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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #21 - Fussy Cutting DSP Tips + Lots Of Finished Cards & Next Week's Layouts Revealed

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #21 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Wow, the time has flown. Today's episode is the second to last one for 2020! What a fun experiment this has been. I've never, ever started my holiday cards so early even though I have always wanted to. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I will be taking a short break and will jump back in to holiday cards one Wednesday a month starting in January. Expect to see it after Valentine's....

Winter Is Coming Wednesday #20 - Two More Curvy Dies Holiday Cards

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #20 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This week I explore two more curvy die cards. Each one uses a different DSP. I did use a pin as inspiration for the first card -> pin link. For this project I stayed away from what I typically make, so no vertical and no Real Red or Shaded Spruce (these are my go to Christmas colors).

The second project is...

Sixteen Alternatives - November 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Jolly Gingerbread

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Alternatives - November 2020 Paper Pumpkin | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #19 -Third Layout Card From Last Week + Final Thanksgiving Card For 2020

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #19 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This week I will prepare and mail Thanksgiving cards. Most of the cards were made during this series with a couple from last year as well as a few Paper Pumpkin alternatives. The final Thanksgiving layout is revealed in this episode as well as a walkthrough of the cards I will be sending including a quick peek at some older Paper Pumpkin kit cards I feel I could use if I need to.

I love...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #18 - CASEing The Stampin' Up! @ Home Event Sneak Peek Projects - DSP Cards

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As we were making our projects during Stampin' Up! @ home, I just knew I wanted to CASE all three cards for WICW Episode 18. I managed to complete two of them, but will have to share the third one at the start of episode 19.

And, in the video I discuss the fact that Thanksgiving card sending time draws near. I will be working out the details of the mailing over the weekend. I could...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #17 - Fancy Fold Scene + Quick Look At Last Week's Cards Finished

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #17 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

We have traveled to the Washington coast. The weather is fabulous here but will be rainy off and on for the rest of our stay. We are just north of Ocean Shores and will be moving south along the coast through the winter if all goes according to our plans.

This week's card is a rare fancy fold. The front wood pattern dsp is trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4" with a square cut out at 3/4" down from...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #16 - DSP Storage Tips + DSP Strips Layout Card With More Tips

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #16 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am so excited to finally have new holiday DSP to work with! There are a few days left to score some of your own for 15% off. The select DSP sale ends after October 31st. Click here to go to the DSP sale -> DSP SALE.

This week's card is a DSP strip card and in this episode I share my DSP storage strategy as well as tips for making cards using narrow strips of DSP.

Today we...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #15 - Demonstrating Shaker Snowglobe Assembly + Showcase Of Last Year's Cards

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #15 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This week's episode is a blast from the past. I did not want to skip this die set because it has so much to offer in an over the top shaker card. For how complicated this looks when finished, it is actually very easy to make. All of my cards in the showcase use Brightly Gleaming and First Frost DSP. These were the cards I made last year for family and some cardpals so I will not be using them...

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.

Winter is Coming Wednesday - #14 Forever Gold Laser Cut Paper On Three Cards

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #14 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The projects in this episode were two different styles. I started with the easy one, a Christmas card. The winter card was a challenge. In my mind winter is not a gold foil holiday. In the end I really like the gold and I even discovered a second way to use the foil that works great. Alas I spent so much time fussing that I did not get to finish them 100% (I do post pics of what I have so far...