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How much fun can one card be!?

Hey Guys!

The card I am showing you today is so much fun to make! Have you ever said: How much fun can one card be!? This stamp set (Ornamental Envelopes) has SO MANY ways to use it! Versatile is just ONE way to describe it! This set has ornaments, corner pieces, dies that let you decorate your envelope, and so much more! For today I am showing off the wreath I made. You can watch my video here to see how I did it.

One card = Too much fun!

By the way, I also shared on my video how to use the Stamparatus to get your stamps straight! Don’t you hate it when you finish a card and go to stamp the sentiment and it is crooked! Then you have to get creative to cover it up or start over! Well, I show you how to never deal with that again!

As always here is the list of things I used to make this card:

  • Stamps
  • Ornamental Envelopes
  • For Unto Us (inside greeting)
  • Here’s a card (front sentiment)
  • Inks
  • Soft Suede
  • Versamark
  • Paper
  • Garden Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Early Espresso 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), 3 1/2″ sq.
  • Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inside), 3 3/8″ sq. (for under wreath), scrap
  • Soft Suede 3 1/4″ sq.
  • Misc.
  • 1/4″ Faux Suede Trim – Early Espresso
  • Dimensionals
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Stamping sponges
  • White Embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin’ Seal +

As you saw (hopefully) last week, I love using Make-up brushes to blend in my colors, check out the blog post if you missed it.

Below you will see the same supplies listed above in picture form, if you click on any of them you will be taken to my OnLine Store! Did you know, that I have started doing YouTube Lives?! AND if you purchase $35 from me using this Hostess Code (RTCTACK) between now and Tuesday the 6th of October you will get my Mini Class packet supplies! I will mail out the packets on Thursday the 7th! Check out my Live, but be prepared it was my FIRST and I can only do better, Thank the Lord!! LOL PLUS a pillow gift!! Now, I feel like a tv announcer……BUT that’s not all!! You will also get a pdf of SIXTEEN projects with step by step instructions! Here is a sneak peek:

Sneak peek!!

Thank you for stopping by!! I really appreciate it! Please leave a comment, subscribe to my Newsletter/blog/YouTube channel!! Or all of them! LOL

Come back next week when I have my next video/blog post!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Seamless Blending of colors that draw your eye

Hey Guys!

Oh my Gosh you guys I LOVE how this card came out! Especially since I sent them out to my direct Team members, they loved them and wanted me to make a video so they could learn how to make it! Namely, how to Seamlessly blend the colors to draw your eye to the center. Subsequently you can find the video here. As you will see in the video it’s pretty simple if you follow one rule: Start OFF your paper first! It also helps if you rub either your sponge or brush, a little after inking up on a scratch paper before touching your project. First off, take a look at my card, can you see that I have 2 different ink colors PLUS the color of the cardstock?

See how you can blend colors to create a scene that draws your eye to the subject, seamlessly!?

To start with I began with a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, I then sponged with a make-up brush Pacific Point around the edges leaving the middle un-inked. Second, I came in on top of the Pacific Point and went over the cardstock with Night of Navy, not quite going as far as I did with the Pacific Point. Thirdly, I stamped the tree from Life Is Beautiful in the center using Soft Suede ink. Lastly I sponged the sides with Night of Navy to make it really dark on the edges and fade to the light color in the middle. Can you see how seamless the blending is and how it really draws your eye in towards the tree in the center? Now, I DID emboss the snowflakes before I sponged the edges but it doesn’t matter if you do the sponging first.

As always here are the specifics for my card:

  • Stamps: Life is Beautiful
  • Inks: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Versamark
  • Paper: Night of Navy 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (scored @ 4 1/4″), Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2) & 2″ x 3 3/4″, Seaside Spray 5″ x 3 3/8″
  • Misc: Elegant Faceted Gems, Paper Trimmer, Take your Pick tool, stamping sponges & make-up brushes

For the most part EVERYTHING listed above, excluding the make-up brushes, can be found on my OnLine Store. As a result of you ordering $35 or more from my Store you will receive from me SIXTEEN project designs with step by step instructions WITH pictures, in a pdf! Finally, you can click on any of the supplies in picture form below to be taken to my site so you can Shop with me!

Incidentally, I have another sponged scene that I did in the past, but for that one I only used sponges, you can see it here. Therefore, sponging doesn’t HAVE to be done using the make-up brushes, it makes it easier, but sponging can get the same result.

