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!

Sealiously Awesome Card

Hi, friends!

I guess I’m on a bit of a seal kick as I’ve got another seal card to share with you today. Meet today’s card.

I once again used one of the seals from the Sealiously Sweet stamp set from Sunny Studio. I colored this guy in with markers and then added a layer of clear glaze to the float and glasses. I think it just adds a little something.

I created the plaid panel with cardstock and the Buffalo Plaid embossing folder (also from Sunny Studio). I kinda just wanted to give a hint of water so I took an cosmetic sponge (old school, I know) sponged some blue ink onto the panel. It’s subtle but it does the trick!

The sentiment is also from the Sealiously Sweet stamp set. Let’s be frank. It’s a hot mess underneath. I used a combination of adhesives (Double-Sided Tape and Permanent Dots) to anchor the seal and sentiment together and then add the thread. For kicks, I present you with Exhibit A.

To anchor it on the panel, I had some leftover pieces of 3D Foam Creative Sheets on my desk from other projects I’ve been working on. I cut up a piece and slapped it on the back of the sentiment and seal. I present to you Exhibit B.

Yep. They aren’t going anywhere. Wink.

Oh, by the way, those tiny strips of cardstock. Little trick. I just cut strips of cardstock and then used my markers to try to match the colors I used on the seal’s inflatable.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back later! See you again soon, friends. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Sweet Seals Card

Hi, friends!

Here again with another card to share! Today’s card features two cute little seals.

I stamped these seals (from the Sealiously Sweet stamp set from Sunny Studio) at my last craft night with a few of my local friends, which was before the Pandemic really took hold in the US and things closed up. Gosh, that was like 3 months ago. Anyway, I pulled them out the other day, thinking, “Man, I miss crafting with the gang,” and decided to make something with them.

Honestly, it was just therapeutic coloring them in. I fussy cut them with my scissors. There was a time in my crafty life when I fussy cut ALL THE TIME. And now? Not so much! I forgot how it can be fun but can also take a lot of time.

I created the beach and water strips from cardstock with an old border die from My Favorite Things. I added a little ink to the water to make the seals stand out more.

The sentiment strip was created by stamping some words from the Critter Campouts set on it. Then I anchored it with Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. (Have you seen their big rolls? They just introduced them this year. I’ve been a fan for a long time of their foam tape and was thrilled to get a bigger roll to use for my crafting projects!)

Side note! You might be wondering about the stamped hearts! Those are from the Fabulous Flamingos set, also from Sunny Studio. I have quite a few a few Sunny Studio sets with hearts in them. Any would have worked. I just had this set on my desk.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again soon! Thank you for stopping by!

Just Saying Hello Card

Hi, guys!

Back again with another card to share. I was inspired to play by the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, which is No. 78 and to create a scene.

Scenes are my jam, and creating a new one felt like a good reason to pull out some of my Lawn Fawn products. So, with that, meet today’s card.

I went way back for this one, pulling out my much loved Critters in the Forest stamp set to stamp the animals and tree. Gosh, how long have I had this stamp set? Since it came out. Hehe! So many stamps have come and gone from my stash since that time, but this one has stuck around. It was nice to ink it up again and play with it.

The hearts and words are from Lawn Fawn’s Simply Sentiments stamp set. It’s just a good all-around, practical set. I use it a lot.

Created the background with Lawn Fawn’s Cloudy stencil. Cut the circle out of it with one of the dies from the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circles dies. I just picked these dies up recently, and I’m kinda sad I waited so long. They are sure fun.

Anyway, that’s all I have for now. I’ll be back again later, gators! Thank you, as always, for stopping by. It sure is a treat when you do! See you soon with another card!

PS. Thanks again to the Lawn Fawnatics crew for the fun challenge! It was great to play!

A Cute Little Typewriter Card

Hi, friends!

Happy weekend’ing to you! I’m back with another card to share with you.

Today’s little typewriter card was inspired by Jennifer and Kristina’s Woven Windows lesson during Spring Card Camp 2 on Online Card Classes. I keep a little box of scraps by my desk and was like, “Hey, man. I’m going to give that a try.”

