CCEE2016 ~ Fun with stencils!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers - stencils!
Stencils are such a fun way to decorate our cards
and so many companies have fun ones out there these days.
Frances is our hostess for the month of April 
and her challenge is to create a card that uses at least one stencil, 
either for a background or focal image.

 I love this challenge because I love stencils!
They are a great way to create designs and scenes on a card ~ like this one.
I've used a stamp set by My Favorite Things called You Gnome Me.
I wanted this set for forever
and was sad that they retired it ~
 but super thrilled to get it when they did
for such an amazingly low price during their big retirement sale ~ yay! 

My stencil is from Stamp Anniething and one I love - burlap.
I created a little scene with the fun gnome
but making 'sky' and 'grass' and added some stitched clouds.
Originally, I stamped the HELLO directly onto the cardstock
and it didn't look quite right so I added an extra cloud with it stamped on it.

 I keep my stencils tucked into an OLD DUSTY album ~
originally designed for pocket journaling.
I bought it before my son was even born (and he's almost 16!)

The front opening is for a photo so I added a quick distressed panel
with a little sunflower stamp ~ I love sunflowers ♥

 And the deep 8 x 8 pockets are PERFECT for storing the stencils.

Since I'm still cleaning and purging and moving things around,
I keep it handy on my desk next to Alice's markers and colored pencils.
My little granddaughter has her own sets
so it's a nice balance between the cup and bin! 

 And that's a tiny tour of my stencils, LOL!

Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the Design Team
created with their stencils.
As always, you can link up your cards, too ~ check the bottom of the blog post.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Lovely card. Your stencils are in a great album. Mine are mostly busy flying somewhere through my apartment! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A beautiful card and great way to store your stencils Kelly.

    Sue xx

  3. What a lovely card Kelly - and a great way to store your stencils. Love that Alice has her own markers on your desk :)
    Stay safe

  4. Great card and I love your burlap tencil!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Great card, Kelly, love stencils too, well done you on the card this gnomes are popular too aren’t they!

    My storage is very ad Hoc for stencils as they’re all different sizes some are A4, and 12 x 12 and smaller than yours bit annoying .l.l but just throw them in a clear bag on top of shelf in main craft cupboard.
    Prob should sort them one day..!!!
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these troubled times, may we look up in faith! Praying you’re all kept well too!
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  6. I absolutely must put in some shopping time searching for gnomes!! I love this adorable card with its stenciled ground and sky and that precious gnome and his snail friend!! And what a great storage solution for your stencils, Kelly!! Lovin' that Lil' Miss Crafty Pants much, too!!

  7. Kelly, your card is adorable and I totally enjoyed your stencil tour. Awesome!

  8. Such a cute card with the gnome set!! I love your stenciled bg. It makes great grounding for your adorable scene, Kelly. Nicely done!

  9. Aww, Kelly....fun, fun, fun!!! Just adorable!

  10. Super cute Kelly! These little gnomes are so fun and your background is so clever! Great stencil storage idea too!

  11. Your cute gnome looks so happy! Nice storage solution for your stencils. Mine are in a binder -- not nearly as creative as yours.

  12. Hi Kelly your card is just so cute, s super design and a lovely way to store your stencils. Keep safe, Kate x

  13. Your card just makes me smile--so cute! Love your stencil storage and a quick picture of your crafty desk!

  14. I need to find me an album with pockets for my stencils. Thanks for that great tip. Love your cute CCEE card. Hope all is well.

  15. So very cute Kelly, love the cute gnome and I love your stencilled background..only pulled my stencils out the other day and attempted something..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Your gnome is just so sweet and I really enjoy your stenciled backgrounds. I would share how I store mine but I don't own a single one!

  17. love your stencilled background and cute gnomes to boot :)

  18. Super cute card Kelly and love the gnome. I love your storage solution, I'm addicted to storage! lol

    June x