Happy Friday， my little DIY darlings!？ Do you remember when Cutting Edge Stencils asked you to envision your home completely covered， from bedroom to bathroom， in stencils？？ In that post (One Stencil， One Home and Four Decor Projects)， we took a look at how Gina used one stencil design to decorate her home four different ways.？ Well todaypersonalized father's day gifts， we have a slightly different twist on that concept.？ Are you ready to see how you can use stencils in multiple rooms of your home without creating a stenciling nightmare？ Great， then let’；s begin!personalized gifts for dad
We’；d like to introduce you to Erin， the creative DIYer， design enthusiast， and frugalista all wrapped up into one great blog called Suburban Bitches.？ Erin is a stay-at-home mom who is trying to juggle her three kids and her DIY projects to transform her home on a super-tight budget.？ She calls it the”； Cadillac taste on a Pinto budget”；.？ Erin has also managed to use THREE of our stencils throughout her home in FOUR rooms! Yup， you read that right!
Zagora Stenciled Office
Her fab stenciling craze all began when she ordered the Zagora Allover Stencil to create an accent wall in her office.？ Erin’；s office is a combination craft-room/office and nothing screams inspiration like a glittery gold pattern.？ Erin painted the wall in Benjamin Moore’；s Decorators Gray and then added the sparkly Moroccan design using a color similar to Martha Stewart Living Metallic Paint in Golden Pearl.？ Doesn’；t Erin’；s stenciled office look awesome？？ We think it does!
Zagora Stenciled Bathroom
Next up was the bathroom.？ Erin was feeling crafty and thrifty when she gave her bathroom a mini-makeover， because she reused her Zagora Allover Stencil.？ First she painted the walls Martha Stewart Elderflower， a soft pink hue， and then she stenciled the beautiful Moroccan pattern in a semi-gloss white.？ The stencil in this space is soothing and subtle because of the low contrast colors she selected.？ We think it’；s so pretty!
Chevron Stenciled Bedroom
With two projects under her belt， it appears that the stenciling bug had bitten Erin.？ For her third stencil project， she decided to add the oh-so-popular Chevron stripe to her little girl’；s room.？ First she painted the walls in Skylight by Kwal Paint， a soft turquoise.？ Then using our Chevron Allover Stencil， she stenciled the zippy stripe in white.？ Erin found this project to be easy peasy.？ In fact， she had the first wall completely stenciled in an hour and a half， so she painted the opposite wall as well.
We love the pretty pink accents against the soft turquoise zig-zag.
Birch Forest Stenciled Basement
Can you tell that Erin was on a stenciling roll？？ For her fourth stencil project， Erin chose her absolute favorite pattern， the Birch Forest Stencil.？ She says， ”； It is perfect for bringing in that touch of nature to a room.”；？ The mudroom/entryway off the garage is the space she selected to stencil.？ Erin painted the wall Sea Haze by Benjamin Moore， a cool gray color with blue undertones.？ Then she stenciled the woodsy pattern in Benjamin Moore’；s Gray Mist. We love it!
PS. After her project was complete， she then went over to her neighbors house and used the Birch Forest Stencil again to create an accent wall in the powder room.？ That crafty gal!
Haven’；t had enough stenciling fun？
Thanks for reading， and happy stenciling!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
Our paints from Tattered Angels are already so?versatile they can be used on wood, metal, plastic, glass, paper, and more! We want to show you another creative way they can be used. Marie Nicole used her Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist to tint Dreamweaver’s Embossing paste and then used it on these adorable little ice cream paper clips! Here she has these clips pictured on her Heidi Swapp Memory Planner, which is a fabulous use for them, but we think they would also be so fun as bookmarks, school and office supplies, or even incentives or rewards in the classroom!
This is the time of year that everyone waits for. The kids are out of school, people are taking work off to go on vacation, there’s graduations to go to, Fourth of July parties to host, and even some summer weddings! Picture laying outside with the sun on your skin drinking a glass of wine with a good book. Or perhaps you're hosting a party with kids in the pool and your husband showing off his brand new watch that he got for his birthday. No matter the summer scene, there are many things that are essential to make sure you’re prepared for the most relaxing or crazy summer of your life. You’re probably wondering what could you possibly need in the Summer? There are a couple of things to tackle- especially if you want to get ahead. All those graduations you need to go to, you need a graduation gift. All of those parties you are expected to host, you need glasses. All of those dinners where your family friends come over expecting a five star meal, you’re gonna need some cutting boards. Exceed everyone’s expectations this summer with ForAllGifts Summer Essentials. You won’t want to miss out.
With no idea what to expect when the big 50 birthday is here, will I feel sad, will I feel glad, will the day be like any other or will it be a day to remember? ?Well, to be honest, it was all of these and more, but the most amazing part of the entire celebration were the handmade gifts from around the world and close to home. ?The unexpected gifts were we so special, so personal and will be remembered for years to come. ?So what do you do to say Thank You? ?I decided to give a little handmade back, with handmade thank you cards. ?I decided to make them in a junk journal style with my favorite Canvas Corp Brands products, a junk journal card. ?Well, I was not sure what else to call them, so Junk Journal Cards seem to fit the bill. ?The cards were made using different journal page techniques, a bit of mixed media and a lot of fun.