Papercrafting Articles

Tutorial - Using Stampin' Up! Blends To Make My Own Plaid DSP

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Waterfront Plaid Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Having so few supplies really makes one think outside the box. When I was narrowing down what type of card to make my father-in-law for his birthday, the stamp set I chose was an easy choice. I think I own 12 sets of stamps and only so many of them are masculine birthday "capable".

I went with the Waterfront stamp set from the Occasions catalog. Then I thought of the cool plaid DSP that...

UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order

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UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order | Tracy Marie Lewis |

My first Stampin' Up! re-stocking order has arrived! I sent it ahead of us to my mom's and it actually arrived the day after we got into town. I am not set up to video yet but was determined to capture this once in a lifetime moment. I am not sure what the statistic is of people who lose everything and get to start over with a clean slate.

Certainly in my crafting world I have learned a...

Waiting For My Crafting Supplies - Going Through Old Laptops - Reining Bridleless

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My old reining horse checks | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Ok my fellow crafters, I know you are asking why on earth is this horse video on a crafters blog. Prior to becoming an avid full time crafter and Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I was a horsemen and active competitor in the horseback riding discipline called "reining". 

We are going through a very painful inventory process and I was reviewing our old laptops the fire department recovery team...

Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update

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Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Due to some rather extreme circumstances, I have been sidelined from crafting. We suffered a catastrophic loss of our trailer and all of its contents on December 30th. We've been working through the recovery process and are now finally getting back on our feet.

Tonight I processed two Paper Pumpkin videos. I had to verify that I will be able to create the alternatives (I needed to be...

My Planner - Organization Made Pretty

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My Planner - Organization Made Pretty | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am back to using a planner. I took almost a year off of using one! This time however I bought one that is pretty and I plan to spend time making it even more pretty using a variety of products. I've done some research, joined a couple of planner groups and am making this a a fun way to stay organized.

Here's the general product list: 

  1. A good quality mechanical pencil for 
  2. ...

Color Challenge Wishes With Bee Card

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Color Challenge Wishes With Bee Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I have this collection of 6 x 6 DSP papers that my Supreme Team Leader sold me. I find that I have to go pull them out when I remember I need to use them. This project was one of those moments. I really like the mult layer looking cards with a variety of coordinating DSP. So I looked up a template to mimic and attached a pic of it below for reference. Initially I was going to use stamps from...

Christmas Cards Are In The Mail!

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Christmas Cards Are In The Mail! | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am proud that I set a deadline for finishing Christmas cards and that I was able to finish on time. I would say a weakness of mine is an inability to focus on repetitive tasks. I make my Christmas cards throughout the year and I make all sorts of them so by the time I have to mail them I don't have the last minute rush to make any.

You would think that by making them throughout the...

Tutorial - Decorating Your Envelopes

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Since I am currently prepping to send out my Christmas cards, I've been working on my envelopes. My mom wants a video on how I decorate since I am not able to have an envelope crafting day in person with her. I want my recipient's to know when one of my cards is in their mailbox. The best way for them to know is by seeing a fancy decorated envelope! I demonstrate making a few different types...