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Silhouette Designer Edition Sale + Giveaway

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.05.27 PMSilhouette Designer Edition

One of the big things that sets Silhouette cutting tools apart from other tools, is the awesome software Silhouette has developed. Silhouette’s Designer Edition software beats any other digital cutter tool software out there hands down! {trust me, I know. I’ve tried others and they just don’t even compare!} Silhouette has taken years to develop this software, whereas other companies have tried to throw together editing software in months that is bug ridden and has limited editing tools. Its just not the same! Silhouette is tried and true. And they are constantly coming up with ways to improve. For example, not long ago Silhouette came out with Silhouette Connect. Silhouette Connect makes it so that users can send projects that were designed in Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW® straight to Silhouette electronic cutting tool with no need to convert them to a Silhouette Studio® compatible format.


I personally love the Designer Edition software because of all the extra tools and capabilities that it offers me when I create. Like my recent Pineapple Sign. Thanks to the advanced point editing of the Designer Software, I was able to tweak the font to my liking and add long tails at the ends of words for an artistic touch. The Advanced Eraser tool was also very helpful with this design.

Editing Point in Silhouette Studio 

editing points

The Designer Edition is one of the things I highly recommend to every Silhouette owner. I think the capabilities that it offers makes the small upgrade totally worth it! Here is a table with the differences between Silhouette Studio and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition:

Silhouette Studio vs Silhouette Studio Designer Edition With the Designer Edition, you can cut SVG files. Usually if site is sharing a free cut file, it is in SVG format. The Designer Edition supports SVG files.

Silhouette Designer Edition Discount

silhouette july promo. use code: CRAFT to save $$ If you’re considering upgrading to the Designer Edition software, now is the time to do it! You can get 40% off Designer Edition with code: CRAFT 

They also have some bundles sales including the Designer Edition software:  Silhouette CAMEO + Designer Edition bundle and the Silhouette Portrait + Designer Edition bundle. This is one of their most popular sales! Take advantage of this great price while you can!

Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway!

silhouette cameo giveaway

Want to win a Silhouette CAMEO? Please use the widget below to enter: {if you’re reading this in your inbox, please click over to enter!}
Silhouette CAMEO

 Did you miss the link to shop the Silhouette Sale? Here it is again! 

Disclosure: I am proud to partner with Silhouette to bring you the latest discount info and giveaways. I have used Silhouette products for over 5 years and use them frequently. See my disclosure page for a complete statement.

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 251
    Regena O says:

    The Cameo has been on my wishlist since I saw the first demo. Would love to win!!

  2. 252
    Jamie Ward says:

    Summer crafting is very minimal this year. I’ve done a tiny bit, but nothing major which is crazy because my office finally doesn’t look like a tornado has hit it. Hopefully i’ll be cranking out more and posting on my blog to keep me going and get some followers who want to see and hear about my little corner of the world. :-) Oh and pick me to win please. haha!

  3. 253
    Rust says:

    I’m behind on so much and I blame the garden!

  4. 254
    Cathy C says:

    I am into mixed media this month – learning all kinds of new things. Other than the mess in my house, art-making is going well.

  5. 255
    MelN says:

    I’ve been considering one of these for personal and work use for a while. I really enjoy seeing ways it can be used and comparisions of the different packages. Looks my librarybmay need to add one this year!

  6. 256

    I haven’t gotten do to very much crafting this summer. My 2 year old keeps me pretty busy when I’m not at work. I would like to spend some time crafting.

  7. 257
    Emily C says:

    My summer crafting is going great- thanks in part to participating in the Summer Craft Exchange! If I won, I’d be able to enter a whole new world of crafting! :)

  8. 258
    Angie K. says:

    I haven’t done much crafting this summer. I embroidery for folks a fair amount but have been enjoying the summer with visiting guests and a 10 day road trip to Gettysburg/Hershey/Philadelphia and Washington DC. I need a Cameo to up my ability to do personalized crafting items.

  9. 259
    Betty B. says:

    I have to admit i haven’t done much crafting this summer.

  10. 260
    Cathy says:

    So far I’ve gotten quite a bit more done than I ever expected to, though I think that might have something to do with being on design teams for the first time ever :) Also, wow, it would be amazing to win.

  11. 261
    Vicky P says:

    I hope to accomplish a lot more crafting than I have so far.

  12. 262
    Julie Johannsen says:

    Summer crafting some awesome pictures from a Seattle trip 3 years ago!

  13. 263
    Angela P says:

    It’s going slower than I would like but a new Silhouette Cameo could definitely change that! :)

  14. 264
    Pat schwab says:

    Yeah for a chance to win this.

  15. 265
    Amy H says:

    I don’t have enough time in the Summer to craft. My daughter would love to make crafts. She is always thinking up new projects.

  16. 266
    Melinda Anderson says:

    I have been looking at purchasing one of these but we just dont have the funds right now – what an awesome giveaway :)

  17. 267
    Shannon says:

    I am having an excellent crafting summer! I have had craft ideas for years but never actually did them… now I finally have started doing the projects and am having so much fun. I have been looking into getting a tool such as the Silhouette because I have so many projects this could help me with. It would be amazing to win this!

