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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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Elegant Christmas Card with Magnetic Closure!

Hey Guys!

To begin with, I am showing you a really elegant and pretty Christmas card, that has a magnetic closure, you can see it on YouTube here!

First, have you seen projects using the Poinsettia Petals bundle on Pinterest?! As usual, I get my inspiration from there, but then I branch out on my own.
Second, I LOVE stamping on Vellum using White embossing powder, it makes any project look elegant! Such as my card (at least I think so!):

Christmas card with a magnetic closure, it’s behind the flower
Christmas card with a magnetic closure, the magnet is hidden!
  • As always here are the specifics for this card:
  • Stamps:
  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle
  • Inks:
  • Garden Green
  • Versamark
  • Paper:
  • Garden Green 8 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, 1 1/4″ x 5″ (scored @ 1/2″), 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Silver Foil 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 4″, scrap for leaf
  • Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Vellum enough to stamp the three layers of flower
  • Misc:
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Magnetic Plate
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat tool
  • Rhinestones
  • Dimensions
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Magnets (click to see which ones)

Similarly, as above you will see all the supplies in picture form below, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!

Therefore, if you purchase $35 or more you will be sent a PDF that has 16 tutorials with pictures and step by step instructions! Subsequently, this is my gift for you! In particular, I appreciate you being here and supporting me! Thus, here is a sneak peek of what you will get:

Sneak peek for purchases $35

Incidentally, last week, like this year…..was a bad one for me! Namely, I had to deal with Migraines and reactions to some new medicine, I didn’t get ANYTHING done.
So, I am off and running this week! Yes, I know it is Friday, but I have been VERY busy all week!

To Summarize, thank you for stopping by! Come back next week I have a great project planned! In addition to this card, if you would like to see another Fancy Fold Christmas Card, click here.

In conclusion, be sure and subscribe to my blog AND sign up for my Newsletter (I send out other project ideas!) one click and you will be added!

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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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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Happy, Happy, Happy Meer Kats!

Hey Guys!

I’m sure I am not the only one who loves the Stampin’ Up! stamp set The Gang’s All Meer! This stamp set makes me smile. It’s easy to create a card using these happy little guys. Saw this card on Pinterest and decided to jump off from Christine’s card, here is her card:

To make it mine, I decided to change it up a bit:

I love layers, almost every card I make has at least one layer, most have more! Do you find it as hard as I do to NOT have layers? Or to even make a card without doodads all over it…….that’s me in a nutshell!

The inside of the card is super cute too!

Look at that smirk! Too cute!!

As usual, here is all the info you need for this card:

Stamps:
The Gang’s All Meer
Well Said Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Blends: Crumb Cake C, Poppy Parade C

Paper:
Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 4″
Basic Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scraps
White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2), scraps

Misc:
Layering Circle Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Liquid Glue
Stone 3D folder

Below all of these supplies are in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. Any purchase you make of $35 or more you will receive from me a file FULL of over 50 tutorials for projects, with pictures! I would love to be your SU! Demo, if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know!

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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Cutest kid card EVER!

Hey Guys!

Are kid cards hard for you to make? I am challenged with kid and masculine cards……not sure why, Stampin’ Up! makes it easy, I guess it’s because I am not drawn to kid stamps. But, the Wiggle Worm bundle really called to me! They are just so stinkin’ cute! Don’t you think?

With this in mind, looking at the stamp set and dies, the Bugs are super cute, add in the grass and mushrooms and this card practically made itself! Don’t you love the clouds too?! There is ONE problem that I have with this card, the bare space towards the bottom right is bugging me! Ha! Pun not intended! Would you add something more? For the inside I used the little flying bugs, and thought of adding one to that space, but am afraid that I will over do it.

Speaking of the inside here it is!

