Cyber Monday Deal and FANTASTIC giveaway! ($300+ value)


I have some exciting news.
Silhouette will be offering another one of their craft cutters to one of you readers…….for free.  And if you remember the last time I showed you what this little beauty could do, it includes a lot.
So, one of you are going to be very lucky.
And how perfect.
Just in time for the holidays.


**And a little secret up front?**
(Silhouette will be offering their biggest discount ever, right here on Make It and Love It on Cyber-Monday, Nov. 29th. 
Just in case you’re not feeling lucky…..but are itching to have one, there’s a fabulous deal for you.  The machine plus some goodies, will all be available for their lowest price ever at $199.00.  Enter: ‘makeit‘ at checkout…….but offer only valid on Nov. 29th 4am-midnight EST.
See you here on the 29th!)
So, what’s a Silhouette?
(Found here.)

It’s a sleek little machine that hooks up to your computer and cuts out/draws the shapes/letters that you tell it to.  So all you need is your machine, your computer, and the cords to hook the two together.  That’s it.  

(But you can also use an SD card with your image info and use your Silhouette wherever you go…)
Nope, no shape cartridges.
It comes with many adorable shape and cutout files for no charge at all.  And then you can use all of the letter fonts from your own computer, to design your own cut outs.  You can even create your own shapes and logos, just how you like them.
But if you want more, they have a little online image store, where you can buy all sorts of different shapes, letters, phrases, cutouts, etc……and then upload them instantly to your computer.
It seemed like there were thousands.
Here’s a sampling…
Each download is priced at $0.99 but the more you buy, the cheaper they become.  They have a subscription going on right now where your downloads are as cheap as $0.14 a download. Love the savings!  And I love all of the little promos they have (and the free weekly download).  And they have designers that come out with new images each week.
(Oh, and you can also upload images from your other favorite companies out there.)
Wondering what you can really do with this machine?
You can cut vinyl to match your home perfectly…..
Or make cut outs for your scrapbooking needs……
And even make paper cut-outs for all sorts of reasons….
And wow, make the cutest little cards without the hassle of cutting so many different little things with scissors.



And I’ve been making a few more projects with it lately.
Especially because Christmas is upon us and I was thinking of gift giving.
Oh, and a few other ideas.
But if you scroll down to the post below (or click here), you’ll see that I made these little zippered pouches, using iron-on vinyl…….which was cut using the Silhouette.  I also used the Silhoutte to cut out a template so that I could use craft paint on that little green pouch.  Worked great!
And they are the perfect little pouches for gifts.
The perfect size to stuff with jewelry, hand-made cards, gift cards, treats, etc.

And each is fully lined inside. Adding more color.  Ooh, how I love me some color!


And in case you missed some of my past projects using the Silhouette, here are a few.
Using Iron-On vinyl for clothes.  (Tutorial found here.)
Vinyl on the walls, ipod, computer, and growth chart.  (Tutorials found here.)
And glass etching.  (Tutorial found here.)
There really are so many uses for this little Silhouette.
And I have completely enjoyed having my little companion in my craft room.
And like I mentioned above, Silhouette will be offering their biggest discount ever, right here on Make It and Love It on Cyber-Monday, Nov. 29th.
The machine (plus some extras), will all be available for their lowest price ever at $199.00.
Enter: ‘makeit‘ at checkout…….but offer only valid on Nov. 29th 4am-midnight EST.
20 hours only…..mark those calendars.
See you on the 29th!
Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool
(Click on image above to visit site.) 

But let me show you what that includes.

  • 1 Silhouette Machine ($299)
  • 1 Roll of Cream Vinyl (value $7.99)
  • 1 Roll of Transfer Tape (Value $7.99)
  • 1 Home Decor CD (Value $55.00)
  • Software for Windows XP/Vista, MAC
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
  • One cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
Eeeeeeh, how exciting!


But as for the free Silhouette…..this is what one of you little luckies will be getting!
  • Silhouette machine
  • Software for Windows XP/Vista
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store


Do you have some projects in mind?

Some gift ideas that you must make?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!giveaway closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Here’s how to enter to win:
(U.S. Residents only)
Visit the silhouette site here…….then browse around for a while.
Then come back here and let me know in one comment how you would use your machine.
(example: I would use it for scrapbooking, or for card-making, or for vinyl wall art, etc.  ……..Or maybe you would use it for EVERYTHING!)
So visit the site, comment back on this post, and you’re done.
Only one comment per person.
(Make sure to leave your email so that I can contact you if you won.)  


