Today’s cards (11-13)

Hi guys!

Me again. Big surprise, right?

A couple more cards to share today. Broke my Christmas card binge with a couple non-Christmas cards. Made both of these just for fun.

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

Both of these use the Baby Birds stamp set and coordinating dies from Paper Smooches. I stamped and cut a bunch of these at a craft night a week or so ago with some of my friends and then came home and colored them over the weekend.

I literally had this whole stack of birds, waiting to go on cards. So I messed around (well, dinked around) and figured out how to arrange all four of them together to fit on one card. The result? Two cards. Kinda fun, right?

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

One thing I feel to compelled to stay is back when I was a wee cardmaker and scrapbooker, I felt like I always had to color things exactly as they are in the real world. So like the little toucan dude, I would have gone to EXTREME lengths to color him with the proper colors. As I’ve become old and grumpy…. errr… a more experienced crafter…. I’ve gotten away from that and started coloring things with colors that make me happy. It’s kinda freeing to just do your thing and run with it. Anyway…

Alright! That’s what I have for you. I’ll be back again later this week, friends. See you again soon.

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Today’s cards (11-12)

Hi guys!

A few more cards to share with you today.

Clean and quick, but fun. Again. All similar. All the result of my recent Christmas card binge.

So meet today’s cards.

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

I once again used the Tis the Season set and coordinating dies from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line. I also used the Holly Jolly set to add the little stars.

Once again, went with a soft color combo. Sometimes, it’s just fun to do something you don’t normally do. I don’t often use soft color combos.

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

Added a little shading under the cars by taking a rag, picking up a small amount of black ink on it and then rubbing into onto the cards. I like how it grounds the cars. It’s nice to not have the cards look like they are floating.

Anyhooooo, that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators. See you soon!

 

 

Technique Tuesday + Simon Says Stamp! = Stampy Fun!

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Fun times, y’all! Really fun times!

My buddies at Technique Tuesday partnered up with my buddies at Simon Says Stamp! in offering a brand new stamp set. Debuting today is the new Sassy – You’re Not Normal (2.0) stamp set Simon Says Stamp!

This stamp set, designed by Technique Tuesday, is debuting today as part of Simon’s super fun STAMPtember festivities! It’s exclusive to Simon and is available for a limited time.

I know some folks on both sides of this deal. Yep. I do. And so I was lucky to get hooked up with an advance copy of the stamp set. (Thanks, guys!) So, yeah, I put together a couple cards to share with you.

Meet card no. 1.

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

The words (hahaha) and the pinwheel are from the STAMPtember stamp set. The little dotted line is actually from TT’s Felix the Frog stamp set. I’ve been using it a lot. Works with a lot of different images.

Meet card no. 2.

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

Speaking of Felix the Frog, here he is. I went full-on Felix here, pairing him with a pinwheel and a phrase from the STAMPtember set. Kinda fun, right? Well, I hope! πŸ˜‰

And meet card no. 3.

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

This card here features just images and words from the STAMPtember set. As much as I am a mix and matcher when it comes to stamps, it sure is nice sometimes to just use images and words from one stamp set.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today. Be back again soon.

Today’s Card (9-22)

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Hi guys!

Back again with another card. Totally inspired again to play by the folks taking part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop! (Thanks, guys.)

So meet today’s card.

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Just had fun here, again playing with a couple new stamp sets debuting at Technique Tuesday on Oct. 1st. All the images are from one set, and the words are from another. Both are coffee-themed. Yippee! πŸ™‚

I wanted the cup to look like it had coffee in it so I only partly colored in the opening with a brown marker. Β And then I wanted to create a somewhat happy scene so I randomly stamped the steam and hearts above it.

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

I had a lot of circle elements going on with my card so I went for “circle gold” so to speak and added a few sequins to my card. The more circles, the better. πŸ˜‰

Alright. That’s what I have. If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out the hop, please do. There are so, so many inspiring cards! Way to go, everyone!

Christmas Card Challenge: 4

Hi guys!

Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!

Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.

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

I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. πŸ˜‰ Β I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.

The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

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

To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!

Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.