Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cutting Edge Stencils Review & Giveaway


Rabat Allover stencil - my dream room!
I was recently given the opportunity to try out a few stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils.  Cutting Edge Stencils specializes in wall painting stencils; however, since I live in an apartment, I opted to try their craft stencils.  I ordered the Nagoya stencil in medium and the Rabat stencil in small.  I was very excited to see an additional bird and fleur-de-lis stencil included in my box. 

Cutting Edge Stencils has a huge variety of stencils, including interlocking patterns and non-interlocking designs (like trees, flowers, and whimsical designs).  I fell in love with the interlocking designs, yet the site clearly warns that these stencils are more difficult and time consuming to use.  I ordered them anyway, since I would be using them on a smaller, craft scale; however, I would want a lot of practice using them before I were to tackle a wall.  I dream of having a gorgeous patterned accent wall someday and I would go back to Cutting Edge Stencils to order my stencils when the day comes.

for Lu's room - don't look too closely!
I was very pleased with the stencils I received.  They are great quality and I can see myself reusing the same stencils in various craft projects for years to come.  I was also very happy with all the stenciling advice and information on the website (Cutting Edge Stencils even has it's own YouTube page with how-to videos). My only complaint is that even the small stencil isn't small enough for many craft projects.  I'm not referring to the size of the pattern, but the overall size of the stencil - it can not easily wrap around items, the excess size makes it unwieldy.  For example, I bought a few candle holders and was hoping to stencil around them with the Rabat stencil, however, the stencil was just too long and I couldn't find a way to make it work without cutting the stencil down.  Therefore, if you had a specific craft you planned to use this for, you need to keep the size in mind or be prepared to cut the stencil (which I didn't want to do so I could use it in the future).

I have made a few item with the stencils so far and I was moderately pleased with how they turned out.  The issues I had were not the fault of the stencils, but user error as I learned or the first time how to craft with stencils.  I used Martha Stewart Repositionable Stencil Adhesive but still couldn't seem to get the stencil on tight enough to keep the paint from running outside the stencil a bit.  If you've stenciled before, I'd love to hear your suggestions of how to keep the paint in the stencil!  

fleur-de-lis candle holder

Now that I've had my chance at stenciling, here's yours!  Cutting Edge Stencils is offering one Catholic Newlywed reader the chance to win the stencil of his/her choice up to a $50 value.  Enter below on the Rafflecopter and good luck!  The contest ends June 21.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  This post contains affiliate links as well.

68 comments:

  1. I love the look of the stencils! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ammonites and trilobites, o my! My son would love those! 

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  3. Casablanca Craft Stencil is my fav!  I want to make pillows!!

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  4. I haven't done a lot of stenciling myself, but my mom was very successful (with crisp lines) by using a foam brush and dabbing very small amounts of paint a little at a time (always using an up and down motion with the brush vs. a side to side motion)

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  5. P.S. My favorite is the Citrus Leaves stencil - I want to repaint and then stencil a wreath on the ugly plywood door that leads from the backyard into our basement

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  6. Never done a stencil in my life...always wanted to. My favorite is the Lattice allover by Kathy Peterson

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  7. Sycamore Spreading Branch Stencil

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  8. I really like all of the all over stencils!

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  9. Whispering Elms Wall Pattern Kit

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  10.  Any of the Paisley stencils
    Funky Wheel Wall Stencil 
    Blast! Wall stencil
    Polka Dots Stencils 3pc. kit

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  11. weeping cherry stencil!!

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  12. I like the casablanca craft stencil. Tanya bright

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  13. The weeping cherry is rad.

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  14. I LOVE the 
    DANDELION STENCIL
    so pretty!

    Samantha
    dull2000 at cox dot net

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  15. I have been wanting a paisley stencil for my bedroom for so long. Would LOVE to win this!!

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  16. I love the Zinnia Grande stencil. kdent2@indy.rr.com

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  17. I LOVE the Chinese Ginkgo Stencil. I love ginkgos.

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  18. I like the Casablanca stencil.

    sarahacarroll22@gmail.com

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  19. I like the geometric stencils like Zagora and Zamira.

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  20. I like the Casablanca or the Moroccan dream stencils

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  21. I like the Floral Filigree Wall Stencil. There were lots of good ones though. Tough choice!  kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com  Thank you. 

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  22. I Like the Chinese Ginkgo Stencil

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  23. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/dandelion-stencil.html
    dandelion.

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  24. CouponclippinmommyJune 19, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    I like the
    Daisy Crazy Flower Stencils, kit #1

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  25. I visited the site I love the  birds and butterfly stencils

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  26. I like Catholic Newlywed on FB

    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  27. I love the Floral Filigree Stencil

    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  28. i like cutting edge on FB

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  29. Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest
    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  30. Follow Mandi on Pinterest
    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  31. Follow @CEStencils on Twitter
    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  32. Tweeted About the Giveaway
    kelly.k.rivers@gmail.com

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  33. I love the Zamira All Over Stencil
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  34. brittany boardley renaldiJune 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I like the 
    CHANDELIER STENCIL

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  35. I like the COVINGTON ALLOVER STENCIL

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  36. Love the Citrus Leaves Stencil!

    SHEILATF52 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  37. I like the Georgian Medallion Ceiling Stencil!

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  38. I love the vines

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  39. Damask stencils are my favorite

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  40. The Wildflower Border Stencil is my favorite!

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  41. i like the spring songbirds wall stencil!

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  42. Westbury Stair Riser Stencil is my favorite:)

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  43. I love the vintage paisley

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  44. Love the Prehistoric stencil kit

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  45. spring songbird wall stencil

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  46. I love the
    Spring Songbirds Wall Stencil!!

    I actully like all of the branch ones the Japanese maple was really pretty too!!

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  47. I like the 
    BUTTERFLY DANCE WALL STENCIL.  

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  48. CAMEO LADIES 3 PC STENCIL SET

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  49. spring songbirds wall stencil
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  50. I like the butterflys

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  51.  Gabrielle Damask Stencil

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  52. I like the japanese maple branch stencil.
    alliana88m AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. The funky wheel wall stencil

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  54. I love the Casablanca craft size stencil

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  55. I love the connection all over stencil.  Thank you for the chance to win!

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  56. Hard to choose just one, but I really like the Indian Inlay Furniture kit.

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  57. The  6 piece Japanese Maple set.

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  58. Love the daisy crazy flower stencils

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  59. Tree and Branch stencils... I can't choose just one!

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  60. I would get any of the geometric ones! So cute!

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  61. I like the Gabrielle Damask Stencil
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  62. Butterfly Medallion Stencil

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  63. I love the Zinnia Grande Flower stencil :) Also the Freedom wall stencil.

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  64. I love the vintage paisley

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  65. Westbury Stair Riser Stencil is my favorite:)

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