Saturday, September 19, 2009

CTMH Merry Monsters Pencil Topper Gift for Classmates

Not long ago when your kid had a birthday you would bring in cupcakes for them to share in the class or some other nice little treat. My kids LOVED doing that and were very sad when our schools instituted a healthy snacks only policy - which cracks me up as the fruit gummies that people would hand out had way more sugar, perservatives and color dyes by far than a batch of my home made triple chocolate cresents or spiced pumpkin muffins.
This year I found some awesome monster pencils at Target in the dollar section in packages of 10 so they became our classroom hand out for my youngest child. I cut a 3x4 piece of cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder that looked like monster skin to my kids. We added a cute tag with one of the adorable monsters in the Close to my Heart Merry Monsters set (just $13.95 for a set of 4 with some halloween sayings too - this is one of my favorites from our new Idea Book), stamped out Happy Birthday and the number 8 - because its great to be 8 - and VOILA! one wicked cool gift item to hand out that works for boys AND girls. Devin was very excited about his gift and it only cost me $3.00 an a little bit of time one night to make them! Gotta love great gifts at great prices!
Materials Used:
Paper: old stack of generic cs from years ago in colors similar to Dutch Blue and Citrus Leaf and White Daisy CTMH
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities for white tag, gel pens to add some glitter to the number 8 and the monster's eyes. star punch


Leslie said...

Paige, what a clever idea.

Cindy said...

These are great!

Paige Dolecki said...

I'm so glad you girls liked the idea! If I was going to do them again though I wouldn't bother with cutting/embossing the white tag with my Nestabilities. Took way too long for 27 of them! Next time its all straight cuts or punches!


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