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Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #8

Publish Date: 
10/28/2018
Happy Holidays Card Front | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are back on the main land now. Our last day in The Keys was Hub's birthday so we had to celebrate before we left and after we arrived in Homestead. All this celebrating was followed up with some disc golf at the southern most course in the continental US. 

Now it is back to business and I have more Christmas card fronts to share. I should mention that Stampin' Up! sent out an...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #7 - With A Short Video

Publish Date: 
10/23/2018
Easy Holiday Card Fronts | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I found a fun design on Pinterest to make a set of swaps with. Unfortunately Pinterest is down right now. Who has ever encountered Pinterest being down? So I went to downdetector.com and sure enough lots of reports of it being down. So I am posting this without the pin but will add it as soon as Pinterest is back up again.

This design is pretty quick to make. I created a dozen with many...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #6 - The Last Of The Dashing Deer

Publish Date: 
10/21/2018
Silver Foil Dashing Deer | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally finished the last of the Dashing Deer I had left to work with. Each is unique so I will list them all here. I created the final four as masculine cards. So there will be minimal embellishments on all of them.

The first is one of my favorites. The sentiment is from Wishing You Well. It was cut out using a smaller label die from Stitched All Around and the cardstock is Sahara...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #5 - Plus A Short Video

Publish Date: 
10/20/2018
Happy Holidays Dashing Deer Card Front | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card is unique so I will present it solo. I intended to move on to another theme of card fronts however, while prepping materials I found five more dashing deer cuts hiding in my stash. I've kitted these up and will finish and present them next.

I decided to use the smaller deer who is looking back over his shoulder. I have him looking at the copper glimmer paper Holiday Greetings...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #4

Publish Date: 
10/19/2018
Copper On Copper Dashing Deer | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is time to talk about the copper foil leaping deer fronts. I made three of these. The first is copper on copper. As part of creating a set of materials to work with I die cut copper, silver and white snowflakes, leaving the negative sheet available to be used as a background. I chose the copper background and layered vellum with the large Stitched All Around label under the copper deer. I...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #3

Publish Date: 
10/17/2018
Dashing Deer With Snow | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This next set of fronts uses the filigree pattern deer stamp.  I stamped these in two colors: Merry Merlot and Soft Suede. The first card started out as masculine and I was not going to add any embellishments but I determined that the stamp's pattern makes it more feminine. I die cut a bunch of white snowflakes from the Beautiful Blizzard set and used a few here with the metallic sequins....

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #2

Publish Date: 
10/16/2018
Wood Textures Leaping Deer Fronts | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made great progress on swaps today! I finished the deer layouts I had prepped over the last couple of days. That brings my completed count to ten. I will reveal them in groups by deer die. Today's two use the Wood Textures DSP and the leaping deer die. 

The first front started with a practice piece of Whisper White. I liked it well enough to put it in my to be used container. I was...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #1

Publish Date: 
10/15/2018
Card Front One | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After traveling over four thousand miles from Washington state to Florida for OnStage, I now MUST get my swaps done. I am not a good repetition crafter, I pretty much fail in that department. So, in order to keep this fun for me I am going to blog all of my projects I make to swap. I will be making card fronts, so their final size will be about 4" x 5 1/4" so all that is left is to adhere them...

October 2018 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Inspiration Image Color Challenge - Autumn

Publish Date: 
10/14/2018
October 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I am hopping with the Kre8tors blog hop group. We were challenged to use at least three of the listed colors as well as be inspired by the provided image. I knew immediately that I would be using the Rooted In Nature Bundle, but did not know what I wanted to make, I sort of let the project create itself with some input from my husband. Included below is a short video illustrating how I...

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