Friday, March 9, 2012

Silhouette Cameo on Scrapbook Steals

I'm so excited that two of my scrapbook layouts are featured over at the Scrapbook Steals blog today!  As always, thanks to Kristy Lee and the Steal Network for letting me share my work!

So the Scrapbook Steal today (only until 9 pm CMT) is...wait for it...seriously awesome...the Silhouette Cameo!!!  This is my die cutting machine and, gasp, it is the most amazing thing EVER!

As an owner of the "other" die-cutting machine (::cough::Cricut::cough::) I never thought I needed to buy the Silhouette SD.  My main reason was that the SD could only cut 8.5 x 11 and as a scrapbooker, I wanted something that could cut at least 12 x 12.  However, I was never truly satisfied with my "other" machine because I could never get super clean intricate cuts.  The cartridge system was also something that seemed overly expensive and cumbersome. 

Enter the Silhouette Cameo.  Wow...seriously, this is the most amazing and beautiful machine ever.  I actually shed tears when I used it for the first time.  It is THAT good.  Not only do you get the precision and clean cuts that make the Silhouette so spectacular, but you can now actually cut on such a larger format. 

For my "Happily Ever After" layout, I used the Cameo to cut out a silhouette of a married couple in the center of a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper.  I then used that negative image to make a confetti pocket that served as the focal point of my layout.  You can read more about how I made the confetti pocket and see more pictures here.  

For my "February Take 12" layout, I used the Silhouette Software to create and the Silhouette Cameo to cut out a large format map of Newport, Rhode Island.  I wanted to have the map to be the main vehicle for telling the story of how I spent the day.  For more details and photos of this layout, visit my blog post here
I definitely could not have made these layouts with either my other die cutting machine or the smaller Silhouette SD.  So if you've been on the fence about the Cameo, make the jump and buy it over at Scrapbook Steals.  I PROMISE you won't regret it.  As for me, I'm gonna be loading up on some of the accessories (can someone say rhinestones and fabric paint?!?!).  :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this glorious piece of machinery! You're awesome! <3


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