{giveaway…the new silhouette portrait!!!}

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Silhouette has done it again!!!

They’ve recently introduced their newest cutting tool, the Silhouette Portrait

It’s smaller and less expensive than the Cameo, but still has all those great options and fabulous features!  Just like the Cameo, it can cut vinyl, paper, cardstock, heat transfer, fabric, and more, up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long.  So many fun projects are made easy, including this darling Christmas advent…

I’m SO excited for this pre-Thanksgiving giveaway, and that one lucky reader will win a new Silhouette Potrait!!! It comes with the following items:


  • Silhouette Portrait™ electronic cutting tool
  • Silhouette Studio® software for Windows XP and higher, and Mac® OS X 10.6.8 and higher
  • 50 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 8″ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some other gals giving away a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait this week too, for more chances to win!

All Things Thrifty

Vintage Revivals

I Heart Naptime

The Idea Room

Sawdust and Paperscraps

Southern Hospitality

Beneath my Heart

Today’s Creative Blog

Positively Splendid

Home Stories A to Z

Makely School for Girls

The DIY Show Off

Not Just a Housewife




Little Miss Momma

Make and Takes

Tip Junkie

Craft Gossip

Ali Edwards

My Repurposed Life

Craftaholics Anonymous

Our Best Bites

Simply Kierste

Petite Party Studio

Kevin and Amanda

Homemade by Jill

Crap I’ve Made

Pretty Handy Girl


 P.S.  Black Friday is coming in just a few days, and if the Cameo or Portrait is on your Santa list, do a little hinting that it’s going to be a GREAT time to buy!  I cannot divulge anymore info, but it’s going to be an awesome sale–the best of the year!


Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this giveaway post, although I am an affiliate with Silhouette. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone! Please see my full disclosure HERE.  

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

692 thoughts on “{giveaway…the new silhouette portrait!!!}

  1. Kierste, the Silhoutte Portrait is the one for me! I love the small size and the ease of use!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. What CAN’T you make with these things? I’m slowly realizing, that my future of crafting is going to have to include this machine! Thank you!

  3. I would love to make some wonderful things to give as gifts for several upcoming baby showers.

  4. I would LOVE to win one of these – it would make a great Christmas gift for me, lol! I would make a welcome sign for my front door first!

  5. I would love to win this Silhouette because my little boys and I LOVE to make greeting cards and other art projects for our family far away, place them in beautiful packages, and mail them off. We think it really brightens someone’s day when they receive a cheery package in the mail with a sweet sentiment ‘just because’. Right now, we use a lot of scrapbook paper and paper cutters, but the three of us would be OVER THE MOON if we won a Silhouette because it means we could take our ‘cheer spreading’ projects to the very next level! We live roughly 700 miles away from our family (and I’m a single mom!) so it’s a very important part of every week for us to let people know we are thinking about them in a beautiful way. Our recipients would be so grateful and impressed with our new projects if we won! (Especially grandma!) Thanks so much for the opportunity & happy holidays!!!

  6. Oh boy… Christmas tags are a great idea!! I also am dying to try designing my own print/cut items.

  7. I want to MAKEALLOFTHETHINGS!! Seriously, i NEED a cutting tool to help challenge me as a crafter and generally to make my world a better place. HA!

  8. I;d love this for my metal clay jewelry making. Also, I work in a library and this would be great for making displays. Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. I have always wanted silhouette however we are on a single income. I have started a business from home and would love to have one to use to make the gifts and items I sell.

  10. My first thing would be decorated tees for Christmas gifts for my kids. I have so many second, third, fourth, and so on more things lined up though!

  11. Thank you for this generous opportunity!! I would love it to make my scrapbooking easier and for gifts ..
    Thanks so much

  12. My daughter is getting married in April, and there are so many things we could make if we owned a Silhouette! (i.e. cute signs posted along the l.o.n.g. road to the wedding venue!)

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  13. I don’t see the rafflecopter box either. But, what an awesome giveaway! I would etch my Pyrex sets right away and create some vinyl decor for my new niece or nephews nursery. :-) Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Thank you for offering this giveaway! I would like to win this because I have so many great ideas for decorating our twins shared bedroom.

  15. I’d love to make some of those framed pieces of glass that have the family name on them! My daughter has remarried, and this would be lovely for their blended family!

  16. I want to use it to make some of whipperberry’s projects…i need it to make stencils… my handwriting is awful! I don’t have one and it seems integral for crafting now a days. It would be a huge blessing!

