I worked in my classroom for a little bit again this weekend. They’ve finally finished painting and cleaning most of our end so I was able to sneak in and get to work. I’ll finish it up on Thursday when my student teacher can join me, so look for a full classroom reveal later this week. 🙂
I’ve been putting my Silhouette Cameo to work again. I get a lot of questions about it and how it compares to other cutting machines out there. I love it because it cuts any font on my computer, clip art, and SVG files that you can download for 99 cents (which often includes a bundle of related designs at that price). Here’s a tiny video of it in action.
Now for my projects! I’ve previously used a “return to sender bucket” for no name papers, but I decided it was time to try something new. Two of my students are paper sorters who put our papers in number order each day. They tack up the no name papers on the chalkboard, and the ones that aren’t claimed get put in the return to sender bucket. This board will be cuter and I can post it above our turn in trays for students to check as they turn in their work.
|glitter clothespins from Michaels|
Then I got to work on our writing center. I used my candy colored digital papers to make the labels about 3.5″ round. Then I cut them with my scallop Giga craft punch, laminated them, and then cut them with my punch again. They look super cute in my writing center… which you can see later this week. 🙂
|Click here to grab my labels for free|
|Here’s my punch. Love!|
I also used my Silhouette to cut out glittery letters for our hallway display. It was kind of dark in the hallway, but they are soo shiny!
At this point, the glitter paper and my Silhouette have become a sickness. I decided my planner needed a little personalization. Cute!!
Finally, I put together a reference ring of my genre posters for our classroom library by printing them out with four per page.
Check back Thursday for the rest of my projects and our entire classroom reveal. Until then, here’s a link to my fabulous machine. =)
Be sure to check out all the other Monday Made It projects too!
I LOVE the mini genre posters on a ring. I am so doing that with mine. Thanks for the idea! 🙂
Goodness, you've been busy! Loving the glitter!
LOVE the glitter!! I have a Cricut but am beginning to think I should have bought a Silhouette instead!! Where did you find the glitter sheets?
Peaches and Palmetto Trees
Hobby Lobby! 🙂
Your projects look great! I love the glitter paper!
A Tall Drink of Water
I might have to look into this silhouette machine… lol. Everything looks great!
Floating Through Fifth
I love the glittery letters and all the other projects, nicely done 🙂
Anisa @ Creative Undertakings
i had the same question about the glitter paper! And is it sticky to begin with? is your silloutte machine hooked up to your computer? I am clueless about all that stuff!
awesome stuff, cant wait to see the whole room 🙂
No, it's not sticky. I just staple it up. The Silhouette hooks to your computer just like a printer. So easy!
All of your things look so colourful and nice!
Grade 4 Buzz
That Cameo is amazing! Everything you created looks so great! Nice work!
I understand your glittery sickness and fear that I too suffer from this illness! Super cute displays and bling ups~
I'm in love with the "No Name" board! Teaching 3rd grade for 12 years, I've had more than my share of no name papers. What a great way to help me end this problem! THANKS!
what brand of the glitter paper did you use? impressive..
It's Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. Love it!
Thank you. I'll try to check it out online as I don't live in the U.S.
Oh just one more question, do these papers ruin the blades? Have you tried using the DCWV glitter paper with the Silhouette?
I haven't had any trouble with my blades. I'm still on my original one!
is it this one that you are using? http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/8-1/2-x-11-glittered-cardstock-281378/
Cool thx a lot!!