14 in 14: 11

Hello!

We meet again. Almost to the end of the 14 (love cards) in 14 (days) challenge with Ashley. Well, technically, it’s 15 days since we decided to take a break yesterday, but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. So yeah, we’re still calling it 14 in 14.

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

Today’s card is clean and graphic and was a quick one to make.

A handmade love card // terisplace.wordpress.com

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp! that I think is one of the coolest dies I’ve seen in a long time. The Heart Breeze die embosses stitch lines but also cuts out the hearts and small circles at the same time. Genius, I tell you!

To give it a little extra something, I used a white pen to add some additional dots to the design. I think it just kind of adds a little pop to take the card from cool to coolio. No, guys, not that Coolio. Although I am a fan of that Coolio.  Hello, karaoke! 🙂

A handmade love card // terisplace.wordpress.com

The letter stickers are just some old stickers I had lying around. It was fun to put them to use. I’ve got to challenge myself to do that again.

Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see what she is sharing today! And I’ll be back again tomorrow. Hope to see you then.

As Seen Somewhere Else

Hi guys!

Just a little heads up. I’m up on the blog today for my friends over at the Simon Says Stamp! I’m sharing a couple cards over there that were put together with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson die from Technique Tuesday.

The die is one of my favorite TT products… and one of my favorite Cath products too! Here’s a peek!

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

This link will take you to the post where you can see the whole card and another one.

By the way, there’s Simon Says Stamp! blog candy involved so be sure to check it out!

Simon Says Stamp! + My Favorite Things = Woohoo!

Hi guys!

Big news coming in from over at Simon Says Stamp! today. Like really big news.

It’s STAMPtember and all, and Simon Says Stamp! and My Favorite Things have collaborated on a stamp set for the occasion! Woot!

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Here’s a peek-a-roo at the stamp set.

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And here’s a little something I made with it.

Thank You for Listening by Teri

The stamp set is great because you can make so many different sentiments with it. This is going in my “cards to send out when needed” box. It will come in handy eventually. 🙂

Thank You for Listening by Teri

Not much more to say today so over and out. 😉

Have a great day, guys!

 

Today’s card

Hi guys!

Happy Thursday! Back today with a card to share with you!

My friend, Daniela, put together a couple freebie card kits to use with the Silhouette machine. When she asked if anyone was willing to play with them, I’m like “Of course!” Hello, it’s Daniela! 🙂

Hello Doilies card by Teri

I used her Hello Card Kit for this guy. I cut everything on it with Daniela’s kit.

Daniela created all the shapes for the kit herself. And can you believe that hello is her own writing? Yep! So cool! I wanted the word to stand out so I cut it out from both green and white cardstocks and then layered the words together.

Hello Doilies card by Teri

To give the arrows a little pop, I layered two in different colors and then smacked an enamel dot right in the middle of each one and called it good.

Alright, so that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

PS. I paid a visit this week over on the blog for Simon Says Stamp! I’ve got a couple cards on this post here. Thanks for inviting me to stop by, Simon friends.

Simon Says Stamp! Falling For You Blog Hop

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Hello all!

Super stoked to be joining some of my most favorite’st crafty folks in celebrating the “Falling for You” release from Simon Says Stamp! with a fun mega blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the blog of  my girl, Amy Rysavy.  (You’ll find the next stop at the end of my post.)

So I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today.

First up is this snazzy number!

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I stenciled that circle pattern with the new Circle Dots stencil. Sorta kinda… a whole lotta… dig it.

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I used three different ink colors with the stencil. The process looked a little like this.

Stencil inking close up

By the way,  I gussied up the card with a couple products released previously by Simon Says Stamp! –  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.

And this is card #2.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

I created the background for this guy with the Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. Stripes? Yes, please. I’m a fan.

My first inkling was to make a super bold and graphic card but I wanted this card to have a little bit of cuteness to it so I added the cat and balloon, which were stamped with the new Baby Party Animals stamp set.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

And once again,  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set came out to play. 😉

Next stop on the hop is the blog of my pal and buddy, Mary Dawn Quirindongo! Just click here to get to her blog! Take it away, Mary Dawn!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to hit the Simon Says Stamp! blog for a complete list of hoppers. And as you hop today, be sure to  comment. Someone will be selected from each stop on the hop at random by the good folks at SSS! to receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize. The random selection by Simon happens on April 28.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s cards

Hi all!

