StencilGirl Hop — Keeping memories with Crossed Circles and Squares

Keeping memories, special personal totems using Andrew Borloz’s Crossed Rounds and Squares Stencil L159 from StencilGirl Products


I wanted to create something a little different than a journal page and my inspiration board was getting way too crowded.  So I culled that board for highly personal photos, quotes, cards and objects to put on a new smaller inspirational tack board I could look at every day to remind me of what is important in life.  The project started with a bit of gelli printing with acrylics directly on fabric with lots of color and the Crossed Rounds and Squares Stencil L159.

Using simple cardboard from a box, some batting and the fabric I made up a tack board.  Staples and wonky hand stitching on the corners created a secure base. I had appliqued  a vintage flower doily. Stitched on some lace ribbon and colorful buttons.  Braided strips of the fabric for a rustic hanger and the tack board was complete.  Full of light and color and things I love, I can now see it every day when I begin creating.

The step out photo collage is below(you can click on the photos to make them larger) and be sure to visit the other StencilGirl Creative Team members to see their creations with this graphic and versatile stencil. Luckily I saved some fabric to use for other projects…..

Hope you enjoyed this project, now hop on over and visit the team, I am sure you will be as amazed as I am at how many different projects you will see.  Enjoy…

StencilGirl Talk

Marjie Kemper

Kirsten Reed

Leslie Jenison

Sami Harding

Corrine Gilman …that’s me

Janet Joehlin

Linda Kittmer

Carolyn Dube

Paula Phillips

Mary C. Nasser

Maria McGuire


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95 Responses to “StencilGirl Hop — Keeping memories with Crossed Circles and Squares”

  1. Maria McGuire July 26, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    I LOVE this idea! I especially like that is being used to have the important things to look at everyday. SO inspiring! LOVING that handle!!!

  2. jan July 26, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    Looks great and what a fun board to use. I love the fabric you made with the stencil!

  3. Donna July 26, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    I love this! Beautiful colors!

  4. Ronda July 26, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    thank you for the chance to win that’s gr8 smilz

  5. Astrid July 26, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Great idea and the result looks fab!

  6. leslie tucker jenison July 26, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    I love the idea of creating a custom background on a board like this.

  7. Creativeoutletter July 26, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Lovely inspiration board! Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Michelle V. Alkerton July 26, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Great ideas. Thanks. Hopping along.
    Stay inspired!

  9. Kate M July 26, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    I am excited by the layering and textures…thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Andrew Borloz July 26, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Very colorful background! Thanks so much for showing how the stencil can be used creatively!

  11. Helen July 26, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    greate idea to keep “special things” in an inspirational way! and lovely result!

  12. Dawn July 26, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Corrine this is GORGEOUS, I love the colours and all the details. Thank-you for the walk-through too sweetie, I love a good nose at the process, soooooo inspiring.
    Huge hugs x

  13. janet July 26, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    I love your inspiration board! I NEED ONE! This is a great stencil to use on it too. Thanks Girlie!

  14. Gerd Andersson July 26, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Great idea! I love your new inspiration board! I need one myself.

  15. Suzy July 26, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Fabulous stenciling project Corrine! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration to use fabric and a simple piece of cardboard to make a very useful item. I love the cheery colors and the wonderful patterns made by the stencil. Did you use a fabric paint extender with the acrylics ? Thanks for the inspiration Corrine!

  16. Judy Shea July 26, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    Oh Corrine.. just lovely.. fabric, paint, photos. I love seeing you son as a young man. Priceless piece of art.

  17. Karen Buchanan July 26, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    What a great background for the inspiration board!

  18. Mary C. Nasser July 26, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Gorgeous inspiration board, Corrine!
    What a liberating process to Gelli print directly onto the fabric! I must try this! 🙂

  19. Denise Spillane July 26, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    What happy happy board. I want to create one now! Love this stencil!

  20. Carol C July 26, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    What a great project!!! Another great way to use this stencil!

