Papercrafting Articles

Walkthrough Video - Working With Fine Line Or Light Stroke Stamped Images - Featuring Dragonfly Garden

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Working With Thin Line Detail Stamps | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today's video is a detailed analysis of a belly band card. I believe this is only the second belly band card I have ever made. I use the Dragonfly Garden stamp set which has very thin lines. These thin lines make it more challenging to get a crisp clean stamped image.

A unique aspect of this card that I forgot to mention in the video is that there are NO popped up elements! I cannot...

Fun Fold Friday Video - Featuring Hydrangea haven + SU Trimmer Demo

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Fun Fold Friday - Hydrangea Haven | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love the simplicity of this fun fold. I handed the inspiration card to hub and he didn't get it at first. That is my only concern with the fancy/fun folds, whether the recipient can operate the card or will they never open it and discover what is inside. I give a demo using the new Stampin' Up! trimmer, that now is not so new. It is a very functional tool and I appreciate the little details...

Create With Me Video - Part 2 + Friday Fun Fold Sneak Peek

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Hydrangea Haven Avid Projects | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Boy do I get tunnel vision when I craft. I said I would have this posted on Wednesday, however it was moving day so of course I did not get this video up until Thursday. How could I forget moving day!

We did get settled in at our favorite coastal Thousand Trails and this time we took a middle end site which gives me a panoramic view of the slough. After many days of rain, we expected to...

Create With Me Video - Part 1 & Stamp With Me Part 2 - Avid Projects

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Create With Me Part One | Tracy Marie Lewis |

With all this rain I am so appreciating creating cards! Today's video showcases three avid cards made using the Hydrangea Haven bundle and I used two of the three stamped focals I created in the previous video (linked below). I use the Take Your Pick tool extensively throughout the video. It is a key tool for working with intricate paper projects.

Part two will finish up the final three...

Fun Fold Friday - Snail Mail Suite & Coloring - Oh So Ombre DSP & A Touch Of Ink FREE SAB Items

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Fun Fold - Snail Mail Suite

This new fun fold project is loaded with Valentine goodness. The talk cloud sentiment is a custom combination from two stamps in A Touch Of Ink (FREE Sale-A-Bration Item with $100 product purchase through 2/28) of the "Love" sentiment with just the word "You" from the "Thinking of You" sentiment. Be sure to check out my current products sentiments search tool to assist you in finding the...

Technique Tuesday Video - Quick Watercolor Backgrounds - Featuring A Touch Of ink SAB FREE Stamp Set

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Technique Tuesday - Watercolor Technique | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love this technique. It is very quick and easy, but you can also take alot of time tweaking it because you are using 140lb watercolor paper which can handle alot of layers of water. I was going to just demo this technique, but decide in the end to finish the project so I can talk about other tips and tricks to making the card and I can compare it to the first card I made. 

Fourteen Alternatives - January 2021 Paper Pumpkin - Sending Hearts

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January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I always enjoy the Valentine's Paper Pumpkin kit. This year's edition is perhaps a little better than most because I like all of the stamps! I share many easy-peasy techniques, tips and extra supply options to get the most out of the materials. I also love that we received the ribbon on a spool which means there was ALOT of it and that it has no folds in it, woohoo!