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.

A Couple of Magical Unicorn Cards

Hi, guys!

Got a couple cards to share with you today! Made these two critter cards last week and just getting around to sharing them.

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Is the unicorn not the cutest ever? My friend, Nina, sent the unicorn die over to play with for the fun of it. It’s from Waffle Flower Crafts, and I truly imagine making a ton of cards with it. It. Just. Plain. Makes. Me. Happy.

I used it somewhat the same and somewhat different. I added a heart (diecut with dies from Lawn Fawn) to each unicorn, plus added color with markers. (I also added hearts in the background.) For one of the unicorns, I added sparkle with glitter glue (that’s the white one). For the other unicorn, I added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen. It’s subtle but so, so pretty.

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The sentiment on both cards is from the Encouraging Greetings set from Pretty Pink Posh. It’s quickly become one of my favorites to use for creating cards for friends. It’s pretty much on my desk all the time… wink!

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Alrighty! That is all I have for you. Be back later, gators.

Inspired by Lawn Fawnatics

Hi, guys!

I’m back with a Christmas card to share with you today. Today’s card by was inspired by Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 65: Fun with Dies! Seemed like a good reason to dig into my pile of dies and plays… and so I did. 🙂

Meet today’s card and my take on the challenge.

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The wreath (cut with the Mini Wreath dies) was so much fun to put together. Super tiny but fun to add some extra detail to with Glossy Accents. You’ll see I added a little gloss to the berries and the bow.

I also added a detail to the hearts (cut with the Hearts dies) with Glossy Accents as well.

I also “hung” the wreath with a small piece of twine.

A Christmas Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To make the Fa La La La La word (cut with the Fa La La La La Border) stand out, I cut it three times from kraft cardstock and stacked it up and added a stamped phrase beneath it. The words? They were stamped with a phrase from the Simply Winter Sentiments set.

In full disclosure, I originally planned to hang the wreath from the Fa La La La La words. I tried many ways but I was not digging the look. I haven’t quite abandoned the idea thought and might try again later in the holiday card making season. Watch for that… wink!

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for swinging by. And thanks, Fawny friends, for the challenge.

Paper Smooches June 2019 Blog Hop

Hey, friends! It’s time yet again to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2019 release with you! ONE new stamp sets, FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on June 7th. Once they go live, you will find the new products here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • 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) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on June 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on June 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guests:

Amy Tsuruta

Emily Leiphart

Design Team:

 

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

 

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson
Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

(… which means that you have up to four super duper big extra chances to win on each blog! Oh yeah! Woot!)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for all the details.  

Alright! Enough with the hop talk. Let me share with you the card I made for the hop! On your mark. Get set. And go!

A stamped card for Paper Smooches by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this guy with the brand new Vespa die! It’s such a fun die. I die-cut the bike twice from white cardstock. I used markers to color the pieces on the first die-cut, not worrying if I went onto the lines. Then I removed the pieces from the second die-cut and adhere the white “frame” on top. It’s a pretty fun way to use intricate dies! TeriVespaDie-close

The sentiments are all from the previously released Hello Sampler stamp set. I really just took a bunch of words and phrases from the set and paired them together until they looks like a fun phrase for the card.

Sure looking forward to sending this card to a friend!

Thanks again, friends, for stopping by and checking out the hop. It’s always a pleasure when you do stop by!

See you again soon!

Today’s card (4-12)

Hi, everyone!

Dropping by today to share a card created with one of Paper Smooches’ new crafting dies. I’m just so excited to send this card to one of my stamping friends.

A handmade "Missing You" card by Teri | Created with Paper Smooches stamps & dies

The flowers were created with the new Stemmed Rose Dies. Rather than doing a bunch of paper piecing and all, I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. It is kind of a tedious task with thin, intricate dies, but I think the results are almost always stunning.

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Now, this card has a fun little twist. The die set comes with a mat die. Rather than matting the flowers onto mats, I used the mat die to cut a window out out of the front of the card. I placed one of the flowers inside the card, right so you could see it through the window.

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One thing I did on the front of the card, to make the flowers stand out on it, was I opened it and sponging a little blue ink onto it. I did it softly, over and over in a circle. I also added a sentiment (perfect for my stamping friend) from the Fun & Flirty stamp set.

To finish things off, I added couple sequins. They are always a nice, fairly flat, way of finishing a card.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.

PS. Don’t miss this post I shared over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog recently! It shows a fun way to use foil to make a wedding card!

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Technique Tuesday Oct. Countdown Day 2

(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps blog hop post? Go here!)

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Hi, guys!

I’m back… back again… with a couple more projects created with products from the October release from Technique Tuesday.

Today’s projects feature the new Bow on the Border die, which like all the new goods will be available here on the 1st.

This new die has a lot of awesomeness about it. It works with a standard A2 card, plus you can use it to make Christmas cards like this.

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Here I just cut a border into a card with it. Then I cut it out again from a piece of red cardstock and used the inner pieces on my card.

I also paired the border with a sentiment from the previously released Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set.

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You can also use this die easily to make cards for other occasions, like birthdays!

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So here, I just cut the border into my card, added some patterned paper strips behind it and added a birthday sentiment (from the Lovely Lavender set).

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Yep. I also didn’t bother adding the insides of the bow back to the card. Here’s why: I didn’t feel like it. (Wink!) Plus I actually thought the strips of patterned paper looked quite lovely peeking out from the inside of the card.

Alright. That’s it for me. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. They are going to KNOCK your socks off. Trust me.

Be back again tomorrow.

Seen Elsewhere Today

Hi, guys!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing a set of friendship cards.

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These cards were extra fun to make as they use lots of 3D Foam Products. They have lot of depth and dimension.

Get the scoop on how I did it in the post over there. You’ll also find lots of more pictures.

Be back again later, gators.

 

 

Technique Tuesday Release Day

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Hi, guys!

It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’ve got a new card created with new stuff to share with you. (<—-Say that new thing ten times fast.)

Meet today’s card.

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

Created this bad boy with a couple new products from Technique Tuesday, the Cool Tools dies and the What a Guy stamp set. (You’ll see them and all the other new goods here.)

I cut the tools from white cardstock and then used my markers to add color to them. And then I assembled them together for the card.

I created my background for the card with various scraps of patterned paper from my shoebox of scraps.

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

The sentiment? It hails from the What a Guy stamp set. I think any old sentiment that is guy-worthy would work with this card. (Or maybe a girl-sentiment would work for a tool loving DIY girl!)

Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to check out the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other Design Team members sharing projects created with the new goods today. So much good stuff!

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.

Technique Tuesday Release Day

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Hi, all!

March 1st means the new release at Technique Tuesday is live. You’ll find all the new goods right here.

And I’m sharing a project today created with a couple of the new products.

A handmade card by Teri for Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.com

Created this little dude with the new Gertie & Garth Goat stamps and coordinating dies.

I just had fun with this card by stamping several elements from the stamp set, cutting them with the dies and the coloring them in with my trusty old markers.

Created the little scene by pairing everything together. Rather than letting the goat, cans and flowers “float” in the air, I used a cosmetic sponge to sponge a little black ink onto the card. It’s just a simple little thing to do, but it’s a great way to “ground” your stamped images.

You might be wondering about the label. That’s was cut with Technique Tuesday’s Retro Labels dies. I cut it, stamped the image on it and then added a little pop with some foam tape. I always like adding a little extra dimension with foam adhesives.

Alrighty! That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday blog for a list of all the other TT Design Team members sharing projects today. You’ll also find links to their blogs.