Saturday, January 12, 2013

Product Review - Silhouette

Hey, it's Pam here. I must admit, we just moved to a new state a few months ago and I having the hardest time getting inspired to scrap. We went to a local scrapbook store recently and I picked up some pretty My Minds Eye Indie Chic paper. I still couldn't get inspired, not because if the paper, but because of being a new place, etc.  I have always wanted a large die cut machine. As you know.. I do 99% handcutting and I use my Making Memories Slice for letter and small things. I guess I am tired of doing so much handcutting (I will still probably do small amounts still in the future). My husband and I were talking about buying the Silhouette and I decided to buy it!! I still did handcutting (just because I envisioned the My Minds Eye paper being cut that way) on my page below but I used my new machine to cut on the circles, title, and the word, "life".  Here is my newest page and I feel inspired again!!!!

Here is my review of the Silhouette Cameo after one use
It is easy to set up, we had no problems with that.
It cuts like a dream and is so easy to peel off.
You can buy each "cut" for 99 cents which is a GREAT idea. Now more cartridges. I did buy a deal where I would pay a certain amount per month to get a a number of designs.
I love that it is 12 by 12. This is my first big cutter!!
It fits right in my scrap room!!
I can design my own designs and cut them on the software. It doesn't get much better than that for me!
The only drawbacks I can see are having to replace mat and blade, although not sure how long they will last.

Anways, I hope this helped you if you are on the fence about the Silhouette! Let me know your feedback on this product!


  1. I'm interested to hear how often you have to change blades or mats. I have a Wishblade and I never use it because the blades are incredibly expensive and dull so quickly.

  2. I have a Silhouette. My church bought it for our Children's Ministries program and it currently resides at my home since I'm the one who uses it. :) I mostly love it. I have gone through several mats and one blade. Mainly because I was cutting out super thick glitter paper that just made a mess of the mat. And the glitter caused it to lose its stickiness.

    I also learned that setting the blade at whatever the software says is best. I thought that if it said 5, then 6 would be better, right? Wrong. A Silhouette Customer Service person explained that setting it at a deeper setting only rips the paper easier and ruins the mat faster.

    It has been a learning process for me, but I love what I've been able to do with it so far. Even if it really hasn't been for scrapbooking much. (My books anyway. We made a Creation scrapbook with our Wednesday night kids' club.)

    Sorry this is so long! :)

  3. great layout, love the design

  4. Super layout! So glad you've gotten your new toy (er, I mean tool!!) and are enjoying it! :-)