Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Hi, guys!

I’m happy to be blog hoppity hopping today with the Design Team from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released some Christmas stamps and dies in August and September and we’re celebrating by sharing some projects made with them. We are also celebrating that they will be releasing even more Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months. (Hint: Lights! Hint: Cocoa! And more! I totally said too much. Let’s keep that between you and me! But know that I cannot wait for you to see what TT has up their sleeves!)

First, let me give you the hop list.

 

Now, let me show you the projects!

I’ve been dying to share this first project for someone time.

The sweet little guy is on it is my friends’ little fella, who celebrated his first Christmas last year.

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Is he just the cutest reindeer? Makes my heart smile! 🙂

I used a few different Technique Tuesday products to decorate this page. First, I used the new Story of December set to add the date to it and to create that Story of December label you see. And then I used some previously released stamp sets to do the rest of the stamping: Classic Christmas Sentiments and Spirit of December. I also used the Ribbon & Holly dies to add the ribbon and holly leaves to the page. I just love the ribbon and holly berry. They look so cool when cut from glitter paper.

A scrapbook page by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.com

Now I didn’t use the December Moments set to stamp anything on the page, but the sentiments in that set would have worked perfect on my labels too. That set is packed with good scrapbooking stamps.

Now, here’s my second project.

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

For this little Christmas card, I created one big sentiment by combining phrases from the December Moments and Christmas Birds stamp sets.

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The little birds and presents were also stamped with the Christmas Birds set. They were cut with the matching crafting dies. Now there’s no tree in the stamp set but there’s a little piece of greenery in the Spirit of December set that makes a good substitute tree… and is sized as such that (just a happy coincidence) it works with the birds. Yay for happy coincidences!

Alright! That’s all I have!

This is, officially, the last design team stop on the hop! If you haven’t already hit the Technique Tuesday blog, please do so. You’ll find the complete hop list there, plus you will want to comment on their post, as well as the this post and the rest of the DT’s posts, as there is a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs for a lucky someone who leaves a comment on one of the posts. Comments will be taken until midnight on the 20th! The winner will be announced on the 22nd on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping… and hopping… on by! I always appreciate it when you do, friends. Thank you.

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Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday Bash

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Hi, friends!

I’m super excited to be joining some lovely crafty folks today in an awesome blog hop celebrating the birthday of Taylored Expressions. There are almost 40 (!!!) awesome folks taking part. You’ll find the whole list of blog hoppers here.

First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane. It seems like just yesterday I was attending a trade show in California, checking out TE stamps for the very first time in person. I was so excited to see the cute images in person for the very first time, plus see some amazing cards Taylor had made with them. And Taylor was so incredibly kind. I’ve never forgotten how kind she was.

Taylored Expressions just released some fun new products last night, and, for the hop, we are sharing some projects created with previously released birthday products. Because…. birthdays are always in… and card worthy!

So let me show you what I made for the hop. Drum roll, please. 😉

A stamped birthday card by Teri featuring Taylored Expressions stamps | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

I had so much fun making this little card. The critters, words and hat are all from the Peek-a-Boo Birthday stamp set. The critters don’t actually have the hats on them so I got all fancy-schmancy and did some masking. I stamped the hat onto each critter’s panel, masked them off (with another hat stamped on a sticky note and fussy cut out) and then stamped the critters. Easy peasy. Ok, it did take a little time, but it was easy peasy.TE-BirthdayCrittersCard2-teri-watermarked

I created the little frame for the sentiment with the stamp set, cardstock, the Mini Frame #4 die and a marker (and an ink pad). To make the words pop, I adhered them to the card with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Alright, friends. That’s what I have for you.

One more thing, before I go,  I want to invite you to join Taylored Expressions in the Share Joy campaign. Here’s a little info from Taylor and friends about the campaign.

“At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. As part of their 10th birthday TE is continuing that mission with the launch of a special Share Joy campaign focused on providing birthday cards to those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the U.S. To make as deep an impact as possible TE is inviting card makers everywhere to join the campaign. Will you join us? Find out how to participate by viewing their Share Joy page here: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/share-joy-birthday-2018

Oh yes, and don’t forget to stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to check out the complete list of folks taking part in today’s hop.

Technique Tuesday Release Day

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another Technique Tuesday project. This time, my project is in honor of their September release that is on sale now.

Today’s project is not a card. Nope. It’s layout. 🙂

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Created this one specifically for Technique Tuesday. The folks in the picture are some friends of TT, who were kind enough to let me to use the picture on the layout.

I created the little labels with the new Things Change stamp set. It’s a cool stamp set for scrapbooking as it features lots of memory keeping-like phrases.

And the words fit nice with the previously released Captions and Labels dies.

