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My Favorite Crafty Things – Stencils & Embossing Folders

Hi! I am back with another My Favorite Crafty Things post. Today I am focusing on stencils and embossing folders.

Over these few weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of the year. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

First up, let’s share some crafty deals…

  • Simon Says Stamp is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more during 12/11/17 to 12/18/17 ! Use the code “JENFAVES” when shopping HERE.
    (Note the dates. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Ellen Hutson is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JensFaves17” through 12/13/17 when shopping HERE.
    (This is extended! Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes BCRF Fundraiser set and Mama Elephant releases within the last 90 days. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Gina K. Designs is offering a FREE stamp set to my viewers!! Shop HERE.
    (Good for orders over $50 – just add “JENNIFER” into the instruction box at checkout.)

Let’s talk stencils and embossing folders…

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images. Also, if you are interested in seeing the videos of the projects I have done using particular products, click the heart icon under the product.


Here are a few stencils that I have enjoyed recently…

Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass 1 Stencil
[ SSS | JNN ]
Altenew Layered Medallion A Stencil
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Altenew Layered Medallion B Stencil
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
My Favorite Things Radiating Rays…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Create a Smile Focal Point Stencil
[ SSS | CRT ]
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Drifts and Hills…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Honey Bee Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
[ SSS | HNB ]
Echo Park Diagonal Buffalo Plaid Stencil
[ SSS ]
Echo Park Beach Towel Stencil
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | HA | JNN ]
Gina K Foliage
[ GNK ]
Altenew Layered Dahlia A Stencil
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]
Altenew Layered Dahlia B Stencil
[ ELH | SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Tim Holtz Floral Stencil
[ SSS ]
Neat and Tangled Balloon Duo Stencils
[ SSS | ELH | N&T | JNN ]


I will always like the look of embossed backgrounds. Here are some great embossing folders:

Echo Park Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Wedding Ring Stitch…
[ SSS | SPL ]
Couture Creations Bohemian Damask…
[ SSS ]
Couture Creations Bohemian Bazaar…
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Vintage Tapestry…
[ BMR ]
Echo Park Sunny Dot Embossing Folder
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Roses Embossing Folder
[ SSS | ELH ]


Looking to learn more? Try these:


I am hoping this list of Favorite Crafty Things works as a helpful gift guide. Feel free to share this link or print the page. Don’t forget the discount codes, too!

I will be back soon with more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Today I have two giveaways! You could win one of these prizes:

  • 5 stencils
  • $20 to Altenew (they have a great selection of stencils!)

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/17 telling me if you ever use stencils or embossing folders. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you again soon!

[Please note that I purchased many of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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382 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things – Stencils & Embossing Folders”

  1. I have used stencils but not embossing folders yet. Just got a die cutting machine so looking forward to trying some embossing folders.

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    Mainly have used Stencil for clouds. But recently have purchased a few different types. As for embossing folders I love them and use them fairly frequently. Thank You for a great video.

  3. I absolutely use stencils! I love them, they are my favourite toy to play with when I make backgrounds for ATCs and in my mixed media playbook. I have embossing folders but really do not use them enough. I think 2018 should be my year of embracing the embossing folder 🙂

    Thank you for a fantastic video. You once again inspired me to just have fun in the craftroom 🙂

  4. I have used both stencils and embossing folders. I find that I can do more with the stencils though. This is a great video and thank you for inspiring us.

  5. Thanks for showing such a great collection of stencils and embossing folders. I used to use embossing folders much more often – something I need to go back to for sure. I have a bunch of stencils but don’t tend to use them very often. Something I would also like to change 🙂

  6. I recently used a stencil to frost a cake…and it made me think that I’d love to try texture paste in my crafting. I’ve never done that before, though I did have some stencils from a kit long ago that I used to mask off some misting…

  7. I made some Christmas cards for this year’s caring card drive and I really love the cards I made using embossing folders with.

  8. I have used embossing folders before back when they first started getting popular but there wasn’t anything like those beauties you showed in your video!!! I’m always amazed by the awesome look that stencils give and I’d love to start building a nice collection of versatile ones that could be used in scrapbooking as well!!!

  9. Pretty often i have use both, stencils & embossing folders, they help me when i’m in a hurry and need to make a card quick, just i add a sentiment & done! love them! Thank you for your series! very helpful! God bless you!

  10. Yes I have used stencils and embossing folders. I really like stencils because of all the things you can do with them. I want to try foiling with them.

  11. I use stencils more often than embossing folders, but have both and I enjoy the look of each one. Thanks for sharing so much with us!!

  12. Yes! I use both! I really like how both stencils and embossing folders add so much to cards! there are so many neat new stencils out there!

  13. Yes I’ve used both in my cards however I still haven’t tried embossing with my dies and I’m definitely going to soon!

  14. I have never used a stencil in my card making but have used them on the walls in my home. they have always come out beautifully. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed new year!!

  15. I love using embossing folders. I have stencils but have only used them a couple of times. I love the videos that you do using stencils.

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