Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Y'all, I'm still exploring my Silhouette Cameo................

and decided I would keep posting my test cuts here at my blog so that I can direct those that ask me what I'm able with it can see for themselves!

In this first photo, I've done several "print and cuts" as well as a couple of regular cuts and for all of them I have used Bazzill smooth white cardstock, which is my favorite and it cuts like butter!!!!  The "frog", "flower", "pig" and "snowflake" are all Silhouette files.  I designed the "Thank You" and my friend designed the medallion using the "Replicate" tool in the Silhouette Studio software.  The "Poodle" is a digi stamp by Dani at printablecolouringpages.co.uk............isn't it adorable!!!  Please not that the "snowflake" is only 1" in diameter....just look at those perfect, tiny circles!!!

OK, now on to "chipboard"...........except I prefer to use cereal and beer boxes because they cut so much better and seem to be less fibrous.  I also like using poster board, which is a little thicker the Bazzill white cardstock I love!  I will say that the cereal box is a tad thicker than the beer box.  For the beer box I actually did 3 passes...one each with the ratchet blade set at 6, 7 & 8.  I find that doing the cuts graduated in that manner, I get a cleaner cut.  For the cereal box I did the same but set the blade to 7, 8 and 9.  As you can see in my photo, the cuts are petty clean!!!  At this point, I don't know if it dulled my blade or not!

All I can say, "peeps", is that I REALLY love my Cameo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  See ya again soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I received my replacement blade for my Cameo yesterday.................

and look at the wonderful cuts I'm getting with it!  I was getting really great cuts with my old CraftROBO blades, but this is even better...if that's possible!!!

I just can't believe the perfection of that 1" snowflake cut.........the circles are absolutely perfect!!!  Double click on the photo to see the snowflake up close!  And at a setting of 4, the poster board cut just like butter!!!

I am one VERY "happy camper"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Forget Me Not Box!

OK....so here is the project I was referring to in yesterday's post.  I purchased the "Forget Me Not Box" as well as the "Forget Me Not Cut It Set" from Lettering Delights.........I thought they were all very pretty!  When you download the files they come in several different formats......ai, dxf, eps, gsd, jpg, pdf and svg.  I decided that I wanted to cut the box so that I would have a box on hand for an A2 size card to fit into...you know, one that is too thick for an envelope, plus I wanted to play some more with my Cameo!

Here's a side view and  I do want to add that the border around the box is a Silhouette America file (Lace Border C00277_17986) and can be purchased in their store through the Silhouette Studio software for $.99.

And here is a view of inside of the box.

Everything was cut using my Silhouette Cameo..........gosh I'm loving my "Sophie"!!!


Paper:  "Ivory Paisley On White" Decorative Paper by The Paper Company and the lavender CS is from my stash and I'm not sure what brand, etc. and Vellum
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Embossing Powder:  Stamp-n-Stuff "Star Dust Transparent"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo" & Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories:  "Deco Metal Stickers" by Making Memories, Offray Ribbon

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I absolutely LOVE my Silhouette Cameo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Y'all, I am so excited!  I received my Silhouette Cameo on Friday evening.....UPS always delivers out here last thing!  Everything was in the package and may I add VERY nicely packaged, and it took me no time at all to have it up and running.  During my playing over the weekend I discovered that my blade is defective..............but no problem as Silhouette America is sending me a new one and in the meantime I decided to use the blade system that I use with my CraftROBO (I named HER "Roberta") and it is working wonderfully........OMG I am so happy!!!  By the way, the Customer Service at Silhouette America is great!!!!  Oh and let me add that I named my Cameo "Sophie"....don't ask me why, it just popped into my head.  By tomorrow I should have a little project ready to post, but in the meantime here are some of my cuttings that I made while playing with my new toy!!!!  "Best Friends", "Chandelier", "Leaf Corner", "Flower Print & Cut" and the "Flower Medallion" are all files that you can purchase for $.99 a piece at the Silhouette America site and they are fabulous cutting files!

And here is a card that I made using a free cutting file by Tina Fitch and you can download the free SVG or GSD here!  Tina is in the UK and she is SO talented...I just love her and her designs!!!  I also want to point out that I used a "Silver" Pentel Slicci pen in the "Pen Tool" made by Sue Reynolds (aka/HotPaws) for the CraftROBO/Silhouette and it works great in the Cameo!!!  You can find them at her site here and she has them for many different cutters!  The good thing about her Pen Tool is that you can use a lot of different size pens and markers in it!  The red and green on the card is done with Silhouette "Sketch Pens"......they came in a number different colors including metallic which I still want to purchase!

Well, it's back to work...............I just wanted to share my excitement and joy with all of you!  Come back tomorrow to check out my project!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday!!!

Isn't this absolutely adorable!!!!  My dear friend Sue Reynolds (aka/HotPaws) designed this card and box in Adobe Illustrator and did what's called a "print and cut" using an electronic cutting machine.  It is totally her original design....she drew it!!!!!  Another thing that I really like about it, is that she printed it using her laser printer.  Here is a view of the inside:

You can find Sue's blog here!  Sue, thank you so much..............I LOVE it!!!!