Saturday, July 07, 2012

Cutting Edge Stencils {review and giveaway!}

I love trying out products and getting inspired with new ideas so when Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me to review their stencils I couldn't have been more thrilled! They have such a wide variety of stencils to choose from and the possibilities of what to do with them are endless. 

Personally, I had never used stencils before but they were so easy to use that even someone with little or no stenciling experience could still have amazing outcomes. If you are a stenciling newbie like me, Cutting Edge Stencils has a Youtube channel with lots of great how-to videos full of helpful tips to get you started. You can also check out their blog if you need some inspiration and ideas on stenciling projects.

I decided to try out the Zinnia Grande 3 piece stencil kit. I can't tell you how much fun I had with these stencils! The best part was that there was so little effort and time involved but the results were outstanding! (Aren't those the best kind of projects after all?)

For my first attempt I simply attached the stencil to a piece of white scrapbook paper using blue painter's tape. I used three different shades of pink acrylic paint and dabbed the paint into the stencil. This literally took me under 5 minutes to do.
And just like that I had a beautiful piece of artwork for my daughter's room.
Then I decided to try out something else so I took this plain wooden box...
and added a pretty coat of turquoise paint.
I attached the stencil to the top of the box and used the foam roller to apply some white acrylic paint. 
I matched up the stencil and painted the front and side of the box as well.
 I love the outcome!
think having the stencil pattern spill over onto the sides of the box adds a really cool effect.

 I also lined the bottom of the box with a piece of pretty scrapbook paper and sealed it with a layer of Mod Podge.
For my next project, I headed over to Home Depot and got a precut panel of 1/2" thick MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard.) It was originally 24"x48" but I had them cut the long piece down to 40".
 I gave it two good coats of white paint.
 And then I attached my stencil and began to apply some navy blue paint with the foam roller.
With each project it was so exciting to lift the stencil off and see the finished product!
 Here it is above our dresser. Such a fun piece of art!
 Look at how crisp the lines are. Love it!
Ultimately I decided to hang it up above Liam's dresser/baby changing station. I couldn't be happier with how it came out.
 Finally, for one last quick and easy project I taped the stencil onto a plain white onesie and used the brush to dab on some blue fabric paint. I think this would make a really cute baby shower present. You could also use the same technique to fancy up a plain tote bag.

 My goddaughter came over for a little visit (isn't she just darling!) So I had her model the onesie for me
She wasn't exactly in the smiling mood despite our best efforts... but she was an adorable model nonetheless.
Ok so now for the fun part! Cutting Edge Stencils is offering to give away one stencil of any value up to $50 to one of my readers. (Woo hoo!) The winner can choose their favorite from the site and they will even ship it for free.
(US Residents only please)


To enter:
-Go to Cutting Edge Stencils, take a look around and come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite stencil.


For extra entries you can:
- Like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook
- Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest
- Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter

Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. 


The giveaway will end July 15 at 11:59 pst. A winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email and announced on the blog.


Good luck!

148 comments:

  1. Oh Such a Lovely and Effective craft! I've had a look and I think that you made it look so good that I would like the zinia stencil! Or the fern...

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  2. I love the Zinnia stencil the best! It fits my style and I could do a ton with it! I am about to redo my laundry room and thus would be an awesome addition.

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  3. I liked Cutting Edge stencils on FB

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  4. I'm following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest

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  5. I'm following Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter

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  6. I really love the Kim Myles Chinese Ginko!

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  7. I love the brocade 1 stencil! But the zinnias and dendelion are great!

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  8. I am in love with the Vision Craft Stencil. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  9. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.
    Username: Fatty Bumpkins

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  10. I am following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest.
    Username: missreneer :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love the Zinnia you picked! I also like the Anemone and the Julia Allover.

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  12. I liked them on Facebook!

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  13. I followed them on Pinterest!

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  14. I followed them on Twitter! :)

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  15. Oh I can't choose: Butterfly Dance Wall Stencil or Dandelion Stencil - these are my favorite ^_^

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  16. and I followed them on Twitter
    username: Breath1ngMethod

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  17. I love the one that you used in all of your projects! After visiting their site I also love the Moroccan Dream All Over stencil.

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  18. I liked Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.

