Today’s cards (11-13)

Hi guys!

Me again. Big surprise, right?

A couple more cards to share today. Broke my Christmas card binge with a couple non-Christmas cards. Made both of these just for fun.

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

Both of these use the Baby Birds stamp set and coordinating dies from Paper Smooches. I stamped and cut a bunch of these at a craft night a week or so ago with some of my friends and then came home and colored them over the weekend.

I literally had this whole stack of birds, waiting to go on cards. So I messed around (well, dinked around) and figured out how to arrange all four of them together to fit on one card. The result? Two cards. Kinda fun, right?

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

One thing I feel to compelled to stay is back when I was a wee cardmaker and scrapbooker, I felt like I always had to color things exactly as they are in the real world. So like the little toucan dude, I would have gone to EXTREME lengths to color him with the proper colors. As I’ve become old and grumpy…. errr… a more experienced crafter…. I’ve gotten away from that and started coloring things with colors that make me happy. It’s kinda freeing to just do your thing and run with it. Anyway…

Alright! That’s what I have for you. I’ll be back again later this week, friends. See you again soon.

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Today’s cards (11-10)

Hi guys!

A few more cards from Christmas card binge to share today. (Be sure to check the posts from the last couple days to see more cards from the binge.)

On your mark. Get set. Goooo!

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

Brrrr. Sorry, couldn’t resist. ūüėČ

Whipped out a couple Paper Smooches stamp sets to make these cards. I used the Freezy Fellas stamp set & coordinating dies and Cool Dudes stamp set.

Went with a soft color combo here rather than a full-on red and green Christmas combo. The mint is just so pretty! And the pink/super soft red looks so nice with it. I wasn’t really sure at first, but once I set the snow family on my first card, I was hooked. Definitely going to try that color combo again sometime.

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To make the snowflakes stand out, I added a little drop Nuvo to center of each one. Plus I added a few drops at the side of each snowflake. The cards felt pretty flat before I did it, but I think the subtle dropping adds just the right amount of dimension.

Alright! That is all I have for you today, friends. Be back later, gators.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week yet again, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†NOVEMBER 2017 release with you!¬† TWO¬†new¬†stamp sets and FOUR¬†new¬†dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on October 30th. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live.¬† (Woo-to-the-hoo!)

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR¬†winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the¬†Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday, October 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

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

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Ooh la la!

Made this one with the new With Sympathy die. Not exactly a fun occasion to make cards for, but an important reason to make cards for. Having lost both of my parents in the

I created the background by brushing watercolors on watercolor paper and then splattering on some water drops and blowing them dry with my heat gun.

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

To add to the watery feel of the card (is there such a thing?), I dripped on a few drops of Glossy Accents around and near the flourishes.

Alright! Hope you enjoy the hop.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi gang! It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†OCTOBER 2017 release with you! ONE¬†new¬†stamp sets and SIX¬†new¬†dies will be available to purchase at 8 p.m. PT on September 30th. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR¬†winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, October 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the¬†Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday, October 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

AND, we have something special to share…we partnered up with¬†XYRON¬†this week.

Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron’s design team were given Paper Smooches stamps to create with. ¬†They are sharing their Paper Smooches cards on the their blogs this week. You can find them all¬†HERE

Alright. Enough hop talk. Let me show you the card made with the new goods.

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Ta-da! ūüôā

I used the new Boxed Greetings stamp set on this bad boy, along with the coordinating dies. The words + the stars & circles are from the set.

I also (… sneaky me!…) used the tree die from the new Holiday Sweets dies to help build my wintery scene. The bird? She’s from the Feathered Friends set that is available now.

To build that wintery feel on the base of the card, I sponged blue ink onto it and then stamped some random dots with blue ink. I added a few die-cut stars and then drew a few white dots with a white pen too. I feel like they just added to the whole scene.

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I sure like this card. I think I might recreate for a couple more holiday cards.

Alright! That’s what I got. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for popping by! I appreciate your kind words so much!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

Hooray! It’s Pep Rally week once again in the world of Paper Smooches, and the design team is ¬†here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†SEPTEMBER 2017 release with you! ¬†FOUR¬†new¬†stamp sets and FOUR¬†new¬†dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on August 31st. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR¬†winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the¬†Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday, August 28th¬†to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and we are all super excited about that Рwoohoo!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Alrighty! Enough hop talk. Let me show you what I have got!

Decorated planner pages for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Planner pages! Yes, I know. No cards today. Planner pages. I’m a planner girl. I sure appreciate some good planner stamps, and Paper Smooches has three awesome sets that are super duper great for planners in their September release.

All the stamping here was completed with these sets: Daily Diary (the words) and Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2 (the super cute teeny tiny images).

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The planner I used for here is the mini Happy Planner. I dig it because (1) it’s small, (2) the pages come out so it makes for easy stamping and (3) it fits in a small bag.

I simply just had fun with these pages, stamping out my plans and then adding some color with markers and some words with a good old black pen.

The thing I love about planning is this: It’s ¬†creativity with a purpose. Stamping and playing… with the end goal of being organized. It’s fun. Plus, it makes the idea of paying bills fun… even though we all know it really isn’t. Wink! ūüėČ

Alright! That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you enjoy the hop!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week once again (cha-cha), and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†AUGUST 2017 release with you! ¬†TWO¬†new¬†stamp sets and FOUR¬†new¬†dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST on July 31st. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR¬†winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the¬†Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday, July 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

The super talented, Yana Smkula is filling in for Alice while she visits her family.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Enough hop talk. Let me show YOU what I’ve got.

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Created that fun wavy background with the new Wavy Pattern dies. I took the large wavy pattern and used some of the inner pieces in it. And then I took the smaller wavy pattern (that’s the dark pink stuff at the bottom) and added it to the mix. Kinda cool that you can layer it together or use it on its own.

I also used a couple other new products: the Flower Frame dies (to make the flowers) and the Magical Sampler stamp set (to stamp the sentiment).

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I thought this might make a nice birthday card, although I may just send it to someone I’m thinking of.

Alright! That’s all I have for you. Be back again later, gators.

Happy blog hopping!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

And boom! Just like that it’s Pep Rally week again, and the gang’s all here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†JULY 2017 release with you! ¬†TWO¬†new stamp sets and SIX¬†new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST ¬†on June 30th. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 2nd¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday, July 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough chit chat. Let me show YOU what I’ve got! Cha-cha!

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

So I used a couple new dies to make this card – the Religious Words 2 dies and the Dove die.

All the hearts and crosses (and word) were cut with the Religious 2 Words dies, while the dove was cut with the Dove die. I know, you are like, “Duh, Teri. Duh.” Wink.

I cut each piece from watercolor paper and then added a little watercolor paint on top. I wanted a distressed look so I splattered on some water drops. To speed up the drying process, I pulled out my old friend, my trusty dusty heat gun. Love that thing still after all these years. ūüėČ

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

So that’s what I have for you. I’ll be back later. Imagine that in a Terminator-style voice. Wink!

Have fun hopping today! I appreciate you stopping by.