Sunday, April 12, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Carol's Stenciled Monochromatic Thank You Cards

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! How are you all doing so far? We hope you're all safe at home and finding ways to keep yourselves busy -- perhaps crafting even more? It's time for a fresh batch of stencil inspiration this month. You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Carol created three beautifully stenciled thank you cards.


Here's Carol with her projects:

Hello, Carol here, warmly welcoming you to my first Stencil Sunday post! During April, May and June, on the second and fourth Sundays, I have the joy of playing with - and sharing - cards/projects using STAMPlorations' incredible array of stencils! Talk about fun!

Just a note (or perhaps a disclaimer?): I am a 'CAS' stenciler/stamper, so you'll see 'basic' techniques from me. I'm also sure that everything I make has been done before and, in many cases, probably stems from something I've seen/want to try in my travels through the crafting blog-verse. I'll aim to give credit where I can and when I can't, please know: I'm not 'lifting' your ideas to call them my own. I'm just imitating as a form of flattery!

My ultimate goal is to showcase a range of stencils and provide a launching point where your vivid imaginations and abundant creativity can take off!

So, with that as preamble...let's begin!

During these uncertain times, I'm sure many of us are seeking ways to express our appreciation for all those who are doing their best to keep our 'new normal' running as smoothly as possible. For that reason, I decided on thank you cards; a theme I'm certain to be returning to frequently in the days ahead.

My monochromatic (more ore less) teal cards share the same basic ingredients, which are linked below: two stencils (Dots All Over stencil, Square Lots stencil), two 'thanks' dies (Thanks word die, Skinny Sentiments), two heat-embossed smaller sentiments (Thank You Coffee). I've also used a triangle die (from my stash) for the design and inlaid the stenciled sections within the frame. Doing so resulted in the first two cards...

I made a third card with the leftover pieces - the outer frame from the previous projects and the white inserts from the panel die - using the same stencils and ink.

Truly simple to make - and a reminder that mixing-and-matching stencils is a ton of fun! Plus, you can often get multiples when you use this kind of technique!

Hope you'll bring your stencils out and give them some LOVE!


Fabulous stenciling on those cards, don't you think? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Carol's blog by May 8. We'll announce the winner in the April winners post on May 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Carol will be back in two weeks for two more awesome projects.


  1. Great design with the triangles and I like the stenciling.

  2. Beautiful cards, Carol! I really like your stencilling as well as the patchwork look! I would say your first Stencil Sunday is a success!

  3. Yes, wonderfully designed cards and I love the colors.

  4. Well done on the design and using the stencil...great looking card...tfs

  5. These are so cool! Love the design and the pretty color
    you used.

  6. I love the FONT of the THANKS and your fun mosaic look!!

  7. Love these teal stencil card creations - love work and like the thanks as well - super job! TFS

  8. I really love the one on the right. I like the papers and different triangles...

  9. Great use of the stencils...they work so well with the monochromatic look. tfs-stay well.

  10. What a great idea with stunning, elegant results!
    Stay safe

  11. love how you use all the pieces to create lovely cards

  12. These look awesome
    with these dies.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Beautiful set of coordinated cards..Love the idea...Hugsxx

  14. Wonderful trio of cards! Fun way to combine a number of stencil designs.

  15. This would be such a great box set as a gift. Hmmm... another great way to use some scraps. Thanks for the inspiration and please stay well!

    LOVE the triangular design with the different stencilling in each one, the layered sentiments really POP too :)

  17. Beautiful cards. The monochromatic look is so elegant and classy.