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Winter Is Coming Wednesday #20 - Two More Curvy Dies Holiday Cards

Publish Date: 
11/24/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #20 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week I explore two more curvy die cards. Each one uses a different DSP. I did use a pin as inspiration for the first card -> pin link. For this project I stayed away from what I typically make, so no vertical and no Real Red or Shaded Spruce (these are my go to Christmas colors).

The second project is...

Sixteen Alternatives - November 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Jolly Gingerbread

Publish Date: 
11/21/2020
Alternatives - November 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit was again loaded with supplies. This kit was still a challenge for me because of a few factors. First the colors are non traditional Christmas colors. Second, the focals were all one type (a house) rather than a variety of shapes. Finally, I felt a key sentiment was missing. In the end what all this meant was that I had to get creative and isn't that was crafting...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #19 -Third Layout Card From Last Week + Final Thanksgiving Card For 2020

Publish Date: 
11/18/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #19 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week I will prepare and mail Thanksgiving cards. Most of the cards were made during this series with a couple from last year as well as a few Paper Pumpkin alternatives. The final Thanksgiving layout is revealed in this episode as well as a walkthrough of the cards I will be sending including a quick peek at some older Paper Pumpkin kit cards I feel I could use if I need to.

I love...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #18 - CASEing The Stampin' Up! @ Home Event Sneak Peek Projects - DSP Cards

Publish Date: 
11/11/2020

As we were making our projects during Stampin' Up! @ home, I just knew I wanted to CASE all three cards for WICW Episode 18. I managed to complete two of them, but will have to share the third one at the start of episode 19.

And, in the video I discuss the fact that Thanksgiving card sending time draws near. I will be working out the details of the mailing over the weekend. I could...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #17 - Fancy Fold Scene + Quick Look At Last Week's Cards Finished

Publish Date: 
11/3/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #17 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We have traveled to the Washington coast. The weather is fabulous here but will be rainy off and on for the rest of our stay. We are just north of Ocean Shores and will be moving south along the coast through the winter if all goes according to our plans.

This week's card is a rare fancy fold. The front wood pattern dsp is trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4" with a square cut out at 3/4" down from...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #16 - DSP Storage Tips + DSP Strips Layout Card With More Tips

Publish Date: 
10/28/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #16 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am so excited to finally have new holiday DSP to work with! There are a few days left to score some of your own for 15% off. The select DSP sale ends after October 31st. Click here to go to the DSP sale -> DSP SALE.

This week's card is a DSP strip card and in this episode I share my DSP storage strategy as well as tips for making cards using narrow strips of DSP.

Today we...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #15 - Demonstrating Shaker Snowglobe Assembly + Showcase Of Last Year's Cards

Publish Date: 
10/21/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #15 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week's episode is a blast from the past. I did not want to skip this die set because it has so much to offer in an over the top shaker card. For how complicated this looks when finished, it is actually very easy to make. All of my cards in the showcase use Brightly Gleaming and First Frost DSP. These were the cards I made last year for family and some cardpals so I will not be using them...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin October 2020 - Joy To The World - Oh So Many Layout Options!

Publish Date: 
10/19/2020
October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is another great Christmas kit. I like how they made the card bases slightly larger than A2 size so you get more material out of them. Same with the envelopes. I also love the sturdy foil words which I discover a great alternative use for them, be sure to watch the video to see this fun idea. The video is a long one and the showcase is HUGE. Video Length 41 min 27 sec.

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #13 - Progress Report + Thanksgiving Card

Publish Date: 
10/7/2020
Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #13 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

World Cardmaking day was a busy day for me. I went through my "almost finished" pile and completely prepped and packaged about 60 cards that were in various stages of completion.

I have set aside about half a dozen cards that were still in the very beginning stages of creation to work on later.

Next I put the non-WICW cards away and while doing that I found a left over...

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