Let a stencil be your guide!

Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

I wanted to share a card with you that I made today
with a stenciled piece that I made almost a year ago!
February 27 to be exact :)

The colorful stenciled piece has been sitting in a bin on my desk
 under some other things and I found it today.
It was time to let this beauty make it's way onto a card!
No time like the present! ♥ 

The fun thing about this is ...... 
aside from being super simple and super clean (easy, one layer!)
is that it was made using a stencil from a notebook!

I found these little sprial notebooks in the .99c store
 and picked up a few with different ones seeing as how 
the cover is plastic (easy clean up!)
and they had super geometric designs (very cool!)

 Here's one of them:

 To create this simple card,
I first layered a piece of white cardstock under the notebook "stencil".
Using my distress ink cubes 
(wild honey, worn lipstick, crushed olive and broken china),
and my Ranger ink mini blending tool.

It's best to let these panels set after distressing (especially oxide inks!)
and mine definitely dried - for a year! LOL!
I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a die and created the shape,
added a sentiment from an MFT stamps set
 and set it to black cardstock to offset the colors. 

Here are a couple at a glance:

It's always fun to be creative when doing art!
These notebooks with the spiral paper drew me in with the shapes
and I instantly thought of stenciling!

What creative things have you found?
There are so many ways to be creative with DIY projects!
You can look around your home
and find all sorts of wonderful items to use in your crafty supplies.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings! ♥


  1. Great idea and fab result!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Absoluely gorgeous. I am having trouble commenting on embedded somments on my Ipad but today it is working, hooray. If you couod change to a pop up box in your settings, comments that would be great and I can comment more.

  3. What a brilliant idea to use these reasonable notebooks for stencils! I love how the card turned out and I'm so glad you found this forgotten item in your stash because it made a gorgeous, colorful card! NJ!

  4. Wow, what a fantastic find Kelly, these little books make some fabulous looking cards.

    Sue xx

  5. Hi Kelly, what a fab find! Love the card you made using one. Hugs, Shaz X

  6. Kelly your card is stunning... and you are so creative! I love how you think outside the box!

  7. Hi Kelly,
    popped over from Lisa's blog to join your blog and Hi,
    Your work is so lovely and such beautiful colours used on the stencil images.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Great use of these notbook covers, Kelly!! Well done! Love your stenciling and the colours you used!

  9. How clever of you to use the notebooks this way! The card is so pretty. I just popped in from Lisa'a blog to say hello.

  10. Beautiful card! What great stencils there! BTW I am also a FL girl, across the state from you 💕

  11. Very pretty rainbow look with the stenciling!

  12. Wow what a very colorful and happy design my friend!! Love the results!! HUGS

  13. Oh my goodness, what great inspiration! I've probably seen similar books and never thought of using them so creatively. Your thoughts outside the box are awesome - card too of course.

  14. A lovely card, beautiful colors ! Saw the message at AussieAnnie and became a follower, hope you'll reach your goal ! Hugs, Enny

  15. This is so stunning!! The colors are amazing!! Gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. They are simply gorgeous Kelly!! Love the designs and colours. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  17. Gorgeous card and stencilling. Great find at the dollar store Kelly...Loz

  18. Hi Kelly, saw the message over at Kelly's creative Dreams so popped over to join your followers. Brilliant find and love the card. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  19. HI Kelly! I'm popping over from Lisa's blog (A Mermaid's Crafts)- She said you were very talented and she was RIGHT! Loved checking out your blog that now I'm following you! Love your pretty stencil card! Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  20. Gorgeous Kelly..love the colours and great stencils..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  21. Wow! So creative Kelly! What a great use of those stencil notebooks.