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.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016

Hi guys!

It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.

This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge. 🙂

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

The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.

Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!

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

You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.

Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is. 🙂

Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.

Halloween Card Challenge

Hi all!

Another day. Another crack at the Halloween Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

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Just having some fun this time by mixing together some different products I had on hand. The words and stars are from the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set from My Favorite Things, while the cute critter and accessories are from the Meowlloween set from Mama Elephant.

I wanted to do something I haven’t done in awhile so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then colored them in with colored pencils. Once I did that, I whipped out my old friend, Gamsol, to blend the colors together.

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I also used some black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to do a little embellishing. Love that stuff because it looks like enamel dots, only it’s not. Love that.

Alright, that is what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what’s she has for you today. And I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

14 in 14: 6

Hello again!

Another day. Another take on the 14 (love cards) in 14 (days) challenge with Ashley.

14 in 14 Love Cards for Valentine's Day Challenge // terisplace.wordpress.com

Today’s card is a super inky one.

Played with the new Sketched Blooms set from My Favorite Things. Such a fun one.

Rather than using the solid shadows that come with the stamp set for the flower part of the flowers, I decided to do my own thing…. because I like to do that “own thing” thing.

Flowers Valentine's handmade stamped card // terisplace.wordpress.com

I whipped out the Distressed Patterns set and stamped a couple of the patterns a couple times to make artsy’ish background. It’s kinda hard to tell but I used dye inks and lightly sprayed a little water over the patterns to make them super blotchy. Once the ink dried, I stamped on top with the flowers. By the way, I should confess that I did use the shadows for the leaves that comes with the flower set. Felt like they just needed something.

Flowers Valentine's handmade stamped card // terisplace.wordpress.com

The words are from the I Love You More stamp set. It’s definitely one of my 2015 faves from MFT.

Alright! That’s what I have.

Swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she did for the challenge! Be back tomorrow.

MFT Creative Challenge: 10 Minute Treats

Hi guys!

I’m challenging it up today with the My Favorite Things Design Team for the monthly Creative Challenge.

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This month’s challenge this month is to create a quick, 10-minute gift!

Literally, this project would be a 10-minute project, if you recreated it!

It’s all about making the tag. I chose to tie my onto a tube of candy but you could go bigger, way  bigger. Imagine tying one like onto a big jar of sweets,  a bottle of wine or even a bag of candy canes.

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

The tag looks simple, but it took a few steps to make it. I cut out the small circle twice. Once I did it from patterned paper and once I did it from cardstock. Then I cut the large circle from red cardstock.

I took the white circle and cut the tree (from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics) into it. I laid all the circles together and popped a hole on top.

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

I finished the tag off with a sentiment from Lisa Johnson’s Trim the Tree stamp set. And I tossed on a few sequins.  I think those little details just made it a bit sweeter. Don’t you agree?

To see more takes on this challenge, hit the MFT Stamps blog.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used. (Please note: These are NOT affiliate links.)

See you again soon.

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12 in 12: 8

Hi guys!

Another day. Another card inspired by the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.

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Today’s card is heavy on the My Favorite Things side.

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

I really wanted to make a winter scene with Winter Wonderland stamp set and Winter Wonderland Die-namics. So that’s what I did.

I started out by masking off a strip on white cardstock. I colored it in with Lush Lagoon dye ink. I wanted the sky to have some pattern to it so I spritzed the Snowfall stencil with water and set it right on top it. I rubbed on it and got that distressed look you see. (I also added a bit of clear texture paste. Those are the little balls you see… if you look really close.)

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

And then I just went to town, creating the little scene with the die-cut and stamped images. I adhered some of the images to the card with foam tape to help make them pop off the card. I think it helped just give the whole thing just the right amount of dimension.

Looking forward to seeing Ashley’s take on Day 8. Take it away, Ash.

And for clickable links to most of the supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.

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MFT: New Product Launch

Hooray! The new release from My Favorite Things is live!

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And guess what?! Yep. I’ve got a couple new cards to share with you that are packed with goods from the December release.

Check it.

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

I went on the graphic side for this one,  going with a pretty bold pink, orange, green and neutral color palette.

Those Stitched Hexagon STAX Die-namics dies are just the bomb. I love the shape of a hexagon in general, and the stitching added to these dies really puts my love over the top for them.

So I cut two hexagons for this card. One of which I stamped with the Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. I spritzed the stamp with water before the paper touched it and after I inked it up so the stamping would look really distressed. If you look really close you can just see it popping out.

On the card I shared yesterday, I stacked a bunch of hexagons up. For this one, I wanted to show you a different way to use those dies. Rather than stacking them in the most obvious way, arrange them so just bits show.

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

The flowers and leaves are from the new Tropical Flowers stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). And the words were stamped with the Amazing stamp set. I bent the stamp as I put it on my block so it would looked curved rather than straight. That’s always one of the beauties of clear stamps. You can manipulate them.

And this card #2.

It’s a graphic card but not as bold as the first. Not as many pop you in the face colors. 😉

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

So I did something similar as the last card. I cut four large hexagons and then stacked them, letting the right side of the bottom ones peek out.

And then I took some of the smaller hexagons and just kinda mixed things up. I stacked two together. I added a star to another and then I tied some twine through the third. Easy peasy, and a fun way to use the hexagons.

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

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps blog for links to tons of other fun projects by the Design Team.

And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used to make this project. Yes, they really work. 🙂

Thanks for swinging by, guys!

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