Papercrafting Articles

Technique Tuesday Video - Quick Watercolor Backgrounds - Featuring A Touch Of ink SAB FREE Stamp Set

Publish Date: 
1/26/2021
Technique Tuesday - Watercolor Technique | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love this technique. It is very quick and easy, but you can also take alot of time tweaking it because you are using 140lb watercolor paper which can handle alot of layers of water. I was going to just demo this technique, but decide in the end to finish the project so I can talk about other tips and tricks to making the card and I can compare it to the first card I made. 

Fourteen Alternatives - January 2021 Paper Pumpkin - Sending Hearts

Publish Date: 
1/22/2021
January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I always enjoy the Valentine's Paper Pumpkin kit. This year's edition is perhaps a little better than most because I like all of the stamps! I share many easy-peasy techniques, tips and extra supply options to get the most out of the materials. I also love that we received the ribbon on a spool which means there was ALOT of it and that it has no folds in it, woohoo! 

Storage Series Video - Making More Room For Cards Sent To Me

Publish Date: 
1/20/2021
Give Thanks - Storage Project | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am finally out of space in my special cards received box (Which is every card I receive - I keep them all!). Today's video shows what I plan to do to create more room. I reveal special cards and then I show the completed project. 

The main image today is a closeup of one of my favorite cards and I also share it in the video. Thank you all who have sent me cards while I travel, they...

UNBOXING Video - Jan Mini Catalog + Sale-A-Bration Order - Supplies List

Publish Date: 
1/15/2021
Jan 2021 Mini Catalog | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

As Promised, below is the list of my big order for the January mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. The video includes product names with part numbers for each reveal as well as coordinating product name and part numbers. Hope you like it!

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) runs from January through February and will come back again from July through August. During SAB, you earn free products for every...

Masculine Funny Goat Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
1/11/2021
Masculine Funny Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's project is a birthday card for my father-in-law. He has received many cards from me over the years and this year I wanted to try out a humorous card. I colored the goat using very light alcohol markers. Stampin' Up! carries a line of markers but they do not go light enough for the coloring I had envisioned so I used the following Copic markers:

N00, N02 & R000 - If you have...

Video - Happy New Year! I Share Two Great New Year's Cards And A Funny Christmas Card Story

Publish Date: 
1/1/2021
Happy New Year 2021 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's the first video of the year! Welcome to 2021. I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve. We hung out playing computer games and listened to the wind, rain and fireworks. This is a short video sharing two cards and a funny story. I promise a link to my easel tutorial. - here it is: https://youtu.be/ItnPH5x3dZw

Twenty Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin December 2020 - Beary Comforting

Publish Date: 
12/19/2020
20 Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin December 2020 - Beary Comforting | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The kit for November didn't really work well for me. It wasn't that it featured gingerbread, or that it was a tags based kit. It did not have enough variety for the type of cards I like to make. I think I did well with the alternatives in the end.

so, when I saw the bear in the sneak peek I was sure it would be a repeat of last month. Boy was I surprised. It is a card kit with three...

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