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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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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hey Guys!,

It’s July! You know what that means! I usually do Christmas in July. This year is no different. Today I am participating in a blog hop! I don’t usually do this, so you’ll have to let me know if you enjoy it!

Today I am sharing with you a card I did using Stampin’ Up!’s Bundle Snowflake Wishes! I LOVE this Suite to be honest! I bought the whole thing! The Glimmer Balmy Blue paper is sooooo pretty! There are only two things in the Suite I didn’t use on this and that is the Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon and the Winter Snow embossing folder. I’m adding it to the pictures below so if YOU want to use it for this card you can!

Here is my card:

Snowflake Wishes Christmas in July
Snowflake Wishes Suite Christmas in July

Doesn’t the Highland Heather just make this pop! I love all the sparkle this card has in person! It’s too bad you can’t see it, oh!, wait! you can! I made a video showing this card! You can see the video here!

For another Christmas card in July using this same Suite you can see it here. I also made a video doing that card which you can catch here.

Here is the inside to my card:

Christmas in July Blog hop inside

As usual, here are the specifics for this card.

Stamps:
Snowflake Wishes Bundle

Inks:
Highland Heather

Paper:
Pacific Point 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Highland Heather 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scrap 7/8″ x 3 3/4″, 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (for inside)
Snowflake Splendor DSP 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, scraps for the snowflakes
Balmy Blue 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper scraps for snowflakes

Misc:
Dimensionals
Simply Scored
Blue Adhesive-backed Gems
Wink of Stella
Everyday Label Punch
Banners pick a punch

You will also see the supplies in picture form below, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase $35 or more from me you will receive a pdf that has 16 projects with pictures and step by step instructions!

For the scores on the sides of the white cardstock (can’t see in the picture, but it really makes this card) I started at 3/8″ and then did three lines in a row, turned the cardstock and did the same on the opposite side. It really adds some interest, don’t you think? I also popped up this layer since it makes the DSP underneath really shine! Of course I had to add the Blue Adhesive backed Gems!

I hope you have enjoyed this post! Please stop back in, I will be posting regularly now! Don’t forget to sign up for my Newsletter! I send out good ideas!

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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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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Simple Stamping Beauty

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card that uses Simple Stamping, and Simple Stamping can be beautiful! I DID have it have layers, because I can’t do a card that doesn’t have layers! Here is another ‘Simple Stamping’ card that I have done in the past!

Here is a pic of my card:

Simple Stamping Beauty!

Simple Stamping means that you aren’t doing anything special to the card other than stamping. I added ribbon because it needed it! Another thing I added is the New In Color 2020-2022 Enamel Dots. There isn’t any Die Cuts on this card, which I hardly ever do! I hope you like it!

As always here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beautiful Friendship
Inks:
Highland Heather
Just Jade
Magenta Madness
Paper:
Magenta Madness 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Basic Black 5″ x 3 3/4″, small strip to place over ribbon
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
Misc:
2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
Magenta Madness 1/4″ In Color Ribbon

It’s not often that I do Simple Stamping! You’ll have to let me know if you want to see more of that or you prefer my usual style. I get bored making too easy cards hence the reason I go a little over and above. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Below you will see the supplies listed in picture form. Click on any of the pictures and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. Any purchase of $35 and you will be sent a pdf file with 16 tutorials with step by step directions and Photos! If you are in need of a Demonstrator from Stampin’ Up! you can choose me!

Lisa Tedder
A California living in North Carolina

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A new way to Color!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a New (to me) way to color, I have really never liked to color using Markers, it always seemed too…….much. I love to color straight onto my stamp sets using markers, but not to actually color an image once stamped. Stampin’ Blends are my go-to for coloring because they are easy. Moreover, they let you shadow really well, the only problem with Blends is when you use Embossing Powder on your project. For some reason they get muddy when they touch the embossed part. Even though I try to NOT touch the embossed part, inevitably I always do. Here is my card so you can see why I had problems with Blends.

