Friday, September 11, 2009

School has begun


The new school year had begun! My oldest started PreK and she is loving it. This was just a little something for her new teacher.
The idea for the card come from one similar in the SU Stampin' Success Magazine, an awesome perk as a demonstrator, full of inspiration. I had to make one, it was just perfect. Supplies for card below. Then I had seen these adorable pencils out in blogland and decided to figure it out and make a few. They turned out to be very easy and OH so cute :)
* Started with a piece of Crushed Curry measured at 3-1/8 x 5-1/2 TIP: You may have to trim a little from your length measurements - each pack of mentos was slightly different
* Scored at 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2 (along the 3-1/8 side)- kreates a pentagon shape which enables the side with your seam to lay flat on a surface
* Bent my score lines slightly and accented the lines - inked up my dauber in Crushed Curry and 'daubbed' it along my score line
* Placed a piece of Sticky Tape along the edge
* Slipped in my package of Mentos
* Removed the covering on the Sticky Tape and tightly wrapped and adhered my 'pencil' covering. The little pink end of my mentos represents the eraser
* A sliver (approx 1/2") of Brushed Silver is wrapped around the base of my eraser
* The final touch, a hersey kiss affixed with glue dots kreates the pencil tip.
* Wrapped them with Black Gingham ribbon and a Ruby Red Scallop with an apple stamped from Tart N Tangy. Adorable if I do say so myself! I couldn't pass up the opportunity, especially for her PreK teacher. I think my daughter would be a bit embarrassed if one day I sent these with her to high school LOL.

Hope you enjoyed and have a teacher in your life to kreates these for. Any questions, I'm only a click away!

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Card Supplies:
Paper: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Brushed Silver
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black Marker (pencil tip)
Accessories: Daubers, Black Gingham ribbon, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Word Window Punch, Big Shot, GoGo Boots Alphabet Sizzlits set

Pencils:
Paper: Crushed Curry, Brushed Silver
Ink: Crushed Curry
Accessories: Dauber, Multipurpose Adhesive, Sticky Strip
Non-SU - Mentos and Hersey kiss :)

14 comments:

Tiffany said...

OMG! I love this. I especially love the pencils...too cute! My little guy started pre-school this week. This gives me a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration Kim!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Melissa said...

How in the world do you contain yourself? I get so excited when I make something I think is cute. You must have been bouncing off the walls when you made this!

Absolutely creative, adorable,...ok, I am running out of adjectives!

Ann Schach said...

I want to be a Pre-K teacher! This is so cute and creative! Kim, you are such a great designer! The colors of the card are just perfect! Awesome as always!

Lorraine said...

I wish someone brought me pencils like that! And I love the card. Wonderful first day gift!

scrappingnana said...

These are absolutely adorable and very creative. TFS

Cards by Gina said...

What a great way to start off the school year! The card and the "pencils" are both terrific! What teacher wouldn't love receiving these gifts!

Mary Fish said...

Clever and crisp as an apple! Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

Kim, this is SO cute! The card and the pencils! Very nicely done. The teacher will appreciate it!

Carrie said...

Okay, this is beyond adorable! I love the card, but those pencils are SO DARN CUTE!!!

Margaret Moody said...

These are so, so cute, Kim! I love the pencils and the card, too! You are so creative! I know your daughter's PreK teacher will love these!

....Linda.... said...

Absolutely adorable - love those pencils!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Really cute!

I hope Kayla's teacher fell head over heels in love with this gift!

Kim S. said...

Wow! Seems like this post was a big hit! Cute pencils!! I bet Miss Cathy was in awe!

Carla Bazhenow said...

How sweet, I love this. Thanks for instructions!!! Miss Cathy is one lucky teacher. *smile*