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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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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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Window Sheet Card

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card that was inspired by a card online. You can find a video of my card here. I think the creator is french, and her name is Lezards de Cilou. Here is the card that influenced me:

She called it a Tripod card.

Having seen other cards made with Window Sheets as the front of the card, I wanted to have another go! If you would like to see an additional card I made using Window Sheets click here. Here is what I made today:

Sorry that the lights are reflecting off the Window Sheet!

And on the inside we have the sentiment that is hidden by the birds when it is closed:

This card is so pretty in person! The colors go so well together! I love how Stampin’ Up!’s product coordinates together. When I realized this 19 years ago, I knew that I wanted to get the discount and become a Demo! What I didn’t know is that I would STILL be doing it AND loving every part of it!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps: Free as a Bird, Lovely You (Brand NEW!!)
Inks: Memento Black, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Blends: Rococo Rose, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper:Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, Whisper White 2″ x 4″ (for stamping birds, then fussy cut around, Old Olive 5 1/4″ x 4″, Window Sheet 5 1/2″ x 4 1/8″
Misc: 2020 – 2022 In Color Enamel Dots, MultiPurpose Liquid Glue, Stamping Sponges

When cutting the Ornate Flowers border, cut it on the edge of the cardstock so you can place the other edge against the Window Sheet. You will need to color the flowers by sponging over the center of the flowers using Rococo Rose, and the leaves with Old Olive, you will also want to sponge the edges of the cut out with the Old Olive, this will make it blend. To place this on the Window Sheet, use a Silicone Craft Sheet, place a puddle of Liquid Glue and pounce the sponge over the glue and holding the cut out still, pounce the back so you won’t see where you put the glue. This makes it so much prettier on the other side of the Window Sheet.

Hope you are doing well!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Day of Service

Hey Guys!

Yesterday we had a Day of Service with Stampin’ Up! Our CEO Sara Douglass was online and she sent out the pdf that will help us make Beautiful handmade cards fast and easy!

THIS was extremely helpful and made my cardmaking go quickly!

I mailed out all the cards today, wanna see what I sent? Keep in mind that I used retiring product, but YOU still have time to get that DSP, Noble Peacock Rhinestones & Ribbon if they are still available go to my OnLine Store now!

Below I am showing you each one!

Card 1

Sorry the Sentiment is light, it says “I changed out of my NIGHT Pajamas into my DAY pajamas to send you this card” All the insides say “Sending you a paper hug”.
Card 2, Sending Hugs
Card 3, sentiment is the same on most of them…Wanted to get a lot done!
Card 4, Smile! LOVE this one!
Card 5, same sentiment about pajamas
Card 6
Card 7
Card 8

So, I made 20 cards, multiples of the ones above. I am NOT a ‘go quick’ crafting kind of girl! But, this was eye opening for me!! Not only are these beautiful, but I got them done and out in 1 day! THAT is unheard of for me! I also used the Spread Sunshine pdf available here, that you can download, print out and make your own cards! ALL proceeds go to helping with Covid 19!

Below you can see the supplies used in picture form. to get the measurements for the cards see the first picture. The only thing I added was a piece of Old Olive at 5 1/4″ x 4″. Do a card without layers?! Not me! My eyes are wide open, and know this about myself. But I really love how these came out, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, give this a try!!

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 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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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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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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