A Hug from Under the Sea… in Card Form

Hi, guys!

Let me tell you a secret: I make cards all the time. You’d think the ones I send the most are for birthdays and special occasions.

Confession time. I always am late to the game when it comes to that. So truly, the cards I send most are cards to friends who I’m just thinking of.

So meet today’s card. This is one I made with a couple friends in mind, that I was just thinking of. Big-Hug-Olive-the-Octopus-Seahorse-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

One of things I enjoy most about Technique Tuesday’s Animal House stamps is mixing and matching the different critters together. I’d been anxious to create some kind of scene with their most recent sea creatures so this card was my reason to do it!

And let’s chat for a minute about realism and cards. So there’s probably not a gigantic seahorse (stamped with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies) in the sea, but it’s kind of fun to imagine there is one as almost as big as Olive the Octopus. 😉 Anything can happen in the stamping world! That’s what I’m sayin’.

A stamped octopus and seahorse card by Teri | teriplace.wordpress.com

I wanted to really build on the notion of a hug so I added all the other little critters to scene. (All the other little creatures were stamped and cut with the two stamp sets, by the way.) I also added a few die-cut hearts.

I don’t often use a lot of soft colors when I color in images with markers but I decided to for this card. It was nice change.

Also I added a few “drops of water” to the underwater scene with my old friend, my trusty bottle of Glossy Accents. Always a fun addition.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. It’s a real treat when you do.

Technique Tuesday products in this post:

Ps. I’m totally sending a shout-out to my friend, Dana Joy! She created an awesome card with the Olive the Octopus stamp set and Technique Tuesday’s Waves on the Border dies. She’s got a video on her blog, showing how she made the wavy scene. You should check it out.


Today’s card (8-10)

Hi, gang!

Back again with another stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is a birthday one! I hope you like it.


I stamped the cute little donut people with Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts stamp set. You can’t go wrong with donuts… in my world. Anyway, I had them sitting on my desk for some time, waiting and waiting (and waiting) for me color them in when I had some free time.

I finally took the plunge and did it, coloring them in with markers. And then I got all “cray cray” put a ton of Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink on the frosting and sprinkled on a generous amount of sugar… errr… glitter. I let the donuts dry for, get this, probably 24 hours because (1) it looked so cool and (2) hello, all the Glossy Accents I put on them. Yeah. It was probably too much. But the results? So. Stinking. Cool.

Donut Birthday Stamped Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I had a little help from Neat and Tangled with the rest of the card. The phrase was created with the Celebrate stamp set. There’s a phrase inside the card too. Yep. It’s says, “Happy Birthday.” Yep. Real imaginative, I know. 😉

The patterned paper on the card? It’s from the backside of an older print from Doodlebug. Timeless print though. And the hearts? I can’t quite recall what die I cut them with, but there are lots of heart dies out there that are quite similar and would help you achieve the same look on a card of your own.

Not much more to say today so that is it for now, my card loving friends. I’ll be back again later. Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by. It’s a real treat when you do. See you again soon. I sure hope at least.

Stamps and Dies used to make this card:

Technique Tuesday Release Day

Hi, gang!

It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’m here with another project made with the new products.

Today’s card features the new Travel Icons dies, plus some of the new stamps.

A handmade card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

The new release features lots and lots of travel products. Sometimes, I think it’s really easy to get caught up in the “literal-ness” of stamps and dies. Something is travel-themed, you make something travel-themed.

I wanted to toss that notion on its head so I made this card. I imagine you could use these products to make a graduation card… or a wedding or wedding announcement card, like this one.


The plane, sign and global symbol were all cut with the dies. I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. I also added a few dots to the sign with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The “Adventures” and “Departing” signs were stamped with the Travel Buddy stamp set and cut with the Captions and Labels dies.

Alrighty! That’s it for me. Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog to find links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. Also be sure to hit the New for 2018 page on the Technique Tuesday website to see all the new products that are debuting today.


Technique Tuesday Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with a new more new Technique Tuesday projects. These cards feature products that will debut on August 1st on their website.

Let’s get started.

A stamped card featuring an Octopus by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

This first card features the new Olive the Octopus stamps and dies. Olive is the latest critter Technique Tuesday’s Animal House collection. (They’ve got a sea creatures them going on right now. Last month, they introduced Simon & Sandy Seahorse.)