**Not sure how to leave a comment?
Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of this post.  You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it.  That number signifies how many people have left comments.  Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up.  On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment.  Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments.  That’s it.
Any questions? Email me at [email protected]


This giveaway ends Sunday, November 28th, at midnight (EST).
Good luck! 

***Edit: Apparently there is a comment max and no more comments are being allowed under this post.  So scroll down to the post below (or click here) and I you will still be added to this giveaway.  Thanks!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!giveaway closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4,935 Responses to “Cyber Monday Deal and FANTASTIC giveaway! ($300+ value)”
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    Jennifer says:

    I would use it for just about everything! My first project would probably be some glass etching.

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    Shellsea says:

    I would use it for vinyl wall art and making gift boxes. Thanks!

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    Jennie says:

    The question is: what WOULDN'T I use it for? I would love to have this! The first thing I would probably use it for wall art though.

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    superstella says:

    Probably vinyl art (for walls and windows) and making fun iron-on transfers for clothes. But my first project would probably be a scrapbook! Our little one is turning 1 soon and I know both his grandmothers would love having a scrapbook of his first year.

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    Luke and Tina says:

    This has been on my wish list for the longest time. I have so many projects I want to do and maybe I will finally get caught up on my scrapbooking.

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    Bree says:

    Oh dear…what WOULDN'T I do with this? I would probably try to cover very nearly every surface in my house with some sort of vinyl decoration.

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    Jenni says:

    I would use it to jazz up boring store bought gift bags and wrapping paper. Adding a personal little touch of my own to the gifts that I love to give. And of course a temperary tatoo! :)

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    Joni says:

    Wall decor! Wall decor! and then everything else….

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    Abbi says:

    I'd definitely use it for scrapbooking and glass etching for my husband's homemade pickled jalapenos!

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    Diana says:

    Ohh, wall art, organization, and bears, oh my!
    baker bits at

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    Taralee says:

    I would use the vinyl cutouts to finish off a forward facing bookshelf that I've been meaning to spruce up.

    and i love the idea of iron on vinyl cuts!

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    Jaimee Blood says:

    The cards are so cute and easy to make!! I would use it for that plus just about everything! My fingers are crossed!!

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    twrightgirl says:

    oh wow! this is awesome! i would use this to decorate the walls of my three beautiful little girls rooms! This would be perfect for that!

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    Jake and Trisha Goodman says:

    I would use it for everything, but scrapbooking would be at the top of the list!

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    Vanessa says:

    I would use it most for iron on vinyl projects, but I'm already brainstorming tons of other fun projects too!

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    Sarah says:

    I would definetly do some vinyl wall art, but I also enjoy scrapbooking and cardmaking too. I would get a LOT of use out of this! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Marilyn says:

    I would use it for everything! I think the first project I would do would be some vinyl wall art.

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    Erin says:

    I REALLY want a Silhouette! I would use it for everything, too–vinyl decals first. I love that there are no cartridges!

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    BeeBaker says:

    Oh man! I love everything about the Silhouette! I would love to do heat transfer onesies and totes. Or maybe cupcake sleeves. Or both. Or everything. :)

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    Holly Jo says:

    I would use this wonderful machine mostly for Vinyl. I want one soooo bad.

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    Erin says:

    I would use it for everything but I'd really like to try the glass etching!

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    The Childs says:

    I would use it for decorating my walls. This machine can give everything a personal touch.

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    Amy says:

    I would make some shirts and glass etching to start with…so much fun! Thank you!

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    KK says:

    Pick me!! I would use it for some wall art for sure! :) And some glass etching. :)

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    The Geeky Seamstress says:

    I would use it to help 'bring the geek' to all of my sewing, omg, it'd be awsome… space invaders pencil case anyone?

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    Chris says:

    Are you kidding me?!?! Fabulous give-a-way. I would definitely use my silhouette for anything and everything. Top 2 things on my list would be trying out some vinyl wall art and also for card making. (crossing my fingers now!)

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    Julie says:

    I would use it for all sorts of things, but I think especially on some wall decor.

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    Sisters of Grace says:

    Hmmm.. what I would use it for? EVERYTHING!!! cardmaking, scrapbooking…


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    Leah Hatton says:

    This is the second time I've entered a contest for a silhouette. I pretty much would use it for everything. i would freezer paper stencil everything in sight (pillow cases, onesies, tea towels) and would use it to glass etch some drinking glasses for christmas gifts!

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    Nancy says:

    I would definitely use it for everything! T-shirts, wall vinyl, and those zippered pouches are on my list too!

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    Kimberly says:

    I have had my eye on one of these for so long!! It is just way out of my price range. I hope hope hope I win this one!

    I would use it for everything! Vinyl, scrapbooking, vinyl etching, christmas craft projects, etc!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    Shelise says:

    I'd probably use it most for vinyl decor, custom clothing and cards.

