Decor Stencils

How to Use the Seasonal Decorative Masks - video tutorial


Have you tried out the Decorative Masks from Stampin' UP! to create custom backgrounds?

Watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how easy it is!


Seasonal Decorative mask background card featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow!  by Patty Bennett,


The background I created with the Seasonal Decorative masks for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow card is Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry Cardstock. I like using the whole Stampin' Sponge as you will see in the video below.

Seasonal Decorative mask background video tutorial by Patty Bennett at

These masks (or stencils as I called them in my earlier crafting days... long long ago.. ) are really versatile because they let you create any color background image on any color cardstock!! 


Need 20 sheets of red/white candy cane stripes?  No problem!

Need 100 sheets of polkadots?  No problem!

With regular printed patterned paper, you'd run out of the pattern you need, or you'd need to buy tons of packs, but with masks, you can keep creating forever in exactly the colors and patterns you need!


Stampin' UP! Seasonal Decorative masks for creating custom backgrounds for your stamping projects!


Thank you for always leaving me such kind comments when I provide a free video tutorial for you .. today I have another quick video with all the info you'll need to use these Seasonal Decorative Masks PLUS A BONUS TIP!

Watch the PattyStamps Video Tutorial Below!




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After creating the cute swirly backgrounds for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow cards, I embellished the note cards a bit with some scalloped circles die cut from the Warmth & Cheer paper stack (pg 13 Holiday catalog, #141991), a scalloped piece of cardstock using the Best Badge punch, (pg 186 in the annual catalog) - watch the BONUS TIP at the end of the video above to see how I did the scalloped border!,  and a little hello banner stamped and punched with the Badges and Banners stamp set (pg 89) and the Best Badge punch (pg 186).


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141191 Warmth and Cheer designer paper Stampin Up


Bonus Tip!

Watch the video above for all the details to make a great scalloped edge with your Best Badge Punch!  Thanks Cindee for teaching me how to do this! It was one of those priceless AH HA moments!


Creative Stampin Tip; Use the Best Badge punch to create a pretty scalloped edge on your Stampin' UP! card!



For details to color the Scarecrow, read THIS BLOG POST.

The houndstooth patterned paper is found in the Petals & Paisleys paper pack, pg 47 in the Holiday catalog.  I used the Thick Whisper White Note Cards from Stampin' UP!... my favorites!!


Seasonal Decorative mask background card featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow!  by Patty Bennett,


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is almost over.. it's only available until April 30, 2012 and then it's NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!

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here are the colors I used to stencil onto the First Edition Specialty DSP

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Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Regal Rose

It looked like this before I layered it onto the card:

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Luv 2 Stamp Group - Stamp a Rama June event, part 1

One of the activities I offer my direct recruits and our Power Team (supervisors and above) is a quarterly Stamp A Rama event - it's a shoebox swap.  We each bring a finished card or 3-d project with enough supplies for the rest of us to go around and make each project.  We always have a theme, usually related to the current mini catalog or holiday. 

Enjoy these projects that my wonderful gals brought to our June Stamp A Rama.

Below, project by Vinnie... I LOVED the Stencil image on GLOSSY cardstock.. wow.. so yummy !


Below, Joy showed us the "tile technique" using a Score Pal, you can also use the SU! Fiskars cutter and your bone folder to make the 1/2" grid of score lines, THEN stamp your image on top. Looks like tiles!



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Elegant Trio Stencil Class - part 1

This week I taught a class than featured the ELEGANT TRIO stencil pack from the Definitely Decorative brochure from Stampin' Up! (see below for ordering codes).

We made  4 different cards.. below is card #1 and card #2 for you .., tomorrow I'll feature cards 3 and 4.

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Stencil trio 2

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Guest Book Simply Scrappin' meets Elegant Trio Stencil

I had a great time playing with my Elegant Trio Stencils.  I combined the stencils with the GUEST BOOK Simply Scrappin' Kit to whip up several thank you notes.  The GUEST BOOK SS kit has a wedding theme, but you certainly don't have to be making wedding invites or a wedding scapbook to use this amazing kit!

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Guest book cards

Idea from Shelli Gardner's workshop of a lifetime posts.

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Guest book 4

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The Guest Book kit has Very Vanilla TEXTURED cardstock in it... steciling on textured cardstock comes out really neat:

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After sponging thru the stencil with Cherry Coblber ink, I stamped the script stamp from the CHARMING stamp set (item code: 116519) in Basic Gray ink right over the stencil.

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Guest Book Simply Scrappin' Kit, #115697 << retiring in 2 weeks!

Elegant Trio Stencil pack, #118262

Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, #117666

Basic Black Satin Ribbon, #117285

Charming Stamp set, #116519

Thank you Kindly set, #111700

Lots of Tags sizzlits dies, #114508

and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink, plus a few other goodies from the NEW catalog that I won't list here... stay tuned on 7/1 for your new catalog !

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Elegant Trio Stencil THANKS cards

Seems I'm always stamping Thank You cards... it's lovely to have a reason to give thanks! :)

I created these last week.. I love my new Elegant Trio Stencils from the Definitely Decorative Catalog insert (pg 11).. watch for a tutorial on this soon... and if you are coming to my June stencil class, you'll make one then!

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Jason's Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Stencils

Yesterday was Jason's birthday.. and he likes the fleur-de-lis symbol, so I thought why not make him a card with our fleur-de-lis stencils!

You'll find these stencils on pg 11 of the newest Definitely Decorative catalog supplement.

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I ripped a page out of an old dictionary and stenciled right over it using sponge daubers and ink. I used Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel ink.

