Papercrafting Articles

Colorful Pressed Flowers - For You Card

Publish Date: 
7/22/2018
Colorful Pressed Flowers - For You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I spent a day with my crafty cohort Libby back in June. We had a great time making projects from our own mini challenges. I am much slower than she is but I was still able to complete quite a few projects that day. It was so much fun! That is one aspect of living on the road full time that I do miss: social crafting time with friends. I do appreciate these rare days when I meet up with fellow...

Floral Many Layered Congrats Card

Publish Date: 
7/21/2018
Floral Many Layered Congrats Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is hard to believe another week has passed by. I failed to get an early start on the Creative Cat Crew color challenge so today was the day to break out this week's colors which are: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White. I find three color challenges extra challenging since I love color. The fewer the colors the harder it is. But that is why it is called a "challenge". And...

Colored Pencil Project #3 - Masculine Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
7/21/2018

Colored Pencil Project #3 was the easiest of the threel. Masculine and very simple. I cut a 4 x 5 1/4" background using the new Neutrals Pattern DSP and popped up a full width focal in the middle. I did sponge the top and bottom of the focal layer as well as the edges of the pattern DSP. Im glad to add this to my stash! I did link the colored pencil tutorial video here for reference. Video...

Colored Pencil Project #2 - Hello Stitched Card

Publish Date: 
7/20/2018
Hello Stitched Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The second colored pencil project was pretty quick and easy. I colored the "hello" sentiment from Calligraphy Essentials. I decided to emboss an Early Espresso background after cutting it with the background stitching die from Stitched All Around. I keep a spare parts envelope and used extra pieces from the envelope. I put it all together and added Granny Apple Green glitter enamel dots to...

Colored Pencil Project #1 - White Embossed Floral Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
7/19/2018
Floral Colored Pencil White Embossed Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally had some time to "play" with colored pencil (Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils) on dark cardstock. I started with a basic gray focal layer. I masked it off using blue painter's tape (TIP: be sure to apply it to clothing repeatedly to lessen its stickiness and test it before applying) to two sides. The floral bunch from Southern Serenade was applied using versamark over the painter's...

Feminine Floral Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
7/18/2018
Feminine Floral Sympathy Card } Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I completed sympathy card number two.  I chose a floral design from my stash of cut and colored pieces. This flower stamp set has a matching punch. I find it clever how the butterfly stamp uses the same four petal punch as the flowers. 

I embossed whisper white with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I had to use the same sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings as it is the only...

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
7/17/2018
Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I received some very sad news today. A family member who has been in poor health, passed away. I need two sympathy cards for family and they will be mailed as we are currently travelling. I wanted the cards to be masculine but elegant as well. For the first one, I chose to not use any embellishments as it is being sent to a male family member. In order to give it a bit of a stepped up look...

Tutorial - Using Blends To Color Graceful Glass Vellum DSP

Publish Date: 
6/23/2018
Tutorial - Using Blends To Color Graceful Glass Vellum DSP | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I bought the Graceful Glass DSP to color using the Blends markers. I have not used the Blends on vellum and anticipating documenting the challenges I encounteres and the workarounds as well as tips on giving the best faux stained glass look possible. I wanted the look of sunlight coming in through a stained glass window and the best way I can think to state that is I was after a bit of a glow...

June 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop - Anniversary Card

Publish Date: 
6/13/2018
June 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop - Anniversary Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the June Colour Combo hop. My name is Tracy Marie and I travel full time in the U.S.A with my husband. Currently we are staying at a beautiful campground in the Pacific Northwest. I am amazed at the lush greenery at this campground. Someone forged trails up the hillside that are so lush and green I feel like I am in the Amazon as I walk them.

Ironically, this month doesn't...

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