February 2017

Whimsical Flower Happy Birthday Card

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Whimsical Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I won a card kit prize for my Mushroom Fairy card, which came late last week. Yesterday I got together with my mom to do some crafting. I brought the pieces that I won and the second card I made was this card which used a nice blue and white stamped background with a matching blue ribbon from that kit. I added the thin back blue layer (it is an ombre recollections 12 x 12 sheet from Michaels) ...

Black White and Red Bliss Valentine Card

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Red Black and White Bliss Valentine Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I could not resist an "extra" valentine. I am living at my mom's and think this funky valentine card will hit the spot for her husband. He's very artistic and can appreciate quirky things. The pattern paper is from the inside of a business envelope. I had randomly applied Black Enamel Accents to this piece and did not end up using it for a prior project. I tore black card stock as an under...

Floral Frame Take Two - Using Copics

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So Happy For You Floral Card in Copic | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made two floral frames. This is the first attempt at using thick dies for coloring. The first one I made with stacked watercolor paper, a second stack of 4x dies using Neenah Classic Crest. I matched the watercolors I'd used on the first project to equivalent Copics for this project. Because I use Copice for all of my coloring, I found it much quicker and less messy to use them. I feel that...

Winter Magic Birdhouse Card

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Winter Magic Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card was made from the spare parts bins. I save bits and pieces in 4 x 6 photo cases. Periodically I will sift through them to make a card from the extras. I finally had a nice collection to make this winter scene. The stitched frame is a leftover from a 25 card swap I did last fall. It has been challenging to use these up. I keep a barebones woodland stash as I like to have birch trees...