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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

It's Your Birthday

 Happy New Year all,

I hope everyone is staying safe.

The Paper Players kicks off their new year of challenges today with a fun theme challenge from LeAnne. We are to use something new on our project. That isn't hard for me, LOL. I ordered the entire new line of layered stencils from Pink Fresh Studio before Christmas. Last night after dinner, I pulled a couple of them out to give them a try. These are FREAKIN' FUN! And addicting! Did I mention FUN! Seriously, if you want to try something different from stamping, try some layered stencils. These particular stencils are super easy to line up the layers using alignment marks on each stencil.

The first ones that I played with are the Daisy Wreath Layered Stencil set and the Simple Plaid Stencil set. I ended up making a set of six note cards with various colors and greetings. The inks that I used are either Gina K Designs or SU. The greetings are from various Gina K Designs stamp sets. Blending brushes makes this process pretty easy.

Here is a close up of one of the cards. The background is made using SU Flirty Flamingo and Gina K Designs Sweet Mango inks on the front of a white card base. After making the daisy wreath, I cut it out using the corresponding die. The greeting is stamped on another piece of white card stock and cut out with a Spellbinders circle die. It is glued to the back of the wreath using liquid glue. After the glue had dried, I used Dimensionals to pop it all up on the card.

For the inside, I made another daisy wreath, cut it out with the die, then cut the top and bottom apart to use them in the corners. I did this for all six cards, some use the top daisy and some use the bottom. The greeting is stamped with SU Flirty Flamingo ink.

Here are pictures of all six. You'll notice that on three of the cards, I used a polka-dot stencil from Paper Smooches to make the center greeting circle a little different. Also, these three card bases are made with Simon Says Stamp Oyster Gray card stock.

I'm really looking forward to playing with the other stencil sets!

I hope everyone has a great upcoming week. If you're like me, I'm back to work after a few weeks of PTO. My work goal for 2021 is retirement, and I'll be discussing options with my financial folks in the coming days. Keep your fingers crossed that it all works out.

Thanks for stoping in,

Daisy Wreath and Simple Plaid Layering stencil sets and corresponding dies from Pink Fresh Studio, Gina K Designs thick white card stock, Simon Says Stamp Oyster Gray card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock, Spellbinders circle die, Paper Smooches polka-dot stencil, blending brushes, various Gina K designs inks and stamp sets, various SU inks, Gemini Jr, Connect liquid glue, SU Dimensionals


  1. OMG! This is the second layered stenciling group of cards I ran into today and you have really done some amazing work! I do have a problem now, I am on a purchasing hiatus and now I want these really bad. Excellent job!!! Thanks for playing along with the first challenge of the New Year at the Paper Players!

  2. Wowza...these are AMAZING! You got your new year off to a great start with these beauties! The stencilling is great, but the florals are just as wonderful! Thanks for playing with my "new" Paper Players challenge!

  3. Oh Colleen, these are all gorgeous! So soft and pretty. That stencil is amazing and I think I need it, too. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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