I got a Silhouette Cameo back in June. It’s been in the box since, oh, ummmmm…last night. I’ve finally started to make some headway in my classroom and I had some ideas for some décor I wanted to add to the mix. Enter the Cameo….aka: teacher’s best friend. I knew it would help me make my *vision* a reality. Ohmiword. I absolutely LOVE that thing! I’m SO sad I haven’t played with it sooner! Now I’m a project makin’ fool! Even though my house is currently covered in scrapbook paper, ribbon, and hot glue, I couldn’t be happier. I *LOVE* the way this turned out!
My plan is to set these above my cabinets…y’know…as long as they don’t break fire code. That whole 18” gets me every.time. If not, I’ll get creative :)
I used my Cameo to cut out the letters and scalloped background. This whole process *might* have taken me about 10ish minutes. Then I made some ribbon rosettes to fancy it up a bit and added some fun tissue paper for a little color flair. TOTALLY unnecessary, but cute nonetheless :)
I’m always spending a fortune on those cute little punch out letters from the teacher store. Inevitably, I never have enough of the letters that I need, so I’m always making multiple trips back to the store and watching my money disappear one dollar at a time. And you KNOW how tight money can be for us teachers…especially at the beginning of the year. My Cameo is going to save me SO much! I just hook it up to my computer and I can use ANY…yes, ANY…font I own to create as many letters as I want. L.O.V.E.
I couldn’t stop playing with my new(ish) toy, so I used one of my Silhouette patterns to create these pennants. I loves. I’m thinking about hanging these on the wall above my boards. We’ll see :)
I’m linking up my Silhouette projects over on Blog Hoppin’ today. There’s a Cameo Creations linky party and well, you know me…I LOVE a good party ;) PLUS, there’s a CAMEO GIVEAWAY involved!!!!!!! People!!!!! Head on over to see what everyone’s making and if you’ve got a project you want to highlight, go ahead and link up, too! And most importantly, enter the giveaway!!!! It’s TOO good to pass up! Click on the button to learn more!
I’ve spent the last few days…and nights…hard at work in my new classroom. It took me two days to figure out how I was going to arrange everything. I seriously think that’s the hardest part of getting your classroom together! Plus, I’m one of those people who needs my room to have a good *feng shui*. And so far, I think it does! I made some cute décor for my bulletin boards. Can you tell I’m going with a chevron(ish) theme?!?!? I’m pretty sure EVERYONE is this year! HA!
If you’re looking for some chevron to cutesify your classroom, click on the pictures to grab some for yourself!
And if you want the whole kit and kaboodle, I have that as an option, too!
In other news, as I was unpacking I realized I have A LOT of books…including the ENTIRE set of The Babysitter’s Club series. Oh man…I was OBSESSED with those books when I was growing up!!! I brought those back home for safe keeping ;)
Alright friends, I’m headed back up to school to get my room in shape! My goal is to finish up by Wednesday so I can enjoy the last couple of summer days before going back next Monday!!!!