From the Artist Tribe - Crazy for Sari Scraps Part 2

Jackie Neal is back again today with part 2 of Tuesday's post, showing more of her love for using sari scraps in her art journal.

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In addition to the sari scraps, Jackie used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil and my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil. (I'm really loving the texture and color she got with that one - check out this closeup!)

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Make sure to stop over at Jackie's blog today to see the rest of the photos and details!


From the Artist Tribe - Good Fortune Keeping

Lynda Shoup is back again today from the Artist Tribe sharing another project to celebrate Chinese New Year - a good fortune keeper!

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What a fun project! Lynda used one of the Chinese coin tassels from the shop, along with a metal wafer die (I only have a few left and my supplier is no longer carrying these designs, so first come, first served!) She's also using some sari yarn

Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see more details and get the background on how she's using this fabulous piece to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Feeling inspired? Don't forget that you can save 15% off on orient-inspired supplies all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout!

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From the Artist Tribe - Crazy for Sari Scraps

Today Artist Tribe member Jackie Neal is kicking off part 1 of a 2-part series using embellished sari scraps in her art journal. Check out the spreads she's showcasing today!

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On this first page, Jackie used small pieces cut from sari scraps along with an embroidered Hmong star and my Art Deco Bookplates stencil.


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For this second page, I love the way she created a pocket for loose beads using another piece of a sari scrap! Underneath, she stamped and painted an elephant from a hand-carved woodblock stamp.

Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog to see all of the details for these first two pages!

 


From the Artist Tribe - Art Matters

We have another inspiring project from the Artist Tribe today... Sandee is sharing some gorgeous mixed media artwork with a message that I couldn't agree with more...

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Isn't that beautiful? I love the way she's integrated Emerald Creek regular and Baked Texture embossing powders, washi tape (like the one on the bottom with Van Gogh paintings,) various papers, and my Art Deco Alphabet stencil all so seamlessly!

Make sure you stop by Sandee's blog to see more photos and details for today's stunning mixed media project!


From the Artist Tribe - A Mixed Media Spin on Chinese New Year

 We're continuing our celebration of Chinese New Year here at the studio with another stellar mixed media piece from Jill McDowell

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Can I say how much I love what Jill did with the Peking Opera mask she used here? The painting really transformed it! And I'm dying over how she used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil with embossing powder to make the collars on her figures. Too cool.

Chinese New Year Mixed Media Closeup 1 - Jill McDowell

Make sure to head over to Jill's blog to get more details on how this piece came together, lots more photos, and the full list of all of the products she used.

Feeling inspired? Don't forget that you can save 15% off on orient-inspired supplies all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout!

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From the Artist Tribe - The Year of the Dog, Mixed Media Style!

This month's celebration of Chinese New Year continues as Artist Tribe member Lynda Shoup brings us a fabulous mixed media wall hanging showcasing the year of the dog!

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Lynda used the Double Happiness Chinese wafer die (and my supplier doesn't offer these anymore, so there's only one left! Looking for replacements...) as well as a traditional good luck tassel, sari yarn, papers from the Exotic Orient Collage & Embellishment pack, and lots more goodies. Make sure you swing by Lynda's blog to see lots more details and get some background on how this piece came together!

Don't forget that you can save 15% off on orient-inspired supplies all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout.

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From the Artist Tribe - Vintage Inspired Valentines

 Today, Linda Edkins Wyatt is joining us from the Artist Tribe with a gorgeous set of vintage inspired handmade Valentines

 
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I love all of the gorgeous details that she incorporated on these! The bases of the Valentines are from the Khadi Papers cotton rag hearts, and Linda has added stenciling with my Ornamental and Art Deco stencil collections, along with some beautiful pieces of English scrap and Dresden trim!
 
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Be sure to stop by Linda's blog today to see lots more photos and to get all of the information on how she pulled these beautiful cards together!
 

From the Artist Tribe - Asian / Art Deco Mixed Media Fusion!

I'm just loving what Jackie Neal has in store for us today... she's taking the Artist Tribe's Chinese New Year challenge and mashing it up with some Art Deco flair for a gorgeous mixed media panel!

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Jackie used my Art Deco Medallion stencil along with embossing powder and one of the traditional Chinese metal wafer dies from the shop for some beautiful abstract art. Here's a close-up so you can see some more details from her work:

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Make sure you swing by Jackie's blog to get all of the details and lots more photos!

Don't forget that the Artist Tribe will be bringing you inspiration for Chinese New Year all throughout February using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop. Of course, that also means that all month long you can get 15% off those same supplies when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout.

