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Back to School Blog Hop – Vinyl Teacher Gifts

I CANNOT believe that it’s time to go back to school!  Where did the summer go?  Well, between you and me…it’s still summer.  I mean, it’s hot here in the South until late October.  Hot should just equal summer as far as I’m concerned.  However, back to school means something very special to me.  Wanna know what it is?  It’s that…I can watch Lifetime TV movies while I’m at home doing Mom stuff and no one will EVER know, LOL!!  YAY back to school!  😀

I made this cute stack of necessary items for my youngest to take to school for his new teacher.  It’s made up of a cross between some very important things and some junk.  The very important things are…chocolate and candy.  The junk is rubber bands and 2 different sized paper clips.  Also, never give me little paper clips.  I super hate them.

Ugh…the 2 paper clip boxes had bumpy lids.  Grrr…

I used outdoor vinyl for all of the little box decorations.  By the way…today is the LAST DAY to get FREE SHIPPING on Joy’s Life Cricut Vinylology!!  AND…it starts shipping TODAY!!

Back to our Previously scheduled Back to School blog hop post…

I love these boxes.  Do you?  I got them at Office Depot.

You too can cut candy out of vinyl … just don’t eat it. 😛

 I used the Designer’s Calendar Cricut cartridge for the “Back to School” cut, Fabulous Finds for the paper clips (I had to cut them down a bit.  They had a weird piece on them.  I so need that Locker Talk cart.), From My Kitchen for “candy” and the Varsity Letter Cricut Lite cartridge for the “Big” and “Small” lettering.

Oh, I almost forgot!!

The Give-A-Way!!

I'm giving away the Tim Holtz Distressables 2 book!!  This is something that I hope you'll have a chance to enjoy now that the kiddos are headed back to school...even if you don't have kiddos...I hope you find a chance to learn some of Tim's cool techniques!
Just leave me a comment and I'll use Random.org to choose a winner.  I'll announce the winner on Monday, August 9,  2010.

Hop over and enjoy these blogs during your hop.  Their blogs will lead you to others!:

Cheryl at Nana's Creative Corner http://cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Trish at 1/3 Chicklet http://onethirdchicklet.blogspot.com/


And the WINNER is:
2010/08/07 at 9:24 PM

Love these and Tim Holtz.



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  1. christhedolllady says:

    I love how you decorated those containers! I just ordered your DVD and I’m sooooo excited to try some cute project like these!

  2. I love your project…
    a very cool idea 😀

    Hugs Anja

  3. alas, my kids are grown but these would b perfect for my desk at work.

  4. winnielosie says:

    good morning Joy hope you had a good weekend. would love to win one of your giveaways thanks for the chance you have so many neat projects. i worked on how to use my Yudu this weekend so i have been busy as well. VICKY

  5. I’m very excited about my 5 year old starting primary ( the Canadian version of kindergarten) this year. I haven’t had a day off since he was born which mean I have so many things planned and no idea where to start!!! I do like this teachers gift idea and think I will put it to use! I’m glad that you shared because I had not thought of a bribe for his teacher!

  6. Lindz10786 says:

    This is such an awesome gift for a teacher especially because they run on very tight budgets! I think it is a super cute idea and I have a small obsession with small organizing containers (weird I know!).

  7. scottandcarr says:

    What another SUPER idea!! I work at the school, and these would be great to give to other teachers. They need to know they are appreciated right from the very beginning!!
    Thanks Joy!

  8. JennaNichole says:

    You are so creative, always such cute projects! That book looks like a lot of fun!!

  9. scrappingrammy2315 says:

    I just love your back to school layout! My granddaughter is 3 and is starting Fun Factory this fall and this will be awesome for her scrapbook! Thanks

  10. love the boxes, they are too neat. thanks for all the ideas.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

  11. Love the boxes Joy, they are adorable. Teachers love things that are labeled.

  12. Love those little boxes, I have some for my kids crafting stuff. Never thought to put vinyl on them though!!

  13. Whomever you made those for will be delighted! I love them! Chocolate is a must for teachers! And of course, we always need clips! Thanks for the idea and for the opportunity to win!
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  14. Oh my gosh Joy! I hate little paper clips too! Whenever I get them at work I throw them immediately into the garbage…they drive me crazy! Love these containers though. Might have to do something like that for my kids teachers. They don’t start till September though so I have time.

  15. Oh I love those container….so cute, and a great teacher gift, my son has a few more weeks before school starts, 4 to be exact..
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  16. Great prizes! Nice work on the containers!!

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