Beginner Setup & First Cuts with Silhouette

Get started with your Silhouette in the 1 hour 30 minute video class covering setup & first cuts. And, bonus troubleshooting tips!

Join me to get started with setup of the Cameo 4 just like an in-person class. Let's take the anxiety out of opening the box and getting started.
Class includes 1 hour 32 minutes of step-by-step video instructions to getting set up, tips along the way, your first cuts, and a bonus 24 minute video of troubleshooting tips!
Complete course outline below:

Cameo 4 Unboxing - available on YouTube and included in the class as the first steps

  • Unboxing the Cameo
  • Explanation of all parts included in the box
  • Setup of Cameo
  • First cut on camera

Cameo Setup & Blades - Part 1 - 20 minutes

  • Setting up the Cameo 4
  • Correct blade installation
  • Proper way to load the cutting mat
  • Explanation of blades and adapters

Designing in Silhouette & First Cuts with the Cameo - Part 2 - 1 hr 12 minutes

  • Creating a design from the Silhouette library
  • First cut with cardstock
  • Tips for cutting mat
  • Creating a design with text
  • Explanation of text and properties
  • First cut with vinyl
  • Tips on getting good cuts

Bonus: Blade cleaning & Troubleshooting - 24 minutes

  • Blade installation
  • Cut issues
  • Blade cleaning
  • Housing alignment
  • And more

Additional Resources

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Your Instructor

Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae
Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae

My name is EllyMae and I am the owner of Silhouette Secrets+.

I am a wife, mother, and lover of all things wine (as you'll notice in my projects & posts).I have been a Silhouette user for the past 9+ years, teaching Silhouette users since September 2016, and am one of the top Silhouette troubleshooters world-wide. As an instructor I teach all levels of Silhouette classes for Portrait, Cameo, and Curio users. My focus is on the personalized instruction of the software and educating users to explore all that can be done in the Silhouette Studio software. I have been teaching at Silhouette & Terri Johnson Creates events since June of 2017 including the Curio Intensive, ATS Conferences, Curio Virtual Retreats, Instructor Licensing Events, at Silhouette America HQ, and hands on workshops. I love being able to share Silhouette with others!

I look forward to sharing the love of Silhouette with all of you and welcome you on this journey!

Find me here:
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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