Papercrafting Articles

Flip Half Card Front Thank You

Publish Date: 
8/8/2018
Flip Half Card Front Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've seen these clever 1/2 front A2 cards around on Pinterest and decided I would make one of my own. I cut the top half of the front of an A2 card base. Dimensions I had to work with were 2 7/8" x 4 1/4". I let the colored base be my mat and I adhered a Whisper White focal layer cut to 2 5/8" x 4".

I stamped my image on the focal layer. I then chose corresponding DSP patterns from...

Video - Using The Brother Scan N Cut 2 CM350 To Cut Out Stampin' Up! Stamps

Publish Date: 
8/4/2018
Video - Using The Brother Scan N Cut 2 CM350 To Cut Out Stampin' Up! Stamps

I got my new catalog stamp sets in May during the pre-order and I managed to get one round of electronic fussy cuts made before we hit the road.

Today I finally pulled out the Brother to cut out stamps from Calligraphy Essentials, Lemon Zest and Fabulous Flamingo. I already have cut outs stashed from In Every Season, Bird Banter, Amazing Congratulations and Rooted In Nature.

Even...

It's A Beautiful Day Dove And Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
8/2/2018
It's A Beautiful Day Dove And Flowers Card

This is one of the swap cards I received from my team. What a great cheerful card! I love this sentiment. I love all cheerful and inspiring sentiments. The floral die cuts were formed into domes and were applied with one center dimensional. The background was sponged and the die cuts colored with markers. The irridescent sequins went perfectly to finish it off. 

Pink Circles Adventure Card

Publish Date: 
8/1/2018
Pink Circles Adventure Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card is quite easy to make and looks more intricate than it really is. The same two layering circle dies are used for all the circle elements: 1 3/4" and 2". the Sequin embossed background is reversed. A small strip of the DSP from Share What You Love is combined with a strip of Mango Melody. Rhinestones, Glitter Dots and the Pinke Metallic ribbon tied in a knot finish this card. I CASEd...

Sea Octopus Scene Swap Card

Publish Date: 
7/30/2018
Sea Octopus Scene Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is a swap card I received from a member of my demo team. I love how the seaweed is shaped in a dome behind the octopus. I did add the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles to finish it off. I am so glad I bought this bundle, everyone is making the most awesome cards from it! 

As an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here for you. I would love to be your demonstrator if you do not...

Parrot Birthday Card With Lots Of Repeating Patterns

Publish Date: 
7/29/2018
Parrot Birthday Card With Lots Of Repeating Patterns | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I was on a mission to create a fun birthday card for my niece. I thought I would focus on DSP and use repeating patterns just for fun, but without being too obnoxious about it.  I chose the Tropical Escape DSP, it is my first time using it. I think I spent half of the planning time figuring out which patterns to use. After that step was complete I colored the Bird Banter bits using a...

Floral Pieced Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
7/29/2018

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and even though it is way too much work, I just can't stop. This is one of those projects The flowers took an inordinate amount of time. I cut two matching floral die cuts usung Bermuda Bay cardstock from the Petals And More Thinlits Dies set.  then cut two more out of Blackberry Bliss. I laid out the Blackberry Bliss outlines on a piece of Crumb Cake pattern...

Flamingo Tickled Pink For You Card

Publish Date: 
7/27/2018
Flamingo Tickled Pink For You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I bought this stamp set just for me... I say that because I try to buy multi-purpose stamps and IF I buy a very specific set it is because it is calling to me, and this flamingo set kept at it until I finally bought it:).

As far as using it goes, I love how easy it is to make a polished looking card. The flamingo itselt is a four step stamp. The top of the flamingo has a solid stamp for...

Stampin' Up!s Subtle Dynamic Expressions Embossing Folder Analyzed

Publish Date: 
7/25/2018
Subtle Embossing Folder Demonstrated | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have been seeing alot of posts regarding the new Subtle Embossing Folder. So, I figured I'd better document my thoughts on it. Back in June when I first received the product, I created a controlled experiment to test the effects of this embossing folder. The video showed varied colors as well as compares to smooth cardstock. I kept the design the same for all cards made as part of the...

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