Lastly, I hope you know how much you mean to me! Just the fact that you come here and read what I wrote and watch my video means a lot to me. In brief, please come back again, and leave comments even if it’s to say you enjoyed my post.

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Elegant Christmas Card with Magnetic Closure!

Hey Guys!

To begin with, I am showing you a really elegant and pretty Christmas card, that has a magnetic closure, you can see it on YouTube here!

First, have you seen projects using the Poinsettia Petals bundle on Pinterest?! As usual, I get my inspiration from there, but then I branch out on my own.
Second, I LOVE stamping on Vellum using White embossing powder, it makes any project look elegant! Such as my card (at least I think so!):

Christmas card with a magnetic closure, it’s behind the flower
Christmas card with a magnetic closure, the magnet is hidden!
  • As always here are the specifics for this card:
  • Stamps:
  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle
  • Inks:
  • Garden Green
  • Versamark
  • Paper:
  • Garden Green 8 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, 1 1/4″ x 5″ (scored @ 1/2″), 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Silver Foil 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 4″, scrap for leaf
  • Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Vellum enough to stamp the three layers of flower
  • Misc:
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Magnetic Plate
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Dimensions
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Magnets (click to see which ones)

Similarly, as above you will see all the supplies in picture form below, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!

Therefore, if you purchase $35 or more you will be sent a PDF that has 16 tutorials with pictures and step by step instructions! Subsequently, this is my gift for you! In particular, I appreciate you being here and supporting me! Thus, here is a sneak peek of what you will get:

Sneak peek for purchases $35

Incidentally, last week, like this year…..was a bad one for me! Namely, I had to deal with Migraines and reactions to some new medicine, I didn’t get ANYTHING done.
So, I am off and running this week! Yes, I know it is Friday, but I have been VERY busy all week!

To Summarize, thank you for stopping by! Come back next week I have a great project planned! In addition to this card, if you would like to see another Fancy Fold Christmas Card, click here.

In conclusion, be sure and subscribe to my blog AND sign up for my Newsletter (I send out other project ideas!) one click and you will be added!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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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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Celebrate Sunflowers & Watercolor Pencils

Hey Guys!

So, I was on Facebook the other day and this card from Amanda Charlesworth made me put down everything I was doing and make it! I had to make this card! I LOVE when that happens.

Using Watercolor Pencils, makes this image pop!

Not only was I inspired by Amanda, but I made the card exactly like she did because I wanted to see if I could color it as well as she did. I think it came out really well! What do you think?

Don’t you love it when you see something that stops you in your tracks and you want to try your hand at it? That’s what happened with this card.

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Celebrate Sunflowers

Inks:
Crushed Curry
Old Olive
StazOn Saddle Brown
Memento Black

Cardstock:
Whisper White Thick 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2) one for sunflower and leaves
Cinnamon Cider 3 3/4″ x 3/4″, 5 1/4″ x 4″
Old Olive scrap

Misc:
Champagne Rhinestones
Dimensionals
Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
Watercolor Pencils (Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie)
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Granny Apple Green)
Sponges
Blender Pen

Below are the same supplies listed in Picture form, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. Any purchase you make over $35 you will receive 16 step by step tutorials with Pictures! Here is a sneak Peek:

All these tutorials for purchase of $35!


This stamp set was the first one I HAD to have! So pretty!! I have offered a class using Celebrate Sunflowers where I made 5 cards and I loved everyone of them! You can see that post here. Doesn’t everyone love a Sunflower? We always had some growing, but it was very hard to keep the squirrels from jumping on them and knocking them over.

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment to let me know that you are liking what I post, it also makes me happy!

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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Gang’s All Meer Double Slider Easel Card

Hey Guys,

I’m sure that you have seen around the Double Slider Easel Cards, I saw them too, and tried my hand at it! Using The Gang’s All Meer Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! was a no brainer for me. They are so stinkin’ cute! Plus, the sentiment says “Happy Birthday to a STAND-UP friend”, thought it would be perfect to have a stand up card! LOL

Also I used the SU! set Mountain Air, because I thought they would make a great backdrop for those adorable MeerKats! The Belly band is stamped with the cactus and colored with Blends. I tried so hard to find a fitting Designer Series Paper (DSP) that would fit with these cuties, but alas I couldn’t! So, what is a crafter to do? Make their own DSP! 🙂

Here is my card, you’ll see a few pics since I want to show you all the angles:

