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Create With Me Video - Part 3 - Many Mates Final Avid Project Walkthrough

Publish Date: 
3/7/2021
Many Mates Meets Playing With Patterns Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is the final episode of this week, with one final avid card walkthrough. I continue with circles and multiple sentiments. Here is the pin I used for inspiration - > pin link.

So far this year I've spent a week with Hydrangea Haven, creating three videos and this week with Many Mates, creating six...

Create With Me Video Part 2 - Many Mates Avid Stitched Stars Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
3/6/2021
Stitched Stars Multi-Sentiment Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I wanted to use three sentiments lined up close together on one label. I used the Stamparatus to ensure perfect placement and during the walkthrough of the finished card I demonstrate my very low tech method of achieving perfect results. 

I also love this layout for the fourth of July! This card uses the Well Suited DSP, but solid cardstock will also work. Now I have two layouts...

Create With Me Video - Part 1 - Many Mates Stepped Up Projects + Sneak Peek Walkthrough

Publish Date: 
3/4/2021
Create With Me - Many Mates | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We moved yesterday, back down to Oregon. We've been moving between two coastal towns all winter. So far our plan has worked and we've seen zero snow while our home area saw over a foot!

Today I am moving on to stepped up projects using bits and pieces from the Stamp With Me videos.

I decided to go ahead and dive into the coordinating die cuts on two of the stepped up projects. I...

Stamp With Me Video - Many Mates Bundle - Part 1 - Sentiments Organization & Beginner Stamping

Publish Date: 
3/1/2021
Many Mates Simple Stamping | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've been waiting for time to play with this bundle! Now that Sale-A-Bration has concluded I can dive into all the Many Mates possibilities. First things first, I offer up my opinion on how best to organize a many sentiments stamp set. I present two good solutions. 

I then dive into beginning stamping with minimal coloring which is what interested me in the set to begin with. This stamp...

Final Hoorah For Sale-A-Bration....Last Showcase Project

Publish Date: 
2/28/2021
Sale-A-Bration Final Project | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the last day of Stampin' Up!s first Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Event of 2021. This event is all about the free products. Spend increments of $50, $100 and/or $300 and earn free products. There are no limitations or restrictions, however you only get to choose one item for each $50 and $100 you spend. Spend $300 to unlock a bonus free stamp host set. Go to my online store and check out the...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 Episode 1 - Sale-A-Bration Edition - Christmas Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
2/17/2021
Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here it is, the first Winter Is Coming Wednesday of 2021. Hub says it is silly to start so soon, but I am sticking with my plan of year round holiday card making. This episode features a couple of Sale-A-Bration products that are free with purchase. You cannot buy these items, you have to earn them:D Contact me if you have any questions about ordering these. The sale ends 2/28. 

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Walkthrough Video - Working With Fine Line Or Light Stroke Stamped Images - Featuring Dragonfly Garden

Publish Date: 
2/8/2021
Working With Thin Line Detail Stamps | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's video is a detailed analysis of a belly band card. I believe this is only the second belly band card I have ever made. I use the Dragonfly Garden stamp set which has very thin lines. These thin lines make it more challenging to get a crisp clean stamped image.

A unique aspect of this card that I forgot to mention in the video is that there are NO popped up elements! I cannot...

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