Monday, January 28, 2013

A Valentine Treat From Lawn Fawn!



Hi bloggers! Happy Monday! I'm pleased to bring you a sweet project from Lawn Fawn's own Kelly Alvarez! I loved Kelly's naming of this project as 'pencil decor'! It's a great teacher gift or fun for friends and co-workers! I will let the expert tell you all about how to make these cute little crafts yourself!

I thought it would be fun to create some cute pencil favors for Valentine's Day! This is a cute gift idea for kids' classrooms or even as a kitschy present for friends or coworkers.This idea would work well for lollipops, too. 

I started with a 1" x 1.5" piece of card stock. I cut two 5/8" slits with a craft knife close to the edge (as shown in the photo below). A pencil will slip easily through the two cuts. You can always alter the size of the slit depending on what you are decorating.
I then cut some red scalloped circles and white circles with my Silhouette. It is a great machine for doing mass production like this! I decorated the circles with Bee Mine and Here's the Scoop, Lawn Fawn's new Valentine's Day sets. I did some simple Copic coloring so it would be easy to make a lot of them. To get the perfect pink ink for my bee trail and hearts, I stamped off my red ink on to scratch paper and then stamped with the ink that was left on the stamp on my project. This gives the perfect coordinating pink to a red ink. I love that!
 
I placed adhesive in the middle of that first piece I cut (as shown in the photo) and adhered my circles. A totally cute and fun idea that could work for any holiday!

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147 comments:

  1. wow these are so fun..Kelly is so amazing..thanks for sharing..

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  2. What a fun idea, and it´s even one the kids can make themself too, which they´re just going to love.
    Thanks sooo much for the inspiration and a big congratulation to all the lucky winners here too.

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  3. Such a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. gorgeous treats...thanks for sharing
    xxx Margreet

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  5. What great ideas for Valentine's treats! Love it!

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  6. Love this sweet idea, thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  7. cute! everything about Lawn Fawn is cute!
    Sandra ltb

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  8. These are awesome!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing :D

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  10. Wonderful! I have these 2 sets thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sooo cute! Thank you for showing the how to!

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  12. Great idea! I wouldn't mind getting a Valentine's card like this. ;-)

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  13. I love this idea. I think I may have to copy for school.

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  14. Those are so cute! I love Lawn Fawn!

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  15. Those pencils are absolutely darling!

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  16. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea. Lawn Fawn is always adorable.

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  17. What a wonderful idea. We will be making these with my daughter - I think it's a perfect gift for Valentine's for her friends in school!

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  18. These treats are just adorable!!

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  19. How cute is this! I'm not only pinning it, I'm emailing a link to my daughter. What a genius idea for my grandson to take to school on Valentines Day! Thank you for the inspiration! Love Love Love!

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  20. This is so adorable and cute!!
    Totally love it!!
    Gonna try it!!!

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  21. I agree !! Great gifts for kids. And fun to make!! :o)

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  22. Pencil decor - I love that, and I love these! Great job Kelly, and so simple to re-create!!

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  23. Those sweet little images are just perfect for these cute gifts.

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  24. Fabulous sweet treats, brilliant idea!! Hugs Hazel xx

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  25. How PERFECT for the Kiddos!! Thanks for the idea:)

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  26. Cute little project for Valentine's Day! Thanks.
    Lynn

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  27. That is such a cute Valentine gift idea! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!!

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  28. Oh my goodness, these are super cute! I might have to do this with pens for my friend! We have an obsession with a certain type of pen and we're both papercrafters, so this would be absolutely adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Love the new Lawn Fawn stuff ...tfs

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  30. Such cute pencil decor! Would be fun for straws, too.

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  31. OMG !!!! This is so so cute !!!
    I HAVE TO make them with my 6 years old pupils ^^

    Hugs fro France
    Lunéa♥

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  32. These are adorable and they seem easy to make!

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  33. How appropriate to have blog candy on a Valentine's Day project post!

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  34. Cute idea. Too bad my middle school son is not into Valentines day anymore.

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  35. i love these, and how cute are they!

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  36. Thanks for sharing this cute and fun idea!! I love all of the different designs!! Thanks for the chance to win and have a fabulous week!! :)

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  37. Fun and cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

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  38. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I love this adorable idea--thanks for the inspiration!!

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  40. These are so sweet - thanks for showing us the details and the chance to play : )

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  41. What a wonderful idea! Those images are so cute! Thanks for the fun idea!

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  42. Very cute idea, I suppose this would work on Copic markers too!

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  43. Oh my gosh, Lawn Fawn stamps make the cutest things. I've made these with her stamps, too!

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  44. Oh how cute!!! Just a darling idea and my great nephew would love to take these to school. Thanks for sharing! dodge3670@aol.com

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  45. Really cute idea, will have to make these!!!

