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Christmas in July card #2 Plus Blog Candy

I love getting a jump on things!  This month I am planning on getting a jump on Christmas Cards!  I have a class at the end of the month where we will be making 16 cards at one time!  3 each of 5 designs!  I have already shown you Two of my cards:

      

The First one uses the Embossing paste and you can find the details here.   The Second one you can find here.

The Third Christmas card (out of 6) is straight out of the catalog!  I don’t know what you guys think about the new Catalog, but I LOVE the card ideas in there!  Stampin’ Up! has stepped up most of the ideas and I love them so much I have copied them…….or as a lot of Stampers call it (CASE…..Copy, And, Share, Everything).  It’s great when you are in a bind for an idea and there it is!

Here is the card I’m sharing today!

You can find this design on page 114 in the Catalog!   Another antiquey card!  I colored the berries on the bottom, so it’s TECHNICALLY not a total CASE but I pretty much copied everything else.  Do you like it?

Inside Pic:

Out of my 6 cards, most are straightforward and very simple, but others are a ‘little’ harder.  This one has some masking (I put the stamped image that was cut out of post it over the Santa to sponge around him, so I could get it darker around the edges than i wanted him) I then sponged again, to make sure and get parts of him sponged so it looks old.  This card is something anyone could do, with some guidance.  I HAVE  to have some easier cards so we can make them in bulk, but also have some stepped up cards so we, as stampers, are happy!

Details for this card: ie measurements:

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Card stock:
Soft Suede 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored in half at 4 1/4″
Very Vanilla 4 x 4 3/4″ torn on the 4″ side (once torn it will be approximately 3 5/8″)  and 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (for the part the Santa is stamped on), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside

Accessories:
Linen Thread wrapped around 2 x
Colored pencils, I used real red, but made it as dark as I could.

The rest of the supplies will be in pictures below, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store!

Are you excited to see the rest of my Christmas in July cards?  Stay tuned!!  I’ll be posting tomorrow my Kylie International Blog Hop card, it is NOT Christmas, but stay tuned the others will be coming soon!  I hope that you will vote for me!!

Blog Candy!!  Who Wants Some!?   🙂   I know I am silly, but I would love to get blog candy of my own!  Here is what I am giving away this time!!

The Brick Wall Embossing Folder and some Basic Gray Bakers Twine!  Absolutely FREE!  All you need to do is add a comment here on my blog ANY POST!  My Facebook page, Pinterest page, Instagram or Twitter!  Even if you comment on older posts IT COUNTS!  I keep track of everyone who comments and I put them into a Random Name Generator and that’s how you win!  The drawing will be held July 29th!  Good Luck!

Again, I hope you have enjoyed your visit, and will come back again!  Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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Christmas in July!!

Here is the start of my Christmas cards that I will be making this year!  If you receive cards from me and want to be surprised, don’t go any further!!  LOL

I am doing a class where we will make 3 each of FIVE Christmas cards, and if you prepay you get to make an extra Bonus card!  I’m hoping to get a headstart on my Christmas cards this year, how about you?!

I am going to show you today ONE of my 6 cards so far…….make sure you check back in so you can see the others!

Here is the first one:

I love cards that are weathered and antiquey……..I know that is NOT a word, but that’s the only one that came to mind!  LOL

I stamped the Music Notes on the Vanilla piece with Sahara Sand, but stamped off first so it wasn’t so dark.  I then tore the cardstock in carefully planned areas, and made it look old.  LOVE doing this, don’t you?  This card was really simple except that the ageing did tak a little time, but not as much as you would think.  I stamped the Reindeer? using Early Espresso ink, didn’t color him in at all, and I think he looks great!  I wanted some of my cards to be a little simpler since I will be making these in bulk.  I cut him out using the Stitched Framelits and then cut a mat using the Circle framelits using the scallop, cutting this out with Cherry Cobbler.  I used my Early Espresso marker to make the stitched edge look stitched!

For the Banner I used the Bunch of Banners thinlits.  Did you know that this banner thinlit cuts out BOTH the sentiment AND the border?  I hadn’t used this one yet, and was surprised that it did that, so I was able to frame the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler!

I added Linen Thread behind the Reindeer, popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and I was done!   Easy Peasy!

Here is what the inside looks like:

Isn’t it pretty?

Below is a pictorial list of what I used to make this card, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store!  If you purchase anything from me online I will send you a handmade card!

