Then I waited and waited and waited. I had thought (and hoped) that my husband and kids had intercepted the package and were going to wrap it for Christmas--no such luck. Then I thought it was a joke or worse, it was delivered to the wrong house!
Then finally on December 30, I heard UPS drop something at the door (not even with a knock) and I opened the door and the clouds parted and the angels sung...ha ha ha...ok, that was just in my crazy head.
It was finally here!!
For Christmas, I had asked for a Gift Certificate to Silhouette America (not Silhouette Online not sure why they have to have two separate entities that aren't interchangable, but that is the way it is) so I could buy the Designer Edition of the software when it went on sale (it was 40% off on Black Friday, but I wanted the machine in my hands before I got the software)--I am cheap and need to use a coupon! Anyway, this past weekend, because of CHA, there were a few 30% off coupon out there...I went back and forth whether I should buy it...or wait to see if maybe I could get it for 40% off...yeah I know!!! I finally got it along with a teal cover and some canvas paper. Less my certificate, I only paid 60 cents :D
And last weekend, Joann's had a 32 cent shipping sale and the fabric blade was 40% off...so I scored that for cheap too!
Have I used it yet?...YES!!! I've cut 3 items.
I had gotten a clear iPhone case in October and I still hadn't put any decorative paper inside, so I found this free cut from Get Silvered Craft and made pretty cover for my phone.
Then I cut this coffee cup (I bought the cut right after Black Friday when the files were 50 cents a piece!). I've made crocheted coffee cozies in the past and want an easy way to cut a "coffee cup" to put the cozy on.
Then I found this SVG New Year's file from SVGcuts.com and made a card for my crafty aunt.
Ok, seriously, I have a cheapness problem ha ha ha. I am all about the free cuts. The machine came with a $10 download card and I've only spent $2 on clearance cuts. Did you know every Tuesday, not only do they have a free cut to download, but they have different cuts on clearance...EVERY WEEK!!!! But if you have time and search the web there are a lot of similar cuts that are free.
I really hope to use the machine often.
My only negative right now is that the mat is super sticky! I had read to rub a cotton shirt on it to make it less sticky, but I didn't listen and the gold paper I used was kinda thin and really hard to take off.