Holiday PJ's and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

Hey, have you missed me?  Earlier this month I traded in my late night sewing sessions for 6 AM workouts, so there hasn't been a whole lot going on in the creative front.  But now it is holiday crunch time, and I need to get back in the swing of things!

To start, I am making coordinating Christmas pj's for the kids (Oscar is pretty excited about it - can you tell?).  For the fabric I used one of my favorite knits, Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey.  For patterns I used my fall-backs, Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee and altered Lil Blue Boo's Leggings.


The jammies are pretty cute just plain, but to make them even more festive I added a simple Christmas tree design using Silhouette's Flocked Heat Transfer material*.   I love the heat transfer - it is easy to use, looks really professional, and lasts a long time!  I made Jared a t-shirt with the heat transfer two Christmases ago, and it still looks great.


As you know, Black Friday will shortly be upon us, and Silhouette is gearing up for some amazing deals during their Black Friday Week (November 23rd-30th).  I can't tell you what the discounts are yet, but if you've been waiting to buy, these are the best deals around.  Stay tuned for Friday!

And now ... for the giveaway.  Today I'm giving away the very new, very adorable (and more affordable), Silhouette Portrait!

See it in action at Silhouette America's YouTube channel, or check out the Cameo/Portrait side-by-side comparison.

  • For a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait, simply leave a comment.  Feel free to say anything, but I'd especially love to hear about how you'd use a Silhouette machine to create holiday gifts (we all need more ideas, right?).
  • Anonymous comments will be ignored.  Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're the winner!
  • This giveaway is open until midnight, November 22nd, and a winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday, November 23rd.  The giveaway and Black Friday promotions are good only for US residents (so sorry, international friends!).
*disclosure:  Silhouette provided the flocked heat transfer for my holiday pj project.

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Heather M said...

What a great pj idea!! I'd love to make some holiday decor w/Silhouette Portrait!!

Heather M said...

I follow Silhouette's on Pinterest

hmnelson15

Anna said...

Ooooo...I would love to sew things for my little boys! Shirts and stuffed toys, mostly. I also saw a "road" on the top of an Ikea table once for little boys to drive their cars on...my 3-year-old would LOVE that!

Nonny said...

Thank you for an awesome giveaway! I would use this for crafts, but especially for sewing for my granddaughter!

Take care!

Unknown said...

I'd love a new silhouette machine! I'd surely be making some super cute Christmas cards!

Sara J.
Writetosaraj@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I follow silhouette on Pinterest!

Sara J
Writetosaraj@gmail.com

Juanita Ramirez said...

ooh the possibilities!! Team shirts! Family reunion shirts! Personalized everything! Cant wait to get a monogram designed!

Juanita Ramirez said...

I'm now following all of sillouettes boards.
Janie Ramirez

Amy said...

I'd love to use it to create a pattern to etch some ornaments. Not exactly sure what, but I've always wanted to use the etching cream too.

Amy said...

I also follow the Silhouette blog and pinterest (I've been dreaming about a Silhouette for a long time)

Katy said...

I would make my twins some Shaun the Sheep shirts. They are obsessed with the show!

Katy said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest

gabby and zack said...

Pick me, pick me. LOL! I already make POW! shirts with my SD. Would love to make some graffiti subway art on canvas for Christmas gifts.
Thansk.

Erin said...

what cozy pajamas!

Pia said...

I would absolutely love to make cards of all kinds with the Silhouette Portrait!

Fingers crossed :)

Pia said...

I follow the Silhouette blog as well :)

Emmy said...

This pyjama is funny, i like!!
I dream a silhouette!

Rach said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'd love this smaller silhouette to get crafty with!

rachelmeyering (at) hotmail

Kristen said...

I'd use vinyl to cut some stencils to make some fun signs!

Kristen said...

I follow silhouette's blog as well as them on pinterest

Sarah said...

Those are so cute! I love the simplicity of them.... I think my little ones need some pj's like that!

Sarah said...

I follow Silhouette's pinterest board! pinterest.com/sarahandherblog

elahs mommy [at] hotmail [dot] com

Gayle said...

Oh, I would make all sorts of lovely things for my niece for all the holidays.

Gayle said...

I actually get their blog on my reader and follow them on pintrest.

MadAllyKat said...

