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Handmade Holidays 2016: Quatrefoil Ornaments + RAFFLE!

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It’s around that time of the year! Stencil1 is honored to once again be part of Handmade Holidays Blog Hop, along with many amazing craft bloggers. For this year’s blog hop, we’ve created ornaments using our new Stencil1 Quatrefoil Ornament Kit. With these ornaments, you can either use them as traditional ornaments and hang them on your tree over your fireplace, or customize them and use them as gift tags!

Keep reading to find out how you can win our Stencil Quatrefoil Ornament Kit and more great prizes from this year’s Handmade Holidays Blog 2016 sponsors!

Let’s get started!

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Things you will need: Stencil1 Quatrefoil Ornament Kit, Stencil1 Letter and Numbers Stencil, Clearsnap’s ColorBox Ink Pads, and a paint brush.

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First, paint the base of the ornament with a metallic color. This is a guaranteed eye-catcher! Here, we’re using the silver metallic color of the ink pad. What’s so great about using Clearsnap’s Color Box Ink Pads is that the ink pad gives off enough paint without ever having to blot excess paint. No more paint bleeding underneath the stencil!

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Once the ornament has dried, grab your letter stencil. Here, we’re using a letter from the custom monogram stencil we created using Stencil’1 Custom Monogram Stencil generator by Amazon! It comes with one small monogram and one larger one all on one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet so you can personalize almost anything. Try it out!

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Using your next color, load up your brush and paint over the stencil. Again, we are using the green color from Clearsnap’s Color Box Ink Pad.

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Once your ornament has completely dried, it’s ready to be hung on your tree or on a gift. Just don’t forget to add a string!

Our Quatrefoil Ornaments is the perfect way to add handmade touch to any of your holiday gifts or décor. What makes it even more special is that these ornaments are made sustainably by a company that rehabilitates and enables its workers, providing them with shelter and jobs.

Want more ideas and inspiration on how to make this holiday a handmade one? Be sure to check out all the other craft bloggers participating in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016.

Click here for a complete list!

Also, don’t forget to check out our entry from last year’s Blog Hop!

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS BLOG HOP 2016 RAFFLE!

Not only are we a participant in this year’s blog hop, we are also sponsors! We will be giving away our Stencil Quatrefoil Ornament kit along with many great prizes from the other sponsors. Enter now!

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Enter to WIN Ed Roth’s Craftsy’s Class for FREE! CONTEST ENDED NOW

We’re excited to announce that Stencil1′s Ed Roth is an official instructor at Craftsy.com!

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Craftsy is an online website providing the education and tools to bring creativity to your life. Craftsy provides hundreds of online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories, with the world’s best instructors, including Ed Roth!

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Ed Roth will teach you how to stencil almost any surface from paper and walls, to even concrete!

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The official launch date is this Monday, August 8, 2016 and you can buy all of Ed’s classes for only $19.99. But for a limited time only, you can enter to win Ed’s classes for FREE! Click the link below to find out how!

CONTEST IS OVER BUT YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS!

http://www.stencil1.com/classes

See you on August 8th!

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Ottlite Giveaway!

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We’ve all been there. We want to get up close and personal with our creations and get every detail right, but our eyes cant do it on their own. Ottlite creates lamps that will provide the luminescence you need for your work space. Whether you’re reading fine print, sewing or creating a work of art, an Ottlite product will make a notable difference in the process. No more straining your eyes or seeing colors under the wrong light!

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As proud ambassadors of Ottlite, we’re excited to announce a giveaway! This is your chance to win a free 2-in-1 LED Magnifier Floor and Table Light and two of our Urban and Nature Stencil 8-packs!! To win these wonderful prizes, all you have to do is comment below telling us how you would use your magnifying lamp light. We love to use it as a floor lamp, and place the magnifier over our work area. It really let’s us add those perfect touches of detail with a fine paint brush.

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Giveaway ends April 15th and is only open to the United States and Canada (not including Quebec) so be sure to get your comment in on this blog post! Check out Ottlite on their website and social media for all your lighting needs!

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Fall Antlered Deer #Giveaway!

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Enter to win the Fall Antlered Deer giveaway from Stencil1!

Every week for the month of November, we will be giving out one Stencil1 Large Antlered Deer stencil.  A $29.99 value, for FREE! Perfect for your wall or any of your large-scaled DIY projects.

How-to Enter:

  1. Follow Stencil1 on either Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.
  2. Share our post on any of your social media accounts.
  3. Tag @Stencil1 and hashtag #FallGiveaway.

Each account will count towards an additional chance to win, so be sure to follow us on all social media!

We will pick each winner randomly and announce the winner via social media every FRIDAY for the entire month of November.

Good luck, stencilers!

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Stencil1 named a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made audience choice finalist

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The judges at Martha Stewart have named Stencil1 a 2015 @AmericanMadeMSL Finalist.

On September 21, Martha will turn the voting over to the larger Martha Stewart American Made community. Friends, family, and all my Stencil1 community, you will have the opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite American maker, and one Audience Choice Winner will be announced on October 23, 2015.  As a small business that since it’s inception has been US made, I would be grateful for your vote.

Support & share my work to get involved! #AmericanMade2015

Here’s what I said about the importance of being American Made. Maybe this will inspire you if you are starting a business in America. Click below to see the full bio on Martha Stewart’s American Made site.

WHAT DOES AMERICAN MADE MEAN TO YOU?

American Made means everything, we started here in Brooklyn, NY & there are many opportunities provided to small business owners in America. We took advantage of free advisors, free legal services and more to start our business. American made starts with the American dream and for me that was to find freedom in doing my own thing. I started Stencil1 with an idea to make stencils that were modern, eclectic, & different and soon enough I had an online business running. I started by stuffing stencil orders in envelopes from my home! I then got some great press which lead to stores calling and wanting to carry my line. My line? I don’t even have packaging, I told the buyers. They said “figure it out, we want it”. I did. All these elements are a part of the American business – our value of press, our industrial capabilities, our vast love of technology, our freedom to use all of these resources. Stencil1 has now been in business for 10 years and all of our product is American Made.

 

VOTE HERE!

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Stencil1 Favecrafts Giveaway

Head on over to Favecrafts to enter this Stencil1 giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Houndstooth Wall Stencil and Paint Roller Set, which incidentally won Product of the Year award in Home Design! The giveaway dates are 7/13/15 – 7/26/15  Enter HERE

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