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Sunday, November 22, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Stretching Crafty Dollars: Karen Creates Holiday and Non-Holiday Cards with Stencils

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! Stencil Sunday is back. Did you miss this feature? For the next three months, we have two incredibly talented guest designers sharing their creations that feature ARTplorations stencils. Make sure you comment on this post for a chance at a $15 prize code. Every month, we draw 7 winners, with the winners randomly drawn from all posts published during the month. The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have.

In today's post, we have the amazing Karen Hasheck sharing not just 3 but 8 absolutely awesome cards that are sure to inspire you and prompt you to bust out your stencils. And you won't want to miss her video!


Here is Karen with her cards:

Happy Sunday everyone! I am Karen Hasheck and I am so thrilled to be here for my first guest designer post on Stencil Sunday! I love to find ways to stretch my crafty dollars, and I had fun creating non-holiday cards with Christmas ARTplorations stencils and Christmas cards with stencils not designed for holiday cards. I made 8 different cards and show them all and how to make a masculine version of the floating easel deer card in a YouTube video you can watch here.

My first two cards show how to use the Christmas Flowers stencil on a floating easel card for Christmas and on a CAS floral card with peach ink that fades off with stamps from the Beautiful You stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions. The Christmas floating easel card features a flying reindeer created with the Christmas Reindeer stencil and gold Glitz Glitter Gel. I used clear stickers for the sentiment on the acetate and on the popped up rectangle holding up the easel. The frame on both of these cards were created with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch dies.

I used both the Christmas Trees and Christmas Tree 1 stencils on the slimline Christmas card and then created arrows with Sana Lippert's Christmas Tree 1 stencil to make my layered "Proceed to Party" card.

These two cards from my video show double stenciling with the Plaid Maker stencil and using the Slimline Kitty stencil on an A2 card and a slimline Christmas card. "Missing You" is a favorite CUTplorations die of mine for these times.

Can you guess which stencils I used to make this Big Hugs card? It is definitely not a Christmas card, but I used the Christmas Trees stencil and the Slimline Kitty stencil to create this graphic style card. 

Do you like the Big Hugs die on this card? Be sure to watch my video to find out how you can possibly win that die and your favorite of the cards I created as a gift from me.

I had so much fun creating holiday and non-holiday cards with these creative stencils and hope my cards and video inspire you to give some of these ideas and products a try!


  1. Wow-that’s some serious stenciling! I love the deer card! Amazing techniques!

    1. Amazing cards! I love the colors and motion of that last Big Hugs card. A unique and creative double stencil technique. Karen shows how versatile the stencils can be.

  2. Fabulous showcase of the versatility of stencils, the floating easel is spectacular!

  3. Such gorgeous examples with different mixed media! These are so pretty!!

  4. Awesome cards! Love the floating easel card with the deer!

  5. Love ideas to stretch the use of stamps and stencils.

  6. Such a neat way to stretch your stencils and these cards are really pretty I like these ideas and I'm going to have to try them out thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration

  7. Fabulous cards with great use of stencils. I don't have many stencils because I never know what to do with them. You can be sure I'll be back next Sunday for more ideas.

  8. Lots of beautiful inspiration! The kitty slimline stencil is the best product I bought all year! lol I love it!

  9. WOW! I love the layering of Stencils you did! I Love the GOLD TREE!

  10. I especially like the pink and teal trees. So cool.

  11. Wonderful variety of creative stenciled cards. Love the floating easel card.

  12. Great variety of ideas for the stencils. I like being able to look through what I already have and reimagine its use.

  13. Fabulous use of the stencils Karen - amazing work!
    Stay safe

  14. The most amazing creations and the most creative ways to use the stencils and thank you so much for the hugely inspirational post....I loved it x.

  15. Wonderful cards, Karen. My favourite is the floating easel card.

  16. Your cards are very creative and festive! Love, love!

  17. Karen:
    Great cards. I have the tree stencil and the deer stencil as well. I love how you used that tree stencil to create an all occasion cards. Great creativity.

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  19. You always think outside the box on your cards. Love this post and all of your creations.

  20. Wow I love seeing crafters use products in different ways. That Big Hugs card is amazing!

  21. I loved this video. I can't wait to try the techniques shown and shop for stencils and stamps. My favorite was the Easel card.

  22. I recently started using stencils and I love them.


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