Introducing the Brand New Silhouette Portrait… And a Giveaway! (Winner Announced!)

Time’s Up!

The winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway is:

#918 Janine M.: There are so many projects I could use this for! I have a whole new house to decorate. Likely, I’ll start with labels for food storage in my new kitchen. Then I’ll move to cutting fabric and vinal for other projects! Endless!!! Really hope I win one!!

Congrats Janine! I’ve sent you an email! :)


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Introducing the *brand new* Silhouette Portrait, an 8-inch personal craft cutter. It's small in size, small on price, and BIG on features. Enter to win this giveaway for one Silhouette Portrait from And check back on Black Friday for an AMAZING coupon code for Silhouette accessories!

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The Silhouette Portrait is a brand new personal craft cutter from Silhouette with an 8-inch cutting mat. It’s small in size, small on price (Yay!), and BIG on features! The Silhouette Portrait is a personal electronic cutting tool. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long.

What I’ve always loved about the Silhouette compared to other craft cutters is that with the Silhouette, you can cut ANY font on your computer — no extra charge! There’s no need to buy countless alphabets or cartridges. With the Silhouette, you have a whole arsenal of fonts that you can start cutting right away, right on your computer. You can also create your own designs with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, or purchase individual designs from the extensive Silhouette Online Store. You don’t have to buy a whole cartridge for just one design! Most designs in the Silhouette Online Store are 99¢ or less. Plus there’s a new free shape each week that can be downloaded and kept permanently in your Silhouette Studio library.

The Silhouette Portrait weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easily portable. The Portrait can be easily carried wherever you go!


There are so many fun things you can make with the Silhouette!

Have you seen these adorable aprons that Ashley from Make It and Love It made using the Silhouette, heat transfer material, and the Our Best Bite’s doodle font?

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You can also cut vinyl for wall words & home decor projects…

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You can etch glass for seriously fun, one of a kind serving dishes…

Use your Silhouette to cut fabric. Just iron Silhouette interfacing to your favorite fabric and send it through the machine on a Silhouette cutting mat.

With Silhouette sketch pens, the Silhouette can draw intricate patterns. Just pop out the blade and insert the color pen of your choice — even white and glitter pens! How awesome would this be for Christmas card envelopes with a gorgeous handwritten font?? :)

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You can even make fake tattoos. Fun!

From magnet paper to temporary tattoo paper, wood paper to transparencies, the Silhouette can cut a wide variety of specialty media.


And be sure to check out Silhouette on Facebook and Pinterest for more great ideas!


How to Enter

To be entered to win a Silhouette Portrait all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What’s the first thing you’d make with a Silhouette Portrait?

Contest ends Thursday, November 22 at 8 am CST. That’s Thanksgiving day! One entry per person, please. Winner must have a US mailing address. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email. Giveaway graciously provided by Silhouette America.

If you’re on Facebook, come check us out here! :)



If you’ve already got a Silhouette (or you’ve got one on your wishlist!), you are going to want to check back here on Friday for some HUGE BLACK FRIDAY savings!! Check right back here on this post for the update — a huge discount code to!! See you then!!



For even MORE chances to win, here are some other great blogs giving away a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait this week too:

Infarrantly Creative

All Things Thrifty

I Heart Naptime

The Idea Room

Sawdust and Paperscraps

Southern Hospitality

Beneath my Heart

Today’s Creative Blog

Positively Splendid

Home Stories A to Z

Makely School for Girls

The DIY Show Off

Not Just a Housewife




Little Miss Momma

Make and Takes

Tip Junkie

Craft Gossip

Ali Edwards

My Repurposed Life

Craftaholics Anonymous

Our Best Bites

Simply Kierste

Petite Party Studio

Kevin and Amanda

Homemade by Jill

Vintage Revivals

Crap I’ve Made


Good luck!!! :)

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2,038 Responses
  1. Stephanie

    if I won I’d make subway art. I’ve been dying to put a giant giant ((5′ x 1 1/2′)) piece of art up in my living room, I just haven’t found the time to copy, email, print, pick up, transfer/trace, and finish all those wonderful words.

  2. Jim

    The first project I would complete is applying vinyl words and images to my kitchen containers for organized storage. Then on to my closets!

