Joy's Life http://joyslife.com Silhouette, Cricut, Sizzix Eclips, KnK Zing, Home Decor, Food, Vinyl & Crafting Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:24:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Mummy Card & Candy Set with Epiphany Crafts http://joyslife.com/mummy-card-candy-set-with-epiphany-crafts/ http://joyslife.com/mummy-card-candy-set-with-epiphany-crafts/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:24:14 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37397 [...] ]]> Mummy Card & Candy Set with Epiphany Crafts #EpiphanyCrafts #Halloween #Coredinations #Xyron #Craftwell #CutNBoss

Are you feeling just a little creeped out seeing all those spiders?  I have to admit that while I was working with the ribbon and making the spider pendant, I started to feel that icky sensation that something was walking on me.  Nothing was.  Thank you for that Halloween moment you yucky little creatures! I think the spider pendant is the perfect accent for really pulling off the creepy spider effect.  Don’t you?  I created it using Epiphany Crafts’ Shape Studio Round 14.  I like how he’s climbing up his web.  Read on and I’ll tell you how to make it!

Mummy Card & Candy Set with Epiphany Crafts #EpiphanyCrafts #Halloween #Coredinations #Xyron #Craftwell #CutNBoss

 I used the Mummy card (66069) and Mummy popcorn box (65609) .svg files from the Silhouette Store and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo.  (By the way, a new Cameo just came out!)  I’m using cardstock from Core’dinations Neutrals.  Next, I embossed the mummy pieces using the Cut n’ Boss machine along with the Woodgrain Cottage embossing folder by Teresa Collins.  I like how that pattern accentuated the mummy wrappings.

Mummy Card & Candy Set with Epiphany Crafts #EpiphanyCrafts #Halloween #Coredinations #Xyron #Craftwell #CutNBoss

I sanded the embossed mummies to reveal a lighter color paper.  (That’s a cool benefit of using Core’dinations sandable cardstocks.  A colored core is revealed when sanding.)  Next, I employed my Xyron Creative Station and the 1″ mini X to help me stick all the little pieces together.

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Time to embellish!  I LOVE making things with Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools!  I’m using the Oval and Round 14 Shape Studio tools along with the Bubble Caps Oval 25 and the Bubble Caps Round 14.  They’re so simple to use!  Just place the Shape Studio tool over whatever you want to punch out.  Before you punch, you can add a matching bubble cap.  Shut the top and punch.  Simple as store bought pie.  Pie…yum…anyway…

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I punched out an additional round piece of paper for the back of my spider pendant.  Between the two pieces, I added some Glossy Accents (to act as an adhesive and because it dries clear) and a piece of black thread.  Hold for a few seconds for everything to set.  Voila!  A spider hanging by a thread…literally.  LOL!

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Here’s another amazing thing about Epiphany Crafts Shape tools.  They have matching charms and settings.  (LOVE!!!)  The oval bubble cap fits right into this pretty oval setting.  If you have a very thin ribbon like I’m using, you can even run it through the sides of the oval setting and create embellishments like this or even a necklace!  What?!  Yes.  True story.  The cool factor is limitless.

This is my first post since becoming a permanent member of the Epiphany Crafts Design Team!  I’m so happy to be a part of it!  If you missed any of my previous Epiphany Crafts post while I was a guest designer, click here to see them all.

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Sonoma-Cutrer Wines: Perfect for the Holidays & Year Round http://joyslife.com/sonoma-cutrer-wines-perfect-for-the-holidays-and-year-round/ http://joyslife.com/sonoma-cutrer-wines-perfect-for-the-holidays-and-year-round/#respond Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:24:09 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37426 [...] ]]> This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. All opinions are 100% mine.

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With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, I like to start making plans about what we’ll be serving our family and guests.  One thing I like to keep on hand for most occasions and for pure enjoyment, is wine. Sonoma-Cutrer’s selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are great choices for all of these occasions. While we’re on the subject, they’re great for gift giving too!  Simply add a nice tag and you’ve got a quick and thoughtful gift.  I’m making a note to remind myself to do just that for all those parties and hard-to-buy-for people.  Perfect!

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I love red wine. This vintage of Sonoma-Cutrer’s Pinot Noir is an elegant balance of sensuous fruit and lovely silky tannins. After I pour a glass, I swirl it around and enjoy breathing in the deep, dark fruit aromas of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and cola.  Doesn’t that sound wonderful?  Classic red fruit flavors of cherry and wild strawberry are hallmarks of the elegance of Russian River Pinot Noir. The wine is round, silky, and elegant with a juicy mid-palate and a wonderful long finish.  Yes, pass me a glass.  I’d pair this wine with turkey, baked ham and mild cheeses.  It would also be great with something as simple as meat loaf.  Here’s a meat loaf recipe that was my Dad’s favorite.

