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. Natalie H Says:

    I would love to make so many vinyl projects!!!

  2. Amy R. Says:

    I would love to make a vinyl car window sticker for my parents 50th anniversary. I have a million other things going around in my head that I could do. Thanks so much for this chance.

  3. Kelsey Says:

    I’m so excited! Thank you! I would make heat transfer t-shirts for my husband’s new band! That is after I make a couple of awesome Thank You cards for Twig and Thistle and How Does She!

  4. Nicole B. Says:

    Such a cool machine. So glad to see they have Mac software now. I think I’d have to do some glass etching or vinyl letters….oh the possibilities!

  5. Julia P. Says:

    love all the fonts, and would try to make some subway art for each of my kids rooms. Using their name, birthdate, and characteristcs that make them so unique. I think it would make a great piece of personalized art that they could have for a long time.

  6. Candice M Says:

    LOVE this machine! Would use it for the vinyl lettering and glass etching!

  7. Candice M Says:

    Tweeted it! https://twitter.com/candicemonge

  8. Candice M Says:

    Like you on facebook!

  9. Candice M Says:

    Just blogged about it!
    http://candicemonge.blogspot.com/2010/09/awesome-giveaway-twig-thistle.html

  10. Patricia Says:

    Want to try some vinyl art.

  11. Laree @ Ever Heard of Euless Says:

    I want to make a vinyl growth chart for my kiddos’ room. Love the silhouette!

  12. Becca M. Says:

    I would love to own the Silhouette! I would use it to decorate and organize my whole craft room- what a time saver that would be πŸ™‚ Also, I would use it to make things for my classroom (I’m a special ed. teacher)- there are so many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  13. Julie Luna Says:

    Scrapbooking would be my number one use, but I also have 2 grandbabies and the possibilities are endless. Thank you

  14. allison Says:

    I would make iron on transfers for all my kiddos!

  15. Hayley Says:

    I would make so many Christmas presents with this, including vinyl lettering!

  16. Garilyn Says:

    I would love to try heat transfer!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

  17. Garilyn Says:

    tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/blessedmama4/status/25634609566
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

  18. Amber B Says:

    I love the vinyl lettering, but I also love that it can make a lot of cute paper item for cards, gifts, envelopes, boxes, etc. etc!

    Amber B
    sweetambo{at}gamil{dot}com

  19. Amy Says:

    Cool site! I am itching to make Halloween decor! A banner for my fireplace for sure!
    Amy in CA

  20. Chelsey M Says:

    I would definitely use it for the stencils for glass etching and for it’s potential to make really cool packaging.

  21. Chelsey M Says:

    I tweeted about this! http://twitter.com/CheChe4/status/25637331771

  22. Chelsey M Says:

    I blogged about this! http://bunnyandbobcat.tumblr.com/post/1195082703/silhouette-cutting-machine

  23. Heather Roberts Says:

    I love that you can make your own vinyls to put on the wall! I tried to order a saying once, and it was going to take 2 months from the big company. With this, you don’t have to wait!

  24. Amy Says:

    My first project would be a vinyl tree to put on the wall of my boys’ room. My oldest son loves monkeys and I would either put shelves or hooks over the branches to put stuffed monkeys on them.

  25. rocio dh Says:

    I would love to have a silohuoette to make the invitations of muy sister in lawΒ΄s baby shower!! πŸ™‚

  26. natasha j Says:

    I would love to have a silhouette! The possibilities are endless but I would love to make t-shirts for my kids!!!

  27. Kristin Says:

    This thing looks amazing! Right now it would aid in helping make my Halloween silhouettes. I love the glass etching feature as well. Love it!

  28. Jennifer D. Says:

    Such an awesome giveaway! I’d love to make some vinyl letters and art!

  29. Kristin Says:

    Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/twoohseven

  30. Wendy Orme Says:

    I’d love to use the Silhouette in my scrapbooking and card making.

  31. Wendy Orme Says:

    I “like” you on Facebook.

  32. Gracie Says:

    I’d love to make t-shirts for our tailgating group with this and so much more!

  33. Sandy Ho Says:

    What a great giveaway! I would make some cool vinyl wall art! πŸ™‚

  34. Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner Says:

    I would make so many fabulous things for my house, portrait silhouettes, cool shadowbox displays, my head is spinning with ideas!

    Elena R.
    eroscoe@gmail.com

  35. lynne r. Says:

    I may not have left my initial in my post the other day. oops.

    2nd Entry: liked it on facebook

    thanks

  36. Casey Says:

    I am so happy that Silhouette is now Mac compatible! I would love to win one! It would be like dying and going to heaven! I think the first thing I would do would be to make some wall art for my bathroom. A front door “Welcome” comes next. Oh my goodness…the list goes on and on!

  37. jenna H. Says:

    I would love to get my hands on this machine. I would start with vinyls for my daughters room. Then etched glass and fake tatoos. Thank you!

  38. cory Says:

    i would try glass etching! I have always wanted to make some awesome etched drinking glasses
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  39. Heather Says:

    I would love to start with some vinyl for my home, the glass etching and heat transfers look fun too!

  40. Lori Says:

    I would make soooo many Christmas cards and gift tags with this bad boy!

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/lolikewhoa29

  41. Jennifer C. Says:

    Fascinated by those glass etched projects! Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to win!

  42. AprilDawn M. Says:

    I shared this on Facebook!

  43. Lindsay Says:

    Oh man – do I have to choose just ONE thing to make?! Oh the choices. I think I’d have to go with either some vinyl wall decor or some glass etching adorable writing!

  44. AprilDawn M. Says:

    I tweeted this!!

    http://twitter.com/WickedAzzStitch/status/25649195608

  45. Nicole Pitcher Says:

    I would love to try the heat transfers!

  46. AprilDawn M. Says:

    I would totally use the Silhouette to DIY my wedding save the date & invitations!!!

  47. Courtney Says:

    Temporary tattoos, so fun!!! I would make cool labels to use on glass jars, too! Ooh, and making my own shower invitations would be so much easier with this! Gosh, there are so many possibilities I’m super excited just thinking about it! I need this machine!!

  48. Jen D. Says:

    I would make something with the heat transfers. That looks so amazing

  49. Megan G Says:

    This is the coolest thing ever!! I would use it to help me in create more fabulous crafts like the heat transfers and glass etching…(I think I might score big with my kids with the temporary tatoos too!!)

  50. Suzanne Mendoza Says:

    If I were to win this great machine, I would use it to make vinyl decor, tattoos for the kiddos and scrapbooking. Thank you for the entry and for your generosity!