2.28.2013

Silhouette Designer Edition Software & a Give-a-way!


 
I am so excited to be part of the March Promotion from Silhouette! The basic Silhouette Studio software included with your Portrait or your Cameo is an amazing program, but the Designer Edition software is even better! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for your link to get those fantastic specials listed above and for your chance to win a Silhouette Portrait, right here on my blog!
 
For a easy visual on all the differences between the two programs - follow this link.
 
 I was honored to be asked to participate and I'm excited to share a project with you!  The Designer Studio makes everything so much easier and provides advanced features to help in creating some amazing projects. 
 
I kept my project simple, but the Designer Studio made it quick & easy! 


 
I was looking to cut out a bird on a branch and I found the perfect bird and the perfect branch in two different designs.  Now sure, I could have cut both designs out completely and then used scissors to to cut away the parts I didn't want, but the Designer Studio Software makes it simple to fix BEFORE you cut!

  • Open both images onto your blank mat.



  • Use the advanced eraser tool in the Designer Studio software to erase the flowers and branch from image #1 that you will not need.
  • Move your bird image down near the black & white branch and resize until it works for you.
  • Using the Designer Studio Pivot Point tool, I rotated the bird image slightly so that it sat on the new branch better.
  • Once my images were together as I desired, I ungrouped the branches so that I could move the images to separate cutting mats. 
  • I cut my images from 3 different papers and pieced them together.

Now, this is just a simple example of what you can do with the new Advanced Studio Software...some of my other favorite advanced tools are:

-The ability to use and edit .SVG files without a lengthy conversion process.
-The advanced cutting tools which separate images with multiple line options.
-The ability to turn any image to a sketch drawing.
-The abilty to transfer image proerties between shapes.

Now for the March Specials!  From today until March 8th, all you have to do is click on this link, select your deal and enter "SCREW" as your promo code upon checkout!

In addition, one of my lucky blog readers is going to win their very own Silhouette Portrait!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me why you want to win by March 4th and I will draw a random winner! Be sure to share this post with your friends!



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

61 comments:

Jingle said...

I am an avid card maker and I would love to win this amazing tool!

Dawn Hopkins said...

The Silhouette has been on my wish-list for quite some time now - I would love to win one for my scrapbooking (maybe it will even inspire me to make some more cards!). Thank you Kim and Silhouette for the chance to win!

Shannon said...

I think I am the only scrappy person out there who doesn't have a Silhouette!! LOL! I would love to be able to save time on my projects and be able to cut out titles, alphabets, etc...I drool over all the great layouts out there!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!! How awesome!!!! <3

Shannon said...

snappy scrappy said...

Me too...love to win!! Lee-Ann :)

Patty said...

So excited, been wanting to buy this but can't bring myself to spend the money.

Thanks Kim for the chance.

Elizabeth Wiederspohn said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Gina said...

Super CUTE project Kim! This has almost become a necessity to being creative . . . Great Giveaway! :)

Bethany Crowell said...

Whoohoo! Totally fun. Love your darling project. I think my sister needs a Portrait! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Julie said...

Beautiful work as always Kim! I don't have any die cut system yet so I'd LOVE a sillouhette!

Amy said...

Love the card! i want to win because this would be the perfect took to use for my husband's classroom and my girl scout troop.

Kimberly Warren said...

I would love to win this to enhance my scrapbook pages and to make personalized gifts or home decor!

Anonymous said...

love the card... heck yah i want to win. saw it in action at the retreat and would love to add it to my scrap tools!!!
~pam ancich

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this! I make a lot of crafts for my two young boys and I am an avid scrapbooker :)

Kate Woll

Jamie Striplin said...

Love the card! I would love to win this awesome tool...it does so many cool things, I'd be really excited to cut out titles in cursive :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim Baldwin said...

Love it Kim!!! I could do GREAT things with this!

Jeana said...

It would make my year to win this machine! I rarely scrapbook without using an svg file. I have a little booth in town that I sell paper piecings at. I just know this cutter would be so awesome to use! If I had one of these I'm sure I wouldn't have wasted 3 sheets of paper just last night because my cutter kept tearing the paper! ;). Thanks for this awesome chance to win!

JustaNotherNonnyMouse said...

would love one!

Christina C. said...

I would love to win. I really want one but cannot buy one right now!

mcd4jc said...

Ooooh, so fun. Been looking at these as you know! Would love one to share with my daughter!

Mary F said...

Love the card! IT's a Silouette how can anyone not want one?

Tami R said...

