January 2016

Asian Inspired Tag for ic530

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Asian Inspired Tag  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Yesterday I went to a Stamp A Stack event hosted by a local Stampin' Up demonstrator. We received a packet of cut and prepared materials for 5 card designs, 3 of each. I made one of each and prepped even further the remaining materials. So when I got home I fully intended to get to work on adding my own personalization to those projects, but then I read the Friday Inspiration challenge at...

DIY - Mini Magazine Style A2 Card Holder

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Mini Magazine Style A2 Card Holder | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My papercrafting corhort in crime gave me this awesome selection of gift card holders for Christmas. I wanted to make a desktop organizer to have a small selection close at hand. I used Pinterest for my inspiration and after two failed attempts at smaller sized holders I finally had to make an A2 sized one and it holds these perfectly. Because I don't use pink I made myself pick out three...

Love with White Rolled Flowers

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Love with White Rolled Flowers | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I haven't worked with my flower collection in some time. So I pulled out my flower container and found my itty bitty white rolled flowers. I knew they were going to go on a red stitched heart. I chose a very heavy red glitter paper. To ensure my flowers would be secure on the slick glittery surface, I used Glossy Accents. I used a Holtz basic frame die from his blueprints sets, cut the frame...

DIY Enamel Dots

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Perler Beads To Enamel DIY Dots | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

In December 2015, I had a rare opportunity to be creative without limitation (well except for what my body was able to handle). I had major surgery which was a 9 to 12 week recovery. The surgery was scheduled well in advance so I had time to make a game plan of projects I would work on while rehabbing. DIYing my own craft materials was at the top of my list. 

About 2 weeks after surgery...

Love Mini Bag with Tag Pullout Message Card

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Love Mini Bag with Tag Pullout Message Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I stretched myself here. I thought it would be fun to make the Stampin up Mini Bag and turn it into a Valentine. I have the PTI Ledger tag die which fits in the bag perfectly. I also do not work in pink very much. I used some remnant Core'dinations chocolate pack paper and sanded through the brown to the pink which gives it a dark red hue. The band is the reverse, or pink side of the chocolate...

White Embossed Gold Butterfly Sympathy Card

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I am still churning out sympathy cards to myself when I am feeling low about the loss of Gerardo. This card is an experiment of sorts. I did an oval hole and placed a colored image behind the oval. Over the top I placed a detailed floral die cut that lets alot of that detail through. I added a blue double bow and gold butterfly for pops of color. The embossing folder is Darice, the die is...

Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28

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Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

On Friday night I created a weekend game plan of cards to make. I've been so busy with work that I was feeling a bit papercraft deprived. This was the first card I was supposed to make, however, my plans were de-railed and I did not get to making this card until tonight:) I am often distracted by the nearest shiny thing so I am not surprised. Now on to this card. I LOVE the character Newton...

Deer In The Forest Card

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Deer In The Forest Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I was remiss this year and missed mailing this card to my father in law whose birthday was 1/22. Alas it will have to go out in Monday's mail. I created an Ombre background with a masked off sun/moon and added the die cut deer in the front. I really wanted to use this Stampin up Wonderland tree cluster as I like the height on these trees over others that I have. I was VERY tempted to add...

Newton Sorry...

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Newton Sorry... | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finished up my super busy work week (first Hackathon at my company, and I was the Scrum Master) and spent friday evening deliberating on crafting challenges. I decided to go with critters using Copic Markers. I took one look at my craft room and knew that before anything I needed to clean first. I ended up so tired that as soon as I was able to see my desk, I was too tired to start on my...