Colored Pencils for the Card Making Win

Hi, friends!

Surprise, surprise! I’m back again with another stamped card to share with you.

Do you ever buy a stamp set that you are so excited about, bring it home and then … quietly… not do anything with it for a long, long, long time? So begins the tale of how today’s card came to be.

Meet today’s card.

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

I picked up the Winter Woodland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh quite a long time ago. I just loved cute critters in it. I didn’t do much with it and instead kept in my bin of stamps to use soon. Days became days and days, and days and days became… forever.. with the stamp set sitting and waiting to see some inky action.

Well, I took one look at the stamp set the other day and was like, “I need to use you, man. You are so cute!” And so I challenged myself to get off my card making hiney and make a card with this adorable set. And so I did.

All the images on this card are from the set. The words too.

I went out my regular zone and used colored pencils to color the images in rather than markers. If you look close, you’ll see I added a little sparkle as well to the holly leaves (with a Wink of Stella pen) and the berries (with glitter glue). I also added some with dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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That little rectangle panel was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

Anyway, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I am totally challenging myself to make another card soon with the stamp set. It’s just so cute and happy… and fun. I sure like it.

I’ll be back again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

 

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Espresso + Magic = One Fun Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back again with another card. This one just happened the other day when I was messing around with my small stash of Studio L2E stamps.

Haven’t heard of Studio L2E? I’d totally encourage you to check them out. If you are a planner, Studio L2E has created lots of planner stamps that are just awesome. Not a planner? They have lots of planner and non-planner stamps that can be used on all kinds of craft projects. Some of that I have really geeked out over, especially, are the wizard-inspired ones: Wizard Life, Wizard Weekly and Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K.

Today’s card features some of those stamps. Let’s take a look.

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

I started this card by stamping six of the wizard coffee cups on cardstock and then coloring them in with markers. I fussy them out with my scissors. The cool thing is that the cup is really easy to cut. If you are fussy cut challenged, don’t be intimidated by this cup.

I created the white mat and gray scalloped mat with the help of a couple dies from My Favorite Things. I stacked them on top of each and adhered them to my card. Before I adhered the cups to the card, I placed a sticky note on it and sponged a little black ink on it and below it. This created the shadow you see under the the cups.

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I felt like the cups needed a little extra “magic” to I stamped a wand (from the Wizard Weekly stamps) for the top one. I added a little sparkle to the middle of the wand with some glitter glue and then I added a bunch of dots around it with glitter glue and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I completed the card with the Espresso Patronum sentiment (from the Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K stamp set). It felt like it was the just perfect way to complete this little card.

Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends.

Thanks for stopping by.

Easy Stamped Bookmarks for Your Favorite Readers

Hi, guys!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing the scoop on how to make some fun tag bookmarks.

DIY stamped bookmarks by Teri for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These tag bookmarks are really, really, really easy to make with their Self-Laminating Pouches.

I really wanted to use some cute stamps I had from My Favorite Things to decorate my bookmarks, but you’ll see this little project could be created with stamps from pretty much anyone out there… or stickers… or die-cuts. And it’s a craft that could do… or you could easily make with a child.

Be sure to check out the post! I’d be tickled if you would.

And thanks, as always, for stopping by my little spot on the web. I sure appreciate your visits.

Today’s card (5-10)

Hi, guys!

Back again with a card to share with you! Because… that’s what I do. Wink!

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

Just a “for fun” card!

Created this goofy little scene with the new Let’s Flamingle stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. They just came out. (Thank you, sweet friend, who shared them with me.)

Flamingos have a special place in my heart. Many plastic flamingos have graced my yard over the years. They humor me greatly. 😉 Flamingoparty2card-teri

I thought it would be fun to create a goofy scene with them so I die-cut, stamped and colored several drink glasses for my scene. I even added some “salt” to them with glitter glue.

I initially had planned to have all the glasses surround one of the ‘mingos, but I made a last minute decision that one should serve as a hat too. Because… it made me chuckle. Hopefully it does for you too!

By the way, you might be wondering about the background behind the flamingos. I created that sky with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. It’s such a fantastic tool for making scene cards. I’d totally recommend getting one to anyone who likes to make stamped scenes.

Anyway, that is all I have for you. Thanks for taking the time to check out my card today.

Valentine Challenge

Hi guys!

Back again for one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley!

So meet today’s card.

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

A super sweet friend sent me the Pure Innocence Blowing Kissses stamp set and die from My Favorite Things to play with. (Thank you so stinking much, super sweet friend!!!!)  I couldn’t resist pulling it out and using this weekend while crafting with friends during a Super Bowl/Scrapper Bowl party.  😉

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I created that background on the kraft card with the help of a “retired” stencil (also from MFT). I just placed it on card at an angle and then sponged a little ink on top. I often like to ink up a whole card front when using a stencil but wanted to live dangerously (so to speak) and only do part of this one.  I think it turned out pretty nice. I also sponged a little ink (lightly) onto the card for the girl to stand on. The shadow that inking creates is always good for grounding an image.

Keeping in line with the “kisses” sentiment, I used some heart dies to act like kisses for my card. I also added a few dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the design. I sure like the dimension they always add to a card without adding any real bulk.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to hop on by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her latest take on the challenge.

Today’s Card (1-19)

Hi guys!

I’m back with another card to share with you!

Meet today’s card.

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

Created this guy with the new Breakfast Puns stamp set. My friend, Mendi, just released it along with a bunch of other new products for Sunny Studio Stamps. She was so kind to hook me with up  a few of her new products early for my birthday last month. (Thank you, Mendi!)

I couldn’t resist making a quick card with this little coffee cup. Happy face + coffee  = can’t go wrong in my world.

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Cut the banners and rectangle with a couple dies from My Favorite Things. And the patterned papers are just from my scrap box. Really trying to use my scraps, rather than hoard them, get frustrated to have so many and then recycle them so I can start fresh…. wink.  Can you relate?

Added a few extra dots to the card with some red enamel dots (from Simple Stories) and my trusty bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Those white dots are kinda of light, but they are there. You are going to have to trust me!

Alright! That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Today’s card (4-11)

Hi guys!

Just sharing a card I started last week and finished up this week, just in time for Easter.

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

The sweet girl + basket and the words are from Pretty Pink Posh, as are the sequins. Let’s be honest: I’m not the best color’er, but, good gosh, people, I try. I colored her in with markers and then added a few extra details with colored pencils and a white gel pen + some Glossy Accents and a Wink of Stella glitter pen (it’s subtle but there on the ears). I think she turned out alright.

The banner was cut with a die from Lawn Fawn (LOVE IT), and the patterned paper is from a stack of paper from My Favorite Things. Crazy thing. I colored the girl in first and went looking for patterned paper. I discovered that I am COMPLETELY lacking in purple patterned papers so I was totally lucky to find this piece in my MFT stash. I guess I could have went to the craft store (Oh, the horror! Hee!) to find something else, but I decided I could make do. Yep. Make do. (Translation: Not allowing myself to be tempted at the craft store by all the other stuff at the craft store seemed like a good idea at the time… because… seriously… who goes for one piece of paper and leaves with just one piece of paper? Not I, people. Not I. Anyhoo, I digress.)

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

Alright, friends. This is what I have for the day!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Always a treat when you do.