Farm Animal Cards

Hi, friends!

It’s hard to believe it but I’m back with a couple more cards. Today’s cards include a bunch of farm animals from Lawn Fawn’s Hay There stamp set.

So, with that, meet Card No. 1.

I picked up the stamp set not long after it came out, but only recently added the dies to my crafty arsenal. This kinda pushed me to pull out the stamp set and play some more with it.

All the animals (and barn) are form the set. I created the little scenic background by stenciling a cloud background on cardstock and then adding a strip of green cardstock at the bottom. It would have been easy to just create a card with that as the background, but I decided to get all fancy-like and die-cut the scalloped circle from it. It provided a cute little background for the card, and it left me a leftover piece you’ll see me use in a minute.

So meet Card No. 2.

Remember how that leftover background piece from the first card? Yeppers. You’ll see it right here. I covered up some of the circle by adhering the animals onto it.

I created the sentiment by pairing together some stamped words from the Hay There set with a “friend” die-cut word from Paper Smooches. (Speaking of which, it’s a great time to grab some Paper Smooches stamps and dies… and stencils… as they are retiring.)

Anyway, I think both cards turned out kinda fun. And it was cool to use the background to make 2 cards. Totally two-for-one!

I hope you enjoyed checking out these cards. I’ll be back again later with a few more cards to share with you. Thank you, as always, for stopping by!

March 2020 Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hi, everybody!

It’s blog hop time! I’m super happy to join my Paper Smooches teammates in sharing some projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches  MARCH 2020 release with you!

The new release is available for purchase now! There are THREE new 3 x 4 stamp sets and ONE new stencil.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a chance to win a prize! What’s the prize you ask? Well, friends, it’s a $50 gift code to use in the PS online store.  (Just think of the goodness you could add to your crafty stash with that! Oh yeah!)

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

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Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Karin Akesdotter (<—- next stop! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

Alright! So let’s get on with the project!

A handmade card by Teri, creating with Paper Smooches products

Created this card with the new Rainbow Sherbet dies. I cut a line in the typewriter and then cut a piece of cardstock to fit in it so it would like the sentiment really was typed.

The words are from a couple different stamp sets:  Noteworthy and Delightful Greetings. They were part of larger sentiments so I did a little masking by covering up the unneeded words with washi tape while I inked the stamps.

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The papers on the card are also from Paper Smooches. They are from the previously released Rainbow Sherbet paper pack. I really like the color combo.

Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends. Thanks for hopping today and stopping by my blog-a-roo!

PS…. Do you love making stuff with Paper Smooches’ products? Well, don’t forget to check out the fun challenge PS offers each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hi, guys!

Paper Smooches turned NINE in February! Time flies! Seems like just yesterday that Kim launched her company! A big happy birthday to Paper Smooches and continued good vibes for Kim!

The anniversary means it’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches’  FEBRUARY 2020 release with you! (Hot diggity dog!)

There is ONE new stamp set, TWO new dies, and ONE new ephemera die-cut pack! Yay! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

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Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

Enough blog hop talk. Let’s get to the card!

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Created this guy with the brand new Happy Hellos stamp set and Happy Hello Icons dies. I also added some hearts cut with the Tiny Hearts dies. (By the way, did you take Kathy’s Coloring Road Trip class on Online Card Classes? I applied some of her tips from to color in the bees. Boy, I sure love the end result! Thanks for tips, Kathy!)
Created the background paper myself with the ink and the Buffalo Check Stencil. I have made so many background papers with it. It’s so darn fun!

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Alright! That’s all I have for you! I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for hopping with us… and for stopping by my blog-a-roo!

PS! Don’t forget that Paper Smooches wants to see your work! Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

 

Paper Smooches – JANUARY 2020 Blog Hop

Hey, hey, hey!

It’s January 6th! That means it blog hop day, and it is time to share some projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches  JANUARY 2020 release with you! Hot diggity dog!

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There are TWO new stamp sets, THREE new dies, TWO new stencils and ONE new paper pack as part of the new release. The new products are now available to purchase here.

Blog hops are always more fun with prizes so to add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the deets you are going to want to know about this hop:

  •  TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on January 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on January 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

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Guests:

Kelly Latevola

Mindy Baxter

Design Team:

Teri  (<—- here you are!)

Karin Akesdotter (NEXT STOP!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

So enough hop talk. Let’s see the card.

A stamped snowman and fox card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This was such a fun card to make! I created the background by cutting several snowflakes with the new Huge Snowflakes dies. I lightly (very, very, very lightly) sponged sponged some black ink where I was going to place the large snowflakes and then added them to it. (Side note: I actually cut all the snowflakes from white cardstock and then added color with ink to some of them before I got to creating. Could have saved time by just cutting them from colored cardstock, but I decided not to.)

