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Silhouette GIVEAWAY + Designer Software promo

Happy {giveaway} Thursday! I’m excited to share my latest St. Patrick’s Day craft and announce another Silhouette Giveaway! Plus info on Silhouette’s latest promotion…. Designer Edition Software! This is one of their most popular promotions! Are you ready for a fun day? Here we go!

St. Patrick’s Day Owl Craft

owl craft

Who’s lucky?! I whipped up the CUTEST little owl pillow boxes for St. Patrick’s Day. I used my Silhouette CAMEO with the Designer Software. I filled the little boxes with chocolate gold nuggets. The little shamrock tag says, “Who’s lucky?”. These are for my son’s preschool class, but they would be great for family, friends, or anyone! They are sure to brighten anyone’s day!

st patricks day owl

They turned out so stinkin adorable! I love them! I love how the shape of the pillow box works so perfectly for a little owl.

silhouette cameo

I used my Silhouette CAMEO, Designer Edition software, Silhouette shapes #33498 and #37779, and the sketch pens to make the little owl boxes.

*Don’t have a die cutter? Here’s a Free Printable to help make these owl boxes!

Silhouette Discount: Designer Edition Promotion

Silhouette’s promotion this month highlights their Designer Software. There are some key differences between the Basic software and the Designer Edition software.

Some of the differences include:

  • guides
  • more knife options
  • shear window
  • more eraser options
  • rulers
  • rhinestone window
  • sketch window
  • eyedropper
  • pivot point rotation
  • SVG file compatible

It also supports SVG files. That way you can use all those free SVG files you find on the web! I think it is a lot easier to design my own shapes with the Designer Software.

Here’s a great video by Silhouette on differences between the softwares. Note: The Cameo and Portrait come with the Basic Silhouette Studio software. The Designer Software is an upgrade.

silhouette giveaway


  • Silhouette CAMEO + Designer Software for only $269!
  • Silhouette PORTRAIT + Designer Software for $179!
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Software only for $24!

Use code: CRAFT

>>>This is the link to the special bundle page. {discounts ends 3/8/13}

*BOTH the Portrait and the Cameo are on sale this time!*

Here’s a great video Silhouette made on the differences between basic Silhouette Studio software and Designer Edition Silhouette Studio.

Silhouette GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will win a Silhouette PORTRAIT Giveaway! yay! {who’s lucky?? haha} Use the link/widget below to enter the giveaway. Silhouette giveaway winner will be posted on the Giveaway Winner page.


Good luck!! Thanks for stopping by today!

happy crafting,


Silhouette giveaway brought to you by Silhouette. For a complete statement, please see my disclosure page.

And in case you missed it, here is the link to the Special Silhouette Discount page.

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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. 551
    Peggy Monroe says:

    I would cut mostly paper but vinyl would be a close second :)

  2. 552
    Jen says:


  3. 553
    SusanHJ says:

    I’d cut paper things–I just bought some glass caboches & want to be able to use paper to personalize them in some way! This would work so well!

  4. 554
    Stacey says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the rhinestones….how fun!!!

  5. 555
    Nicole J. says:

    I would make so many things with this! Anything I usually have to hand cut, this would make those so much easier! SO great!

  6. 556
    Andie d says:

    I’d cut vinyl

  7. 557
    Trina says:

    What wouldn’t I cut with it would be an easier question. I have sooo many projects in mind that I’ve started on my 11th notebook. I think I’d start with paper and make my mom a beautiful paper flower bouquet for Mother’s Day.

  8. 558
    Lindsay R. says:

    I would cut vinyl and paper and fabric and so many other things to make magical creations! :o)

  9. 559
    Nancy says:

    I’d cut vinyl. (P.S. The owl is adorable!)

  10. 560
    ashley says:

    I would cut everything possible!

  11. 561
    Hanni says:

    I would love to win a silhouette. Hope I get lucky this time.

  12. 562
    Linda Reed says:

    I would probably start off with cutting paper and then try vinyl since my craft area walls are bare of inspiration. Then I would move onto all the other mediums Silhouette offered, that I have drooled over since finding the machine over a year ago -rhinestones, magnet, fabric.. oh the list! ;)

  13. 563
    Shekae says:

    I’d make stuff firmly classroom :)

  14. 564
    Danielle says:

    I would cut vinyl…for everything!! I hope I win!

  15. 565
    Shelly says:

    I would love to win the portrait. I have a Cameo, but most of the time do not need the 12×12 surface. I think the smaller format would be great and take up much less space in my craft room.

  16. 566
    ellen says:

    I LOVE this! My friend has one, and uses it for EVERYTHING ! So… I’d use it to cut vinyl, and all the scrapbooking stuff, and stuff I use for my Girl Scout troop and she’d be happy to cut out the cutting for me ! :)

  17. 567
    Sandra C says:

    I would use it most for Project Life.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. 568
    Awa says:

    So many things I want to cut but first it would be vinyl.

  19. 569

    I’m not sure what I would cut most but the first thing would definitely be business cards. :)

  20. 570
    Rebecca C says:

    im not sure what i would cut, i really like the little owls you made and i would probably do lots of things like that:)

  21. 571
    Laurie Turner says:


  22. 572
    Linda SV says:

    I would cut fabric to make daughter cute silhouette shirts.

  23. 573
    Linda SV says:

    I would cut fabric to make my daughter cute silhouette t-shirts.

  24. 574
    Lara H. says:

    I’d make some cute Easter decorations!

  25. 575
    heather b. says:

    I have wanted one for so long. I dream of making labels for everything!

  26. 576
    Carissa says:

    I would cut out letters the most! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. 577
    Naomi says:

    I would probably cut vinyl the most! ( :

  28. 578
    christina says:

    I would cut cardstock the most. Then on to vinyl. Thanks for the chance.

  29. 579
    ayana huff says:

    PICK ME :) i love the littlw owls :)

  30. 580
    Aimee Kusina says:

    I’d cut vinyl and cardstock the most I think. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Silhouette!

  31. 581
    Carol I says:

    I have so many plans for a Silhouette! I love putting scripture on my walls! So .. first of vinyl! My daughter is a 4H-er, so she’ll be using it a lot for presentation posters and cardmaking! Then, of course, I have a million labels to cut and cards to make and scrapbooks to do! So much fun would be had by this craft-loving family! Thanks for the giveaway opp!

  32. 582
    Elaine Graves says:

    WOW! Would love to win!!!

  33. 583
    Jordan says:

    I would cut everything!!

  34. 584
    Vickie Cesarz says:

    I work at a senior living community and I would love to share the silhouette with our residents. They would love it!

  35. 585
    Veronica says:

    Is the promotion still valid? Wanted to purchase and i’m just being taken to the home page :-/

  36. 586
    LisaM6 says:

    just wanted to thank you I finally update and got the designer’s edition after having a silhouette since they first came out.

  37. 587
    Carolyn terry says:

    Love Kristi’s work! Found her on Momastery

  38. 588

    I would use the sktech pens for everything!

  39. 588.1
    Inga Holmes says:

    What a FAB giveaway!!! Oh the things I could create with the Sihouette! But I would start with a sign for my kitchen!


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