Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coming Soon: the Silhouette Cameo Review

So I wasn't planning on writing another review after finishing my last one back in June. I didn't even plan for all the ones that I did for the Silhouette SD, the Gazelle, and the Lynx. At that time, I couldn't decide which cutter should replace my Cricut and so I ended up buying my best three choices. I just thought that I could help someone like me, someone who was also looking for a cutter, by posting about my own personal experiences.

Writing the reviews took a lot of time but it was fun in the beginning. I fell in love with my Silhouette SD at first sight and I was amazed by its print-and-cut capabilities. I was excited and I couldn't wait to tell everyone how awesome it is. I was enjoying my new-found freedom from cartridges, with a cutter that I knew almost nothing of, and I was looking forward to reviewing the other 2 cutters on my list. 

I am not going to go into details on what made me decide not to write any more reviews but as soon as I finished reviewing all three, I decided that I was done. Many of you have asked if I was going to review the Silhouette Cameo and the KNK Zing and I have said many times that I was not going to review these cutters in the same way as I did for the three that I have done. It was a different time and many of us were feeling lost and emotional. Quite frankly, I would rather be making cards than testing machines and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings by giving a negative review on a cutter that they happen to love.

But all that was before I met the Cameo. 

I will tell you right now that I am smitten. I have my Cameo for only a day but I already love it. And I am going to show you why.


  1. No matter what is said your creations are Amazing!!!
    I absolutely love your creations with the Kyoto Girls!!! So cute!! I am trying to save up for the Cameo because I think all cutting tools should be used by all Crafters!!!

  2. fiuhhhhhhhh...i was afraid to not read a review on cameo, just now i have bought it (but i don't have yet because here in europe will arrive in november)...this is my first true cutter beside the bigh shot...i hope to be able to use but i studied a little the silhouette studio and it seems very simple and esay
    Let's hope :)
    kisses from italy

  3. Oh I'm so happy you're going to share your experiences with us. It was your hilarious reviews and your amazing work with the SD that made me pre-order the Cameo in the first place, and now that mine is being finicky for me I'm super excited to see how yours works for you (so I can copy your settings LOL) and what you create with it <3

  4. i'm debating whether or not getting another electronic cutter. I want the cameo because look very slick and have heard many good things about it. It will be great if you can show some projects from the cameo.

  5. Glad to hear the cameo is a winner.

  6. I just found your blog the other day and now I am following you. I've read all your reviews of machines and can't wait for your final Cameo review. I can say I was sure the Cameo would be the machine you chose. I have the original Silhouette and as primitive as it is, I always said the only thing that would make me give it up was if Silhouette came up with a 12" machine. Yay! Now they have and now I have the $$ to buy one...wish I could get mine for the awesome price you got yours!!
    Jin, thank you so very much for taking the time to review, post honestly about each machine and then take the comments. I found your opinions to be honest, yet very diplomatic, and so very informative!!
    Oh and did I say "thank you"??!! :)

  7. I am awaiting the arrival of my Cameo and your final review, I found your blog while considering machines. I'm downgrading from a Cougar as I just couldn't get to grips with it, the learning curve was too steep for me so I'm hoping to achieve great things with the Cameo :-)

  8. Found your blog today. I heard a little about the cameo on fb, and it tweaked my interest. I have no electronic cutters. A friend told me to get a cricut because it's the easiest to get supplies for. Well, the thought that there is a possibility of creating your own programs and downloading only what you want makes me interested. Teena