Papercrafting Articles

January 2019 Stamp 'N Hop - Sale-A-Bration Catalog

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January 2019 Stamp 'N Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I am joining the Stampin 'N Hop global team to share projects using products from the new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog which runs from 1/3 through 3/31. SAB items are FREE. You earn them by ordering products from the Occasions or Annual catalog. SAB items are earned at each $50 or $100 increment and there are no limits to the quantity or number of them that you can earn. It is by far the...

2019 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Haul Video

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Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Haul Video | Tracy Marie Lewis |

At long last I received my "loot" for the new Occasions catalog & Sale-A-Bration Catalog. I created a very complete haul video, explaining each product that I chose to buy. I feel this year's catalogs are very complete and had alot to offer customers. Video length 27 min 12 sec.

I am more than happy to assist you in placing an order in order to receive FREE products from the Sale-A-...

Alternatives - December 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Day By Day

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Alternatives Video - Paper Pumpkin December 2018 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I hope you enjoy the eight alternatives I have to share with you. I did not need to add many materials to make them. I typically avoid seeing any spoilers for Paper Pumpkin but because of my travel schedule, I did know what it was and had an expectation of having to provide lots of extra materials over and above the calendar to make the card alternatives. I was so surprised that after I made...

Soft Sea Foam Magical Mermaid Card

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Soft Sea Foam Magical Mermaid Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is such an easy card to make yet it looks like alot of work went into it. The watercolor background is Soft Sea Form ink applied with an aqua painter. Though it appears to be a tone on tone project, it does also have three other colors. The mermaid is StazOn black. The sand and shells were stamped last in Soft Suede. And the sentiment is Night of Navy. White sequins finish the project off...

Colorful Koi Fish It's Your Day Card

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Colorful Koi - Its your day Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I bought this particular set without knowing exactly how I would use it. I don't know any Koi fish lovers but I personally love the new DistINKtive red rubber stamps. These stamps are created with pixels that control the color intensity. Being able to stamp one time and have the image show varying color depts is such an awesome concept to me. Now I no longer have to worry about mis-stamping...

Swap Share - Favorite Christmas Swaps

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Favorite Christmas Swap Made By Libby Foreman | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I decided to share the top two Christmas swaps. I was able to photograph over 450 swaps by combining my swaps as well as my two team mates swaps. 

Ironically the two favorites were in my stash of 50 and both were from my extended team in Washington state. The swaps took place in Orlando at OnStage in November. Since I travel full time I loved being able to spend extra time with my team...

Sparkle Tropical Coral Birthday Card

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Sparkle Tropical Coral Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love this leaf cutout die! Last year one of the Paper Pumpkin kits had this same concept and I was thrilled when the new catalog included a leafe cutout in their Tropical Chic bundle. I took the idea of the sparkle glimmer cardstock from that Paper Pumpkin kit and then added the flowers and darker Garden Green fronds.

The Happy Birthday is from another favorite bundle - Beautiful...

Abstract Botanical Basket Weave Thank You Card

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Abstract Floral Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Sometimes when you are in the zone, creating away, something goes awry. In this project the Whisper White cardstock shifted in the embossing folder resulting in a crooked pattern. Alas, I did not notice until I'd already adhered it to the mat. 

I decided to add an angled layer behind to help offset the crooked basket weave and though not perfect I think it still makes a nice card. I cut...

A Christmas Day Project - Enhancing A Favorite Swap Card

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Peaceful Poinsettia Colored Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I wanted to share a Christmas card project with you. I have so many Christmas Swap cards that they have their own box! I have sorted them into three categories as follows: AWESOME, I wouldn't change a thing!, Just about there, but needs a little more work, and finally, the lowest category, there's no help for this project.

Luckily I didn't receive too many really poor cards, but yes I...