Unbox That Beauty
Dez The Boss Lady
Not sure what to expect?
The Silhouette Cameo 4 is a popular cutting machine for crafters and small businesses, it is my favorite!! If you've recently purchased or received a Cameo 4 (Thank Goodness for Christmas), you're probably excited to unbox it and start using it. Please don't let yourself be intimidated and let it sit in the box for a year.... you have things to create.
Here's what you can expect to find when you unpack your new machine:
1. The Silhouette Cameo 4 itself: The cutting machine is the main attraction, of course. It will be snug as a bug in that box, lets get it out!!
2. Power cord and USB cord: These cords allow you to connect the Cameo 4 to your computer and power it on.
3. 12-inch cutting mat: The cutting mat is used to hold your materials in place while the Cameo 4 cuts. It has a sticky surface to keep your materials from shifting during the cutting process. You will quickly find that you need a 24-in mat for things like HTV that typically come larger than 12-inch
4. Blade and some adapters: The blade holder holds on the machine holds the cutting blade in place and allows it to move back and forth as it cuts through your materials, the adapter was introduced with the Silhouette Cameo 4 because you now have auto detection. Thats right, this baby can tell which blade you have in based on that adapter for older blades or that shiny metal bit on the back of you new auto blade. Don't throw away any good blade you had from your previous versions as those adapters will make them useful in your new machine.
Once you have everything unpacked and set up, you'll be ready to start creating with your new Silhouette Cameo 4. Don't be afraid, the hard part is over! I know it seems like there are a billion different directions you can be headed so check out the next blog, Making Your First Cut!
You would be amazed at how long some of these bad boys stay in the box. YOU DID IT!!!