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Shamrock Banner, Silhouette Deals + Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

UPDATE:  Please use this link in order to get the promotion bundle pricing:   Thank you!  (cheryl 3/5/13)

I am really excited about this post guys!  Not only did I make a super rad screencast for you all, I am sharing a cute project to make with your Silhouette as well as some awesome deals AND I also get to give a SILHOUETTE Portrait away to a lucky duck that’s reading right now!  Yes, it could be YOU!!!

You all know how much I love my Silhouette Cameo.  I talk about her all the time.  She is so purrrrtyy!  Her name is Cammie and she and I are BFF’s.  Like seriously.  When my friends come over to visit or to craft, I have to keep a close eye on Cammie because they all threaten to steal her from me!  She’s seriously that awesome!

If you don’t know already, Silhouette America offers electronic cutting machines that make crafting, scrapbooking and card-making a breeze!  You can cut intricate designs, cut vinyl, make stencils, use fabric ink, sketch pens, tattoos, magnets and so much more!  It is really a crafters dream product!

Silhouette is having some awesome deals going on right now!March Deal Button

$179.99 for Silhouette PortraitTM & Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
$269.99 for Silhouette CAMEO & Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
$24.99 for Silhouette Studio Designer Edition

Why would you want the designer edition of the software you ask?  Well let me tell you!  The designer edition has:

  • guides and rulers to help with your placement and sizing
  • supports .svg files types
  • has advanced knife and eraser tools {that come in really handy when you are trying to make a design “Just perfect!”}
  • ability to convert designs into rhinestone designs
  • ability to convert designs into sketch designs
  • eyedropper tool to transfer image properties
  • adjustable pivot point.

Shamrock Burlap Banner1

For my shamrock banner that I hung on my front door, I used the sketch feature!  {Yes, I know…I put a banner on my door and not a wreath!  I am such a rebel!}  I used some clean line shamrock shapes and then converted them to sketch designs and used the sketch pens to put them on paper.  I cut out the scallops and the green backing circles and applied to burlap pennants.  A little hot glue with some ribbon and I was set!  To show you how awesome the sketch feature is…I made this little screencast with the full tutorial!  {I hope I don’t always sound so weird in real life!}


Shamrock Banner collage

If you are looking for more inspiration…why not check out some of my other Silhouette Projects or browse my Pinterest Board dedicated to all things Silhouette!

Vinyl Mailbox Numbers

Patriotic Wall Art

Freshly Squeezed Onesie

HO3 Holiday Kitchen Towel

Boo Halloween Shirt

Be sure to use code CHE at checkout through this link right here: to get these awesome deals.  You can’t score the rock star pricing if you don’t go through that super secret fancy link right there!

Win This Silhouette Portrait

Now onto the moment you have all been waiting for…{and deserve after listening to me talk weirdly on that screencast above!}…your chance to win your very own Silhouette PortraitTM!  Please use the Rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway open to US residents only and by entering this giveaway you are agreeing my official giveaway rules.  Once you complete the first entry, click “I commented” in the widget and more, totally optional, additional entries will appear!  Good Luck friends!  I am so happy to get to make one of your day!!

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131 Responses to Shamrock Banner, Silhouette Deals + Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

  1. AmyP says:

    I would make some art for my Living Room, specifically, a plaque that says “Cheerful”.

  2. Gemia says:

    I would make a wall hanging of each of my children’s birthdates. I have seen some on pintrest and I really love the concept.

  3. I am dying to organize my kitchen and craft room, so cute little labels it is! Or a banner … or a cool shirt to rock on St. Patty’s Day!

  4. Carol Douglass says:

    How exciting, I have wanted to upgrade to a Silhouette from my diecutter for a long time. I would love to create wall art for all of my grand children.

  5. Ellen Casper says:

    Labels for my pantry.

  6. Liz says:

    I have so many projects I would use my Silhoutte for! The very first would be a sign for my baby boy Bentley’s nursery that says ‘You are my sunshine.’ Such an awesome giveaway!

  7. megan reed says:

    I love the shamrock banner!!

  8. Miriam Prantner says:

    I have been wanting one of these! I will be cutting lots of great masks/backgrounds and titles for my layouts if I win!

