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Video Tutorial - Making A Card Using Weather Together Including A Repeat Background Using The MISTI

Publish Date: 
8/9/2017
 Making A Card Using Weather Together | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is my first card video tutorial. I did not choose something simple as I had planned. It took four videos and over 40 minutes to go through. I also added time lapse video with music for the first time. I did find one mistake that was too big to correct. I own two larger MISTIs, a left handed and a right handed one. I wasn't using the measurements, so did not see that I'd grabbed the wrong...

Photo Frame Tree With Birds Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
7/28/2017
Photo Frame Tree With Birds Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I liked the card I made for my cousin so well that I made another. This time I wanted to make a wood grain background with a white tree. I used red and blue birds for a splash of color. I made a photo frame using a dual stitched square die to get the stitching on the outside of the die cut.

I liked having the wood grain background act as a mat so I left 1/8" of it all around the "photo...

Hello Happy Camper Yellow Camping Card

Publish Date: 
7/22/2017
Hello Happy Camper Yellow Camping Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This project is so me! I bought this Stampin' Up stamp set as soon as I saw it. I was already living full time in our trailer at my mom's. I was still working but knew I would be hitting the road very soon. This set does not come with matching dies but I've been able to fussy cut as needed on other projects.

This time I wanted to create a scene and NOT fussy cut, so I did. I started...

Birds In A Brown Tree Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
7/25/2017
Birds In A Brown Tree Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I needed a masculine birthday card for my cousin. I knew I wanted to use the tree from Thoughtful Branches which was a special release stamp and die set made by Stampin' Up last fall.

I created an ombre background using Distress inks and Brilliance Metallic inks. I've had the Metallic Inks for many years now, I bought them for holiday cards, I made a HUGE supply of holiday cards and...

Brown And Blue Floral Friend Card

Publish Date: 
7/8/2017
Brown And Blue Floral Friend Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For today's project I used a Stampin' Up stamp set that I think it make such pretty cards. It has a unique sentiment "FRIEND" that I plan to use for these projects as I need cards to send to my friends back home. I decided this one would be on tan cardstock with aged brown edges and some random brown splatters round the edges. I colored the flowers with Copic Sketch marker colors: B00, B01 and...

Thoughtful Branches Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
7/7/2017
Thoughtful Branches Thank You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I wanted to work on some projects using supplies I've not yet used. I like to use what I buy. It seems silly to purchase more supplies than one can ever possibly use and not wanting to fall into that habit, I do make a point of using any new supplies. This stamp set from Stampin' Up called Thoughtful Branches comes with a complementary die set, I say "complimentary" because it has some dies...

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