Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Silhouette Cameo vs. Cricut Expression Review

As a few of you know, I sold the Cricut and bought the new Silhouette Cameo.  I haven't regretted my decision one bit.  I love the Silhouette and everything about it.   I've been asked a few times now why I made the switch to the Cameo so I thought I'd write my own personal review and observations.

1.  I rarely used my Cricut.  I had over 70 cartridges and yet never felt inspired to use it.  I don't know if it was just overwhelming knowing what image is on what cartridge, then thumbing through the books and finding the image I wanted and so on, or if it was because, in my opinion, the Cricut cartridges are extremely "cutesey" and juvenile (which is great if you have little ones - but I don't), and I also thought the cartridges had so many of the same images... how many butterflies, flowers, owls, birds do we need?  

2.  Cricut cartridges are expensive and they release cartridge after cartridge.  I found myself buying a $45+ cartridge because I saw a card with a cute snowman that happened to be on that one certain cartridge... and that would be the ONLY image I used (if I even made it that far).

3.  Silhouette offers so many options for images.  A) you can buy them from the Silhouette Store - you can buy JUST that ONE image you want and if you are a subscriber (more or that later) they are very cheap, sometimes 50 cents each); B) you can use any .png image, .jpg, .svg, etc... any image you have on your computer you can print and cut on the Silhouette.  C) There are a lot of great Silhouette people who create and share awesome cut files

4.  Silhouette subscriptions:  Silhouette offers subscriptions meaning that for about $13 a month I get $50 worth of images from the Silhouette store.  That's a lot of amazing images by super incredible designers like Hero Arts, Samantha Walker, SEI, Lori Whitlock, Echo park (just to name a few).  They offer other subscriptions packages (I chose the middle of the road package).  They also give away one free shape every week and there is always a clearance section where you can find great deals.  If you don't use your allowance one month, it rolls over to the next and to top it off, each week there are dozens of new images.

5.  Silhouette images can be cut in one dimension or you can cut them in layers and paper piece them together.  I love that option and have used the Silhouette with both methods.

6.  The Silhouette has a print and cut feature, which is not to be confused with say the Cricut Imagine which cuts and prints from the same machine - with the Silhouette you print it with your printer, load it on your Silhouette mat and cut it with the Silhouette.  The image from your printer prints "registration marks" and that tells the Silhouette where the image is on your mat so that it can cut it.

7.  Making layers, shadows, mats, etc is super simple on the Silhouette.  You can cut ANY FONT on your computer with the Silhouette.  EASY PEASY!  Love that feature.

8.  The Silhouette cuts so intricately compared to the Cricut.  Just look at this card wrap I cut out.  My Cricut would have torn the paper up cutting that detailing.
9.  Silhouette Customer Service is unbelievable.  I got my Silhouette on the weekend and had a few newbie questions and guess what... they responded OVER THE WEEKEND!  They know their product and even followed up to make sure I was taken care of.  AMAZING!  By the way, I had no trouble setting it up nor did I have any trouble with the machine, I only called because I was loading the mat with the wrong button (Operator error).

10.  In favor of the cricut is the fact that it can cut chipboard.  I have read the Silhouette will cut thin chipboard, but I have not tried it.

12.  I have an extensive collection of digital images, digital papers, etc due to my position on the design team at at Jessica Sprague, I also am well versed in Photoshop, both of these items make the Silhouette a perfect fit for me.

12.  Space wise they are close the same size. in length.  The Silhouette is lighter and there are no cartridges to store.  I keep my Silhouette on my computer desk.

If you're on the fence and trying to decide, I hope this review helped you see why I love the Silhouette and Why it works for me.  I think the Cricut is a great machine as well.  I owned two Expressions, the Gypsy and plenty of cartridges.  I am inspired by my Silhouette, it's just a better fit for me.