  9. What wouldn’t I make- Something for the boys room.. BEACH Banner– that would be cute!

  10. Michelle says:

    I have some glass jars in my craft studio that are begging to be labeled with some vinyl.

  11. I want to try out the heat transfer paper and make some cute tee shirts!

  12. Carrie A. says:

    I would use it to make banners and chalkboard labels (I just bought some chalkboard card stock!)

  13. Marleen says:

    Oh my gosh~so many possibilities! I would love this! ❤

  14. I would make some framed art for my walls. I have wanted a silhouette for a long time, I hope I can win this time. Thank you so much for sponsoring. I love seeing all your fantastic ideas.

  15. sabrina says:

    I’d make some tumblers with vinyl

  16. there’s a project I want to complete for my craft room which will be so much easier if I can make a stencil with a silhouette!

  17. Trinity B. says:

    oooh…..let’s see, there’s labels for the kids’ rooms and kitchen, a stencil to use on my dresser, a few craft room goodies, and party decorations for my youngest daughter’s upcoming birthday…so many ideas flowing. :-)

  18. Linda Harris says:

    I would love to make banners to use for my photos of my grand daughters in the outfits I make. I could think of all sorts of neat things to make,

  19. Amber E. says:

    I’d make heat transfers of my son’s shirt ideas!

  20. I soooooo need a silhouette! Great giveaway!

  21. Linda says:

    I love making cards and would the Silhouette for this purpose. Would love to win one. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!!!

  22. I really want to win one and give it to my best friend. I have the cameo and can not live with out it.

  23. Jeni says:

    Dying to have one! Just sold my Cricut and can’t wait to try this guy out for Project Life and scrapbooking and home decorating projects. My first project is going to be making some inserts for Project Life!

  24. Izzie Z says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

  25. I need a silhouette! I have so much inspiration and not the tool to do it!

  26. jamie lynn says:

    so many ideas… i’m in the process of (slowly) redoing my living room and I’d love to put a quote on the wall above the tv, it’s kiddie-cornered and the area above it looks weird… that would look really cool! thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

  27. Bev Ritch says:

    You rock for giving the opotunity to win a Silhoette Portrait along with all of your inspirational posts!

    Winning this would certainly get my new adventure off the ground!

    Good luck to all who enter!

  28. Kathe says:

    The first thing I would make would be something for my little grandson! Something special from Grandma Colorado :-)

  29. jengd says:

    My husband wants a Nittany Lion symbol for his wall- a cut vinyl one would be great.

  30. Bev Ritch says:

    Forgot to say I would make lotsa really neat things if I won one of these. Wouldn’t know where to begin!

  31. Mary says:

    I think some vinyl art, like Family Rules or something to that effect.

  32. Sue McRae says:

    I want to make some vinyl wall art for my craft room.

  33. I would make a card that says; This card was made using YOUR new Silhouette Portrait machine & give it to my daughters BFF. She loves to come over & use my Cricut machines all the time so this would be GREAT for her. Besides, she doesn’t have a lot of $$ right now so buying cartridges is not do-able at this time, so the ability to purch just the cuts she needs, when she needs them is a much better way for her. This would make my heart feel so good to be able to give her one of these machines! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  34. Barb Leffeler says:

    I would love to win. This would make my scrapbooking so much easier.

  35. Helen Bisesi says:

    I would make some vinyl wall words–my daughter is still waiting for some :)

  36. Oh my! That shamrock banner is adorable!! I would make some super cute canvas subway art projects for my home and to give as gifts to other. :)

  37. Bre says:

    I would make some really cute rhinestone t-shirts for my kids!

  38. Stacie S-H says:

    would totally make something that involved owls!

  39. eva scott says:

    I really want to use some of that double sided adhesive

  40. Julianne Johnson says:

    Greeting cards!

  41. Jean Bullock says:

    I would make embellishments for my students to use on their Mother and Father’s day cards.

  42. carrie cantu says:

    Thanks for the opprotunity! I’d make some fabulous wall art!

  43. Kara says:

    I would love to ake a shamrock banner too! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  44. Nicole says:

    I would love to try the Silouhette Machine! I have heard a lot of great things about it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  45. katherine says:

    I would love to make some fun wall art!

