Christmas Card Challenge 2016: 5

Hi guys!

Back again with another take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley.

This is today’s card.

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I once again used pulled out a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I used just one this time. That was the Snow Cool stamp set (and coordinating dies). I couldn’t resist adding bow ties to the penguins. I mean, it just gives them a little extra special character. You agree?

To make the hills seem a little more icy, I once again whipped out some glitter glue and put it along the slopes.

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

Alright. This is all I have for today. Be sure to bop on by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Christmas Card Challenge: 4

Hi guys!

Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!

Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.

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

I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. 😉  I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.

The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

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

To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!

Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016: 3

Hi guys!

I’m back again with another take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

This is card for today.

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

I wanted to be clean and graphic today so I whipped out the Very Merry stamp set from Neat and Tangled. It’s got some great words to pair together. I played it simple by going with a basic Christmas greeting.

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

To give the card just a little bit of glitz, I added some glitter gold washi tape and a couple gold sequins. So easy but totally effective in getting the card done.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on challenge today. I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

See you again soon, friends.

 

 

 

Christmas Card Challenge 2016: 2

Hi guys!

Another day. Another take on my Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley.

Here is today’s Christmas card.

A handmade card created by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Just had some fun with this one. Shopped my stamping stash and pulled out some awesome Lawn Fawn stamp sets and dies: Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. One of things I dig quite a lot about Lawn Fawn is it’s so easy to mix and match their products together. I’m pretty sure all these things are from different releases. Kinda fun that they can all play together.

So I was going for a little snowy scene here. To make that stamped snowy background pop a little more, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I think it just gives the background a nice feel.

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Also to make the scene a little more magical, I added some glitter glue to the top of the snowdrifts. Such an easy thing to do. Just required a little extra patience to give the glue time to dry.

Ok. That’s what I have today. Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016

Hi guys!

It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.

This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge. 🙂

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

The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.

Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!

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

You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.

Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is. 🙂

Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part today in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card.

First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! Here are a few words from Taheerah!

“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!”

So here’s what I have for you … in honor of the big celebration.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this guy with Technique Tuesday’s Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies, as well as the Marquee Label die and Planner – December Story stamp set.

I was going for kinda of a chalkboard look so I adhered the snowflakes on black cardstock and then used my finger to rub (liberally) some white ink all over them. Then I added an enamel dot the middle of each snowflake.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Kinda fun, kinda different, right?

Alright. That’s all I have, kids. Be sure to stop by Taheerah’s bloggity blog for today’s fun. It won’t disappoint.

And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

And don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Happy holidays, friends!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

 

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and the design team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on November 30th. (Woot, woot!) 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, November 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Our cute Pamela is taking a hiatus for our November and December releases.  She will pick back up with our January release.  The very talented and clever Jill Hawkins will be her temporary replacement.

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 yeah. Enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the project.

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

Made this card with the new Snowdrifts dies. I cut the drifts out of a big panel of white cardstock and then added the drift lines back to it to the give it a little extra dimension. And then I whacked the panel down with my paper trimmer (…. because I wanted a smaller card than usual) and added some glitter glue to give the card a little sparkly glitz. The trees? Cut those with the Snowdrifts dies too.

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

The sentiment is from another new Paper Smooches product, the Winter Sampler.

Alright! That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again later. Thanks for swinging by, friends.