Ginger Snap Crafts: Distressed Valentines Block, Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway

Distressed Valentines Block, Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Silhouette.

This weekend is huge in the craft industry because the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show is going on right now as we speak in California. Eek! I heard that Silhouette has some amazing new products that they are launching at the show, & I can’t wait to get my hands on them! :)

To celebrate Silhouette is kicking off a brand new promotion for you to save big on all in stock Silhouette accessories including the popular Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software. Yep, it’s time to stock up! I’m also sharing a quick distressed Valentines block tutorial with you. Annnnnd I have a Silhouette Portrait™ to giveaway to one of you! Yay! So keep reading! ;)


Distressed Valentines Block with Silhouette #Valentines #tutorial #spon at GingerSnapCrafts.com

valentine block #craft #tutorial

I’ll get to the tutorial for this easy distressed Valentines block in just a minute, but first I’ll give you all the details of this new Silhouette promotion. :) When you shop HERE & use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout you will get 30% off all in stock Silhouette accessories. Yay! Think vinyl, starter kits, blades, mats, totes, dust covers, pens, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, tools & more.

Silhouette Promotion Jan. 11-18 use code GINGERSNAP at checkout for 30 off all in stock accessories #sponThe 30% discount DOES apply to all accessories and supplies that Silhouette has in stock. It also DOES apply to the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software. The designer software is always a hot selling item, so this is a perfect time for YOU to take advantage and buy it. :)

The 30% discount does NOT apply to the machines, gift cards, $10/$25 download cards, shapes or subscriptions. The discount does NOT apply for an item that is out of stock. (If an item is out of stock then you will be informed when you try to add it to your cart.)

I know I’m going to be stocking up for sure! I’m dying to try their new light hold cutting mats!

Now I’m excited to share my first Valentine project ~ an easy distressed Valentines block using my Silhouette Portrait™. :)

valentine block #craft #tutorial

For this project you’ll need:
wood block
vinyl (any color)
decoupage
foam brushes
this image from Silhouette
paint
sand paper
Silhouette Portrait™
distressing ink

I loved this image from Silhouette. I had some wood already cut into blocks, & they were squares but the image in a rectangle! No worries! ;) It was a simple fix. First I measured my block of wood, & then made a square on my screen the exact same size as my block.

Silhouette Tutorial

Then I resized the image to fit inside my block perfectly! I also used this same technique when I made my Christmas subway art….I made a square image into a rectangle. I love that you have so many options with the Silhouette software to make things custom to whatever size you need.

Silhouette Tutorial ~ how to resize

Then I cut my vinyl & applied the vinyl to my block of wood that was painted a fun hot pink color. Once my vinyl was applied I put a layer of decoupage on top, let that dry & then painted white over the top. I love this stenciling method because you get such clean lines. You can check out a more detailed tutorial on how to stencil with vinyl HERE. It’s amazing! ;)

easy Valentine craft with SilhouetteAmerica.com at GingerSnapCrafts.com

Then I used a piece of sandpaper to distress the edges. Then to make it look even more distressed I rubbed some ink around the corners & edges with an old rag. I have a more detailed distressing tutorial HERE.

Valentines Block #tutorial #spon

Distressed Valentines Block with Silhouette #Valentines #tutorial #spon at GingerSnapCrafts.com

OK….you made it through that post! ha!
I think you deserve a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait™!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway at GingerSnapCrafts.com #spon #silhouette #giveaway_thumb[2]

Enter in the form below.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 14th.
(U.S. residents only) Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

172 comments:

  1. There are so many things that I know I want to make, but I know the one thing I need to focus on right now is my mom's fundraiser to her Liver transplant. I thank God she is finally on the list! :)

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  2. I would love to make some wall art for my sewing space.

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  3. I've got two boys who want a room makeover, so cool signs for their rooms and labels to organize everything!

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  4. I would be using it for cute organization & to make some custom pieces for my daughter. I have SOOO many ideas.... just need the machine !! :)

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  5. I would make some valentine crafts with my kids.

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  6. I would make labels to organize my home.

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  7. Labels for everything in my house! I need to get organized!

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  8. I'd use it to make glass etched gifts

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  9. Your Valentine Block sign is definitely one of the first... also I want to make special t-shirts for my great and grandchildren for a big Easter egg hunt I want to plan !!!

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  10. Artwork for my walls and labels to my pantry items.

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  11. Omg I have so many ideas, it's hard to know what I'd make first!!! Probably a monogram for a tray that I'm working in!!

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  12. Probably matching valentine's shirts for my kiddos!

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  13. Probably matching valentine's shirts for my kiddos!

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  14. I would do Valentines or appliques with it.

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  15. I would make cheer bows and shirts!!!!

