Papercrafting Articles

Newton Sorry...

Publish Date: 
1/23/2016
Newton Sorry... | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

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

Publish Date: 
1/19/2016

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

Publish Date: 
1/17/2016

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

Publish Date: 
1/14/2016
Something New - Something Old ODBD | Tracy Marie Lewis  - www.stuffnthingz.com

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

Publish Date: 
1/14/2016
Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Stampin' Up Kit Group - Tracy Marie Lewis - www.stuffnthingz.com

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

Publish Date: 
1/12/2016
Fall Stamp Camp Card Swap | Tracy Marie Lewis - www.stuffnthingz.com

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...

Sympathy - Hand Delivered

Publish Date: 
1/11/2016
Sympathy - Hand Delivered | Tracy Marie Lewis - www.stuffnthingz.com

My husband's family had a rough year in 2015. His uncle passed away in June and not too many days later it was discovered that the youngest aunt on the same side of the family had an inoperable tumor and she was gone very soon thereafter. I was able to make his parents a thick and flowery Sympathy card as it was going to be hand delivered (I like thick, elaborate cards so anytime I can avoid...

A Birthday Card Out of My Comfort Zone

Publish Date: 
1/8/2016
Happy Birthday Hunting Final - Tracy Marie Lewis - www.stuffnthingz.com

Last year I was a new-ish paper crafter. I was "into" trying out kits. So, all my family during the January through March time frame received cards that used only kit materials. Everyone was very kind, but truth be told none of the cards I gave out really fit anyone. That is one of my biggest issue with kits and why I've stopped all kit subscriptions. Now, it doesn't stop me from buying a one...

Holtz Wreath Blueprint Card

Publish Date: 
1/6/2016
Holtz Wreath Blueprint Card

I've done quite a bit of coloring, but my projects have the typical white space around my colored image. This was the perfect image to color completely. I used a variety of copic colors as well as Vintage photo sponging around the edges to age the entire surface. I use Neenah Solar White 80 lb. for most of my white surface card applications these days. I like how much color that the Neenah can...

Lime Celebrate Party Card

Publish Date: 
1/4/2016
Lime Celebrate Party Card

This creation is for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Party theme challenge. I decided I just had to add glossy accents to the DSP design at the end right before assembly. But alas, I then had to wait for it to dry...bleh. In the end it was worth the wait. I love this fun Recollections paper pad! I cut alot of die pieces including all the petals to make the mini roses (Susan's Garden Mini Rose...

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