrived here from the blog of Francine Vuillème. I’m Teri. And if you are just joining the hop, welcome! (The next stop on the hop is the blog of Rachel Alvarado.)

Sunny Studio’s Winter release is Sept. 27th, but in honor of Sunny Studio’s 4th birthday, all of their Winter release products are available for pre-order! You’ll find all the new products right  HERE.

Also, Sunny Studio is offering free shipping within the USA and a mini light bulb die on all orders (or a $4 discount + a free mini light bulb die on international orders) + a free enamel pin on orders over $50 through September 30th. (The pin is so, so cute!)

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I’ve created three cards with the new products to share with you today.

This first card is a, well, a little cheesy! Wink!

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Ha! Just kidding. But it sure was fun to make a sweet little scene with these mice and tree stamps from the Merry Mice stamp set. I also used the coordinating Merry Mice dies and Very Merry 6×6 paper.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the background paper a little extra something, I added some white dots to some of the snowballs with white Nuvo Crystal Drops. It’s subtle but I like it adds just little bit of texture to the card.

I really like making scenes when I stamp so this second card features, well, another scene! 🙂

MerryLittleChristmasHouses-Teri The neighborhood and snowy hills were stamped with the Scenic Route stamps and die-cut with the Scenic Route dies. I applied glitter along the snowy hills to add a little sparkle to this scene.

I also used an embossing folder (the brand new 6×6 Buffalo Plaid one) to dry emboss the white cardstock behind the scene. MerryLittleChristmasHouses-Teri-Close

This last card features yet another scene. This one was created with the new Feeling Frosty stamp set and Feeling Frosty dies. (One creative note: The sentiment was created with words from the Merry Mice stamp set.)

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I once again used paper from the Very Merry 6×6 paper pack.

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These little snowpeople are just so cute. I actually stamped and die-cut about a dozen of them. I colored them all in and then just fit as many as I could on my card. Needless to say, they’ll be surfacing on several more cards in the next few months. Mark. My. Words.

Alright! That’s what I have!

Be sure to leave a comment on my post (as well as the rest of the blog hoppers’ posts). You could win a $25 gift card on my blog, as well as each of their blogs! Comments will be taken through Friday, September 27th 11:59 pm PDT. Winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, October 1st, and Mendi (the sweet soul behind Sunny Studio) will email all the winners their shopping codes.

Don’t forget! Next stop on the hop is the blog of Rachel Alvarado. Take it away, Rachel!

And here’s the complete blog hop list, just in case you get lost. 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by today! It’s such a treat!

Paper Smooches September Blog Hop

Hi, friends! Let’s hop! It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time once again! The gang’s all here  And the gang is banding together to share a sampling of projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches September 2019 release with you!

  • 2 NEW STAMP SETS
  • 4 NEW DIES
  • 2 NEW STENCILS

Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on September 7th. Hooray!

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

+  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog links below

+ Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 

+ Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on September 8th to leave a comment.

+ Please check the Paper Smooches blog on September 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

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Guests:

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do here.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog…. can I get a woohoo?)

Alright! So let’s get on with the project.

With Gratitude card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this one with a couple new products. Made the background with new Buffalo Plaid stencil. Simply plopped the stencil on orange cardstock and then sponged dark orange on top.

The leaves were cut with the brand new Linked Leaves die. It’s so dang fun. I cut it a couple times from white cardstock. I stacked them on top of each of each other and then used markers to add some color to the inner pieces.

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For a little extra pop, I added some dots and lines with a white pen. I also added some white thread behind the leaves. Always love that look.

Alright. That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you again.

 

August 2019 Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello again, friends! It’s the best day of the month. It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time. And the gang is banding together to share a sampling of projects made with thethe NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2019 release with you!

  • 2 NEW STAMPS
  • 4 NEW DIES
  • 2 NEW STENCILS

Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on August 7th. Yeppers! That is tomorrow! Woo-to-the-hoo!

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on August 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on August 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guests:

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do here.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog…. can I get a woohoo?)

Alright! So let’s get on with the project.

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches | terisplace.wordpress.com

I had a blast creating the cactus plant for this card with the new Cacti dies. These dies allow you make all kinds of cactus.

I’m not from a cactus-friendly place so be kind to any creative liberties take with this cactus. (Wink!) In card land, everything is possible, right?

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I created the custom sentiment for the card by pairing together words from two stamp sets – Kindness Sampler and Delightful Greetings. The little heart? It, too, is from Delightful Greetings. It just… appropriate… for this card.

The background for this card was creating by mixing together a bunch of paper scraps from my never-ending bin of scraps. (Can you relate?)

Alright! That’s it for this card.

But got a question for you. Do you have a pile of Paper Smooches stamps and dies? Don’t forget there’s a chance for you share what you are making with them. Paper Smooches offers a fun challenge every month. Watch the blog for details. Kim LOVES and I MEAN LOVES seeing what you are creating! 