Colored with Markers

As you can see, this is a pretty busy stamp, It’s called Ornate Style, the embossed parts are close together. Now, I could have stamped and not embossed, but I love the way the embossing is shiny and really lets the image stand out. Furthermore, I never thought of blending with markers! So, I used two different colors to make it look like it did when I used Blends. It came out MUCH better than I thought it would, in fact I love it! Now I will have to do this more often! I then sponged the white cardstock with Crumb Cake and then the edges were sponged with Early Espresso.

Also, I used other items from the Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! The dies I used are called Ornate Layers and the other stamp set is called Ornate Thanks & I am in love! Doesn’t everyone like playing with new goodies?! The great thing about this Suite is that you can get it now, (some of the dies are on backorder) and it will be good until the end of the Upcoming catty and possible longer! For those of you who like getting the discount when you order bundles, I will honor the bundle price and give you 10% off your dies when you can order them. Since it will be around a long time, there will be lots of time to create projects using it! Plus, there are a TON of project ideas on Pinterest, you will be kept busy for sure!!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Style
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
Versamark
Crumb Cake/Early Espresso for sponging edges
Markers: Balmy Blue/Pacific Point, Mango Melody/Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral/Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive/Mossy Meadow & Soft Suede for stems

Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Night of Navy 5 1/2″ x 4″, scrap for sentiment
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Misc:
Embossing Buddy
Heat tool
Black Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Ornate Layers Dies
Ornate Frames Dies
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Basic Rhinestones
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals
Stampin’ Sponges

Also, you will find the same supplies listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! Purchase $35 or more from me and you will Receive not one but TWO sets of project files with over 50 (combined) tutorials with pictures! Here is a sneak peek of just one set:

Tutorials with pictures/supplies

I really hope you are taking this ‘down time’ at home and are playing with your stamps. When I woke up this morning I felt down…….I told myself to go down to my office and make something pretty, THAT always makes me happy. I hope that you are taking care of yourselves and making pretty things too!

Please stay safe, do something creative and send some Happy Mail! Come back soon!

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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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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Bees, don’t you just love bees?!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card that I saw on Pinterest by Monica Gale.  I only changed up the yellow behind the ‘HI’, so technically I CASE’d it (Copy and Share Everything).

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and HAD to make it!  LOVE when that happens, it really gets my creative juices flowing!

I used the Large Letter framelits to cut out the HI, then placed some of the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut behind the panel, added dimensionals and then had the Mango Melody behind.  Colored the Bee  using the Mango Melody  Blend!

Here are the particulars for this card:

PROJECT 3: Hi
Stamp Sets Pg #
Dragonfly Dreams
Paper
Whisper White Thick 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scrap
Mango Melody 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2)
Inks
Memento Black
Blends: Mint Macaron light, Mango Melody Dark
Accessories
Large Letter Dies
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP
Classic Label Punch
Black Bakers Twine
Dimensionals
Wink of Stella/Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon

Dazzling Diamonds with glue on wings

I was very happy with how it came out, can’t wait to see what my girls think when we do it in class!

Below are pictures of all the supplies used for this card, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store!  Every Online order receives a gift from me!

If you are in the market for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be her!  Or you could join my Team and become a part of my SU! family!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you come back soon!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set

Large Letters Framelits Dies

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Stampin' Dimensionals

Classic Label Punch

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad

Mango Melody Dark Stampin' Blends

Light Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Marker

Big Shot

Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine

Christmas in July Card #5

Hey Guys,

Today I am sharing with you my Christmas in July card #5.  I’ve been sharing, so if you missed it-click on my header and you can find the others.

Today’s card uses the Greatest Stamp set, Lovely as a Tree by Stampin’ Up!  This stamp has been around for a long time, but it is very beloved!  I also used the Hardwood stamp set to get the wood look and some Designer Series Paper.  Check out my pictures below for the supplies and click on any picture to be taken to my Online Store.

Here is the card:

Here is the inside:

This is another easy, but fun card!

Come back for #6!  This is the one that I used for a ‘Bonus Card’, i didn’t have enough of the DSP to make three each for 10 people!

Thank you for joining me today!  I appreciate your support!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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