Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ready for a Valentine, with awesome homemade pencil holders!

I had to make 20 of these babies!

From David, the girls will love them , not so sure about the boys though....

I still can't believe that for the first time in 3 years (that's how long David has been going to school), I actually have his Valentines all ready to go....the usual is, the night before Valentine's Day we are standing at the pharmacy looking at the little bits that are left on the shelf and wondering wether we have time to fill them out or what. I am an artists, I make my own cards already...so what the heck was my problem? I suppose it's because my Birthday is the same day, I spend the weeks preceding my birthday pondering my existence and forget then that the world keeps spinning.... thus getting caught by surprise the night before!
This time, I prepared for the event!!

So for a mini Tutorial,
1. Cut an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock into 2 inch strips. (you'll have a small strip left over, recycle.
2. score at 4 inches and 41/4 inches, punch a half moon (small circle punch) on the 4 inch scored end.
3. Cut patterned paper into 4 x 3 3/4 inches, glue onto longer area of base.
4. Stamp image on opposite side (back) of where you glued paper, near the half moon punch out, so that when you fold it up, you have a definite front to the pencil holder.
5. Add pencil.

Super Simple, and because I didn't think of actually photographing the step by step process, I might have to do this again with picture.

Cheers and thanks for following!

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Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I'm so impressed that you made valentines!! I was going good to remember to pick up a box at the grocery store! Great job!

Donnie said...

They really are so cute and the pencil is always needed. You explained it well.

divine said...

Hello dear,

Thanks for following Divine Chronicles (formerly Sweet Life) and I am returning the love.

Keep the great posts coming :-)


Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are so darling and anyone would love receiving them for Valentine's Day! :) super clever idea!


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