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Posted 10/7/2012 by AshleyCrafty in General Scrappin'
 

AshleyCrafty
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Posted: 10/7/2012 12:21:51 AM
Talk me into it PLEASE!!

I love the Silhouette but then what if I don't use it. I wanted a cuttlebug years ago..got it and now it sits in the corner gathering dust.

I know the silhouette is not the cuttlebug and I Really, Really want it but....I don't want to spend $300 on something that will become a paper weight.

So to all you enablers out there.

Talk me into it PLEASE!!

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Posted: 10/7/2012 12:47:21 AM
I currently have a cricut setting on my shelf. Do I use it? Yes sometimes but mainly for the like 4 fonts I have and cutting out a few shapes. I have been wanting the Silhouette forever now. And after seeing more and more projects made with it, I really want it now!!! I want to try to sell my cricut and put that towards a Silhouette.

Soooooooo I think you should get it!! hehe I just feel it is more worth it then the cricut because I hate having to buy a whole cartridge for 1 freaking image that I want. So if you are dedicated to scraping then you need it!

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Posted: 10/7/2012 3:31:23 AM
I've gone through various cutters (quick kutz etc) and sold all of them! The silhouette is the one I've used most because there's so much variety in what you can cut.

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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:11:00 AM
I have a lot of die cutters. Right now I am down to the Cricut Expressions and Cameo. I love my Cameo for Print & Cut. I love my Cameo for detailed files.

I know a lot about die cutters. The die cutter I use every single day is my X-acto knife. I like to fussy cut my items because it's so relaxing. I am lucky enough I have great precision cutting techniques. I am going to enjoy it while it lasts. Even though I do love my die cutters and use them a lot my first love is fussy cutting.

There is something about setting down with a fresh blade in my Xacto knife and just cutting.

It's a really nice luxury to cut out intricate lace backgrounds with the Cameo. I make a lot of my own stickers. I love making stickers in the Cameo. One of my friends said to me the other day if I used my machine for anything else besides making stickers. Apparently I have a problem, lol.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:53:23 AM
Do you have a dedicated area to use your Cameo? Do you have alot of other s/b supplies and figure it's easier to get them out than the Cameo

I find I also use it for specific pages. We have reoccurring themes in our scrapbooks-pets, beach, travel. I use the travel die cuts most often.
If you want to use the cameo, try shopping for specific items for a layout. I bet you will use it once you see the results.



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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:27:35 AM
I agree with the pea that asked if you have a dedicated space for it. I use mine a lot but its in my scrapping area right next to my scrap table. Easy access makes me use it more. I love mine.
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Posted: 10/7/2012 8:58:43 AM
I love my Cameo! It's on my desk and gets used for every layout! I think the key is having it available rather than having to dig it out every time you need it!


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Posted: 10/7/2012 9:01:13 AM
I love my Cameo. I use it on almost every page, and almost every card that I make. I also do a lot more decorating for the holidays. There are so many cute 3D decorations in the store! I'm having a halloween party for my grandchildren, and am busy cutting bats, pumpkins and ghosts to hang around the house for them to enjoy.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 10:58:49 AM
I not good with fussy cuts. I have carpel tunnel so after a little while with scissors or an xacto (anything where I have to apply pressure for extended periods) my hands start killing me and my thumbs cramp.

As for a dedicated space...Yes i do have room on my computer desk which is just across the room from my scrap desk.

I make alot of greeting cards and mini albums. I looked through the store and already have 10 things in my cart. So I know there is alot I could do with it.

Ok I geuss I am getting a Cameo

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Posted: 10/7/2012 2:20:19 PM
Yes, go for it! I have a brand new Cricut 2 that I've used once and never use it... However, I love all the things I've seen cut with the Cameo, so just took the plunge and got one this week! I figure some women buy diamonds or crazy expensive shoes -- my craft supplies pale in comparison, cost wise!


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Posted: 10/7/2012 2:27:27 PM

The die cutter I use every single day is my X-acto knife. I like to fussy cut my items because it's so relaxing. I am lucky enough I have great precision cutting techniques. I am going to enjoy it while it lasts. Even though I do love my die cutters and use them a lot my first love is fussy cutting.



