What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #177

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is well. Today I started working on making my son’s Halloween exchange. The kids used to be able to exchange Halloween cards and candy but we now have a no food or candy policy at his school. So I often make his cards. This year he is in third grade so I stepped it up a notch and made cool pencil holders.

I found some Halloween paper laying around my craft room to use for a boy design and a girl design.

So I managed to finish making all the components and only need to assemble them now which doesn’t take very long.

I used distress ink for the little labels I punched out of white cardstock to coordinate with the pattern papers.

I always manage to make thing more complex than necessary.

I used purple and green for the girls and orange and black for the boys.

I actually enjoyed making the boxes best.

Building more of the components

I used my Cricut to cut out the perfect size accent for the front of the case.

I finally got some use out of my Cricut that seems to be catching dust lately.

The final cases have two pencils and Nicholas is going to make something to put in each for his classmates.

Finished cases.


Front and back shots of the cases.

Well I am ready for some snooping and that’s just what I’m gonna do!

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Have a blessed day!



  1. I love your orange paper…I’m sure I have some somewhere! Brought back from a trip to the states a few years back…I know I’ll never be brave enough to cut into it! Wish I had a die cutting machine like that! Still, I wouldn’t be without my BigShot! Have a crafty week! Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn)) #25

  2. Wow! What a lot of work! I know the kiddos will love these!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa #38

  3. Very nice! I love those pencil holders. I am thinking about going no candy this year cause I am on a health kick. DH thinks we will be egged but…Weight Watcher leader said she hasn’t passed out candy in years and she always has kids come back for seconds. Nice thing is any leftovers can be put away till next year! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

  4. Wow – what a great mum are you?! I’m sure he and his classmates will love their Halloween gifts. Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  5. Angie ...aka Shozzy says

    Great idea …thankfully we dont do Halloween exchanges ….yet …just a little Trick or Treating.

  6. those are adorable! Happy WOYWW, lindsay #110

  7. Those are super cute! Love them!

  8. These look super – well done – a real creative production line ! Ali #148

  9. What a lovely idea! I think they will be a big hit at school! Thanks for visiting me this week.

  10. Cool halloween makes I be the kids will love them
    janet #58

  11. What a great idea! Thanks for visiting. I just made up the idea for the felt keyrings using whatever dies I had to hand. Maybe I’ll take some photos of the steps involoved and post it on my blog , if that would help?
    Bernice #10

  12. These are so cute…I am sure they are going to be a big hit with the kids!

  13. Hi Belinda you have been really busy – what a great idea and what a neat and tidy production line you have there! Your sons classmates are going to be thrilled. Thank you for popping by and when you get round to making a video just give me a shout I’d be happy to help. Belated Happy WOYWW Helen 16

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