12 in 12: 12

Hi all!

And we made it! Today is the last day of this year’s 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.

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It seems like it went so fast this year!

So meet card #12.

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Played it a little more of the artsy side here with some patterned papers from Simple Stories and then some stamped words and splatters from the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set from Ellen Hutson.

The mistletoe was cut with a die from the Poinsettia and Pine dies from Ellen Hutson as well. Ok, I think it’s mistletoe. I don’t know vegetation well so let us just pretend it is if it’s not. 😉 I added the bow with a bit of twine from Whisker Graphics and plopped on some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Sure dig those Sparkling ones.

A handmade stamped Christmas card // terisplace.wordpress.com

So that’s what I have for you.

Excited to see how Ashley wraps up this year’s series. Thanks for stopping in, guys! Always a treat!

12 in 12: 11

Hi again!

Almost to the end of the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.

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This is my take on Day 11.

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I built the card around the fun little squares that I cut from a piece of Simple Stories patterned paper. I embellished each one by adding a little stamping (stamps from Technique Tuesday) and a few embellishments.

Got to admit that the “no comment” one is probably my favorite. The blank line just screamed for a “no comment” answer. Stamped the “no comment” and “x” with the Williamsburg – Small alphabet stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

A handmade stamped Christmas card // terisplace.wordpress.com

Over and out. That’s what I have. Can’t wait to see Ashley’s take on Day 11.

Be back again tomorrow with the conclusion of this year’s 12 in 12 challenge. Hope to see you then.

12 in 12: 10

Hi guys!

So close to the end of this year’s 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley.

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Here is my take on the challenge today.

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This is one that just came together with stuff left on my desk from when working on some of the other cards I’ve put together lately. Most of the stuff on this one is from Simple Stories.  Some of it’s been around awhile. 😉

A handmade Christmas card // terisplace.wordpress.com

Can’t see what Ashley made to share with you today. Take it away, Ash!

Be back again later, gators. Thanks for swinging by.

12 in 12: 9

Hello again!

Just another card to share today as part of my 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley. We took a little break yesterday due to craziness on both of our ends, but we are back today.

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Meet today’s card.

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

Once again, I went the “Stashbusters” route, pulling out some goods I picked up a long, long time ago. Yes, for real. Glittery foam bulb stickers. I am not really sure what I was thinking at the time, but… hey… they made for a nice card. 😉 A handmade Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I sauced the bulbs just a tad by hanging them from Twinery twine and then adding some colorful bows to them. Pretty simple really. 🙂

Alright so that’s really all I have today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she made to share with you.

12 in 12: 8

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card inspired by the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.

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Today’s card is heavy on the My Favorite Things side.

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

I really wanted to make a winter scene with Winter Wonderland stamp set and Winter Wonderland Die-namics. So that’s what I did.

I started out by masking off a strip on white cardstock. I colored it in with Lush Lagoon dye ink. I wanted the sky to have some pattern to it so I spritzed the Snowfall stencil with water and set it right on top it. I rubbed on it and got that distressed look you see. (I also added a bit of clear texture paste. Those are the little balls you see… if you look really close.)

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

And then I just went to town, creating the little scene with the die-cut and stamped images. I adhered some of the images to the card with foam tape to help make them pop off the card. I think it helped just give the whole thing just the right amount of dimension.

Looking forward to seeing Ashley’s take on Day 8. Take it away, Ash.

And for clickable links to most of the supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.

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12 in 12: 7

We meet again!

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

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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 // terisplace.wordpress.com

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.

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.

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Today brings this card your way.

Handmade Christmas card by Teri//terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

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//terisplace.wordpress.com

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.

12 in 12: 5

Hello again!

Woot! It’s 12 in 12 time again.

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

Handmade Christmas card by Teri//Terisplace.wordpress.com

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!

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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.

12 in 12: 4

Hello!

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

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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.

12 in 12: Day 3

Hi all!

Another day. Another 12 in 12 post featuring another Christmas Card Challenge card.

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Meet today’s card. 🙂  Actually make that cards.

Holiday Truck card by Teri

I felt guilty that this card is pretty simple so I’m throwing a second card up here for you today. Because I can. And because both these cards are going to a good place. My mom has early onset Dementia and I had to place her this year in Memory Care. It was and is one of the hardest and most heartbreaking things I’ve ever had to do, but it also has greatly improved her quality of life. And it’s provided me some relief that she is being taken care of all the time. I know she’s safe and in a good place.

Anyway, I’ll be giving this card and this card to a couple of her neighbors. Some of them don’t get a lot of visitors so I’m happy to give them a little something to make their day a little brighter.

Holly Jolly Deer card by Teri

I created both these cards with items from the Claus & Co. collection from Simple Stories. Basically, I added a little patterned paper to a card. Tossed on a SN@P! card. And then added a sentiment sticker. Easy, easy stuff.  Nice thing about Simple Stories is the item in their collections are designed to work together so you can easily mix and match things together without a lot of thought. As long as you are using stuff from the same collection, it’s high on easy!

Alright that’s what I have for today. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on Day 3.

Be back again tomorrow with my take on Day 4.