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I hope I can convince you to get one!

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:40 PM
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I am not much of a hybrider, but I would LOVE to get my hands on a Cameo, and I'm sure I would do more hybrid projects if I had one. Hopefully, it will happen one of these days.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:41 PM
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I would LOVE one! I've been eyeing one for a couple years now. Btw, the new Silhouette Cameo is supposed to cut up to 12x12.
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I want one really bad now after seeing all that you could do! So does it also print or do you have to print it first in your own printer and then have it go through the silhouette?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:06 PM
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I don't even have to look and know I need one LOL... cutting things by hand take forever LOL
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:17 PM
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I want one really bad now after seeing all that you could do! So does it also print or do you have to print it first in your own printer and then have it go through the silhouette?
You print using your own printer....the Silhouette Studio software adds the registration marks for your cutter to read them!
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:38 PM
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I don't even have to look and know I need one LOL... cutting things by hand take forever LOL
This is me also. One of these days I hope.
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I used to have a Craft Robo which was the original computerised cutting machine and then I bought a Cricut Expression when they were first invented and I probably used both of them a dozen times, eventually I sold my Cricut (to fund my Copic addiction!) and after another year of not using it I got rid of my Robo too. Of course, just after I got rid of them both new software came out that meant you could cut more. But I do like my scissors I will continue to say that through clenched teeth
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:11 PM
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hmm... I really like cutting things out by hand - I find it very therapeutic... *ducking and running for the door....*
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want..yes. need? no. sigh. it's on my lottery list, lol
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:12 PM
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I ♥ my Cameo! I got it in February and haven't had time to play with it as much as I like, but I'm moving this weekend and will have a craft room! *jumping up and down with excitement* So once I get set up, I'm going to be spending some quality cutting time!

For some reason my Silhouette Studio software is not playing nice right now and crashes my pc every time I open it, but at least I can use it on my laptop until I get it figured out...
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I ♥ my Cameo! I got it in February and haven't had time to play with it as much as I like, but I'm moving this weekend and will have a craft room! *jumping up and down with excitement* So once I get set up, I'm going to be spending some quality cutting time!

For some reason my Silhouette Studio software is not playing nice right now and crashes my pc every time I open it, but at least I can use it on my laptop until I get it figured out...
I suggest you contact the support guys...they are awesome!
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:30 PM
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Thanks, I will! It started last weekend and it's packed up now, so I haven't had a chance to contact them yet.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM
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I pulled mine out of the box after our move!!! But now I have to reinstall the software....
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
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This is a great show-off-what-it-can-do post! The Silhouette is totally on my "someday" wishlist!
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Perfect! I was wondering if we could print with our own printer or not.
Christine Newman(Listgirl..Supertwinkle) has a lot of ways that she has used her Cameo for cards and project life. http://www.listgirl.com/2012/04/2012...e-week-14.html
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
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Did you see the giveaway for the Silhouette Cameo here? http://www.sewdangcutecrafts.com/201...22909680614617
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
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Okay, so tell me... at work one of the teachers gave me a project. I have to cut out 10,000 little shapes. She traced them on to cardstock and had them xeroxed onto colored paper. Its a tedious project and there is space around each shape so no it takes longer than it should. I imagined creating the same sheets in photoshop leaving no spaces between the shapes and making them quicker to cut (and getting more on a page). Then my thoughts started drifting to the silhouette. Would I be able to use something like that to cut these out with? I can imagine all sorts of possibilities for using one for home projects and school projects but if it could cut something that would save me literally a hundred hours or more work, that would be amazing.
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yes you can...you can clean it up in Photoshop (apply threshold etc.) and then open it in the software and just cut. Heaven I tell you!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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Perfect! I was wondering if we could print with our own printer or not.
Christine Newman(Listgirl..Supertwinkle) has a lot of ways that she has used her Cameo for cards and project life. http://www.listgirl.com/2012/04/2012...e-week-14.html
Yes you need to use your own printer for the machine to be correctly calibrated.

In this example I traced some digital flower stickers, printed it and sent it to my Silhouette.



you can see in the close up the nice smooth clean cut lines.

But you can use it with your paper stash as well.



here are some fonts I cut with my Silhouette and stitched onto my project life cards.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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Great post - LOVE my Silhouette Cameo!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:39 AM
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want..yes. need? no. sigh. it's on my lottery list, lol
this totally me too! In the meantime, I do love my pink scissors really really
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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hmm... I really like cutting things out by hand - I find it very therapeutic... *ducking and running for the door....*
This. :-) I've always loved using scissors with paper projects, it's calming in a way.

