Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Silhouette

Here's a cute little silhouette-inspired DIY project for Easter if you've got a little girl in your life. Taylor from Mary Janes and Galoshes created this darling Chocolate Bunny headband.

Detailed instructions can be found here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrate Mom

It's time once again to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives. We've put together a gift guide full of great ideas for your moms and grandmas - from the mama-to-be to the most sentimental grandma. You can find it here.  

Given the handmade nature of our products, some things require a bit more lead time than others. Here are our holiday deadlines:

Monday, April 11th is our deadline for most Custom Silhouette Products, in order to guarantee delivery in time for Mother's Day gift giving. 

Monday, April 25th
There is a bit more time for our always popular Silhouette Prints featuring modern silhouettes with vintage charm. They are completely customizable and printed with premium archival ink and paper.
Print prices start at $25 for 5" x 7" prints, and additional copies are available for just $10 each, so buy one for the grandparents and treat yourself to your own copy too. Digital silhouettes are also available.  You can place your order for prints here.

If you can't meet those deadlines,  we have a few options for you:
A Coming Soon Certificate
This is the perfect solution to let your gift recipient know that their special gift is in the works and will soon be on its way. Just go ahead and place your order and we'll get to work on it. We'll also provide you with a certificate showing a picture of the final product along with an estimated ship date, so your recipient will know when they should expect to receive this custom gift made just for them. There is no cost for this option, just let us know you'd like a "Coming Soon Certificate" when you place your order.

Gift Certificate
Not sure which item to purchase? Buy a Simply Silhouettes Gift Certificate instead! You can order a gift certificate for $5 to $500 towards any Simply Silhouettes product and instantly print out the gift certificate or have it emailed to your recipient. Then they can visit, redeem their gift certificate  and purchase just the item they're looking for!


Really BIG Photo Contest

We’re having a BIG contest, but we can’t do it without YOU.  From now through Sunday, April 3rd, we will be accepting photos of whatever you think would make the perfect silhouette. This can be you, your kids, the family pet, your wedding photo, etc. It can be a classic profile or a full body shot - just use your imagination. We can't wait to see what you come up with. 
To enter, just email your photos to by Sunday, April 3rd and we will post them all on our Facebook page on Monday, April 4th. Judging will then be open through Monday, April 11th, so you'll need to get as many “likes” as you can that week. Tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to come “like” your photo (they will need to “like” Simply Silhouettes first.) Post it on your Facebook page, Tweet about it, blog about it, shout it from your rooftop.
On April 12th, the top 10 vote-getters will be reviewed by our judges and their winner will receive a 
FREE Custom 16x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
(a $200 value) 

Here’s our panel of judges:
Anna Peterson of Blue Wing Photos
Barbara Hill of Barbara Hill Photography
Lisa Komer of Fancy That Custom Party Goods and Gift Boutique
Jasmine Phillipe of JPhillipe Designs 
and Emily Horak of Potter and Butler handmade goods for celebrations 

Once again, here's how it works:

*Email your photo to contest@simplysilhouettes by Sunday, April 3rd to enter the contest.

*We'll post all the photos on our Facebook page by noon on Monday, April 4th

*You will have until Monday, April 11th at 11:59 pm PST to get as many likes for your photo as you can.

*Our judges will review the top 10 most popular photos on Tuesday, April 12th. 

*We will announce the Big Winner on Wednesday, April 13th

Contest Rules:
One photo per person
Open to all US and Canadian residents.

If you've got any questions, feel free to ask us at

Good luck!