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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stencil Edge Cards - both MTC and SVG files available

Hello. Just wanted to share some new cards that I made in the past few days.  They are "stencil edge" cards or in one case, just a stencil card.  Several of this style card had been shared on the MTC forum in the past few weeks and some people wanted to have it shown in a MTC Webinar how you would make them.  So Bryan showed several ways to do them in a MTC Webinar on 6/5/12.  I gather he did a followup on them again last night on the 6/12/12 Webinar (haven't seen that yet.  Will review when he gets it posted). During the 6/5/12 Webinar, Bryan had assigned homework for people to create their own versions of these cards and to then share pictures of them on the MTC forum. Pictures of many of the ones people have created have been shared in this thread on the MTC forum: http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25151/webinar-homework#latest.  (There are a few others scattered about in other threads(search the forum for stencil card) but this gets you to the bulk of them).

Julie from MTC_Tuts Yaho group also wrote a tutorial on using MTC to create a card like this.  You can find more information about the tutorial and where to find it by checking this thread on the MTC forum: http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25163/make-a-card-withastencil-edge-design-tutorial#latest

As a result, I decided to give a hand at trying them myself.  Some of the ideas I had considered making others had already done and I didn't want to recreate a similar card. So I looked for images that I had not yet seen done.   I choose an ice cream cone and a lighthouse.  While I was looking for free stencils that would work for this style of card, I ran across a sailboat that I really liked but didn't think was suited for putting on the edge of the card.  As a result, I chose to simply put it on the front of the card.  The pictures show the sample cards that I cut out to test my files.  The ice cream cone also contains a "print and cut" colored ice cream cone that I used behind my "stenciled" emage to add a pop of color to it.  This can also be "split" and the pieces used to create a paper piecing of an ice cream cone.  All cards have an insert to cut for the inside.  I think they would look great using vellum too.  Finally, the sailboat card also has a "stitching line" that I used to create  a stitched look with a marker on one of my cutters.  I think I will use the ice cream cone card either as a birthday or a simple "hello" card.  The lighthouse and sailboat may get used for father's day cards for my DH and my FIL.  Sadly my father is passed away so I cannot share one of my cards with him! If I don't use them for Father's day they could be used for several other things as well don't you think!

I created my original files in MTC but have exported them out into SVG for use by others with different software. I hope that you like them and would like to see what you do with the file(s).

The files are loaded into my public folder in my dropbox account.  You may find it necessary to do a right click and "save as" or "save target as" to save to your computer.

Download the Ice Cream Cone Stencil Edge Card MTC file here.

Download the Ice Cream Cone Stencil Edge Card SVG file here.

Download the Lighthouse Stencil Edge Card MTC file here.

Download the Lighthouse Stencil Edge Card SVG file here.

Download the Sailboat Stencil Card MTC file here.

Download the Sailboat Stencil Card SVG file here.

As always, Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know if you use one of my files to create something.  I would love to see a picture or too!  I also have a few more things that I have been working on recently that I hope to find time to take photos of and to share soon here on my blog.  Some of them will have files to share as well so be sure to pop back in soon!

EDITED TO ADD:  You can see a birthday card made for SusanBluerobot with my Lighthouse card on Tracy's blog here: http://traceyfarr.blogspot.com/2012/06/another-stencil-card-for-susan.html?showComment=1343081980251#c6827046814225669317!  Thanks for coming and sharing your link with me Tracey so I could see your card you made for Susan!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful files.

  2. Thanks for sharing your awesome files. I particularly like the lighthouse card. You did a great job!

  3. Really cool cards, especially the lighthouse. TFS

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the .svg,...I don't have MTC, but admire a lot of the work done there...I appreciate this! Love them ALL! For family bithdays...the icecream cone will be great. I have a friend who loves anything 'lighthouse', and the boat might be a card for my brother, at some time. Thanks again. gj

  5. Love the lighthouse - downloaded it and made it for my friend for her birthday and put it on my blog http://traceyfarr.blogspot.com.au/ - would love you to check it out xxx

  6. Very beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.