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DIY Frame Stencil For Border Stamps (featuring Winnie & Walter)

I like border stamps, how about you? :) I love border stamps and have quite a few but I wanted to be able to do more than just stamping them across a page.  I wanted to be able to create a frame around the card with nice mitered edges like a picture frame.  The Holiday Trimmings set from Winnie & Walter is a wonderful set with a candy cane stripe that was perfect for what I wanted to do. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder over Gina K. Designs Cherry Red ink to give the card some shine.  It almost looks edible.

To achieve the frame I created my own stencil by cutting a 6" x 6" piece of plastic from one of my large stamp storage pouches that I use.  There is a supplies list below for your reference.  I started with a piece of acetate that was 10 mil thick.  That was too thick and the edges would not stamp completely which led me to the stamp pouches which worked perfectly.  I simply took the 6" square plastic and cut it in half on the diagonal and then fli…

Foiling Without Fuss Featuring Gina K Designs and MFT Stamps and Dies

I love Shiny, Bling-y cards, how about you? :) I needed to create a quick card that would be sent to a child in Virgin Gorda.  Their community was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and one of the way we card makers can help is just to send a card to put a smile on someones face.  All I could think of is the videos I have seen that show how these amazing kids, who are faced with such a difficult situation, are still smiling. I wanted this card to help them smile when they maybe are feeling down and I wanted it to shine just like their beautiful smiles.

The quick part was accomplished by using scor-tape and foil to create an easy wow card.  Check out the short and sweet video I created for it below.  With the right colors and sentiment I think this would make a fantastic holiday card too.



YouTube Tutorial Check out this quick little video to help you recreate it :)  I would love to see what this card inspires you to make.  If you happen to post them on Instagram tag #perkypennypapers so I wi…