CHA Summer 2012: Silhouette

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.

Silhouette Cameo Dust Covers

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:

Embellished Silhouette Cameo Dust Cover
Close-Up Embellished Cameo Cover

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.

Silhouette Fabric Blade

There’s also new printable sticker paper, and printable gold and silver foil:

New Silhouette Printables

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.)

New Silhouette Adhesive Sheet Products

Combining the double-sided adhesive sheets with another of Silhouette’s new products – glitter – can create some amazing effects:

Silhouette Glitter

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.

New Silhouette Premium Vinyl 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.

Silhouette Outfit with Tote
Silhouette Shirt and Wall Canvas
Silhouette Fabric Items

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!

Silhouette Cameo Sketch Pen Sample

There was also some great ideas for the popular party planning segment of the market:

SIlhouette Cameo party decorations

This card and stuffed fabric owl displays the true range of projects that the Cameo is capable of:

SIlhouette Project Samples

There’s something for every kind of paper crafter (and even a fabric pillow for the sewers) in this display of Silhouette projects:

Silhouette Cameo Paper Projects

 That map is absolutely amazing! It takes incredible attention to detail to assemble a collage like that.

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6 Responses to CHA Summer 2012: Silhouette

  1. Jeanmarie Cintron July 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Now with all the description and ideas you gave I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gab July 25, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Wow, so much fun stuff!

  3. Kathy H July 25, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Thank you, Nancy, for such an informative look at Silhouette’s offerings! I sometimes forget my Cameo is way more than just a tool for my cards and scrapbooks!

  4. Gela July 25, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Wow I would like to own one. What is the Cricut status? They have gone from all Cricut all the time to hello is anybody out there?

  5. Caroline July 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Wow! I just got a Cameo yesterday so I’m thrilled to see all the new products and ideas!

  6. Karen July 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Oh I am going to get myself into SOOOO much trouble! I’ve had the original Silhouette and now have the Silhouette Cameo and LOVE IT!!! I’ve also just gotten back into sewing and quilting. Uh oh.

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