I know my readers are crafty folk and that they will appreciate this giveaway as much as I did when I was asked to review it. I think I was on cloud nine for days.
The winner of this giveaway will receive one silhouette machine with cuttings mediums as well as a $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store.
First off I want to differentiate this from the Cricut which IMHO has nothing on the Silhouette. The major difference being you DON’T have to buy EXPENSIVE cartridges which (to me) makes the Cricut cost prohibitive. You have the freedom to create whatever you want. Whatever font you have installed on your computer, you can cut out with the Silhouette machine and your computer.
You can cut images that are 39″ long! That’s long enough for a life sized birch tree vinyl cutout. Speaking of cutouts you can make your own images! Want to make a silhouette of your family’s profiles to frame over the mantlepiece? YOU CAN with the Silhouette (I’m SOOO gonna try that).
And here’s another great part. If you want to purchase something from the Silhouette library (which has some GREAT boxes BTW) you can purchase them individually online for only 75 cents a piece. Compare that to Cricut which charges you $60 per cartridge with about 50 images you may or may not want and one font AND you’d have to drive out to the store to buy it.
Silhouette also has monthly design plans. For $19.99 a month you can download up to 200 designs of your OWN choosing. That’s crazy.
Here were a few things I made with my machine. OOOooo you know what would be neat? Paper dolls!
See how I did it here, here, here and here. I’ll have a full tutorial later in the week with another silhouette project that you can do. Making the candy boxes were beyond easy. All I had to do was print, punch out and fold. If you had some pretty heavy weight scrapbooking paper this little project would take less than five minutes.
And here are a few things other people have made with their machines from flickr’s: Silhouette Machine: theCREATIVEplace.
If you would like to win this AMAZING machine there are a couple ways to enter.
Grosgrain Giveaways can be entered by one of three ways
1) By linking about this giveaway (to your blog, facebook, or any other site) button is below.
2) By going to Silhouette’s site and leave a comment on Grosgrain about why you like Silhouette
3) By FOLLOWING Grosgrain and leaving a comment on the silhouette secret posts
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