By the way... Jessica Sprague just announced yesterday that she is now offering a Silhouette Class for beginners.  I highly suggest any class Jessica offers as they are #1 quality.  Everything I know about Digital Scrapbooking, Photoshop, Photography, etc, I learned from one of her classes.  If you're interested, go check it out: Silhouette: Getting to know you
 

67 comments:

  1. Wow did u ever do a good review on the cameo Lorrie

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  2. Sandy, I obviously favor the Silhouette and wouldn't want to discourage anyone from trying it. If you want it and think you'd love it it, I say go for it! Do you have the Imagine? If so, I'd say you're pretty much covered with all that the Silhouette has to offer with the exception of the intricate cuts, but then again you have the chipboard feature. It's sort of like watching a different ball game at the same park: Game rules are the same, just different players. :) (and we've all got our favorite team). :)

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  3. Thanks for the review! Just the information that I have been looking for! I have d/led the Cameo design software and played with it a bit even though I haven’t yet ordered my machine. I like the fact that I can play with the software before I have the machine. I also like the fact that I don’t have to by cartridges; I feared they might become a money pit for me. Anyway, thanks for the review! I have been leaning towards the Cameo and your review tips the scale in its favor.

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  4. Amazingly informative review! THANK YOU !

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  5. Amazingly informative review! THANK YOU !

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  6. Thank you for your review! I'm a little late on reading this...but do you have to have a printer? I'm seeing that cameo is the way to go but then read about the print and cut feature here. I was hoping to just plug it into my laptop and be done!

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  7. Ams, you don't have to have a printer unless you want to print and cut. If you want to just cut you only need the computer. You can just cut using colored cardstock and patterned paper (like the cricut). However, if you want to use white cardstock and print the image before you cut (like the imagine) then you need a printer. It's the best of both worlds you can utilize the silhouette either way.

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  8. So if I wanted to do a Save the Date in the shape of a mason jar, I could print the wording and then cut it out in the shape of a mason jar? I have a Cricut Expression but do a lot of invitations and would love to be able to type the "message" and then cut it out in a shape.
    Thanks!
    Erin

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  9. Erin, yes you absolutely could do that!!

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  10. Lorrie, Thanks for all the information. I have a cricut expression, I like it. I have been alot more crafty lately so I was going to purchase another. My friend told me about the Silhouette and a website(all things silhouette) and I was reading some of the comments and found your link. I am sold! I agree with you about the pricy cartridges being used for 1 or 2 patterns only. Thanks for the pros and cons. I cant wait, Im going order a Cameo now.

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  11. Just a question for you...about how long does it take for the silhouette to cut something as intricate as that card wrap?

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  12. The card wrap probably took a good minute or so.

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  13. I found your review very informative! I don't own any electronic cutting tools and have used friends' cricuts before but I just couldn't bring myself to buy the tool plus ALL OF THE CATRIDGES. I want a silhouette cameo so bad now! I just have to justify it somehow... not that crafting habits are difficult to justify ^_-

    Thank you for the info!

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    1. Great Review! Thank you. I wanted a Cricut until I did some research and do not like the simple fact of buying expensive cartridges for still limited images. The cameo is obviously the way to go. Thanks

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  14. Thanks for this review. I always wanted a die cut machine and I really don't know what to get. Since I am a mom, I want every penny's worth it. SO I am planning to save money and get one for myself. This review helps me a lot. Some Cricut machines are cheaper that Cameo, but I think, it will be cheaper in time since you do not need any cartridges anymore. Thanks again! :)

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  15. Thank you for your review. I purchase a Cricut Expression back in March of this year. Sad to say, I have only used it 3 times. It's a bit limiting and I'm not in love or inspired by the images on the cartridges. Needless to say, I will be selling it in order to purchase the Silhouette. This review helped me make my decision. Thanks!!!!!

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  16. Hi Lorrie, Thank you for all the information! I am from Argentine and I bought the Cricut Expression in May of this year too. I like it but the cartridge are very expensive and I can't buy from "Cricut Shop" because they sell only in US so I have to buy the cartridge from Ebay + shipping. I would like to buy Silhouette Cameo next month but I don't know if I can buy the image from the Silhouette Store for Argentine. Thanks again!!

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    1. I think you should be able to buy the images from the silhouette store as they are just downloads. Also, now that I think of it, when you log in to the store it asks you for your country. You can always email their customer service and ask, they are very nice and helpful!

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  17. Thank you, I'm not ready to make the investment in either machine, however, I was looking for this exact information and you put it out there so tidy. Thank you.

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  18. I bought the cricut expression a few months ago. I use it to create bulletin boards for the media center. I also purchased a gypsy so my sister and I can share our designs. This is fine but I feel so limited. I received an email for a silhouette cameo for $229 and made the purchase. Looks like some might be getting a slightly used cricut for Christmas thanks to your review. Too bad I didn't read this sooner. Thanks for the info.

