Post # 1
Hi ladies! I *love* crafting, DIY projects, and getting creative in general. I’ve always dreamed of opening up a variety of etsy shops, a paper shop being # 1 on my list.
I am DIYing my wedding invitations, and have always wanted a Silhouette Cameo machine but would never buy it for myself. My mom has offered to buy one for my birthday, and now I’ll be able to do die cut invitations, mock-calligraphy on the envelopes, and the list goes on. (I’ll be gocco-ing my invitations themselves, but the cameo handle one-off jobs like addresses that I can’t do with the gocco.
Does anyone have a Silhouette (or want one too)? Experiences? What have you done with it, wedding and non-wedding related?
Please share! 🙂
Post # 3
I have a Cameo! I got it when it first came out (Oct 2011). I LOVE IT!!!! I plan on making my invites and other wedding paper goods – I am sure I will use it for something! I use it all the time for making cards – Here is a link to a gallery of my cards. You will love it – it is awesome.
Post # 4
@jamaes6: Thanks for sharing! Your projects are great!
I have a question for you: Do you buy all of the designs, or do you put them together yourself? I’ve just done some preliminary browsing, but I was wondering if you can create your own designs with the silhouette studio software, or if you need some other design software, like adobe illustrator.
And can the software accommodate any clipart image (like a vector file from a stock image/illustration website, or some other form of clipart)….
I’ve fallen in love with some of the designs from A Little Hut and would love to start creating my own designs (that *I* could sell, or that I could craft and sell the products — again, always dreaming of being self-employed!). Do you have any experience with that?
It seems like DXF files are what she recommends, but it seems that they can only be created with AutoCAD or Adobe Illustrator…. Hmmmmm.
Post # 5
Ah I’m getting one for my birthday too! It was delivered to my mom’s house TODAY! I can’t wait till I get to play with it!
Definitely interested in what people who have them have to say!!
Post # 6
@multinational: I buy some designs but I also make a lot myself right in Silhouette Studio – I upgraded to the designer edition of Studio – if you plan on making your own designs I would definitely do that. It can accomodate simple clipart you need to trace the design in Silhouette Studio – some clipart traces better than others. It still has its limits, you could probably do more in adobe, but it suits my purposes just fine. You can also find a lot of free designs out there. I would also recommend joining this forum: http://s15.zetaboards.com/Silhouette_Plus/index/ there is tons of information on there. I love the stuff on A Little Hut, too! It’s beautiful. I don’t sell anything – I just do it for fun on the side, so I can’t help you much there.
Post # 7
Thanks guys for your input.
@jamaes6: I will definitely look into getting the designer edition of the software. 🙂
@AllieANT: Mine is coming today, but I’m afraid I won’t be home when it gets delivered. 🙁
Post # 8
I’ve had my cameo for a few months. I’m still learning, but so far, I’ve been very very happy!
I haven’t upgraded the software yet but I probably will before I get too far into wedding DIY.
My cameo came with 35$ of credit to the online store so I’ve been playing with different designs. 🙂
Post # 9
@jamaes6: I have a question that maybe you can answer.
I got my silhouette cameo yesterday, and it came with a set of sketch pens which I am super excited about.
I tried them out, but now I have a question:
Is it possible to have them write in solid letters, versus the “bubble” letters that they come out of because of the cut lines that show up in silhouette studio?
I know someone on here used them to address their invitation envelopes, which I hope to do myself, but I can’t figure out how to make them “regular” letters vs. an outline of a letter.