A Magical Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another card. It’s kinda… sorta… magical. 😉

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Well, you know, in a unicorn sense. Wink.

Made this card the other day just for the fun of having fun after picking up the Unicorn Stamp & Cut set of stamps and dies from Hero Arts. Let me tell you the story about how the stamps came to live with me. It was World Card Making Day and, well, you know, one should treat themselves on that day. Because… it’s what us stampers do, right? Anyway, I saw the set and magically took  a trip in time back to my second grade unicorn-obsessed self and was like, “Yeah. That’s fun. I need it.” And so the unicorns came to live with me.

Everything on this little card stamped with the stamp set. I thought it would be fun to make a herd of sorts of unicorns so I stamped and colored in three of them. I drew inspiration from my elementary school friend Jennifer’s My Little Pony collection (She had so many!) for the colors of the unicorns.

A Unicorn Stamped Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the card a little glitz and sparkle, I stamped some stars around the unicorns. I colored them in with a yellow pencil and then added a few drops of glitter glue. Now, the glitter glue I used was clear. The cool thing about it? It took on the yellow from my colored pencil. I also added a few clear drops of Glossy Accents to the scene, near the stars. There’s just something I love about the look of Glossy Accents drops. The hardest part about putting them on a card? Simple. Waiting for them to dry. But the end result is so, so worth it.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today, friends. I’ll be back again later in the week with a a few more cards to share with you. Hope you’ll stop by.

Hero Arts & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

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Hi, friends!

Super geeked to be hopping today with the fun folks from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Hero Arts. You should have arrived here from the blog of Shelleye McDaniel. (Next stop after this one is Terri Burson!)

I’ve got 2 cards to share with you today.

Meet card no. 1.

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I had a lot of fun making this card with the Food Puns stamps from Hero Arts. I made the heart waffles by stamping them on cardstock and coloring them in with markers. I fussy cut them out with scissors and then adhere them to my card with 3D Foam Squares Regular Size from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I love the pop the the squares give.

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And meet card no. 2.

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I used the It’s Fiesta Time stamp set from Hero Arts to stamp the dog, bottle, bones and sentiment for this card. Once again, I stamped on white cardstock and then colored things in with markers. Again, I did some fancy fussy cutting.

To give the card a little sparkle, I adhered 3D Foam Circles White Mix onto the card. I removed the backing paper on top and rubbed red foil (from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit) onto the sticky surface. It’s kinda like magic, giving the circles a foil-y finish!

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By the way, to hold the papers to both cards, I used E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser. It’s a great tool!

Alright! That’s what I have! There are will two $35 value prizes (one from Hero Arts and one from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) for blog hoppers! International entries are welcome. You have until Sunday, 6/24, at 11:59 p.m. CST to enter! (You can do so by clicking the red button below.)

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And here’s the hop list! Next stop on the hop is the blog of Terri Burson!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Christine Meyer
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Libby Hickson
Linsey Rickett
Margie Higuchi
Michelle Short
Shannon Morgan
Shellye McDaniel
Teri Anderson (You are here!)
Terri Burson (<————————-NEXT STOP!)
Tracy McLennon
Valerie Ward
Yvonne van de Grijp

Happy blog hopping! Thanks, as always for stopping by!

Birthday Card Challenge #1

Hi guys!

Back again with a card. My friend, Ashley, posed a challenge to make birthday cards so the two of us will be sharing birthday cards on Wednesday for awhile. 🙂

handmade card by teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I went kinda freestyle today with this bad boy by combining some different stuff.

Used some graph style patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, plus some sticky notes from Kelly Purkey and Hero Arts, to make the background.

The donut themed stamps (words and donuts… because they make everything better, you know) are also from Kelly Purkey. I think this is a set she sold in her store. I picked it up at a workshop she held here quite awhile back… a super fun workshop that is. (Thanks, Kelly!)

handmade card by teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The “happy birthday” and “celebrate” words are from the Wish Big set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Fun to combine them with the other stuff. 🙂

Alrighty. That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her take on the challenge. I’m sure it won’t disappoint. And be sure to stop by again next Wednesday for another birthday card.

Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

So tickled today to be joining some of my favorite makers in celebrating the Summer 2016 release from Hero Arts with a blog hop!

Hero Arts products have been part of my creative arsenal for a really long, long time. In fact, some of the very first stamps I ever used (…. and maybe collected… maybe… hee hee) were from Hero Arts. So it’s an extra special treat to take part. (Thanks for having me, Hero Arts friends.)

I’ve got three projects to share with you. Each of them use the new City Adventure stamp set. And I’m a fan of mixing and matching so I’ve used some other Hero Arts stamps with them.

So I’d like to introduce you to card #1.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.comI went pretty graphic here. I  wanted to create a city scene of sorts. I started by making those dots to stamp the cityscape on. To make those dots in the background, I just took an ink applicator and applied inks directly to cardstock.

