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Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and CAMEO giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY has ended.


Great news!  My Repurposed Life is hosting another CAMEO giveaway!  I’m so excited when I get to bring you great news like this.

I have a lot to tell you about this February’s promotion.



Visit Silhouette America to take advantage of these great deals.

CAMEO bundle: The Silhouette CAMEO®, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $269.99 ($94 in savings)

Portrait bundle: The Silhouette Portrait™, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $129.99 ($114 in savings)

Silhouette Studio Designer Edition: 40% off !!

I think this is a great time to treat yourself to something new and fun!




How to Trace Images in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition I want to show you a great feature of the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition—the trace function. You can save an image to your computer, import it, trace it, and cut it with your CAMEO or Portrait. Here are the steps: valentine-clipartcom-free-valentine-clip-art source

1)  Save an image to your computer (very important, remember WHERE you save it)


import-to-my-library 2)  Import the image to the Silhouette Studio  Designer Edition Software program 3)  Create a new project


click-to-add-image 2 4)  Click to add your image


add-your-new-image Your new image will be filed under “My Own Designs”. 5)  Click it to add to your new project.


new-image-project Your image will now be in your new project.


click-trace-function 2 6)  Click the little blue icon (butterfly?) that is the Trace Function


click-select-trace-area 7)  Click Select Trace Area


click-draw-area 8)  With your mouse, click and draw/highlight the area of your image.  A yellow outline will appear.  Click TRACE  the blue box will disappear.


reveal-new-image-file The magic is about to happen. 9)  Click your original image and drag it to one side, and voila!   your new shape/image is ready to cut!


save-to-library 10)  Click Save to Library, then name your image, and add keywords if you would like.


new-image-saved-library2 Now both images are saved to your library for you to use again and again.  Smile   Isn’t that fun?   The possibilities are endless!  A great project would be your child’s silhouette (profile) cut out of paper or vinyl—would make a great gift for grandparents.

If you already have a Silhouette, and you don’t have the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, this is the perfect time to get it at 40% off by using the code REPURPOSED.

Now for the Giveaway! One reader will win their very own CAMEO.

How to enter: Mandatory: Leave a comment below telling me what image you would love to trace and cut using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.  After you leave the comment, follow through with your entry using the Rafflecopter widget.  (if you are on a mobile device, you may email me your comment, then follow through with the Rafflecopter widget)  One winner will be selected at random using the Rafflecopter widget from all eligible entries. Giveaway starts today and runs through February 9th at 9:00 PM EST.  Must be 18, with a  US shipping address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner’s name will be announced on February 10, 2014  and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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I added the text I Love You to my new image, then I used a hem guide and some painter’s tape to apply my new image onto a white ceramic tile.


i-love-you-vinyl-cercamic-tileAdding Silhouette vinyl to ceramic tile is so quick and easy and makes a great gift, especially when you can trace your own images in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.



Many of you have asked what the difference is between the software programs.  This little snippet shows the difference between the Basic Studio and the Designer Studio Software.



disclaimer: I am an affiliate with Silhouette America, however if you’re a regular around here, you know that I truly love my Silhouette Machines.  All thoughts, ideas, and words are my own.

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  1. Is there a certain type of file it needs to be saved as? I’ve tried let’s say with an image that I saved and it doesn’t recognize it?

  2. I got a wonderful announcement for the birth of a new baby. I would love to trace the picture and vinyl a pillow for the new parents.

  3. Taramarie says:

    I would trace my daughters artwork!!

  4. Betty Baez says:

    I would trace some monkeys to make vinyls for my sons room!

  5. I would make some vinyl lettering to paint over onto pallet wood that I own to make some love note signs :) Thanks for the chance!

  6. I’ve been doing a Project Life album and I’d love to print out words and designs to embellish my photos. We’re having unusually snowy weather here so I’d probably start with some snowflakes and icicles.

  7. janet phillips says:

    I would love to win this and get started on this great craft

  8. I would trace robot shapes fr my son’s birthday party

  9. Judy Parkey says:

    I meant to say I would TRACE of picture of my dog!

  10. Judy Parkey says:

    I would copy a picture of my dog, Zoey.

  11. I love all the possibilities with this machine. I would love to win one or buy it. I have some wood and etched glass ideas I would love to do. Love your ideas….keep them coming.

  12. I have some fun monogram projects in mind :) Thanks for this giveaway!

  13. These are awesome and the ideas are grerat for holidays, birthdays and craft projects. It is hard to decide where to begin. This is a great offer. Thanks for the offers.

  14. Terri Hughes says:

    Something for Easter. Thanks!