  17. I love the compactness of this new machine. Great for those of us in the military hat have to move every few years!

  18. My very first project would be to turn the nursery at our church into a more “grown-up” children’s lounge. We would like to replace the old teddy bear wallpaper border with some really cool vinyl animal silhouettes (think modern Noah’s ark).

  19. I would love to make some Christmas cards and Valentines with my kiddos and then on to wall decorations on canvas!

  20. I’ve been hoarding project ideas for so long, I don’t know where I’d start. Maybe some Christmas decorations?

  21. I would make stencils of trees and birds for a antique vanity table and bench I am redoing for my tween grandkiddos for Christmas

  22. I would love to make my daughter all of the stuff she wants for her bedroom instead of continuing to put projects off!

  23. This would get so much use for our Girl Scouts! I can’t tell you how many times I have wished that we had a digital cutter when preparing crafts, signs, banners, etc. This new size might just be the right fit!

  24. I would try the print and cut graphics and make cards, lot of cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. thanks for the giveaway! i want to make holiday gift tags! i love wrapping presents and making them cute! and also just about everything on your blog is bookmarked or pinned–just need a silhouette to get all your cute projects done!

  26. It would be fun to have a different machine and compare the differences. I would use it for everything. Thanks.

  27. I don’t even know where to begin. I’d use it to make crafts to sell to help supplement our income. I’d make gifts. I’d make onsies, wall decor, glass etching. The first project I’d do is something to hang on the wall in my dining room.

  28. Pick me, Pick me!!!! Hmmmm……the first thing I would make?? EVERYTHING!!! I am always printing letters or words off my printer then comes the tedious work of cutting it to make a ‘stencil’ for all my wood crafts!!! Next vinyl stencils for my glass etching!!!! This has been on my wishlist from the first moment I heard of the Silhouette machines!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome machine!!!

  29. I have a bunch of vinyl projects to do…labeling some frames, some Christmas present family name frames, and want to try glass etching…I would love to give this to my mom though!

  30. So many projects that I would LOVE to make! I think I’d start with that cute advent calendar. Then on to many many other projects! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  31. I would start with cutting vinyl, probably a stencil for the chore chart that’s been hanging out in my head for months!

  32. Oh my goodness….there are so many things I want to make, I honestly don’t know where I would start! I would probably start by labeling all sorts of things in my classroom!

  33. I want to make Mickey and Disney crafts to keep my little one excited about her birthday trip to Walt Disney World!

  34. Hi! Thanks for a great giveaway…I would make some type of wall stencils to decorate my 98-year old grandma’s nursing home room! would be such a day brightener each day for her. Yay!

  35. I have a lot of projects. I would use the portrait for my traveling and keep my SD at home. SO Excited :)

  36. Oh boy, this is at the top of my wish list. I would love to make all the amazing things I’ve been seeing on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. I want to start with some fun gift tags for Christmas, follow it up with some great thank you cards, and then keep going and going…. :)

  38. This would complete my christmas list! I have been wanting one of this forever and I am loving this smaller size!!

  39. I would love to win and give this to my sweet friend who is amazingly crafty and would totally LOVE this fun crafting tool.

  40. I’d love to win this, especially with the holidays right around the corner and all of the crafts I have planned! Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  41. I would love to cut some vinyl for my house. Then I could make the other million things I have planned.

  42. I would love to win one, so I can finish my daughter’s baby book. She is turning 3 this week, it would be a great gift (for mom haha).

  43. Wow – I would love this to work on the scan and cut features for custom cuts for my boy’s pages!

  44. I would love to make monograms – for gifts and everything in my house! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. I would love to make a sign out of an old board I have have…just waiting for the Silhouette to help make the letters!

  46. Oh i would start with some amazing freezer paper stencils! Currently I have to rely on the talent of my own two hands and a quickly dulling xacto knife, I would love to own and use something much more talented! Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. First of all, thank you Silhouette for such an awesome giveaway! If I won the Portrait I would start by making my toddler a few busy bags and books to keep her occupied while I teach her big brothers.

  48. The first thing I would do with a Silhouette is Scripture verses for my doorposts and walls. I’ve been wanting to do that for so long!

  49. I would make vinyl wall decals, glitter Christmas decorations with my son to hang up around the apartment, customized shirts for my son, scrapbook pages, and whatever else I can think up or gain inspiration from.

