Advent Calendar and a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I just finished this year’s advent calendar! (it was a lot quicker  than last years!) Now just a little over a week until Boo can start turning them over.  I used the new Silhouette frame and clip system, but mixed it up with…..

….Pen and Paint’s Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar.  Each day it gives us a family activity…..I think my favorite one is leaving a gift for the postman……it reminds me of when my mom used to do that for the trash collectors and mail carriers when I was little:

printable christmas countdown calendar by pen and paint via


We are giving away the brand new Silhouette Portrait to one lucky Lil Blue Boo reader! Retail value is $199.99! Watch this video to see the Silhouette Portrait in action.

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The Silhouette Portrait™ is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials.


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

To enter to win simply leave a comment letting us know how much you would like to win a Silhouette Portrait. For extra entries:

:: Follow the Silhouette Blog
:: Follow Silhouette on Pinterest
:: Subscribe to Lil Blue Boo

Leave a separate comment for each!  Giveaway is open to US residents only. Come back here on November 23rd to see if you won and to grab a code for some amazing Black Friday deals from Silhouette!


silhouette black friday deals via



Make sure to check out all the cool things you can do with a Silhouette!  Click the image below to view the roundup over at Hey Look at Me:




  1. Michelle says

    I really really want to win! I keep seeing all these lovely things I want to make but I have no way to do it.

  2. Suzanne says

    I would love to win…And can’t even imagine all the projects I would take on
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. says

    I really really want a Silhouette! I’ve been dreaming up things to do with it and involving the boyfriend too so that if I don’t get it free, he can buy it for us, hehe :)

  4. Kristen says

    Oh how I would love to win a silhouette. I have wanted one for so long! It would be a very Merry Christmas to me!!

  5. Jodi Skantz says

    I would love to win this, it would make for a great DIY Christmas! I would just love to make my own stencils.

  6. Catherine C R says

    I have been eyeing the silhouette for quite a while. We are talking like years here. I love the whole premise of no cartridges, and no cutting with scissors anymore!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Melinda in NC says

    I would love desperately love to win this so i can stop cutting freezer paper for tshirts!

  8. Alison says

    Still dying to have one of these. I never seem to win though… Might have the bite the bullet and buy one.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Nicole says

    I would love to win this so that I could use it with my daughter. She is turning 11 and both of us follow your blog. We have tried many of the tutorials and LOVE you! (and lil boo and Mr. LBB too!)

  10. Rach Johnston says

    I would love a Silhouette, it has been on my list for a REALLY long time. IT would be a great belated B-day present.

  11. Heather says

    I really, really, really, really want to win!!! I would love one of these, but it isn’t in our budget right now. Thanks for the chance!

  12. says

    Eek! I would absolutely love this little gal!
    I’ve got a small crafting area so this would fit in perfectly
    I’ve also got a small bank account so it fits that perfectly, too! 😉

  13. Heather says

    I love reading and following your blog, you are so creative and inspiring!

    Thanks for offering such a great giveaway, would love to have a Silhouette to share with my daughter!

  14. Kellie says

    I have seen such amazing projects done with it and I am just so excited to give them a try! Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity to win such an amazing gift!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  15. says

    I would LOVE the new Portrait. It looks so amazing. Oh the wonderful things I could make with such an awesome machine…..dreaming….

  16. says

    How bad would I want a Silhouette cutter …. it’s a bit like you had asked “what would you do for a Klondike bar?” I would skip fabric shopping for at least 2 months :) and for a fabricaholic like me it’s a BIG deal

  17. Laura says

    I have entered literally every single Silhouette contest that has been offered. I would have bought one by now but I’m a poor college student! Crossing my fingers that I finally win one :)

  18. Natosha Zachary says

    Oh my goodness! I want a Silhouette very badly. I have a ton of craft projects just waiting to be done.

