It connects to your computer, and allows you to make countless wonderful things! From the Silhouette site:
What Can the Silhouette Make?
The creative possibilities are endless with the Silhouette. To view projects created by other Silhouette owners, visit the official Silhouette Flickr Group.
The good news?
One of my VERY FAVORITE sites, TATERTOTS AND JELLO, is giving one of these away! Go HERE for details.