Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Birthday Gift-featuring the Chomas Adjustable Pen Holder

Hello, everyone. I had planned on creating and publishing this blog post 2 days ago, but somehow that didn't happen.

This post will be featuring the Chomas Creations Adjustable Pen holder again. This time, it was the featured product in the birthday gift I gave to my friend Cathy. Cathy recently ordered a Silhouette Cameo and she had expressed how much she liked the way I used the Chomas pen holder to create card sentiments and notes for greeting cards. So, I knew I had to get her one for her birthday gift. In addition to the pen holder, I knew she would appreciate a private lesson on how to use it, so I created a gift certificate using the pen holder and a gel pen. Here is the result:

I created this with my Silhouette Software by placing a label image I purchased from the Silhouette store on to my mat and sizing it.  Next, I created an offset (right mouse click on the image, choose "offset" from the menu, size it using the offset menu that will appear to the right of your mat). I moved the offset off my mat to use for later. Next, I added my wording to the label. I chose a Thin Line Font I had purchased from Lettering Delights and typed the words inside the label. I switched out my blade for the pen holder, loaded the gel pen, changed my Silhouette setting to "Silhouette Pen Holder", and pressed Cut. The Silhouette drew the label and words. Once complete I DID NOT UNLOAD the mat! With my mat still in the Cameo, I switched out the pen holder for the blade. Back to the Silhouette software- I moved my offset back onto the mat and placed it around the label and words. Now I moved the label and words off the mat. I changed the cut settings to cut my cardstock and pressed "Cut". This is how I was able to cut around the the outline made by the pen.

Here is the complete gift:

I also made a purse with images I purchased from the Silhouette store and sized it to fit the pen holder "bundle". It came out really cute. And my friend loved it! Especially the private lesson :)

If you would like the chance to win your very own Chomas Creations Adjustable Pen Holder, you still have a few days to leave a comment for a chance to win. You must become a follower and leave a comment on this post CLICK HERE. I will be picking a winner via random drawing Sunday evening, July 22nd. You might want to take a look at the in depth tutorial on how to use the Chomas pen holder, gel pen and Thin Line font while you're there.

Good luck!


  1. I wish you were here to give me a free lesson, your pen work is wonderful! I still have problems doing this. My DD just got her Cameo, I know she'd love to have a pen holder for her new baby...

  2. What an awesome friend you are!!! I bet she was thrilled heheh!!

  3. What a great gift idea Carole, I love using my pen holder :)

  4. Sue, I would love to give you a private lesson! Amy, she was very happy! Thank you, Michelle!


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