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I made my own Fall Ink Pad, you can too!

Hey Guys!

Today I am going to show you how I made my own Fall ink pad so that leaves on my tree look natural, when I am done you’ll be able to also!! Of course, I made a video you can go here if you would like to SEE how I made it! Naturally, I tend to look at pictures and if I have questions a video helps me out a lot. As an example, here is a picture of my card:

See how the leaves are THREE different colors! That’s my own Fall ink pad!
My own Fall ink pad was used for the inside too!

So, how did I make my fall ink pad? To begin with I had a dirty, yucky Versamark pad that I never used and thought of chucking it in the trash……but no, I could make my own Fall ink pad so my tree will look gorgeous AND match the colors I was using for this card!

My own Fall ink pad made from an OLD Versamark pad!

Since I wanted the colors to match my card I used Bumble Bee, Cherry Cobbler and for the green I went with Just Jade. Already I knew that I wanted to use the Holiday Rhinestones and those used Cherry Cobbler for the red, and a yellow that looked a lot like Bumble Bee but the green was Shaded Spruce so I went with a lighter shade of color and used Just Jade instead. It’s funny how I go about figuring out which colors I use in my crafting, this time it was all about the Rhinestones……gotta have that BLING!

For a different fall project that I made a few years ago, click here!

As always here are the specifics for this card:
Stamps:
Life is Beautiful
Inks:
Bumble Bee
Cinnamon Cider
Cherry Cobbler re-inker
Just Jade re-inker
Bumble Bee re-inker
OLD Versamark pad (you can use new!)
Paper:
Bumble Bee 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (scored at 4 1/4″), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Cinnamon Cider 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2)
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), scrap for sentiment
Misc:
Holiday Rhinestones
Stamping Sponges
Dimensionals
Tasteful Labels Dies
Bumble Bee Gingham ribbon

As you know, all the supplies will be listed below in picture form. Consequently if you click on any of them you will be taken to my OnLine Store, for every purchase at or above $35 you will get from me 16 projects in a pdf with pictures and step by step instructions!

Sneak Peek for projects you will get in your pdf!

To summarize, I am a ‘give the facts and be done’ kind of girl, so I will let you go for now, check back in next week for a new card/video! If you want to know when I post, subscribe and you can also receive a Newsletter from me by subscribing to that too! Thanks for stopping by and supporting me!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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How to copy a card and make it your own.

Hey Guys!,

First off, I got this idea from the Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! I like to get ideas and then change them up to make them my own design. Next, we will take a walk through my thought process! As usual, here is a video showing you how to make this card. Finally, this card on page 43 is the card I wanted to make my own:

The card on the right is the one I am going to make into my own design!

Generally, when looking for a project to do, I first look in Pinterest, but this time I looked at the SU! catalog! Consequently it ended up being an awesome place to get an idea! Furthermore, I wanted to use the In The Pines Bundle and this would work with an idea I had in my head. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the circle that is on the card above. However, I did have the die from the Painted Labels that let me cut out a circle design that would take it’s place! Also, I wanted to use the trees singularly from the stamp set but die cut to have more detail. Likewise, instead of the ribbon that comes out the side of the circle I used gold foil cut into two strips. By the way, I DID use the acorns for my card, here is what I made:

I replaced some things to make this design my own creation!

Usually, I like to have layers on my cards and this time is no exception! Likewise, I love to sponge the edges of my cards and I did that with Crumb Cake and then Early Espresso to add a dark edge that makes the card pop! As a rule, I like to have my insides go with the front using the same layers, this (to me) seems to make the card look more professional.

Notice how the inside mirrors the front?

Finally, here are the details for this card:

Stamps:
In the Pines Bundle
For Unto Us
Inks:
Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Old Olive
Paper:
Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 5" x 3 3/4" (x2)
Old Olive 5 1/4" x 4" (x2), scraps for trees
Gold Foil
Misc: 
Wonder of The Season OR Forever Greenery combo
Jingle Bells OR Acorn Trinkets
Glue Dots
MultiPurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Dimensionals
Painted Labels Dies
Banners Pick a Punch

As always, below will be the same supplies listed in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my On Line Store! Subsequently, any purchase over $35 you will get from me a PDF with 16 project ideas that include pictures and step by step instructions! So then, this is a thank you from me!

