Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holly Bough Layering Stencil

Back again with the second of the two Layering Stencils that were released last week, Holly Bough.
For some reason I just kept thinking glitter.  Stickles Dry Glitter in Platinum to be exact.  My favorite color of all!  We use this glitter in the Gilded Christmas Box class and it sells out at every single store! The color is just the right mix of gold and silver.  Perfect for Christmas in my book!
I cut a manila card, laid the Holly Bough stencil on top and added a layer of Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste over the top with a craft scraper.  Then I just poured the glitter over the top.  It was just that easy...
Once the Embossing Paste was dry, I used the Sizzix Alterations Mini Baroque Die and my Vagabond machine to cut out this great shape.  Perfect for a gift tag!
I suppose I could have cut the shape and then added the glitter but this way gave me a clean cut edge where the glitter runs over the edge of the tag.
I came up with a few additional embellishments.
Stamp the back with a nice Christmas sentiment using the Deco Christmas stamp set.  That fits quite nicely!


If you don't have the stamp set, then how about a Vial Label?  It is my go to embellishment!  Just add a couple words from Seasonal Chit Chat.
Or how about a simple WISH ticket?  Easy enough.
Well I hope one of these ideas spurs some ideas for using the Holly Bough Stencil.  I am already working on something else for later in the month.
As I said before, I have two to give away...just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on Monday morning.  
Thanks for playing along!

Oh, and by the way, my friend Richele is also giving away stencils, so hop on over to her blog and see what she's been up to...it's a winter wonderland!

now carry on,
paula

123 comments:

  1. I love the glitter idea, such pretty tags. I would love to win, thanks so much for the chance.

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  2. Gourgeous tag! Love the stencils and the glittercolor!
    Thanks for the inspiration

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  3. That glitter looks wonderful, I can see why it sells out!
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  4. my gosh, these are beautiful! I love platinum in both the glitter and stickles. it is my fave shade next to pink. ;) it's gorgeous with the holly stencil. thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Hi Paula, I love your Christmas thinking, stunning projects that are really quick & easy. I may just copy this one!, all credit to you of course :-) Thanks for the chance to win Tim's lushious stencils. Theresa x

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  6. Beautiful Paula!! I love adding it over the embossing paste! I can only imagine how gorgeous it looks IRL!! TFS

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  7. Great use of glitter. I don't have that kind, but I think you've talked me into it!

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  8. I just love that glittering holly! I shall have to get the stencil & glitter :-) oh dear! That's more items on the wish list :-D

    Sally

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  9. I love that tag! Those stencils are fabulous!

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  10. That holly stencil is glorious, I can think of a zillion ways to use it. I love the idea of the platinum glitter, it would go with any other background!

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  11. WOW love this stencil, just gorgeous

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  12. Love this stencil and also the platinum glitter - my favorite color of glitter. Your tag turned out beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Oh those stencils!
    Wonderful idea to use for the coming season!
    Michelle

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  14. Stunning and you are right the PERFECT vintage shade of silver! I never would have thought to use texture paste through a stencil to ADD GLITTER.... I have the glitter and the texture paste - now I need that stencil!!!

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  15. I love your playing with the stencils...so many ways to use them is inspiring - thanx!

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  16. Love that glittered holly, gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Your tag is beautiful! I love the way you added the glitter to the embossing paste, and the color is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. What a clever idea adding glitter to the embossing paste very effective! :)

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  19. The glitter holly is FAB! And the tone of the glitter--best of both worlds, because sometimes I don't want all silver or all gold! Gotta get me some of that!! OH--and I feel the same with those clean lines! I like clean lines, too!! Another wonderful piece, Paula--thanks for sharing! I'm inspired again! XOXO-Shari

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  20. I love the holly stencil! I could see so many things to do with it. I will have to try the dry glitter too. Thanks for sharing

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  21. I have just started to work with stencils, and am loving the holly! Well, lets be honest, every one of Tim's new stencils are on my Christmas wish list!! Thanks for the chance to win one!
    Lu C

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  22. very glittery! i still have some of the glitter from the Junk Drawer advent calendar, might have to make do with that one and a different stencil... hmm.... thanks for the ideas!

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  23. Love the holiday stencil. Thanks for the opportunity to win this decorative stencil.

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  24. Love the holiday stencil. Thanks for the opportunity to win this decorative stencil.

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  25. Fabulous! I love the holly design, and it's a great idea to use the glitter over the embossing paste! Didn't realize it would stick! Wow! Love the sparkle!

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  26. I love the glittery holly. So beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I love glitter which is why I love your projects and ideas.
    Happy Turkey Day!
    Denise

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  28. That is a lovely glitter, and really like that deco sentiment! But please tell me that isn't a REAL Christmas present already wrapped :)

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  29. I love how crisp the glittered image is - love that technique - 2 items added to my wish list!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  30. I've wanted to try the paste with glitter, now I am not so intimidated. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I haven't used that glitter before- looks very lovely and vintage
    my name is Holly- would love to win the stencil!!!
    thanks
    Holly

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  32. Love the Holly Bough. What a great tag idea. Thanks for sharing. Linda from Alaska

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  33. LUV this stencil!! your tag's stunning; thanks for a chance to win & I know everyone wants to, especially ME!!

