Monday, December 31, 2007

Pencil Holder Tutorial

I found this cute little pencil holder in the September 2007 issue of Stampin' Success magazine (SU!'s downline magazine), and I thought it would be a great project to include in my newsletter. Here's a quick tutorial on how to make it.
1. Start with a 5 x 7" piece of cardstock (I used textured River Rock). Score it horizontally at 1 7/8" and 4", then score it vertically at 7/8". Cut out the top corner pieces as shown, then round the tab corners with a corner rounder punch.





2. As an embellishment, I added a 2 1/8 x 1 1/2" piece of designer paper, punched with the spiral punch. I used the new Ginger Blossom designer series paper for this piece.






3. Stamp the outside as desired. I used the new Embrace Life set with River Rock and Bravo Burgundy ink.







4. Adhere it shut with a strong adhesive - I used sticky strip because I wanted to make sure that it would stay closed with the pencils in it. Then all you need to do is finish the embellishments (I used Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon above) and slide some pencils in it!

8 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This turned out really great! Thanks for a nice tutorial too!!

Happy New Year!!

Lee said...

I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and pictures to make it do-able for me!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Super cool!!...thanks for the tute!!

Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

dd2njoy said...

That is so cool Shannon,thanks for the tutorial!!! Happy New Year!!!

My Paper World said...

That's so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

tyrymom29 said...

super Great idea !!! Thanks for the tutorial !!!

Debbie said...

This is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing....something else I can make for my secret pal...yay!