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Announcing ‘Getting To Know You’ for Studio Version 3

That’s right folks! I know many of you have been waiting for this and now…it’s coming! The Getting To Know You Silhouette Class will be available using Silhouette Studio version 3 on September 22. Can we get a yahoooo?!!! I really wanted to make sure that most of the kinks had been worked out of the […]

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Danni Perez - August 18, 2014 - 10:18 am

does studio version just mean doesn’t have the designer upgrade on the cameo?

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 10:20 am

You don’t need the Designer Edition to do the class, but if you do have it, it will all still apply. :) We just won’t be covering any of the DE features.

3kidmama - August 18, 2014 - 10:40 am

THANK YOU, Kerri! I’ve been reluctant to upgrade to the new software, because I wasn’t sure if I’d be lost with all the changes in the new version. I am not very tech savvy and your classes have been a fantastic resource in helping me get the most out of my Silhouette! I find myself referring back to them all the time.

I’m counting the days till Sept 22!

Lynn Mercurio - August 18, 2014 - 11:59 am

This is awesome news. It’s so nice that I won’t have to purchase the class again to get the updated information….this is AWESOME of you!

Carla - August 18, 2014 - 12:05 pm

So if we have purchased the combo pack in the past ( i have 1-4) do we still get the All In The Family kit free? Thank you for all you do!!!!!

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 12:08 pm

The ‘All In The Family’ kit applies to new purchases this week only. :)

JParma - August 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Kerri, thank you, thank you, thank you! I actually upgraded
and was so frustrated and having so many problems, that I downgraded back. Thankfully, that was an option. Anyway, I’m so excited that you are updating the class and making it available to us that took it originally.

Patty G. - August 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I’m so happy about this! Been waiting to re-download v. 3.(Yes, I had it early on and reverted back!) So if we already purchased the earlier version of this class, we do nothing, right?

Sandy Evans - August 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Awesome Kerri, I purchased this class over at Jessica’s… so how would I be able to get into this class.. so excited. Still haven’t completed any of your classes, BUT I have them all. Some day I will have the time.
Sandy from ukiah

Karen Walker - August 18, 2014 - 1:42 pm

If we purchased this through Jessica Sprague (I purchased the first two Silhouette classes there), will we have access to the updated class here or there? This is so timely, I was just about to go back and review the lessons again.

Tammy JOnes - August 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I purchased the classes from Jeassica Sprague also just before you moved. I sure hope that we will have access to them. I have not downloaded v3 yet. I am waiting to make sure it is safe to do so.

Chris - August 18, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Awesome news! I took your earlier classes at Jessica and the newer ones here. I didn’t want to update until I knew more about the new version, especially with all the problems. I always recommend your classes to all my Cameo friends. You are the best!

Trish - August 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Thanks Kerri for the upcoming Studio 3 lessons in this Getting to Know You class. I have loved the other classes I have taken from you and just purchased this one for the new info on Studio 3.I am one of the enthusiastic users of the new upgrade, so much goodness. I can’t wait to learn more of you in Sept! PS thanks for the beautiful, wonderful Sll in the Family kit!

Lycia - August 18, 2014 - 2:29 pm

This is such good news and you are very generous for allowing us access to the new material if we’ve previously purchased the v2 class!!! I’ve been waiting for you to have a class (or just give your blessing to Version 3) before I upgraded. Thanks so much!!!

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Yes, as was stated in the Q+A, if you purchased it at, you will have access to the updated version over there as well.

shelly - August 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm

I have been using the silhouette for awhile now. Have figured out how to make stencils and cut vinyl for tee shirts. I am not a scrapbook person. I use the machine in my fiber art work. I have the pens to write with but have never used them. I would be interested in the print and cut..I think. What classes should I sign up for. Thank you, shelly grappe

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Hey Shelly!
Print+Cut is mainly covered in the second class, Oh The Places You Will Go. So I would suggest that one. I’ve heard from many people that felt like they had a good understanding of Silhouette Studio and still took the first class (GTKY) and learned a ton. It’s hard to determine what level you are, but if what’s listed in the class description sounds like some of what you’d like to see, then I’d sign up for the class combo 1+2.

