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Posted 1/25/2013 by AbundantLifeScrap in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 514,586
July 2011
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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:24:50 PM
Hi Fellow Scrapping Friends! My wonderful husband surprised me with a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday and I am loving it! I was wondering if anyone knew of any great tutorials for how to use it- I learn better thru watching people rather than just reading a bunch of instruction manuals... I recently purchased some digital files from Studio Calico but when I try to save them to my Silhouette library and use them, it saves them as print files instead of cut files, and then tells me the image will be fuzzy... I am super confused. I emailed the Silhouette company on a different issue but I never heard back so that was a little disappointing...

Any advice?? There may even be classes right here on TwoPeas that I'm not aware of... I want to use my Cameo to the fullest, but am just a little intimidated by it right now.... Thanks so much!!!

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PeaNut 434,276
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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:37:24 PM
Great husband!!

The silhouette blog is a great place to start and there are also a ton of how to videos on YouTube.

I'm not sure about studio calico files but I have imported a ton of files from other sources into my silhouette software with no issues. Could the files you purchased be print files??

I open my outside files by first opening the software. Then go to the top, of the window in the command bar I think it is file. Sorry I'm not in front of my machine right now. Then go to open and navigate to where your downloaded file is and open it. Try it this way, it may work.

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PeaNut 398,557
November 2008
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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:43:00 PM
My hubby surprised me with one at Christmas, so I am learning too! I have found kerri Bradley's classes on, and YouTube has been a big help also.

Check out, she has a bunch of nice freebies! And the silhouette online store has a freebie every week, and clearance items change every Tuesday.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 2:56:24 PM
I have taken Kerri Bradfords classes from and love them. I can't say enough nice things about Kerri and her classes. I had a system crash and had bought a bunch of shapes from her website I emailed her and she was the sweetest in collecting all of the files I had purchased and re-sent them to me. I now have them all in a zip file on my external hard drive. I won't make that mistake twice. I can't wait to get the designer software and take her designer class there also.

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PeaNut 225,620
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:06:46 PM
Fantastic tutorials at Under A Cherry Tree blog

Really fantastic print & cut tutorials. I learned so much from her beautiful cheerful blog!


PeaNut 538,438
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:15:35 PM
Youtube has some tutorials!
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Posted: 1/25/2013 4:37:13 PM
There's an entire list of links to threads sharing how to do things in my siggy.

Enjoy your Cameo!!!

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PeaNut 514,586
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Posted: 1/25/2013 7:30:02 PM
Wow!! Thanks everyone for the super helpful info!!! Can't wait to check out all the tutorials!! Thank you so much!
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