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Silhouette Craft Cutter

 

Ok, I can’t stand it any more!

I’ve been keeping a secret!……a HUGE…..$300 secret!!

Remember yesterday how I mention my new toy? Well I was just so darn excited when I was sent this fantastic craft tool for myself AND one to give to one lucky TidyMom reader!!!

This incredible little machine is sleek and compact.It makes me look like……well, a “crafty gal” with little effort on my part.

Her name is……..Silhouette (just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it? ?)

Take a look at her!…..She’s so SLIM and beautiful!

silhouette sd

I have heard a lot about all of the craft cutters out there, and honestly, I didn’t know if I’d really use it……..I thought it would be too complicated for me………Remember, I like SIMPLE projects!!

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong!

 

Silhouette projects
 

Huge assortment of paper cut outs

 

It did take me a little time to understand how to use my Silhouette, but their website is full of help, and their customer service number is awesome!……..they didn’t even get annoyed with me when I called 4 times in one afternoon! lol

The Silhouette hooks up to your computer and cuts out the shapes/letters that you tell it to. It’s THAT easy! So all you need is your Silhouette machine, your computer, the cords and your imagination! You can even use an SD card and take your Silhouette wherever you go!

It comes with a nice library of shape and cutout files to get you started! And, what I LOVE is, you can use all of the letter fonts (True Type) from your own computer, to design your own cut outs. Hello!!! I can choose ANY font I want? Do you know how many FREE fonts there are out there?!! You can even create your own shapes and cutouts for your projects!!–I LOVE that!

No cartridges to buy!

They do have an online image store, where you can browse and purchase from a huge assortment of different shapes, letters, phrases, cutouts, etc……and upload them instantly to your computer. The images are just $.99 each and they offer membership plans and options for bulk-buying where they can cost even less than this. Each week, they also feature a free download on their site that you can add to your library. Love those freebies!
In no time I was making……..

cupcake wrappers
(frosting recipe )

Cupcake Wrapper

Sunshine help me cut out and iron on her school mascot on a pair of shorts
(I can’t believe she starts high school in a few weeks!)

 

Iron on letters with Silhouette

I even made a mug just for ME!!

TidyMom Mug

I gave my knife block a fresh new look!

Knife Block makeover

I even made this cute canvas tote bag with the help of my Silhouette!
(will post a tutorial soon)

Stenciled Canvas bag
and I’m STILL working on another project!!!

Later in the week I will share some “how-to’s”
I can’t wait to show off more projects that you can create with this cutter.
But enough about me, let’s talk about this giveaway!

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GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

winner announced in this post

The Giveaway includes:

A Silhouette Machine

(a $299.99 value)

And it includes…

  • Silhouette machine
  • Software for Windows XP/Vista
  • 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

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If you are interested in purchasing a Silhouette, there is an exclusive TidyMom promo code. Use the promo code TidyMomRocks to take advantage of these two promotions! (After you put in the code all the discounts and freebies will show up in the basket)

#1 AWESOME PROMO (running from August 1st through August 9th at midnight)

Buy a machine and receive 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

Just think of how much you’ll save on gift giving this year!

#2 GOOD PROMO (running from August 9th through August 14th at midnight)

Buy a machine and receive 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 $79.98


Good Luck Everyone!!

Have fun!

 

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

Comments

  1. 4701
    Kevin and Stephanie says:

    I would love one of these!! I love to craft and would find tons of ways to use it!!! I love that it just prints right from your computer!
    cameopendants@yahoo.com

  2. 4702
    Kevin and Stephanie says:

    I would love one of these!! I love to craft and would find tons of ways to use it!!! I love that it just prints right from your computer!
    cameopendants@yahoo.com

  3. 4703
    Kevin and Stephanie says:

    If I won the very first thing I would do is try those super cute cupcake holders!!
    cameopendants@yahoo.com

  4. 4704
    Kevin and Stephanie says:

    If I won the very first thing I would do is try those super cute cupcake holders!!
    cameopendants@yahoo.com

  5. 4705
    Anonymous says:

    I would make some vinyl heat transfers on onsies for my son!
    kylewahl@hotmail.com

  6. 4706
    Anonymous says:

    I would make some vinyl heat transfers on onsies for my son!
    kylewahl@hotmail.com

  7. 4707
    Anonymous says:

    I would START with organization of the childs room! so many things to do!
    galswithgirls@hotmail.com

  8. 4708
    Anonymous says:

    I would START with organization of the childs room! so many things to do!
    galswithgirls@hotmail.com

  9. 4709

    If I won this i would make the mugs for my daughters wedding.

  10. 4710
    Charr Cook says:

    I just found your site an love it..was looking for the cinammon honey butter recipe someone had given me for xmas..then started reading your SITE..u R Awesome..That silhouette Craft cutter sounds great, but totally out of my price range..I do pottery cutting out people’s faces in vinyl then raking them I do this all by hand, This machine would save so much time an help my hands…OK I am older. I wish there were places people could rent these. Anyhow I will keep checking your site for different Idea’s..Good Luck.

  11. 4711
    Charmaine says:

    Just wondering about the silhouette. Can you cut material with it? And also wondering where you get the images you would use. I know you mentioned you can get them for free online. But does the Silhouette Company have some for you to download on there web site?

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