While projects done in the class may be ‘scrapping’ related, anything that you learn can be applied to any project.

Hope that helps. :)

Kimberly O. - August 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm

WOO-HOO!!!!!! I just love your classes and I’ve been patiently hoping you’d have an updated version for 3. :) YIPPEE!!!!!!!! I’ve learned so much about the Silhouette program from your classes. Way more than I had figured out on my own. “What would Kerri do?” LOL

Jane - August 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Hi Kerri I am confused…so I took the class when it first came . I can take it again…no charge and it includes the new features but NOT any of the DE features? ….and I still have to register correct?

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Hey Jane!
No, you do not need to register again. This is the same class you’ve taken, just updated using version 3. It will be accessed via the same classroom link that you already have. And just like the first go around with GTKY, it does not include the Designer Edition features.

Hope that helps. :)

Marina - August 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Awesome! Thanks for letting those who’ve already purchased access the updates version. Looking forward to checking it out :)

Pat - August 19, 2014 - 3:43 am

Looking forward to the version 3. Thanks for providing this for us Kerri!!

Sophikins - August 19, 2014 - 8:12 am

Your classes are the best!! I had been disappointed that there wasn’t a class for v3, so now I am so excited to see you have one, and that it will be available to us who purchased GTKY. Your explanations are fantastic, and I can’t believe how much MORE there was to learn, even for someone like me who had been using my Silhouette for a year before I took your classes. After I bought the first one I was hooked and had to get the rest of them!

Ruth G - August 19, 2014 - 8:45 am

Wow! What a great deal! Less than $17! I shared this with a Beginning Silhouette group on Facebook.
I love the features of version 3 and will be glad if more people can get comfortable with it! Thanks so much for sharing your know-how!!!

Cathy R - August 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Kerri, Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I purchased the bundle you offered after the Lain Ehman Scrapinar thingey. It is one of the best crafty purchases I have made. Your style and the clear graphics make everything so understandable. I can’t wait for the new GTKY vids. Thinking about them make me smile!

Melitta Ball - August 23, 2014 - 7:36 am

Hi Kerri,

I’m very excited about this updated version as there is a bit of a learning curve with this version 3 as you know…I purchased this and Oh the places you’ll go through Jessica Sprague site and so I went over today (August 23/14) but it still says you need version 2.5 and I don’t see any links to updated videos/info…could you tell me if the links have been provided elsewhere, perhaps they are not available yet or more likely I’m blind and totally missed them (LOL)? Any help would be greatly appreciated Kerri! Loved those two classes and will purchase more through your site now that I have found it!
Many Blessings,
Melitta Ball
BC Canada

Kerri - August 23, 2014 - 9:51 am

Hey Melitta!
Getting To Know You starts on September 22. :)
This class should be available to view on after that.

the party is over?

Wow! What  week we had, right? So much wonderful inspiration from our Creative Team, videos, new kits…all sorts of fun things! I sort of feel like I’m coming down off a sugar rush or something though. So much posting and sharing! It was crazy! So the question is, did you get lots of stuff done […]

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Pam - May 5, 2014 - 7:33 am

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for the freebie!

linda - May 5, 2014 - 9:35 am

Happy Cinco De Mayo to you! Thank You for the freebie!!! Oh, Fiesta on!

yolande k - May 5, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Tes photos sont magnifiques ! Merci pour ce freebie, Kerri !

Joan - May 5, 2014 - 3:04 pm

I am so excited for this class to begin! Totally unsolicited folks- Kerri’s classes are awesome! You will learn so much and she presents the material in a way that makes it easy to follow!

Kerri - May 5, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Aw, Joan…thanks for your sweet words! :)

Louise Fortune - May 6, 2014 - 12:45 am

I would love some advice about settings and cutting small letters/designs. I have replaced my blade and cutting mat and tried various settings and used double cut all to no avail.

My cameo “picks” up the edges of the letters particularly pointy letters M,N,V,W,Y,A and “misses” cutting the points, I always have to go over them with a scalpel. It often does it with the bigger design too, so i am sure I don’t have it set up properly. Its almost like it cuts lighter as it makes a turn so any corners are not cut through properly,

I am using textured bazzill card stock and just use the settings on the cameo menu which I think is speed 3 and max thickness 33

any advice appreciated as I would love to attempt some more complex or delicate designs.


