Ginger Snap Crafts: How to Make a Colorful Quote using your Silhouette

How to Make a Colorful Quote using your Silhouette

Hello! This morning I’m excited to be joining in another Silhouette challenge with some of my favorite bloggers. Yay! :) This month our theme is all about paper! :) I’ve shared lots of paper projects with my Silhouette, and one of my favorite things to use with paper are the Silhouette Sketch Pens. I’ve shared a Silhouette Sketch Pen tutorial before but today we are going to get fancy! ha! ;) I’m going to show you how to make a colorful quote using your Silhouette. So keep reading to see how easy it is! :)

How to Make a Colorful Quote with your Silhouette #Silhouette #sketchpens

Silhouette Sketch Pens

For this project you’ll need:
your Silhouette
Silhouette Sketch Pens
white cardstock
this image from the Silhouette online store

First you’ll open up this image in your Silhouette software. Size it to fit your frame….mine was a 5x7 frame. So I made my image just a little bit smaller than that. TIP: I didn’t do a screen shot of this but make sure you highlight the quote, click object from the menu bar then ungroup to separate all the words in your image first.


Then you’ll open up the Cut Style Window by clicking the button above the arrow below.


Then by highlighting the whole image & then clicking the no cut button everything will fade. If it’s “faded” your Silhouette will not cut it, or in this case draw that part of the image.


Now you’ll select one word or phrase at at time by highlighting them, & then selecting the cut option. When you do that that set of words will have the dark lines again. Send it to your Silhouette. After you are done with that word select uncut, & then select your next word or group of words. Then repeat the steps. Use a different color Sketch Pen for each set of words you do until you have sent your entire quote over to your Silhouette. TIP: Do not remove your cardstock each time. Leave your paper in your Silhouette between pen colors. This will insure that the alignment stays perfect. :)

sketch pen 4

Soon you’ll have a fun colorful quote that looks like this! Pretty neat! :)

sketch pen tutorial

How to Make a Colorful Quote with your Silhouette #Silhouette #sketchpens

Here are some of my other favorite paper projects using my Silhouette. :)
Click on the pictures to see the full tutorial.

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Now check out some more fun Silhouette paper projects
from some of my favorite bloggers. :) #TheSilhouetteChallenge
The Great Lamp RescueBarnyard Animal Paper Garland & Party DetailsSweet and Simple Easter Bunny CardOwl Theme Baby ShowerOmbre Paint Chip Earrings & Free Cut FileSpring is BloomingDrop It (Like It's Hot) Hexagon TraySpruce Up Your RECIPE BOOKGift Card Giving Free Cut FilesCustom outlines for stampsMickey Mouse Clubhouse Juice BoxesWine Themed Bridal ShowerLearn How To Make A Sewn Paper Garland!Moroccan Thank You Card3D Flower Spring Wreath For the Love of Paper: Cutting EmbellishmentsCreate Your Own St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Wrappers and ToppersSwimming Word ArtSt. Patrick's Day Lime White Chocolate Chips Cupcakes + FreebieYou're invited to a dog party! I'm so Lucky!Spring Wreath with SIlhouette Cut FlowersTiny Princesses Paper DollsColorful Quote with your SilhouetteGet Well Bouquet with Persimmon RosesGreeting Card HolderBaby Shower InvitationsHow-To Create a Custom Pillowbox on Your Silhouette Machine + Free Cut File!Quality Time JarMatchbox Cover with {FREE CUT FILE}DIY Baby Girl Shower InvitationCandy Alphabet Travel GamePaper GarlandPretty Paper RosesDIY Geometric Heart JournalHand Made Decorations for a Pirate PartyWedding Shower Gift Heart MapDecoupaged Letters (A scanner + A Silhouette = Spectacular results!)Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!Better World Greeting CardsStar Wars Silhouette CanvasMonogrammed GiftsMake Printable Gift Wrap with your Silhouette SoftwareFree Printable: Blank Banner with free Silhouette Cut File
1. McCall Manor // 2. The Turquoise Home // 3. Creative Savings // 4. Sandpaper and Glue // 5. The Thinking Closet // 6. Sowdering About in Seattle // 7. Persia Lou // 8. From Wine to Whine // 9. Dream a Little Bigger // 10. Please Excuse My Craftermath... //
11. Play. Party. Pin. // 12. Everyday Paper // 13. Practically Functional // 14. A Tossed Salad Life // 15. My Favorite Finds // 16. The House on Hillbrook // 17. Adventures in All Things Food // 18. A Glimpse Into Barb's Life // 19. TitiCrafty // 20. The Experimental Home // 21. feto soap blog // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. The Stamp Doc // 24. Ginger Snap Crafts // 25. Simply Kelly Designs // 26. Whats Next Ma // 27. unOriginal Mom // 28. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 29. Cutesy Crafts // 30. My Paper Craze // 31. Create & Babble // 32. Grey Luster Girl // 33. The Sensory Emporium // 34. Lil' Mrs. Tori // 35. Black and White Obsession // 36. Mama Sonshine // 37. Weekend Craft // 38. Creative Carnival // 39. Peace, Love and Joyce // 40. Tried & True // 41. The Frill of Life // 42. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 43. Get Silvered // 44. Minted Strawberry

Remember to follow #TheSilhouetteChallenge
every 2nd Monday of the month for more
fun projects & ideas using our Silhouettes. :)


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This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. I bought the sketch pens a few weeks ago and haven't opened them up yet. I think you have just inspired me to do it though! Love how colorful you made your quote. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing how easy the pens are to work with! I need to order me some SOON.

  3. So many sketch projects....I will have to get some of these in the near future! Very nice...thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Oooh I think I absolutely "need" a colorful pack of sketch pens :)... I only have a metallic set.

  5. What a great project! I like the use of all the different colors...must.use.pens.soon! TFS.

  6. I love your sketch pen version of the design. Looks awesome!

  7. Hi Ginger,
    I love the "rainbow" effect that you got by using the variety of sketch pens. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. You have a lot of great projects on your blog! I'm so excited to be a part of this talented Silhouette Challenge group!
    Peace, Love and Joy,

  8. What a great project. Love all the colors. Haven't use the sketch pens yet...time to get to ordering them.

  9. I love these, Ginger. I also love being a part of the Silhouette Group with you. The sketch pens are so awesome-I love using them, I just wish they and more ink :). Good job!

  10. The ability to sketch on the Silhouette is just awesome. :)

  11. Ginger,
    First of all I love your name of your blog. Second I have tried print and cut it worked beautifully. Now I am trying out the sketch pens. Thanks for sharing your experience and project. I love Rainbows!
    SC Buddy,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  12. This is so pretty! I need to get me some sketch pens!

  13. You did an amazing job!! I love using the sketch pen feature!!!

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