Once I added the big snowflakes, I added a few small ones, as well as a few white Nuvo Crystal Dots.

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The snowman and fox were stamped and die-cut with the new Winter Greetings stamps and Winter Greetings Icons dies. I colored them in with good ol’ alcohol ink markers. I also added a stamped sentiment to a banner cut with the Vanilla Verbiage Icons dies. For good measure, I sponged a little black ink along the edges of the banner. Anyway, I think it turned out pretty cute. Hope you like it.

By the way, do you like playing with Paper Smooches stamps, dies and stencils? Let’s see what you are making! Paper Smooches has a challenge every month on the the PS blog! Be sure to check it out!

Thanks, as always for stopping by today! It’s always a treat when you do. See you again soon, friends. Happy blog hopping!

December Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you! How about a big old woohoo for that?

The new release consists of ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK. Just wait until you see the goods!

But wait! You can! Wink! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize up for grabs!  The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here’s how you could possibly win:

* TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below

* Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)

* Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.

* Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<—– HERE YOU ARE.)

Karin Akesdotter (<————NEXT STOP! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Also, do you like take part in challenges? Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details on it!

Alright. So let’s stopping talking about the hop and share a project! I’m super happy to share a couple planner pages I decorated with the new Planner Stencil.

A Planner Page featuring Paper Smooches stamps and stencil | terisplace.wordpress.com

I used the stencil to trace several shapes (the balloons, circles, squares, conversation bubbles, labels) with a black pen and add a little color with colored pencil. I often just sponge ink through stencils, but I’ve been on a kick lately to use stencils in this way in my planners. Pencils are nice because, especially, with planners because the color doesn’t show through thinner papers usually… like ink can if paper is lightweight.

Planner pages decorated by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I also added a teeny tiny bit of stamping to my pages with a couple planner friendly stamp sets from PS, Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.  These sets are great because the images are small and just packed with images that work on planner pages year round.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

A Word-y Christmas Tree

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Hi, all!

Well, surprise surprise! I’m back with another tag… another Christmas tag. Shocked, right? Ha! Wink!

Today’s tag was inspired by a combination of tags shared during the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. There were a few tags that featured text mainly as the design element on on them (for example, Debby’s Cheer tag here) that caught my eye. And there was Joyce’s Tree tag on Day 12 too that made me say, “That’s cool!”

Collectively, the text tags and Joyce’s tree tag inspired me to make this simple little tag. So let’s take a look at it. 🙂

A stamped Christmas gift tag by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

 

It’s a simple little tag, really.

I simply made the Christmas tree by stamping words and stars from the Spreading Joy stamp set from Paper Smooches on a die-cut tag.  Then I stamped a heart in the middle of the “o” in Joy. To sauce it and the stars up, I applied a thin layer of Stickles onto them. I love the little glitz the glitter adds.

I thought about using another word stamp to make the tree’s trunk, but I instead went the easy route. I freehand cut a simple trunk from kraft cardstock and plopped it in place.

I finished the tag off with by tying some jute throught the top of it. I purposely chose jute because it matches the color of the tree trunk. I think a nice red and white baker’s twine would have looked swell though as well.

Alrighty! That is it for me today. I’ll be back again later. Pretty sure I’ll be back again in the next couple days with another tag or two. I just can’t stop. Having so much fun. Thanks again, Tracey, for all your efforts in putting this fun event together… and for the flood of inspiration to play!

And a big thanks to all of you out there for swinging by, as always. It’s always a treat!

25 Days of Christmas Tags… Paper Smooches Style!

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Hi, friends!

It’s another day of 25 Days of Christmas Tags fun! Today, Paper Smooches is the sponsor! And I’m geeked to share a few tags I made in honor of the fun.
Give it up for Tag No. 1.
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I created the base of this tag by cutting a tag base from with the To From Tag Dies and then flicking a teeny tiny amount watercolor paint on it. And, no, I didn’t use watercolor cardstock. I used plain old heavy cardstock. Since it was such a little amount of paint (and thick cardstock), there was no warping.
The stamps are from the Merry Motifs and Santa Paws sets from Paper Smooches. It’s a wee bit hard to tell but I colored in Rudolph’s nose with a red marker and then added a layer of Glossy Accents right on top of it.
Here’s Tag No. 2.
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Once again, I used the tag dies to cut the tag base and then added little patterned paper on top. I stamped Santa (from Santa Paws) and then cut him down to fit on my tag. Just for fun, I added a teeny tiny pompom to his hat.
The sentiment is from the Enchanted Elves stamp set.
And, finally, here’s Tag No. 3.
A Christmas Tag created by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com
This one is the tag I created last. I had stamped several images from Merry Motifs, including this bulbs. I had them sitting on my desk and thought, “Well, those sure would be cute on a tag.” And, so, that’s what I did. I made this tag with them. 😉  To make them “pop” off the tag, I secured them onto it with a couple 3D Foam Circles from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I always love adding a little pop with their 3D Foam products.
The sentiment? It, too, is from the Merry Motifs stamp set.
Ok. That’s all the tags I have in me for today. I’ll be back later with a few more… because tags are just so much fun and such a good creative way to play. Anyone else out there feel the same way? High 5. A big old high 5 to you.
Oh, and be sure to stop by Tracey’s blog today to see all the Christmas tags (today, yesterday and so many days in a row… wink!) … and to learn more about this fun event. You’ll also want to check out this post to see the awesome link up to all the cool tags that were inspired by this year’s event. Good job, everyone!

