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 have the GinaK. Designs Ornamental Fans stencil, and I love it! I don’t have any 3D embossing folders, but they give such beautiful results. Thanks for showing all these products!

  2. I haven’t tried stencils but after watching your video, stencils have become something I will definitely give a try. Thank you so much for your videos. I love them!

  3. Oh man, trying to pick just one of those stencils is too hard. I’m in a tie with the Trinity Stamps Lots of Dots and Park Tree. and the Pinkfresh Studio Sunburst and Garden Floral.

  4. My favorite embossing folder (that I don’t already have) would be the Memory Box Gracious Leaves. The detail is beautiful and would be great for mass producing Christmas cards. Thanks for all your hard working putting these My Favorite Things video’s together. It’s obvious you put a lot of time and effort into them. Your attention to detail is amazing.

  5. Your video has really inspired me to start using more stencils. There are so many good choices it’s hard to pick just one. I think my favorite is the Brutus Monroe Lacy Square Stencil.

  6. My favourite is the SSS Floral field embossing folder, I can imagine ma king beautiful cards with this one.❤

  7. Jennifer enjoy each of your favorite crafty videos, as you always share so many options and ideas to create cards. Do have to say that I am loving pinkfresh studio stencil for their layering options and the 3D Altenew EF. Hope to be a lucky winner.

  8. I’m hopeless, i simply cannot choose just one you make them all look so easy to use and so beautifully done on the finished card examples you showed.

  9. The Altenew tranquility rose stencil is my favorite of your recommendations and is a must for me. Of course I will also need to buy the matching dies!

  10. This year there have been great layering stencils and 3d embossing folders. I’d like to give the Altenew 3d embossing folders a try.

  11. You are such a great teacher and I have learned so much from your videos – Thank You! This video was particularly enjoyable since embossing folders are such fun to play with and affordable. I am addicted to embossing folders. I especially, enjoy the technique of using a gel plate and roller to color prints. Originally toward the beginning I thought I had my favorite picked out. But how wrong I was – you saved the best for last and I fell in love with Altenew’s Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder. I am besotted with it and will be purchasing this today!!! Hope it is in stock….

  12. Love the variety and your fabulous ideas! One of my favorites is the Flora and Fauna stencil – charming!

  13. Oh my gosh! So many awesome stencils. I really need to use them more in my creating process. I love the dots!!

  14. I am just getting into using stencils. Currently the one I’ve used the most has been the grassy border stencil by Lawn Fawn. I have ordered Gina K’s most recent layering stencil set. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

  15. I am fairly new to stencils, but the Trinity Stamps Ballon stencil for Slim line cards looks like so much fun to work with!

  16. For the stencils, I love all things Lavinia. For the embossing folders, I think I’d get the most use and enjoyment out of the Altenew Angled Mosaic folder. You have offered some super cool products to choose from, so choosing just one is difficult. And fluid. Probably tomorrow I’d pick different favorites!

    1. ACK! Hit send too soon. My favorite embossing folder is the Taylored Expressions Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder!

  17. I LOVE the Pinkfresh Studio stencils. I bought a couple and they are so fun!

    Can you tell me where you buy your stencil storage envelopes?

  18. Thank you so much for this great video in your series of Favorite Crafty Things. I love the series also because you give tips on the way.
    My favorite is a stencil set; the PinkFresh Studio ARGYLE Stencil Set.
    So very awesome and your example of it is gorgeous.
    Although this is my favorite I saw many more that are going on my wishlist, so much beauties.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

  19. It is so hard to pick a favorite from all these incredible stencils and embossing folders. I particularly love the Pinkfresh Sunburst stencils, and the AlteNew Angled Mosaic!

  20. The waffle flower infinite petals has been in my card several times, but I’ve never been able to pull the order button. I love it!
    I also love the pink fresh starburst, so much. Thank you for all your wonderful videos. I watch them all.

  21. I definitely look forward to your videos Jennifer. I have a lot of favourites but the Altenew Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder stands out. I haven’t replaced my Cuttlebug yet so I don’t know if the folder would work in it.

  22. I love the Pinkfresh Studio Argyle stencil set. Easy backgrounds. I also love the layered florals with multiple stencils.
    I really love your stash! Thanks for a great video.

  23. The “dotted lattice” embossing folder by TE is awesome! You, too, are awesome; thank you for all of your videos, ideas, everything!

  24. What a decision to make. I’ll pick Simon Hurley Stained Glass Stencil. I enjoyed your video. I learned a lot about stencils. I need to see how to emboss them.

  25. Stenciling is something new for me do I’m having fun learning to techniques. I love GinaK Ornamental Fan Stencil.

  26. So hard to choose! Lol. I think it would have to be the altenew mighty corners and trinity stamps lots of dots – for the versatility of both – I can’t single one out!

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