Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 5

Hi, guys! Bet you didn’t think you’d see me back again today. Still playing along with the latest Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop and made one more card to share.

Pretty simple but super fun to make. I had stamped a couple extra cups and accessories with the Thanks a Latte set from Lawn Fawn last time I used it. Had this cup and marshmallows sitting on my desk from that and decided to color them in and make a card.

And, so yeah, this card is the result of that effort!

I once again used a Paper Smooches stencil to make the background. This time, though, I took a Lawn Fawn die and die-cut the window out of it.

I could have easily used a white card base but decided to “live on the edge” and use a kraft one instead. (Wink, wink!)

That’s it for me. Hoping to get one more card completed before the hop ends. Still feeling lots of inspiration but not sure time will allow it.Fingers crossed!

Again, don’t forget to check out all the hop links. So many fun cards have been made. It’s just so cool to see stampers come together, create and share so, so much!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 4

Hi, guys! Still very inspired to play by the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Got one more coffee-themed to share.

Pretty simple card with here. Just used images from one stamp set (Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Latte) on it, as well as the words. I simply colored the images in with markers and avoiding doing any really fancy techniques, other than doing some basic shading.

Created the background paper with a stencil from Paper Smooches. (Sure do miss PS, but I digress!) A little bit of ink and a little bit of cardstock… and woolah! A background paper!

Added a few little extra details to the card with pens (see the faux stitching) and puffy paint.

That’s all I got. I’ll be back again later. By the way, don’t forget to swing by the hop’s link up page to see all the great projects shared so far. So cool to see how so many crafters are inspired!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 3

Hi, guys! Inspired to make one more card in honor of the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.

This card isn’t the fanciest, but it’s ok with me. Some days, it’s nice just to make a card quickly, allowing one to getting lost in the creative process (and checking out from life for a few minutes) while doing it. So, with that, meet today’s card.

I enjoyed making this one as I whipped out the little toucans (from Lawn Fawn) that I’ve had for a long while but haven’t inked up a bunch. Then I paired them with a few other Lawn Fawn images to make the little “drinking” scene. (To give the scene just a bit of glitz, by the way, I added some flitter to the cups, as well as the hearts.)

Then, I just built the rest of the card using scraps of paper to make background. I again pulled together a few different Lawn Fawn sentiment stamps to make the sentiment for the card.

Alrighty! That’s it. Such a short post… but a post. ūüôā I’ll be back again later. Thank you, as always, for stopping by.

And don’t forget to check out the hop. So many great cards have been shared already!

Coffee Lovers Hop | Card 1

Hi, everyone! Super stoked to see it’s time again for the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers hop. Challenging myself to make some cards for the hop this time. Really, actually challenging myself to dig into my stash and place! Taking part in the hop adds to it!

Anyway, here’s my first card inspired by the hop!

Just had fun here, pulling out a bunch of different Lawn Fawn stamp sets and mixing them together. Cocoa cups from one set. Owl stamps from another. A tree from another. You know, you get the picture.

I originally planned cover card with a lot of blue cardstock but it seemed like too much. So I just took the panel I stamped the snowflakes on and cut a squiggly hill with my scissors. The owls hid a lot of it, but you’ll see it if you look close enough.

The sentiment was put together by putting together stamps from a couple different Lawn Fawn sets as well. Always loving mixing and matching stamps.

That’s all I have for now. Be sure to check out the hop. So many cards are added throughout it. Always fun to see what everyone makes. The hop, by the way, runs through the 13th.

See you again real soon! Thanks, as always, for buzzing on by. It’s a latte fun when you do. (Wink!)

Hero Arts Winter 2020 Catalog Blog Hop

Hi, all! Super happy to be joining some of my favorite crafters in celebrating the latest release from Hero Arts. The Winter release is amazing, and I’m just tickled to be sharing a few cards made with the new goods.

First, if you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Nina-Marie’s blog. (The next stop after mine is the blog of the lovely Wanda Guess!) If you just happened to have stopped by, welcome! Please join the hop! Lots of inspiration to be found, plus the chance to win one of three Hero Arts gift cards by leaving comments during the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific on this post or any of the other hop posts, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

So let’s get to it. I have four (!!!) projects to share with you, plus quite a lot to say! (Wink, wink!)

Each of my projects use the new Love Ornament Fancy Die. Hero Arts included several cool ornament dies in the new release. I picked one for today’s post and challenged myself to show several ways to use it. (Pressure. Is. On. Let’s do this.)

The Traditional Ornament Cards

Meet card no. 1.

For this card, I created a simple shaker with the die. I paired it with a circle die to cut a window from a transparency, as well as the white background of the shaker.

