Monday, August 27, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Back to School

Happy Monday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Exploring Cricut.  The challenge today is to make a back to school project.  This is a gift I made for my daughter's teacher.  She is starting Grade 1 next week.  Now, before I get started, let me say, this is not my original idea.  I made one of these last year, for her Primary teacher and originally got the idea from the always amazing Ruthie right HERE.  Here is what I came up with:


Isn't it awesome?  It is made with 2 boxes of 24 crayons.  I bought some on sale last year, and have been hording them since then.  The crayons are hot glued onto a ring that I created on my Gypsy girl, by inlaying a 5 inch circle with an 8 inch circle and cutting 4 rings out of cereal boxes and gluing them together - just like that a wreath ring...  All of the cuts are from the Recess cartridge, which I love.  The wording is all in french, because the kids are both in French Immersion,




I decided to make this year's name sign look like a black board.   I cut the blackboard shape out of George and Basic Shapes, and the name is cut from Making the Grade.  I bought the ribbon at Michael's and popped it on with some hot glue.

I love how it turned out, and I hope Gabrielle's teacher likes it too.

Be sure to pop over to Exploring Cricut, see what the DT came up  inspire you and play along with us.

A challenge or two for my wreath:
Fantabulous Cricut - back to school (must use school supplies)
Bitten By the Bug - back to school
Crop Stop - back to school
Lexi's Creations - back to school
My Grafico - back to school
My Sheri Crafts - back to school
Creative Inspiration Paint - back to school
Robyn's Fetish - anything but a card
Cupcake Inspirations  - back to school
All Sorts - anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - back to school
Simply Create Too - back to school
Craft My Life - anything but a card or layout
Make It Monday - anything goes
Paper Pretties - back to school

A la prochaine...

54 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Really cute! Lee-Ann :)

sparklingblackrose said...

Michelle this is fabulous and any teacher would be lucky to receive this! I will be featuring your project on my blog, I will return to give you the link to the post so you can see :-) Have a great week and thank you so much for joining in my new challenge, hope to see you entering again in the future! Elaine xxx

teachdanz said...

cute Michelle!! I made one of these last year for my youngest daughter's teacher and it hangs proudly on her wall - I am sure yours will be treasured too:-)

Scrappycath said...

Really cute craft. Saw this on Make it Monday

Arin said...

Super cute and your wreath turned out great. I made one of these last year and they are a labor of love and your love truly shows on this project! Thanks for joining us for our FCCB Crawl this week!

Craftnut said...

This is lovely, hope the recipient likes it. Thanks for sharing it at allsorts this week. Tracy xx

NancyD said...

Very cute idea! Saw it on MIM. NancyD

Tina said...

wow so very creative, so cute...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Diana said...

Michelle, I love your wreath! It is so cute. I made two of them last year for my kid's teachers. This year I just did the pencils! ;) (BTW I put a link for the tutorial I used for the pencils on my blog). Great job!

Kim said...

So cute! My girls aren't in elementary anymore so I miss making cute projects like this. Great job!
Kim

Saints Rule! said...

This is adorable! I really want to do one of these but can't think of anyone to create it for. (It may look a little silly on the Human Resources door at my office...) lol... Just darling... TFS!

Whimsey said...

Absolutely stunning - no doubt, the teacher will LOVE it!!!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

~Michele

Rene said...

This is fantastic...I really should do one for my girls' teachers! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
Rene :D

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! This is awesome Michelle!!! Your daughter's teacher is gonna love it!! All of the cuts you used are just perfect!! :)

Sandi said...

love this project Michelle, what a perfect teachers gift, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

Jayne said...

Fabulous teacher gift.Love the cuts you used.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and FCCB.
Jayne x

Loz said...

Fantastic project and colours. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

scrapqueen141 said...

That is an awesome wreath, great work, love the crayons! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

Fun wreath! The teacher is going to love this decoration in her classroom:)
Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Carole Beath said...

