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Twenty Something Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin March 2021 - Here's To You - Video In Two Parts

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Paper Pumpkin March 2021 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The sheer volume of content that this kit warranted made me break up the video into two parts.

For Part one, I sped up some prep and stamping to keep it under thirty minutes and for part two I just gave up and let it go long.

The tips, tricks and designs make every minute of part two worthwhile.

Here is the link to part one ->...

Video Walkthrough + Stamping Envelope & Inside - Retiring In-Color Showcase - Stamped Background Card #1

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In-Color Showcase #1 - Video Walkthrough | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone. Go watch this video and hear why today is such a special day for me! This is part of a three card showcase honoring the 2018-2020 retiring in-colors. I do some live envelope and card inside stamping at the end so don't leave early!

Video Walkthrough - Angled Strip Card Featuring Pretty Perennials & Snail Mail DSP

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Snail Mail DSP Strip Card Video | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I had grand ideas of stamping the inside and envelope in real time, but alas, I was not paying attention to placement and of course my work ended up off the screen, so...the introduction is rather abrupt. This is a great card design, the pin I used for inspiration is here -> pin link

This video encourages...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 - Episode 2 - Many Layers Snowflake Wishes Card

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 - #2 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This video dissects a many layers creation that is thicker than 1/4" USPS first class one ounce non-machinable criteria. I knew when I chose the pin to CASE that I would be going over the thickness, but this is my favorite type of card to make.

I made myself choose green or red, two colors I typically do not use with snowflake theme projects. I thought green would be a better fit. Here...

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

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Many Mates Meets Playing With Patterns Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Stitched Stars Multi-Sentiment Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Create With Me - Many Mates | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Many Mates Simple Stamping | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Sale-A-Bration Final Project | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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...