Today is a day of firsts for Dragonfly & Lily Pads. I can not thank you enough for taking your time to read what I have to share. While readers have been increasing, I am gaining confidence. This is the first blog post, I am writing as the owner of my domain name. www.dragonflyandlilypads,com\
This week is the August Silhouette Challenge. I decided to make a personalized sign for a special teacher. My brother teaches First Grade in a local school. Teaching children is something I have in common with my brother. Did you know that I have an Early Childhood Degree?
The theme for this month is" School". After I pondered this project, I settled on giving my brother label stickers. I called him to find out the size, and shape that would fit his needs. By the time we finished brainstorming together, we decided a classroom sign would be even better. He added, before he hung up that the school colors are blue & white, and the mascot is a dolphin.
I purchased this dolphin shape from +Silhouette America
for 99 cents
I new this shape would work after I tweaked it a little bit.
I deleted additional layers from my file. Leaving the large Dolphin.
I enlarged the size to H 8.984" by W 10.567" to make the sign.
I use trial and error to find the right size, type, and font that I liked.
For a First Grade classroom capitals, and small letters, is part of their curriculum. I made sure the font I used had both, to flow with the level of learning. Then reversed the words Mr. Carlson's Classroom. Today I made the project in two layers of cardstock. In the future, I would like to use vinyl for his classroom. But since it is still summer break, I would not be able to show you the sign, or the process. When the school is open I will post a few updated pictures on Facebook Dragonfly & lily Pads. Please fly by, hit like, and notification. You will get to see what I am planning, as well as other blogs I follow and DIY projects too.
I used the blade setting 4 and cardstock. I cut the first layer (blue cardstock) which included the lettering cuts. The second layer (white cardstock) I copied, pasted the base layer of the dolphin to insure the size matched perfectly, and then cut the outline.
* I included the vinyl settings in the picture in case you would like to use the vinyl material instead of cardstock.
* To adhere cardstock to window I would use repositionable adhesive spray.To my brother and his First Grade Classroom,
May your school year be filled with the joy of friendship, the excitement of learning, and the success of achievement.
Have a Great School Year!
Another first is my guest post is going live at this moment. I am so excited to be substitute teaching at Silhouette School.I am honored Melissa invited me, to sub for her, as she unplugs for a bit of rest, relaxing and renewing. Thank you for trusting me, to meet your readers, and teach on your blog. Please go visit Silhouette School Faux Etched Glass to read my guest post. Be nice to the substitute teacher. (No spitballs or tacks on my chair please)
Silhouette School, is a great resource for all of you who own a +Silhouette America cutting machine.
Each month my friends from the Silhouette Challenge work hard. to bring together a wealth of projects for you to be inspired. Please click on the pictures below, to enjoy what they we have created, for you today.
Until next time,
~Let Your Creative Spirit Dance~Karen Marie
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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
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