Oh wow, what wouldn't I do! Glass etching, vinyl, bards, party decor, and thaose pjs are just too cute! Would love to make some for my girls!What a wonderful giveaway!!

MadAllyKat said...

I follow the Silhouette blog and Pinterest boards! :)

Rob, Michelle, Luke & Harper said...

I would love a silhouette so that I can get my house in order with homemade decorations.

michellemgreer@yahoo.com

Rob, Michelle, Luke & Harper said...

I just starting following the Pinterest Board. Yippee!

michellemgreer@yahoo.com

~Lindsey said...

The ideas are endless! Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie Babe said...

i would buy vinyl and get busy...wish me luck!

kristi said...

I have wanted a silhouette for years. I would love to win!!

brettandkristi@gmail.com

Adrienne said...

The PJs are awesome!

Adrienne said...

I follow Silhouette on Pintrest

anne said...

I would make my twin toddlers all the train shirts they'd ever want! :)

anne said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

H.Cook said...

Hey Jill! I would LOVE to own a Silhouette! I love to plan parties and make gifts look pretty, so I would probably use the Silhouette most for those things!

Hatsuho
hiraganamama at gmail dot com

Andrea J said...

Love the pj's, if I had a silhouette I would definitely try to make some personalized tees as well as some of the great nativity crafts I have seen online. Thanks for the great giveaway. andricajohnson@yahoo.com

Danielle Zimmerman said...

I love to win this! I'd start with making those adorable PJ's! So cute!
zimmerman.dia(at)gmail(.)com

Marco Rittel said...

If I would win the silhouette Portrait, I could make all the lovely 3D Winterobjects around here(SVGcuts Snowman :-) )

Trisha said...

Fun giveaway! Thanks. trisha pull at gmail dot com

Amber said...

Yay! It's Silhouette giveaway time! Your Christmas tree pattern is perfect on those pjs.
amberrennier at aol dot com

Marco Rittel said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

mami@action (mami@action.ms)

Amber said...

I follow Silhouette's Pinterest board!

Jade said...

Oh man, I would love to get a Silhouette. Best Christmas present ever.

Jade said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Tracy said...

I want to cut vinyl!

Tracy said...

Pinterest boards are followed!

SquirrelGurl said...

What adorable PJs! My friends are starting to have children and I would LOVE to have a Silhouette to make projects like this for their new little ones!

SquirrelGurl said...

And... I'm following Silhouette on Pinterest now too!

Ann said...

Love the pjs! So cute! Have a wonderful holiday season.

Adrianne Miller said...

I would so love to win!

adriannewilson@hotmail.com

Lindsay said...

I would love to make homemade picture frames or family signs for friends.

Lindsay said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest.

Stefanie-smgoodman2006@yahoo.com said...

I'm always excited to see what you are making.

Stefanie-smgoodman2006@yahoo.com said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest.

Sarah said...

I am going to use my silhouette to make Christmas artwork.

First, I am going to paint a blank canvas red.

Next, I am going to use my silhouette to cut-out basic Christmas shapes onto cardstock.

Next, I am going to lay the cut-out on my red canvas and paint over the cut-out with green.

Finally, I am going to a use silver (or gold) glitter pen to outline the shape.

Sarah said...

I also followed Silhouette on pinterest.

sfrazer920

Carolina said...

I would love to win!

Carolina said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

lady mullady said...

I don't even know what I'd do. Maybe make some stencils for the walls of my daughter's room. She's had it to herself for two years but now her baby brother will be arriving in a few weeks, so we need to make it a little more masculine.

Grace said...

Every year we make X-mas ornaments instead of christmas cards. I make them by hand... all 100! I'd use the silhouette for that!

Linoleum said...

I would love too try my hand at using a silhouette and this new one looks like Los of fun!

Carolyn said...

I made t-shirts using freezer paper stencils last year... would be so much easier with one of these!

jlk said...

I have wanted a silhouette for ages! I would first use it for making advent calendars. After that, I could see using it for just about everything.

Cathy V said...

i've been wanting one of these forever!

Amy H. said...

Hello awesomeness--in the form of play shirts for all preschool buddies.

Suz said...

This would be do fun to win! I love to make tshirts with freezer paper and paint- this would be so much easier!!

Suz said...

I follow silhouette on Pinterest :)

Nichole said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I could do so many things with this for our two small boys this Christmas! One thing I'm working on for them both is your Car Caddy Tutorial! This would make numbering the car pockets so much simpler!!

