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