DIY embellishments, Papercrafting, Scrapbooking

DIY Pencil Embellishments


Today I’m doing a quick walkthrough of how I made these adorable pencil embellishments.  I love them, they’re short and chunky and super cute (kinda’ like me! LOL).


First, I chose scraps to start with.  In this case, I was making these pencils as part of a kit, so I chose scraps either directly from the kit, or that matched and coordinated with the papers I had in the kit.


Next, I trimmed the scraps to .75″ and cut similar sized strips out of kraft cardstock to create the wood element of the pencils.  At this point, I also matched up some strips and layered them to create multicolored pencils.


Next, I trimmed the ends of the colored strips with scallop deco scissors.  I did the same thing with some white strips of paper, then layered them on top of the kraft strips, which I simply cut into a point!  I used tiny matching scraps for the pencil leads. :)


For a few of them, I trimmed some gold glitter washi and pink cardstock scraps to become erasers.  For all of them, I used my smallest corner rounder to round off the bottoms.

Cards, Cheap & Green, DIY embellishments, Papercrafting, Scraps

Watermelon Punch Art

A circle scallop punch for the rind, a circle punch for the flesh, and tiny hearts for the seeds. So many variations possible with this! And I love the sentiment. :)

20180715_202232Some sweet little watermelon slices, courtesy paper scraps, a scalloped circle punch, a slightly smaller circle punch, and a tiny heart punch.  We’re doing this as a free make and take at our booth this week, come see us this afternoon in Raymore!


Simple Christmas Cards

Just wasn’t feeling anything too complicated this year. It is 2020, after all. ;) But I think I came up with some cute Christmas cards that used my stash, were fun to make, and will be fun to receive. <3

DIY embellishments, Papercrafting, Scrapbooking

DIY Day and Month Stickers

Quite awhile ago, there was a new kit or collection that I was absolutely stuck on. Has that ever happened to you? I was dreaming about it, itching to hit buy. But it wasn’t in the budget for the month, and I knew it would be sold out by the time I could purchase it. So, I counterfeited it! I made my own version, using my stash and tools.

There were some cute puffy stickers in the kit.  Mine weren’t puffy, but oh, well, those tend to disintegrate over time, anyway, so I don’t really want them in my books.  I popped these with foam tape underneath and they are still super cute.

  1. First I matched up some days and month stamps to punched circles from coordinating scraps.  (You’ll notice the full day and month doesn’t fit–the originals used only three letter abbreviations on each sticker, and I intended to recreate that.)

2. I selectively inked up the first three letters of each day and month and heat embossed those letters in white on each circle.  To save my fingers as I hit it with the heat gun, I stuck the circles on a strip of post-it tape instead of trying to hold them.


3. And, for the big finale–there is no third step!! :D That was it–super easy.  All from scraps and reusable items.  LOVE IT.