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    Alice Jane says:

    First off, I would use it to decorate the baby room for the baby that we've been waiting to get for 3 years.

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    Sarah says:

    Everything!!! But I really really want to try the heat transfers!!!!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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    Mrs. B says:

    I desperately want one of these machines! I have many projects in mind, including vinyl wall art and tattoos for my sons to "match" their dad! My first "project" would be cards for my husband who is deployed to Bahrain for the next eight months. Home made cards just seem perfect to be able to make (for me) and send to him through this difficult time.

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    Meadows Market says:

    Oh my goodness-I would just die if I won a Silhouette machine! I've been wanting to try the glass etching, but am too lazy to cut designs out by hand. But, I wouldn't stop there, there's too many things to do-Christmas would be a handmade holiday!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!


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    Renee says:

    I'd start off with some vinyl wall art then see where the muse takes me from there ;)

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    Jaime says:

    Ahh!! I'd use it for everything! I especially love the possibilities for the vinyl wall art and heat-transfer material.

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    Lindsay says:

    I think I would have to try everything, but I would focus on the vinyl wall art and clothing iron on! What fun! My mind is reeling with ideas!

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    Amber says:

    I would love to have one of these to make cute baby shower invitations for my sister-in-law and of course, much, much more!

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    jednoiglec says:

    What a fun giveaway!

    I would use it for Custom Apparel, Vinyl Decor and Glass Etched Projects – that's for sure! But the rest of possibilities looks nice too:) I'm not a scraper, but maybe I would become one? :)))

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    Kaeli&Kyle says:

    Oh my friend has a silouhette and I want one!!! I have so many projects that I am always asking her to borrow hers.. I would love my own to use for everything crafty!

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    Diana and Scott says:

    I've been wanting one of those for the longest time. I would be using it to follow your tutorial on some of the wonderful things you've made with it. Love the spruced up kids' clothing. I have a baby girl coming any day now and would love to make something cute for her.

    Thank you,

    Diana H

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    Natali says:

    Oh how I would love to win this! I would use it for custom clothing and also pretty things to frame and hang in the house :-)Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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    Jill Manning says:

    For sewing projects! What an awesome giveaway!

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    Alison says:

    oh my goodness. I think I would die if I won this, it's so amazing. I would love it for glass etching, but I would especially use it for making cards. Sometimes I don't make what I want to because I don't want to cut a bunch of tiny things! :)

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    Charity says:

    I would use it for just about everything! I would probably start with vinyl projects…for my wall's, plates, jars…the options are endless!!

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    Laura D says:

    Wow – what a great giveaway. I would use it primarily for scrapbooking although the vinyl wall art looks very interesting too.

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    flat yeast bread says:

    NoT scrapbboking, but pretty much everything else. vinyl art, and glass etching for SURE!

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    KDM says:

    I would using for daughter for vinyl wall decoration.

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    Iris says:

    I have so many projects that I could use this for! But I too would love to do some glass etching.

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    Lexie & Jeff says:

    I would use it for EVERYTHING! My first project would be making vinyl labels to organized my craft bins.

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    Kristine says:

    Wow- what a great giveaway! I would love a Silhouette for sewing projects and paper crafts!

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    Jenny! says:

    Wow…I have to admit I never saw this before. AMAZING :) I have my daughters first bday coming up and you just inspired me with my original place setting souvenir!!! I saved up all the baby food jars i might use as votives or little sugar and lemon juice spa treatments goodies (for the mommas)…but with that machine I can use the etched glass feature!!! Im so excited…i figure I can try my luck!!!! :) This is an exciting concept…I def wanna make those zipper pouches gotta save money this year for xmas and what better than to give homemade gifts!!! LOVE YOUR COLOR combos too by the way!

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    Andy, Amy & Addysen says:

    I would use this for just about anything! I think I would get the most use out of this by making cutouts for scrapbooking and card making. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Anshu says:

    Gosh! I can use it for so many things, decorating my bare walls, completing my scrapbook and on and on…
    Let me win it..pretty please
    anshu.points at gmail dot com

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    ...Love Shannon... says:

    I would looooove to use this for cute matching outfits for my identical twin nieces. Vinyl cutting for decorating my new townhome would go so much faster! And of course glass etching for Christmas/Wedding presents! I have wanted one for FOREVER!

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    Rauni says:

    Oh my would I love one of these!! The first thing I would make is decals for my iPod touch!

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    semicrunchymama says:

    I've been wishing for one of these machines ever since I first heard about it. What wouldn't I do with it?! I'm dreaming of making t-shirts, wall decor, glass etching, embellishments for scrapbook pages and Christmas cards…and the list goes on!

