Curio Retreat May 1-3, 2020 – and AMAZING Deal on the Silhouette Curio Bundle!

I am so excited to announce this event – May 1-3, 2020 – and the amazing deal that Silhouette is offering on the Curio bundle right now!   But more about that later in the post.
Curio Retreat
This  is a 3 day Curio Retreat with Elly Habets from Silhouette Secrets + and Terri Johnson Creates!   Elly is a Terri Johnson Licensed Instructor, and has her own blog and Facebook group – Silhouette Secrets + 

Click here – to take a look at some of the amazing things that Elly has created with her Curio!

If you have had your Curio sitting there staring at you — or even worse — sitting in the box — join us for this fun & instructional weekend to learn how you can make that Curio sing!   This retreat will be May 1-3, 2020, in Woodbridge, VA.   We will be holding it at the Hilton Garden Inn — and have a discounted room rate of $134 a night for the weekend.
During this fun filled weekend – we will explore the following
  • Metal Etching
  • Acrylic Etching
  • Leather Embossing
  • Sketch Pens with the Curio
  • Emboss Panel in Silhouette Studio
  • and more!

All of this while learning to use Silhouette Studio software & Silhouette tools with the Curio machine – to create beautiful projects!  By the end of the weekend you will feel a lot more comfortable using this amazing machine, and have a variety of finished projects.   You will also receive detailed handouts and instructions that you can use to review, and re-create your projects at home!

“This is a weekend for all Curio owners!  I can’t wait to share my Silhouette “secrets” with all of you and spend the weekend together! — Elly Habets
**Project photos are examples of what you may see in this Curio retreat. Final projects may vary.

Registration for the Retreat will include the following:

  • 2 1/2 Days of Professional Instruction on your Silhouette Curio — We will begin class on Friday afternoon, May 1 at 1pm — and go until 6pm.   Then on Saturday & Sunday, we will begin at 9am, ending at 5:30 on Saturday & 4:pm on Sunday.   We will limit this retreat to 40 attendees, with experienced assistants.  So you will be getting personal attention.
  • Retreat notebook with detailed handouts for all of the projects taught.  These handouts will have all instructions & settings, that will allow you to go home & recreate the projects.
  • All materials needed to complete the class projects.  You will only need to bring your Curio, laptop, and a very small supply list of basic tools.
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday, afternoon snacks all three days.    If you are staying at the retreat hotel, we have a discounted room rate of $132 — and breakfast is included with this rate.  (Breakfast does not apply to any reservations made outside of the room block).
  • Goodie bag of items provided by our retreat sponsors, along with some door prizes!
  • Bonus projects & demos
  • Friday night Pizza Party
  • Saturday night open work session, where you can complete unfinished projects and get your questions answered.
  • Cost for all of this is $429 per person


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Where is the retreat & what is the nearest airport?
The retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Woodbridge, VA.   The nearest airport is Washington, DC Reagan National.

Will we need to bring the Curio machine?
Yes! You will need to bring your Curio machine, all the platforms which are embossed with numbers and include – a 2+2+1+cutting mat+embossing mat, the small base, the Curio usb cord and power cord, and all the tools that came in your box – including the embossing tools and ratchet blade. For more information on what the platforms look like please see this post – Getting Started with the Curio.   These projects cannot be created on a Portrait or Cameo, due to the hard base & increased clearance of the Curio.
Will we need additional tools?
Yes! All registered attendees will receive an email prior to the retreat with the information on what tools we will be using. We will be using Silhouette Tools.
What materials will we be using?
We will be working with metal etching, acrylic etching, leather, sketch pens and more!
Will we be cutting or working with clay?
No. Clay is not on the list of project materials.
What level of experience do I need?
All levels are welcome to attend. We will start the workshop with the basics of the Curio and work up from there. Even experienced users may find tips and tricks that they didn’t know in the basic information we will start with.
Is the hotel room included in the price?
No. The workshop cost is for 3 days of Curio projects, supplies, and instruction. The hotel cost is separate and the responsibility of the attendee. Make sure to book through the room block to get the benefits included with it, such as hotel breakfast, etc.  A discounted room rate of $116/night is available.  The link & group code for this block will be available soon.
Silhouette October Elite Sale:  

So, you don’t own a Curio and want to join us — Or if you have been thinking about buying a Curio — have I got a deal for you!!  Offered in this month’s Silhouette Elite Sale is the Curio Bundle.  Curio is the perfect machine for DIYers that love to diversify their creativity.  Curio is the only machine that can unlock stippling, etching, debossing, embossing and dual carriage features in the powerful Silhouette Studio® design software.

The exclusive Elite sale will run from October 1- 15! This bundle includes the machine, the large base and the dust cover (color may vary), all for the low price of $149.99. This bundle is valued at over $275, so it’s a steal of a deal!   In order to unlock this deal, you will need to use my exclusive code, TERRI, at checkout & the sale price will appear in the shopping cart.

Another deal this month is 40% off of all Started Kits from Silhouette America!!  And again, with my exclusive code, TERRI – -there is FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50!!  So, be sure to take advantage of that!
HURRY — this sale only lasts until October 15th!!!  

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  1. Sandra Alvarez says

    Hi Terri. Have you ever considered streaming your classes and offering them as a live streaming course, in addition to the hands-on course? As much as I would love to attend your hands-on courses, it isn’t always feasible. The next best thing would be to participate from the comfort of my home. It would be amazing to attend one of your courses, even if it’s just in my home.

    • Sandra – -Yes, it has definitely been considered & in the works. Just an involved process — and not enough hours in the day. When this becomes available, I will let post it here on the blog.

  2. I wish I could attend. Would you or she be able to shine a light on getting my curio to connect to my software? I have been dealing with this for two days and my software will not recognize my curio, it displays my cameo 3. I have gone through the sync process numerous times, I have rebooted my computer, I have updated to the most recent software, I am using a PC. I don’t know what else to do. The green light next to the power button is not blinking, the red light by the pause button does not light up; however, neither are blinking. Any help will be appreciated. I have reached out to Silhouette, but that is a slow process, and I have projects that I really need to make – etching. Thank you so much.