Friday, December 18, 2015

Silhouette Portrait Review

So I've been eyeing all of the Silhouette America products for awhile now, and was able to snag a Silhouette Portrait machine during the Black Friday sales! So glad I did because I've been working with it almost every day since, it's incredibly user friendly and has some great designs in the Silhouette Design Store. It was also super easy to upload my original content and make die cuts with it too! The best part was that I received a $25 credit to the silhouette store to add to my design library (score!)

 I will be honest though, for some reason the CD software that came with my machine did not upload correctly to my PC at first and wouldn't let me connect directly to the Silhouette store, I am running Windows 10, but when I installed onto my Husbands computer (Windows 7) the software ran smoothly. I hope there will be an update for that soon!

The portrait is the smallest of the silhouette family with a 8" cutting mat, but I found it's working well with the media I want to use right now, below is one of the items I made as a Christmas gift.
The portrait made cutting vinyl and transferring it onto mugs a breeze!

This is a design that can be found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design ID #71903).

My only regret is not buying the bigger (12") cameo, because now that I have a taste of what this amazing little gadget can do, my wheels can't stop spinning!! But, I guess that will just have to be on my wish list next year! 😉

Below is a link to the eBay seller where I bought my Oracal 651 brand vinyl for my mugs, great prices and every color imaginable!!

Happy Crafting!