July 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Soft Sayings Card Kit A2 Alternatives

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July 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Soft Sayings Card Kit | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the July Stampin' Dreams blog hop! I am hopping with a global crew of incredily talented Stampin' Up! independent demonstrators. My name is Tracy Marie and I am excited to share my project with you today. This month's focus is on the various kits in the new annual catalog.

I chose the Soft Sayings card kit. The kit comes with a variety of card sizes. The focus for today is on the two smaller sized cards. I created four total alternatives, making A2 size cards from them. I convert the smaller cards to A2 for my card classes in the camp grounds where I stay. It is challenging to keep track of so many different sized cards, thus making fewer options is the best solution for me. I also take the time to make the designs somewhat equal in complexity. This ensures that new card makers experience a variety of card making skills and feel that they are paying a fair price for each card they make. The included video talks about the kit contents as well as the cards I created that I will then use as templates to prepare the rest of the kit for classes. Video Length 12 min 52 sec.

In summary:

Each focal layer will be matted and then mounted on an A2 Whisper White thick card base.

Focal: 3" x 3" Mat: Just under 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Focal: 3 1/2 x 5 (trimmed down to 4 3/4) Mat: just under 3 3/4 x 5

Every focal layer will be sponged with a coordinating color.
Every card will have a bit of gold glitter even if the kit instructions do not call for it, there is plenty of extra glitter left on the sheet to work with as shown in the video.

Here are pictures of each completed card.

I hope you like what I have demonstrated today. Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to Vicki and see her lovely project. Just click on the NEXT image below. If you get lost along the hop, you can use the blog hop list below to help guide you along.

Blog Hop List:

1.  Jessie Holton - Australia    
2.  Rebecca-Jo Unwin    
3.  Angie McKenzie - USA    
4.  Stephanie Fischer - Australia    
5.  Jenny Hall - USA    
6.  Narelle Fasulo - Australia    
7.  Tracy Marie Lewis - Stuff N THingz - USA <-- you are here
8.  Vicki Hunter - Austraila    
9.  Karen Farquhar - Australia    
10.  Jo Anne Hewins - USA    
11.  Anastasia Radloff - USA    
12.  Lou Kitzelman - Australia    
13.  Sandra Mastello - Australia    
14.  Sue McDonald - UK  

As an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here for you. I would love to be your demonstrator if you do not have one. I have an extensive channel on YouTube with a large mix of videos on papercrafting and the full time RV life style. Fresh YouTube content is uploaded weekly. I seek out inspiration and new techniques by participating in challenges, blog hops and various demonstrator communities so I can bring you relevant content on my blog.

I actively use Stampin' Up!'s very popular Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kits and create alternative videos each month just as soon as the kit arrives. Using my monthly host code will net you thank you gifts for every purchase you make. You can place your order using my online store, or feel free to contact me if you would like me to place your order. Don't hesitate to reach out should you need any assistance. I look forward to being your crafting angel!

If you are looking for a low pressure sales experience where you work at your own pace doing what you love, becoming an independent demonstrator is a great option. If you are looking to get a discount on Stampin' Up!s great product line you can become a hobby demonstrator and will receive a minimum of 20% off every purchase. I am growing a non-location specific team of demonstrators. I utilize on-line tools to communicate and share business knowledge and creative skills as well as to provide a positive working and creating environment for new recruits. Consider joining the fun!


Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



Sometimes I just wish they wouldn't include the different sized cards in a kit. I love changing them to A2! Thanks.

Love how you made alternatives for a different card size, Tracy.

loving you alternatives

Fab alternate designs. Love the larger size.

Great set of cards Tracy. TFS

Great cards Tracy, TFS

Beautiful cards Tracy. They are super effective. Thanks for sharing.

Lovely cards Tracy.....thank you for sharing


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