I love the bird on the card.

Dan Long said...

What a great tool to inspire my creativity! I like making pages on a large scale and this would certainly help me do that!
Thanks for the chance, Kim!

Jennifer McMurtrey said...

Love the card, Kim!

Jeannie said...

I would love the win such a wonderful gift. Thanks to all who helped

cornellgj said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'm starting to feel like the last scrapbooker on the planet who doesn't own one. ;)

Patrice~ said...

you are such a brilliant scrapper and paper crafter, kim! love your style - thank you for sharing !!

Patrice~ said...

you are such a brilliant scrapper and paper crafter, kim! love your style - thank you for sharing !!

Anonymous said...

Love this-great job!

Sherril417@yahoo.com

Erica Hettwer said...

A girl can never have too many scrapping tools!

Linda said...

Would love to win this cool machine! Thanks Kim!

Kimberli said...

What a pretty card, thanks for showing how versatile this machine and software is! I've heard so many good things about Silhouette, I'd love to try it out for myself! Thanks for the chance to win a Portrait!!

tina! said...

me please

Miss Jaster said...

What a fun tool!! I'd use it not only for crafting, but also for school projects! :)

Christi said...

Great tips for using the Designer Edition. I had no idea about those tricks. Your card is adorable, Kim. I'd love to win the Silhouette!

Jess said...

I would love to win the Silhouette Portrait because it would make a wonderful birthday present for me! My birthday is at the end of this month! It would make my year to win something as grand as this! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous card and thanks for the chance to win!! Good luck everyone! :)

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Toni said...

I haven't been crafting very much recently, and a new tool like the Silhouette Portrait would help inspire me to get back into it!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love all the tips Kim. I would love to win because I have so many kid projects for school that need something more than basic cartridge type cuts can do and this seems to be just the tool!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Carol W. said...

Fantastic Tips - thank you! I would love to win the number one item on my wish list(for the past year and half) the Silhouette portrait. I craft projects for my kids teachers, I make cards, scrapbook and Project Life. The intricate cutting that I have seen from Silhouette users is amazing and I have so many projects I would love to create.

Thank you for the chance to win.
Carol W.
workmanscraps at gmail dot com

MIndy M said...

I would love to win and be able to make stuff for my kiddos bday parties

Anonymous said...


i'd love to win this for my wife

treylocobird (at) yahoo (dot) com

mindy m said...

i'd love to win thanks! i'd be making some cute easter decor.

Nicole said...

WOW!! What an amazing gift! Beautiful card, Kim!!

Scarlett said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! Why would I want to win?? Easy. My family can't afford for me to buy one and I'd really love to add this to my scrappy tool arsenal! :) Your card is adorable and I'd love to learn more about doing it on my own machine, LOL!!!! Thanks for the chance Kim!

Michele Liebig said...

What an awesome product! I have heard wonderful things about it and would love the chance to be able to play around with it and add some creativity to my pages!

Andrea Warren said...

I would love to own a silhouette so I could keep up with my three kids' albums! Love the versatility this machine offers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Anonymous said...

WOW what a GREAT giveaway! I would love to win. I could make so much stuff with my little guy and holiday decorations and.....on and on!

my google account isn't working to link for some reason....
mango.freshideas - at - gmail dot com

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Anonymous said...

I would have to get back into scrapbooking if I had this cool tool.

melindan2 (at) aol (dot) com

Melissa Johnson said...

Oh my stars! What an great machine. On my wish list since...FOREVER! I'd love to win this machine. My cards, pages, mini albums would thank you as I will thank you. So excited for the opportunity. LOve LoVe LovE!!!

Linda Serrano said...

I would love to win a Silhouette Portrait in order to scrapbook my daughter's baby book with little owl figures and to decorate her play area with vinyl alphabet decals.

April said...

I have wanted a Silhouette FOREVER to use with my layouts so I would looooove to win!!! Thanks for this chance!
- April W

MIndy M said...

did you pick the winner yet? I am anxious. Thanks again for this great giveaway!

Tracy Charbonneau said...

Or am I supposed to comment here? This would be an awesome Birthday present to myself! :)

Pamk said...

wow this would help me get caught up with my scrapbooking. I slacked off for a while and now am way behind lol.

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

I want to win because I don't have a Silhouette yet and I NEED one! :)

Jordan Noel said...

I want to win for my own crafting or for my preschool - I can't decide!

Jesse Williams said...

I want to win for my wife.

Jesse Williams said...

I want to win for my wife.

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