Last year Kelli and I bought a Sihouette Cameo. We thought we’d love it.
Well we did love it..the idea of it. When it came to operating it and learning to use it…Not so much loving it. I am so impatient when learning something new. SO impatient. Well Kalissa asked to borrow it this fall and guess what? It sat unused at her house. FINALLY on Sunday she contacted me and said, “Come over. Let’s do this.”
I didn’t think I would be any help at all….zero. None. It turns out we did okay….
The whole thing is really two part. The computer part where the project is designed and the printer part that cuts the design. We grabbed the first design that we kind of liked….anything to get us going. We had vinyl so it was a vinyl project for us.
The vinyl went through the cutter (printer)…. It cut the design which said “Thankful and Blessed”. There is a paper on the back of the vinyl. Kalissa lifted the vinyl and the words stuck to the paper. She had to use an exacto knife to lift the extra vinyl in the middle of the letters.
The dogs wanted in on the fun….
Then she lifted the grid paper off the letters.
It’s SUPER easy. It’s actually pretty fast too. I think a person who knew what they were doing and had their stuff organized could make this in about 25 minutes. The cost of the vinyl and the tape to make it was about $2. That’s not bad at all. Kalissa plans to do a little thrifting and see if she can find some cute frames. She’s got a few other things in mind to make.
I think one of the next things she’s going to try is to do an iron on for a T-shirt. It’s fun to try some new things. I’m just thrilled it’s finally getting used!
Do any of you have a Silhouette or Cameo? I’d love to hear about the projects you’ve made. We need some inspiration.