Paper Pumpkin Articles

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

Publish Date: 
3/21/2021
Paper Pumpkin March 2021 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

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 ->...

Seven More Alternatives - February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Bouquet Of Hope - Demonstrating Three Fun Techniques

Publish Date: 
2/26/2021
Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin - February 2021 - Part 2 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Boy oh boy this video was a challenge. I forgot to turn on filming for the middle part of the video. Thinking all was well, it was very, very late by the time I checked the footage.

I prefer to film straight through and not splice footage together and that is what had to happen. So, the re-shoot happened the next day. Please pardon the splicing and not so perfect continuity. Though it...

Fourteen Alternatives - January 2021 Paper Pumpkin - Sending Hearts

Publish Date: 
1/22/2021
January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I always enjoy the Valentine's Paper Pumpkin kit. This year's edition is perhaps a little better than most because I like all of the stamps! I share many easy-peasy techniques, tips and extra supply options to get the most out of the materials. I also love that we received the ribbon on a spool which means there was ALOT of it and that it has no folds in it, woohoo! 

Twenty Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin December 2020 - Beary Comforting

Publish Date: 
12/19/2020
20 Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin December 2020 - Beary Comforting | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The kit for November didn't really work well for me. It wasn't that it featured gingerbread, or that it was a tags based kit. It did not have enough variety for the type of cards I like to make. I think I did well with the alternatives in the end.

so, when I saw the bear in the sneak peek I was sure it would be a repeat of last month. Boy was I surprised. It is a card kit with three...

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...

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.

10 More Alternatives (Part 2) - September 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Hello Pumpkin

Publish Date: 
9/25/2020
Alternatives Part 2 - September 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are moved and I had a great time finishing up this month's Paper Pumpkin kit. It is loaded with die cuts, all different colors. Watch the video for more focal assembly tips as well as my more elaborate focals. I finish it off with a big showcase and some embellishments to consider using with this kit. 

8 Alternatives - September 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Hello Pumpkin - Part 1

Publish Date: 
9/20/2020
Alternatives - September 2020 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Wow... I mean really, Wow! Watch the video to see my reaction when I open this kit. I want to spend some quality time with all of these bits, so I published the prep with some prep tips, four basic and four focals to get the ball rolling. I will break out the kit once we get moved and will spend some quality time making backgrounds and focals of all types and will get it posted by Friday!...

Seventeen Alternatives - August 2020 Paper Pumpkin - World's Greatest

Publish Date: 
8/21/2020
Alternatives - August 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's kit is a little bit different. I like it! This video includes an in depth demonstration of stampining and fussy cutting tips to help out a beginning stamper with limited supplies, experienced stampers may opt to go straight to the walkthrough (see time stamps). I only used colored cardstock to supplement what was included in the kit. Any number of embossing folders could also be...

Eleven Alternatives - July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights + Add On

Publish Date: 
7/18/2020
Eleven Alternatives - July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I was so excited when my Paper Pumpkin arrived today. The 17th is the very earliest I recieve it. It did come later in the day so it is now 1am on the 18th and I have to be up early. I have more ideas to make for the night sky backgrounds, some masculine layouts. For today's video I decided to challenge myself with "pretty". I used glimmer and foil to help make these backgrounds more on the...

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