Today’s card

Hi guys!

Been a few days since I have been here. Got a card to share with you.

Made this guy the other day just for fun.

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The cacti and words were stamped with the new A Little Prickly stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I also used the coordinating dies.

Got a bit fancy with my markers by adding a little shading and some dots (for extra detail) to both cactus plants. The dots are such a fun way to make an image pop.

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

The patterned papers came from an old Studio Calico pad of paper from a kit from a long time ago. Not sure who designed them.

I added a few other little touches to this card: a couple dots near the sentiment (made with Nuvo Crystal Dots) and a few stitches (made with my trusty needle and spool of floss… wink.).

Alright! That’s all I got. Be back later.

Thanks, as always, for stopping on by. You guys rock’eth.

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Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi gang!

It’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2018 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST on January 3rd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Enough hop talk. Let me show you what I’ve got!

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Just played to play when I made this card. I used the stitched circle die to make the cross stitch panel. Then I used the new Embroidery Hoop dies with it to frame the circle. I did place a solid circle of black cardstock behind it so one could see the stamped and stitched coffee cup design.

The coffee cup was stamped with the new In Stitches stamp set. Then I used embroidery floss to stitch over the pattern. Took quite awhile for me (a non-stitcher) but it was awfully fun to do!

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

By the way, you might be wondering about the words. I stamped those bad boys with the Cyber Cafe stamp set. Such a fun one.

Alright! That’s all I have for you for now. Be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Hey kids,

Squeezing in one last card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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Had this little coffee image from Art Impressions sitting on my desk since last week. It was all colored up and good to go so I ran with it and slapped together this little card.

Ta-da!

The lady kinda of reminds me of some of the sweet ladies my mom and grandma used to bowl with it for years and years.  🙂 Some of the nicest ladies around.

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

The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set I designed called Sassy Coffee.

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It was tough picking which phrase to use. I do like cards with a sassy feel.

Alrighty! Short and sweet this post shall be! Thanks, as always, guys, for stopping by! I appreciate the visits and your kindness!

Christmas Card Challenge 2017… the finale!

Hi guys!

Here again with one last take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

On your mark. Get set. Meet today’s card.

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Pulled out my Avery Elle stash of stamps to put this guy together. The little snowman and snowflakes are from the Be Jolly set, while the words are from the Let It Snow set.

Little secret about the background. I made this really awesome sky background with the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. I was all set to make a little scene and then… BOOM…. dropped a black ink pad on the corner! Tears! Seriously, don’t you hate it when that happens?!

I had an idea for saving it. I stamped the snowman one more time on cardstock. Fussy cut it out with my scissors, adhered it the cloud paper and then … boom… use a circle die to cut it out.

Meet the leftovers of Exhibit A.

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

See the black ink mark. Kinda makes me wanna cry… even now.  Wink!

So anyhoo, I used the circle with the snowman on my card as you see here.

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It worked out. Yep. It worked out.

Alright! That’s all I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.

Be back later, gators.

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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Hi guys!

Me again! Shocked? Been on a bit of a card roll and couldn’t resist sharing one more quick card made in honor of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

Drum roll, please. Here we go.

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Boom! Wink!

It was quick to make this one. Had the stamps so… just wanted to play.

The cup and assorted cup-like things are all from Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Spice set. Yes, so, so cute… and a must for a Pumpkin Spice Latte lover, although it could totally pass off for cocoa. Don’t you agree?

The words from the Perk Up set from Technique Tuesday.

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Always fun to pair two sets together that are different styles but have the same theme going on. Mixing and matching really does make me happy.

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

Used my trusty white Nuvo Crystal Dots to add some subtle dots with the shaking scene that’s going on. Super simple but a fun way to add a little kick to a card.

Anyhoooo, that’s what I got. Be sure to swing by the hop. So many great cards! Bravo to all the participants!

2017 Christmas Card Challenge

Hi guys!

Back again with another take on the 2017 Christmas Card Challenge with my buddy, Ashley!

I wanted to do something different today…. and well, yeah.  😉

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Unicorns & Christmas? Yep. Different. And this was the result.

Always fun to push yourself to do something different when making cards. Let’s be real here for a minute: Do I love these cards? I like them. I don’t love them but it was fun to do something different. I’ve not seen a Christmas unicorn before so I decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did and that’s why I am sharing. 🙂

The unicorn and rainbow are from the Mama Elephant Unicorn stamp and die set that Hampton Art produced and is available at Jo-Ann Stores. Not sure where else, but that’s where I found it.  (It’s based on Mama Elephant’s fabulous Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.) The words are a mash up of sentiments from My Favorite Things’ Toasty Greetings and Magical Unicorns sets. I did some masking to basically make the custom sentiment. The star stamp is also from MFT.

I once again created a background for my scene with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. Gosh, how fun that thing is!

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

Not much more to say today so I’ll be taking off.

Be back again tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on this year’s challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! It’s ALWAYS a treat!

Christmas Card Challenge 2017

Hi guys!

Kicking off this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley! It’s our thing around Christmas to challenge each other to make Christmas cards. And we are sharing the results of this year’s challenge this week.

So meet today’s card!

A Christmas card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Created the little scene here with a couple Mama Elephant stamp sets – Alpine Carolers and their Reindeer stamp and die set that was produced by Hampton Art (but is somewhat similar to their amazing Reindeer Games set). DeerTreeSceneCardClose_teri

Had a great little time, coloring in the reindeer and tree. Might… just might have… killed a Copic marker in the process. Might have. 😉

Created the wintery background with the help of the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics (also from MFT).  They are fun to use on their own… and even more fun to use together!

I always like adding a little pop to my cards so I added a few drops to background the some glitter glue and some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The little drops always add a little something special, I think.

Alright! That’s all I have today. Be back tomorrow with another card based on the challenge. Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to stop by Ashley’s blog.