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. Renae Says:

    Vinyl… i’d for sure make vinyl. Crossing my fingers that I win!!

  2. Betty Says:

    I would love to have one for Christmas. I would like to make decorations as well as gifts. I can only imagine the vinyl transfers, glass etching and cup cake liners one could make!

  3. Janice C Says:

    i shared it on fb

  4. Janice C Says:

    and…. i would start with vinyl.

  5. Alexandra Haralson Says:

    I blogged about this giveaway.

  6. brittany craft Says:

    I’m most excited about decorating holiday cards (which I do every year) for my family which will be so much easier with this lovely machine! And I’m coming up with all kinds of fall decor I could make with the vinyl 🙂 My son’s birthday is coming up and I’m thinking of some banners I could make, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, etc. My list goes on forever! PS I LOVE the glass etching… LOVE IT!

  7. brittany craft Says:

    I mentioned you on fb and twitter

  8. Heather S. S. Says:

    I want to make some of those adorable tattoos!! So cute!!

  9. Alexandra Haralson Says:

    I used the button to share this on facebook.

  10. Callie Says:

    I’d love to do some word art for the wall!

  11. Amy Lynne Says:

    I would love to try out some vinyl projects!

  12. Jackie Says:

    I would love to win one of these machines!
    I enjoy baking and have two special birthdays coming up (son and daughter). I would love to try those cupcake wrappers!

  13. Lauren Bird Says:

    I would love to create lots of lables to organize my new apartment. Always wanted one but couldn’t afford one.

  14. Natalie T Says:

    I would make name tags for my new Daisy Scout troop! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  15. Shelly Says:

    First of about a million projects: using heat tranfers to decorate bags for my boys to carry items to the car for car rides & more importantly carry items from the car when we get home.

    Hoping & praying!

  16. Annie M Says:

    Tags, banners, etc for my little shop! 😀

  17. Launi Says:

    Probably my first project would be something fun for Halloween. Maybe some cute vinyl pumpkins for my wall!

  18. Launi Says:

    And I liked it on facebook for an extra entry! Thanks!

  19. Tori D. Says:

    my first project would be a bird mobile for my niece’s room.

  20. Ann Says:

    Wow! This machine looks so cool. I would have so much fun with it. I would first make shirts for my boys than the family. I would also have fun making cards and then I would try the glass etching. The possibilities are endless. YeeHaw!!!

  21. Suzanne Says:

    I “liked” this on fb

  22. Suzanne Says:

    I would love to do some etching, make t-shirts, and finish the chore chart I started this summer. Just missing the vinyl.

  23. edie3 Says:

    Oh, how I want this! And I want to do something with vinyl! Thanks for the chance. EdithE

  24. Courtney Says:

    SOOOOOO want to do some serious heat transfering, glass etching and definitely some vinyl projects….

  25. Gigi Says:

    A Silhouette will be so helpful to me in making personalized note cards for my friends and family.

  26. Toni Says:

    Im in the process of opening up my own etsy shop and craft blog. A silhouette is a NEED!! Would definitely make things a whole lot easier and yes cheaper!! Thanks for this opportunity 😉

  27. Andrea Watts Says:

    I would make t-shirts

  28. Andrea Watts Says:

    I shared on Twitter

  29. Patti Says:

    I would love to make some cool t-shirts for my grandbabies

  30. Jill Says:

    I would like to make the welcome sign for my front door, at least to start with. Thanks for the chance to win such a cool machine!

  31. Jill Says:

    I let all my crafty friends know about this awesome prize on FB!

  32. courtney e. Says:

    the glass etching.

  33. Jill Says:

    Left a link at

  34. Julie Says:

    No one where I live has a Silhouette. Let me be the first!

  35. Alecia C Says:!/achapman12/status/25457932968

  36. Suzanne Says:

    I posted this on my blog.

  37. Renae Says:

    I have so many dreams about what I could do with this machine for Christmas gifts….vinyl and glass etching 😉

  38. Alecia C Says:

    can’t wait to try all the paper crafts, might actually catch up on my scrapbooking.

  39. Renae Says:

    I tweeted:

  40. Lissa Says:

    I’d make some vinyl lettering and designs for my little guy on-the-way’s nursery since we are in an apt and can’t paint.

  41. Lissa Says:

    I posted the link on my blog.

  42. Lissa Says:

    I’m a follower on Facebook!

  43. Nancy Comelab Says:

    What a fabulous opportunity, thank you! The Silhouette would be perfect for creating custom packaging for a new product line I am creating; and vinyl stickers for branding… oh, the possibilities!

  44. Deanna Says:

    One of the first things I would make would be vinyl woodland creatures to decorate my girls’ room and cars and trucks for my son’s room.

  45. Deanna Says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  46. DeeDee D. Says:

    I would love to win this machine. The first thing I would do is overhaul my son’s room–it need it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things Says:

    I would make heat transfer t-shirts for my girls to wear on Halloween!

  48. Amber Douma Says:

    I would work with vinyl for my first project.

  49. Kylie Says:

    I would love to make wall decals with it!

  50. Faith Says:

    My first project would be a welcome sign for my front door. There are sooo many possibilities!