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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Berry Sweet card scoring with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

One of my favorite parts of the end of June and beginning of July is Michigan strawberries!  And the best part is my mother in law has a TON in her garden!  So that marks the season of fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, and a lot of strawberries left to freeze for fruit smoothies!  I saw this berry sweet file and knew this would be the perfect thank you card for the mother in law! 
Did you know you can use the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the stylus to score cards???  Why yes you can!  This is a super easy way to make sure your cards line up and easy to do!  You do NOT need the embossing mat for scoring cards, just the stylus.  Add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in place of your blade, add the stylus, set the height with the popcycle stick, and set your pressure to 33 (thicker cardstocks may need a double cut).  You can download the file for the 5x7 card here... Studio 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 use double cut with the pressure all the way at 33.
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!  Fold it in half and use a bone folder to smooth out the edge!

I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Silhouette Cameo with the green metallic mini gel pen to draw the berry sweet sentiment, which was a download from Silhouette Studio.  I then colored it in with the Copic markers.  While the mini gel pen didn't bleed, I think I used the wrong paper for this one as the Copics did bleed a bit!  Whooops!
The paper is Imaginesce.  The ribbon is little Yellow bicycle. 

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Barb said...

Mmm...Those strawberries look yummy!

Did you draw the winner from the Getting Cricky Freedom Isn't Free blog hop yet? I think I might have missed the announcement of your winner.

krafting kelly said...

Berry cute!

Dana said...

That's awesome Amy! I love the card too!