Post # 1
I ordered the Silhouette Cameo so that I can work on my wedding invitations. After basically giving up on the idea of DIY letterpress (I’m just not so good at it), I decided to try the Cameo instead.
Did any of you use it to make cool things for your invitation suite (or any other wedding goodies)? I’ve never used an electronic cutting tool before (the fanciest I’ve gotten is the Sizzix Big Kick). Any/all advice welcome!
Post # 3
@KelannaDC: hopefully more seasoned vets reply soon :] my SO suprised me with one bc i mentioned it would be great for a wedding– unfortunately he overlooked the great black friday deal overstock had. i haven’t opened it yet, bc we’re on a tight budget and i want to make sure it will help me out in the long run : here are some ideas i got from tons of searching
- stenciling a t-shirt like that, and my aisle runner to say “and they lived happily ever after”
- “sketching” calligraphy courtesy of this bee
- stenciling or die-cutting signs for the wedding- like this
- creating vinyl lettering/designs on things i might have to remove (floors, windows, huge glass beverage jars)
- intricate cupcake liners (you could also buy dollar store doilies)
- placemats as placecards (maybe cutting a design or their name into cardstock)
- escort tags (no printing!)
- cutting thank you out of tags or RIBBONS for the favors.
- any “lace” decor
- cutting out lace patterns for envelope liner (could also use a thin fabric instead of paper)
- intricate stickers to decorate envelopes
- belly bands
- cutting out the patterns for diy envelopes or favor boxes
- cutting out hearts or any shape that you could also paste onto the invite. great example is of this bunting
- cutting a…. holder? for the invite.. i love how it looks
example of laser cut invites (which you could mimic with silhoutte software)
sheesh. you could do a lot! i’m just hesitant bc i don’t know if it would better suit my budget to just return it and find cheaper alternatives. i’ll keep posting!
you can follow me on pinterest as i keep looking for more ideas.
Post # 4
@joonbug: Thanks so much! I clicked on lots of your links. So many amazing ideas!!! Unfortunately, I have to buy a new computer to use with it. So, Camille is just sitting there, waiting to be used. I did make a pretty awesome advent calendar before my computer debacle.
Here’s the advent calendar I created in one evening: