DIY Thank You Cards with Silhouette Sketch Pens

Silhouette sent me the coolest new toys to play with last week: the Silhouette Sketch Pens!!! And let me tell you, these pens are awesome! My handwriting is pretty horrible, and I’m no good at drawing, but now I can let my Cameo do all the work and still have a homemade look to the finished project. Check out the adorable thank you cards I made!

DIY Thank You Cards with Silhouette Sketch Pens

I love the look of the metallic silver on the kraft paper; it’s so fun! And the cards are super simple to make. Just switch out your Silhouette’s cutting blade for the sketch pen, press Cut, and let it do its thing!

DIY Thank You Cards with Silhouette sketch pens

You only need a few things to recreate these thank you cards:

  • a silver Silhouette sketch pen
  • kraft paper
  • a plain envelope
  • colored or patterned paper for the envelope liner

The first thing you need to do is decide on a design! To make these cards I used my Studio software, chose a cursive font for the words (I used French Script MT), and then just extended the cursive lines on either end of the words all the way to the edge of the card. You could also find a cute graphic from the Silhouette online store and put it on the front of the card, or even just take an image file from your computer and use Studio’s Trace function to turn it into a cuttable design!

Once your design is ready to go, stick the kraft paper to your cutting mat and load it into your Silhouette. Replace the knife with the silver sketch pen.

DIY Thank You Cards with Silhouette Sketch Pens

Then press Cut and watch as the machine draws out your gorgeous design for you! Unload the cutting mat and paper once it’s done and remove the paper from the mat.

Cut the kraft paper down to size (my cards are 5.5″ x 8.5″, folded in half), fold it in half, and you have a homemade thank you card!

If you want to dress up the envelopes a bit, just cut a piece of patterned paper so that it is a quarter inch smaller than the inside of the envelope. Lightly run a glue stick over the back of the patterned paper, slide it in the envelope, and gently press it down onto the inside of the envelope so that the pattern shows when the envelope is opened. Make sure not to glue it shut!

And now you have a fun thank you card and envelope!

DIY Thank You Cards with Silhouette Sketch Pens

What would you make first if you had some sketch pens?


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Felicia says

    8 years ago

    Hi! Found your site through pinterest! Thanks for sharing all these great projects! How did you extend the letters and tilt it. I’m a super newbie to the silhouette!

    Thank you!!!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      8 years ago

      For the tilt I just rotated the entire text box slightly. There is a rotate menu at the top of the Silhouette Studio software where you can rotate whatever you want. And for extending the little lines all the way to the edge of the page, I just double clicked on the text to open up point editing mode. Then I just dragged a few points further to the left or right to extend the end of the letters off the edge of the page. Hopefully that makes sense, but if not, let me know and I’ll try to explain better! Have fun with it!

  2. Amanda says

    9 years ago

    I love the look of this card! So fun! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  3. Antonella says

    9 years ago

    Thank you for the tutorial, I have a cameo but haven’t tried the sketch pens… I may have to break down and get the pen combo (it has everything I need to get started!) Oh, one addiction to another…
    I found you through the Whipperberry Friday Flair Link Party where I am also partying, would love it if you’d stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  4. Melissa Frances says

    9 years ago

    OMG Those are so COOL….thanks for sharing!

  5. Jacque says

    9 years ago

    I got some of these for Christmas … Now I am dying to try them out!

  6. Crystal says

    9 years ago

    I just got a Silhouette last month. This is such a great idea!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing it!! Can’t wait to get a Silhouette pen and try this!! Pinning it!!

  7. keri @ shaken together says

    9 years ago

    Ok, that’s it … Santa MUST bring me a silhouette. These cards are so cute and could not be easier!

  8. Gwen says

    9 years ago

    Yet another reason to add to my list of why I need a silhouette. That is stupid-awesome.

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