I used this template from Smitten Blog Designs and tweaked it a little bit. I download it to my computer, then opened it up in Gimp (a free editing program, like Photoshop) enhanced the colors a little bit and erased the wording and redid it so it would look all after I typed in the names.
I also had my Silhouette do the cutting for me. I tried to do the slits where the pencil goes with my exacto knife but I like for it to look perfect and I just wasn't achieving that so, through the machine they went.
Then we finished it off with a pencil. It would have looked cuter with a Valentine's Day decorated pencil but me being the procrastinator I am we had to settle for the regular'O yellow #2 pencils.
These turned out better than I expected and my daughter loved them as well as her friends...or so she said. What kid would rather a pencil over candy? But I thought this was a good alternative to the massive amount of candy that the kids would be be getting.