Silhouette Cameo Giveaway & Paper Lantern Tutorial


I’ve got some exciting news for you, crafters! The first bit of news is that I’ve got a brand new Silhouette Cameo cutting system, and I’ve been playing with it all week. I’m going to be sharing some project ideas with you throughout the week, so if you’ve got a Silhouette, or if you’re planning on buying one, stay tuned to get some ideas!

The second bit of news might be even more interesting to you: At the end of the week, I’m giving away a Silhouette Cameo to one lucky FaveCrafts reader!!! You’ll also get your choice of one starter kit (Fabric Ink, Rhinestone, Vinyl, or Heat Transfer). And if you don’t win, you can always buy one (or ask for one for Christmas) using our handy dandy promo code. Just use “FAVE” to get yourself a brand spankin’ new Silhouette Cameo with choice of starter kit for only $299. But hurry, the code only lasts until October 31, and the machines will sell out!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Like Silhouette on Facebook
  2. Follow Silhouette on Pinterest
  3. Leave a comment on any of our Silhouette blog posts (this one or any post I write this week that has “Silhouette Cameo” in the title) telling me what you would make if you had a Silhouette Cameo.
  4. I’ll randomly pick a winner and announce who won on October 30!

When I first got the machine in the mail, I was struck by the shape they have pictured on the box. I really couldn’t believe it was made of paper. Here’s the box:

And here’s the shape:

Isn’t it cute? I decided I had to have one. I have a huge stack of lightweight yellow paper leftover from my heart straws project, so I used that for most of my Silhouette experiments. Yellow is my favorite color, after all.

One wasn’t enough, so I ended up making a bunch of them. It was really easy to make them too. All I did was tell the Silhouette to cut the shape out, and then I peeled the remaining paper off the cutting mat, folded along the perforated lines, pushed the little tabs into the flaps, and glued the tops together with glue stick.

After I’d cut out a few, I started thinking these would be cute paper lanterns to hang at a wedding or outdoor party. How pretty would these look with Christmas lights or LED candles inside? I strung them up on a piece of kite string to see how they’d look:

I don’t have any lights to put in them yet, but I think I sense a wedding appearance for these little guys! Check back tomorrow to see what else I’ve made so far!

Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me what you’d make with a Silhouette Cameo–you just might win one!


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  1. Tammy Blake says

    The Silhouette Cameo looks amazing!

    If I win, I’m going to go crazy cutting huge wall decals to decorate my house!

    Thanks for the great contest.

  2. Jeanne says

    I love these! (I also love what’s shown coming out of the machine in the first image!) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jeanne says

    My head is swirling with so many to make using the Silhouette.
    I’m a diehard fan of recycling crafts…you know, tin cans as pencil holder type things. The Silhouette would definitely help take those items to a truly customized level…coordinating both everday items as well as celebrations (not with the same theme though :O )

  4. Mayra Figueroa says

    These lantern are really cute would love to make some to hang around the pool area.Make them with different paper for each season and holiday

  5. Fiona McCrudden says

    I can see what you made and its beautiful.. Comments are great too….but where do I find the actual tutorial?????

  6. Nadia says

    Thanks for the grab giveaway! I’d love to be able to make the new advent calendar with one of these! i follow silhouette on Pinterest and like them on FB

  7. Dee Moses says

    I liked silhouette cameo on facebook. Well since my 12 yr. old daughter wants her bedroom redone, I will make her paper lanterns, and make her name for her wall….she’s going with purple and blue shades, a beaded chandelier, and a beaded curtain door :)

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  9. says

    Hi I would also like to kno where you found the template for the pattern. I can nit find it on the silhouete design store website,


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