Nichole Smith
covergirl88wwjd@yahoo.com

nid said...

I follow Silhouette Blog !

nid said...

If I win would try to do "Family Rules" subway Art for our living room and gifts too. Thanks

nidhivshenoy(at)gmail(dot)(com)

Erin said...

I would have to make my girls some matching shirts for Christmas, they really love it when they match.
Erin
Emstone28@gmail.com

Nichole said...

I just followed their pinterest boards! So many fun ideas!! Now if I can figure out how to follow the blog?? Having a difficult time..I just love it!!

Nichole Smith
covergirl88wwjd@yahoo.com

Audrey said...

I would love to make Christmas cards with this machine.

Audrey said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterst!

amber said...

I would make pillow cases, with cute cut out christmas shapes

Leigh said...

This is very tempting

amber said...

I follow silhouette on pinterst

Leigh said...

I like them on pintrest

Melissa said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Kathleen said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Silhouette!!!

Kathleen said...

I follow Silhouette on PInterest! Thanks!

Jenny Jensen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would make matching Christmas (or anytime) shirts for my kids, and their cousins!! Wouldn't that be fun?!

Jenny Jensen said...

I follow Silhouette's pinterest board

Unknown said...

I'd make lots and lots of Christmas garlands for all the open doorways in my house!

Andrea said...

I would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!

Lisa Schmidt said...

After my daughters heart surgery they put her in this really sad white hospital onesie. she looked so sad and sick. then some really nice people came by with really happy and bright clothing for all the baby's whose family couldn't go home to get something. you could not know how much better this small thing made us feel. she looked like my baby again! it no longer hurt to look at her.I felt like i could touch her again.so after we came home I started to make happy and bright clothing to take back to the hospital. right now i hand embroider and it takes me so long. this would help so much!

Heidi said...

I'd love to make some Christmas cards.

Heidi said...

I follow the Silhouette blog through email.

Tammy B said...

i've wanted a silhouette for ages and now with this great pj idea, i want one even more!

Missy said...

It would be fantastic to dress up the plastic food containers I'm making holiday gifts in

Missy said...

I follow Silhoutte on pinterest

Laura Decato said...

What an amazing Giveaway! Thank you!

Jenny said...

I would make garlands first and then picture frames and th en t shirts and then cards and then...

Nicole said...

I have sweet little boy and I just want to make TONS of things for him with a Silhouette! Move over other crafting things! I especially want to make a bucket personalized with vinyl.

Jenny said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Nicole said...

I also follow the Silhouette pinterest.

Amy said...

I would use it for tshirts and maybe to decorate some glassware for the holidays
aesprouse at gmail dot com

shelly said...

I'd love to use the Silhouette to make some Christmas cards and tags.

shelly said...

I follow Silhouette's blog.

Bree said...

What wouldn't I use it for? Oh my, sewing, paper craft, home decor, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bree
bdoody11 at yahoo dot com

Bree said...

I also follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Bree
bdoody11 at yahoo dot com

Jillishness said...

I've been wanting a silhouette for soo long, I actually have a list of things to make when I get one! Before I dreamed of making vinyl designs for my car window and front door. Now... I'd add heat transfers for replacing tags in my sewing projects.

Jillishness said...

I follow silhouette's blog in my feed reader.

Jillishness said...

I follow silhouette's pinterest board.

Lisa Schmidt said...

I follow silhouette's pinterest board.

Ms Quez said...

So cool, thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

I love the way you embellished these jammies! I think that's what I'd use a silhouette for most often, embellishing shirts, skirts, etc.

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

I follow silhouette on Pinterest

Hayley said...

I make a lot of shirts for my boys with freezer paper and fabric paint, but it's not my favorite method, I would love to try the flocked transfer material, thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

I think I would make t-shirts for many family members for Christmas!

Beth said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

Kelli said...

Love your pictures!!! Such a cute idea!! I would love to win one because we just got a new house and can't afford one and my circut quit working :( I would love to make something for my kitchen!

Kelli said...

I also follow them on pinterest and everywhere else I can follow them!! :)

The Buchans said...

I would love to make some Christmas wall decals out of vinyl. So excited for this chance to win.

Dana said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest.

The Buchans said...

I just "followed" the Silhouette pinterest board.

