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Pine Trees Merry Christmas Card

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Pine Trees Merry Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This project uses masking to create snowy hills. It is now mid-year when I start to think about building up my Christmas card stash to avoid a late year flurry of card making. I hadn't tried this technique for some time and had Stampin' Up's Lovely As A Tree stamp set out. I kept the card very simple, no extra embellishing. I chose a sentiment from my Christmas sentiments and am not sure what...

DIY - Make Your Own Compact Ink Pads

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I was so sad when I realized that all of my full sized ink pads were going to take up too much space in our new home. I researched my options for switching to the small cube and tear drop sized ink pads. Some brands you can buy and others don't have that option. Very conveniently I discovered that Stampin' Up carries uninked Stampin' Spots. I found a couple of other online suppliers but they...

Thinking Of You Tree Watercolor Card

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Thinking Of You Tree Watercolor Card | Tracy Marie Lewis an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator

I have had this project on my to do list for some time. The Sheltering Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up is one of my favorites. I recently played with inking up a block for a background with another set and knew I wanted to do the same with this set. I stayed with colors from nature, green and blue for greenery and sky.

I also wanted to shave a clean and simple (CAS) look for this card....

Orange Flower Thinking Of You Card

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Orange Flower Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

As we get close to moving to our next location, I wanted to work on some cards, but did not want to make a big mess. I thought if I just use one set of stamps, no dies and pick one style of embellishing I could keep the mess to a minimum. I plan to send these out to my card crafting buddies so wanted to keep them nice and flat for mailing.

Armed with the stamp set by Stampin' Up -...