Papercrafting Articles

Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 Episode 1 - Sale-A-Bration Edition - Christmas Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
2/17/2021
Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2021 #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here it is, the first Winter Is Coming Wednesday of 2021. Hub says it is silly to start so soon, but I am sticking with my plan of year round holiday card making. This episode features a couple of Sale-A-Bration products that are free with purchase. You cannot buy these items, you have to earn them:D Contact me if you have any questions about ordering these. The sale ends 2/28. 

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Walkthrough Video - Working With Fine Line Or Light Stroke Stamped Images - Featuring Dragonfly Garden

Publish Date: 
2/8/2021
Working With Thin Line Detail Stamps | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today's video is a detailed analysis of a belly band card. I believe this is only the second belly band card I have ever made. I use the Dragonfly Garden stamp set which has very thin lines. These thin lines make it more challenging to get a crisp clean stamped image.

A unique aspect of this card that I forgot to mention in the video is that there are NO popped up elements! I cannot...

Fun Fold Friday Video - Featuring Hydrangea haven + SU Trimmer Demo

Publish Date: 
1-5-2021
Fun Fold Friday - Hydrangea Haven | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love the simplicity of this fun fold. I handed the inspiration card to hub and he didn't get it at first. That is my only concern with the fancy/fun folds, whether the recipient can operate the card or will they never open it and discover what is inside. I give a demo using the new Stampin' Up! trimmer, that now is not so new. It is a very functional tool and I appreciate the little details...

Create With Me Video - Part 2 + Friday Fun Fold Sneak Peek

Publish Date: 
2/4/2021
Hydrangea Haven Avid Projects | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Boy do I get tunnel vision when I craft. I said I would have this posted on Wednesday, however it was moving day so of course I did not get this video up until Thursday. How could I forget moving day!

We did get settled in at our favorite coastal Thousand Trails and this time we took a middle end site which gives me a panoramic view of the slough. After many days of rain, we expected to...

Create With Me Video - Part 1 & Stamp With Me Part 2 - Avid Projects

Publish Date: 
2/2/2021
Create With Me Part One | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

With all this rain I am so appreciating creating cards! Today's video showcases three avid cards made using the Hydrangea Haven bundle and I used two of the three stamped focals I created in the previous video (linked below). I use the Take Your Pick tool extensively throughout the video. It is a key tool for working with intricate paper projects.

Part two will finish up the final three...

Fun Fold Friday - Snail Mail Suite & Coloring - Oh So Ombre DSP & A Touch Of Ink FREE SAB Items

Publish Date: 
1/29/2021
Fun Fold - Snail Mail Suite

This new fun fold project is loaded with Valentine goodness. The talk cloud sentiment is a custom combination from two stamps in A Touch Of Ink (FREE Sale-A-Bration Item with $100 product purchase through 2/28) of the "Love" sentiment with just the word "You" from the "Thinking of You" sentiment. Be sure to check out my current products sentiments search tool to assist you in finding the...

Technique Tuesday Video - Quick Watercolor Backgrounds - Featuring A Touch Of ink SAB FREE Stamp Set

Publish Date: 
1/26/2021
Technique Tuesday - Watercolor Technique | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love this technique. It is very quick and easy, but you can also take alot of time tweaking it because you are using 140lb watercolor paper which can handle alot of layers of water. I was going to just demo this technique, but decide in the end to finish the project so I can talk about other tips and tricks to making the card and I can compare it to the first card I made. 

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