  18. 268
    Carla says:

    Summer is way too short! I have gotten a couple of projects done. Made an adorable side table with bottlecaps. And glow-in-the-dark Blooming Address flowers. Working on a new patio that I hope to have finished by fall.

  19. 269
    Candice says:

    I love these and want one. I’ve seen so many cute fun projects with them. I’m still saving up but winning would get it faster and be just a bit better. :)

  20. 270
    Courtenay Crocombe says:

    Busy crafting for my sweet daughter to go to college

  21. 271
    Trish F says:

    Summer crafting is going pretty well. I’m trying some new things. Making memory wire wrap bracelets and working with chalk paint. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  22. 272
    Jeannie (blue) says:

    Slow. Other than taking pics and making cards as needed, my crafting, for the most part, is on hold. I’m about to have the carpeting removed and new wood floors put down throughout my house, so I’m packing everything up. A friend asked me today why I’m moving. lol.

  23. 273
    Paula Pennington says:

    I have crafted more this summer than in the past, Made a lot of new memories with nieces and great nieces. They inspire me to try new things.

  24. 274
    Kelli A. says:

    Crafting new things this summer! I’ve learned to cut vinyl, and made my nephews their own cups. I also make a few “chalkboards,” for some teacher friends that said “____ until Summer Vacation!”
    This Silouhette would REALLY help my crafting juices flow!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. 275
    Toni Simpson says:

    I started out doing pretty good with my crafting, but life has gotten in the way LOL! Sure would love to win this cameo and get my muse back on the ball!

  26. 276
    Linda Reed says:

    My summer crafting isn’t going as well as I dreamed of for the summer lol! I have made some cards. I am also working on a canvas for my husband, a mini album for my daughter, and an altered cigar box for my son. I will be crafting alot this weekend and have plans to get together with a few friends to craft. I am going to a crop the beginning of August and I do mixed media with a few ladies there in a group :)

  27. 277
    Leisa Parsons says:

    Love, Love, Love paper crafting

  28. 278
    marybeth i says:

    Good but not great. There is never enough time to craft as I would like!

  29. 279
    Leah C says:

    I have a very stressful full-time job in the summer, so my crafting has been mostly put on hold, but I’m still hoping for a chance to tie-dye in early August! :)

  30. 280
    Becca L says:

    I’ve crafted alot this summer! I’m babysitting my niece and when its nap time for her its craft time for me!

  31. 281
    Becky R says:

    I would love to win!

  32. 282
    tiffany Hong says:

    Wish I had more time to work on all of the crafts!

  33. 283
    Cheryl says:

    I need more time!! This Summer is slipping by way to fast! Wish I had more time to craft!

  34. 284
    Kathie Craig says:

    I have many projects that I need to finish!!

  35. 285
    Shawn H says:

    I would give this to my wife, who loves to craft!!

  36. 286
    Bethany Moye says:

    I’ve been able to get a lot of crafts done this summer, actually! If I didn’t work full time and have a 3 year old, I’d get a lot more done, however! Oh the joys of motherhood..

  37. 287
    Brenda Young says:

    With the kids home for the summer, haven’t had time to do any crafting for myself. Soon as school starts I’m going to be one busy bee!

  38. 288
    Brenda Young says:

    With the kids home for the summer, haven’t had time to do any crafting for myself. Soon as school starts I’m going to be one busy bee!

  39. 289
    Crissy says:

    I have so many crafts I’ve done this summer! I ran a summer camp for young people to “accessorize your room” so I now have a plethora of models from decoupaged stained glass candle holders to canvases and monogrammed tote bags! A new Silhouette would make that last project much more versatile!

  40. 290
    Michelle J. says:

    I just finished up a 9-month project, and she’s adorable!

  41. 291
    Linda says:

    The Cameo looks like just the crafting tool that I need to take my crafts to the next level! Thank you for offering this! Your ideas are a great inspiration!

  42. 292
    Lisa says:

    The cameo looks great for silk screening

  43. 293
    Erin G says:

    We are moving to a new house this summer so lots of packing and not much crafting. ; ) I’m hoping to catch up this fall when school begins. Thanks for the chance to win a Silhouette. Oh the crafting I could do with this machine.

  44. 294
    Bobbi Bell says:

    I can’t wait to get my cameo.I had NO IDEA we could do these things.

  45. 295
    Jessica Menster says:

    My summer crafting is kind of at a stand still. It seems with three boys home for the summer I am not accomplishing much!

  46. 296
    Dacia Bergeson says:

    I have always wanted one of these! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. 297
    Traci says:

    I would absolutely live one of these . Never enter anything as I am never lucky. My crafting keeps me sain as I have two additional needs kiddies and crafting helps me to relax

  48. 298
    Jenette says:

    Almost non existent. I am pregnant with twins and have not had much energy to do anything.

  49. 299
    Tania Scott says:

    I have not had time to craft this summer. We have been in the process of moving. Finally moved in, but still not finished unpacking everything. Hope to get back to crafting soon.

  50. 300
    Gina Lou says:

    Would love to win!