Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Show Me Your Technique with My Creative Time - School Pencils

Hello!  Today is "Show Me Your Technique" Tuesday with My Creative Time.  Two other MCT Designers, Cassandra and Amy, are also participating today.  You should have arrived here from Cassandra's Blog.  

Today I will show you how to make some cute pencils using Emma's All Around and My Teacher Rocks Stamp Sets.  The paper and choice of image can be altered to fit just about any occasion.  Since my children start school again in September I decided to do a school theme.



 
1.  First you need 2 Scallop circle die cuts, 1 stitched oval die cut, 1 Stitched Circle die cut and of course, a pencil.
 

2.  Put terrifically tacky tape or score tape on the back of your Stitched Oval die.


 3.  Place your pencil on the tape and close it over evenly.




4.   Put more tacky tape on BOTH sides of the stitched oval die.
 
 

 5.  Pull the film off the tape on both sides of the oval die cut, attach a scallop to one side, add glue and then the other scallop.
 
 6.  Now you are ready to add the stitched circle with your stamped image and...
TaDa  you are done with your pencil.

Here are the bunch of pencils I made for my kids teachers.  I also decorated a pencil holder to hold them.

List of Supplies:
My Creative Time products listed above
Edumacation and All Chalked Up Stacks   -  DCWV
Craft Stampin Pad, Whispher White  -  SU
White Embosing Powder  -  Martha Stewart Crafts
Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean Distress Inks
Copic Markers E02, E33, E25, W7, Y08, R29, YG09
Tim Holtz Marker Spun Sugar
Pencil cup and pencils  -  Target
Pom-pom ribbon  -  Michaels

That's it for me today.  I hope you enjoyed our "mini" blog hop today!  Thank you for stopping by!
Love and Hugs,
Cathryn :)
 


53 comments:

My Creative Time said...

OMGEEEEEEEEEEE SO FLIPPIN CUTE!!!! THANK YOU, this was AMAZING my sweet friend!
Big HUGE hugs,
Emma:)

Joan Smith said...

How cute....your kids teachers are really lucky to get these...wow you are one creative gal for sure.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

These are super cute!! I am sure any teacher would love to get these!
Kristan

BugBites said...

Too cute. Live this idea. Gotta go make some now!

jessica said...

WOWZERS Cathryn!! These are awesome!! What a super idea and they are sooo adorable!!
TFS

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

So very clever! What a fun way to start out the new year!

Margie said...

What a fun project and great technique, Cathryn! I love how all the pencils look grouped together in that really cute container. TFS!

Pamela said...

Awesome .....what a great idea....!!

Crafting Katie said...

Cathryn, I LOVE these! Now I wish school was starting tomorrow instead of today, so I'd have time to make these for my students!

Lisa said...

WOW, what a great idea for students and teachers. Love it.

Glora said...

What an AWESOME idea and tutorial too. I LOVE these. They are absolutely perfect. You are a genius. I'm SUPER impressed! Awesome job and thanks for showing us your technique ;). Hugs- Glora

Rosie said...

WOW! love this idea!!

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Rachel said...

I love how the teacher will have pencils that can clearly be seen as hers! I have students borrow pencils and then walk out with them, forgetting that they were borrowed. Great idea!

Angel Johns said...

Very cute idea. Any teacher would love to receive this gift. Thanks for sharing.

Beckie said...

Uber cute idea. TFS.

Be blessed, Beckie

Craft Me This said...

Super cute and creative. Love it.

Janice said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Brenda said...

Wow...this is a fabulous project and super fun! This is a wonderful technique, thanks so much for sharing.

Kim H said...

Cathryn ~ OOOMMMGGG! This is beyond BRILLIANT! I LOVE the whole entire concept! Plus used used Emma's dies PERFECTLY! I am a true die LOVER and this is just too CLEVER!!! So lift material! WOW! I LOVE the fact you can make these for ANY occasion! TOTALLY making these for Ryan's class ~ let alone the ADORABLE container too! Total EEEK factor here! AWESOME job!!!

Creative M said...

Super Duper Cute idea!I love it!!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

what a wonderful idea!!!!

antdoda said...

This is super cute!!! I am going to make some of these for my nieces and nephew!!!

Brenda said...

oh my! I love this technique! it is so cute and versatile!! and it can fit any occasion!!
thanks!

Kate said...

So Cute. What an Awesome Idea. I might have to scraplift this one. Awesome.

Hugs,
Kate
Scrappers Creative Corner

Kristi said...

What a cute idea to give away!

Percilla G said...

Oh I love this technique. I am going to have to make some of those pencil for my classroom. The kids would love them

Kim said...

Very cute! TFS

Cassandra said...

How cute! What a great teacher gift!!! TFS the "how to" :)

Shelly said...

No this is just way too CUTE! What a GREAT idea!!! Thanks for the AWESOME inspiration!
Have a GREAT day!
Shelly

lindagk23 said...

OMGosh! Love love love this cute pencil holder and the decorated pencils! So adorable! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

Diana said...

I LOVE this idea. I am so scraplifting it! ;) Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

So cute. I love the decorated pencils and the cute container. Love the paper you used.

LindaV said...

Oooh and perfect for back to school! Thank you for the idea.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wowza! What a GREAT IDEA! I'm scrap-lifting this for sure. Quick and Simple, just how I like it. Smooches...

CA Scrapper said...

What a cute idea!

quilt4fun2 said...

What a sweet project and the double sided tape made it go together nicely. Great tip to use that tape.
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Shar said...

ADORABLE!!!! Cathryn, the pencil toppers are so cute, but your pencil holder too...really great project!!!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh how cute is this?!! What a fabulous idea and so creative too. I will be doing this for our school for sure!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Cathryn!

Your pencil toppers and containers are so cute!!! I am sure the teacher's are going to LOVE them!!!

I hope your having a wonderful time at Dinsey!!!

Ruthie :)

Dawn, RI said...

How clever, I think I might use this idea for a up and comming holiday for my grandchildren
DawnRI

Carol said...

Super cute way to get maximum use of MCT dies. Love this idea, thank you for sharing.

Kim's Kreations said...

Wonderful idea for a teacher gift. Its adorable and functional. Thanks for sharing.
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maryanns said...

Great project. Thanks for the detailed directions. I know that your children's teachers will appreciate your git and your thoughtfulness.

D- said...

I love this! TFS.
I'm a teacher and let my kiddos pick a special pencil that they can keep forever. Their words. cute huh? This is a wonderful way to dress up their pencil.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Patty said...

Very Cute!! I bet the kids & teacher both loved these!

Momof4inArlington said...

I love these! I made several, (same concept, different design),last year for end-of-the-year teacher gifts. The were VERY well received!

melllisssa said...

So super cute! Thank you for showing another way to use MCT's dies! altered projects are my favorite to see as they are the most difficult for me to come up with! I'll definitely be something similar to these :)

Christine said...

Clever pencil toppers and I love the pencil holder. TFS --C

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute idea!!

Crafty Moni said...

What a great technique. Love your idea, I will have to try it out:) Thanks for sharing.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with your technique Cathryn!Such a fun project and great idea,All the kids are going to LOVE them!!!Have a great weekend my friend!!!:)

Got2BCrafting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!
What a fun and easy gift for kids and teachers! :)
Lori

VICTORIA said...

Love this idea thanks so much for sharing Cathryn :)