  50. *********I NEED ONE************
    I have too many ideas not to have one now. lol
    Thanks for the great give away. May have to
    put a bug in “SANTA’S” ear!! :)

  51. A small vinyl wall word for the fireplace that says “people who don’t believe in Santa get socks and underwear.” LOL – Karen

  52. I am so ready to make vinyl decor for my home and for Christmas gifts. The idea for gift tags is a great idea too!

  53. I would LOVE to win so I could experiment with vinyl wall words for my craft projects. The word BELIEVE to sit on a shelf with my Santa collection. Also on our church alter with the word SAVIOR. Here’s crossing my fingers and toes!

  54. Craft items for the home and for my Sunday School class. This would make by crafts for SS so much less intensize with lots of hand cutting.
    Thanks for the giveaway. A Silhouette has been on my wish list for awhile.

  55. I would love to obtain this product – the first thing I would do is make an awesome card; then give it to the person I know who is salavating at the thought of using the Silhouette, and then, present her with the card, and product. :)

  56. Thank you for the giveaway. i would love to make some personalized subway art of my house and for Christmas presents.

  57. I would use it to make vinyl lettering and stencils. Then I would think of a million other things……..


  58. I am looking so forward to making some Christmas Chargers to display (among a million other things). These are FIRST on my list!

  59. I want to work with vinyl. I don’t have an electronic machine so vinyl is still something new to me. Everything I have seen from sayings on the wall to labeling things looks so fun.

  60. There are TOO MANY things to try! I think my husband would hate me if I won this because I would be too obsessed with Silhouette projects :)

  61. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway offer! I’ve been ‘dreaming of a Silhouette Christmas” for a few years now, but Santa always seems to misplace my list! Oh, well..keeping my fingers crossed, tight, that I may be the winner and a proud owner of an awesome crafting helper like the Silhouette.

    Thanks, again, and hoping you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! And, thank you for all your hard work keeping us crafty folks ‘crafty’! :))

  62. Okay so honestly I am having a cute little baby boy in January and this would be used to create some fun decorative things for his bedroom!!! I am so excited to hopefully win this!!

  63. I would love to make some labels to help organize my house some more! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  64. Ooooooooooo….I would love to win this and jump onto the Silhouette bandwagon to do all those projects I’ve pinned! :)

  65. I love the Christmas Advent project and would love to have the Silhouette cutter so that I could make it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  66. I would love to make a Christmas countdown and some other Christmas decor. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. I would make some labels to finally get my kitchen organized! I would also probably make some fun Christmas projects :)

  68. I love to do projects with vinyl! Have some Christmas gifts I would love to finish with my new Silhouette!

  69. This new silhouette portrait is definitely on my Santa’s list. I have tried my best to be good. So please!!

  70. I would love to make christmas presents for my nephews, and (hopefully) planning a wedding for next year. This would be AMAZING!

  71. I would love love to win the silhouette portrait!! So many ideas but no Silouette to work with, if I’m chosen it will definetly get lots of use out of it! Good luck to all :)

  72. I have SO many ideas to make with fabric and vinyl. My little girl’s room is screaming for some attention as well!

  73. I would like to win b/c:
    I would like to win the Silhouette so that I can make stenciled letters of a song’s lyrics onto my square foot garden. :)

  74. Great giveaway! I would most enjoy making anything and everything with the Silhouette. I’ve been wanting one for a long time now. I would probably make personalized ornaments first for the holidays. Happy Holidays!

  75. I would use my new silhouette portrait to create gift tags for my presents and baked goods I am giving this holiday season.

  76. Paper crafts. Most often it’s just me and my scissors. This would be a welcome and lovely companion.

  77. i would love to use the Silhouette to make stencils for Christmas crafting… gifts and decorations!

  78. I’d make a new dress for my cousin’s newborn (3 weeks!) with cats imprinted on it because her name is Cat(herine)! I’ve wanted this machine for so long! Winning it would help a student on a part-time salary! Thanks for letting me dream about it, even if I don’t win!

  79. Oh my! Of all the fabulous projects the Silhouette would allow me to do, I would first make a vinyl sign to place on our bedroom wall telling my husband, who is undergoing radiation treatments, how precious he is to me. What’s more, today is my 66th birthday,,never too late to learn a new craft and the Portrait would be a lovely gift to me!!

  80. I would love to be able to make some cute pillows-I would love to be able to cut fabric with the Silhouette Portrait!

