Someone always asks, "What can you make with this?" So here is my album of "what I've made with my Silhouette Cameo."
I have the Cameo 1, this is the Cameo 3. There are some great improvements in the design over the one I have - convenience features - that I would love. But mine is 3 years old and still going strong, so until it isn't, I'll continue making things with it. I have a relative's 90th birthday party in 3 weeks that I'm making some banners for, and the giant scrabble tiles I made were for a family member who is expecting another baby, so I need to make some more for the new baby. I also just got a new car so it's time to make a new vinyl decal for it. I use it on average once every two weeks, year round.
You can cut so much with this thing - paper, cardboard, felt, vinyl, sticker sheets... if you're a crafter, and you've ever thought about a die cutter, this is way better because it doesn't have dies. The software is easy to learn, the online marketplace for images is plentiful and inexpensive (especially if you buy a monthly credit package) and you can always trace or (with certain versions of the software) import images you have or have found on the internet for free. Also, you can use ALL of your fonts to make cuts. This is the best part - no buying dies for every size and letter you ever want to cut.
I don't work for Silhouette. I am just a huge fan. I had tried a KNK Zing before the Silhouette, hated it, and returned it, in favor of this. I've demo'd the Brother Print and Scan but don't think it has the software or marketplace to match Silhouette's. And the Cricut, which DOES have the massive marketplace, is not as inexpensive per design unless you buy the "total package" but then it's too expensive, and you lose access to all the designs when you stop paying. (Janome, the sewing machine company also has a cutter but its primary claim to fame is embroidery design/appliqué compatibility - very cool if that's your thing.) For these reasons, I chose the Silhouette. Your needs may be different than mine, so make sure to do your own research!