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  19. Thank you so much for review it was so helpful in helping me make my decision. I had a Cricut but sold it because I was think like you. Why am I spending so much on cartridges and using them once? Its was crazy trouble finding things that weren't too kiddy and that fit my style. I am so glad I found your review now I don't feel bad for selling my Cricut and I am ready to buy the silhouette.
    TFS!!

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  20. I am/was really excited that I am getting an Expression 2 for Christmas, never heard of Cameo until tonight. It looks awsome! With the Cameo, can I print pictures found on internet into my choice of shapes? Like, can I do 2010 and put personal pics in the numbers for gifts? Too bad i nevet saw this because with so many people buying me cartrides for Christmas and machine would be a big pain to return! Now I want one of these too lol! Thanks

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  21. Yes you can print pictures onto shapes :)

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  22. OMG!!! Thank you so much i was just going to purchase the Cricut Expression 2 last night but couldnt find my wallet & it was too cold go to check my car so i decided to wait until the morning.
    I'm so glad i did, i was about to purchase it then i decided to read a few more reviews; I found a "complainer" and saw she posted about the Silhoutte Cameo cutter (which i had never heard of) and started googling & found this awesome info!! Yey, I "found" my wallet & i am DEFINITELY purchasing the Silhouette now! Any idea on were I can find a coupon/deal on this machine? What would be a decent $ for it?

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  23. You should be able to pick one up for $269. I have seen them priced in that range regularly from amazon, overstock.com (where I purchased), oh my crafts, etc. ften you can find bundle packages with extra add-ons (like vinyl, rhinestones, fabric paint).

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  24. You should be able to pick one up for $269. I have seen them priced in that range regularly from amazon, overstock.com (where I purchased), oh my crafts, etc. ften you can find bundle packages with extra add-ons (like vinyl, rhinestones, fabric paint).

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  25. I really just want to do initials/monograms...I am overwhelmed with all the info/reviews. Can you help me? What should I get. I have heard great things about the Silhouette. I am not interested in keeping up with or buying alot of cartridges. Please help! Thanks.

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    1. I'm so sorry, I did not see this question sooner! Yes, the Cameo will do what you're asking. Initials/monograms. You can use any font on your computer. Not one cartridge to buy... EVER!

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  26. Can I use the silhouette to make vinyl window clings? Can I print on them with my printer first? I haven't done anything crafty with vinyl yet but I'm thinking about the possibilities.

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  27. Is the silhouette as easy to use as the cricut. With the cricut you just hit the button for the image and it cuts. Do you do the same for the silhouette or are there more steps to the process? I am looking for ease of use.
    Thanks for any info.

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    1. The Silhouette is more closely related to how you use the Cricut with the Cricut craftroom. I think it's very user friendly. You can download the software (without owning the machine) and see if you like it!

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  28. I'm a new user to the Silhouette and I also have a cricut that I bought used about a year ago, which I'm still not an expert in but learning. In my opinion I think that if you are a computer user, like me you will love the Silhouette you can do so many things with it but it takes a while to learn all the features which I'm still trying to learn. You can find all kinds of tutorial on YouTube. The expression you need cartridges and most images you have to put together in layers which sometimes can be difficult to figure out, but like I said I'm not that experience with it so maybe that is why I find it difficult. Last night I ordered an E2 from HSN because they had such a great price on it ($179 plus you got a $50 gift card and 4 cartridges) but not sure if I'm going to keep it. I think that in the end I'm probably going to end up using the Silhouette for everything since I can get images from the internet and do my own thing. I think I'm going to look into the Jessica Sprague Silhouette class so I can get a better idea of what I'm doing. Note I am not a scrapbooker, I use mine to do decorations.

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  29. Does the Silhouette Cameo require a third party software, such as SCAL, to create "custom" cuts? Can I just print ANY image off my computer (one I created or one I downloaded) and use it with the print and cut feature or is this only available with their designs? I received a Cricut Expression for Christmas and I don't think I will use it as much as I'd hoped since you can no longer use it with the SCAL software. So I'm debating whether to sell it can try something else that I will actually get more use out of. It's all very overwhelming! :)

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    1. No the cameo does not require third party software. Silhouette Studio comes with the machine (well actually you download it to your computer from the Silhouette website). You can download the software, without even owning the machine to take it for a trial spin! Check it out, I think you'll love it!

