Silhouette Portrait {BIRTHDAY} Giveaway!

Fun Projects + DIY ideas made with the Silhouette Machine!

Guess what? It’s my birthday! Yay! I’m so excited to celebrate by giving one of you a SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT! The Silhouette Portrait is smaller and lighter than the than Cameo. It may be smaller, but it is packed with awesome features. My favorite is the optical alignment – it perfectly cuts images from your computer (like printables!). It cuts all your fonts from your computer (PC and Mac) too! Crafter’s (or in my case, party lover’s) DREAM MACHINE! {learn more about it here, visit the Silhouette blog here}

Come back Friday to see what I’m making with their gold vinyl for Christmas! ooh la la! It’s really cute…I can’t stop making them!

SILHOUETTE portrait giveaway

To win, fill out the information below! Good luck! Winner will be announced on November 23, 2012. I’ll ALSO be sharing my favorite new DIY with the Silhouette Portrait so swing back by on Friday!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some other gals giving away a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait this week too:

Infarrantly Creative

All Things Thrifty

I Heart Naptime

The Idea Room

Sawdust and Paperscraps

Southern Hospitality

Beneath my Heart

Today’s Creative Blog

Positively Splendid

Home Stories A to Z

Makely School for Girls

The DIY Show Off

Not Just a Housewife




Little Miss Momma

Make and Takes

Tip Junkie

Craft Gossip

Ali Edwards

My Repurposed Life

Craftaholics Anonymous

Our Best Bites

Simply Kierste

Petite Party Studio

Kevin and Amanda

Homemade by Jill


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  1. 2

    Jtp says

    Happy birthday!!! Ohhh, I’d make something with the gold vinyl! Or I would label everything in my classroom to make the cutest room ever! :-)

  2. 10

    Prue MunroPrue says

    AHH this is such a fabulous giveaway!! I would LOVE a silhouette!! I’d be whipping up escort card accents from sunrise to sunset for a fun wedding next year! :)

  3. 13

    Mollie says

    I would love to win this Silhouette because my little boys and I LOVE to make greeting cards and other art projects for our family far away, place them in beautiful packages, and mail them off. We think it really brightens someone’s day when they receive a cheery package in the mail with a sweet sentiment ‘just because’. Right now, we use a lot of scrapbook paper and paper cutters, but the three of us would be OVER THE MOON if we won a Silhouette because it means we could take our ‘cheer spreading’ projects to the very next level! We live roughly 700 miles away from our family (and I’m a single mom!) so it’s a very important part of every week for us to let people know we are thinking about them in a beautiful way. Our recipients would be so grateful and impressed with our new projects if we won! (Especially grandma!) Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  4. 24

    Cindy Ashley says

    I plan on giving this to my daughter as she is in graphic design and could really use this for all of her design work. She is a very crafty person and would use it all the time making her own designs for presents

  5. 28


    Happy Birthday! I would love to put this in the schools PTA room to use to make banners and flyers for our school activities! Thank You for this opportunity to win!

  6. 53

    Laurie says

    Happy Birthday!!! :)

    I would use this silhouette in helping make my son’s graduation book – from birth to senior year book that I am starting in January for his graduation in May. This would help take it over the top! :)

  7. 56

    Sveta Poovey says

    I plan to make Holiday Cards, Invites, Grad Announcements, Baby Announcements, etc. The possibilities are limitless!!! :)

  8. 59

    Kathy Casserly says

    Where to start?! I would make Christmas cards, gift tags, Christmas decorations, decorations for my house…and that is just for Christmas! LOL This machine would be SMOKING!

  9. 62

    ali says

    I don’t know what I would make first, but I know I would make a lot! Always helping friends and family add sugar and spice with designs and themed elements to their parties and weddings. I know I need one of these! :)

  10. 67

    Bridget says

    I love my Cricut Create…so I’m sure I’d love this just as much or more. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win one!

  11. 73

    Cara says

    I would love to have this for holiday, birthday, and everyday crafts! Both my sons have beautiful names but they aren’t common so I would love to be able to create fun things with their names for them and their rooms :) Thank you and Happy Birthday! :)

  12. 80

    Cassidie Harris says

    I plan on doing lots of different things with my machine, I would first like to make a a boy and girl Silhouette picture to put in my children bathroom

  13. 99

    SUsan says

    My daughter and I would use this to make cards, decorations and projects for school….we would love the opportunity to have one!
    Happy Birthday…

  14. 103


    I am not sure what this machine is but I have an etsy shop and I make invites and art print. I could use this to print up my prints from standard paper and cut 8X 10 size. may the best person win!

