Papercrafting Articles

Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28

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Newton's Nook Love Card for Inky Paws Challenge #28 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

On Friday night I created a weekend game plan of cards to make. I've been so busy with work that I was feeling a bit papercraft deprived. This was the first card I was supposed to make, however, my plans were de-railed and I did not get to making this card until tonight:) I am often distracted by the nearest shiny thing so I am not surprised. Now on to this card. I LOVE the character Newton...

Deer In The Forest Card

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Deer In The Forest Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I was remiss this year and missed mailing this card to my father in law whose birthday was 1/22. Alas it will have to go out in Monday's mail. I created an Ombre background with a masked off sun/moon and added the die cut deer in the front. I really wanted to use this Stampin up Wonderland tree cluster as I like the height on these trees over others that I have. I was VERY tempted to add...

Newton Sorry...

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Newton Sorry... | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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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

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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

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Something New - Something Old ODBD | Tracy Marie Lewis  -

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

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Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Stampin' Up Kit Group - Tracy Marie Lewis -

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

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Fall Stamp Camp Card Swap | Tracy Marie Lewis -

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

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Sympathy - Hand Delivered | Tracy Marie Lewis -

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...