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From the Artist Tribe - Setsubun, Mixed Media Style

I'm excited to share what Lynda Shoup has in store today as she kicks off our month-long celebration of Setsubun and Chinese New Year here at the Studios. Lynda is bringing us some of her experiences from living in Japan and sharing them mixed media style!

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Lynda incorporated embossing powders from Emerald Creek into this fabulous mixed media piece! Make sure you head over to her blog to see the whole piece and get all of the background on the Japanese observance of Setsubun (and while you're at it, check out her brand-spanking new website!)

Also, I mentioned it briefly above, but throughout February, the Artist Tribe will be bringing you inspiration for Chinese New Year (and Setsubun!) using products from the Exotic Orient section of the shop. Of course, that also means that all month long you can get 15% off those same supplies when you use the coupon ExoticOrient15 at checkout.

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From the Artist Tribe - Glam Deco Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Jackie Neal is joining us today from the Artist Tribe with a stunning mixed media wall hanging!

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Jackie has used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil along with some of the new sari scraps. She also used Deep Sea from the new Baked Texture embossing powders to get all that fabulous stenciled dimension! I just love what she put together here - it's so rich and detailed with the texture and textiles and the lovely jewel tones!

Don't forget to head over to her blog to see all of the details of today's project!

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling with Stencils & Embossing Powder

The heat embossing love continues from the Artist Tribe this week as Linda Edkins Wyatt shares a gorgeous art journal page featuring stencils and embossing!

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Linda filled this page with layer after layer of mixed media goodness, including my Ornamental Petals Mask stencil and my Art Deco Flower Medallion Repeating Corner stencil. She's also using embossing powder from Emerald Creek and some Fabulous Florals washi tape.

Make sure you head over to her blog to get all of the details for today's project!

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From the Artist Tribe - Mixed Media with Stencils and Embossing

Jill McDowell is up from the Artist Tribe today sharing a project she made using my stencils and Seth Apter's new Baked Texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek. Check out this fun little mixed media panel she created:

Mini Mixed Media Panel with Dimensional Stenciling - Jill McDowell

Jill used  Vintage Beeswax, Patina Oxide, and Chunky Rust embossing powders, along with my Ornamental Circle Cluster stencil. Make sure you head over to her blog for close-ups and details!

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From the Artist Tribe - A Friendship Book

Today Lynda Shoup is joining us from the Artist Tribe to share a beautiful friendship book!

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Lynda is using sari yarn, sari scraps, and embellished sari trim (that's a lot of sari!) to make this beautiful journal cover. I also spy the flower design from my Decorative Folk Flower stencil! Make sure you stop by Lynda's blog to get more photos and lots of details.

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From the Artist Tribe - Stenciled Boot Heels!

Today Sandee Setliff is sharing a pretty cool project using stencils and embossing powder... she stenciled the heels of her boots!

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Can we talk about how much I love this idea and how wonderfully it came out? This is awesome! Sandee used my Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen stencil along with some Mirror Gold embossing powder from Emerald Creek.

Make sure you head over to Sandee's blog to see the full post with all the details.

 

P.S. If you love embossing powder, especially Emerald Creek, you'll want to check the shop tomorrow - the new line of Baked Texture embossing powders from The Altered Page will be available and ready to ship!

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From the Artist Tribe - Stenciled Home Decor

Hi all, Jackie Neal is back again today from the Artist Tribe sharing how she used some of my stencils in her recent (and ongoing!) home makeover, as well as for some fun art journaling!

First, here's a little peek at her stenciled wall... love seeing how she used my Art Deco Borders stencil here! (You can also see a little peek of my Art Deco Floral Medallion stencil.)

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I also spy a little peek of another recent project she's done for the Tribe... do you see it sitting on the shelf? So fun!

Jackie didn't stop with her walls, check out this peek into her art journal! This spread also uses my Art Deco Borders stencil

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Make sure you check out her post today for lots more photos and details!

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From the Artist Tribe - Vintage Circus Art Journal Page

Today Linda Edkins Wyatt is up from the Artist Tribe sharing a fabulous new art journal page

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Linda built up beautiful layers using my Decorative Medallion stencil and my Ornamental Compass Mask, along with some Turkmen jewelry parts (one of my favorite things ever!) Make sure you head over to her blog for more details about her beautiful page!

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling with Acrylic Skins

Hi all, Jill McDowell from the Artist Tribe is joining us today to share her fabulous art journal spread featuring lots of stenciling and some acrylic skins!

 

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In this spread she's using my Ornamental Embroidery stencil as well as my Ornamental Compass Mask, along with some really cool techniques to make those skins and incorporate them into her pages.

Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the details!

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From the Artist Tribe - Wheel of Karma Drop Spindle

Today Lynda Shoup is joining us from the Artist Tribe with her Wheel of Karma drop spindle! She made this to use for making her fabulous hand-spun yarn.

