Friday, April 27, 2018

Design Team Tips: Perfect Plaid Stencil Collection Tips & Tricks

Good morning friends! Welcome to this week's Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips! Since my Perfect Plaid Stencil Collection released a couple of weeks ago, I've had a handful of questions about how to get the most out of the stencils. So today I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to use the stencils to their full potential. I've even put together a video and a downloadable PDF that you can use for reference! Here's the video:

In this video I walk you through all the steps necessary to create four plaid panels. All of the cardstock is cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I used white to make it easier to see the different colors more easily, but these stencils work beautifully with colorful stock as well.

I also took one of the panels from the video and used it to create this quick and easy baby boy card.


I simply trimmed about 1/8" off of each side and adhered the panel to a Dark Indigo card base. Then, I stamped a bow tie from Dapper Chap using Dark Indigo ink and heat embossed the detail image with white powder. I die cut that and adhered it to the card front with foam tape.


Then, I stamped the sentiment from Jungle Buddies Sentiments onto an Aqua Mist banner (I double cut one end to make it a little bit shorter). I adhered that to the card front with foam tape too. See, quick and easy!

Don't forget the free download! You can find that right here:

This four-page pdf includes some of the tips from the video along with a handful of suggested patterns to get you started. If you made your own Stencil Binder you can tuck this in one of the pockets or in its own page protector so it's always right at your fingertips!

ETA: After some feedback that the images weren't dark enough, I boosted the color a bit. I hope that helps anyone that had trouble with the initial download.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed getting better acquainted with the Perfect Plaid Stencil Collection. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Baby Boy Card

Plaid Panels


Unknown said...

This is a great idea; very versatile. The PDF is very pale and hard to see when printed.

Debbie said...

Lizzie, thank you so much for the video, tips and PDF. I pulled my stencils out last night with the plan of experimenting today. Now I can play today with much more confidence! Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Just printed mine after commenting and reading Mary's comment about PDF. My PDF print came out quite clear and easy to see.

Cindy O said...

Very helpful - thank you. I really enjoyed stenciling some plaid yesterday, and your PDF and video tips will make it even more fun next time!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Thanks so much, Lizzie! I never thought of doing a gingham type plaid until I saw this today. Excited to use my set now.

Nancy said...

Great video showing "how" to utilize your stencils. Love the PDF file, I printed mine and it's okay to read, thank you.

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, thanks for the awesome video and PDF to make life easier for us! Who doesn’t love a colorful plaid? Have a fabulous weekend!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Thanks, Lizzie, for the download and showing us all of those wonderful examples. I'm excited to play with mine now.

see mary stamp said...

Love the plaid stencil and appreciate the tutorial and download. Both will be very helpful.

Joyously Noelle said...

Thank you for showing how to use these neat new stencils!

May I kindly offer an observation. While the videos with music and typed words maybe pretty and hip, they do limit when a person can watch a PTI video. For example I try to sneak in watching card videos while stretching, doing dishes, or brushing my teeth, and with the music/type videos I can’t do that. Or when you are crafting and following steps you have to watch read and pause often. So just something to consider for future PTI tutorial videos.

Lizzie Jones said...

Thanks for the feedback, Noelle. I just wanted to take a moment to respond. The text vs. voiceover has nothing to do with being hip (I had no idea it was hip - I'm never hip!) and everything to do with time. It takes me an exceedingly long time to record (and rerecord) a voiceover. The typed instructions make it significantly easier to bring you videos while also fitting in the rest of my regular work and home/family activities. I have no idea how many or what kinds of videos I'll have to share in the future, but I'll try to keep all perspectives in mind when I do. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!

Joyously Noelle said...

Thank you for that explanation! I’ve never done a voice over and didn’t realize the extra time it took. Personally I can’t even keep a blog takes too much computer time, so I understand needed a faster way =) I apologize too, I didn’t mean for my feedback to be negative if it seemed so. All of you at PTI just do such a wonderful job we are addicted and of course by, human nature, want it personalized just to us - haha =) Which is silliness, so no matter the media style I will be watching/reading all the amazing PTI works!

Lizzie Jones said...

No worries at all! I just wanted to explain in case anyone else was wondering why I had chosen that format.