  81. If I was to win (hint, hint) ;) I would design onesie’s as a gift for my girlfriends newborn. Thank you for this opportunity!

  82. With a Silhouette Portrait in hand I would make a fabulous setting for a first birthday party coming up in a few months!

  83. I am thankful for the little joys (inspiration) i get for crafting through such good blogs and I need a silhouette to fulfill all my crafty dreams.

  84. I already have a Silhouette but my mom has more ideas for it than I have time for, I would love to win this and pass it on to her!!

  85. First thing: Christmas T Shirts for the neices…and then on to about a million other projects that I can’t wait to do with this little gadget!!!

  86. I would love to make something for my neighbors for the holidays….What fun it would be to personalize something with cookies on it! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

  87. I would love to use the Portrait to finish the scrapbook I am working on for my brother and new & wonderful sister-in-law for their Christmas gift!

  88. Ah. I would like to get in on this! :-) I love making anything from cards to woodprojects. Fabric projects to kids fun stuff!! :-)

  89. Silhouette Santa and Elf Simply Kierste,

    I would first make some super cute iron on vinyl cut outs for tshirts.

  90. I would love to make a sign for my first baby’s nursery, gray and yellow “You Are My Sunshine”

  91. I am reorganizing my pantry with glass jars and would like to use it for making the new labels.

  92. I would love to make pillows and vinyl cutouts and subway signs and so much more! Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. So many things…but one would be to help make things for my son’s quiet book. The fabric cutting feature is awesome. Thanks!!

  94. I need more art in my kids’ room. I’m cut out decals and put onto mini painted canvases they created and tada!–instant art!

    So excited about the possibilities! I love that you don’t need cartridges!

  95. I would love to use it to make ornaments and then use it to make decorations for my daughters room.

  96. There are so many wonderful crafts todo it’s hard to decide where I’d start!! Probably with vinyl- i’ve never worked with it before and excited about all of the possibilities…

  97. I would make some Christmas decorations. I have had a pallet in my garage that is begging for some kind of stencil!

  98. I think I would like the larger size of the Cameo best, but at this point, I’d be happy with either one!

  99. This would be great to have for Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win on of these great products.

  100. I’ve been eyeing a little house at happytocreate.com that I’d love to make. My daughter and I could have a whole village! Then we’ll make a few really fun fabric pieces to decorate all her clothes. I think the possibilities are endless!

  101. Would love to punch up my Christmas packages with personalized tags, ornaments, etc made on the Portrait!

  102. I would love to cut the fabric making t-shirt for my boys and making some gift. Using it to start business. THanks

  103. I’d love to make some subway art and homemade Christmas goodies! Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing machine!!

  104. Would love to win this machine…I have been a cricut user but would love to be converted…thanks for the give-away opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving!

  105. I love to do paper crafts,but I am really looking forward to making cute organizational labels so I can get better organized. Thank you for the chance.

  106. Wow! I don’t know where to start…gift tags, cards, wall hangings…I’ve seen so much I want to do! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

  107. there are so many things i would love to make…monograms, labels, gift card holders, christmas cards, and on & on!

  108. Since I have been drooling over a silhouette for about 2 years now I have a looong list of what I would make first :D I might have to put them all in a hat and just pick one out! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  109. I would love to make an advent calendar for the kiddos for Christmas. Thanks for a fun giveaway:)

  110. ooh the possibilities. I would love to play with some vinyl and make some home decor. Also update my Project Life!!:)

  111. I’d love to make labels and as many other crafting things I’ve been wanting to do over the years

  112. Wow! I’d love to make some Christmas presents – a car play mat for my grandson; subway art for my daughter. And decorated fabric to use in re-covering my diningroom chairs! But it would be wonderful to use in my altered and mixed media art too!

  113. Thank you so much for the fun! I would love to make an advent calendar like the one you have on your blog. Now following you. Di

  114. I would love to make my ultra talented 18 year old very happy by giving her this for Christmas!

  115. scrapbooking…..altered art….card making….i want to do it ALL! THX 4 the chance to WIN such a FUN new toy! :)

  116. I have been DREAMING about this little machine! I would go totally CRAZY with all sorts of great Christmas things for my classroom and home. :)

  117. wow! WOW!! would love to have one :) soooo many things i could do, but the first would be to make vinyl musical notes to put around my daughter’s room.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  118. What am I NOT going to make if I had a Silhouette Portrait?! I would make too many Christmas crafts to name!

