Giveaway!! Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool

September 23rd, 2010

Ok peeps, this is our biggest giveaway yet and I have been so excited to share it with you! I was recently given a Silhouette Cutting Machine to test out and review. If I wasn’t happy with it I could send it back, no questions asked. Um, ok!

I’d seen similar machines on the market and had actually looked into purchasing the Silhouette a while back but wasn’t entirely convinced. This was the perfect opportunity for me to see it what it could really do. The Silhouette works just like a printer but instead of printing your artwork, it cuts it. The best part is that there are no cartridges – you create your own text and shapes. Plus, it comes with images and even more available to purchase online! Being a designer, I wanted complete control over the designs and I have all the tools I need to create custom designs so that’s why this particular one appealed to me most.

They just launched their Mac software so I haven’t had a ton of time to test out all the features but so far I am overwhelmingly pleased with the results. I’ve managed to cut out 200 envelope liners in 45 minuets which normally would have taken me at least five hours. I cut out perfect leaf shapes without using an x-acto knife and even a box template which can be a bit time consuming.

There are so many things that this little machine can do and I honestly can NOT wait to try them each out. You can purchase vinyl to cut and use to create custom displays in your home. You can even use the vinyl to adhere to glass and create custom etchings! You can buy Tattoo Paper to make temporary tattoos as well as heat transfer paper for adding designs to fabric. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

Above is a quick gift I wrapped for a friend who bought her first home. I wanted a unique embellishment that would be indicative of the momentous occasion. Keys seemed like an obvious choice and I thought they’d make a pretty addition. I love how it turned out and with the Silhouette it was super simple to do.

So, here’s the EXCITING part, Silhouette is giving away a machine to ONE lucky winner!!! That’s a $299.99 value! The gift includes the machine, software for Windows XP/Vista and Mac, 2 cutting mats, a blade and a $10 gift card to their online store. WOWZA!

There are three ways to enter:

1. Visit the Silhouette website to view all the creative possabilities. Come back here and tell us what you’d make with your Silhouette by leaving a comment at the end of this post.
2. Blog about it with a link back to this post, then come back and leave a comment with the link.
3. Mention it on Twitter or Facebook using the links below, and then come back and leave a link in the comments.

Be sure to leave your email address and your first name and first inital of your last name (i.e. Stacy P) in the comments. Winner must be in the USA and only one winner per household.

Competition closes Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm PST. The winner will be randomly drawn from the comments and announced Thursday, September 30th. Good luck to you all, I’m so excited! I’ll be sharing some more projects over the next week so stay tuned!

The contest is now closed!

1,808 Responses to “Giveaway!! Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool”

  1. Allison Says:

    I shared this awesome givaway on twitter!

    Allison N.

  2. Andrea Says:

    I’m obsessed with tote bags so the cutout patterns for the bags would be so fun to create.

  3. Rebecca B Says:

    What couldn’t I make with this. I always wanted a cricut, but this has so many more possibilities without spending every dime on limited cartridges! So glad I saw this product!

  4. Emily Says:

    Cards! And wrappings! And decor! And more! Oh gosh I could make so many fun things… ***crossing my fingers***

  5. Myra Greenlee Says:

    I’ve entered every giveaway for this magical contraption and I’m hoping this is my lucky day! I would make a million cupcake wrappers!

  6. Beth Says:

    I would go for some heat transfer stuff first, but would love the vinyl to etch too. I’m sure my kids would want the tattoos first. So many great choices! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

  7. Karen Keiper Says:

    I have linked to my blog.

    thanks for such a great opportunity

  8. Karen Keiper Says:

    ok it might be easier to tell you what i wouldnt make with the silhouette!! hehe. but seriously, i know its boring but i would probably use it most for titles on my cards and layouts. i would also be able to make cute embellishments that need all that fussy cutting that i love the look of but just dont have the patience for!!!!and theres no way i would get away without making tattoos, when i have 3 kids at home. i dont own a cutting machine of any description so these are only guesses . fingers crossed.

  9. Lisa Says:

    I’m in love with the printable heat transfers. I bet they look WAY better than the hideous ink-jet material I’ve been wrestling with. Can you imagine the holiday possibilites? WOW. Amazing product!

  10. Doni Says:

    Umm! What wouldn’t I use it for. Sounds awesome. I think I would like to try the iron on transfers and scrapbooking of course.

  11. Angela P Says:

    I am obsessed with fonts! This might be a bit dangerous if i do get this fab machine! šŸ™‚

  12. Megan M Says:

    I’ve been eye-balling this machine for awhile. I would love to make labels for homemade jams, curds and salsa. Oh the things you could do!

  13. Megan Says:

    Temporary tattoos! Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Lori Says:

    I would love to make cool vinyl cut outs for my sons’ rooms. What a coooool machine, i would absolutely love one.

  15. Ms. Jenn Says:

    Wow, what can’t it do is more like it! So many projects I’d love to do. Snowflakes to hang around the home and stick to the windows at christmas, gift tags, temporary tattoos for my son, labels for my sisters new cupcake company… maybe even custom cupcake holders.

