Birthday Card Challenge No. 7

Hi gang!

Back again once more for the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

Totally have run out of steam here so today’s card is a simple one.

Dug into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps and dies (and papers) to put this guy together.

A stamped birthday card by Teri ||

Like I said, it’s a simple one.

The sentiment is from their Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, which is pretty recent. The dies are from a couple or so years ago and might be retired…. or might not be… or might be. But I think that’s part of the cool thing about MFT’s product line. Things from throughout the years go together. Many of their products are timeless. I appreciate that a lot.  BirthdayBalloonsTrioCard2-teri

Besides the MFT goodness, I did add a few extra details with some floss (simple) and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Simple as well. This card has a little dimension to it, but it’s still super mailable. I like that.

Alright. That’s a wrap. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge.

See you again soon.


Birthday Card Challenge No. 6

Hi, guys!

Another day. Another birthday card for the challenge with Ashley.

A stamped birthday card by Teri || terisplace,

Pulled from my scrap pile to make this guy. Use some scrap papers from a couple of the new lines of paper from Jillibean Soup.  And the stamps and the words are also from Jillibean.BirthdayBalloonCard2--teri

The balloon works well on shaker cards, but I wanted to stretch myself and try something else. I fashioned my own balloon by cutting a couple circles with some Jillibean dies. I also added the flag (also cut with Jillibean dies) and embellishments to it. Think it turned out kinda fun!

I did something I like to do a lot: I stamped a sentiment on a cardstock strip, added a little twine to it and then adhered it to my card with foam tape. Easy peasy… and fun.

Alright. That’s it for now. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her latest birthday card!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 5

Hi guys!

Me again. Here with another birthday card for the Birthday Card Challenge with Ashley!

So meet today’s card.

A stamped birthday card by Teri ||

Wanted to make a non-traditional card of sort with this one so I ran with using bunnies for it. The bunnies are from the Some Bunny stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment was created by pairing together a saying from that set with a birthday sentiment from So Much to Say, another Lawn Fawn set.


The papers on the card are also from Lawn Fawn. The hills were created with a die from My Favorite Things.

Alright, that’s it for now. Be back again later, gators. Don’t forget to hit Ashley’s blog to see what she is sharing today!

Birthday Card Challenge No. 4

Hi gang!

Back to the Birthday Card Challenge game with Ashley. We took a few days off to do stuff. She watched basketball… and stuff. I did a couple 5ks… and stuff.

But we are back now. So here’s my latest birthday card for the challenge. A stamped birthday card by Teri //

I have a thing for space stuff so I couldn’t resist making a card with the Beam Me Up stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. Seriously, they are just so cute.

The first thing I did was create the space-y background. I created by sponge a bunch of ink colors on white cardstock. Then I added some black color to the mix.

I spritzed the panel with a light misting of water and then a light spritzing of white spray mist. I let it dry and then added the little stamped and die-cut elements.EarthlingBirthdayCard2-Teri

To give my aliens a little extra personality, I added a few extra dots with black Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of them and a wiggle eye on the middle one. I also added a few dots with my pens.

Finished the card off with the sentiment and a few stamped stars. I colored them in with a white pen and added a few additional white dots.

Anyhoo, that’s what I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.

Be back tomorrow.

Ellen Hutson March Pin-Sights Challenge

Hi guys!

Super tickled to help my friends from Ellen Hutson kick off this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge.

What is the challenge? Well, it’s a monthly challenge! Every month, there’s a Color Trend Inspirational photo put on the CLASSroom blog. The challenge this month?

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Pretty, huh?!


I was inspired by the color scheme from the challenge and used Copic markers (somewhat similar to the colors) to draw lines across the panel I planned to place on the card. I wasn’t 100% exact, and I think that’s a-OK. Just trying to keep things real here.

I stamped the flower from the Mondo Peony set three times onto the card panel. I also stamped a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies set. Then I got a little bit fancy. I used the coordinating dies to cut out one of the flowers.

I plopped it on some foam adhesive and added it to the card. Hard to tell in the first picture, but this one shows the little bit of dimension it added.


Pretty cool, huh?!

Well, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the post on The CLASSroom for inspiration. And be sure to link up your take on it over there too!

A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an Inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.

Birthday Card Challenge No. 2

Hi, gang!

Back again with another birthday card inspired by the Birthday Card challenge with Ashley.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri //

This one is a wee bit on the sassy side. In fact, I had a little help with the sassy factor by using Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Birthday 2.0 stamp set (and coordinating dies). The words and the dress are all from the set.

I had colored in these dresses awhile ago while crafting with friends but hadn’t had a chance to do anything with them. This felt like the card to use them on. VintageBirthdayDressesCard2-teri

The patterned papers are all scraps from my box of scraps. I just tried to pick a color scheme of scraps that worked with the colors of the dresses since I’d had already colored them in.

Tried something a little different by stamping one sentiment above the dresses, and then another below them. Kinda like that look.

Alright. That’s it for today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge!

PS. Technique Tuesday has a sale through the end of today, March 13th. 25% off with coupon code on Easter stamps, dies and cutting files. You’ll find them all here.


Birthday Card Challenge No. 1

Hi guys!

Back again. Back again making cards because of a challenge with my friend, Ashley. This time? We’re challenging each other to make birthday cards.

So meet today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri //

Created this little scene using a few different Lawn Fawn stamp sets (and dies). I’d like to tell you I had some grand plan for making the card look like this, but it really just came together organically. I created the card and present stack and then was like “What about this? What about that?” And so I went building a stamped scene.SendingBirthdayHugsCard2_teri

The sentiment was created by pairing together words from a couple different sentiment stamp sets. Then I took my trusty red pen and drew the little punctuation arrow for the birthday word.  Turned out pretty cute.

Ok. This is all I have. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on this Birthday Challenge. And be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see Challenge Card No. 2.