I have two projects to share today – I hope you enjoy them and please post a comment with any questions.
I made this banner for my son’s classroom. One thing I discovered is that banners are so much fun to make – but really hard to photograph!
I have kept the decoration simple to let the great colors stand out, and on the end pennants I have added pieces from the Clear Cut Shapes (HC-230) and made some mini flags with the Stick Pins (HC-227) and a piece from the Canvas Stickers Borders (HC-201)
Each “flag” of the banner consists of two triangles with a star, rosette and letter mounted on top with dimensional tape. It’s a project that can be adapted to any occasion and to any size.
I have used 3d mounting tape to add some dimension to the elements of the banner which really help them stand out.
It really was a challenge to photograph this piece –but I am sure it is going to look great in the entrance of my son’s classroom!
ABC Writing Cards
I have made a set of ABC flashcards before similar to this – but when I saw the font on these alphas I HAD to remake one for my son, as now he is beginning to perfect his writing it’s such a handy item to tuck into my bag and keep him amused for those 10 minutes that seem like an hour!
I have used the Bus Stop Paper as it has perfect gridlines – which is great for kids just learning to form their letters.
This project was very quick to put together
Here is a little tutorial to show exactly how I made the cards…
- Cut strips from the Bus Stop Paper (HC-105) measuring 4.5cm wide. Then cut these into 7.5cm pieces. You will yield 4 per strip (*See note below).
- You will also need a pack of the Cardstock Stickers (HC-145) and some laminating pouches measuring approximately 54x86mm
- Place your alphas onto the pre-cut pieces of card
- Slip them into the laminating pouches and run them through a laminating machine
- Punch a hole in the centre of each card (use the first card you punch as a guide for the rest to make sure they line up)
*Note– you will get 24 pieces per 12 inch sheet – but you could of course double up on a couple of letters (P&Q, Y&Z etc.) to make it a really economical project using just a single piece of paper.
I made an additional card and used stickers from the Cardstock Sticker – Favorite Places (HC-135) to decorate the front.
All you need now is a whiteboard pen and a child to give it a test-drive - here is my son demonstrating how it works..
I hope you have enjoyed these projects – please post a comment with any questions and keep a look out for more projects coming next week.