I have the Slice and I concluded that I'm not the machine-cutting type of person. I also remember that when I tried to use Martha Stewart circle cutter to cut about 40 circles, I ended up with doing it with scissors with a better (and quicker) results.

I think we could introduce a Hybrid Personality Typology consisting of type S (scissors-loving) and type C (cutter-loving) personalities. ;-)

That said, the Silhouette looks impressive and if I should ever get a machine, this would be it.

Thanks, Mari, for sharing the info.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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I want one sooooo bad! I recently sold my Cricut because I got frustrated with having to buy the cartridges which were way too expensive. I wanted to do so much more than I could do with the ones I had. Now, I just have to convince my husband that I will actually use the Silhouette! I applied for an educator's discount with Silhouette, but I'm not sure how much it will help out, yet.
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OK! Installed the CD software and then upgraded to Silhouette Studio. It's still not finidng my old cutting files, guess I'll have to figure that out later....
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:34 PM
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THANKS for posting this Mari! I sooo need to get mine to work - its my weekend project!
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Great blog post, Mari!! I agree, I LOVE my Silhouette! It's such a blast!
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I loved my Silhouette but I loove my Cameo even more! I do however need to use it more.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:28 PM
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I will own one someday!! Soon I hope!
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my number one wish atm alredy hinted to hubby about this but my problem is the shipping fee. it's super expensive shipping stuff to Saudi Arabia
so....i'd have to wait for the right time... he said when we have our vacation next year..to the Philippines lol!
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I don't do much hybrid at all anymore, but I would loooove to have a Cameo anyways! lol
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Using scissors is seriously why I don't do more hybrid. I hate it. So yes, one of these machines is definitely on my dream list!
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I have a Cameo and I absolute in love with that machine.
I haven't been digiscrapping for almost a year, but now I look at all my digistash - and in the shop, of course - with new eyes. Love the Print and Cut feature, it opens so many doors in hybrid scrap

And it is not only the elements you can use. The papers is great for fill out the shapes and the again print and cut.
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I absolutely LOVE my Silhouette! I've had it (the SD) for more than two years and I've made so many things with it! I think it's the BEST invention ever and even my husband Todd has said, "wow, you really got your money's worth out of that purchase"!

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:25 PM
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@Christine! I follow your blog for PL Inspiration! Love love your pages!

And yes it is the best thing since sliced bread! lol
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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OK! Installed the CD software and then upgraded to Silhouette Studio. It's still not finidng my old cutting files, guess I'll have to figure that out later....
Call tech support ... they seriously are awesome!
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Is Cameo a better option than the SD? Anyone? I'm seriously considering it after I saw what it can do
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I have the Cameo now and had the SD previously and in my honest opinion, YES, the Cameo is better for a few different reasons.
1. it can cut 12 x 12 paper...I still paper scrap so that is important to me.
2. it is quieter than the SD
3. Due to it's deeper footprint I no longer have isses with the paper coming off the mat due to it bending too much.
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Is Cameo a better option than the SD? Anyone? I'm seriously considering it after I saw what it can do
Yes and i also think the SD has been discontinued?
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LOL, I have the one before the SD... yes its old. I could totally use a basic how to if anyone wants to lead me in any direction. I haven't powered it on in years and am a little scared. I'd love to figure out how to cut out flowers I've printed. Given I don't have the ability to do it all with one machine, would it still be possible?
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Yes and i also think the SD has been discontinued?
I thought I saw both on Amazon. Oh now I really, really want a Cameo
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So does it also print or do you have to print it first in your own printer and then have it go through the silhouette?
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Yes you print on your own printer and the silhouette reads the registration marks and uses that to figure out where to cut.
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I got my Cameo for myself for Christmas. Best purchase EVER as far as crafting goes. I've used it more in the couple months I've had it than I ever did my Cricut which I would love to sell but I don't think anyone would buy it. Youtube videos helped me alot especially with figuring out print and cut.
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Where can you buy the Cameo without going online to get it?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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As far as I know they are only available online. You might be able to check with your local LSS if they have them available.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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If you go to the silhouette website, you can actually search for locations that carry them. There are some places that do.
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