I enjoy "trying" to fussy cut, but i suck at it!!! any tips....where you great at it from the start, or did a lot of practicing? also, what craft knife do you prefer?
thanks and sorry to hijack!


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Posted: 10/7/2012 2:28:35 PM
I am not only a Cameo lover -see my siggy, but i'm Cameo OBSESSED!! I just love it and get totally lost in the moment when i'm playing with it ! very relaxing and fun to see what i can create! WORTH. EVERY. PENNY!!


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Posted: 10/7/2012 5:45:12 PM
Ashley let me tell you. You will use it. If you can look at the shapes weekly and not want them, then don't get it. However I was buying shapes before I got the machine!

I had the cricut. and gypsy. and scal.

This is sooo much better! Go past scrapbooking, look at projects on pinterest. The cups you can make with vinyl, the home decor, the t-shirts, fabric projects, etc..



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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:10:15 PM
I have been wanting to get one for a couple of years now if not longer...I am currently awaiting the arrival of mine, and I am SO happy I did. Take the plunge! Go for it!!

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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:59:38 PM
I have a Cricut and I still love it. I'm challenging myself to use it more though.

I also have a Silhouette SD and I don't use it much because I thought she and I didn't get along but I figured out the problem and I do like her. Now I'm thinking of selling it and upgrading to a Cameo.

Right now if you use "summer" at the silhouette store, there's still a discount on subscriptions! I subbed again last night.


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Posted: 10/7/2012 7:42:03 PM
So....silhouette users.......

Do I need design studio to get the most out of my cameo?

It's still in transit, and should be here any day....yay!!!!!

If so where do I get it cheapest from?
Thanks
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Posted: 10/7/2012 9:31:07 PM
Thank you and I am going to do it. Now here is my new problem. My DH saw me looking through the store and adding things to the cart and he wants to get me one for Christmas. I dont know if I can wait that long.

Also...Can the Silhouette Cameo cut chipboard or cork?? I'm not talking about the heal heavy stuff. I think like 10 pts. (The stuff they sell at Micheal's in with the PP)

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Posted: 10/8/2012 4:11:08 AM

I enjoy "trying" to fussy cut, but i suck at it!!! any tips....where you great at it from the start, or did a lot of practicing? also, what craft knife do you prefer?
thanks and sorry to hijack!


I was great at it from the start. Now, I am embarrassed, lol. I think I got the talent from my Mom. She has been teaching me since I was old enough to hold scissors, though. I was scrapbooking at four.

I use a variety of scissors and knives. I use large scissors for the large areas. I use Microtip scissors for the small areas. I have small iris surgical scissors for the detailed areas.

I use a standard X-acto knife and a swivel knife for all my knife cutting.

The biggest tip I can give you is turn your paper and not your scissors when cutting. Cut out the hard areas first and leave the easiest areas for last. Look at it like a puzzle. Take lots of frequent breaks if you are working on something hard because you will get fatigued.

Don't buy scissors that are popular. Buy scissors that feel comfortable in your hand. Keep fresh blades for your knife. Buy a simple Fiskars scissor sharpener to keep your scissors sharp. I use Fiskars SewSharp. It costs under $5. Take your scissors to be professionally sharpened at least once a year. My DH can professionally sharpen scissors so he sharpens all of mine.


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Posted: 10/8/2012 4:16:35 AM

Do I need design studio to get the most out of my cameo?


I am quoting sloppy so I won't hog up the board. I know a lot of people love the Designer Edition. I don't use it. I have been designing in Inkscape for years. I design everything I need in Inkscape, save it as a DXF, import the DXF into the Cameo. I know that is a little hard core for new users. I have been designing and cutting with Silhoutte cutters over seven years now.


Also...Can the Silhouette Cameo cut chipboard or cork?? I'm not talking about the heal heavy stuff. I think like 10 pts. (The stuff they sell at Micheal's in with the PP)


Yes, to cereal type chipboard. I have not done it. I have other cutters designed for chipboard. I have seen Cameo users do it. Cork, I don't know. Cork never does well in cutters at least for me.


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