Dana said...

I would make a family tree for my dad.

Bonnie said...

I would love to make new ornaments, vinyl decals, wow the possibilities are endless!

bonnie@thewindpipe.com

brook said...

So fun! I would love to win one! brook_prescott@ hotmail.com

4D said...

I would make adorable personalized shirts for loved ones.

Keep smilin!

E Johanson said...

Labels, tshirts... I could get into so much trouble! :)

brook said...

I also follow silhouette on pinterest brook_prescott@ hotmail.com

4D said...

I also follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Keep smilin!

dananddorisclark@sympatico.ca

Michelle J. said...

I'd love to make labels for my pantry!

Mollie said...

I would love to win this Silhouette because my little boys and I LOVE to make greeting cards and other art projects for our family far away, place them in beautiful packages, and mail them off. We think it really brightens someone’s day when they receive a cheery package in the mail with a sweet sentiment ‘just because’. Right now, we use a lot of scrapbook paper and paper cutters, but the three of us would be OVER THE MOON if we won a Silhouette because it means we could take our ‘cheer spreading’ projects to the very next level! We live roughly 700 miles away from our family (and I’m a single mom!) so it’s a very important part of every week for us to let people know we are thinking about them in a beautiful way. Our recipients would be so grateful and impressed with our new projects if we won! (Especially grandma!) Thanks so much for the opportunity & happy holidays!!! mollmeier@gmail.com

Jessica said...

i would love to try some tee shirt iron ons or vinyl!

Jessica said...

i follow silhouettes pinterest boards

Michelle J. said...

I follow the Silhouette blog!

Christine said...

I would love to use the Silhouette to make shirts for my kids! It would also be great to make some vinyl cut outs for around the house. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christine said...

I also am now following Silhouette on Pinterest

@lliE said...

I would love to use a Silhouette for So many projects!! But using the vinyl cuts outs to organize would be really fun!

katiemarie said...

I really don't know what I would make with the Silhouette because I've never even used one before. I don't know what it could do! But I'm sure I could come up with something spectacular!

Kristie said...

There are so many things I want to do. But embellishing shirts for my girls would be first. And followed by some boy shirts in sports and superheros.
Awesome giveaway!

Haley - Ever Never Again said...

I use my silhouette for personalizing t-shirts and cutting gift tags, especially when I make little gift baskets. (i just posted about this today actually! everneveragain.com)

Thanks Jill, always good to see a post from you!

Mel O'Drama said...

want!

Jessica Erin said...

I am actually finished with all of my Christmas presents, so I won't be making anything for Christmas. However, I would love to have one of these for my cheap but classy DIY wedding. This would help tremendously in the decorations department!!

Jessica Erin said...

I follow Silhouette's Pinterest Boards!

bedelia said...

I'm not sure what I'd make but I know it will be awesome.

kaheels said...

I keep wanting to splurge on one of these. My first project would probably be personalized shirts for my kids for Christmas, but I have a really long mental list of things I would want to do with this.
cdianem at yahoo dot com

kaheels said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.
cdianem at yahoo dot com

Debra Joy @ jubilee life said...

I just moved into a new house and have so many ideas for using the Portrait that they are coming out of my earballs! But the first one would be a vinyl stencil to make some wall art for my living room.

Debra Joy @ jubilee life said...

I already follow Silhouette's blog and their Pinterest page!

Beth said...

I would be making wonderful christmas cards!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah B. said...

I would love to make some cute custom Christmas tumblers for my friends :-)

mammabear06 at gmail dot com

Arteach said...

I would like to create custom tags for all of my holidays gifts and goodies!
Melissa(dot)arteach(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah B. said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest. Mommysminute (Sarah B.).

mammabear06 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I've been wanting a Silhouette for ages! I keep seeing so many great projects on Pinterest that would be so much easier with a Silhouette.

Becky said...

Following Silhouette on Pinterest

Melissa said...

I'd use it to make the stencils I've been cutting by hand!

Melissa said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! I have some ceramic jars in my kitchen that could use some vinyl labels, so I'd love to win!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

matt & sarah said...

A Silhouette would revolutionize my kids' parties!

Linda said...

I would love to win a Silhouette...
love to make Christmas gifts...

matt & sarah said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Amy S. said...

Adorable! I would love to try my hand at making embellished matching aprons for me and my mini-me :)

Kim said...

