Papercrafting Articles

Beginning Card Making Class Using Stampin' Up! Waterfront and Paper Pumpkin

Publish Date: 
9/11/2018
Waterfront Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I had so much fun at my craft retreat. This time I had large card making projects planned. One project was to come up with a series of basic cards for beginning card makers. From what I was told these folks have never made a card before. So I researched a good first stamp set and then created 10 very basic beginner cards from them making sure to cover alot of different card types. I then...

Sneak Peek - Holiday Catalog - Kindness Card

Publish Date: 
8/26/2018
Sneak Peek - Holiday Catalog - Kindness Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

One of the challenges of travelling full time in an RV is receiving packages. Many campgrounds do not accept camper packages unless medication or an RV part. So, when I placed my pre-order for the holiday catalog on 8/1, I knew I would not be picking it up until 8/30. However, after we evacuated from Leavenworth because of a fire nearby, we were within an hour of my in-laws. I didn't count on...

Brusho Flower Bouquet Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
8/18/2018
Brusho Flower Bouquet Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Back at the March craft retreat I made a set of Brusho'ed backgrounds. I have slowly used them one by one, and now there are two left. One of them has texture paste on it. Today I brought the textured background out (for what seems like the millionth time) and I told myself I would do something with it. 

I noticed a challenge that fit this background which gave some direction. ...

Just My Type Card For Hub

Publish Date: 
8/16/2018
Just My Type Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've CASEd a card today because I know my husband will like it and it has a tilted layer which is good for me to use since I rarely consider tilting an option. This was a great learning opportunity for me. I don't have the project owner's info, I believe it came from a swap with my team, and I thank them for inspiring me today!

My husband and I come from the era where we had typing...

Happy Girl On A Bicycle Card

Publish Date: 
8/20/2018
Happy Girl On A Bicycle Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I wanted more practice with the partial front A2 style of card. This is a project I CASEd from one of the many swap cards in my stash and unfortunately I do not have the owners name to give them credit, but as always I am grateful for their inspiration.

This is a tent base cut at 11 1/2 x 4 1/4 and scored down the middle so it opens on the left side but is landscape shaped. I cut the...

Playful Background Happy Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
8/11/2018
Playful Background Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I missed last week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge due to prepping for three blog hops and packing up to move to a new campground. So first thing this morning I got started on this week's challenge. I have been waiting for some bright colors so I can break out a new stamp set for me "Playful Backgrounds". 

The colors for this week are: Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo...

Flip Half Card Front Thank You

Publish Date: 
8/8/2018
Flip Half Card Front Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've seen these clever 1/2 front A2 cards around on Pinterest and decided I would make one of my own. I cut the top half of the front of an A2 card base. Dimensions I had to work with were 2 7/8" x 4 1/4". I let the colored base be my mat and I adhered a Whisper White focal layer cut to 2 5/8" x 4".

I stamped my image on the focal layer. I then chose corresponding DSP patterns from...

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