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. Rachel P Says:

    I just shared this giveaway on facebook:!/rachelpost

  2. LisaB Says:

    I want one of these SOOOOOO bad! I would make vinyl wall art first, then christmas cards and gifts. My family loves handmade gifts and this would be great for me!

  3. stefanie Says:

    I would use this for packaging for my shop, i’d use it for my stationary line and wedding invitations, mostly this would save my fingers from hours of abuse!

  4. LisaB Says:

    I want one of these SOOOOOO bad! I would make vinyl wall art first, then christmas cards and gifts. My family loves handmade gifts and this would be great for me.

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  5. Carla Says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile now. I would definitely make some vinyl decals for my walls!

  6. Ashley N Says:

    I would totally use a Silhouette to make t-shirt transfers for my 3 year old Jack πŸ™‚ He loves when Mama makes him stuff! A monster truck t-shirt would be his first request!!

  7. Dorie Says:

    I’d love to have a Silhoutte!!! I’d seriously have to dabble in everything that it can do. So, basically I’d have to try it all!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  8. krista {urbanite jewelry} Says:

    I would SO completely love to have this to cut out vinyl decals! How amazing would that be!?

  9. Carolyn P Says:

    so cool! i would make my own wedding invitations by cutting out the text and design and layering colored paper to reveal the invitation. the i would make unique cards for birthdays and christmas! love love love!

  10. Kelly | Glamour This Says:

    I love this machine and their home page got me. “Cut all your favorite Fonts” That’s what I would do. A wall of typography. Amazing.
    Fingers crossed.

  11. Carla F Says:


    *forgot to put my last name initial in the last two posts but remembered this time

  12. Jamie S Says:

    I would LOVE to have this! I just recently bought a letterpress and have begun to start my own little card shop. This would be the perfect addition to any card! plus as a designer the idea that you can cut out any design (without spending endless hours with an exacto knife and really hurt fingers) is AMAZING!

    oooohhhh I’m crossing my fingers!

    i shared a link to the giveaway on my blog here:

  13. Jessica Says:

    I would use it to make vinyl wall art halloween decorations!!! Great Giveaway!

  14. Kelly | Glamour This Says:

    I tweeted :

  15. beth c Says:

    oh man, this gets me in such the creative mood!

    First off, my nephew’s first birthday is coming up next month, and I have all these ideas and plans to make it even more special… and this would help make those ideas come to life!!

    (Also, I would like to use it to make my sketchbook for the sketchbook project awesome!)

  16. Annabelle Says:

    I have seen this machin popping in the blogsphere and so want to try out. I see myselg doing glass etching and making custom made design for my girls room and omg for christmas

  17. Tracey G. Says:

    Love the temporary tattoos for my little boys and the glass etching for me!

  18. Emily Says:

    Oh, I have been TRYING to get my hands on one of these!!! I would make stencils to make wall hangings and heat transfers to use on stuff for my kids!

  19. Mallory M Says:

    I would use it as a gift for my sister. She’s an elementary school teacher, and makes these beautiful & incredibly elaborate bulletin boards for her classroom…. looking through the website, all I could think about was all the amazing things she’d create!

  20. Mireya Says:

    I blogged!

  21. Nuha Says:

    agh! i love this!!! i would do EVERYTHING with this!!! Cute gift cards, thank you letters, invitations, holiday greeting cards, laps, stencils, tags on gift bags/ boxes….ohhhh how much trouble i would get in with this πŸ™‚

  22. Danielle Says:

    Oh I’d LOVE to have this! I would use it to make some Halloween cutouts for my son’s classmates treats.

  23. Jennifer Moore Says:

    I have a ton of fonts, so I would definitely use the Silhouette for cutting some cool titles for my scrapbook pages! Oh, the possibilities are endless! πŸ™‚

  24. Erin M. Says:

    I’m pretty sure my kids would LOVE the temporary tattoos and I would probably start with the etched glass for myself. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  25. Sarah R. Says:

    I would use it to make birthday banners.

  26. Teddi Says:

    What wouldn’t I make with this??!! I have been lusting after this for awhile, and have a whole list of projects this would help me finish!

