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Black and Gold meet up with Eastern Elegance, all I can say is WOW!

I had a class yesterday and we made three cards, one of which I am going to share with you today!  I was inspired by Priscilla Ivler.  I LOVE getting ideas from others and tweaking it a bit!

Here is the card we made:

Isn’t it stunning?!!  It’s not a ‘hard’ card, you just have to work on getting the thinlit to let go of the paper without ripping it.  My Die Brush has seen better days and the bristles are falling out!  Yay!  We get a new one in the NEW catalog!!

Here is the inside:

Everyone at class loved it!  And in person it is even prettier than here!  I know it’s hard to believe!

This is going to be a quick post today, if you want the dimensions just let me know and I will send them to you!

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Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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Gorgeous Eastern Beauty card!

I was inspired by Daniela Hödl  when I made this card!  She made this stunning card:

Since I had to translate her blog I wasn’t able to see what size the original was.  I didn’t do the entire part that she did, but when I do a scrapbook page this is what I want!!

So, here’s mine:

And the inside:

Ok, I said I was inspired, but I ended up doing it  totally different!  BUT now I have the other one on my computer to do another time!  🙂

I added pearls to some of the front, they are on the outside of the Medallion and in the middle and right smack dab in the center! It’s hard to see in my picture…….

I used 2 of the New In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  For the Berry Burst, I stamped on scrap THEN on my card (this is called stamped off), this gives the Berry two different hues!

The ribbon is #144135, so on June 1st you can order it!   Hostess code for this month is:  97H62RVK   IF you order from me, I will send you a NEW Catalog!  Only US citizens can order from me, so if you need a recommendation from me, I know of a few that might be around you!

The stamp set is: Eastern Beauty #143675
And the Thinlits are Eastern Medallions #143725

Again, if you order from me, I will send you a free Catty!  PLUS a special something in the mail!

Oh!  I almost forgot!  Did you forget?!  I have BLOG CANDY!  This is what you can win just be commenting on my blog or Facebook Page-TedderBearStamping :

ONE entire package of this Beautiful Glitter Paper, plus MOST of another one!  And if that’s not enough, I have some cutouts that I am sending plus a card that I made using this!

Hope you enjoyed my post today!!  Subscribe to my blog to be notified when I post again!  Remember, the more you comment, the more your name gets put in for the drawing!  I will be doing the drawing on June 6th!

Hostess code for this month is:  97H62RVK

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina

Another Stained Glass Card with At Home With You

I posted earlier that I was going to use this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, but I changed my mind!  I didn’t think, when I was finished with it, that it yelled MASCULINE. So I am sharing it with you now!

Yes! This is the one that I told you about with the stained glass that came out even better than how I did it in the past!  I touched the one that was drying before it was ready so I had to start all over.  I don’t want to pray for Patience because I really don’t want to practice it a lot!  🙂  I’m not very good at it!

To start off, I scribbled on a piece of Window Sheet with some of SU!’s markers.  I then placed little circles of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the scribbles and the colors bled and create a really cool pattern!

I used Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim.  See how it marbles?!!  Once dry it is see through with the colors showing through what looks like an antique stained glass!!

Once it’s dry………..it takes  time, it’s probably a good idea to leave it overnight so you don’t mess with it!  Trust me!

Once the door is cut out with the thinlit, place the Window Sheet down on the back side (the side that opens).

NOT sure why I took this picture of the door UPSIDE down other than to get a better picture!  Can you see the two colors?!!

I have magnet strips on the door between this layer and the next which will sandwich the Window Sheet so you won’t see it.  I placed magnets under the inside of the door (under the saying too), so when the card is standing the door won’t flap open. It makes it snap together.
Here is a picture of the other side of the door attached so the Window Sheet is between them:

It REALLY looks like Antique glass, right?

Here is a pic of the card:

Can you see the dog and the cat cuddling together?!  I put a piece of ribbon between the door and the ‘sandwich’ so it can’t be seen other than the part I want to help open the door.

