Papercrafting Articles

Stamp A Stack Card #1 - Bears

Publish Date: 
2/10/2016
Stamp A Stack Card #1 - Bears: my class version | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

BONUS UPDATE: My cohort in crafting crime brought me her "altered" version of this card. We both weren't thrilled with the subject matter. You can see it below, it is the last picture. I like that she took the provided brown base and ran it through with a wood grain embossing folder. Then she used  a generous amount of dark brown sponging on both the base and the pink. I like her vertical...

Stamp A Stack Card #3 - Its Your Day

Publish Date: 
2/9/2016
It's Your Day | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card appealed to me but I felt it could use more detail. I really do not like 1/4" layering. For me the thinner the better. So with my version I added a black layer to the banner element. The only other change I made was adding DIY Enamel dots. Other thoughts if I wanted to take it one step further would be to add glossy accents to some of the confetti on the outside. I just realized I...

Tissue Paper Technique - First Try

Publish Date: 
2/8/2016
Tissue Paper Technique Attemp #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I like to surf Pinterest for card ideas. While surfing early in January, I watched a video for a tissue paper technique that looked interesting. After watching the video I felt inspired and lucky for me it was a saturday which is my usual go bonkers in my craft room day. I am usually successful when trying new stuff, however with this technique I was sorely disappointed. The technique calls...

Bucket of Purple Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
2/7/2016

Since I got out all my flower dies I decided that my aunt will be getting a flower card. I pulled out some Impression Obsession dies that have seen little to no use. A watering can and a bucket. I already used the watering can on the two Garden albums I made for Christmas gifts, so that left the bucket. I had already pulled out a yet to be used Memory Box floral frame and had applied it to a...

Sunny Spring Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
2/7/2016
Sunny Spring Flowers Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am lucky in that all the men in my family grow flowers and would LOVE this card. I could give it to my FIL or my husband and both would appreciate it. I used a variety of dies. So many I cannot keep track of them all. The greens were Impression Obsession and Penny Black. The Fence is Memory Box. Sun and clouds I will have to research but I think Lil' Inkers. The stitched banner is Lil'...

wishing you everything good - Cabin Scene Two Panel Card

Publish Date: 
2/5/2016
wishing you everything good - Cabin Scene Two Panel Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For last week's F4A310 challenge at Split Coast Stampers which is to create something to color since coloring is all the rage right now. I made a lake cabin scene using the Stampscapes line of scenery stamps so I could color the scene with my copics. The eagle stamp I messed up, but I pressed on. After coloring I decided to try something. In the art world many pieces of art are split into two...

Stamp A Stack Card #2 - World Valentine

Publish Date: 
2/4/2016
Stamp A Stack Card #2 - World Valentine:  Class Version | Tracy Marie lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is my favorite card from last month's Stamp A Stack (SAS). I like everything about this card and would happily give it to a loved one exactly as it was finished. However, that is not the purpose I set forth to complete. To add more to this card, I really distressed the edges of the embossed layer and took my Holtz Picket Fence Distressed Dauber to the edges.

I swapped out the...

Pink Welcome Baby Girl Card

Publish Date: 
2/3/2016
Pink Welcome Baby Girl Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's my second card to fill out the baby section of my stash. This time I chose pink papers from a 12 x 12 recollections pad. I used the distressed circles die (yesterday's blue boy die was squares). I tried to keep them looking somewhat similar so ripped the paper again (so painful). I used my MISTI to set a perfect sentiment. Ah the sentiment for both cards are Stampin' Ups Teeny Tiny...

Blue Plaid Welcome Baby Boy Card

Publish Date: 
2/1/2016
Blue Plaid Welcome Baby Boy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have a card storage container with dividers that I use for my own stash as well as for selling at a few local bazaars. I actually have two, one is dedicated to Christmas cards (which I love to make year around) and the other is filled with everything else. I noticed after a couple of new babies arriving late last year that I am OUT of baby cards! I cannot have an empty section so I  put one...

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