I love making little gifts for everyone going back to school and I had so much fun with this one! I used a file from the Silhouette Design Store and coupled that with the amazing cardstocks from Cut Cardstock to make this adorable pencil box (that I put pens in!). It is just a little something to encourage the students that we love to have a great start to the school year.
When I cut files like this with multiple pieces in different colors, I try to get as many different pieces onto the mat at a time so I have fewer runs to do on the machine. I use the grids on the screen to help line up the right colors for the pieces with the grid on my mat.
Once I have all the pieces cut, I line them all up so I can see what I have to work with and make sure I have all the pieces cut. The cardstock I used are as follows, from left to right: Neenah Esse Pearlized Textured Latte, Basis Teal, Pop-Tone Banana Split, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz, Basis Pink, DCS Natural White 100#, Silver Glitter cardstock, and Basis Gray (oops that one got cut off in the picture! It is the lead on the pencil).
I like to use double sided adhesive for my 3D projects, because it grips on right away and holds tight. I also like it because I don’t have to worry about liquid glue squishing out and gluing things that I don’t want glued.
I like to use stamps, stencils and ink to add a little texture and interest to my cut pieces. For this piece, which is the outer cover of the box, I used a background stamp with white pigment ink over the entire piece.
For the pencil itself, I wanted to make the wood part of the pencil tip brown, so I used a post it note as a mask to prevent ink from going on the body of the pencil.
How cute is that pencil?!
I also used the same background stamp on the background label piece.
I added a piece of twine around the pencil, and glued the pencil onto the cover before I assembled the box cover, because it was easier than trying to put the pencil on after the cover was glued together.
I think this project turned out super cute and I would love to see all of your Back to School creations!
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