Monday, May 7, 2012

Pen holders....again!

I am in absolute love! Seriously, I am. After I realized that I was using the marker holder, I ordered the REAL Silhouette Cameo pen holder from Amy Chomas. Her great service had it in my hands in a couple of days and it has been happily playing with my Zing ever since. This is what we did today:

 Cardmaps #20
 Lettering Delights Thin Fonts: Eesome
Lettering Delights Thin Font Doodles set 1 Flowerpower
Digital paper: Lettering Delights Dandelions
Glaze Pens
Assorted Glues
Home printer
Make the Cut software (or similar) for print and cut

Here is how I was able to achieve perfect results with the Silhouette Cameo
pen holder and my sweet ZaraZing:

Tips for using pens with Zing and MTC: 
Familiarize yourself with this tool (in MTC)
Hidden behind this icon is the "thin path" feature. It will create
single lines from most (not all) double line items. I used this feature
for the crosshatching; beginning with the lattice feature.

Consider the look different inks give. 
Glaze pens leave a shiny, raised finish on the paper. I just love the texture! 
But, they are slow to dry, so it is necessary to move the 
small white rings on the Zing so that the ink does not smear.

Create the "Shims" in different sizes! I keep a bunch on 
hand and then I don't have to stop and remake them when
ZaraZing and Pen holder want to play!

Most of all, have fun! My pen holder has given me a whole new way of embellishing. I love it and I think you will, too!


  1. That was really neat information...thank you for sharing...I have never lined up my pens before, I just purchased a Pazzle pen holder and it came with shims. I previously owned Amy's holders for the "C" machine, but couldn't figure out how to use them with my Zing...I will now try again.

    On a side note, what program are you using to do your videos? I am trying to do some videos for my blog and would like to go between the screen to the machine also, but wasn't sure how to do it. my email is if you wouldn't mind sharing...again thank you for this video.

  2. Love your card and happy to see you are enjoying your pens. TFS

  3. Awesome Jeannie! Thanks so much for sharing all you do!