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Rolo Pencils

Do you love Rolos?  As far as I'm concerned, what's not to love!  As we get closer to May, I wanted to offer some treats for Teacher Appreciation at my booth at Shops on Main.  I decided that these would also be great as a treat for a child getting ready to take the end of grade tests.  It's a lot of pressure and kids need all the help they can get.  However, I don't recommend that a child eat a lot of chocolate right before the test.  Anyway, here's the project.

Pencil teacher Pencil student

You can find the directions for making the Rolo pencils on Pinterest in several places, just search for Stampin' Up! Rolo pencil.  I'll give you directions here.  I just want you to know it's not an original idea.

  • Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 3 1/2 x 4 5/8.  Score at 1/4 inch intervals putting the 3 1/2 inch side across the top of your scoreboard.  Use your bone folder along the scored lines.  Put Tear & Tape along the two long sides and adhere this to the Rolo.
  • Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 3 1/2 x 1.  Put Tear & Tape on this and adhere around the top of the Rolo.  Try to get the seams to match pretty closely.
  • Cut silver cardstock 3 1/2 x 3/4.  Score this at 1/4 inch intervals putting the 3/4 at the top of the scoreboard.  I did not fold these.  I just made the score lines.  Use the Tear & Tape again on this and adhere.  You can use the Silver Foil.  I used the retired Brushed Silver.  It's good to use up some of my retired product on items for the emporium.
  • With the 1" Circle Punch, punch a circle of Blushing Bride.  Glue gun this to the end of the pencil to complete the eraser.
  • A Hershey Kiss is glue gunned to the opposite end of the Rolo for the point of the pencil.

Pencil teacher tag Pencil teacher tag also

The tags use the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  I cut Thick White cardstock 2 x 4 1/4 and the patterned paper the same.  I glued them together.  I cut the end using the Ornate Tag Topper punch.  I rounded the bottom corners using the Project Life corner punch.  The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  I stamped in Archival Black on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch.  The apple is made by punching out a real red circle with the 1 inch Circle Punch.  The stem is made by punching the candle from the Party Pack in Early Espresso.  The leaf is punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch in Pear Pizzazz.

Pencil student tag Pencil teacher tag too

The sentiment for the student tag is from the stamp set You've Got This.  This time I used the 2 inch Circle Punch.  The Good Luck was stamped using the Alphabet Rotary. The paper is 1/4 inch wide and I rounded the corners.  It's adhered using dimensionals.  The A is cut using the Little Alphabet framelits from Read Red.  The plus is made using the 4 in the Little Numbers framelits.  I had to give it a trim!

I thought my pencils turned out well.  I hope they will bring joy to others!

Pencils large group

The retired list will come out later today.  If I can figure out how to do it, I will post it to my blog.  You can always shop from this site and find the list on the Stampin' Up! site store.

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