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Silhouette UK: Mail art using the pen holder

Hey there, welcome back. I hope the week has started off on a good start! It must be if you have headed over to the blog today. Today, I am showing you how easy it is to create mail art with the pen holder from Silhouette.

Now I have to confess, I haven’t used the pen holder before – I have only ever sketched with the sketch pens . However, it was so easy to use; I will be trying it out more often! But bare in mind, you’re limited on the size of pen you can use because of the thread holders, so I don’t think a sharpie will fit in. Don’t worry though as I used two pens today and they worked great. I used a Gel pen and a Staedtler Triplus Fineliner – they both worked great.

To see the full post on how this all came together, don’t forget to the check out the Silhouette UK blog – link is at the end of the post.

Mail art Process overview

To start off, draw an oblong the size of your envelope. Next, position your chosen designs overlapping the oblong. Once you are happy with the layout/design, select the all the design elements and the oblong – using the modify panel, crop the designs to the shape of the oblong.

Finally, you will want to get rid the external lines of the oblong denoting the edge of your envelope. These are attached to your ‘cropped’ designs. If you don’t eliminate these, these lines will also be drawn. Using the knife tool, draw on the outside line of the envelope cutting the straight lines. Once detached from your cropped design, delete these lines (See below)

Before out lines removed with the knife tool

after the lines are removed with knife tool

Mail art photos

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


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*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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