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Jb 3

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Framed Christmas Gifts - Stampin' Up! style!

I made a few of these for gifts.. I think they turned out pretty!!  Special Thanks to Mary Rager for the idea to use the "Kind Thoughts Brocade" Stencil from Stampin' Up! with the ornament stencils!

Orn stencil frames
The ornaments are stenciled with SPONGE DAUBERS and the following colors of Classic Stampin' Up! ink:

Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry. 

The brocade stencil is sponged with Handsome Hunter ink.

Stencils used (found in the Definitely Decorative Catalog):


Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Décor Stencils, item: 116572

Price: $9.95

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Vintage Ornaments I Décor Stencils, item: 117580
Price: $14.95

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Vintage Ornaments II Décor Stencils item: 118141
Price: $14.95
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Accents on the ornaments are stenciled with SPONGE DAUBERS and the Platium Shimmer Paint --- GREAT NEWS... due to the popularity of the Shimmer paint, Stampin' Up! will continue to carry this AMAZING product in 2010!! 

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 116806  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint  $5.95
 116854  Frost White Shimmer Paint  $5.95
 116807  Platinum Shimmer Paint  $5.95


The frames were from Walmart and look very classy for their reasonable price!

I printed the words with MY DIGITAL STUDIO.

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Vintage Ornaments II stencil card

One of the cards we made at Linda's workshop was this one, using the Vintage Ornaments stencils in the Stampin' Up! Definitely Decorative Catalog! 

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We sponged Rich Razzleberry using the ornament portion and Platinum Shimmer paint sponged over that using the detail portion of the stencil - (the stencil is on pg 29 of the Definitely Decorative catalog).  CLICK HERE to view the catalog if you don't have one.

The left side of the card is the "Bride" specialty paper brayered with Rich Razzleberry... see THIS POST for directions on how to do that. 

Here are some of the ladies at Linda's workshop.. we had a great day!


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Technique Class sample Oct. 09 - #2

Here is the 2nd 6x6 Technique Book Sample we made in class last week... this is by far my favorite one and is what inspired me to make the FRAME HERE.  :)

Shimmer Paint

Shimmer Spray & Shimmer Stencils

The background is spritzed with shimmer paint.. instructions are at the bottom of this post.

Shimmer stencil

The ornament was sponged (with a Sponge Dauber) and Rich Razzleberry Classic ink using the VINTAGE ORNAMENTS #1 STENCILS from page 29 in the Definitely Decorative Decor Elements catalog and the Platinum Shimmer Paint.

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Shimmer Paint

Shimmer Spray & Shimmer Stencils

Make your own Shimmer Paper!


· Shimmer paint from Stampin’ Up!

· Sponge Daubers

· Cardstock and Rubber Stamps

· Definitely Decorative Stencils from Stampin’ Up!

· Small Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol


  1. For Shimmer Spray, fill small spray bottle 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol and add a few drops of Shimmer Paint.  Shake and spray!
  2. To Stencil:  Shake Shimmer Paint, open lid and dab sponge dauber into paint that is inside the lid
  3. Dab off excess on scrap paper if necessary
  4. Apply shimmer paint onto the stencil to shimmer your design

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#116806, Champagne Mist, $5.95

#116864, Frost White, $5.95

#116807, Platinum, $5.95


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Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil and Jumbo Grommet Tutorial

I was having fun with the Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil again.. this time with one of the new In Colors, "Soft Suede".  Yummy color, isn't it?  (stenciled and stamped on a Sahara Sand Top Note Die).

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As you can see, I added one of the Jumbo Grommets with a Build A Brad in the center...I HAVE A CONFESSION... I was kind of afraid of these Grommets so I didn't use them until last week!! GEESH!!  How stupid silly is that??????????

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But these Jumbo Grommets are sooooooooooooooooooo easy to use!!!

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They come in 4 colors to a pack (white, vanilla, black and silver).

See those little "teeth"?  That's how we're going to set it...

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Place the grommet onto your card and place them both on top of the Black Foam mat that comes in the Mat Pack:

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Then.. how easy is this.. just PUSH WITH YOUR FINGERS!!

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Flip it over and push down those little legs with your Bone Folder!

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OK>> so HOW EASY IS THAT? What was I so afraid of?? 

You can add a Build A Brad, or a decorative brad,or a rhinestone brad, or a button in the center if you wish.. lots of possibilities!! 

Want to win a free package of them??  Leave me a comment and tell me what you like to put in the center of the Jumbo Grommets and I'll pick a random winner on Saturday at noon (CA time) and send you a pack!  Leave your full name and email address IN YOUR POST to be eligible (so I can contact you).

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3 More Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil cards

Hope you are not tired of these yet.. I had so much fun creating lots of different cards with this fabulous stencil! (available in the Decor Elements Catalog pg 23, item code 116572, for only $9.95)

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all cards use the Parisian Breeze DSP (pg 158) and Kraft cardstock

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I sponged classic ink through the stencil on to the card.  If you are a demonstrator, did you see the neat video by Linda Hansen on the SU! site? .. she showed the spritzer tool and the stencil.. I need to try that!

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Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil - part 3

Yes, I'm hooked on using this Kind Thoughts Brocade stencil... it makes such a pretty background for cards!  I paired it with the Parisian Breeze Cardstock Weight Designer Paper and the Bella Bleu DSP for these classy cards:

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The Fabulous Friend stamp (above) is from a new set coming out on April 1 in the Occasions Mini catalog and the matching scalloped oval punch is in there too!

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More info on the stencil is in THIS POST.

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