Cutting Edge Stencils: Review and Giveaway

I am SO excited today, friends! 
Yesterday, this little blog hit a major milestone…1000 GFC followers!  {Not to mention all of you who follow via Linky, blog lovin’ and email!}
I wanted to do something special to celebrate.  A few weeks ago, I got in contact with the wonderful folks at Cutting Edge Stencils and asked them if they would be willing to let me host a review and giveaway for their fabulous products…and they said YES!! 
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I got to pick out what stencil I wanted to try {which was a tough decision because they’re all so fun}!  I decided on the Cassablanca Craft Stencil, size small, which is the perfect size to use on canvas, pillows, and furniture.  They have the same pattern available in Medium Craft size, as well as an Allover stencil that’s great for on the wall.  Last Saturday, my stencil arrived, along with a stencil brush and a small roller.  I almost immediately ran to get a 12×12 canvas I had in the craft room and got started on this…my first stencil project!
I painted the entire canvas a light turquoise, then mixed a custom darker turquoise color to stencil on top.  I used painter’s tape to secure the stencil in place, then got to work.  I learned that it’s important not to have too much paint on your brush when you’re working {my bad!}, but otherwise I found it pretty easy.  I had to move the stencil one time in order to cover the entire surface of the canvas, but it was simple to line up and you can’t tell where I did it.  If you’re a stenciling novice, Cutting Edge even has helpful how-to videos to get you started.
It was perfect timing, actually, because I’ve been wanting to “spring-ify” my dining room.  I was looking for a cheerful tablecloth, but couldn’t find what I wanted.  Instead, I found some fun turquoise placemats and a canister on clearance at Target to add a pop of color to the room.  I put some silk hydrangea in the canister for a centerpiece, and was really liking the effect, but the room still needed something.
Stenciled art, of course!  Ta-da!  A cheerful, springy dining room just in time for the new season.
Once I finished that first project, I was hooked!  I made this canvas for the front hallway.  I traced the wooden bird from my spring wreath and freehanded the branches.  Meanwhile, if you like birds and branches, check out this Cutting Edge stencil…love it!

Want to know my favorite thing about Cutting Edge Stencils?
It’s not that their stencils are easy to use {which they ARE!}
Or that they have so many fun designs {which they DO!}
Or that the products arrive quickly {which they DID!}
Or that they’re reasonably priced {which they ARE!}
Or that the stencils are so versatile {which they ARE!}
Or that you can reuse them forever {which you CAN!}
It’s that they even thought of Little Crafter.
Yup, that’s right!  Not only did they send me my stencil, brush, and roller, they included two surprise stencils {complete with smiley face stickers} just for the little man; a frog and a sea monster.  He took to it like a fish to water…look at him go!  And hey, if Little Crafter can do it, you can too!

He is obsessed.  Now he and I have the same problem…we want to stencil everything in the house that doesn’t move.  I already have plans for a filing cabinet hubs brought home from work and the old yucky vanity in our master bathroom…look out, house!
Now, here’s the good news for you!
Not only did Cutting Edge Stencils want to let us try their great products, one of you gets to try them for free too!  One lucky winner will get to choose your favorite stencil, up to $50 in value!  Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process!  Good luck!

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58 comments on Cutting Edge Stencils: Review and Giveaway

  1. Aryn
    March 24, 2012 at 4:08 AM (2 years ago)

    I would pick the Turkish Tulip Craft Stencil! It would be fun to try crafting with stencils.

  2. Jenny@NorthwestLovelies
    March 24, 2012 at 4:26 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d love to try the Sweet Dreams stencil…. or the polka dot…. so many great choices!

  3. Four Marrs and One Venus
    March 24, 2012 at 4:44 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the Casablanca Allover one!! Congrats on the awesome accomplishment!!

  4. Diann
    March 24, 2012 at 4:45 AM (2 years ago)

    I would choose the Butterfly Medallion Stencil.

  5. Jackie
    March 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM (2 years ago)

    I just love the spring songbirds stencil. It’s just adorable.

  6. Carrie
    March 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the wise owl one!

  7. Brooke Kenny
    March 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the Duchess Damask Stencil!

  8. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    March 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM (2 years ago)

    I love them all, but at this moment, I would pick the parsley blossoms wall kit. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  9. picturemommy
    March 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the chain link stencil…it would be perfect for my living room!

  10. Tara @ Tara Being Tara
    March 24, 2012 at 1:32 PM (2 years ago)

    I’ve been drooling over the Hourglass all over stencil for a long time!

  11. Emily
    March 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the Anna Damask stencil!

  12. Christy
    March 24, 2012 at 2:17 PM (2 years ago)

    I want the morrocan dream stencil.

  13. Dianna
    March 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM (2 years ago)

    my favorite stencil is the gabrielle damask!

