Papercrafting Articles

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...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - Feature Design #1

Publish Date: 
10/29/2018
Center Focal Season's Greetings Front | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card front focuses on many layers in the center of the lovely background DSP from Joyous Noel. I cut a rectangle of vellum to add a hint of structure behind these layers. The rectangle and circle labels come from Stitched All Around.

I used copper heat embossing on the sentiment which is from Wishing You Well and the label is from Merry Christmas To All. The green glimmer leaves ...

Countdown to OnStage - Card Front Swaps - #8

Publish Date: 
10/28/2018
Happy Holidays Card Front | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are back on the main land now. Our last day in The Keys was Hub's birthday so we had to celebrate before we left and after we arrived in Homestead. All this celebrating was followed up with some disc golf at the southern most course in the continental US. 

Now it is back to business and I have more Christmas card fronts to share. I should mention that Stampin' Up! sent out an...

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