Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

Enter to WIN a Silhouette Portrait at Love Grows Wild! www.lovegrowswild.com #giveaway #silhouette
Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Welcome back to Day #4 of the
Love Grows Wild Blog Anniversary Celebration!

I may post about a variety of things here on my blog, but I’m a true crafter at heart and today I have the ULTIMATE craft giveaway to share with you! I’m giving away a Silhouette Portrait Cutting Machine to one lucky Love Grows Wild reader! {squeal!} 
If you haven’t heard of Silhouette before, let me show you a preview of what these awesome machines are capable of. I am obsessed with chalkboard art, but sometimes chalk can be such a pain to work with. As soon as I get something cute drawn on my chalkboard, someone will inevitably rub part of it off, and I have to start all over. And it’s no fun cleaning up all that chalk dust mess! So I came up with a better idea and used my Silhouette CAMEO to create this Easy, Mess-Free Chalkboard Art: 

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Isn’t that so cute for Summer? I love jamming to that song! 
Ever since I saw Heather’s gorgeous chalkboard art wall on her blog, Whipperberry, I’ve wanted to do something similar in my house. So I started by using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software to create the text for my chalkboard art. It is so easy to use, and I can select any of the fonts from my computer to add text. I’m a font hoarder, so I love this feature! 
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I needed something to fill the empty space between my text, and I thought a cute little truck with be perfect with these lyrics! I searched the Silhouette Online Store for “truck” and was able to find a ton of options:

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Once my design was ready to go, I connected the Silhouette CAMEO to my computer and loaded a roll of white Silhouette vinyl into the machine. I love how easy it is to adjust the width the rollers and change the blade settings to match your project!
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
I clicked “cut” in the Silhouette Studio software, and my CAMEO went to town cutting out my design! 

Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
I had an old plaque that was painted with chalkboard paint a while back, and I thought it would be perfect to use for my vinyl chalkboard art sign!
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
To give it that true chalkboard look, I followed Heather’s advice and crushed a piece of chalk in a baggie…
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
… and wiped on some of the chalkboard dust with a paper towel. When your sign gets nice and chalky, use a clean paper towel to wipe away any excess chalk dust. Your vinyl will not want to stick well if your sign is too dusty!
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
Once my sign was ready to go, I grabbed the cut vinyl and peeled back the top layer, leaving the letters behind.  

Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
Some of the insides of the letters were left, but I just used my craft knife to remove them. 

Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
Next I placed a piece of Silhouette Transfer Paper on top of the letters, making sure my design was even. The grid marks make it super easy! 
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
After rubbing over the letters to get them to stick to the transfer paper, I carefully peeled off the back of the vinyl letters and placed the transfer tape and letters onto my sign. This is the exciting part!! 
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I rubbed over the letters again to make sure they would adhere well to the sign, and then carefully removed the transfer paper. And now I have this totally adorable sign to hang in my house!
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
Using vinyl for the letters saved me so much time instead of painting them on by hand. 
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
And the Silhouette machine made cutting those intricate little letters a breeze! I’m going to time myself next time to see how quickly I can put together cute art like this!
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
My husband even said he would hang this in his garage! He’s a country boy who loves his truck, so this is perfect for him. We may have to fight over it : )
Easy Vinyl Chalkboard Art at www.lovegrowswild.com #chalkboard #silhouette
Now that you’ve seen what Silhouette can do, I know you want one too! Tell your kids and hubby you want a Silhouette for Mother’s Day! Then send them over here to check out the the amazing promotions Silhouette has going on right now:

Silhouette April Promotions at www.lovegrowswild.com
Silhouette Portrait Bundle – $139.99
one Silhouette Portrait
one 9″ roll of black premium vinyl
one 9″ roll of white premium vinyl
one 9″ roll of premium transfer tape
Silhouette CAMEO Bundle – $269.99
one Silhouette CAMEO
one 9″ roll of black premium vinyl
one 9″ roll of white premium vinyl
one 9″ roll of premium transfer tape
All Premium Vinyl 25% Off!
Silhouette has reduced the cost of their  9″ by 10′ premium vinyl from $14.99 a roll to $9.99 a roll, AND they’re offering a 25% discount off the reduced price of $9.99! That’s some HUGE savings on vinyl!! I think it’s time to stock up for the year! 
You can find all the discounts on Silhouette’s special promotional page HERE, and make sure you use the code LOVEGROWS at checkout to receive your discounts!

Enter to WIN a Silhouette Portrait at Love Grows Wild! www.lovegrowswild.com #giveaway #silhouette
Now are you ready to WIN a Silhouette Portrait of your own?
I thought so! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter:

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I am so excited for one of you to win this awesome prize! I know you are going to love it! Good Luck : )

Catch up on the rest Love Grows Wild Blog Anniversary Week!
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Ask Liz: Your Blogging Questions Answered & a NoVae Clothing Giveaway
The Best Blogging Advice from your Favorite Bloggers!
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Comments

  1. I would love to win…I never win! I love your latest tutorial!

  2. I would love to win this! I’d start with making materials for my tutoring.

  3. I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time, girl!! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  4. Amanda E. Buccieri says:

    Labels for the pantry!