  46. Peggy says:

    I’d start with cards, then so man more ideas….

  47. I’d make a stencil so that I can paint a custom design on our wall!

  48. jessica w says:

    I Would make some custom onesies for my sister who will be a first time mommy in july!

  49. Sue Busch says:

    Probably a card. I have a Cameo and I would love her little sister!!

  50. mairin says:

    I’d cut heat transfer for onesies

  51. Nicole says:

    I would use it on some of my own art.

  52. Torrie says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, and the chance to win.

  53. Leticia Vasquea says:

    I would make onesies using the heat transfer for my baby boy due may 3rd

  54. Leticia Vasquea says:

    I would make onesies using the heat transfer for my baby boy due in may

  55. barbara woods says:

    a baby quilt! of course.

  56. Jessica says:

    Loving the shamrock banner!!!

  57. Norma Fitzpatrick says:

    I would love to win and give this to my daughter for her birthday!

  58. The possibilities are endless!

  59. liz says:

    I would make some decor projects for St. Patricks Day.

  60. Susan Broughton says:

    I would like to start to organize my kitchen, office and other areas

  61. Stefanie Gladden (Ann Lyfe) says:

    I would make wall decals

  62. Gina says:

    I would make a Family subway art board for my dining room

  63. Diana Allen says:

    I have been wanting a Silhouette forever!!! I’ve seen so many cute ideas and want to make them all. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  64. Sara Berry says:

    Oh, wow. The possibilities are ENDLESS! I don’t know what I’d make first but I’d be sure to make a Thank You card if I won!!

  65. Kathy Ropponen says:

    I would be able to make my own embellishments for my grandchildren’s scrapbooks!!

  66. Sally L says:

    There are so many possibilities, but I would love to make banners for the holiday’s and cute wall hangings. The transfer paper sounds great too. Really liking that sketch feature.

  67. twelve30 says:

    I think I would like to make some “Peeps” tee shirts using the heat transfer material. Thanks for a chance to win.

  68. Jennifer Corse says:

    I would love to make some rhinestone templates :)

  69. Anna says:

    I would make monogram stencils to frost my wine glasses and I would finish up a decoupage project I’ve been working on forever because it’s taken so long to cut out all the paper petals!

  70. Kathy Moody says:

    I would make banners and wall art! Oh, I would love to win one. Thanks so much for the chance. :)

  71. Sarah B. says:

    I want to make some vinyl wall art.

  72. Erin says:

    YOur shamrock banner is what i’d make first. I actually spent the evening looking for one to make but saddly don’t have a silhouette. You could change that!

  73. Gail Tiede says:

    I’d make cards and wall art for my kids and grandkids! :)

  74. Maria says:

    I would make a holiday themed banner for my fireplace

  75. Sara D says:

    I have wanted a Silhouette for like a year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Sara D says:

    The first thing I would make would be a card with super intricate, tiny flourishes because I have seen this machine do that and it is amazing. My current (other brand) of machine is hugely disappointing where tiny is concerned :)

  77. The first thing I would make is a spring banner! or a welcome baby banner! …. (my post/ blog email & FB email are different in case I win)

  78. Dianna F says:

    I’d make a address subway art. Love the banner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. I need to do some subway art and this would make it oh so much simpler!

  80. Sarah B. says:

    I’ve never used one but I think the chalkboard vinyl looks interesting to try…:)

  81. Nikki Weekes says:

    I would make labels for my classroom!!

  82. Hope says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  83. I’d love to make some new fun wall art for our new house!

  84. Alysha B says:

    I would love a Silhouette!! It would be so much fun creating and crafting — not to mention a little business booster!!!
    xoxox – Buttons & Burlap Designs

  85. jenw says:

    i would love to use it for shirts, signs, decorations of all sorts! so fun!

  86. trey m says:

    I’d love to with this for my wife.

  87. Rachel says:

    Probably I would start with labels

  88. ellie says:

    i’d love to win and make cute easter decor

  89. I would make paper jewelry!

  90. Laura says:

    I would make some fun art for my walls :)

  91. Loren says:

    I hope I can have one before my bday!

