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!



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

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!