  15. 105

    Kim Barrett says

    there are so many cute printable’s available, the would be the perfect solution for cutting them out. Love ot

  16. 109

    Cassie_massolia@yahoo.Com says

    I have a cricket and just drool over the silhouette. I would use it up but fabric for appliqués and quilts as we as my paper crafting needs!!

  17. 111

    Martha D. Harris says

    Would love tht Silhouett Portrait to use making banners. I’m the banner queen in my little circle, and this would make my life so much easier!

  18. 112

    Lisa W says

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I never owned an electric cutter and I would go crazy with subway art for my kid’s playroom!!!

  19. 119

    Alexi says

    My daughters birthday is coming up and we are having a princess theme. I would make the party extra special with all kinds of cut outs.

  20. 120

    Rebecca says

    What an amazing giveaway! I would love to be able to expand my birthday printables and this would make it so much better! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize! Happy Birthday!!

  21. 128

    hannah says

    i would make all kinds of decor for the small parties i throw with our church friends. :) i adore loving on ppl by hosting small events.

  22. 141

    Daisy Navarrete says

    i always make invite for family and close friends…so for their business, I plan to make some thanks cards…not sure what theme though. :)

  23. 142

    Kristin Smith says

    This is a stay-up-all-night, finally-create-some-stuff-I’ve-pinned, homeschool mom’s, young women leader’s dream come true! I’m giddy about this giveaway plotting which projects to complete first! The pantry labels, signs for the Fall Festival, custom popcorn boxes…Our family makes one another’s Christmas gifts every year–I’ll definitely be the cool one with this nifty tool!

  24. 143


    I live in Brazil and we simply can’t find all the crafting materials you have there, so I would pretty much use it for everything, from cute tags to all the things I need for my party business!

  25. 151

    Lisa Lillie says

    Love this and would love to win it!! I have so many things I would do with this, crafting, home decor, clothing, etc!!

  26. 159

    jessicagehman says

    I really really really need to finish my little brother’s scrapbook. I would absolutely finish if I didn’t need to cut things out by hand with my X-acto Knife all the time :)

  27. 160

    Jaanl L of Tx says

    What wont I use it for, we have a new home, a huge house. So, there’s at least a million things I can do with it. One thing will be to make wall hangings, and with Christmas so close, decorations for the new. New home new traditions.

  28. 163

    Karen H. says

    My daughter is getting married in April, and there are so many things we could make if we owned one! (i.e. cute signs posted along the l.o.n.g. road to the wedding venue!)

    Thank you for this opportunity!

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    I would start with labels for EVERYTHING around my house…kitchen, bathroom, girls’ room, computer desk….and then everything else I could possibly come up with to use the Silhouette on!

  30. 180


    Oooh, if only! What an awesome giveaway! I would etch my Pyrex sets right away and create some vinyl decor for my new niece or nephews nursery. :-) Thanks for sharing!!

  31. 182

    Kayla Walsh says

    Honestly I wouldn’t keep it. I would give it to my AMAZING mother. She’s jealous of my cricut, but the silhouette has SO many more options and possibilities. She would LOVE it!

  32. 191

    Tammi Schneiderman says

    I would love to make some cute Holiday gifts, like chalkboard pieces (frames, painted serving dishes) with some vinyl lettering/words on it.

  33. 197

    Mari Davila says

    So much to do! My daughters play dates always turn into party’s so I would use it to make labels to pretty up things for her & her buddies. Little lady Tea party is next on the agenda. :) thanks for all your inspiration!!!

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    Candice S. says

    I am sooo looking forward to adding some festive elements to my classroom. The kids love the Rock Star theme so we need to add some things to change with the season!

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    I’d use it to make crafts for my girl scout troop! Also ask my girls elementary teachers if they needed me to “do” anything for them. Maybe make christmas gifts too with some Vinyl. Sky’s the limit!

  36. 213


    Happy Birthday! Hoping to win, but realistically still saving for my silhouette!! Number one on my list to make is a vinyl wall cling that I cannot find anywhere! And then lots of stuff for the PTO! :)

  37. 216

    Christie says

    I plan to get busy on my Christmas handmade gifts that I’m so behind on! :) Although I might get side tracked by all the Christmas home decor I’d be making too.

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    I want this soooo much! I would start with some cute gift tags for Christmas, followed by some great thank you cards, and then I would keep going and going…

  39. 223

    becky says

    what am i not going to make with the silhouette!!! this would be a great way for me to help my son’s teacher and aid with some of his school projects.

  40. 224

    Jessica Christensen says

    I want to win so that I can make decorations for my little man’s playroom and make super cute cards to send to people!

  41. 225

    Chelsea says

    I plan to add some cute graphics to the shirts I am making for my kids for Christmas. Heck, I’ll add cute graphics to everything I’m making for Christmas.

