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Monday, September 09, 2013

Back to School! Challenge at Exploring Cricut!

Happy Monday everyone!

Hoping your weekend was fabulous and you had some time to create. We are having a mini heat wave here in northern California...over 100 degrees this past weekend. I am enjoying the last few days of summer!

Today's post is for the new challenge over at Exploring Cricut. This week's challenge is to create a project, card, or layout using your Cricut machine and it must include a Back to School theme and the colors red, green, white, black, orange,and yellow and include one ribbon. 

Here is my version of the challenge:
In our school room I have little baskets holding various items that the boys and I use often. Since they are still fairly young, anything visual is helpful so I created these labels for our school goodies.

Our PE basket holding our bean bags and balancing sticks, movement CDs etc..
Nate's ABCs  for image and font. "ball" cut at 4.0" including layers. Letters 3.25"
 Science basket which holds our magnets, magnifying glasses, etc...
Nate's ABCs for font cut at 2.5". Locker Talk for "lab equipment" image cut at 4.25" including layers.
 Math basket holding many of our math manipulatives and flashcards.
Nate's ABCs for the font cut at 2.0". "compass" image from Locker Talk cut at 5.0" including layers.
 My favorite is our Nature Journaling basket holding our sketch books, field guides, nature books, bug catchers, etc... for our nature walks.
Image from Nate's ABCs cut at 4.25" including layers. Font cut at 2.0" I just loved this image of a little boy holding his jar with a little bug in it. Reminds me so much of little boys (not just mine:)
 Art basket holding some of our regular supplies such as watercolors, brushes, markers, etc...
Nate's ABCs for "paint cut and brushes" image cut 4.0" including layers and font cut at 2.5"
I hope you enjoyed my Back to School project and I really encourage you to take out your Cricut Cartridges and create something fun to enter into this week's challenge at Exploring Cricut

.Have a wonderful crafty day and I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge. Remember to check out Exploring Cricut for the wonderful projects our design team has created!


Diane said...

I love how you are so organized for your little ones! Great job.

UnikByYes said...

Love this idea Donna!!! Well done! TFS
Have a wonderful day!

Annette said...

This is a fantastic way to keep things organized and help little ones learning to find and put things away!

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Michelle N. said...

Wow-your students will love the pictures that go with the subject-makes things easier on them!

Sharon said...

These are awesome Donna!! I love each cut for each basket. I think my favorite is the Nature one, too. That little guy is just too cute!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

Oh wow, I lOVE this! I'm going to have to show this to my sis, who home schools and uses baskets to stay organized also! Making some labels like this would make her baskets look much cooler (besides making it easier to stay organized....it's all about how cool it looks, lol!).