Hey, crafty friends! I have another day of crafty inspiration to share with you today using the Stencil Strips – Holiday set. This is a set you can earn for FREE during the month of October with a qualifying purchase of $100 or more in the TE webstore. For more information on earning the set, CLICK HERE. Today, I have a video to share from Joy Baldwin as well as inspiration from the TE Creative Team.

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Watch the video below to see how Joy created the cards featured at the top of this post using the new Stencil Strips – Holiday set:

In the video, Joy shares how to create two different background designs using different stencil strips from the Stencil Strips – Holiday set. Both of her cards use the One the Block – Happy stamp (+ coordinating die) and On Repeat – Holidays stamp (+ coordinating On Repeat die) to create the sentiments on her cards along with sentiment strips from the Simple Strips – Christmas stamp.

Joy used the joy stencil strip to create the background on this card. She angled the stencil and used removable tape to mask off the different lines of text to stencil them in different colors. She moved the stencil across the background to repeat the pattern across the whole background. I love how Joy added Nuvo crystal drops in the center of the ‘o’ in the ‘joy’ words to add sparkle, shine, and dimension to her card.

The background on this card is created with the nordic star stencil strip. Joy used removable tape to mask off every other star on the strip and used a blender brush to stencil half of the stars in Mulled Wine ink and half of them in Peapod ink. She moved the stencil back and forth in each row to vary the background pattern.

Check out the list below for the supplies that Joy used on both of her cards:

Here are a few more projects from members of the TE Creative Team that are created with the Stencil Strips – Holiday set:

Annette Allen created a fun background for this tropical Santa and his decorated palm tree using the Stencil Strips – Holiday set. The “sky” is stenciled with the polka dot stencil strip repeated down the card and the “ground” is stenciled with the joy stencil in a few rainbow colors. I spy one more stencil design on the tag! Annette used the striped stencil strip on the tag and stamped the sentiment on top in Oreo ink.

This next card is created by me (Heather Nichols). I used the reindeer stencil strip along with creative masking using Low Tack Artist Tape to create the multicolored look. The background is created with the nordic star stencil strip across the bottom of the card and the Nordic Snowflake stencil at the top of the card using Toffee ink on Toffee cardstock. The sentiments embossed in white are from the Pennant Parade – Christmas stamp set and cut out using circle punches.

Laurie Willison also used the reindeer stencil strip, but in just one color on her project created with the Stencil Strips – Holiday set. I really love how she stacked several of the stencil strip designs in different colors on her card. The ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment stamped in Oreo ink is from the Fill in the Blank Cling & Clear Combo set.

Melody Rupple used the tree stencil strip on this cute Christmas card that also features the Merry Millie stamp set. Instead of stenciling the whole card background, you only need to stencil a strip at the top and bottom with the stencil strips on this card design. Melody finished off her card with a sentient from the Simple Strips – Christmas stamp and a few Bits & Pieces – Gold Drip Drops scattered around the cute scene with Millie and the reindeer.

Join Taylor live for “T Time” at 1pm Central today on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. Taylor always has something crafty and fun to share. We hope to see you there – come join in on the fun!

Did the inspiration this week inspire you to pull out your own stencils and/or Blender Brushes to create? We have even more stenciling and blending inspiration coming your way next week with a few new products that I am pretty sure you all get pretty excited about. Stop by the TE Blog this weekend for a sneak peek!

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