Tub's Favorite Meat Loaf
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
From Better Homes & Gardens 1930's era cookbook.
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs or 1 cup soft breadcrumbs, can use about 1½ slices of bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Place in 9x5x3 loaf pan, ungreased.
  3. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
  4. Top with ketchup.
  5. Return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately while warm.
  7. May be frozen. To serve after frozen: place foil wrapped loaf on oven rack at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
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Within the past year, I’ve fallen in love with white wines too.  Thank goodness because I was really missing out before!  Check out this delious Russian River Chardonnay.  It has fruit aromas of green apple, lime and pineapple that are complemented with touches of nougat, caramel.  Crisp and zesty flavors of lime, lemon drop and grapefruit are accented with peach notes and a nice barrel spice. A light, creamy mid-palate flows to a crisp, citrus acidity for a long, lingering after palate.  Can you even wait to try a glass?  There should be a pouring ability from this screen.  I’d pair this with fish, chicken or pastas in creme sauce.  When it comes to wine pairings, if you enjoy a red or white wine with a particular food then it is a good match for you.  Consider offering both red and white wine at your next dinner and see which you and your guests most enjoy.

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Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing the finest quality wines since it opened as a vineyard company in 1973. Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills of the Sonoma Coast Appellation which experiences long, even growing seasons due to its cool, foggy coastal climate.

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3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core’dinations http://joyslife.com/3d-cardstock-floral-birdcage-with-xyron-petaloo-and-coredinations/ http://joyslife.com/3d-cardstock-floral-birdcage-with-xyron-petaloo-and-coredinations/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:24:09 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37431 [...] ]]> Welcome to the Xyron, Petaloo & Core’dinations blog hop.  You’ll find new projects each day from October 20 – 24 on the Xyron blog.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

I’ll admit it.  Initially, I was challenged with this blog hop.  I rarely use flowers in my projects. Then I opened the Petaloo Spring Darjeeling and Printed Darjeeling flowers.  They were so pretty and had such a nice texture.  I really liked them and I started to form an idea.  To start, I could always add flowers to the top of a birdcage, that would look pretty, I thought.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

So, I used the SVG Cuts Christmas Ornaments kit and cut out the birdcage using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used cardstock from Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection.  Since you can sand this Core’dinations paper, I decided to emboss it using my Cut ‘n Boss and the Teresa Collins Bella Rose embossing folder.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Isn’t it amazing how much texture is revealed once the embossed areas are sanded?  I love it!  I used the Teresa Collins Twill Herringbone embossing folder on the birds.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Next, I got a great idea!  It occurred to me that the Petaloo flowers could look like feathers.  So, I used some Xyron Adhesive Dots to attach those lovely flowers to the bird.  Now he’s fully feathered!

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

The Xyron Sticker Maker and Xyron 5″ Creative Station made quick work of adhering all of these pieces.

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Working with these lovely flowers took me outside of my crafty comfort zone…

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

…and I love what I made.  Isn’t that bird beautiful?

3D Cardstock Floral Birdcage with Xyron, Petaloo and Core'dinations #Xyron #Petaloo #Coredinations #SVGCuts

Don’t be afraid to incorporate things into your projects that you don’t usually work with.  Use them in unique ways or learn new techniques.  You will grow creatively when you do!

I hope you enjoyed my project!

I created this project while participating on the Xyron Design Team.  I received products from Xyron, Core’dinations & Petaloo for the purposes of this project.

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Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles http://joyslife.com/grow-a-monster-halloween-treats-with-starburst-skittles/ http://joyslife.com/grow-a-monster-halloween-treats-with-starburst-skittles/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:24:49 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37370 [...] ]]> This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop
Here’s a fun and simple craft to make for the whole office, classroom or neighborhood using yummy Starburst and Skittles!

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop
You’re going to love how easy this is.  I used the print and cut function with my Silhouette Cameo to create these cute bag toppers.  You can find them in the Silhouette store as ID 65218 (witch), 65216 (pumpkin), 65213 (vampire) and 65215 (mummy).  Need help printing and cutting with the Cameo?  Here’s a tutorial.  Don’t have a Silhouette?  No problemo.  You can also get the toppers from Pebbles In My Pocket.com and cut them out yourself.  They are listed as  Pumpkin, Mummy, Dracula and Witch Treat Bag Topper.

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

Divide your Starburst candy by color.  I chose to use same or similar colors for each of my mummies but any color or color combo is fine!

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

I didn’t have a bag that was the right size for what I wanted to do so I simply folded the bag I had in half and taped it using double sided tape.  I added the Starburst candy and taped it again so that all the candy fit snugly.  It was that simple!

