Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Skip To My Lou: Free Silhouette Cutter Giveaway and a special discount

Free Silhouette Cutter Giveaway and a special discount: "

Silhouette asked me to review their product and I have two say WOW this is little machine is fun. I love that I can hook it up to my computer and the sky is the limit!


Silhouette is giving one very lucky reader a Silhouette of their very own!



You can't imagine all the projects you can do with this machine. One little visit to their site you will see so many lovely things from glass etching, wall vinyl, heat transfers to stencils for fabric painting. You don't want to miss the Silhouette blog, they have loads of tutorials and free downloads.


I wanted to try something a bit different......... a personalized lunch sack for my daughter's first day of school! I can't help but be inspired by Lunch Bag Art! Have you seen how his kid's take their lunch to school?---amazing. Okay I am not quite there, but I think my daughter will be thrilled with this ego boosting lunch sack!


Yes, this machine does more than cut!



I first created her very own word search at A to Z Teacher. I did an 8 X 15 sized word search and added in adjectives that describe my daughter. Once it was generated I highlighted and copied the word search. I then pasted into my Adobe Illustrator program --- (I think you could use other programs also). I increased the font size of the search letters to 18pt and the search words to 21pt (Myriad Pro Font) and added her name in a fancy font. I then opened the Cutting Master 2 for Craft ROBO. Adjusted the paper size for my lunch sack, choose pen setting.


I then added a Silhouette sketch pen and loaded a white lunch sack on a carrier sheet.


And to my complete delight and amazement, it perfectly printed my word search on the side of the bag!



Seriously, the possibilities are endless with this little machine!


The Giveaway includes:


A Silhouette Machine


(a $299.99 value)


And it includes…



  • Silhouette machine

  • Software for Windows XP/Vista

  • 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


For a chance to win your own all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday, August 7th at midnight central time. If you would like EXTRA entries you can



Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do!


Silhouette can only be sent to a winner living in the states


The contest ends on Saturday Aug 7, 2010 at 9PM CST. I will announce & contact the winner on Monday Aug 9, 2010


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If you are interested in purchasing a Silhouette, there is an exclusive Skip to my Lou promo code. Use the promo code SKIP to take advantage of these two promotions! (After you put in the code all the discounts and freebies will show up in the basket)


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1) AWESOME PROMO (running from August 1st through August 9th at midnight)


Buy a machine and receive the following:



- $50 off the Silhouette Craft Cutter

- 2 rolls of vinyl (Valued at $15.98)

- 1 roll of transfer tape (Valued at $7.99)

- Scraper (Valued at $6.99)

- Home D├ęcor CD (Valued at $50)

- $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store

- Cutting Blade

- 2 Cutting Mats

All for $249.99

A Savings of $130.96

Just think of how much you’ll save on gift giving this year!


2) GOOD PROMO (running from August 9th through August 14th at midnight)


Buy a machine and receive the following:



$50 off (receive for $249.99)

2 rolls of Heat transfer ($29.89 value)

$10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store

Cutting Blade

2 Cutting Mats

All for $249.99

A savings of $79.98









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