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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pens & Pencils Box

Created this Pens & Pencils Box by recycling a cardboard box with a pencils/school theme so this time I thought inside the box. The box is sturdy & is from PetCareRX/Vets First Choice packages for Frontline Plus & Heartguard that I order online for my dog Daisy

Cut the words "PENS & PENCILS" and label using Cricut cartridge Home Organization which I can use as a subscribed member of Cricut Design Space. Used 'Attach' option to cut the words out of the green cardstock and placed this on the red cardstock for a watermelon look. Added the letters without the fill-in pieces and used a black Sharpie marker to give it the watermelon seed look.

Stamped a pencil. Will look thru my stamps for a pen stamp to add to it later.

Supplies List 

adhesive: Scotch ATG
Cricut cartridge: Home Organization  2 1/2" Pens & Pencils words & label
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
marker: black Sharpie
paper:  Pencil scrapbook   cardstock - Kraft brown (base)    green, red
recycle: cardboard box
stamp:  TPC Studio Teacher - sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:    

9/2 C.R.A.F.T. Ch326 Back to School   5E(#3)  8/27

9/3 Sweet Stampin Ch School Days  2E(#2) 8/29

9/4 Allsorts Ch Wk326 Recycle/Upcycle  3E(#2 8/29

9/6 Bitten by the Bug 2 Back to School Ch  UE 8/31

9/6 Kraft Journal Ch239 Color - Watermelon  2E(#2) 8/31  

9/7 Fan-tastic Tues Ch101: AnythingGoes w/Twist ... Make it Cute   4E(#3)  Must be SquareorRectangle  9/1
9/7 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Back to School   UE 9/1

9/8 Simon Says Stamp Wed Ch:  Make It Colorful   5E(#2) 9/2

9/13 Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#63 "Just for Kids"  UE 8/31  can be for kids
9/13 Fantabulous Cricut Ch#259 Back to School   3E(#2)  8/31

9/14 {PIN}spirational Ch#148   5E(#3) 9/1

9/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Sept 2015 Ch UE 9/1

9/30 Paper Sweeties Insp Ch #35 Sept 2015  UE 9/1



  1. Your recycled box is perfect for storing your pencils Melissa.

    Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. What a FUN storage box -- so clever and cute! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Paper Sweeties this month!

  3. Love your fun storage box! A great take on our theme this month at Paper Sweeties! So happy you are playing along with us!

  4. I need something like this-great job recycling too! Thanks for joining us at FCCB's Back to School Challenge!

  5. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

  6. Cool way to recycle that box. Thanks for joining the Scrappy Moms Stamps "Back to School" Terrific Tuesday Challenge.
    TTFN~DT Debby

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Great way to recycle a box!! Love it! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Back to School Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

  9. Fab altering, now it's a lovely pen box!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. This is a much a wonderful box to hold pens and pencils. What a great idea. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  11. This is a much a wonderful box to hold pens and pencils. What a great idea. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  12. This is a much a wonderful box to hold pens and pencils. What a great idea. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  13. This is PERFECT, Melissa! What a great gift idea--perfect for a first day of school or even a teacher! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. Very cute! I love the idea of repurposing instead of throwing away. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  15. What a great way to use what is around the house! It turned out really awesome! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB :)

  16. cute project for storage soultuons

  17. Great recycling idea! Thanks for joining us at FCCB.

  18. Great recycling! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  19. This is a super cute pencil box! What a great project! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  20. Cute! I need to recycle something around here to do something similar for the kid's colored pencils! Glad you joined our BBTB2 challenge last week!

  21. Such a great idea for a pencil/pen box!! Thanks so much for joining us a Paper Sweeties!

  22. I love recycling products as well!! You did a great job!

    Thanks for playing along with our "Just for Kids" linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.
    Have a great day!!
    CDD DT Member

  23. Cute idea. Love that little pencil image. I did something like this to store batteries. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month!