When you’re a kid everything is more fun when it’s personalized. Unless your name is something unusual like Analisa. Want that super cool personalized license plate for your bike? Good luck finding that on the rack! I’d have to settle for things that said “Anna” and pretend like it was the same. It wasn’t.
While my little sister doesn’t have such an unusual name, the spelling isn’t all too common. Just like ten year old me she wants everything personalized. What’s a good big sister to do but make her a personalized pencil.
Using the Silhouette software I typed up her name. After a little bit of searching I came across Charcoal CY which was the perfect bold font I was looking for. I cut a scrap of adhesive backed vinyl 1″ by 2″. This is a great project to use scraps on since it doesn’t take much. My mat has seen better days so I had to tape it down a bit.
The Silhouette did an impeccable job with such small letters. The largest letters were just over half a centimeter tall. I was impressed!
Using my handy dandy Silhouette hook I weeded out the vinyl I didn’t need.
Then I put transfer paper over the name.
I transferred the vinyl to the pencil then smoothed it down with my fingers.
Now she has her very own personalized pencil to take to school. I get the feeling I’ll be getting a request for more. Luckily these are too easy and fun to whip up. Another excuse to use my Silhouette? Yes please!