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    First and foremost, a very Happy Birthday and thank you for offering one of us a chance to win this awesome prize! I have an entire home that is blank, just begging for a touch from a Silhouette…..any Silhouette. I also really want to try doing a quilt from my mother’s clothiing (she past away 2 years ago), for my children. I could use the Silhouette Portrait to cut out all those shapes and the girls would have something to remember their Nana by!

  43. 232

    katherine Coleman says

    I’m in early childhood eduction andI can think if a million different things I could use this for in the classroom!

  44. 235


    Would love to start a New Years book for my two babies…month by month account of their discoveries. I can decorate it and make it look polished and personal with the fabulous Silhouette Cameo!

  45. 246

    Caitlin Walthert says

    I would love to win one, so I can finish my daughter’s baby book. She is turning 3 this week, it would be a great gift (for mom haha).

  46. 257

    Sheena says

    I have a list of vinyl signs I’ve been wanting to make. This would give me a great start for Christmas presents!

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    Farida says

    I would love to make a unique and detailed vinyl wall decoration…and Ive heard that Silouhette is best at intricate cuts!

  48. 262


    I would make vinyl wall decals, customized shirts for my son, glitter Christmas decorations to make with my son and hang up around the apartment, scrapbook pages. Whatever else I can think up or get inspiration from. Thank you! :)

  49. 263


    I totally will make my son a “5” shirt for his upcoming birthday and then monogram a bunch of stuff for me and family. I hope I win – I would just go crazy making stuff!!!!!

  50. 265


    I don’t have any similar tool in my craft kit yet, so I feel like I’d probably go wild and start cutting out all the freebie templates I’ve downloaded and saved for a rainy day. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the joy on your special day!

  51. 267

    Audrey says

    I would love to win a Silhouette to dress up our Army issue house and turn it into a home :) The possibilities would be endless!

  52. 273

    Jill Frankenfield says

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’ve been begging the hubby for one for a year now! I would make with my new Silhouette…let’s see..EVERYTHING! :)) Have a wonderful holiday season, and thanks, again!

  53. 278

    Jessica Wohld says

    Awesome birthday giveaway! If I were to win I would start by making my toddler a few busy bags to occupy herself with while I teach her big brothers.

  54. 282

    Kelly says

    Wow where to start … what would I make? t-shirts, fabric cut outs, paper cut outs and ooh don’t even get me started on the vinyl!!!!

  55. 287

    Karen says

    I would love to start to making things for my granddaughters; anything monogrammed. My birthday is on the 23rd; celebrate November babies :)

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    Stephanie Scott says

    Oh man I would love to make some labels to help organize my house better! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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    Melissa Stuart says

    I really want to make some amazing Christmas Chargers! I love seeing all the stuff you can do with the Silhouette!

  58. 334

    Sarah says

    Oh I would love to win this!! The first thing I would make are ornaments to give as gifts for family and my daughters teachers. I hope I win!! Fingers crossed! :)

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    Haven says

    I would love to see what I could create with vinyl and fabric. And I love that you can put a pen or marker in the machine to write for you!

  60. 342

    Irene Harris says

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing birthday prezzie that would be for me (your drawing day is my b-day!) I would make everything!! With 3 kids in school, I can transform their classrooms.

  61. 353

    Nora Foutz says

    There are so many awesome things I could make, cupcake wrappers, labels, cards, it’s hard to pick just one.
    P.S. I only just found your blog and feel like I have been totally missing out! I love it!!

  62. 355

    Benny Sequeira says

    I am thankful for the little joys (inspiration) i get for crafting through such good blogs and I need a silhouette to fulfill all my crafty dreams.

  63. 356

    Barbara says

    I’d like to make some wall decals out of vinyl for my daughter’s room!

    (Also, it’s my 30th Birthday on friday, so this would be a pretty awesome gift!)

  64. 359

    Pam Spradlin says

    I want to learn to work with the vinyl if I won the machine. I love the idea of putting a saying on the wall but I want to make my own. And I love the idea of being able to bling up a t-shirt with the add-on kit you can buy. Silhouette has been on my wish list for several years now…sure wish Santa would find my list!

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    Hi Courtney
    Happy Birthday! I like the way you celebrate, by giving away a Silhouette Portrait! I’m a new follower, and look forward to catching up on your blog. If I win, I will make you a beautiful thank you card! Have a great day!

  66. 373

    Gena says

    I would first make some vinyl cut outs for some tubs I found for my laundry room. They get on Pinterest and have at it! :)

  67. 382

    Liz says

    I love this product — and its potential – I would ensure it is used for the most amazing creations ever. In which, the first would be a card for my friend saying, “thanks for your amazing creative talents- please use this to its fullest capacity!” then I would give her the Silhouette.

