Hi there Cameo lovers!! This course walks you through the basics from plugging in the Cameo  to  creating custom print + cut shapes!! I hope you'll join me as we learn to create and make the most of your Silhouette Cameo machine.

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Each week we’ll explore the features of the Silhouette CAMEO Diecutting Machine, from getting it plugged in to cutting, print+cuts, and more!

Whether you’ve been cutting with your machine already or just took it out of the box, this course will teach you some tips and tricks for using the Silhouette Studio software with your Cameo Machine. The course includes a Bonus Section on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software Package.


Each lesson we'll create at least one project using the skills featured that week.

Lesson One:
  • Setting Up Your Cameo

  • Using My Library and Purchasing Online

  • Learning to Use Text
Lesson Two:

  • Grouping and Ungrouping
  • Cutting Basics

  • Cutting Settings for Various Media (Cardstock Versus Patterned Paper, etc)
Lesson Three:

  • More Advanced Shape Manipulation

  • Basics of Using Print + Cut Feature

  • Creating Shadows on Text
Lesson Four:

  • Using Sketch Pens

  • More Complex Font Work – Shadows, Welding

  • BONUS – Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Overview

Instructor: Jennifer Priest
Start Date: July 17th, 2012
Class Fee: $40

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Summer School is Open! Silhouette Cameo Basics

  1. Jennifer, I am interested as I just won a Cameo but have not received it yet. Can I watch the class on tape delay for my week I am on vacation? Thanks!

    Posted on June 13, 2012 at 11:13 am