I Can't Believe It's a Stencil!
Making Nesting Doll Cards

I’ve always been drawn to the playfulness and layers of people and their stories represented by nesting dolls. Being of mostly eastern European descent, I have a little collection of them, and find myself looking for them when we travel. They remind me of the layers of ourselves as people, and how we are incomplete without relationship with one another. They remind me to be thankful and make me smile. Every Christmas I get out all the nesting dolls, with their layers, and they have a party on the piano or mantle.

My daughter asked me one day, would you make a nesting doll stencil? I want to make some cards and art and it would be so much easier if I had a stencil. So I did…

“I can’t believe it’s a stencil!” There is so many uses and possibilities in this one stencil it’s amazing. Use it alone or mix it up and personalize it with other stencils you love. It can be used to make cards, tags, ATC Cards, art journal pages and more. Watch the video to learn how to layer the stencil so it doesn’t even look like a stencil.

So Many Possibilities!

The stencil could be used to make an accordion card or journal.

Add to journal page – shown here as stencil only on plain paper without any embellishment.

Make cards, layering stencils and personalizing for the happy recipient…

Notice the crowns and how much they add to the nesting dolls

Who doesn’t like crowns?

This small crowns stencil is packed full of crown designs with various sizes to fit all sorts of applications for card making, art journaling, adding whimsy to photos etc. 

Main Stencils Used in this Post

StencilGirl® Products Nesting Doll Stencil L694 9×12″

Stencil Girl® Products
Doll Crowns

StencilGirl® Products
Spirit Swirl 6″
Stencil s578

StencilGirl® Products  by Jessica Sporn          6 Point Starry Night L125 9×12″

Links to Posts about Word-of-the-Year & Everyday Journaling:

Making an everyday, calendar journal in a Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine journal:

Ideas for scroll and banner headings for theme pages in an everyday journal:

About exploring a word of the year:

A surprise that led to an animal of the year:

“Why Journal? The Benefits of Journaling” . In addition to the post contents, check out the comments. People have contributed great reasons for journal keeping.

If you are seeking a Word for the year, you may find inspiration in the post “Listening for My Word of the Year.”

Visit my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/valeriesjodin/everyday-yearly-journals/

Bible Journaling often is another facet of exploring a word or theme. In the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course, I walk through how I Bible journal, the process of study and techniques. To find out more information check out: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/

Join Our Inspirational Facebook Group

Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for keeping an Everyday Calendar Journal. We will be using the journal to record events, experiences and relationships; to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. If you would like to connect with others in creative way about organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one place, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
URL for Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/203309083575277/

URLs for Instagram: #livingyourword2018 & #everydayjournals2018


Bernice: https://newlycreative.blogspot.co.uk

Mary:  www.foundonbrighton.com

Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))

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