Cutting Edge Stencils

Published on July 26, 2013
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Lovers of the arts and all things beautiful, Janna and Greg, the founders of Cutting Edge Stencils, have a common goal: To empower today’s Do-It-Yourself-er, to teach and to share their wealth of painting and decorating knowledge, and to inspire you to “Go For It!”

What They Sell

Decorating stencils for the DIY-er

Cutting Edge Stencils

Where do you sell online?

We sell on our own website,, also on Etsy, Amazon, Artfire, Ebay, Bonanza and Ecrater.

How long have you been designing stencils?

We have been designing stencils since 1996, and we used them mostly for our decorative painting business, SpecFin designs. We used to paint and stencil upscale homes in NY metropolitan area. And in 2008 we decided to open a stencil store and start selling to everyone online.

What inspires you to create your pieces?

Most of my inspiration comes from nature and my garden. I also draw lots of inspiration from historic sources such as architecture, pottery, tiles and textiles.

How has ShipStation helped your business?

ShipStation really transformed our whole order fulfilling process! We used the Paypal system before and it was so slow and unsophisticated, and it literally took hours and hours to print the shipping labels. With ShipStation it all miraculously changed, the time savings are amazing and I only wish we have found you guys earlier :) It is so easy to use, very intuitive and well-thought out.

What is your favorite ShipStation feature? Our favorite feature is Automation, it’s such a time-saver! We love creating custom rules so there is less and less info to enter for the person printing the labels.

Janna Makaeva & Greg Swisher

ShipStation really transformed our whole order fulfilling process! [...] It all miraculously changed, the time savings are amazing and I only wish we had found you guys earlier.

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I'm Erika, the marketing manager for ShipStation. You'll find me on Twitter, Facebook, and the other areas of the ShipStation world. In my free time, I love playing & streaming video games, taking pictures of my cats, and doing other—generally nerdy—things. :)

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