I was over the moon when Silhouette contacted me about doing a second giveaway. It was love at first cut when I tried it for the first time last June, and now it easily ranks in my top 5 favorite crafting tools. I use it for everything - party decorations, wrappings for baked goods, gifts, gift tags, clothes for my kids, etc, etc. It is already coming in really handy (and saving me money) this holiday season for decorations and gifts.
Here are the Silhouette projects I've had up my sleeve lately:
I cut fall leaves to attach as gift tags to yummy pumpkin bread loaves - a great way to dress up your baked goods for gift giving and customizable to any occasion or season. I cut my leaves nice and large, so there was plenty of room to write a note on the back.
The women's group at my church made 30 sets of Christmas Advent Blocks, using instructions I found at How Does She? We mod podged the blocks with cute holiday papers and applied vinyl numbers and lettering that I cut on my Silhouette. At a cost of only $2 per set, this makes a great small gift for just about anyone on your list.
My friend, Sonja, recently threw a Sesame Street/Elmo themed party for her daughter's second birthday. She loves paper crafts and was painstakingly cutting out all her Elmo decorations by hand, until I reminded her of my magical machine that cuts whatever you want. In no time, we had cut alphabet and number garlands and some Oscar the Grouch, saving her time and money.
My Oscar was appropriately grouchy at the beginning of the party until he was allowed to wander off with one of the table decorations (which was filled with "Dorothy"goldfish crackers).
Did you know you can import pictures from the internet or your camera to the Silhouette cutter? You aren't limited to the (thousands of) images in the online store. Which means you can cut anything you want. Which is awesome.
I made lots of onesies over the summer using the Heat Transfer material, and now I am using it to make custom t-shirts for Christmas gifts. I applied this dinosaur silhouette to one of Oscar's shirts - the tail wraps around to the back.
If you want to make your favorite guy a gift this Christmas, the Heat Transfer is a great option. It is easy to do and looks so professional. The hardest part is just picking the design he'll love most!
Ok ... so my new favorite thing to make with the Silhouette is temporary tattoos. My nephews are all getting silly mustache finger tattoos in their stockings this year.
You actually don't need the Silhouette cutter to make the tattoos - you can buy the tattoo paper, print from your home office, and cut them out with scissors. So if you're looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your Justin Bieber-crazed tween, or tough to please 9-year old boy, some fun temporary tattoos might be your perfect solution.
If you still aren't convinced this is the best cutter out there, here are some links to my past projects:
So ... on to the giveaway! One very lucky winner will receive their very own Silhouette SD Machine (a $299.99 value). The package includes:
- a Silhouette machine
- Software for Windows XP/Vista, Mac
- Power cable, USB cable
- 2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
- One cutting blade
- $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!
There is only one entry per person. If you accidentally enter more than once, please delete your duplicate comment (you will likely have to scroll to the end of the comments to view yours). Make sure I have a way to contact you! Either your profile must link back to a public blog, or you must leave me an email address to contact you. Anonymous comments (with no contact information) will be deleted. You can only win one Silhouette. If you have won a Silhouette here or anywhere else in blogland, you are no longer eligible.
I'm also excited to announce a special Cyber Monday deal!
It is only valid on Monday, November 29, 2010, starting at 4 am and ending at midnight the same day.
Here's the deal ...the Silhouette will be sold for $199 (originally $299). Silhouette America has NEVER sold these cutters for this cheap! This is the newest version with more capabilities and newest technology - the Silhouette is now Mac compatible.
I'll have the discount code posted bright and early next Monday at 4 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. In the meantime, leave a comment and keep your fingers crossed to win!