First, I open the Page Tools Window & size my workspace to the same size as my envelope — in this instance, its 5″ high x 7″ wide.
Next, select the Text tool, click in the workspace & type in your return address. You’ll see a green box around the text — click on it so that you have the “select” boxes around the text. At this point, you can size it — I used 36 pt. You can also change to the font that you would like to use. The font I used is LD Charming Bold font that I purchased in the Silhouette Store. I like this one, because when you use the Silhouette Sketch pens, it looks like a single stoke – instead of an outline. Remember, we are using the Silhouette Mint Stamp for the Return address.
At this point, stick your envelope onto your mat — and I LOVE the low tack adhesive mat from Silhouette! This is great, so that the envelope doesn’t stick too much to the mat — and has NO sticky residue on the back when its removed! Feed your mat into the Cameo & click on “Send to Silhouette”. Now, your Cut Settings Window will open.
Select the “Silhouette Sketch Pens” – and the settings will automatically adjust for the pens! You’ll notice the blade setting changes to Sketch Pen! I am using the Chomas Adjustable Marker holder so that I can use my Zig Millennium Pen – point 05. ( If you are using the Silhouette Sketch pens, simply drop them in the housing, lock them down & go.) I chose red to co-ordinate with my stamp! This is hard to show how to use the Marker Holder with pictures – -so I’ve made a little video for you!
Its so easy — and after the first envelope began “sketching” – I deleted the first recipient’s address & began typing in the next one! (You can also copy & paste from your address book – -even faster). So, when the first envelope was finished — the next one was ready to “send to Silhouette”. I loved it!!
That’s it! Your done! Now, stick on your Christmas stamps – get them in the mail — and get to finishing up your gifts or wrapping!
Day #2 – Crafty Deal of the Day – I love using the Chomas Marker Holder to sketch & draw. Gives me total flexibility when selecting the pens or markers I want to use!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post — Its a software tip that you won’t want to miss! Until then —