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You Can Emboss with that?!

Hey Guys!

Did you know that you can emboss with water?! What!? I didn’t think it was possible, but I accidentally dripped water on a project I was Gold embossing, as I poured the powder, the water took it too and it embossed along with the Versamark!

So, of course I HAD to try it with JUST water, and you guessed it……it embossed! You can see the video of this card here. Here is a picture of my project:

The Gold spots are where I embossed with WATER!
The inside of my Water embossed card!

To get the ‘silver’ look on the background, I used a Sponge Brayer and the Frost White Shimmer Paint and applied it to the Birch Background stamp from Stampin’ Up! On black the ‘white’ looks more silver, therefore this card has both Silver & Gold! Every time I say that, I want to break into song singing “Silver & Gold, Silver & Gold”! I ‘think’ it’s from Rudolph the cartoon, do you know?

I also embossed the tag with Gold and used the Banners Pick a Punch to get the tag perfect! For the Stamp set, I used the Beautiful World Bundle. LOVE this set!

If you would like to see another embossing technique you can check it out here!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beautiful World Bundle
Birch

Inks:
Versamark
Misty Moonlight
Blends: Misty Moonlight (light)

Paper:
Misty Moonlight 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scrap for behind the map
Gold Foil 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Silver Foil
Basic Black 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), scrap for map, 2 strips for behind sentiment & behind cut out on the inside
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Misc:
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Dimensionals
Banners Pick a Punch
Sponge Brayer
Gold Embossing Powder
3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon (Gold)
Heat Tool

You can click on any of the supplies in picture form below and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you decide to purchase from me, any time you spend $35 or more you will receive from me a pdf of 16 projects with pictures and step by step instructions! Here is a sample of what you will get in July:

Any purchase from my Store for $35 you get a PDF with these projects!

Finally, what do you think? Did you know that you can emboss with WATER? I sure didn’t! I hope you liked learning something new. Please be sure and come back (subscribe to my blog & Newsletter) so you can see my next project! Thank you for supporting me by visiting! I appreciate you!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Sunflower Shaker Card

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the Jar of Flowers stamp set AND the Mason Jar Shaker Domes! I LOVE shaker cards, and this one was so fun! The stamp of the Mason Jar is so cute! These are REVERSIBLE stamps! So, you stamp the image in Pool Party to mimic a Real Mason Jar turn the stamp over and you can shade it with the same stamp!

Here is my card:

No one can resist a shaker card! You just HAVE to shake it!

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is supposed to be a table with the brick being the wall. Do you see that? I wasn’t so sure how to make it look like a table, so this is what I came up with.

When I did the brick, I used real red cardstock and then ran the Memento Black ink over it to look more weathered and real. For the double bow ribbon I used the Forever Greenery Combo pack, the gold really sets off the gold in the DSP. And for the inside of the jar I used the Flowers for every season Gems. Really fun to to shake!

Here are the specific for this card:

Stamps:
Jar of Flowers
Comfort & Hope

Inks:
Early Espresso (for flowers)
Memento Black (for brick and Sentiment)
Pool Party (for water and for the jar)
Old Olive (for stems)
Blends: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake

Paper:
Bumble Bee 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Gold Foil 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2)
Real Red 5″ x 3 3/4″
DSP 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White 3″ x 5″ (for flowers AND inside jar) 5″ x 3 3/4″ (for inside)

Misc:
Forever Greenery Trim (gold )
Flowers for Every Season Gems
Stampin’ Seal
Brick & Mortar 3d folder
Dimensionals
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Mason Jar Shaker Domes

Below my name are the products in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. ANY order over $35 will get you a pdf of 16 cards with step by step instructions including pictures! Here is a sneak peek:

PDF included with all orders above $35!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please leave a comment so I know you like what you saw AND that you saw it!  LOL  For all I know I am writing this is as private journal and nobody is reading it!  LOL

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Day of Service

Hey Guys!

Yesterday we had a Day of Service with Stampin’ Up! Our CEO Sara Douglass was online and she sent out the pdf that will help us make Beautiful handmade cards fast and easy!

THIS was extremely helpful and made my cardmaking go quickly!