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  34. I like the Holly Bough stencil even better than the last one! I love how you created the tag with the glitter, very vintage Christmas, and also how you gave us option of how to embellish depending on what we have on hand. Thanks for the chance to win the stencil and for telling us about your friend's giveaway as well.

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  35. Wow, love this stencil ... and the fabulous tag you created! What a terrific addition to anyone's holiday craft supplies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. I am in love with Tim's new stencils I just bought the shatter stencil but I keep eying the harlequin I really love what you did with it making the ice skating card and using the glitter on the holly gives me many ideas :) Beautiful cards.. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. I just love stencils they are so versatile, it would be fantastic to win these.

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  38. How cool its a simple and clean cut tag just love it. Its simply beautiful.

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  39. I am in LOVE with this stencil. Can't wait to get my hands one and start playing!

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  40. Love the new stencils and the glitter is really cool. Tag is great too!

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  41. Love your ideas ... The tag is awesome, so beautiful! Wish me luck with the drawing of the stencil.

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  42. Wow, how stunningly beautiful. Wish me luck also!

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  43. Wow, how stunningly beautiful. Wish me luck also!

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  44. Your tag is beautiful♥ Thanks for showing us how to do it! Now I need the stencil!

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  45. Say it isn't so! WOW! This is so me and so outrageously gorgeous! I love the stencil, but pairing it with the embossing paste and (my fav) Platinum glitter is out of this world perfect. Now I NEED one to play with right now...:) PS: thanks for enabling

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  46. Beautiful Idea! love this stencil and you work are , as always, fabulous! thanks for the chance! Ps Platinum glitter is absolutely one of my fav!!!! BArbarayaya

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  47. Both those stencils would be stunning in glitter! You've inspired me to go look at all my stencils with that in mind. Thanks.

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  48. Love what you did with the holly stencil. Glitter is always a winner in my book. Tove

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  49. Love what you did with the holly stencil. Glitter is always a winner in my book. Tove

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  50. Your cards are so nice, Paula! The silver holly bough looks fab raised and glittered. Like the "Christmas Greetings" font. I don't have that set but it's on my wish list. Thx for the chance to win. :)

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  51. Deck the halls with a Holly Bough layering stencil ! :) I just love Christmas !!

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  52. Your tag is so lovely and yet simple. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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  53. Oh wow, that color of glitter done in the holly, looks fantastic. Thanks.

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  54. I love the simplicity and the sparkle!! Lovely

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  55. So beautiful in a simple way. I love your ideas! And this glitter is fabulous!

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  56. Oh boy new stencils and they are so versetile! Would love to let my inspiration go wild with these two! BTW your glitter tag is fab.

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  57. Wow! This is so beautiful. Now I have to buy those stamps :) TFS

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  58. Love these stencils and love your creations and ideas! The glitter is so beautifully vintage. Be especially blessed...

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  59. quelle belle etiquette, j'adore!

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  60. Gorgeous, Paula! Love the new stencils and the glitter. Thanks too for the great tip on glittering before cutting. So simple but makes perfect sense!

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  61. oh wow wee...... this is so so delicious.....Merry and blessful Christmas to you :)

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  62. Love that glitter! If you pick my name, please Pay It Forward and pick another since I own this one too. Thanks to my friend Donna Gibson!

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  63. Your gift wrapping is ALWAYS so elegant! And what a coincidence, I was making gift tags this week using Tim's Tag dies and the reindeer die (Love that one). Didn't use the glitter this time, the deer were cut using cinnamon colored velvet paper that I embossed. Came out really cool! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  64. oh, I just love the dimension on the holly and glitter, so cute. the hounds tooth is one of my favs.

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  65. A thing of beauty! I really like the dimension the embossing paste gives.

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  66. What a great design, especially since I LOVE glitter. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. It's 82 degrees here and sometimes that makes it hard to get in the mood for the holidays. But after seeing your posts yesterday and today, I'm inspired to start holiday crafting!! Bring on the glitter!!

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  68. Always something to spark ideas! Thanks for the giveaway, too!

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  69. Love the holly branch stencil and the antique look glitter is a fabulous way to use it!

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  70. Love the Tag, so simple and elegant looking :)

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  71. I love the Platinum Glitter. It is so elegant and vintage.

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  72. I tried to buy the harlequin one yesterday and all the stencils were sold out. So thanks for the chance.

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  73. Great ideas, the stamp from the Deco set really fits the tag nicely. Love the platinum glitter on the front!

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  74. I've painted with stencils. I've inked with stencils. I've gessoed with stencils. I've embossed with stencils. Why have I never thought to glitter with them?! Genius.

