Friday, January 18, 2013
A New Cutting Machine=More Projects=More Fun!!
The first project I created with this machine was this simple strawberry gift box. I later figured out how to break apart the design so that you don't have to cut out every image at the same time!! I used paper from Martha Stewart to create this box. I curled the paper with a pencil to create the curl on the leaves. On the top, I added a cute little green and white bow, also from Martha Stewart Crafts. The paper is from her School Days Multimedia pad. This box has little holes, that are part of the design, that allow you to place a metal brad upside down and easily bring the box together. When I saw this project, I thought "Ohhh! This would be great to fill with those strawberry-wrapped hard candies!".
So far, I like the Silhouette Cameo. However, I don't plan on getting rid of any of my Cricut machines or cartridges. I just think the Silhouette will be a great addition, and give more options, to my craft room! I've ordered the fabric cutting blade. It should be here today. I will try it out and post my results. I've also watched several online videos of this machine being used to cut vinyl, straight from the roll, with no mat. I plan to give this a shot today as well!! More reviews and more projects to come...Thanks for visiting! Patty