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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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Star Wars Birthday card-Punch Art

Hey Guys!

Ever year I make a Star Wars Themed Birthday card, you can see one here, here and here. So, after MUCH thought and stress……(I am NOT a Star War fan myself) this is the card I made this year:

And the inside:

To make this card I used only current supplies from Stampin’ Up!, I took a picture of all the dies all ready to go (except for one triangle that I had to fussy cut to get it the right way).


Funny how this goes each and every year……
I think for MONTHS trying to think which Character I can make, then it gets down to the wire. So, after a lot of research, I finally pick which one I’ll do. It’s trial and error, but it ends up a labor of love. My daughter is going to frame all of them at some point, so I want them to be worthy!
Of course, when Isaac goes to open the card, he BARELY pays attention to the card at all! He is just too excited about the $5.00 I always put inside. Then, my daughter calls him back after he runs off with the cash, and makes him look at the card! hahahaha Eventually, I figure that he will appreciate the effort taken for the cards, but for now I know that MY baby girl loves them! 🙂
Any ideas for me for NEXT year? It’s never too early to start planning!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Wiggle Worm (for Happy Birthday)

Inks:
Memento Black
White Craft

Paper:
Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps for all the pieces
Silver Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Vellum scrap for lined piece on face (black behind it)
Whisper White scraps (I printed the sayings), 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Misc:
Layering Circle Dies – 2nd from Biggest
Layering Square Dies – 4th smallest
Layering Oval Dies – 2nd from Biggest
Lakeside Dies
3/4″ circle punch
Detailed Trio Punch
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
Metallic Brads
Dimensionals
Sponges

Below you will see these same supplies in picture form, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. IF you purchase $35 or more from me, you will get a special treat from me!! Not only will I mail you a handmade card, BUT you will get not 1 but 2 sets of Tutorials for making over 60 cards!! Can’t beat a deal like that!! Every month is the same deal, the tutorials change every month! Here is a sneak peek of just ONE of the tutorials:

16 Tutorials!

I really hope you are staying healthy and safe! Sheltering in place is a great opportunity to get your crafting in! Also, if you want me to send you a NEW Catalog from Stampin’ Up! come June, please let me know! I would love to help you find your creative outlet!

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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NEW SU! product you can get now!

Hey Guys!

So, Stampin’ Up! has NEW product we can buy now from the upcoming catalog! Of course, I HAD to buy it, I mean twist my arm a little harder. 🙂 Here is a video you can watch to see the full Suite.

I have made three cards, today I am sharing with you one of them.

It is funny how you start out with one idea in your head, and it morphs into something else. The first thing I did was do the scallop edges on the top of a piece of Pretty Peacock, I didn’t realize at first that it was a border die…once I figured that out (duh) I ran it through again to make a strip so both edges are scalloped.

Then, I thought I would use one of the small dies to put in the middle. Well, that turned out very pretty!

Now what to do with it? There was a strip of the Noble peacock Foil sitting next to me, Put it behind the image and that was great! Then I thought that the embossing folder would be so pretty using that same foil paper, and it was! But I needed it to pop, so I got my StazOn black and rubbed it over the flowers in places to get it to shine! Well? What do you think?

As always, here are the particulars for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
StazOn Black (the Memento won’t stick to the foil)
Versamark

Paper:
Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pretty Peacock 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
Noble Peacock Foil 4″ x 1″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, scrap for leaves I got from die

Misc:
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Glitter Black Embossing Powder
Ornate Borders Dies
Ornate Layers Dies
Liquid Glue

I’ve lagged behind on my blog posts, so sorry! Who says that if they had ‘enough time’ they would get a ton done!? Well, WE all have time now, what have you been doing with that time? I AM stamping, tried out Zoom (great tool for keeping in touch and getting to SEE everyone!), been watching a ton of tv……How about you?

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We are lucky, my husband and I can work from home, but our Son’s job wants him to come in and it is NOT a crucial job. He feels like he HAS to go since he needs to pay his bills. 🙁

Please come back and visit!

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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Another CUTE kid card!

Hey Guys!

In my last post I showed you a really cute bug card for a kid in your life. Today I am going to show you a card for an older kid using the Stampin’ Up! Bundle Grace’s Garden. Let me tell you this set called to me for MONTHS and I finally broke down and bought it two weeks ago! Normally, I try not to buy too much from the Occasions Catalog, but this time there was just too many things that I fell in love with, so of course I overdid it! The great thing is that this set I can keep forever because it will work great in Scrapbooking!

Isn’t this so cute?!! I love the kitty saying ‘hello’ to the bird! I choose to believe that is what he is doing! LOL I have owned a cat that looks like this kitty, her name was Pepper (after my daughter’s imaginary friend when she was little!)

