Altered RSVP Pen

by Beth Silaika

Transform an ordinary pen into a stylish accessory.


  • RSVP pen or any other refillable pen

  • Cardstock

  • Ink

  • Stamp


  1. Step 1

    Unscrew RSVP Pen and remove insides from the clear exterior.

  2. Step 2

    Trim cardstock scrap to 3 1/2" x 7/8".

  3. Step 3

    Stamp cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Roll cardstock around ink tube, using a dab of adhesive to hold it tight.

  5. Step 4

    Place ink tube back into bottom of pen and screw back into place.

  6. Step 5

    Finished Pen


  1. Use Designer Paper instead of cardstock. It's easier to roll up.

    Make a matching Post-It™ note holder.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Altered RSVP Pen. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

So cute! What a great idea-thanx!!!
Deanne  |  Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 9:42 AM
These are so fun to make. I've found that you can use a Mr. Clean Magic Easer to remove the RSVP writing on the side of the barrel.
Georgia Caulkins  |  Tue Apr 1, 2008 at 8:31 AM
Wonderful idea! Now if I can only find the pens. Thanks for sharing
Sandy in NH  |  Sat May 10, 2008 at 1:41 AM
I just bought the RSVP pens at Wal-Mart. They were 2 for $.97 or a 5 pack for $2.42.
Amy Castle  |  Fri May 16, 2008 at 8:48 AM
Our Walmart had the pens on sale for back to school - so you know I had to get red ink for Christmas grin and of course black and blue.
Mr. Clean magic easers do work and I thank
Georgia for the tip. - Happy Stamping - Judy
Judy in my sunroom stamping  |  Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 3:52 AM
I love these - but are having a terrible time trying to find suitable pens down here! will keep trying!
Kiwi Jules  |  Mon Jun 1, 2009 at 10:31 PM
What a neat idea, and something great to include with a gift of hand made cards. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy Sue  |  Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 2:59 AM
These pens are hard to find in my area, i checked wal-mart and target, could only get them at the office suppy store and they were $5 for 5.
Shayla  |  Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM
I bought this type of pen at Big Lots 10 for $1 there arent' any words so no scrubbing and they worked great.
pat  |  Mon Mar 8, 2010 at 7:44 AM
Thank you so much for posting these instructions! I finally found some of these pens (at the Dollar store, no less) and am excited to personalize them! Thanks again!
Sarah Miles  |  Thu Dec 2, 2010 at 10:20 PM
Really like this idea! Thanks for sharing smile
Melanie  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 4:54 AM
I love RSVP pens. Years ago the black squishy part was real rubber. I used the pens all the time as a respiratory therapist. I became VERY allergic to latex. Pentel started making the pens out of latex free material. I put the papers in the barrels so I could tell them apart. I kept the old ones for hubby or for refills in the newer ones.
Linda Nicholas  |  Thu May 30, 2019 at 12:41 AM

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