A couple Paper Smooches cards

Hi, guys!

I’m here today with a couple cards recently shared over on the blog for Paper Smooches. I’ve had so much fun lately going though my stash of Paper Smooches stamps and dies and creating a few cards every month. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught in the “new, new, new” thing and forget about the good stuff you’ve discovered along the way.

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Created this first little one with a couple different stamps (and dies):Fruitastic stamps; Fruit Icons dies; Hot Concoctions stamps; Sentiment Sampler stamps; and Kindness Sampler stamps.

I really wanted this card to be unique so I paired together several different sentiments. I think the end result is pretty nice. All words I’d love to say to some of my sweet, sweet friends.

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This second card really was the result of me goofing around and pulling two stamp sets (Hot Concoctions and Feathered Friends) randomly and seeing if I could make something with them. After a lot of messing around (and dreaming up some ideas), this is what I ended up with. Fun stuff!

Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping on by.

Technique Tuesday Dec. Countdown – Day 2

Hi, friends!

Me again. I’m back, sharing a couple more cards made with some new products that will debut Dec. 1st on the Technique Tuesday website.

Today’s cards were made with the new Joyous Juniper stamp set from their Greenhouse Society.

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This new stamp set is lovely. It comes with a branch, an extra berry to make the branch bigger and a couple sayings

For this card, I stamped the branch, colored it in with markers and then added some glitzy by putting on some glitter glue.FindBeautyJuniperPurple-teri

Turned out kinda fun!

I again used the branch on this second card. This time, I went for more blue than purple berries so I used a softer color scheme. Again, I wanted there to be a little glitz so I added some glitter glue to the edges of the berries.

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I also used colored pencils to add a little extra dark highlights to the Juniper branch after I did the initial coloring with markers.

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It turned out pretty fun, I think.

You’ll find all the new Technique Tuesday products here on the 1st. And you’ll find a list of all the TT design team members hopping today on their blog.

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

Technique Tuesday Release Day

Hi, gang!

It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’m sharing a few projects made with the new Calendar Builder stamp set.  (You’ll find the stamp set, as well as all the other new products, right here.)

This new stamp set is pretty cool because you can use it make all kinds of stamped calendars. There’s a huge stamp with the dates in the set, plus there are months, years and fun design elements. (I worked with Bev to put some examples and tips for using it so watch for the video she’ll put together with that stuff. It will be out in November. )

I created this calendar for a desk with the stamp set. Each page has a month stamped on it. I used the decorative elements in the set to mark holidays and important dates, plus add lines between the dates and month titles.

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Not a fan of desk calendars? Another idea I have for the set is just making little month calendar pages that could either be hung with magnets on a fridge or placed in a photo frame. The calendar pages I created here use the calendar stamp set, plus artwork from other Technique Tuesday stamp sets.

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These calendars are a good way to use lots and lots of your stamps.

One other idea for the Calendar Builder set is to pair it with Technique Tuesday’s Story Card die. The calendar fits perfectly on it.

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Alright! That’s it for me today. Be sure to visit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the design team members who are sharing projects today as well. They’ve made some spectacularly cool projects to share with you.

One Sealiously Fun Card

Hi, friends!

Got another stamped card to share with you.

Meet today’s card. It was … sealiously… fun to make. You to know that was coming, right?

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Yeah. I know. Corny but fun.

I created fun little card with the Sealiously stamp set from Reverse Confetti. It’s a super cute set with a couple seals and some fun scene building elements (ice, cloud, water drops, waves), plus sentiments. The sentiments, especially, are great because you can make cards for a lot of different occasions with them.

One of the things that drew me to wanting to use these stamps is the seals are so open. They looked to me like they’d be lots of fun to color, plus I would not be complaining about not having a lot of space (as I sometimes do with stamped images). 😉

I colored the seals and ice chunks in with markers. I also added a little bit of gray to the clouds. Look close and you’ll see it’s just a teeny tiny amount. I just wanted to give them a little highlight so they keep with the handmade feel of my card.

A stamped card by Teri featuring a seal | terisplace.wordpress.com

For the background, I sponged some light blue ink onto the card and then stamped the waves onto it. My ink pad was pretty dark so I inked up the wave stamp, stamped it on scratch paper and then stamped it onto the card so the ink would look lighter. I repeated that process several times.

I once again dug out my Glossy Accents for this card and added a few drops to the scene. Did it need it? No. But do I like the end result? You betcha! And since I was on an embellishing kick, I added a little glitter to the noses of the seals. It’s subtle, really.

Well, that’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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