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  46. Love these toppers by Kelly! I am a new follower as well...can't wait for more inspiration from your blog!!

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  47. The kids are going to LOVE these! They look so simple and fun to create and will make all those little hearts smile to!

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  48. LOVE it! And SO easy to make!!! These fun pencil decorations are as adorable as Kelly Marie!!! Xoxo

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  49. What a fun project!! I'm going to have to try this myself!

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  50. I love these decorated pencils....perfect Valentine's treats for the classroom.

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  51. So cute! My daughter-in-law is a teacher and these would be awesome for her to give to her students. Thank you for this inspiring idea.

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  52. Love candy. the pencils are really cute. I know the kids will really enjoy them.

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  53. super cute! Perfect use for Lawn Fawn stamps!

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  54. These are super cute! Love the idea and use of stamps...too cute!

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  55. I love Lawn Fawn. These little pencil treats are adorable! :)

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  56. These are so cute. Great little gifts.

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  57. Those are so cute, I bet they would be a big hit with kids.

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  58. Very cute idea!! Great idea to pass out to class

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  59. Very cute valentine's project. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. I'm sure anyone would love getting these!

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  61. Adorable !!
    They look so fun to make!

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  62. This project is fun to make and will be done in no time!

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  63. So cute and fun. Perfect for souvenirs. Thanks for the idea.

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  64. Super cute!! Great little treat!!

    Cheers!
    ♥Kelli

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  65. Ive been loving this Here's the Scoop stamp set and can't wait to be able to order it!!!

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  66. Just love all thing Lawn Fawn! What a cute gift to make and super easy. Love ti thanks for sharing

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  67. Perfect! I need to make some lollipop decorations and this tutorial is just in time! Thank you!

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  68. Oh my...what a super sweet idea! Thank you for sharing :). Have a wonderful day!

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  69. Such a cute idea, and easy to make!

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  70. I am anxiously awaiting the shipment of my Lawn Fawn per-order. Thanks for sharing more for me to "fawn" over. :)

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  71. Lovely project, so easy to make and looks fantastic. TFS

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  72. love this project, great and easy. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  73. This is just so adorable! Bookmarked this for the simple tutorial! Will try for the Teacher's Day and thanks Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp for sharing!

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  74. This is a fantastic non-candy valentine. Thanks for the great idea!

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  75. So stinkin cute!!! Very adorable and simple to make!!! Be cool with some Copic Markers!!! That be a great little surprise!! :D

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  76. Fabulous idea, Kelly! Just love that little bee - can't wait for the set I ordered to arrive.

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  77. Need to place my order soon! Those stamps are sooo fun and versatile!!!

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  78. OMG this is such a fun gifting idea ...thanks for sharing :)

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  79. LAWN FAWN IMAGES ARE SUOPERCUTE!

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  80. this is super fun :) ..Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Love this project! Thanks for the blog candy alert!

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  82. Such a cute and clever idea...thanks, Kelly Marie!

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  83. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. What a cute idea, Kelley!! I Love Lawn Fawn!!!! Thanks SSS for the chance to win.

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  85. Great idea for my granddaughter to do for her class.

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  86. clever idea and very easy thanks

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  87. Love this idea- a must try. Thanks Kelly.

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  88. What a great idea to do for the kids from church.

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  89. This is sooooo cute, and looks easy.

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  90. I may use this idea on straws for a little buddy's birthday party -- or maybe I'll make cute pencils for everyone. Either way, it's a great project.

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  91. so cute thanks for the chance to win and for sharing such a great project.

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  92. I have been looking for something special to make for my granddaughter to take to preschool for Valentines day. I love this project because she can help color all the pencil decor and be part of the making of this project. That will make such a special memory for her that she helped make all her classmates valentine gifts. She love to create with me when I keep her over night and I am excited to get her this weekend so we can start on this Awesome Pencil Decor! Debi

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  93. hahah those are so cute.I can totally see them on the ends of drinking straws too.
    thanks for sharing

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  94. This is so great idea. I definitely make these for Valentines Day :)

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  95. Ooh! I love surprise blog candy :-) Kelly your pencil decor is too cute for words. Gotta make me some of those. Barbara.

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  96. What a great idea! Love those cute embellishments for pencils. Oh, and thanks for a chance to win some blog candy, too. :D

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  97. That is such a cute ideal and I like the thought of using this for suckers, as well as pencils. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. How darling--what a good idea and quite easy to make! Thanks for the idea and lovely stamps!

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  99. Thank you for the project Lawn Fawn's own Kelly Alvarez shared in this post. Th idea is also amazing Kelly! I love the Valentines Day color pencil.

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  100. What a sweet little project! Lawn Fawn is the cutest. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. What a fun idea, I'm definitely going to give these a try!

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