Paper Pumpkin Articles

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

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October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Alternatives Part 2 - September 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Alternatives - September 2020 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Alternatives - August 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Eleven Alternatives - July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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...

Soooo Many Alternatives! (17 photos) - June 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Box Of Sunshine

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June 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Box Of Sunshine | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This month's kit was hard to finish. I have been thinking of upgrading my hand-me-down Samsung S7 for the latest and greatest Samsung. I use my phone for everything. I video, take photos, process photos, watch videos, and use it for phone, text etc as well. So today, oops it is now yesterday, I did it, bought an S20+.

This month's video consists of videos and photos from all three of...

Alternatives - May 2020 Paper Pumpkin - A Kit In Color - Plus A Sneak Peek Of New Products

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Ooh, I just love the colors in this kit! I think what made it so enjoyable was that I received my new catalog pre-order two days prior to receiving this kit and I was able to use mostly new products. This means the below supplies list will be very, very light and I will go back after June 3rd to add them.

I also enjoyed spending time on a challenge Hub had given me. He mocked up a 3d...

Alternative 5 - House Series - Using Paper Pumpkin March 2020 - No Matter The Weather

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alternative 5 - House Series - No Matter The Weather | Tracy Marie Lewis |

And finally, here's the last house alternative. Stampin' Up! did a great job this year with their 7th birthday bonus stamp set!

I used the gold glitter enameldots that will be making a return in the 2020 Annual Catalog on June 3rd.

Blends markers used:

Crumb cake light and dark
Soft Suede light and dark
So Saffron light

Copic Markers used:

C0, C1