Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!


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Hi Guys!

I’m so excited today to be giving away one of my favorite crafting tools! A Silhouette Machine!

If you are not familiar with it, a Silhouette is a cutting device that hooks up to your computer and cuts images.  There are 2 models available, the Portrait and the Cameo, you can see a comparison chart of the two machines here.



Some of my favorite features of the Silhouette are:

-You can resize your image to nearly any size. The files are scaleable- which means you can cut something once at 1″ then cut it again at 5″ and it looks just as good.

-You can cut out nearly every font on your computer!

-You can import other images you have into the software and cut them too! I’ve had great success importing *.png images from Rhonna Designs and cutting them out.

-You can cut paper, cardstock, freezer paper, vinyl, heat transfer material, FABRIC,  chipboard and more!  The freezer paper feature is especially great if you use freezer paper for quilting.

-Images in the Silhouette store are available individually!  You only buy the ones you want to use, and most are only .99 cents. They also offer a free image download each week.

-You don’t have to be crafty or tech savvy to use this machine. It’s great for making t-shirts for kids sports teams and is perfect for school projects.

The Silhouette Portrait and Cameo come with everything you need to get started, the software is free, once you take it out of the box you’re ready to get going.

Just so you know, I have an affiliate relationship with Silhouette but I did not get my machine for free…. I bought it… and I’d buy it again.


 links: t-shirts, polka dot zip pouch, on the go reading pillow, ho ho ho shirt, christmas gift bags, beach towels

Tomorrow I’m so excited to be sharing with you a fun Father’s Day craft using the Silhouette and their new Heat Transfer Starter Kit (which is the material that you cut out and iron onto fabrics).    Silhouette is running a SALE  now on the machines with the Heat Transfer Kit… it’s a great savings!

To get the sale price just use this link and enter the code CHAIR at checkout.


Now for the Giveaway!!!!

To enter it’s easy, just tell me:

What would YOU make with a Silhouette Machine?

For additional entires you can

-Like Polka Dot Chair on Facebook

-Follow me on Pinterest

-Subscribe to this blog using one of the options on the right —->

-Tweet, blog, pin or Facebook or Google + this giveaway

Leave a separate comment for each item that you do!

Giveaway runs Tuesday June 4th to Sunday June 9th.  Winner announced on  June 10th, full giveaway guidelines here.



Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. Joan says

    I would use it for quilting! So many great ways the machine could be used. Thanks for the chance to win this versatile product! Have a wonderful weekend and coming week!

  2. Bonnie says

    Was so excited to share on my Facebook Page! I have just discovered all the fun gifts I could make with friends and family that would be cherished. The Silhouette would make it easy to create borders and frames for photos that would enhance our family history story book project. We are planning a family reunion in July – I could imagine my sister’s, mom’s, aunt’s, and cousins’ interest in seeing this amazing machine work, and the fun we would have creating “make and takes” projects of picture cards to remember our family ancestors and the great time we had at our family reunion. And then afterwards – I would have the fun of creating crafting and sewing projects with the Silhouette at my home!

  3. usairdoll says

    I’d love to make cards and to make my kids and grandson their photo albums.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  4. usairdoll says

    I’m following you on Pinterest.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  5. Emily C says

    I will make lovely decorations for my home, my family and friends. I will have a never ending supply of awesome things to make and an outlet for my creativity.

  6. says

    I’ve been drooling over these for ages. I’d use it mostly for “screen printing” tees and dresses. I’m sure it would get used in bags and housewares as well! Thank you!

  7. lindsey says

    I would make some onseis for my son and for baby gifts for all the babies that are coming along with the heat transfers.

  8. Harla Hill says

    I would make everything for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party! I have never had a handy dandy machine, but I know she and I would do some serious damage…

  9. Carol says

    I would use it to make some really beautiful card for my local Breast Sceening Unit to sell to raise funds for additional equipment :)

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