Silhouette was in Chicago with a large booth footprint, promoting their Cameo machine and its many accessories such as materials for cutting and add-on tools like the sketch pens.
A new product introduction that will likely appeal to many Cameo users are the dust covers, available in three colors, with an MSRP of $6.99.
Here’s a look at some examples of what can be done to pretty them up if you put your cameo to work with some of the company’s iron-on materials:
I did a make-n-take in the booth, embellishing with iron-on material a small tote that was of similar material to the new dust covers. The smooth yellow iron-on material went on beautifully.
Another new product being offered at CHA Summer was the Fabric Blade, which is a partner to the fabric interfacing that has previously been offered by Silhouette. Together, the two can be used to cut fabric for craft and sewing projects without worrying about cutting paper dulling your blade’s ability to cut fabric.
There’s also new printable sticker paper, and printable gold and silver foil:
There’s also two new types of adhesive sheets – double sided adhesive sheets and adhesive magnet sheets. (The company has offered printable magnet sheets previously but not self-adhesive ones.)
Combining the double-sided adhesive sheets with another of Silhouette’s new products – glitter – can create some amazing effects:
There’s two other new adhesive offerings from Silhouette but they aren’t entirely new products – just new colors for an existing product. The company’s Premium Vinyl will now be available in purple and gold as well as the previous colors.
Silhouette seemed to be working hard at CHA Summer to emphasize the Cameo’s abilities to work with fabric by cutting both fabric and iron-on materials. Many of the booth samples on display were of fabric projects.
There were also some great paper samples on display. This one highlighted an often overlooked accessory of the Cameo – the Sketch Pens. It’s a great idea for displaying Instagram shots!
There was also some great ideas for the popular party planning segment of the market:
This card and stuffed fabric owl displays the true range of projects that the Cameo is capable of:
There’s something for every kind of paper crafter (and even a fabric pillow for the sewers) in this display of Silhouette projects:
That map is absolutely amazing! It takes incredible attention to detail to assemble a collage like that.