  119. I have so much to create to make my holidays merry and bright… but my “other” cutting machine is slicing things up like a horror movie bad-guy! Please pick me!!!

  120. Anything and everything I can, starting with Christmas cards :)…thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway :]!!

  121. I would love to make all the decorations for Christmas that I’ve been wanting to get done to make my family feel like a home this holiday!

  122. Oh my gosh, I hope I don’t ever have to cut my crafts out by hand again! I would make so many different fun items with this machine that doesn’t involve me wasting time doing it myself!!!! I realllly hope I am the lucky winner!!! :)

  123. The first project I would complete would be etched plates to serve the baked goods I give for the holidays. The recipients get the treats and the decorated plate to enjoy.

  124. So many things you could do with this. I think my first project would be creating a stencil design for my bedroom.

  125. So many things you could do with this. I think my first project would be creating a stencil design for my bedroom wall.

  126. I would make stenciled pillows, basket tags, numbered steps,
    and Christmas cards. I would love to win…thanks for a great give away!

  127. Making my wish list, checking it twice! And I’m making sure this makes the cut ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to use the Portrait to start crafting for Christmas especially custom packaging for the gifts I’m giving.

  129. I have wanted a Silhouette for SO long and there are tons of projects I want to use it for! I’d make some vinyl stickers for the wall!

  130. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! It seems that now-a-days you need a silhouette in the crafting world! And I want to get started! thanks again!

  131. I would love to win simply because I do not own an electronic die cutting machine. It would be fun to make my own embellishments for scrapbooking.

  132. I’d make Christmas cards for my daughter’s teachers and then some custom Christmas gift tags!

  133. I would love to make new stencils or just use it to spruce up holiday tags to make my gift giving a little extra special this year.

  134. i can’t wait to put all my pictures in a scrap book, right now they’re just sitting in boxes and stored away.
    love this for homemade holiday gifts and decorations as well!

  135. Oh the endless possibility to use this machine and I can start following along Silhoutte blog’s ideas .. will make my first subway art .. maybe santa would be nice enough to wrap this intime to be under my tree :) Thanks for the chance.

  136. Would so much love to win, as I’m sure everyone would. If I”m blessed enough to win I will make sure that I am able to use it to better my ability to help others who don’t have the ability or supplies to creat beautiful items.

  137. I would love this! Would be great for kids projects for school, to personalize gifts for their friends, always seeming to need another birthday gift for a party! Excited for the chance to win, thank you so much.

  138. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win one of these! If I won, I would make some personalized shirts for my kids. Then, I’d make some fun Christmas decorations. I love paper crafting!

  139. I would start with making vinyl signs for friends and family for Christmas! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Happy Holidays and good luck to all!

  140. I’d most love to make party decorations for every occasion! First I’d make Christmas decorations with my children and gift tags.

  141. Hello, I found a place that sells some really great shopping bags. I would love to make personalized shopping bags for family and friends as holiday gifts. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  142. The first thing I would create is a holiday appliqued quilt. I can’t wait to see this machine cut fabric!

  143. My first project would be a sign for my baby’s nursery that says ‘you are my sunshine.’

  144. I’d be ecstatic to win the Silhouette and thank you for this chance! My first project would be to create quilts for my daughters, using my mom’s old clothes. We lost mom, in December of 2010, and I thought this would be a great way to remember and honor her. It would give the kids something to hold on to that represents her life.

  145. I would love to win this!!! I’ve always great ideas that I can’t try because I’m without a silhouette!

  146. I LOVE this giveaway! I would use it to get started crossing things off of my “I want to make this” to “I made it and love it” list.

  147. I work with children and there are endless projects that would benefit from having this machine. My office is ill-equipped for creative projects, but our kiddos with autism respond well to visual cues. It would be great to use this machine to create materials for them. Additionally, I just love making things for myself, friends, and family!

  148. If I was the lucky winner, the first thing I would make would be a thank you card for my husband. After I had a stroke earlier this year at only age 43, he has been more than amazing, and today I am thankful for him.

  149. This year I am thankful for my family that we could come and visit. Spending the Holidays with family is the best. I want to use the Silhouette to create a quiet book and alphabet blocks for my little girl.

  150. The first thing I would make would be invitations for my daughter’s birthday party. But I’d also like to make some gifts for them, and labels for our homemade vanilla, along with Christmas decorations.