  27. Jody R Says:

    This would really help take my scrapbook pages to the next level! I also love the idea of using it to make custom stencils for home decor.

  28. Dana J Says:

    Let’s see, I’d first use heat transfer vinyl to make shirts for our fundraiser for childhood Cancer. Then I’d use the rhinestones to make a SURVIVOR shirt for my 7 year old daughter. Then, the sky is the limit!!

  29. Jennifer Moore Says:

    I posted on my blog! πŸ™‚

  30. Jenny K Says:

    I would like to try something with vinyl and I would love it for paper crafts!

  31. Kristina Says:

    Wow, this is the coolest machine ever. I would love to work out a way to use it to expand my jewelry line. I already use paper, and I’ve wanted to start including cut designs, but I haven’t figured out how just yet. This may be the ticket!

  32. Jennifer Moore Says:

    Posted it on my Facebook page! πŸ™‚!/profile.php?id=549096567

  33. Justine Says:

    I would love this machine!!! I can think of so many uses…. it would be SO SO easy to create stencils! and my mom is a teacher, it would be more than perfect for the classroom. with halloween coming up, there are some pretty sweet window decorating ideas I can think of, too… the possibilities are endless! love it!

  34. Kristina A. Says:

    I posted your giveaway for my Facebook fans.

    (The Kristina above is also me! Kristina A. Sorry to leave out the initialβ€”the auto-fill forms feature took over a little.)

  35. Kathy A Says:

    I love all the possibilities!!! But since I am a sewer, then I would experiment with fabric. I would also like to use the Silhouette to make custom designs for my grandchildren’s birthday cakes. Just thinking about the Silhouette gets my creative juices flowing.

  36. Rhea Says:

    Oh the vinyl I would cut… I fear I’d cover every surface in our house.

  37. Ginger B Says:

    Love it! There are literally hundreds of ways I would use this, from cutting transfer paper for iron-on transfers to making the table numbers for my sister’s wedding! Crossing my fingers!

  38. Jes P Says:

    I would use this for glass etching all the time! And for paper crafts, and probably vinyl too!

  39. Tatum K. Says:

    As a broke senior graphic design student, I would use the silhouette to complete my senior project. I am creating a line of customizable party supplies.–Tatum K.

  40. Justine Says:

    also, i can’t see anywhere on the website that it’s available for the mac?

  41. Angela Says:

    I would totally make some wall vinyls and cards and classroom decoration for my husband (who’s a teacher) and use it for scrapbooking and etching on glass and possibly screenprinting and just so many things! I’ve been looking at this machine for a while now, but have been waiting for the mac software. I’m glad they have one now.. thanks for letting me know!

  42. Kelly Says:

    Tshirts! Paper Garland! Vinyl for my white walls!
    The question isn’t what I will do with my Silhouette, it’s what I won’t do!!!!

  43. Bekka F Says:

    This is so cool! I would use this for a million things – one that comes to mind: cutting little slide boxes which I normally cut out by hand and it takes forever :-p

  44. Holly Says:

    I’m slowly working on building a design studio specializing in bespoke wedding stationary. We would absolutely love to have this for all sorts of hand made magic! The first project would definitely be paper doll invitations!

  45. Melanie Says:

    This would save me countless hours counting out letters for banners. And the idea of making envelopes with it?! Amazing.

  46. Shelley P. Says:

    Oh, I want one so badly! Etching, heat transfers, vinyl, oh my! Alas, I never win. Maybe this will be my lucky giveaway….

  47. kelsie rae Says:

    I love vinyl decor but HATE the typography i see on most of them. I’d love to custom make some vinyl decor with the silhouette πŸ™‚

  48. Brandi Long Says:

    I would make a wall decal in vinyl for above my new daughters crib. What a great giveaway. Thanks

  49. Rachel Wiles Says:

    Making etched glass would be cool, but personally you had me at “envelope liners.”

  50. Carla L. Says:

    Being a student teacher I would love to have one of these! I could use it to make bulletin boards, I could also jazz up my future classroom with vinyl cut outs! So much I could do with it as a teacher!