Monday, January 23, 2012

Silhouette Cameo: the "hidden" FREE feature to customize your Cameo

Did you know that when you purchase the Silhouette Cameo, you will get 51 FREE cuttable downloads!!!  How cool is that!?

Silhouette Cameo side view

I wanted to tell you about a "hidden" FREE way to customize your Silhouette Cameo.

Ok.  It's not "hidden" but it took me a while to figure it I wanted to pass along my new found knowledge with you!!

Among the 51 Free Cuttable Downloads, there is one called "control panel".  The first time I saw it, I had no clue what it was for.  It looks like this...
And then I discovered that this gives you the ability to "personalize" your  Silhouette Cameo!

All you need to do it pick your favorite scrap book paper, cut this design out, and pop it on your Cameo control panel!

Isn't it so cute!? 

I LOVE my  Silhouette Cameo !! 

Did you know that right now Expressions Vinyl is GIVING AWAY a  Silhouette Cameo ??  Click the button below to enter to win!! 

Also, if you don't want to wait, or if you don't win the giveaway, you can always purchase the  Silhouette Cameo  here for an unbeatable price!!


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  1. You know, it took me a few days to figure out what that was for too! So glad I did! =)

  2. How do you make sure the power and pause buttons are in the right place?

  3. My husband got me a Silhouette on Black Friday. I haven't had the time to sit and figure it out (holidays! flu!), but this looks like a great, easy first project. Thanks!

  4. Hi LaDonna!

    The buttons don't change position or anything, you are just putting a pretty piece of paper insert in this area.

    Hope that helps!

  5. I just bought the cameo, how do I get the free files????

    1. In the Silhouette Studio:
      Restore the initial 51 designs

      Or if you have trouble contact customer service. :)

      But honestly, I don't know if they are still doing this or not. They did when I got my Cameo, but that was quite some time ago. Not sure if they are still doing it.

  6. I just received my Cameo as well and could not figure out how to obtain the free files, but once I pugged the machine into my computer and turned it on I received a message that the free files would be downloaded and they were! I am so excited about the Cameo, after having the Expression 2 for a couple of years and a ton of cartridges I could kick myself!!!! The cuts on the Cameo are so much cleaner and the ease of the software and the things you can do are unbelievable!


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