  15. I would want to try our blog logo!


  16. Lucy Schmidt says:

    I think I’d probably start with some Celtic knot images. They can be pretty simple or really intricate. I’d have to start with the really simple ones since I’ve never had an electronic cutting machine. Would love to though. Thanks for letting us play along.

  17. i would cut angry bird t-shirt transfers

  18. I would make some art for my house and some teenage mutant ninja turtle decorations for my son.

  19. Becky Greene says:

    I need to do the VW logo – my son, WIll, just married Valerie – perfect symbol for the two of them!

  20. Diane Blake says:

    Asking me to list “one” thing I would trace is like asking me which of my children I love best! There are just too many ideas floating in my head! Great tutorial, always love your posts.

  21. Hearts and cats for granddaughters

  22. Jessica Hornibrook says:

    mickey mouse

  23. Owls and elephants and skulls and crossbones!! So many projects I can think of if I won this!

  24. I’d love to trace some of the characters from the Disney movie Frozen 😉

  25. I would trace & cut my grandson’s logo that he uses on his internet accounts

  26. Oooh, I would trace my 3-year-old twin girls precious profiles! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  27. my son’s silhouette, no pun intended!

  28. Something with Owls and maybe a few hearts.

  29. In addition to my own artistic pursuits, it would be used to trace the logo my husband designed to create decals and t-shirts to promote his start-up mountain biking venture.

  30. candy kratzer wenzel says:

    I would do food designs for kitchen decorating projects.

  31. I would trace a drawing of a vintage trailer so that I could have my own designs to sell on things.

  32. Natalie E says:

    I like basic shapes. Especially that cute heart you showed us. :)

  33. I woudl trace some doodles I drew – a fun little dino!

  34. Right now my little one’s room is owls, so I think I would trace those. :)

  35. Amanda Boerst says:

    I would trace and cut a picture of my son’s silhouette and some of my mom’s drawings.

  36. I like to trace the vintage ads from The Graphics Fairy.

  37. My husband is into gaming and redoing furniture. This is something he could use for both! I would like to do word boards with it.

  38. Lots of great embellishments for my scrapbooking pages like the “geocaching” symbols. So cool! Thanks for the chance to win one and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  39. Hello, I would trace and cut some inspirational sayings that I can stencil on to painted boards to make signs. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  40. Barbara Medeiros says:

    Ohh would love to win this!! I want to try this!!

  41. Jessica Dobbs says:

    I would trace and cut some popular kids stuff that my daughters would love

  42. Thanks for the great how to! I would love to try it out too! Love your blog! Thanks!

  43. I want to make face silhouettes and scrabble tiles

  44. I would trace our Kid’s Klub logo to do shirts and crafts for all our members.

  45. Susie Heller says:

    I would make signs. I love to make them and would add the ability to cut vinyl!

  46. Susie Heller says:

    I would have a lot of fun doing things for the organizations I volunteer for. What a wonderful thing to gift this to someone. Way to go.

  47. Love this. Projects galore come to mind!

  48. Birdiebee says:

    I would make some decals for my granddaughter’s bedroom of her choosing.

  49. I would make silhouettes of my dogs!

  50. I would trace my grandson’s hand print with a heart in it

  51. Rebecca B says:

    Wow! I can’t even begin to imagine what I would trace. I’ll probably dream about it tonight:) Thanks

  52. Kathie Craig says:

    I would like to trace letters and make blocks or signs for my boy’s rooms.

  53. I would make stencils for all of my favorite projects!!

  54. BECKY EVANS says:

    I would trace a Puppy for my Daughter.

  55. I would make alot of pictures to put in a Albums for my children. I am getting old and I want to be sure they get the pictures I want them to have. Oh what fun.

  56. Oh the possibilities with one of these would be endless…..! 😉

  57. hausfrauchelsea says:

    I’m needing to trace and cut some church images for a project I’m wanting to work on for my young girls I oversee. Can’t wait to explore the designer studio more!

  58. Gayle Clemens says:

    My family name for the top of a picture story board of my family thru the history of us all

  59. I am skipping V day and going right to St. Patty’s day. I will trace a shamrock for cards.

  60. I’m realizing the endless possibilities but I would love to be able to make stencils to use on things. I love Farm Country signs and French stencils.

  61. Beth Chavez says:

    I want to make branches with bird silhouettes on them for a dresser and night stand. Also repurposed fence boards connected to accent both dresser and night stand.

  62. Arthur gliem says:

    I would like to make signs out of pallet wood

  63. I’d trace and cut the design used for my daughter’s band competition show and use it to make keychains.

  64. I would cut out my kids silhouettes to make wall art.

  65. Dana Minchew says:

    I would use this to do silhouettes of my grand babies & lots & lots of projects for them also!!!

