8.23.2010

A Super Fantabulous Product Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Silhouette.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Happy Monday Everybody!! And it's just about to get even happier!!

I have the most fantastic little machine to share with you all today! It's called a Silhouette... and it's just amazing (and pretty, no?)




Silhouette pictured with a computer monitor

A few weeks ago, the good people at Silhouette shipped me one of their fancy little machines to see if I liked it...well, after I saw everything this little beauty could do, I was so excited I just had to try it for myself. And I LOVE it!!

"What does it do?" you ask.

Where do I begin?!

This little machine will help you create all kinds of fabulous things!

The Silhouette is essentially a digital cutter...but get this, rather than using cartridges, this little machine hooks up to your computer!! Because of this innovative approach, it allows you to create all sorts of shapes and letters...basically anything your heart desires...and it will cut them out for you.

It comes with a library of shapes at no charge. AND (and this is one of my favorite things) it can cut out words in ANY FONT that you have on your computer!


What if you don't see the shape you need? No worries!! You can create your own with the drawing tools in the program OR you can go online to the Silhouette shop and purchase a design from their shop! They have what seems like thousands of options and you can purchase them each individually (no buying what you don't need or want). But the more you purchase, the more money you save!


And you can also purchase fonts...and get this...the fonts will not only be available for your Silhouette to use...you can also use them in any program on your computer that uses fonts. Ohhhh yeah.

Check out all the great things you can do with these cutouts...

You can create cut outs for scrapbooking.

You can create cards or other paper goods.








You can create fabric transfers.



And of course, you can create vinyl lettering.



Do you remember a few weeks back when I was swooning over vinyl lettering on mirrors?(Can you see it coming?) Well...I used my Silhouette to create a vinyl-lettered-mirror of my own!!
I just cut out the phrase I wanted,



Got myself a mirror,



And followed the easy-to-follow instructions to adhere it to my mirror.


L.O.V.E. (Now I have to frame and hang the mirror, but you get the idea!)



There are many more projects I've been working on, and I'm so excited about them, that I'll share more throughout the week!




But here's the good news for you...
Silhouette wants to give one reader of the Shabby Nest




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


How you can win.1. Leave a comment!
2. Go over to Silhouette’s site and check things out. Then, come back and leave a comment to tell me how you’d use the Silhouette if you had one.
3. Blog about it with a link back to this post, then come back and leave a second comment with the link.
4. Mention it on Twitter or Facebook (with a link to this post) and leave another comment letting me know...make sure to leave an additional comment for each thing that you do.
Must be a resident of the USA to win. Silhouette cannot ship outside of the USA.

The winner will be announced on August 31st.



And finally, you can purchase your own Silhouette with one of these great deals....just use the code SHABBYNEST as your discount code...


1) AWESOME PROMO (running from August 23rd through September 1st at midnight)

Buy a machine and receive the following:
- $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 D├ęcor 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
Just think of how much you’ll save on gift giving this year!


2) GOOD PROMO (running from September 2nd through September 4th 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(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

This post was sponsored by Silhouette.  The opinions expressed are 100% mine.

1856 comments:

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Lora Joy said...

I would love to try EVERYTHING! especially the heat transfers!

small town transplant said...

I love the give-a-way and wan to win-a-way! I need to label totes in the basement and this would look better than my handwriting for sure!

Sleepless In St. George said...

Oh I want one...they look like a ton of fun!

Sleepless In St. George said...

I want to do glass etched silhouettes of my kiddos!

"Hi, my name is Ashley & I'm a blogaholic." said...

First thing I'd do with this is use the heat transfer to make super hero capes for my kids for Christmas.

"Hi, my name is Ashley & I'm a blogaholic." said...

This is me leaving a comment. :)

sara said...

I desperately need one of these!!!

sara said...

Just checked out their site - what couldn't I use these for?! I love parties and it would be so fun to make all the little paper goods and decorations and invitations!!!

sara said...

facebooked this post!

MrsMarch said...

I would love love to win one. The things I could make.

MrsMarch said...

