Thursday, February 6, 2014

42 DIY Chipboard Boxes, A Silhouette Promo & a GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited to be sharing a Silhouette Promotion and giveaway with you today!  It's a good one!  I always LOVE having the opportunity to gift one of my readers with one of my most favorite machines ever. 

First, I thought I would share my most recent Silhouette project, and then get into the nitty gritty of the promotion and giveaway.


I always need little boxes to store little things.  Typically, small craft items in my studio, but also bobby pins, jewelry, sewing supplies, etc....  I thought I would try my hand at creating a couple with my Silhouette.

I started out by downloading a box and cover template from the online store, which I then cut out of chipboard using the Silhouette.


I used a total of four sheets of chipboard.  Two for the bottoms of the boxes, two for the lids.


The Silhouette cut the template, which I then folded, scored and assembled using small dabs of hot glue.  They are so darling!

To give them a small splash of color, I whipped out my spray paint.


Did you know you could spray paint chipboard?  Me either.  I thought I would give it a whirl since I typically spray paint objects on top of cardboard, and it seems to stick to the cardboard just fine.  It stuck to the chipboard just fine as well!

Once the paint was cured and dry, I used some Washi tape to tape a small edge at the bottom of each lid.


I painted that small lip with some liquid gold leaf.  You could also use a gold Sharpie marker or Liquid Leaf Pen.

And that was it!  Tada!  Super adorable little storage boxes!



This girl never met a pink and gold box she didn't like!

Now for the promotion!  Great prices going on right now on the Silhouette machines and the Designer Edition Software over at the Silhouette Online Store with code ORGANIZING at checkout.


  1. The Silhouette CAMEO®, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $269.99 {$94 in savings}
  2. The Silhouette Portrait™, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $129.99 {$114 in savings}
  3. 40% off the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software!

One of the best things about the Designer Edition software is the ability to use your own images and designs with your Silhouette machine!  The Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio plus the following designer features:
  • Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
  • Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
  • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
  • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
  • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
  • Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing

As I mentioned, today I am giving away a Silhouette CAMEO to one lucky IHeart Organizing reader!  Oh happy day!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!


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

42 comments:

  1. I would love to win the Silhouette Cameo! :)

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  2. Oh, how I would love to have a silhouette! My husband thinks I am crazy, but I am saving my pennies... Love Iheartorganizing!

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  3. I hope that I will be the lucky one

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  4. The chipboard boxes are beautiful. Your ideas are great.

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  5. These are seriously darling! What a good idea!

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  6. I would love to have a Silhouette. I had no idea it did those amazing things. :)

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  7. But seriously, I also NEED little boxes, always. These are so cute, thanks so sharing :)

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  8. I would love to win! Good luck to everyone:)

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  9. I hope to win, my daughter's room would love them.

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    1. Hi Shirley!

      I am unsure about that. The larger one I created measures about 3.75" wide/deep.

      xo!

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  11. Perhaps there is a more environmentally friendly alternative to all that spray paint?

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    1. You could paint them with acrylic paint by hand, and they'd turn out pretty, or you could buy colored chipboard. Gluing ribbons on them for stripes, colored tapes, including those all the rage fancy Duck Tape, strips of, or cutouts of, scrapbook papers, on an on.....
      Kate

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  12. Such cute little boxes! I love the colors you chose to paint them.

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  13. Those boxes would be so good for last minute gifts as well! Often I've bought a lovely piece of jewellery, but have nothing to present it in. Problem solved!

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  14. Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. Ana

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  15. Thanks for always having these silhouette giveaways. I haven't won yet, but fingers crossed! :)

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  16. Oh! How fun! I really want one of these, SO badly!!
    *fingers and toes crossed*

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  17. I would love to win this! I want one to start some projects for my upcoming wedding! Those boxes are fab! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win : )

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  19. I love all of your organising tips!
    These little boxes are so cute!

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  20. Oh how I want one of these. At our family Christmas party we were fighting over the cutest box, gold and glittery that my SIL had her Sneaky Santa gift in that she made! I want to be the one to make the cutest box next year that everyone fight over ( and surprise all of them with an exact box)

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  21. I would LOVE to win a Silhouette Cameo! Thanks!

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  22. Que simple y lindo! Sirve hasta para regalar a alguien! Muy buena idea!

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  23. I would totally love this!! I have so many projects in mind!

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  24. I would love to win one of these! You can do so many things with them!

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  25. Ooh! I would love to win this!!!

    Abby
    Thepreppycoxswain.blogspot.com

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  26. I sure WOULD want to win it! I just saw some of the things one of these machines would/could do, YESTERDAY, and am amazed at the precision cutting!!! I have twin nieces and WE CRAFT, so my mind is already going with ideas for this machine, should I win it :)
    Kate L.

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  27. How long is the discount available online? If I don't win..I'll need to buy!!!

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    1. Hello!

      The promotion is available from February 6th - 14th. :)

      xo!

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  28. I want to win this!! It's fantastic!

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  29. Would so enjoy winning this machine. I have been scrapbooking since 2006 and purchased two Cricuts over the years. The original and the Expression. Would love to give the Cameo a try! Thank you!!!

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  30. I cannot believe I won!

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  31. I know this post is a little old but I just have to ask, where do you spray paint over the winter? Do you have somewhere inside to do it? I am in MN and I usually just pack my paints away over the winter (admittedly I am not a native to this climate so maybe I am missing something?). The smell is so strong inside even if I did have a space that could take the overspray. How do you do it?

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    1. Hi Catherine!

      We use a small portable heater in the garage occasionally while working on projects during cold months. We only use it quickly for projecting and try to do a couple at a time, but it has been helpful for me this winter. I typically go through painting/projecting withdrawals for 6 months of the year around here! :)

      xoxo!

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