(do something crafty challenge) blogger #1 aimee

 

I challenged 5 bloggers to a friendly craft challenge. They were each sent the same box of chevron stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils and asked to “Do Something Crafty”. They were allowed to use other materials, as long as they used at least 1 stencil in some way. You, my lovely readers, will have an opportunity to vote for your favorite blogger’s craft at the end of the challenge. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Cutting Edge Stencils. Meet our first blogger, the lovely Aimee of The Elephant of Surprise. Come back on September 14th to vote for Aimee’s craft project!

Aimee has two energetic little boys, and a husband in dental school. When she’s not making PB&Js or washing scrubs, she loves to throw a pretty party, create things for her kids, and make over spaces in her home (on a starving student budget!).

In Aimee’s words: It has been such a blast participating in the Do Something Crafty Challenge! A huge thanks to Cutting Edge Stencils for their fun Chevron Letter Stencil. I took a long time trying to decide what to do with mine, but I finally settled on a canvas bag! A girl can never have too many bags, right? I’m constantly in need of bags like these for trips to the library, pool–you could even use it to cart your groceries home, or as an extra diaper bag. I’m expecting a baby in just a couple months (my first girl!)–so I was definitely thinking of girly, but practical projects! I wanted to embellish a plain canvas bag with the stencil and this fun heart fabric I found. Head over to my blog to learn how I did it all! The stencil was great quality–but I’ll give you the run down on what was tough about the chevron pattern, and any tips I picked up along the way. I love my bag, and hope you like it, too! Come read the full tutorial here.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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