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Lynda used my Decorative Medallion stencil, along with all kinds of fun fabric and yarn scraps as well as some beads!

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Make sure you stop by Lynda's blog to learn more about this project and to see a video with her drop spindle in action!

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From the Artist Tribe - Mistakes Happen Art Journal Page

Today Sandee Setliff is back from the Artist Tribe with a fabulous art journal page that has a sentiment I can definitely relate to!

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Sandee is working in her Khadi Papers journal and using some of the extra large Dresden wings along with the Crystals MT washi tape. Make sure to head over to her blog to see the full post!

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From the Artist Tribe - Fun with Dresden

Jackie Neal is back again today sharing some fabulous mixed media projects for the Artist Tribe using lots of different Dresden trims and shapes from the shop!

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In this first piece, Jackie mixed the Copper Archways with other bits and pieces to make a window for her stamped face.   Below, she's used the Altars along with pieces of the Myrtle branches and some cut up sections of various medallions to frame and embellish more stamped faces for a very cool free-standing portfolio!

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Make sure to stop by Jackie's blog for lots more photos and details!

While we're at it, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the 31st! Just use the coupon DresdenScrap-15 when you check out.

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PS... there are only two more days to get into Creative JumpStart 2018 for the reduced price of $45! For just $1.45 per lesson, you can join me and 30 other teachers to get a jump on your creative year with daily mixed media video lessons. Plus, you can download them to keep forever! If you're interested, make sure to check it out soon as the price goes up to $50 on January 1st.

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling for the New Year

Today Sandee Setliff from the Artist Tribe is sharing a lovely art journal page with a sentiment for the new year that I definitely share!

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For her page, Sandee is working in the 8x8 Khadi Papers Sketchbook and she's incorporated come Dresden trim and English scrap. She also used my Decorative Filigree Ornament stencil and the Decorative Folk Flower Screen stencil.

Make sure you stop by her blog to see more photos and to get all of the details!

And of course, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the 31st! Just use the coupon DresdenScrap-15 when you check out.

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journal Pouches

We have another fabulous project from the Artist Tribe today as Jill McDowell is sharing some little pockets and pouches that she made for her art journal.

Stenciled Art Journal Pocket Spread - Jill McDowell

Jill used my Art Deco Sunburst Background and Art Deco Alphabet stencils for the outside, and below you can see the insert she made to slip into the pocket on this particular page which uses the Heraldry stencil set I designed exclusively for StencilClub, as well as my Ornamental Peacock Feathers and Ornamental Petals Screen stencils and some hand-printed papers:


Stenciled Art Journal Pocket Spread - Jill McDowell

 Here are a few more of the pouches and pockets Jill made - these use my Ornamental Circle Clusters and Ornamental Compass stencils as well as my Decorative Folk Flower stencil.


Stenciled Art Journal Pocket Spread - Jill McDowell

Make sure you head over to Jill's blog to see lots more photos and to get all of the details for today's project!

PS... there are only a few more days to get into Creative JumpStart 2018 for the reduced price of $45! For just $1.45 per lesson, you can join me and 30 other teachers to get a jump on your creative year with daily mixed media video lessons. Plus, you can download them to keep forever! If you're interested, make sure to check it out soon as the price goes up to $50 on January 1st.

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From the Artist Tribe - Boho Stenciled Paper Vase

The Artist Tribe is back again after a little holiday break, and Lynda Shoup is sharing a fabulous handmade boho style paper vase!

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For this project, Lynda used my Decorative Medallion stencil along with some Dresden borders and medallions. (I even spy some of the satin ribbons I use to wrap most of the shop orders!)

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Make sure you stop by Lynda's blog for all of the details and lots more photos!

And of course, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are still on sale for 15% off through December 31st! (Just a reminder that I'm taking some time off with the shop to spend the holidays with my family, so any orders between now and 12/29 will ship on 12/30. Thanks!)

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From the Artist Tribe - Art Journaling with Dresden

Today, Linda Edkins Wyatt from The Artist Tribe is sharing a fun bonus project - she's doing some beautiful art journaling featuring Dresden trim from the shop!

Art Journaling with Dresden - Linda Edkins Wyatt

I love the Dresden wing and crown here and the facial features made with washi tape. Linda also used my Ornamental Petals Mask in the background. Make sure you head over to her blog to see more photos and get all of the details!

And of course, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the rest of the month! (Just a note that I'm taking some time off with the shop to spend the holidays with my family, so any orders between now and 12/29 will ship on 12/30. Thanks!)

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From the Artist Tribe - Celebrating Jane Austen!