For the class on the 3rd Wednesday (of every month at 1:00) at our local Senior Enrichment Center, the subject is ‘kids’, so I decided to do this one! Would you add one of the little bugs to the front? Or are you like me and say ‘less is more’ and let it shine on it’s own? Please let me know what you think!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Wiggle Worm

Inks:
Memento Black
Versamark
Merry Merlot
Blends: Highland Heather combo, Balmy Blue Lt

Paper:
Highland Heather 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Merry Merlot 5 1/4″ x 4″ scraps for mushrooms
Balmy Blue 5″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scraps for sentiment
Garden Green scraps for grass

Misc:
Chalk Marker
White Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals

So, what do you think? Do you agree with me? That these bugs are just too cute!? My favorite part is the Mushrooms! They just make me smile.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Come back later in week to see what ELSE I am making in the Kid class! Keep in mind that I’m not always talking about ‘little’ kids! My Granddaughter will LOVE the one I’ll show you later! Am I a stinker trying to entice you to come back?! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! If you are looking for a Demo in the United States, I will do whatever I can do to help you make your own creations! Below you will see all the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! For every order you make from $35 + you will receive from me 2 sets of Tutorials of over 45 just as my thank you!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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NEW Floral Essence Shabby Chic

Hey Guys!,

Today I am sharing with you a BRAND NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Floral Essence.  I wanted to come up with something on my own, since there weren’t many samples out yet.

I haven’t done Shabby Chic in SOOOOO long I am hoping I got it right.

Here is my card:

The Tin Tile Folder on Copper really makes this look aged.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 2: Shabby Chic
Stamp Sets Pg #
Floral Essence 108
Paper
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Copper Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Early Espresso 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″
Watercolor paper 3″ x 3 1/2″
Very Vanilla 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/2″ x 2″
Inks
Cherry Cobbler
Mango Melody
Soft Suede
Accessories
Rhinestones 178
Bronze blend 179
Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist w/alcohol 180
Tin Tile Folder 199
5/8″ Flax Ribbon 174
Smooth Sailing Die for sentiment 195

After I was done I spritzed the entire card with Champagne Mist (4 drops in Alcohol), to give it a shimmery sparkly look.

All the supplies are listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store.  If you buy from me, I will send you a free gift as a token of my gratitude for you choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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Brand NEW Stamp set Sailing Home

Hey Guys!,

I LOVE when the new CAtalog comes out by Stampin’ Up!!  I was drawn to the set Sailing Home as soon as I saw it!  If I had my way, I would go visit every Lighthouse!  Since I can’t do that I will stick to making cards using them!

Here is a card I did NOT CASE, I came up with it!  Hope you like it!  Here it is:

I did a video showing how I made this card, you can find it here.   I made my own cloud template and am offering it to those who order from me!  This uses a LOT of new goodies!  Sailing Home comes in a Bundle (which if you buy you will get 10% off!!).  The rope knot is a die, the die the Thanks is stamped on is included, plus the sailboat is cut out with a die.  There IS a die for the Lighthouse but I stamped and masked it.  Go check out the video to see how I got the texture on the sand.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 1: Lighthouse
Stamp Sets Pg #
Sailing home Bundle
Paper
Seaside Spray 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pretty Peacock 5 1/4″ x 4″
White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scrap for sailboat and sentiment
Inks
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Pretty Peacock
Balmy Blue
Memento
Accessories
Big Shot
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals
window sheets for clouds

I hope you like my card!  I always get so excited when I make something without CASE’ing it.  I know the reason I don’t do it more often is that I am swamped with classes and don’t have the time.  The nice thing is that YOU don’t have to come up with anything either.  There are so many ways to get ideas that we don’t NEED to try and do it alone.

Below are the supplies used for this card in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!  If you purchase from me OnLine, you can get the cloud template that I used for this card for a thank you!  Or you can pick a card you like, I will add a little something from my favorites to send you also!  It’s like a Grab Bag!!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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Sea of Texture see through card

Hey Guys!,

The card I am sharing with you today is another CASE’d card from Pinterest by Karen Farquhar.  Here is her card:

I made my inside a bit different, and didn’t add the coral die cut to the front.  When doing a class, I need to cut down on what I use since it will make the class too long otherwise.

Here is my card:

Side view:

Inside:

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 1: Octopus
Stamp Sets Pg #
Sea of Texture Bundle
Paper
Blueberry Bushel 5 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ scored @ 4 1/4″
blueberry Bushel 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (x 3)
Whisper white 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3″ x 2 3/4″
DSP Tranquil Textures 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2)
Soft Sea Foam 3 1/4″ x 3″/ Window Sheet 2″ x 5 1/2″
Inks
Blueberry Bushel
Tranquil Tide
Accessories
Clear EP/embossing buddy/heat tool
Big Shot
sponges

Below are the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store.  If you need a demonstrator and you live in the U.S. I would love to be her!  If you purchase from me OnLine, I will send you a small gift……I know you will love it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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