So I created the little window on this card with paper strips from that little box. Once I completed the window, I mounted vellum behind it.

I really liked the window and could have just gone with it on the card alone. But I’d stamped the typewriter and mouse (from Lawn Fawn’s Just My Type set) a couple days ago and really, really, really wanted to use them on a card… and I did. ūüėČ (By the way, the second sentiment on the card is from a Cathy Zielske Simon Says Stamp! set.)

To make the window pop, I did anchor the panel on a lot (and I mean a lot) of Crafty Foam Tape. The tape gives it some nice pop, but not too much. This card can still be mailed and all.

Anyway, I think this card turned out pretty fun. Hopefully, the friend who gets it, enjoys it!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words! See you again soon!

2020 Spring & Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop | Cards No. 3 + 4

Hi, friends!

Got a couple more coffee-themed cards to share. Just squeezing them, right before the end of the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop!

Meet Card #1!

On a bit of a scene kick. Paired together some of Yetis (and party stuff) from Lawn Fawn’s Yeti or Not stamp set with coffee cups and words from a couple older sets from My Favorite Things.

It just kinda made me giggle when I put them all together and made this card. Excited to share it with a coffee-loving friend.

And meet Card No. 2.

I know, shock shock! Another scene. This one uses all stamps from My Favorite Things. I’ve used this turtle a few times but this is the first time I’ve ever paired her with coffee cups.

I think it turned out kinda fun! Again, looking forward to sending this to one of my friends.

Alrighty! That’s it for me. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for swinging! And don’t forget to check out all the link ups for the Hop. So many fun cards have been shared!

2020 Spring & Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop | Card No. 2

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another card inspired by the latest Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

So many great ideas have been shared so far. Today’s card is just an idea I got in my head and decided to run with it. So let’s get to it. Meet today’s card.

Flying robots with coffee cups! It could happen… wink, wink! ūüôā I found myself giggling as I made this card. I initially planned to make a cute little love scene with a cup of coffee and the two robots and then my mind kinda just took off. (Don’t ask. Just don’t ask.) And my scene evolved into flying robots.

The sentiment, which is from an old My Favorite Things set, just seemed fitting. The swirly doohickey majicky is from MFT Stamps, to, as is the coffee cup.

The robots and hearts are from Lawn Fawn’s Charge Me Up set. Not sure why but robots stamps almost always end up in my crafty arsenal. I always enjoy making cards with them.

I created the background with Lawn Fawn’s Cloudy stencil. Oh and I wanted to mention this. I use a lot of small embellishments. Liquid glue is pretty trendy these days for adhering them, but if you aren’t a liquid glue fan when it comes to embellishment, I highly recommend checking out the Micro Adhesive Dots from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. They are really small and work well for sequins.

Alrighty! That’s it! Be sure to check out the hop’s link up. So many great projects! See you again soon! ūüôā

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.¬†¬†

Paper Smooches blog

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 – 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!

Paper Smooches blog hop featuring stamped cards

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.¬†¬†

Paper Smooches blog

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!

Snowman Holiday Tags

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Hi, everyone!

Here today with a couple holiday tags. These two tags were inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event from Tracey McNeely!

On Day 7, there were some cute holiday scene created with the Feeling Frosty stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. Love the stamp set and was inspired to make a few scenes of my own on tags.

Please give it up for tag no. 1.

A Christmas Tag by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Pretty much every image on this tag was stamped with the Feeling Frosty stamp set. It’s just so cute! I added a little color to the images with markers. Rather than stressing out over the markers’ numbers, I just randomly pulled light and dark markers and ran with it. Easy peasy!

To add to the feel of the snowy scene, added some mini white pompoms to the skies. I love the pop they add.

And meet tag no. 2.

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I decided to things a little different for this one by added the coffee cups to the snowmen’s hands. I wanted it to look like they were chilling, hanging out and talking. Wink. ūüėČ

Again, I colored the images in with markers and then embellished the scene by adding some white pompoms to the sky. Love that look!

Alright! That I have for you today. Be sure to check out Tracey’s blog to see the latest tags on this fun challenge. Be back again later, friends.