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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Cherish layout with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I have a confession to make.  I started this page over 5 years ago.  It has sat and sat with only paper and pictures on it, just waiting to get finished.  I guess I got stuck on a title, and some finishing ideas.  I didn't know if I was happy with the set up.  Today I decided to get it done!  I found this very fitting title in the Studio downloads. 
And another confession.  I'm addicted to cool pens and markers.  I have to look every time I am at a store.  These Sharpie pens were at Target in the best colors!  And notice the no bleed sign on the front!  Perfect for cardstock, and fine tip!  And look, they even fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holders, and this means they are centered when you use them!

So I used the Sharpie pens in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cameo to do the journaling on this page!  The font is from a Lettering Delights font called LD Typewriter.  It is a thin font, and look how nice it looks for details!  I did this in Studio.  When you buy the Lettering Delights thin fonts, you can download the zip file which includes the TTF version of the fonts that you install on your computer and can use in Studio!
And here is the completed page, along with some hearts and ribbon!  I'm so glad I got this page done after all these years!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Vinyl & the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Back to school is sneaking up on us quickly and I thought, why not make some fun labels for the kids' things?  So I did lol!
Did you know you can use Sharpies on vinyl and they won't smear??  Some of you may have seen my post about the new fluorescent Sharpies I found (if you missed it, it is right HERE)  I wanted to see how these Sharpies would work on the white vinyl, and when I showed my daughter she jumped up and down squealing, so I guess she liked it!  My son came running asking for some for him!



The fine point Sharpies will fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for both the Silhouette and the Cricut Expression 2.  Vinyl is a glossy surface, which can cause smearing so I slow the speed to 5 for these, and of course you don't want to crush the tip of your Sharpie so use a thickness of 1. 
I made these designs in Designers Edition of Studio.  I used a Lettering Delights thin font for the names and used the sketch feature in DE to change a regular oval to the loop de loop and the sketched oval design.  I then used an offset of the sketch for cutting around my design.  If you need to learn how to sketch a design then cut around it, I have a tutorial HERE.


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sky is the limit card with Chomas Creations pen holder


I love when I get guests to play with the Chomas Creations tools and see what they can come up with!  This card is by Omar at Awesome SVG's and he used a silver Sakura Gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable holder to draw the designs on the front of this card and a white gel pen on the inside.  Love it!  Thanks Omar!  You can get more details on the card he did on his blog here...  Awesome SVG's
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Monday, June 08, 2015

Graduation card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder



I needed a quick graduation card, and this is what I came up with! I already had the green graph design as I made extra from another project. To make it I had used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Cameo with a stylus and flipped the green metal sheet by Ten Seconds Studios upside down on my embossing mat. I then embossed the design. I added it to a lined design paper and added ribbon! I love keeping my "extras" for quick projects like these! Make more then you need for later!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birthday card with Sharpies in the Explore!

Finally got some time to play with my new Explore and wanted to get those neon Sharpies to work on a birthday card!  And they fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Explore!  I love how bright they are!  Being the 80's have made a come back and the neon colors are all the rage for the teens and tweens, I can't wait to give this card to one of them!  And with the Explore I do love the option of using the font I want on my computer, any fonts I have installed!  WOOHOO!
I use a Popsicle stick to adjust the height of the marker after the  mat is already installed in the machine to figure out the right height.

Here are some of the different neon Sharpies they offer.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy happy birthday with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

How many happy's does it take to make a happy birthday card?  Well this many lol! 
The share for this card is here... happy birthday share 
I drew all of the happy's with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a Sakura moonlight gel pen.  I used a speed of 3 and a thickness of 8.  I also used a stylus in the pen holder to score my card.  To see a tutorial on scoring your card, click here... card score
 I was going for the chalk on chalkboard look with this card so I used some white chalk with a poofball to give the card some depth.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The boys with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

Aaaah boys!  They are a ton of fun, but not a ton of fun to get a "good" picture of!!  Of course these pictures say a whole lot more about my son and nephew then a serious one any day!!
I really liked the journaling bubbles I created in MTC from yesterday so I had to make some for Studio!  If you would like the share to these journaling bubbles, you can download them here... journaling bubbles  I added a Sharpie pen (no bleed!!!) to the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cameo (fits perfectly inside, so it is centered) and drew the journaling lines.  You can use the cut line function in Studio to turn lines on and off, which I did to make these journaling bubbles.

