Rolo Pencil

Most people make these as teacher’s gifts.  As you can see, I made a regular color pencil and Halloween themed ones. I plan to give these babies out at my Crop in October.  The Rollo pencil is pretty easy to make; therefore I don’t think you will have any problems using these instructions even though a picture illustrations is not included.  Should you run into problems, you may check out this Youtube video by Scrappin with My Bug. 

The following items are needed for each pencil:

·       3 ½” x 4 ¾” Cardstock or design paper (use yellow cardstock or paper for regular pencil)

·       3 ½” x ½” Cardstock for body of the eraser (use pink for regular pencil eraser)

·       7/8” cardstock circle for the eraser head.  (use pink for regular pencil eraser)

7/8” is equivalent to .875” if you decide to you your Gypsy to layout your cuts to use  your Cricut machine or you can use a nickel to draw your circle and cut it out with scissors.

·       3 ½” length of metallic ribbon or aluminum foil.

·       Zig zag scissors

·       Paper crimper or score tool

·       Adhesive of your choice

·       1 Role of Rolo

·       1 Hershey Kiss    

First, take your cardstock and put the 4 ¾” side into the crimper and crimp.  If you do not have a crimper, you can score the cardstock at every ¼” until it is fully scored from end to end.  You may also crimp or score your metallic ribbon. 

Next, trim one of the 3 ½” ends of the cardstock  with zig zag scissors.
Apply adhesive to the cardstock and roll it around the Rolo keeping the zig zag closed to the edge of the Rolo.  You will have some of the Rolo showing on the other end.  Wrap and adhere the 3 ½” x ½” cardstock around the end of the Rolo that is still showing to make the side of the eraser.

Next, cover and adhere that same end with the 7/8” circle to complete the eraser.  Wrap and adhere the ribbon just under the eraser. 

Lastly, adhere the Hershey Kiss to the other end and cut off the white kiss tag if it is show.  As you can see, I forgot to do that part before I took the picture.  LOL 

I hope you find these instructions useful.  Happy crafting until next time. 



CTMH Coffin Treat Boxes

The new CTMH Cricut cartridge is very addictive.  I just can’t seem to put it away.  Hahahahaha.  This weekend I used it to make these coffin treat boxes.  The cutting measurements are as follows:
Coffin Box = 7.5"
Spider Web = 2.5"
RIP = 2.0"
Black Strip = 11" x 1/2"
Skeleton = 4.5
These fun boxes makes great party favors for those who like to throw a party for Halloween.  I would not recommend giving them out to the trick or treaters unless you cut the box smaller because this size holds a great deal of candy.

Now it’s your turn to try them.



Leilani's Digital Layouts

This has been a crafting filled weekend for me.  I wanted to get a layout or two done today; but, I did not feel like pulling out supplies today.  What must a girl do?  J  I know, break out the digital elements on the old laptop.  

The first page is of my new grandniece Ms. Leilani Amaya Lee.  The second page is of her with her proud parents and Gmoma.  Of course my sister says she is too young to be called grandmother.  Hahahahahaha

Even though I completed this project last, I decided to post it first because the next two posts will include information on how to do the projects. 

Thank you for stopping by to check me out.



3x3 Note Card Holder

My last post for the week is of these card holders I made for the 3x3 note cards that was previously posted.  Thank you Del Bucher for giving me this idea.  These little cuties are made from the magazine die cut on page 47 on the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Both pieces are cut at 4.25”.  I continued to use the CTMH Clementine card stock and elements to decorate two of the holders and regular Bazzill paper and stickers for the blue box.

CTMH 3x3 Note Cards

This week, I made 3x3 note cards and 3” envelopes using my two favorite CTMH Cricut cartridges.  The first set of cards and envelopes was made with the Clementine Paper pack and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I made sure that I used the paper saver and auto fill features with this project.  This helped me know that I could get four cards out of one piece of 12x12 card stock and two envelopes out of a 12x12 piece of paper.  The cards were cut at 3” and the envelopes at 3.25” with the Cricut Expression.
The Christmas 3x3 note cards were made with a combination of the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  The lovely bow is from the Artiste cartridge and all other embellishments came from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used cardstock and paper from another source.