I was kinda fancy with the shaker’s beads, only putting green seed beads above the word and red ones below it.

And meet card no. 2.

I once again created a shaker card. This time, though, you can see the inside of the card. Say what? How...

Here’s what I did. I created the background with the Circle Pattern stamp and then I temporarily adhered it to my card. I opened the card up, set a circle die on it and then ran it through my die-cutting machine, which created a circle window. I removed the stamped panel. I placed vellum on the card and permanently adhered the circle panel to the card. Easy peasy, although looking back at what I just wrote, it sounds way more (way, way, way more) complicated than it was.

Then I built the ornament shaker, using the vellum window opening as the shaker base. Again, it’s really cool to see the inside of the card with this one.

Even though these cards were made different, they have a similar feel about them. They look pretty cool next to each other too.

A Stamped Card Made With the Die

Ok, so let’s just jump to card no. 3.

I really wanted to stamp something under the “love” word so that’s what I did here. I stamped the images with the new Cozy Town set (plus a few hearts and a “sending” word from the previously released Acts of Kindness set) on a circle of cardstock.

Now, let’s just slow down for a minute and be real, real as can be. I could have just used the circle as it was and stacked several love words on top. No, friends. Why do it the easy way, Teri? Get ready for this. I got all complicated and die-cut the image with the love word and then did some tedious inlaid die-cutting/assembly work. Learn from me. Maybe do it the easy way.

I felt like this card could easily be used as a holiday card or a “just thinking of you” kind of card so I purposely did not use the ornament hanger with the “love” ornament. I wanted to have the option to send this card whenever I felt like it…. late November, December or February or March… or whenever!

A Thinking of You Card

Moving on. We’ve made it to card no. 4. Hope you are still with me.

I wanted to simply make a card with the Love Ornament die that had no holiday or winter feel to it at all. None! So I made this quick “thinking of you” card.

I simply cut the ornament from cardstock and then used my markers to add color.

This design was really easy to pull off and would be easy to recreate. I could see changing up the coloring scheme and adding some hearts to the design to mass produce some Valentine’s Day cards.

Alright! So that is it for this stop on the blog hop! I hope you have enjoyed the cards. Don’t forget that the next stop on the hop is the blog of Wanda Guess. Plus you’ll find all the blog hoppers on the Hero Arts blog.

Hero Arts products used on my projects today:

(* = Brand new product)

March 2020 Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hi, everybody!

It’s blog hop time! I’m super happy to join my Paper Smooches teammates in sharing some projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches¬†¬†MARCH¬†2020¬†release with you!

The new release is available for purchase now! There are THREE new 3 x 4 stamp sets and ONE new stencil.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a chance to win a prize! What’s the prize you ask? Well, friends, it’s a $50 gift code to use in the PS online store.¬† (Just think of the goodness you could add to your crafty stash with that! Oh yeah!)

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed¬†¬†(you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on¬†March 8th to leave a comment.¬†
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on¬†March¬†9th¬†to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.¬†¬†

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Karin Akesdotter (<—- next stop! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

Alright! So let’s get on with the project!

A handmade card by Teri, creating with Paper Smooches products

Created this card with the new Rainbow Sherbet dies. I cut a line in the typewriter and then cut a piece of cardstock to fit in it so it would like the sentiment really was typed.

The words are from a couple different stamp sets:  Noteworthy and Delightful Greetings. They were part of larger sentiments so I did a little masking by covering up the unneeded words with washi tape while I inked the stamps.

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The papers on the card are also from Paper Smooches. They are from the previously released Rainbow Sherbet paper pack. I really like the color combo.

Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends. Thanks for hopping today and stopping by my blog-a-roo!

PS…. Do you love making stuff with Paper Smooches’ products? Well, don’t forget to check out the fun challenge PS offers each month?¬† Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hi, guys!

Paper Smooches turned NINE in February! Time flies! Seems like just yesterday that Kim launched her company! A big happy birthday to Paper Smooches and continued good vibes for Kim!

The anniversary means it’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches’¬†¬†FEBRUARY 2020¬†release with you! (Hot diggity dog!)

There is ONE new stamp set, TWO new dies, and ONE new ephemera die-cut pack! Yay! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is¬†a prize!¬†¬†The prize – a¬†$50¬†gift code to use at the¬†PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed¬†¬†(you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on¬†February 8th to leave a comment.¬†
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on¬†February¬†9th¬†to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.¬†¬†

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

Enough blog hop talk. Let’s get to the card!

