What Setting Do I Cut Cardstock on Silhouette Cameo?

Using the Silhouette Cameo to cut cardstock is a great way to create scrapbook pages, cards, and other paper crafts. The Silhouette Cameo is a versatile electronic cutting machine that can be used with many different materials, including cardstock. With the right settings, you can create beautiful designs with intricate details and clean edges.

Preparing Cardstock for Cutting

Before you can start cutting your cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo, it’s important to prepare it correctly. Cardstock should be flat and free of any wrinkles or creases.

If there are any folds or creases in the paper, use an iron on low heat setting to flatten them out. You should also use an adhesive mat on top of the cardstock before cutting to help keep it in place while being cut.

Choosing the Right Blade Setting

The blade setting on the Silhouette Cameo determines how thick of a material it can cut through and also affects how precise or intricate your cuts will be. For thicker cardstocks such as 140lb or higher, you’ll need to select a deeper blade setting between 3-5. For thinner cardstocks such as 65lb or lower, you’ll want to select a shallower blade setting between 1-2.

Selecting Your Cut Settings

Once you’ve chosen the correct blade setting for your cardstock type, it’s time to select your cut settings on the Silhouette Cameo software. For thicker cardstocks such as 140lb or higher, you’ll want to select a slower speed setting between 10-15 and a higher pressure setting between 90-100. For thinner cardstocks such as 65lb or lower, you’ll want to choose a faster speed setting between 15-20 and lower pressure setting between 70-80.

Cutting Cardstock with Your Silhouette Cameo

Once your cut settings are chosen and all of your materials are ready, you’re now ready to begin cutting with your Silhouette Cameo! Make sure that everything is lined up correctly before pressing “cut” so that your design will come out correctly. Once all of your pieces have been cut out from their original shape using the Silhouette Cameo, you can now begin assembling them into whatever craft project you have planned!


Cutting cardstock with a Silhouette Cameo is easy once you know what settings to use for each type of paper. Preparing the material beforehand is key for getting accurate cuts and making sure that everything lines up correctly before pressing “cut.” With these tips in mind, anyone can create beautiful paper crafts using their Silhouette Cameo!