DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

I always love a good pattern… and this one makes me smile. Have you seen this week’s free shape from Silhouette? Go ahead… take a moment to hop over there and download it, I’ll be right here. Now, that you have it, I want to share how I made this cute patterned stationery set. It all started with a white pen. I tried the sketch pen, but the ink was too light for the textured surface of my cardstock. Sooooo, out came my pen holder with my trusty white sakura gel pen, et voila! A project was born! Want to DIY patterned stationery with me?


The What

The How

Step 1: I opened up the 2 shapes in Studio and resized them

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

Step 2: I created a small flat card shape (rounded rectangle) using the middle of the envelope as a guide. I then created the an internal offset to crop the pattern

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

Step 3: Next, I made a faux liner to crop the pattern so that there is a border. To do this, I created an internal offset of the envelope, then used the rectangle tool to crop it (tip: you can duplicate this and use it later for envelope liners)

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

 

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

 

Tips: Before sending to cut, select your patterns, then use the penholder and pen to cut first (like the sketch pen) , then cut the cardstock with the blade

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

 

Once cut, I folded and glued with a brand new set of notecards and matching envelopes!

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

DIY Patterned Stationery - Maritza Lisa: DIY Stationery using a geometric pattern and Silhouette's Sketch pen . Click through for the tutorial.

Looking for some more inspiration? Check out my other Silhouette tutorials.

6 thoughts on “DIY Patterned Stationery

  1. Alyssa

    hold. on. i just got a silhouette recently, are you telling me you can use your own pens in them??

    btw, this is BEAUTIFUL.

    1. Maritza Post author

      Thanks, Alyssa! So far, I’ve been able to use my white gel pen with the pen holder. I believe you can use a ball point pen too. You can also use the sketch pens (without the holder). Have fun with your Silhouette!

    1. Maritza Post author

      Thanks, Brittany! LOVE what you did with the free shape too! Your work is so lovely.

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