Monday, August 12, 2013

Back To School Pencil

It is that time of the year again...back to school!  My oldest starts first grade on Wednesday.  Summer is already gone, which is hard to believe.  Anyway, I wanted to share this project with you.  I made the 3D pencil from SVGCuts' School Days SVG Kit.  Isn't is so adorable?
The best part is that it opens up.  I filled it with chocolate candy bars for the teacher to have a secret stash :)
All the patterned paper that I used was from DCWV's the Grade School Stack.  I embossed the silver strip around the eraser to make it look more like a real pencil and I inked all of the folds of the pencil with brown chalk.

Winner at ART Challenge!
8/15/13 Featured on Paper Playtime's Facebook Page!

In the top 5 at QKR Stampede!
Top 3 winner at The Kraft Journal!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
Aug 12 TTCRD
Aug 14 Crafty Ribbons
Aug 15 3 Girl JAM
Aug 16 Paper Playtime
Aug 16 2 Sisters (buttons, ribbon)
Aug 17 Robyns Fetish
Aug 18 Craftin Desert Divas
Aug 18 Pink By Design
Aug 19 The Kraft Journal (the buttons and ribbon are sewing elements)
Aug 19 My Craft Spot (orange, green, tan)
Aug 22 Docerela Stamps
Aug 24 Creative Insp Paint
Aug 25 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe (Apple)

Aug 30 Mema's Crafts
Aug 31 DLART
Aug 31 Just B Creative
Aug 31 Chalk N Stock


  1. I saw your link on Word Art Wednesday and wanted to stop by and say your pencil gift container is absolutely adorable!

  2. Super cool pencil box! Thanks for playing along in the color challenge at My Craft Spot!

  3. Super cute. Cleaver twist on the challenge-I like it:) Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

  4. Wonderful pencil love how it opens
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  5. This is absolutely great, love how it can be opened! Fab design and your attention to details are great.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  6. Wonderful Pencil case, full of treats, yummy, love it hun xxx

  7. How fun! Love all the details, what a great gift for the teacher! Thanks for playing along with us for the A.R.T. "School" Challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  8. Fabulous, thank you for taking part in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Why not visit my blog and enter my blog candy ! Kate x

  9. That's a great teacher gift. What teacher wouldn't love having something like that sitting on her desk -- stashing her chocolate bars!!!


  10. Adorable teacher gift!!!! That is just so cute and I love that it opens to hold treats!

  11. How cute!! This is amazing! Thanks for joining us for this week's A.R.T. challenge!

  12. So awesome! Love the way you decorated the pencil box.

    Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations this week.


  13. What an awesome project ... teachers going to LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our SCHOOL CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  14. This is just FABULOUS! I love it, and I'm sure the teacher will absolutely CHERISH this, Beth. You are the craftiest little thing ever! I thank God for you, and I'm so grateful to have you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. This is a beautiful project. love the pencil
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  16. Your pencil box is just awesome! Love all of the details you added to it! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  17. What an absolutely adorable project!! Your child's teacher is going to love you!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday.

  18. Fabulous! Love it Beth!
    Sherrie K

  19. Absolutely LOVE this project! It sis so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member- Nitasha

  20. This is such a great project, and what a lucky teacher. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for "No Squares."

    Karal QKR Stmpede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  21. What a cute 3D project! As a teacher I would love this. thanks for linking up to the Kraft Journal.

  22. Hi Beth! Congrats to you!! You were chosen as the WINNER for the A.R.T. School theme challenge! Head on over and grab your badge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  23. adorable! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  24. Thanks for sharing your lovely pencil with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

  25. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our new linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    Anita - Scrappy Happy Mommy, Paper Playtime DT Coordinator
    Shop Stampin' Up! with Janis
    Paper Playtime

  26. What an adorable teacher's gift idea! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

  27. This is such a GREAT back to school project!! LOVE it!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Kraft w/Ribbon Challenge!
    We have a new challenge beginning tomorrow, hope to see you join in again :)
    3GJ DT

  28. This is SUPER cute...thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!

  29. Awesome job Beth love love it. Thanks for joining us at CI PAints.


  30. Your pencil box is fantastic!! Great back to school project! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!


  31. This came out awesome Beth!! I am so jealous that you got to play with this file! I have had it for some time and want to PLAY!! LOL Yours is just the inspiration I needed!

  32. That is a great idea! Love it! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce Silva.

  33. I love your project!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations- DT Member Sara.

  34. I love this! It is so cute! Thanks for sharing - inspiring!

  35. What I said before..
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Back To School “ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  36. Super fun pencil box! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  37. Great project! Thanks for linking up at my Just Because Linky Party.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy

  38. What a really cool project! Love it! Thanks for taking time to join us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!

  39. What an adorable 3-D Project! LOVE all the fabulous details! SOOOO glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

  40. Congrats on placing at the Kraft Journal! This is a very cute project.

    BTW, I am your newest follower! :)