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Created this guy with the brand new Happy Hellos stamp set and Happy Hello Icons dies. I also added some hearts cut with the Tiny Hearts dies. (By the way, did you take Kathy’s Coloring Road Trip class on Online Card Classes? I applied some of her tips from to color in the bees. Boy, I sure love the end result! Thanks for tips, Kathy!)
Created the background paper myself with the ink and the Buffalo Check Stencil. I have made so many background papers with it. It’s so darn fun!

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Alright! That’s all I have for you! I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for hopping with us… and for stopping by my blog-a-roo!

PS! Don’t forget that Paper Smooches wants to see your work! Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?¬† Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

 

Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

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Hey, hey, hey, friends!

It’s that time again! It’s Paper Smooches BLOG HOP time and we get to share some projects made with the the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†NOVEMBER¬†2019¬†release with you!¬† Hooray!

As part of this release, there are TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils. The new products are now available to purchase here.

We love prizes. And prizes are fun, right? Well, guess what? There’s a prize for this hop. The prize is a¬†$50¬†gift code to use at the¬†PS online store. (Fingers crossed for ALL of you!)

Here are the details on how you could possibly snag the code:

  • TWO¬†winners¬†will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the¬†blogs below.
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed.¬† (Note: you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on¬†November 8th¬†to leave a comment.

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guest:

Heather Hoffman

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Oh! One more thing! Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning a blog hop prize:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.¬† If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter )
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

By the way, did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Enough chat about the hop!

Let’s see the card!

A stamped friendship card by Teri | terisplace,wordpress,com

I created this card using several new products: the Thinking of You die; the Sunflower die; and the Savvy Stencil. I also used the “friend” word from the Delightful Greetings stamp set.

I added the patterns the back of the card with a little ink and the stencil. To create the flower, I die-cut it from white cardstock. I then used a bunch of markers to add color to it. To borrow a phrase from my friend, Kathy, I “color plucked” from my basket of markers, meaning I just grabbed Copic markers that looked good rather than follow any numeric formula for color blending.TeriThinkingofYouDie-2

To give the sentiment a little extra pop, I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a few dots to the words. I like the subtle texture.

Alright! That is it for me. Thanks so much for taking part in today’s hop… and leaving your kinds words! It’s always such a treat!

 

Coffee Card No. 2

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Hi, all!

Back again with another caffeine-inspired card. Super happy to be linking it up the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop too! (So many great projects have been shared so far! Great job everyone!)

Boba Tea Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this card with the Caffeinated stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had colored in the tea glass and little fellas a bit back, but I never used on a project. Totally inspired by the hop to pull them out and put them on a card.HelloCuteTeaCard-2-teri

The patterned papers are from my big old box of scraps. Anyone else out there still keep a box of paper scraps? I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up much new patterned paper. Have so much older stuff (but still dang good) stuff to use.

Oh and the sentiment! Created the custom sentiment by mixing together words from the Caffeinated set and the Caffeinated Two set.

Alright! That is it for me! Hope you enjoyed checking out my card! Don’t forget to check out ALL the awesome cards uploaded to the hop. So, so many good ones!

 

Blog Hop with Paper Smooches – October!

Hi, friends!

It’s the time again. It‚Äôs Paper Smooches Blog Hop time for October, and, boy, am I excited to share some new cards with you.¬† Myself and the rest of the Paper Smooches design team gang (and special friends) are banding together to share a sampling of projects made with the¬†NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†October¬†2019¬†release with you!

  • 3 NEW¬†STAMP SETS
  • 4 NEW¬†DIES
  • 2 NEW¬†STENCILS

Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on October 7th. Hooray!

To add extra fun to our blog hop‚Ķthere is¬†a prize!¬†¬†The prize ‚Äď a¬†$50. gift code to use at the¬†PS online store.

Here are the details:

+  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog links below

+ Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 

+ Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on October 8th to leave a comment.

+ Please check the Paper Smooches blog on October 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guests:

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.¬† If you don‚Äôt already like the PS FB page, please do¬†here.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter ‚Ästhttps://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(… which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog‚Ķ. which is totally awesome, right?)

OK! So let’s get on with the project.

A Harry Potter Boba Tea card made by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I had a super strong desire to create a Harry Potter-inspired card so I stamped the glassed on the Boba Tea cup (all from the Caffeinated stamp set). Then I used a black pen to draw a mark like Harry’s onto the top of the glass.

I didn’t have a wand stamp, but there are some super cute stars in the So Fairy Cute stamp set. I stamped a whole bunch of those to add the “magical” feeling of the card.

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The sentiment was created by pairing the “bobalicious” word from the Caffeinated Two stamp set with the “you are” from one of the stamps in the Caffeinated set.

Anyway, thought it turned out pretty fun! Looking forward to sending this card to one of my friends.

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks again, friends, for stopping by. I always appreciate your kind words. See you again real soon.