Papercrafting Articles

Alternatives - November 2018 Paper Pumpkin - To You & Yours

Publish Date: 
11/22/2018
November 2018 - To You & Yours | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Christmas theme is plaid with gold. I plan to use this kit to make most of my Christmas Cards. I am establishing a new format for my videos that will showcase three levels of stampers: Beginner, Casual and Avid. I show 4 beginner cards and then convert them to casual/avid cards with a fifth avid card tossed in. I will followup with another alternative segment or two as needed to...

OnStage Take & Make - Amazing Life - Alternative

Publish Date: 
11/17/2018
OnStage Make & take Alternative | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Though OnStage is behind me now, I am still wrapping up bits and pieces of it. What a fabulous experience it was! It wasn't all perfect of course. The weather the first three days was oppressive, but it had been that way since I first arrived in Florida a few weeks ago. The food at the venue was inconsistent at best. Eight sat to a table and each meal varied wildly.

The most amazing...

November 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Birthday

Publish Date: 
11/11/2018
November Birthday Card For Mom | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Kre8tors blog hop is all about birthdays. In Fact, Melissa who runs this hop's birthday IS today, so I want to wish her a good one!

I had to get my project finished early due to OnStage, which is the fall Stampin' Up! conference. Since the location is Orlando, Florida, we decided to make a journey of it. We are now camping in Florida all the way from Washington state! This...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #9 - And yes, I am at OnStage now!

Publish Date: 
11/7/2018
Celebrate Banners Card Fronts | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I cannot believe today hub drove me to the hotel and I went to the convention center to check in for OnStage. It is a bit surreal. I AM AT ONSTAGE /pinch. It is my first one, and I also cannot believe hub and I drove over 4000 miles to be here with our home! We are staying at a super nice resort in Orlando, the Thousand Trails resort, and it was only a 30 minute drive to get to the hotel....

Alternatives - October 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Friends Of A Feather

Publish Date: 
11/6/2018
Friends Of A Feather October 2018 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am late in receiving this month's Paper Pumpkin due to our travel schedule. I haven't been in one place for more than a day or two since mid September. The second I was checked in to the Orlando Thousand Trails for a long enough stretch, I had our mail forwarded. In the package was the October Paper Pumpkin. 

I had to finish all of my swaps and gifts for OnStage today before I could...

Countdown to OnStage - Featured Card Front #3

Publish Date: 
11/2/2018
Onstage Card Front Laser Cut DSP | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card front is slightly under standard A2 size. This is because the background is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper which is a 12" x 12" so the width of the trimmed down piece is under 4".

I love to make many layered cards. I used the round and small rectangle stitched label dies from Stitched All Around. I also colored a snippet of lace trim...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - Feature Design #2

Publish Date: 
10/30/2018
Snowflakes in Copper & Blueberry Bushel card front  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This design is based on the negative cutout of the Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake die. For each sheet of snowflakes you cut, you end up with an entire sheet of cardstock ready to be adhered to a contrasting background color. In this case I chose Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere the sheet and the individual snowflakes. 

Next, I added a strip of copper glimmer paper...

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