Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stencil Cutter?

Just when I say I don't want to spend any more money, I may have found something I need to buy. Today, on craigslist, I ran across something that might cut stencils for me. It's called the "Silhouette CAMEO." From  the company's website: "It is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12" wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials."
Coupled with their optional design software, you're supposed to be able to import images. Then I could easily make some of these awesome old stencil images I've found. Forget the razor blades.

Someone blogged about making pillow stencils with their Cameo here. Hmm, my mind is racing with the possibilitles.

Have any of you ever used or heard of one of these machines?


  1. I have one and absolutely adore it. Haven't used it to make stencils but I don't see why you couldn't. They are super easy to use. I've made vinyl signage for my work car, intricate cut paper greeting cards, and cute paper crafts. Actually, now that I Ingraham of it, yes, I have used it to cut a stencil and it worked perfectly. Go for it!

  2. No, but the possiblies are endless.

  3. I LOVE my silhouette. I have the older, dicontinued SD (the same as their new portrait cutter). I cut vinyl, chipboard, cardstock, fabric for appliques and templates plastic. The software is easy to use and there are a ton of tutorials on their website.