Saturday, 4 June 2011

Today's Post, Today

This is the second post of today..........but the first one was yesterday's.....

My husband bought me a Silhouette for my birthday in February. I had been debating with myself for years about the decision to buy a digital die cutter.

There was the Cricut.... then the Cricut Expression...........then the Pazzles and of course the Craft Robo. I really wanted the option of creating my own designs but the Cricut was so tempting.

In the end, the decision was taken out of my hands and I was pleased about that because I would have still been "haavering" still.

I have not had a lot of time to get to know what this machine can do. Friend, Susy has a Craft Robo and gave me and introductory lesson. My husband is intrigued by it and has had several goes.

Today they were demonstrating the Silhouette on Create and Craft and I learned that you could take the graphic from a CD Rom into the software where you could print and cut.
As I was watching the show, I was cutting out flowers from Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies CD Rom---with scissors.
This is when my husband got involved and worked out how to cut them out digitally. Here are the results of scissor cutting - time taken - approx 20min
Now, here are the flowers that were cut by the Silhouette. Time taken - approx 1min.

1 comment:

Crafty Susy said...

Glad you worked out your images from cds for printing and cutting. I use robo for my decoupage from cds too. The old robo software you had to manually draw round each piece but the new silhouetted software easily finds it for you if the outline is dark enough.


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