Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A+ Teacher!

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In 2012, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. 

This month we are making " a teacher themed project" Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have creative ideas  for you today! 

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For my project I decided to use MFT Stamps à la modes Talk Nerdy to Me and also à la modes You Rule to decorate a Pencil Box that I created using my new Sizzix Eclips and ECAL program.

I have made one of these pencils a few years back and last time I had to do it all by hand, but this time round I found it easy to convert the PDF file to a cutting file using the ECAL program. I decided this time round to all add the eraser to the end of the pencil and the silver band to match the pencil that the à la modes girl was holding.

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I have added some pens in my box, but of course you could fill it with anything … chocolate, pens, pencils whatever a teacher might need.

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Here is another view of the pencil box with the top open.

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And finally one a close up so you can see the inside of the pencil box.


Don’t forget to visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!

Stamps: à la modes Talk Nerdy To Me; à la modes You Rule – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Tan; Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punch; Sizzix Eclips; ECAL; Foam Tape; Copics



  1. What a fabulous pencil box! I've not seen this before and I just love all the detail you added to it. So fun!

  2. I love when it's time for these posts....you always wow me! this is really cool, even my son just said so. love it, Frances.

  3. Oh, Frances, you never cease to amaze me with your 3d creations! This is awesome!!! What an amazing box!

  4. I love the pencil!! What a fun little box!

  5. Home run. Awesome. Spectacular. Amazing. WOW!

    Need I say more?

  6. Fabulous project, Frances! So stinkin' cute!

  7. You are SO clever! This is amazing, Frances!

  8. WOW! What a wonderful gift!!!

  9. What a fantastic idea! Love it! I'm sure any teacher would love it too!!

  10. Oh Frances, you always have the most creative projects! This one is no exception, love this pencil box!!!

  11. wow, what a great idea Frances!


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