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 – 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 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. 😉 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 – 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 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 – 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 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!

Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another project to share.

Meet today’s card.

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

Sharing this one because…  well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.

That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.

The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.

Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s Gift Tag

Hi all!

 

Just quick little something to share with you today.

A handmade Valentine's tag created with stamps from Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

Had some fun making this guy for Paper Smooches with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and dies) and For You tag die.

To give the little dude some color, I used  a couple markers – a gray for highlights, a couple flesh tones for the legs and ears and a really soft pink for the cheeks. Those cheeks are pretty subtle but look really, really, really, really close and you’ll see them. See? Told you. Wink.

This tag could pretty much go on any gift package. I decided instead to go all Valentine’s Day like with it and fill up a little bag with Valentine’s Candy Corn and then add it to it. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s all I have you today. I’ll be back again later, friends. Hope you are having a super day.

MFT Countdown: Day 1

Hi all!

I’m so pumped and so honored to be joining the folks from My Favorite Things as a guest designer in June.

(And you guys want to know a secret? I totally cried when they asked a few months ago. Such an honor. I’ve admired MFT for years. They have  top-notch, high quality products and just plain good designs. Such, such an honor to get to play with their team this month!)

So the long and the short of it is consider yourselves warned. You are going to be seeing some posts of the next few days, featuring some of MFT new products for June. And, gosh golly, I’m excited to share what I’ve made with you! 🙂

So I’ve got a couple projects to show you today. They both use MFT’s new Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics and the Together Forever stamp set.

Meet card #1.

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I die-cut all those flags using the new Die-namics set.

This card is really the result of messing around and discovering that I could make a fun little pattern with the flags.

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And here is card #2.

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It’s kinda the same idea, but it’s little different twist.  I thought it looked pretty cool stacking the different flags together.

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You might notice  some of the flags on these two cards are open. I achieved that look by doing some double-cutting.

I simply placed a larger die onto a piece of cardstock and then placed a smaller one inside it. To keep them in place as I ran them through my die-cutting machine, I slapped on a little washi tape.

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The end result was something like this.

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I thought it was a pretty cool look! And I must admit it was pretty addicting to cut the flags this way. I ended up with a whole pile of them to use on future projects… hee!

To see more peeks, be sure to hit the My Favorite Things blog. You’ll find links to all the MFT designers who are sharing projects today. (And thanks for inviting me to play along, MFT!)

Be back again tomorrow.