I found some simple, copyright free images and printed them off the computer. I traced the images on to the larger size manila file folders I have. These have made both stencils (from the negative space) and templates (from the actual cut out images).
I plan to make several embellishments based on what I saw yesterday in the store. I’m beginning with layered flowers from a variety of patterned papers. Then, maybe, on to chipboard…We shall see how my hands hold up to the cutting.