My kids do karate and are in black belt training which means they have extra equipment with which they train. I wanted their stuff to stand out from all the other kids so I got crafty and made some tags, bags and labels using my crafty supplies and some ingenuity. Read along to hear about what I made.
It's that time of the year...
Ahh, new school supplies. For some reason I was compelled to go the second week of July to Staples and have the kids pick out their school supplies. Staples was also beginning their school supply deals with folders for $0.25 and such. So armed on a hot July day, we headed out to Staples with our school supply lists.
The kids each had a bag and did a good job keeping focused and got the items on their lists. Evan had to exchange a few of his items for a different color and we had a meeting in the office chair section to review that we had everything before we checked out.
After we got home, I brought out all my Cricut Vinyl colors and had the kids tell me which color they wanted on what and specific designs on folders and binders. Here is what we came up with...
Personalized Birthday Gifts
I love birthdays ... from cake to presents to celebrating with friends and family; birthdays are just a lot of fun. Having two kids means lots of birthday parties which means lots of buying birthday gifts. For birthday gifts, I prefer to give something that is personal and can be used over and over. This cycle of birthdays, I’m making personalized tote bags. I already posted on this, here but I have another example including what I put into the whole gift. For this project, I used my Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Iron On Lite, Cricut Vinyl to make: a personalized tote bag, pencil box and bookmark. I also made two birthday cards to go with these presents. Lots of ideas here so I will break them down as I hope this post will leave you inspired to make some birthday gifts.
Personalized Book Bag
I am updating how I am using my planner. I had hoped to do an update after a few months of really using the planner, but I came up with some handy inexpensive solutions using stuff from my stash and wanted to share them now.
I am a teacher and part of that job is about being a cheerleader for your students. My students are in high school and have been reporting to me the amount of stress they have been under for college, grades and all the other stuff that we had to go through too. I wanted to make cards for my students to let them know I'm in their corner. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's campaign to share kindness within your community.
Decorations and Thank You Cards
What is a party without decorations? Decorations bring excitement as to what is to come and festive feelings to your guests as they approach your party. I love to do decorations myself because I can really customize for: color, size, personalization and activities. I also hate wasting money on things that will be thrown away after a day. For creating decorations, I really put my Cricut Explore Air to work. Cricut Design Space allows me to customize what I want and see what it will look like. Using the Cricut Explore Air to cut out all the pieces saves me a lot of time and makes my decorations look professional.
Party favors can be difficult to grapple with. How does one provide a great thank you to your guests, but make sure it's not too expensive or cheap or tossed away later on. Each party I throw, I really try to make the party favors connect to the theme and be comprised of items the guests will continue to enjoy even after the party is done. For this year's birthday party theme of pool party, we came up with the idea of pool bags and towels. I wanted to make the bags special and had the thought of personalizing them for each guest. This may seem like a daunting task, but with time and organization and a Cricut, I knew I could get it done.
Welcome to Seven's Crafts and thank you for stopping by. I am a mom, teacher and avid paper crafter. I hope these posts will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do some crafting.