How about a quick tutorial on making the journaling bubbles work in Studio!?!
This is the easiest way I have found.  The lines are all grouped to make this easier to do.  Hightlight the entire design, click on cut line settings (1) and click no cut (2).
Now highlight only the lines (1) on this design (stay inside the thought bubbles to do this easiest).  Click on cut (2).  Add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to the Cameo and draw your lines.  Do not remove the mat from the machine when you start the next step. 
Highlight your entire design again (1) and click on cut (2).
Now highlight only the lines again staying inside the thought bubbles (1) and click on no cut (2).  Now just your thought bubbles are going to cut.  Replace the pen holder with the blade and cut the design. 





I also made the title and arrows in Studio, and if you would like that share you can get it here... boy arrows  When I notice that a cut is going to kind of fade into the background I will layer 2 or 3 cuts to make it stand out more, like I did on this page.

I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of my papers, and added some ribbon to the page and of course pictures of my boys! 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Boy vs. Burger with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

This was a really big moment in our household with a super picky eater!  The first time he ate a cheeseburger!  We do find humor here in the every day little things!  By the way, boy WON!  hehe
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Silhouette Cameo with a Copic multi-liner.  If you are familiar with Copic markers, the multi-liner is a pen you can write with that won't smear with the Copic markers.  So just think, anything you would normally cut, you could draw with the multi-liner, then color in!  ANYTHING!!! 
Here is the design all colored in!  I know my coloring skills can use some work hehe!
I also made the journaling circle with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a gel pen.  You can get the file for this here...  journaling circle
All of the arrows were Studio files.  Here is my finished page with my son the ham!  Or hamburger hehe!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scoring a card with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder & stylus


Want an easy way to score fold lines??  Look no further!  I used a stylus (I do have these in the Chomas Creations store if you don't already have one) in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score 110 pound cardstock, which is the thickest I can think of that would be good for cards.  You do NOT need an embossing mat for this, just an original Silhouette mat.
I used the smaller tip of the stylus as shown here.
You can get the file for a 5x7 card for Studio with the score line here... 5x7 card  All parts of files are set up to cut when you send them to the Silhouette Cameo. But I don't want to cut the middle score line for the card, I want to score it. So first I click on the cut style icon on the top menu of Studio (1) to get my options, which are located at the right side of Studio. I need to turn off the large rectangle that will be my card, so I click on that, then click on no cut (2).

Now add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the stylus to the Silhouette Cameo and set the pressure all the way at 33.  The line shown in this picture is layered 5 times, so it will run over the line 5 times to really score it.
Next we want to cut the card out. To do this we need to switch our options in cut style. This time we select the line we scored and select the no cut option. Now select the large rectangle for the card and select cut. Without removing your mat from the Silhouette, carefully switch out the stylus for the blade. Now cut the rectangle.

You will have a scored line right down the middle of your card!  You may have to click on the picture to see it larger and see the score line.

Fold it in half and use a bone folder to smooth out the edge!  You have a scored card! 
Of course you don't have to just use this with cards, you can do this with any score line!

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

The difference between the pen and marker Chomas Creations adjustable holders

I have so many people asking why both a pen and marker holder?  After asking people if they would want one of both, for the reasons shown, we all decided on both, as people did want both options!  But keep in mind you can always just use the marker holder for holding pens to, you just won't be able to center them like you see below.

This cute bear shape from Lettering Delights has a ring around it as the bonus layer.  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Sakura Souffle gel pen to draw the ring.  The Souffle pens dry puffy, I just love them!  Of course this means you should let them have extra dry time before you touch them or they will smear!

Now I'm often asked what the difference between the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and adjustable marker holder.  The biggest difference of course is the size.  The adjustable pen holder holds pens up to 3/8 inch while the adjustable marker holder goes up to 1/2 inch.  The biggest problem with putting a gel pen in the adjustable marker holder is how far off center the gel pen will end up.


Now, if you were to draw with the gel pen in the adjustable marker holder it is going to be way off center.  If you try to cut a design like I showed above it will end up drawing the ring outside of the design.


Notice how the gel pen is centered inside of the adjustable pen holder.

When you draw and cut with the gel pen inside the adjustable pen holder your ring will be centered inside your design!


I also used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a Prismacolor Permier to draw the font around my design.  This is the Lettering Delights thin font called Typewriter.





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