Got a couple cards to share with you today. And I might as well just say it: Brace yourselves. MARKERS came out. Yes, my friends, Copic markers came out.

Yes, how many times have I told you I am not so savvy in the marker department? Yes. I know. Shocking. Yes. Indeed. Markers really did come out. So check this out… while you are still breathing. 😉

This is card #1.

New Beginning by Teri

New Beginning by Teri

And this is card #2.

Goal by Teri

Goal by Teri

Yes, I actually colored with markers. And…. I liked it. 🙂

So I actually was really inspired by the new Work Out stamp set (and coordinating Exercise Girls dies) from Simon Says Stamp! I saw this sweet girl and was like, “Yeah, I can only do this stamp right by trying to color her” so I did.

I think she turned out ok with purple and green hair do’s. 😉  I think I will be daring next time and try for a realistic hair color, but then again… I kinda like the non-traditional stuff.

By the way, I adhered the girls to panels I cut with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card dies. Let’s just put it out there: The dies haven’t been seeing much action in my scrapbooks lately, but they are still pretty darn awesome to use to make elements for cards with… in my professional opinion and all.

Alright, so that’s all for today. I’ll be back again later! Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp: Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop

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Hi guys!

Super excited to be invited by my friends over at Simon Says Stamp! to join them today for blog hop celebrating their new Cold Hands, Warm Heart release. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go. Go see. So, so many neat stamps, dies and stencils. All perfect for holiday projects.

I’m excited to share with you a few projects I made with some of the new products so let’s do this.

Please give it up for card #1.

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I created this guy with the new Ring Frame dies. In full disclosure: I’m a bit of a circle addict (… wink!) so it’s totally right up my alley.I die-cut the ring from white and black cardstocks and then layered them together. Then I cut out the ring a couple more times (from orange, pink and blue cardstocks) and used the inner circles to decorate the rings up.

(By the way, the words and snowflake are from a couple stamps from SSS’s last release. The words are from Peace on Earth, while the snowflake is from Lots of Snowflakes.)

I couldn’t stop with just one circle-themed card. I had (just had) to make another with the Ring Frame dies.

Please meet card #2.

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Ta-da!

I used somewhat the same technique as the first card. Instead  of filling all the circles with paper circles, I added a few sequins to a couple of them and left a few empty.

You might be wondering about that background. It’s not patterned paper. Nope. Sure isn’t. It was die-cut from white cardstock with the new Triangle Pattern plate die. I removed a few of the triangles to just add to the visual interest a little.

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Kinda fun, huh?

Can you handle another card? Hope so because here is card #3.

I wanted to put something together on the simple + graphic side so that’s what I was going on here.

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Everything stamped on this guy is from the Winter Warmth stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies to die-cut the scarves. I fussy cut a lot of stamped images and I sometimes forget what a time saver dies can be, especially when you are planning to make lots of projects. Die-cut + stamp + plaster on card = boom! You are good to go.

So, in addition to my cards, I also whipped up a couple pocket page cards. I am fairly passionate about pocket page memory keeping and like to make cards ahead of time so I can just kinda grab them when I am in a scrapbooking zone.

For both of these little cards, I used watercolor pencils to trace the tree patterns from the Four Trees Stencils. I spread the color with water and then used one of the stencils to trace the outer tree pattern This is where things sound all complicated, but you are going to have to trust me here. It totally wasn’t. I used the tracing a as a stitching pattern to stitch floss for the trees’ outlines.

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The words I used on both pocket page cards are from the  Peace on Earth stamp set.  I think they turned out pretty dang cute.

Alright so that’s what I have. You’re next stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp! blog. Ok. You’ve actually reached the final stop in the blog hop so technically I’m sending you back to the start. And the start is the Simon Says Stamp! blog! (Hey there, Simon friends!)( By the way, if you get lost at any point while hopping today, just hit the Simon blog for a complete list of who is hopping.)

Oh, and one more thing, be sure to comment on my post as well as the rest of the blog hop stops. That’s because  (…. you are going to love this…) there’s a Simon Says Stamp! Grab Bag Prize on each hop stop. Yep, even this one! Hooray!

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A complete winners list (of Grab Bag prize winners) will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday, October 10, 2014. Hot diggity!

So with that, thanks for swinging by today, friends! I hope to see you again soon!