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  75. Love this simple yet stunning tag with the holly bough stencil..BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. Beautiful tag It has been awhile since I have used embossing paste, I am going to have to get mine out.

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  77. I recently purchased Wendy's stamps and her embossing paste is on top of my want list. Love that glittered Tag! It's gorgeous. Thanks Paula for your beautiful ideas and such a fun giveaway. Tim's Stencils are definitely on my list, as well.

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  78. Ohhhhhhhhhh - I'm going to my playground right now to try this with Wendy's paste and Tim's glitter. Thanks!

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  79. beautiful tag! thanks for the give away. cjmont2002@yahoo.com

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  80. I love the glitter idea - perfect!!

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  81. Absolutely beautiful stencils - and your work!!!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Cheers!!


    Lorraine
    ;o)

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  82. very nice effect with the glittered stencil and then die cutting. Certainly adds something special to a tag. Thanks for the inspiration...and chance to win!

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  83. How beautiful! Both the stencils and tags!!

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  84. Love the technique to add the glitter and the tag turned out great with so many ideas for its usage. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  85. love this technique, its so nice on this stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. Love the Tag, so simple and elegant :)

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  87. I was wondering if sprinkling the dry distress glitter on top of the translucent embossing paste results in the glitter remaining in place when the tags are handled? Lovely project, and thanks for sharing this idea with your fans.

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    1. Linda, That is a great question. Once I had the embossing paste/glitter on the card, I let it sit on my desk for a good 24-48 hours to make sure it was completely dry. Some glitter did come off when I ran it through the Vagabond machine but now on the package it is very, very little. You have to tap it or rub over it to get even get a small amount off. I am very happy with the embossing paste/glitter result. The key is just walking away and leaving it to dry.
      paula

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  88. I love the Holly Bough stencil & that glitter is fabulous! Gorgeous tag!

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  89. Oh, what a great glittery Christmas look. Thanks for the info on 'leave it alone for a couple days'. Thanks for the give away. Blessings and smiles, Emilou

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  90. I love that glittery tag using that holly stencil! Perfectly festive and beautiful! Just loving this idea for a simple but elegant gift tag.

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  91. I LOVE what you did with that stencil! I have been waiting for it to hit my LSS as I love everything Holly! Such a beautiful idea. TFS :)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  92. Thanks for that comment to Linda re the glitter rubbing off the paste....I wondered how your thin die cuts handled the glitter, but then I guess the label is one of the thick Sizzix dies. Delightfully simple idea.

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  93. I love the Tim Holtz line and would like a chance to win one of these stencils.

    I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you come up with.

    Hugs
    FredaB

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  94. Such fabulous ideas! Really getting me in the mood for Christmas ! I love the look of the glitter on the embossing paste ! Two more items to add to my wish list, thanks for your tip to linda about walking away and leaving the paste and glitter to dry thoroughly, I'm a terror for touching or poking things just to see if they're dry yet! x

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  95. I love the idea of using the stencil with glitter, awesome! Thanks for sharing, the tag is lovely.

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  96. I love this stencil, and would love to win one. Thank you for the chance to do so!

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  97. this is beautiful- thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. Always a pleasure to have you share your creativity. I like holly... Miss the holly trees that were in my back yard in Pennsylvania. Like the glitter

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  99. What a gorgeous tag, and I love the stencils!!

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  100. this is so x'mas! love love love!)

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  101. AWESOME!! i'D LOVE to win!! LOVE the glitter idea!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  102. Love all that glittery goodness! Such a classy card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  103. This is brilliant - in more ways than one! Love the stencil and that beautiful glitter!

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  104. Thank you so much for this chance to win Paula - I love the glittery holly look. I wonder when the stencils will hit the UK.

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  105. I'd be worried about getting glitter in my Vagabond! Way to be fearless and making it amazing!

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  106. Hi Paula, unrelated question, will you be doing new pdf. calendar pages for 2014? Thanks!

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    1. Yep, did that a while back. Here's the link - http://www.oneluckyday.net/2013/10/the-calendar.html
      thanks - paula

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    2. So sorry, I must be losing it, I remembered as soon as I looked at the link. Static is to blame, I swear.

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  107. Wow....I love this lil stencil and the effect on label and card is soooo special. Got to find this stencil....no one seems to have it in stock. :( Love how you used this adorable stencil ....Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Gorgeous tag! Off to find that TH stencil!

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  109. Great idea Paula. Wendy was right - such a great idea. Jenny x

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  110. Great idea with the stencil & embossing paste!

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  111. Love The Use Of This Stencil with the Embossing Paste. Thanks For Sharing.

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  112. Another great use for the stencils - glitter!!

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  113. Well, now, that's just cool! I love the holly, especially. There are so many ways one can use - hey, Happy Thanksgiving! - stencils. Thanks for all you do to inspire so many of us!

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  114. I have always loved holly so this is one stencil I would love to have. (One more that is!)
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share all these ideas during this busy time.

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