  66. Brigid O'Brien says:

    My friend is chairing a Paris-themed fundraiser, and she needs a whole lot of Eiffel Towers cut out.

  67. Roberta Kelly says:

    I would love to trace and cut images of my kids.

  68. Lorah Marquardt says:

    Would love to make stencils for my projects!

  69. Jessica Wyatt says:

    I love all of the traces people do of pictures!

  70. I would trace your design as I need to learn how to trace.

  71. Reba Thigpen says:

    I want to do names with dates.

  72. Cathi Ogden says:

    I would love to do silhouettes of my grandchildren to make Christmas presents for their parents.

  73. Inspirational sayings for my walls.

  74. I love this! I would love to trace rodeo, western, livestock, and of course the kids profiles. Just so much to think of….my mind is racing! !!! I hope I win.

  75. Pumpkins for our family pumpkin patch logo.

  76. I would try my kids school logos to make some personalized items for them :)

  77. Karman Curtis says:

    I would LOVE to have this to use to make my nephew his scrapbook of his teams logos on his journey of being drafted in the Minor Leagues in Baseball and to his dream of making the Major League this year!! Thanks for this amazing opportunity!!

  78. I would trace hearts, they are hard to freehand on the cameo

  79. Tracing my special CHICKEN logo to begin making marketing tools for my Home Egg Business!

  80. Christina Castellon says:

    I would love to trace baby animals for a baby shower!

  81. Would love to win!

  82. Shelley Troy says:

    What a great tutorial! So many ideas to trace..so little time :)

  83. Sandi DeGeer says:


  84. I would trace the profile of my grandson!

  85. I would love to do some Disney princess silhouette art!

  86. I would trace and cut many penguins as my daughter is obsessed with them!

  87. Mary P Hall says:

    I’m looking for a nice pattern that’s vintage inspired. That would be my pattern of choice!

  88. Hearts for my daughter’s valentine’s gifts.

  89. Cindy Trobaugh says:

    Images of My Daughters and Grandchildren ~ To Add to My Gallery Wall. Thank-You for the Chance and Good Luck All.

  90. I’d love to trace flowers to make spring cards.

  91. Natasha J says:

    i have this image that has a bunch of swirly stars… i love stars :)

  92. a heart for sure , my favorite shape,, but then I’d have to try and do the browning buck symbol for my son.

  93. Margaret M says:

    I would probably trace and cut some inspirational sayings for the wall of my room!

  94. I would cut out a cute image for Easter!

  95. MIchele M says:

    Well, by the drawing date I hope to know if I have the final approval on the mortgage for a house. My first project would be to design and cut our last name in fancy script accompanied by a decorative design of some sort to put on a sign near our new front door to announce us as the new proud owners.

  96. Deb Nardiello says:

    I would like to trace and cut my vintage trailer.

  97. Malinda Clay says:

    I would do something baby related too. First grandson was born in Nov but still in PCICU in Batson Children’s Hospital and first granddaughter due in March. I think doing things for those two would keep me busy.

  98. I’d make stuff for upcoming birthday parties!!

  99. I would work on things for my daughters graduation.

  100. Shannon Brey says:

    Not sure what I would trace – I’m sure my 8 year old could come up with a ton of ideas!

  101. I would cut and trace baby shower invitations with books on them since that is the theme of the party I am helping to host

  102. I think I would trace a silhouette of my pup! Thanks for giveaway

  103. Donna O'Neil says:

    I would trace some animal sketches to make art for the nursery.

  104. Just learning how to use my silhouette, it is a learning process. thanks for the info. Am going to try and do a silhouette of my greatgrand daughter for her 1st birthday.

  105. I would love to trace my husbands company logo for some tshirts!

  106. The portrait silhouettes of the each family member to frame above the dining room table.

  107. I think it would be fun to trace a character my teen just drew and cut it out in vinyl to customize her new lunch food Thermos. She would love that!

  108. I would trace my kids silhouettes!

  109. I would make cheer bows and matching tanks. I don’t think I would ever leave my craft room!

  110. Linda Harris says:

    I would trace the Valentines one because I need it like now LOL

  111. Stephanie Ann says:

    I would trace hearts & stars!

  112. Shannon Earle says:

    Hearts for kid’s classroom Valentine’s!

  113. I would trace so many Disney images!

  114. Krystal M. says:

    I’d love to trace a silhouette of my kids!

  115. The United Federation of Planets logo, so I could use it as a stencil!

  116. I would trace and cut the star wars images I need for my boys scout blue and gold banquet, I am in charge of decor and posters. Thanks Gail!

