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Stencil Play Papers Talk to Me and Giveaway Winner

Video Using Stencil Play Paper with Sizzix Moon die to make a card by Carolyn Dube


I had a piece of messy playful stencil paper that I had just made that was calling to me. Before you ask, yes, the paper did talk to me. When the paint and paper talk I have learned to listen!

Video Using Stencil Play Paper with Sizzix Moon die to make a card by Carolyn Dube


I captured how I made this paper and how I used it to get out of my head and into my creative mind/heart for a bonus video for my workshop Stencil Play.

The stencils used are Stitch a Doily, Spinners, and Wonky Eyeballs.


Class officially starts on Monday but I’m not a calendar kind of person it seems.  I posted a bonus lesson on Saturday (could’t wait until Monday)  and the class is yours forever so it can start whenever you want it to start.   And to think I taught calendar time for 10 years to 2nd graders….

StencilPlay150LogoAnd as long as I am having calendar issues I thought I would extend the early bird price another week.  I have had so many people ask me to extend it due to paydays  (which I understand all too well) that I am extending it for everyone.   You can find all the details about Stencil Play here. 


In this quick video you can see how I built this card with the Crescent Moon and Stars die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz and used my Xyron 850 (it’s still going strong all these years later!) to make a mixed media card.

You can watch Using stencil paper with a sizzix die on YouTube here.


And the winner of a free spot in my workshop, Stencil Play is  Cindy Barriga!  If you have already purchased the workshop I’ll refund it to you or you can give it to a friend!  Be on the lookout for my email Cindy!

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Sharing with Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday, Make It Monday, The Cheerful Stamp Pad and Mandarin Orange Monday.

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  • froebelsternchen Susi October 20, 2013, 11:01 am

    what wonderful colors !

    Congrats to the luck winner!

  • Arnoldo L. Romero October 20, 2013, 11:36 am

    I love the colors and ethereal feel of your miniature piece of art. Congratulations to the winner of your class. Blessings!

  • Mary C. Nasser October 20, 2013, 11:45 am

    Congratulations to Cindy!
    Love this tutorial and the way you make art fun and easy! 🙂
    You are such an inspiration, Carolyn!

  • Cynthia October 20, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love that die cut too!! Might have to find that one! 😉 And congrats to Cindy!

  • Elizabeth Kaplan October 20, 2013, 1:46 pm

    I just signed up for the Stencil Play Workshop. The 18 lessons came to less than $3.30 apiece (22 cents a minute) and well, that’s just too irresistible.

    Work is taking up ALL of my weekday days and nights, but I like the idea that I will be able to watch forever and re-watch whenever, and so on and so on.

    I’m VERY excited to be “joining” you for this, and well, the new moon and stars video was just what I needed to see to make the decision to sign up.

    Anyone else? Remember: You can’t “make” the time. You have to “take” it. =)

  • susan reiser October 20, 2013, 2:26 pm

    Love this, as always! Beautiful card!

  • Ruth L October 20, 2013, 3:10 pm

    Great card and congra to the winner!

  • Nancy Lee October 20, 2013, 3:40 pm

    Beautiful colors, beautiful card, beautiful idea!

  • Lori October 20, 2013, 4:04 pm

    It is lovely! Just what I would like to arrive in my letterbox….very uplifting .
    Thanks for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday #64

  • Wendy Milone October 20, 2013, 4:10 pm

    It is absolutely true that paper speaks, that your angels will nudge you to choose certain ideas, and it is always with you. I can remember looking at a page I was creating and I felt someone tell me what was missing or what needed to be changed. It directed me toward images. I tell you, Carolyn, I think it was Picasso. I’ve painting and studied him. He is my favorite. I kept this moment to myself until I heard my art teacher express the same phenomena at a lecture about his work before a very stodgy group of people in a fancy hotel in NYC. I was stunned. I thought I was going crazy to believe that the art would inform me and teach me but now I know it is true. It is what you fill your mind with. If you fill it with images of art and beauty it will respond to your needs.

    • Carolyn October 20, 2013, 5:00 pm

      So nice to know it’s not just me that hears the paint talk…

  • Billie A October 20, 2013, 9:59 pm

    Your card looks beautiful. Love the colors and the pen around the die cuts is a great touch. Wonderful. Congratulations Cindy on your win.

  • michele s October 21, 2013, 12:14 am

    you are very smart to listen to your papers and paints because they know what they are talking about! you’ve made a wonderful project. thank you for linking up to our stencil challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  • Ritva's ART / Ritva Sillanmäki October 21, 2013, 2:42 am

    Just lovely -lucky person who receives it .

  • Corrine October 21, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Congrats to Cindy, lucky gal. Love the colorful joy in your work as always my friend. xox

  • Loz October 21, 2013, 4:22 pm

    Fabulous artwork and colors, I saw this on MIM..Loz

  • Gail L October 22, 2013, 11:57 am

    This is awesome art. It’s truly fabulous what you’ve done and I adore how it’s totally unique. I saw your post on Make It Monday. Good luck in the challenge! –Gail

  • Hazel October 23, 2013, 7:38 pm

    Beautiful creation – thanks for sharing the vid. Thank you for sharing this for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 71 ‘let’s stencil’, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

  • Sandy How October 23, 2013, 8:47 pm

    A wonderful creation, love your handmade background. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  • Carmen Lucero October 23, 2013, 10:48 pm

    Happy for you Cindy! Have lots of fun!

    Thanks for the tutorial Carolyn.


    Carmen L

  • Vicki Romaine October 28, 2013, 10:54 pm

    You do such amazing things in such a short time. Love this card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  • Vicki Romaine October 28, 2013, 11:27 pm

    Hi Carolyn,
    I’m back to tell you that you are the winner of “Let’s Stencil” challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.! Yep! The random generator picked #9. I will be contacting StencilGirl late tomorrow evening to let them know. (Are there any stencils you don’t have???)

    • Carolyn October 29, 2013, 4:00 pm

      Hi Vicki! That is so nice! I am lucky enough to be able to play with StencilGirl goodies so I would like to share my love of stencils with someone else. Could you please pick another winner?

    • Vicki Romaine October 29, 2013, 6:33 pm

      ok you’re so sweet…It was an honest win…I will post the alternate winner in my winner’s spot at the top of my blog sidebar. BTW I am having so much fun with Stencil Play. Every time we go out in the car, I have my IPad and watch a video while hubby drives.

  • Helen G. October 31, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Congratulations for the Highlight of the week at Create With Joy – Inspire Me Monday!
    I love your creative project and thanks for the video tutorial!