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  16. I would make valentine's decor.

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  17. A birthday shirt for my niece and nephew

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  18. I would make valentines decorations for my house!

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  19. I would make some card and 3D items. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I would make labels for my pantry reorganization

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  21. Well since Valentines is next, decorations for sure!! Then again I could think of a millions things to do for Primary with it!

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  22. I would make some fanily lettering on picture frames and finally start decorating.

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  23. I would make valentine's signs.

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  24. I'm a Disney Travel Agent so I would most likely make matching Disney shirts for my kids and possibly clients too.

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  25. I would make a Valentine chalkboard sign. I just love them!

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  26. I'm a Disney Travel Agent so I would most likely make matching Disney shirts for my kids and possibly clients too.

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  27. I would make some outdoor ddecoration with Vinyl :-) Thanks for the chance!!!

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  28. I welcome sign for our new house.

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  29. Would like to try these vinyl art projects!

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  30. I would make some decorations for my boys room!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  31. I would love to make this for Valentine's.

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  32. I would love to make some wall art.

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  33. Would love to use this to make all the paper decor for my son's birthday party!

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  34. I'd make some vinyl sign that talks about my craft room mess. "My room isn't messy, it's an obstacle course designed to keep me fit." or "Please don't clean up my mess, you'll confuse me and screw up my world." ;-)

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  35. I would make labels for everything first then i would make valentines decorations!

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  36. I have always wanted one of these, so many ideas floating around in my head right now! The budget just hasn't been right! Maybe!!

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  37. I want to make a garland from pinterest

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  38. I want to make a garland from pinterest

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  39. Something for Valentine's Day!

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  40. Something for my daughters nursey

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  41. My boys & I are getting into a knights unit next week, so it would be fun to cut out shapes for our shields.

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  42. I would make some personalized labels for homemade salsa

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  43. Thank you so much for the chance! I'd love to win! I would love to do stuff for PL

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  44. I would first make about a hundred identical decals for cars - there are a group of us who need them in rememberance of someone very dear. Then I would label the heck out of my pantry and the rest of my house. And etch some glasses. And make some signs.

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  45. I would make a scrapbook page first, but then I would make a whole bunch of other stuff!

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  46. I would make labels

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  47. I would love to make a custom kitty decal for my car.

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  48. make labels to get my things in order and some birthday cards

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  49. The more I have seen what this product can do the more I want it!!

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  50. Label everything! Lol, then start planning fun stuff to do for my baby girls first birthday! ;)

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  51. I really want to make some decals to use in conjunction with paint to make a Tardis door for my basement. This would so help!

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  52. I would love to make some beautiful art with this, then some cards!

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  54. awesome giveaway! I would make a cute sign for my kitchen first!

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  55. My husband and I would love to win! We do a lot of glass etching and this would be great for making some stencils!

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  56. I want to do some Valentine crafts to give to my mil to decorate her apartment.

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  57. Wall art our bathroom desperately needs.

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  58. Several "aim higher" prints and organizers for my son's room. Maybe it would remind him to do better at school!

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  59. Wedding scrapbook pages for my son and daughter-in-law

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  60. I would create some new artwork for our home!

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  61. I would make some valentine's cards for my daughter's class

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  62. I would make pocket cards for my Project Life scrapbooks

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  63. I would make embellishments for my scrapbook pages and project life!

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  64. I will make an Olympic medal stand (gold glitter of course) for my daughter's 6th Olymp-tastic birthday!

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  65. I would make a similar piece to the one you've made for this post. I really like the distressed look, but I have a different thought for the wording.

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  66. I would like to make a family sign with all our birthdates and milestones.

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  67. Something to display with my OLW!

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  68. I would make a baby banner for my niece.

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  69. I think I would get started on my Easter projects.

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  70. I would make lots of things...for starters I will make that block you did..it's perfect...thank you for sharing your great ideas...

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  71. I would make wall decor for our new house and also some labels to get organized!

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  72. I would make artwork for my house, but my son would probably say minecraft or TMNT things.

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  73. I've got some vinyl projects I would love to do.

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  74. I would love to have one for my classroom and coaching!

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  75. I'd make some cute appliqué shirts for my little one

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  76. I would love to make some I Love You Shoes for my Kids.

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  77. I would definitely make Valentine Day's decorations .

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  78. I'd work on some valentines day decor

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  79. I have some glass blocks that need decorating with vinyl. I'd start there and start on something else. Always lots of projects to do! Thanks for this opportunity to win.