Before I go, I wanted to tell you that I have another card that you can see here that I took from the catalog and made it my own (see page 38). As you can see I like to get ideas and then change them up to make them my own design.

In Conclusion, thank you so much for coming to visit me! Together, we can make things we see into our creations!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Who wants to Jiggle with me?

Hey Guys!

Today I will be sharing with you a Snowflake Shaker Card I made using Snowflake Wishes from the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!
The NEW Holiday Catalog is out for us Demonstrators with Stampin’ Up! and I made a beautiful card using the stamp set Snowflake Wishes and it’s a Shaker! Amazingly, it is very easy to make, we will be walking through the making of it, but if you want to see it done, I have made a video you can watch! Who wants to jiggle with me?!

Snowflake Wishes Shaker

First, you will make your background for the shaker.
Go to my video Spot On! to see how that was done & see a version of the background. This time we will be using the Foam Brayer to put the color onto the Folder Winter Snow, then spritz with the Alcohol/Champagne Mist. Second, you will die cut out the window & Snowflakes using the dies that comes from the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Thirdly, you will stamp your sentiment. And Last you will put them all together to make this awesome shaker card!

Here is a picture of the inside:

Snowflake Wishes Shaker, inside

As always here are the specifics for this card:
Stamps:
Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Inks:
Balmy Blue
Pacific Point
Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pacific Point 5″ x 3 3/4″, 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
Shimmer White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (x2), 5″ x 3 3/4″ (for inside), scrap for sentiment
Balmy Blue Glimmer paper
Window Sheets
Misc:
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
Foam Adhesive Strips
Alcohol
Spritzer
Snowflake Sequins & seed beads
Stampin’ Seal +
Winter Snow Embossing Folder
Stamping Sponges
Banners Pick a punch
Sponge Brayer

Below you will see in picture form all the supplies that I used. Click on any of them to be taken to my Online Store. So, any purchase you make with me for $35 or more, you will then be sent a pdf that has 16 projects with step by step instructions and pictures! Therefore, I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you live in the United States!

Most people can’t resist a shaker card!
Did you enjoy seeing my Snowflake Wishes Shaker? I absolutely love shakers! Here is another Shaker card for you to see if you missed it! Most sit there and have to pick them up and shake them! I know that anyone you send this handmade card to will love it as much as I do! If you would like to get your catalogs/stampin’ supplies early like I do, you should join my team! I called it LETs Stamp! (Lisa Easterday Tedders Stamp group!) You will love it!

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Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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NEW Technique: Spot On!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a New technique that I discovered that I am calling Spot On! Have you ever wondered what, if anything you should do with your Stampin’ Spots other than take them on the road? This technique is for you! It’s really easy and really packs a punch (which is why I love it!) Want to see it?

Rub the stampin’ spots onto the Folder spritz and that’s why I called this technique Spot On!

Go see my video if you haven’t seen it yet so you can see how to make this! Every card will be different, and you can make it really bold by changing the color of the spot’s you use! This Technique I am calling Spot On! because the name fits! Take your stamping spots and rub on the side of the folder that is indented, being sure to cover the surface with two – three colors (I only used two for all my samples). I spritzed it with an Rubbing Alcohol/Champagne Mist mixture to give it sparkle and to get the color to spread.

Then I put my cardstock in the folder (I used Shimmer White because it is slightly thicker and can handle the wetness without pilling). Heat set it when you get it out (you can spritz once more to get the color to run a bit more)…..once dry, run one of the colors you used over the raised portion from the Folder to pick up the design. EAsy Peasy! If you would like to see other Techniques click here.

