Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Attack of the cute! A good use for scrapbook scraps.

I am always on a mission to make even the most mundane item something fun and enjoyable to use. These right here are my absolute most favoritest (I know that's a made up word but I just get so excited) pens in the whole world. The Pentel RSVP in fine point. Ahhhhhhh so wonderful. I swear it is responsible for making my handwriting look amazing and I actually got hired at a job once because the manager said I had "really nice handwriting" - true story!


As wonderful as they write they are a bit...stark. Solely utilitarian (see? I know real words). So that combined with my ridiculous mass quantity of scrapbook paper scraps and a plan comes together! These pens easily come apart and since the main part of the pen is clear it makes the perfect canvas for my sudden "stripes and polka-dot" obsession.

My beautiful Paper Wishes scraps.

If you are going to use these same pens you only need a piece of paper that is 1 inch wide and 3 and 3/8 inches long.

I find that rolling the paper around something (like the pen insert) helps curl it up and makes it easy to pop inside.


Cute-ified!
What an easy way to use up those little paper scraps you hoard because you just can't bring yourself to throw them away. I know I'm not the only one! :)

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8 comments:

Missie@Crafting with Cat Hair said...

What a super cute idea! I don't usually hoard paper scraps. Now felt scraps are another story. :)

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Hmmm...that's cute!
Blessings,
Cindy

shari said...

i LOVE it! gonna go right now and try that.... thanks for sharing your bright ideas. you're awesome!

Dianne said...

How cool is that!!!! So clever!!!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

I totally hoard paper scraps! I'm definitely going to try this!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a super great idea! My pens are going to become so pretty now!! Thanks!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Sorry, don't mean to be a nuisance; just looking through your blog and LOVE it: how creative! I love your stuff. I'm following now! :)

Christine Jargick said...

what a great idea! I have a co-worker who is always taking my pens. Now, I can rip off the annoying little flags, make them cute and still be able to find them at his desk! Yayyy!