Are you like me? Do you love fencing/gates or anything like it on a card? I think it really adds a lot! This idea came from KB Papercraft on Pinterest. Changing up the background paper to use the really pretty So Very Vellum DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Vellum is something I absolutely LOVE working with. To make the Vellum stand out even more I layered under it Pear Pizzazz cardstock, this makes it be more vibrant. The sentiment is different on mine too, I love to use Dies to set it off.

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Grace’s Garden Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Pear Pizzazz
Balmy Blue
Blends: Real Red D, Granny Apple Green L, Calypso Coral L, Smoky Slate D, Basic Black D

Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x2), 1″ x 5 1/2″, 3″ for circle, scraps for sentiment, cat, bird and gate
Pear Pizzazz 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
So Very Vellum DSP 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Misc:
Mini Dimensionals (cut in half)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Sponges

Below you will see the products in Picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. When you place an order from $35 on up you will be sent 50 + Picture tutorials to make all kinds of projects, for Free! This is my way of saying thank you!

Come back to see me! And leave a comment so I know you came by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Cutest kid card EVER!

Hey Guys!

Are kid cards hard for you to make? I am challenged with kid and masculine cards……not sure why, Stampin’ Up! makes it easy, I guess it’s because I am not drawn to kid stamps. But, the Wiggle Worm bundle really called to me! They are just so stinkin’ cute! Don’t you think?

With this in mind, looking at the stamp set and dies, the Bugs are super cute, add in the grass and mushrooms and this card practically made itself! Don’t you love the clouds too?! There is ONE problem that I have with this card, the bare space towards the bottom right is bugging me! Ha! Pun not intended! Would you add something more? For the inside I used the little flying bugs, and thought of adding one to that space, but am afraid that I will over do it.

Speaking of the inside here it is!

For the class on the 3rd Wednesday (of every month at 1:00) at our local Senior Enrichment Center, the subject is ‘kids’, so I decided to do this one! Would you add one of the little bugs to the front? Or are you like me and say ‘less is more’ and let it shine on it’s own? Please let me know what you think!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Wiggle Worm

Inks:
Memento Black
Versamark
Merry Merlot
Blends: Highland Heather combo, Balmy Blue Lt

Paper:
Highland Heather 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Merry Merlot 5 1/4″ x 4″ scraps for mushrooms
Balmy Blue 5″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scraps for sentiment
Garden Green scraps for grass

Misc:
Chalk Marker
White Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals

So, what do you think? Do you agree with me? That these bugs are just too cute!? My favorite part is the Mushrooms! They just make me smile.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Come back later in week to see what ELSE I am making in the Kid class! Keep in mind that I’m not always talking about ‘little’ kids! My Granddaughter will LOVE the one I’ll show you later! Am I a stinker trying to entice you to come back?! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! If you are looking for a Demo in the United States, I will do whatever I can do to help you make your own creations! Below you will see all the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! For every order you make from $35 + you will receive from me 2 sets of Tutorials of over 45 just as my thank you!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Masculine card By the Dock

Hey Guys,

Here’s a Masculine card using the Stampin’ Up! stamp set By the Dock for you! If you missed my last one, check it out here.

The last masculine card had a LOT more sponging and this one has a little sponging and I think it’s much simpler! They are both great cards but this one makes me happier…..not sure why, maybe you can tell me? Here is my card for today:

I LOVE how I colored this!

This is a CASE (Copy And Share Everywhere) from L’atelier De Mag, here is her card so you can see how I changed little things to make it mine:

My shore is more pronounced, but you can definitely see that I got my idea from here! Thank you L’atelier for your inspiration, I love it! The cardstock was changed up too, I LOVE using Early Espresso cardstock as a Base for my handmade cards.

For my inside I wanted to make it just as serene as the front:

Isn’t this card one you would like to receive in the mail? I absolutely love, love, love it!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
By the Dock Bundle
A Great Man

Inks:
Early Espresso
Balmy Blue
Old Olive
Blends: Bronze, Combo Crumb Cake, Dk Granny Apple Green, Lt Smoky Slate, Dk Old Olive

Paper:
Early Espresso 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Garden Green 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2)
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), 2 1/4″ sq (for boat)
Crumb Cake scraps for oars (sponge over oars after they are cut out to bring out the texture with either Early Espresso or Soft Suede)

Misc:
Glue dots
Linen Thread
sponges/daubers

Also, you will see all these supplies in picture form under my name, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you choose me as your Demonstrator and purchase from me, I will send you a file that has tutorials for 35 + cards plus a homemade card as a thank you!

Hope you enjoyed your visit and that you come back soon!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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