Cutting Machine

I’ve been keeping a little secret from you – I bought a Silhouette and it arrived a few weeks ago.  You might have guessed from some of my recent projects where I put it to use (follow the links to see the posts):
countdown bunting
jack-o-lantern jar
cupcake liners

I just had to buy one when I didn’t win any of the giveaways that were going on all over blogland a while ago – they talked it up so much I knew it would be fabulous.  I have never used a Cricut or any other craft cutter, so I have no comparison – but I really enjoy the Silhouette.  It’s not perfect – I had it eat a couple of things, but it might have been user error (I am cheap so I tried re-using paper that already had cut-outs on it, so they got caught – oops!) and when I cut cupcake liners out of thick paper it didn’t cut quite all the way through (once again, probably user error because I didn’t change any paper settings) – – so maybe it’s just that I need to know what I’m doing.

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  1. says

    I did the same thing…bought one because I couldn’t win it! I love mine, but it did take me some trial and error. I would love the accessory bundle and would make some cute silhouette magnets (my kids, not the machine) to send to grandparents in their Christmas package.

  2. says

    I’m thinking I may need to add one of these to my Christmas list!

    The bundle pack would be great! I’d love to do something fun with the magnets for Christmas!

  3. says

    Oh my…..I love this machine!!! I want one!! I make birthday and holiday banner and this would make it SO much easier to make the lettering than printing it off the computer and cutting it out!!!

  4. says

    The first thing I’d make would be some cute new tops for my daughter. Just go out and buy some plain shirts at the dollar store, come home and ta-da! apply a little cuteness here and there and she’ll looks like a million bucks! thanks for the opportunity!

  5. says

    I was just trying to figure out where to get stuff to make temporary tattoos! Good timing. I would use those for my daughters’s birthday party in 3 months. I would probably make art for my youngest daughter’s room with the transfer paper.

  6. says

    This is such a great giveaway! I love that you don’t have to have a silhouette to use these products. I would make some shirts or decorate some bags for the holidays.

  7. says

    I would love to make my own t-shirt transfers. I don’t have a Silhouette, but I’m hoping to win one someday. If not, I’ll just get really good at using scissors!=)Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. says

    I did the same thing as well…HAD to buy it and although I haven’t had the time to fully utilize and learn it! I love it thus far!

    For the bundle pack I would make so many Christmas gifts! Tattoo’s for the kiddos in my life, magnets for family members, and some cute holiday t-shirts for everyone!

  9. says

    I would use it for everything!!! I love this. I almost bought a cricut a couple weeks ago but I think I might rather have this. Talk about great! I love that you don’t have to have cartridges for every single font. This is fantastic!!!! Hope I win!!!

  10. says

    I would make everything under the sun….a cute pillow to match my bed, It would go great on the outfit I am working on for my friends little girls 1st birthday, some holiday decorations, I would like to make a quiet book with my craft group also and that gave me lots of great ideas seeing your page!!! Thanks….This is my 2nd comment by the way! =)

  11. says

    I hope someone gets me a Silhouette for Christmas! But even if they don’t the FIRST thing I would make with the bundle is some cool heat transfer Tees for ME! Thanks for the chance to WIN! :)

  12. says

    A second comment?!?! Wow! Now I really need this! I am a quiet book fanatic and this would be so fun to use when I make them. :)

  13. says

    What a fun product! I’ve used a cricket, but this looks more versatile. What to make first?? Probaby a custom shirt for one of my kiddos. Or maybe a thank you card for a friend… So many fun project possibilities.

  14. says

    Second comment – wow! I really need to get together a group to do a quiet book. I have the original post on the quiet book saved on my desk top marked, “Make This”. The lettering on the ice cream truck looks awesome!!

  15. says

    I am getting a Silhouette for Christmas, well early Christmas present. I cannot wait because I am making gifts for my son and neices. They would love to get cool tattoos. I would use the heat transfer to make cool pillows for my sofa.

  16. says

    My second comment…but i love the idea of the ice cream truck. I’m a Kindergarten teacher and that would be great to give my specially loved kids something fun to do.

  17. says

    Oh, I have been wanting to make some T-shirts for my girls, and this would be great!! And for the upcoming Christmas season hand-made gift list!

  18. says

    I would make some personal clothes with the heat transfer for my cousin’s baby shower next month.

    The magnet paper, there are a few things I would like to try out with that.

    The tattoo paper would be for me and so I could make some awesome tattoos for my sports teams. ;)

  19. says

    I also bought a Silhouette when I didn’t win! I’d love to try the magnet paper! My daughter loves playing with the magnets on the fridge so it would be super fun to make some custom ones just for her!

  20. says

    I think I would make some cute shirts or maybe some fridge magnets. Wait maybe I’ll make some tattoos for the kids to wear on game days (HUGE MONTREAL CANADIEN FANS!!!!) The choices are endless. :) :)

  21. says

    I just got my machine and am dying to try out the tattoos for my little boys. We have a racing party comgin up and would love to be able to make some custom tattoos for them.

  22. says

    There are so many ideas, where to begin? I think the first thing I would make with my winnings would be a personalized T-shirt for Christmas. This would be cherished more than a gift card.

  23. Anonymous says

    I just found your blog and how fun! I’m not sure what I’d make first but I would def. have a blast with that thing! Nikki

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