Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway!

120-silhouetteOhhhhh you Squeeeeezays!!

I have been SO excited to tell you about this giveaway – I could barely contain myself. I am positively giddy about this one!

For about, forever, I’ve wanted a craft cutter – I have drooled over them in your posts. I have coveted your adorable crafts. I have sighed as I walked by them at the craft store.

And now…the day has come. I have one of my very own. My BFFs (I have SO MANY!) at http://www.howdoesshe.com/ and Silhouette contacted me and asked if I’d like to try one out – and if I didn’t like it I could send it back.

Shut the front door.

Um. Ding ding ding! Yes please!

I looked up the Silhouette online just to see what it was capable of, and got more and more excited with every click. I did the happy dance the day it arrived on our porch. It was soooo pretty:
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Just look at her. All pretty and white and gleaming.  :)

There are SO many crafting possibilities with this one!! My favorite by far is the vinyl cutting option:
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I have wanted to try the glass etching forever and now. I. can. Whooeee!:
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I love all of the purdy scrapbook tools and papers but have never scrapbooked! But those of you who do would LOVE the Silhouette:
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I’m so excited to try out all of the possibilities with paper:

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And I see a cauuute Bub shirt in the future using their heat transfer:
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Can you even imagine the fun I’m going to have during the holidays? The pumpkins? The ghosts? The Santas? Ack! GIDDY!

My mind was swimming with ideas when mine arrived, but my first completed project was for the kitchen, of course. :)

I took a little crate thingamabob from a recent thrift store shopping trip with my pal Beckie:
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Since I didn’t have any apple green vinyl, I tried it out with some card stock. I had a blast trying out some of the (many!) fonts:
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The one I loved was a bit delicate to glue it onto the crate, so I decided to paint the negative space (punched out the letters above and then used the paper as a stencil) instead:
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To get a really clean look you’ll want to use vinyl as the stencil, but I actually LOVE how this looked a little imperfect – it was just the look I was going for!

I finished it off with some faux greenery and I luuurve it!:
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I had planned on putting this up above the cabinets since it’s so full and tall, but it’s so darn cute, I love having it down on the counter too!:
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Gah. It is adorable!

What I think is the best part about the Silhouette is there is NO need for cartridges – you create your own text and shapes. AND it comes with ton of images you can use, as well as a bunch you can download online:
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They start at less than a dollar each but the more you buy, the cheaper they get.  AND Silhouette has a blog where they offer free downloadable images every week.

Stinkin’ awesome. Seriously. I may just pass out from excitement!

But I can’t, cause I have some craft cutting to do. :)

One of YOU is going to win a FREE Silhouette, but first, there are some amazing deals going on too – you just have to use my code! Enter 'TDC123' at checkout to get one of these discounts:

1) AWESOME PROMO -- (running between now and July 1st)
Buy the Silhouette and get the following:
  • $50 off the Silhouette Craft Cutter
  • 2 rolls of vinyl (Valued at $15.98)
  • 1 roll of transfer tape (Valued at $7.99)
  • Scraper (Valued at $6.99)
  • Home Décor CD (Valued at $50)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
  • Cutting Blade
  • 2 Cutting Mats
    **All for $249.99 -- a savings of $130.96!!
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2) GOOD PROMO (running from July 2nd through July 7th)
Buy the Silhouette and get the following:
  • $50 off (receive for $249.99)
  • 2 rolls of Heat transfer ($29.89 value)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
  • Cutting Blade
  • 2 Cutting Mats
    **All for $249.99 – a savings of $89.98!
Sahweeet! (Remember you have to enter 'TDC123' at checkout to get the discounts!)

Now, onto the giveaway at hand -- the winner of this one will get $325 worth of items:


  • Silhouette Craft Cutter

  • Software for Windows XP/Vista

  • Power cable and USB Cable

  • Two cutting mats

  • Two cutting blades

  • $10 gift card to the online store

  • Instructional CD and manual

**This giveaway is only open to those in the states!


SO! You want to win one? Gleeee! I know! I know!

Here’s all the ways you can enter (I added a few new ways this time to up your chances!):

  1. 1. Leave a comment here and let me know how freaking excited you are. :)
  2. 2. Go to the Silhouette site by clicking here:120-silhouetteAnd check out the different ways to use it. Then come back and tell me the first thing you would do with it!
  3. 3. Check out the selection of downloadable designs here and come back and let me know which one you love best.
  4. 4. Blog about it with a link back to this post, then come back and leave a comment with the link.
  5. 5. Mention it on Twitter or Facebook, with a link to this post, and then come back and let me know.
That’s FIVE chances for each of you to winner this baby! Sound good?

**This giveaway ends next Tuesday, June 29th at noon.

Whew. OK, I’m so excited for you! I’ll be showing you more about the Silhouette (it is SO easy to use!) and some more of my projects this week!

For now, have fun! :)

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