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Personalized Pens

Posted by bethybess (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 23, 06 at 6:48

Hello Friends!

I'm new to the forum here but have been lurking for quite a while. I've enjoyed all the great ideas from all you crafty people!

In desperation to find a cheap way to make lots of personalized pens for my church I came accrossed this site.

I purchased a pack of 10 Bic Cristal pens (10 for 88 cents at Walmart) My husband showed me that you can just slide the front of the pen out and insert the rolled up paper. It's a little tricky at first but after doing about 10 I feel like a pro. :) I used a small knitting needle to wrap the paper around was just easier for me.

I made my template in PrintShop and just did trial and error until I got the right size. Once you have the size down it's easy to print off lots of different templates.

These ideas are just exploding in my head....I can see using these for birthdays, reunions, even weddings. Of course you can buy the more expensive pens but who can beat 8 cents apiece? You can't believe how professional these look until you make some of your own.

Just wanted to share cuz you all have inspired me so much.


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RE: Personalized Pens

I do the same with Pentel RSVP pens. The instructions are on the same page that you linked. But those pens are a bit more expensive than the Bics. I cover inexpensive composition book covers with pretty scrapbook paper and embellish with ribbons and prima flowers. Then you can make a pen to match with scraps of the same paper. It makes a nice gift!

I did not personally make the items in this link, but I love the site for fantastic cards, scrapbook and other craft ideas.

Here is a link that might be useful: altered mini composition book & pen


Well, maybe this should be posted on the general crafts or scrapbook thread rather than computer crafts. I just noticed this!

Oh well, enjoy anyway! You can always find sites where you can print off patterned paper if you don't have scrapbook supplies.

RE: Personalized Pens

Thanks for the awesome link blizlady. That pen and book cover are fantastic! I wish I had learned about this years ago...I'd have had a pen to match ever outfit I wore to school, and a matching composition book too....LOL.

The Bics are cheaper but that way I can afford to buy 3 times as really helps when I need to make 100 or more. The Pentels are a beautiful pen though. I did buy a few to try out.


RE: Personalized Pens

Can you tell me the size of your paper insert for the BIC pens. I don't have a knitting needle to help me and am having a terrible time getting a paper to fit. When you do this in Print Shop do you just put a design on it or do you personalize them with names also? I am going to stop at GoodWill and see if I can find a needle.
Thanks for your help!

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