  14. Kristi
    March 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM (2 years ago)

    SO far, the lily scroll craft stencil!

  15. Lauras Crafty Life
    March 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to do something with the butterfly dance wall stencil in my daughter’s room!

  16. Etcetorize
    March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM (2 years ago)

    All of their stencils are gorgeous but I’m in love with their frescoe and murals!

  17. Katrina
    March 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM (2 years ago)

    Casablanca all over stencil! love it!

  18. teresa
    March 24, 2012 at 6:26 PM (2 years ago)

    i love the tree stencils

  19. Stacey
    March 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM (2 years ago)

    I like the Casablanca craft stencil. Thank you for the chance to win!

  20. Melissa @ LoveBugLiving
    March 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM (2 years ago)

    So many cute ones, it’s hard to pick a favorite! I think I’d get one of the geometric all over stencils.

  21. Mary Jo
    March 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM (2 years ago)

    I also liked the casablanca stencil!

  22. Chelsea
    March 25, 2012 at 3:27 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the Lily Scroll Craft Stencil!

  23. Christina Lee
    March 25, 2012 at 4:53 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the fresco mural stencils! It fills up a whole room so creatively.

  24. Megan
    March 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM (2 years ago)

    I LOVE the Casablanca stencil!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!:)

  25. Angie
    March 26, 2012 at 2:38 AM (2 years ago)

    Ohh….so many to like…so many project ideas. I like the Casablanca and the Paisley….and a few others. :)

  26. Angie
    March 26, 2012 at 2:39 AM (2 years ago)

    Ohh….so many to like…so many project ideas. I like the Casablanca and the Paisley….and a few others. :)

  27. mish
    March 26, 2012 at 6:04 PM (2 years ago)

    I really like the lily scroll! Since my favorite season is Fall. I love the Fall leaves!

  28. Eli & Ellie
    March 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM (2 years ago)

    I LOVE their Casablanca stencil. I want to stencil it in my bedroom!

  29. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM (2 years ago)

    I’m loving the trellis allover stencils.

    • Tina Telemachou
      March 26, 2012 at 7:10 PM (2 years ago)

      Forgot to add my name!

  30. Marge
    March 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the Funky Wheel stencil! Can’t wait to try it in multiple locations in my home!

  31. Audra
    March 27, 2012 at 1:39 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the small Nagoya stencile. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Mystica
    March 27, 2012 at 1:59 AM (2 years ago)

    I like the trellis all over stencils. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 at 2:46 AM (2 years ago)

    I am Stephanie McConahy
    I just started stenciling and I have to say, it is SO addicting !!! I have so many ideas and after visiting this site, I have so many more. lol I think my favorite one is the Lily Scroll All over Stencil. I can already picture it on my soon to be re-done bathroom wall :0)

  34. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It
    March 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM (2 years ago)

    Congratulations on your big accomplishment! That’s awesome! I think your bird canvas is so cool!! Anyway, I would love the casablanca stencil, too, but the all over size. I just bought new couches on Saturday and am toying with the idea of stenciling a wall.

  35. Queen of the Castle
    March 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM (2 years ago)

    It is SO HARD to chose, but I think I would have to say that the Gabrielle damask or Brocad no. 1 are my two favorites!

  36. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM (2 years ago)

    I like the Butterfly Dance!

    Melissa W

  37. Anonymous
    March 28, 2012 at 4:08 AM (2 years ago)

    I Love the big Dahlia Flowers

  38. Pinspiring Leah
    March 30, 2012 at 3:47 AM (2 years ago)

    Marrakech Trellis Allover. My bedroom needs this on our accent wall.

  39. cheapcraftymama
    March 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM (2 years ago)

    Your project is adorable Amy! I would love the paisley allover, splash wall pattern kit, or birds on a branch but there are so many pretty ones!

  40. McMasters Family
    March 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM (2 years ago)

    I love the wise owl stencil for above my boys bookcase! Thank you for a great giveaway!

  41. Mama Jodi
    March 30, 2012 at 4:23 PM (2 years ago)

    What a great design. I love it. I absolutely adore how your son was able to make such fun art too. Time to buy stencils.

  42. Terry
    March 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM (2 years ago)

    LOL – I adore those frogs. I also love your grown-up stencils, lol. The turquoises were very pretty colours. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  43. supermomdel
    March 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM (2 years ago)

    I liked cutting edge stencil on Fb…. I like the casablanca stencil

  44. Laura
    March 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the rabat allover stencil! I really want to re-do my bedroom soon and that would be perfect.

  45. Grandma
    March 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM (2 years ago)

    I like them all…and I love Amy’s creations…

  46. Mrs. Handyverger
    April 3, 2012 at 5:01 AM (2 years ago)

    Love to see these stencils in action – I’m planning on getting one to do my bedroom floor. Your canvases turned out great. Very inspiring!


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