Here are two other ideas I used:

Technique Spot On! Using Free as a Bird and Scripty Folder 3D.

And one more:

Another Spot On Technique using Absolutely Argyle Folder & Forever Fern Stamp set.

As always here are the specifics for my Main card:

Stamps:
Peaceful Moments

Inks:
Spots: Pool Party & Blushing Bride
Markers: Pool Party & Blushing Bride
Pool Party for sponging
Blend: Pool Party

Paper:
Blushing Bride 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Basic Black 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Shimmery White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scraps for sentiment

Misc:
1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding
Elegant Faceted Gems
Stampin’ Seal adhesive
Dimensionals
Parisian Flourish 3D folder
Spritzer, you can use Stampin’ Spritzer
Shimmer Paint: Champagne Mist
Alcohol

Below you will find a pictorial list of the supplies used, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase from me $35 or more you will receive from me in your email a pdf with 16 tutorials for projects with pictures! I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, let me know what I can do to make your crafting life easier!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Criss Cross Fancy Fold

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a Fancy Fold called Criss Cross. I saw it on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try! Also, I got an idea in my head and thought this fancy fold would be perfect! Here is a video if you want to see it made.

Here is my card:

Front of the Criss Cross Fancy Fold
Inside of the Fancy Fold, don’t you love the paw prints?!

This Criss Cross Fancy Fold card was so much fun to make! Very easy too! I especially love how the paw prints on the inside look black because we put the black behind the cut outs. Don’t you think that is stinkin’ Cute?!!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Pampered Pets Bundle
Tasteful Touches

Inks:
Real Red
Memento Black
Blends: Color Lifter & Smoky Slate

Paper:
Real Red 4 1/4″ x 11 scored at 2 3/4″ on both ends. 1″ x 4″ (x3)
Basic Black 5 1/4″ x 4″, 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x3), 4 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x2)
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″, 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x3), scraps for the 2 cats and 1 mouse
Playful Pets DSP 4″ x 2 1/2″ (x2)

Misc:
Die cutting Machine
Red Rhinestones
Stampin’ Seal
Old World Paper 3D folder
Dimensionals
Dual Lock by 3M

As always, below will be pictures of the supplies used, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store where you can get everything for this project (except the Dual Lock). For every $35 you spend each month, you will receive from me a tutorial of 16 projects with step by step instructions and pictures! I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

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Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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It’s a Mystery Fold!

Hey Guys!

I’m on a roll! I’ve done 4 videos in 4 weeks! You can go to my YouTube channel to see the other videos I’ve done. To see this cards video you can click here. Looking OnLine I saw this fold card from Etsy, she was charging to make that card, and I figured I would try to figure it out on my own. And I did! What is great is that it fits into one of Stampin’ Up!’s envelopes and I made it work! After I saw this on Etsy, I saw someone else from Europe do the same cut but their cards are bigger than the United States so I’m even more proud that I figured it out by myself! Here is my card:

This is the card open. Isn’t that dog stinkin’ cute!? Love that I got the fold idea from Etsy!

And the front of the card:

Here is that Snooty Kitty! I have one of those do you?

And here is my cheat sheet!

Dash Lines are Score Lines, Straight uncut lines is where you cut.

As usual, here are the specifics to this card:

Stamps:
Pampered Pets Bundle #154069
Here’s a Card #149438
Itty Bitty Birthday #148618

Inks:
Memento Black #132708
Real Red #147084
Blends: Real Red #154899, Smoky Slate #154904

Paper:
Whisper White 12 x 12 cardstock #124302 12″ x 5 1/4″ scored @ 4″ & 8″
Whisper White #100730 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ 2 3/8″ x 1 7/8″, scraps for dog and sentiment
Basic Black #1210453 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Real Red #102482 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x4), 1 1/8″ x 2 1/4″ (x4), 2 1/2″ x 2″
Playful Pets DSP #152489 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (x2), 3 3/4″ x 2″ & cut out cat

Misc:
Playful Pets Trim Combo #152466
Playful Pets Trinkets #152465
Paper Trimmer #152392
Brick & Mortar 3D Folder #149643
Tasteful Labels Dies #152886
Dimensionals #104430
Glue Dots #103683
MultiPurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Below you will see these same supplies listed in picture form. Click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! Any purchase for $35.00 or more you will receive from me a Tutorial of 16 projects with step by step instructions along with photos! Here is a sneak peek if you buy from me this month.

