Thursday, August 27, 2015

First of Day School Signs/ Photo Props

Hey Everyone,
 Ilda here with you today!

I'm finally getting back into some crafting! Can't believe that the summer is almost over and my kiddies are headed back to school in a few short weeks. I know many schools have already started but I'm thankful for the late start this year :)

So today I want to share with you my latest Fleurette Bloom DT project. 
First day of school signs I made for my kids. I will be using them to take photos of them when they head back to school. (I'll post those pics when they happen). They are super simple to make and put together!

Here is what you will need to make your own:

Chalk Hand Lettering
Return to Sender
Travelling Typewriter

SVG Files:
Apple & Pencil - from School Days Kit - files were grouped together and resized.
The apple was then added to the top of the sign and grouped on to the top circle layer of the tag file. Then both the finished circle (sign) and pencil were just print and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.
Tag file (from coffee mug) - from Valentine Be Mine SVG Kit - Enlarged and cut (bottom layer only).

Recollections card stock for the Print and Cut.
The bottom layer paper comes from the Simple Stories - Smarty Pants Paper Pack.

To Assemble:
Glue top 3 layers of the sign together, I used my ATG tape runner for that.
Attach the top of the pencil to the bottom of the sign with some glue.
To the back of the pencil, I glued a Popsicle stick. This adds strength to the paper and something for the kids to hold on to. Add a ribbon to the handle and embellish as you like ;)

For those of you that are visual people like me,
here is a video that I filmed while putting one of the signs together. Enjoy and if you haven't yet subscribe! I'm going to try an film more future projects ;)

Hope this post isn't too late for you, and it inspires you to make some of your own back to school First day signs!

For a limited time, you can get the School Days collection AND the ABC and 123 digi paper pack FREE with a purchase of $8.98 or more at Fleurette Bloom! So get them while you can :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back to School Shadowbox

Good morning my crafty friends!  I am back again with another guest designer project for Fleurette Bloom!  This time it is a fun back to school project.

 I created the shadowbox from Fleurette's I'm Wishing set.  It went together beautifully using papers from DCWV's Grade School and Kraft paper stacks.

For the pencils, apple and star I used the School Days collection.  They were the perfect accents to the shadowbox!
 I also used Celebration and Aqua Midnight Trendy Twines, buttons, a crayon and a paper clip to embellish it.

 I used the shadowbox for a photo prop for my boys' first days of school!  They loved it.  I used a repositionable adhesive under the printed sign that I found online HERE.  That way I was able to use the same shadowbox for both of my school-age boys just by changing out the printable.

For a limited time, you can get the School Days collection AND the ABC and 123 digi paper pack FREE with a purchase of $8.98 or more at Fleurette Bloom!  Grab them while you can :)

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!