MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Stencils & Embossing Folders + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020! Today is all about stencils and embossing folders.

This series shares my favorite crafty products of 2020. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works… and the beginning of THIS video.

If you are shopping, be sure to check out my Crafty Updates and Sales Page HERE for exclusive discount codes and more!

Today I am focusing on stencils and embossing folders.

[Warning: Again, this video is LONG. You can instead just check out the stencils and embossing folders below. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Please note that I purchased some 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 and do not work for them nor am I on design teams. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

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Let’s do this…


Here are a few favorites from this year…

Gina K Designs Ornamental Fans Stencil
[ SSS | GNK | ELH | JNN ]
Brutus Monroe Rainbow Stencil
[ SSS | BMR | JNN ]
Simon Hurley Stained Glass Stencil
[ RNG ]
Miss Ink Art Deco Stencil
[ SSS | MSS ]
Brutus Monroe Lace Square Stencil
[ SSS | BMR ]
Altenew Mighty Corners Stencil
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Erin Lee Creative Tilted Plaid Stencil
[ ERN ]
Paper Rose Folk Flowers Stencil
[ SSS | PPR ]
Flora and Fauna Floral Stencil
[ FLR | JNN ]
Inkon3 Flora Stencil
[ SSS | INK ]
Simon Says Stamp Boho Stencil
[ SSS ]
Lavinia Stamps Laurel Stencil
[ SSS | LVN ]
Trinity Stamps Slimline Lots of Dots…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Shifter Multi Dots Stencil
[ SSS | STM ]
My Favorite Things Rolling Clouds…
[ SSS | MFT | ELH ]
The Rabbit Hole Designs Clouds In My…
[ SSS | THR ]
Waffle Flower Infinite Petals Stencil
[ SSS | WFF | ELH | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Sunburst Stencils
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Argyle Stencils
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]
Taylored Expressions Plaid Layering…
[ TE ]
Trinity Stamps Slimeline Layered…
[ SSS ]
Taylored Expressions Candles Layering…
[ TE ]
Honey Bee Birthday Candle Stencils
[ SSS | HNB | ELH ]
Simon Says Stamp Falling Leaves Stencils
[ SSS | JNN ]
Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves and…
[ SSS | PRT | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Garden Florals Stencils
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]
Altenew Tranquility Rose Stencils
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Trinity Stamps Layered Park Tree…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Erin Lee Creative Somewhere Rainbow…
[ ERN ]
Simon Says Stamp Sunny Smiles Stencils
[ SSS | JNN ]
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
[ SSS | THR | ELH ]
Therm O Web Stencil Pal
[ SSS | THR | GNK | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Water Media Mat
[ SSS | WFF | JNN ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Palm Blender Brush
[ HNB ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS | ELH ]
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
[ SPL ]


Here are a few embossing folders I recommend…

Altenew Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing…
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Taylored Expressions Dotted Lattice…
[ TE ]
Fun Stampers Journey Big Dot…
[ SSS | SPL ]
Creative Expressions Graduated Dots…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Floral Field…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Memory Box Gracious Leaves 3D…
[ SSS | MMR | JNN ]
Paper Rose Baby Blue Embossing Folder
[ SSS ]
Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing…
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock
[ ERN ]


To check out more of this series, head HERE.

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 1/20/21 telling me your favorite stencil or embossing folder from above. (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! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon with more!

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567 thoughts on “MY FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS 2020: Stencils & Embossing Folders + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. I love watching your videos because I enjoy new ways to use tools. Unfortunately, I want to BUY IT ALL!!!!

    Thanks for giving us the ability to create beautiful cards.

  2. I’ve been dreaming of that Bergenia embossing folder! Waiting for it to be back in stock. Thank you SO much for your clear instructions and awesome inspiring videos!

  3. My favorite stencil – Brutus Monroe Rainbow Stencil!!!

    Thank you for thinking inside the box, outside the box, and on top of the box when using favorite tools!!!

  4. I really enjoy your tutorials. I should listen in a more timely fashion as there are great gift ideas here. Your attention to detail is impressive

  5. Thank you for doing this- I feel like I am having a conversation with a friend! I just ordered the 3D mosaic embossing folder- can’t wait to play with it!

  6. I love this series! I am returning to card making after a 15 year absence and am a bit overwhelmed by all the new products and techniques. I find your product reviews invaluable and really appreciate & admire how you seek out the versatility of each item you use. I think the trinity slim line lots of dots is the item from this lot that would work best for me now, simple & versatile items are what I need to focus on adding to my stash 🙂

  7. Happy New Year Jennifer and family.
    It is very hard to choose but I think I would go for the Pinkfresh Studio Sunburst Stencils as my favourite

  8. This series is SO helpful, not as a sales catalogue but as inspiration, as you intended. Loving the stencil demos as I’m thrilled to see the much wider range of designs available.

  9. I really like the Baby Blue stencil from Paper Rose though I haven’t figured out why it’s called that!

  10. I think the 3D gracious leaves embossing folder from memory Box is my favorite in this video! That said, all products you use in your videos are among my favorites, so it’s really hard to pick just one! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us. Whenever I hit a slump I just watch some of your videos for inspiration! Easy-peasy!

  11. I look forward to your favorites every year! Thank you for doing them, I know they are a lot of work. My favorite from this video is the Altenew Tranquility Rose stencil. I don’t enjoy coloring images, so I love stamps or stencils that do the coloring for me.

  12. I really love Crafters Companion 3D embossing folders, and for stencils I tend to reach for my Altenew ones.

  13. I love the MFT cloud stencil I already own for it’s versatility, but I’m really in love with the falling leaves stencil set from Simon’s.
    My fav embossing folder from your selection is the gradient dots one.

  14. This is a tough choice!! I’m torn between the Altenew Tranquility Rose Stencil and the SSS Falling Leaves Stencil. I don’t have either of these YET; when it’s time to whittle down my wish list, both of them seem to take less priority than stamps. Stencils that produce a wonderful layered image are my favorite. I imagine both the Falling Leaves and Tranquility Rose are in that group.

    Thanks for showing us all of your great ideas, Jennifer. The videos make things so clear and easy to understand! I especially appreciate the little suggestions that improve my overall art.

    Have a lovely day!

  15. My favorite stencil is the Altenew Tranquility Rose….so beautiful! My favorite embossing folder is the Altenew Beautiful Bergenia…I love the cards you made with it!

  16. Have fallen in love with embossing folders again. After so many years crafting it is fun to rediscover old techniques with new fresh designs.

  17. I have really fallen in love with Altenew’s new 3-D embossing folders. These products (stencils and embossing folders) are such an inexpensive way to create beautiful cards.

  18. wow, I like them all, stencils and embossing folders, they are magnificent, perhaps my favourite would be Gina K Designs ORNAMENTAL FANS Stencil.

  19. Oh my gosh! My favorite one? Hmmmm, how about a favorite kind? I am really liking the layered stencils as I love dimension and depth on my cards. I can hardly wait to give a couple of them a try!!

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