  21. Anna H July 26, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Love the way you used this stencil, very creative…

  22. Linda Kittmer July 26, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Corrine, this is such a fun idea.

  23. Annie July 26, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Love the fabric you made. Great use of the stencil

  24. Sheri July 26, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Very cute! love the colors

  25. Jone Johnson July 26, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Unique way to use this stencil. I love your project. Thanks for showing us different ways that a stencil can be used.

  26. Piarom July 26, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Wonderful project! I love the stencil, especcially the little rounds with the cross in it are too cute 🙂 and so cool the lace holding the lovely card ♥ Conny

  27. Carolyn Dube July 26, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Corrine – this is amazing! Now I have so many ideas for my daughter’s dorm room – what fun way to decorate her room!

  28. becky voth July 26, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I love this idea! I have been meaning to make a board for myself!

  29. Julie July 26, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Love how everyone is using the stencil. Thanks for another great and inspiring idea!

  30. Caroline D. July 26, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    What a lovely project!! Great colors and makes a wonderful background until the board gets filled up with mementos and photos!

  31. Debi K July 26, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I need to try my hand at this! Enjoying all of the wonderful artists!

  32. angi eharis July 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    so much talent on this bloghop! i can’t believe what u made, i love it! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

  33. Patti July 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Love your use of the stencil in this project!

  34. Bev July 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    A lovely inspiration board! Great stencil as well! What a wonderful giveaway!

  35. Chandra July 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    This is very creative! I love the colors and the doily. Great work 🙂

  36. Tanya P. July 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    What an awesome project! I love it!!
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  37. Stephanie Rodgers July 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Very nice!

  38. Tameko July 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Such a unique and colorful project. Nice quote.

  39. Lujean July 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Just beautiful! TFS!!!

  40. Lori lewis July 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Love this project. I must make one for my office. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Gaye July 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    What a fun project for this stencil. Another idea for my to do list! thanks.

  42. AngieB July 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    What a wonderful project! Love it that you didn’t have to spend a lot to create such beautiful one of a kind memory board!

  43. Tricia July 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Great project! Would love to use this stencil with my Gelli plate!

  44. Jo Murray July 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Lovely background for your mementos Corinne. That stencil is fab when used with the Gelli plate.

  45. Kristin M July 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Love the great idea. I need to find more ways to use my gelli, and I love the way that stencils layers.

  46. Sabine Schneider July 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Very cool idea! Love it!

  47. Kate Pyle July 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    What a fun idea. Your geli printed fabric is beautiful and irresistible. I may go pull out my geli plate right now and hope I can find some batting in the landfill that is me studio. Thanks for the inspiration.

  48. Gillian Pearce July 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed seeing a different use of the stencil.

  49. Susan Tidwell July 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Love that you used the stencil on fabric! very cool inspiration board.

  50. Myra July 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Great inspiration board, I love how it turned out and the colors used. What a great stencil! 🙂

  51. joy July 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    This is so pretty and it would make a wonderful gift to give to kids going off to college this fall! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  52. Dorthe July 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    That was a long way down to here 🙂
    Your almost tutorial, is wonderful Corrine, and I love to see your steps in doing a new inspirations borad ! Love the colours, and the near and dear pieces you added !! Wonderful textured !!
    Happy weekend, my dear!

  53. Gill July 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    A great project – I love the stencil you used!

  54. Barbara I. July 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    I enjoyed your project using the stencil. Thanks for sharing it with us! This blog hop has been a lot of fun.

  55. Sandy Karsten July 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I have never thought to stencil fabric – I always do paper. New project or an addition to my collage!

  56. Janelle R July 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Oh my gosh – I love the depth you achieved on this, and what a cute project! I think I am going to have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win.
    Janelle R

  57. Kris July 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Great board! It just says *Cheerful*.
    Oh these stencils!!! I’ve had to clear an entire drawer in my flat file just for stencils.
    Now that I’ve done that, I have lots of room for more 😉

  58. TinkieBean July 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Lovely project with a worthy purpose to keep our mind and heart centered on the right stuff! Beautiful composition!

