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A New Toy!

Did I tell you I bought myself a new toy?! After much deliberation I finally bought a Silhouette Cameo. I chose the Cameo because it allowed for the most flexibility in materials for the price. I can cut anything 12″ wide or smaller, as thick as a light chipboard or felt, and the designs are limited only to my imagination!

Made myself a #superdesigner mug! #silhouettecameo #vinylcrafts

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So far I have been impressed. This mug was one of my first projects. It took a few tries to import the file from a png to Silhouette Studio the free version of Silhouette’s software, which will only import limited file types, but it could be done. I recently upgraded to Designer Edition and if you are used to working in Illustrator and plan to cut your own designs it is a must! The price often fluctuates, so set a price watch on camelcamelcamel.com and when it goes down to around $25 go for it!

Here is the first project I made:

The little boy loved it, but wow, I have improved a lot since I decorated that backpack! It was an experiment to see if the permanent vinyl would stick to the backpack. In some areas it was OK, but overall, not a success. Oh well. I am going to have to learn how to use HTV (heat transfer vinyl) or find another solution. Will keep you all posted on how the backpack shapes up.

Stay tuned for a tutorial and some free files in my next post!

Hope for 2017

Wow! It has been a crazy year. Turns out I launched not one, but TWO businesses this year. I have learned a lot about the event industry while expanding my graphic design business (https://www.facebook.com/weissdesignboston/), and what started out as a quest for a new die-cutting machine turned into a product line selling clothing and other items (https://www.facebook.com/superdesignershop/). When I started this blog I said I would just jump in and see where it led me… I am still finding out!

I have a lot of projects to share, but one of my New Year’s resolutions is to post weekly and those will have to wait until next time. For now I will leave you with this card that I made with my new Cameo. Happy New Year!