Great New Silhouette Promo! [Giveaway]

Silhouette is offering another great promotion through their online store if you use this link and enter our code “Update” at checkout! These are great deals from Silhouette that can’t be beat anywhere else! This month, in addition to great deals on the machines, they are also offering deals on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software to help you get the most out of your machine’s design capabilities.

So why would you want a Silhouette machine? I’ll show you my latest creation with mine to show you why I can’t live without it when I’m creating lately!

I’m doing a lot of Project Life lately, and the Silhouette Portrait machine (being offered for an amazing $129.99 through this promotion) is the perfect size for doing those projects. I just completed this double layout of my day with my daughter at Animal Kingdom using the Project Life Midnight Core Kit.



Supplies | Digital Cutting Files: Silhouette (Set 1 3×4 Life Cards by Jamie Cripps, 4 3×4 Life Cards by Lori Whitlock, Explore and Geo Tag 4×6 Journaling Card by Sweet Elsie, Safari by Loni Stevens). Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes), BasicGrey (Basics – Lexicon). Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Washi Tape: Close To My Heart (Slate). Embellishments: Heidi Swapp (Epoxy Word Stickers, Chipboard Hearts). Pen: Sakura (Micron 03). Ink: Close To My Heart (Juniper, Cranberry). Journaling Cards: Becky Higgins Project Life Midnight Edition Core Kit, Becky Higgins Project Life 4×6 Grid Journaling Cards, Technique Tuesday (3×4 Story Cards – Remember by Ali Edwards). Page Protectors: Becky Higgins Project Life (Design A & Design G).

I used the Midnight Core Kit (I also own the Honey core kit) because some of the photos were pretty colorful. The Midnight kit is neutral and let the photos set the color tone for the layout without clashing or competing for attention. I actually only ended up using three elements from the kit. The rest I created from other sources.

Here’s a closer look at the pages I assembled:


I try to arrange my photos by topic within a layout like this – this page is largely devoted to my Safari pictures, plus my title. I also included the photo of the thing you see when you first enter the park – the Tree of Life.


The title block is created from a 4×6 journal card from the Project Life Midnight Core Kit, with a digital die cut layered on top if it. It is the Safari by Loni Stevens file, which I flipped horizontally and sized down significantly.


This 3×4 journal card uses one of the features of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition – although it isn’t obvious looking at it. Because Designer Edition has rulers and guides available in it, you can place your cuts much more accurately on your paper. I was able to place this cut (and the background on the next page) right where I wanted them on the patterned paper by measuring my placements with rulers.

I backed the journal card with gray cardstock to turn the clouds into rain clouds since we had a rainy, gray day at Animal Kingdom.


The second side of the layout is the rest of the safari and a couple of random photos from the day. Since that spot (and its reverse side) was the only location to work with full size vertical photos, I had to work them in where they were available. The vertical photo of my daughter has a chipboard heart on it to highlight it (as does one on the next page).


This background is the second piece that I used the rulers to cut out with the Silhouette, to make sure that there was plenty of cloud texture behind the words. I chose black for the text to tie in with the Midnight core kit. The cutting file is from a set called Set 1 3×4 Life Cards by Jamie Cripps.


Turning the page, we moved into Camp Minnie Mickey. All these photos were taken there.


I customized my Project Life 4×6 Grid Journaling Cards for this layout with some Close To My Heart washi tape that coordinates beautifully with the Midnight Core Kit to create simple decorative journaling cards. Washi tape is great for creating decorative elements to use with Project Life! It’s quick and easy – just like Project Life is supposed to be.


I finished the layout with a die cut journal card from the new Explore and Geo Tag 4×6 Journaling Card by Sweet Elsie cutting file set. I cut it from one of the BasicGrey “Basics” papers, edged it with washi, and backed it with black to coordinate with the Midnight kit.  The addition of the Heidi Swapp epoxy stickers gave it a bit more detail and fun.

And now, on to the promotion and giveaway!

When I bought my Silhouette machine, the first thing that I did was also buy the Designer Edition of the software. Why? It does some great things that the standard version can’t:

  • Imports SVG files: With this capability you can import files you’ve used on another machine or buy files (or get freebies!) almost anywhere: blogs, Etsy, designer stores.
  • Adds rulers & guides: Precisely size and place your cuts with the use of rulers and guides. If you are used to using these measurements in software such as Photoshop, you’ll feel lost without them!
  • More advanced editing tools: You probably want a Silhouette because of its custom capabilities – the Designer Edition software has more advanced tools for editing such as more precise knife and eraser tools (and more).
  • Make your own Rhinestone & Sketch patterns – Designer Edition software allows you to convert a shape into a rhinestone or sketch pattern, turning your machine into much more than just a die cut tool!

This month’s promotion bundles the Designer Edition software with the machines at great prices, and if you already have a machine, you can get the Designer Edition software for 50% off!


To Get These Offers, Click Here & Use Code “UPDATE” at checkout!

And now, the giveaway! Silhouette is giving away a Silhouette Portrait machine and a copy of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to one lucky Scrapbook Update reader…leave a comment below to enter! US residents only may enter, and the giveaway closes at 11:59pm on July 7th. Winner to be announced on July 8th!


119 Responses to Great New Silhouette Promo! [Giveaway]

  1. Elizabeth M. July 2, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    OH i’d love to win. This is my #1 craft tool on my wishlist!!

  2. Sue July 2, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy July.

  3. Lynn L July 2, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Liked the creativity you shared in your album using the Silhouette . . . and now that I’ve seen a sampling, I would love the opportunity to use a Silhouette.

