Silhouette Savvy - Making the Most of Your Silhouette Print
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Written by Angela C.   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 00:00 bought a Silhouette.

Silh Machine

You’ve taken it out of the box and loaded Silhouette Studio software. You already know that you hook the Silhouette up to your computer (PC or Mac) just like a printer and using Silhouette Studio software you can cut custom lettering using fonts already installed on your computer. You also know that you can download and cut custom designs, too. 

But, do you know how to use the Silhouette, the Studio software and the Print and Cut feature?

Ever find a shape or design that’s almost what you wanted, but somehow it’s not quite right?

Did you know that Silhouette has a line of fabric inks and stencil material that you can cut?

Want to know how to use the Silhouette to design etched glass projects?

There are so many creative possibilities using your Silhouette!

At Simple Pleasures we offer classes to help you learn to make the most of your Silhouette. There are several classes coming up on this schedule that will help educate and walk you through techniques and projects.

We have two knowledgable Silhouette instructors at Simple Pleasures: Becky and Marianne.  (You can read their instructor bios on the instructor page.) You probably have met them while shopping at the store! They both have classes on the current schedule to choose from.

Some of Becky’s upcoming classes include:

September 23 (Friday) @ 5:30pm - Silhouette, Beyond the Basics, What Does THIS Button Do?

 Silh Buttons

In this class you will learn how to utilize the Print and Cut feature and take home a reference booklet to use with Silhouette Studio. Becky will walk you through the steps to modify and personalize your designs and create custom designs using the trace feature, too.

Silh Gift Card Holder

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to create unique designs for that special occasion? 

In need of an adorable Advent Calendar? Sign up for Becky’s class:

November 5 (Saturday) @ 10am - How Many Days to Christmas? Silhouette Advent Gingerbread House (Silhouette is NOT required for this class!)

SPC Silh Ging Advent Becky

How adorable is that house with all of the peekaboo windows?!


Would you like to get an early start on your gift stash? Marianne has a couple of upcoming classes you’ll love:

November 5 (Saturday) @ 10am - Silhouette Fun Altered Projects

 SPC Silh Alt Projects         SPC Silh Alt Bag

Want to try the Silhouette fabric inks? Play with canvas and try glass etching? In this class you’ll be able to do all that and more!

Silh Fabric Starter Kit

What would a Marianne project be without bling? *wink*  Just imagine...making your own stenciled tees, bags, canvas art... 






          Silh Fabric Inks


November 12 (Saturday) @10am - Silhouette Advent Box Workshop

SPC Advent Box Marianne

Make an amazing 3D advent calendar using a special downloadable design set from Silhouette. Register for this class and when we receive the shipment of kits, you will receive your project box kit - a 3D home decor piece that will house all of your boxes created with your Silhouette. You’ll customize your advent calendar with your choice of papers and embellishments. I could see this set being changed out for every holiday!

Be sure to register for these classes soon - you don’t want to miss out! Stop by the store to see the samples in person and get class details or download the schedule from the website.


And, coming soon, the Silhouette Cameo ... with the capability of using 12inch wide papers!!  Suggested retail pricing is $299 for this machine. We are offering introductory pricing on pre-orders of the Cameo for those of you who want it. Pre-order pricing is $269.99. Give us a call if you want to reserve one at this price! Availability is projected to be in October sometime. We'll let you know when it arrives.


            Silh Cameo