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  30. Thank you for your thorough review. I just found out about the Silhouette around the holidays and was intrigued. I have a used Expression that I've used a few time and the Cricut Cake (have yet to use it). I agree the cartridges are expensive even the "lite" ones that Walmart carries if you are only using it for 1 or 2 images. I may go ahead and sell my expression so I can have a Silhouette. My hubby will just love that! LOL!

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  31. I have two cricuts and am now leaning towards getting a silhouette. I am frustrated with trying to use the cricut craft room with my two older cricut macines. It is difficult to get help over the phone (first the time difference, then getting someone to understand the problem) and I was told that I need to update the software on the cricut, but that could only be done with a PC!!?? I am and have always been a Mac girl. And we only use Macs at work. So am I suppose to purchase a PC in the hopes of getting my Cricuts to work with online software??? Totally frustrated with a product that I thought I'd love forever.

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  32. BTW does anyone know through what thickness the Silhouette cuts????

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  33. I want a cameo, I have a Cricut Expression I just got for Christmas. It is a money pit, and I feel so confined by having to buy a $40 cartridge, and then the design isn't exactly what I want. Anyone wavy to buy a practically new Cricut?

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  34. I have a Cricut and so far the machine has been replaced twice. I'm waiting for the second machine to arrive as I type this. It is my strong opinion that the Cricut craft room software does not play nice if you have a Mac. Most of my designs need to be cut with CCR. I am seriously considering buying a silhouette (not sure if i'll go with cameo or portrait) as Provo Craft cannot tell me when and if the problems with using with a Mac will be resolved. And I am very disappointed that I am still waiting for my replacement machine -- going on 2 weeks.

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  35. Lorrie, Thanks for your post. It is people like you and my friend Kelly at Kreatiive Korner by Kelly that I gain so much knowledge about issues such as this. I have the Cricut Expressions 2 and I am not pleased with it. I love the Cricut Craft Room when I can get it to work properly. The company said that it is my internet provider (CenturyLink). I agree with Myztique and the Craft Room does not play nice with a Mac computer. I would purchase a Silhouette today if I knew I would not have problems because I have a Mac computer. I wait to hear from Mac users with the Silhouette. Don't want to buy something else that I can't use. However, I downloaded the Silhouette software to get a feel of it. Thanks again.

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  36. Cheryl, I am a Mac girl as well. I have no problems at all with the Silhouette software.

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    1. Cheryl, I am a Mac girl as well. I have no problems at all with the Silhouette software

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  37. I have had a Cameo for about 18 months and LOVE it! I would also comment that if you get a subscription during the promotional 20% off (Christmas and I think June, maybe more often) you can get images for around 12 cents each at the highest level subscription - $16 a month - $150 credit - so at least 150 images a month. You always have the opportunity to upgrade your subscription too - so if you start at a lower level, you can bump it up, say when it goes on sale or something. I have also had great luck with scanning in stamped or cut images, tracing them and doing the offset so I have a cut out that matches my stamped image. I have actually scanned a lot of clip art or logos into Silhouette - to use to cut vinyl or make a stencil to use fabric paint on a pillow. There are tons of things you can do - and plenty of you tube videos. You can also save your images to a memory card (like for cameras) and there is a place you can plug it into the silhouette so you don't have to take your laptop - it's very easy to search the online silhouette store to locate almost anything you want to cut. I have used the print and cut feature and also find it neat that you can wrap your words (lettering) around a curved line or circle - you just grab the little tag at the end of your words and pull them around like a little string toy and they wrap right onto the curve. No other software is needed - but you can order the designer edition (again can be purchased on one of the many sales they have for 40% off - so ends up only being around $25 for those who want more ability to design their own images. I got mine to cut titles for scrapbooking, but have done so much more with it. I love cutting borders for my cards and scrapbook pages with it and choosing from hundreds and hundreds of adorable seasonal/holiday boxes and cards, gift items, etc.. We made earrings for a fund raiser and I searched "earring cards" and about 8 different designs came up! There is so much available. I have read reviews that you have to be computer savvy and I don't think that is true at all - between support being so awesome, and the fact that the software is so user friendly - I learned it in no time and anything I didn't quite understand - I could find on the internet with so many blogs, and you tube videos out there. If you are on the fence, just read the reviews online and I don't think you can possibly go wrong with the Cameo!

