Wednesday, May 8, 2013

11 Chipboard Art, A Silhouette Promo & a GIVEAWAY!

It's that time again!  Silhouette is back to offer up a promotion for IHeart Organizing readers and is even is tossing in a GIVEAWAY today!  Double giveaway week for all you hot mama's out there!  Happy early Mother's day!  Smooch!

This month, Silhouette is promo'ing their new chipboard, so I thought I would show you one of the bazillion and twenty ways it could be used.  For those that don't know, chipboard is a thin cardboard type material that is often used for scrapbooking, but also could be used as labels, tags, cards, stencils, etc...

I have been eying up some gold letterpress art for my studio, and when I got the chipboard in hand, I knew that it was exactly my quickie DIY solution.  I have huge plans on rotating quotes and art within my space to keep it fresh and inspiring, so I thought to start out, I would create some motivational key words: "Be Inspired", "Create Magic" and "Love Life".  All three which completely represent how I want to feel while I am in the space.

To create the art, I started by popping a sheet of chipboard into the Silhouette, which I used to cut out all of the letters.

Once the letters were nicely cut out of the chipboard, I gave them all a speedy coat of pretty gold metallic paint.

After the letters were completely dry, I placed them on some colored cardstock, and determined approximate placement.

See how beautifully metallicy they are?  Love love love.

Next I snagged some clear craft glue...

And carefully traced each letter and placed it onto the cardstock paper.  I left a heavy object onto the letters to flatten them out a bit while the glue dried, since they were wanting to curl.

Once the glue was dry, I popped the art into their frames and called the project complete!

Although it is hard to tell in the photo above {glare on the glass and angle of the shot}, the letters give off a nice gold glimmer.   

Now for the promo, so you can create endless objects and items with chipboard too!

From now through May 15th, head here and enter ORGANIZING at checkout for the following deals:

Deal 1 - $129.99:
  • 1 Chipboard
  • 1 $25 Download Card
  • 1 Grey Portrait Dust Cover
  • 1 Silhouette Portrait 

Deal 2 - $269.99:
  • 1 Chipboard
  • 1 $25 Download Card
  • 1 Natural CAMEO Dust Cover
  • 1 Silhouette CAMEO 

Deal 3 - $19.99:
  • 1 Chipboard
  • 1 $25 Download Card

Oh, and there is more!  Time to give away one Silhouette Portrait to a lucky IHeart Organizing reader!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!  And I wish all you beautiful mom's the most fabulous Mother's day ever!

IHeart Organizing official giveaway entry rules can always be found here.


  1. Jen you are the best :)
    Too bad I live in France so I can't enter any giveaway but that's ok :)
    Thank you for being awesome :)
    The {colored} Married Life

  2. Come On, Jen! The suspense is killing me! I cannot wait to see your new studio. The little pieces I have seen so far are so inspiring! When do we get the full tour?? Thanks! Ashlee

  3. Thanks for the post Jen. Do you like the silhouette machine? I use a Cricket.

  4. hi I am more than happy to pay postage if I were lucky enough to win one . Have so many cool ideas to use the cameo for .They are so expensive in the UK

  5. Love the project! Where did you get those frames? I have to have them!

  6. LOVE YOUR PROJECT!! thanks for showing the details. I would soooo love to win the Silhouette!! thanks for a chance :)

  7. I am currently chipping away at my new craft room! We are finishing our basement and I am creating my own personal craft room! I am also working on my new nursery - as baby #3 arrives in June. I am crazy. I know...

  8. Love that set of frames - awesome!

  9. Such a cute project! I love how metallic letters shine! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post!

    Erica @ Craftivity Designs

  10. Great job on the frames.
    I would do redo my home office to organize and give is some bling.

  11. Yay! I'm super duper excited that I WON! I cannot wait to try it out and create many-a-project! Thanks so much!


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