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

After folding and taping the cellophane bags I was using, I noticed that it made them rigid enough to stand.  That’s how my mummies are able to walk around doing mummy things.

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

I picked out all of the colors of Skittles that matched my toppers.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match any of the colors because they are all yummy.  I should know because I ate some from each of these packs.  That’s why there’s that hole present in the pile of Skittles on the right.  Hey, “Official Taster” is a real job, ok?  I take it seriously.  LOL!

After all of my bags were sealed and my toppers were on, I created my little “seeds” signs and printed and cut them out.

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

I’m going to grow a vampire for sure.  Then I’ll be sleeping in a garlic necklace every night.  Hmmm, maybe I should make a Skittles necklace too for some added color and yummy smell.

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Knowing some spells could be helpful.  Maybe I’ll grow a witch too…but she can’t bring her spider with her.  I do look forward to riding her broom around the moon though.  Fun!

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Yes!  Grow a jack o’ lantern!  Now you don’t have to carve at all.  They just show up that way.  Nice!

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So I could make a bunch of monsters, witches and mummies, I bought the Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club.  I had the coolest experience while I was there.  I got to use the self checkout and scan all of my items myself.  It took no time at all!  I was out in a flash.  I’m definitely using self check out again.  Scanning things is fun.  Is it weird that I think that?

Because this pack is so large you can make a lot of treats.  Remember friends, neighbors, school staff and community helpers while you’re scaring up some fun treats!

Grow a Monster Halloween Treats with Starburst & Skittles #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias #shop

Connect with Starburst and Skittles!

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Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes http://joyslife.com/black-orange-swirled-trumoo-orange-scream-cupcakes/ http://joyslife.com/black-orange-swirled-trumoo-orange-scream-cupcakes/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:24:03 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37321 [...] ]]> This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine.

Perfect Halloween Food!  Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

Making Halloween themed food is so much fun!  Today I tried something that I’ve never done before.  I made swirled cupcakes!  You’ll be glad to know two things: They’re not difficult to make and you can substitute milk for water in a store bought cake mix.  What’s the big deal about that?  It makes them more moist.  Today I’m using TruMoo Orange Scream Milk.  It’s perfect for Halloween AND  it’s low fat milk from your trusted dairy, which means it contains 8 essential nutrients. Each flavored milk is sweetened with just enough sugar and doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup, contains no artificial growth hormones, no HFCS.  Fun and good for the kids!

Perfect Halloween Food!  Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

I kept this recipe super simple.  I bought a box of white cake mix at WalMart when I picked up my TruMoo Orange Scream Milk.  Where the mix I was using called for water, I substituted TruMoo Orange Scream Milk.  It turned the batter a slight orange color but I wanted it to be more vivid, so I added some gel food coloring.  Gel food coloring helps you achieve vivid colors without diluting icings or batters.  I halved the batter into two bowls adding orange to one and black to the other.  Next, I dropped the batter in no particular order into a lined muffin tin.  Simply bake following the box instructions and you have swirled cupcakes!

Perfect Halloween Food!  Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

Look at that fun swirl!  For a delicious icing, use TruMoo Orange Scream Milk in this buttercream icing recipe.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Buttercream Frosting
Author: 
 
Delicious Buttercream frosting using TruMoo Orange Scream Milk.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp TruMoo Orange Scream Milk
Instructions
  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat at medium high until frosting is light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.

Perfect Halloween Food! Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

TruMoo Orange Scream milk adds a slight orange tastes to the icing.  It’s so yummy!

Perfect Halloween Food!  Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

Add some edible candy eyes to your cupcakes for a frightfully fun treat!

Perfect Halloween Food!  Black & Orange Swirled TruMoo Orange Scream Cupcakes #HalloweenFood #TruMooTreats #ad

Spooky black sprinkles add to the overall fun effect.  Have the kiddos help with these fun cupcakes.  They can stir, pour the TruMoo Orange Scream Milk and have a glass of it to drink while they wait for the treats to come out of the oven!

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How to Make a Shaker Tag http://joyslife.com/how-to-make-a-shaker-tag/ http://joyslife.com/how-to-make-a-shaker-tag/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:18:38 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37222 [...] ]]> How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

Hi friends!  Remember when I showed you how to cut felt with the Cut ‘n Boss?  Well, today I want to use the same “happy frame” die from the Teresa Collins Lifestyle Die Collection to show you that the Cut ‘n Boss can also do a great job cutting craft foam.  It’s how I made this shaker tag.  I love this versatile die because there are so many possibilities for using it and because it cuts so well!  Can you believe it can do such a good job cutting out felt, glitter paper and craft foam?  That’s just super cool to me.

