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When you know how to use stencils in cardmaking, there’s practically no limit to your designs.  And in my Facebook Live REPLAY,  I’m showing how to make, use and then decorate a card with stencils.  Let’s dive in!

How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking to Add POP to Your Designs

I actually made this card a year ago.  And I put it out on display in my classroom this year too since all the supplies for it are still current. 

And I don’t know if it’s where I put it, the time of year or if the stars have all been aligned, but this was the one card that ’s been noticed and commented on the most this fall. 

Soooo, I thought you might like to see how it’s made!

 

How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

Here are all the measurements to make this card for yourself at home.

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 8” x 9 1/4”, scored at 4”
  • Pool Party cardstock – 1 piece 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” and 1 piece 3 3/4” x 9”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • 3/8” Metallic Edged Ribbon – about 18”

Let me SHOW YOU How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

The best part once you know how to use stencils in cardmaking? Since our stencil is made from a Window Sheet, it’s totally reusable.  Over and over! 

So here’s your challenge:

  1. make stencils of your favourite greetings
  2. clean them off after each use with a paper towel
  3. store them in a safe and dry place

..and you’ll have them for almost forever!

To duplicate this project simply click on the pictures below to go directly to my online store.  Thanks for shopping with me! 😀

Admittedly the Large Letters framelits are a higher price point and you might be a bit hesitant.  But I promise you’ll never tire of them.  They are classic forms, the perfect size and can be used for all kinds of projects.  In fact, I’m so sure of it, if you purchase them and never use them, I’ll buy them back from you, no questions asked! 

Plus NOW is the best time to hint to a significant other about what a GREAT gift they’d make! 😉

Want some more ideas?  We made this awesome Valentine’s sampler a couple years ago. 

And you might remember this ombre card using this same JOY template. 

And I just finished a class where we made a quick and easy holiday home decor piece.

how to use stencils in cardmaking

A really inexpensive and impressive gift to make for friends they’ll display forever.

OK, let’s take one last peek at our card for today.

New VIDEO for How to Use Stencils in Cardmaking

So now you know how to use stencils in card making, what’s the first greeting you’re going to start with – HAPPY, THANKS, LOVE – it really doesn’t matter which one, you’ll have fun with this technique.

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