Spring Sketched Notecards

Spring Sketched Notecards

I am a sucker for cute stationary. It is just nice to have on hand for those times I want to send someone a quick note. For spring, I decided to add a few new notecards to my stash. These are bitty {2.5 x 3.5} which I adore, and they super simple to create which makes me like them even more.

To create your own here’s what you’ll need :
Cardstock
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Sketch Pens

You can create a fun sketched shape out of just about any shape in the online store. I chose spring silhouette’s for this project and after drawing the card shape, I opened each of them up in Silhouette studio and resized them accordingly. {My card is a 2.5″ x 3.5″ and the bunny is sized to 1.045 x 2.240}

Now for the fun part…Β with the shape selected I opened the Sketch Window, and selected Advanced Options down at the bottom.

 

Then, I selected the 3rd edge effect and used the toggles to change the width to .080 in, density to 393% and waver to 21%.

Next, I selected the 3rd fill type and used the toggles to change the spacing to .085, angle 0, sweep .060, offset to -.140

Then, I selected the 2nd fill effect and used the toggles to change the stroke length to 1.855, width to .240, density to 34%, splay 0 and curvature 0.

 

When I use the sketch feature, the settings are different every time, and with every shape, so I recommend playing around with the settings and all of the toggles until you get the look you are after.

After the sketched image was ready to go, I made sure to turn off the cut lines for the card shape in the cut style window by selecting no cut.

 

Then, I replaced the blade in my CAMEO with a white sketch pen from the new sketch pen starter kit, selected silhouette sketch pen in the cut settings window and then clicked cut.

Once the bunny was sketched, I left my mat loaded in the CAMEO, opened the cut style window and turned off the cut lines for the bunny by selecting no cut. Then, I selected cut edge for the card, and perforate edge for the fold line.

I replaced the sketch pen in my CAMEO with the blade, selected textured cardstock in the cut settings window and clicked cut.

By making several of them at one time you’ve got plenty for yourself, or tie a few of them together with some ribbon and you’ve got a great little gift too.

Happy sketching!

Shapes:
assorted bunnies

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16 comments

  1. This is adorable. Buttt… if I don’t have the designer edition, can I still pull this off?

    1. Hi Joanna, The closest you can probably get with the basic edition is replacing your blade with the sketch pen and getting the cutlines {outline} of the rabbit, or whichever shape you are using.

  2. WOW! That is so dang CUTE! I love hearing about things I didn’t know I could do in DE. πŸ™‚

  3. Did you stamp the “hello.” on there afterwards? Or print it on there? Also, did you round the corners of the card after cutting out or was the rounding part of the cut of the card? Thanks! I want to make some of these!

    1. Hi Denise, I did the hello using the same steps as I did the bunny. You’ll just want to play around with the settings until it looks the way you like. The smaller the letters, usually just the continuous outline works great. As for the rounded corners, you can use the rounded rectangle tool instead of the regular one to draw your card to get that look. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  4. Darling! And it worked…I went ahed and ordered the sketch pens.

  5. Must try this – so sweet πŸ™‚

  6. Love this but can’t get mine to sketch. My image is still red when I send it to Silhouette. Any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

    1. It is hard for me to tell without seeing your file. But if you want to save it and email it to me {blog@silhouetteamerica.com} I can take a closer look, or you may contact customer support and they’d be happy to help you πŸ™‚ Their email is support@silhouetteamerica.com

    2. Figured it out! Thanks so much for your reply!

    3. You are welcome. Glad you got it to work!

  7. so i did this–but wanted to send it to my printer instead of using sketch pens (which i haven’t bought yet.) doesn’t show up when i print–registration marks are there but no image! ???

    1. To be able to print the lines you’ll want to click ‘Release Sketch’ at the bottom of the sketch menu. Then, you can change the color and line style as well.

    2. dear jeana. i shall love you forever.

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