Want some Blog Candy?  I have taken a few days off since giving away my last one, so I guess it’s time!!

I LOVE embossing folders and I also love Bakers Twine!  This Bakers Twine is Gray, my FAVORITE color!  Is Gray a color?

You can get this mailed directly to you if you win the drawing that I will be having in a few weeks on July 29th.  How can you win this?  Easy!  Just leave me comments here on my blog, OR on any of my Social Media places……..Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  ALL comments count, no matter which posts you comment on!  You can spend a good amount of time visiting my older posts and commenting and they count!!  Not only will you be getting good ideas for you projects, but you will be put in my drawing each and every time you comment!  Pretty easy wouldn’t you say?

I’m off, dinner is almost ready!!  I’m very lucky, I have a husband who likes to cook and I don’t have to!!  WooHoo!

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Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping
A California girl who lives in North Carolina

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Experimenting and getting more from my SU! embossing folders!

Do you ever see things and wonder how it would look if you used it OUTSIDE of it’s usual purpose?  I do it all the time!  I LOVE to experiment with my SU! products!  Anything that will make my tools/stamps be used more is sooooo worth trying!   And if you do try something and it works, then you are so excited to share it!  That’s what I am doing today!

I have Mod Podge in my cupboard and I never use it!  I don’t even remember WHY I bought it!  I’m sure I used it for the purpose I bought it for, but I have totally forgotten why!  So, what to do?!  I know!  Try an experiment and see if I can come up with something new so I use it!!

I decided to put it on my Brick Wall Embossing Folder by SU!  Believe me, I was very nervous, but figured that it will wash off, and I might like what I make!  I LOOOOOOVE how it came out!  You’ll have to tell me what you think!

First let me show you a picture of this handmade card that could be used for a masculine card or it could be for your Western loving girl!:

Can you see all the texture?!  It is so shiny and it makes me just want to pick it up and move it in the light to catch the beauty!  You can watch my video on YouTube to see what I am talking about!  It’s called “Experimenting and getting more from my SU! embossing folders!”  I thought I would keep the name the same as the blog name to avoid confusing MYSELF!  It doesn’t take much ya know?

Get a piece of Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″, and sponge it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.  Just sponge spots around the cardstock and go from lightest to darkest!  Then you can go over all the spots with your Cajun Craze to lighten it up a bit.

I poured a little of Mod Podge onto the Embossing Folder and spread it out using a piece of chipboard I had.  Don’t use a lot, you don’t want it to squeeze out onto the Cutting plates, or not too much anyway!  Place your sponged Very Vanilla face down onto the Mod Podge.   Once you have run it through the Big Shot, you will immediately place your plates and folder into water until you can get to it to wash off.  It came off very easy!  I then heat set the embossed/Mod Podged piece, since I am not a patient person and didn’t want to wait!  Once dry, you can sponge over again with the Cajun Craze just to make sure that it is covered.  Set aside.

Now onto the loverly (NOT a typo, I’m just goofy) Boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set!  Stamp the boots onto Watercolor paper using Early Espresso, then add clear Embossing Powder which will make it to where the color won’t smudge and add texture!!  If you ever come to one of my classes you will see right away I love texture! Once you have it heat set, then take your Aqua Painter and go over the entire piece of Watercolor Paper, so it won’t hold too much color and you have more control.  Keep layering your Crumb Cake ink (which is what you start with) until it’s dark enough, then come in with Soft Suede where the artist has the ‘folds’ designed in.  Color the tabs at the top and the part that buckles with a Marina Mist marker, and the bottom of the boots with black.  Once done, color the background with Soft Sky and underneath the boots with Soft Suede……..this is where you will love that you made the cardstock a little wet, it just comes out looking so soft!

Using your Big Shot, place largest oval from the Stitched Framelits over your scene and cut out.  Sponge edges liberally with Marina Mist and then SOFTLY with the Early Espresso.  You will want to watch the technique video to see how to make this card from the beginning!

I looped 5 strands of Linen Thread and knotted it twice, one on each side that the oval scene will be over.  Then place this piece onto a
5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Marina Mist, and then place that onto a piece of Soft Suede!  The colors go so well together!!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and hope you go check out my Technique video with a SU! Embossing Folder!  Let me know what you think?  Do you want MORE techniques?

Lisa Tedder
TedderBearStamping.com
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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