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Silhouette Snowman Family Sketch Card & Give Away

Don’t miss the Give Away at the bottom of this post! 🙂

A Family Thank You Card

 Did you know that you can draw with your Silhouette?  You can!  Yes, there are Silhouette Sketch pens but there are other options that can broaden your drawing choices to markers, regular ball point pens, gel pens and glue pens (for use with glitter, flock, etc).  Today, I’m using Amy Chomas’ Silhouette marker holder along with a Signo Uni-ball white gel pento create this cute card.

You can draw and cut with the Silhouette.

I downloaded this snowman sketch image from the Silhouette Store.  I did make some changes to it though.  It used to say Merry Christmas at the top but I decided to delete that part and add the sign for my snowdaughter to hold.  I also added names to each of the snow peeps.  You can make certain things draw or not draw by selecting them and clicking “no cut”.  That’s what you’re seeing in the area on the right of the snow family drawing.

Drawing is a great ability to have with the Silhouette!

Cool, but how do you make it draw, you ask?  Well, you insert the pen or marker holder and when you’re ready to draw you select the Silhouette Sketch pen function in your Silhouette software.  It’s basically the same process as cutting but because you have a pen or marker holder instead of the blade, it will draw instead of cut.  Sweet!

Flower Soft & Wintery Puns stamps

Some of my Facebook friends convinced me that investing in Flower Soft would be a good idea, so I bought some in Polar Whiteand used it (along with the Flower Soft glue) to make some snow on the top and bottom of this card.  You know I hate using glitter due to mess, right?  Well, Flower Soft is my pretty, new crafting BFF because it’s fun and easy to clean up.  Flower Soft isn’t a kind of glitter though, it’s a fluffy, non sticky substance that helps add color and dimension to things.  I’m also using the “thank you snow much” stamp from Joy’s Life Wintery Puns stamps.  Perfect for an after Christmas “thank you” card!

A Great Give Away!!

Would you like to try an adjustable pen or marker holder for your Silhouette OR Cricut?  Amy has them for either machine! 🙂  Just leave me a comment telling me what you would make with a Chomas Creations adjustable holder.  I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner on December 27.

We Have a Winner:
julied says:
DECEMBER 20, 2011 AT 12:39 PM
Very cool! I’ve never tried writing with my cricut but would love to try. I like the idea of writing text like the names on your card with the pens!


Can’t wait to see who wins?  Want to buy one now?  Amy made a coupon just for Joy’s Life friends!  You can go to Chomas Creations Store and checkout using the code: joyslife10 and save 10% off your entire purchase!  YAY!  I heart a coupon!

Have a Crafty Day!

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  1. Wow, the signo did really well in the Sil. Too cute! It’s given me some ideas for Valentine’s Day cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Josie0602 says:

    I love my Signo pens and it worked so wonderfully with the Silhouette. I love that card…it is just so adorable! I love using pens in my Cricut and use them mostly for cardmaking.

  3. The Signo pens sound interesting. There are a lot of Cricut designs that I would like to see drawn out instead of cut out! Will definitely have to look into them!! Thanks for the ideas.

  4. I would use it to draw out designs that I don’t want cut, such as inserting names or cute sayings on cards. Love it!

  5. This is super Great, I love that you used a pen that most of us have on hand. I would so make tons of cards with this gadget. I would have to have one for my cricut, no Silhouette yet, but I hoping and keeping my fingers crossed that it will be under my Christmas Tree…. 😉 Thank you for the inspiration…. 😉

  6. Never heard of these until now. Would be interesting to try on my cricut since I don’t have a silhouette.

  7. Too cool! I didn’t know you could draw like that using the machines. I think I would attempt to make a card.

  8. Wow! What great detail you have drawn with that Signo pen. I have a few some Cricut markers, but they are such a wide line that I never use them. I would definitely be interested in trying out some finer tip pens. Thanks for such great giveaways this week!

  9. I would draw a lot of the images on the Cricut Carts. Thank you for a chance to win.

  10. Would love to have one of the Signo pens for card making! Cute card Joy…. snowmen are my favorite!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  11. I have bought 4 different pens to get the effect you did on this card because I cannot find the Signo one. I live in a big city and for some reason none of the stores carry it! I love the Chomas pen holder. I used to have one when I had a Cricut but I don’t really need one on my Gazelle . Hmmmm, I just got my cousin a Create. Thanks for the reminder, I will have to let her know about this awesome pen tool.

