A Quick Christmas Card + a Video!

Hi, guys!

Got a quick Christmas card to share with you today.

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Made this guy with the new String of Lights stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

It was quick and easy to put together with the stamp set, cardstock, a few ink pads and sponge daubers.

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The ink daubing technique is pretty easy and could easily be done with all kinds of stamped images, not just these ones.

Anyway, here’s a super quick, no-frills video I put together for you to show you the technique.

I hope you liked the video and enjoyed seeing how the card came together. If you’d like to see more videos from me, let me know.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends!

Technique Tuesday Release Day

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Hi, guys!

The October release from Technique Tuesday is live, and I’m here to share a few more projects I created with the new goods.Β New-Blog-Graphics-Reveal-Day

Meet Card No. 1.

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This one uses the new Christmas Lights Border die. The die was inspired by the lights in my String of Lights stamp set and is such that you can use the words in the stamp set with it.

This card took a little extra effort to put it together. That’s because I cut the die twice. Once was for the panel you see on the card. The second time was to make a stencil from cardstock that I used to add color to the lights, as well as the light’s cord.

It took awhile to put it together, but i think the results were totally worth it.

And meet Card No. 2.

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This one uses the String of Lights stamp set. It’s another non-traditional color scheme.

I had so much fun playing with this stamp set as the bulbs are just really easy to color in with markers.

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To give the cord a bit of pop, I added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just dig that stuff.

Alright! That’s all I have for you today. Don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

Technique Tuesday Oct. Countdown Day 2

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Hi, guys!

I’m back… back again… with a couple more projects created with products from the October release from Technique Tuesday.

Today’s projects feature the new Bow on the Border die, which like all the new goods will be available here on the 1st.

This new die has a lot of awesomeness about it. It works with a standard A2 card, plus you can use it to make Christmas cards like this.

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Here I just cut a border into a card with it. Then I cut it out again from a piece of red cardstock and used the inner pieces on my card.

I also paired the border with a sentiment from the previously released Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set.

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You can also use this die easily to make cards for other occasions, like birthdays!

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So here, I just cut the border into my card, added some patterned paper strips behind it and added a birthday sentiment (from the Lovely Lavender set).

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Yep. I also didn’t bother adding the insides of the bow back to the card. Here’s why: I didn’t feel like it. (Wink!) Plus I actually thought the strips of patterned paper looked quite lovely peeking out from the inside of the card.

Alright. That’s it for me. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. They are going to KNOCK your socks off. Trust me.

Be back again tomorrow.

Technique Tuesday Oct. Release Countdown Day 1

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Hi, guys!

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It’s time again for another release from Technique Tuesday. They’ll be releasing some fun new stamp sets and dies on the 1st, and I’m joining my TT Design Team pals with sharing some projects today made with the new goods.

I’m sharing today a couple projects I made with the new String of Lights stamp set. (It will be available on the New Products page on the 1st.)

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The lights and words on this card are from the stamp set, which I actually designed myself. For this card, I stamped the string of lights onto the vintage patterned paper panel and then I stamped them a second time on white cardstock. I colored them in with markers and then fussy cut the bulbs to go on my card. I think the white just kinda helped the colors pop more, although I am pretty darn sure the lights would have been equally lovely had I colored them on the patterned paper. πŸ™‚

The little label I stamped the sentiment on? That’s from the previously released Jam Jar Labels set of dies. It’s a pretty versatile little set of dies. I use it a lot.

I wanted to do something different with this second card so I used a different color scheme to color in the lights.

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I also wanted the lights to have a little bit of sparkle so I used my Wink of Stella pen to add a layer of sparkle to them after I colored them in.Β Purple-Tangle-Free-Holiday-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

I think it looks pretty cool.

Alright. That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to the blogs of all the design team members sharing TT projects today.

Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Hi, guys!

I’m happy to be blog hoppity hopping today with the Design Team from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released some Christmas stamps and dies in August and September and we’re celebrating by sharing some projects made with them. We are also celebrating that they will be releasing even more Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months. (Hint: Lights! Hint: Cocoa! And more! I totally said too much. Let’s keep that between you and me! But know that I cannot wait for you to see what TT has up their sleeves!)

First, let me give you the hop list.

 

Now, let me show you the projects!

I’ve been dying to share this first project for someone time.

The sweet little guy is on it is my friends’ little fella, who celebrated his first Christmas last year.

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Is he just the cutest reindeer? Makes my heart smile! πŸ™‚

I used a few different Technique Tuesday products to decorate this page. First, I used the new Story of December set to add the date to it and to create that Story of December label you see. And then I used some previously released stamp sets to do the rest of the stamping: Classic Christmas Sentiments and Spirit of December. I also used the Ribbon & Holly dies to add the ribbon and holly leaves to the page. I just love the ribbon and holly berry. They look so cool when cut from glitter paper.

A scrapbook page by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.com

Now I didn’t use the December Moments set to stamp anything on the page, but the sentiments in that set would have worked perfect on my labels too. That set is packed with good scrapbooking stamps.

Now, here’s my second project.

A stamped Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

For this little Christmas card, I created one big sentiment by combining phrases from the December Moments and Christmas Birds stamp sets.

