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Unread 12-19-2016, 11:06 AM   #1361
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I have created a monster my SIL who is my BF has been influenced by my crafting, she has always been into making chainmaille etc, but since I moved from the UK to Canada she has started doing more and more papercrafting......today I get a message 'I am thinking about getting a silhouette'.....wish she had told me before I got all her Christmas gifts, but I managed to secure a good deal on Amazon and it can be for her birthday, but she can have it early, as I am mean, but I am not cruel to make her wait 6 months lol!
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Unread 01-10-2017, 03:27 AM   #1362
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Has anyone got their hands on the Silhouette shrink plastic yet? Is it a lot thinner than normal shrink plastic? I suspect it can only be cut with the Cameo 3or the Curio, but I can't find any info to confirm that.
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it can be for her birthday, but she can have it early, as I am mean, but I am not cruel to make her wait 6 months lol!
You are both fortunate to have a family member that shares your interests, and she to have such a generous one.
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Unread 01-10-2017, 05:59 AM   #1364
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Has anyone got their hands on the Silhouette shrink plastic yet? Is it a lot thinner than normal shrink plastic? I suspect it can only be cut with the Cameo 3or the Curio, but I can't find any info to confirm that.
I haven't seen it yet, I will do some research.

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Unread 01-13-2017, 02:21 PM   #1365
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I have been searching to see if anyone sells sets similar to MFT Blueprints on in the Silhouette design store, sets that can be purchased together to be used to make a variety of different cards. I have tried every combination of words I can think of, and even contacted the design store custome service people, who told me to just keep looking. Does anyone here have more experience with the types of terms I might be able to use to find these sets (if they are even sold on the site; the customer service rep told me they have too many designs to know whether they are even available).

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Unread 01-14-2017, 02:47 AM   #1366
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From what I have seen, there tend to be sets of similar things like a set of frames or a set of hearts rather than a set of different elements that go together. I must admit I think it is hard to find particular things in the Silhouette Store. It needs an "advanced search".
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I am not sure which of the MFT Blueprints sets you are most interested. But I did come across a site with a wide variety of cut files for free which may help. Just go to the right side of the home page and click on "Cutting Files" under Categories. I have not used any of these files yet but there is a large variety.

Monicas Creative Room | A place full of creative ideas and a lot of free digital cutting files
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I am not sure which of the MFT Blueprints sets you are most interested. But I did come across a site with a wide variety of cut files for free which may help. Just go to the right side of the home page and click on "Cutting Files" under Categories. I have not used any of these files yet but there is a large variety.

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I did some research on the MFT blueprint dies after reading your post. I have never paid attention to these sets before.

All you need to have every blue print die set are the following:
a circles (you can make this one yourself)
a square (you can make this one yourself)
a rectangle (you can make this one yourself)
a scalloped edge circle, square, rectangle, oval - I did buy sets of scalloped shapes.
a tag - I have purchased various tag shapes from the store.

For $32 for one set, you could buy metal nested die sets of basic shapes of all of the above and have 95% of every blue print die set they offer. Wow, these things are expensive.

And what really makes the die set are the stamps used in the project because the dies themselves are just basic shapes that you probably already own. If you go to MFT and look at all the blue print die sets lined up, they are all just basic shapes that you can search for in the Sil Store (and probably already own).
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Thank you for sharing this web site. She is so talented. I am amazed how pretty her designs are.
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Unread 01-15-2017, 10:55 AM   #1372
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[Wow, i hadnt looked at it that way before! I really appreciate you taking the time to !ook that up and share your thoughts! It is so helpful for someone with different experiences to look at something and see something that had eluded you. Thank you VERY MUCH!

QUOTE=Janet1000;21397020]I did some research on the MFT blueprint dies after reading your post. I have never paid attention to these sets before.

All you need to have every blue print die set are the following:
a circles (you can make this one yourself)
a square (you can make this one yourself)
a rectangle (you can make this one yourself)
a scalloped edge circle, square, rectangle, oval - I did buy sets of scalloped shapes.
a tag - I have purchased various tag shapes from the store.

For $32 for one set, you could buy metal nested die sets of basic shapes of all of the above and have 95% of every blue print die set they offer. Wow, these things are expensive.

