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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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!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 5

Hi guys!

Me again. Here with another birthday card for the Birthday Card Challenge with Ashley!

So meet today’s card.

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

Wanted to make a non-traditional card of sort with this one so I ran with using bunnies for it. The bunnies are from the Some Bunny stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment was created by pairing together a saying from that set with a birthday sentiment from So Much to Say, another Lawn Fawn set.

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The papers on the card are also from Lawn Fawn. The hills were created with a die from My Favorite Things.

Alright, that’s it for now. Be back again later, gators. Don’t forget to hit Ashley’s blog to see what she is sharing today!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 4

Hi gang!

Back to the Birthday Card Challenge game with Ashley. We took a few days off to do stuff. She watched basketball… and stuff. I did a couple 5ks… and stuff.

But we are back now. So here’s my latest birthday card for the challenge. A stamped birthday card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I have a thing for space stuff so I couldn’t resist making a card with the Beam Me Up stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. Seriously, they are just so cute.

The first thing I did was create the space-y background. I created by sponge a bunch of ink colors on white cardstock. Then I added some black color to the mix.

I spritzed the panel with a light misting of water and then a light spritzing of white spray mist. I let it dry and then added the little stamped and die-cut elements.EarthlingBirthdayCard2-Teri

To give my aliens a little extra personality, I added a few extra dots with black Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of them and a wiggle eye on the middle one. I also added a few dots with my pens.

Finished the card off with the sentiment and a few stamped stars. I colored them in with a white pen and added a few additional white dots.

Anyhoo, that’s what I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.

Be back tomorrow.