Cards with pencil toppers – project for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments Blog this week with a couple of simple cards for children. Two of my kiddos are in cyber school and I’m always looking for different ways to reward and encourage them for a job well done and sometimes, just to reward their efforts. So quite a while back, I special requested these title pieces in order to use them for my own children and Nicolle was happy to oblige. She totally rocks! 😀 Did you know that if there’s something you have in mind, but do not find it in the store, a quick email to Nicolle could result in having it created for you? Yeah…she’s awesome that way. ;-D

Anyway, I’d originally intended them for tags they could display by their computers like ribbons, but at the last minute, I decided to make these interactive cards, with a reward attached. I’m all about simple these days since I’ve taken on a little more than I can chew for the moment, but I’ll adjust. lol So these cards, could be created with more layers, details, and elements, but I went with simplicity. Here they are assembled:


This is with the toppers removed from the cards. As you can see, I just punched two holes to string the ribbon, or in my case tulle, through.

cards taken apart

Here’s how the topper looks attached to a pencil. Tip: If you find that it slides down your pencil, just wrap a small rubber band around the the end of the pencil as a stopper. 😀

pencil topper



Review – My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Collection

From their Wild Asparagus range to Tres Jolie to Lost and Found, one thing I’ve always loved about My Mind’s Eye is the heavy weight and texture of their cardstock. For this layout I used the Moments papers from the Union Square range. A great feature to this line is that they’ve already included glittered elements on the papers that really make the gorgeous details pop! I didn’t have any lettering that were the color I wanted, so I used white alphas by Pink Paislee, inked them w/distress ink and embossed them which created a really cool marbled affect.

MME also offers many items that coordinate with their products. There are trims, tags, buttons, brads, dimensional stickers, stamp sets and chipboard mini-albums that go with each range in this line. You can see more of their fantastic designs HERE.