I mailed out all the cards today, wanna see what I sent? Keep in mind that I used retiring product, but YOU still have time to get that DSP, Noble Peacock Rhinestones & Ribbon if they are still available go to my OnLine Store now!

Below I am showing you each one!

Card 1

Sorry the Sentiment is light, it says “I changed out of my NIGHT Pajamas into my DAY pajamas to send you this card” All the insides say “Sending you a paper hug”.
Card 2, Sending Hugs
Card 3, sentiment is the same on most of them…Wanted to get a lot done!
Card 4, Smile! LOVE this one!
Card 5, same sentiment about pajamas
Card 6
Card 7
Card 8

So, I made 20 cards, multiples of the ones above. I am NOT a ‘go quick’ crafting kind of girl! But, this was eye opening for me!! Not only are these beautiful, but I got them done and out in 1 day! THAT is unheard of for me! I also used the Spread Sunshine pdf available here, that you can download, print out and make your own cards! ALL proceeds go to helping with Covid 19!

Below you can see the supplies used in picture form. to get the measurements for the cards see the first picture. The only thing I added was a piece of Old Olive at 5 1/4″ x 4″. Do a card without layers?! Not me! My eyes are wide open, and know this about myself. But I really love how these came out, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, give this a try!!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Special Fold Parisian Beauty

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a Special Fold card using the dies from Stampin’ Up! called Parisian. This took a while to get the folds correct, and some of my cuts aren’t straight, but I REALLY love how it came out! Below you will see how I made it MUCH easier for you to get straight cuts/folds!

So Fun!

Here is a side view:

LOVE it!!

Here is the pattern, that you can go by so it’s a little easier:

I made a video that you can catch here, hopefully this will also help you in making this card!!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
There aren’t any!! :-O

Inks:
None of those either! Yikes!

Paper:
-Pool Party 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (This is NOT the usual size!), scrap for Merci.
-Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ (x2) Long Side panels……
…….3/4″ x 2 3/8″ (x4), 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ for middle panel, 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ (x8)
-Champagne Foil 5″ x 2 3/4″
-Black scrap for Merci

Misc:
Parisian Dies
Rhinestones
Embossing machine
Dimensionals
Tombow liquid glue

Below are the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase $35 or more I will send you a LOT of card/project tutorials, one has 16 and the other one has over 35! Can’t beat a deal like that!! You will also receive from me a handmade card!

I hope you are staying Safe and please be sure to remember that This Too Shall Pass, if you need any crafting supplies keep me in mind!! Doing crafts helps you stay Sane in these crazy times!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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New Ornate Suite, You can buy now!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you again, the Ornate Suite that you can get early! Yes, Stampin’ Up! released new product from the upcoming New Catalog (out in June!!, let me know if you want a catalog!). I have made three cards, so far from this suite, and I am sharing with you the first one I came up with! If you missed it, here is another card I made using this set.

I love it when we get new product! It’s so fun to let your creativeness flow! There aren’t many samples out there, so you need to come up with it on your own……..scary? Yes! But it feels so good when you make something that you want to show off! Here is what I made:

Aren’t the new Rhinestones so pretty?!

This is pretty simple for me, but when you add the Rhinestones, Gold Foil and Embossing (both ways) it really adds up to something very elegant! I am so excited that I get to share this with you!

And the inside:

The squiggly gold on bottom is from the two scallops on front (cut them out across from each other to get this)!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
Versamark
Memento Black

Paper:
Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (inside), 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (trim after you place on front)
Gold Foil 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), cut out inside to use on a different project, 5 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ (give or take, depending on how wide you want your squiggly)
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (x2)

Misc:
Ornate Borders Dies
Gilded Gems
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder

Below you will see these same supplies listed in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store so you can purchase any or all of them! If you purchase from me, you will receive not only one but two tutorials each made up of fabulous ideas with pictures & measurements! These have over 50 ideas each month for you, you only need to purchase $35 from me to have these sent to you! Don’t wait for the New Catalog, get this early release product and the tutorials. It’s a great deal and fun to create with something new!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are staying safe and that you are getting some crafting done in this time of Social Distancing. Believe me, crafting really helps keep you sane!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Eiffel Tower all lit up!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a light up card! I love these! They are so much fun! Next year, I am planning on going to see the Eiffel Tower (thank God it’s not THIS year!). I saw this card where someone made a bridge with water under it, and the Tower is in the background. I am not sure that they used Stampin’ Up! stamps, so decided to make one using Parisian Beauty. Here is my card lit up:

