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Easy Wood #BossLady Sign using the Silhouette Cameo

Create this easy wood #BossLady sign using the Slhouette Cameo with FREE studio cute file

We all have a little #BossLady in us, am I right? I decided to take this journey to stay home after working almost 10 years in the corporate world. It has been a big adjustment but one that feels rewarding. I get to spend more time with the people I love, something that was limited because of my hour long commute to and from work. I’ve been blogging for some time but it seemed that I was never getting ahead. I was either sacrificing family time or blog time. Now I get to enjoy both! We downsized to live on one income thus I lost my office. I decided to make the best of it and made a work area in our bedroom. I know it isn’t good for Fung Shui but so far it has worked out perfectly. My desk area needed something special so I used some scrap wood I had from a previous project to make the #BossLady sign. 

Easy Wood Boss Lady sign using Silhouette Cameo

The mini wood sign is a great beginner project for those that just got the Silhouette Cameo (or Portrait). If you are not familiar with the Silhouette brand, they offer a variety of die cutting machines. The machine can cut designs right from your computer. You can also cut vinyl and iron-on vinyl to put on mugs, t-shirts, or anything else your heart desires. It is one of my favorite crafting tools! It is also great for birthday party decorations!

I’m going to keep it real and tell you all the errors I made. Learn from my mistakes. Let’s get started! This post contains affiliate links. It just means I make a small commission if you make a purchase through any of my links. 

Easy Wood #BossLady Sign

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Cut your wood piece to 8 inches x 2.5 inches. Be sure to stain using your favorite stain. I use this one.

Boss Lady studio cut file

2. Download the studio cut file and cut using vinyl or even contact paper (you only need it for a stencil). Just be sure there is no bleeding by securing the vinyl cut out well on your wood piece. Add any painter’s tape to any exposed areas. We only want the spray paint on the #BossLady stencil.

3. Using your choice of spray paint (I used Rustoleum White Satin) carefully spray paint the wood sign. Let dry and admire your cute sign!

Easy wood Boss Lady sign step by step

I’m addicted to making these little signs now! They are so easy and I always have a piece of scrap wood laying around the garage.

Ok, so I wanted to share the first mistake I made. I wanted to use acrylic paint so I found the white satin acrylic paint I had lying around but for some reason when I went to remove the stencil the entire paint came up with it. It did not stick well to the wood for some reason. Maybe because it was satin and the wood is very smooth? Not sure but the spray paint worked so well. I only did one coat as my spray paint just stopped working. Everything was going wrong! In the end, I persevered!

What is your favorite phrase/quote?

I would love to see your finished sign if you do use my cut file. All I ask is that you tag me on Instagram (@fmoncada), @casaMoncada on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Easy Wood BossLady Sign using the Silhouette Cameo with free cut file

Please do not share/distribute my cut file with others. If they would like to download it, just have them come here.


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16 Comments

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this! I need to make myself a sign like this for my office. It’s so cute and sassy!

    July 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Jenna M Wood

    This is so fun! I love all the things you can do in minutes with the Silhoutte Cameo.

    July 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Sage

    I also left the corporate rat race two years ago. Fortunately, I’ve been able to build a successful freelance business so any loss of income was temporary. I can’t imagine not being my own #BossLady, my official title is “HBIC” and my ginger cat is my VP… can beat that!

    July 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens

    I am IN LOVE with your adorable notebook and pen!!!!! So awesome!
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    July 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Jeanette

    Oh my gosh I love that! I really need to get a machine like this. I would make so many different things. I actually also like what you wrote on there. I am my own boss and I love it.

    July 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    This is very cute! I’ve been wanting to get a Cameo for sometime now, but still haven’t made the plunge yet! Mainly to make fun things like this and shirts for my girls!

    July 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply TColeman

    I absolutely love this and it would be a great reminder! This would be great for my desk.

    July 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson

    I just adore this! It really is fun and would great on my desk! I cannot believe how easy it was to make!

    July 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Amy Desrosiers

    I really love this sign! I think it is something that would look nice in my office too.

    July 14, 2017 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Really digging this sign! I need to make something fun like this for my office.

    July 15, 2017 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Dawn Lopez

    This is a fantastic sign! I think it would be totally inspirational sitting on my desk.
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    July 15, 2017 at 2:47 am
  • Reply David Elliott

    Very cool on the sign design. I have seen cricut do so many different amazing pieces like this. I really need to get one for work to do some major design stuff I would like to do.
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    July 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Lori Bosworth

    Very cool sign. I definitely need that sign too! I also left the corporate world after 16 years! It was a big adjustment, but I would never go back. I love the flexibility of working from home.

    July 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Stacie

    What a cute little sign. I don’t have an office either so I need a sign like this.
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    July 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Tara

    This would look perfect in my office. It’s so easy to make too.
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    July 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Yona Williams

    I know a few people who would enjoy a sign like this. I think creating something like this on your own makes the meaning of the words even stronger. My favorite quote is ‘Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a Gift, that’s why it’s called the Present.
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    July 16, 2017 at 12:32 am
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