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Stencil Hop: Funky Tags

It's Thursday!  That must mean it's time for another stencil hop!  Today I've got three super talented gals for you to visit:

These three ladies will be showing off the possibilities of the "Funky Tags" stencil:

LOGOThis stencil contains six tag designs in two sizes.  If you're thinking that because the stencil comes in 6x6 and 12x12 you can actually get four different sizes of tags, you'd be wrong.  :)  I created the stencil so that the small tags on the 12x12 version are the same size as the big tags on the 6x6 version!  Which is kind of cool to play with.  Here's an image comparing the sizes:

I don't often tell you that you need both sizes of a stencil, but for this one, you might need both sizes.  ;)  By the way, the chart above was done with watercolor and pen.  An easy way to use the stencil!

I believe I shared this layout around CHA time.

I traced the stencil onto felt, cut out the pieces, and stitched them back together again!

You could create a similar effect by paper piecing the tags too!

You can also use the stencil to create an overall pattern.

After I finished this background I couldn't bear to use it!  I'm holding on to it for something special.  In the meantime, it inspired me to create this layout, which I absolutely adore:

Watch the video to see it all come together!  

And in a total shocker, I actually made a second video about this same stencil.  I couldn't help myself.  I probably could have made ten videos.  There are so many different techniques you can do with this one stencil and we are just scraping the surface today!  So here's a quick technique video:

And here are the tags from the video:

If you'd like to win the "Funky Tags" stencil in 6x6 and 12x12, leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of this blog:

Which of the projects from the hop has you excited?

Here are those blogs again:

Thanks for stopping by!