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A Fancy Fold balcony Card….What!?

Who doesn’t love a New Fancy Fold?!

Hey Guys!!

First off, I want to say how much I LOVE Fancy Folds, today I am sharing a Balcony Card…..What!? Yes, I have never heard about it either, so I am sharing with you how to make one by doing my weekly video that you can watch. Also, who doesn’t love a new fancy fold?! Second I saw this fold on Pinterest, but have never heard about it, have you?

Consequently, after looking at Pinterest, I started making it and here is what I made:

Front of the Balcony Card
I LOVE Fancy Folds, today I am sharing a A Balcony Card…..What!?

In addition to Fancy Folds, I also like techniques! As a result of that, I am showing you my 2nd card that I did on my video using the same set Hey, Chick! and Hey Birthday Chick. In this case, I used the technique where you emboss with a folder, the entire card front, layers and all (I placed ‘Happy Birthday’ several times down one side, and embossed that too!), it’s a very cool technique!

Who doesn’t love a Technique!?

Generally I like to keep to one stamp set for my videos, but this time the two: Hey Chick! and Hey Birthday Chick work so well together, I HAD to use them both! Subsequently, you will need to buy Hey Chick asap, since it won’t be available after June! And, doing a Balcony card….what!?, yes a Balcony card was a must for me, I hope you like it as much as I do!

As a rule, here are the specifics for both cards:

Paper:

  • Hey, Chick Bundle
  • Hey Birthday Chick Bundle

Inks:

  • Memento
  • Crumb Cake (to sponge over fence/barn)
  • Early Espresso
  • Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Blends
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Calypso Coral

Paper:

Card 1

  • Early Espresso: 6″ sq (for the video I made it 5 1/2″ x 6″), 7″ x 1 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 6 1/2, 5″ x 2 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 1 1/8″ x 2 1/2″ (trim after), scraps for Happy Birthday
  • Very Vanilla 5 7/8″ sq x 3 (for the video it is: 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ 3 times), scrap for sentiment/ chickens
  • Crumb cake: scraps for 5 fences, 1 barn
  • Cinnamon Cider: scrap for pieces of the barn
  • Bumblebee: scraps for baby chicks
  • Beauty of the earth DSP: 1 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (x2), 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (x2), 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″

Card 2

  • Early Espresso 4 1/4″ x 11″, scraps for Happy Birthday
  • Cinnamon Cider 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, scrap for tag/happy birthday/sign
  • Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2), scrap for chick/tag

Misc:

  • Bumblebee Gingham ribbon
  • Wink of Stella
  • Tailor Made Tags
  • Bark 3D embossing folder

Finally, this is where I tell you that the supplies listed above are also in picture form below, click on any of them and you will be taken to my On Line Store. Incidentally, for purchases above $35 you will not only get the card packet for the class I did on YouTube that week, but you will also get a PDF of 16 cards with step by step instructions as well as pictures! Above all, I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your support of my small business!

Sneak Peek of the 16 projects!

One last thing, I also have a Besties Club that is in it’s 5th month! Every month we (my besties Carol from AZ and Hetty from Canada) and I come up with 2 cards each using one stamp set/suite.

For example, we are using Tidings & Trimmings for July (you have until the 22nd to sign up!) for your $34 you get 1/2″ pack of the Designer Series Paper “Tidings of Christmas”, Full pack of Gold Gems, 1/3 pack of Red Rhinestones and a full roll of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon! Every month you get between $19 – $21 worth of product in your kit, PLUS all the cardstock cut and ready for you! Plus a special gift from me!

All for that low price, we prefer to be paid by Stampin’ Up!, this way you get the most for your $$! Of course we have so much fun, you can go HERE to get all the specifics and sign up!

In Conclusion, I hope you have enjoyed this post, you can always go to the video to see HOW I made the cards, it’s too much to explain it when I also have it on video, hope you understand!

Lisa Tedder
A former California girl living in North Carolina

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Getting more for your Money!

Hey Guys!,

Who doesn’t like getting more for your money!? I LOVE when I can make a stamp set do more than what it was intended for! Today, I am sharing with you a Christmas set called Evergreen Elegance but making everyday cards! I have made a YouTube Live class that you can watch and see how I made them, but here are the pics to give you a close up! Every Thursday I have a Live on my YouTube Channel, but I also have a LOT of videos that show you really great projects!

Getting more for your money!
Getting more for your money!
You will need to watch the video to get the FULL effect of this card, you Can’t see the embossing.

As always below is the list of supplies and the dimensions for both cards, there is also a picture of each item used. If you click on any of the pictures below you will be taken to my OnLine Store! For every Qualifying purchase of $35 or more, you will get the class supplies for both cards (except for stamps/inks) along with a pdf that has step by step instructions and pictures for 16 projects!! By the way, this is my Thank you to you for supporting my small business! I appreciate you! Isn’t it great that you can get more for your money, just by opening your mind to changing it up?

  • Stamps:
  • Evergreen Elegance Bundle
  • Through it Together
  • Inks:
  • Evening Evergreen
  • Soft Succulent
  • Shaded Spruce
  • Paper:
  • Card 1:
  • Soft Succulent 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, 1 5/8″ x 4″
  • Evening Evergreen 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″, 3 3/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Silver Foil 4″ x 2 1/2″, 3 5/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Basic White 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside), 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ (front), scrap for sentiment
  • Card 2:
  • Evening Evergreen 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Silver Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White 5″ x 3 3/4″ (front), 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside) I scored the front at 1/2″ all the way around, then used the Simply Scored to enhance the scores
  • Misc:
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Simply Scored
  • Trimmer
  • 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems
  • Dots & Squares Embossing Folders
  • Dimensionals

In Summary, I wanted to tell you about a Christmas in July class that I am having! We are making 16 cards! 2 each of 5 designs and 1 that is a Specialty card! I do this every year, except last year obviously. Finally we get to come together and make cards in person!

Furthermore, we will be doing this in a Big Room at the Senior Center in my town where we can spread out, eat food, listen to Christmas music, craft and have fun being able to get together! Let me know if you would like to attend! The cost is $40 for those not on my team and $35 for those who are on my team! Not only will you get the 16 cards but you will also get 1/2 pack of Red Rhinestones AND for those who register early you will also get some Dimensionals! Can you tell that I’m excited! I really hope you can make it!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come back next week!

Lisa Tedder
A Former 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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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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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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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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Rooted in Nature beach scene

Hey Guys!

I love my Job!  I get to make beautiful handmade cards AND show others how to do it! After my classes everyone is so happy with what they have made!

I got this idea from Cindy Elam, I found it on Pinterest and changed up a little, here is her card:

I LOVE layers, I wanted to add to this beautiful card.  Here is what I came up with:

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 3: Watercolor trees
Stamp Sets Pg #
Rooted in Nature
Waterfront
Paper
Soft Suede 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Early Espresso 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
Watercolor paper 3″ x 4″
Very Vanilla 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2″ x 4 3/4″
Inks
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Mossy Meadow
Pool Party
Accessories
Spritzer
Braided Linen Trim
Layered Leaves folder
Sponges
Big Shot

I spritzed the stamp after inking it then stamped it on Watercolor paper. It really has a great effect.  I love how the trees look different each and every time!  I also love to use the Aqua Painter to make a background.  I taped off a straight line then using the Aqua Painter to make the water.

Below are all the supplies used to make this card.  Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store.  I would love if you would choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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