review: amy chomas adjustable pen holder

review: adjustable pen holder

When Amy Chomas was kind enough to send me her Adjustable Pen Holder my first thought was that I was going to work with an intricate pattern that would really put it to the test. So, I thought of my Just Leaves Lattice and it worked out perfectly.

To be honest using the holder was much easier than I thought. I don't know why I had imagined something more complicated or that it wouldn't give the results that it did.

review: adjustable pen holder

The set up was extremely easy—just as easy as setting up a new blade—it just with a minor extra step that involves using a popsicle stick (for measuring the distance between the pen and the mat).

I used a Signo Uniball white gel pen and kraft colored paper. I made the pattern about 8" wide and let the machine do the rest of the work. I thought I'd have to babysit the machine (in case the pen got stuck or something like that) but after waiting for a few seconds I realized that it was going smoothly and left it going on its own (to go do some exciting dish washing—no joke). Within a few minutes I had a pair of lovely pages covered in a design that I used for a birthday card, several gift tags and a gift box.

review: adjustable pen holder

Using an adjustable pen holder like this gives you more use of your files and even though I just used white think of all the colored inks you can use—a lot of fun possibilities. I can see this as a great tool for repetitive projects like Christmas cards or party invitations.

review: adjustable pen holder

Amy has generously offered a coupon for those of you interested in getting a holder for yourselves or give it to a crafty friend as a fun stocking stuffer! Just use the code below.

Code: littlehut10
Discount: 10%
Date: Through the end of December

Visit Amy's site for more tutorials and inspiration (engraving and embossing too!).

review: adjustable pen holder


  1. The wreath that you have on the box -- is it in your store? It is lovely, as are the drawn designs.

    1. Sharon - It's not in my store yet but it will be next week! :)

  2. These look so cool! What a great tool :)

  3. Amy's pen and marker holders are the best and well worth the investment. Thanks for sharing another idea of how to use them.

  4. Wow this is very nice! I had no clue this was available for the Sihouette being I just received my machine Friday, December 7, 2012. Thanks for sharing!


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