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Old 10-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default TLC450 ~ Make Your Own Stencil ~ (10/07/13)

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are ready for a fun and ooooh so easy challenge!! Don't you just love all the fabulous cards and layouts with a stenciled background!! Most of us don't own any stencils or only have one or two which don't always fit our needs sooooo instead of buying several more, I decided we need to make our own....here are the deets:

Make Your Own Stencil


1. Use a punch with a small image (is that what you call the punched hole???) ...it can be a single punch or a border punch with a lot of little images (I used a MS snowflake border punch
2. Since most punches don't reach more that an inch into the side of the paper, you will have to punch your image (flowers, stars, butterflies, circles, squares, hearts, what ever you have) onto strips of paper and then tape or glue them together to create your stencil.
3. You can use the same punch to create your stencil or use several different ones...use several different sizes of the same image ...what ever works!!
4. You can use card stock or acetate...what ever you have on hand
5. Use the stencil to sponge ink onto your background or main image...be creative and have fun!!!


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Remember when uploading to use keyword TLC450 (no spaces)

You can view the entire TLC450 Gallery here!!


I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Loved this Joan. Never thought to make my own stencils. Thanks for the challenge. Here's mine .
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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AWESOME!! I never thought to make my own stencils either.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:38 AM   #4
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Great idea!
Another option is to use gloss photo paper for the stencil.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Here's mine:
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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How cool! And fun, too. Here's my card:

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Here's my card . Loved making my own stencil today. Thanks for the challenge.
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Thanks Joan for a fun challenge!

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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I just had to do one more of these

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Had fun with this! Thanks, Joan! Here's my And to All a Good Night . Thanks so much for looking!
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This was a great challenge today, Joan - I made

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What a fun idea! I love stencils but never thought about making my own with punches.

(Is it 5 o'clock yet so I can go home and play in my studio? lol)
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I really enjoyed this challenge! I call this my lazy stencil....just punched some holes is all, lol! thanks for the inspiration Joan! here is mine:

Dream holes
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As always another great idea Joan!! Here's my card:

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Quite a challenge at first, but I made it. DH says I try to be too perfect and it kills me. Here's my card.
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Happy fall yall~
TLC450-HAPPY FALL! by coffeestamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for the challenge, Joan! Here's mine.

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Here is my card for today
HYCCT1307 BELIEVE by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I never would have thought to create my own stencil!! It's so easy and fun!! Thanks for the awesome challenge today! Here's my card:

Snowy stencil by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I <3 stencils and it is so fun to make your own. I die cut a transparency sheet using the Damask Die from QuickCutz
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What a fun challenge! Here is my card:

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Fun and very useful technique, Joan.

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I enjoy learning something new. Thanks! Here's my card with punched stencil.
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Hi everyone, combined this challenge with Lori's day seven HYCCT challenge here it is Autumn Leaves

Had great fun playing thanks for the challenge Joan, had great fun.
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Great challenge! I need to do this more often - Here's my " flip-flop " technique
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This was fun, just right to start me off on my card making journey!
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