Today Lynda Shoup from the Artist Tribe is using Dresden and some other supplies from the shop to help celebrate Jane Austen's birthday, which is today!

 

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Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the detail for her fun celebration!

And of course, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the rest of the month when you use the coupon DresdenScrap-15 at checkout.

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From the Artist Tribe - An Art Box with Dresden & Scrap

Today Sandee Setliff from the Artist Tribe has a fun project in store... she's using Dresden trim to decorate the outside of this fabulous art box!

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Sandee also used one of the bronze Hamsa charms on her paintbrush embellishment. When the box opens up, there's even more awesomeness to behold!

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I love the way Sandee used the Children with Signs sheet of English scrap on the left side of the box and then added her own handwritten sentiment.

Make sure you head over to Sandee's blog for lots more photos and details! And of course, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the rest of the month!

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From the Artist Tribe - Dresden Trimmings & Ornaments

Jackie Neal from The Artist Tribe is back again today with some stunning seasonal projects made with Dresden trim and English & German Scrap! Check out how fun and festive these are:

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Dresden trimmings and tidings (16)

Seriously, these mixed media paper dolls made from the sheets of cherub and angel scraps are amazing! (This first one has a skirt made from a sequined peacock feather applique! How creative is that?)

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Dresden trimmings and tidings (14)

I love the Dresden medallion halo on the last one, and her wings are from the Wondrous Wings downloadable collage sheet. Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog to see lots more photos and details!

If you're feeling inspired by Jackie's gorgeous projects, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the rest of the month!

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From the Artist Tribe - A Keepsake Ornament from a Nicho

I'm love this fabulous bonus project from Linda Edkins Wyatt... she took one of the handmade Mexican Nichos from the shop and turned it into a keepsake Christmas ornament!

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It's such a simple, elegant way to display a favorite photo, or even a piece of artwork! Isn't that a fabulous idea? I love how she added a few little accents and got such great impact! Make sure you head over to her blog to see all of the details on how she made it.

If you're doing any last minute DIY Christmas projects, don't forget that Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are all on sale for 15% off through the rest of the month!

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From the Artist Tribe - DIY Holiday Tags

Today Linda Edkins Wyatt from The Artist Tribe is sharing some fabulous DIY holiday inspiration with her beautiful tags! She's created elegant simplicity with her black and white color scheme on these first four, just using paint, stencils, and ribbon with lovely results.

DYI Holiday Tags - Black - Linda Edkins Wyatt

(The above two use my Christmas Cardinal & Holly stencil as well as my Ornamental Petals Mask while the two tags below use my Christmas Cardinal & Holly stencil again as well as my Decorative Medallion stencil.)


DYI Holiday Tags - Black - Linda Edkins Wyatt

Linda also added a vintage touch with German Scrap Angels and German Dresden trim on these two tags:

DIY Holiday Tags - German Scrap and Stamping - Linda Edkins Wyatt
DIY Holiday Tags - German Scrap and Stamping - Linda Edkins Wyatt

(This second tag above also uses papers from my Marbled Paper Sampler Pack.)

Make sure you head over to Linda's blog to see lots more details about her beautiful project!

Ready to make your own holiday tags? All month long Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are 15% off with the coupon DresdenScrap-15. Plus, I just added three new styles of Dresden and three vintage scrap designs, most of which work perfectly for Christmas projects!

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From the Artist Tribe - Mixed Media with Dresden

Today, Jill McDowell from The Artist Tribe is back again with another spectacular mixed media piece... this time she's focused on our December challenge to use Dresden and / or Scrap sheets

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Jill used Dresden Swans and the XL Angel Wings for beautiful, dimensional embellishments. I also spy my Decorative Filigree Medallion stencil in the background! Here's a little close-up so you can see part of her process on how she colored the gold swans for her piece:

Mixed Media Panel - Dresden Swans - Jill McDowell

Make sure you head over to Jill's blog to see more details from her gorgeous project and to find out more about how she made it!

If you're feeling inspired by Jill's project, you're in luck! All month long Dresden trim and English & German Scrap are 15% off with the coupon DresdenScrap-15.

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From the Artist Tribe - Stenciled Holiday Gift Boxes

Lynda Shoup from the Artist Tribe is back again today with part 2 of Thursday's adventure... this time she's sharing how she used stencils for some stenciled DIY holiday gift boxes!

Stenciled Holiday Gift Boxes - Lynda Shoup

Lynda is using my Christmas stencils again, along with lots of other fun supplies. Head on over to her blog to see all the photos and details!

In the meantime, if you're looking for some fun supplies to make your own holiday boxes, tags, and cards, don't forget about this month's coupon for Dresden trim and English & German Scrap!

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