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Posted 2/10/2013 by CreativeEngineer in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 134,808
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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:17:57 PM
Tonight I needed an arrow die cut to glitter up for some Valentines. No die in my stash. So I opened up my computer, plugged in my Cameo, opened up the online store, and $.99 later, I had arrows.

Clicked on them, separated the four images, deleted the ones I didn't want, resized, duplicated and cut.

All the arrows I needed in less than 5 minutes and I've never read the manual. It really is *that* easy. I love, love, love the online store. I love the fact that you select the paper type from a drop down menu and it tells you want blade depth to use.

this machine. It may be the best scrapbooking investment I've made to date.


PeaNut 111,527
October 2003
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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:18:57 PM
I agree. so much better than running out to buy embellishments I will never use up!

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PeaNut 161,666
August 2004
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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:32:40 PM
Agree, it is the greatest scrapbooking tool ever! You couldn't pay me to part with mine.




PeaNut 223,381
September 2005
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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:55:55 PM
I have the SD but I agree! Especially since I started using a cricut mat, so much better than the Sil mats.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:03:37 PM
I agree. This weekend I helped dd use my cameo to cut lettering and images for her science fair project - everything from test tubes and beakers to lava lamps - which was her project

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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:04:45 PM
oooooooooh. I've been trying so hard to resist. I have a Cricut Expr. And I really do love it. But it's so clear that the Cameo is more versatile & easier to use. But it's so hard to make that investment, again!

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PeaNut 134,808
March 2004
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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:52:20 PM
Bluna, I have an Expression too. Along with a Gypsy. But it just doesn't compare to the Cameo. The Cameo is so intuitive and easy to use.

Even something as simple as welding with the Gyspy/Cricut was clunky and difficult. With the Cameo, it's a cinch.

I'm sooooo glad I made the jump to a Cameo. It's worth every penny. I know quite a few people who have sold off Cricut stuff to fund their Cameo. There are still a lot of people that don't want to use a computer in crafting and the Cricut does that perfectly.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:15:14 PM
I love my Cameo. I love how easy it is to use, and I love the store! I'm trying to decide what to do with my Expression and all the carts and the gypsy I haven't turned on in six plus months.


PeaNut 547,251
March 2012
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Posted: 2/10/2013 9:58:54 PM
I love my cameo too! I love that when I need a cut and if I don't have it or can't find it for free that I can go to the store and get it for a little bit of nothing. I hardly ever buy any embellishments anymore.



PeaNut 430,879
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Posted: 2/10/2013 10:51:07 PM
I so agree with all of you. This was the best investment ever.

I look at all the cartridges and just shake my head. Some are still in the package and have never been opened. I don't know if I could truely give them up now but if I had to do it over again I would have gone directly to the Cameo.

Enlight of that the Cameo was not even in the picture when I bought my first Cricut and so for that time period Cricut was a pretty awesome tool. Now Silhouette America has raised that bar for electronic cutting systems.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 11:30:37 PM
I agree totally. It is the greatest machine. I also like that I have a subscription that only costs $12 a month and gives me 50 images. That is with a discount code of course. The Cameo rocks big time!!!

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February 2006
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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:05:31 AM
I totally agree! I just got a portrait this weekend and have had a cricut forever. The portrait is so easy to operate, so versatile AND I don't have to score anything! I couldn't' believe this!! It made all the little 3D boxes my daughter and I did for valentines today so easy.


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October 2001
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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:55:01 AM
I want to marry mine.

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March 2006
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:26:25 AM
I want to marry mine.

Love that comment, seriously I always say I married well and this Cameo will be with me for life too. Just so easy to create and can't wait for the chipboard, with that and print n cut means a page is done instantly.

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February 2009
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:37:49 AM
I love mine too. So fun and easy to use.

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PeaNut 147,333
May 2004
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:49:09 AM
Mine will be delivered today (my husband's birthday gift to me). Any You tube suggestions that will help set up and how to use? I know I have seen someone mention a class that you can pay but at the moment I spent my budget already.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 5:07:20 AM
I got the cameo for Christmas and I do like it but I have trouble with it cutting clean shapes. Still parts connect to the paper. My cricut never does that. I always get a clean cut. So I love my cricut and like my cameo. I still am learning the cameo so I guess I need to play around with the different settings with the papers and cardstock I am using.


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August 2004
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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:59:52 AM
Love mine! I was on the MB reading eveyones posts before I purchased and I couldn't resist after that. It is truly a wonderful machine. I have a Gypsy and a Cricut but they do not compare to the Cameo.

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January 2003
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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:07:19 AM
I just got mine on Friday and I am already in love! I love the online store. I already downloaded a valentine card and a title for a Christmas LO. I can't wait to try the sketch. I tried the print and cut and it is awesome. You can always have the perfect color!

I have the Cricut Exp too and while I love it, the versitility of the Cameo is so much better!

Especially since I started using a cricut mat, so much better than the Sil mats.

I wondered if you could use the Cricut mats. But so far, I like the Cameo mat better. The last Cricut mats I got were so sticky even after I conditioned them.


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August 2003
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:32:47 AM
I just used mine for the first time Sunday (it arrived Sat but was hosting my dgs birthday party and then we had tickets for comedy show)
and OMG!. I was so in love with how clean and crisp the letters were compared to my Cricut Expression. I loved picking textured cardstock and having the machine tell me where to set the blade at (ingenious!) No more frustrations and wasting of paper trying to figure out what pressure, speed and blade setting to set it at.

I think for their next upgrade in design features they should make this wireless. Would love to sit at my desk and send to the cutter. Instead of making sure they are linked together by USP port (Cameo sits in my closet)

I got rid of my carts and cricut beforehand so I had room in my crafty space. Will say wireless printer for my craft room is next on the list for print and cut features.

This tool was so easy to use, very intuitive. I did upgrade to the Design Studio Software so I think my son is looking forward to taking his designs and making T-shirts with the heat transfer vinyl instead of printing onto the old heat transfer sheets method.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:48:33 PM
Someday, ladies. Someday. This and a Selphy are my next MAJOR purchases for scrapping. We live an hour in either direction from scrap stores or even michaels - we have a small but newer Joann's in town.

I believe I will appreciate those 2 tools more than any of my other scrappy tools in my collection.

I can not wait!

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Posted: 2/11/2013 1:40:58 PM
I too wish it were wireless. You can use a SD card in it though. A few extra steps but doable if you don't have room near your computer.


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