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  38. One thing I'm wondering but can't seem to get an answer for… I teach first grade and every year for Mother's Day, I make silhouettes of my students. I take their profile picture then cut them out after printing them on silhouette paper. Would this machine cut those out and how would I go about that? Thanks so much for your attention!

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    1. Yes you could cut the silhouettes of your students with the Silhouette. There are a couple if ways to do it. The wa would do it is to take a picture (side view) of your student, open the picture in the silhouette software, click on the trace feature, uncheck high pass filter and turn the threshold all the way up, the click trace outline, then turn the outline to a cut line and cut. Sounds harder than it is. I could try and do a tutorial for you if that makes it easier. You can also download the software (even of you don't own the machine) and walk through the steps above to see how it works

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  39. Yes you could cut the silhouettes of your students with the Silhouette. There are a couple if ways to do it. The wa would do it is to take a picture (side view) of your student, open the picture in the silhouette software, click on the trace feature, uncheck high pass filter and turn the threshold all the way up, the click trace outline, then turn the outline to a cut line and cut. Sounds harder than it is. I could try and do a tutorial for you if that makes it easier. You can also download the software (even of you don't own the machine) and walk through the steps above to see how it works.

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  40. great review, thank you. my big question is can it cut felt? and if cutting a thinner fabric can it cut more than one layer a time? I guess that was two questions!

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    1. The good news is, Yes, the Cameo can cut felt. You must use fabric interface in order to cut felt. I tried permanent interfacing and the Cameo cut perfectly. However, I also tried removable interfacing and did not have favorable results. It did cut, but not cleanly. Long story short, if you're going to only see one side of the felt, then you will be happy!

      As far as double layered fabric, I haven't tried that, but my guess would be no, only because you can't stabilize the top layer so that it wouldn't slide around on the mat.

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  41. I am interested in vinyl shapes to put on tumblers, etc. My sister has a more expensive vinyl machine where it does not cut all the way through and you lay adhesive on the top to move the image.

    I bought a cricut but have only managed to make it cut all the way through the vinyl.

    Would the silhouette handle it like the big machine and not cut all the way through the adhesive vinyl?

    Thanks
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    1. Yes, the Silhouette will do a "kiss" cut meaning it will cut the vinyl and leave the backing intact. I think that's what you mean? I have cut a lot of vinyl transfers for cars, etc

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  42. I am so glad I found your blog! I am a teacher and had been really wanting a Cricut Expression 2. I got my bonus for the year and had a 50% off coupon any one non-sale item at Michael's...checked the website to see if the Cricut was on sale and it supposedly was not, at least that's the way I read the website....So Michael's and Cricut here I come! I got there and much to my chagin, the Cricut WAS on sale, so I couldn't use my coupon. As I was pondering whether or not to pay the $229, instead of the $150 that I was expecting to pay, I looked to see what my other options were. I knew that the cartridges were expensive for the Cricut and I figured by now that there were probably some competing products that were just as good if not better. I saw the Silhouette Cameo and it WASN'T on sale, so that meant that it was on sale for me and I could use my 50% off coupon. I read the box and was thrilled at NO CARTRIDGES...I decided to take a gamble and purchase the Silhouette (my coupon expired that day :() and then before I opened and used it, research Cricut vs. Silhouette. Well, I can't tell you how excited I am to open that box and try out the Silhouette. It seems so much more versatile. Thanks for the great info!

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  43. Lorrie - It must amuse you to get comments on a post that is over a year old.

    I just wanted to thank you for this quick and dirty comparison. I make cards for Operation Write Home and am a compulsively crafty chick. I try to not buy 'spensive things due to this compulsiveness. Saw a post at OWH today where the poster talked about how she created a design with her Cameo and I was all "must not covet this machine" but then I googled "Silhouette Cricut comparison" and your post came up.

    I looked at pricing, saw that Overstock had the best deal (bundled with papers, cover & $35 in Silhoutte Store credits), found a $25 coupon code, saw that I could join Club O and get a $26 Overstock.com credit ($6.00 after taking away the cost of Club O) and was sold. In the end, I still spent $5.00 less than the price of the bundle and am getting LOADS of additional stuff as well.