  59. Susan (Sanna) Burgess July 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Such a unique take on the use of this stencil, love that! Thanks for doing a stencil giveaway I would love to win! Sanna

  60. Dori July 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Wonderful use of the stencil.

  61. Dotti July 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Love the versality of this stencil because the sections all play so nicely together!

  62. Andrea July 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    So bright and beautiful, really makes me want to make one!

  63. Beverly G July 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Wow, a very clever project and something very happy to see each day.

  64. Barb July 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    great idea and use for stencil

  65. Ruth July 26, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    What a great idea – it would be so fun to look at!

  66. Christi Conley July 27, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    Fantastic board! You have inspired me to make one – something I have on my list of “have to do” – now it’s a “need to do”!

  67. Yvonne July 27, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    I love this project. What a great inspiration piece.

  68. Helen Markee July 27, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  69. Tracy July 27, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Never would have though t of this. Cool!

  70. Pumpy July 27, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    This board is a wonderful idea, you will have us all doing something like this.
    Well done. xx

  71. Anni July 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Corrine, thanks, I enjoyed seeing your tutorial and glad to see a Gelli being used. I just got mine and have been loving it.

  72. Kirsten Alicia July 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    That is lovely!!

  73. Jane July 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Corrine, my favorite colors… pink and yellow.. I love the light and airy feeling.

  74. Ruthanne Parker July 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Love the addition of fabric! Fun way to use this stencil_thanks for sharing.

  75. Snap July 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m loving blog hopping … learning so much. Really like this round and squares stencil. Love your project — the color and combination of objects. lovely.

  76. Nancy Lee July 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    What a clever idea. I bet your son loves it!

  77. Melissa July 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Truly amazing idea. Now I need to get a gelli plate!

  78. Bleubeard and Elizabeth July 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I love what you made, especially because you kept a box out of the recycle bin. What a perfect way to recycle by making this board. You did a fantastic job with this stencil.

  79. Gini Cooper July 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    I am probably going to steal your idea – I love that it uses recycled materials. I work with kids and this would be a great way to start the new school year. Now following you on bloglovin.

  80. Kay Wallace July 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Corrine, I really love this inspiration board–especially because it is so personal! Lots of texture with the board, batting, fabric, paint and then all that frosting! Bravo!

  81. samara July 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I love what you created Corrine. I love that it is so original, the way you showed its creation and the different types of texture involved. Very original and very creative. A wonderful display of your brilliance! HeArtfully and a warm hug, Samara

  82. Charlene July 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Hi Corrine, I love your piece! The colors are so yummy.
    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! This is fun!

  83. Saranne July 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    What a great project! Love the colors.

  84. Jules July 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    TOO much fun! Gelli printing, with fabric and other little tidbits – great idea, and great results!

  85. Louise Kirby July 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Very nice project, I love your thinking so out of the box and the softness of your project.

  86. Julia July 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I love my gelli plate but have yet to print on fabric. You’ve inspired me to try it!

  87. Sandy July 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Hmm…just bought some vintage doilies at the thrift store this afternoon! Your first step of “culling” for personally significant items really caught my attention. THX!

  88. Anita McIntyre July 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Got my creative juices flowing.

  89. Carmen Lucero July 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Very creative! I’ve seeing those boards but didn’t want to pay so much for them; I think I’ll make my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

  90. Kathy July 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Wonderful fabric!

  91. kendra July 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    lots of great ideas with the same stencil. good job

  92. mmir July 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Loving your inspiration board!

  93. Valerie July 29, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Very Original, loved your use of Gelli plate and stencils for a completely different take.

  94. Devin July 29, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    This is awesome. I want to make one now. I think I will start tonight. Thank you so much for posting this!!!

  95. Marjie Kemper July 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    This is so unique and beautiful! What a wonderful way to use Andrew’s stencil. Love that background on your board!

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