Did you get a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas?

Ladybug Dec 2011If you got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, I guarantee you will have questions about it. But, that’s good, because you’ve come to the right place! Over the past year, well over 70,000 Cameo-owners have visited Globug Ideas in search of some advice and reassurance about their purchase.

I hope you are enjoying your Cameo, but if you are gritting your teeth in frustration, scratching your head in wonder, or seriously contemplating throwing your Cameo out a window, please take time to read some of my posts. I promise you will be glad you did!

Below is a random list of some of the posts I have written to help Cameo-owners get over that initial hump. I have also replied to hundreds of questions from my readers in one-on-one e-mails. (I also post my responses in the Comments section). There are tons more posts, so take a minute to search my site! Oh, and by the way, I was ready to throw MY Cameo off a cliff for the first while, so I can totally relate to any problems and frustrations you might be having.

Silhouette Cameo–problems and solutions

Silhouette Cameo–get ready to cut!

Silhouette Cameo blade problem–read this!

Silhouette Cameo: using the right paper makes all the difference!

Silhouette Cameo: working with vinyl

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I’m here anytime you need moral support or have questions you want answered or if you just need to bounce some ideas around.

Good luck, Cameo-owners. I KNOW you will fall in love with your Cameo, just as I have done with mine!

Silhouette Cameo: working with vinyl

If you bought your Silhouette Cameo with visions of all sort of wonderful vinyl projects in mind, raise your hand.

If you are having problems getting your Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl, raise your other hand.

Okay, so now you have both hands in the air, you’re frustrated and ticked off because you spent almost $300 for a machine that isn’t doing what you want. Right? Okay, put your hands down and read on.

As a Cameo owner, and self-professed research junkie, I have done extensive research on Cameo problems and solutions–and, happily, I have come across some fabulous sites that offer really helpful information. I’m listing them below for you to refer to.

Make-the-Cut has an post entitled, Silhouette Cameo and Skipping Issues. After your read the post, be sure to read the reply that follows it.

Expressions Vinyl Blog has a beautifully illustrated post that describes in great detail the steps, settings, etc., to complete a beautiful project using vinyl.

Also at Expressions Vinyl you will find charts that provide the speed, thickness and blade settings for a whole range of vinyls. There are separate charts for Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette SD and Cricut.

Hope this helps, crafters!!!


Cutting vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette SD and Cricut.

There are so many different kinds of vinyl! Yikes!

Whether you are using a Silhouette Cameo, a Silhouette SD or a Cricut, you will want to save this chart as a guide to which settings to use for which type of vinyl. Many thanks to Vinyl Expressions, for posting this chart to their website. I hope you find it useful.