Registered: May 13, 2004 Location: the beautiful Pacific Northwest Posts: 2011
Thu, May 27, 2004 @ 11:12 AM
I use the RSVP pens from Pentel, I stamped on regular printer paper & ran it through my Xyron so it was a sticker. You could also use the SU sticker paper if doing it for a demo, I just hadn't gotten any yet. The clear part of the pen is 3 1/4" long, and 1 1/4" around, I discovered it was way easier to cut the paper ahead of time when making these with my Brownie troop. Take cap off pen. Put sticker on pen, careful to get it straight. Cut Terrifically Tacky Tape (provocraft) to length & wrap pen. (I was only able to get the tape in 1 1/16" & 1/4" wide, so I had to piece it.) Do not take red liner plastic off until ready to roll in microbeads! (I had one Brownie get her Mother's Day pen stuck to her hair!) Put .5mm microbeads (also called no hole glass beads) in bowl or extra stampcase. Take off tape & roll in beads. Kind of squish down on them and roll again. Once it's all covered, I sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds and rubbed it into the spaces between the beads. Voila! I think this would work with any pen with a round barrel that the lid didn't come down too far. Someone on the Stampin' Discuss board just suggested the RSVP pens and I saw them on sale at Staples. And they write really nice too! This idea was CASED from the Stampin' Discuss board, I used several different people's suggestions, it is not my original idea! Feel free to use it and improve on it in any way, but if you find an easier way, LET ME KNOW TOO!
------------------------------ Happy Stampin',Charisma
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Charisma, Thank you so much for posting the instructions to this pen. I too saw the idea on Stampin Discuss board, but yours is truly better. I tried the pen just stamping it and it was nice, but yours really had that extra touch with the beads and the Dazzling Diamonds. Thanks so much for the great idea. I know everyone i give one to will love it. Erin
Registered: June 15, 2004 Location: Houston (Bear Creek) Posts: 949
Tue, Jun 15, 2004 @ 2:07 PM
I saw this yesterday & HAD to go right then to get the supplies! I was amazed at how easy this was! I am doing a craft show soon & can't wait to make this in a set with a note cube. It will will also make great teacher gifts!
Thanks for sharing!!!! I "cheated" when making this. I used a white Avery Label to stamp on (eliminating the Xyron machine). It worked best for me. Thanks again! Jenna
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Registered: May 31, 2004 Location: Viera, Florida Posts: 552
Sun, Jul 25, 2004 @ 8:33 PM
Amazing! I just printed your directions and can't wait to go get the stuff tomorrow. I am a teacher, so this'll be part of a perfect "Welcome Back" gift for my teammates!