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Hello, my lovely friends! It’s Tania, back with you today! Today, I’m taking the guesswork out of what to do with those darling 6x6 Designer Stencils that coordinate with the Hello Winter Collection and showing you how to use them to dress up some plain kraft gift bags. With something as simple as a painter’s spatula and some acrylic paint you can add an adorable flair to the bags before layering them with the embellishments that coordinate with the collection!
The Designer Stencils are the perfect way to add quite a bit of pattern and visual interest without adding the bulk of patterned paper. Investing in a stencil that can be used over and over and over again in a multitude of ways it a great way to stretch your crafting dollars, especially when you are choosing simple patterns such as this Mini Dot Stencil that I’ve used on this bag. It’s just one of those classic patterns that can be suitable for any project, and any occasion.
When using the Designer Stencils, you can pair them with any type of medium that you’d like but I tend to prefer either acrylic paint or modeling paste. Sponging on inks, or spraying mists and/or spray paints are always a fun alternative, but I’m a girl that loves a bit of texture and dimension to my projects, and the paint and paste lends itself well to those qualities. Hopefully the close-up in this photo helps you to see the dimension that is created when applying paint over the stencil. To do this, I simply placed the stencil onto the surface, swiped paint over the stencil using a spatula, and then lifted the stencil straight up. The stencil then cleans up nicely with some warm soapy water and allowing it to air dry.
If working with stencils is new for you and you’re worried about ‘ruining’ your project, there is plenty of time to practice on just plain white cardstock. The beauty of stencils is that the result is supposed to look somewhat imperfect. So, whenever I first get a new stencil, I take a few sheets of plain white cardstock and do a few ‘practice’ runs with it, just to see how it performs and if there are any learning curves I need to be aware of when working with the stencil. Once those pieces dry, you can cut them down and use them on your projects just like you would a piece of patterned paper. You can see, that’s exactly what I did here with the oatmeal-colored snowflakes stenciled on the white cardstock!
Once your gift bags are decorated, you have the hard part complete! Now it’s time for the EASY part! Time to fill them up and get to the gift-giving portion. If you’re feeling adventurous you can put those stencils on overtime and use them to make a coordinating gift tag or greeting card to go with your gift bags!
Whatever it is you decided to do I hope you enjoy doing it! Happy crafting, friends!
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Element Sticker (Hello Winter Collection)
Alpha Sticker (Hello Winter Collection)
6x12 Chipboard (Hello Winter Collection)
Enamel Dots (Hello Winter Collection)
6x6 Paper Pad (Hello Winter Collection
Mini Dot Stencil (Hello Winter Collection
Snowflakes #2 Stencil (Hello Winter Collection)
Foam Dimensional Adhesive
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I know it's not full blown snow weather yet but Snowman are fun anytime of the year. I have a friend who actually decorates her house in Snowman all year round. Just picture snowman for all the Seasons so this Winter Snowman Card would be perfect for her.
To make the Snowman Card I used the Winter Snowman Designer Dies and 6 x 6 patterned paper.
I love to add small details in to anything I make. A simple way to do this is by using Enamel Dots. Just a little colored dots can add unique details into to to any projects.
After I assembled the layers of the of Snowman together, I used tree twigs for his arms and adhered the die cut on to the card along with Element Stickers.
When creating your Winter Cards this season, remember to add unique design elements in to your pretty paper projects.
Hello, Echo Park Paper friends! Shellye here with a “Hello Winter” layout featuring one of my “cutest snowmen”, Tyler!
To begin, I selected the Dark Teal/Cream paper, Arctic Plaid patterned paper, Teal/Grey paper and the Label Set SVG File set from Silhouette Design Store. I cut the largest scallop design from the plaid paper to measure 11” in diameter. The scroll label was cut from the teal/grey paper to measure 9.25” square. The scallop paper was center and glued to the dark teal/cream paper. I used strips of foam adhesive tape to attach the label paper to the center of the scallop.
Next, I printed to photos and cut them down to measure 4”W X 3.75”H. The two were layered side-by-side and overlapped to measure 7.25” wide. I used the cream side of the solid paper as a mat for the photos and then attached it to the top/center of the label paper.
Using three different patterns from the 6X6 Paper Pad and the Pine Trees SVG File set, I cut out several of the tree shapes. I added the 6X6 squares to the 12” cutting mat and arranged the trio of tree shapes so that they would be cut from each of the three squares. A sticker strip from the Alpha Sticker Sheet was attached along the bottom of the photos. The trees were clustered in threes at each side of the photo and overlapping the sticker strip as needed. I used foam adhesive to achieve various dimensions for the trees.
Round chipboard snowflakes were used to embellish the tops of a few of the trees. Instead of journaling, I used one of the sticker sentiments. The alpha stickers were the perfect size to go atop the chipboard banners. Instead of spelling out ‘snowman’ I simply allowed the snowman sticker to complete the title!
Hello Winter- HW95007 Arctic Plaid
HW95014 Element Sticker
HW95015 Alpha Sticker
HW95017 Teal / Gray
HW95018 Dark Teal / Cream
HW95020 Decorative Brads
HW95022 6x12 Chipboard
HW95023 6x6 PaperPad
HW95028 Enamel Dots
We love how Shellye used our Chipboard Accent Shapes on her layout - don't you? Would you like to try them out for yourself?
We'd love to give away one set of the "Hello Winter" Chipboard Accents to one of YOU! Just leave a comment on THIS blog post telling us if you've ever built a snowman! You have until Sunday (November 15th) to leave a comment - we'll post a winner on Monday, November 16th - so be sure to check back!!
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Both of these projects were created with our "Hello Winter" collection, which you can see in it's entirety by clicking HERE!
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Hi everyone! Tegan here sharing a set of cards using the super cute Hello Winter collection! I love this collection because of the cool color palette and all of the different hues of aqua and blue. Hello Winter is a great collection for all of your cold weather projects, especially cards. I easily made these fun cards using the two coordinating stamp sets to make my main design element. I used the Snow Much Fun Stamp/Die Set and the Snow Cold Stamp Set. I love the "Baby it's cold outside" sentiment stamp- it reminds me of the popular holiday song. So, of course, I had to feature it!
1. Trim a 3 1/2" x 4" square of solid cream paper. I used the cream side of the Echo Park Wood/Cream paper from The Story of Christmas collection. Stamp sentiment in lower middle of rectangle using black ink. I used Stampin' Up Basic Black.
2. Stamp top and bottom of sentiment card with snowflakes using light aqua ink. I used Hero Arts Soft Pool .
TIP: To speed up the stamping process, I placed a cluster of snowflake stamps on my block and stamped the snowflakes in clusters.
3. Die cut and stamp snowman from the Snow Much Fun Stamp/Die Set. I used Stampin' Up Basic Gray here. I find that using stamps to premake the main design element of my cards enables me to make more cards, quicker! And just look how cute this little snowman guy is!
Thanks for joining me in this card making adventure! I hope I have inspired you to use stamping on your next card set!
Arctic Plaid Patterned Paper
Frosty Night Patterned Paper
Winter Bunting Patterned Paper
Winter Pines Patterned Paper
Icy Snowflakes Patterned Paper
Snow Much Fun Stamp/Die Set
Snow Cold Stamp Set