Trish - May 6, 2014 - 6:12 am

Thanks kerri for the freebie in your wonderful handwriting! Love it!

Jenell - May 6, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Thanks a bunch for the freebie!

Carol - May 7, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Thank you so much Kerri. Now off for some fun shopping!!

hello there  • graduate card

You know, it’s been strange this year not having any kids in–the traditional sense of the word–school. You don’t think about the holidays when all the kids are out. Spring break? Yeah, when’s that? No graduations to attend or have your kids go to for their friends. You kind of become oblivious to it all […]

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Bernice J - April 18, 2014 - 8:27 am

This card is great, but how cute would it be to hang a little mini-tassel toward the side off the horizontal piece above the word (it looks so much like the flat part of a mortarboard)on the first card!

hello there  •  hello flip card

I don’t know ’bout you, but I have soooo been enjoying Nichol’s cards this week…and this one is no exception. I love her take on the flip card, especially her adding the white-on-white flower background to it. love. All her touches with the stamps and flowers and such makes this pop in a whole new […]

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Melissa Owen - April 17, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Love the sentiment freebies from the class. Is there a way to purchase those without the class?

Pat - April 17, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I would love to know if these could purchase these too since I didn’t take the class. Thanks.

Kerri - April 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Because they are a ‘perk’ of taking the class, they aren’t normally for sale. However, I do recognize that others don’t need or want to take the class so there are two or three times that I offer them for sale…usually around ‘big’ days, like Black Friday/Cyber Monday and others…. You never know what might appear for any big scrapbooking ‘holiday’ that might be coming up soon. ;)

Kimberly O. - April 17, 2014 - 5:01 pm

O.M.G. How did I miss this flip card in the class?! Seriously. I would have bet money that I had completed all the lessons in this class but OBVIOUSLY, I must have missed a few. (How did THAT happen?!) No.. instead I buy a metal die to make this kind of card. Okay, so the die IS cool… but I could have saved myself $30! Oh well, at least I know I have a class or two to catch up on. :)

hello there  •  floopy flower

Our week-long showcase on the Hello There Silhouette card class continues with Nichol’s rendition of this sweet ‘floopy’ flower card. Love the color choices and the stamped sentiment on the banner. All the extra bits and baubles are just icing on the cake. Here’s what Nichol has to say: I added stamping detail to the ‘floopy […]

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Tammy Davis - April 16, 2014 - 12:37 pm

This is beautiful! Love these examples of different ways to use the cut files!

Candy Bryant - April 16, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Aloha Kerri,
I was wondering if it was possible for you to teach us how to make an envelope to fit any size card? Maybe in the new class or a tutorial on the blog. Silhouette wasn’t very helpful when they replied to me to use the scale window?!? I have ruined envelopes and know there must be an easy way to create one. Hugs & Mahalo.

Kerri - April 16, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Hey Candy!
One of the easiest ways to do it is to draw a rectangle the same size as your card and then size your envelope so that that rectangle fits in the designated card-holding space.

I think I did bring that up once in one of my classes…can’t remember which one.

If you’re talking a square card with an already-created rectangle envelope, then you can do the same thing, but then you’d need to worry about making the envelope fit a square space, if that’s what you’re wanting. Sometimes just moving the side handles, changing just the width (or height) to make it more square can work, but that can alter the design of the envelope too. If the points are few in number, you can always grab the points and move them in on each side.

But that first option is a pretty sure-fire way to make sure your card and envelope pretty much match up.

Does that help at all?

hello there  •  paper bag + envelope

Okay, so you may have seen me get confused previously about which designs are my favorite from the Hello There class–and the confusion obviously continues. This paper bag is one of them…too. I can never truly decide. ;) I love Nichol’s use of it here! I love the all the accents she’s added here. And […]

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Sandy R. - April 15, 2014 - 10:44 am

There is such a thing as a clear glitter marker!?!- OooooH!

yolande k - April 15, 2014 - 1:02 pm

C’est sublime, j’adore ! !

