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Vinyl Starter Kit by Silhouette

{Review by Ashley Harris}

Alright so I finally broke down and bought a Silhouette Cameo.  Yes, I know.  Can I just say I am in love with this machine and all it can do!   I will do an in depth review on this later.  For today I am reviewing the Vinyl Starter kit by Silhouette.  So let's go!

The kit comes with the following:
- 4 different colors of vinyl: Black, white, dark pink and leaf green.
- roll of transfer paper
- hook tool
- scraper
- instructional dvd
- download card with 10 free designs
- idea book

What I liked:
- The ease of use.  I literally just cut my image, weeded the vinyl and applied to my project.
- The hook tool I found to be indispensable!   What a treasure!
- I think it is a great value for what you are getting.

What I didn't like:
- The black vinyl caused me great trouble over the other colors.  I have no idea why.  Maybe it was user error.

What I made:

Supplies: Cameo Machine, Vinyl Starter Kit, Scalloped Oval #16345, Happy Haunting Phrase #21488

Where and How Much:
Product: Vinyl Starter Kit
Manufacturer:  Silhouette America
MSRP: $39.99
Available Online: Silhouette America,,,

Bottom Line:
If you are just starting out or just want to do a few small projects, this kit is for you!  I highly recommend it.  SO go, do, cut vinyl!!

What do you think?  Are you interested in vinyl for decor, labeling, etc?   Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday to be entered to win the Vinyl Starter Kit!  U.S. residents only.  Please leave a way to contact you.   Good luck!!


Shar said...

I love your review, quick simple, and straight to the point!!!
Also the project you chose to show how simple it can be is perfect!!!
Great Job!!

pualiilii 1 at Yahoo dot com

Gabrielle Watson said...

I have the cameo, but I've never bought or cut vinyl before!! Thanks for the write up :)
-Gabi from Denton, TX

Amanda Johnson said...

I LOVE my Cameo!! I have yet to venture into the vinyl territory, but would definitely love to! Thanks for the info and the chance at a kit of my own!

Funky Finds said...

I have a Silhouette & have been dying to try out the vinyl!

Jessica D.

Yaritza said...

I do have a cameo but I've never used their vinyl. Would love a chance. Thanks.

Jennifer Cowan said...

I keep resisting even thinking about wanting would sit next to my cricut and slice....BUT I WANT ONE!

LouAnn said...

I've been toying with the idea of getting some vinyl for my machine and just haven't done it yet. Maybe someday...

trents_mom at hotmail dot com

Tara said...

Really great ideas

sb said...

Silhouette vinyl is great fun. I've only worked with a couple of colors, but I love it. I need the weeding hook, though. I've been using straight pins instead for the detailed stuff.

wahoolady said...

Have been wanting to try some vinyl projects with my Cricut. Weird about the black causing you grief - maybe just a fluke!
Thanks for the chance.

Christie said...

I just got my Cameo last week. It would be great to have some vinyl to go with it!

Dandydo said...

I love the idea of decorating with vinyl...I've seen some great ideas on Pinterest, but have never tried them myself! I would love to try.

Erica Hettwer said...

I'd love to make some awesome labels for my pantry, my scraproom, my laundry room, well, everywhere!

Kelly Massman said...

Sounds like fun! I have been a little afraid to try vinyl but it would be less intimidating if I had some to try without spending a lot of money! Thanks for a chance to do just that...

Brandon said...

I think this is adorable! I would love to have a starter kit and a video explaining how to do it.

sorry it posts hubby's name

aldwedgi at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

I have a Baby bug and have not tried any vinyl. It looks like fun! Love your examples!

Robin B. said...

I Love your review and love what you made with the vinyl.

Linh C. said...

I love using vinyl for decorating because it's forgiving and can be changed out easily!

Anonymous said...

I just got my Cameo last month, and love it. I ordered white vinyl and am trying it out today for the first time. Thanks for the chance to win!
Linda J

Jackie said...

i absolutely love my cameo and have been wanting to try the vinyl for awhile now - this would be a great giveaway to win! thanks so much for the opportunity! my email address is

jcinokc said...

Cute projects. I would love to try out some vinyl on my projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Maureen Hayes said...

I love this blog because I feel that I get the real story about products I am interested in. Thank you for your honest review. I would love to win this vinyl kit, I have a cameo I haven't tried yet and I am dying to use some vinyl. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Kim H said...

Thanks for the review, have yet to try vinyl on my silhouette. I appreciate the chance to win.

kimba at richhook dot com

cutiephinphin said...

Love the projects u created. Cameo is on my wish list but I have the Silhouette SD. Thanks for the chance to win.

cutiephinphin (at) hotmail (dot) com

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I haven't used my Cameo for vinyl yet... This would be great to start with! goldiecar at hotmail dot com

The Constant Scrapper said...

I have been using my original Silhouette to complete almost every layout I do since I received it in 2008. I love it and can't scrap without it. However, I am intimidated by cutting vinyl with it for some reason. The starter kit, with the instructions and idea book, would be a great way to get past that feeling! Thanks for the giveaway. :-)
janice (at) theconstantscrapper (dot) com