Papercrafting Articles

Lawn Fawn Merry & Bright Card

Publish Date: 
11/16/2016
Lawn Fawn Merry & Bright Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have a container full of Christmas bits and baubles. Included in these treasures are some leftover Copic Colored Lawn Fawn pieces. I also had some stashed stitched snowflakes from Lawn Fawn as well as some smaller Memory Box snowflakes. I was working on a multiples of 3 layout that would tie in with my use of a sentiment as part of my background. I ended up placing the sentiment staggered...

Dragonfly and Flowers Birthday Card for Mom

Publish Date: 
11/15/2016
Awesomely Artistic Happy Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is the other birthday card I made my mom. I used two Stampin' Up stamp sets. Awesomely Artistic and Labeler Alphabet. I had packed my Copic Markers away so for this card I used Sharpie Markers. Sharpie Markers I was able to cut the pieces out using Dies By Dave dies. He sells the dragonfly separate from the other pieces, so be sure to add that item if you want the entire set. I chose a...

Frilly Birthday Card for Mom

Publish Date: 
11/13/2016
Mom's Frilly Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I make my mom a couple of cards for her birthday. The reason being that she is a card crafter as well and I pick unique styles that she can use for inspiration for her own crafts. This is my frilly style of card. She always gets one of these. I bought a fancy die set from Gina Marie last year. It appears to be no longer sold, I think had "vines" in its name. I worked hard to perfect the...

Southwest Style Holiday Card

Publish Date: 
11/4/2016

I needed to find some supplies from storage. While there I found two small clear cases of stamps where I'd separated the rubber from the wood block. One of these is a Penny Black wreath I love so I brought it out to play with. I decided on a Southwestern them holiday card based on the snowflake background tissue I wanted to use. I have Gina Marie's rounded stitched rectangle dies I've never...

Cupcake Birthday Card For My Hubby

Publish Date: 
11/1/2016
Cupcake Birthday Card For My Hubby | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My husband is my toughest customer. He likes bold color, clean lines and no fussy embellishments. So this is what I made him for his birthday last week. I kept the colors simple. It is a chocolate cupcake with light blue icing and a red candle. I framed it with a Gina marie's X stitched die and then double matted it with blue and red mats. No sparkle, no bling. It was very hard to stop it...

Plaid Star Newton Christmas Card

Publish Date: 
10/24/2016
Plaid Star Newton Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's my second project for this month's Inky Paws Challenge "cozy plaids". I did find one sheet of green plaid that I felt was somewhat Christmas-y. I had a tough time determining a shape for it and settled on a star. My husband's input on my grey snowflake card is that it wasn't very festive so my goal with this project was to make it more traditional holidy colors. I found a shimmery soft...

Snowflake Plaid Newton Christmas Card

Publish Date: 
10/23/2016

I've been organizing my dies, which turned into a flurry of organizing all of my papercrafts. I found a few Newton stamped images from a previous Newton coloring session. I pulled these out and had them waiting for this month's Inky Paws Challenge. As soon as it posted I got to work.This month's challenge is "cozy plaids".

Now that I live in such a small space, I store the majority of...

Celebrate Grey Crazy Cat Card

Publish Date: 
10/18/2016

The background on this card was fun to make. I used stencils in three ways. After finishing the base background ombre in a rainbow of colors. I used a stencil and pulled up some of the color by blotting with a wet papertowel. next I colored a filigree stencil using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Finally I used a chevron stencil with texture paste.

I noticed that the texture paste quickly...

Happy Birthday Crazy Cat with a Green Balloon

Publish Date: 
10/7/2016
Happy Birthday Crazy Cat with a Green Balloon | www.stuffnthingz.com

Everyone loves to dress up their cat right? So my theme for the first run of Crazy Cats cards is dressing them up. I used the Stampin Up Birthday Wishes stamp set as I wanted a more casual looking sentiment. This cat gets his own birthday hat and balloon tied to his tail. The dies you get with this set includes dies to cut out just the cats eyes and tails for added dimension. I cut out a...

Doesn't Know Better Cat Card

Publish Date: 
10/4/2016

Another funny saying. This one is from Funny Bones. I used glossy accents on the cats eyes, and the Milk bottle. I made some spilled milk by cutting out some cardstock, adding a little C5, and covering it with Glossy Accents. I thought this came out soo cute!

Background: Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber, Picked Rasberry, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch. Edged in Seedless Preserves...

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