Giveaway: Clutter-Free Crafting with Silhouette SD

posted by Andrea | 05/17/2011

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kari (thestablers@…)!!! Out of 289 entries facebook comments and blog comments} you were randomly selected as the winner of the Silhouette SD! I’ll be in contact with you soon or you can email me with your shipping information.


I’ve never been big into crafts — mainly because I can’t stand all the clutter they bring with them. Fortunately I’ve found ways to express my creativity without accumulating lots of “stuff”. For example, I really enjoy painting furniture or reupholstering furniture and then selling it on Craigslist. This gives me a chance to be creative, it brings in additional income, and I rarely have more than a few cans of paint and one bin of fabric to “clutter up” my home. I love looking at other people’s crafts and I’ve always liked the idea of paper crafts {cards, tags, scrap-booking, etc.} but couldn’t ever justify the amount of stuff I would have to accumulate in order to get started. But then I came across the Silhouette SD.

What is the Silhouette SD?

The Silhouette SD is an electronic cutting tool that connects to my computer allowing me to cut fonts and images in cardstock, vinyl, heat transfer material, and more — all with one little machine! The Silhouette plugs into my computer just like a printer and includes software to create custom vinyl lettering and other designs using any font already installed on my computer. That means I don’t need to buy {or store} any extra expensive cartridges!

What can it make?

Honestly, it can make all sorts of things! I’ve only had mine for a week so I haven’t even come close to trying everything out… but here are a few pictures to give you an idea.

  But one of the coolest things the Silhouette can do {at least in my opinion} is the custom vinyl lettering feature — which means I can make custom vinyl wall art for much cheaper than buying it from the store. {Plus I can make EXACTLY what I want using the fonts on my computer}

  Another thing I love about the Silhouette SD is that their website has all sort of FREE classes, printable instructions, and creative ideas — you know, for those of us who aren’t so naturally creative! And the final thing I love about the Silhouette SD is that one Simple Organized Living reader is going to win a FREE Silhouette SD and 3 rolls of heat transfer material.

Want to Win?

Giveaway includes a Silhouette SD and 3 rolls of heat transfer material that you can use to create custom designs on clothing, bags, hats, etc. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite paper crafts. {Mandatory} You can get one additional entry by subscribing to Simple Organized Living via RSS Reader or via email.   This contest is open until Tuesday, May 24 2011, at 10:00 pm EST. ONE winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, May 25. Please read my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you might have. I received a Silhouette SD for review, however all opinions are my own!

Want to purchase your one Silhouette SD?

Use the promocode: SIMPLELIVING to get a Silhouette SD and three rolls of heat transfer material for $219.  {If you already have a Silhouette you can get 25% off all heat transfer material.} This promo code is valid through May 25, 2011.

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204 comments

  1. Su@The Intentional Home

    05/20/2011

    paper crafts. . .I love to mod podge scrapbook paper to canvases. . add some paint. . .oil pastels . . I like making home decor pieces. . .art for the walls. . . I want a Silhouette so I can download the cute bird outlines they have and then cut them out of vinyl and put them on the door frames, window sills, and baseboards of my home. . they would make me smile every time I walked by!!

  2. trishden

    05/20/2011

    Hello, I would love to make cards my favorite paper craft. I’ve made them in the past on the computer, but they’re not that nice. I’m sure my new Silhouette will make some real fab cards. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. trishden

    05/20/2011

    I subscribe to Simple Organized Living via email. Thanks! trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Beth

    05/21/2011

    I like to do scrapbooking.

  5. Beth

    05/21/2011

    I subscribe to your blog.

  6. Jo

    05/21/2011

    Mine would have to be card-making.

  7. mang

    05/21/2011

    Love to make paper banners!

  8. mang

    05/21/2011

    I subscribe to you via email.

  9. Tara

    05/21/2011

    I enjoy making cards and notecards

  10. Tara

    05/21/2011

    I suscribe to you via RSS

  11. helga

    05/22/2011

    I love to make scrapbooks and paper cupcake holders for b-days

  12. Kelley

    05/22/2011

    I have already subscribed and have enjoyed your blog for a while. :)

    I don’t have a favourite paper craft per se, but I adore organising and creating things for birthday parties and now I have become the official birthday planner/crafter for all my friends and family.

    Just IMAGINE how much more creative I can be with a silhouette?!?! Maybe I could start my own little cottage business…

  13. helga

    05/22/2011

    I just subscribed to your emails.. can’t wait !!!

  14. Heather

    05/22/2011

    Collages are so much fun–and paper beads!

  15. Michelle (Shelley) Folkerts

    05/22/2011

    I like to make cards and invites. My son will be getting married, and we have been working on designing their own invitations, RSVP cards and Thank You notes. Winning a Silhouette machine could really help us be so much more creative with our designs. Thanks for having a drawing for a Silhouette.

  16. April Duritza

    05/22/2011

    I love scrapbooking and journaling!

  17. Tonya B

    05/22/2011

    I subscribed to your email!

  18. Tonya B

    05/22/2011

    I love card making!

  19. Heather MacDougall

    05/22/2011

    I love designing custom cards for people!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win one of these babies!

    Heather

  20. Heather MacDougall

    05/22/2011

    Love your site, have been following it for awhile but just subscribed to the email option! :)

    Heather

  21. Heather Campo

    05/23/2011

    I love making cards. I would love to win one of these!!!

  22. Heather Campo

    05/23/2011

    I am subscribed to your email feed. :O)

  23. Dianne @ Baking 4 Six

    05/23/2011

    My favorite paper craft project…. well, since I have to pick just one – party-planning. Making invites, thank-yous & party decor/favors in a coordinating theme. Then, making scrapbook pages that coordinate ;)

  24. Mary Acuna

    05/23/2011

    My favorite craft is card(stock). I love making personal cards for friends and family…for special occasions or just because.

    Also subscribed to your RSS feed! <3

  25. Brandon

    05/23/2011

    I enjoy stenciling wood projects… this would make it easy to create my own!

  26. Andrea Watts

    05/23/2011

    I like making cards for gifts

  27. Judy S.

    05/23/2011

    My favorite paper craft is mini albums. I love recording life’s events and love completing a project in a few hours.

  28. Crystal

    05/23/2011

    My favorite paper craft is definitely card making. I love that they are a small project, and I can always find a use for cards. That means they aren’t cluttering up my home!!

  29. Crystal

    05/23/2011

    I am a subscriber!

  30. Byrdie Larsen

    05/23/2011

    My favorite paper craft is party supplies and cards.

  31. Alice

    05/24/2011

    I love making cards and place cards for the table. Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  32. Alice

    05/24/2011

    I am a subscriber =)

  33. Jennifer B.

    05/24/2011

    My favorite paper craft is scrapbooking! Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)

  34. Tiffany R.

    05/24/2011

    I love making gifts for others…just finished with teacher appreciation gifts:)

  35. Faye

    05/24/2011

    I enjoy scrapbooking! Love looking at old pics and adding embelishments!

  36. Jana

    05/24/2011

    I don’t do a lot of paper crafts, but I do like making homemade cards when I have the time.

  37. Rachel

    05/24/2011

    I love to make cards.

  38. Taletha Skar

    05/24/2011

    I’m just getting into scrapbooking and making homemade cards. It’s so neat to see what you can make and how it can brighten someones day.