Not only did I use the Parisian Beauty stamp set, but I used the punch Label Me Fancy! This is what I used to make the bridge. I tried so hard to make them evenly spaced, this is as close as I could get. Also, I used Wink of Stella to highlight the water to give it that bit of sparkle!! If you lay the Smoky Slate piece of cardstock onto a grid sheet or against a ruler, make marks at these spots: 5/8″, 2″ and 3 5/16, then put the punch into these spots and only go part way up (look at picture to see how far) making the marks in the middle of the punch. This way it will make your waterway!

In the light of sharing with you the lit up version, I HAD to show you the card (a little more professional pic) when it’s NOT lit up:

Of course, I used a lot of bling by using Champagne Rhinestones, because you are not always going to have it turned on! The tree came from the die Sweet Silhouettes. Sponging the So Saffron cardstock after it was die-cut with Soft Suede and Garden Green, really makes this ‘tree’ look like the sun is hitting it in spots! Make sure you leave some yellow to give it that sun kissed look!

Furthermore, I also sponged the Eiffel Tower with Soft Suede and then ran the Memento Black pad itself over parts of the sides. This was to make it look like it was antiqued. What do you think? Did I hit it, or is it a miss? For those of you who love light up cards, we are going to be making this card next week! Let me know if you want to attend!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Parisian Beauty

Inks:
Soft Suede
Garden Green
Balmy Blue
Memento Black

Paper:
Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″, scraps
Whisper White Thick 5 1/4″ x 4″
So Saffron scraps (to fit tree)
Crumb Cake to fit Tower
Balmy Blue 4 ” x 1/2″ (for water)
Smoky Slate 5/8″ x 4″

Misc:
1 1/8″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches
Sweet Silhouettes Dies
Champagne Rhinestones
Stone 3d Folder
Foam Adhesive Strips
Tombo Liquid Glue
Batteries/Lights
Label Me Fancy punch

Furthermore, below you will see all the supplies in picture form. Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase $35 or more from me, you will receive a handmade thank you card AND two sets of files with 16 tutorials in one and the other has over 40 tutorials! Every month you will get different tutorials with each purchase, I hope you take me up on it!

Thank you for stopping by, please come again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Happy, Happy, Happy Meer Kats!

Hey Guys!

I’m sure I am not the only one who loves the Stampin’ Up! stamp set The Gang’s All Meer! This stamp set makes me smile. It’s easy to create a card using these happy little guys. Saw this card on Pinterest and decided to jump off from Christine’s card, here is her card:

To make it mine, I decided to change it up a bit:

I love layers, almost every card I make has at least one layer, most have more! Do you find it as hard as I do to NOT have layers? Or to even make a card without doodads all over it…….that’s me in a nutshell!

The inside of the card is super cute too!

Look at that smirk! Too cute!!

As usual, here is all the info you need for this card:

Stamps:
The Gang’s All Meer
Well Said Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Blends: Crumb Cake C, Poppy Parade C

Paper:
Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 4″
Basic Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scraps
White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2), scraps

Misc:
Layering Circle Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Liquid Glue
Stone 3D folder

Below all of these supplies are in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. Any purchase you make of $35 or more you will receive from me a file FULL of over 50 tutorials for projects, with pictures! I would love to be your SU! Demo, if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Just Breathe

Hey Guys!

Today I’m sharing with you a card that was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest (it was a rival stamp company), I thought that Stampin’ Up! Stamps would be GORgeous! I used Layered with Kindness, it is a DISTinkTive set! Do you know what that means? SU! has a patent pending for a VERY beautiful way to make stamps look realistic! LOVE them!

These leaves are stunning!

Every time I stamp with a DISTinkTive stamp set I am in awe. You’ll have to tell me if you have used them, what you think. If you want to check them out, go ahead and place an order… look for this sign:



Would you like to see the inside of the card? I used the Label Me Lovely punch. It turned out so pretty!

