11.03.2017

Folk Art Holiday Cards with StencilGirl

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It's that time of year - Christmas prep season! I know some of you are cringing, especially my American friends since it's not even Thanksgiving yet (gotta get on the Canadian calendar people!) BUT HEAR ME OUT. I start getting ready in November for so many good reasons: 

1) I do all my Christmas baking in stages and freeze it throughout the month so I can give it out in December without having to spend a whole weekend baking, 
2) I am not last minute gift buying, so I have more time to plan and wrap, and 
3) I have kids and family, and life is hella busy already in December with dinners, Christmas parties, concerts, activities, you name it. If I can make it easier by doing stuff ahead of time, I am all for it.
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So, as part of a really festive blog hop with the other StencilGirl team members, I've got these easy folk art holiday cards that can be made in an afternoon with just a few supplies like gesso, watercolors and embossing powder. I usually send them out at the start of December, and a few years ago I started making my holiday cards instead of the usual printed photo cards. They are always well received, and I think people enjoy getting a handmade card in the mail during the holidays!

Check out the video below to watch how you can use one stencil in two different ways for some quirky holiday cards everyone on your list is sure to love!





Get the supplies from this tutorial below:


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Our Creative Team members made over a dozen different projects just to whet your appetite for the most wonderful time of the year!
While you are busy oohing and aahing, make sure to take a moment to leave a comment on each blog and you'll be entered to win a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate!
Here are links to all the fantastic, magic, merry, holiday projects:
Torrie Gass   www.foxandhazel.com (you're already here!)
Comment by midnight CST in the USA on November 8th and we’ll randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate winner. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook Page on November 9th.
Please feel free to share the hop with your friends!



9 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use a white background. Love the the brightness it gives to your watercolours.

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    1. Thanks Ineke! I love the pop of white against the kraft.

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  2. Very creative! Love the folk are look

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  3. I really like the plain white ones. They really brighten up the Kraft cardstock.

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    1. Thanks! Those are my favourites too ;)

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  4. Loving them both.. Well maybe the simple white and blk pen most.. Great cards...

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  5. Super cool! Love the kind of almost dreamy quality you got with the watercolors and emboss-resist.

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