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  19. I am now following them on Pinterest!

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  20. I love the Zinnia Grande that you used, especially the onsies!! Otherwise, I would pick one of the butterfly ones, but I'm not sure which one :)

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  21. I really like the large ammonite fossil stencil. But the flora stencils are all beautiful.

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  22. You never fail to impress us! Beautiful work! I really like the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil. It might be the solution to my curtain dilemma!

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  23. i would get the zinnia one or one of the trees. They are so fun and I love all your projects you did!

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  24. following them on FB!

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  25. following them on pinterest!

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  26. Following Cutting Edge on FB!

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  27. Oh my goodness I am loving all the tree branch and birds wall stencils! I am looking at where it would go in my room now... thank you for the chance to win!

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  28. Following on twitter! (@madonnara)

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  29. Following all on pintrest! :)

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  30. I am now following them on Pinterest!

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  31. And I gave them a Like on FB!

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  32. Omg, I couldn't pick just one but if I HAD to it's definitely the Flower Power stencils!! :)

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  33. love the dandelion, but I think the zinnias are my favorite

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  34. I love the Nadya Damask and the Simple Rhyme all over stencils

    Miranda V

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  35. My favorite is Gabi's Brocade Stencil.

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  36. I'm following on Pinterest. Gabi's Brocade Stencil.

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  37. I liked them on Facebook. Gabi's Brocade Stencil.

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  38. I already like them on FB! They're awesome!

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  39. I also follow them on Pinterest! THANKS!

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  40. i follow CES on pinterest

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  41. I've had my eye on the Rabat Allover, Harlequin Trellis Allover, and Zagora Allover stencils.

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  42. the diamond damask is my most favorite and would look amazing in my 1/2 bath!

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    1. i luv all the different applications you used the one stencil on! it's given me so many ideas! thanks.

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  43. I love all your projects with the stencil! I love the out of the box allover stencil!

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  44. I follow CES on Twitter! @heres2handyandy

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  45. I love CES. I think I'd use Gab's brocade in our powder room.

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  46. I like the Moroccan Dream Allover Stencil .

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  47. And I follow CES on Pinterest.

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  48. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest.

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  49. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.

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  50. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter.

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  51. I love the moroccan dream stencil and I have just the lineup of projects to use it on!

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  52. I follow cutting edge on Pinterest

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  53. I like cutting edge stencils on Facebook.

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  54. I am in love with Casablanca stencil! I've been dying to win one of these!

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  55. I also liked Cutting Edge on Facebook

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  56. The hand forged stencil is by far my favorite.

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  57. I am following Cutting Edge on Pinterest.

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  58. I like Cutting Edge on Facebook.

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  59. I am following Cutting Edge on Twitter.

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  60. I love the Zinna stencil and have been contemplating buying it for weeks now! It's great to see it applied in so many different ways!!! I looked Cutting Edge and absolutely adore the Anna Damask Stencil! I'd love to apply it in my guest bathroom with a tone on tone look!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  61. I've already liked Cutting Edge Stencil on Facebook!!! They're fabulous!!

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  62. I love the Zagora stencil!

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  63. I follow CES on Pinterest!

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  64. Following on pinterst!! Love the diamond damask!!

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  65. LILY SCROLL CRAFT STENCIL - this is the one I think I would use over and over again. I look at their site all the time and dream of re-doing my house!

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  66. I follow CES on Twitter as @edubz96

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  67. I follow CES on Pinterest as ehwiley

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  68. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook as Erin Harkins Wiley.

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  69. After reading your post, why's it no surprise I like the Zinnia stencil the best? :)

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  70. Following CES on Pinterest too

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  71. Following CES on twitter too! (daffodil_garden)

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  72. I like a lot of their craft size stencils!
    jessica.horn@wolves.northern.edu

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  73. Like them on FB!
    jessica.horn@wolves.northern.edu

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  74. Follow on pinterest!
    jessica.horn@wolves.northern.edu

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  75. Love the fleur de lis stencil! They are all pretty fantastic, though. I like them on FB.

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  76. it was so hard to choose... but i have to go with one of my favourite flowers: Dahlia Allover Stencil

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  77. I love the Dahlia stencil! When I have a daughter some day I want to name her Dahlia and it would be amazing if I could have a stencil to decorate her room with! (:

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  78. And following on Pinterest!