  92. Great giveaway! What a tough question! I think I would make a banner for my son’s room.

  93. Karen M says:

    Graduation decorations – Lots of them!

  94. Kristin K says:

    I love inspirational wall quotes but don’t have one on in our boys’ room yet, so I would probably start there. Thank you for the chance to win!

  95. stacey says:

    I would make something for my son’s room

  96. Mindy says:

    Thanks you for the chance to win. I would love to start with making decor for my daughters room.

  97. Angelica J. says:

    I would love a silhouette! My first project would be vinyl decor for my son’s room.

  98. Karen Propes says:

    I would start with making some neat shirts for my Granddaughter.

  99. Emily Beck says:

    I want to start making my own greeting cards…and also DIY gifts for friends and family, like the baby onsies. Love!

  100. Emily says:

    I need holiday banners for my apartment door!

  101. Love the banner girl! I would make something vinyl for the house… or pack this baby up and take it to SNAP for the handmade slumber party since its so small ;)

  102. Teresa S. says:

    I would replace my Mom and Dad’s UGLY mailbox numbers!

  103. Kathy M. says:

    Something really cute for Easter – which could be anything to decorate my house to something cute for my grandbabies to wear.

  104. Trish F says:

    Hello, I’ve been wanting to make a personalized garden sized flag for my Dad’s grave. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  105. Erica says:

    I would start working on product packaging for our shop!

  106. Kelly F. says:

    I would love to cut some vinyl to make a pallet board sign for my living room.

  107. jamie says:

    there are too many projects to name. i would LOVE this!! :)

  108. Michelle Perez says:

    Save the Date cards!

  109. Crystal says:

    I would make letters to make a picture I saw on one of the blogs. It was so cute!! Awesome giveaway!!! Thanks so much!!

  110. ten b says:

    vinyl wall art !! or canvas! or maybe science project labels – got 4 of those going on right now. too many choices.

  111. andrea warren says:

    I would make some treat boxes. Love your projects! Would love to have a Silhouette for project life. Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. Amy M says:

    I’m headed down to SF for Spring Break to visit my best friend of 25 years! If I won a Silhouette Portrait, we would each create some vinyl wall art to celebrate our everlasting friendship!

  113. Stacey says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a really big banner for my business so I would probably make that first. What a great opportunity, thanks for the chance to win!

  114. Hanni says:

    I have a couple ideas of home decor projects in my head that I would love to turn into reality with the help of the silhouette.

  115. Amparo Hubbard says:

    I would make my son’s bday party invitations and decorations

  116. Christy says:

    I would love to make some decorations for my new house and for my online business, my “studio” needs some decorating!

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  120. Lynda says:

    The first thing I would make is something for a card or scrapbook page – something fairly easy since I’d be new to it!

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  122. Sheila Moore says:

    I am dying to have one of these machines. I have a small cricut but I hear through the grapevine that this is a better machine all around. I am getting ready to make a craft room for myself in an empty room in our home. Please please please…..let me win! LOL

  123. Jess Z says:

    I would love to make some cute onesies for our baby girl due this June! She’s our first addition to our little family and I could use a Silhouette for nursery decor, part planning and scrapbooking! So many things I’d love to do! Thanks for hosting! :)

  124. Beth B says:

    Oh goodness, I don’t even know. I just heard about this silhouette thing recently, so I’d get some ideas on pinterest!

  125. Sara Mahoney says:

    I would love love love to win this awesome little machine! Thanks!!

  126. Sarah O. says:

    I would make a great house number sign! Thanks for the great giveaway

  127. Bev Ritch says:

    I have found more needs for the Silhouette than I can even begin to mention, other than to say I want to make a big sign that my brother wants that say Shut the front door! He loved that when I showed him!

    Since your giveaway ends soon is it safe to ask when you are going to announce the winner? I didn’t see that part anywhere.

  128. I would love to make custom business cards to take to BlogHer.

  129. Jennifer says:

    Hello would just like to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog If there is anything you would like for me to remove, please let me know. Cheers Jennifer

  130. This is an awesome giveaway! I have always been interested in what the Silhouette can do, hope I find out! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!

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