Loc: South Florida
|Posted: 2/9/2014 7:04:09 AM|
I just received my machine, where should I start? Any recommendations on videos/sites to start?
|Posted: 2/9/2014 7:29:52 AM|
Go to Kerri Bradford's site and take her beginner class. It is the best for teaching you everything you need in a progressive way. It is so worth the money. Easier than chasing videos and blogs all over the place.
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|Posted: 2/9/2014 7:35:54 AM|
YouTube videos would probably be a good place to start.
Take a little time to read all instructions carefully. Do NOT throw away anything plastic. Money the foam packing things get thrown away. If it is blue plastic, it stays on the machine.
Spend some time playing with your machine and become familiar with the tools.
If you want to buy any designs from the Silhouette store, go through the software. That way anything you download should download right to your library. Build a wish list of designs you like, but don't download them all at once, even if you get a subscription. It can be easy to run out of funds quickly. Once you find designs you like and put them on your wish list instead of in your cart, you can download as you need something, and you don't have to go hunting for it again. It also helps to search for specific things, not just search categories. I spent an unreal amount of time going through the entire Silhouette library and thought I had downloaded everything worth getting. When I went back and searched for something specific, I was surprised at how many designs I had no recollection of ever seeing. So when I want to work on a project, I search for specific things related to that project, then add things I like to my wish list. I can always delete them from the wish list, but it is easier to review the possibilities from the wish list, then add the ones I want to my cart.
Above all, make sure you can leave your Cameo set up and ready to go at all times. You will use it a lot more!
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|Posted: 2/9/2014 8:22:32 AM|
I took the Kerri Bradford Getting to Know You class. It was helpful to me.
Loc: British Columbia Canada
|Posted: 2/9/2014 3:52:30 PM|
I used underacherrytree a lot when I first got started. Clever someday was great to learn to trace.
Loc: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 2/9/2014 4:09:38 PM|
Underacherrytree has good tutorials, but I would start with the KB classes. They are all organized into 7-10 minute segments and it's nice to be able to go back and watch a video for a specific lesson. I found the YouTube videos to be organized more by projects than actual machine lessons.