Friday, August 8, 2014

Getting Ready for the 2014 School Year

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hard to believe this is the last weekend before going back to school on Tuesday. I sure have enjoyed summer, but wish I had another couple weeks to get a few more projects done (mainly birthday and thank you cards). Here are a few school projects that I have created during the last week.

I made 24 of these Granny Smith apple treat boxes (matches my class colors ~ click here to see pictures of my class).

 This is a Lori Whitlock 3D treat box from the Silhouette on-line store. I made one previously at 5" (see here), but these are only 2 1/2". I added a yellow ribbon, a black button, and a white twine bow to each one. The stamp is from Jaded Blossom's  School Rules stamp set. They each have 5 Starbursts, which represents 5th grade.

I made a new sign for the front of my class door. It was a black chalkboard plaque that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It was originally $4.49, but I used a 40% off coupon. Good deal! Save money to buy more!

First, I used an old white ink pad and a dauber to create the background. Then I cut out the letters (at 3") in the lime green and yellow polka dot paper using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. I hung the sign on my door yesterday when I stopped by school and it looks great!

The last project I made was for a friend. She is a new Reading Coach this year and she wants to give each of the teachers she will be working with a special treat. I created the chalkboard tags for her to attach to a hand sanitizer container. Once her husband found out I was making them he asked for some since he is a Reading Coach too but at a different school. I made a total of 60 tags!

I typed the sentiment in Word onto a chalkboard background (15 to a page), used a scalloped Spellbinder die and the Cuttlebug to cut each one, and inked the edges with that old white ink pad.Then I used a small hole punch to punch two holes in each tag. After that my daughter feed the twine through the holes. All my friend needs to do is tie each one on her hand sanitizer containers! 

Now I have some clerical work I want to get done (name plates, Communication Logs, Folder Labels, etc.), so when we start Tuesday I can look at the new schedule and create my lesson plans. I am super excited about this new school year and I can't wait to meet all my students. I will be sure to keep you posted! 

Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. These are Awesome, Love how they turned out. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Jaded Blossom.

  2. My gosh, you have been busy!! Love all of your projects!! They look fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Hi Georgiana, Your projects are amazing! Have a great weekend.

  4. You have been so busy creating all of those back to school projects! They look awesome, the kids will love those when they return back to school! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. What a sweet way to welcome your kids to the classroom starting with your sign and then the apple treat boxes! Can't wait to hear about all your classroom adventures this year. May it be a year of many blessings!!!

    Hugs, Melissa

  6. These are all awesome!!
    Such GREAT back to school projects!

  7. What great back to school projects. Thanks for sharing at Jaded Blossom.

  8. Darling! Your students are so lucky to have you! :-)

  9. Wow, fantastic projects...those kids are so lucky to have you! Awesome back to school idea's!
    Sherrie K

  10. WOW! You've been busy! The apples are so cool, LOVE the chalkboard tags, and the sign is fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Jaded Blossom!

  11. You've been busy. thees are fantastic. thanks for sharing with us over at the Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge.

  12. These are totally fun and adorable, love the colors you used!!! Thanks for joining in on the "Back to School" 3D Challenge at Cardz TV!!! :)

  13. these are adorable !!! love how you used the core as the sentiment tag ! tooo cute ! Thanks so much for linking up to the Jaded Blossom Challenge this month !!

    Michelle ~ JB Owner

  14. These apple boxes are adorable! Love the tags on them. Thanks for joining Jaded Blossom Crafter's Choice Challenge!

  15. What an adorable treat box! I love the Jaded Blossom stamp on the apple core! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Crafter's Choice Challenge this month!

  16. LOVE LOVE your treats boxes! Thanks so much for joining the Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge.

  17. Wow these are fabulous! Amazing job! Thanks so much for joining us over at Jaded Blossom!
    JB Owner

  18. These are awesome! Thanks for playing along in the challenge with us!


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