  4. Emily Todd July 2, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    I love what you did with the midnight core kit. I was hoping someone would use it so I could take an extra peek at it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Jamie Moore Cripps July 2, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Love your pages and thank you for featuring one of my files! So honored!
    Thanks also for the chance to win a Portrait!

  6. Kellystar July 2, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    I have had a silhouette on my wish list for too long— it’s time to buy one, or better yet WIN one! Thanks for the chance!

  7. DeeDee L D July 2, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Fabulous layout. Love how you cut the different animal scenes and lettering. Guess I better add this to my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Cheryl July 2, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I would so love to have one of these. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Laura July 2, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks for the chance…

  10. Cyndi July 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a looooong time! Thanks for the opportunity to win one…:)

  11. ca angel July 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I’ve heard such wonderful things about the Silhouette! Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Sheila Oxley July 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Amazing! I love all that you can do and did with the Silhouette! Looks like a new gadget to add to my wish list!!!

  13. Sue Alg July 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Love your PL book. I’ve been working faithfully with my PL album for almost 2 years. The Silhouette sure can add wonderful embellishments that are just perfect for your pockets.

  14. Amy Andrews July 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Would love to have this machine! Thanks for the chance.

  15. Theresa Grdina July 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Your project life book is great!! Love the Midnight Edition! I would love to win this machine. I salivate over the cuts it makes every time I see them…..thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Jane S July 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    I didn’t know you could add the Designer Software to the Portrait size. very cool! Love this machine.

  17. Suz Gray July 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I am really wanting to change to the cameo or portrait from the cricut. Trouble is convincing my hubby lol. I would love to win that would solve my dilemma lol

  18. jen July 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I’d love to win!

  19. Louanne July 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Awesome giveaway! I have been eyeing the Silhouette for a few months now–I love the look of cut-out files on pages (especially my Project Life pages!). Thanks for this opportunity!

  20. Linda H July 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Fabulous layouts and prize package! Thank you for the chance to win!

  21. Tona July 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Love your pages!
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway 🙂

  22. Lynn Herrick July 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks for the examples – very helpful as I have been trying to decide if I should take the plunge and buy one!

  23. Sara Dick July 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Ok, I seriously want one of these so badly! Your card with the cutouts of the giraffes and safari scene is so intricate-my machine could never do that! And my husband doesn’t think I need one of these:( Now if I win one…what could he say;)

  24. Simply Sandy July 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Wow what a wonderful giveaway! It looks so cool!

  25. Melinda Wilson July 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  26. Debbie Pottle July 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this amazing giveaway! I attended a Silhouette demo at a LSS 10 days ago and have been wanting one ever since. Thank you for this golden opportunity!

  27. Pam July 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I have wanted one of these forever! It’s the thing I want more than anything. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. JoAnn Pollock July 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I would love to win this!

  29. Marnie July 3, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    Wow an amazing prize. I love how you customized your PL Kit with this tool! I

  30. Theresa J July 3, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    My friend loves scrapbooking and this would make a great gift

  31. Leslie Kiley July 3, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    I would just love to make my own designs come to life with this wonderful tool! To design really unique classes and make gifts that are one of a kind! Such a dream!

  32. Emery July 3, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Thank you Nancy for explaining how the Silhouette works as I’ve been in the dark. Oh how I would lovr to win!!!

  33. teresafsmith July 3, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway! Oh, the beautiful pages I could create with this!

  34. Emilie July 3, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Your Disney pics have me YEARNING to go visit!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  35. Loydene July 3, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    I would love to win a Silhouette!

  36. Jena Baker July 3, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    What a fantastic give away. I don’t have any sort of a die cut machine and a Silhouette would be perfect for me!

  37. Terri Harmon July 3, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Nancy, thanks for sharing your designs and ideas using the Silhouette. I love seeing options other than just simple die cuts. I would love to try the Studio Designer Edition.

  38. Sylvia July 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I could make all sorts of cute things for my classroom and home. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  39. laura higgins-dassance July 4, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    would looooove to have one of these little bad boys to craft with! Thanks for the chance!

  40. epears July 4, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    THank you for the giveaway! My friend was telling me about the Silhouette and I want one now so bad!!!!

  41. Amy Beck July 4, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    I love this machine & I love how your pages look using it! Thanks for posting!

  42. Pamela McGillin July 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love what you’ve done with the zoo pages. I never would have thought to use the Midnight Core Kit in this way, but it works perfectly & your Silhouette cuts are great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Denise Foor July 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    My DH always says you have to have the right tools to do the job and this certainly looks like the one for me. I love these zoo layouts and the Silhouette cutter looks like the tool to do the job right! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  44. Sue Ogden July 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Wow what a great give away. Would love to try out the designer series software.

  45. Amanda S July 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Thanks so much for the chance Nancy & Silhouette! I’d LOVE to have the machine!

  46. Lindsey July 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    I have so many projects in mind for the Silhouette!!!

  47. Elizabeth L July 5, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance! I have SO many things I want to do with a Silhouette!

  48. donovandiva July 5, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    I would love to do this for many different occasions but especially to document my grandson’s growing years! I was never good about scrapbooking for my children,which I regret. I want to make sure I keep up with my grandson so I can share with him when he gets older!!

    Thanks 🙂

    Katherine Donovan

  49. Mary R. July 5, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous album samples! Would LOVE to win a Silhouette machine! Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. Karen M July 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I would love to be able to scrapbook my family memories one day. Thanks!

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