Although I was perfectly happy with my Silhouette SD, I just couldn't resist the temptation and went ahead and purchased the Silhouette Cameo last November. Great decision!!! As good as the Silhouette SD was, Silhouette America found ways to improve the great machine. For one, I find it much quieter. It does cut better. And the wider cutting area gives me so much more flexibility for larger designs such as boxes and envelopes. And it helps me save on paper as I use 12" x 12" paper pads a lot. I just love the 'pause' button on the machine, for one, to put my cutting on hold while checking the initial cuts so I can adjust my cut settings if necessary. You can use both the 12-inch and 8-inch mats.
I always use 2 books, one at the front and another at the back, to level my mat while cutting to keep the paper stuck on the mat. Without these, there is a tendency for the paper to separate from the mat.
Just like my Silhouette SD, I made a cover for my Cameo. My next post will feature a tutorial on how to make your own cover to protect your machine from dust.
Don't forget to check out my new cards on my previous posts.
UPDATE: October 30, 2013
Wheeew, I can't believe that it has already been 2 years since I bought my beloved Silhouette Cameo. I can proudly tell you that I'm still loving it as much as I did two years ago, if not more :-). I'm really very happy with this machine. Just take a look at all the cards that I have created with it. And with my CB09 blade holder, my Cameo produces amazing clean and perfect cuts.
For my followers in the Philippines, you will be pleased to know that I do sell the Silhouette Cameo machine and its accessories along with other craft tools and machines like the Sizzix Big Shot machine, the Cuttlebug machine plus other craft supplies like cardstocks (solids and pattern), lots of dies by Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, and Quickutz, Martha Stewart punches and whole lot more. For inquiries, you can email me at ligayatg at yahoo dot com (no spaces) or just leave a comment on this post with your email address.
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