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Doilies For Christmas


Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and today we are going to be talking about how you can use your dies as stencils. I have several of Hero Art’s Fancy Dies and I love them all. They are a perfect size to stand alone or combined.

I wanted to get a little more out of my Floral Lace die and thought it would be pretty for Christmas.


After I cut my die I added some reposistional adhesive to the back. I laid it on top of a white card base and rubbed on some distress ink. In order to get a little more definition and add some shine I outlined the stencil with a silver gel pen. Once everything was dry I heat embossed my sentiment in black. You could make a whole card set like this using different colors and any sentiment! I love versatile designs!


For this card I did the same thing as above I just did it a lot more haha! I used blues, pinks, and purples to cover my whole background. The background was a little busy for me so I trimmed a white panel and adhered it on top. I added stardust stickles to the doily parts in the center to help them stand out and feel more like a focal point.

At this point you have a beautifully colored die cut . . .Can’t let that go to waste now can we?


I didn’t add anymore color at all. Isn’t it pretty? I originally had another plan so i taped all my inside pieces back in but it’s not necessary. In fact you can’t even tell I did it at all. i drew a black border around my card base, cut my die in half, and adhered them at the top and bottom. A healthy coat of stardust stickles really gives it a holiday feel.

I hope you have all kinds of ideas to use those dies as stencils 🙂 You could use some of those ideas to play along with our current monthly challenge. The theme is watercolor and you could win a $25.00 gift card to the store!!

 Thanks for visiting!


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Hero Arts Floral Lace Fancy Die

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Christmas Tree

Distress ink: Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry

Ranger Black Embossing Powder

Silver Sakura Gel Pen

Stardust Stickles

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

6 thoughts on “Doilies For Christmas

  1. Brilliant ideas for getting more mileage out of your die, Kelly, and your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  2. Kelly the doily die make an incredible stencil!!

  3. Kelly the doily die makes an incredible stencil!

  4. So many beautiful ways to use the stencil!! Wow!!!

  5. Oh how pretty! You always come up with such great ideas! Love your colors too! 🙂

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