  19. Kalle says

    My husband and I would LOVE a Silhouette in our house! Our craft-repertoire would increase exponentially! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Amber L says

    ooh! super duper! I could make my girl so many things with this!! :) And my house too of course!! I would LOVE to win! :)

  21. says

    I would love to win the silhouette! I love their all their iron-ons, and would love to add embellishments to the clothes I make with it.

  22. says

    Guess what?
    I was just searching the internet for black friday deals for a cameo today.

    I would love to win, because even with a good black friday deal I should not buy one. Or it will have to be the only present from Santa this year for the whole family. Not sure my children will understand :-)

    would love to win!


  23. Marina says

    Wow! I would love to win the silhouette portrait. I swoon just thinking about all the wonderful crafty possibilities.

  24. says

    I would SO love to win this! I’ve been checking out cutters for years, but really wanted one that would cut out designs that I have total control over, especially vinyl. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and have picked up so many ideas that I’m dying to try, only I haven’t been able to squeeze a cutter like this into the budget. I would love to add this to my crafting arsenal!

  25. Tauna W. says

    I would LOVE to win this! Honestly, your blog and the cool things you post are the reason I want one of these. I love how you explain in your tutorials how we can still do it without the Silhouette but it seems so cool and simple with one (and makes me want one even more).

  26. Elisa F. says

    I’m now officially a subscriber to LBB. (up ’til now I’ve just been lurking around LBB every day looking for new postings. . . I’ll probably continue to lurk. . .)

  27. Meli says

    I want the silhouette really bad because I want to help my sister add some personal details to her new apartment!

  28. Kristie says

    I would love to win a Silhouette. There are so many tutorials out there for projects using it that I wish I could try.

  29. Michelle C says

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway. I can think of so many fun ways to use this. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  30. says

    I have been wanting one of these forever! I have been doing things the hard way when it comes to stencils, and this would make crafting so much easier/fun! I would love to win this!

  31. Rose Wight says

    Funnily enough, I now also follow the Silhouette blog too 😉 Amazing how these just happen!

  32. heather says

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. I’ve also been a bit envious about the silhouette. It looks like you can do a lot with it. Thanx for the chance to win! Hope you have a super day!

  33. says

    Your blog inspires me to be creative; I love to see your name show up in my Reader feed. I would love to win, and would use this for all kinds of great projects at home and at school.

  34. says

    I was inspired by your post of all the things you created with your Silhouette. It’s something I’ve been wanting for a while and it’s on my Christmas list this year!

  35. Erica says

    I have been wainting one forever. I have hundreds of ideas and no Silhouette. I love the idea of a smaller machne. If I can’t win one maybe I can at least save up enough for hte smaller.

  36. Ahsamon says

    I would LOVE a Silhouette! I’ve been eyeing it ever since I learned about them on your blog…it’s just a bit out of my price range right now. Awesome giveaway!

  37. Maggie Dougherty says

    I would love to win!!! I love Silhouette – I would love to have it to make tags for my christmas presents!!! Thanks! for the awesome giveaway!

  38. Charlotte says

    i’m always so jealous of all the amazing things i see y’all make with the silhouette. i would kill for this!

  39. Gemia says

    I just used one of these at a friends house and instantly fell in love. It would be a treat to have my own.

  40. Maggie says

    I would SO love to win this! There are a million projects I’d love to try with it, starting with our own Christmas advent calendar.

  41. Michelle says

    I would love to win the Silouhette. The projects that you have made with them are awesome. It would be great to be able to have a chance to make some of them!

    • Michelle says

      Would be nice if I spelled Silhouette correctly! I don’t know why that word gets me every time!

  42. Ashley Starkey says

    I’m a preschool teacher and a mother to a 15 month old… I scrapbook a LOT and do weekly crafts for my preschool class!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a Silhouette Portrait :) Thank you SO MUCH for the chance to win such an awesome machine!!!