Here is the door open:

The welcome mat is stamped and then I cut fringes in the layer under it so it looks like a mat!

I would love to hear what you think!  Too much?
Here is a picture of the inside:

I love the dog basket!!

That’s it for today!!  Hope you liked it!  Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!!

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Just leave a comment here or on my Facebook Page TedderBearStamping, I am doing the drawing on the 15th of May!  Only 3 days left!  Each and Every comment you leave (on any post!) will be counted!  Good Luck!!

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina

New Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! ‘At Home with You’ and Blog Candy

For the last week and a half I have been SICK!  I’m on the mend so thought I would bring you a new Card from the SU! stamp set called At Home With You!  This is another very versatile stamp set!  You can do Birthday’s, thank you, Christmas, Fall and today I am doing a Surprise! Birthday card!

For the windows in the door I wanted to show you a Technique that I came up with!  It was quite by accident, but I will take it!!  I LOVE techniques and am always trying new things!  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t AND SOMETIMES I get surprised!  LOVE when that happens!

I wanted to try different ways of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and wanted to see what would happen if I colored on a Window Sheet with a Marker and then laid down a nice shallow layer of glue over it……….and OMGoodness!!  The glue didn’t make the ink from the marker brighter which is what I ‘thought’ it would do, it MARBLED it!  Woot!  Woot!!  I let it dry and it came out so pretty!!  Here is a picture:

Isn’t it pretty!!??  This isn’t the one I used for this post, but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used.  The one above WAS for a project that I will be putting on another blog where I will be competing for the best cards……….I ended up NOT using the one above ’cause gosh darnit, I got impatient (yes!  I know you are surprised!!  NOT!!) and I touched it!  Well, Poo!!  So, I did another one, and used two colors and I put the glue on another way and it came out even better!!!!  So, Now I am not so upset that I got impatient!  LOL  I WILL ‘try’ to be patient with the one that is drying at this moment.  Cross fingers!!

On to the card!!  Squirrel!!   Sheesh!  Reign me in!   I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because I have neglected that poor color lately and decided that I needed to use it!  I stamped the door image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.  Silver goes really well with Cherry Cobbler!

I stamped the plant, welcome mat, wreath and the present in Memento Black and then colored over with my Blender Pens and SU!’s inks!  Once the Memento is dry you can totally color on it and it won’t bleed!!  I also put some Wink of Stella on top to add that bit of sparkly that I HAVE to have on a lot of my cards……who doesn’t like SPARKLE!!??

Can you see the Stained Glass on the Door Window?!!  I used Soft Suede 5″ X 3 3/4″ to put behind the door and ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder!  Each image:  Door (2 pieces), wreath, matt, present and flower pot has thinlits that fit them!!  Once you color them it’s easy to run right through and they look so pretty!!!

I didn’t want the Stained Glass to show when you opened the door, so I sandwiched the window sheet with the ‘stained glass’ between two pieces of the door.

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Happy Heart Embossing Folder can be yours!!  And the best thing is that it won’t take much effort on your part at all!  Leave a comment here on my blog or on my Facebook Page TedderBearStamping, it can be a comment on MULTIPLE posts, each time you comment you are in the running for the drawing that will be held on the 15th of May!  That’s only 5 days from now!  Eeeck!!  Don’t waste any time!  LOL  I love Embossing Folders, and hope that you do too!!

I’ll be back soon!!  Can’t wait to show you how the Stained Glass window I did for Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017 came out!!  Hopefully it dries the way I want it to, AND that I am patient!!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina!
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Mother’s Day Meets Paper Pumpkin!

Welcome to the NCDemo Blog Hop!  We do this on the last Sunday of every month, so be sure to come back!  I know you will love all the Mother’s Day ideas we have for you this month!

Mother’s Day is coming and since my Mom is no longer with us, I usually plan for my own day.  I normally just tell my kids what I want and then they get it…….this year I made my OWN Mother’s Day gift!

