Today I'm back to show you another one of my Valentine's Day creations. Besides treats, my kids also like giving pencils to their classmates. Rather than make cards and tape the pencils to them, I thought I'd make the pencil into a Valentine.
Here's a look at the front of the pencil topper. The scalloped heart is from the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die. I stamped the heart image and then punched it out using the Full Heart Punch.
The other side of the pencil topper (it has a heart on both sides) has a place for them to write who the Valentine goes to.
I know you're going to ask, so I already made a tutorial for these pencil toppers. They are very easy to make.
Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 3/4" x 3". Score it at 3/4", 1 1/4", 2", and 2 1/2".
It's difficult to see the score lines in the photo above, so I traced over them in pencil for the photo below.
Step 2: Punch the small flower image (from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack) out of the second scored section. Add a piece of sticky strip to the last section.
Note: This flower punch was the best fit for the size of a pencil. A 1/4" circle punch is too small and the 3/8" circle punch is too big and the pencil topper falls off. The flower punch holds it snugly.
Step 3: Fold on the score lines and adhere it together using the Sticky Strip.
Step 4: Making sure that the punched out flower is at the bottom, adhere the hearts to the front and back of the pencil topper.
Step 5: Insert the pencil and it's done!
They are that simple to make. If you have any questions or would like to order supplies to make this, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Loving Hearts, All Year Cheer II
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Paper Scorer
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Full Heart
Big Shot: Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die