I would love to make some iron on transfers for my twin baby girls. Love this machine....thank you for sharing.

MrsMarch said...

Following your blog. Love it.

MrsMarch said...

Facebooked you!!!!

angela said...

I would love to have a silhouette. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

angela said...

I love that it just hooks up to your computer. I'd definitely try out the vinyl and the etching stuff first!

mom2lgb said...

I would use this on just about every service of my home. !!!! I wanna Silhouette!!!

The Bridges said...

This machine looks AMAZING! What an awesome giveaway. :)

cbridges at gmail dot com

The Bridges said...

i would love to etch friends' names into cookie jars & fill with homebaked cookies for Christmas. After that, I'd try some cute clothes for my cute kids and decorate my house like crazy.

cbridges at gmail dot com

The Bridges said...

I'm not sure if my posts are valid.. It's still 11:30 in Phoenix..?

xCrossing Fingersx

I linked to the contest from my FB page. I hope my friends would let me go play at their house if they win.

cbridges at gmail dot com

Julie R. said...

Love the tattoooooos

Jennifer said...

This would be fabulous to use in my art classroom!

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to try the heat transfers.

One Shabby Old House said...

Oh my goodness what couldn't you do with this. Just sprinkle in imagination like you did and Wa LA!
Please toss me in the mix of girls that dream of winning such a great item.
Hugs
Becky

One Shabby Old House said...

I just visited the site and I think that I would have to make some signs and scrapbook pages. How fun.

jenfrscott said...

This is a great giveaway - I love the machine!

catmyers said...

Would love to win this - think of all the projects I could do - the possibilities are ENDLESS...Thank YOU

catmyers said...

I would use this to turn my daughters beautiful artwork (she's 7) into custom t-shirts for her...

jenfrscott said...

I love the heat transfers! Definitely one of my first projects!

lacycox said...

I swear one day I am going to win one of these!! My heart leaps every time I see one....which is why I need one in my craft room :)

lacycox said...

I would use it for EVERYTHING but since that's kind of hard to do at once I would start with the vinyl to make labels and wall art for our boring walls!

lacycox said...

I posted about it on my blog :)


http://benandlacycox.blogspot.com/2010/08/silhouette-giveaway.html

Brandi said...

I'd love to win this. Have many tee-shirt ideas to try out. Thanks

goofynaea said...

I would love to win one of these.

goofynaea said...

The things that I would do with this are endless. I have 5 kids and a ton of craft projects just waiting to be done. I would use it to help get me organized, do school project with the kids, decro for my house and so on and so on.

goofynaea said...

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goofynaea said...

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Cristina said...

What a fantabulous giveaway indeed!!

Cristina said...

I would love to try it with heat transfer to make t-shirts!

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Becky said...

I am beyond thrilled about this giveaway!!

Becky said...

I have dreams of cute t's for my boys, I believe the heat transfer option would make those dreams come true!

kelli said...

thanks for the giveaway!

kelli said...

i would do heat transfers

kelli said...

i twittered

http://twitter.com/kds72

MKS said...

I just discovered this blog, I love it! I'm your newest follower. And I LOVE the silhouette, I've never heard of it before your post!

CK said...

I would love this machine to give to my sister!

-CK
madebybedtimetales@gmail.com

CK said...

If I had this machine, I would use it for designs for my cards and books
-CK
madebybedtimetales@gmail.com

Oh Mandie said...

My fingers, toes, and even eyes are crossed for this one!

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Oh Mandie said...

The first thing I would do is definatly update my scrapbooks of my kiddos, and then I would make so many cute appliqued tee for my boys it isn't even funny!

Ginny said...

I'd love love love to win this!~

Ginny said...

I'd use on scrapbooks, vinyl, kids school projects but most of all the rhinestones!

jennjp0518 said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this i want one so bad, but def. don't have the money for anything like this!
jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

jennjp0518 said...

I would love to use it for the heat transfers and the glass etching. I would love to make t-shirts for everyone when we go on vacation at OBX and get a family picture together!
jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

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