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  44. Awesome review! I owned a Cricut Expression 2 and was NOT a fan of the cartridge cost! I used it twice, and was so mad at myself for 'investing' that money into it! Since then I had heard about the Cameo and decided to google it and found your review and lets just say I know what I am spending my birthday money on (which is today) and will be ordering my Cameo before the night is over! I can't wait to use it, I have so many projects in mind and am so happy I don't have to buy multiple $40+ cartridges to do one project!!! Thanks so much!!!!!!!

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  45. I'm so glad I found your review - I REALLY want one now! Amazing how versatile it is and imagine the possibilities... :)

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  46. Thank you for the review, I am looking to buy a die cutting machine and I was leaning towards Cricut just because it's been around longer. Thankfully I remembered about Silhouette before I hit the purchase button and googled for a comparison. Now I'm totally sold on the Silhouette!

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  47. Thank you for your review, I am writing from South Africa. I have bought my Silhouette Cameo and I'm waiting for it to be delivered, I cannot wait for its arrival, you just put my mind at peace about my purchase, I could not take another disapointment.

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  48. I believe this review is not sponsored by Cameo in any way, so the scale tilts in favour of a Silhoutte. But could an experienced member or artist inform me if the cameo can cut printed heat transfer vinyl. Can it be used as die cutter as Jessica thinks? This is because it is agreed it can not cut chipboard.Or is it only for scrap papers? Please enlighten me.

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  49. Are you able to use light flat decorative paper..concerns: it will not cut properly and also when trying to pull off the sticky backing..it will rip. my own images on decorative rice paper. thank-you, lynn

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  50. Lorrie,
    Thank you for your informative review of these two craft tools. I have been trying to decide between the two, and this has answered a lot of questions I had. The one thing that hasn't been clear to me is related to the Silhouette images that are purchased from the Silhouette website: Do you own the image after you buy it for personal use? (i.e. can you use it an unlimited number of times, or is it a one time use purchase?)

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    1. You own it for as many uses as you like for personal use.

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  51. Can I use images from the silhouette store in my mini albums that i sale occasionally?
    I don't go to craft fairs or sale on ebay or ect.

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  52. Lorrie, thanks much for the review. Just what I needed!!

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  53. Love your review on the silhouette. Have been thinking for purchasing it . The only think that keeps me from purchasing it ,is the you can;t sell anything made with the images in the silhouette store unless you have purchased a commercial lisence. And you may only use that image 1 time . If I'm wrong please explain!!

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  55. Just read your blog info on Cricut vs Silhouette. I have a Cricut Expression and lots of cartridges and will be selling it to get a different cutting machine. I have issues with Provo Craft and the poor instructions they give---written and verbal. Have owned their Design Studio and have used their Craft Room--there is a learning curve for both, but instructions and videos leave a lot to be desired. yes, they have a lot of cutesy stuff and I avoid it--prefer sophisticated designs. You can't get adequate help when you call them, even when you call their Tech's. I will look at the Silhouette cameo and the Brother Scan N Cut they just came out with. From the sound of it, it is set up a lot like Silhouette Cameo--unsure if they have an online program to go with it. Your info was great--Thanks!!

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  57. DO NOT BUY THE CRICUT!!
    I spent a ton of money on the Cricut Imagine and cartridges/supplies and have had nothing but problems. The machine only works half the time, it doesn't work with the Cricut Craft Room, and the customer service is terrible! I have had to call several times and each time I'm put on hold for a half hour or more and every time I am only given half-answers and temporary "solutions" to my problems. The support employees do not know anything about the product, they just read from scripts! I was transferred to the "Craft Room" section and the woman couldn't even open CCR on her end! She couldn't even open the only program her support section is responsible for! I was transferred yet again to a guy that spent an hour trying to solve my problem - he took over my computer remotely and everything - and still couldn't figure it out. He promised to email me the next day with a solution and he NEVER did. Even after I emailed him back several times asking about it, I still got nothing. I have put in several comments on their "contact us" webpage and each time they say you can expect a response within 5-7 business days but I have NEVER received a response. Provo Craft does not care about their customers. Their "support" is a joke. They just take your money and run! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON CRICUT / PROVO CRAFT!!

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