I think I would make some fabric cut outs to add to some of my daughters shirts.... to hide the stains that wont come out. :)

ChandraD said...

I'd love to win a Silhouette! When i want to add a design to a shirt I'm stuck using the freezer paper method. It works but takes forever!
Cdean 1018(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I would use the Silhouette to cut freezer paper stencils to make some great decals on hoodies for my kids. Maybe matching family tees for a holiday photo shoot.
jenn_carney at yahoo dot com

Jayme said...

I would love to use it for Christmas gifts this year!

Unknown said...

I would love to win so I could make custom wooden signs for holiday gifts

Desiree P said...

I would love to win one. I really want to make a stocking hanger board, since I don't have a fireplace. And I have so many gift ideas...

Vickie Nunn said...

I would love to win this! I could make wonderful things for my grandaughter and my home!

Desiree P said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest!

Holly said...

I would use it to cut labels for the Harry Potter potions kit I am making for my niece and nephew!

magegirl said...

I do a lot of scrapbooking and sewing, and I'd love to use the Sihouette to jazz up Christmas presents.

Vickie Nunn said...

I follow Shilhouette's blog and their Pinterest Board.

Holly said...

I follow the Silhouette blog.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Love the pj's and I would LOVE to win the sillouette. polly.helping.little.hands (at) gmail (dot) com

magegirl said...

I'm now following Sihouette's Pinterest boards, too!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

And I follow sillouette on pinterest. polly.helping.little.hands (at) gmail (dot) com

Crystal said...

The pjs are so cute! I would use it to make some vinyl blocks for my family

Teh Doll said...

I would love to make decals for all over my house, personalized shirts for my kids, lables for my kitchen.. This is my dream machine so if I will it will be used ALOT! =)

dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

Crystal said...

follow on pinterest

Teh Doll said...

follow Silhouette's Pinterest boards,
Teh Doll
dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

St Mark's MOPS said...

I've been drooling over Silhouettes recently! I'd love to win one to help customize my kids clothing and various other crafts :)

Aimee said...

I would absolutely love to win this!
aimeembryan(at)gmail(dot)com

shantel said...

I have always wanted to try a silhouette! I would use for clothing, like your shirts and what ever else I can possibly imagine with it!
seemesew84 at gmail dot com

Cher said...

oh, I would be giving away presents to all my friends with new babies!

cherreamour (at)gmail.com

Aimee said...

I follow Silhouette's blog and on pinterest
aimeembryan(at)gmail(dot)com

Samantha said...

I would love to make little nurse outfits for my girls for Christmas!

Samantha said...

I follow Silhouette's Pinterest Boards

Lindsey H said...

Oh the possibilities are endless since I've been wanting one of these for a long time. I'd love to use it to make the letters for banners, for one. Crossing my fingers!

Our Little Lovebugs said...

I would love to win so I can make subway art on canvas.

Melanie said...

Cute pj's! I would love a silhouette to make fun Christmas decor.

Our Little Lovebugs said...

I follow the Silhouette pinterest boards.

Melanie said...

I also follow silhouette on Pinterest. :)

Jeanette said...

I'd love to cut some stencils to make some wood signs.

Jeanette said...

I followed on pinterest

Shambi-Galambi said...

I follow on pinterest.

Lindsey H said...

I just started following the Silhouette's Pinterest Boards as well. :)

Shambi-Galambi said...

I would make costumes for the kids in wheel chairs I work with! And make something to dress up their ventilators! Oh I would love it. :-)

melli said...

Kids clothes or words on canvas... both are tempting!

Diana said...

Oh, I have so many vinyl projects and freezer paper stencil ideas that I could actually finish if I didn't have to cut them by hand! Starting with a redo of some wooden saying blocks that have been on my to do list for a few years.

Tessie said...

I have been wanting a sillouette for SO Long! Just have not had the money. If I won this, I would first use it to make a wooden sign for my husband's office with a favorite quote. The I would start labeling everything in the pantry! Oh, and don't even get me started on the iron on transfer.... the possibilities!!!

Becky said...

I would make cupcake wrappers! I am a baker.

Becky said...

I follow Silhouette's Pinterest boards.

B Greene said...

WHat a wonderful giveaway! I would make a subway art piece of all the places we have lived.

B Greene said...

I follow the Silhouette blog, too.

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