The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool that works through your computer. It allows you to cut all kinds of shapes along with designing your own shapes as well. Being able to design my own cut images was the most appealing thing about the machine to me. It's nice to not be limited to just the Silhouette designs (as cute as they may be). The Silhouette can cut paper, heat transfers, adhesive vinyl, stickers, and tattoo paper.
For cutting pre-made images, the Silhouette is pretty easy to use. Like any piece of technology, it does take some time to learn all the in and outs. I'm currently still learning how to design my own images. There software is very similar to photo editing software so many of tools I'm already familiar with.
If you're like me, you might be wondering how the Silhouette can cut out the exact image of an item printed on a separate printer? Answer, when you set up your item to print and cut, it also prints registration marks. The Silhouette then reads the registration marks and knows exactly where the printed item is. I'm telling you this because when I first set out to make the tattoos, I was a little hesitant because I wasn't sure how this part would work. I was concerned I would have to line up the images to the blade or something but that wasn't the case at all. It ended up being really easy to print and cut the tattoos.
Okay, on to the fun stuff:
One lucky person will win a Silhouette SD
How To Enter Giveaway
To enter, please share what you would make with the Silhouette SD. (One entry per household)
2nd entry (optional): Like Silhouette on their Facebook Page. Leave a second comment on this site saying you did this.
Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The last day to enter the contest is Monday, June 27 2011. I'll announce the winner Tuesday, June 28 2011. If I do not hear back from the winner after two weeks, I will choose a new winner. Open to US residents only.