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Silhouette vs. Cricut: My Review of Silhouette Cameo 4 and Silhouette Studio

If you follow me on social media or read my previous post, you might know that I've bought a new toy! A Silhouette Cameo 4! Pink, of course. ;)  You may also know I've been following the situation at Cricut closely. Cricut has been taking steps to correct what turned out to be an unpopular decision to restrict the free version of their software Design Space. If you need to catch up a little, see their statement  HERE . I've seen strong opinions regarding this situation from both sides, but customers were overwhelmingly against this move, including myself. I still love my Cricut machines and enjoy using them. However, there are many reasons why Cricut's move was a bad idea, and I had a lot to say about it, which you can read in my previous post . As a result of all this, I decided it was time to invest in a rival machine: the Silhouette Cameo 4. Since I do cut files as part of my business, it makes sense anyway that I should be familiar with both brands. I need to be abl

My Thoughts on the Recent Controversy over Cricut Design Space

Have you heard the news? Crafters are buzzing, and not in a good way. If you follow the crafter community online, you may have heard about the recent controversy with Cricut. To summarize, customers are furious about an announcement they made recently—well, not so much an announcement as a major change to their terms of use weakly hidden within a  blog post  highlighting new “features” to their software, Design Space (the only software you can use to cut with their machines). They decided to start further limiting the free version of DS by capping personal uploads at 20 per month unless you opted into their $10/mo subscription. Due to strong backlash that they received—including negative comments on their social media posts, a flood of calls to their customer service lines, and a few petitions—Cricut has since completely reversed this decision. For now. You can read their statement  HERE . As for myself, I had many thoughts about the situation and wish to outline them here. Even though