  3. Rebecca

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I have wanted one of these forever…I’d start by making Christmas gifts for family. *fingers & toes crossed*

  4. Deby Coles

    If I was the lucky winner, the first thing I would make would be a thank you card for my husband. After I had a stroke earlier this year at only age 43, he has been more than amazing, and today I am thankful for him.

  5. Cecilia Hoffman

    I would love to win this! Being a Spanish preschool teacher provides endless possibilities. I can not always find craft activities. This would help a lot. ;-)

  6. Trinity B.

    I’ve pinned literally hundreds of projects, and have an entire board dedicated to all things Silhouette. It would be a huge blessing to win one, and be able to make some of those things. First, however, I would make quilts for my girls, using my mom’s old clothing. When she died, I got the idea to turn her clothes into quilts for my children, so that they would have something to remember her by. One of my greatest fears is that when she died…less than 2 years ago….they were too young to really remember her. I’d like to keep that memory alive. Thanks for this chance to win!

  7. Elizabeth

    Possibilities are endless. As a teacher I could use it endlessly and also as a scrapbooker. Would love to be able to cut things right when I need it instead of having to wait til I can order it or buy it.

  8. Rae

    I’d likely start with a card just to get the hang of using the Portrait. Then, after I knew what I was doing I have a huge list of things I’d like to do with it.

  9. Michelle

    First thing I would do is everything! I am due in 3 weeks so I would have to make some stuff for the baby, Christmas cards, soon vinyl for her room… oh man the possibilities are endless!

  10. Sabrina C

    The first thing I would make is a custom wall decal for my master bedroom.
    Something inspirational that would motivate me to get out of bed every morning :)

  11. Liz Ramirez

    Do I really have to choose just 1 thing for my first project?! I would love to make a sign for my baby boy’s nursery out of a big piece of wood, paint it and distress it, and do some vinyl lettering that says ‘You are my sunshine.’ I sing the song to him daily so it would be really special!

  12. Sam N

    I have a new niece and three nephews! I would be customizing everything. ‘Everything?’ you say and yes, yes I do mean everything. My niece needs vinyl lettering for her wall. My 1st nephew (the oldest) needs lettering of some kind on his clothing, I don’t know how one kid misplaces so much stuff. My 2 nephew is a little artist himself so I’d probably do some easy sew hand puppets and more projects like that with him. My 3 nephew is just being potty trained and I would love to work out some fun chart for prizes to help that along and also put some of his favorite characters on his big boy underwear so he’ll maybe be more inclined to wear them. Those are the very first things I’d do lol. I know alot of first there but there would be many more to follow the Silhouette just has endless possibilities.

  13. Tracy

    I would love to start with t-shirts for my first grade students, then temp tattoos for my sister’s groomsmen (wedding next month) … and then some Christmas gifts. Oh, what fun we could have!

  14. Melinda Shapro

    I can’t remember if I entered or not so sorry if this is a duplicate. I would do a vinyl project to decorate my washer and dryer.

  15. Rachael

    The first thing I would do with it would be to cut out my boyfriend’s favorite song lyrics and Mod Podge them to a canvas for his birthday.

  16. Cara F.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! Oh, the possibilities! I would love to make personalized vinyl signs for family and friends for Christmas, but I am really LoViNg the Laundry Wall Sign in the photos above! LOL Happy Holidays and good luck to all!

  17. T_M

    We have been wanting this for SOOO long and will use to to cheer people up and make things for them. Cards, wrappers, wall art, stationary, pop-up pictures and more.

  18. Stacey Chmielewski

    Just looking for an updated machine. Have the original machine and it is sooo loud! It is also very tempermental, used my friends cameo and fell in love.

  19. Phoebe

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to win one of these! If I won, I would make some personalized shirts for my kids. Then, I’d make some fun Christmas decorations. I love paper crafting!

  20. Taryn

    I love the idea of making homemade aprons – that would be a great gift for my foodie friends and family members! I’d also really love to make labels for homemade holiday gifts I always give.

  21. Tanya

    Wow first thing? LEARN! create new shapes to share with others is what I love to do…give away designs I can create, and use to cut out items to share with others as well.