I wanted to create a happy scene so I used patterned paper for my background here. And then I added bubbles created with drops of Glossy Accents. The color scheme? I decided fun colors rather than realistic colors was more jam this time.

A stamped card featuring flowers by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

This card features the new Sunny Flowers stamp set. This is a really good set to color with markers! (Ask TT’s Bev. If I struggle with coloring stamps with markers, I never hold that back from telling her and the gang.) The flowers are nice and open, and you can really get to the small spots easily with your marker tips. I love that.

Once I colored in the flowers and vase, I fussy cut them out rather than using the coordinating dies. And then I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the vase to make it look, well, glassy vase like. I think it turned out pretty fun!

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog once again to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Plus be sure to visit the New Products page on the Technique Tuesday website on the 1st to snag all the products that have caught your eye!


Technique Tuesday Countdown: Day 1

Hi, guys!

It’s that time again. Time again for another release of stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday.

I’m excited to share with you a few cards today that feature products that will debut on August 1st on the TT website.

Meet card no. 1.

A stamped handmade card by Teri | teriplace,wordpress.com

This first one uses the new Cars on the Road Border dies, plus a sentiment from the new Adventure Awaits stamp set. (These products, plus all the other new Technique Tuesday products will be found here on the 1st.)

The border die, which is the latest in their series of border dies, allows you to create a little road, plus cut some cars to run along the road. You could do just one car… or three…. easily on a card.


And meet card no. 2.

This one features words and images from the Sassy Travel Memories stamp set. It’s a fun little set packed with phrases to use on vacation inspired scrapbook pages and cards. I think it would even work well in a planner when you are planning your vacation adventures.

The label? That was cut with the new Labels and Captions dies. The lines were stamped with the new My Trip stamp set.

Alright! That is it for the first day of this new release countdown. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for a list of all the other design team members sharing projects today, plus be sure to visit TT’s New Products page on the 1st.



Easy Stamped Bookmarks for Your Favorite Readers

Hi, guys!

I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing the scoop on how to make some fun tag bookmarks.

DIY stamped bookmarks by Teri for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These tag bookmarks are really, really, really easy to make with their Self-Laminating Pouches.

I really wanted to use some cute stamps I had from My Favorite Things to decorate my bookmarks, but you’ll see this little project could be created with stamps from pretty much anyone out there… or stickers… or die-cuts. And it’s a craft that could do… or you could easily make with a child.

Be sure to check out the post! I’d be tickled if you would.

And thanks, as always, for stopping by my little spot on the web. I sure appreciate your visits.

See a Few Scrapbook Layouts + a Chance to Win a Scrapbook Stamp Set

Hi, guys!

Doing things a little different today. Wanted alert you to check out the Technique Tuesday blog.

There’s a giveaway post over there with a chance to win some scrapbooking stamps from TT’s collection of clear stamps for scrapbooking. Here’s the scoop. Go to this link, pick a favorite stamp set and then swing by the Technique Tuesday blog and comment on their giveaway post, telling them which sets are your favorite.  Someone who comments on their post on their blog (not here on my blog) will win.

In the spirit of scrapbooking through, I thought I’d share a couple layouts I’ve created using some of Technique Tuesday’s scrapbook stamps over the last year or so for Technique Tuesday. As much as I enjoy making cards, it’s always fun to use my scrapbook supplies to make some layouts too.


I created this one in honor National Scrapbook Day. The ladies in the pictures were kind enough to let me use it to make the page. (Thank you again, ladies.) It uses a stamp set I designed for Technique Tuesday called Sassy Camera. TT made matching dies to work with the stamps too.

Here’s another layout I made for Technique Tuesday. This one uses a picture of Bev and her family, plus TT’s Happy Happy Happy stamps and Shooting Stars die.


Finally, here’s another layout I made for Technique Tuesday.  This one uses a picture of Shelley and her daughter andsome of my favorite scrapbooking supplies (yellow patterned paper, twine and…. happy sigh… sequins), plus the Caught on Camera stamps, as well as the Snappy Camera dies and Tag Toppers dies.

Alright! Hope you enjoyed this short walk down scrapbook memory lane.  Don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog and tell them what your favorite scrapbooking stamps (from TT, of course) are.

Be back again later.