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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. 251
    Jamie says:

    I would mostly cut vinyl – but these little gift boxes might top my list, too!!

  2. 252
    Karen H. says:

    Ooooohhh….. I want a Silhouette so much! :)

  3. 253
    Tanya W says:

    I would cut Vinyl and hybrid scrapbook projects the most…Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. 254
    Karen H. says:

    I would mostly cut vinyl with the Silhouette… until I learned all the other fabulous things it can do! But I want to make my own cutouts… letters and pictures!

  5. 255
    McKenzey says:

    This would be wonderful to win!

  6. 256
    Angela says:

    I would love to play around with vinyl, but right now I would likely cut paper the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. 257
    Kris Donegan says:

    I use vinyl everyday with my crappy cricut and I hate how rough the edges are. I’d love to have this so I can have nice clean vinyl! :)

  8. 258
    Lisa chase says:

    So cute, I really need to upgrade my 10 yr old cutter

  9. 259
    Gina says:

    I want to cut lots of holiday shapes to make cute tees for my girls.

  10. 260
    Cathleen says:

    I would cut all kinds of cute dots and embellishments for the upcoming cupcakes and polka dots birthday party!

  11. 261
    Linda Southworth says:

    If I ever get a Portrait I will have a number of projects involving vinyl letters! Thats for starters…

  12. 262
    wendi R says:

    I would cut images for scrapbook pages an cards!!! then vinyl for home decor projects

  13. 263
    Jennifer says:

    Love the little owls! I would probably finally go to town with all the vinyl projects I want to try.

  14. 264
    Melissa says:

    I am in the process of getting my long-abandoned scrapbooks up to date, so I think the thing I would cut the most would be embelleshments for them. And there is a lot of work to be done… Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. 265
    Amy says:

    I would cut paper for scrapbooking. The owls are super cute!

  16. 266
    Mari Bochenek says:

    I want to cut vinyl and make paper projects like this adorable owl! Thanks!

  17. 267
    Doris Salcedo says:

    so exciting. i want this so very badly.

  18. 268
    MaryB says:

    Although I do loads of paper crafting, I have been wanting to try using vinyl for projects. I think I would start with that. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  19. 269
    Julie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this :)

  20. 270
    Paige says:

    I have wanted a silhouette but worry that I won’t use it enough. Then I see something like this cute owl and I think – how would I not use it all the time!

  21. 271
    Maureen says:

    Vinyl for sure!!!

  22. 272
    Carrie says:

    Love your site. And love this giveaway!

  23. 273
    Michelle Laulu says:

    I would probably cut tons of lettering!

  24. 274
    Kara says:

    I would make lots and lots of cupcake toppers!

  25. 275
    Stephanie says:

    I would use it mostly for paper and fabric, though I’ve been dying to do some vinyl cutting as well. This is a great giveaway!

  26. 276
    Joanna Thresher says:

    I would try everything!

  27. 277
    mairin says:

    I think I would cut heat transfer material the most!

  28. 278

    I would probably cut mostly paper. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. 279

    would love to win!! dying to get one of these!!

  30. 280
    carrie cantu says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I’d love to win

  31. 281
    kelly thompson says:

    i would cut vinyl

  32. 282
    Gwen Lords says:

    Paper, definitely paper is what I would cut the most.

  33. 283

    I mostly want one to cut vinyl, but I love all of its uses.

  34. 284
    JAnelle says:

    I would cut anything and everything!

  35. 285
    Amber says:


  36. 286
    Frances says:

    I would cut material and vinyl!!

  37. 287
    Courtney says:

    I would cut materials to use with my students.

  38. 288
    zolzetka says:

    would love to win it and make some nice birthday crafts!

  39. 289
    Abby says:

    I love to make holiday gifts for my sons’ classes as well. A Silhouette would make my life SO much easier!

  40. 290
    Tam Wright says:

    I would cut cute owl boxes like you did here and also many other adorable projects for the summer. Lemonade stand things, fun projects for my grandbabies. Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

  41. 291
    Amanda Clawson says:

    Woohoo!!! pick me pick me!!!

  42. 292

    I would most likely cut things for my cards and my scrapbook layouts… as well as party decor and home decor!

  43. 293
    Lauren says:

    I’ve been wanting to cut some vinyl!

  44. 294
    Laura/ReaderWoman says:

    Vinyl – words and designs for decorating!

  45. 295
    Sarah Greer says:

    thanks so much for the giveaway – I’d love to have one of these!

  46. 296
    Mindy says:

    So many projects on my mind that would benefit from this!!

  47. 297
    Cathey says:

    I have been pondering a purchase of a Silhouette, but would like to know the real difference between the Portrait and Cameo! Winning one would be awesome!

  48. 298
    Missy says:

    I would cut heat transfer vinyl to make tshirts!!

  49. 299
    Jennifer says:

    The owl boxes are Sooooo adorable! I would love to try the Silhouette and make my own shapes- it looks really cool!

  50. 300
    Meradeth says:

    Definitely vinyl–I’ve been wanting to try a few things for ages!