Papercrafting Articles

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...

Love Clean and Simple - Just What Hubby Likes Card

Publish Date: 
2/14/2016
Love Clean and Simple | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My husband likes clean and simple cards, with bright colors. So this is what I made for him and gave to him this morning for Valentine's day. I used a Gina Marie stitched heart die as well as the largest Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle die. I used a Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords sentiment with StazOn Jet Black ink. I am entering this card in the...

Love Now and Forever Card

Publish Date: 
2/14/2016
Love Now and Forever Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made a mess of this one! But in a good way:) I started on a white base, I always use 110lb bases so I was hopeful I could spritz this ALOT and not have it warp too badly. But before I could get to spritzing I needed to put my main sentiment on using versamark and red heat embossing powder. Most of my heat embossing powders I've kept from my D.O.T.S. stamping days and after 24 years they...

White Stitched Circles and Butterflies Congratulations Card

Publish Date: 
2/13/2016
White Stitched Circles and Butterflies Congratulations Card | www.stuffnthingz.com

This white card started out as a mockup for a different card that I liked well enough to make it into a card on its own merit. I gave it a spritz with silver spray, not alot, just a little and coming from one angle. I popped out the circles and arranged them so that the lighter splatter circles were placed in the heaviest splatter areas. I then took three white butterflies, a small, medium and...

Tissue Paper Technique - Second Attempt

Publish Date: 
2/11/2016

After my failed first try at this technique, I put more thought into my overall design. One of the disappointments of the first card is that I chose that sparkly, twinkly lavender under layer that peeked out the edges 1/8" but turned the tissue paper into a dull grey. Very bad choice of color there. So this time around I chose colors better suited for a rustic distressed look. Green and a dark...

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...

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