Stampin’ Up! A Whole Lot of Lovely True Gentleman Marker Holder

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend.  Again!  Wow.  Time is flying – Sale-A-Bration ends TODAY!  So…if you’ve been “waiting till the last minute”….uhm….the last minute is upon you! 😉

Friday was busy for me – Finn to the vet (he’s fine!), real-work busy-ness, horse-shoer….bottom line, when I got ready to get a project together to share with you for today, I needed to select from one of my quicker to-do-list goodies!

Enter…the Sharpie Holder! 🙂

I’d seen this quick and fun project on Pinterest – from The Papered Chef – and thought they’d be fun to make.  And since they’re quick and easy – they’re perfectly perfect if you need a bunch of them!  The base is simply a strip of DSP – I used the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP – and a sentiment.  I grabbed one from Truly Tailored – the punny-ness of it was just too cool.  Take a look-see:

Besides being quick and easy – they’re quite paper-efficient!  You can get 7 of them from one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP!

I started with a 2″ x 10″ strip of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and, on the long side – scored and folded it at 3″ and 3 3/4″.  The long end is punched with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

With my 3/4″ Circle Punch, I punched a hole in the rough center of the shorter panel.

With Fast Fuse, I adhered the end of the shorter panel to the “back” of the holder, creating the pocket for the pen.

I stamped the sentiment from Truly Tailored in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White – then I fussy cut it.  With the Tailored Tag Punch, I created a mat from Pool Party card stock.

I adhered the sentiment to the mat and then to the pen holder with Liquid Glue and added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I threaded a length of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack (available and free for the rest of today only!) thru the top. I tied it with some Silver Baker’s Twine in a simple knot.

I stuck a Glue Dot to the back of the cap of my Sharpie highlighter, stuck it in the hole I’d punched with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, and stuck it to the back of the holder.

And folks – that was that! 🙂

Et Voila!  Use any DSP you like!  Add any sentiment!  What fun gifts for teachers or kids headed off to college!!  Or – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!  I hope you like – and that you’ll whip up a few (dozen?) for yourself!

Now – a quick reminder!  Today is the LAST DAY for three important things…

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP: 2″ x 10″ (holder base, scored and folded at 3″ and 3 3/4″)

Pool Party Card Stock: Tailored Tag Punch mat for sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock: Truly Tailored fussy cut sentiment

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Finn Fan Fix

Well.  Finn is doing much better today – thank you to all his Finn-Friends for the well-wishes yesterday!

Now – I know in my heart he wasn’t feeling well.  I do.  I could feel it.

But.  His behavior at the vet – while perfectly sweet as always – didn’t really make me think he was feeling all that bad.

Like…if dogs had guile (which I don’t believe they do!), he’d be the kid who held the thermometer up to a light bulb and had a shocking temperature of 146 degrees!

Who me?

The vet and the tech came in and sat with him on the floor – which he “hated”.

By which I mean – he LOVED that!  He was all up in the tech’s lap – and loving all over her (fickle thing) the whole time!

Smiling his great big Finn-Kujo smile!  Wiggling his wagger as hard and as fast as it would wiggle.

Bottom line – vet thinks he just wasn’t feeling well – nothing too worrisome or earth-shattering.  We left with pills for nausea and diarrhea, and a “prescription” for chicken and rice to eat for the rest of the day.

He did well all the rest of the day – yes, he does enjoy a nice scoop of homemade chicken and rice, thank-you-very-much.

So – today, if the night went well – he’ll go to Doggie Day camp and I’ll make the trek north to get a hair cut!

Fingers crossed – I believe the crisis is past! 🙂


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! A Whole Lot of Lovely True Gentleman Marker Holder

  1. Well, Mary, I don’t know if you saw Kristi’s post about the page not being here. I got the email about new post and it said, “not found”. I figured it was the same deal as when we schedule our blogs and it just wasn’t live yet. Anyway, I had to enter your url to be able to get to this page. Couldn’t get to it from the email like usual. Weird!
    Anyway, I really like this marker idea. Cute little gifts. I will be making a BUNCH of these for an upcoming event so I have a little something for each guest.Thanks. Clever of you to ‘pun’ the sentiment!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – the whole thing got a little borked cuz I inadvertently published the post last night. I pulled it right back – but…it messed it up a bit! Thanks for making the effort to come and leave a comment! Appreciate it, Julie! 🙂

  2. Karen L.

    HOLY COW……a 106 lbs!!! That is fabulous…..congratulations. What an accomplishment. Even though you have a few more lbs. to meet your goal……that is amazing. I have struggled with weight all my adult life….so I know how difficult it is to do. Sure hope your “fur-baby” is feeling better. It is so hard when you feel that they are not up to par & you sure wish they could tell you what is going on. Like the new blog……need to get used to the wonky font, but I like it. My resolution was to send more cards out….I love to create them & why not share them with more people. They don’t lift spirits sitting in my craft room!!! So far, doing pretty good on that resolution. Sure wish I could do the “lbs. thing” but hasn’t been a success……..yet! Again, a BIG congratulations.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Karen – yes, he’s back to his young/old self! Went to the doggie day camp today and had a big ole time! Thanks so much! P.S. I’m having to decide myself if I like the font in the body of the post…that may change! 🙂

  3. What a cute project! The sentiment is perfect with the sharpie markers. 🙂 Glad that Finn is feeling better…my kids always started to feel better about 30 minutes before we’d head to the doctor too. Guess that it’s a kid thing. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Sounds like it must be! I take no credit for the pun – that’s The Papered Chef! 🙂 Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  4. It’s so funny, I just saw The Papered Chef yesterday and looked at this. I didn’t get the notice of you posting this morning though…only through your second post. I’m glad you sent out a second post otherwise I would have missed your boy. These holders are cute and I love the pun.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – I messed the post up by inadvertently publishing it last night. Even though I pulled it back right away, the site doesn’t trigger an e-mail when it’s published the second time! Sorry about that – but glad you were able to find the post! These are cute little projects! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

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