With Christmas and Halloween candy still looming in our house, I decided that Valentine’s Day would not be a day of us sending more candy with the kids to school. Of course, we will still got a ton, but we don’t want to add to anybody else’s candy craziness.
I know that by February, the school supplies are starting to dwindle, so I picked up some fun and vibrant pencils at the bulls-eye store (I went with better quality pencils, too, which you can also purchase on Amazon) and got to designing and cutting.
I started with an arrow and heart design which I purchased in the Silhouette store as a print and cut file, and then modified it to the wording and colors I liked (I still don’t know how to create the scalloped edges and it was worth the time to start with that part created).
The cut marks were already there, so I was able to change the wording, colors and fonts to something that was more us and we were quite pleased with the results.
I then printed with registration marks, and then ran through my Silhouette which cut the scalloped edges and the lines in which to slide the pencils.
The end results are super cute, functional, usable and won’t go home with a calorie count on it!
If you don’t have a Silhouette, you could easily draw this and make photocopies, making it super cute and very custom, or if you are handy, design something in photoshop. Either way, you will have great results.
However, every day, I’m finding uses for my Silhouette machine and it’s already proved it’s value and I’ve got even more ideas swimming, so if you don’t have one, I’d highly consider getting one (this isn’t sponsored, just sharing my love).
Will you be creating Valentine’s this year?