Anyone interested in art, design, or crafts has likely developed their scissors skills into a science. You know exactly where to start a cut, how to keep it straight, when to bring it down to nail that curve...
And still, it's never quite perfect. There's those little jaggedy edges from where the cut stop and started again, curves that become a series of straight lines rather than a fluid motion, and then that cursed guideline that will never completely erase. Sometimes, that's the look you're going for - handmade, crafty, perhaps even a bit juvenile.
But sometimes, it's not. This is where the Silhouette SD comes in. It's a digital craft cutting machine that allows you to customize and design a variety of different products; be it from home decor, or custom made fabrics and apparel, to paper crafting. Some of the machine’s features include:
• No need for cartridges
• Any font found on your computer can be cut (right out of the box)
• Ability to create your own shapes either from clipart or with drawing tools
• Ability to select shapes/images from an online store (somewhat similar to i-Tunes) and purchase one-by-one for as little as $0.99 per image
• Will cut as long as you would like at one time
• A new heat transfer line for apparel and home fabrics
• Print and cut functionality-ability to print whatever you want to a computer and then place the print job in the machine and cut around it
Yep, you heard that right. It can cut any font, meaning alphabet stickers in your typeface of choice, can cut personalized vinyl wall decals, and can print onto heat transfer material to make your own fabrics.
Imagine the possibilities.
And, the best part: Silhouette America has provided a machine for us to giveaway to a lucky Curbly reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, and tell us what you'd make if you won. That's it. Then, just make sure you enter a valid email address, and you're all set. You can increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Just use the easy share buttons below!
Silhouette keeps an excellent blog that shares tips and project ideas. To learn more about the machine, head to Silhouette's website.
Throughout the duration of the contest, we'll be exploring the machine more, and learning what it can do, so stay tuned for those posts.
The contest is now closed, but you can still take advantage of this great deal through Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010:
And, Silhouette is offering a promotion for Curbly readers that allows Curbly readers to purchase a Silhouette SD for just $199. That's a hundred bones off! To get that price, simply enter "Curbly" at the purchase page.