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posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I’m game – just finished my last Cameo crafts – 2.5 days to go!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

So I’m helping my sister with her wedding and we are trying to accomplish something similar to the picture below and I’ve convinced her to DIY, but we’d need a die-cutting machine. I was going to get a Cricut Expression 2, but then I saw the Silhouette Cameo and liked it more because it was software based and I I’m more familiar with the Adobe Suite so I could potentially use SVG files. 

So now what do I need to do? Help please 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m planning on using my aunts and/or my grandma’s cameo machines do to all the papergoods for my wedding but I haven’t started yet! Following!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

hugkissd:  you’ll definitely want to try some simpler things before attempting that beautiful invite! You’ll need to upgrade to the Designer Edition software. One thing I definitely learned is that it can be quite hard to get the Cameo to do what you want. It takes A LOT of trial and error, but you can make some beautiful things!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

hyzenthlay:  Yep, I already have the software just awaiting the arrival of my machine lol. As long as it can be done with the machine, I have lots of time. The wedding isn’t until next June. 

I considered taking a laser-cutting class since a Tech-Shop just opened near me, but the membership fees are ridiculous for something that I would use only once. 

So I guess practice, practice, practice. And lots of welding? Lol. 

Thanks so much 🙂 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

MissHockey:  It just shipped and I’ve already designed it in Adobe, so I’ll be testing next weekend! Ahh! 🙂 I’m so excited. I’ve been looking at these machines for a while but never had a real reason to get one. 

I’ll definitely post the finished suite. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MissHockey:  Yea I’m lucky that they both have them so me buying one would be pointless. My aunt is a pro with hers so she said I jsut have to help her design it and she’ll get them done 😀 I think we’re going to go the marker route rather than the cut outs though.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@hugkissd You could do it with the Cameo, but you’d want to do a test run first. I had to slow my machine down to speed 1 to cut the corners you see here in my invitation. I took hours just to cut that part, and then picking out the little bits for all the holes was a bit tedious. That being said you can create beautiful stuff with the Cameo you have to be prepared to spend many hours if the design in intricate.

 

Here are my Silhouette Cameo invites I just finished. LOVE them. Worth every minute of time spent.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

angelasfineart: was all of that done with the cameo or was some of it pre-made?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

angelasfineart:  These are beautiful!! What fonts did you use and did you emboss or are the silver designs on the outside of the folded card or more cuts?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Right now my Silhouette is out on loan to a fellow bride as I’ve helped her setup her invitations and  paper rose cut files. It’s making me super excited to get to do all my invitation stuff! 

MissHockey:  Ahh that minion card is freaking adorable!! I will have to create one for my MOH when she graduates from PT school in ’16 the minions are their class’ unoffical mascot! Do Desiger Studio totally worth the upgrade? Right now I’ve been designing everything in Illistrator and exporting as a .dwg file.

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