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Valentine Card Making Bundle – Special Product Kit

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I’ve put together this special product bundle to help you create tons of unique Valentine’s Day cards for all your sweethearts this year.

My Valentine Card Making Bundle includes a selection of foam stamps, rubber stamps, and a stencil, as well as some inspiring card making ideas from our archives to help you on your way.

The bundle is just $55.68, a big savings off the $69.60 regular price, and supplies are limited so hurry in to get your bundle before they run out for good. This offer expires February 8th at 11:59pm EDT, and cannot be combined with other coupons or offers.

Here are the stamps and stencils that are included in the set*:

  • Grove Street Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
  • Neato Foam Stamp Set
  • Fan-tastic Cling Rubber Stamp Set
  • Love Tag Cling Rubber Stamp
  • Love Knots Cling Rubber Stamp
  • Art Deco Empire 9×12 Stencil

In total you will receive 3 foam stamps, 8 cling rubber stamps, and a 9×12 stencil. *No product substitutions are permitted.

Once you purchase, you will receive an email with links to project ideas from the archives to get you started on your Valentine card making.

Here are some examples:

This bundle offer is only available through February 8th at 11:50pm EDT, while supplies last, no product substitutions are available. 

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Holiday Card Making Bundle – Special Product Kit

Are you ready to get your Holiday Card Making Game on??? I’ve put together this special product bundle to help you create tons of unique holiday cards for everyone on your list this year.

My Holiday Card Making Bundle includes a selection of foam stamps, rubber stamps, and a stencil, as well as some inspiring card making ideas from our archives to help you on your way.

The bundle is just $45, a big savings off the $71.60 regular price, and supplies are limited so hurry in to get your bundle before they run out for good. This offer expires October 20th at 11:59pm EDT.

Special 20% Off Deal: Also, during this offer, if you purchase the Holiday Card Making Bundle you may receive an additional 20% off any other physical products (foam stamps, rubber stamps, stencils, ink pads) that you order at the same time. Just use the coupon code holidaycard20 when you check out. Artwork is not included in this offer.

Here are the stamps and stencils that are included in the set:

  • Valley Road Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
  • Broadway Positive Negative Foam Stamp Set
  • Triangle Love Cling Rubber Stamp Set
  • Fan-Fare Cling Rubber Stamp Set
  • Toledo 9×12 Stencil

In total you will receive 4 foam stamps, 11 cling rubber stamps, and a 9×12 stencil. 

Once you purchase, you will receive an email with links to project ideas from the archives to get you started on your holiday card making.

Here are some of the tutorials from our archives that will come with the Holiday Card Making Bundle once purchased:

This bundle offer is only available through October 20th at 11:50pm EDT.  And don’t forget to use the coupon code holidaycard20 to receive 20% off any additional physical items in your order.

Happy Card Making!

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Stencil Layering Fun- Art Journal

“If you can’t fly, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But move!” MLK

This was an art journal spread I did for StencilGirl here on their blog that I’d like to share with you today. It is with my Art Nouveau Wallpaper and Art Deco Summit stencils and spray paint, showing how to layer them up with cool dimensional effects.

Check out the video I made:

I designed these stencils with just this layering possibility in mind – they share the same fan design and scale and can be used together nicely. They also both include open areas for adding more of your own personal style through stamping, colors, or hand drawn elements.

Here is a close up of the page:

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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NEW Stencil Designs! December 2019 Release

Today I am releasing 8 new stencil designs with StencilGirl Products and am very excited to share them with you! You can check them out now in my Online Shop.  I’ve been playing with them for the past month and I just love the diversity of the group – some art deco fan stuff for you pattern lovers, abstract stuff for layering and texture, and more Mid Century motifs because we love modernism :)

Here are the new designs – hope you are as excited as I am to create with them!

First up is Art Deco Empire – I’m showing it here oriented upside down because I think it can work either way and I love how it kind of looks like crowns here.

Next is Art Deco Summit – A nice mix of pattern and solid shapes that I think is perfect for creating a balance of color and open space.

Here is Art Deco Fairview – another that I am showing here upside down to show how you can use it either way. Love this pattern.

Art Nouveau Wallpaper is another that mixes pattern and solid areas so you can really play with color here.

Kyoto is a fun mix of abstract marks that can oomph up your mark making in backgrounds and such.

Tokyo is a more energetic field of marks and again, really awesome for backgrounds.

Space Age Modern is a funky cool modernist pattern that is another fav.

Finally we have Signals – a field of abstract pattern that is ideal for backgrounds, layering, and creating visual texture.

So I hope you take a look at all the new stencils in my shop – it is an interesting mix of styles, shapes, and patterns – something for everyone :)

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Stencilbop Challenge Prompts 1-2

Yeah so excited for the #stencilbop challenge that got started yesterday. I cannot wait to see what you do with stencils throughout the month! If you want to play along with us check out my prompt in my insta feed and join us to let your stencils bop!

Here is an overview of Prompts 1 and 2:


Day 1 – Standard
Let’s start with my standard way to use my stencils – with acrylic paints. The reason I love using acrylic paints is that there are so many fun ways to apply different colors and blend them or mix them up making for some awesome backgrounds or even just small stenciled areas of a page.

My preferred way to apply acrylic paint is using a soft cosmetic sponge or a foam wedge and dab into the paint, then dab off the excess paint and dab over the stencil. The trick is to not have too much paint on your applicator otherwise you won’t get crisp lines and the paint just seeps underneath your stencil.

For the art journal spread here I used three different colors and lined them up next to each other and mixed them up through my Versailles Stencil. Since the application is quite thin it also doesn’t become too muddy and I love how this pops and came out. I just added a little bit of journaling and some of my circle stamps and there you go – an easy peasy art journaling page.

August 2 – Eye Candy

Well to be honest I think anything with stencils looks like eye candy – LOL- but I especially love the way how spray paints applied of stencils look like and how you can apply different colors in different areas.

Since I spray a lot inside I mostly use low odor acrylic spray paints in a well-ventilated room. If I spray a lot I actually wear a mask. The trick is to hold the stencil nice and firmly down – sometimes I use different brush ends to add extra fingers and hold down my stencil and then spray evenly and not too close. Always start spraying off the page to make sure the cap is not clocked or weird things are happening. 

Here I used white with my Amsterdam Stencil on a background I had painted with acrylic paint- I love how the the white makes everything pop. 

Here are some of the supplies that I used in these prompts:

And here is the prompt list so you can play along too! Follow the daily prompts on Instagram and tag your creations with #stencilbop

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Join the StencilBop Challenge August 1

Come and join me in the Stencilbop Challenge throughout the month of August, and “let your stencils bop!”

Follow me on Instagram for the daily prompts but I will also occasionally post recaps here on the blog. Each day will bring a new prompt and a new way to have some fun with your stencils.

Here is the Prompt List:

Each day beginning August 1 on my Instagram page I will post my take on the prompt. You can either try the same things or just try and do your own approaches following along with the prompts. I so hope you will share what you do and if you post on instagram, use the hashtag #stencilbop

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  • Laurie

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    Is this only being done thru Instagram? I know alot of people don’t do Instagram including myself.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I will also post every couple days about it on the blog- so you can easily join if you would like to!

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The Stencilfied Journal – Prompt 22

My wonderful friend Tina Walker is at it again – she invited several people to join her Stencilfied Prompts. The prompts are music related and each week she is posting a song. You can be inspired by the lyrics, the video, the album cover or anything related and the only restriction is that you have to use StencilGirl Product Stencils. Here is my take on Prompt 22

This time the song was Lightening Crashes by Live – a grunge classic you could say. And although it is a bit of a bummer, I chose some lyrics and went for powerful colors and a vibrant spread.

I used my Lily Wallpaper stencil – one I designed years ago now but still love so much. I used spray paint, acrylic paint, and a fude pen. I paired it with the coordinating design – the Lily Fan stamp from my Fan-tastic Large stamp set. Mixing the same motifs together in different forms creates some nice unity.

It’s a pretty intense background (“like a rollin’ thunder”?) so I toned it down some with gesso.

And the lyrics found their spot in the center of it all ;)

Here are some of the supplies I used:



And I have a special deal going on now through Friday, June 21st: spend $20 or more in physical products in my online shop, and receive a FREE Exchange Place foam stamp. This is a value of $9.50. Offer available while supplies last.

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The Stencilfied Journal – Prompt 21

My wonderful friend Tina Walker is at it again – she invited several people to join her Stencilfied Prompts. The prompts are music related and each week she is posting a song. You can be inspired by the lyrics, the video, the album cover or anything related and the only restriction is that you have to use StencilGirl Product Stencils. Here is my take on Prompt 21

This week’s prompt was Back in Black by AC/DC – a real rock n roll standard. I thought I would sketch a bit of a dangerous looking girl and use a fiery color palette.

I used my Hamburg stencil for the background with acrylic paint and spray paint.

I sketched the girl using Art Graf Kneaded Graphite – a water soluble putty-like stuff that you can draw with and then reactivate with water. It’s an interesting material to work with that I’m digging right now.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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The Stencilfied Journal – Prompt 10

My wonderful friend Tina Walker is at it again – she invited several people to join her Stencilfied Prompts. The prompts are music related and each week she is posting a song. You can be inspired by the lyrics, the video, the album cover or anything related and the only restriction is that you have to use StencilGirl Product Stencils. Here is my take on Prompt 10:

This week’s prompt is Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” . Loved playing with my Kassel Stencil since I felt that would fit the best with the lyric part I picked.

For the first pink layer I used acrylic paint over the stencil and then for the second layer I used spray paint.

For the figure I used oil pastels – still love playing with them, it is so satisfying to play with this creamy intense colorful medium :)

Here are some of the supplies I used


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