Curio - Beginner Setup & First Cuts with Cardstock & Vinyl

Get started with your Silhouette Curio in this 1 hour 12 minute video course that goes through set-up and first cuts.

Join me in this beginner class to get started with your Silhouette Curio. Take the stress and anxiety out of learning the new machine and get started with this!

Class includes 1 hour 12 minutes of step-by-step video instructions to getting set up, tips along the way, your first cuts with cardstock and adhesive vinyl.
Complete course outline below:

Curio Beginner Setup & First Cuts on Cardstock & Vinyl Class - 1 hour and 12 minutes

  • Setting up a design page using a Silhouette file to cut
  • Setting up the software to cut cardstock
  • Setting up the Curio to cut cardstock
  • Test cuts
  • Setting up a design page using a Silhouette file to cut adhesive vinyl
  • How to move a test cut
  • Weeding adhesive vinyl
  • Applying transfer tape to adhesive vinyl

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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 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!

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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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