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    Ann says:

    Everything. I would use it for everything!!!

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    Jamie says:

    Oh I would just love this! I would definately use it for card making!!

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    CaLynn says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! :D :D I mostly would use it for scrapbooking, but i know id like to make a menu board and some other home decorations too – or!! play with fabric ideas like youve shown:D

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    Rush Family says:

    shirt appliques

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    Jillary says:

    I would use it for scrapbooking, cards, vinyl, everything. This looks super fun!

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    Jeana says:

    I would want to try everything but I think would want to try the glass etching first.

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    Mills says:

    Wow! The possibilities are endless, but I think I would start out with making some wall art and cards…after that, the sky's the limit!

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    Bonnie says:

    I have been wanting one of these so bad! I'd use it for wall vinyls first, then just about everything after that :)

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    kristen says:

    I would totally use it for freezer paper stenciling. It's time-consuming to cut that stuff out by hand, plus it would allow for some really amazing designs! And of course I'd have to try my hand at the glass etching!

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    Diana Joy says:

    I would use it for my scrapbooking: titles, embellishments and lots and lots of flowers. Wow that would be so cool. Thanks.

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    Heather Byrne says:

    I would use it for anything and everything…think its pretty awesome!

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    jacs says:

    Maybe vinyl wall art. But probably everything. lol. :)

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    THE GIFFORDS says:

    What wouldn't I use the Silhouette for? That thing does EVERYTHING!!! Every part of my life could be beautified by this little machine!!!

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    Mike and Alicia says:

    I would use it for everything! Mostly scrapbooking and vinyl though!

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    Lisa says:

    Wow. This is the most exciting giveaway. The past couple of weeks I've been wishing and dreaming about owning one of these beauties. I will cross my fingers. My first project would definitely be the pottery barn number art tutorial I found at Paisley Pink Polka Dots blog. Then I would proceed to use it for everything. I am dreaming of making awesome gifts for everyone!!


    lisalynnreed at gmail dot com

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    Danielle says:

    I would love to use it for everything, but the first thing I would prob do is make clothes for the kids with it!

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    laurahill says:

    I have abotu 20 different vinyl wall projects i have been wanting to do….and about a million other things too. Have been drooling over the Silhouette for months now!

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    amber lee says:

    I would use it for everything, but especially for vinyl wall hangings. :)

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    Colette says:

    The first project I would use it for would be to try out the vinyl for shirts, after that I would use it for everything.

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    Meredith says:

    Oh gosh, I'd use it for scrapbooking and cards which I already make. I'd love to be able to do the etched glass and vinyl wall art. The possibilities are endless:)

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    Nada says:

    I would use this SO MUCH… scrapbooking, card making, home decor, sewing, invites, clothing. I have an old cricut, and would love this (just can't afford the upgrade!)!

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    TammyW says:

    Oh man I would use it for everything. I'd probably start with wall art or scrapbooking. I'd love some iron on vinyl for clothing too. Oh the possibilities.

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    Tami says:

    I would make a welcome vinyl sign for my front door first! But, there is so much and I cannot wait to try it all.

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    Heather says:

    Thanks so much for the draw, what an awesome one! I would LOVE the Silhouette. My daughter wants "clouds on a blue sky" in her new bedroom. That would be my first project. From there, every room would receive vinyl wall art! Then T shirts for kid birthdays, etc….Cheers, HeatherB.

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    2tberrys says:

    I would make freezer paper onesies for our new son arriving soon. I want one of these sooo bad!

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    Megan says:

    OH MY GOODNESS?! I want one so, so, so much!! I'd use it for everything and anything I could think of. The first thing I'd do would be some iron-on transfers for something cute for my adorable little girl to wear (and maybe me too!) And for sure homemade cards, scrapbooks, and wall art. I'm getting ansty just thinking about the possibilities!!

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    Elise Hymas says:

    I would use it for so many things! First I would do some vinyl wall art, scrapbooking, and glass etching. And then come up with some creative ideas for other things to use it for.

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    Marie Olson says:

    Snowflakes. Oh how I LOVE snowfalkes. Paper, stencils, vinyl, the works.

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    Mel says:

    I have a list about a mile long of crafts waiting to be completed with a great product like the Silhouette! I'm probably most eager to create some vinyl art for my front door and bedroom. Later will come the scrapbooking!

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    Cailín says:

    for everything and anything. I want one sooooooooooo bad.

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    Kelli says:

    I would use it to make throw pillows, clothes for my daughter, glass etching, home decor, card making, gifts, and everything else! I would love to own this thing!