Monday, 2 April 2018

Stencil Folder

Not a card today, but a folder I made for my 6" x 6" stencils.  I started by recycling some chipboard from some old envelopes, you know, the sort of envelope that has a chipboard back to keep things flat when they're sent through the post.  

I covered two pieces of the recycled chipboard with K & Company scrapbooking papers I bought ages ago.  The spine is made with a snippet of Tim Holtz grunge paper.  The grunge paper is like a flexible chipboard, which embosses well with an embossing folder.  I used a Creative Expression 'Linen' embossing folder, then applied Distress Ink with an ink blender in a colour to compliment the papers.  I punched holes in the spine for the split rings and added some scrapbooking letters to the front.  

Inside I put inexpensive 6" x 6" scrapbooking page protectors.  In each one I inserted a sample of the stencil at the front, a piece of 6" x 6" plain stiff card in the middle to make sure the stencils don't bend and the stencil at the back.  Two pieces or organza ribbon were added, so I could tie them and keep the folder closed.

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34 comments:

  1. wow love this Liz, very creative and a fabulous idea..x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  2. This is so creative Liz! I love it and it's such a fab creation for our Pimp it Up! Challenge over at Country View. I saw it over at Di's too and stopped by initially from there. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Easter time. Hugs xx

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  3. Oh my, your stencil organizer is so beautiful!! Very well done, and made with inexpensive items, too!! I tend to not embellishing my organizers, because I haven't time enough, but seeing your... oh, I wish have more beauty on mine :)
    Hugs

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  4. Brilliant idea Liz and so creative...well done! x

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  5. Wow, this is such a great idea Liz, well done you, it’s lovely!
    Janice x

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  6. Liz, not only is this so beautiful, but also so creative and useful too! I need to do exactly this. There's no way to organize stencils other than this that I've seen. Thanks! Love it.
    Lynn

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  7. Wow this is fabulous, such a great idea and wonderfully decorated xx

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  8. Looks so much better than the plain ones; this really brithens up your craftroom! Have a good Easter Monday!

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  9. It looks so gorgeous!! I love how you decorated it!! And what a great idea!! I have all my stencils in a drawer and can never find them when I want them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. What a great idea and so beautifully put together Liz, and the papers and lettering and the ribbon tie all go together so well. I have just bought some new stencils and am wondering where I am going to store them so perhaps I should give this a try, though I don't think I would make as good job of it as you have. x

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  11. Fab little project ! Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

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  12. Wow fantastic idea Liz, beautiful decoration on your folder.
    Pam x

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  13. Such a creative idea, love how you personalised it and what a great idea to store your stencils x Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

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  14. Marvellous and genius, honestly it's a brilliant idea and you've made a smashing job of creating your little storage album. I love it x

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  15. Hi Liz

    What a fabulous idea. I think there will be a few of these being made around blogland thanks to you!!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments regarding my Mum. We seem to have turned a big corner this week and things are improving. We just need to build her strength up now.

    I hope you had a lovely Easter break.

    Love Jules xx

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  16. LOVE your idea for a stencil folder, Liz! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  17. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

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  18. It's always delightful to see something so pretty that is also very useful. This was a clever idea, great recycling, and love those oldie goldie papers. TFS & have a great week.

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  19. This is so clever! ... and so beautiful and unique. What a great idea to do this for your stencils. Awesome job Liz!

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  20. Beautiful folder to hold your stencils, Liz!! What a great project! xx

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  21. Hi Liz,
    Hope you had a lovley Easter.
    What a stunning creation and such a great design too.
    This is a fantastic idea and such a wonderful way to store your stencils.
    Thank you for the inspiration must try this for my stencils.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  22. Oh Wow Liz, this project is fantastic. I keep my 6x6 stencils in some 6x6 scrapbooks that I had in the cupboard (unused), they are just the right size. This is great inspiration though and a great way to use up the pieces of card that I collect from all over.

    Sue xx

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  23. Ohh Liz!!! You’ve all of us drooling over your clever idea!, I’ve been going to do a folder of samples for my EF but certainly wouldn’t make a book like this, but as I’ve only two 6” x 6” wouldn’t be much point, I guess but make up for it in other sizes!!
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  24. What a brilliant project Liz - and needless to say, perfectly made and explained as well. As Jules says, bet there will be a few of these in Blogland now.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  25. A GREAT idea na dwhat a really beautiful result, love how you have put it all together.
    Faith
    x

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  26. That is a beautiful way to store your stencils. I love the cover you created for this little storage system.

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  27. Both pretty and useful Liz - a great idea and super make.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  28. Beautiful project and so useful. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. EmmaT

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  29. What a fabulous project. It's beautiful Liz and as well as being useful you'll enjoy using it. You reminded me I have some grunge paper somewhere..... Barbxx

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  30. Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for April!
    Monica - DT

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  31. This is a fantastic idea - would you mind if I copied you? I'm new to blogging so just noseying around - love your posts

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  32. This is such a good idea Liz and the best part is you made it so everytime you use a stencil you can admire it! I was just thinking today I need some sort of storage for my stencils....Shabneez x

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  33. Popping over from the Snippets Playground where you've rightly been showcased. Fab project and a great idea. Xxx

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