Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Hi, guys!

I’m happy to be blog hoppity hopping today with the Design Team from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released some Christmas stamps and dies in August and September and we’re celebrating by sharing some projects made with them. We are also celebrating that they will be releasing even more Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months. (Hint: Lights! Hint: Cocoa! And more! I totally said too much. Let’s keep that between you and me! But know that I cannot wait for you to see what TT has up their sleeves!)

First, let me give you the hop list.

 

Now, let me show you the projects!

I’ve been dying to share this first project for someone time.

The sweet little guy is on it is my friends’ little fella, who celebrated his first Christmas last year.

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Is he just the cutest reindeer? Makes my heart smile! ūüôā

I used a few different Technique Tuesday products to decorate this page. First, I used the new Story of December set to add the date to it and to create that Story of December label you see. And then I used some previously released stamp sets to do the rest of the stamping: Classic Christmas Sentiments and Spirit of December. I also used the Ribbon & Holly dies to add the ribbon and holly leaves to the page. I just love the ribbon and holly berry. They look so cool when cut from glitter paper.

A scrapbook page by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.com

Now I didn’t use the December Moments set to stamp anything on the page, but the sentiments in that set would have worked perfect on my labels too. That set is packed with good scrapbooking stamps.

Now, here’s my second project.

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

For this little Christmas card, I created one big sentiment by combining phrases from the December Moments and Christmas Birds stamp sets.

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The little birds and presents were also stamped with the Christmas Birds set. They were cut with the matching crafting dies. Now there’s no tree in the stamp set but there’s a little piece of greenery in the Spirit of December set that makes a good substitute tree… and is sized as such that (just a happy coincidence) it works with the birds. Yay for happy coincidences!

Alright! That’s all I have!

This is, officially, the last design team stop on the hop! If you haven’t already hit the Technique Tuesday blog, please do so. You’ll find the complete hop list there, plus you will want to comment on their post, as well as the this post and the rest of the DT’s posts, as there is a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs for a lucky someone who leaves a comment on one of the posts. Comments will be taken until midnight on the 20th! The winner will be announced on the 22nd on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping… and hopping… on by! I always appreciate it when you do, friends. Thank you.

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Stamping with the Christmas Birds

Hi, guys!

Back again with a few more cards to share with you!

Today’s cards feature the Christmas Birds stamp set. Technique Tuesday is releasing some Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months, starting with this set I designed and some other products.

Christmas Birds stamp set from Technique Tuesday | TechniqueTuesday.com

I wanted to take a little time today to share a few projects I made with the set.

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

This first card features the stamp set in its simplest form. I stamped the bird and presents on cardstock and then fussy cut them with my scissors. Then I stamped them again on my card, adding the fussy cut portions of them to it. One of the cool things about this design is it would work with either of the birds in the stamp set. Tweet-Holiday-Bird-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

The stamp set has matching paper crafting dies available too! And so I used the dies to make this card. Not everyone is a master fussy cutter. That’s why I love matching dies. Cut a die, stamp on it and you are good to go. (Or stamp on a piece of cardstock, line the image up with the die, die-cut and you are good to go!)

Rather than turning the bird blue for this card, I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. What’s that you ask? Yep. It’s simple. I used gray inks instead. I think it’s a fun look for him!

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For this last card, I used the same bird three times. I was going for more of a scene. I could have masked the scene, but instead I stamped the bird three times on cardstock and fussy cut him (…or is it a her? You decide.). Then I stamped the bird three times on my card and adhered the large fussy cut portion of the bird to each impression.

To make the birds look like they are singing, I stamped a few musical notes and added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Oh yeah, and I added a few sequins too.

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

Stamp and dies featured in today’s post:

Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Hop

Hi, guys!

I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!

I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.

This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.

Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Jenn Shurkus

Susan Opel¬†(on Jenn’s site)

Chari Moss

Cheiron Brandon

Libby Hickson

Caryn Davies

Emily Midgett

Vera Yates

Tifany DeGough

Jana Millen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Cisneros

Susan Wymer

Jessie Banks

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)

So this is the card I made for the hop!

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

I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.

My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from.¬† I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.

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To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang!¬†¬†Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!

Top Ten Blog Hop 2017

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Hi guys!

Super happy today to be joining a whole bunch of others paper crafters in sharing their top projects for 2017.

Here’s a peek a my top cards shared here on the old blog-a-roo.

A Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comHello-From-The-Herd-Card-TeriA handmade card for Neat and Tangled by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comCelebrateBirthdayBearEH-TeriSSS-Happy-With-A-Twist-Frog-Handmade-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayA handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.comA handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

They seem like a pretty happy bunch of cards!

By the way, I’ve got a giveaway! Be sure to comment by 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 5th, 2018. I’ll pick one of you to score this set of snowflake dies from My Favorite Things.

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Alright! That’s all I have got!

Be sure to check out the whole hop! Here’s a list of all the hoppers:

Christine Meyer

Jen Gallacher

Kathy Skou

Kathleen Graum√ľller

Teri Anderson (You are here!)

Susie Bentz  (NEXT STOP!)

Janice Daquila-Pardo

Giorgia Rossini

Laurel Seabrook  

Aimee Kidd

Mary Ann Jenkins

Keren Tamir

Lee-Anne Thornton

Heather Leopard

Tifany DeGough  

Sue Eldred

Melissa Elsner

Laura Whitaker

Anita Mulcahey

Ashley Smith

Katelyn Clary

Simone Schermann

Shelly Kurth

Monique Liedtke
Suzanna Lee

Marcia Dehn-Nix  

Laura Cox

Irit Shalom

Nicole Martel

Carolyn Johnson

Tenia Nelson

Samantha Taylor  

Rebecca Keppel

Judy Hayes

Isha Gupta

Traci Penrod

Tracy McLennon

Karen Hunter

Lyne Blodgett

Anna Sigga

Lisa Moen
Kat Benjamin

Wendy Antenucci  

 

Christmas Card Challenge 2017… the finale!

Hi guys!

Here again with one last take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

On your mark. Get set. Meet today’s card.

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Pulled out my Avery Elle stash of stamps to put this guy together. The little snowman and snowflakes are from the Be Jolly set, while the words are from the Let It Snow set.

Little secret about the background. I made this really awesome sky background with the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. I was all set to make a little scene and then… BOOM…. dropped a black ink pad on the corner! Tears! Seriously, don’t you hate it when that happens?!

I had an idea for saving it. I stamped the snowman one more time on cardstock. Fussy cut it out with my scissors, adhered it the cloud paper and then … boom… use a circle die to cut it out.

Meet the leftovers of Exhibit A.

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

See the black ink mark. Kinda makes me wanna cry… even now.¬† Wink!

So anyhoo, I used the circle with the snowman on my card as you see here.

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It worked out. Yep. It worked out.

Alright! That’s all I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Be back later, gators.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop + Christmas Challenge

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Hi guys!

Me again. Back with another card! Today’s card is a two-fer!

I made with because of my annual Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley! But it was also inspired by the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

So meet today’s card.

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

Created the mug of goodness with the help of the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio stamps. Did a little masking so I could make it look like the candy cane was in the mug. I stamped the heart right onto the mug too. It fit perfectly.

Grounded the mug by stamping a mask on sticky note paper, placing it over and it and then sponging on some black ink. I removed the mask and ended up with that little shadow.

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The words are the bottom of the card are also from the Mug Hugs stamp set.

Once again, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers Bloghop to see all the other coffee-inspired cards! So many good ones.

And be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take today on our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. You are the best.

Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!

Meet today’s card.

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

I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.

To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top.  I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.

The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.

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Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.

Super fun… and super cool looking.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.