This can open fuller, the sentiment is on the pull out. Can you see that this is open on it’s own?
sideways view
Inside

Cute right? I like it, depending on what everyone says at my classes is whether or not we make this in a class. It’s a little over the top, meaning it takes some time to get all the pieces together and put in the right place. BUT, it was super fun once I got the gist of it! Thanks go to Frenchie for her video! I may make a video if you would like to see it, just let me know!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
The Gang’s All Meer
Mountain Air

Inks:
Smoky Slate (mountains)
Old Olive (trees and cactus/lizard)
Early Espresso (meerkats)
Soft Suede (behind Meerkats and cactus on belly band)
Balmy Blue (sky)
Blends: Crumb Cake combo, Old Olive light, Mango Melody combo

Paper:
Whisper White thick 4 1/4″ x 11″
Whisper White 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 3″ x 4″, 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ for banner & for Extra banner if you make a full card: 1″ x 9 1/2″
[2 3/4″ x 1″ (scored @ 1/2″ each end), 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″ & 1″…..for mechanisms]
Balmy Blue 4″ x 5 1/4″

Misc:
1″ circle punch
sponges
Simply scored

So, what do you think? Is this something you want to make for yourself!? I hope you give it a try!

Below you will see in picture form all the supplies needed for this card. Just click on any of them and you will be taken to my Online Store! Anytime you purchase from me, you will receive from me a file FULL of tutorials for you to use! There are usually 40 or more, but I like to promise 35…….don’t want to disappoint anyone! I will also send you a handmade card as a thank you! Every time you order you will get these as my thanks to you! If you live in the US and would like to use me as your Demonstrator, use away! LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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NEW Floral Essence Shabby Chic

Hey Guys!,

Today I am sharing with you a BRAND NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Floral Essence.  I wanted to come up with something on my own, since there weren’t many samples out yet.

I haven’t done Shabby Chic in SOOOOO long I am hoping I got it right.

Here is my card:

The Tin Tile Folder on Copper really makes this look aged.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 2: Shabby Chic
Stamp Sets Pg #
Floral Essence 108
Paper
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Copper Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Early Espresso 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″
Watercolor paper 3″ x 3 1/2″
Very Vanilla 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/2″ x 2″
Inks
Cherry Cobbler
Mango Melody
Soft Suede
Accessories
Rhinestones 178
Bronze blend 179
Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist w/alcohol 180
Tin Tile Folder 199
5/8″ Flax Ribbon 174
Smooth Sailing Die for sentiment 195

After I was done I spritzed the entire card with Champagne Mist (4 drops in Alcohol), to give it a shimmery sparkly look.

All the supplies are listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store.  If you buy from me, I will send you a free gift as a token of my gratitude for you choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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Brand NEW Stamp set Sailing Home

Hey Guys!,

I LOVE when the new CAtalog comes out by Stampin’ Up!!  I was drawn to the set Sailing Home as soon as I saw it!  If I had my way, I would go visit every Lighthouse!  Since I can’t do that I will stick to making cards using them!

Here is a card I did NOT CASE, I came up with it!  Hope you like it!  Here it is:

I did a video showing how I made this card, you can find it here.   I made my own cloud template and am offering it to those who order from me!  This uses a LOT of new goodies!  Sailing Home comes in a Bundle (which if you buy you will get 10% off!!).  The rope knot is a die, the die the Thanks is stamped on is included, plus the sailboat is cut out with a die.  There IS a die for the Lighthouse but I stamped and masked it.  Go check out the video to see how I got the texture on the sand.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 1: Lighthouse
Stamp Sets Pg #
Sailing home Bundle
Paper
Seaside Spray 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pretty Peacock 5 1/4″ x 4″
White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scrap for sailboat and sentiment
Inks
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Pretty Peacock
Balmy Blue
Memento
Accessories
Big Shot
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals
window sheets for clouds

I hope you like my card!  I always get so excited when I make something without CASE’ing it.  I know the reason I don’t do it more often is that I am swamped with classes and don’t have the time.  The nice thing is that YOU don’t have to come up with anything either.  There are so many ways to get ideas that we don’t NEED to try and do it alone.

Below are the supplies used for this card in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!  If you purchase from me OnLine, you can get the cloud template that I used for this card for a thank you!  Or you can pick a card you like, I will add a little something from my favorites to send you also!  It’s like a Grab Bag!!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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