Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

How many of you have this machine? I love mine. What kinds of videos would you like to see regarding this machine?

This forum is great place to share your knowledge of this amazing machine, discuss other machines and ask questions to other members about their experiences and ideas.

One thing I love the most is the price of the designs! 99 cents!!


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Gina,I wish I had one it would be lovely.But I bought my cricut expression over a year ago and only used it a few times.The cartridges are so expensive.I am hoping one day after everything on my wish list is complete(card and stamp supplies)then I will save up to buy one.That would be great:)))))

I have a Silhouette Gina, haven't had it very long so I'm still learning.  Right now, the thing that I'm having trouble with is figuring out the blade setting for my paper, especially GK paper.  It seems it is always different.  I've gone through 3 blades and 2 mats already.  LOL!  Not sure if that is normal for only having it a few weeks.  If someone could give me some tips or pointers that would be great.  Thank you! 

I have a Silhouette Cameo and I am very much still learning. Because I don't use it on a regular basis, it seems I always have to re-learn. My biggest issue is that sometimes once I have cut a shape, I really don't know what to do with all the pieces! LOL  So for the time being I either put all these pieces in a little bag, for later, or I try to pick a shape that does not have so many cutting (red) lines. When I become more comfy with the machine and the software (recently upgraded to the Designer Edition), maybe I'll be able to figure out how to put together all the pieces. So what I would really like to see I guess is a little bit more explanation/directions with the shapes. Sometimes you can go to the blog of the artist's website and find something but not always.

So video/tutorial on how to figure out how to use some of those intricate shapes would be great!

For the blade, for me it seems that 5 for Bazzill-type paper and 3 if it is lighter.... but I have cut through almost a mat already too. You have to remember to manually change the settings on the machine to match the settings in the software.

I am still using my first mat. And I use mine all the time. LOL! I know you can make it sticky again with a spray tack but I haven't tried that yet. I keep my blade set to 3 and it's been cutting my GKD CS but 5 might be better.


You can click on the images you don't want to cut and delete them so you only cut what you want. And you can copy and past an image all over so if you are making 6 of the same card, you can cut six on just one image at one time. :)


I'll have to do some quickie videos on that...

I enjoy your stamping videos, but I have a cameo, and since I'm not really good at blending/coloring stamps, I'd definitely love to see some videos using the silhouette.  I've haven't had the cameo very long, and could also use some tips/tricks, as I also struggle with the blade depth.

Gina can you tell me what size you shrunk the doily on multicolour letterpress to pretty please :-) 

Gina, could you please make sure you always have blades and mats in stock?  LOL!   I've bought 3 mats and I believe 6 blades from you to stock up. 

Hi Gina!  I have a Silhouette and I love it.  Like most of my friends here, I am still learning the basic "how-to's".  I would love to see a video of you showing the most frequent uses that you use your Silhouette for because I believe most of us follow your lead.  You're a great instructor so anything you put together will be awesome.  Thanks for asking!

Alex- I am not 100% sure because I didn't save it but it measures 4.5 inches tall with a ruler. :)

Regina- Yes, we have more on order right now. :)



Hi Gina, would love to watch you teach on the "weld, etc" stuff included in that icon.....and how to draw and color! The you-tube tutorials out there just aren't clear....
Thanks (-;

I am LOVIN' my Silhouette!!!!!  I need a video on how to use the print and cut options for all the fun and pretty files I've seen in the Silhouette store!!!  Oh and also....I do not understand these things called "registration marks".....I know what they are....I do not understand how in the heck you're supposed to move them, use them, etc.  My brain does not work that way!  LOL  And while I'm begging....heehee....I'm curious if older GKD stamp sets will have cut files?  Ok....I think your DT Coordinator has bothered you quite enough...I'll tell her to hush up now! ;)

I'm on my 2nd mat and 2nd blade.....I have the same issues you do Regina! So you aren't alone!  My blade I bought from Gina was definitely better than the original though....I held them up and the one from Gina's store was showing more blade at the same settings, so I'm thinking the original blade that comes with may be hit and miss as to how good it is.

Regina Hardy said:

I have a Silhouette Gina, haven't had it very long so I'm still learning.  Right now, the thing that I'm having trouble with is figuring out the blade setting for my paper, especially GK paper.  It seems it is always different.  I've gone through 3 blades and 2 mats already.  LOL!  Not sure if that is normal for only having it a few weeks.  If someone could give me some tips or pointers that would be great.  Thank you! 

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