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  80. The first thing I would make is a vinyl initial monogram on glass for my daughter

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  81. The first thing I would make is a vinyl initial monogram on glass for my daughter

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  82. The first thing I would make is a vinyl initial monogram on glass for my daughter

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  83. The first thing I would make is a vinyl initial monogram on glass for my daughter

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  84. The first thing I would make is a vinyl initial monogram on glass for my daughter

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  85. This contest is great. The product is great. This would be a great asset to our little company. It would definitely make things a little easier with designing products for Weddings and Events. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great product.

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  86. Wow, great job on this Ginger!

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  87. I am new to this machine and have only seen it as your emails come through. Would love to have one so that make all the exciting things you make. I have a little boy and would love to redecorate his room.

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  88. I would make some cute valentines cards!

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  89. I would make some cute valentines cards!

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  90. I really want to make wall decorations for a new room we are fixing up :)

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  91. Invitations for my daughter's birthday. Thank you

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  92. I'd use it to make some
    Valentine Day cards!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carla from Utah

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  93. I want to make personalized t-shirts for my kids and maybe some wall art for my nephew's soon-to-be baby's nursery. <3

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  94. I would make some silhouettes of my children to make a unique Father's Day tie. Never too early to start that!

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  95. Vinyl words for my entry stairs:-)

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  96. I would make a valentine's day shirt for my little girl

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  97. I want to make a sign for my boys room. Sarahtex at yahoo dot com

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  98. a Valentine card for my hubby!

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  99. I would like to make stencils for glass etching.

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  100. I adore that Valentine's block you made, so I'd probably try to copy that. But I also really want to make some cool shirts for my sons. :)
    Dezi A
    sethdez@hotmail.com

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  101. Decor or photo props for my baby girl's room.

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  102. I would start with blocks and move on up to signs.

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  103. I'd make some winter décor for our home

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  104. Glass etching for my sister.

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  105. Personalized gifts then move up to wall art.

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  106. I'd make some awesome valentines day cards!

    ~ Eloquence

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  107. Probably some cute Valentine treats for my office!

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  108. I'd make the table signs and decorations for my wedding!!

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  109. I'd love to make a cute sign for a wedding present for my brother. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  110. I can think of a dozen things I've wanted to do! I would love to do something for my daughter's room!

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  111. I would be able to make the invites and some of the décor for my brother's couples wedding shower and wedding reception (they're getting married in NY and coming back to KS for the reception)

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  112. I would LOVE to make Valentines!

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  113. I would make an etched glass jar. I would also use it to make some great scrapbook pages.

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  114. I would use it in my classroom! I work at a low funded interlocal for behaviorally challenged students. I would use it to brighten up my classroom as well us it for units, cubby labeling and center activities!

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  115. This project would be a great place to start! I was actually just thinking of a Valentine's gift for the kiddos teacher..hmm!! The ideas are endless!

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  116. I'd make Valentine's Day decor!

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  117. I would make valentines gifts for my daughters daycare teachers and I would make centers for my classroom.
    -Karen Arnold
    nonnie_zan@hotmail.com

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  118. I'd make some Valentine cards.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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  119. I want to make something similar. Love subway art

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  120. I would use this to help my starting business. would be a great help!

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  121. I would make a sign for our living room.

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  122. I want to make wall art to compliment the gallery wall in our living room

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  123. I would love to make some decor for Valentine and St. Patricks Day.

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  124. I would love to make a vinyl decal.

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  125. I'd use it to make some cool sewing appliques!

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  126. I'd love to make a sign using vinyl as a stencil!

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  127. Something for my parents new house.

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  128. I would make wall art for my home

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  130. i would make some cute designs to iron onto pillows!

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  131. Love this block! TFS and i would love to create so many projects with this machine but i think i will start with a few fashion projects first :) thanks again for the chance!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  132. I would make a love tshirt for my daughter.

    Entered under the name of Jill

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  133. something cute for my baby girl :)

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  134. I would definitely make some new wall items for my house. Now that the kids are older, it is time for nicer decor and whole house makeover!

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  135. I create mixed media pieces and have been wanting to get a Silhouette. I would love to experiment with adding precisely cut elements to these artworks.

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  138. I would make shirts for my girls...love the sparkly vinyl!

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  139. I would make some decorations for my home.

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  140. I would love to work with vinyl ;)

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  142. I would love to make some wall art for our library that we're redoing!

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  143. I have a long list of things that I would make! Maybe I would start with something for my daughter's room

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  144. would love to make some valentine projects!

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  145. I really want to make valentine cards. This would be so much fun to have. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  146. I would love to win. Need decorations for a baby shower!

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  147. I would have so much fun making cute labels for everything in our house! I love labels and having a Silhouette Portrait would make the process so much easier and the labels would look so crisp and clean!

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  148. I would love to make a family name sign!

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  149. Super cute!! Love my Cameo...this would be perfect for my next project! :)

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