My story starts with a conversation I had with my 16 y/o daughter.  Me:  I’m tired of emptying the dishwasher, when it’s your chore!?
Her:  I don’t know when it’s clean or dirty!
Me:  Well, how about I make a sign saying whether it’s clean or dirty?
Her:  Yeah, that would work!

So, the very next day I went to work!  I definitely want her to do her chores, and I had an idea in my head already!!
I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  It’s a cool kit that has everything needed to make something crafty!

Here is a picture of the box for April:

 

This was what was inside!  Sara gave us a special gift this month…..Watercolor Pencils, with a great brush to use!

Now, here is everything that was in the box!!  Can you believe how much is in that box!!??

Paper Pumpkin comes every month, and it is always a delicious surprise!!  It always comes with an ink spot, stamp set and everything  needed to have a fun filled afternoon!   And if you go to Pinterest you will find TONS of ideas!  Go ahead, do a search for Paper Pumpkin, April 2017.  There are soooooo many ideas, you can pick as many as you want, or you can follow the directions in the Paper Pumpkin box and make what they planned!   Every month it is like getting a Birthday gift in your mailbox!  If you are interested, and don’t have a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! I would love to be yours! You can order this to come every month, or you can just get one and test it out!  But, if you are like me…..you won’t want to miss even one!

Continuing my story!  I want my daughter to have NO EXCUSES to empty the dishwasher so I made a magnetic sign to put on the front so she will know when it is ready for her to empty it!  Now, this doesn’t mean that I won’t STILL have to remind her, BUT she won’t have any excuses!  heehee

This is what I made:

When the dishes are CLEAN, the clean is on top so you can read it, when it’s dirty, it’s the other way around:

To make this, I stamped  the word Clean from an old alphabet set I have, and stamped it on the Watercolor paper from the kit (totally blank piece) using Versamark and clear Embossing Powder.  You can’t see it since it’s totally clear, but when you go to color over them the Clear EP keeps the color off!  I then used the pencils to scribble across the watercolor paper in stripes, even over the words.  I made sure that I got a good coverage and then went over the pencil with the watercolor brush to make it soft and to have a nice progression between the colors.

I stamped the splotch image all over the Water colored paper, staying away from the ‘Clean’ I stamped.  Then I  used one flap from the envelopes that are inside the kit over the piece I stamped and colored, it’s so pretty with the black splotches on it!  The flowers in the kit are sooooo pretty! They are sparkly on both sides, but one side is smooth, this is the side I placed a dimensional (ALSO in the kit!)  The leaves are in the kit, and go perfect with the flowers!

Have I convinced you yet that Paper Pumpkin is great??!!  My hope is this sign will make my daughter empty the dishwasher!!  LOL  I’m not holding my breath!

I now have this Stinkin’ Cute sign on my dishwasher, and I had fun making it!  Win/Win!

Don’t forget I have Blog Candy!!  Drawing is on May 15th.   Everytime you post a comment on ANY post on my blog or post a comment on my Facebook page, you will be put in a drawing to maybe win this:


I hope you enjoyed my blog post, now onto the next blog!

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Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina

Sharing my handmade Birthday cards I got!

Yesterday was Easter AND my Birthday!  Why is that special?  Well, my Maiden name and the one I still use as my middle name is Easterday!  I don’t remember my birthday ever falling on Easter, but I haven’t really googled it.  It was an extra special day because of it!

I received some beautiful Birthday cards, and I wanted to share them with you!

This one is from my good friend Bea Redd.  This is a stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  that brought back some great memories!  It’s retired, but the sayings are so cute!  The inside says “from your 110 pound friend”  Now, this would be extremely funny if I sent this, but I doubt Bea is much more than 110 pounds!   Thanks Bea!

This card is from Kathy VanAntwerp or Twerp as I (and a lot of her friends) call her!  This is stamps also from SU!, but they are still available, but not for long!  They are retiring.  LOVE this card too!  So nice getting Happy Mail!  Thanx Twerp!!

