Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Challenge at CWC

 This week's challenge over at CWC is all about Office Stuff. The office and craft room at my house both have so many pens and pencils around that I am always looking for places to keep them.

So this theme was a perfect opportunity for me to make a pen holder!

 I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cart with my Cricut. I chose the coffee mug design and used the Cricut Craft Room to do the design.

I didn't want the handles on the mug so I removed the slots in the cutting file by using the Hide Contour feature of the program. To add some stability to the top of the pen holder, I cut a strip of card that measured slightly longer than the circumference of the holder and folded in half before attaching to the inside of the rim.

I cut the letters at 2" tall from different colours of card, then embossed them with the swiss dots folder and my Cuttlebug.

To finish off, I added some fancy ribbon to the top and bottom.

It would be great to see you over at the CWC challenge at My Paper Crafting this week. You have loads of time to get your entry linked for this challenge too.


Brenda said...

This project is perfect for this challenge Janet!! I love your cup!! How many times have many of us looked the house over for a pen to use?! Not anymore with this fabulous design!! Great job, so useful! Hugs!!

Sheena said...

Great project! I love how you embossed the letters :)


Sandy Palmer said...

Janet, what a special way to decorate a pen and pencil holder! Very nice! :)