February 2019

February 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Love

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February 2019 Stamp 'N Hop - Love | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am joining the Stamp 'N Hop group for a February "Love" theme blog hop. This is such a clever, talented group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world and I am always excited to get to hop around and see what everyone has created.

Currently my husband and I are camping very far south in Arizona in a lovely town called Sierra Vista. It is at 4600 feet in elevation,...

Fun Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin

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Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For my cousin's birthday, I made a fun card with bright colors using Swirly Frames from the annual catalog and Amazing Life from the new Occasions catalog. I chose fun masculine colors: Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green with black for the card base. The case was fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. I did not add any embellishments and think it came out perfect!

Sneak Peek - Aged Happy Birthday Flower Card

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Lilies Aged Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is a sneak peek of a technique I have been working on. I have created a video tutorial that will be going live on February 13th.

I love aged, distressed projects and it has been a very long time since I've even attempted to make a paper project aged. In fact, after I lost all of my craft supplies and replenished with Stampin' Up! supplies, it just hadn't crossed my mind. Everyone...

Red Lighthouse Birthday Card

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Lighthouse Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I needed to make a birthday card for a Pacific Northwest resident. I decided to get my High Tide stamp set out. It is a nice change to use scene creating stamp sets. The sentiment was a tough one to find as I needed it to be a certain size to fill in the available space, and it needed to be masculine. It ended up that the perfect sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.


Grazing Horses Wood Texture Happy Birthday Card

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Grazing Horses Wood Texture Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The new Occasions catalog has a stamp set that is near and dear to my heart. Horses! Yes, for most of my life I have owned and showed horses in just about every event.

Not so many years back, I sold my show horse, intending to look for another young show prospect, however less than a year after I sold him, I suffered a majore spine injury.

Three surgeries later I decided to sell...

First Valentine Card Of This Year (2019)

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First Valentine Of 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I was thrilled to receive my Occasions haul in January. As I sat down for my weekend of crafting, the very first card I made was a Valentine. I used the Be Mine Stitched Thinlit Dies with three colors of cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry.

I had a chunk of white Wood Texture DSP floating around my desk that I had not used on a previous project so I started...

Garden Impressions DSP - Birthday Card

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Garden Impressions DSP - Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love this DSP, it is so colorful. I chose to use Night of Navy and Melon Mambo with this particular pattern. The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday which fit exactly as I wanted on the Whisper White circle die cut.


Focal Circle: 2 1/2"
Scalloped Circle: 2 3/4"

Melon Mambo Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"
DSP Layer: 2" x 4 7/8" (note I covered a portion...