This card is from Debra Byrd.  The balloons are retiring, but the swirly behind the happy bday is still in!  And the Stitched framelits are still in too!  This is a very fun card!  It made me feel happy!!  Thank you Debra!

This handmade card is from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set!  I got this from a GREAT group here in North Carolina that is for Demonstrators.  We get together every 3-4 months and stamp together!  We learn from each other, love each other and support each other!  NCDemo’s is awesome!  Thank you for your card!  They send one out to EACH member!

I hope you enjoyed my Birthday cards as much as I did!  You can always go out and  buy a greeting card for you loved ones, they look at it, say how cute and then they probably toss it!  BUT if you MAKE them a card, they know that you REALLY thought about them, spent time hand making them a card that they will cherish!  My family saves each and every card I make for them!  They are a work of art!  Let me help you learn how to handmake your greeting cards!  I make them for all occasions and enjoy it so much!  I have classes each and every month, AND I also have ‘show me how to make that’ videos on Youtube that you can always check out!!

I thought I didn’t have a crafty bone in my body until I discovered Stampin’ Up!, they make it so easy!  Now, I am tickled that I feel crafty and can make beautiful things that help bring others joy!

Hope you come back soon!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss my next post!  You can also subscribe to my newsletter and get ideas and check out my stamping schedule!

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina

I will miss this!

Today I made a greeting card from a Retiring stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Love & Affection.  I forgot how much I love this set!  I’ll be sorry to see it go!

I used some of the Designer Series Paper called Affectionately Yours that I have HOARDED!  Yes, I can admit it, I hoard paper!  Sigh……

This isn’t just any Designer paper, oh no!  It has Copper embossed in it!  Yes!  It’s true!  Now do you see why I hoarded it?  This card today is made up by me……I don’t do this very often.  I have been wanting to use the Framelit from the Fiesta Time stamp set!  And that’s how my card started!  Ha!  Funny how that worked!  I cut out two of the strips that are the half circles that are attached together to make a banner, I cut out one from Watermelon Wonder (retiring) and Mint Macaron (also retiring).  This is where I started, I thought these colors looked good with Night of Navy, so that is what the center cardstock will be, since those will be resting on that cardstock.

Pretty together, right?  The colors I used are listed below with a link to my Online Store.  The Hostess Code for this month is:  69EGW4G2   If you purchase from me, I will send you a VERY pretty handmade card!

Here are the measurements of my card if you want to try it!

Tip Top Taupe  5 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″  landscape
Night of Navy (inside) 4″ x 5 1/4″,  (front) 3″ x 5 1/4″
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 – 3/4″X 5″
Whisper White Inside:  3″ x 5 1/8″, scraps for sentiment

Here is the card in all it’s Beauty!

I used the Petite Petals punch (retiring) to make a focal flower on the front in Copper Foil.  And cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch (also retiring), I cut out another two of the Decorative Label from the Copper Foil to give a border around the sentiment.  You cut each piece in half and then layer them on the back!

I sponged VersaMark on the edges of the Fiesta Time Framelits to give a little Copper edging to it!  Also along the edge of the Night of Navy I stamped in VersaMark the flowers from the Stamp set and embossed with Copper!  Added some pearls to each half circle on top, and to the small flowers on the inside flap.

Here is a picture of the inside!

I love how elegant this card is!!  So, STOP hoarding your DSP and use it!  Before you know it you’ll be getting new DSP and will forget all about the ones you’ve been hanging onto for a special day!  The day is NOW!

The side of the inside is peeking out on the front,

I am proud of myself!  It’s a little scary to just go with an idea and not know how it will turn out!  Sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s where you learn!  Remember, it’s just paper!  I tell myself that when I am really scared!  heehee  Are you scared when you try something without any idea on where it is headed?   You might just surprise yourself (like I did!) when you give it a try!

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  I would love to hear from you, I will be having another Blog Candy drawing soon, I have to figure out what to give away!  What would you rather…….stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, paper?  I want to give out what YOU want!!  Let me know!

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina!

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