  16. Natalie Says:

    AHhh, this is a GREAT giveaway! Well, I would have to say that I would use it for my wedding business. I can just see it now … etched glass flutes, Mr. & Mrs. Sillouetts, etc. I would LOVE to have this machine. It’s something that I probably would never buy for myself, just because I would feel guilty spending it all on myself šŸ™‚


  17. Natalie Shields Says:

    Gosh, I would make some cool vinyl window/wall stickers, some gift tags for little cookie bags to give my friends, and decorate things like journals and my laptop with stickers.

  18. bitinn Says:

    Think about all the apple logo you can cut! And more!

  19. MissJillian Says:

    If I won one of these babies, I would start by adding some more detailed cutting work to the cards I make already. Right now I am limited to what I can do with my own hands and a pair of scissors. I’d also love to make my own cupcake wrappers!

  20. MissJillian Says:

    Tweeted too!

  21. Christine K Says:

    I love the collection of pictures on the wall with the names of the cities surrounding it. That’s something I want to have in my dining room. Would be great to do it myself, And I love the possibilities of edging glasses. Those candle glasses are really cool.

  22. Kathleen F Says:

    Love this! If I won there wouldn’t be a pillow or a glass object that would be safe. My first project would probably be a set of etched glasses.

  23. Karyn Says:

    WOW I didn’t know it could be used to make intricate designs to customise fabric! I would definitely give that a go šŸ™‚

  24. Karyn M Says:

    so excited about entering I didn’t read it properly ha

    Karyn M šŸ™‚

  25. katharina p. Says:

    oooops, forgot the first letter of my last name in the first comment…(;
    Here’s my tweet:
    ā€œ@katha78: WOW – win a silhouette! (;ā€

  26. Stacy Says:

    I really want to make t-shirts with a Silhouette

  27. Jessica Says:

    I would make some awesome business cards.

  28. katharina p. Says:

    Just had a look @ the website and I’d say I’d try to make EVERYTHING, but I am a papercrafter from the heart so the Silhouette would help to make things more detailed! (((; MILLIONS OF CARDS!!!
    A whimsical lampshade would be a project I’m dreaming of!

  29. Chelsea P. Says:

    I’d make the customised apparel! So cool.

  30. Chelsea P. Says:


  31. Caroline B Says:

    It is a fantastic invention! I would use it to make original wedding invitations for my wedding that is coming up soon!

  32. Chelsea P. Says:

    Liked it on FB!

  33. Aik Says:

    I’d make patterns to embellish my paper crafts!

  34. Aik Says:

    I tweeted:

  35. Akilah T Says:

    Wow this is a great machine I’m glad I found this post. I would love it for my card designs and would love to try the glass etching and vinyl lettering for my up coming wedding

  36. Steph H Says:

    Hi! this would be so great for creating stencils for t-shirts! I have always gone for the low-tech method of a handy knife, but this machine would make the process so much faster!

  37. Michelle G Says:

    I just love the card possibilities. Being able to cut all sorts of media in such an intricate way, so quickly really appeals to me. I craft a lot with my son and we would have a blast with this. Thanks for having the contest!

  38. nattie @ simplynattie Says:

    Wow! what a great giveaway!! I’ve been wanting to get this one for ages!! I’m planning to make my own paper doilies with it! It’ll be so cool! Thanks! Nattie. S.

  39. Amy Says:

    This is great! I would love to make gift tags for presents, invitations for parties, cute home decorations, little note cards for friends, the list is endless! What a great addition this would make to my craft corner!

  40. amalisa Says:

    A terrific giveaway!

    I love that the machine cuts out fonts so precisely – I love making paper items and always struggle over letters. It would be a big hit & I like that I can use my computer. Easy and fun!

  41. Tashia D Says:

    I would make all kidns of things for my sons scrapbooks and party decor!

  42. PhiliaR Says:

    I love this!! I’d make Christmas presents with etched glass candles and picture frames, and then wrap them using other cut outs!! I’d also love to make a paper wreath or banners! I hoooooopppppeeee I win!

  43. PhiliaR Says:

    I love this!! Iā€™d make Christmas presents with etched glass candles and picture frames, and then wrap them using other cut outs!! Iā€™d also love to make a paper wreath or banners! I hoooooopppppeeee I win!

    I tweeted it!

  44. Michelle M Says:

    What wouldn’t I make with this?! Labels, window clings, monogramed wine glasses for wedding gifts. Fun scrapbook gifts for family. Love love love. What a great product! Thanks for the oppurtunity.

  45. Cathy Says:

    This is awesome! I’d make some vinyl words for my walls at home, some temporary tattoos for football season and use it in my scrapbooking! I love the etchings for glass too! I think I would wear it out! šŸ™‚

  46. Victoria Says:

    I would love to win- I would use the machine for so much party decor!

  47. Samantha Says:

    Wow, this is REALLY cool. I handmake all of my cards, but I think my kids would be all about making temporary tattoos! What a fantastic tool!

  48. Samantha Says:

    I tweeted! šŸ™‚

  49. Angela L. Says:

    I think if I had one of these, I’d do everything with it! I’d have paper cutouts all over my apartment. I’d finally start making cards for myself. I’d do so much! What a giveaway!

  50. Kristi D. Says:

    I would use it to make make screen print shirts for my 9 month old nephew Ben šŸ™‚