Friday, July 22, 2011

Silhouette Cameo

As you may know, we attended the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow this past week in Chicago. You can thank us later for bringing the heat wave home with us :)

The show was FABULOUS...and, even though the temperatures outside hovered at 100 degrees, the main theme inside was Christmas. Let me just say there are some really great Christmas collections coming soon. And, as a matter of fact, our first three Christmas lines have already shipped and are on the way to Virginia Beach :) Christmas card makers...start your engines...

The photos on Facebook that generated the most buzz were about the new Silhouette machined called Cameo. I hope I answered all the emails, but I will touch on those answers again in this email so that we're all on the same page. If you have any further questions, please comment here or shoot me an email at jen at beachscrapbooks dot com. (Have to write it like that to avoid getting spammed.)

So...here we go!

The new Silhouette machine is called CAMEO. You can now cut a true 12"x12" piece of paper!

The design is a bit more sleek looking, but all in all, the machine insides looks identical to the current model. The Cameo is expected to arrive in October, and MSRP is $299.99.



Just like the old machine, it comes with 50 free shapes. The Cameo also comes with a template to make your own "front". Look at the pictures above and below...see how one is green and the other blue? You can use the template to make that any color or pattern you want just by cutting your own paper.



Meet Jacob. He's holding the 12"x12" cutting mat for the Cameo. Price on the mat is still TBD. And...speaking of mats...Silhouette has re-designed the cutting mats so that they are BETTER and last LONGER. I never knew how much science goes into how the glue is applied to the mats! They will be in our store shortly (for the Silhouette and Silhouette SD machines).



Holy HOTNESS! Here's an example of a piece of cardstock cut out using the Cameo.



And, for those questioning whether a new blade will be introduced, the answer is YES. Instead of three different caps, the new blade will have a ratchet system. It will not have interchangeable caps. You will simply turn the dial on the blade for a deeper cut. The nice thing about this blade is that it will work with the Cameo (obviously) and all older machines. PLUS...your blades that you currently own, will also work on the Cameo. All blades will work on all machines. The new blades, however, will give you a deeper cut so that you won't have to double cut your images. YAY!!! Like the new Cameo machine, these blades will also be available in October.



Another new, exciting product are Fabric Inks. Using your Silhouette, you can make templates for applying Fabric Inks to fabric. See the fabric album? The flourish was painted on. The canvas bag and shirt underneath the album? Also painted on. And...see Jacob in the above picture holding the new mat? His shirt was made using the Fabric Inks. Think screen printing. Think CRAZY COOL. This is a GREAT way for you to get all kinds of color on your surface. Coming soon.



I know it's blurry, but you can see the different colors of Fabric Inks offered below. There's also a starter kit (shown above) that will be available for purchase.



I guess it's time to get that Christmas wish list going, eh?!?

Again, the new Cameo will be available in October. Do you love it?!?

10 comments:

Amy Chomas said...

Great write up! Sounds like you are super excited heheh! Well you got me there to! I so can't wait! 12x12, woohooo!!

spatch said...

You know I am excited to finally see a 12 inch bed. I love....love.....loveeeeeeeeeee my silhouette. It is the best die cutting machine I have, so many designs and really costs a lot less than any other system. Way to go Silhouette!

Amanda said...

How much will the starter kits cost?

Amanda said...

How much will the starter kits cost?

Jen said...

Starter kits are $39.99 each

Jen said...

Starter kits are $39.99 each

Arte Sana Sonia said...

que dia de octubre tendran la Cameo disponible?

Whitelilian's Scrapping said...

Thank you sooo much for the long information! I'll have a great christmas present :-) Have a nice day!

aveggiegarden said...

What kind of cutting mat does it come with? Do I need to buy a different mat for cutting cardstock? Thanks!

Beach Scrapbooks said...

A cutting mat (that cuts cardstock) comes with the machine, so you only need to by one if you want a spare :)