  43. Pam L. says

    Thank you for the chance to win! I commented above through Facebook. Happy Thanksgiving & THANK YOU for being so giving :)

  44. JessMc says

    I would LOVE this. I recently made a sign and used carbon paper to trace the letters onto the wood-this would make that process sooo much easier!

  45. Robin B says

    Would LOVE a Silhouette! Have heard so much about them and want to try all the amazing things it’s capable of! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  46. Laura M. says

    Amazing calendar! Thanks for the giveaway–there are a ton of crafts I’d love to try with a Silhouette! 😀

  47. Amber says

    Yay for another round of Silhouette giveaways! This would make my whole year. Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. Adie Fitschen says

    And i am subscribed to lil blue boo!! I would love to win this because I want to be more crafty and i love all the projects I have seen done with this machine!!

  49. Zoya says

    Hello! I follow your blog via email and I also follow the Silhouette blog. I would love to win! Thank you! :)

  50. Melinda T says

    I’ve been wanting a Silhouette machine but have no luck! :( Hopefully it’ll be my turn to win because I’ve got many ideas and plans for it!

  51. Lynn says

    I would love love love this to make my dream to be Martha Steward come true! growing up i use to watch MS after school and all those infomercials about arts & crafts…and scrap booking. i’ve been to hobbie shops and everything is just adds up to be expensive. this would be amazing to have!

  52. Leticia Vasquez says

    I would love to win a Silhouette for so many reasons. I want to use it to make lots of christmas decor

  53. Adam S says

    My wife says I want to win this for my daughters. They apparently would love this as a Christmas present!! Who knew?!

  54. Jenny B. says

    I have a friend who has a Cricut and she does some cool stuff but I just don’t think I would want to have to keep buying expensive cartridges so I have decided that if I ever buy one, I would get a Silhouette. It would be even better if I could win one, hint hint!

  55. Darlene says

    Love your blog and would love a Silhouette! I have SO many projects that would be easier with a machine…..Hope I am lucky.

  56. Missy says

    I would love love love to win a silhouette machine! I’m a crazy crafter, but not really good when it comes down to measuring and patience. There are so many things I could use this machine for! I guess we both got a little craftiness (you got a lot!) from our moms- remember those fake cabbage patch dolls they made us?! I still have mine but she has a huge bald spot. 😉 thanks! missy

  57. says

    I can’t wait to cutely label EVERYTHING in my house! I follow Silhouette’s Pinterest Boards, already have for a long time :-).

  58. says

    I can’t wait to cutely label EVERYTHING in my house! I now follow Lil Blue Boo, but I’ve obsessively followed you on FB for a long time! 😉

  59. Katherine says

    I so badly want to win! I have been wanting one for a long time! I love all the projects you do with it!

  60. Heike says

    I would love to win a Silhouette because I have a ton of projects lined up that I would make with it. Nice giveaway :)

  61. LisaH says

    I subscribe to little Boo & follow silhouette on pinterest and the blog. would love to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Lynn D says

    This looks awesome. Can’t imagine a paper crafter or card maker not loving it. I’m also following on Pinterest. So many great ideas.

  63. Heather S says

    There’s so many awesome projects I’d love to work on if I won a Silhouette. Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. lois paulo says

    i follow, i subscribe, i follow and i would LOVE to win this machine. thanks for the opportunity

  65. Toni Leli says

    I feel like half a card maker because of what I’m missing out for not having a Silhouette. I watch YouTube videos to learn more, so if I win, I’ll know just what to do with it. Thanks for the chance.

  66. Amy Walker says

    I would LOVE to win the Silhouette Portrait!! I can think of so many fun things to make with it!

  67. Deana says

    I’ve never owned a die-cut machine. This machine is so versatile, that I would never need anything else!!

  68. Christy says

    The Silhouette Portrait would be perfect for making custom t-shirts, ties, and other Christmas goodies.

