A while back I got to do a review of a Silhouette machine….it is one great machine. I raved a little too much to my sister about it. Well, the company that created the Silhouette recently released a new version called the CAMEO. There are a few minor differences and one major difference – it cuts 12″x12″ paper. So all those scrapbooking paper packs…it can cut the whole sheet. Recently, I was asked if I’d like to try out the CAMEO. Easy thing to say “yes” to…and I was excited to pass on my Silhouette to my sister.
The CAMEO is just as sleek as the Silhouette….just wider. Here it is in my home office/studio/kitchen/craft room. I don’t have a place to keep it out permanently, so the slender design is important for me.
I have some Amy Butler scrapbooking paper that is so hard for me to commit to use. I thought I’d try a full page design (though my paper was 11″x11″ instead of 12″x12″). Another new aspect of the CAMEO is it has one blade that you adjust instead of 3 different blades to change out (like the Silhouette).
Lens cap, legos, baby doll with no clothes, a CAMEO, adoption handbook, crayons, my 3 year old’s jedi drawings…he’s a pretty good artist in my opinion.
Seriously…how amazing is this? I made an intricate doily out of Amy Butler paper! The doily design was purchased from the Silhouette store. Is anyone as impressed as I am that it can cut this out? Both the Silhouette and the Silhouette CAMEO are impressive.
So back when FireCracker was a baby I made her a cateye glasses onesie. The original tutorial and story can be found here.
I’ve made several of these over the last few years. I think they are fun little gifts for newborn girls, not sure that the moms that get them enjoy it as much as I do though. Anyway, it is a pain to gently cut those delicate classes out. I decided I’d attempt to figure out how to make it with the CAMEO. I don’t have a tutorial for how I created the image…it took lots of trial and error, but I finally got it to work…sent it to cut on some heat transfer vinyl…peeled back the extra….
So here is the part for you (sorry, wish I had the power to give one away to everyone!)….
There is a promotion running through October 31st. For $299.00 (normal price is $339.98), it includes a brand-new CAMEO and your choice of a starter kit (Fabric Ink, Vinyl, Heat Transfer, Rhinestone). To get that deal you must use this code: SYCAMORE
This is the first promotion ever for the CAMEO so the supply is limited and I am pretty sure they will sell out.
Don’t forget the May Books giveaway and all the sponsor giveaways end Saturday night.