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!

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!

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!

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.

Paper Smooches blog

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.

 

A Super Duper Card…

Hi, everyone!

Me again with another handmade stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is super… well, it features some super duper heroes. Super heroes, that is.

Meet today’s card.

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I just had fun the other day, coloring in these two heroes from the new  Super Duper stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. In full disclosure: I’ve been on a big super hero kick for awhile so I totally gravitated toward this set!

I stamped the two heroes on cardstock, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. My fussy cutting wasn’t exactly perfect so I used a trick from one of my friends: I took a black marker and ran it along the edges. Easy peasy. And a super nice way to cover up the boo boos. A stamped super hero card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

The clouds are some I stamped and die-cut while working a bit back with the Sunnyville stamp set from Paper Smooches. Always fun when you can mix and match different products together.

Oh, you might be wondering about the background! It’s one I made awhile ago while messing around with watercolors and watercolor paper. I added a couple stamped stars to it when I put it on the card. I used a colored pencil to add a little color to each star as well.

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s card (4-12)

Hi, everyone!

Dropping by today to share a card created with one of Paper Smooches’ new crafting dies. I’m just so excited to send this card to one of my stamping friends.

A handmade "Missing You" card by Teri | Created with Paper Smooches stamps & dies

The flowers were created with the new Stemmed Rose Dies. Rather than doing a bunch of paper piecing and all, I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. It is kind of a tedious task with thin, intricate dies, but I think the results are almost always stunning.

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Now, this card has a fun little twist. The die set comes with a mat die. Rather than matting the flowers onto mats, I used the mat die to cut a window out out of the front of the card. I placed one of the flowers inside the card, right so you could see it through the window.

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One thing I did on the front of the card, to make the flowers stand out on it, was I opened it and sponging a little blue ink onto it. I did it softly, over and over in a circle. I also added a sentiment (perfect for my stamping friend) from the Fun & Flirty stamp set.

To finish things off, I added couple sequins. They are always a nice, fairly flat, way of finishing a card.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.

PS. Don’t miss this post I shared over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog recently! It shows a fun way to use foil to make a wedding card!

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Seen Elsewhere Today…

Hi, friends!

Do you like to add texture to your handmade cards? I’m up on the blog today for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, sharing a card that had couple unique ways to add texture to it.  Here’s a peek-a-roo for you.

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Can you see my two tricks? Hint: The background with the hearts. And hint, hint: The blue sky.

These were both super fun techniques to do. I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post for the scoop.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back later, gators.

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – 6

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Hi, guys!

The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂

I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.

I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set! creamtomycoffeecard1-teri

I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.

I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.

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For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.

Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.

Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!

 

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – 5

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Hello again, friends!

I’m still on a coffee/cocoa card kick, thanks to the Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. (Thanks, guys, for inspiring me to use the stuff in my crafty stash of goods!)

Today’s card features the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. It’s such a cute set of stamps.

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I simply stamped the cup twice on white cardstock and stamped a snowflake on each cup. I colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them out.

I die-cut the rounded rectangle with a die from My Favorite Things. I sponged some ink onto it and stamped the words, hearts and snowflakes onto it. I added a little color with markers and then popped some holes in the panel with the small circle punch on Crop-a-Dile tool.CupofCheerCard2-teir

I put some patterned paper on the card and added the rectangle. And then…. magic happened again! I squirted some drops of Glossy Accents right over the holes. When it dried, I ended up with a pretty cool look!

Alright. That’s it for today.

Don’t forget to check out the hop (and, maybe, link up some cards of your own). So many fun projects to see!

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop – 3 & 4

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Hi, guys!

Back again with a couple more cards inspired by the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Maybe a month or so ago, I pulled all my coffee, tea and cocoa stamps from my various stamp bins and put them all together. I’m so thankful for this challenge as it’s given me a reason to use those stamps, which I was kinda surprised to see how many I had amassed over time.

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I really wanted to make a chalkboard inspired card so I pulled out the Warm Wishes stamp from Neat & Tangled. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a panel die-cut from white cardstock. And then, the magic happened. I slowly applied black ink to the panel with a sponge. It is amazing. The more ink you add, the more chalky it looks. But the white background helps keep it feeling chalkboard’ish.

Once I covered the panel with ink, I buffed the embossed image with a paper towel and spritz on some diluted white paint (with a spray bottle).

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I wanted more of a rustic feel for this card so I used a bunch of paper scraps with a more vintage feel.

I liked the card so much that I made a second one. This time, I went with a blue color scheme.

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One thing I did a little different was add a few drops of Glossy Accents to the Warm Wishes panel and dump some glass glitter on to them.

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I kinda sorta dig the look. Definitely going to do that again before Winter is over on a few cards. 🙂

Alright! That is it for me today.

Don’t forget to check out the hop if you haven’t already. So many awesome projects have been uploaded so far. Great job, guys! The hop runs through the 7th.

Be back again tomorrow.