And then I built the scene around it, adding the taxi and “let’s go” phrase. The card needed a little more so I added the sun and “roam” and “get lost” phrases from The Adventure Begins to it. And then I drew the black line  under the taxi.

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I think it turned out pretty fun!

These next two cards are destination specific… or location specific, I guess. 🙂

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The bird and sign are from the City Adventure set. If you have ever watched that show “Portlandia”, you’ve  probably heard a reference to putting a bird on things. 😉

The food truck and words are from Kelly’s Portland stamp set by Kelly Purkey. Food trucks are huge here. I stamped the truck, colored it in and then used my trusty scissors to fussy cut it out. It’s popped up on the card with foam tape.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

And this little scene was inspired some of the parks in Portland. The trees and sun are from The Adventure Begins, while the bike, light and bench are all from City Adventure. Bikes are everywhere in Portland. Might say it’s a thing here.

To make the light and legs of the bench stand out, I used a white gel pen to color them in. I also added a little white to the Portland letters. If you look really close you can see it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and are enjoying the hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson (<—– Here you are.)
Wanda Guess (<————–NEXT STOP! Take it away, Wanda!)
Yana Smakula

If you get lost during the hop, be sure to check out this post on the Hero Arts Blog!

Also, go here to see all the new Hero Arts products. So much good stuff!

Oh, and be sure to comment as you are hopping today! Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winners the following week.

14 in 14: 5

We meet again!

I’m here with another loved-themed card in the 14 in 14 challenge with my pal, Ashley!

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Today’s card is a graphic one that uses some stuff that’s been in my stash for a long time. 😉

Graphic Love You Handmade Stamped Card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The hexagon, arrows and words are from an old retired stamp set from Studio Calico and Hero Arts. I started out by stamping the words on a journaling card (also from Studio Calico from forever ago… or many years ago) and then stamping the hexagons and arrows around it.

To give the hexagons a little pop, I drew a black line over a couple of them with a black pen. Might say I was too lazy to turn my sewing machine one so I improvised. 😉 And then I added some enamel dots and the puffy heart sticker.

Graphic Love You Handmade Stamped Card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The base of the card is just a good old piece of plain white cardstock folded in half.

Excited to see Ashley’s take on today’s challenge. Be sure to swing by her blog too.

Be back tomorrow.

A Blog Named Hero Blog Hop (4-1)

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Thrilled to be joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero for a celebratory blog hop in honor of the blog’s second birthday! Happy birthday, guys!

In honor of the big day, here’s a little something birthday’ish I made.

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All the words from stamp sets from Hero Arts: OWH Dude; Everyday Sayings and Year Round Sentiments. The hexagons are dies from Simon Says Stamp!

So my goal for this card was to do things in grouping of 2 (2 sentiments, 2 different kinds of embellishments, 2 layers, 2 whatever). Yeah, I sorta failed miserably and didn’t limit myself to 2. But, hey, I had fun! That’s half the battle, right? 😉

eatdrink2_teri So that’s what I have for you.

Here’s a complete list of everyone hopping today:

(And psssst! Be sure to comment as you go today! The A Blog Named Hero crew tells me you could possibly win a prize package from Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp! Woot!)

A Blog Named Hero
Linda Trace
Jennifer McGuire
Cristina Martinez
Debby Hughes
Christine Drogt
Britta Swiderski
Stephanie Klauk
Leslie Hanna
Shari Carroll
Lisa Stein
Maya Isaksson
Virginia Lu
Kathy Racoosin
Michelle Lupton
Vicky Papaioannou
Lisa Spangler
Sarah Gray
Kelly Rasmussen
Sindhura Prajay
Lucy Abrams
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Teri Anderson (<—– you are here)
****** Teresa Pham (<——-Teresa’s blog is the next stop!)
Tanja Kewel-Neef
Laura Bassen
Cheiron Brandon
Kelly Latevola
Sue McRae

Today’s card (2-15)

Hi all!

It is a bit of this. It’s a bit of that. And it is today’s card.

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And it all started because I was really wanting to make something with the Need Caffeine stamp set from Hero Arts. It’s been sitting on my desk from a couple weeks, just waiting to see some ink action.

So there I was. I was like, “Today is the day.” And this card is what happened. 😉

I forged on with my mix and matching ways, pulling a bunch of papers from different folks together. I think there’s some October Afternoon, some Pebbles and a little bit of Project Life on this one. I also tossed on a bit of Washi tape, a few staples and some awesome hearts from Chickaniddy Crafts. (<—– I love those sweet little hearts, in somewhat obsessively happy ways… truth. I speak no lies.)

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So yeah. That’s what I have today. 🙂

I’ll be back again later. Hope you are off to a nice weekend!