And what really makes the die set are the stamps used in the project because the dies themselves are just basic shapes that you probably already own. If you go to MFT and look at all the blue print die sets lined up, they are all just basic shapes that you can search for in the Sil Store (and probably already own).[/QUOTE]
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Silhouette UK: How to Cut Dense Media - Shrink Plastic
I have now got the Silhouette brand shrink plastic in white. It is printable, as expected. The supplied instructions briefly cover the print and cut process but provide no info on cut settings or which machines can be used. Anyway I used the method in the link from Sil UK: cut on blade 1 then 2 then 3 then 4, with double cut selected each time. ( I only cut once for each blade setting, so it was a bit less cutting than in the link. ) This worked, although there was a cracking sound now and then. When it first happened I thought it might have been my blade cracking, but it was OK.
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I am very new to the Silhouette, as in 1 day in. I have the Silhouette SD and my blade is not cutting through the paper completely. It's very frustrating. I don't want to do anything fancy and I don't know all the lingo. If anyone has any tips or tricks I would really appreciate it! Also, I use Stampin' UP! cardstock most of the time. Thanks again!
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I am very new to the Silhouette, as in 1 day in. I have the Silhouette SD and my blade is not cutting through the paper completely. It's very frustrating. I don't want to do anything fancy and I don't know all the lingo. If anyone has any tips or tricks I would really appreciate it! Also, I use Stampin' UP! cardstock most of the time. Thanks again!


Are you able to tell us what setting you have your blade set at on your machine? both in the software and on the actual blade.
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I have 3 color blades, yellow, blue and pink. I have the pink blade inserted right now because that is supposed to be used for thick cardstock.
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Silhouette Deep Cut Blade Review (And What It Can Cut in CAMEO) - Silhouette School


is this the blade, this link may help.


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Thank you, I'll check it out!
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I am looking for a power cord for the Cameo if anyone has one from a machine that bit the dust.
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It sounds like you're using the old blades. You could try a double-cut, since SU cardstock is thick. You can also use the new blade housing and blades in the SD machine, as far as I know. I have the model that came out before the SD, the QuicKutz version, and they work in mine. HTH
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For SU cardstock, I use blade 3, speed 3, thickness 33, and always double cut. Sometimes I use speed 2 if the design is intricate.
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You might get more luck on the ISO section, someone might see it and know a friend who has one. It looks like you can buy one here: https://www.amazon.com/Silhouette-el.../dp/B00AQNUVBO.
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Help!!! I have been out of action for the past 18 months and haven't used my Cameo in that time. I have a new laptop and have recovered my files & updated to the cloud version. I am trying to organise my library into folders but can't drag and drop in the user section.
However when i drag and drop into the Cloud section i keep getting an error message saying it 'will attempt to recover normal operation'. I then have to quit without saving.
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Help!!! I have been out of action for the past 18 months and haven't used my Cameo in that time. I have a new laptop and have recovered my files & updated to the cloud version. I am trying to organise my library into folders but can't drag and drop in the user section.
However when i drag and drop into the Cloud section i keep getting an error message saying it 'will attempt to recover normal operation'. I then have to quit without saving.
What is going on ???????
Did you ever get an answer? I'd like to know that one, too.
The lap top I was using with my Silhouette crashed after only TWO uses of the Silhouette. I had a backup of all my files. The shop I took my computer to restored all my files except for any cut files and the Silhouette program. they said they were corrupted. I got a new laptop, downloaded another copy of the program and have never used it since. That was six years ago! It all seems so complicated and now there is a new version. ARGH!
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Is anyone else following this thread a member of the Silhouette Uni? if not I would highly recommend it, my 'silhouetting' lol skills have definitely improved, with tutorials, 'homework' and regular opportunities to have a one on one with Melissa who is amazing!

There is also a great Facebook group where fellow silhouetters can and do help each other other in our moments of crisis lol!



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Hey, does anyone use the CB09 blade in their silhouette, I recently purchased it along with the 45 and 60 degree blades, and the maker & pen holders....haven't tried the blades but I had some interesting results with the marker and pen holders by Chomas - I guess it takes practice.

If anyone has an tips on using them I would be grateful!
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I use both large and small pen holders by Chomas and the CB09 blades.

For the pens, it is important to use the popsicle stick to set the pen at the right height. I use them to address envelopes and doodle designs.


I have had more luck with vinyl than cardstock with the CB09 blade. It does a beautiful job on vinyl. I just use the 45 degree blade. I have the others but haven't tried switching to see if a different one would give me good results on cardstock.
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Hey, does anyone use the CB09 blade in their silhouette, I recently purchased it along with the 45 and 60 degree blades, and the maker & pen holders....haven't tried the blades but I had some interesting results with the marker and pen holders by Chomas - I guess it takes practice.

If anyone has an tips on using them I would be grateful!
I use 60 degree blades, rarely 45 degree, regardless of material. I purchase them in bulk, because I use them in my other cutters too. I do find Silhouette blades last a long time, and buy them when there's a sale. The Chromas pen and marker holders work well, but drawing then cutting works better if the pen or marker is centered in the holder. It's not easy to center them because the screw skews them to one side.
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I usually use the 45 degree blade for most everything; I'll have to switch to see if the 60 degree works better with thicker cardstock.


Where do you get the blades in bulk? I've been buying from eBay (from China).


I agree with the Chomas pens; I don't like how they are not centered.


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