Since I got the Heart Panel Die from Kat Scrappiness, I've been thinking that it would make an awesome stencil. After some internet browsing I found out that you can buy full size acetate sheets just to make your own stencils! GENIUS!! I found this listing on Amazon for 12x12 stencil sheets:
I only paid 7.99 for this item but at the time I am writing this post the price is listed as $9.69.
Still a good price since it comes out to $1.23 per sheet and you can get 4 stencils from 1 sheet by cutting each sheet into four 6x6 individual sheets.
That's roughly 30 cents a stencil! You can't beat it. Now you can make your dies do double duty. It's like getting 2 products in one! These sheets cut very easy in my die cut machine and I can't wait to cut some more!
Here is the card I made after I used my homemade stencil with the Heart Panel Die.
I used the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from the Kat Scrappiness Say It With Hearts stamp set and I stamped it on to one of the dies from the Stitched Sentiment Strips.
What a fun technique and it's amazing how many possibilities there are just with the cover dies alone from Kat Scrappiness! Check out the patterns in these cover dies,
I bet they would make gorgeous stencils!
I have a video showing the process of making the stencil and the card.
You can watch it here or on YouTube.
I hope you enjoyed learning about DIY stencils and that you'll give it a try as well!
Have a great day, I already am!
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