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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. 201
    Casey says:

    Wow, would LOVE to win one of these!!!! Thank you!

  2. 202
    linda feltner says:

    I would love to have this I love making card and my own scrapbook embelishments. I have tried to get the portraight and don’t seem to be having any luck in recieving it have wated sense november to get it., Lord I need one

  3. 203
    emily says:

    I would make lots of decorations if i won!

  4. 204
    Karen L says:

    I would use one of these cool machines to cut fun little boxes like the owls featured here. So cute! Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

  5. 205
    Tiffany Long says:

    Winning a Silhouette CAMEO will probably be the only way I’ll ever get my hands on one. I’m always drooling while reading about projects done with a SC. I’d just be in HEAVEN if I won one. Thanks for the chance to make my little dream come true. :)

  6. 206
    Susan says:

    I would be making signs all day long if I had a Silhouette! I can’t wait to get one.

  7. 207
    Elenora says:

    i would love to try cutting either fabric or the double sided adhesive!

  8. 208
    jennifer says:

    someday I’m definitely going to buy the cameo, seems super helpful, but it would be fun to win this

  9. 209
    Jacalyn Williamson says:

    I have been wanting to cut vinyl! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. 210
    Jodi says:

    I want this!!! :)

  11. 211
    Eydie says:

    Wow, what a great give away!!

  12. 212
    katherine says:

    I think i would cut lots of vinyl!

  13. 213
    Laurie says:

    What you would cut the most with a Silhouette PORTRAIT? Anything and everything! Vinyl, fabric, paper! I love this……

  14. 214
    Nae Weber says:

    I would so love to win this. I have been wanting one for so long. Thanks for all your great giveaways. :)

  15. 215
    Jennie says:

    I feel lucky!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. 216
    Annie says:

    I think I would cut iron on transfers the most, although I keep seeing so many cute paper projects that I would definitely try that too! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  17. 217
    Megan says:


  18. 218
    Rachel says:

    I would cut a lot of vinyl. so many projects in my mind that include vinyl!

  19. 219

    I would cut fun things for my daughter…and vinyl…and teeshirt decals…everything! :D

  20. 220
    Annie says:

    I don’t have one, so I think I would love to experiment with as much as possible!

  21. 221
    Leslie says:

    Love those owls!

  22. 222
    Alisha Evans says:

    Such a great giveaway! I would love this! I entered and tried to leave a comment on Raffelcopter, but it wouldn’t let me leave a comment. ? Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  23. 223
    Jill R. says:

    I would cut fabric!! Thanks!!

  24. 224

    i want to make tshirts and clothing! thanks for having the giveaway!

  25. 225
    Kim says:

    I would cut scrapbook paper

  26. 226
    Darcie says:

    I’m waiting to cut fabric appliques!

  27. 227
    Robin Hanning says:

    I would love to learn how to use this software.

  28. 228
    Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen says:

    I would use it the most to make fun cut outs for my son.

  29. 229
    Shannon says:

    I would cut all the paper!

  30. 230
    Danette says:

    I would cut tons of party decor for upcoming birthdays-banners, cupcake toppers, tags, etc!!

  31. 231
    Michelle R says:

    hmm what would i cut with it? What wouldn’t i cut? Cards – banners – and mm – cute templates for all my kitchen jars. ^_^ Most def would love to win this!

  32. 232
    Joy Mickley says:

    I was just thinking about how much I would love to have a Silhouette for my Girl Scout troop meeting tomorrow, then I saw the giveaway on Pinterest. Hoping it’s a sign, lol.

  33. 233
    Stephanie P says:

    I would use it for art projects with my kids! I would use cardstock and paper the most!

  34. 234
    Kayla Y. says:

    Fabric and paper :)

  35. 235
    Pamela Spradlin says:

    Your owl is adorable. I would love to make some of those. I think I would use the Portrait mostly for vinyl at first. I have so many ideas on how to decorate my craft room but someone is not reading my wish list. I would so love an electronic cutter.

  36. 236
    RobinM says:

    I would cut vinyl first!

  37. 237

    I would probably cut fabric and vinyl the most!

  38. 238
    Debbie Dabrowski says:

    I would use it to cut anything and everything!! Thanks for a chance at an awesome giveaway!

  39. 239
    Ann in PA says:

    I love the owl boxes. I would probably cut party decor and vinyl the most. Don’t own a digital die cutter and would love to give it a try.

  40. 240
    Cyndee K. says:

    I would cut Project Life and layout pieces!

  41. 241
    debra says:

    Cutting 3D projects is my preference. What a great giveaway!

  42. 242
    Emily Ricketts says:


  43. 243
    Rachael F says:

    Super Cute Owls!

  44. 244
    Erica says:

    I love them. So cute! Would love a new silhouette

  45. 245
    Tran says:

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway.. Can’t wait to do more crafts with my girls.

  46. 246
    Jeannie L says:

    Paper followed by heat transfers are what I cut most on the Silhouette. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  47. 247
    Nancy S says:

    It would be hard to know what I would do most with the Silhouette. I would either cut fabric, vinyl, or I love the thought of customizing all my glass baking dishes with our name for potlucks!

  48. 248
    michelle says:

    i just got a great deal on some clearance vinyl and i could totllay use a silhouette! What an Awesome giveaway!! thanks for a chace to win!!!

  49. 249
    Melissa says:

    I think I would try to cut paper first then work my way up to vinyl and other things. I’ve never used one before!

  50. 250
    Nicole says:

    I would cut invitations with the portrait, thanks for the giveaway!