Hello, Silhouette Cameo!

It’s here! My new Silhouette Cameo! This is something that I had my eye on for a while, and I was able to use my latest commission check from Thirty-One to order it from Amazon! Wohoo!!! With our Prime shipping (usually free 2-day shipping), I was able to add 1-day shipping for just $3.99! So, I ordered Wednesday morning before school, and it arrived on my doorstep Thursday afternoon! I fell in love with this thing, even before I took it out of the box.
The Cameo came with a registration card (I did that right away). Here’s a hint to Silhouette buyers: the registration number is on the back of the machine on a white sticker. I had to call to ask which sticker was the correct one, and they picked up on the 1st ring! Now THAT’S customer service!

After quickly reading some safety warnings (basically, be careful: it’s sharp!),

I was ready to set up my first project!

Do I want to use the $10 coupon to the online store? Not yet…

I followed the set-up requirements (this took literally 5 minutes),

downloaded the software from the included CD (only about 4 minutes for this),

and I could start designing!

When I opened the software, I learned that yes, all of the TONS of fonts that I had downloaded are available to use! I didn’t have to do anything, as they automatically imported from my Font Book (on Macs).

Once I got the wording just right, I put the vinyl on the sticky cutting mat (my package came with two of the 12×12 mats). Do you notice the bubbles? I later repositioned it and flattened those out.

Eek! I loaded it wrong!

I had to do some re-cutting, but it turned out well.

I then used the Pick Me Up tool (also came with my package), and I could install the letters on the pumpkin.

It was missing something…

Much better!
Now, in an attempt to be very high-tech, I even recorded a video of the first cut. Enjoy!

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