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  79. I love the Verde Damask stencil. So pretty!

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  80. Following CES on Pinterest :-)

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  81. I adore these stencils!! I have read so much about them but I haven't had an opportunity to fit it into the budget. I am torn between the Casablanca allover and the Lily Scroll all over. I have so many projects I could do with these. I am a realtor with 5 kids and I would love to "freshen up" a couple of my listings by using these. I also finally got a girl and with 4 brothers she totally deserves the girliest room in town!!

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  82. I'm in love with the "dalia grande"
    I've recently started using stencils and have made some great projects.But what I could do with the dalia....
    The mind boggles!

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  83. The Nadya Damask is my favorite!

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  84. Oh boy so many ideas sprouting up right now! I really love the zinnia stencils. They are so versatile in my eyes.

    I would love to do a stencil in high gloss over the same color in flat. Subtle but amazing!

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  85. I have been wanting to try out a stencil now for so long. I am in love with the Birch Forest Allover Stencil. Our entryway could really use the pick me up!

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  86. I'm following on Pinterest! - Hallie

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  87. I'm loving all of the stencils, but the Chrysanthemum Grande Flower Stencil is amazing! I just moved into a new space and have made my list of stencils to redefine the room. I'm so happy I stumbled across this blog!

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  88. Love love love the Spring Songbirds wall stencil! Recently move into our own home and this would be a perfect design in my master bedroom...waking up to birds over my bed in the morning would be dreamy!

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  89. I love love love these stencils!! The arabat allover stencil is beautiful. I can't wait to try some of these crafts!!

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  90. Love the Harlequin Trellis wall stencil. I think it'd bring a "garden" feel to any room !

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  91. Oh ! But the Dandelion stencil ! I LOVE that ! Not waiting to see if I win ...

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  92. Honestly I Love the Zinnia Grande stencil you used! So cute & versatile. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    i've been getting my craft on too! www.metoodarling.squarespace.com

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  93. Definitely the zagora craft stencil!

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  94. I really like the whimsy of their Dandelion stencil, although I am really digging what you did with the Zinnia stencil!

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  95. Love the tree & branch stencils! Customize a room for a fraction of the cost of wall paper or hiring a painter!

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  96. Four Little Chicks Stencil Kit! I would love to put the chicks in my baby's room. :o)

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  97. Verde Damask Stencil would be awesome in our bedroom or maybe kitchen! Visualizing new things!

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  98. I liked the AFRICAN KUBA ALLOVER STENCIL BY KIM MYLES the best. It would make a great small accent wall.

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  99. I'm following them now on Pinterest.

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  100. And they have been liked! on FB.

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  101. I would like the iris swirl stencil please!

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  102. They're all beautiful, but my favorite one is Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil. Thanks so much :D

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  103. I just followed them on Pinterest
    Username: erikkkkka

    and once again, my favorite is the Zinnia Grande Flower stencil. Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  104. Just liked them on facebook as well!

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  105. Zinnia = love the delicate petals ahh...

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  106. Following pinterest - love the designs!

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  107. Following on facebook - great giveaway!

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  108. I love the Nadya Damask stencil! So so cute!!

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  109. I love the Sakura and Butterflies Wall Stencil!! Love your creativity!!!

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  110. I like the birds on a branch wall stencil!!

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  111. I LOVE THE BUTTERFLY DANCE Stencil!!

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  112. I am just nuts about the Lily Scroll Craft Stencil! So many possibilities!

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  113. Chandelier Stencil is my favorite!

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  114. The butterfly dance stencils are my favorite. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  115. I like cutting edge on fb Jammie M

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  116. I follow cutting edge on pinterest. jammiem79

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  117. I follow cutting edge on twitter mommysdizzy

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  118. Oh my, oh my, oh my! I absolutely love their stencils and would be thrilled to win the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil. Love it to bits hint.. hint...

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  119. Following on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing this.

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  120. AMAZING POST:)
    Your blog is so wonderful..do you have twitter or fb to follow with??

    If you want some décor inspiration from Sweden, check out my blog:)

    Have an awesome week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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