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