PDF included with all orders above $35!

Wasn’t this card super cute!!? Loving how it came out! This will probably be sent out to my Grandkids….I think they will love it as much as I do!

Hey, I keep forgetting to tell you that I have a newsletter that I send out each month, be sure and sign up so you can get notified of new things coming out and get ideas for crafting!

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Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Grace’s Garden & Mountain Air

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card, plus video using the Stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden & Mountain Air. BOTH of these stamps are super fun to play with, so hop on over to my video to learn how easy it is to make this card.

My backyard in CA looked like this! Such a Fun and Easy card!

Pinterest had a card from Kerry Bunting that made me want to expand on her idea, thanks for the inspiration Kerry!

Supplies used for this card:

Stamps:
Mountain Air
Grace’s Garden Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Balmy Blue
Seaside Spray
Garden Green
Craft White
Blends: Real Red D, Old Olive

Cardstock:
Seaside Spray 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (x2)
Basic Black 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2)
Whisper White 2 3/4″ x 4″ (gate), 3 1/4″ sq (circle)

Misc:
Dimensionals
Stitched Frames
Die Cutting Machine
stamping sponges
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Below you will see these same supplies in picture form. Click on any of the pictures and you will be taken to my OnLine Store to purchase the supplies for this card!

For anyone who purchases $35.00 from me, you will receive a file of tutorials with step by step instructions (with Picture!) to make 16 cards! And let me tell you, these cards are really good!

You can get all these Tutorials!

I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the US, if you are in need of a demo who can help you be creative, I am your girl!

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment so I know what you think, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel! And if you would like to see another card using the Mountain Air stamp, visit my blog here for a special fold card!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Ornate Garden Quilt Card

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card where I have used the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP), cutting it up with Square dies to make a Quilt card! Also included in the Quilt part is Gold Foil!

Hard to see, but I have ruffled ribbon on the bottom of the focal piece.

Starting out, I cut the Ornate Garden DSP and Gold Foil using the Stitched Shapes Dies (Squares). Then, I cut each square in half, lay them opposite each other until I had a pattern that made me happy. Once I had that done, I cut a piece of Whisper White to fit under and glued them into the desired Quilt shape I wanted. There are so many ways to manipulate the squares, but this is the way I liked it the most.

For the border on the top and bottom, I used the Ornate Borders Dies also using the Gold Foil. But first, I layered the quilt pattern onto Old Olive, to make it pop! Once I had all that done, I used some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon along the bottom and ‘scalloped’ it so it had a ruffled edge. This turned out so pretty!! It’s very subtle in the picture but in real life it stands out!

After more white cardstock and Gold Foil, my Quilt card is almost done! I needed a sentiment to add to the front so I used ‘my friend’ from the Stamp set Ornate Thanks from Stampin’ Up! NOT sure if you have noticed by now but I LOVE SU! This company has added so much fun/creativity and Friends to my life, not sure what I would do if I didn’t have Stampin’ Up! in my life!

Of course I had to top off my card with some bling! I chose Gilded Gems to add that final touch. So? What do you think? Could it be for a wedding, birthday, pick me up or all of the above!?

