I hope you have all had a happy holiday, and since you are an amazing reader of All Things Thrifty, today you get the chance to win a SILHOUETTE CAMEO!!!!!

silhouette-cameo-graphtec-vinyl-cutter I’m tellin’ ya, this machine is the ultimate crafting tool. I use mine all the time. I even used it to make my hubby the sweetest shirt for Christmas! I used the fabric starter kit, and it worked like a charm.I have to explain what this shirt even means!!! Ha ha. My husband plays fantasy football with his brothers and friends, and I tease him all the time about it. I call it “imaginary football” because they play in these intense leagues where they taunt and tease each other in their la la land of fantasy. It cracks me up (or it ticks me off depending on the minute). Ha! They are constantly checking their phones for stats and they can’t get enough of watching that darn game! First of all I GOOGLED the year that fantasy football began, and I about fell off my chair when I found that it started in 1962. WHAT THE!?!? After I picked up my chin from the floor, I started making the bad boy.
So first, I bought a Nike shirt at the local TJMaxx so that the shirt would look legit. I marked the shirt with tape so that the saying would be perfectly centered.

How to make a T-shirt
Then I designed the shirt with my silhouette software. Imaginary Football Every Christmas Eve, we open new pajamas to wear, and I wanted my hubby to have some new jammies too. BUT, whenever I have made t-shirts with transfer paper or iron on materials, it has never lasted. So, this time I wanted the shirt to last. Christmas and Window pics 023 I used my Silhouette to cut some vinyl to use as my stencil, and to make it easier, you can use Silhouette’s stencil vinyl. I had already used my stencil vinyl that I had on hand on a top secret project for Jill’s house, so stay tuned for another project coming up soon that you are going to LOVE!!! So, I used some jade vinyl that I had on hand. Next, I stenciled on blue fabric ink. I was careful to dab off the wet paint onto a paper towel before I dabbed it onto the shirt.
Christmas and Window pics 024 Silhouette fabric ink kit
Then I let the paint dry and removed the vinyl with a small hook. Christmas and Window pics 031 I’m tellin’ ya, the shirt looks like it was printed in the Nike shop!! Dan t-shirt 007
My husband was cracking up when he read the shirt! What a hunk, huh!?! The saddest part of all of this……. was that during his imaginary playoff game over Christmas, he lost by 1/10th of a point! Lameness!



I’m telling ya, YOU WANT A SILHOUETTE. You won’t be sorry. My hypothetical project list has never been longer. I have used my Silhouette at least ten times this month already.

How to enter, you ask!?! (don’t forget to leave a separate comment for each entry)
All you have to do is:
1. Like the Silhouette Facebook Page and
2. Follow Silhouette on Pinterest.
3. Follow All Things Thrifty on Twitter.
4. Like All Things Thrifty on Facebook.
5. Follow All Things Thrifty on Pinterest.
6. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Include a link to this giveaway.
7. Post about this giveaway on Facebook. Include a link to the giveaway.
8. Add an All Things Thrifty button to your sidebar. (include a link to your blog in your comment.)
9. Add All Things Thrifty to your blogroll. (include a link to your blog in your comment)
10. Return every day and tell me an idea of a project you would make with your Silhouette if you won.

The details…the winner must be a US Resident and will be announced on January 3rd, so you can enter the giveaway daily until then.
Oh and for those of you who want to spend some of your Christmas cash on getting a Silhouette, there is a promotion running right now (Dec. 29-Jan. 3) where you can get a Silhouette and a Fabric Ink Starter kit for $299.00. Just use the promo code “THRIFTY” to get the deal.

There are other Silhouette Giveaways happening right now, so if you want more chances to win, head over to the other giveaways!


  1. says

    I follow Silhouette on FB!

    AND,Oh my gosh I'm cracking up over this t-shirt because my husband has played in the same league for 10 years and he is just as intense. I sat through one of their 8 HOUR drafts once and I'll never do it again. haha.

  2. says

    Hi Brooke! Followed all of your steps to win the new Cameo. If I win I will attempt to make some amazing wall art like the ones you posted on your blog. Truly Amazing!!! Thanks for all of the crafty inspiration…keep up the good work! Happy New Year!!! Oh, and LOVE the football t-shirt…can definitely relate!

  3. says

    oh man i want one of these soooo bad, the first thing i will make with it is thank you cards for all the awesome things my husbands family has done for me recently

  4. says

    My project idea for today is: I would use the SIlhouette to cut out vinyl letter of daughters initials and put them on a headboard I want to make with an antiqued or distressed finish.

  5. says

    I have LOTS of projects to do and a silhouette would be more than handy to help me with them! My first project? Finish the saying on the canvas…that I bought for my son's room last year :)

  6. Katie says

    I follow silhouette on pinterest…so many cute ideas! (Sorry about the double Facebook comment…not sure how that happened!) :)

  7. Jackie says

    If I Won the Silhouette I would start with making some labels to get organized, then I would start making some fun projects.

  8. says

    I liked Silhouette on FB. I had to borrow a friends's silhouette to make monogrammed napkins for my MIL for Christmas. She loved them! And I would love a Silhouette of my own!

  9. says

    i would LOVE to win this! i have lots of designs that i'd love to try…just dont have the cash right now to invest in one—oh student loans :) i'll share some design ideas in the days to come