Join Lizzie Jones today and learn how to use stenciling along your card’s edges to draw the eye toward your focal point.


  • STAMPS: The Sweet Life, Layered Banner Banter
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist Paper, White
  • DIES: Layered Banner Die
  • OTHER: Stencil Basics: Hexagon, Scotch Foam Tape, Sequins, Multi Medium Matte, Blending Sponge

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

  • A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up on Monday mornings at 9am ET.
  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and include stenciled edges.
  • Please enter new projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Monday, April 2nd, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, April 2nd, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!


Congratulations, Betty Wright! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

Lizzie Jones

Author Lizzie Jones

I'm a freelance graphic designer that never stopped loving to color. I spend my days building a little house of cards with my favorite fella by my side. I also design stamps for Papertrey Ink.

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Join the discussion 14 Comments

  • 1
    Nancy Guse says:

    Great video Lizzie! I do love that we get to see the person who is doing the video in the beginning. Your stenciled edges really add the right touch to make the focal point pop.

  • 2
    Nancy Ward says:

    Your card is just stunning, Lizzie!

  • 3
    Donna K says:

    I agree – nice to see you on the video. Your card is so pretty. I noted the layering colors you used because they look so nice together. I just made a card last night using a similar process. Sorry I haven’t figured out how to post a picture yet. The card just needed something and a little stenciling added the right touch. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

  • 4
    DIANA L. says:

    Beautiful card Lizzie, Love how the roses turned out.Great video and I certainly enjoyed using my stencils. I have had them for a long time and you have inspired me to use them. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial

  • 5
    Greta H says:

    The Sweet Life is one of my all-time favorite sets & I love the color combo you used, Lizzie! The stenciled edges look wonderful–something I’ve never done! Thank you for the great video & inspiration!

  • 6
    Katy Milne says:

    Nice technique. I liked that you laid down a bit of color before using the stencil to soften the white background.

    I also wanted to point out that the link included is incorrect. It is for Melissa Phillips’s blog and not Lizzie’s. Oopsie…

  • 7
    Kelly Kramer says:

    Hi Lizzie,

    First of all I love the card! Second I was wondering what knife blade you used to cut the cardstock? I work for a company that manufactures the Swann Morton craft blades, which are made to surgical quality. They start sharp and stay sharp for a long time. I’d be happy to send you some samples if you are interested in trying something new.

  • 8
    Michele W says:

    Gorgeous card and great video! Never thought about just lightly stenciling around the edges of a card but I really like this look and will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 9

    Thanks for the fab inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  • 10
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Lizzie! Just like Michele W said in her comment, I’ve never thought about framing my card using a stenciled pattern. I not only LOVE the idea, I truly enjoyed seeing you introduce your video. It made it twice as nice! 🙂

  • 11
    Cindy Beach says:

    Your card is gorgeous, Lizzie, and the video was so well done. Thanks for the fun challenge!

  • 12
    Silke Ledlow says:

    Fabulous idea and technique Lizzy! I’m so glad I gave it a try! Your card is beautiful and the stenciled edge is such a great touch!

  • 13
    Dawn says:

    The roses and leaves are just beautiful with so much detail!!

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