Papercrafting Articles

White Embossed Gold Butterfly Sympathy Card

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I am still churning out sympathy cards to myself when I am feeling low about the loss of Gerardo. This card is an experiment of sorts. I did an oval hole and placed a colored image behind the oval. Over the top I placed a detailed floral die cut that lets alot of that detail through. I added a blue double bow and gold butterfly for pops of color. The embossing folder is Darice, the die is...

Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28

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Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

On Friday night I created a weekend game plan of cards to make. I've been so busy with work that I was feeling a bit papercraft deprived. This was the first card I was supposed to make, however, my plans were de-railed and I did not get to making this card until tonight:) I am often distracted by the nearest shiny thing so I am not surprised. Now on to this card. I LOVE the character Newton...

Deer In The Forest Card

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Deer In The Forest Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I was remiss this year and missed mailing this card to my father in law whose birthday was 1/22. Alas it will have to go out in Monday's mail. I created an Ombre background with a masked off sun/moon and added the die cut deer in the front. I really wanted to use this Stampin up Wonderland tree cluster as I like the height on these trees over others that I have. I was VERY tempted to add...

Newton Sorry...

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Newton Sorry... | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I finished up my super busy work week (first Hackathon at my company, and I was the Scrum Master) and spent friday evening deliberating on crafting challenges. I decided to go with critters using Copic Markers. I took one look at my craft room and knew that before anything I needed to clean first. I ended up so tired that as soon as I was able to see my desk, I was too tired to start on my...

Ombre Birthday With Balloons

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I created this card to experiment with the ombre technique using Copic Sketch markers. I used a very light color ink on the Stampin' Up sentiment so I could ombre it as well. I then doodled the balloon strings as well as outlined the letters. I used Lil' Inkers Designs Stitched dies. This week is going to be tough for me to complete many papercrafting projects as I am conducting a Hackathon...

A Red Sympathy Card for Myself

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This is another sympathy card I made for myself. I chose the prettiest flower stamp (second to my ODBD fuschia stamp.) This was a stamp I received for free with an order from a Split Coast Stamper Member. I think I scored getting this for free! I colored it with Copics. I chose red because that was my dear departed friend's color he used on his riding equipment. I remember years back when I...

Something New - Something Old ODBDslc269

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Something New - Something Old ODBD | Tracy Marie Lewis  -

I made a similar card one ODBD challenge ago. It was a thank you design and I really liked it and wanted to make it as a Sympathy card for myself. For this challenge of using something old and something new, I used some fun papers that are a handmade pulpy paper in bright colors that I just got from my mom, we swap paper all the time. I also have a new paper pad with coordinating little glossy...

Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit - Happy Thoughts

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Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Stampin' Up Kit Group - Tracy Marie Lewis -

I have had this kit out for the last two weekends of football. Yes I am a Seahawks fan, and actually enjoy watching all of the NFL games. I like to work on bigger projects in my recliner versus sit in my craftroom as my TV is above my head and I don't like to crank my head back all the time. So, the recliner with a low table is the best compromise.

As with these kits I started out true...

Fall Stamp Camp Card Swap

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Fall Stamp Camp Card Swap | Tracy Marie Lewis -

I am very easily distracted when "trying" to make repeat cards. For my first card swap at a local Stampin' Up stamp camp, I made 20 random cards. It was beyond me at that time to fathom producing similar cards. By the time the fall stamp camp came around, I was determined to make my swap cards at least "similar". I was so much more mature in my crafting life that I felt confident my choice of...