  12. Wow! Where to start? My printer does not work very well for crafting, so I would love to have a sketch option for my cards and scrapbooks. I have heard that Amy’s holders are awesome! Please pick me… 🙂

  13. This is anew company to me, and I’d love to try their adjustable holder to write out several of the cricut phrases first and then cut them slightly larger to give more oomph! So I’d definitely be making cards on my Cricut with this! Thanks Joy

  14. This would be such fun to try! Thanks Joy! Merry Christmas!

  15. bunnyfreak says:

    Would love to use my signo pen this way with my cricut.

  16. Love your card, I would love to win a pin holder for my Silhouette.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  17. Very cool! I’ve never tried writing with my cricut but would love to try. I like the idea of writing text like the names on your card with the pens!

  18. Great card. I need to add the pen holder to my wishlist. If I won one, I’d make some note card sets to give to a few friends.

  19. Oh, where would I begin….I have been drooling over Amy’s adjustable holder’s ever since she came out with them. I just got my Cameo when it came out and am too nervous to ask the hubby for more “toys”. I also have 4 girls who would LOVE these…maybe I should get the holders for them for Christmas ;D LOL Oh, Joy I have your vinylology dvd and love it. Was watching it yesterday to brush up on a technique when my 4 year old said “Mommy you have one of those too!” I am trying to “groom” them early!!!! Thanks for all that you do, I know it takes a lot of time!

  20. I love this card! I would LOVE to WIN a pen holder for my Silhouette or a marker holder! – Great tutorial!

  21. Super cute Joy!!! I love that you can insert the Sentiment…and write your families names in…way cool in my book! I’m thinking I need one of these pen holders now!!! Today is the first I’ve seen of them and they are fantastic!!! Thanks for the great ideas!

  22. That came out too cute, I love how it is done in white!!!
    Happy Holidays to all!!
    Karen [email protected]

  23. sleelar21 says:

    You’re right – their twine is super cute. I like colored twine.

  24. I would love to use this making color pages for my DGD. She has discovered printing pages from the internet…creating them with pens and using my Cricut would save printer ink. Great idea! TFS.

  25. shoespink says:

    Wow love the card so cute.
    I would draw on layouts with my cricut.
    Thank you.

  26. How cute! And how inspiring! What would I do with the holder and pens? I would design cards specifically for our Auxiliary Angels (support group for law enforcement families in our LE association) to use to send love and support to LE families in crises. And I would use it to make thank you cards for when my husband runs for election. And I would just have a BLAST playing with it!

    Thanks for giving me a moment to dream about one more great product!

  27. I have never used the pens before. I have a Cricut and would love to use them. I would definitely use them in my card making.


  28. ladybugCarrie says:

    Love your card! I have heard so many great things about these Chomas Creations adjustable holders. I would use it when I make my cards. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  29. I’d like to try the pens for greetings and/or verses on a card. How did you get your names on the snowmen? Thanks, Joy!

  30. I would make some great decorations for my classroom!

  31. That turned out really cute Joy! I LOVE the idea of using my signo gel pen with my machine…. I don’t know if I can wait til April for a Silhouette now! That is a really cool feature!


  32. I would love to try something new on my OLD Silhouette! This could revolutionize this Nana’s stuff!

  33. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Oh, oh, oh! pick me! pick me! I would love to win a holder. I would make some outlines on valentines and other cards; and write names on the cards to personalize them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  34. Oh My Gosh Joy!!!!
    this is soo soo soo cute, I love it!!!!
    you are really makin me want a Silhouette…..
    and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Amy Chomas’s Stuff!!!!!
    I have the gel pen and marker holder, but how cool would it be to have the adjustable holder!!!!
    thank you so much for the chance to win….

  35. That is sooooo cool! I have never tried using pens or markers with either the silhouette or the cricut… But if I win, I’d probably use it for a card or tag…


  36. OMG! I love the pen holder! having the machine sketch out something adds more charm then just printing it out. I would love to win this :0)

  37. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy,I love to try those pens on scrapbook layouts! Never used flower soft.Have a great Christmas!!!!!! Joy

  38. What a great tool! So many ideas! Amazing! 😉

  39. I would make really cool invitations for my daughters birthday party.

  40. NanetteMT says:

    I would use it to draw letters then cut them out.

  41. What an adorable card, would love to try this for some fancy borders on my cards and Layouts!! Thanks Joy and Merry Christmas!!

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