It’s already been two weeks since school started. For some the routine is getting easier and for others, not so much. Some are still catching up with friends about summer and some are with their noses in the books. Either way, it’s a new school year and time learn learn learn!!
Back to school time is a fun time to give gifts to teachers, school bus drivers, students and other school staff. I remember making sure that my boys had something to give their teachers on the first (second or maybe third – I know….I’m sometimes late…shhhhh!) day of school. I know teachers that still display the gifts that were made for them. It makes me feel good when I see a project that is appreciated.
The kit, BACK TO SCHOOL from LJS Designs is the perfect kit for all the above mentioned. AND…..it doesn’t have to be just for back to school….it can be used for showing appreciation throughout the year.
Here are some of the fun things I made for the teachers, school bus driver and for classmates. If I would have been on top of things, I could have gotten a list of students and personalized their gift.
To make these fun gifts, I use my Silhouette Cameo along with the BACK TO SCHOOL kit. You don’t have to have a cutting machine to make these projects. A pair of scissors and a printer will do just fine.
Most everyone that has a Silhouette has upgraded to the v3 version of designer studio. I upgraded right before the mandatory upgrade. I had heard horror stories about doing print and cuts in the v3 version, so I was very nervous about upgrading. I had a few mishaps, but for the most part it works great.
On to the fun stuff……..First thing you will do is open the elements that you want to use on a new workspace. I used the bus, school house and the students holding hands along with a word tag or two. i printed extra elements to layer on top with pop dots. I love dimension! I also used tags from the Silhouette Store.
Next, If filled the tag with the “composition” patterned paper from the same kit. Once I did that to all my tags and added a saying (ERASER Font from Dafont.com) to the classmate’s gift, I put the elements on top and got them ready for printing.
Now it’s ready for printing. Make sure that your registration marks are on and that you have the cut lines off for the images inside your tags and “ON” around the outside of the tags and elements. Send to printer and then through your Silhouette. It’s really that quick and easy!
For the bus drivers, I made cookies and put them in a little cellophane bag and tied the tag to them.
For classmates, I made a cute tag using the elements with all the students and typed a saying “Your Just Write For Our Class” with the Eraser font from dafont.com. This could be a gift from teacher to student as well.
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