Monday, June 17, 2013

Creating Stencils with Dies: Summer School with Jennifer McGuire!


Hello and welcome to a new week of classes at Simon Says Stamp Summer School!

Today we are excited to welcome Jennifer McGuire back to summer school!!
Her card today features an awesome technique showing how to use dies as stencils.

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To see how Jennifer created the stencil to create this amazing card, you can watch the video below:



Thank you so much to Jennifer for sharing her amazing creativity with us (twice!) for summer school!
Thanks for visiting today! See you in class tomorrow!

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171 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing card and brilliant tutorial. TFS!

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  2. Wonderful wonderful card, Jennifer! Love the great tutorial and technique!

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  3. Great video! I'm loving that Ferro!

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  4. Amazing, love it. I have to trd this technique with molding paste.

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  5. Love the glitterpaper and how it all turned out!

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  6. Just love how the sunburst just pop off the silver glitter. What a neat technique.

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  7. That´s what I like to see more of, so cool to get a lot more use out of what we already have. Great video Jeniffer.

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  8. Great tutorial this product "ferro" is fantastic

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  9. that new texture paste looks like a lot of fun. great with the sun ray stencil! :)

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  10. das sieht gut aus und eine tolle Idee
    lg gila

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  11. I just bought some of this. Thanks for the tutorial! Great card!

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  12. Now why haven't I ever thought of this? Great card!

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  13. Amazing technique, love the fun effect!!

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  14. I LOVE this! and the tutorial is great!

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  15. Brilliant idea - I must try this

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  16. What a great idea thank you for this :)

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  17. Great card! I love seeing new techniques.

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  18. Cool product. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Jennifer is a perfect instructor for summer school! Another fun technique, so thoroughly explained. I love the sunburst and like it when alternatives are given for products that would work in place of what's being used.

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  20. Great tutorial for making your own stencil. TFS!

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  21. Love this technique! The viva product looks amazing as does the die!

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  22. Love the dimension from the texture paste.

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  23. I'm loving the summer school "classes". Jennifer's cards never fail to inspire!

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  24. I'm loving the summer school "classes". Jennifer's cards never fail to inspire!

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  25. I became a follower and the card that Jennifer made is terrific. I'm off to your store to get the die and the ferro. Can't wait to create with these new products. And blog candy too.....wow. Thanks.

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  26. What a great card to start school off for the week. I really like the texture effect Jennifer gave to the card with the Ferro product.

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  27. The WOW factor of Jennifer's cards always amazes me!

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  28. Fab project and great tutorial too :)

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  29. What a great idea! I always love everything Jennifer does :)

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  30. Wow amazing card! Love the embossing technique!

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  31. Such a beautiful card, love it!!!

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  32. Another great way of stretching your dies and a beautiful card! Thanks.

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  33. What an interesting technique...and lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. Love the texture! Lots of new things to try in this video! Love Jennifer's clean aesthetic.

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  35. Wow! This is so neat! Love this idea!

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  36. LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  37. Love the texture on this card! Cool technique!

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  38. Love the technique and card! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  39. Awesome card. Love how you made a stencil from the die.

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  40. Absolutely fabulous! I love this video and the technique!! Thanks Jennifer, again!

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  41. Love the idea of making my own stencil! I have lots of cover plates and all over dies to choose from.
    "Ain't no stoppin' us now! We're in the groove"
    That song will definitely tell my age!

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  42. Jennifer's cards are always so clever! Great idea to make your own stencil.

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  43. This is such an awesome die!

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  44. Hi Jennifer, Love this card. You have me reaching for my ferro :-) The best bit of the lesson was learning to use little strips of card for faux matting. Savings on card = more dies :-)

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  46. Great technique video. TFS. I have to tell you this Tombow adhesive runner is the best out of so many adhesives. Love it.
    Becky Johnson

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  47. Awesome card and video tutorial!:)

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  48. What a neat effect. Beautiful card. Thanks.