  22. Kacie D.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the etching on the flour and sugar jars. I just put tape on the bottom of some of mine with labels for the different types of flour I have (all purpose, self-rising, bread, and cake). So, this would definitely be a step up!

  23. Heather

    I wouldn’t know where to start! Probably some art for the kitchen . . . or capes for the kids . . . or t-shirts for the kids . . .

  24. grace

    Oh the endless possibility to use this machine and I can start following along Silhoutte blog’s ideas .. will make my first subway art .. maybe santa would be nice enough to wrap this intime to be under my tree :) Thanks for the chance.

  25. Jen A.

    The first thing I would do is etch all of my glass baking dishes! What a great way to personalize them and make sure they get back to you after potlucks!

  26. bridgett

    If I won a brand spankin new Silhouette machine, I would make some awesome artwork for my up and coming gallery wall! It would be displayed next to our Christmas family photos! :) Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!

  27. Candace Paquin

    I’d make some fun christmas gifts first, but the possibilites are endless. I’d probably redesign my packaging for my photography business as well! thanks for the chance to win this incredible machine!

  28. Carey Payne

    The first thing I would make are cute labels for my kitchen canisters. I have been wanting to do that for a while now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Lily

    Ooooo fingers crossed that I win and can make everyone in my family a Christmas gifty with it!!! I’d buy pyrex and monogram all over them!!!!

  30. Lili


    WOW!!! The first thing I’d do is create Christmas ornaments: for the tree, the house, the banquet, labels for packages, postcards, gifts …

    Thank so much for the opportunity ;)

  31. Sara

    I absolutely love the idea of personalizing baking dishes! Perfect for carry-ins and family holidays. That’s what I would want to do first…but my daughter (5) would want me to create some cute and funky temporary tattoos for her, I’m sure. :)

  32. Kori

    I think I’d have to make and address thank-you cards for my wedding that was just two weeks ago! It would be a lovely, personal finishing touch on the wedding stationary!

  33. Aimoku Higa

    I have wanted a Silhouette for SO long and there are tons of projects I want to use it for! I’d make some vinyl stickers for the wall!

  34. Esther T.

    The first thing I would do is present it to my wonderful daughter. She is teaching 3rd grade special needs children for the first time, and I’m so proud of her. She has wanted one of these for a long time to make things for her classroom and her kids. Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving, and to Kevin as well!

  35. Lori East

    The list is so long! Lots of Christmas gifts & projects for my sister’s upcoming wedding! Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  36. Sara R.

    I’d probably do something like the aprons pictured above, only more along the lines of geeky t-shirts…..I’d also get a lot of use out of it, I think, making fun personalized infant onesies for the zillion friends I know having babies all the time. :-)

  37. Darcy Reagan

    The first thing I would create would be (everything!) applique for sweatshirts for my nine children for Christmas. This thing would keep me busy for a very, very long time! I am so excited about possibly owning one, that I am checking out all of the fun possibilities on Pinterest, Facebook, and the Web. Thanks for the fun post and all the fun ideas!

  38. Sarina

    The first project I would complete would be etched plates to serve the baked goods I give for the holidays. The recipients get the treats and the decorated plate to enjoy.

  39. Michelle ROssignol

    The very first thing I would make with my portrait would be a vinyl phrase for above my mantle! It will be something special!!

  40. Lisa

    I would first want to see what I can make with this machine and then I would have to decide from there what I would make first. But knowing me, I wouldn’t be able to make up my mind on what to make first. So then, I would have to make a few things and with it being the holidays coming up, I would probably make some cute tags, advent calendar, matching aprons for me and my cute girls, etc. Oh and probably some cute Christmas signs of some kind. :) So many choices!

  41. Shirley Miller

    The first thing I would make is Christmas gifts for everyone on my first grade team at Bluebonnet Elementary. They all work so hard teaching everyday, they deserve it!

  42. Annalisa C.

    First thing I’d make? I REALLY need to label my laundry and pantry containers! And then I’d start making cute little projects all through the holidays!

  43. belinda clear

    The first thing I will make will be Christmas stockings for my family! I never got to last year because my husband was deployed and doing an fun projects just didn’t seem fun without him here. Now that he is back, i would love to make all the wonderful Christmas decorations to make our house feel more like a home this holiday!

