Ok, I have to come clean… I didn’t open the Silhouette, my daughter did! I’ve talked about this on The Digi Show before, but I got all excited this summer and ordered a Silhouette cutting machine and didn’t even open it for a few months. It sat there in the box, taunting me. I was embarrassed that I ordered it when apparently I was too busy and too scared of it to even open the thing. Finally, I unpacked the box and put it away in my craft closet. There it spent another few months and my daughter would periodically ask if we could pull it out and try it. Last week, she told me that I was driving her crazy with it and could she just figure it out on her own. I relented and of course she was whipping out fun creations that very afternoon. I finally saw the potential and now I’m excited! I want to learn more, especially how to use it with printed digital designs. Then, as if the universe had heard my thoughts, I got an email from Creative Passion Classes announcing a new course all about the Silhouette!
Begin mastering your Silhouette die-cutting machine within a month, just in time for holiday gift and decorating season.
Click here to register for Silhouette 101
This live workshop begins October 29th
In this 4-week live workshop, go from set-up and basic cuts to the creation and production of your own designs including welded and layered cuts. Each week you'll get two video lessons with the first one showing detailed how-tos for using your Silhouette and the second showing the creative process of working with those cuts you're making. Every Friday you'll get free cutting files, resources and an assignment.
Support in the forum and live webinars ensure you get questions answered and hit the ground running and ready to make your own original layouts, cards, gifts, and home decor for every occasion.
This is the first class from new teacher Amanda Jones and it will change your die-cutting life. Amanda has a full class planned for you that includes 9 pdf lessons, 9 video lessons and 2 live webinars. She also brought some big names in to help with her class. In the live webinars, you will get to chat with Amanda Jones AND, you will also get to chat with Lori Whitlock and Betsy Sammarco ! - plus you'll get 'cut' files from both of them in addition to the other free Silhouette files you'll get as part of the class!
In this class you will learn how to:
- navigate Silhouette Studio and make the most of basic features
- organize your files in the Silhouette Studio library
- optimize settings to obtain best cutting results
- use basic printing and cutting functions and registration marks
- create your own basic designs and cutting files
- manipulate, alter and add to purchased cutting files
- weld images and text to create personalized designs
- plan and cut your designs to save time and supplies
- scale, align and replicate designs
- use die-cuts in your projects in interesting ways
This is not a self-paced class. Amanda is going to be there for you every step of the way to make sure you have a better understanding of your Silhouette machine and software. In addition to all of the class materials you will receive, there will be two live webinars where Amanda will share with you finished projects and demonstrate techniques on screen if you have any questions from class.
Students enrolling in this class should have access to a Silhouette personal die-cutting machine, Silhouette Studio software and an inkjet printer capable of printing at 8 ½” x 11” size. This class is compatible with the Silhouette Cameo, the Silhouette SD and the Silhouette Portrait. The instructor uses the Silhouette Cameo but techniques can be completed on other Silhouette die-cutting machines.
I’m all signed up and I’m excited to learn more. I’ve been very impressed with the content at Creative Passion Classes so I know it will be a great class! Is anyone else out there planning to take this one? Hope to see you in class!