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Stencil FAQ

We love stencils here at Oops a Daisy! 

Here is everything you might want to know about the Oops a Daisy Stencil range.

Why use stencils in your journal?

Stencils make setting up your pages super quick, no need to count squares or use rulers! You can also use stencils to add design features to your page – no artistic talent required to make things pretty!

How do I use them?

How you use the stencil will depend on the stencil, and how you want your page to look. Our Classic A5 stencils contain different elements which you can repeat throughout your pages, but our Super Easy Stencils are designed so that you can trace the entire thing onto your page to create a quick spread.

We recomend a Staedtler Pigment Liner (0.3 thickness) or similar to draw out the stencils, if you’re not sure on placement, definitely use a pencil first before committing to pen.

Hold down the stencil with your non dominant hand and draw. If you find it keeps moving then a small piece of blue tac can be useful (this is a great tip for younger journalers!).

What are Oops a Daisy stencils made from?

When Oops a Daisy was founded, we chose our original laminated card material because we wanted something lightweight, portable and most importantly gentle on my pens. We trialled other plastic and metal stencils and found that they totally ripped apart the fibre tip on my precious pens.

We always knew that we wanted to add a transparent stencil to the range, but as the business grew the idea was shelved while we developed new product ranges like our Washi Tape and Sticker range.

In early 2021 we went back to the drawing board. We did a huge amount of research and product trials to find a material that would meet all of our needs, along with the machinery that would cut it cleanly and efficiently. Once we had narrowed it down I got the VIP Squad involved for some market research… I think together we have finally cracked it!

Our classic stencils are now available in two materials:

Original Laminated

Made of a laminated card stock, the laminate stencil is a lightweight, opaque stencil, delicate on your pens and easy to identify because of the bright colour! Please note, colour may vary from that shown.

#ClearCut

Made of flexible frosted polypropylene, the #ClearCut stencil is NEW to our range in June 2021. It is still just as lightweight and flexible as the original laminated stencils, which is important because this makes it less damaging to your pens than rigid plastic or metal stencils. Our new #ClearCut material provides the added benefit of being transparent, allowing easier positioning on your page.

The #ClearCut material is also recyclable, making our manufacturing a more eco friendly process.

What size are Oops a Daisy Stencils?

We have 3 main types of stencil in our range:

Classic A5 Stencil – 22cm x 12cm.

Our Classic A5 stencils are designed to be as flexible as possible. They will generally contain a variety of components that you use in an endless variety of ways to make up your spread. They can be tucked inside your A5/B5 journal or stored within our stencil storage folder. The standard stencils have a tab at the top so that they can also be used as a bookmark or page finder. Shop Classic A5 Stencils here.

Pocket stencil – 13cm x 9.5cm

The Pocket stencils are smaller and are designed to fit within back pocket of your journal. They contain a variety of elements that you can use to make up your pages. They are compatible with both A6 and A5 journals and can be a really handy stencil to use on the go! Shop Pocket Stencils here.

Super Easy stencil / Font stencil – 20.3cm x 14cm

Larger than our standard stencil, the Super Easy stencils are designed to be traced in full to create an entire spread quickly and easily! They will tuck inside your A5/B5 journal or can be stored in our stencil storage pocket. Shop Super Easy Stencils here.

What is meant by the “punch style”

By far the most common question we get about our stencils is “what punch style is best for me”.

All of our Classic sized stencils are available with three types of punch:

1) Unpunched

Our default stencil style, the unpunched stencil is designed to simply be tucked inside your A5 (or B5) planner.

2) Punched for 6-Ring

This style of punch is suitable for storing in an A5 Filofax type folder, or the custom made Oops a Daisy Stencil Storage Folder.

3) Punched for Discbound

The final style of punch is specifically designed to fit inside a discbound planner such as the Erin Condren, Happy Planner or Arc Notebook.

All three of these options are available to choose when you purchase your stencils.

Do you make bespoke designs?

Unfortunately, no. The time it takes us to design and produce a new stencil means it is not financially viable to us to make one-off stencils.

Other Questions:

We hope that we have answered all of your questions above. If you do have any further questions please get in touch!

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