Papercrafting Articles

Thank You and Birthday Mountain Scape with Deer Cards

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Birthday Mountain Scape with Deer Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This card I created for use in my day job. I looked through my thank you card stash and alas none were appropriate and our team needed a card that better fit the situation. Then I rememberd my new Gina Marie mountain scene die set that I haven't used yet. I already had the tree cut out because I was going to put flowers on it (I am in flower mode right now).

I like to use patterned...

Formed Flowers Psalm Card

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Formed flowers Psalm Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I made this card for a few challenges but my notes I wrote regarding the one challenge using materials making up the word LOVE is the Splitcoast Stampers CAS (Clean and simple) challenge, which made me laugh "after" I'd finished. I am a more is always better kind of crafter so without those three critical letters, this is what you get:) It wasnt until I was surfing through the Inspiration site...

Stamp A Stack Card #4 - Fish Card

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Stamp A Stack Card #4 - Fish Card My Version | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I am going to post another Stamp A Stack card. This is a card that I liked. I like narrower frames, so first thing's first, I trimmed off some of the coral mat for a 1/8th edge.

But, that was not enough, it needed a little something more. I wanted to make bubbles. I looked at a variety of embellishments that could achieve the bubbles look. What I decided on is not a papercrafting...

My Mom's Anniversary Card

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My Mom's Anniversary Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

For my mom's anniversary card I wanted to move away from flowers. I decided to try my hand at an all white card using the Stampin' Up Bird Builder Punch and some new number dies I just bought last month. I wanted a set of large letter and numbers and I was the lucky taker of an LSS 50% off sale for some Little B Monogram Letters back in December. I finally found a good deal on the matching...

One More December Poinsettia Card

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One More December Poinsettia Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After finishing forming the Punched out petals of yesterday's card, I remembered another really cool Stampin' Up stamp set with a Poinsettia. This time I chose to make a Christmas Card because I really like the Christmas sentiment that comes with the set AND, I can never have too many Christmas Cards on hand! I used Stazon Jet Black and stamped the flower with one leaf partially off the page...

December Birth Month Poinsettia Card

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December Birth Month Poinsettia Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

My birth month is December and I am in flower making mode so I formed these petals that I cut from the Stampin' Up Blossom Builder Punch. I've added a picture  below showing which petals I used where. I sponged the edges of the flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I really worked them, forming veins first the breaking down the fibers and finishing up using tweezers to curl the edges. I...

Frogs Eating Dragonflies Card

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Frogs Eating Dragonflies Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I bought a set of Memory Box frog dies some time ago and haven't had the chance to use them. The dragonflies were on clearance from Whimsy Stamps awhile back. I used Studio Calico papers that I had left over from when I was a kit subscriber with them. The dark paper is a Cor'dination from Ranger. I  don't own any frog sentiment stamps so I researched cute frog phrases at Splitcoast Stampers...

SCS Multi Challenge Circles Hello Card

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SCS Multi Challenge Circles Hello Card

This card was difficult for me in a couple of ways. I am NOT a one layer card maker so every element I wanted had to be integrated into the base. I also do not often participate in the Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) color challenges, but I had recently purchased an Authentique 6x6 pad that I had just received and looked through. It had a nice selection of patterned papers in the coral, teal and...

Love Clean and Simple - Just What Hubby Likes Card

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Love Clean and Simple | Tracy Marie Lewis |

My husband likes clean and simple cards, with bright colors. So this is what I made for him and gave to him this morning for Valentine's day. I used a Gina Marie stitched heart die as well as the largest Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle die. I used a Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords sentiment with StazOn Jet Black ink. I am entering this card in the...

Love Now and Forever Card

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Love Now and Forever Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I made a mess of this one! But in a good way:) I started on a white base, I always use 110lb bases so I was hopeful I could spritz this ALOT and not have it warp too badly. But before I could get to spritzing I needed to put my main sentiment on using versamark and red heat embossing powder. Most of my heat embossing powders I've kept from my D.O.T.S. stamping days and after 24 years they...