The Silhouette CAMEO model allows users to make vinyl decals, scrapbook cut-outs, cut fabric and stencils. These type of cutting machines are popular with scrapbookers and crafters. The Silhouette site offers a page of inspirations for projects that can be completed with the company's machines.
A very popular use for this type of cutting machine is making customized cards or scrapbook pages. The machine allows a user to input the design then it cuts out the pattern or words. The cut-out can be glued or attached to cardstock to make the card personalized for any event including birthdays, graduations or weddings. The machine can also cut stencils, which can be used for a wide variety of projects. Users can use them to paint, to trace out on wood to be cut, to decorate cakes or any other project that needs an outline to use as a guide.
The Silhouette company makes heat transferable material which allows shapes to be cut out to be ironed onto shirts, bags or skirts. Stickers, for which the correct paper is offered by Silhouette, are a great way to decorate envelopes, packages and cards to give them a personalized touch. It's a good way to save money on personalizing wedding invitations or seating charts or party bags.