  69. says

    I know everyone that enters wants to win one, probably as bad as I do, but this is my first year with my boyfriends family and I really want to impress them! I hope to make beautiful Christmas Cards and crafts for the holidays

  70. Cynthia says

    Incredible piece of equipment that would be a wonderful addition to my mom’s craft supplies. My mom works tirelessly to create amazing things for my kids all the time and they adore her for it. I can only imagine what she could come up with if she had this tool:)

  71. says

    Oh, how I’d love a Silhoette for Christmas this year! Just watching your video of the Michael’s tree you made got me inspired to use vinyl. We also just rescued a bunch of pallets from a trash heap and I have so many plans for wooden signs.

  72. Erin Christine Noie says

    Oh my, this looks so fun! I’d love to do more projects and this would definitely help!

  73. Maude says

    I’ve been eyeing this baby for 2 months now, waiting for it to hit the shelves and hope that Santa thinks I’ve been a good girl!!
    Pleeeeeease :-)

  74. sharonkc says

    How much do I want a silhouette? There are no words. Just thinking about the scrumptious projects I could do with it makes my eyes roll back in my head….I think I might have blacked out for a minute there. Thanks for the chance, Ashley :-) I’m choosing joy everyday.

  75. Ashley Williams says

    I am always trying to make my own stencils to make things and it’s definitely challenging. I would LOVE to finally have a Silhouette to make this process easier!

  76. KerryQ says

    I do a lot of appliqué on tees for my kids, and this would make it so much easier! Thanks for the chance!

  77. says

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway. If I was the lucky winner, teh first thing I would make is a thank you card to my husband. After my stroke at only 43 earlier this year – he has been amazing and I am thankful for him today.

  78. Nicole G. says

    I would LOVE to win! and I would share it with my mom who is the craftiest person I know as we could AMAZING things together!

  79. Noel S. says

    I would like to win because I feel like I could get back into the crafting swing on things with one of these. I think it would make some of my crafting with 3 under 3 more possible as I have mostly put it on the backburner and miss it terribly!

  80. says

    Hello, I would love to win this. I have been drooling over all of the creative crafts you can make with this little baby. Oh I hope you pick me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  81. Corinne r. says

    I don’t even know if this is still open but I would love to win this awesome machine, it does so many cool things

  82. Ota says

    I want to win because life is too boring for a professional minefield footballer like myself. Should my limbs remain in place during the entire season, I promise to make my life less boring by…

    ─ creating funky rice paper and seaweed designs for the coolest-looking sushi in the world (pics will be provided)
    ─ taking an ordinary paper and spiral cut it until it’s 145 feet long (youtube, here I come!)
    ─ sending a very unusual Thank You note to Ashley, a note that will be so “creative” she will actually keep it (even though it’ll be rather weird)
    ─ brushing my teeth with my dog’s hairbrush while contemplating my next movie “To cut or not to cut … my cat” (youtube, here I … er … I’m lying)
    ─ never using the nail clippers again … c’mon, what’s my new silhouette portrait cutter for? (Lying again, I can only hurt myself in the minefield … it’s my insurance company’s condition)
    ─ actually cutting a portrait with the darn thing … of a very ugly chameleon
    ─ and creating near-believable statements in most suitable fonts and sticking them over rich lawyers’ diplomas when they leave their offices to answer embarrassing phone calls (coincidentally from my accomplice)

    You can ask me to get another free consultation from each of the tricked lawyers a few months later, at which stage I’ll baldly ask them who discovered the sticker and when. However, you shouldn’t really insist on the hairbrush/cut/nail clipper things. Anything to win, I know, but I won’t do that!

    Silly enough? I know, I read Kafka. He would probably said: Wait, a 3D printer can do a much better job. Can I get that one instead?

    Luckily … I’m humble. The most humble commenter here, to be exact. I’ll take the cutter. I really am very modest. The best thing about me is my humility.

    Will you ship it to Europe or do I have to pick it up next time I cross the little pond?