What is a Cameo Cutting Machine and What Can it Make?

What can you make with your Silhouette Cameo

The Silhouette Cameo 4 is out and in stores now! See the added features below:

The Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine is ready to be the most used crafting tool in your studio. Once you get comfortable with the basics you’ll feel powerful with all that you can create with your Cameo. An advanced cutting machine like this can do anything a punch board, a paper punch, a die cutting machine, and decorative scissors can do, plus a lot more! It’s an all-in-one makers tool.

The Silhouette Cameo is a programmable cutting machine similar to the Cricut or Brother cutting machines. Although all machines do similar things, the Cameo is the top choice for people who have created businesses selling products made with the Silhouette Cameo. There is a reason for that. The Cameo makes designing your own creations as easy as using the many beautiful templates available at the Silhouette Design Store.

This video below shows you one small project, but it gives you a good idea of how easy it is to work with vinyl.

Take a look at this video to get an overall idea of what the Silhouette Cameo can do.

Pretty cool, right?  It also comes Bluetooth enabled, which means that you don’t have to have it plugged in where all those other things are plugged in. You can put it wherever you have a signal and free up space near those outlets.

The Silhouette Design Store has tons of templates to choose from. Once you buy it, you just import it onto your screen, adjust to the size you want, check the cut settings, load the material you want cut and send it to the cutting machine. The Silhouette will then cut it along with perforation lines when needed. So easy!

You can also design your own templates to make almost anything you can dream up!

The Silhouette machine can cut:

  • Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive Vinyl
  • Heat Transfer Material
  • Specialty Media like tattoo paper, magnet paper, wood paper, vellum, transparencies
  • Fabric
  • Felt
  • Faux Leather
  • Sticker paper
  • Shrinky Dink sheets

The amount of things you can make with the Silhouette Cameo is endless.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Etched glass projects
  • Greeting cards
  • Iron-on designs for Tshirts, towels and more
  • Gift boxes
  • Party decorations
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Stickers
  • Magnets
  • Personalized items and clothing
  • Stencils
  • Garlands, banners
  • Shadow puppets
  • Labels

Silhouette Cameo Designs available from the Silhouette store

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Stay tuned for more posts about using your Silhouette Cameo. You can also find a great collection of helpful tutorials on the Silhouette YouTube channel.