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  49. Beautiful card, This is the first time I have seen the product Ferro, I have always used stencil paste.

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  50. Beautiful card. I love the texture on it. I have not tried this before. But I am very interested now. Thanks for the video.

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  51. This card reminds me of a day on a beach)

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  52. This is a very interesting technique.

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  53. Love the products,, thanks for the video !!!

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  54. Just love this technique, who would have thought it!! Love all your videos!!! And the card is so lovely!!!

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  55. Wow love this idea to use supplies in new ways.

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  56. Great stuff this Ferro!! A real wannahave product. Loved the video!!
    xxx Marianne MW

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  57. This is such a great idea!!!!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Great card. Great products. Jennifer, you always make everything look so easy. Thanks SSS for this great series, Summer School. I've loved it so far

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  60. I love this card! Jennifer is so creative, love how she shares different techniques. This one looks so cool...might have to get some Ferro to try out! :)

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  61. I like how you used die as a stencil and for introducing me to a new product.

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  62. great video thanks for sharing it with us.

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  63. lovely card thanks for sharing it with us

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  64. What a unique and fabulous way to use that die! LOVE the sunburst card!

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  65. What a great idea to make stencils with your dies! And love the dimension on the card!

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  66. This is a really cool way to use dies in a new fashion - thanks!

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  67. That Ferro stuff looks interesting! Might have to try this...

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  68. Another beautiful card! Thanks for the video, too.

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  69. What a great card! The dimension is fun!

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  70. Can't wait to try this technique! Love the card!!!

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  71. It's always fun to learn about new (to me) products.

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  72. The card looks great! Wonderful video (as usual). I love learning about new products this way and also learning more about card making. Thanks so much.

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  73. Wow! Love that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  74. Thanks for sharing this
    great idea.
    Carla from Utah

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  75. You continue to amaze me Jennifer. This card is too cool & your video was great (as usual).

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  76. Oh, this is amazing!! Jennifer's creativity is endless.

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  77. 'We've got this' reminds me of a quote from the movie 'Knight & Day' - have you seen it? Funny! Love the glossy heart accent in the middle.

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  78. Thanks, Jennifer. You are one of my favorite teachers. :-)

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  79. So fun! I love that we can use the dies we already have to create our own stencils! Awesome card, Jennifer!

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  80. Love this idea - it may make me use some dies that haven't seen the light of day for a while lol - Thanks Mxx

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  81. Jennifer is so creative...thank you for this new technique

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  82. Thanks for sharing the video. Great work as always.
    I love watching Jennifer create.

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  83. Wow what an amazing effect that created...great card.

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  84. What a great technique! Thanks for sharing. I always learn something from Jennifer's videos.

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  85. I'm finding more and more reasons to try the pastes on my projects- this is great!

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  86. Love the texture paste look! I've only used something like that for wall borders, but how awesome on your cards!!

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  87. Awesome technique. Thanks for the great video :)

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  88. Fun technique, I have never heard of this product before but it is something I just might have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. Great video as always Jennifer!

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  90. jennifer's been doing amazing things with dies and stencils!

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  91. More great ideas from the Queen of Ink!!

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  92. Thanks for the great idea, love that there is more you can do with dies!

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  93. This is an amazing card! Thanks for the video explaining the technique!

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  94. Great idea to make your own stencils ! Like that product paste!

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  95. Looks absolutely yummy!! I love texture and often use this technique to make my own stencils! So fun! TFS!

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  96. Beautiful card and great video! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. I love this card, thanks Jennifer!

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  98. Jennifer always has amazing video tuts.. Love her style.. TFS!

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  99. Another great card idea for this lovely die cut. Great tips and effects

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  100. Ali and Jen are outstanding leaders in our community, thanks Simon for sharing their talent with all of us.

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  101. Love this card! Thanks for sharing this technique with us. :D

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  102. Super fun to make card! Love it!

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  103. Love this techniques for the stencils...awesome card!!

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  104. Using the black strips is a great tip.

