It was 2 years ago this Christmas that I got probably my favorite Christmas present ever! A Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine. I was secretly hoping I was going to get one and when a box arrived in the mail that was just about the right size I got really hopeful. I was so excited to open it and loved getting started on the projects. Two years later I have used that machine tons and would say that a cutting machine is hands down my favorite crafting tool!
And here is why I am telling you this-Silhouette’s Black Friday Sales start NOW!
I want to tell you that I think you would love this machine! If you don’t have a cutting machine, you will love to have one! They are so handy and I use mine all the time!
Let me tell you some of the things I love most about the Silhouette Machine.
Why I Love My Silhouette Machine:
First of all, for anyone who doesn’t know what cutting machines are all about, it’s a machine that cuts material digitally. It hooks up to your computer, your program it with what you want it to cut and it magically cuts it! Amazing!
#1: Silhouette Studio: Silhouette has a very powerful design program. If you can dream it up, you can make it on a Silhouette. If you purchase the Designer Software (or…it’s included with some of the Black Friday deals) you can take any image on your computer, any font on your computer, any image you find on the internet, and you can cut it! It’s easy and it’s amazing!
This Santa is an image on my computer. I can pop him in there and I can then set it up to cut him out. Or anything else I have on my computer. I can also tweak it as needed before cutting.
This design software is very powerful-meaning you can create basically anything you can dream!
#2: PixScan: This is a new feature on the Silhouette and I am going to tell you now, when I finally realized what it actually does, it BLEW MY MIND!
Get this, you can take a picture of anything you wan to cut with your phone:
Then you send that info to your Silhoutte software. Place the image you took a picture of on your Pix Scan mat:
And your machine will cut around the image.
Why is this so cool to me? Your kids can draw a picture, you can snap a pic of it and your machine can CUT IT OUT! Isn’t that cool?! My boys are going to be all over this!
#3: Silhouette Library: Silhouette has an enormous library of projects and images. You can purchase each one individually or you can get a monthly subscription so that you download a ton. (It saves a lot to go this route and you can really build up your library.) Most of the Black Friday deals come with a subscription to really get you started. My first year of having my Silhouette I had a subscription and chose all kinds of images that I now have permanent access to and can use for projects year round.
Here’s a sample of what I have in my library that I can access and use any time!
Those are just three of my favorite things. Here are a few more great features:
- Cuts fabric, vinyl, card stock, glitter paper, chip board, tattoo paper, sticker paper, wood paper, magnet paper, transparencies and more.
- Has a print and cut feature so that you can prints something from your printer and then cut around it.
- Has rhinestone design capabilities so that you can bling items.
- Sketch pens will allow the Silhouette to draw a design as well.
- Silhouette also sells vinyl, blades, mats, fabric interfacing, glass etching supplies, fabric ink, sketch pens and so much more!
They’ve also just released the newest version of the Silhouette Cameo:
Get all the details on that bad boy right here.
Black Friday Deals:
Now let’s talk about the deals you can get starting now and running through December 8th!
You need to use the promo code PROJECTS to get these deals. Shop here.
***All supplies are 40% off so STOCK UP NOW! Use code PROJECTS to save!
Cameo Bundle #1:
- CAMEO machine
- Designer Edition software upgrade
- Dust Cover
- 4 Tools
- $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store
Cameo Bundle #2:
- CAMEO machine
- Design Edition software upgrade
- 1 free year to Club Silhouette
Cameo and Portrait Bundle: (One for you, one for a friend!)
- CAMEO machine
- Portrait machine
- 2, $25 Download cards to the Silhouette Design Store
Portrait Bundle: (First, let me tell you that the main difference between a Cameo and Portrait is the size)
- Portrait Machine
- 1 year free membership to Club Silhouette
And…if you already own a machine, of if you are getting one, stock up on all supplies now!
I recommend extra cutting mats and blades especially!
- 40% off at SilhouetteAmerica.com (*excluding machines, downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards) PLUS Free Shipping on orders over $25 for the lower 48 states
These deals last from now till December 8th and you won’t see better all year! Shop now and use Promo Code PROJECTS