Today’s card (6-22)

Hi, friends!

Back again with another stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is a birthday one.

A birthday card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

My grandma’s birthday is this weekend so I whipped up this guy for her. The dog and icons are from the Party Pups stamp set (and coordinating dies) from Sunny Studio Stamps.

Lean in close, friends. A little secret about this card. I had planned to use a different dog in the set for my card. The intended dog? A fluffy Pomeranian that reminds me of my Marley and whose name I always sign with cards to my grandma. However my coloring looked awful so I went with this little dog instead as I had colored at the same time and he looked pretty good. Good thing my grandma won’t mind that it’s not a Pom. 😉  birthdaypuppykissescard2-teri

To give the little dog a little extra personality, I added a party hat and cupcake. What dog doesn’t look great in a party hat? Well, that is all dogs that will actually allow themselves to wear party hats. 😉 (For the record, Marley typically knocks off any hats I put on it, but I continue to try. Wink!)

The papers are just an assortment of scraps from my box of scraps. The colors aren’t exactly all the same, but  I think it’s OK sometimes to just give yourself permission to run with it and say, “I don’t need to be perfect today. My card does not need to be perfect today.”  I mean, there are no card police officers out there, at least last time I checked there were not.

Alright, that’s what I got for you. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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A Birthday Card for a Guy (6-16)

Hi, all!

Back again with another card to share with you.

Saw the Lawnfawnatics were having a “Cards for Guys” Challenge and was totally inspired to play so meet today’s card.

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

I created this card mostly with the Screen Time stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled in a few images (the stars and party hat) from the Lovable Legends set.

It’s a pretty basic card. I stamped most of the images on cardstock, colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors.

For the stars, I just stamped them onto my patterned paper background and then added a hair or so of color with a blue marker. Subtle but does the trick. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just love those things.

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

And that’s about it. 😉

Hope you like the card. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Technique Tuesday meets My Sweet Petunia

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Hi, friends!

Super excited to be joining in today on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blog hop.

It’s the perfect combination. Technique Tuesday’s stamps and dies + My Sweet Petunia’s awesome MISTI tools (and other accessories).

My blog is the first stop on the hop. Here’s the whole line-up:

Teri Anderson (<–You are here)

Ilina Crouse (<—- NEXT STOP on the hop! Take it away, Ilina!)

Latisha Yoast

Jeanne Streiff

Daniela Dobson

Kia Gibson-Clapper

Kymona Tracey

Ceal Pritchett

Heather Hoffman

Giovana Smith

Emily Leiphart

Stephanie Severin

Jill Hawkins

Susan Wymer

Amy Kolling

Chris Dayton

Dana Joy

Lydia Fiedler

My Sweet Petunia

I’m excited to share with you a card I created for the hop. I wanted to make a birthday card because… birthday cards are something I’m always needing.

A handmade birthday card for Technique Tuesday || Terisplace.wordpress.com

The Mini Misti tool was perfect for making this card because I wanted to give Sammy the Squirrel a birthday hat. I stamped the hat (from the Sassy Birthday 2.0 set) once on a sticky note, fussy cut it out with scissors. I stamped the hat a second time on a piece of cardstock.

A little tip for all you, Misti lovers, out there. I use a Mini Misti most of the time. (In fact, I actually take this positioner with me when I hit the road and travel to craft with friends. It’s the perfect size!) I cut several pieces of cardstock to fit in the Mini Misti ahead to fit inside it. That way I can grab and go on a stamping binge without any cares or worries. 😉

Anyway, back to the card. This is where the Mini Misti came in as super helpful. I covered up the cardstock stamped hat with the mask. And then I stamped Sammy over it.

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I removed the mask and ended up with Sammy in a birthday hat!

Cute, right?

Then I went to town putting together the rest of the card. I completed the scene with the cupcake (also from Sassy Birthday 2.0) and the worm (also from the Sammy the Squirrel set).

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I colored the images in with markers. Cut them out with a circle die. Added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Add a pompom to the hat (inspired by Jenn Brown, one of TT’s ambassadors, who does that quite often).