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The little birds and presents were also stamped with the Christmas Birds set. They were cut with the matching crafting dies. Now there’s no tree in the stamp set but there’s a little piece of greenery in the Spirit of December set that makes a good substitute tree… and is sized as such that (just a happy coincidence) it works with the birds. Yay for happy coincidences!

Alright! That’s all I have!

This is, officially, the last design team stop on the hop! If you haven’t already hit the Technique Tuesday blog, please do so. You’ll find the complete hop list there, plus you will want to comment on their post, as well as the this post and the rest of the DT’s posts, as there is a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs for a lucky someone who leaves a comment on one of the posts. Comments will be taken until midnight on the 20th! The winner will be announced on the 22nd on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping… and hopping… on by! I always appreciate it when you do, friends. Thank you.

Technique Tuesday Release Day

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another Technique Tuesday project. This time, my project is in honor of their September release that is on sale now.

Today’s project is not a card. Nope. It’s layout. πŸ™‚

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Created this one specifically for Technique Tuesday. The folks in the picture are some friends of TT, who were kind enough to let me to use the picture on the layout.

I created the little labels with the new Things Change stamp set. It’s a cool stamp set for scrapbooking as it features lots of memory keeping-like phrases.

And the words fit nice with the previously released Captions and Labels dies.

A scrapbook page by Teri for Technique Tuesday | terisplace.wordpress.com

Besides the stamps and the Captions and Labels dies, I also used the new Amazing Arrows dies to add some arrows to my page here. The arrows were cut from white cardstock and then I just used a marker to change their color so they’d work with the color scheme on my scrapbook page. I’m excited to use those dies more in the future on other projects.

Alright! That’s it for today.

Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog to find links to all the TT Design Team members sharing projects today. Also be sure to hit this page on the TT website to see all the new products.

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Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with the Technique Tuesday Design Team today in counting down to the September release of new goods.

I’ve got two cards to share with you today. Both of these cards feature the new Wendell the Whale stamp set, which will be available here with all the new goods on September 1st.

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For this first card, I paired Wendell with a fish from the Olive the Octopus stamp set. It’s always fun when you can mix and match stamps together.

The little water droplets on the card? I created those with Glossy Accents. The hardest part? Being patient while waiting for them to dry. πŸ˜‰

A stamped whale card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

By the way, I wanted Wendell to be extra goofy on this card so I added a wiggle eye. I also wanted him to really pop so I cut a second whale mat from craft foam and adhered it under him. That’s why he looks like he’s more raised than the little fish.

For this second card, I created a little scene by pairing Wendell with the Waves on the Border die. I just love this die. It works well with all the underwater critters in the Animal House collection of animal stamps.

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To the make the waves stand out against the patterned paper background, I did mount them to vellum and use my scissors to fussy cut away the excess vellum. I think it just add the right “something something” to the card.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Check out the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Also don’t forget to comment on their Countdown and/or Sneak Peek blog posts for a chance to win a $20 TT gift certificate! Someone’s got to win it. It could be you!

Sea… er… see you again soon!

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Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 1

Hi, gang!

It’s New Release time at Technique Tuesday! New products arrive on their website on Sept. 1st, and the design team is blog hopping today. We are sharing some projects made with the new goods.

I’m excited to share with you two cards I made with the new Lovely Lavender stamp set and dies.

A stamped flower card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This is lovely stamp set, featuring some hand-drawn stems of lavender. For this first card, I stamped and die-cut the image twice, colored them in with markers and the laid them on top of each other. You’ll see I let just a little bit of the flowers from the bottom die-cut peek out, but I sure love that layered look!Β Love-You-Friend-Lavendar-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

The lined “love you” phrase is included with the stamp set’s mat dies It’s a good, all-around die phrase I think that could be used with lots of different stamp sets, not just this one (although the mat with the die set is for this one). I cut it from white cardstock and then added some color with markers to match the colors I used to color in the lavender.

I used the same trick on my second card with the lined “love you” phrase. Patchwork-Love-You-Lavendar-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

For this card, I colored the lavender in with different markers than the first. It’s kind of fun just messing with different colors markers to see how you can make an image look different from the first time you colored it in.

I felt like the stems needed something for this card so I tied a little bow from twine and added it to the bouquet. I think it looks so cute!

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Alright! That’s what I have for today. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is hopping today. You’ll also find they’ve got a chance to win a $20 gift certificate over there for commenting on their sneak peek and countdown blog posts!

Oh yes! And be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday website to see all the new goods on September 1st.

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A Tag for a Birthday Gift

Hi, guys!

Are you like me? Always have big dreams of making all. the. things. to give as gifts but run short on time? Yeah. I know.

So here’s an idea. Instead of making a handmade gift, make a sweet stamped tag and tie it onto a store-bought gift.

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I’m up on the Technique Tuesday blog today sharing a step-by-step tutorial for making a tag like this. It’s incredibly easy to make with their Many Candles stamp set, cardstock, ink and a few basic crafting supplies.

One thing I super loved about making this tag? Adding color outside the lines! When is the last time you’ve done that? If you haven’t lately, I’d like to encourage you to be rebel and go for it. It’s liberating. πŸ˜‰

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Anyway, hope you will check out the post!

See you again soon.

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.Β 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. πŸ˜‰ 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.