Papercrafting Articles

DIY - Create A Set Of Stampin' Up! Cardstock Swatches

Publish Date: 
9/16/2017
DIY - Create A Set Of Stampin' Up! Cardstock Swatches | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I had this great idea while at my craft retreat. It didn't hit me until I saw a friend's awesome new cardstock organization. I asked her if she had every color. She said all but a couple of pieces. I went back to my desk and mulled that over awhile. Here's a quick video explaining what happened and what I did. I also show what I will use the swatches for. Video length is 5 min 9 sec.

Just A Note Distress Oxide Card

Publish Date: 
9/12/2017
Just A Note Distress Oxide Card

I created this project at my crafting retreat. I've never used Distress Oxide Inks. I used three colors: Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo. For this background I just put a few drops (I bought the reinkers) on a craft mat and made one swipe. Then I dried it with a heat gun. I then used a lettering stencil and sponged Iced Spruce.

The texture of the Oxide inks when dry is...

Retreat Project - Distress Oxide Ink Cubes

Publish Date: 
9/9/2017
Retreat Project - Distress Oxide Ink Cubes Supplies | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Months ago I had my mom order the full set of 12 Distress Oxide re-inkers (they've released 12 more now). I then had my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (before I was a demonstrator) buy 3 packs of Stampin' Spots which are new in the catalog this year.

I needed to create samples of the following ink applications:

Solid stamp | Lined Stamp| Sponging

In addition I needed to show...

Video Tutorial - Not All Who Wander Are Lost Card

Publish Date: 
9/1/2017
Video Tutorial - Not All Who Wander Are Lost Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this project for the Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge #20. The colors for this challenge are Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Perfect Plum. I do not own any of these Stampin' Up ink colors in this challenge so I substituted Distress Ink colors: Barn Door, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Milled Lavender. I filmed the creation of this project, focusing on how I created the...

Video Tutorial - Making A Card From Start To Finish Using The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set

Publish Date: 
8/31/2017
Using The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this card from start to finish without premaking or doing a rough layout/template in advance. I wanted to illustrate how the creative process works and demonstrate changes that are made in real time to get to that perfect finished project. Video Length 12 min 24 sec.

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

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Storage Series - Storing Sentiments Apart From The Images They Came With

Publish Date: 
8/21/2017
Storage Series - Storing Sentiments Apart From The Images They Came With

Here is how I organized all of the sentiments that came with my Stampin' Up and other brand stamp images. When I had to condense my sets into binders it became a challenge to find that perfect sentiment. Here is a short video explaining how I made a system to get to those sentiments quickly and efficiently. Video Length 5 min 15 sec.

BTW - Happy Eclipse day! I am here near Salem Oregon...

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