  68. 399


    I would love to win this machine and put it to work instantly for some Christmas projects that I have planned. I have been a cricut user but would love to be converted! Thank you for the give-away opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving!

  69. 402


    Wow! So many thoughts come to mind! I would use it for our Gingerbread House Decorating party in early december! I love to make name tag stop signs for each house so the kids can personalize their houses!

    Fingers crossed!!!

  70. 412

    Cara Christensen says

    With Christmas AND my little man’s 2nd birthday just around the corner, I have an entire dream list of projects, gifts, and decor that would be fabulous to make with the Silhouette!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!

  71. 432

    carly dunavant says

    I would love to be able to use this to make labels for my homemade vanilla extract that I am making for christmas gifts this year.

  72. 435

    Heather says

    Wow, what an awesome opportunity. I would love to unleash my inner DIY chick and make some art work for my house.

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    sheila b says

    wow! WOW!! would love to have one :) soooo many things i could do, but the first would be to make vinyl musical notes to put around my daughter’s room.
    Happy Birthday!

  74. 447

    Belinda Clear says

    If I win, I will be creating all the decor I’ve been waiting to make to make my empty house feel more like a home! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    I would make a phrase cut from vinyl to go above my mantle. THAT would be my first project. I would love to make stencils for painting/crafting/sewing, organizing labels (cute ones), gift items, etc…the possibilities are endless!! :)

  76. 455

    Sarina says

    The first project I would complete would be etched plates to serve the baked goods I give for the holidays. The recipients get the treats and the decorated plate to enjoy.

  77. 465

    Aimoku Higa says

    I have wanted a Silhouette for SO long and there are tons of projects I want to use it for! I’d make some vinyl stickers for the wall!

  78. 485

    Cara says

    So excited for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait! Oh the things I could create! Thanks so much for a great giveaway! Happy Late Birthday, Happy Holidays and good luck to all! : )

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    grace says

    Oh the endless possibility to use this machine and I can start following along Silhoutte blog’s ideas .. will make my first subway art .. maybe santa would be nice enough to wrap this intime to be under my tree :) Thanks for the chance.

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    REally would love to win, I can do more for other people for free with less work, helping them to grow and learn in their crafting and changing their lives!

  81. 501

    Melissa S. says

    Oh! Happy Birthday!! My best friend’s birthday is ALSO November 19! :) And although he doesn’t want a Silhouette Portrait, I WOULD LOVE ONE!!! Like you, I want to make SO MANY Christmas decorations/presents… but I need a Silhouette to do it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. 506


    AWESOME!!!! This is #1 on my Christmas list!!! Please, please, pick me rafflecopter!!! :) I plan to make banners and signs for parties, invitations, everything really! :)

  83. 513

    Aimee Lyman-Vingless says

    thank you so much for the chance to win! I would make some new christmas decor for my house and gifts for family

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    To be honest I think I would give it to my daughters teacher. She loves to be crafty with the kids and I think this would be a real time saver for her!

  85. 517

    Crystal says

    What an awesome giveaway!! I’m redecorating my office so i would love to win a Silhouette to help decorate with it!!

  86. 526

    Liz Ramirez says

    I have so many ideas of what I want to make! Christmas decorations, cards, vinyl signs, baby girl onesies with rhinestone embellishments for gifts, a scrap book for my baby boy, stencils for some stools, and my first project would be a sign for my baby’s nursery that says ‘You are my sunshine.’

  87. 534

    Eileen says

    I’m excited for glass etching! Making stencils using a Silhouette would allow me to etch everything quickly and easily!

  88. 536

    Alicia Torrero says

    All my sons birthday decor. I am always cutting them out by hand and of coarse would have to do the holiday decor :)

  89. 537

    Malerie Torres says

    I would make personalized Christmas stockings for my brother and his family. Then I would make tons of designs for the bulletin board at my office. I work in an autism center and not only could our board use some creativity, but we lack the tools for creative projects to use with the kids as well.

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    If I was the lucky winner, the first thing I would make would be a thank you card for my husband. After I had a stroke earlier this year at only age 43, he has been more than amazing, and today I am thankful for him. Thanks very much for this giveaway.

  91. 550

    Cecilia Hoffman says

    I would love to win this! Being a Spanish preschool teacher provides endless possibilities. I can not always find craft activities. This would help a lot. ;-)

  92. 551

    Robin Bonvino says

    I would make stencils for pillows and wooden signs for everyone on my holiday list! What fun!!! Would love to win.

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    Lisa O' says

    It would be a perfect time to make Christmas tags as well as homemade gifts like stenciled jars filled with cupcakes or dry cookie ingredients. This will definitely help make an economical Christmas more enjoyable.

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