  117. I would trace and cut some balloons, candles and hello kitty images for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party.

  118. I would trace some designs for some cards that I’m making. I have always wanted the DE so it looks like now is the time to get it at a discount! Plus I would love to upgrade from my Portrait to a CAMEO!!

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  119. I would really like to trace and cut my kids drawings. =)

  120. I would love to trace the silhouette of my granddaughter and make a portrait.

  121. I would make tags with my logo, for my business.

  122. silhouettes of my family

  123. Think of all the money that could be saved. Card are so expensive now and they mean so much to the recipient. How much fun would it be to make them. Because they would be far less expensive you could send more!

  124. I would love to trace and cut images of sewing machines for my sewing room.

  125. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would do Shamrocks.

  126. I have so many things I would use this for. Ideas that I have sketched over the years. My grandkids art work. Quotes I like. Don’t know where I would start first but I would really use it. Thanks.

  127. Great giveaway, Gail! Definitely a rooster. I’m really into roosters!!

  128. I would trace silhouettes of all 6 of my dogs.

  129. Love the idea of putting design on tile. Not sure what image I would use, but want to try it.

  130. soccer related images

  131. I would love you to trace images for my kids & family. They would make awesome gifts especially for relatives out of town!

  132. Awesome! Anything with my granddaughters! 😀

  133. jeanette keath says:

    Love the tutorial on tracing images! Thanks for that! I would trace a pretty cross that I could use on cards, coasters, plaques, etc.

  134. I would love to use for seasonal and welcome signs, and lots more…

  135. I would like to trace some photographs for my camera club tshirts.

  136. I think I would do some hearts for Valentine’s Day coming up – I want one of these so bad!!!

  137. I would trace fleur de lis to stencil on my furniture pieces!

  138. Kristina Childers says:

    I think the first thing I would trace and cut is a silhouette of the country on vinyl to use as part of a gift for my mom since we live far away.

  139. I would trace and cut a wide variety of things. I just started homeschooling my two children and this would be an awesome addition to help create projects and lesson plans.

  140. I’m pinning this tutorial to my Silhouette board. Tracing is an excellent thing to learn on the silhouette, there are so many options.

  141. I like to trace my rubber stamp images.

  142. Karen Jerread says:

    I would love to make some silhouettes of my kids for wall art.

  143. i would trace and cut some of the drawings my middle child makes and turn them into paper dolls

  144. I would trace silhouettes of my brother and his fiancé for their wedding centerpieces. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  145. heather f says:

    the projects you do with this little machine are so cool and I’m dying to have one. I’m a little nervous that it will be way smarter than I am!

  146. I would like to do a Family sign to go with the family pictures hanging on our wall. Thanks for the chance to win the machine and for the tutorial.

  147. I would love to win one, good luck to all.

  148. Banners for 4th of July!

  149. I would use it to design our March for Babies team shirts!

  150. Sheliah Swafford says:

    Hearts for get well cards or whatever kind I need.Love making handmade cards.

  151. I would trace and cut a drawing that I made. :)

  152. I would create banners and trace wedding decor for my best friend’s wedding coming up in May!

  153. Oh my gosh, I’d have a blast tracing with my font collection!

  154. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day crafts!

  155. I would do my logo for a few shirts!

  156. Oh what a great give-away, I have tried so many times to win one! I am so in love with this product but just can not afford the extra cost right now. I would LOVE to trace out wording for an inspirational sign! I love signs and really would like to learn to make my own. Thanks again for the give-away and have a great week. :-)

  157. I would use this in my middle school art classes and explore the ceramic tile project, endless possibilities!

  158. My daughter is getting married in September. I would love to make some signs for the wedding. Thank you for the giveaway.

  159. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would draw some hearts for Valentines day!

  160. First image I would trace is a photo of my sons. Then on to many others for holiday cards, T-Shirts, furniture signs, labels, logos, etc. This equipment is amazing!

  161. Isn’t the trace feature the BEST?! I was able to trace my logo and make my own labels for my cookies…love it! The possibilities are endless!

  162. i would totally do the silhouette of my pups!

  163. I would use it to trace a fox image my daughter has for invitations for her fox birthday party

  164. I would make silhouettes of my kids!

  165. Harmony B says:

    Would be great for Easter decorations

  166. Some hearts

  167. I would do a heart shape to make a Valentine decoration.

  168. I would trace drawing by my daughter.

  169. I would work on something baby related, expecting baby girl in April :-)

  170. Shellee Odom says:

    I would do some new tshirts for my husband’s BBQ cooking team using his logo.

  171. I’d trace and cut some images of ballons St. Patty’s Day because I am excited for next month!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me! I read and appreciate every word!