A scrapbook page by Teri for Technique Tuesday | terisplace.wordpress.com

Besides the stamps and the Captions and Labels dies, I also used the new Amazing Arrows dies to add some arrows to my page here. The arrows were cut from white cardstock and then I just used a marker to change their color so they’d work with the color scheme on my scrapbook page. I’m excited to use those dies more in the future on other projects.

Alright! That’s it for today.

Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog to find links to all the TT Design Team members sharing projects today. Also be sure to hit this page on the TT website to see all the new products.

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Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with the Technique Tuesday Design Team today in counting down to the September release of new goods.

I’ve got two cards to share with you today. Both of these cards feature the new Wendell the Whale stamp set, which will be available here with all the new goods on September 1st.

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For this first card, I paired Wendell with a fish from the Olive the Octopus stamp set. It’s always fun when you can mix and match stamps together.

The little water droplets on the card? I created those with Glossy Accents. The hardest part? Being patient while waiting for them to dry. 😉

A stamped whale card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

By the way, I wanted Wendell to be extra goofy on this card so I added a wiggle eye. I also wanted him to really pop so I cut a second whale mat from craft foam and adhered it under him. That’s why he looks like he’s more raised than the little fish.

For this second card, I created a little scene by pairing Wendell with the Waves on the Border die. I just love this die. It works well with all the underwater critters in the Animal House collection of animal stamps.

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To the make the waves stand out against the patterned paper background, I did mount them to vellum and use my scissors to fussy cut away the excess vellum. I think it just add the right “something something” to the card.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Check out the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Also don’t forget to comment on their Countdown and/or Sneak Peek blog posts for a chance to win a $20 TT gift certificate! Someone’s got to win it. It could be you!

Sea… er… see you again soon!

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Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 1

Hi, gang!

It’s New Release time at Technique Tuesday! New products arrive on their website on Sept. 1st, and the design team is blog hopping today. We are sharing some projects made with the new goods.

I’m excited to share with you two cards I made with the new Lovely Lavender stamp set and dies.

A stamped flower card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This is lovely stamp set, featuring some hand-drawn stems of lavender. For this first card, I stamped and die-cut the image twice, colored them in with markers and the laid them on top of each other. You’ll see I let just a little bit of the flowers from the bottom die-cut peek out, but I sure love that layered look! Love-You-Friend-Lavendar-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

The lined “love you” phrase is included with the stamp set’s mat dies It’s a good, all-around die phrase I think that could be used with lots of different stamp sets, not just this one (although the mat with the die set is for this one). I cut it from white cardstock and then added some color with markers to match the colors I used to color in the lavender.

I used the same trick on my second card with the lined “love you” phrase. Patchwork-Love-You-Lavendar-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

For this card, I colored the lavender in with different markers than the first. It’s kind of fun just messing with different colors markers to see how you can make an image look different from the first time you colored it in.

I felt like the stems needed something for this card so I tied a little bow from twine and added it to the bouquet. I think it looks so cute!

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Alright! That’s what I have for today. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is hopping today. You’ll also find they’ve got a chance to win a $20 gift certificate over there for commenting on their sneak peek and countdown blog posts!

Oh yes! And be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday website to see all the new goods on September 1st.

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A Thrilling Birthday Card

Hi, everyone!

How is your day going? Hoping well.

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

A stamped birthday card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this guy the other day when I was in need of a little “creative therapy” time. All the images and words are from the Lawn Fawn’s Coaster Critters stamp set. They were cut with the coordinating diesThrillingBirthdayCard-2-teri

So I just cut a bunch of elements to color in with markers. There’s just something calming about marker coloring. 😉 If you look really, really close, you’ll see I added a few extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen to the balloons, cotton candy and large roller coaster car. I also added a few white dots to the sky too.

The sky background was created with cardstock, ink and a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. It is one of those crafty things I would argue any scene loving stamper needs. It’s a great little tool.

The papers at the bottom? They are just scraps from my stash of papers. If you are ever wondering what my deal is for selecting patterned papers to use on my cards, here are a couple tips. I typically like to use small patterns (or ledger or graphic paper). And I like to use colors that work together. It’s like picking cardstock colors that work together. You just have to train your eye to do it with patterned paper. It becomes easier the more you do it, like everything in crafting.

Alright. That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends.

Seen Elsewhere Today

Hi, guys!

I’m up today on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, sharing a fun way make to an interactive Peek-a-Boo card.

Here’s a little sneak peek of the card.
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The magic is right there in that circle. Using one of the foam products (hint) from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, I’m got a super easy way for you to make that open and slide.

Check out their blog for the quick tutorial… and the answer to what product I used to pull off this super easy, super fun technique.