By Request: Intro To Your Silhouette CAMEO Online Craft Class

Almost immediately after the holiday, my inbox started filling up with emails asking for help getting started with the Silhouette CAMEO. A few of you actually admitted to getting your cutting system months ago, but still not taking it out of the box because you didn’t even know where to begin. Whether it was how to use the software, or what supplies should be on your “must-buy” list, it seemed like a lot of you were excited to see where your CAMEO could take you, but not sure how to get going in that direction.

So, before second semester kicks off in February, I’m going to do an “Intro to Your CAMEO” class Tuesday, January 22nd, at 8pm EST.

Added Later: Did you miss class? No worries! You can still get unlimited access to the class replay (we worked through the software and a few demo projects for an hour and 45 minutes!) and the class page (where we’ve already started sharing our projects, posting our questions, and continuing to get help!). Head over to shop now!

I will start class with the basics of designing in the Silhouette software. We’ll create the two color phone decal shown here. I’ll show you how easy it is to create intricate designs using some of the software’s replicate and mirror features. I’ll also share a few tricks for transferring your designs to whatever surfaces you’d like. We’ll review some tips for using the CAMEO’s more advanced features, like the print and cut options. (This is one of my favorite tools to use, but it can be tricky when you get started!) and the trace option, which allows you to easily edit free designs you find online. I’ll end with my list of favorite supplies and what I use them for. After that, I’ll open the floor to all of you. Feel free to ask any questions you have, again whether it be about the software or the actual supplies you can use with the system.

You can register for class by clicking here!

I’ve been crafting with my CAMEO for months, and have created more with it than I ever thought I would. My goal for this class is to jumpstart your experience with the CAMEO and shave weeks off of the software learning curve. (Yes, there is a learning curve. I dove into the software with both feet and learned the hard way, over the course of a few months, and by lots of trial and some error. This class will help you avoid that, and get right to the fun!) Take a look at the bottom of this post to see just a few of the many projects I’ve made with my CAMEO. You’ll quickly see that your cutting system can take you way beyond just paper and scrapbooking!

And as always, if you can’t make class live or need to review any segments for clarification, the class will be immediately available for replay. Students can come back again and again, plus there is a comment section on the class page, where you can continue to ask for help as you experiment with all of the crafty fun you can have with your CAMEO!

I hope to see many of you there!

Nikki, In Stitches

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11 Responses to By Request: Intro To Your Silhouette CAMEO Online Craft Class

  1. mother2sons says:

    Hey Nikki, how do I access the re-play of the cameo class that I took last night! Loved the class, thanks!

    • Nikki says:

      Hi Bonnie!
      Just go to the class page! The Spreecast box will be there and click the arrow to start playing the video. You can fast forward to whichever parts you’d like to watch again!

  2. holly randall says:

    I bought a class for the cameo. how long does it take to get the link to watch it?

    • Nikki says:

      Hi Holly!
      So excited to have you in class!
      I’m actually emailing you right now!
      Stay tuned!

    • Nikki says:

      Email sent!
      Check your inbox, Holly!
      Thanks so much for signing up.
      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

  3. Lee-Ann Kolkman says:

    hi there im more a hands on person do you know anywhere in sydney where they have classes to teach you how to use the cameo cheers Lee-Ann

    • Nikki says:

      Lee-Ann,
      I’m not familiar with classes overseas, but here in the US, some scrapbooking stores and paper stores have started having classes based around the Silhouette. Some allow you to bring your machine and create as a class, some are more of a demo-type class. I would start looking there. I dream of one day hosting a multi-day course where all of you can come and craft alongside me with your Silhouettes, but that’s down the road a bit!

  4. Arika Miller says:

    How and when do you get the video/class after you’ve purchased it?

    • Nikki says:

      Arika!
      Check your inbox!
      The link to the class page and the password are waiting for you there!
      Thanks so much for signing up for class!

  5. Maria says:

    Hello, i love your Give Thanks project, and I am trying to do something similar but I can’t get big fonts to cut on my Cameo. Do you have any ideas to fix my problem?

    • Nikki says:

      Maria, I cut this with my 12″ x 24″ mat. If you don’t have one that big, try splitting it into pieces. For example, do the “G” from Give, then the rest of the word, “ive” separately.
      Let me know how it goes!

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