A Sympathy Card

Hi, friends!

Sympathy cards are not my favorite card to make, but it seems like they are the one card I always need to have on hand… just in case the need sadly arises for one. I can make a lot of cards on demand, but sympathy cards are the one card that I just cannot make on the spur of the moment.

So today’s card came about because I felt the need to make a few to add to my card making stash.

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The flowers and words are from the Cherished Memories stamp set from Altenew. It’s lovely stamp set, featuring some really pretty (and modern… yet classy) blooms and leaves. Plus, they are wide open and really easy to color in.

I stamped a couple blooms and leaves and simply colored them with my Copic markers. To give the leaves and blooms a little extra “umph”, I added a little bit of shadow red and green colored pencils. If you look close at the card, you’ll see it. Just look at the darkest spots on the flowers and leaves.

I sponged some blue ink on the card base and glued the leaves right to it. I used Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to affix the flowers. Now, confession time, I fussy the stamped flowers rather than cutting them with the matching dies. A tight budget means no dies for that stamp set for me. (Wink! Raise your hand if you can feel what I’m talking about.)

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

I picked this sentiment because I thought it was a lovely one for a sympathy card, but I do think this card could probably be used as an encouragement card too or as a card to just let a dear friend you are thinking of them too.

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thank you, as always, for taking the time to stop by. I sure appreciate your kind words.

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Gift Card Pockets for Everything!

Hi, guys!

Looking for a quick way to spruce up the next gift card you give out? I’d like to introduce you to my Colorful Gift Card Pockets!

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These little pockets are super easy to make, plus they’d work for giving away some cold hard cash too. They are also a fun way to use up some of those patterned paper scraps (or gigantic mountain of not-quite-used patterned paper because you are addicted, like me) you might have laying around.

I’ve got a quick tutorial on how to make them (including DIMENSIONS for the base) over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today. Please check it out, and, maybe, just maybe, make a gift card pocket of your own. I tell you, it’s so easy

Hopping with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi, guys!

I’m blog hopping today with the folks at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. We’re doing a fun holiday blog hop with the folks from Stampendous! (Hooray!)

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Here’s a little peek at my project you’ll see over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

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Stop by their blog for the scoop on the card and how I made those snowballs. I’ll give you a hint: 3D Foam Circles plus something fun from Stampendous! Super duper fun in fact. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you will check it out!

(Oh yeah, and there are prizes involved! Be sure to check that out too!)

Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday Bash

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Hi, friends!

I’m super excited to be joining some lovely crafty folks today in an awesome blog hop celebrating the birthday of Taylored Expressions. There are almost 40 (!!!) awesome folks taking part. You’ll find the whole list of blog hoppersย here.

First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane. It seems like just yesterday I was attending a trade show in California, checking out TE stamps for the very first time in person. I was so excited to see the cute images in person for the very first time, plus see some amazing cards Taylor had made with them. And Taylor was so incredibly kind. I’ve never forgotten how kind she was.

Taylored Expressions just released some fun new products last night, and, for the hop, we are sharing some projects created with previously released birthday products. Because…. birthdays are always in… and card worthy!

So let me show you what I made for the hop. Drum roll, please. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A stamped birthday card by Teri featuring Taylored Expressions stamps | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

I had so much fun making this little card. The critters, words and hat are all from the Peek-a-Boo Birthday stamp set. The critters don’t actually have the hats on them so I got all fancy-schmancy and did some masking. I stamped the hat onto each critter’s panel, masked them off (with another hat stamped on a sticky note and fussy cut out) and then stamped the critters. Easy peasy. Ok, it did take a little time, but it was easy peasy.TE-BirthdayCrittersCard2-teri-watermarked

I created the little frame for the sentiment with the stamp set, cardstock, the Mini Frame #4 die and a marker (and an ink pad). To make the words pop, I adhered them to the card with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Alright, friends. That’s what I have for you.

One more thing, before I go,ย  I want to invite you to join Taylored Expressions in the Share Joy campaign. Here’s a little info from Taylor and friends about the campaign.

“At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. As part of their 10th birthday TE is continuing that mission with the launch of a special Share Joy campaign focused on providing birthday cards to those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the U.S. To make as deep an impact as possible TE is inviting card makers everywhere to join the campaign. Will you join us? Find out how to participate by viewing their Share Joy page here:ย https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/share-joy-birthday-2018

Oh yes, and don’t forget to stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to check out the complete list of folks taking part in today’s hop.

Seen Elsewhere Today

Hi, guys!

I’m up today on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, sharing a fun way make to an interactive Peek-a-Boo card.

Here’s a little sneak peek of the card.
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The magic is right there in that circle. Using one of the foam products (hint) from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, I’m got a super easy way for you to make that open and slide.

Check out their blog for the quick tutorial… and the answer to what product I used to pull off this super easy, super fun technique.

A Little Something Decor’ish

Hi, gang!

I’m bringing a little something home decor’ish to the blog today.

I had the chance to attend Art Impressions’ Warehouse Sale last year and picked up a pack of some printed Pop-Ups elements they had for cards. I pulled them out the other day to make a card and decided to do something different.

I have a few “hair” ladies in my life who I thought would get a good kick out of them so I made this little frame with the Pop-Ups.

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The images just cracked me up!

Since I used lots of Crafty Foam Tape to piece the parts together, I removed the glass from the frame. I really wanted the bulk and pop to be there.

I simply made a little mat of cardstock and patterned paper and added all the elements to it.

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To give them even more pop, I added some Glossy Accents, glitter glue and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cut-outs.hairframe3

I like how the little details just add a little something. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hopefully, the hair ladies in my life will enjoy this as much as me.

Thanks for stopping by.

A (Super) Awesome Card Set

Hi, friends!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing this fun little card set.

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I had so much fun making this. Not often you get to go clean and graphic when adding a little bit of glitz with foil and flock. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I did…. and, man, it was fun!

Swing by their blog for the scoop on making a set like it. I’ve also got a few tips for adhering down teeny, tiny words (like the Awesome word my cards). They’ve got the perfect adhesives for that. Oh yes, and there are tips for using adhesives with foil and flock too.

Hope you will check out the post!

See you again soon, friends.