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.

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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.

 

Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Kicking off this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley! It’s our thing around Christmas to challenge each other to make Christmas cards. And we are sharing the results of this year’s challenge this week.

So meet today’s card!

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

Created the little scene here with a couple Mama Elephant stamp sets – Alpine Carolers and their Reindeer stamp and die set that was produced by Hampton Art (but is somewhat similar to their amazing Reindeer Games set). DeerTreeSceneCardClose_teri

Had a great little time, coloring in the reindeer and tree. Might… just might have… killed a Copic marker in the process. Might have. 😉

Created the wintery background with the help of the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics (also from MFT).  They are fun to use on their own… and even more fun to use together!

I always like adding a little pop to my cards so I added a few drops to background the some glitter glue and some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The little drops always add a little something special, I think.

Alright! That’s all I have today. Be back tomorrow with another card based on the challenge. Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to stop by Ashley’s blog.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016

Hi guys!

It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.

This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge. 🙂

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

The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.

Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!

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

You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.

Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is. 🙂

Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.