Today’s card (6-17)

Hi, gang!

It’s graduation season, and I was inspired to sit down the other night and make a few cards for some of the graduates I know.

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

This is just a simple little card. I really wanted to let the stamps from the Smart Cookie set (from Lawn Fawn) take center stage. The cookie is just so cute. And it’s cool the stamp set has faces for a male and a female! I couldn’t pick one so I decided just to make a boy cookie and girl cookie.

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I have been on quite a fussy cutting kick lately, but I had the dies for this set so I used them. (Yay!)

I also added a few stamped stars to my design. It felt like it just needed something. (The stars are from Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends stamp set.)

Anyway, I hope the graduate who gets this card likes it. It was fun to make it.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be back later.

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A Birthday Card for a Guy (6-16)

Hi, all!

Back again with another card to share with you.

Saw the Lawnfawnatics were having a “Cards for Guys” Challenge and was totally inspired to play so meet today’s card.

A stamped birthday card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I created this card mostly with the Screen Time stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled in a few images (the stars and party hat) from the Lovable Legends set.

It’s a pretty basic card. I stamped most of the images on cardstock, colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors.

For the stars, I just stamped them onto my patterned paper background and then added a hair or so of color with a blue marker. Subtle but does the trick. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just love those things.

A stamped birthday card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

And that’s about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you like the card. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s card (6-10)

Hi, guys!

Back on the blog with another stamped card. Because I like to make cards… and I like to share them with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri featuring Lawn Fawn

When I saw the new Critter Concert stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I knew I “had” to make a card with it. Cute animals? Check. Cute animals with instruments? Check. Scene potential? Over. The. Top.

All the stamping on the card was done with stamps in the stamp set. I didn’t get the dies so I did things the old school way. Yep. I stamped the critters on cardstock, colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors.

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You might be wondering how the lines are so dark… because there’s no way “Crusty Ol’ Teri” is the perfect fussy cutter. Here’s a little secret: I cut really, really, really slow. And then, if any white was showing on the edges of the critter, I “touched” it up with a black pen. The pen is a super nice way to hide flaws.

It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but I did want the eyes to stand out so I dotted each critter’s eyeballs with a black Nuvo Crystal Drops. Truly, there have been moments lately when I’ve wondered how I ever crafted without Crystal Drops. They are awesome.

One more little detail about the card. You might be wondering about the patterned paper on it. It, too, came from Lawn Fawn. It’s from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow 6×6 paper pad. Such a good happy pack of paper.

Alright! That’s all I have for now. I’ll be back again later, friends. See you again soon.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 4

Hi, gang!

Back again to share another card created for the Lawn Fawn Challenge with my pal, Ashley!

Meet today’s card.

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

Ta-da!

I was dying to make a card with the Party Panda stamps and dies set that you can get this year during your birthday month with Lawn Fawn. So the panda and bamboo (times 2) were stamped and cut with the set.

The conversation bubbles were stamped and cut with the A Little Birdie Told Me stamps and dies. I thought it would be fun to make it look like the little panda bears were talking to each other.

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Alright! That’s all I have today. I’ll be back again later.

Be sure to check to out Ashley’s blog once again to see her latest take on the challenge.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 3

Hi again!

A happy Thursday to you! I’m here once again with a take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with my pal, Ashley. We both are sure having fun digging into our stashes and playing with their stamps and dies.

Meet today’s card.

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

Decided to make a birthday card today.

Pulled out the Hang In There stamp set (and coordinating dies) that I, ironically, treated myself to for my birthday last year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The sloth, leaves and hat are all from that set.

Did some good old coloring with markers to add color to the little guy. Went a little dark with the red on the hat, but, you know what? That’s OK. No need to try to be perfect every(single)time you make a card. Mistakes show a card’s handmade and heart went into making it.

To make the little guy seem a bit more realistic, I dabbed a teeny tiny amount of black Nuvo Crystal Drops on his eyes. By the way, I tested it out on scratch paper first to make sure I put the right amount down and used the right amount of pressure (squeeze) on the bottle to not get too much out of it.ย LfSlothBirthday2-teri

The sentiment was created by combining together words from the So Much To Say set with words from the Hang In There set. Love when you can mix and match things and have them look good together.

Well, that’s it for this card. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest challenge card!

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back again with another card to share with you. Today’s card again uses stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and is another take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with Ashley.

So meet today’s card!

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

Don’t you just love that little dinosaur? She’s from the Rawr stamp set. The conversation bubble and heart are from the set too.

Add some extra details to the dinosaur by pouncing some dots onto her with a medium and dark green marker. To blend the color into the dinosaur’s “skin”, I used a light green marker to pounce some additional dots over them.

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I created the sentiment by pairing together some words from the Rawr stamp set with a “miss you” from the So Much To Say stamp set. I think it turned fun!

I once again grabbed paper scraps from my stash for the card. And I once again added some quick dots to the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog today to see her latest take on the challenge.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 1

Hi, guys!

Back again with another stamped card.

Ashley and I decided to challenge each other again. This time, we are diving into our stashes ofย  Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to make some cards. Let’s be honest: The two of us have enough Lawn Fawn products to sink a small island. (Wink! OK. Maybe not but maybe…) But, hey it sounded like a good idea!

So meet today’s card and my first take on the new challenge.

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This was such a fun card to work on, as I’ve had the stamps (So Jelly stamp set and Fintastic Friends stamp set) in my stash awhile but they haven’t seen a lot of action.

First, let me tell you a little bit about my design process. I only knew I was going to make some Lawn Fawn cards this week so I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and dies and just stamped and cut a bunch of images. Then I colored them and pulled some images out of the mix to make these card.

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

I felt like the fish and jellyfish needed some kind of water to swim in so I cut a circle from cardstock and sponged some Distress Oxide ink on it. Then I spritzed on a little water. Once it was dry, I added the stamped images and stamped a couple air bubbles. I also went kinda crazzzzzy and added the blue circle border with Nuvo Crystal Drops and some clear circle dots in the middle with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Both are staples in my card making stash.

The patterned papers on my card came from my shoebox of scraps. I forced myself to pick some papers from that box that just worked with the stamping rather than cutting into a couple new pieces of paper.

For the sentiment, I just stamped some words from the So Jelly set on a strip of white cardstock. And then I added a few more blue dots to it… just to go with the ones on the circle.

Alright! That’s all I have for you.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on the challenge. Be back again later.