Thursday, September 16, 2010

Make Your Own Pen

Found these cool pens at Ben Franklin (they're only 49 cents!!). It's a plain brown cardboard pen that you can use plain OR decorate...and we stampers like to decorate whatever we can get our hands on, right?


Here's what they looked like when I bought them:



I stamped them first with a snowflake background (Stamp #A113) using white Staz-On ink...I inked the stamp and placed it rubber-side-up (as shown below)...then just rolled the pen over the stamp:



Next I stamped, colored and cut out my designs (stamp #934 - Mini Max and stamp #925 - Holly)...glued them to the pen...added glitter glue to the center of each snowflake and finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge and a ribbon:



Perfect little gifts for Christmas!!

13 comments:

Saskia said...

Lovely idea!!!!

Saskia :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

super adorable, jean :)! another super creative idea, love it! thanks for sharing and have a great friday and weekend!! much aloha, steph :)

Brenda said...

i love this idea! guess i need to head there to get some... if there are any left after everyone sees this post... lol!

Jenny said...

Hi Jean,
I love it! Never thought to stamp on a pen... You are so clever!

Jenny

Anonymous said...

wow...super cute and EASY! Thanks!
Jadee

jazzo said...

Jean.....You are an enabler...tee hee. Now you know this is a MUST TRY project. You make it look so easy and affordable and adorable too. Can't beat that. Thank you so much for spreading your creativity. Enjoy your weekend;)

Tammy said...

Super cute!

Jen said...

Darling idea. We don't have BF here but maybe I can locate something similar at the craft stores here.
THANKS for sharing.

maddy hill said...

what a fabulous idea ! and they look awesome !
love
maddyx

Creative Grammie said...

What a great idea! I had no idea BF had any pens like that. I have to try it.

Janis said...

What great gift ideas! I love it! Your creative ideas are just the best! TFS! Hugs, Janis

Fiona (Cri-Conut) said...

You are so creative, I'm amazed. I love those pens, I have to try it out. It's so great for gifts. I love it!

Anonymous said...

This may sound like a "dumb" question but how did you cut out your stamp design without leaving any extra outlines? And how did you cut it so it looks so immaculate?

Eva Chan
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