Silhouette Cameo, creative versatility for a personal cutting tool - review

For me, I have found scrap-booking and handmade cards intimidating. I look at my friends' creative pages with the gorgeous lettering and carefully crafted images and think that I couldn't possibly create such lovely designs. What I didn't know was there is a secret behind these creations, a personal cutting tool, like the Silhouette Cameo.

When I look at cut out designs and letters, I believed that someone spent hours painstakingly cutting each item out by hand. There is an easier solution, the Silhouette Cameo

The Silhouette CAMEO is amazingly versatile. It can create intricate projects of all sizes from small (1/4" wide) to large (12" wide) and has an unlimited cutting length. It can cut paper, card stock, vinyl, fabric, and other materials. It operates with or without a cutting mat. When the blade is replaced by a pen, the CAMEO will sketch instead of cut. It can be controlled from a computer or an SD card. With the print and cut feature, the CAMEO also has the ability to cut out designs that have been printed on your home printer.

The Silhouette Cameo contains:

  • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting machine
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • 51 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 12" cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide
The Silhouette Cameo retails for $299. 

Now, even the most delicate snowflake or the intricate calligraphy is easy. From templates to your personal drawings, I can let my imagination go wild. More importantly, the process from creation to completion is simple and easy for the non-crafter.

What makes this device even better is the multiple uses. From tshirts to temporary tattoos, I can think beyond the stagnant page. As a leader of a swim team, I am thinking of some great ideas for the summer. The kids will stand out with their personalized hats, shirts and temporary tattoos. 

Don't forget, Silhouette is offering a special holiday sale from November 28 through December 8. The savings are tremendous. Check out this post for the special promo code.

Don't be intimidated by crafting, get a Silhouette Cameo and impress your friends with your creative side. 

Disclosure: I received this item to review. All opinions are my own.


  1. Ohhh... I was just like you--I thought i would never have the time to do scrapbooking! I didnt know about something like the Silouette cameo--thanks for sharing!

  2. I dont do a ton of paper crafts, but when I do want to do them, I always find I wished I had one of these! It is awesome!

  3. Oh baby! I need this -- adding to Christmas list =)

  4. That's really cool! I think any crafter would love it for the holidays!