Papercrafting Articles

Abstract Botanical Basket Weave Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
12/28/2019
Abstract Floral Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Sometimes when you are in the zone, creating away, something goes awry. In this project the Whisper White cardstock shifted in the embossing folder resulting in a crooked pattern. Alas, I did not notice until I'd already adhered it to the mat. 

I decided to add an angled layer behind to help offset the crooked basket weave and though not perfect I think it still makes a nice card. I cut...

A Christmas Day Project - Enhancing A Favorite Swap Card

Publish Date: 
12/25/2018
Peaceful Poinsettia Colored Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I wanted to share a Christmas card project with you. I have so many Christmas Swap cards that they have their own box! I have sorted them into three categories as follows: AWESOME, I wouldn't change a thing!, Just about there, but needs a little more work, and finally, the lowest category, there's no help for this project.

Luckily I didn't receive too many really poor cards, but yes I...

Today Is Simple Stamping Day - Three Easy To Make Projects

Publish Date: 
12/19/2018
Simple Stamping Projects Day One | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We await one last part to fix our truck. The minus is that we will now have to travel over the weekend to get to our Christmas destination. On the plus side, I get another craft day!

We are staying on the Guadalupe River in Ingram Texas. It is a picturesque location with lots of walking space. This campground is on over 60 acres. The river has experienced recent major flooding and we...

Alternatives - November 2018 Paper Pumpkin - To You & Yours - Third Segment Featuring Merry Christmas To All

Publish Date: 
11/29/2018
November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #3 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

And here is the final segment showing my Christmas cards featuring the "Merry Christmas To All" bundle. This will give me plenty of designs and materials to finish all of my Christmas cards! I need to get them finished and mailed before we begin our trek to Arizona! Video length:  7 min 5 sec.

Masculine Tree & Ferns Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
11/28/2018
Tree & Ferns Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Another loved one has passed away. It is so sad when this happens. I know it is a part of life, but it doesn't make it any easier. And this person wasn't even related to me, but I still felt sad. I needed three sympathy cards.

One card needed to be masculine. I showed hub a few options but he didn't like any of them. I made this from the "Rooted In Nature" bundle. I like to try to use...

Alternatives - November 2018 Paper Pumpkin - To You & Yours - Second Segment Featuring Spirited Snowmen

Publish Date: 
11/26/2018
Alternatives Featuring Spirited Snowmen | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

As promised, here is the second alternative video featuring "Spirited Snowmen". I will now be moving on to "Merry Christmas To All" for a final segment of alternatives. Video length 14 min. 25 sec.

 

For reference, here are the Blends colors used and the "why" on the coloring of the snowmen:

(both dark and lights used)

Real Red -> Cherry Cobbler (In order to get...

Alternatives - November 2018 Paper Pumpkin - To You & Yours

Publish Date: 
11/22/2018
November 2018 - To You & Yours | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Christmas theme is plaid with gold. I plan to use this kit to make most of my Christmas Cards. I am establishing a new format for my videos that will showcase three levels of stampers: Beginner, Casual and Avid. I show 4 beginner cards and then convert them to casual/avid cards with a fifth avid card tossed in...

OnStage Take & Make - Amazing Life - Alternative

Publish Date: 
11/17/2018
OnStage Make & take Alternative | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Though OnStage is behind me now, I am still wrapping up bits and pieces of it. What a fabulous experience it was! It wasn't all perfect of course. The weather the first three days was oppressive, but it had been that way since I first arrived in Florida a few weeks ago. The food at the venue was inconsistent at best. Eight sat to a table and each meal varied wildly.

The most amazing...

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