25 Days of Christmas Tags – Technique Tuesday

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Hi, friends!

I am super excited to share a tag inspired by Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

What is Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event you ask? Well, for quite a few years now, Tracey has invited folks to create Christmas tags in November. It’s a super fun event with lots and lots (and lots) of tag inspiration.

Technique Tuesday is sponsoring her event today, and I’m super thrilled to contribute a tag of mine to the fun.

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Created this little guy with the new Christmas Cocoa set, which just came out on the 1st. (Confession time: I designed it myself.)

I stamped the mug on cardstock, colored in with markers and then fussy cut it with scissors. I applied a bunch of glue to the foam and dipped it in glass glitter to add that touch of sparkle.

I sponged some blue ink on a rectangle of cardstock and added the mug, some stamped hearts and a few drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Then I cut a shape and adhered the panel to it with Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I finished the tag by stamping a few words and popping a hole the top of the tag and adding some red twine. I think it turned out pretty great.

I’m planning on using this tag on a holiday package, but I think it would look pretty swell on a card too.

By the way, don’t forget to comment over on Tracey’s blog post. There’s a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs. It’s always fun to have a chance to win something. for just saying a few kind words and all. Fingers crossed that one of you takes it home.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I sure appreciate it when you do. It’s always a treat! See you again soon.

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Colored Pencils for the Card Making Win

Hi, friends!

Surprise, surprise! I’m back again with another stamped card to share with you.

Do you ever buy a stamp set that you are so excited about, bring it home and then … quietly… not do anything with it for a long, long, long time? So begins the tale of how today’s card came to be.

Meet today’s card.

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

I picked up the Winter Woodland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh quite a long time ago. I just loved cute critters in it. I didn’t do much with it and instead kept in my bin of stamps to use soon. Days became days and days, and days and days became… forever.. with the stamp set sitting and waiting to see some inky action.

Well, I took one look at the stamp set the other day and was like, “I need to use you, man. You are so cute!” And so I challenged myself to get off my card making hiney and make a card with this adorable set. And so I did.

All the images on this card are from the set. The words too.

I went out my regular zone and used colored pencils to color the images in rather than markers. If you look close, you’ll see I added a little sparkle as well to the holly leaves (with a Wink of Stella pen) and the berries (with glitter glue). I also added some with dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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That little rectangle panel was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

Anyway, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I am totally challenging myself to make another card soon with the stamp set. It’s just so cute and happy… and fun. I sure like it.

I’ll be back again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

 

Espresso + Magic = One Fun Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back again with another card. This one just happened the other day when I was messing around with my small stash of Studio L2E stamps.

Haven’t heard of Studio L2E? I’d totally encourage you to check them out. If you are a planner, Studio L2E has created lots of planner stamps that are just awesome. Not a planner? They have lots of planner and non-planner stamps that can be used on all kinds of craft projects. Some of that I have really geeked out over, especially, are the wizard-inspired ones: Wizard Life, Wizard Weekly and Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K.

Today’s card features some of those stamps. Let’s take a look.

A coffee wizard stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I started this card by stamping six of the wizard coffee cups on cardstock and then coloring them in with markers. I fussy them out with my scissors. The cool thing is that the cup is really easy to cut. If you are fussy cut challenged, don’t be intimidated by this cup.

I created the white mat and gray scalloped mat with the help of a couple dies from My Favorite Things. I stacked them on top of each and adhered them to my card. Before I adhered the cups to the card, I placed a sticky note on it and sponged a little black ink on it and below it. This created the shadow you see under the the cups.

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I felt like the cups needed a little extra “magic” to I stamped a wand (from the Wizard Weekly stamps) for the top one. I added a little sparkle to the middle of the wand with some glitter glue and then I added a bunch of dots around it with glitter glue and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I completed the card with the Espresso Patronum sentiment (from the Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K stamp set). It felt like it was the just perfect way to complete this little card.

Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends.

Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas + Cactus = One Fun Card

Hi, guys!

Have you started thinking about making Christmas cards? I’m a long way out from picking a design to make mass quantities of this year, but I’ve been having fun trying out some different stamp sets to make one-of-a-kind cards.

Yes, I say one-of-a-kind cards. Still playing around, trying to find “that” card that will be the one I make lots of. Today’s card is definitely a contender though for me making more like it.

Without anymore delay, meet today’s card.

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It’s a bit non-traditional for a Christmas card, which is a big reason why I love it.

The cactus and words are form the Christmas Cactus stamp set designed by Ann Corbiere-Scott for Scraps of Love, a fun scrapbook store I recently visited in Arizona. Ann created a whole collection of  hand-drawn stamp sets for them, a number of which have a sweet Arizona twist.

I couldn’t resist making a Santa-themed cactus with the stamps. I stamped the three cactus plant on white cardstock, plus one Santa hat, and colored them in with markers and pencils. I fussy cut them out and then pieced them together to make the little scene you see here. (By the way, I wanted the images to really stand out so I sponged blue ink on my card base, plus I added some extra detail to the large cactus by adding a few drops of Glossy Accents. Those drops really add something special.)

Merry Cactus stamped Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

While I used a combination of markers and pencils to color in the cactus plants, I decided to do something different with the sentiment. I bypassed the markers and simply used colored pencils. I love how it looks.

I also added a few more drops of Glossy Accents to my overall card design, and I added some texture to the white spaces on Santa’s hat with the help of my white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Anyway, I think this card turned out fun. I just might make some more like it.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back again soon, friends.

A Thrilling Birthday Card

Hi, everyone!

How is your day going? Hoping well.

I’m back with another stamped birthday card to share with you.

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

Created this guy the other day when I was in need of a little “creative therapy” time. All the images and words are from the Lawn Fawn’s Coaster Critters stamp set. They were cut with the coordinating diesThrillingBirthdayCard-2-teri

So I just cut a bunch of elements to color in with markers. There’s just something calming about marker coloring. 😉 If you look really, really close, you’ll see I added a few extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen to the balloons, cotton candy and large roller coaster car. I also added a few white dots to the sky too.

The sky background was created with cardstock, ink and a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. It is one of those crafty things I would argue any scene loving stamper needs. It’s a great little tool.

The papers at the bottom? They are just scraps from my stash of papers. If you are ever wondering what my deal is for selecting patterned papers to use on my cards, here are a couple tips. I typically like to use small patterns (or ledger or graphic paper). And I like to use colors that work together. It’s like picking cardstock colors that work together. You just have to train your eye to do it with patterned paper. It becomes easier the more you do it, like everything in crafting.

Alright. That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends.

Today’s card (7-29)

Hello again, friends!

Back with another card to share with you.

A stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

This is another card I made the other night “just for the fun of making something with stamps.”

I had this idea in the back of my head to create a sea of lifesavers so I stamped several lifesavers (with the Stay Salty by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson) on cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I added the little stamped water patterns.lifesavercard-2-teri

To color things in, I simply paired a waterbrush with Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger Ink. The cool thing with coloring with inks? It doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines. It makes you like… artsy… and all.

After I did the coloring, I picked up some color with my brush and flicked it on the scene. Again. It make me feel artsy and all.

Now, confession time, I got kinda liberal with water as I added the color so my card warped. No problem-o, though! I cut the panel in half and plopped it on another card.

I finished it off with the stamped sentiment and a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

That’s it for now. Be back again later, gators!

Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Hop

Hi, guys!

I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!

I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.

This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.

Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Jenn Shurkus

Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)

Chari Moss

Cheiron Brandon

Libby Hickson

Caryn Davies

Emily Midgett

Vera Yates

Tifany DeGough

Jana Millen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Cisneros

Susan Wymer

Jessie Banks

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)

So this is the card I made for the hop!

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

I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.

My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from.  I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.

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To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang!  Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!