My Paper Craze

Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway

Hello Friends!  It’s that time again, our monthly Silhouette Challenge group post!  Yippee!  This month’s challenge theme is Holidays and {MAN, OH MAN} do we have some awesome projects for you to check out!  psst. there’s also a free cut file!

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With Christmas right around the corner, we have been super busy with all of our holiday crafts!  One of my favorite mediums are charger plates from the Dollar Tree.  I was lucky enough to find some still in stock, so I grabbed them and rushed home to use them any way I could think of!  So today, for you, we have a Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway!

What is the giveaway, you ask?  Check it out, it’s pretty AMAZING!

December Silhouette Giveaway with My Paper Craze

Exciting, right?  Be sure to stay tuned for your chance to enter!  But first, let’s check out our project:  Christmas Chalkboard Countdown Charger {with a FREE cut file!}

Christmas Chalkboard Countdown Charger by My Paper Craze

As you can see, I chose a red charger and painted black chalkboard paint in the center.  Once dried, I used white vinyl for the outer dot circle and the “days until Christmas” phrase.  The number 17 is written in chalkboard marker so that we can reduce the number of days the closer we get to Christmas!  The kids are really excited each day we get to write the new number on the countdown!  I added the burlap chevron bow with jingle bells for a little extra pizzazz and we love it!


DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint (Amazon)

White Chalk Marker (Amazon)

Red Plastic Charger – I purchased mine from the Dollar Tree, but they can also be purchased on Amazon in case they are out of stock (they go quick!)

White Permanent Adhesive Vinyl (Expressions Vinyl)

Chevron Burlap Ribbon – scraps from a prior project (Hobby Lobby)

Red and White Jingle Bells – extra from last year (Hobby Lobby)

KG Eyes Wide Open via DaFont

As promised, the cut file is available here:

Christmas Countdown Charger Cut File

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!

Reinvented Elf on a Shelf Book Cat-Shaped Ornament Stamped Christmas Towels M&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift 3D Holly Berry Ornament Deer Silhouette Mirror Silhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided Adhesive Winter Village Display Wood Grain Nativity DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree 2014 Christmas Card + Giveaway Gift Tags Chalkboard Vinyl Christmas Signs Personalized Christmas Ornament DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments DIY Nativity Candle Jar Sleeve Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway Christmas Countodwn Festive Advent Christmas Decor AND A Giveaway! All Hearts Go Home Luminarias DIY Christmas Coasters Vinyl Wood Slice Ornaments Some People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) Ornament Personalized Pajamas with HTV 3D Reindeer Shield Decoration Trendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut Files Let It Snow Mitten Banner Deer Silhouette Elf on the Shelf Wardrobe Simple Ornaments Stenciled Santa Sack Put on your Yamika! Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card DIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt Canvas Wall Art for the Holidays

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. Mama Sonshine // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It’s Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. McCall Manor // 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™)

Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit! $219.98 value.

Pretty sweet, huh? We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list.

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link. Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 42 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 15th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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  1. Kerri KC

    That’s so pretty! Love that idea!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kerri!

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  4. Jacque

    Loveit! Def going to make this 😉

  5. Kate

    What is the font for the word “Christmas?” it isn’t showing up! Thank you! I love this!


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