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Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I am planning on buying a Silhouette here very soon...

Which would you recommend... a Portrait or a Cameo.. and why...
Thanks!
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I don't have a lot of experience, but I would definitely vote Cameo. I like being able to cut a full 12 x 12 and use the "negative" as a full scrapbook page. Love that option. Of course if you don't scrapbook 12 x 12 I guess it wouldn't matter!
 
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
As a self-proclaimed silhouette addict, it really comes down to a few things...
1. Are you planning on carrying it to crops and such? If so, I'd recommend portrait.
2. What's your budget? Portrait is cheaper
3. Do you predominantly scrap in 12x12? If so, you'll want the cameo, since portrait is only letter sized
4. Do you make several multiples for cards and such? If so, I'd recommend the cameo, since you can get more on the 12x12
5. Do you mainly buy 12x12 or letter sized card stock? That will probably guide your decision
You can't go wrong with either, so have fun!!!!
 
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I have the SD. I'd rather have the Cameo now (it wasn't available then) as so many of the designs are made for the larger square size. If you can afford it and have 12x12 paper you want to cut, I'd go for the larger one. Someday I'd like to sell mine and upgrade. It works great but I'd like that larger size.
 
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
To add to the above think about whether you will want to make other projects like gift bags & boxes if so you will be able to get bigger ones made with the cameo. I love mine & think the size makes it a lot more flexible, particularly when you can get a 24" cutting mat too (on my wish list). Personally I do far more with mine than I ever anticipated I would so I'd say go for the cameo
 
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I have the Cameo too. and if you buy the Silhouette brand vinyl (which is the same Oracal vinyl that everyone else uses), you can get it in rolls of 12" x 10' (yes that's 10 feet!) so think of the wall art you could do!!
 
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Re:Silhouette Portrait or Cameo? 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I just got the Cameo in Dec. and love, love, love it!!! I like the bigger size and bought the rolling bag which is great if you go to crops. I can fit my laptop(17in) and tons of stuff for projects! Have fun...we just did rhinestones this weekend and added some bling to my DD clothes and a demin jacket; even my DH was impressed!!
 
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