Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion
Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion
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Asked on Jun 7, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Unpacked- Now What Do I Do?

Rose ToellnerGeorginaKathy @ Petticoat Junktion
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Hi guys, I ordered a Silhouette Cameo in March and just opened it June 2nd. How's that for being on the ball. I would love ideas and tips on using my Cameo. I would like to make stencils for funiture and signs.
My Silhouette Cameo, Yea! Now I have to learn how to use it!
My Silhouette Cameo, Yea! Now I have to learn how to use it!
16 answers
  • Shabby Paints
    on Jun 7, 2013

    Keep us posted on how you like it. At one point I was told you had to use their artwork. If I could do custom ones I'd be on that today! :)

  • CraftingStuff
    on Jun 7, 2013

    I have the Cameo and the Cricut Imagine. I like the Cameo much better because you don't have to use their artwork or buy cartridges. You can use any font or almost any image on your computer and it is very easy to use.

  • Shabby Paints
    on Jun 7, 2013

    Thanks Allison, I'll be getting the Cameo then..woo hoo!

  • Sonja Callahan
    on Jun 8, 2013

    I got the cameo too and you can get freebies 1every day from miss katecuttables and every Tuesday 1 from silhouette.Check it out

  • Bonnie Kirschner
    on Jun 8, 2013

    I bought mine in January as an award to myself for weight loss. I finally opened it in May and was stuck like you are. I've been doing a lot of glass etching & now I'm working on a couple of t-shirt stencils.

  • Sandra
    on Jun 8, 2013

    You can use vinyl shelf paper to cut stencils that will stick on & peel off.

  • DeDe @ Designed Decor
    on Jun 9, 2013

    you will love it! Start with something small and work your way up! I started using mine in January and have not even scratched the surface!

  • Gracie McDaniel
    on Jun 9, 2013

    You can do soooo much! I love mine! Scrapbooking; vinyl; fabric; glass-etching; transfers for tee shirts; it does it all!! The freebies are wonderful (on Silhouette on Tuesdays and Miss Kate Cuttables every single day!) There are clearance items every week and check out the bundles... Enjoy!!!! Warning - it's addictive lol!

  • Can't wait to get started girls. Thanks for all the info.....and support. Will be out of town for 2 weeks but can't wait to get to work when I return!

  • Beth Velosa
    on Jun 11, 2013

    You know one of the first places I'd look for instruction and information is You Tube...they have every thing you can think of on instruction and how to use your Cameo

  • Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion
    on Jun 11, 2013

    Thanks @Beth Velosa I actually had to view a youtube video to learn how to install the cutting tool when setting it up!! Silhouette really doesn't give any directions in their packaging on how to insert it.

  • Beth Velosa
    on Jun 13, 2013

    Yes I felt that way with my Cricut until I found a DVD that made me an expert...after seeing your post I checked there first to see if they made one for the Cameo and they didn't...so remembering how You 'Tube has been great with instructions I figured they might have something for you. Like to see some of your projects you make! Keep in touch ladyvelosa1949@yahoo.com

    • Lynn Zawojski
      on Mar 17, 2014

      @Beth Velosa Wow, I just asked the question on how to work the cricut. I'm going to look at You Tube. This will give me courage,(maybe) to plug it in and try something... I've had almost 3 years. i know, i know, i'm chicken,

  • Julie Moyna
    on Oct 31, 2013

    I am ready to throw mine across the yard...way too complicated for this Laymen! :(

  • Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion
    on Oct 31, 2013

    too funny @Julie Moyna , I still haven't used mine!

  • Georgina
    on Nov 8, 2013

    Don't give up, One excellent tip I found was, Use the Silhouette FABRIC BLADE It is perfect for cutting PAPER, AND WORKS LIKE A CHARM, so easy to clean out bits of paper, That was one of my main beefs, the mark for "pattern paper" I use a lot for cutting, also, always do your test cut first, I learned the Hard Way.

  • Rose Toellner
    on Mar 16, 2014

    I have a Cricut Expression, super easy to use. I've been looking at the Cameo and hate to hear that it's so difficult. I have one of the first Silhouettes and seldom use it because it is difficult, too.

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