Papercrafting Articles

Just My Type Card For Hub

Publish Date: 
8/16/2018
Just My Type Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've CASEd a card today because I know my husband will like it and it has a tilted layer which is good for me to use since I rarely consider tilting an option. This was a great learning opportunity for me. I don't have the project owner's info, I believe it came from a swap with my team, and I thank them for inspiring me today!

My husband and I come from the era where we had typing...

Playful Background Happy Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
8/11/2018
Playful Background Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I missed last week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge due to prepping for three blog hops and packing up to move to a new campground. So first thing this morning I got started on this week's challenge. I have been waiting for some bright colors so I can break out a new stamp set for me "Playful Backgrounds". 

The colors for this week are: Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo...

Flip Half Card Front Thank You

Publish Date: 
8/8/2018
Flip Half Card Front Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've seen these clever 1/2 front A2 cards around on Pinterest and decided I would make one of my own. I cut the top half of the front of an A2 card base. Dimensions I had to work with were 2 7/8" x 4 1/4". I let the colored base be my mat and I adhered a Whisper White focal layer cut to 2 5/8" x 4".

I stamped my image on the focal layer. I then chose corresponding DSP patterns from...

Video - Using The Brother Scan N Cut 2 CM350 To Cut Out Stampin' Up! Stamps

Publish Date: 
8/4/2018
Video - Using The Brother Scan N Cut 2 CM350 To Cut Out Stampin' Up! Stamps

I got my new catalog stamp sets in May during the pre-order and I managed to get one round of electronic fussy cuts made before we hit the road.

Today I finally pulled out the Brother to cut out stamps from Calligraphy Essentials, Lemon Zest and Fabulous Flamingo. I already have cut outs stashed from In Every Season, Bird Banter, Amazing Congratulations and Rooted In Nature.

Even...

It's A Beautiful Day Dove And Flowers Card

Publish Date: 
8/2/2018
It's A Beautiful Day Dove And Flowers Card

This is one of the swap cards I received from my team. What a great cheerful card! I love this sentiment. I love all cheerful and inspiring sentiments. The floral die cuts were formed into domes and were applied with one center dimensional. The background was sponged and the die cuts colored with markers. The irridescent sequins went perfectly to finish it off. 

Pink Circles Adventure Card

Publish Date: 
8/1/2018
Pink Circles Adventure Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card is quite easy to make and looks more intricate than it really is. The same two layering circle dies are used for all the circle elements: 1 3/4" and 2". the Sequin embossed background is reversed. A small strip of the DSP from Share What You Love is combined with a strip of Mango Melody. Rhinestones, Glitter Dots and the Pinke Metallic ribbon tied in a knot finish this card. I CASEd...

Sea Octopus Scene Swap Card

Publish Date: 
7/30/2018
Sea Octopus Scene Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is a swap card I received from a member of my demo team. I love how the seaweed is shaped in a dome behind the octopus. I did add the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles to finish it off. I am so glad I bought this bundle, everyone is making the most awesome cards from it! 

As an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here for you. I would love to be your demonstrator if you do not...

Parrot Birthday Card With Lots Of Repeating Patterns

Publish Date: 
7/29/2018
Parrot Birthday Card With Lots Of Repeating Patterns | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I was on a mission to create a fun birthday card for my niece. I thought I would focus on DSP and use repeating patterns just for fun, but without being too obnoxious about it.  I chose the Tropical Escape DSP, it is my first time using it. I think I spent half of the planning time figuring out which patterns to use. After that step was complete I colored the Bird Banter bits using a...

Floral Pieced Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
7/29/2018

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and even though it is way too much work, I just can't stop. This is one of those projects The flowers took an inordinate amount of time. I cut two matching floral die cuts usung Bermuda Bay cardstock from the Petals And More Thinlits Dies set.  then cut two more out of Blackberry Bliss. I laid out the Blackberry Bliss outlines on a piece of Crumb Cake pattern...

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