Thanks so very much for checking out the hop today! I appreciate all your kinds words! See you again soon.  

A Super Duper Card…

Hi, everyone!

Me again with another handmade stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is super… well, it features some super duper heroes. Super heroes, that is.

Meet today’s card.

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I just had fun the other day, coloring in these two heroes from the new  Super Duper stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. In full disclosure: I’ve been on a big super hero kick for awhile so I totally gravitated toward this set!

I stamped the two heroes on cardstock, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. My fussy cutting wasn’t exactly perfect so I used a trick from one of my friends: I took a black marker and ran it along the edges. Easy peasy. And a super nice way to cover up the boo boos. A stamped super hero card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

The clouds are some I stamped and die-cut while working a bit back with the Sunnyville stamp set from Paper Smooches. Always fun when you can mix and match different products together.

Oh, you might be wondering about the background! It’s one I made awhile ago while messing around with watercolors and watercolor paper. I added a couple stamped stars to it when I put it on the card. I used a colored pencil to add a little color to each star as well.

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

You’ve “Bean” on My Mind

Hi, friends!

Feeling the card making bug the last few days. Back with another card to share with you. Today’s card is coffee-themed.

A coffee loving unicorn card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

A unicorn holding a coffee cup? Yes. Yes, indeed!

The image (from the Unicorn Ice Castle stamp set from Flora & Fauna) truly inspired this card. It’s Christmas stamp set, but that didn’t hold me back. I mean, hello, coffee. I could send something with this little lady on it all year long to one of my friends.

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I created the background by sponging ink in a circle on my card and then drawing a circle with a black pen. To add some interest to the sky, I stamped some stars (with the Peek-a-Boo Pals set from Avery Elle) and added some dots with a white pen and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The sentiment was created by pairing together sentiments from stamp sets from Avery Elle and My Favorite Things. Fun how they look like they were made to go together. A happy discovery indeed.

Alright. That is it for now.

Oh wait! One more thing! Speaking of unicorns, have you seen my unicorn enamel pin? I made him awhile back, offering him at Plannercon. I put her up in an Etsy shop. (You can also find him at Simon Says Stamp! and Doodlebugs. Both are wonderful places to pick up crafty things… and enamel pins too!)

Bellacorn Unicorn Enamel Pin from Happy Town Studio | happytownstudio.etsy.com

 

 

 

 

It’s Been Awhile: All Inside Stamp Set

Hi, friends!

Back again with a card that uses a stamp set I’ve not given a lot of love to in awhile, All Inside by Julie Ebersole from Ellen Hutson.

I feel like saying, “Hello, old friend,” when talking about this stamp set. I have loved this stamp set for so long, but it just hasn’t seen a lot of love lately from me. And since I’ve been trying to give a little more love to those stamp sets I’ve had for a long time and haven’t inked up in awhile, I decided it was a good time to bring it back to my craft table.

A stamped friendship card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.comI didn’t go super crazy on coloring the bear. Instead I grabbed a couple gray markers and added a few highlights (or shadows) on to the bear’s fur. It’s subtle and a fun look I think.

It was sure fun creating this little scene for the card. The bear’s basket and flowers were stamped with the Bear Ware stamp set (and coordinating dies). It’s a really a fun way to sauce up the bear and make him (or her) unique.

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I felt like this little bear just need something extra so I added a dog. I love how the little dog is looking up so lovingly! Hehe! I stamped the dog with the Animal Sweaters set from Flora & Fauna. Yes, it’s a Christmas set… but so many images can easily be used to make cards all year round. I love that.

The card’s friendly sentiment is also from the All Inside stamp set. A little secret: I cut the panel a little too big and had adhere it to the card so I fixed it by stamping a few polka dots with Patternology stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had to do a little masking off the end of the panel to make sure no stray marks ended up on my card, but it was well worth it!

Alright. That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed checking out this friendship card. I’ll be back again later, friends.

 

A Rainbow Card + a Window Card to See

Hi there, friends!

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

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This card was quick to put together… and a lot of fun too!

To make the “rainbow”, I cut two sunray backgrounds from white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn die. I set one on my craft table and set the other (temporarily) on my card. Then I used that one as a guide to add the rainbow rays to the card with my colored pencils.

Once I  had the rainbow completed, I adhere the second sun panel to the card. (I kept that first panel so I could make more cards  like this one later.)

A rainbow card created by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Then I stamped a sentiment from the Encouraging Greetings stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh on a strip of cardstock. I added a little bit of thread underneath it and then added it to my card.

This card is fine as it is, but you could always kick it up a notch if you wanted to. Just add sequins or crystal drops to the “rainbow” rays. Gems would be cool too.

Looking for even more card inspiration? Be sure to check this post out on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog! I’ve put together 3 window cards for the post. You’ll get the scoop, plus lots of tips to use adhesives in out-of-the-box ways.

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I hope you will check it out. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!