Brand New Class: Here There Everywhere

I have been waiting and waiting to do this class. It’s been percolating for months now. If you didn’t already know this about me…. i love to travel.And last fall when my hubby and I decided to get out of town for the upcoming winter, I thought that making a travel journal was going to […]

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Candy Bryant - April 3, 2014 - 11:51 am

Aloha Kerri, Been seeing posts about the new version of Silhouette. Do you recommend we download it now or wait until the bugs are worked out? It sounds like we lost features and the new ones sound confusing. How can there not be a cut line, no cut, perforate, etc? One blogger recommended keeping the last version when updating. How could you do that? Your new class sounds like fun, but could also turn into a “bug hunt” with all the confusion surrounding the new version. I hope you can help us figure it out. Mahalo nui.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 12:12 pm

I know…it’s pretty crazy right now! When I saw that a new, quite significant, version was out–knowing what I was going to be doing with a new class–I was a bit freaked, to say the least. lol I really don’t have a choice but to use the new software to make the new class unless I want to rerecord it all again later…and I don’t want that. lol Since the class doesn’t start for 6+ weeks, hopefully the more experienced Studio users will have helped the less experienced users transition it as well as Silhouette will make some improvements to the software as it goes.

Therfore, I probably would hold off updating for at least a couple weeks. There’s no rush. I NEVER jump on the major update bandwagon because there are always bugs, but I had to this time.

I use a Mac with 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and so far so good, other than it’s sluggish, which bugs me big time. I hate the animated menus for that same reason. I wish I could turn it off.

When I installed the new version, it recognized that I had the old one still there and gave me the option to keep both, so I did. That’s nice. I don’t know how you can go about reverting back if you needed to other than to look for a similar file that you would have downloaded previously.

I would imagine that for the most part, the features used in the class will be the same between the two versions. There will just be a different look. There may be something new that might be pretty cool to use though. But I would think that overall, the usage should be about the same if you didn’t update.

I’m hoping to stay out of the bugs myself. Could be an interesting few weeks. ;) If you hear some sailor words being yelled out into the universe, it’s just me encountering issues. lol

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Well I just jumped in with both feet and downloaded the new version of Silhouette. I love my Silhouette and have always gotten excellent customer service that I just didn’t even think of having a problem.
But back to the new class, Kerri I have brought every class you have sold (those at Jessica’s and the ones you have added to your blog) and sad to say I have only done 1 and 1/2 of all the classes I have brought. :-( I have told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore till I finished all the ones I have, but of course I am going right now to order your new class. You are so amazing Kerri. Someday I will get time to do all the ones I have. Really hoping I can start this class when it begins, maybe I could finish it if I did.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Sandy, I totally hear ya! I’m that way too. Sign up for a class and just kind of lightly do it. It’s like I’m a magazine reader but then really only look at the pics. Books? pffffff. Just never have time to sit and enjoy what’s in front of me. I think it’s that fast-paced A.D.D. thing that makes it hard to just sit down and do something like a class or read a book. I don’t even hardly read blogs…I just look at them for the pictures. lol

Kimberly O. - April 3, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Yay! A new class using the new version of Silhouette Studio! :) I have all of your classes and I just finished “Just Add Color”. I downloaded and installed version 3 this morning. I had heard from a friend that supposedly .studio files created with previous version wouldn’t open, but I was able to open the ones that I tested.

So.. will you be redoing your existing classes? (I’m not saying *I* need that, just curious.)

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Darn, I didn’t think about doing your older classes now that the new version is out. Wonder if I will still be able to figure out how to do them????
That will make me very very sad if I can’t do the ones I have brought…. :-(

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Sandy, yeah…that’s a good thought. My guess is that most of what’s done in class will still be doable in the new software. There may be small changes or advancements in the new software that hopefully won’t make much aof a difference.

But on that note, I’ve posted this to my FB and will do it here:

If you have signed up for any of my classes, I would recommend making sure that you complete the class first before updating so that you can follow along exactly with the video instruction.

I would imagine much will be the same, but I’m guessing there will be some differences along the way.

