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Sweet Giveaway: Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool - Worth $300

Are you a crafty little cupcake?

Well then, you're gonna be pretty excited about this totally sweet giveaway: it's for a little something called The Silhouette.

What exactly is this thing, you ask? Well, according to the site,

The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool for personal use. It connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. With the machine connected to your computer, you'll get access to all of the fonts on your PC plus the thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store.

For lovers of cake and craft, this is beyond awesome--oh the possibilities for creating cards, scrapbook pages, or even fashionable cupcake toppers, wrappers, or labels! There are so many great ideas on their blog.

One lucky winner will receive the following: 

A Silhouette Machine (a $299.99 value), in a package which includes Silhouette machine Software for Windows XP/Vista, Mac 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.

Of course, everyone's a winner because they're also offering a super awesome promo (running from September 23rd through September 30th at midnight): Buy a machine and receive the following (by entering code CAKE on the order page):

  • $50 off the Silhouette Craft Cutter
  • fuzzy white vinyl (Valued at $7.99)
  • light blue smooth heat transfer (Valued at 14.99)
  • yellow flocked heat transfer (Valued at $14.99)
  • Home Décor CD (Valued at $50)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store (Comes in the box)
  • Cutting Blade (Comes in the box)
  • 2 Cutting Mats (Comes in the box)
  • All for $249.99 (A Savings of $137.97)

But even if you don't go for that right away, there's still a GOOD PROMO (running from October 1st through 4th at midnight): buy a machine and receive the following (once again, enter CAKE on the order page to receive this discount): 

  • $50 off (receive for $249.99) 
  • 2 rolls of Heat transfer ($29.89 value) 
  • $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store(Comes in the Box) 
  • Cutting Blade (Comes in the Box) 
  • 2 Cutting Mats(Comes in the Box) 

 All for $249.99 (A savings of $79.98)

So how do you get in on all this awesome? Simply leave a comment saying what kind of craft you'd love to try first with the super sweet Silhouette! US entrants only, and one winner per household, please. This giveaway will run through September 30 at Midnight PST, and the winner will be chosen at random.

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Reader Comments (1149)

I would totally cut out some cutesey little Halloween cupcake wrappers and toppers!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I want one of these SO bad!!! My list is long, but I think I'd try glass etching first.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterJillMichelle

This would come in very handy for creating customized holiday cards!

September 23 | Unregistered Commenterowlchick

oooh, i would make some groovy t-shirts with this kind of tech! and cool ribbons to package them! and...oh so many things!

September 23 | Unregistered Commenterkarenlucrece

Wow, i would use iit for many things. Of course i would use it to make cupcake wrappers. I would use the Silhouette to make cards and scrapbook pages.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterMELISSA

I'd love to make a paper Chinese festival dragon out of paper with the Silhouette. It'd be perfect for cutting out all the small details.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterCorby

I would make a bazillion cards and then some HOT PINK cupcake wrappers!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I would try something for cupcake wrappers first!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

Pick me! Pick me! I'd make favor tags and banners! Such fun!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Ann


My 25th birthday is tomorrow (the 24th) and I think this would be a fabulous present to me! I would make myself a little something special and then try and make some thank you cards! And then maybe a sign for my front door for Halloween... and then make some cute underliners and make CUPCAKES... and then maybe just print some shapes for fun... I would never want to stop!

Thanks for the giveaway and the promo!



September 23 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith H

That machine makes me drool. I would do silhouettes. There's a wall in my house that I want decorated with our framed silhouettes.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I make a lot of greeting cards, and many of the techniques can be extended to cupcakes. Here are some thoughts:

Stand up cardstock letters: you could put one big old-school letter on each cupcake to spell out words (this would be a good stand in for a birthday cake)

Doily-like decorations that could go under a dessert, or could be used as part of card (this is something I've done by hand, but it is VERY labor intensive). Or what about little tutus to go around cupcakes? They would have to be carefully sized to fit, but not squeeze, the cupcake, but think how FRiGGIN' ADORABLE that would be.

Cutouts of my drawings! These would serve as decorations for baked goods OR paper goods...my goodness the possibilities are overwhelming.

September 23 | Unregistered Commenterrosieferne

my crafty abilities mainly have to do with fabrics & sewing them together. I wonder if I could rig this to work with fabric?... only one way to find out! ;)

September 23 | Unregistered Commenterkatie C

I would make lots of cards and gift boxes! It would make the process so fast and easy.

September 23 | Unregistered Commenterannheidel

I would love to make custom pop-up holiday cards and die-cut business cards with it!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Forum

Omg I would love this! This would really help wit my scrapbooking! I'd use it for love letters for my bf and to make some awesome cards!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I would love to start making my own party decorations!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Definitely canning labels.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterRH

Oh so many ideas. I would probably start with some sweet cupcake wrappers or decorations to thank you for doing this giveaway. :)

PS -- Every time I read your blog, I get a craving for cupcakes! Not good, since I read everyday! :)

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Cards! And then cupcake wrappers.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterLarie

Not a single cupcake would leave my kitchen without a cupcake wrapper :D

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I would love one of these! I think the thing that I would use it for most is the vinyl cutting! I would love to be able to add some fun stickers to the walls of my home!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterKristen P.

CUPCAKE WRAPPERS!!!!!! And toppers. And cute little cut outs to paste on my cello bags. Oh my, I want this.

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterAshlae

Oh, I'd use it for everything! Most specifically.. cupcake toppers to impress my inlaws when I go up to see them this Christmas : )

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I would love to own one of these!! I would use it for gift tags/cards, wall decor, custom T-shirts,... etc!..

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
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