July 2020

Simple Masculine Tree Thanks Card

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Simple Masculine Tree Thanks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am not typically a CAS (clean and simple) cardmaker so I am surprised that this card looks "complete" to me. 

This card started as a technique card using Smoky Slate, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White. The technique is to apply ink to the sticky side of tape and then apply the tape to the cardstock. I made an ombre background and then centered the tree. I envisioned this as having a...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #3- Rooted In Nature Stamps Two Ways For Two Holidays

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #3 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This particular layout started with a Pinterest pin, Here is the pin link -> pin. Libby liked the layout so well she made forty Thanksgiving cards while at a retreat this last weekend! I am so impressed with her diligence as I get bored after about three of any one thing. We made the Thanksgiving version at a...

With Love Neutral Colors Butterfly Card

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With Love Butterfly Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The layout for this card is from a Pinterest pin which sadly I lost when I accidently deleted my crafting with Libby board. I will add the pin if I come across it again.

This was a very quick to make card, the hardest part was stamping randomly, while keeping the text straight. I chose to offset the horizontal text with the Subtle embossing folder aligned vertically.

It is rare...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #2 - Flower Formed Poinsettias Three Ways - Choose Your Favorite!

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Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #2 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's projects are three different ways to use the three poinsettia flower dies to form a full poinsettia. The video shows three versions on the same base. I discuss flower forming (very general). If you would like to see a demonstration video of flower forming leave a comment here or on the YouTube video.

As stated in the video, this type of card is too thick for normal USPS mail...

Eleven Alternatives - July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights + Add On

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Eleven Alternatives - July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I was so excited when my Paper Pumpkin arrived today. The 17th is the very earliest I recieve it. It did come later in the day so it is now 1am on the 18th and I have to be up early. I have more ideas to make for the night sky backgrounds, some masculine layouts. For today's video I decided to challenge myself with "pretty". I used glimmer and foil to help make these backgrounds more on the...

Winter Is Coming Wednesday - #1 - Two Cards With Technique Video

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WICW - Snowflake Card | Tracy Marie Lewis

These two cards were fun to make and took me and my virtual card pals forever! We had to research the Joseph's coat of many colors techniques and we chose two to try out. It was alot of fun and the favorite result for me was the messy version. I demo both techniques, walk through each card and then finish it with a photo showcase. Video length 13 min xx sec. 

Most of the products used...

Waterfall Card - Another Oldie But A Goodie - Ocean Theme Birthday Card

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Seaside Waterfall Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My digital crafting pals and I worked on a waterfall card. You can find instructions on Pinterest, we used a written guide over a YouTube video to make ours.

I envisioned the background to look like the ocean and then used the various Seaside Notions stamps for each mini-scene on the 2" squares. I used the snow from Natures Beauty to act as bubbles in the water.

The Whisper White...

Cinnamon Stars Birthday Card

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Cinnamon Stars Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card started with a watercolor wash of Cinnamon Cider on watercolor paper. Next, white texture paste was colored with a couple of drops of Cinnamon Cider re-inker and was applies using the dots mask (also called a stencil) from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. Looking at the photo, the texture dots appear more Bumble Bee than Cinnamon Cider, but I did verify I did use the Cinnamon...

Fun Layout #2 - Trio Card - Nautical Birthday

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Another Trio Card - Nautical Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love how this turned out! For this trio card as I call it (three colors, three embossing folders), I brought out my big cutter and cut through three (one of each color) A2 size pieces of cardstock which will allow me to make three different cards. I like the colors for the nautical theme, and I think it will be good for Christmas and winter cards as well. I stored the extras in a stamp case...

Fun Layout - Bright Colors - Birthday Card - #1

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Fun Layout - Bright Colors - Birthday Card  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I found this sketch challenge to craft with at our fourth of July playdate (I had so much fun!). Libby and I made two cards using this sketch and this was the second one I made.  I will reveal the first one in the next article, so stay tuned and subscribe to my papercrafting emails to receive a daily notice of new content.

For this project, the Gorgeous Grape cardstock was cut down to...