Papercrafting Articles

Life Is Good Rainbow Fish Card

Publish Date: 
4/28/2017
Life Is Good Rainbow Fish Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am so happy to FINALLY get to use these stamps. I surf Pinterest daily and save all of the interesting new and old card designs out there I can find. This set is a retired Stampin' Up set called "Fishy Friends". I found it used on Ebay. I believe it might have had some sentiments but the owner was only selling the images. That worked just dandy for me. it also appears that the owner had...

Navy Floral Thinking Of You Card

Publish Date: 
4/26/2017
Navy Floral Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This was a simple gitter done card after I spent the day organizing my crafting stuff. I lost a seabirds stamp and got all sorts of misdirected trying to locate it. It poured down rain all day. Even though I only completed this one simple card I am set for more tomorrow!. 

This is for a color challenge, Navy, Pink, White. 

I used a Sale A Bration three step flower. I used Stampin...

Star Thanks Masculine Multimedia Card

Publish Date: 
4/24/2017
Star Thanks Masculine Multi Media Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I needed a masculine thank you card for someone I don't know much about. I decided green and brown based on some DSP I picked. The stars are chocolate brown and matte bronze. The smallest star is a Sizzix star that I swiped bronze gilders paste on. I used gilder's paste on most of the edges, applying it with my finger (yes your finger turns bronze). 

I wanted texture so using some...

Beach And Flipflops Thanks Card

Publish Date: 
4/21/2017
Beach And Flipflops Thanks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I had a sample chunk of watercolor paper that I used for testing the color choice for another project, then I stamped off the shell phrase on it real quick. Later I looked at it and thought...ooo this is pretty, The color I used is Memento Zeal Teal and is a re-inker that I dropped onto my craft mat and sprayed it with water. This chunk was placed face down on a portion of it that I'd spread...

Ocean Adventure Watercolor Card

Publish Date: 
4/20/2017
Ocean Adventure Watercolor Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am hanging out at the ocean for a few weeks. We are at Seaview in Washington and will be moving on to the ocean in Oregon next. I wanted to make an ocean travel card today, so that is what I did:) I cut some watercolor paper (140lb cold press). I used the Memento re-inker teal zeal and made a wet ocean mess on my craft mat then put the watercolor paper face down. After that I applied a few...

Jar Of Flowers Note Card

Publish Date: 
4/19/2017
Jar Of Flowers Note Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made a mess of my example jar of flowers card. I am not sure I am brave enough to to post it here. I do have an excuse, It was late in the day and I did not take the time to stamp the two other white blanks as I didn't quite get the altering the shape of the stamp on the acrylic block to get the greenery to bend over each side of the jar.. I spent quite a bit of time combing through all of...

Cat In Window Let It Snow Card

Publish Date: 
4/17/2017
Cat In Window Let It Snow Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card is a CASE of a Pinterest card that I've seen done many times and different ways. This is my own version of it. I colored the background image with Copics (sorry did not log the #s used for this as it was such a quick coloring) and covered it with vellum for the wintery window look. I took some lace to make the window topper. The cat is kraft cardstock with Vintage Photo distress ink...

Bird On A Branch Thinking Of You Card

Publish Date: 
4/9/2017
Bird On A Branch Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

In our very small traveling home, there's not many places things can hide. In a narrow set of upper doors we store our electronics and notebooks. Somehow a USPS priority mail box, the small one, filled with last summer's unfinished stamp-a-stack project lie hidden. I found it two days ago and was thrilled. I had just finished my March birthday cards and was so pleased to find an instant...

Masculine Woodland Card

Publish Date: 
4/5/2017
Masculine Woodland Birthday Card: | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have a couple of backgrounds left from a crop in November where I made up a big collection of sponged backgrounds. I made this one for a masculine card. I just liked the blue to brown. For that crop I did not have my stash of woodland bits to try with it. I was pleasantly surprised when I put a prepped framed birch trees on this background and it went perfectly.

I sponged the deer...

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