PS… there are PRIZES to be won… so you really, really, really should check out Tracey’s blog!  (wink!)

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Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

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Hey, hey, hey, friends!

It’s that time again! It’s Paper Smooches BLOG HOP time and we get to share some projects made with the the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER 2019 release with you!  Hooray!

As part of this release, there are TWO new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils. The new products are now available to purchase here.

We love prizes. And prizes are fun, right? Well, guess what? There’s a prize for this hop. The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store. (Fingers crossed for ALL of you!)

Here are the details on how you could possibly snag the code:

  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed.  (Note: you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on November 8th to leave a comment.

Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Guest:

Heather Hoffman

Design Team:

Teri Anderson

Karin Akesdotter

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

Oh! One more thing! Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning a blog hop prize:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter )
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

By the way, did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Enough chat about the hop!

Let’s see the card!

A stamped friendship card by Teri | terisplace,wordpress,com

I created this card using several new products: the Thinking of You die; the Sunflower die; and the Savvy Stencil. I also used the “friend” word from the Delightful Greetings stamp set.

I added the patterns the back of the card with a little ink and the stencil. To create the flower, I die-cut it from white cardstock. I then used a bunch of markers to add color to it. To borrow a phrase from my friend, Kathy, I “color plucked” from my basket of markers, meaning I just grabbed Copic markers that looked good rather than follow any numeric formula for color blending.TeriThinkingofYouDie-2

To give the sentiment a little extra pop, I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a few dots to the words. I like the subtle texture.

Alright! That is it for me. Thanks so much for taking part in today’s hop… and leaving your kinds words! It’s always such a treat!

 

Coffee Card No. 2

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Hi, all!

Back again with another caffeine-inspired card. Super happy to be linking it up the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop too! (So many great projects have been shared so far! Great job everyone!)

Boba Tea Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this card with the Caffeinated stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had colored in the tea glass and little fellas a bit back, but I never used on a project. Totally inspired by the hop to pull them out and put them on a card.HelloCuteTeaCard-2-teri

The patterned papers are from my big old box of scraps. Anyone else out there still keep a box of paper scraps? I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up much new patterned paper. Have so much older stuff (but still dang good) stuff to use.

Oh and the sentiment! Created the custom sentiment by mixing together words from the Caffeinated set and the Caffeinated Two set.

Alright! That is it for me! Hope you enjoyed checking out my card! Don’t forget to check out ALL the awesome cards uploaded to the hop. So, so many good ones!

 

Coffee Card No. 1

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Hi, everyone!

It’s “that time” again… blog hop time with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I LOVE this hope because it inspires me to pull out my coffee stamps and play so consider this your warning. I’ll be sharing quite a few coffee cards over the next week or so as the inspiration juju is flowing strong! Get ready for it! (Wink!)

Anyway, here’s my first card for the latest hop!

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

I had a few scraps of patterned paper left on my desk from other recent projects so I simply took them and plopped them on a card created from kraft cardstock. Then I pulled out a couple Paper Smooches stamp sets and stamped the coffee cups, hearts and steam, partly on the patterned paper strips and partly on the card. Rather than using markers, I used colored pencils to add a little “rough” color to the cups. I didn’t fuss over perfection. I simply wanted to add a little color, hence the “embrace imperfection” look of this card. HelloMochaChocaCard-2-teri

I finished the card by adding the sentiments to it. To make the “mocha” phrase not run into the “hello” word, I simply stamped it on a strip of cardstock. Always a fun way to add a little visual interest to a card. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Love those things.

Alrighty, guys! This is it for me. I’ll be back again later with another card to share with you.

And don’t forget to take some time and check out the hop over the next few days. There’s always a great deal of inspiration shared. All kinds of styles, all kinds of images too. It’s always so fun to see what everyone comes up with… and just how many projects everyone makes in honor of the hop.

Thanks for stopping by!