Papercrafting Articles

Let It Snow - Winter Fairy Halla

Publish Date: 
2/24/2016
Let It Snow - Winter Fairy Halla | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I stamped a couple of images to color over the weekend (last weekend) and managed to finish the smaller of the two. This much larger image sat at my craft table, beckoning to me every evening this week. I've wanted to color this winter fairy forever and I figured the only way to ensure it gets done is if I leave a stamped blank sitting right in front of me. Tonight there it sat, teasing me yet...

Branch Thank You For a Special Friend

Publish Date: 
2/21/2016
Branch Thank You For a Special Friend | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I need a very simple thank you for a friend who manages my mail box service. She is a great lady and has found a new job with full benefits and a pension plan. I will miss her greatly. I knew I wanted something really clean and simple but very unique. The center of each flower is a seed bead from a bracelet I have had forever. The clasp broke long ago and I've kept the bracelet to do something...

Thank You and Birthday Mountain Scape with Deer Cards

Publish Date: 
2/21/2016
Birthday Mountain Scape with Deer Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card I created for use in my day job. I looked through my thank you card stash and alas none were appropriate and our team needed a card that better fit the situation. Then I rememberd my new Gina Marie mountain scene die set that I haven't used yet. I already had the tree cut out because I was going to put flowers on it (I am in flower mode right now).

I like to use patterned...

Formed Flowers Psalm Card

Publish Date: 
2/21/2016
Formed flowers Psalm Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this card for a few challenges but my notes I wrote regarding the one challenge using materials making up the word LOVE is the Splitcoast Stampers CAS (Clean and simple) challenge, which made me laugh "after" I'd finished. I am a more is always better kind of crafter so without those three critical letters, this is what you get:) It wasnt until I was surfing through the Inspiration site...

Stamp A Stack Card #4 - Fish Card

Publish Date: 
2/20/2016
Stamp A Stack Card #4 - Fish Card My Version | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I am going to post another Stamp A Stack card. This is a card that I liked. I like narrower frames, so first thing's first, I trimmed off some of the coral mat for a 1/8th edge.

But, that was not enough, it needed a little something more. I wanted to make bubbles. I looked at a variety of embellishments that could achieve the bubbles look. What I decided on is not a papercrafting...

My Mom's Anniversary Card

Publish Date: 
2/19/2016
My Mom's Anniversary Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For my mom's anniversary card I wanted to move away from flowers. I decided to try my hand at an all white card using the Stampin' Up Bird Builder Punch and some new number dies I just bought last month. I wanted a set of large letter and numbers and I was the lucky taker of an LSS 50% off sale for some Little B Monogram Letters back in December. I finally found a good deal on the matching...

One More December Poinsettia Card

Publish Date: 
2/18/2016
One More December Poinsettia Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After finishing forming the Punched out petals of yesterday's card, I remembered another really cool Stampin' Up stamp set with a Poinsettia. This time I chose to make a Christmas Card because I really like the Christmas sentiment that comes with the set AND, I can never have too many Christmas Cards on hand! I used Stazon Jet Black and stamped the flower with one leaf partially off the page...

December Birth Month Poinsettia Card

Publish Date: 
2/17/2016
December Birth Month Poinsettia Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My birth month is December and I am in flower making mode so I formed these petals that I cut from the Stampin' Up Blossom Builder Punch. I've added a picture  below showing which petals I used where. I sponged the edges of the flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I really worked them, forming veins first the breaking down the fibers and finishing up using tweezers to curl the edges. I...

Frogs Eating Dragonflies Card

Publish Date: 
2/16/2016
Frogs Eating Dragonflies Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I bought a set of Memory Box frog dies some time ago and haven't had the chance to use them. The dragonflies were on clearance from Whimsy Stamps awhile back. I used Studio Calico papers that I had left over from when I was a kit subscriber with them. The dark paper is a Cor'dination from Ranger. I  don't own any frog sentiment stamps so I researched cute frog phrases at Splitcoast Stampers...

SCS Multi Challenge Circles Hello Card

Publish Date: 
2/15/2016
SCS Multi Challenge Circles Hello Card

This card was difficult for me in a couple of ways. I am NOT a one layer card maker so every element I wanted had to be integrated into the base. I also do not often participate in the Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) color challenges, but I had recently purchased an Authentique 6x6 pad that I had just received and looked through. It had a nice selection of patterned papers in the coral, teal and...

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