Today’s card (6-8)

Hey kids!

Another day. Another card.

A handmade card created for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Just a little something in the key of Paper Smooches to share today. ūüėČ

This one was over on their blog this week.

Created the little bear with the help of the Kind Bear die and two wiggle eyes that were just “dying” to be used. ūüėČ The little bear? So. Darn. Cute. If you have made cards and scrapbook pages for a long time, you are probably familiar with paper piecing. Remember the hours spent doing that stuff? This die is kind of a fun twist on paper piecing. You cut the die a couple times and then piece all the pieces together to make the cute little bear.

The sentiment? Yep. It’s from Paper Smooches too. It hails from the Kindness Sampler stamp set.

The paper? Well, it was a teeny tiny old sliver of a piece tucked into my scrap basket. I think (key word) it old stuff from Bazzill. Such happy colors and all.

Alright, friends. I got nothing else for you today. Hope you are a having a good one today. Be back again soon.

Today’s card (6-4)

Hey guys!

Managed to sneak in a little bit more fun time this weekend. The end result? This card right here.

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

Ta-da!

The otter, fish and words are all from Julie’s Otterly Awesome stamp set from Ellen Hutson. Must say that it is pretty darn otterly awesome. ūüôā The otter and fish were cut with the coordinating dies. The fact that the otters’ little paws in the stamp set can hold things when cut with the dies just plain slays me. I just plain love that.

Created the blue watery background by slapping some washi tape along the sides of a piece of watercolor paper and then brushing on some blue watercolors. Then I liberally splashed dots of water on top and then took my heat gun to it to dry it all up. I think the end result looks like water. Well, I think.

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

Alright, kids. This is all I have for now for you. I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. You are pretty darn great!

Today’s card (6-2)

Hi guys!

Just a little something to share today.

Made this card recently, just for the fun of it. I haven’t had much time just to play lately. It was really nice to just play.

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

All the stamps on this guy are from the new Upon A Star stamp set from Lawn Fawn. How, how I love it. I fussy cut the little guys and yellow stars with scissors. (Translation: Teri was el’cheapo when it came to getting the dies for this one… so yeah… scissors were my friend-a-roo. Just keeping it all real, kids. I am nothing but real.)

The little hill was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

To make the little foxes’ noses stand out, I put little drops onto them with good ol’ Nuvo Crystal Drops. And those little white drops near yellow stars? Yeppers. Created them with Nuvo Crystal Drops too.

Alright! This is what I have for you. Be back later, gators. See you again soon.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hey kids!

Yep. Yep. Yep. 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¬†JUNE 2017 release with you! TWO¬†new stamp sets and SIX¬†new dies will be available to purchase at 8¬†p.m. PST on May 31st. ¬†(Just you wait. They are awesome!) 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 Рa $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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 28th¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on Wednesday, May29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri Anderson (Here, here you be. Ta-da.)

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)

Alright, enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the card-a-roo!

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.comMade this guy with the brand new Silhouette Flowers dies. They are the bomb. Plus, the sentiment is from a new set, too. It’s the Kindness Sampler set, which is just plain packed with great phrases.

Silhouette-Flowers-Dies-Close-Teri-Paper-SmoochesTo make the little blooms (and dragonfly), I die-cut them from good ol’ white cardstock and then sponged on good ol’ water-based dye ink. You know, nothing fancy. I didn’t use Distress Ink, Oxide Ink or anything super fancy. Just plain old dye ink… that I’ve had in my stash for years. Ages, really. ūüėČ Then I splattered the blooms with water. I was liberal with the splattering. Patted the blooms (mostly) dry with a paper towel. Then to speed the final drying, I did blow my heat gun on them for maybe half a minute to a minute… because I wanted them on my card and I wanted them on my card… NOW. Wink.

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.comThe end result was… well… is… pretty fun, huh?

Ok, friends… that’s all I have for you today. Happy blog hoppity hopping, friends. See you again soon! (Thanks, as always, for stopping by.)

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hi guys!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†MAY 2017 release with you! ¬†TWO¬†new stamp sets and SIX¬†new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 2nd. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd.

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

The prize Рa $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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 2nd¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on Wednesday, May 3rd¬†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)

Alright. So here’s what I have for you.

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Created this guy with a couple new Paper Smooches’ products – the New Beginnings 2 stamp set & the Grad Cap dies and the Rose Frame dies. The little frame? That’s from the Rose Frame dies.

I wanted to do something a little more graphic inspired to go with the sentiment so I cut several tassels from cardstock (with the Grad Cap dies) to make that little tassels garland of sorts. The thing about tassels? Well, they are cool for grad stuff, but really they are cool celebrating in general too!

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

To make the tassles pop, I added some dots with some Nuvo Crystal Dots stuff. Kinda fun, right? I think so!

Well, that’s what I have for you today. Thanks, as always, for stopping by! Your kind words are always appreciated! Happy blog hopping!

Today’s card (4-11)

Hi guys!

Just sharing a card I started last week and finished up this week, just in time for Easter.

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

The sweet girl + basket and the words are from Pretty Pink Posh, as are the sequins. Let’s be honest: I’m not the best color’er, but, good gosh, people, I try. I colored her in with markers and then added a few extra details with colored pencils and a white gel pen + some Glossy Accents and a Wink of Stella glitter pen (it’s subtle but there on the ears). I think she turned out alright.

The banner was cut with a die from Lawn Fawn (LOVE IT), and the patterned paper is from a stack of paper from My Favorite Things. Crazy thing. I colored the girl in first and went looking for patterned paper. I discovered that I am COMPLETELY lacking in purple patterned papers¬†so I was totally lucky to find this piece in my MFT stash. I guess I could have went to the craft store (Oh, the horror! Hee!) to find something else, but I decided I could make do. Yep. Make do. (Translation: Not allowing myself to be tempted at the craft store by all the other stuff at the craft store seemed like a good idea at the time… because… seriously… who goes for one piece of paper and leaves with just one piece of paper? Not I, people. Not I. Anyhoo, I digress.)

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

Alright, friends. This is what I have for the day!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Always a treat when you do.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi kiddos!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and the Paper Smooches Design Team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†FEBRUARY 2017 release with you! ONE¬†new¬†stamp sets and FIVE¬†new¬†dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on January 31st. ¬†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 Рa $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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday,¬†January 29th¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the¬†Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday,¬†January 30th¬†to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri Anderson¬† (<—- Here you are, dude.)

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)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches’ Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years of good stuff! ¬†Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!

OK. Enough hop-talk-a-roo… and all that jazz.

Here’s the project I cooked up to share with you.

A card created with clear stamps and steel dies from Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

I made this bad boy with the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set and coordinating steel dies. Balloons are pretty much “the thing” when it comes to celebrations and this stamp set is packed with them. You agree?

To make a couple of the balloons stand out, I stamped a heart and then plopped in the middle of them. It’s just… kinda… fun. I think.

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I love that stamped word especially. Looks so cool when cut out with the coordinating die. To cut it out, I stamped the word and then placed the die on top. To keep the die from moving when I ran it through my Big Shot, I plopped on a little sticky note tape. It’s strong enough to hold the die in place and yet removable so no ink gets removed.

Alright, friends. That’s it for now. I’ll be again soon!