As usual, I give you all the particulars for this card. All supplies will be in picture form below, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. For purchases $35 and over you will receive from me Tutorials with pictures of over 50 projects!

Stamps:
Layered with Kindness
Colorful Seasons

Inks:
Pumpkin Pie
Calypso Coral
Memento Black
Pear Pizzazz

Paper:
Whisper White thick 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (cut at an angle), scrap for cut out flowers
Basic Black 1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2)

Misc:
Holiday Rhinestones
Mini Dimensionals
Label Me Lovely Punch

This card was pretty easy, a little bit of fussy cutting but you only cut out three flowers, that’s doable! Of course if you know me, you know I love bling…..I added a rhinestone to each flower and two at the top to add a little bit of bling on it’s own. I think if balances it out!

Thank you for checking out my blog, please come back again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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FINAL card for my Painted Poppies class!

Hey Guys!

The card I am going to show you today is the design of Susan Campfield! Usually, I try to change up the cards I am inspired by, but this one is perfect, so I left it as it was! Thank you Susan!

I did Lie about ONE thing, hers had a different sentiment, but this one worked from Forever Blossoms. But, it was a little white lie, so I’m sure you’ll forgive me. 🙂

This card is pretty straightforward, stamping and die cutting the DSP/swirly ……very fast and easy! I hardly ever do ‘simple’ cards, they are more of a challenge for me, go figure! Ha!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Painted Poppies Bundle
Forever Blossoms

Inks:
Memento Black

Paper:
Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scrap for swirl
Poppy Parade 5 1/4″ x 4″
White scrap
Peaceful Poppies DSP scrap for center of swirl

Misc:
Dimensionals
Layering Circle Dies
Classic Label Punch
Peaceful Poppies sequins
MultiPurpose Liquid glue

As usual, the supplies will be listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase from me you will receive from me a handmade thank you card and 40+/- tutorials! Each month you can get brand new tutorials with any purchase! IF you are interested in my class where you can get the 3-5 cards for free, purchase the Painted Poppies stamp set (to get 3) or the Painted Poppies bundle (to get all five cards in a tutorial!). If you live near me in North Carolina, you are welcome to come to my classes! I have day and night time classes!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Third FREE card for buying the Painted Poppies stamp set!

Hey Guys!

Hopefully, you’ve been following along with my cards that I will do in a free class when you purchase the Painted Poppies Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! And, if you buy the bundle you can make FIVE cards! The last 2 posts I have been showing you the cards that we will be doing.

First off, can I say how much I LOVE this stamp set!? It is super pretty and the way SU! brought so many cool things that coordinate with it make it even that much better! Every time I get on Pinterest, I find something else that I want to do, or am inspired to make.

Secondly, I love that Stampin’ Up! is always encouraging us demonstrators to do well in our business. They gave us a challenge to sell a certain number of this set, and being that it is so cool, I doubt I will have any trouble! It was first on my list to buy and I’ve heard others say the same thing.

Enough Talk! Here is the 3rd card you can make with me:

Simple but very elegant, right? I love how the DSP brings out the color of the Poppy.

Here is the inside:

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamp sets:
Painted Poppies Bundle
Peaceful Moments

Inks:
Memento Black
Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather/Mossy Meadow Blends

Paper:
Gorgeous Grape 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
Basic Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scraps for 4 swirlies on sides (from Die)
Perennial Essence DSP 5″ x 3 3/4″
Shimmering White 3 3/8″ x 2 1/4″
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″

Misc:
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Dimensionals
Wink of Stella

As you can see, Elegance doesn’t have to be hard! I love the touches of the black swirls (Die) on the sides, really sets off the flower, don’t you think? Plus the Wink of Stella adds just that POP that this card needs!

Below you will see all the supplies in picture form. If you click on any of the pics you will be taken to my OnLine Store! IF you decide to purchase this set from me, you are invited to my class where you will make either 3 cards OR 5 if you purchase the bundle! Live too far away? No problem, I will send you a pdf of the instructions with pictures!

Also, you will receive from me 40 +/- tutorials that will give you so many ideas! This happens every month, so if you are consistent in purchasing from me, you will be overwhelmed with ideas!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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