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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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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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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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Three Panel Christmas Card your friends & Family will cherish

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a Christmas in July Card that has three pages! Make a Christmas card this year that your family and friends will cherish forever!

I LOVE cards that make you want to pick them up and check them out! Since there aren’t very many ideas on Pinterest yet for the New Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, I had to come up with something on my own. I always say that I like CASE’ing (Copy and Share Everything) because then I don’t have to be intimidated by starting from zero. BUT when I do come up with something, I’m usually happy that it’s my own design. You can catch my Youtube video and see how I made this card!

Here is the front of my card:

Doesn’t this make you want to pick it up and turn to the next page?! Your friends and family will cherish getting this card for Christmas!

Middle page:

Middle page of my 3 page Christmas card

And now for the inside:

Inside of my 3 page Christmas card!

I would love to get a card like this in the mail! Wouldn’t you?!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
In the Pines Bundle
Wishes & Wonder Bundle

Inks:
Versamark
Night of Navy
Old Olive

Paper:
Old Olive 4 1/4″ x 11″, 6″ x 4 1/4″ (scored @ 5 1/2″), 5 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (for trees)
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside), 3″ x 5 1/2″ (for snow)
Copper scraps for deer and sleigh
Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP) 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

Misc:
Foam Adhesive Strips
Stitched so Sweetly Die
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Old World Paper 3D folder
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool

As always, below you will see these supplies in picture form. Click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. ****NOTE: My OnLine Store is changing as of the 1st of August, the links on my blog before that date will not take you to the exact item after (for the posts I’ve made before then). So, any time after August 3rd if you click on a link (from an earlier post) it will take you to my store, just not to the exact item.

If you decide to shop with me, you will receive a pdf with 16 project ideas with pictures and step by step instructions (you just need to spend $35). Here is a sneak peek of what you will get in the month of August!

Sneak Peek for any purchase of $35 or more.

If you missed my last post doing a Christmas in July card, click here and you can go see what else I made for my class! It’s a Blog Hop so you won’t want to miss out! Like I said your friends and family will cherish getting a handmade Christmas card forever!

Thank you for stopping by! I love it that you take time to check out what I’m doing! Don’t forget to go check out my YouTube Channel to catch up on all my designs!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hey Guys!,

It’s July! You know what that means! I usually do Christmas in July. This year is no different. Today I am participating in a blog hop! I don’t usually do this, so you’ll have to let me know if you enjoy it!

Today I am sharing with you a card I did using Stampin’ Up!’s Bundle Snowflake Wishes! I LOVE this Suite to be honest! I bought the whole thing! The Glimmer Balmy Blue paper is sooooo pretty! There are only two things in the Suite I didn’t use on this and that is the Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon and the Winter Snow embossing folder. I’m adding it to the pictures below so if YOU want to use it for this card you can!

Here is my card:

Snowflake Wishes Christmas in July
Snowflake Wishes Suite Christmas in July

Doesn’t the Highland Heather just make this pop! I love all the sparkle this card has in person! It’s too bad you can’t see it, oh!, wait! you can! I made a video showing this card! You can see the video here!

For another Christmas card in July using this same Suite you can see it here. I also made a video doing that card which you can catch here.

Here is the inside to my card:

Christmas in July Blog hop inside

As usual, here are the specifics for this card.

Stamps:
Snowflake Wishes Bundle

Inks:
Highland Heather

Paper:
Pacific Point 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Highland Heather 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scrap 7/8″ x 3 3/4″, 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (for inside)
Snowflake Splendor DSP 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, scraps for the snowflakes
Balmy Blue 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper scraps for snowflakes

Misc:
Dimensionals
Simply Scored
Blue Adhesive-backed Gems
Wink of Stella
Everyday Label Punch
Banners pick a punch

You will also see the supplies in picture form below, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. If you purchase $35 or more from me you will receive a pdf that has 16 projects with pictures and step by step instructions!

For the scores on the sides of the white cardstock (can’t see in the picture, but it really makes this card) I started at 3/8″ and then did three lines in a row, turned the cardstock and did the same on the opposite side. It really adds some interest, don’t you think? I also popped up this layer since it makes the DSP underneath really shine! Of course I had to add the Blue Adhesive backed Gems!

I hope you have enjoyed this post! Please stop back in, I will be posting regularly now! Don’t forget to sign up for my Newsletter! I send out good ideas!

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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Olde Tyme Christmas

Hey Guys!

