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.  

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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!

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. 😉

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.

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.

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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. 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!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Paper Smooches Collaboration Hop

 

Hi, guys!

I’m happy to be blog hopping today with the Paper Smooches design team and Coffee Loving Cardmakers team today. We’re sharing some card ideas that are sure to “buzz” your creative juices… or maybe even “perk up” your day.

Without any more delay, here’s my card for the hop!

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

Ta-da! It’s a new card, created just for the hop. I used a couple different Paper Smooches stamp sets: Daddy Yo 2 and Hot Concoctions for all the images.

Thought it would be fun to dress up the coffee cups. To save on time though, I stamped them on patterned paper before cutting them out with a die.

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The sentiment was created by pairing together words from the Caffeinated stamp set.

Alright. So that’s it for today’s card.

Don’t forget to keep buzzing along and blog hopping for more card inspiration… plus you’ll also get a chance to win a prize for leaving comments along the way. .

Visit The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to begin the hop or click on any or all of the links below.

Paper Smooches blog 

Paper Smooches Design Team

Alice Huang
Jill Hawkins
Karin Akesdotter
Michele Boyer
Savannah O’ Gwynn
Teri Anderson

Coffee Loving Cardmakers 

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Lori Turner

Annette Allen

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Golzbein

Happy hopping! Thank you, as always, for stopping by!

Blog Hop with Paper Smooches – October!

Hi, friends!

It’s the time again. It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time for October, and, boy, am I excited to share some new cards with you.  Myself and the rest of the Paper Smooches design team gang (and special friends) are banding together to share a sampling of projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches October 2019 release with you!

  • 3 NEW STAMP SETS
  • 4 NEW DIES
  • 2 NEW STENCILS

Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on October 7th. Hooray!

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 blog links below

+ Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (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 October 8th to leave a comment.

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

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Guests:

Teri Anderson

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 here.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(… which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog…. which is totally awesome, right?)

OK! So let’s get on with the project.

A Harry Potter Boba Tea card made by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I had a super strong desire to create a Harry Potter-inspired card so I stamped the glassed on the Boba Tea cup (all from the Caffeinated stamp set). Then I used a black pen to draw a mark like Harry’s onto the top of the glass.

I didn’t have a wand stamp, but there are some super cute stars in the So Fairy Cute stamp set. I stamped a whole bunch of those to add the “magical” feeling of the card.

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The sentiment was created by pairing the “bobalicious” word from the Caffeinated Two stamp set with the “you are” from one of the stamps in the Caffeinated set.

Anyway, thought it turned out pretty fun! Looking forward to sending this card to one of my friends.

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks again, friends, for stopping by. I always appreciate your kind words. See you again real soon.

Paper Smooches September Blog Hop

Hi, friends! Let’s hop! It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time once again! The gang’s all here  And the gang is banding together to share a sampling of projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches September 2019 release with you!

  • 2 NEW STAMP SETS
  • 4 NEW DIES
  • 2 NEW STENCILS

Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on September 7th. Hooray!

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 blog links below

+ Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (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 September 8th to leave a comment.

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

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Guests:

Teri Anderson

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 here.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog…. can I get a woohoo?)

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

With Gratitude card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this one with a couple new products. Made the background with new Buffalo Plaid stencil. Simply plopped the stencil on orange cardstock and then sponged dark orange on top.

The leaves were cut with the brand new Linked Leaves die. It’s so dang fun. I cut it a couple times from white cardstock. I stacked them on top of each of each other and then used markers to add some color to the inner pieces.

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For a little extra pop, I added some dots and lines with a white pen. I also added some white thread behind the leaves. Always love that look.

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