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

I want to start with this graphic that I made for you (and me) so we can remember the “sandwich” of platforms to make craft foam cut in the Cut ‘n Boss.  I’m using that super cheap foam that you find in the craft stores.  It’s inexpensive and available in a ton of colors.  I’m using white because it gives a nice clean look on most projects.  If you have a different color foam you can use that; however, strange foam colors show through…like they did on my fish shaker card here.

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

Another quick note!  If you want to cut a specific area of paper using your dies, tape them down with washi tape or this Post It tape so they don’t move around.  Yep.  That’s just a roll of Post It note paper.  You tear it off to the size you need.  It’s sort of pricey but it works really well.

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

Here are the layers you need to create a shaker tag or a shaker card…well, any kind of shaker.  Start with a piece of cardstock that fits the entire size of your die cut.  Optional: If you want to add more stability to your shaker card or just want to add a layer of decorative paper that is different from your backing add that in now.  Next, glue the craft foam layer onto the cardstock back.  Add your filler pieces.  I’m using sequins and stars from the Teresa Collins Lifestyle dies.  Cover the filler with a piece of clear acetate.  The final step is to glue your top piece over the acetate layer.  You’re done!  Shake your booty…or your tag/card…or both.

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

I used Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock for the top layer (happy) and the stars.

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

There are all the layers.  In this picture, you can really see how well that craft foam layer cut.  I glued everything together using Glossy Accents.  It dries clear which helps keep smudges and mistakes from showing.  I can use all the help available when it comes to that.  LOL!

How to Cut Craft Foam with the Cut N Boss & How to Make a Birthday Shaker Tag #Craftwell #TeresaCollins #CutNBoss

I love making shakers.  I think they’re so happy and fun!  If you want to turn a shaker into a tag just add a loop of ribbon to the back.  Want to make it into a card?  Simply glue it to a card base.  Sooooo easy!

Happy Crafting, my Friends!

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Core’dinations Design Team Faux Wood Crate Sneak Peak http://joyslife.com/coredinations-design-team-faux-wood-crate-sneak-peak/ http://joyslife.com/coredinations-design-team-faux-wood-crate-sneak-peak/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:42:38 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37339 [...] ]]> Today I’m sharing the “Crate”st craft ever over on the Core’dinations blog!  LOL…see what I did there…with crate?  If that’s not enough pun for you go check out which sly characters will be friends owlways.  Then if you feel so inclined, make your own crate following my blog post on the Core blog!

Core’dinations Design Team Faux Wood Crate Sneak Peak #coredinations #joyslifestamps

If you’re feeling super punny then check out my Punny Animals stamp set on the Joy’s Life Products Page.

Core'dinations Design Team #Coredinations #designteam

I created this project while a member of the Core’dinations Design Team.

Hoo’s ready for some crafting?

And the puns just keep coming… ;)

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New Silhouette Cameo 2014 http://joyslife.com/new-silhouette-cameo-2014/ http://joyslife.com/new-silhouette-cameo-2014/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:33:41 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37296 [...] ]]> Did you know that a new Silhouette Cameo was coming to market?  If you’ve heard the rumors…it’s true!

 

New Silhouette Cameo 2014 #SilhouetteCameo

So, what’s the big deal?  Well, so far I’m not seeing a lot changes…but I still pre-ordered one on Amazon.  Yes sir, I did.  I can’t help myself.  (The one shown above is from Amazon…and comes with more things than other offers I found.)

 

New Silhouette Cameo 2014 #SilhouetteCameo

New Silhouette Cameo 2014 #SilhouetteCameo

They added a Full-color LCD touch-screen for easy navigation and use.

New Silhouette Cameo 2014 #SilhouetteCameo

This Crosscutter feature is also new.  It’s on the back of unit for cutting materials fed directly from a roll.  I guess you’d mostly benefit from this if you’re also using the roll feeder, though you can use a roll of vinyl or other material without it.

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There is a compartment for keeping blades, the crosscutter or candy.  I added that part about candy myself but you could store other things in there too…like donuts.  No, that last part is also just my suggestion.

New Silhouette Cameo 2014 #SilhouetteCameo

UPDATE: Silhouette just released this .pdf about the machine.

It says the machine also has:

Steel Spring Rollers (a definite upgrade in my opinion)

USB Drive Port

Guide Marks for Alignment (for aligning your mat or other materials for cutting)

Power Saving Sleep Mode

Full 12 Inch Cutting

Are you going to order the new Silhouette Cameo?  It doesn’t seem to be a big upgrade to me but if you’re in the market for one or are ready to get a new one, why not?  Right?  I definitely pre-ordered mine.  I just can’t say no to a new machine.

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