  44. Julia

    I would either make thank you cards or vinyl letters (that go on the wall I think). I want to write, “Not everyone who wanders is lost”

  45. Leslie Young

    There is a Christmas sign that I am dying to make to hang above my piano. That would probably be my first project, but I definitely have many many other ideas that I could use a Silhouette for.

  46. Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates

    I would do some etched glass on my vases and trifle dishes :) I would also make some gifts for friends and family!

  47. Jami @ What the Graham?!

    I would HTV the crap out of anything I could get my hands on if I won…onesies, t-shirts, towels, and my husbands underwear…ok not the underwear but you get the picture.

  48. Amanda Tea

    The first thing I would make would be some vinyl words for my sister for christmas. she’s been wanting some but they are so expensive, so i would make her some to save her money :)

  49. Diana M

    If I won, I believe I would label my binder and everything else I can label (dog bowls, cups, frames…excetera! :) I would reorganize everything! It’s a perfect present for my birthday :D
    Thank you, with lots of love ♡♡♡

    You inspire me ;D

  50. sheila b

    wow! WOW!! would love to have one :) soooo many things i could do, but the first would be to make vinyl musical notes to put around my daughter’s room.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  51. Ann Anderson

    I would Etch my daughters name for the scrapbook I’m making for her senior year 2013!
    I would make a sign for the entry way that say’s ” Yahweh ”
    I would never stop using it!:)
    Ann Anderson

  52. Bonnie Morgan

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to try the glass etching.

    Enjoy your travel blogs so much. Appreciate your photography tutorials very much too.

  53. Melissa

    Oh please, oh please, I would LOVE to have one of these! The first thing I would do would be to etch my glass cake pans. Thanks for the chance to win!

  54. Di@Cottage-wishes

    Goodness…I would make cute little aprons for my grandsons so we could all match to bake cookies!! Thanks for the opportunity, Di@Cottage-Wishes

  55. Becky Cebelinski

    Would definitely make some fun things for the house we are building next year..would probably start with labels for jars in our pantry!

  56. Karen

    The first thing I’d make with the Silhouette would be shapes for birthday cards. I make my own cards and give then to coworkers on their birthdays. Keep up the great website!

  57. Kaylee Nelson

    I have been looking at buying one for awhile….I just cant afford it at the moment :). The Silhouette is on my Christmas List. The first thing that I would make are stencils to paint signs for my upcoming wedding. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  58. Cynthia H

    The first thing I would make is a car play mat for my grandson – complete with roads, buildings, a pond or lake and an airport! I’ve seen rugs like this, but one made on canvas and decorated with heat transfers, etc would be a lot more personalized and portable ;)

  59. Ariel

    The first thing I will make with the Silhouette will be favors, decor and pretty much everything for my sister-in-law-to-be’s baby shower in February. Vintage Pooh themed, I’d be able to do everything and more so easily with the Silhouette. Thanks for a contest entry =]

  60. Lauren Hughes

    Ahh I couldn’t name just one thing I want to make! I would use it for tons of things to help get my Etsy shop off the ground. Canvas paintings, pillows.. the list could go on. I want it I want it!! Thanks so much for doing giveaways. Your audience thanks you for the opportunity :)

  61. Risha

    We just bought a brand new house and some homemade decor is a must….starting with the front door. An super cute M on the front door (the intial of our last name) would be perfect and my first project with this awesome machine.

  62. kam

    I’ve been drooling over a Silhouette for awhile now so I have a looong list :) I think I’d probably have to cut it up and draw one out of a hat to pick my first project! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  63. Michelle Miller

    Woot woot! The possibilities are endless with this thing. Would love to make photo props and cards with it. Thanks for the oppurtunity.

  64. AmandaK

    i’ve long wanted one for the etch glass feature, but I’ve seen some super cute scrapbooking things with the silhouette on AliEdwards blog for Project Life! Hard to say which one would make it first!

  65. Stevie B

    I would want to learn how to make iron-on decals and letters to use for quirky t-shirts and onesies for the kids. Great Giveaway, Thanks!

  66. Stacy

    I’d love to win the silhouette! How much fun could be had?? I’m not sure if I would label everything in my pantry first or make those adorable aprons (or t-shirts)… my daughter would love those tattoos…

    How fun! Thanks for the opportunity!