Papercrafting Articles

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...

Honor Earned - A Favorite Pick for all of 2015

Publish Date: 
1/3/2016
card picked as one of the favorites of 2015 at Split Coast Stampers - Zineth: Tracy Marie Lewis

I just received an email from Split Coast Stampers (SCS) that one of my challenge cards was chosen as a favorite for all of 2015. Now I know it is not a monetary award, but it means so much that a creation I made back in January of last year was on one crafter's mind, enough so that they listed it as one of their all year favorites. I am so honored! I did not even know SCS had annual favorites...

Favorite Christmas Card Layout of 2015 - Looking back...

Publish Date: 
1/1/2016
Favorite Christmas Card Layout of 2015 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I started making my Christmas cards in July. My goal was to make 85 of them. I made this decision because I signed up for my first crafting retreat and wanted a project to work on versus going there without a plan. I was so, so slow. It was embarrassing. I brought way too many options to work with, stamps, dies, uncut paper, no layouts decided, nada. I had just packed all of my holiday theme...

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