Then I completed the card with some patterned paper and a stamped sentiment. And yep. That’s it.

Alright! That’s all I have for you! Happy hopping! (Don’t forget, Ilina is your next stop! Take it away, Ilina! I promise that you are going to LOVE what she is sharing. She has such talent)

Oh, and be sure to comment as you hop. There are some prizes up for grabs: a $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $50 shopping spree at TechniqueTuesday.com. Leave your comments on all the hop stops no later than Monday, May 28th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 29th, on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 3

Hi again!

A happy Thursday to you! I’m here once again with a take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with my pal, Ashley. We both are sure having fun digging into our stashes and playing with their stamps and dies.

Meet today’s card.

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

Decided to make a birthday card today.

Pulled out the Hang In There stamp set (and coordinating dies) that I, ironically, treated myself to for my birthday last year. 😉 The sloth, leaves and hat are all from that set.

Did some good old coloring with markers to add color to the little guy. Went a little dark with the red on the hat, but, you know what? That’s OK. No need to try to be perfect every(single)time you make a card. Mistakes show a card’s handmade and heart went into making it.

To make the little guy seem a bit more realistic, I dabbed a teeny tiny amount of black Nuvo Crystal Drops on his eyes. By the way, I tested it out on scratch paper first to make sure I put the right amount down and used the right amount of pressure (squeeze) on the bottle to not get too much out of it. LfSlothBirthday2-teri

The sentiment was created by combining together words from the So Much To Say set with words from the Hang In There set. Love when you can mix and match things and have them look good together.

Well, that’s it for this card. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest challenge card!

Today’s card (4/17)

Hi, all!

I’m back… back again… with another card. Are you surprise? Yeah. I didn’t think so. 😉

Meet today’s card.

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Created this guy with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies (Sugar Rush stamps; Party Posse stamps; Sugar Rush Icons dies; Posse Icons dies).

It seemed appropriate sharing it today since it marks the end of the Tax Season. One of my childhood memories is the end of Tax Season with my mom and grandma (both numbers ladies in their professional careers) and celebrating the end of the long stressful Tax Season by going to dinner at Sunshine Pizza. It was a real treat. Pizza and Donkey Kong & Pac-man video games. Doesn’t get better than that. 🙂

This card could easily serve as a card for the end of Tax Season… or for a birthday or some other happy occasion.

To make the birthday hats stand out on my card, I added some an enamel dot to each of them. Just a fun little finishing touch. And the patterned papers? They yet again came from my box of scraps.

Alright! That is it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 7

Hi gang!

Back again once more for the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

Totally have run out of steam here so today’s card is a simple one.

Dug into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps and dies (and papers) to put this guy together.

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

Like I said, it’s a simple one.

The sentiment is from their Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, which is pretty recent. The dies are from a couple or so years ago and might be retired…. or might not be… or might be. But I think that’s part of the cool thing about MFT’s product line. Things from throughout the years go together. Many of their products are timeless. I appreciate that a lot.  BirthdayBalloonsTrioCard2-teri

Besides the MFT goodness, I did add a few extra details with some floss (simple) and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Simple as well. This card has a little dimension to it, but it’s still super mailable. I like that.

Alright. That’s a wrap. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge.

See you again soon.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 6

Hi, guys!

Another day. Another birthday card for the challenge with Ashley.

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

Pulled from my scrap pile to make this guy. Use some scrap papers from a couple of the new lines of paper from Jillibean Soup.  And the stamps and the words are also from Jillibean.BirthdayBalloonCard2--teri

The balloon works well on shaker cards, but I wanted to stretch myself and try something else. I fashioned my own balloon by cutting a couple circles with some Jillibean dies. I also added the flag (also cut with Jillibean dies) and embellishments to it. Think it turned out kinda fun!

I did something I like to do a lot: I stamped a sentiment on a cardstock strip, added a little twine to it and then adhered it to my card with foam tape. Easy peasy… and fun.

Alright. That’s it for now. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her latest birthday card!