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 https://youtu.be/V5ArmbTh7go 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
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 won a Silhouette Portrait in 2013 and the first time I used it, I knew I needed the bigger Cameo. At that time, there was not much information out there, but I found what I could and learned by testing & creating things. I love to learn new things that can be done with the Silhouette machines and have turned that into teaching others what I love to do.
I was encouraged by many to start teaching classes and when the TJC Instructor Program was announced in 2016, I signed up. It was one of the best decisions I've made and have met so many great friends & colleagues just because I took a chance. I now teach private lessons & local classes in the Northern Virginia area. I have also had the privilege to be on staff for the Curio Intensive Retreat in June 2017, staff at the All Things Silhouette Conference June 2017, Nov 2017, staff & an instructor at the ATS Conference in Nov 2018, June 2019, November 2019, Virtual ATS 2020, and the instructor at 2 virtual Curio events in 2020. I love to continue expanding my knowledge of what these amazing machines & software can do.
I look forward to sharing the love of Silhouette with all of you and welcome you on this journey!
You can find me on Facebook or my website:
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Facebook Group: Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae
StartBeginner Class Overview
StartCameo 4 Unboxing Part 1 (11:47)
StartCameo 4 Unboxing Part 2 (18:55)
StartCameo Setup & Blades (20:07)
StartDesigning in Silhouette & First Cuts with the Cameo (72:04)
StartBonus: Blade cleaning & Troubleshooting Cut Issues (23:58)