Monday, October 31, 2011

Better with Friends (and my NEW Silhouette Cameo!)

Hey, everyone!  Today is my day to post over at Pink By Design, and I have a sneak peek to show you.  But first, I want to share the adventures I've had today with my new Silhouette Cameo.  

I've been so excited to get this thing, and I finally got the chance to set it up today.  Well, here's what I learned from my VERY frustrating day with my Cameo:

1.  Make-the-Cut apparently can't use the Cameo just yet.

2.  Silhouette Studio doesn't support SVG files unless you do all of these extra steps to get them to work.

3.  If you want to use SVGs with Silhouette Studio (without all the extra steps), you have to purchase the Designer Edition (which I finally decided to do).  I do like that the SVGs import their color into Silhouette makes it much easier to choose paper colors then.

4.  If you buy the Designer Edition, you have to place a cut outline around your SVGs before they'll actually cut (which I finally figured out after TONS of frustration and time on the Internet).  That step is really simple, though, and, once I figured that out, cutting went very smoothly.

5.  You should follow the recommendations in the User Manual, and not the settings in Silhouette Studio, if you want your cuts to go all the way through your paper.

Having said all of that, I will say that the Silhouette cut through the thinner cardstock I had on the mat beautifully at the setting I used. Just look at those perfectly circular eyes!

 I'm excited to try it out again at the proper settings...I think I'm going to be SOOOO happy with my new toy. So, now I have two toys to play Cricut for my cartridges (which I still love and can FINALLY update without fear of losing the capability to cut SVGs), and my new Silhouette for cutting SVGs and Silhouette files.  Anyway...on with my sneak peek.  Here it is:

I got this great sentiment from a set that's going to be released this Friday.  You're going to LOVE this sentiment set!  The sushi roll cuts came from the Lettering Delights Bento Box SVG set.  I love these little guys, and I think they look so friendly!  This card is 5.75" square, and will fit in a 6" square envelope.

Here's a closeup of that sentiment.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday--Food & Candy
Wacky Wednesday #57--Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #39--Anything Goes

Be sure to join us on Friday, November 4, for the Pink By Design Ustream and Stamp Release!  It starts at 8:30 pm CST HERE.  I hope to see you there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Super adorable!

  2. First I'm gonna tell you how cute your card is with those sweet little faces! Then I'm gonna tell you how jealous I am of your new toy! I'm really considering this machine as a Christmas me! I look forward to hearing more about your adventures and hopefully you will have everything figured out by the time I get mine so you can pass that info on to me! Congrats on your new machine, I know you will make some amazing things on it!

  3. So Cute! I NEED one of these machines... Oh Santa..

  4. OMG! this card is too cute!!

    love the cute faces!!!

  5. Super Cute Card! I have been thinking about buying a Cameo! I think you may have convinced me to get it!

  6. WOW! That card is SO cute! And you know what impresses me the most (well, not the MOST, but a LOT)? Your little faces are STRAIGHT! Cricut and I have been fighting quite a bit lately over straight mouths and circular eyes. The Cameo is on my "someday" list, so thanks for all the tips! :)

  7. Wow your creation is awesome well worth all the effort you put into the machine!!

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  8. Gorgeous card Lisa! It's just so sweet! How exciting to have such a fun new toy! Sound like you have it totally sussed now!


  9. Lisa, that card is just adorable! Thanks for the lesson on the cameo, I am think about getting it and this helps. :)

  10. So glad you're enjoying your new machine! that card is absolutely adorable!

  11. What a cute card!!! Looks like you are going to love your new toy!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  12. What a fun card! Those veggies look like a treat to eat! Glad your machine is working more like what you expected! I hope you'll create with us again at Frosted Designs!

  13. Your work is SO darn cute! I love it!

  14. Such a cute card!! I love it!! (love your new toy, too!!) :D

    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Frosted Designs!!

  15. This came out beautiful. I bought that bento box cut, but I have nothing to cut it with. Thanks for sharing the info on the cameo, l have been looking into that. Sorry it was so frustrating for you, I'm sure you will love it in no time


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