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.

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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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!

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!