Snail mail holds a huge part of my heart. Send me a handwritten letter and you’ll easily move to the top of my favorite’s list. There is nothing that compares to opening your mailbox and getting a piece of parcel that is NOT a bill or credit card scam. Amirite? Well, aside from the endless amount of cards you can make with your CAMEO or Portrait, did you know that you can also address your envelopes? …Yes way!
Whether you’re not a fan of your own handwriting or you have too many envelopes to address yourself (wedding peeps), with the use of Silhouette’s sketch pens and pen holder, you can get the look of hand addressed envelopes without the carpal tunnel! Bonus!
In Silhouette Studio, I made a rectangle sized accordingly with my envelope dimensions. With the cutting mat fully revealed on the screen, you can then place the rectangle on the screen exactly where you’ll place it on your cutting mat. This will ensure that the name and address are sketched in the correct place on the front of the envelope itself. Magic.
With you envelope in position on your cutting mat, check that the our cut settings are set to “Sketch Pen” and send it to “cut”. Instead of cutting as the CAMEO would with the blade, with the sketch pen option, it will instead “draw” for you. Whether your using Silhouettes sketch pens, or utilizing their pen holder tool to use your own pen of your choice, your cameo will direct it to perfectly sketch the name and address legibly and precisely. How cool is it that? Like I said, magic.
Doesn’t matter who you write, just be sure to send out some love! Text less, write more and I promise you won’t be disappointed.