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Author Topic: Silhouette Cameo  (Read 34681 times)

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Offline Technomum

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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2011, 01:51:13 PM »
Well done.  You must give us a review when you have played a while.   They are not yet available in the UK (as far as I know) but will be around the $500 mark (£300).  As I have two cutters already I am dithering about committing myself.
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2011, 01:54:23 PM »
I'll let you know how I like it.  :)
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2011, 03:43:01 PM »
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I ordered my Silhouette Cameo last night... an early Christmas present to me!

Merry Christmas.  :lol:
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2011, 07:24:44 PM »
This was posted by CE on their forum (ref the Cameo cutting from SCAL).

Quote:  "If you are using Windows, you can use the CraftROBO option as your cutter and it should cut with a Silhouette CAMEO ok."

 I would love to hear from anyone who has purchased the Cameo if they have tried cutting choosing the CraftROBO and how it worked for them.
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 07:10:11 AM »
I priced the Silhouette Cameo and the new Sizzix eclips...guess I'll wait...and continue to use old faithful, Cricut E....so long as it continues to cut with SCAL2....lol


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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2011, 10:54:20 AM »
I am so happy for us ! when will the rest arrive? Hmmmmm   :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2011, 04:26:05 PM »
Oh Butterfly.... I'm so sorry... I "forgot" to order you one... :o
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2011, 03:10:41 PM »
My neighbour has her Cameo and is absolutely delighted.   She used a Silhouette SD before that but felt the frustration that most of us do - the inability to cut anything more than very lightweight card.  She tells me she cut glitter card yesterday!!!  Not something I would do because of the wear on the blade and she has cut everything she has in her stash.  She does not use chipboard.  So all is looking good.   If it were not for the fact her OH has a nasty bug I would have visited to try it out.  So perhaps next week I will be able to tell you what I think.
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2011, 05:09:54 PM »

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Can anyone guess what is in this box?? ;)
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2011, 06:55:28 PM »
Ooooo Laurianne you big TEASE.........Open the Box....Open the BOX!!!!!!! and ENJOY yourself.....
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2011, 11:25:49 AM »
I can't believe you FORGOT about the rest of us   :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2011, 05:49:05 PM »
Have you played yet?
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2011, 06:18:43 PM »
:twisted:  :twisted:  I took that step and purchased the Cameo, and now I wait for delivery........This is a good time to loose some weight.....
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2011, 06:35:02 PM »
Congratulations.
Machine weight or body weight?
Are you getting the designer software so you can use Inkscape files or are you cutting svg files another way?
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2011, 07:14:46 PM »
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Congratulations.
Machine weight or body weight?
Are you getting the designer software so you can use Inkscape files or are you cutting svg files another way?



Oh Body weight of course!!, I suppose I will need to purchase the Designer software or I may just try Exporting my files as a PNG from Inkscape and open them up in the studio software....Will wait and see...
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2011, 09:01:33 AM »
Hi all! I'm new to the electric cutting world. I just recieved my Cameo and am wondering do I need Inkscape? I've nerver used it before and have no clue as to what it is for or if it works with the Cameo? Can anyone help me?
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2011, 09:22:49 AM »
Hi YerVang

I'm stil awaiting delivery of my Cameo, but if you are interested in doing your own designs then Inkscape is a tool you can use; and best of all its FREE!!!! As soon as I get mine I hope to do some pictorials for Inkscape and my Cameo. If you are looking for some Silhouette tutorials then have a look here: http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/searc ... /tutorials if you need anymore help just HOLLER.....
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2011, 06:04:22 PM »
Hey gals.... let me just say that after spending a couple of glorious days scrapbooking with some friends.... I LOVE my Cameo! Whoohoo!!
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2011, 08:53:41 PM »
You had a cricut right Laurianne?
How much of a learning curve was there?
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2011, 03:21:45 PM »
Butterfly,

I did not have a Cricut. I had the Craft Robo which is pretty much the same as the little Silhouette. So there was not much of a learning curve. Between the new machine and updated software, it is so easy to use. I still may get the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition so that I can import my SVGs. I haven't decided if I need to do that or not.
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2011, 10:12:56 AM »
Hi Peeps

My Cameo Baby is here  :D  :D  :D  Carolyn may have to send out a search party for me as I will be absent for a little while.........
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2011, 11:09:39 AM »
No fair you guys

SCAL 3 works with the silhouette Cameo
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2011, 07:29:07 AM »
Well Butterfly I may have my Cameo, but I've yet too get it going because my wireless internet connection to the XP PC was not working correctly, so I phoned up my Broadband service provider; and half an hour later I was connected and I followed his instructions to download the deskhelp software and now I don't have internet access.........and yes I have restarted the PC and nothing again. So now I need to step away from the XP PC and return to my Vista PC and finish designing my Christmas file, or there may be a PC breakage accident when I drop it out of my window on the 2nd floor.........
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2011, 03:26:04 PM »
:D Dollar Store Crafts website has a 40% Black Friday discount for the Silhouette site through Monday...use code "dollar" when you check out! It even worked for the software upgrade that I ordered!
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Re: Silhouette Cameo
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2011, 06:24:07 PM »
Here is my Cameo update: I've been spending a lot of time in my craft room and I'm sure I have already put more hours on my Cameo than I ever did my Craft Robo the entire time I've owned it! I love it.
I am having one issue though and wonder if any other Cameo owners have run across this problem. I am cutting paper "shingles" for the roof of a dollhouse my hubby is making for our 3 little princesses. The shingles are 1 inch tall and I am cutting them out in 12 inch rows. So, I can get 11 or 12 rows in a 12 X 12 sheet of paper. It ends up to be a lot of cutting. The problem I am having is that the Cameo sometimes stops in the middle of the project and won't start again. If I try to start it, it won't start in the same place so ruins the row of shingles. Occasionally when it stops, it goes back to "home", cutting across the page as it goes which ruins the whole page.
I contacted the company regarding this issue and they told me to slow it down and make sure there are no other objects outside of the cutting area. I did this. However, I find the only way to make sure I don't have a problem is to have it cut one row at a time.
Does anyone have any ideas?
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