Easy and Fun Olde Tyme Christmas Card to wow your friends and family! Stamping, tearing & sponging is all it takes to make this beautiful card!

Today I am sharing with you an Olde Tyme Christmas Card! This handmade card uses the NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Snow Wonder. This will wow your friends and family! First, when stamped the image has a lot of hash marks and that, to me, looks like it is an Old Fashioned drawing. Second I tried to emboss it with white and see what it looked like…..not so great! The hash marks made it all bunch up and it had no definition.

As a result, I then tried it in Early Espresso and WOW that looked so good! Colored the carrot, hat and scarf with my Stampin’ Blends, using light colors. As long as I used light colors it didn’t take away from the Olde Tyme Christmas look. Since I was making it look older I tore the paper (after stamping everything else) and sponged Early Espresso on the edges!

EAsy and Fun Olde Tyme Christmas Card
Easy and fun Olde Tyme Christmas Card

Since I colored the scarf with Bashful Blue, I thought pulling in that color would be pretty on the ribbon in the corners. So, I colored the ribbon with a Bashful Blue Dark Blend, popped up the image on a piece I stamped with Buffalo Check and wrapped it on the corners. In the same vein, did you notice that I used an antique slide on the ribbon at the top?! I think that added a more Olde Tyme feel to it! To sum up, for the base I used more of the Bashful Blue to pull it all together! What do you think?

For those that REALLY love That Olde Tyme Christmas look here is another one that I had done in the past, click here to see it. Likewise, here is another one that is on YouTube! Love this card check it out!

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Snow Wonder
Buffalo Check
Ink:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Blends: Granny Apple Green (on the leaves on the hat & on trees), Real Red Dk for the berries in the hat & Balmy Blue on the hat/scarf, Pumpkin Pie dk for nose
Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Early Espresso 5 1/4″ x 4″
Crumb Cake 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ then tear around image
Misc:
Antiqued corners & slides elements
3/8″ Metallic edged Ribbon (colored with Balmy Blue Blend)
Dimensionals

As always, the items listed above will be in picture form below. Click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store so you can purchase what you need to replicate this card! First, If you purchase from me you will receive from me a pdf with 16 projects that includes pictures and step by step instructions! Second, this is my Thank You for working with me in my business! Here is a sneak peek:

pdf tutorials for $35 purchase in my Online Store

I hope you enjoyed this Olde Tyme Christmas! Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think! Also, subscribe to my blog and my Newsletter so you won’t miss any updates from me!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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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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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!

Thanks for stopping by! Please subscribe to my Newsletter, YouTube Channel AND this blog! That way no matter what you won’t miss anything!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Sunflower Shaker Card

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the Jar of Flowers stamp set AND the Mason Jar Shaker Domes! I LOVE shaker cards, and this one was so fun! The stamp of the Mason Jar is so cute! These are REVERSIBLE stamps! So, you stamp the image in Pool Party to mimic a Real Mason Jar turn the stamp over and you can shade it with the same stamp!

Here is my card:

No one can resist a shaker card! You just HAVE to shake it!

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is supposed to be a table with the brick being the wall. Do you see that? I wasn’t so sure how to make it look like a table, so this is what I came up with.

When I did the brick, I used real red cardstock and then ran the Memento Black ink over it to look more weathered and real. For the double bow ribbon I used the Forever Greenery Combo pack, the gold really sets off the gold in the DSP. And for the inside of the jar I used the Flowers for every season Gems. Really fun to to shake!

Here are the specific for this card:

Stamps:
Jar of Flowers
Comfort & Hope

Inks:
Early Espresso (for flowers)
Memento Black (for brick and Sentiment)
Pool Party (for water and for the jar)
Old Olive (for stems)
Blends: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake

Paper:
Bumble Bee 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Gold Foil 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2)
Real Red 5″ x 3 3/4″
DSP 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
Whisper White 3″ x 5″ (for flowers AND inside jar) 5″ x 3 3/4″ (for inside)

Misc:
Forever Greenery Trim (gold )
Flowers for Every Season Gems
Stampin’ Seal
Brick & Mortar 3d folder
Dimensionals
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Mason Jar Shaker Domes

Below my name are the products in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. ANY order over $35 will get you a pdf of 16 cards with step by step instructions including pictures! Here is a sneak peek:

PDF included with all orders above $35!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please leave a comment so I know you like what you saw AND that you saw it!  LOL  For all I know I am writing this is as private journal and nobody is reading it!  LOL

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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