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  105. Jennifer never fails to inspire and to make it look easy to try. Thanks!

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  106. Great card. Thanks for the tip about the thin black snips of card stock.

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  107. thanks for the tutorial. Always looking for new and fun ways to decorate my greeting cards.
    Great card.

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  108. Fantastic card, video and I love this die! Even more now!!!

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  109. Fabulous technoque Jennifer. Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing

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  110. That sun is wonderful! Love this card!

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  111. Fab card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  112. wow! wow! wow! that is so cool!

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  113. Great card! Love this idea! Will be trying this out! More ways to use the dies!

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  114. This is a great technique...you always amaze me with your talent and the ease in which you explain the process...a big thanks to Jennifer and SSS.

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  115. Great tips! Thanks for sharing this technique! :-) xx

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  116. That is very cool! Love the texture.

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  117. Thanks for sharing this technique, Jennifer! I learn some tips as well!

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  118. Thanks for sharing this technique, Jennifer! I learn some tips as well!

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  119. Fantastic card! Thanks for the step by step video on this neat product!

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  120. Perfect tutorial - love to learn new ways to use the stuff I have :)

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  121. Thanks for walking us through each step in creating this dazzling card, Jennifer.

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  122. Love summer school! All 'school' should be this awesome!!
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  123. Love all of Jennifer's cards! She is so amazingly talented!

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  124. Such an amazing project and idea! I bet this looks amazing in person! Thanks for making summer school the best time ever!!!

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  125. Brilliant technique and looks pretty easy to do. What will you think of next?

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  126. I just love everything about this card! Gotta try that technique!

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  127. I've seen this technique with drywall compound on other surfaces but I never thought about using it on a card. TFS.

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  128. Thanks for the video! Love the stencil idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  129. Great technique! Love that little heart in the center!!!

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  130. Very cool! I've thought to use die negative pieces as stencils but not to layer them like that!!

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  131. Love love love this! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  132. Love it Jennifer! You have so many creative ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us!

    Kris in Alaska
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  133. Great card! Thanks for showing us how to use this product too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  134. Fantastic card. Thankyou for sharing the technique with the Ferro. Love those inside and out greetings.

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  135. Wow, great technique and I love the sentiments! Hugs, Hanneke

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  136. I love Jennifer's ideas, they seems so much fun to do and i always wonder how can she come out with so many great ideas and tips. Love the card~

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  137. I LOVE this video! I've been wanting to try using dies for stencils and I just bought a fiber paste. Fantastic card!

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  138. Yay! Another way to use my dies (that I can't stop collecting...lol!) Love Jennifer's version of a simple card. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. What a cool idea to use my dies, thank you!

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  140. What a great way to make a stencil you don't have to clean! Beautiful card.

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  141. I really want to try the Ferro. Such a cool technique. Thanks Jennifer.

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  142. Very cool technique for another fun way to use dies. Love it!

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  143. Love your card Jennifer and the Ferro look is amazing. Will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Thanks, Jennifer, that is a great card! I've used the technique before, but the Ferro is new to me and looks like a lot of fun!

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  145. Wow! Jennifer blows me away every time! Thanks for the great inspirations- beautiful card....

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  146. I love how the glitter shines through behind the stenciling!

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  147. Jennifer, I love your tutorial! Your card is so very sweet....thanks so much for sharing!!

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  148. Great tutorial. What a happy card!

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  149. Neat card. I've never used Ferro before... looks like fun! Thanks for sharing this technique!
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  150. Love the texture on this card, thanks for the tutorial!

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  151. Jennifer is one of my fav!

    Terri

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  152. The Inside and Out stamp set is one of my favorites! This card is darling and definitely uplifting with that sweet little heart... :)

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  153. LOVING!! Such FUN Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  154. Catching up on the school videos today. Amazing technique. I learn so much!

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  155. Loving the stencil technique! Thanks Jennifer.

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  156. Loved the video - thank you SSS and Jennifer!!

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