  5. I would LOVE to win this…I am a crafty SAHM of 2 and my son is following in my footsteps 🙂

  6. This is so cool!

  7. This is so cool!

  8. Your chalkboard project is the perfect demonstration for this project. Fingers crossed!

  9. I’ve wanted a Silhouette for so long! There’s a million different things I would make if I won!

  10. toy bin labels!

  11. I would use the Portrait for the scrapbook I am working on for my dear friend.

  12. I would make a sign similar with a Bible Verse

  13. I have never tried a project with vinyl. This makes me want to try something for my grand daughters room. mmmmm…a princess project, perhaps.

  14. Never tried anything with vinyl..this makes me want to try.. maybe a princess project, perhaps?

  15. these are so awesome! i have always wanted one! i would definitely make some art! i have a nephew on the way that could use some in his nursery! thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  16. Would love to make gifts, as well as things for my home!

  17. I would love to make gifts for family and decor for my home 🙂

  18. I would make some wall art and sayings.

  19. I’d loveto make birthday party invites and decorations for my kids. 🙂

  20. I would buy out the Silhouette store of vinyl and coat the town!

  21. I would make crafts for my 3 girls!

  22. This is awesome. Love your chalkboard vinyl sign, nice idea.

  23. I would make some cards! I need a good hobby! 🙂

  24. I would make inspirational signs with my favorite scripture!

  25. I love your blog! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  26. I would make inspirational signs with my favorite scripture!

  27. This is awesome

  28. Anonymous says:

    Never new this existed! Super cool!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I would make signs.

  30. I’ve always wanted one of these! Love what you did with it!!!~~Angela

  31. Love it Liz- super cute!

  32. what a fun giveaway!

    not sure
    what i’d make first but
    one of those signs sounds delightful!

    {alison}

  33. What WOULDN’T I make?! =) I love vinyl. I put it on everything!

  34. I would make some car decals and maybe a few artwork pieces!

  35. The silhouette is awesome!! I need one!!

  36. I want to win this! Dying to make a sign for my kitchen! 🙂

    ~Emily
    http://tossedsaladlife.com

  37. My first project would totally be to make that same sign “Baby you a song you make me want to roll my windows down and cruise!” My husband sings that to me all the time when we go for a drive 😉

  38. My first project would be the sing above!!! My husband always sings this to me when we go for a drive in his truck 😉

  39. beccamonna says:

    What would I make? Something with vinyl. Love the stuff.

  40. I would probably immediately start making everything that came to mind!

  41. I love what you’ve created with this and I love that sign:)

  42. I would make vinyl signs! Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. I would make vinyl letters to put on everything! By the way, I love your sign (and that song)!

  44. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! 🙂

  45. Wow, thank you for such an amazing give away! I have too many projects in my head:) I would make a sign for my daughter’s rooms. We are just beginning the decorating and separating our girls from a shared to 2 new rooms.

  46. I would use this to take with me places. I have the cameo and LOVE it. The portrait seems easier to take from place to place.

  47. That’s awesome Liz! Crafting possibilities are endless!

  48. What fun that would be to play with! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  49. Thanks for the chance.. i would love to make some wall decals..

  50. wow….I’m constantly trying to find people to make vinyl cut outs for me, so I’d love to win this!!!!!

  51. I am always looking for people to make vinyl cut outs for me, so this would be amazing to win!

  52. Alexis W says:

    I would love this!! I would make some wall art for my new niece’s nursery.

  53. I would make Family Rule – Subway Art ! Thanks

  54. I have a Silhouette SD that just died so I would love to win this giveaway to replace my old machine. Can’t imagine life without my Silhouette.

  55. Anonymous says:

    love this I could do so many things with this

  56. Awesome giveaway! I would make labels for my baskets.

  57. I’d make signs for our outside party area.

  58. I would make a bunch of teacher appreciation gifts for my kids teachers. I have always wanted one of these andnot would it help me out making all the gifts.

  59. I would use it for all kinds of scrapbooking projects!

  60. I would make vinyl signs for my daughter’s dance makeup case. First. Then a whole bunch of other things afterwards! 🙂

  61. I would definitely use it to make signs and gifts! 🙂

  62. I want to winnnnnnnn!!! fingers crossed.

  63. Anonymous says:

    I would decorate my house with cute pinterest inspired projects.

  64. Hello, I would love to make a family sentiment subway art sign for my mom for Mother’s Day and a personalized garden sized flag for my dad’s grave. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. I would make pennant banners! I hope I win 🙂

  66. I would make lots of labels to start, but I have so many things I want to use it for! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. I would make wall art for my kitchen … been hoping for one of these for a while and it would be so awesome to win one.

    dhelgesen@sbcglobal.net

  68. Thanks for the chance! I’d make a sign for my crafting area!

  69. pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  70. I would use this for decorating my classroom and home. Thanks for the chance at winning this awesome giveaway.

