DIY Chipboard Word Sign Using the Cricut Maker

Hello crafters!

Today I am sharing a super fun project that I have been working on recently.  I adore those individual letters that you can mount to make a special word or statement for your home decor.  They are all the rage in the stores so I played around with my Cricut Design Space and came up with my first HOME word sign.

I have a ton of extra patterned paper in my craft studio and it really needs to be used so I felt this is a great way to begin doing so.  Each chipboard letter can be covered with the same paper or a variety….it’s your choice!

In Cricut Design Space I began my design by selecting the Arab Brushstroke standard regular font and resized it to size 360.  I typed out all the letters to spell out my word HOME.  To make the letters thicker I cut out four of each letter using Paper Accents or Cricut heavy chipboard.  I used my Cricut Maker and the knife blade.  It does take some time but the cuts are beautiful!  

I also designed the box base by drawing rectangles in Design Space.  My base is longer than a 12″ piece of patterned paper so I needed to make the length in two pieces and join them together during assembly.Word Sign using the Cricut MakerThe font I chose is available for free if you are a Cricut Access member.  You can find out how to subscribe to Access here.  Cricut gives you three options for your subscription.

I used my Art Glitter Glue to individually adhere each chipboard letter to itself, aligning all the edges and then set a weight on it to dry.  My favorite choice to weigh down these letters is a Bacon Press.  Yes I know it sounds kind of crazy but honestly it works so well!  They come in a variety of sizes and they are easy to store on a shelf.   The press that I use is included at the end of this post under Products Used!

Under images, I  typed “wreath” in the search bar.  There are many wonderful wreath options to choose for an accent for the letter O.  I chose  The image titled Achieve Wreath.  This image is available for free if you are subscribed to Cricut Access. Cricut Decorative Wreath

To customize this image for this specific project I deleted the text “achieve” by ungrouping and deleting that word.  I then changed my wreath measurement to  3.857″ w  by  5″ h so that it fits my letter “O”.  I also duplicated the image so that I could cut a few wreaths and layer them for a bit of dimension.  I like the solid Fun Stampers Journey 80lb. cardstock for my wreath cuts.

I also chose four designs of patterned paper for the front of my letters and I backed each letter with one paper design.  All the edges were inked using Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink Pads in Cool Pool.  I also added a touch of Sweet Pear ink to parts of the wreath embellishment.  

Word Sign Letters HOME The wreath embellishment has two layers of card stock adhered together with liquid glue.  I trimmed some darker green leaves and glued them throughout the Sweat Pear cardstock wreath.  I also added a touch of Sweet Pear ink to parts of the wreath image cutout and some dots of Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  A few  Fun Stampers Journey Clear Rhinestones added the final touch ❤️ 

I added each letter into the slot located on the base using Fun Stampers Journey Journey Glaze.  I let it dry completely so the letters stayed level.  

On the front and back of the base, I added a few small contrasting strips of cardstock which helped hide the paper seams.  I adhered two of the smallest Fun Stampers Journey Fashion Gold embellishments to each strip to make it look like a secured strap.  I selected a gorgeous paper flower from the Fun Stampers Journey Cottage Flowers collection to glue to the letter E.  It was hard to choose from the pretty colors in this collection but I decided on  Rustic Rose.  It is a beautiful accent color for this project.

HOME Word Sign Collage

I’ll be making more signs with different words and papers.  If you have any “word” suggestions please take a moment and complete the poll below.

Thanks for stopping in! 👋🏻 Darlene

Products Used for Chipboard Word Sign


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New Paper Flowers

0001I was in the mood to play with some bright red Candy Apple cardstock from FSJ this weekend.  I made these paper flowers and I 💙 how they came out!  Now I want to make more colors….what colors would you like to see?  Leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to make them.

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I used this design because the petals reminded me of a heart and since Valentine’s Day is coming next month I thought it would be a nice choice for upcoming DIY projects.  These can be used for scrapbook layouts but they also work great on party favors or embellishing your walls around photos and sentiments, frames, etc.  Here are a few more pics.  I hope you like them!

 

If you would like to make these flower for yourself I have a direct link to the cut file in the description on Pinterest here