Silhouette Portrait giveaway

Silhouette Chipboard & a Giveaway

*This giveaway is now closed. Winner is Alexandra “I would love to use it to cut fabric and vinyl! I would love to make some art for my living room!” Congratulations, Alexandra. I will be contacting you through email with instructions to claim your prize!

Did you notice the “Hello Sunshine” banner on the patio swing makeover yesterday?

patio swing makeover - after

Silhouette now has chipboard! Adding another FUNction to my Silhouette machine. Love it! {This is a sponsored post with affiliate links when using code “showoff”.}

Chipboard Banner Tutorial

Silhouette Chipboard Tutorial

I created my banner letters using the Silhouette Studio software and sent to “cut”. Add chipboard to cutting mat and insert into the machine. Remember to change the settings for each page to “chipboard” and to change the blade depth before cutting.


Two ways to paint chipboard letters (I used acrylic craft paint):

1. Remove lettering and paint. You will have painted fingers when trying to hold letters.

painting chipboard

2. Don’t punch out chipboard. Paint lettering intact then punch out when dry. Letters will need touched up when removed from chipboard.

how to paint chipboard

I painted both sides. Letters may need to be placed under weights (books) to flatten when dry.

When dry, using a hole punch, I placed two small holes at the top of each letter.

silhouette chipboard banner

And laced with two long pieces of ribbon (long enough for my words “Hello Sunshine”, including room for spacing and tying the ends. I laced starting in the back of the letter and pulling the ribbon through to the front, then into the second hole, coming out the back.

chipboard banner tutorial

Tie off the ends.


Ready to hang! I think I’m going to add a little color to my banner. And I’m going to love making customized party banners.

patio swing makeover

May’s Promotional Bundles

May Deals at Silhouette

Visit Silhouette America and use the promotional code “SHOWOFF” to take advantage of these amazing deals:

(1)    1 Silhouette CAMEO®, 1 pack of chipboard, 1 natural dust cover, 1 $25 download card: $269.99

(2)    1 Silhouette Portrait™, 1 pack of chipboard, 1 grey dust cover, 1 $25 download card: $129.99

(3)    1 pack of chipboard, 1 $25 download card: $19.99



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open to US residents and runs Wednesday, May 8, 2013 until Monday, May 12, 2013. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after. Good luck!

Here’s a video with some awesome information on the new chipboard: Enjoy!

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