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Shamrock Banner, Silhouette Deals + Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. :-)

  6. 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,

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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 :)

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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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  31. 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

  32. 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! :)

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

  34. 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.

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