  71. I would use this for decorating my classroom and home. Thanks for the chance at winning this awesome giveaway.

  72. I would make personalizations for my kid’s bedroom doors.

  73. Pantry labels

  74. Samantha C says:

    Amazing stuff for my Project Life books! Thank you!!!

  75. I would make really coo stuff for my grands! l

  76. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I hope it is my lucky day!

  77. We’re moving so I’d love to redo our kitchen with new chalkboard labels 😉

  78. I would love to win! So many uses!

  79. LOVE this! I would use this to decorate my home, my husband’s “man cave” and classroom. I would love the chance to win one for free!

  80. Anonymous says:

    I would do a phrase for the kitchen or maybe do some graphics for the kids toy bins so picking up might be easier. Ellen

  81. Anonymous says:

    I would make labels for all my baking goods in my pantry
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  82. Great idea. I would live to do something for my living room.

  83. I would make labels for my walls with scripture. I love the subway art boards, and labels for canisters and jars.
    Thank you
    Julie W

  84. So excited for this giveaway!! I would love to make some vinyl lettering for my kids rooms!!

  85. I would use the portrait to make wedding stationary!

  86. I love the idea of making your own wall art like that!

  87. I would make lots of things. I have a vinyl cutter that is huge and I would love to have a small one for quick little projects and not have to wait until I can fill a 24 inch width of vinyl!!!

  88. I have some wall art I want to make and am dragging my toes because it’s going to be a ton of extra work without a Silhouette!

  89. I am in love with the idea of the vinyl and would love to make a quote for my scrap room!

  90. I have been wanting one of these! I am currently using a cricut to make all my custom vinyl things and can never get it just right!
    Stephanie Johnson

  91. I’d love to make a dress up sign for my daughters new dress up corner in her room!

    Becca – brmakeup@yahoo.com

  92. Anonymous says:

    I would make something for my kids room.

  93. I’d love to make a dress up sign for my daughters new dress up corner in her room!

    Becca – brmakeup@yahoo.com

  94. I would make designs for my home & Grandkids

  95. labels, gift tags, cards…..and i would love to try some wooden plaques and signs

  96. A Mother’s Day gift for my mom

  97. What wouldn’t I make with a silhouette!

  98. Thank you for this great giveaway!! 🙂

  99. I would make lots of signs with vinyl.

  100. Monograms are so popular right now, I’d like to make vinyl monograms for teacher gifts.

  101. blair-erynn says:

    Would love to win one of these! I have been eye-balling them for a while now! 🙂

  102. What a fun project! I’d love to have a digital cutter, too! Thanks for the contest.
    I found you at Six Sisters today. I hope you can pop over to my blog and leave a comment, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Enter my Blog Birthday Giveaway

  103. I would love to win…I never win! I love your latest tutorial!

  104. I would be making some vinyl projects for room makeovers!

  105. I would make gifts, home decor etc.

  106. I would make a wall sign of all the Air Force bases we’re stationed at! And numerous other projects!

  107. Oh my! I think I’d go crazy with this! Love your chalkboard art. 🙂

  108. Uuuh, thanks so much for the giveaway!! 🙂

    Just discovered your blog through a pin, and just saw this. My lucky day!

  109. I would make greeting cards. I just love making greeting cards 😀

  110. Greeting cards! Lots and lots of greeting cards!

  111. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!!

  112. I would start labeling everything in my house so my husband and kids can put things away themselves! :O)

  113. Anonymous says:

    I would make labels and gifts for friends and family. I would also use it to put verses on my walls.

  114. I would do something for my daughter and her husband for their new house they are getting ready to build.

  115. Anonymous says:

    I would label jars for the bathroom and use it to make everything pretty. I would also make vinyl signs for wall art. I would label boxes in my closet. I would love to have the opportunity to become organized and stay organized. 🙂
    mfneil22@gmail.com

  116. I would make a banner for my husband Public Safety Event!! Wow What a cool machine. so many possibilities.

  117. My husband and I love this song!! We blast it every chance we get:) What a great sign!!

  118. Liz I wish I could be you for a day… cute and crafty!! Love this!!!

  119. You are so right….I want one, I want one!! I would be a complete copy cat and make a sign just like yours. Love it!

    Lynn

  120. Visiting from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff: Market Yourself Monday. Love your sweet ride and quote. I just purchased a Silhouette Cameo and love the projects I can do with it. Thanks for the tutorial, I can use your tips when I make some canvas art.

  121. Tara Flint says:

    Love to have a cameo!! With three girls in my house we would wear this machine out!!!

  122. I would love to have this to use for my daughter’s wedding!

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