Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cricut not so much my way
Six months later, I picked up a Silhouette. I returned it because I hated it. I became that day a very loyal Cricut user.
However, today I used the new Silhouette Cameo. Can I say I love this machine. I bought it for the print and cut versatility. I will say that my expectations were high and it indeed meets everything I wanted it to do. I just have not been sold on the imagine and this ended up being a better fit for me.
Above is the first thing I tried after a brief learning curve. Basically 20 minutes after it came out of the box. I was able to make the image above. I used the shield that came with the cameo and a font on my computer.
Next, I tried opening a jpeg and seeing if I could do the same thing. Here next thing I printed and cut.
It did it perfectly. I love this machine. Any thing that can be made in Photoshop can be cut. I made these Hot cocoa sundaes a few weeks ago. The idea came from the family fun magazine. I ended up cutting this tag square, because I didn’t want to hand cut it all out. Now I can do it any way I want.
Lastly, I wanted to be able to cut a shadow (not on the printed line, as I did above). Can I say “Cameo, where have you been my whole life?”
Cameo, you have earned your spot next to my cricut. Welcome home.