It will be quite time intensive to re-record all the videos with the new software and I don’t foresee doing it any time soon with a new class in progress combined with the bugginess of the new software. I want to wait until things work a little more smoothly before jumping into re-recording. I have a feeling it’s going to get crazy recording this new Here There Everywhere travel class. I can already see some issues in the software that’s going to give me grief.

You have a few weeks to get your current classes done before this new one comes out. So wait to update until you’re done and then you should be good to go. I would think a few weeks will make a difference on updates with Studio as well.

If you have friends that have signed up for my classes too, please share this thought with them or on your FB page or groups or message boards. I want to get the word out.


Sandy Robinson - April 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Yay! I’m in!!!

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:06 pm

:-( I have already downloaded the new version… hopefully when I every get around to doing the older classes I have brought from you Kerri you will be able to help me through them.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I’m always just a keystroke away Sandy. :)

sandy evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Kerri…:-)
that makes me feel a LOT better.

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Sandy, the old version of the software is available under the Support link on the Silhouette America website. If you wanna go back…go back, my friend. Scroll down the page there and you’ll see it.

Thought that might help ya out. :)

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I just signed-up and I am SO excited! I’ve done all your classes and have LOVED them all! I used to be “scared” of the Silhouette machine, but you have changed all of that. :) I downloaded the Designer Software update and it looks amazing–love the fresh interface. One question: do we get the “Let’s Go” brush script titles when class starts? Thanks! Have a lovely weekend.

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Just got the download link for the travel themed brush script titles with my store receipt–woo hoo! Thanks, Kerri!

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Thanks for all your sweet words Lori. I”m glad you love your baby. :) It is pretty awesome, right?

As for the Let’s Go kit, you should have a download link for it in your confirmation email. You should also be able to access it through your account online.

Let me know if it’s otherwise though. :)

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 3:10 pm

awesome! :)

Saundra - April 5, 2014 - 2:39 pm

I downloaded the new Silhouette software V3 also. I like the new look and I like the new features, however, it is slower than molasses and then freezes up and I have to close it. Mind you I have a brand new computer with many gigs of memory and storage space and the only thing I have on it is my Silhouette software, so I don’t understand why it won’t run correctly. It is really irritating to me as I was just about to start the Easter cards for my grandchildren. Grrrrr. I hope they get it fixed soon. You can’t even get anywhere near talking to customer service on the phone either. My husband is a software engineer and he said the way they rolled out this upgrade was insane, they should have notified us first. Also, I didn’t get an option to save the older version when I downloaded the new version, I wish I had.

Kerri - April 5, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Hey Saundra!
Go farther down on that download screen on the Silhouette site and you can get the older version to put back on your machine. :)


julie - April 6, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Just to confirm this is a self pace class that will be open forever. I’m on vacation the week it’s released so I’ll be able to take it whenever. Right?


Kerri - April 6, 2014 - 5:58 pm

You bet! Same as always.
Self-paced…access forever. :)

Tammy Davis - April 10, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Okay, I am all signed up! I couldn’t stand NOT taking the class! We have never been very much into traveling, but surely I can adapt it to a trip to the park, etc. Love your classes, Kerri!

the history project + the unexpected surprise

I know that many of you have been wondering all about the History Project. I’ve shared my personal reasons for doing this–a good part which was due to the loss of my mother and her stories–and I’ve even shared an excerpt of one of the prompts in PDF fashion  just to give you an idea […]

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Stacey - January 6, 2014 - 11:23 am

Very cool Kerri! I have enjoyed the class.

heidig - January 7, 2014 - 10:32 am

What a great story! I’m always saying everything happens for a reason. I signed up for this class knowing I wouldn’t be able to tackle it in 2013 (and I had no idea you’d run it again), but I didn’t want to miss out. I’m doing it this year though and I’m excited to start! Thanks for the class Kerri.

Gaby - January 10, 2014 - 11:13 pm

OMW this is just beyond cool! Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I am so behind writing my history. Love the prompts and keep looking at them… loving the flood of memories that come to me .. I know, I should be writing them. I am just enjoying all I am remembering!