Silhouette Giveaway Project No. 1 {Paper Cutting Luminary}

Silhouette Giveaway Project No. 1 {Paper Cutting Luminary}

I am having some fun exploring the Silhouette! I have always wanted a craft cutter, though I never really knew the full capabilities of what these little machines can actually do. I have never owned one and to be honest I thought ‘vinyl’ right away, but decided to start out with some paper cutting first. I am so excited about this Silhouette I just have to share how easy and quick this machine creates projects; It takes crafting to a whole new level!

Even though I could have made a design using the software included, I thought I would browse through the online store for a digital download. Goodness let me tell you they have just about every thing imaginable! Right now they are having a back to school sale {through September 10th} and their downloads are only 75 cents a piece! Once you download an image it stays in your library and it essentially becomes yours to use as often and as long as you like! {I used the Large Geometric Background 1953} The software took no time at all to become familiar with; I inserted my image, set my guidelines and I was ready to cut.
For those of you not familiar with digital cutters, {please tell me I’m not the only one} the process is easy peasy! The machine includes a ‘sticky’ cutting mat that holds your paper in place. Just align your paper to the guidelines on the mat and insert into the machine; the machine does the rest with just a press of the button.
In a minute or so you have a perfectly cut out design. The spaces that need to be removed are somewhat perforated {that is the best way to explain}.
They are very easy to remove and pop right out leaving you with a beautiful design.
I wanted to cover the outside of a large glass hurricane so I needed to cut a total of four pieces of paper. I simply cut the ends of each paper so the design would overlap and glued together using Gorilla Super Glue. {you just need a tiny bit and it dries super quick}
Once I had all four pieces of paper connected, I wrapped the outside of the hurricane and glued the ends together with more Gorilla Super Glue. {the precision tip makes it so easy to keep the glue on the paper and not get any on the glass, making it effortless to remove when you want to change it out}

I placed an upside down bowl in the hurricane and put a three wick candle on top to give it a little height; simply filled with some dried floral moss…

…and placed the entire hurricane in a white footed bowl; probably the easiest center piece I have ever put together.

It is even pretty in the dark!

Simple, quick and best part is The Silhouette did most the work!

I be back tomorrow with another Silhouette project ~ This thing is so much fun!


  1. The more posts I see about the Silhouette, the more I want one! Thanks for the great design idea.

  2. What an awesome project…has me thinking fall and Halloween luminaries! My Silhouette just came two days ago (surprise gift) and I am taking a planned weekend to myself and that is going to be my new BFF…love your projects. xo Bev

  3. Great project, very pretty. I would love to do something similar for my dining table. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That is soooo fabulous! I need one!

  5. just seeing the machine up close like that makes my heart flutter….is that normal? who cares! I just want one sooooo bad…I’m hoping to win one, and since I can’t afford to buy one MAYBE there will be a giveaway or deal around christmas for me!

  6. I’ve seen and entered giveaways for these before, but none of them had such great detail into what they can do! I”m off to find out how to win this sucker!

    ~The Speckled Dog

  7. Love this! It came out great.

  8. Beautiful!

  9. this is gorgeous! what a wonderful way to customize a simple glass candle holder and make is really special! AND I so appreciate you showing the “how to” on the Silhouette. I plan on asking for one of these for Christmas if I can’t win one!

  10. love the design-would be great over a mirror or picture frame too!

  11. Oh be still my heart! This is gor-geous!

  12. That is gorgeous, Stephanie! Wonderful job! Now I for sure need a Silhouette! 🙂

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  14. I didn’t know how the cutter worked so thanks for explaining that!
    Your hurricane is beeeautiful! I love that you can change the paper out easily too. It looks great!

  15. Eeks! You are making me drool. Lisa~

  16. How elegant!

  17. Oh, that is beautiful. It is the quatrefoil design. I am obcessed with it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. This really looks beautiful! Oh, how I’d love to have a cutter. Who knows–somebody’s got to win, right?? 🙂

  19. That’s a fabulous idea! Love it! I’ve got a Silhouette and love mine.

  20. It looks great! I need myself one of those machines!!

  21. oh that turned out beautiful I want to try

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  22. Gorgeous! My favorite design.

  23. I would love love to win one of these. It would make my life so much more beautiful than it already is…..

  24. The first thing that I would make with my silhouette machine would be some cupcake wrappers!

  25. Having four girls I love the flower designs I could make with it.

  26. My blog is a simple personal blog but put your button on it….LOL

  27. What a wonderful project. I simply must get one of these because my mind is a whirling with ideas!!

  28. Great project. I’d love a Silhouette but as of now it isn’t compatible with a Mac. Read there is a Mac version coming out this fall?? I’d love to see what you do with the pieces you removed….

  29. Found you through “Measuring My Life in Love” and I’m so glad that I did. What a beautiful project–this definitely inspires me now that Halloween is just around the corner 🙂 Great pics, too!

  30. Love this! The glow of that candle in the dark is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Oh I could actually have Christmas gifts done BEFORE Christmas this year with a machine like that! Oh pick me pick me 🙂

  32. That is amazing! I can’t think of anything else to say because I am way too impressed!

  33. Oh how I wish I had one of those! But I am a Mac user and they aren’t compatible…so bummed. I just love what you did with your graphics. All I can do is drool at what people do with their silhouette.

  34. absolutely awesome!
    love the design you picked to wrap around the candle.

    happy weekend!

  35. The possibilities are endless!


  36. I love this great idea.

  37. I have a Cricut E. I love my cutter. The design you cut is gorgeous! I will have to give that a try in the near future!

  38. I’ve never seen or even heard of a digital cutter. But after seeing your beautiful hurricane lamp project, I want one!!


  39. If this is still going on …. please pick me . I love this machine.

  40. Love this!



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