Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School!

School starts today and I wanted to share my back-to-school projects with you!

I started with an Apple Basket for the Teachers' Lounge

I used the new Art Philosophy cartridge to create pennants (cut at 1-1/2" on my Expression) using papers from a mini deck I had in my stash.  I love the old-fashioned look of these papers!  The scale of a mini stack makes it perfect for a small cut.

I cut the tag from Locker Talk at 4-1/2" on my Expression.  I added text from Microsoft Exotic Island BTN at 48pt for the word "happy" and from Adlib Bt at 16pt for the phrase "from the McConnell Family."  I printed the text on a mini print from the stack and I incorporated more of the pennants for continuity. 

Next, I made a lunchbox card for my daughter!  I found the idea for the text on Pinterest and put together some Cricut cuts for my graphic. 

The popped up fish tags are from Meow, cut at 2-1/2" on my Expression.  The text is Microsoft Candy Round BTN at 30 point.  I embossed the area above the text after printing.

My last project is a teacher gift.  The teachers at my daughter's school add a Classroom Wishlist at the bottom of the supply lists that we (parents) receive.  Usually I include a bag of teacher wishes but this year, I decided to allow this teacher to pick up whatever items were not provided by other families with a gift card from my family.  (Pencils were on her wish list!)

I wanted come up with a fun way to incorporate the gift card and found the pefect tag cards on the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 50), cut at 4-1/2" on the Expression.  The pencil is from Locker Talk, cut at 2".  I embossed the front of the tag card.   Inside, I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to attach the gift card and a little note.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  You can see all of my projects by clicking here or by clicking the "My Project Gallery" tab at the top of the blog.  There, you will find links to all of my Cricut and Yudu projects. 


JaniceA said...

What a thoughtful gift for the classroom, your daughter will love getting a reminder that she is loved and the basket is really cute. Thank you for sharing these with all of us.

ScrappyMama said...

Great projects, Nadia!

Emily said...

So sweet of you and awesome projects!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

What wonderful gifts! That basket is just the banners! I love the idea of a gift card for teachers to make their own purchases and how cute to add it to the pencil stash! I'm sure your daughter loved finding her sweet little card tucked into her lunch box and I'm sure her first day back to school was wonderful!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Wonderful, creative projects! I know Piper's teacher will enjoy this school year!

Diane Hodrick said...

i just love this collection of gifts....each is such a thoughtful addition that is sure to be used and always, you raise the bar...

Gail said...

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