How to Update your Silhouette Firmware (and why you should!)
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How to Update your Silhouette Firmware (and why you should!)

Update. Upgrade. Firmware. Software. So many terms are tossed around when it comes to discussing Silhouette Studio and the Silhouette machines – it can be downright confusing! But when you understand what each of these terms mean and their function, your Silhouette journey will be much smoother. Today I’ll help clear up some of the…

Caught by Design 2017: The Year in Review
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Caught by Design 2017: The Year in Review

The end of the year is always a time of reflection for me and what a great year it has been here at Caught by Design! Since launching this site in February 2017, I’ve published more than 40 Silhouette-related articles including project ideas, tips, tutorials, and much more. I hope you’ve found them to be…

10 “Hidden” Features of the Silhouette Cameo 3
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10 “Hidden” Features of the Silhouette Cameo 3

Are you hoping to find a Silhouette Cameo 3 underneath your Christmas tree this year? Or did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales and are already having fun with your new machine? Whether you are brand-new to the Silhouette world or an experienced user, the Cameo 3 has several great features that you…

Silhouette Studio: Shortcuts to Success
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Silhouette Studio: Shortcuts to Success

I’ve been a Silhouette Studio user for many years and keyboard shortcuts have become second-nature to me. When I’m teaching, however, I notice many students use the drop-down menus instead. Frequently this is out of habit, but more often it’s because they simply aren’t aware that a shortcut exists. Once you become familiar with shortcut…

Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?
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Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?

The terminology used in connection with Silhouette Studio® can be quite confusing – especially when it comes to UPDATES vs. UPGRADES. In a nutshell, updates are fixes and enhancements to the program and there’s never a charge for them. Upgrades, on the other hand, are different levels of software and each level adds to the…

How to “Draw” Using Basic Shapes in Silhouette Studio
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How to “Draw” Using Basic Shapes in Silhouette Studio

Each year I serve as volunteer director for a week-long day camp here in my community. The goal of the camp is to introduce local youth to some of the projects available through our county 4-H program. Cooking and sewing activities are always part of the fun along with other subjects such as health &…

Silhouette Basics: Loading the Mat
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Silhouette Basics: Loading the Mat

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see someone post in one of the Silhouette Facebook groups asking “Why is my design not cutting correctly?” or “Why is my mat sliding all over the place?” You can practically hear the panic in their voice! Quickly they assume that there is something dreadfully wrong with…