February 2017

Tea Cup Celebrate Card

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Tea Cup Celebrate Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The second stamp a stack card I worked on is lower on my "like" list. Similar to the tuxedo card, I am not quite sure what to do with a card that has teacups on it and I don't hang out with a teacup crowd. This card is from an early stamp a stack in March 2016. I do think this came out quite pretty even though my use of it will be limited. I have a stack of gold doilies, we were provided white...

Blue and Green Dragonfly Card - Masculine

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Blue and Green Dragonfly Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I moved right along to the next card. I already had a Memento Tuxedo Black stamped dragonfly waiting to be colored. I find I don't like the two step color approach and opted to watercolor the wings. I used blueprint sketch and twisted citron. After painting the wings I die cut then fussy cut off the white like I did with the first card. I used the dots stamp included with the stamp set, mixing...

Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card

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Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card| Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've had this stamp and die bundle for a couple of months now. It was by far the favorite item in this year's Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. I haven't made the time to use the bundle yet so decided that I would use it exclusively for my March birthday cards. The challenge is that though one birthday is my mother-in law, easy, the second is my father-in-law which will be a bigger challenge as...

Fancy Multi Layered Card with Pearls Survives USPS Trek

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Fancy Layered Card Post USPS Trek | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I sent my friend and co-crafter Libby a fancy layered Valentine's Day card. She snapped a picture of it when she received it to show me how well it held up on the trek to her place. It doesn't seem that any of the pearls are out of place. The Rhinestones are also still present and accounted for. This card has at least three layers of dimensionals and the flowers are formed. It seems that the...

Holtz In The Moment Card

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Holtz In The Moment Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card has spent all of its life in pieces being shuffled about in my studio. The bits for this card were lost in the shuffle, then were stored in on of our many "paper to sort" boxes. Last week we finally sorted those boxes and I found the bits of this card and put it at the top of my to finish pile.

Back in the day when I first started crafting I made 5 x 7 cards so this card was...

Red Denim Heart Valentine

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Red Denim Heart Valentine | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is the final Valentine I created. I actually started this card second and really struggled with it. I was inspired by a Pinterest pin of a layered, multipattern card with the sentiment "Cheers". I cannot believe I didn't save it... grrrr. I didn't even think about it since it was not a Valentine's card. The way the layers were applied intriqued me. the layers were sewn and I do have a...

Pink Van Gogh Valentine Card

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Pink Van Gogh Valentine Card | Tracy marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Of all the Valentine's day cards, I worked on this project the longest. I started it back when I cut the full die cut floral background. I was waiting for "pink" challenges to make me build this card up into something special. I even had the sentiment stamped and die cut, ready to go. I chose to cut the sentiment using Gina Marie's pierced and stitched scalloped rectangles. The card ended up...

From The Heart in Pinks Card

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From The Heart in Pinks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I created a sponged background to use behind a full A2 sized die cut of flowers but these colors were too bold for it (I will write about this card next). So after I completed the white envelope "from the heart" card, I knew I could use this background for another version of it. I liked that I'd left a "path" of lightest pink that worked perfectly for the little hearts to float up into. I...

From The Heart in White Card

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From The Heart in White Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

So, normally I make two Valentine's day cards each year. This year my life has changed, alot. Now that I am retired I have more free time AND I have established bonds with some of my fellow crafters who I plan on sending cards to throughout the year. So I thought what the heck, I have time, I will make some Valentine's to send to my fellow card makers! I will document one each day this week...