15 June, 2009
The Simple Stencil Review and Giveaway
Here is a little about The Simple Stencil, from their site:
Simple Stencils are pre-pasted, pre-spaced, individually laser cut out letters that press on your wall or any flat smooth surface (glass, metal, smooth stone, plastic, etc.). Once applied with our easy to follow instructions, the letters are the only thing remaining on the wall or surface. The letters are very thin, equivalent to about 3 coats of paint and have a beautiful matte or satin finish. The above properties give the letters the appearance of being painted on without all the mess, skill, creative limitations and time that hand painted stencils require.
These are not decals with a clear film around the letters, but rather individually cut out letters that have been pre-spaced for you. Appling the Simple Stencils is as easy as removing the backing and pressing to the surface where you would like it. Please visit our Simple Stencil Instruction page for more details. Each order is custom made to your specifications and arrives with easy to follow illustrated instructions, installation tool and a free practice word which makes it Simple to add your own creative meaning and personality to your space!
I had the chance to review a few different stencils from The Simple Stencil, which I was so excited for! I went through and chose the ones I wanted, and then also got to choose a “practice word”, which is up to 12 letters. You don’t get to choose color or anything, but still, it’s free! I think that’s really cool. We got our last name, plus a monogrammed ‘h’ for Punk’s room, as well as the most adorable phrase ‘Once Upon A Time’ in Disney font. Punk’s room is Princess-themed, so it fits perfectly. Punk and I had a blast picking out where to put them up, and then cleaning the walls and actually placing them. They are super easy to put up and we didn’t have any issues with them whatsoever. And, the purples matched the purples in her room perfectly! That was like the icing on the [cup]cake. They look awesome; I love them.
With our practice word, I have a frame that’s meant for a 16x20 print that I just had an 8x10 centered in [LOVE the blank space, seriously! Such a cute idea]. So, I moved the picture towards the bottom and put our last name above the picture and it’s DARLING. I had so many comments on it during Punk’s party. I would show you, but I feel it’s a little too personal to be broadcasting my last name all over. If you really want to see it, e-mail me and I’ll send you a picture, K? :)
You can purchase any of the great items from The Simple Stencil here.
The Simple Stencil has generously offered TWO of my readers their own ‘Once Upon A Time’ wall saying! They are both purple; one is dark and one is light; so let me know in your comment which you would prefer.
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This giveaway ends Sunday, June 28th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only.