A Christmas Card + a Sunny Studio Alert!

Looking for my 4th Birthday Sunny Studio Blog Hop post? It’s two posts down. 🙂 

Hey, guys! It’s never too early to get started on Christmas cards. I don’t know about you, but I sure hate waiting to the last minute to make them. I’d much rather spread out my card making efforts over the year and then just pull cards from my stash out at Christmas.

Today’s card features the mini light bulb die that Sunny Studio is offering with orders until their supply runs out. I just love this little light.

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I cut it multiple times from white cardstock and then used my markers to add colors to the bulb and base. Look really close at each bulb and you’ll see some extra shading added to each one.  The “string” is a piece of twine I adhered right onto my card and then placed the lights along it.MerryChristmasBulbs-teri-close

The white cardstock panel they are placed on was dry embossed with their new Buffalo Plaid embossing folder. It’s really cool, I think, how it looks when embossed on white paper.

The sentiment was created with words and phrases from the Merry Mice stamp set. Really, I could have used words from any Christmas stamp set, but I just happened to have that stamp set sitting on my desk so I used it. How is that for a “real life crafting” confession? Wink.

Alright! That’s it for this card. Don’t forget. Today is the last day to take part in Sunny Studio’s 4th Birthday Blog Hop. Get hopping by checking out my post here. So many fun cards.

Thank you for stopping by. It’s always such a treat when folks do. Thank you.

Sunny Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to Sunny Studio Stamps!

Super happy today to be joining some wonderful crafters in celebrating the 4th birthday of Sunny Studio Stamps! A big hello to all of you! If you have been blog hopping, you should have arrived here from the blog of Francine Vuillème. I’m Teri. And if you are just joining the hop, welcome! (The next stop on the hop is the blog of Rachel Alvarado.)

Sunny Studio’s Winter release is Sept. 27th, but in honor of Sunny Studio’s 4th birthday, all of their Winter release products are available for pre-order! You’ll find all the new products right  HERE.

Also, Sunny Studio is offering free shipping within the USA and a mini light bulb die on all orders (or a $4 discount + a free mini light bulb die on international orders) + a free enamel pin on orders over $50 through September 30th. (The pin is so, so cute!)

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I’ve created three cards with the new products to share with you today.

This first card is a, well, a little cheesy! Wink!

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Ha! Just kidding. But it sure was fun to make a sweet little scene with these mice and tree stamps from the Merry Mice stamp set. I also used the coordinating Merry Mice dies and Very Merry 6×6 paper.

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To give the background paper a little extra something, I added some white dots to some of the snowballs with white Nuvo Crystal Drops. It’s subtle but I like it adds just little bit of texture to the card.

I really like making scenes when I stamp so this second card features, well, another scene! 🙂

MerryLittleChristmasHouses-Teri The neighborhood and snowy hills were stamped with the Scenic Route stamps and die-cut with the Scenic Route dies. I applied glitter along the snowy hills to add a little sparkle to this scene.

I also used an embossing folder (the brand new 6×6 Buffalo Plaid one) to dry emboss the white cardstock behind the scene. MerryLittleChristmasHouses-Teri-Close

This last card features yet another scene. This one was created with the new Feeling Frosty stamp set and Feeling Frosty dies. (One creative note: The sentiment was created with words from the Merry Mice stamp set.)

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I once again used paper from the Very Merry 6×6 paper pack.

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These little snowpeople are just so cute. I actually stamped and die-cut about a dozen of them. I colored them all in and then just fit as many as I could on my card. Needless to say, they’ll be surfacing on several more cards in the next few months. Mark. My. Words.

Alright! That’s what I have!

Be sure to leave a comment on my post (as well as the rest of the blog hoppers’ posts). You could win a $25 gift card on my blog, as well as each of their blogs! Comments will be taken through Friday, September 27th 11:59 pm PDT. Winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, October 1st, and Mendi (the sweet soul behind Sunny Studio) will email all the winners their shopping codes.

Don’t forget! Next stop on the hop is the blog of Rachel Alvarado. Take it away, Rachel!

And here’s the complete blog hop list, just in case you get lost. 🙂

Thank you again for stopping by today! It’s such a treat!

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – 6

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Hi, guys!

The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂

I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.

I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set! creamtomycoffeecard1-teri

I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.

I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.

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For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.

Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.

Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!

 

Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop – 2

Hi, guys!

I couldn’t help myself. I was inspired by the Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop make another card to share with you.

Meet today’s card.

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Today’s card is on the fun side. I pulled out the Thanks a Latte stamp set (and dies) from Lawn Fawn. Not only are the cups ADORABLE, but there are little face stamps you can stamp on them. I just love giving a cup that extra pop of silly personality.

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The texture background for my card was created with the Cable Knit embossing folder from Sunny Studio Stamps. It felt like it was just a good background to use with these warm Winter drinks.

Alright! That is it for me for now. I hope to make another project or two to share and link up to the hop before it ends.

By the way, don’t forget to swing by the hop post to see all the projects that have been linked up so far. So many fun coffee, tea and cocoa-themed cards.

Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop – 1

Hi, guys!

The Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop kicks off today, and I was totally inspired to play and make a card for it!

Here we go!

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This one uses images from an old retired stamp set (and dies) from Simon Says Stamp! called Winter Warmth. The words (and the little heart) are from the Christmas Cocoa stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

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Nothing really fancy here. I colored the images in with Copic markers. To give the red mug a little sparkle, I rubbed a little glue on the heart and dumped some glass glitter on top. Easy peasy.

The patterned paper on the card? That’s some older stuff from Echo Park Paper. I kinda go crazy with stripes and polka dots papers because they are timeless and can be used right away….. or a long time later (insert: after I’ve hoarded away even more patterned paper. Wink!)

Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to check out the link up for the hop. Lots of awesome projects have already been uploaded, plus there’s a lot of great sponsors taking part as well.

Be back again later, gators.

A Wreath Card and Tag

Hi, friends!

Looking for a little Christmas card and gift tag inspiration? I’m up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today, sharing a couple new projects. Here’s a little peek at the goods.

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I’ll give you the scoop on how I made the little wreaths. Yes, they might look simple but, wow, they took quite a few steps.

Plus I’ll tell you how I used some of the awesome products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to really make the wreaths pop off the card and tag. Talk about time savers!

I’d be tickled if you’d check the post out. Thanks for stopping by, friends. I’ll be back later in the week!

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Technique Tuesday

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Hi, friends!

I am super excited to share a tag inspired by Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

What is Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event you ask? Well, for quite a few years now, Tracey has invited folks to create Christmas tags in November. It’s a super fun event with lots and lots (and lots) of tag inspiration.

Technique Tuesday is sponsoring her event today, and I’m super thrilled to contribute a tag of mine to the fun.

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Created this little guy with the new Christmas Cocoa set, which just came out on the 1st. (Confession time: I designed it myself.)

I stamped the mug on cardstock, colored in with markers and then fussy cut it with scissors. I applied a bunch of glue to the foam and dipped it in glass glitter to add that touch of sparkle.

I sponged some blue ink on a rectangle of cardstock and added the mug, some stamped hearts and a few drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Then I cut a shape and adhered the panel to it with Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I finished the tag by stamping a few words and popping a hole the top of the tag and adding some red twine. I think it turned out pretty great.

I’m planning on using this tag on a holiday package, but I think it would look pretty swell on a card too.

By the way, don’t forget to comment over on Tracey’s blog post. There’s a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs. It’s always fun to have a chance to win something. for just saying a few kind words and all. Fingers crossed that one of you takes it home.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I sure appreciate it when you do. It’s always a treat! See you again soon.