Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to School Treats

Okay, I promise this is my last back-to-school project!  At the last minute, I decided to make some treats for my coworkers.  These were very fast using My Creative Time's Fancy Tri-fold Card Die, which is included in the Card Sentiments stamp set.  I used some cute Fancy Pants papers from the Off to School collection.

On the inside, I wrote a little note, and adhered a piece of Ghirardelli chocolate with some ATG tape.

On the outside I just tied a simple bow and then attached a tag made with the MCT Build a Banner Kit and stamped with a sentiment from MCT's My Teacher Rocks stamp set.  Easy peasy!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Personalized Bookmarks

I thought I'd share another school project that I was working on last weekend.  I like to make bookmarks for my students to have on their desks the first day of school.  This year I used my Silhouette Cameo, which made it very easy!  I designed a tag shape, plus a longer version for the longer names, and created layers using the offset feature.  I then added each student's name inside of a tag, using the Stencil font.  All of the tags were cut with my scraps of patterned paper, and I used black Bazzill paper for the back layers.  I added some eyelets and ribbon, and that was it!  Okay, I think I'm finished with making sets of 20 projects at a time!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3rd Grade Welcome Poster

Today is the first day of school for me, so I thought I'd share the welcome poster I made for my class.  It's quite large (18" x 24"), and as you can see, it was not easy to get a good picture of it.  I promise it's really cute in person! I teach in California, where our doors open right up to the outdoors (no interior hallways).  So, since this is on the window facing outside, I needed something that would not fade.  I started with a white piece of poster board and covered it with blue fadeless paper.  For my borders, I welded together 1" x 12" strips from the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge.  To make it really easy, that light blue plaid paper I used is adhesive backed.  I found a 12" x 24" pack of DCWV adhesive backed paper at Joann's last year, and it was perfect for this!

"Soar" is from the Straight From the Nest cartridge, and the rest of the letters are from Feeling Groovy. I welded them together on my Gypsy. I used that adhesive backed paper for the letters too, which made assembling them a snap!

For each student, I die cut an airplane out of my scraps with the My Creative Time Fly Away With Me dies and stamped the coordinating image from the Fly Away With Me stamp set.  I used a white gelly roll pen to make my "string" that connects the banner (cut with the die from Fly Away With Me Sentiments).  This was a pretty easy poster to make, and with the adorable airplanes, I think it's much cuter than the ones available to buy these days!

And I thought I'd share some other places where the Cricut made it into my classroom.  Yesterday morning I was putting up my math bulletin board, when I decided it needed a banner.  Good thing I had my Gypsy with me, and I have my old Expression in the classroom!  Isn't that fun?

This board has lots of Cricut.  Besides the regular cuts, those other motiviational cuts were made on my Imagine with the Word of Mouth cartridge.  I've got fun quotes all around my room!

Have you stopped by My Creative Time today?  We're starting something new!  Every Tuesday, three members of the design team will be part of a "Show me Your Technique Mini Hop"!  Check it out!  Here is today's line up:

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Monday, August 27, 2012

My Creative Time Scrappy Monday!

It's a Scrappy Monday day at My Creative Time, and it was the perfect opportunity to scrap these photos from last Thanksgiving.  Every other year, when my brother's family is in town (they alternate Thanksgivings with my SIL's family), my brother gets great pictures of everybody, including a big family shot that he sets up on his tripod before jumping into the picture!  I mounted my pics on a 6" square of cream cardstock.  The long family shot is 2 3/4" x 5 3/4", and I also added two 2 3/4" squares, one of me with my four siblings, and one of my son with me.

The 12" square striped aqua background is from the Simple Stories Year.O.Graphy Simple Basics paper collection.  I added a 6" x 12" maroon strip from DCWV's The Guy Stack, along with a yellow strip that I punched with my ekSuccess Bumpy Roads punch.

This beautiful sentiment is from My Creative Time's Piles of Smiles stamp set.  I love how great the large size looks on a 12 x 12 layout!  I stamped it onto a 3" x 4" element from the Simple Stories 6 x 6 Harvest Lane paper pack (which Emma is now selling in her store).  I cut the pretty leaves with the dies included in Piles of Smiles.  I cut a few out of cork for this layout, and added some script on them by stamping them with a background stamp from MCT's Script Type Backgrounds.

This cute wheelbarrow is cut at 2", using the Cricut Walk in My Garden cartridge.  I then filled it with leaves cut from the smaller sized die from Piles of Smiles.

Down the side of the pictures, I attached a strip of patterned paper from Harvest Lane, that I edged with the Pinking Shears Border from Papertrey Ink.  On top of that, I added a sentiment from MCT's Camera Shy stamp set, stamped upon a strip of cream cardstock cut with a die from MCT's Just Simply Live.

Here I added a banner element and some patterned paper from Harvest Lane.  "Beautiful Family" was created with stamps from Just Simply Live, as was the date, which is stamped upon cream cardstock cut with the MCT Stitched Oval Die.  I just love having my collection of MCT stamps and dies to use on layouts!

Be sure to stop by Emma's page to see her layout, and all of the wonderful work by some of the other My Creative Time designers!

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