Originally Posted by lori92760
thank you for all the info. i am always curious why people own so many machines. i cant afford them and have no where to put them all if i could!
when you say print and cut, do they print like an inkjet printer or will it only do one color like the outline of the stamp. i actually drove 90 miles to an archiver store and they had one on the counter on display and no one there could answer my questions. (i really felt since it is the highest priced item in their store, they should have someone trained on it, inside and out. not a totally wasted trip, i did buy stamps and paper, but not what i went for...) and i cant just stamp on a paper and send it thru and it will cut out the stamp?
anyone, everyone post some links to the kinds of projects i could do. do i really need to cut chipboard? how heavy cardstock? much of what i use is 110lb, is that a problem?
do you all wish i would just take up needlepoint, yet? and be done with it?
Print & Cut- Here's a great tutorial that is easy to understand- How to Print and Cut using the Silhouette Cameo
Joy also owns a lot of cutters. She has a lot of info on her site about the various cutters. That might be some help.
The Cameo can cut 110lb cardstock fairly well. Why I say fairly well because you do have to take in humidity for your cardstock. I live in a high humid area. On high humidity days my cardstock did not cut well in the Cameo. I had no problems with my customized Cricut. I know some Cameo users do not have trouble at all with their 110lb cardstock in the Cameo. I prefer a heavier cutter for heavier cardstock. It's my personal preference.
I do cut out a lot of chipboard and other materials. My die cutting habits I use chipboard, acetate, fabrics more than I do cardstock. I need a higher end machine with more cutting force.
Don't take up needlepoint, lol. That is an expensive hobby.
! My biggest love is cross-stitch. Right when I got into paper crafting I was starting a huge project that I was doing on linen, specialty threads and beads. By the time I was going to finish this project it would cost me over $10,000. It was going to take me a decade to work on. This was a museum piece. I had to delay the project due a family illness. I still have the linen and specialty threads. I am going to do a smaller project that will take 2-4 years.
I have always been a paper crafter. When I was working with threads I had a RubberMaid box that filled all my crafting stash. Now, I have a full art studio. Unbelievable! My stitching friends tease me all the time about that, lol.