What a fabby project...thanks for sharing it with us for our BBTB2 Back To School challenge.
Carole

Tammy said...

How fun. Nice Elementary School project. Thanks for joining us at the FCCB.

Vicki said...

Adorable, creative wreath! Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge.

Cheryl said...

I saw your wreath on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. So cool!

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

--Cheryl--

Sandie Edwards said...

What a wonderful project! Lovely having you take part in the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge...

brenda said...

What a really fun project, thank you so much for joining in my 'It's a Gift' theme at Allsorts this week,

B x

Susan Martin said...

Saw you on MIM .. SO CUTE!! I love this wreath.. what a great idea!!!

xxcalamityxx said...

WOW !! Your wreath is absolutely amazing !! Thank you so much for sharing it along with Ruthie's link - I am detouring to have a peak right now lol
Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB this week what a fab start to our crawl !!
xhugsx Nikki

www.craftycalamities@blogspot.co.uk

Debbie said...

This is so cute!! Their teacher will love it!!!

Stephanie said...

This is so cute. The teacher will ove it. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. Your Gift and colours are gorgeous. Stopping by from MIM..faye

Susan said...

What a wonderful gift and a wonderful project! And what a SUPER-DUPER entry into the BBTB2 Back To School challenge. You rocked this one!!!

Susan

Brenda said...

This is fabulous! I love the die cuts, so cute! I have been wanting to do one of these for a while, you have inspired me to get on it and make one. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Jeri said...

Ah yes, I made one of these for my classroom a million years ago. It's a great project and I love your embellishments. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

Chrissy said...

Fantastic project Michelle, wow! the teacher will love it.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
Luv CHRISSYxx

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Lisa S. said...

This is a neat idea Michelle! Congrats for being so very creative. :D I'm with Chrissy, so glad you shared this with us at MIM! Hugs

Sonya said...

Absolutely love your back to school project--well done! So glad you joined us at FCCB this week. Hope you'll play along with us next week, too!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love these wreaths and yours is adorable. Love the cuts you used and the bright colors. thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

SiskiyouSue said...

I'd love to have a decoration like that hanging on my classroom door. It's darling. I saw it on MIM.

craftynatalie said...

Beautiful creation,perfect for the f&f back to school challenge.
Thanks for playing along
Natalie - DT member

Jenée said...

Saw this on the MIM blog. It is absolutely adorable. As a former teacher, I can say it should be a welcomed gift in any classroom. It is so colorful (oops, no pun intended).

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Amazing project!! I'm sure the teacher will be amazed! Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift!
Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia

Quilltique Paradise said...

Hi there~~Whoahh..this is an osm idea.Never though of using the crayons this way..heheh..really osm.
Visiting through MIM.

*hugs*
M.
http://quilltiqueparadise.blogspot.com

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Awwww..This is super creative..Thanks for joining us at BBTB2..Krista

sarah-Jane said...

Great project, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.
Sarah-Jane xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Glenda said...

Wow Michelle! Such a fun, colorful, and creative wreath! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 and My Sheri Crafts!
Glenda

~JulieH~ said...

Fantastic project! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2
Juliex

Penniannie said...

What an adorable project, Thanks so much for sharing.....


Penny

Pink Dalmatians said...

Love this wreath! It turned out so cute, I'm sure the teacher loved it! thanks for playing with us at FCCB.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a bright, fun project! I'm sure that Mme. Titus will be thrilled with her wonderful gift!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

CraftyJAR said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am sure your daughter's teacher must really love it. Thanks for joining in with us at FCCB!
Judy

Arin said...

Congrats on your top 5 pick over at FCCB! Thanks again for joining us at FCCB!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congrats on your Top Five at FCCB!! I see why...this is fabulous!!!!

sparklingblackrose said...

I have featured your beautiful creation on my blog, and mentioned your tutorial and encouraged people to come and have a peek :-) Please check back tomorrow to see who is chosen by random.org to win and to see the details of the new challenge, would love to see you join in again :-) Elaine Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge -xxx-