Silhouette Portrait Giveaway and Promo Codes!

I’m so excited about today’s giveaway! I absolutely love my Silhouette cutting machine and I am SO excited to be giving one away to YOU! Ahhh! Yes, you read that right.
ONE DDD reader will win a Silhouette Portrait! So if you didn’t win the one in February, now is your chance!

Silhouette is also having some hot deals on it’s Sketch Pen Kit. This was my first time playing around with the sketch pens and they were a lot of fun! I can’t wait to try some new designs out. Today, I made a cute and simple handmade Thank You card using the Silhouette Sketch Pens.

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I created the the design using this set of doilies (or flowers) found in the Silhouette store. Then I added my text.


When using the Sketch Pens, you simply remove the blade and replace it with one of the Sketch Pens. The kit comes with 24 fabulous colors, you will love them. When using multiple colors with one project, you just need to make sure the part of the graphic you want colored is set to ‘cut’ and all other pieces of the design are set to ‘no-cut’. This is because the pen works as the blade. Make sense?


After I cut out my design, I placed it on a fun piece of scrap book paper. I can’t wait to send it off.

AND, I always get excited when Silhouette comes out with their awesome promos and this month is no exception. Right now they are running some AMAZING deals to help you with all those Easter and Spring crafts. Both the Silhouette Cameo and the Silhoutte Portrait are being sold at hugely discounted prices. So if you haven’t invested in one of these fabulous cutting machines yet, now is your time.

To enter, use the rafflecopter form below! And HURRY, giveaway is only open for TWO days!

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Giveaway Details: One DDD reader will win a Silhouette Portrait cutting machine valued at $199. Silhouette of America provided the prize for this giveaway. The giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Giveaway will last from March 26-March 27, a winner will be chosen on March 28 and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Winner will be chosen by rafflecopter/



Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. Jeanne J says

    I’d love to try the Sketch Pens! I love what you created with them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  2. lara r says

    I haven’t tried the sketch pens but it would be neat to be able to make some personalized cards easily with them!

  3. Lori says

    I haven’t tried any of them but I have so been wanting one of these to do more crafts @ home….would love to try it out.

  4. Aimee Kusina says

    I would start making greeting cards for everyone. I see so many cute designs everyone else is making and I’d like to try that too!

  5. Julianne J says

    I have never used there sketch pens but I did get the pen insert. I wrote out a greeting card with it because my penmanship is terrible. I am trying to win this for my mom, her and I can write letters back and forth with the pens! Haha!

  6. Shanna says

    If I had the cool styling pens I would be making signs to frame for all the holidays to use in my decor!

  7. Kelli B says

    I have not tried the Sketch Pens, but they look great! I think I’d start by making some cool stationery. Great gifts!!

  8. maria adams says

    I have not tried them, but I would LOVE to! The possibilities seem endless, but I think I would first start with some cute decorations for the Sunday school department at my church!

  9. says

    I haven’t tried the sketch pens and really don’t know much about them but they look cool. I think they would be fab in my card making. Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. Marlene says

    I have not used these pens. They look like fun. I would like to try to make some floral designs and also designs for my new grandson.

  11. lindsey says

    such an awesome giveaway! I would make thank you cards for my showers and birth announcements for my new baby!

  12. mindy m says

    I have not tried them yet but it looks like they add a whole new world of possibilities. I would love to make some stuff for my scrapbook with this,

  13. Lynda says

    I’ve never used sketch pens because I’m still waiting to own a Cameo! I like what you made. It would be fun to try it myself!

  14. says

    Have not had the good fortune to try the pens or the Silhouette machine yet. Hoping my luck will change! Would love to try designing items for kids birthday parties.

  15. Michelle S says

    OMGOSH! I have wanted a Silhouette for so long but just can’t afford the investment right now, so this giveaway is an awesome opportunity. Adding the sketch pens makes it so much more versatile and I would love to try both. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Karen Propes says

    I have not tried the sketch pens, but wow after seeing how they work I’m excited to win so I can try them out. I would start with cards, but they would make awesome for seating cards, and so many many other things. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Lisa Cooper says

    I haven’t used the sketch pen or a Silhouette, but would certainly LOVE to try them. I’d love to win!!!

  18. Andrea S says

    I’ve never actually worked with one of these. But seeing all the cool stuff people do, I’d really like to get started messing around. There are lots of creative ideas!

  19. says

    I can’t wait to someday own one of these fabulous machines!! I have so many project ideas that I want to use them for. I would definitely make cards and invitations with them as well as home decor pictures. Will it do a sketch of a photo? I can already see the Christmas gifts I could make for my whole family! Can you tell I really really want one? I already told my husband to add it to my Christmas list :). He rolled his eyes…

  20. mary says

    If ever I won something on a give away, it would be highly likely that I would collapse with shock (: Thanks for the chance!

  21. says

    I have never used them but can think of a lot of ideas that I would use them for – gift tags, cards, to decorate picture frames, gift bags, coasters, scrapbooking, paper ornaments, etc, etc!

  22. Casey says

    I’ve never tried the Sketch Pens or the Silhouette. They look lovely! I would make card designs and invitations, etc <3

  23. says

    This is fantastic! I would go crazy with this. Love the concept of sketch pens and saving my pennies for the Cameo – thanks for another great opportunity DDD!

  24. Samnang Schultz says

    I haven’t tried the sketch pens yet but they look like they’d be great for coloring images on cards for kids to color in!

  25. Lena says

    I have always wanted a Silhouette! I would absolutely love to win! I have never used the sketch pens before, but I love the options.

  26. Mary says

    I haven’t tried any of the pens. I would make anything that has to do with labeing and trying to be organized.

  27. mandi says

    I haven’t tried them, but I’m quite certain it would be love. I would create some wall art for my boys’ rooms first.

  28. Heather Stanley says

    I have had my eye on the Silhouette machines for some time and the sketch pens look so versatile and that they could be so exciting to use!

  29. Michelle Boiselle says

    I haven’t tried the sketch pens, but I think they would be great for the invitations to the father/daughter dance at my daughters school that I need to make.

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