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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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Who’s that Doggy in the Window!

Hey Guys,

To begin with, I saw a card on Pinterest that had this fold, which is called a Bay Window. But of course, I had to change it up, so I made one with dogs from Playful Pets that I call “Who’s the doggy in the window”!? By the way, the dog that looks like a Yorkie looks like my puppy and he is always looking out the window waiting for us to come home! By the way, I did a video showing how to make this card, you can catch it here. If you love animals, I have another card using this same set but with cats, you can see it here!

First off, this card is not the regular size that I make. But, it has too much in it to make it smaller. Because of this, I decided to keep it big, so the size is 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″. Once you see it, you’ll agree with me that the size NEEDS to be big! 🙂

Technique called Bay Window: Who’s that Doggy in the window!?
Aren’t those the cutest doggies in the window!?

Of course, I had to find a sentiment that went with my best friend loving me, so I am using the Beauty Abounds stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Subsequently it says “A friend is someone who chooses you….out of a whole world of people” And who doesn’t love you more than a dog, so it’s perfect for a friend card!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beauty Abounds

Inks:
Memento Black

Paper:
Real Red 5 3/4″ x 81/4″ (x2) ONE is scored at 1/2″, 3 1/2″ turn card and score again at 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ , 2 1/2″ sq (x 4)
Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ (x2), 1 3/16″ x 5 5/8″, 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″, 3 3/8″ x 5 5/8″
Black 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ , 1 1/8″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ (x2)

Misc:
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Layering Squares Dies
Playful Pets Trinkets
Dimensionals
Window Sheets 2 1/8″ sq. (x2)

Together with the supplies listed above, there is a pictorial list below. Hence, if you click on one you will be taken to my OnLine Store. Furthermore, if you purchase $35 or more from me you will get a PDF that has 16 different project ideas with step by step instructions AND pictures! Moreover, I do this as a thank you for shopping with me! Here is a sneak peek of what you will get:

Don’t forget that you can see the video for this card, which will make it much easier to follow along! Thank you so much for stopping by! Please sign up for my Newsletter and when you go to YouTube please subscribe to my channel!

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!

Thank you for stopping by! Please leave me a comment so I know you are reading this. Come back again! You can subscribe to my Blog and get notified when I post next.

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Keep opening until Reveal!

Hey Guys!

We do the best we can. How are you holding up? I am working on it, I am doing videos every week, and there is one for this card! You can go to YouTube and check it out! Having ups and downs are normal right? Being a normally happy person, I try very hard to not let the World get me down. Making this card made my very happy! I even had my friend over and we made it together! This card is fun because it has a lot to see, you open it and keep on opening for the final reveal!

Triple Fold card closed
One flap back, see how I had these two pieces of DSP meet in the middle?
Triple Fold all the way open!

The Dies for this Suite are really fun! The World Globe can be wherever you live! And cutting it out of Brass Foil is the best! The Brass Foil is so pretty, it seems like it is brighter and deeper in color than the Gold Foil. Don’t get me wrong I still love the Gold Foil but this one is a keeper for sure!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Beautiful World Bundle
Stacked Stones

Inks:
Early Espresso
Misty Moonlight

Paper:
Early Espresso 12″ x 12″, scraps for globe stand….scored @ 2″, 4″, 8″ & 10…..then turn score @ 4″ & 8″ cut away four corners and one from each side flap (see video)
Misty Moonlight 3 3/4″ sq., scrap for behind globe
Whisper White 3 5/8″ sq, scrap for sentiment
World of Good Specialty DSP 3 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ (x2) for inside & outside flaps,
3 3/4″ sq for outside flap.
Brass Foil

Misc:
Die Cutting Machine
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
Dimensionals
Tasteful Touches Dies
Elegant Faceted Gems
Dual Lock from 3M

Below you will see these same supplies listed in picture form. Click on anyone of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! For any purchase over $35.00 you will receive from me a Tutorial for 16 cards! This tutorial has step by step instructions + pictures! Here is a sneak peek:

PDF included with all orders above $35!

For the July I will be sending you 3D tutorials you can make! You won’t want to miss it! If you live in the USA and are needing a Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, let me know what I can do to help you! I love helping people be creative!

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! See you again 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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