Curbly Giveaway: Win a Silhouette SD Digital Cutting Machine (A $300 Value)

Curbly Giveaway: Win a Silhouette SD Digital Cutting Machine (A $300 Value)

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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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Laurie on May 18, 2011:

I love that machine, but have been unable to find one.
Do you have a list of retail locations?

Kate on Nov 30, 2010:

So much fun! If I had one of these, you can pretty much bet that everything in my apartment would be labeled. How cute would my baking cabinet be with little "cocoa" and "whole wheat flour" silhouettes on the containers?

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Chris Gardner on Nov 28, 2010:

Hi everyone - our contest winners are always contacted directly via the email they provided when they entered, so as to maintain our privacy policy.

cynthia on Nov 27, 2010:

Still trying to find out who won...I keep checking the homepage. It has to be announced right?

matneyhp on Nov 26, 2010:

Curious whom won the Silhouette SD. Has anyone found who won?

Allie on Nov 26, 2010:

I would love one to etch glass with

Ethan on Nov 24, 2010:

I would love to have and I would dedicate it to you.

Maren on Nov 24, 2010:

Ok. So I'm not the only one. I came back to see the results, but no winner is listed. Umm... ok. I supposed if Ed McMahon isn't at my door holding the Silhouette its not me right?

Cynthia on Nov 24, 2010:

I can't find who won anywhere. I see where you congratulate them, but no name. So...who won?

alexis on Nov 23, 2010:

I would love to win this!!!

Chris Gardner on Nov 23, 2010:

Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to all those who entered. Don't forget, if you love the Silhouette, you can still get $100 off by taking advantage of the promotion listed above.

Angi on Nov 23, 2010:

I NEED this! I WANT this! This would make me infinatly happy!

Aubrey on Nov 23, 2010:

I would be whipping  out the rhinestone tees for my girls!  They love them:)

Rebecca on Nov 23, 2010:

I tweeted this @moebecca

Rebecca on Nov 23, 2010:

I would make everything! I would love it for girls nights and for activities with my toddler.

Kellee on Nov 23, 2010:

I would go crazy with the heat transfer!

Lori on Nov 23, 2010:

The Silhouette ROCKS!!!!! From what I can tell this would be a wonderful addition to anyone's home. I would loveto add some wall designs to my home.

Luisa :) on Nov 23, 2010:

i have 6 sisters, we all get together and make crafts once a month just to get away from our kids, husband's and everything that reminds us of any kind of work! but it takes forever for us to cut things up!  i would share this w/my sisters and we'd be able to actually finish at least ONE craft by the end of the night! lol... that is my answer: i would share this w/my sisters and my 8yr old daughter who is into crafting and hold "girls night in" craft nights at least once a week! yaaaay!!! *crossing my fingers n toes*!!! :)

Genevieve on Nov 23, 2010:

This sounds awesome.  

I have a ton of collage projects that are just lacking in cutouts, and I have been wanting to make vinyl wall decal picture frames for my new apartment.  This machine would be perfect for that.

Jill on Nov 23, 2010:

OH, and I'd make vinyl wall art (on CANVAS!! Boo. Yeah.) as well as quiet books for the kids.

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