Can you believe that it's already December?! Do you know what that means? It's the last Silhouette Challenge of 2014! We always like to make these challenges the best by thanking you guys for crafting with us through out the year. This week we will be giving away not one but TWO Silhouette cutting machines! First place will win a Cameo and second will win a Portrait! So make sure you stick around until the end of this post.
The past month I have been loving making these chalkboard Christmas signs. In fact I even made one for last months challenge too. They are simple to make and really seem to have the wow factor when I give them out as gifts. So if your on my Christmas list you might be getting one ;)
Now the other day I hit the mother load at Target. I bought 11 frames on clearance. Yes 11! I hit up two different Targets on my way home. The one I am using was one of my favorites of the bunch.
Taking out the glass use chalkboard paint (I used Valspar) and roll the paint onto the glass. Now I usually do 3 coats letting each coat dry in between application. This is going to be your chalkboard background.
When choosing a design in the Silhouette store I knew I want to do something alittle bit different than what I had done before. I wanted to find words that made up an image. So when I found this Christmas Word Tree from Kolette Hall I knew it would be perfect.
I used white vinyl from Silhouette (also Oracle vinyl will work either 631 or 651). Place vinyl on the cutting mat. Some people place the vinyl directly in the machine but I have found if you place it on the mat (either 12x12 or 12x24) the vinyl will stay in place less likely to slip. Using the preset vinyl settings on the Silhouette cut your piece of vinyl.
Now for the full tutorial on how to transfer the vinyl on to the chalkboard check out my post from last month's challenge here.
And now the moment you have been waiting all year for the Silhouette Giveaway!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! 1. Pineapples and Pinecones // 2. Simply Kelly Designs // 3. Architecture of a Mom // 4. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 5. Two Purple Couches // 6. Chicken Scratch NY // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. One Dog Woof // 9. Ginger Snap Crafts // 10. The Thinking Closet // 11. Please Excuse My Craftermath... // 12. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body // 13. weekend craft // 14. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Living My Given Life // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. The Kim Six Fix // 19. Home At Eight // 20. Queen of Everything // 21. Tried & True // 22. McCall Manor // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It's Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. Mama Sonshine // 30. Silhouette School // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Create & Babble // 33. Sowdering About // 34. Where The Smiles Have Been // 35. My Favorite Finds // 36. Lil' Mrs. Tori // 37. Designed Decor
Silhouette Giveaway!And I've saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one...but two winners! The prizes up for grabs? First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle! $406.93 value.
- Silhouette CAMEO®
- Designer Edition Software
- Dust Cover
- $25 Download Card
- Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)
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