As usual, here are all the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
Versamark

Paper:
Whisper White Thick 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ (for under Quilt)
Gold Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″, 5″ x 3/4″ (x2) for border, scraps for squares
Ornate Garden DSP scraps for squares

Misc:
Ornate Borders Dies
Ornate Frames Dies
Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (white)
Gilded Gems
Dimensionals
Gold Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat tool
Subtle 3D Folder

Also as usual, all the supplies will be listed below in picture form. Click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase $35 or more from me, you will receive from me two different tutorial bundles that will have step by step instructions PLUS pictures! Here is a sneak peek of one of the bundles:

One Bundle you will get if you purchase $35

Hope you are doing well! I’m still eating birthday cake from yesterday so of course I am doing well! LOL

Please come back and see me again soon! Don’t forget to sign up for my Newsletter, if you have done it in the past do it again, all the info was deleted! :-O I will be sending out the Newsletter around the 10th of each month.

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Happy Mail! (my birthday cards)

Hey Guys!

I love when I go to the mailbox and there are actual cards in there! Usually we get junk mail or bills, BUT when it’s my birthday I get handmade cards! WooHoo!

Wanna see them? Some I won’t show the inside, since there are private messages inside, but some put their messages in a note so I can re-use the card if I want! Here are the cards I have received so far:

Front from Bea Redd
Middle
inside

I have always wanted to use the Pressed Petals Washi tape to make a flower, this card makes me want to do it even more! Thanks Bea!! She sent me this card all the way from NV! VERY talented!

This is a see-through card!

This is from my good friend Gale Presnell! We have each others backs and have walked the same roads…….She used the Lovely Lily Pad and the Lily Pad Dies from Sale-a-Bration! She also used Window Sheets which the flowers are on, the wording is on the inside! Love these kind of cards!

LOVE this color!!

As for this card, Pat Beck sent it to me! She used the stamp set Positive Thoughts from the current Occasions mini (If you like this stamp set…..LOVE the sentiment!…….get it now! It might not stay in the Big Catalog come June!!) Seaside Spray is one of my FAVORITE In Colors EVER!! Of course, Pat added Wink of Stella and some bling to the card! She knows me VERY well!!

LOVE this set!!

For my next card, this is from Kathy VanAntwerp (aka Twerp!) We are stamping buddies from way back! It was so sweet of her to mail me a card! This one uses the Poppy Moments Dies! Love that you can mix and match the colors to give it shading! Twerp, you are the best!!

That’s what I have gotten so far! Hope there are more, but this just might be it. I got more this year than last year, so I am a happy camper!

I’m glad you have stuck with me to see all my Birthday cards! This is my LAST year in my fifties, hope it doesn’t speed up too fast! Moreover, it was really nice to get Happy Mail when I am Sheltering at Home right now. Hope everyone is doing well, I’m going to go eat some Birthday Cake that my good friend Gale brought over! Yum!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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A 1 1/2″ x 3/4″ stamp made this background?!

Hey Guys!

Who doesn’t love a Technique!?

Today I am sharing with you a card I made that uses a teeny tiny stamp to make a background that is really amazing! Moreover, it is embossed with Copper to make it REALLY stand out! I love this technique, I hope you like it as much as I do!

You’ll have to watch video to see how, it’s too hard to describe otherwise!

Didn’t it come together well? As I said, techniques have always inspired me and helped to make my stamping even more fun! Look through your stamps and see if any image has this basic shape and see what you come up with! If you didn’t catch this technique, go check it out!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Parisian Beauty
Ornate Style

Inks:
Versamark
Petal Pink

Paper:
Petal Pink 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2, 5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside), scraps for dies
Early Espresso 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2)
Copper Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2) cut inside out for dies
White scrap for underneath dies (see video)

Misc:
Champagne Rhinestones
Petal Pink 1/4″ metallic edged ribbon
Copper embossing powder
Embossing buddy
Stamping sponges
Heat tool
Dimensionals
Ornate Frames dies

Also, you will find the supplies listed below in picture form. Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase $35 or more you will receive two sets of tutorials containing 50 +/- with step by step instructions! Here is a sneak peek of one:

Step by Step tutorial for these projects + 35 more for a purchase of $35!

I hope you are staying safe during this trying time in our world! I am stamping and creating away to bring happiness to my little world and hopefully yours!!

Stay tuned and please visit again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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