Beginner Setup and First Cuts with Silhouette

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

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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!
(Portrait owners can also benefit from the course. The main difference is where to load the mat or materials on the Portrait machines. All other information will help you get started too!)
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

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This class will help get you up and cutting faster than figuring it out yourself! Help yourself get started quicker and be on your way to more fabulous projects in no time!

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Your Instructor

Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae
Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae

Welcome! My name is EllyMae and I am the owner and Instructor behind Silhouette Secrets+.

I have been in the cutting machine industry now for almost 20 years with experience in several different brands of machines and products. In 2016, after attending the TJC Licensed Instructor program, I started teaching Silhouette users how they can get to know their Silhouette Studio software and machines. I had no idea where this interest in Silhouette would take me.

I have taught Silhouette users all over the world through both in-person events and online. I have also become one of the top troubleshooters for Silhouette issues worldwide through my experience as an instructor. I am not just an instructor though, I am a craft machine user and I LOVE creating with all kinds of materials.

As an instructor I teach all levels of Silhouette classes for Portrait, Cameo, and Curio users. I love being able to share Silhouette with others!

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

Find me here:

Silhouette Secrets+ Facebook Page
Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae Facebook Group
Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel
Online Silhouette Classes on Teachable:

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?
The course starts now and you have access to it immediately after payment is complete! 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?
This depends on which option you select. Access begins as soon as your payment is completed and is good for the time frame you have selected for that course.
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 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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