Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's Love Got To Do With It? (With Video)

Today the Craft Junkie Too's Crafty Designers are sharing some fun Valentine's Day Projects! Tracy asked us to create a gift bag, party favor, treat bag, or box, incorporating the word "Love" into it. For my project I created little pencil topper party favors to give to my students at our class Valentine's Day party. This picture shows the four different kinds that I created, displayed in a "Love" bucket that I made by simply cutting Love at 1.5" (real size) from Gyspy Wanderings in brown vinyl and attaching it to a $2 pail from Michael's.

Each topper is made with 2 hearts from Create a Critter, cut at real size 3". All of the critters are cut at 2", and the "Hugs" hearts (stamp from My Creative Time's "You Had Me At Chocolate") are cut at real size 3/4". The toppers for the girls were dressed up with some Prima flowers.

Here is a video of how I used my Gypsy to make the piece that attached the topper to the pencil.


K & Co. Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy & Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
Core'dinations Cardstock
My Creative Time's "You Had Me At Chocolate" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Prima Flowers
Recollection Brads
Michael's Google Eyes
Pencils from Target's Dollar Spot
Pail from Michael's
Cricut Vinyl

Be sure to stop by Craft Junkie Too to see what my crafty design pals have created for you today!


  1. Katie these are SO adorable! I loved your video tutorial and I will definitely have to try some of these. I didn't write down the dimensions so I will have to watch it again when I make some. Your kids are going to LOVE these! What an awesome teacher!

  2. ADOOORAAABLE! love that you added the wobble to them! the kids are going to lov'em

  3. These are sooooo adorable!! Makes me wish I had some little ones to make these for!! I'm sure the kids will love these!! TFS!

  4. Those are SOOOO incredibly cute! Where do you find "action wobbles"?

  5. Oh my GOSH!!!! Such cuteness :) Maybe I'll make a cute pail for pens to sit in my kitchen, I can never find a pen when I need one! *LOL*

  6. What a great job Katie - These are soooo super adorable! :))) Thank you for being a wonderful part of my CJToo Crafty Designers Team. :)))

  7. Katie, these are adorable!! :) So cute and the fact that they are super useful too just adds to the charm!

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

  8. Very cute. Thanks for the video. It helped a lot.

  9. That is so cute! Love it!!

  10. These are great. Thanks for the video.

  11. Very cute pencil toppers! I'm sure the kids will love them!


  12. These are so cute! I wish I had seen them earlier, but I will keep them in mind for an Easter gift for my son's classmates... I wanted to give them something quilled and this would be a great way to present them. Hugs, antonella :-)

  13. Soo cute! I will have to make some for my own students! The action wobbles are sure to be a hit with your class!

  14. Such clear instructions and the pencil connector is ingenious- it's wonderful that you've shared that tip you got from Suzy B on the forum. This is my first visit to your blog and I love the 'recipe' which makes it quick and easy to see what you used and be able to compare it to what I actually have or what I'd like to own more often than not :-)


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